|A picture picked at random|
I walked into a bar on St. Claude Avenue and it went something like this:
Thankfully, I soon met up with Frau Schmitt and she suggested we go to a place on N. Rampart Street. Frau Schmitt is usually right about these things so I followed her. That adventure went a little like this:
We were in the Bywater. It was pretty racy.
I know what you’re thinking. Can’t we talk about something besides New Orleans for a change? We’re all educated people.
Remember, Tim Robbins and I used to look a lot alike at one point in our lives. I’ve referred to this in past installments if you have the time to read all our archives. In fact, I was at Tastee Donuts the other morning and I wasn’t wearing a hat. It’s very rare when you won’t see me in a hat. It’s not that I’m bald. I just don’t own a comb.
Anyway, I wasn’t wearing a hat and Lisa, who sees me a few times a week when Frau Schmitt and I want to serve apple fritters at breakfast, said, “You remind me of Tim Robbins in Shawshank Redemption. That’s one of my favorite movies.” I learned something about Lisa that day. I also learned that, though Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, I appear to be 22 years younger than I am.
I like being older. You don’t hear many people say that out loud. Frau Schmitt will tell you that I enjoy growing old. She is usually right about these things. Howzabout a little T.S. Elliot:
|Thomas Stearns Elliot|
I wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. I don’t measure out my life in coffee spoons, though. So much for that comparison.
So, should we talk a bit about New Orleans? Of course we should. What else is there to talk about?
New Orleans is beautiful. We love where we live. If you want to learn what it’s like to live in New Orleans, if only for a short time, do you know where you should stay? You should stay at La Belle Esplanade.
À votre santé,
La Belle Esplanade
…where every morning is a curated breakfast salon.