Monday, September 05, 2005

Decadence Day

If it's the Labor Day weekend, that means it's time for everyone's favorite annual gayfest, the Decadence Day Parade in New Orleans. Not quite the hundred thousand plus turnout that they normally get, but despite everything, a few stalwarts turned out:



I'm not a fan of gay parades (or any of that gay stuff, for that matter), but in this case I'll make an exception. To all those folks in the Quarter who refuse to pack it in when things get a little hard, who refuse to be beaten down by adversity, who persevere against all odds to maintian a state of normalcy, my hat's off to you.

Or it would be if I had a hat.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Laurie said...

Some people just don't understand the South and Cajuns, in particular, let alone the amazing individuals who populate the French Quarter. They do care about each other and they do care about others. They just prefer to dwell on the relaxation parts and the partying parts after a hard day whether it be hard from working or hard from taking care of your neighbors. People can do both, really. And Southerners, Cajuns and French Quarter residents do it particularly well. Thanks Wang.

Monday, September 05, 2005 3:37:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Just testing your spam preventing thingy. GOZVU to you, too. (That was my spam prevention word.)

(By the way I just happen to know where you can get a loan for $10k, a cheap mortgage, replica Rolexes, Cialis and Viagra.)

Peace out and GOZVU.

Monday, September 05, 2005 4:20:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

"By the way I just happen to know where you can get a loan for $10k, a cheap mortgage, replica Rolexes, Cialis and Viagra."

I'm guessing that would be New Orleans.

Monday, September 05, 2005 4:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Susan in St. Paul said...

"They just prefer to dwell on the relaxation parts and the partying parts after a hard day whether it be hard from working or hard from taking care of your neighbors."

The key word here is "AFTER." If Wang's original post was referring to people partying after seeing what they could for their neighbors there would have been no reason for my the post. In the original post is was not evident that they cared about each other or others.

The concept of having relaxing and enjoying oneselve "after a hard day whether it be hard from working or hard from taking care of your neighbors." is not exclusive to the South and Cajuns, in particular. I would say most populations of world do that.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn, susan (if that's your real name). you need to relax.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 8:48:00 PM  

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