Thursday, March 16, 2006

Grocery Stores and Saints

So I'm sitting in my office waiting until "2ish" when my friend and department chair Jerry Farmer will take me to the airport so I can go and see my father who just found out he has lung cancer but honestly sounded pretty healthy on the phone and then I think about how happy I am that the Sav-A-Center grocery store is finally opening today so I will no longer have to drive 20 miles for milk and stuff and then I realize that my life sure sucks if I am happy about a grocery store opening or reopening as the case might be and then it hits me--All I need for happiness are season tickets to the Saints NFL team and I had heard that the sales were up 600% and I SURE want to see that first game back at the Superdome for its emotional symbolism and how exciting is it that we have Drew Brees as quaterback if his arm doesn't fall off at the shoulder so I go on the web and in the end spend a large sum of money to see rich giant men tackle each other but it is New Orleans and it's after Katrina and this seems to matter to me just like a freakin' grocery store opening matters in this crazy world in which I live.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not a sports fan, but I know EXACTLY how you feel. I was so happy to be having Mardi Gras, it was pathetic. Now, I'm an evangelist for Jazz Fest. I have been reading your blog for a few months. I'm sorry about your father's illness.