Attention New Orleans:
I found out yesterday that a cocktail I submitted to the Garden to Glass cocktail contest was accepted as a finalist! On Monday night, I’ll be competing against some of the best bartenders in
New Orleansthe country for $1000 in cash prizes.
The judging will be from 6 to 9 at the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. It’s $15 at the door ($10 for Eat Local Challenge folks) with an open bar once you’re inside.
It would be a HUGE help if you could come out and vote for me, but if you can’t make it, please help spread the word. I’ll need all the help I can get!
I’ll be there (obviously) playing barback and support team. Come on out and give us some love. I am so proud and excited for him! Well deserved.
Also: I fucking love John Green.
Lots of goodies at the Crescent City Farmers Market today!
This time of year my job is particularly tasty! (It’s also fun when my fella comes to hang out with me at market)
So clearly it is monsoon season in New Orleans.
…supposed to rain like this every day until…oh, September. This is the time of year I bring out the chacos and rain-jacket for every. single. market.
I need more poetry in my life. So, for the month of May (to start), I am going to read at least one poem every day. I only own 2 poetry books: The Essential Rumi, and Collected Poems by Wendell Berry, but I am looking forward to perusing the library and bookstores for more inspiration.
We’ll see how it goes and what intentionally bringing poetry into my life does. I’ll keep you posted, tumblrverse.
In 1980, Lake Peigneu, Louisiana disappeared into an underground vortex of doom. Actually, the accident was due to a math error, which resulted in one of the strangest oil drilling and salt mining accidents in U.S. history.
The Diamond Salt company had a huge salt mining operation under the lake. Meanwhile, Texaco Oil was drilling for oil from shallow platforms, which were built on the lake. Texaco roughnecks set a new drill a few hundred feet down, through the lake, through the lake bed, and into the earth. The drill bit hit one of the salt mine shafts, and the above disaster happened.
Just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, it does. The entire lake was sucked into the mine. The drill hole was originally 14 inches, but the force of the water expanded it to hundreds of feet across. At one point, a reverse water fall of 150 feet was formed because the Gulf of Mexico drained backwards (north!) into the lake. Watch the event unfold disaster on top of disaster. It is incredible. Via BoingBoing.
This is going to be the most ridiculous thing I learn today.
…Welcome to Louisiana, yall…
Bayou Corne anyone?
SO interesting and tragic. Also, have we learned nothing?! Ugh.