NYC bar getting ready for the reopening tonight. Bam.
Today Key West and Milwaukee are my headaches. urgh. I am so behind in work.
Kevin has been calling me 20 times a day. I have now started answering the phone ” What the hell do you want now?”
PAST LIL SPILLS
IMG_3221” I’m a San Diegan. ” Do I need more then an address? I lived in New Orleans 13 years and the locals could smell me from a mile away and know I wasn’t from New Orleans. Regardless, moving sucks!! But I really do love it here. So beautiful.
Buckley picked up my car from New Orleans on Thursday at 7 pm. Saturday at 8 am I get a text from him. ” I am between an hour and two hours away. “. Unbeliebavle. He’s a driving machine. He gets to my new house and starts talking about Nacho and Burrito. ” Buckley who are Nacho and Burrito?” Then it made sense why the dogs didn’t listen to him since their names are Cheeto and Bonnie. ” Don’t worry Buckley they don’t listen to me anyway and I know their names.’
There is so much to organize that I might as well take my time and relax a little. I was asked to go on a beginner’s bike ride. ” Excuse me sir , this is a 50 mile ride? I was looking for the beginners group?” Well low and behold the beginners here are really good. I traded in my tri bike for a road bike. Falling in the parking lot was my sign to work up to the beginners ride.
Haven’t worked in 3 days. Going to start back tomorrow.IMG_3221
Bye New Orleans. I have met some incredible people here. My son has grown up here. We leave loving the city with it’s many traditions. It’s been a very emotional week. A lot of good byes and a lot of tears. But I woke up happy and I believe that the decision to move is the right one. I leave this incredible city with one phrase. GO SAINTS!!
Holla! 8th grade graduation done. Jackson won the cultural geography award.
The memphis bar is coming alive! Good. Vegas bar is slowing renovation. NY’s new bar is being driven there this week. And I arrive in my new home Friday. Big week . We held a bennifit for one of our old Austin Coyotes Ester. She is doing really well with all her treatments and so much love from all her Austin friends. That it!
I love when the bars are busy. We are going into Fanfare ( Nashville) and RotRally (Austin). The Vegas bar is going through a renovation and their reopening party is June 6th. So weird to start booking my flights out of San Diego. ( and expensive). No idea when the NY bar will be installed. I asked Kevin to take pictures of the new NY bar that he built in his garage. He sent a series of weird pictures of tools I don’t recognize. Kevin is like an idiot savant. Half the time we have no idea what he is talking about but when he knows something he knows it in extreme detail. When he came to my house for my surprise moving away party. He walked through my kitchen drinking a glass of wine, talking, and unconsciously fixing things. Awesome!
The Memphis anniversary was a disaster. What could go wrong did go wrong.
We are putting together a group of coyotes to go to an event in Honduras. Not as easy as it seems. The girls have to be top notch dancers , possibly sing as well. That truly cuts our choices down. Then once we identify those girls they have to have a passport. Oh brother. Nothing is easy. Where the hell did all the real dancers go? I will have to pull heavily off the Vegas girls. Then we have other girls who can dance but have kids so they can’t leave. Logistics.
Pretty slow day. Good or bad not sure?
Wow wonderful people in my life. Leslie threw a surprise moving away party for me. All the important people in my life were there. Even Jackson kept it a secret for weeks. Axel and all the Kenner Boxing Club kids came. The mom’s that have been my friends here. And of course my 3 rocks, Chantel, Judy, and Leslie. Of course Coyote corporate came but I think they just wanted to go to Bourbon. An absolutely beautiful goodbye.
Well…. then we went to Bourbon Street. I am so thankful right now for the fact that all of us made sure to document Kevin’s swift decline .
To all I was forced to take down pictures. I am sorry
OK let the games begin.I am trying to remind myself through pictures not to drink as much as Kevin!!! IMG_1481
Coincidence or not? I lived in NY during 9/11. I lived in New Orleans during Katrina. I took my son to Disney World and we were hit by a hurricane while we were there. Last year I was in Key West during Hurricane Isaac and was in New Orleans when Isaac hit as well. Now I opened a business and bought a home in San Diego and there are fires within 20 miles of my house. WTF? Nature is bigger then we are.
Eerily quiet at work. Calm before the storm. Not sure what storm. Moving in 2 weeks. I hate packing.