There are many things that I feel like I’ve only ever seen in New Orleans (maybe because it’s only socially acceptable in New Orleans?), which has made for a very eventful and unforgettable summer. Some of the most memorable events are when:
o We met the amazingly talented and humble jazz singer Charmaine Neville at Snug Harbor and some in our group even got a chance to sing with her.
o I spent the night cleaning up a kitchen sink that seemed to have a never-ending spew of dirty sink water coming from the drain that flooded our kitchen. If I hadn’t spent the night dealing with the sink, I would have been downtown bright and early to be chased by roller-derby women with bats at Running of the Bulls.
o I fan-girled after walking past and being within touching distance of Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Solange, and their friends/family eating dinner in the French Quarter. My only regret is not getting a picture of Jay-Z and Beyonce as I walked past, but in my defense, I was in shock and on the phone when I walked past them. Oh well maybe next time?