Lafayette, LA

The highlight of today was Kung Fu Panda. We all went to the movies – by “we”, I mean me, my mom… and Panda. 🙂 She has a bit of a crush on Jack Black in panda form. 🙂

Actually, the panda bear reminded me SO much of my brother, Joel, that it was uncanny. It made me miss him so much – he is just the funniest person I know. He always makes me crack up, and I have to say, out of anyone, I definitely miss him. But the cool thing was that a little later he called me, and we got to catch up on the phone a little.

And yes, I truly did bring Panda to the movies with me. Why not, right? Life’s too short. And I’m getting used to looking like the ‘special’ child. At least I’m happy. 🙂

Haven’t written much lately. I don’t know, I just haven’t been able to put fingertips to keyboard much. Either not much to say, or too much to say and I’m not sure how I want to say it. I want to write poetry, and I want to start a book, and I enjoy writing in this blog. I guess I’m just not sure where to put my energy, so I’ve just been storing it up inside.

Been eating lots of yummy Cajun food, though. Crawfish, and boudin, and rice and gravy, and grits… yum yum. The last few days have been really fun, relaxing in Louisiana. I took a walk down the road the other night, and walked up on the side of a field of rice… it was so gorgeous out, having recently rained, and all the hues were deep and earthy. I got some nice shots. Today, Mom and I went into Lafayette to watch the movie, and also to research my new camera purchase. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m getting close. 🙂

We pulled into a restaurant, considering whether we wanted to go in and eat, when suddenly there was a gigantic crack. It had been raining for about an hour or two, but suddenly there was this gigantic sound and we about jumped on each other, in the case. I turned to look where the sound had come from, and smoke was rising into the air. Lightning had struck the light post directly across the street, shutting off the power in the Auto store there. It was pretty terrifying, and there were rumors of a tornado warning.

So Mom and I went into the restaurant and had some margaritas.


  1. Jess said,

    June 27, 2008 at 6:24 am

    You taking Panda to see Kung Fu Panda, not strange at all! You’ve always been “special” 😉 Sounds like your have a good time in LA with your Mom, tell her I said hi!

    We had a tornado hit abut 300 yards from our house in our neighbors yard, on the mountain… Tornadoes are not supposed to touch down on mountains. I didn’t get pictures but it cut the top 50 feet of a whole row of trees clean, like they were sliced off with a knife, that’s an unbelievable amount of energy, stay away from tornadoes.

  2. Adam Greenfield said,

    June 28, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Haha… in the face of danger, get shit-faced. Love it.

    It’s good to see you writing again. And don’t worry about not writing in a little while. My theory is that we are merely instruments, a medium for the words and ideas. They write us. And we never know when it will hit us. Just recently I got a wild hair up my ass to write my first novel so I decided to attempt (aka force) writing everyday. Somedays I sat there for several hours with a blank Word document and others I’d write several pages in several minutes, running like a nose on a sick person. That really drove home the fact that I (and possibly we) are at the mercy of inspiration. But you wanna know something? I don’t think I’d want it any other way.

    “We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

    I wish you continued safe travels and am always looking forward to both your beautiful photography and wonderful blogs.


    P.S. Tell Panda she’s not alone. I think I have a man-crush on Jack Black, too.

  3. Chipmunk said,

    June 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    sounds like you three had fun and hell yeah why not bring panda… he has feelings too… right?

    A great way to end the evening Margaritas… now your talking!!! LOL

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