meet the parents


My parents made it to Tampa yesterday and I was in Cocoa Beach with friends from DC. My leasing office let them in and AC and I made it here. Poor AC–imagine meeting your girlfriend’s parents under these circumstances. My dad can’t stop crying and we’re all just trying to hold it together. I can’t see some of the map resources friends have sent me because google earth isn’t Mac compatible. I don’t think it looks good for Cameron Blvd. but I’ll remain in denial for as long as possible.

Rudy got out of NOLA on a plane Al Gore sent! And here is an article that quotes him. He has told me of a site where he’s posted his story but I was driving when he called me. I’ll get it here ASAP.

But Trina the cat didn’t make it. My parents took her with them but she couldn’t handle the travel, heat, etc. 🙁

Here is a link to a article Chris Rice wrote.

Oh and I heard that people in the French Quarter don’t want to leave and that, “Not even Hurricane Katrina could prevent the Decadence Parade from being staged in the French Quarter. The annual Labor Day gay celebration drew about two dozen people. Street musician Matt Menold summed it up best: “It’s New Orleans, man. We’re going to celebrate.””

And of the unique list of “22 reasons America needs New Orleans” , this is my favorite. “Get em while they’re HOT! Get em while they’re DOGS!”

The Lucky Dog is a venerated local frankfurter that has come a long way, culinarily speaking, from the days when Ignatius J. Reilly peddled them to tourists in “A Confederacy of Dunces.” Now they are really good, especially if it is 4 a.m. and you are hungry.

4 thoughts on “meet the parents

  1. Hi Daisy

    I’m contacting you on behalf of Demetrio Ramos Rau of Trujillo, Peru who is my uncle by marriage. Your mother is his sister, and he has not heard any news of her whereabouts after the hurricane. Sorry to be posting this to your blog, but it’s the only contact I found for you. Please email me back or give me a call at 312.363.8256, so that I can get back to my uncle, unless she’s already contacted him.


  2. Hi Daisy,

    We’ve trying for days to get in touch w. Peter and Felipa. We had a California phone # for Gregory, but it was disconnected. We also managed to get an e-mail address for you at USF but the email failed to be sent. Left our name w. Red Cross in connection w. your parents and that’s how Alexandra contacted us and on her second call we got the good news Peter and Felipa had made it out of N.O. and to Tampa to join you.

    Our # here in Virginia is (703) 250-0305 and we would greatly appreciate it if you could let Peter and Felipa know of our concern and if you could let us know how we can phone them.

    Both my brothers live on the Gulf Coast: Warren in Biloxi and Bill in Pass Christian. We have not heard from them directly but know they are ok. Sorry for bending your ear w. this long message. Our sincerest concerns for you and your family, Malcolm and Irene (Burke, Virginia)

  3. Hi Daysi!!
    I´m your cousin from Peru, please tell your mom that my father (Demetrio Ramos) is very concerned about her, please if it´s posible try to call to him, we are so happy that heard that they are ok.
    Please contact us!!!!
    Pd. Happy Birthday!!!

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