Monday, August 11, 2003 12:35 AM CDT
Welcome to New Orleans

Hm... Can't seem to get the internet connection here in the DoubleTree room to be free, so I won't actually post this until tomorrow sometime, but:

New Orleans is a fun town. I'm here for a conference. Last night I boringly watched some TV ("Being There," with Peter Sellers -- anything but boring) and got some shuteye. But tonight I went out with some of the guys for dinner at a casino buffet, then out with some more of the guys for a second, better dinner at one of Emeril Lagasse's restaurants.

Weird as wandering around the streets with a Hurricane (the local rum punch) in my hand was, traipsing back to the hotel with a very nice port in a very cheap plastic cup was weirder.

Turns out I'm in a sleeping mood, not a writing mood, so it's lights out now and more prose anon.