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in the lair of my parents
cripes. i'm 52, about to be 53 and I still feel like a 16 year old sneak using my pop's imac to check in on live journal. Out here in the midlands, in the land of walmart and what's that chicken company? they just about run Arkansas too. interesting in an exotic way to a texas boy who left texas so long ago that it is nearly as exotic here in Oklahoma as it would be for me to visit Nepal. Except I don't have any relatives in Nepal, not that I know of.

I do enjoy the homemade buttermilk pies and the homemade pecan pies (made from pecans gathered from the tree just outside). Nice to visit anyway. Wonder if upon returning to NYC I will feel recharged or just spinning around from reorientation and then back again.

I don't think this entry is making much sense. Apologies, but I do think this entry accurately reflects my mood and state of mind.

In a few days I go down to New Orleans and see if I can give my 15 year old son a bit of a taste of what NOLA is really all about. Great folks back o' town who make great music and great food.

Me, I am an appreciative eater and listener.


Current Mood: all fuzzy and tired

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shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: December 26th, 2003 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Binets' with coffee please,I am only 5 !

Merry Christmas. My big memory of NOLA as a child was binets' (sp) those delicious donut like pastries...yummyummyummy! I have not had one in many years but the minute I hear the words New Orleans or even Orlins...I think binets'! GAWD! I want one right now. Have a wonderful vacayshawn!
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Binets' with coffee please,I am only 5 !

the begniet place in the French Quarter was so busy we didnt even try to go. went instead one late evening to the Morning Call which used to be in the Quarter but moved marble, brass and glass out to Metairie back when white flight to the burbs was all the rage.

and if you are only 5 then you should have hot chocolate with you donuts like I ordered for my son.

zenseer From: zenseer Date: December 26th, 2003 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you're having a great time, Wray. Reading that causes me to miss what this town was like before most of the fruit trees died off a few years ago. And this place isn't exactly the rural area either. Can't beat getting some free fruit on the way to a friend's house.

Apologize for nothing about electronically jotting down how you feel at the moment. A good re-read of my journal should give you a better perspective of what makes sense and what doesn't, heh heh!
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)


That reminds me of when I decided to leave home once when I was a 5th grader. Conveniently it was when most fruit trees were bearing so I walked around town, steal fruit (apples, peaches, and apricot, i think) from people's yards until I got bored and realized I didn't really know any place to go so I went home. I had been gone for 6 or 8 hours so the parental units were mostly glad I made it back safe and the reason for the original conflict was forgotten.


From: gogo_hellkitten Date: December 26th, 2003 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmmm homemade Pecan pies

Be safe and Have a great holiday
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)

mmmm. yes, and I gained nearly 10 lbs.

ate pie with coffee nearly 3 times a day for a week. now i really have to new year resolve to exercise. either that or buy a new wardrobe. LOL.

thanks for posting.

From: gogo_hellkitten Date: January 10th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: mmmm. yes, and I gained nearly 10 lbs.

haha I bet it was the yummiest way to gain 10 pounds

: )
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: mmmm. yes, and I gained nearly 10 lbs.

yummy yes!

Oh, No! I just looked at your recent posts and wondering why i haven't been seeing your groovy posts I realized that I hadn't put you in any of my friend's groups that I use to organize my LJ reading and so have been missing out.

well, No More!


shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: January 10th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Happy Birthday to you sir!

It was just by chance that I saw the date of your birth and by golly it is Tomorrow! So happy 40th! The big 4-0...:) I think getting older is fun..its just that my body does not...it is slowly becoming carroded...I am so moded.
Have a great B-day and buy me a gift as a twist on the whole present thing.

From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday to you sir!

why thank you.

oh, i shall definitely make finding you a gift a priority for the 'morrow. right now I am listening to the dress yourself song you posted, after having listened for nearly two hours to the come2MY-BirthdayParty mix you posted. these gifts must be rewarded in return. (by the way, the link to the complaints mp3 isn't working...)

