I have to digress from my main story to publish this exerpt from an email exchange with a cousin, who wrote this a couple of days ago:
> Yes, it is a shame Bush doesn't have time (gag) for the hurricane victims.
> Heaven forbid that it cut into his vacation time. I don't know one person
> who has said anything good about him. More relief should have been taken
> down to those people by now. The children are starting to dehydrate. I was
> watching the news with my neighbors and we just sat there with tears in our
> eyes and shaking our heads. Then Bush came on and it just came out of my
> mouth before I could stop it, "O, great, now we have to listen to old F[ ]ck >Face!"
> I went to put my hands over my mouth, but my neighbors stood, clapped
> their hands and laughed. They said they were going to remember that line.
I had to laugh out loud reading that!
"O-F-F" always makes me want to barf. I'm glad my cousin was able to find some humor in it.
> On a brighter note where did you and Hubby go for his birthday dinner?
I took him to Red Lobster, which he enjoyed. When he was telling me what he had heard on the radio about this very issue and what the mayor of New Orleans had said about lack of preparedness and support, however, I almost burst into tears right in the restaurant and then Geoff almost did too. I wonder what the waitress thought. The Bahama Mama I ordered was vile, but not enough to make me sob!
(This was a couple of days before monkey-boy ever showed up in Nola. There was a puff piece in the paper yesterday saying how he was out there with the victims and kissed two sobbing women on the cheek. I would feel poisoned. I would say, I'd rather have a check for housing, since you personally have billions. A kiss on the cheek is like a slap on the face when you think of what he is not actually doing for those people!)
Other than that, it was a good meal. They serve cheddar herb biscuits, which is something we had made ourselves, coincidentally, the week before when I had some fresh chives (theirs, on the other hand, seems to be made by sprinkling a garlic herb salt on top -- of course ours was way better!) I had a coupon, and we still had some $ left on a gift card from Christmas :-)