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Five Years After Katrina

Today is the five year anniversary of that terrible day that one of favorite cities in the world was 70% was underwater.

I am not going to commentate on what went wrong then or what is still going wrong down in the Crescent City.  I will merely show you the photos I took six months after Katrina.

Me and some friends were making our annual visit to celebrate Mardi Gras.  Everyone told us not to go, because the city was broken; desolate.  That WAS the reason to go.  We wanted to give a little something back to a place that had given us so much enjoyment over the years.  We wanted to help boost the economy.

It’s now been five years.  The city is coming back.  But it’s not there yet.  So let us not forget.

These photos of from New Orleans’ lower 9th Ward.

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Oh When the Saints Go Marching In

Last night was quite the show.  Super Bowl Sunday lived up to its hype as being Must See TV!  Super Bowl XLIV pitted the New Orleans Saints against the Indianapolis Colts down in Miami.  It was the Colts’ fourth appearance, and the Saints’ first.

I’ve never really been a Saints’ fan.  Growing up in Texas, my entire life has been spent cheering for the Dallas Cowboys – America’s Team.  But with the Cowboys being knocked out of the playoffs, I decided to root for the Saints.

AND THEY WON!  They won big!!  31-17.

My friend @PaulMangano last night said to me on Twitter, “When you start shouting ‘WHODAT?!?’ after the big game, you sound like a bandwagon Saints fan.  Nobody likes a bandwagon fan.”

He raised a very valid point.  But I had to point out to him that earlier in the week I stated that I was going to be a temporary member of WhoDatNation.  You see, I’m a big fan of the city of N’awins.  I go down most years to NOLA for Mardi Gras.

So, while the Cowboys are still my team, last night, I rooted for the city to which I give so much of my money to (Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence, JazzFest, New Year’s Eve, weddings, and other occasions).

So a final congratulations and a big WHODAT! to the Saints.  You deserve it!

Lastly, laissez le bon  temps rouler!!

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