Another weekend sitting my dead-ass on the couch eating bon-bons…NOT! So here is my entire weekend in a nutshell or at least a post.

Music: Friday night, I went to Ruby’s Roadhouse for a couple of hours to watch the Blackened Blues Band play (their music is on my radio show). As always, the band was fantabulous and Ruby’s is a fun place to hang out with the locals.

Radio: Saturday morning, rise and shine for a trip to the French Quarter to the studio for my show on cigarette taxes and a segment with Jennifer Grigsby from American Majority. Here is the podcast from the show – it was a good one – don’t miss!!! I also had the pleasure of meeting Ces Guerra (@CesLSU on twitter), my new show sponsor and author of the book Pill Pushers (seriously – a must read) in studio. img_0107

More driving: Then I had to head home (45 minute drive) to pick up the rugmonsters and snag them for an afternoon at the French Quarter – a gorgeous day!

Street Car: We took a the street car for the first time. Little did we know you had to have exact change so a nice man gave us some. The kids really enjoyed the ride in!

Festival: We headed immediately to Royal Street for the Roadfood Festival. We pigged out on shrimp, crawfish pies, cajun taters while enjoying all the street performers.

Pirates: We enjoyed seeing all the pyrates roaming the quarter and I wanted to yell out, “Will the real Jack Sparrow please stand up?” We even saw a pirate band on Bourbon Street!

Art: Then we headed over to the Chartres Street Gallery for Peggy Diliberto’s silent auction show (her daughter is a friend of mine). Her artwork is amazing!!! They had a Lucky Dog cart (in lots of her art work) in the gallery, so the kids ate some more.

More music: Walking by the music store, we heard steel drum bands and the kids ran inside. What a special treat it was to sit and listen to Jimmy Buffett songs done by teens on steel drums! We were totally entertained by this traveling group called Pantasia.

Politics: Sunday morning I attended a fundraising Jazz Brunch for American Majority at Andrea’s. The keynote speaker was Congressman Joseph Cao and he was a fantastic speaker!

Phew: Now I know why I’m tired. Gotta get some sleep as tomorrow I’m heading back to New Orleans for a taping of Regis and Kelly.

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