Monday, August 29, 2005

I'd like to sleep through this...

but I can't. Not only that, I'm watching the hideous, gleeful FOX News coverage, in which the newscasters clink their champagne glasses while announcing that New Orleans will certainly never survive. (And what great ratings we'll receive!)

Brando is at the door to my host's bedroom, where she is sleeping with her terrified cat. Brando, meanwhile, is whining, because he thinks she should be sleeping with him. And I think he should be with me in my sleeping bag. The sleeping bag is borrowed, after I tried to go to Walmart to buy an air mattress and discovered that they had closed. (I thought they were all about serving the community!!!)

The maps, even on FOX, look like my street back in New Orleans might be safe from flooding. I really want to go back there, eventually, and find that my street is intact and inhabitable. I miss it already.

12 comments:

Betsy said...

Aw. I just heard that the storm is veering somewhat to the east of N.O., so you may have a home yet. Hang in, and really do let us know, worst case scenario, if you need anything.

case said...

Yeah, maybe your flight to Hattiesburg actually but you in even worse of a position....nah, no way that place wil flood.

Pragya said...

Ken--Just caught up with your posts. I had no idea you were facing a hurricane in New Orleans. I'm glad you left. Please let me know if I can do anything to help.

case said...

For those who know ken, I got a few frightening phone calls from him as the storm moved over hattiesburg ms, (where he had evacuated to) but I fianlly got through to him around 10:00 PM last night and he and the dogs are fine, but his cell phone is out.

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Dan said...

I'm glad that Case posted something about Ken. I was worried. Let me (us) know if you hear anything more from Ken.

Anonymous said...

Ken -- so relieved you and the dogs are okay -- please call when you can -- love, Jelly

Anonymous said...

Ken, I was thinking of you this whole time and am so glad that you're OK. I hope all your stuff made it through as well. When you evacuate, you don't exactly travel light, do you? Lucky dogs to have you as their dad.

You know you should have used this as an excuse to come back to Tally to visit us poor folks you left behind. . .

Liz

Anonymous said...

oh - and hi Lisa! Miss you too!

;)

Liz

Anonymous said...

Hey Ken,

Glad to hear you and the dogs survied the storm. Keep me posted on how you are doing.

Tom

Kate said...

I'm glad to hear both you and the dogs are intact.

nolapoet said...

The slavering coverage of the oil and gas market was criminal, sickening and beneath contempt.