Friday, August 29, 2008

Remembering the Levee Failures


What better way to commemorate Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Levee Failures than boarding up the house and evacuating? I know, the fun never ends, right? Here's to the potential, everyone!

In addition to plywood, I choose to remember with frozen confection and illegal art.
I went on a mini two-stop snoball tour with my vegan pals Scott and Jeff. Observe our decadence...

Our first stop was Van's on the West Bank. I'm not sure where we were, to be honest, but Scott says it was close to Hong Kong Market. Van's is google-free, or I'd post the address for y'all.

I had the best snoball of my life. Cherry with Hershey's chocolate syrup poured over top.

Jeff went for a standard, lemon-lime, and Scott had a good fashioned chocolate variety.


Look at the bargains!

Look at the flavors!


Our second stop was at Sal's on Old Metairie Rd. Who knew Jefferson Parish was so good for snoballs?


We were all feeling sorta woogie at this point, but I buckled down and ordered a kiddie sized mixed cup: half wedding cake and half root beer. Oh it was syrupy, and I gurgled and complained like a champ, trying to get some bites down. Jeff had hawaiian punch, and Scott had wedding cake.

Oh and then my excellent cousin, Julia, tipped me off to the fact that NOLA was visited by the super stealthy artist, Banksy. Vee and I just walked over to check out the one in our neighborhood.

This stencil pokes fun at the Grey Ghost, who is this old bitter guy that goes around graying over graffitti all over the city. Legend has it that he's been using the exact same shade of gray for like five hundred years. If you want to see more NOLA Banksy, look here.

Happy Katrinaversary, y'all: 1. Finish Preps! 2. Be Ready! 3. Stay Informed!
xo
kittee

19 comments:

  1. Bansky's work is so neat! I love that photo.

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  2. Be careful down there! Drive up and stay with us. And please bring several wedding cake flavored sno balls.

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  3. leigh,
    the plan is to head to a friend's in TN, then maybe to asheville or maybe to DC. it all depends!

    thanks for the atlanta offer...

    xo
    kittee

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  4. That cherry chocolate sno ball looks amazing.
    xo

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  5. Yea for snowcones, but boo for hurricanes!

    I really wish I could have that Chocolate Cherry one...it'd be like an Emma Goldman cookie in sno cone form.

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  6. Be safe and careful Kittee! I'm happy to hear you have a plan. I hope the hurricane somehow magically disappears.

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  7. Yummy looking snoballs! That is such a cool shot of the Banksy work too. I hope that you & Dazee stay safe!

    Love,
    Destiny

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  8. Kittee,

    Sounds like you had a good Kataversary. We are up in Maine so we don't need to evacuate but we were supposed to start driving home tomorrow morning so we are a little confused about what to do next. I think that we will be in NYC with our pooches at my dad's until we get the green light to come home. Stay in touch.

    XO, Billy

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  9. I hope the evacuation doesn't last long and ends up being unnecessary.

    Tomorrow I am (finally) going to make your test gumbo in honor of Katrina & all you dear evacuees.

    godspeed!

    yum to snocones.

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  10. Geez Sweetie, I am so out of the US news loop (other than MacLame's nominee) I didn't realize things were so icky again. I hope things are ok.

    I love the sno cones... I miss the legal sugar highs of childhood!

    Love the nod to Banksy!

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  11. Hope the whole evacuating thing goes well! I've got my fingers crossed for ya. Hey if you really get into a driving mood you could come to California! :D

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  12. just checking in on the Ravelry chicks from LA to make sure they're safe. Hope all is well through the storm.

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  13. Love the artwork. And snoballs! Lemon Lime for me please. I hear evacuations are advised as Gustav gets closer. Please be careful & safe.

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  14. hey kittee,

    thinking of you and hoping for the best...and many thanx for that trip down LA sno-ball memory lane (wedding cake or nectar would be my one)...

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  15. Snoballs! Sounds fun. Wedding cakes don't usually taste good though, do they?!

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  16. You guys look so cute.

    And I'm sending postive thoughts your way re: hurricane!

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  17. I've been thinking about you and have been praying that the storm would pass over NoLa.

    We love Bansky--we have a book on him and my husband uses his image in the art classes he teaches.

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  19. I love love love shaved ice, and feel that it is under-appreciated. Props for giving it props! And stay safe this hurricane season, please.

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