No, Lee, tell us what you REALLY think...
- New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- July 08
- Assistant Guru (not to be confused with Assistant to the Guru)
- Proud native Hoosier who’s settled permanently in New Orleans. Teach English. Live in an old whorehouse with three very talkative and sexually-confused birds and one very talkative bird that isn’t sexually confused at all but just wants what s/he wants, which is pretty much everything and everybody. They appear quite frequently in my writing. Former bedpan wrangler, radio announcer, preschool teacher, and freshman comp. instructor. Once accidentally picked out A Clockwork Orange for a make-out movie. Have a very rational appreciation for the works of Flannery O’Connor and the television show The X-Files and an irrational fear of Meg Ryan. All my friends are drunks.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Hidey-ho and hip hooray, I am
in this thang for pay.
August 14, 2012 05:02PM
- Seven Things I'm Not Supposed
to Like But Do
December 20, 2011 11:12PM
- Seven Things I'm Supposed to
Like But Don't
December 18, 2011 09:32PM
- Book Review: Judy Blume Goes
to Mortuary School
May 28, 2011 06:08PM
- Joyeaux Mardi Gras!
March 08, 2011 08:35PM
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- “I got told once that I
needed to straighten my hair
July 17, 2012 09:58AM
- “I never claimed that
mothers do not work, nor that
did not work
April 12, 2012 07:59PM
- “I don't hate Lost in
Translation. I'm just sort of
it. Admitting this
December 21, 2011 02:15PM
- “Which two?”
December 18, 2011 10:25PM
- “Buy gravel, not kitty
And a folding
December 05, 2011 01:50PM
Leeandra Nolting's Links
I’m a bad American.
I completely forgot that Friday was September 11.
See, I was in Ensenada, Mexico, building houses for Youth with a Mission/Homes of Hope. My little brother’s company sends people down several times a year to do just that, and since they didn’t have e/… Read full post »
I actually came up with this character eight years ago, when my mother was in the hospital after an emergency hysterectomy. She was peeing through what was called a "supra-pubic catheter" (basically a tube through a hole in her abdomen) which the nurses kept calling a "superpube.… Read full post »
“[It’s] under the guise of quote, volunteerism, but it’s not volunteers at all. It’s paying people to do work on behalf of government. There are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people get trained in the philosophy the gov… Read full post »
Look, Mr. Beck--I have very, very strong disagreements with President Obama on a number of issues, but you're talking out your ass here. I WAS an Americorps volunteer. I joined Americorps in May 2002, two weeks after graduating college, and left after completing my te… Read full post »
This spoof of MTV's Cribs was made by natives of St. Bernard Parish for their film class at the University of New Orleans. Nearly every home in that suburban parish took on several feet of water, often to the roof line.
It had several friends of mine who lost eve… Read full post »
Here Jerry the cockatiel has his way with the knot on the top of the cage. I tried to film Elvis getting her tailfeathers ruffled by the oscillating fan, but she doesn't want to make a sex tape. She stops doing that as soon as she sees or hears the camera. … Read full post »
Beloit College in Wisconsin has released their annual "Mindset List," or what are and aren't cultural references for the incoming class of freshmen. I'm always interested in these lists, though they always depress me a little bit, as they began as a reminder to college professors to "watc… Read full post »
1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial--first movie I remember seeing in the theater, in the Krump in Columbus, Indiana, … Read full post »
This is a meme going around Facebook. It's a bit on the teeny-bopper side, but still could be interesting. Copy, cut, and paste into your own blogs with your own answers, because I want to know all about you, but not in a stalker kind of way.
1. Who was your… Read full post »
In which I meet Don Draper for drinks.
Caption contest begins now. Read full post »
Yesterday, I learned of Mad Men Yourself!
Unlike Verbal Remedy's virtual clothes-tryer-onner, this one actually came up with an avatar that pretty much looks like I do in real life. (BTW, I have this dress in my closet.)
1. Flip-flops. Much like Crocs, these are for the beach, the swimming pool, public showers, smashing cockroaches around the house, taking out the garbage, and running across the street to the 7-11 at midnight to buy toilet paper. They are not everyday shoes. They make yo/… Read full post »
I have a number of friends on Facebook who are mothers, and judging by their posts there, I have to say this:
Y’all worry too much, and about the wrong things.
NOBODY has a perfect childhood, and most people don’t turn out either axe murderers or Nobel Prize winners. So quit th/… Read full post »
I'm jet-lagged and wonky-feeling, so I decided to do something brainless and solitary today, and edited some of the film clips I shot on vacation into a short little movie. As you can see, the quality of my camera has been upgraded since the last time I went to England; my… Read full post »
I'm home. It's 7:13 pm NOLA time, which means it's 1:13 am in London. I've been awake since 11:00 pm yesterday NOLA time (5:00 am in London). Before that, I managed to sleep for about an hour and a half on the floor of the Wetherspoon's Restaurant and Pub in terminal… Read full post »
Back in London after a trip to visit an old friend in Grantham, seeing Dover, Canterbury, and Calais, France. Home on the 15th.
I have some time to kill on the interwebs, so well, here we goes.
--When did all the English girls my age and younger start dressing like whores from 1986?
--If you don't talk in the hostel, American college kids will assume you don't speak English. This provides endless opportunities… Read full post »
Just to let y'all know so you don't think I died or anything--I'm leaving for England tomorrow and won't be back till July 15th. Doubt I'll be on OS while over there. Don't be getting no damn fool ideas about robbing the place...The Boy will be there with a baseball bat… Read full post »
Now this is getting weird.
Today at about three in the afternoon, one of those New Orleans thunderstorms cropped up, and I saw something flapping around on the welcome mat on the sidewalk. I went out to go investigate, and there was this little guy, soaked to the bone and/… Read full post »
There are so many things so simultaneously wrong and awesome about this I'll just let the video speak for itself. Read full post »
I have a problem.
Critters keep finding me.
Today I went in to the gallery, dropped off the laptop, and went to go get some breakfast. On the way back, this little baby sparrow was on the sidewalk in front of the Hotel Monteleone. He ran out in front of me,/… Read full post »
Random and out-of-order Dad stories and pictures. He totally thinks it's all Mom's fault my brother and I are so damn weird.
Like a lot of families in the country where there isn't garbage pick-up service, we (illegally) burned our trash in a burn barrel in the backyard. This was&nb… Read full post »
Playing round with my new(ish) camera. Still don't have good sound, so I put in music instead. This is a pretty good synopsis of what the WonderBirds do from five in the morning (when they insist I get up) till ten at night, except for a three-hour nap around one in… Read full post »
One piece leftover slipcover fabric, 8" wide by 6 yards long--75 cents.
One spool brown thread, price tag from G.C. Murphy's--(I'm guessing purchased by my mother in roughly 1978)--25 cents.
One piece elastic, cut from a secondhand slip in a day-glo color that would show through everything I wea… Read full post »
1) What author do you own the most books by?
Vonnegut, probably… Read full post »