Friday, February 1, 2008

A New Month

Welcome to the second month of my entry into the blogosphere. Yes, for those of us who are just getting adjusted to the acceptance of such terms as "my bad" and "friends with benefits," the word blogosphere seems like one of those Dr. Seuss expressions my sister called "made up." After all, it is only about a decade old and may just take a bit more adjustment before it rolls trippingly off the tongue. My spellcheck program still highlights "blogosphere" as a misspelled word, but not to worry. It highlights "spellcheck," too.
According to the way that I set up the blog, one should be able to go back in the archives and read any of the previous 28 posts that were made in January. As is the case always, the last few blogs will be visible on the home page of Kosher Computing.
It is cold in New Orleans today. Not cold by Cleveland standards, but cold nevertheless. A 30 or 40 degree day in New Orleans with 97% humidity seems much colder than those of much lesser temperatures in my former haunt in Ohio. As the natives here like to say, "it's the humidity stupid." Well, whatever the reason, my feet are especially cold this morning. The weather system that blew through here yesterday was brief, but intense. The lightning and driving rain was over in just a little over an hour and a half, but it came at a crucial time for the mounting of the evening's parades. After talks with city officials before noon, all the New Orleans krewes decided to cancel; two of them, the Krewes of Muses and Babylon, opted to reschedule for tonight and Sunday afternoon, respectively. That means four uptown parades tonight along St. Charles Avenue (Hermes, d'Etat, Morpheus, and Muses), the return of the biggest tomorrow night, the Krewe of Endymion, along its traditional Mid City and downtown route, and five parades on Sunday (Okeanos, Babylon, Mid City, and Thoth to start) concluding with superkrewe Bacchus on Super Bowl Sunday night. Monday night is superkrewe Orpheus where I will be at the Convention Center and that leaves just one day more. For the rest of the country, it's Super Tuesday, but for us it's Mardi Gras. It is a hectic, whirlwind schedule for me, but I wouldn't have it any other way. L'eissez les bon temps rouler!

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