I have nothing planned for tomorrow. For many years I scowled and growled at any effort to celebrate my b'day and now all whom I know have been trained to ignore it. much to my chagrin, of course.

just realized that my youngest daughter was born in the year of my 40th b'day. She is now a successful young model and actress and author (not in this country).

oh, what a world.



shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: January 10th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday to you sir!

Fascinating you make me curious but i do not want to pry or seem "pushy"...You must be very proud of your Daughter and your son...he is 5 and drinks cocoa:) I will look into the broken link...i am so happy you appreciate it....I like doing it when I have time...I try to keep goodies on the back burner especially for that...Andy Warhols mother told him to always bring a present when you visit a friend because that will cause the friend to think of you and well you can not have enough people thinking of you:) Have you ever heard the album by John Cale and Lou reed called Songs for Drella? It all about Warhol...it is such a great listen I highly recommend it:

Carry on.
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday to you sir!

i am very afraid of songs for drella. It was released while I lived on Planet Parenthood and wasn't aware of the world outside of job and diapers. it will have to sneak up on me. I am sure that if I went out and procured it that I would find it to be dreadful. whereas if i find it for 50 cents at the salvation army, i'll have little expectation beyond curiousity and i'll have a chance at hearing what there is to hear.

as for son and daughter. a while back i got married. it was a disaster for all involved and i will never pay off the debt the marriage generated. marriage lasted only barely a decade but there is this residue, a boy and a girl, whom i find facinating. most likely all parents do, but i always run around thinking i am the first one to discover America and don't notice the skyscrapers until I stumble into one and bruise my nose. And then there is new reason for facination.

curious. checking to see just when songs for drella was released i see that Warhol died a few months before my son was born. there i go again...
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: January 10th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday to you sir!

Oww ,I have many of those albums locked away in my subconcious ready to trigger shakes,sweat,and palpatations. It is funny you mention .50 cents at a Salvo...guess where i got my cassette of Songs for Drella? You are quick,yes it was a Salvation army in Culver City near Hal Roach studios,there is a big mural of laurel and Hardy visible...oh Hollywood is so quaintly surreal. Everything is about the opening weekend grosses and the iconization of dead "stars" every day they seem to give a star out on the famous blvd....people like "the lady from those burger king ads" now recieve stars on the walk of fame...I think you may have to screw honorary mayor Johnny Grant and he looks like a weasel.
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday to you sir!

The "where's the beef" lady has a star on the walk of the flaming chee'burger? did she really screw Johnny Grant? Will you? I hope not. Politics is so messy.

all my love.

shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: January 10th, 2004 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Happy Birthday to you sir!

I will make my male cousin have gay-sex with Mr Johnny Grant because i feel my cousin has said "I am no fag" too much to ever be believed...and it would be like killing 2 birds with one sexy stone...Johnny Grant is from Hollywood...they like the pole and the hole:) forgive me I think that is a very gunny expression...I love strangers with candy...jerri blank..
From: wrayb Date: January 10th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: here's to you sir!

Shaye, you are so macho! and in control! keep coming back for more and I will surrender. I do not want to know about Johnny Grant. I didn't want to know about Giuliani either but was I given a choice? No.

I know nothing of Strangers with Candy....

Are you suggesting that I go to Mary's Fish Camp for a b'day dinner?


I've heard about the place for ages but have figured I am not even hip enough to walk down that street.

nightie nite.
shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: January 10th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: here's to you sir!

That picture is going to bother me all night thank you:) You would like strangers with candy....the woman,amy sidaris,is brilliant funny and the show itself is so funny....hard to describe but I know you will come back for more...I gots to get me season 2 DVD...Thanks for the link..I love Amy Sidaris I would stalk her but she would probably like that too much.

shayesaintjohn From: shayesaintjohn Date: January 10th, 2004 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: here's to you sir!

Go...say hi to Amy for me, dickilcious...thats one of her lines not mine...
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