Here Is A Thought On A Friday

On Monday, I went to Pottermore.com for the first time. WHY HAVE I NOT DONE THIS BEFORE?

I received my wand (rowan with a unicorn hair core, 14 1/2 inches, slightly yielding) and was sorted into my house. I’m a Ravenclaw!

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I am almost embarrassed by how happy this made me. Like, it felt like J.K. herself met me, and was like “Oh yeah. You’re a Ravenclaw.” which is just like the best thing ever.

Anyway, I guess my thought is: Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.

 

I’m Going To Try This Again.

Here is a shocker, I didn’t keep any of my New Year’s resolutions from last year. None of them. I was the best at not keeping resolutions.

But no more! Probably.

I am going to give this resolution thing one more try, and this time, I’m sticking to what I’m pretty good at. Reading.

I’m going to read a non-fiction book on each state.  So, exactly 50 books. And I am going to learn the shit out of each of those books. I’m going to learn them so hard. Because I’m bettering myself this year. With knowledge.

Knowledge = Power. By 2015 I WILL BE THE MOST POWERFUL GIRL ON THE CONTRARY IN THE WORLD.

What is your resolution?

This Would Change My Life.

On my way back from NYC last week, I was flipping through a SkyMall (because frankly, that shit cracks me up), when I found something that would CHANGE MY LIFE.

A Harry Potter magic wand remote control.

Just think of all the spells I could cast! Anytime someone that I didn’t like came on TV, I would be like “Petrificus Totalas!” and it would freeze the screen (pause it). OR, if I was watching a History Channel special on Hitler, I would be like “Avada Kedavra!” and then I would have KILLED HITLER. (aka, turned off the TV).

I need this wand in my life so bad y’all.

Here Is A Thought On A Friday.

The one and only thing I’ve thought about North West (Kim and Kanye’s kid), is that I really hope that when she turns 11, she pulls a real North (like the movie) and sues her parents and then has two months to either find new parents or live with the ones she’s got. Spoiler alert – she’ll realize in the end how much she loves Kim and Kanye and how much she wants them to keep being her parents.

 

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

NEW ORLEANS EDITION Y’ALL!!!

So, the good Captain and I spent Labor Day weekend in New Orleans with our friends, The Spinsters, Professor McGregor, and the Yeti. And it was sheer delight y’all, sheer delight. New Orleans is one of my very favorite cities in the world and I practically run there every chance I get. (By practically run, I mean I get in the car and drive the speed limit)

FOOD

I have many MANY favorite places to eat in New Orleans. MANY. But, there are a few that I think of first.

Le Bayou. It’s on Bourbon Street and it has my absolute favorite version of shrimp and grits ever because their shrimp and grits also has friend green tomatoes. And I just drooled on myself…….also, they have chipotle smoked oysters that are the stuff happy dreams are made of.

Luke. Labor Day weekend was the first time I had been here but it will not be the last. Their drinks are very tasty and so is the food. ALTHOUGH- do not have more than one drink before your food arrives, it will make you…uh….wobbly.  Specifically a drink called the “Riverbend”. A friend asked me to tell you that. Also, the oysters were exceptionally fresh and the crab omelet exceptionally delicious.

American Sector. Same chef (John Besh) as Luke, so obviously he is my spirit chef. This restaurant is at the WWII Museum, which you absolutely MUST go to, and then you absolutely MUST eat at American Sector. Good everything. Really. Captain Thoughtful and I have eaten here like 10 times and never had a bad meal.

Cochon Butcher. Best sandwich of my life. OF MY LIFE. Get thee there as fast as you can.

FUN

Haunted History Ghost Tours. They fun, they’re informative, they stop at Lafitte’s Bar and you need to get a grape Voodoo and then things will get awesome. Also, during the day, go on one of their cemetery tours, they are also really really well done.

WWII Museum. Overwhelming. Powerful. Educational. Make sure you reserve a day to explore, it’s a very moving place to be and also make sure you talk to some of the WWII veterans who are always there- they have some incredible stories to share.

French Quarter. It’s so much more than Bourbon Street. There are some amazing antique shops, old book shops, art galleries, street vendors, basically all kinds of awesomeness.

 

This is just the tip of the favorite things iceberg y’all. Go to New Orleans.  Now. You’ll probably find me and Captain Thoughtful there.