NOLA Notes

Category: Travels

Control, Alt, CAMP

We spent the weekend at our friends’ fishing camp.  Just the three of us.  We woke early and dropped the crab nets in the water.  The tide was out and the expectation of crabs was slim. Sun and I also tossed fishing lines into the water.  Then we headed to Rip Van Winkle Gardens, having [...]

Louisiana Living

New Orleans, for all her charms, is but one amazing experience Louisiana has to offer.  For this long holiday weekend, we took advantage of another: the fishing camp. We are in South Louisiana.  Think End of the Earth. Boathouse The camp has been raised since sustaining major damage in Hurricane Rita, then more with Ike.  Now [...]

Comic-Con ’09, The Good, The Bad (Ass), and The Ugly (Doll)

Here’s the post about my loot.  Pix soon on flickr, I promise.  That requires cooperation from my sister, my husband and my computer.  Maybe not so soon, but I’ll let you know when they are up. This year, I had two favorite booths, and they both can be said to have a Tim Burton feel [...]

Leaving on a Jet Plane

We are going on vacation in a few days.  CS is a comics lover, and I love CS.  So each year, we head back to the city that married us and go to the Comic Convention in San Diego.  This year, my sister will join us to help with Sun. I so look forward to [...]


Stayed in Denver today and did not make it to Boulder.  But it’s all good.  Spent the evening without kids. Good food, good company, good cards. Oh, and SNOW!!!! Tomorrow, massages. Ahhhhhh.

Greetings from Denver!

Having a wonderful, relaxing, enoyable, chilly time in Denver with my friends and their almost-three year old daughter.  We are all exhausted from the travel, the slight time change, the all-day noshing, some imbibing… the things that make up a good vacation.  And a good life.  There is ever so much for which I am [...]

Artist Sisters at ComicCon

So I know I can’t stop gushing about the San Diego ComicCon.  I was so excited to being going and each day I looked forward to its attendance.  See, here’s the deal.  You think you KNOW what the Con is all about, don’t you?  Superman and Batman and Green Lantern and nerds dressed like Star [...]

Home, Sweat Home

As I stepped out of the airport and in to the parking garage, I was hit with a wall of humidity.  It was only 83 degrees, even at 10:30 at night, but the air was thick and moist; it felt heated, like I was in a sauna.  As we then entered our house, still sticky with sweat, [...]

Scenes from Day One of ComicCon 2008

Too tired to write what I saw.  Here are pics instead: Incredible, eh? First purchase of the day was from Artist Sisters. Aren’t these Ugly Dolls cute? Emily the Strange. Con-goers striking a pose.

ComicCon 2006

This was written in 2006 upon my return from that year’s International Comic Convention. 2006 was my first ComicCon. Let me say straight away that I was not disappointed.  I didn’t give much thought to what I expected, but looking back I realized that I expected a Star Trek-esque thing to be going on.  I [...]