Tuesday, February 24, 2009

All on a Mardi Gras day

Being a Mardi Gras virgin, I figured this was the day to attach myself to my boy David Simon and his wife, Laura Lippman.

We were out of the hotel before 8 a.m., got good and coffeed up, then headed to the Treme neighborhood to see some skeletons roll out. (Here’s Simon with actor Clarke Peters...)

We then walked to Claiborne Avenue, saw a few Mardi Gras Indians in all their finery. Made time for a couple of drinks at Kermit Ruffins’ bar.

By the time the Zulu parade came through, we had hooked up with two more actors – Khandi Alexander and Kim Dickens. Those two were bead magnets, let me tell ya.

Now it’s 6 p.m. and all I wanna do is sleep. Hard to believe that today, for the rest of the country, was just another ordinary work day.

14 comments:

intrepidideas said...

Wow. That's kinda scary! I was thinking earlier today that Someday I'd like to make it down to NOLA for Fat Tuesday. Perhaps I'll reconsider. Have fun!

must love movies said...

it was just another work day for me yesterday

Wanda said...

hope youre having fun david. keep classy, dont flash too much!!

Noelani said...

Oh beads for me, please!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad your cherry is busted. Isn't the overnight clean-up amazing?!?!?!?!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Oh, you can eat off Royal Street this morning.

DVA118 said...

A couple years back (pre Katrina) when I was in NOLA, the main thing that amazed me was the overnight clean-up. Though I was there for New Years and not Mardi Gras, it's still the third things I think of when I think of NOLA (first being the architecture, second being the food). Have a great time!

madame z said...

So envious of your time there, but am glad you are enjoying still :)

Geneva Girl said...

Have some more fun for me!

Anonymous said...

Please tell me you didn't just crop Khandi out on the left there.

BTW, is it pronounced like Candy or Gahndi?

--bad dad

uglyblackjohn said...

Nawlins is crazy.
It still amazes me that kids get the whole week off from school to celebrate.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I'm told that used to be the case, uglyblackjohn, but not no more. Just Monday and Tuesday off.

Andrew said...

Out of context, it almost looks like Peters is pretending not to know Simon in that photo.

destruction said...

Nothing says, "I off today" quite like a fez....speaking of hats, here's a tip of the hat to the beautiful and talented Laura Lippman.