19.5.09

THUMB POST FROM NOLA

I am still in NOLA for training. Right next to the famous French
Quarter. It's strange if I think about it because when I was younger
I remember allways wanting to go to the city. And a place like this
would have been like a dream. It looks like it grew out of a gothic
novel.

Now I guess I could take it or leave it, but I have gained a prefernce
for a place with mountains, trees, and rivers. Heck I'd take a prarie
over this place.

I miss doing Zazen in the morning with the kids. A half hour sitting
seems to go a lot faster when sitting with others.

The training I'm getting to be a unit victims advocate (sexual assult
prevention and responce) is one of the most professionally done
cources I have been to in years. Headquarters Marine Corps has got
it's stuff togeather on this one, and rightfully so. I do idealisticly
wish that they were giving this much attention to my occupational
field though.

Soup and salad cost me $22.00 tonight. No wonder the perdiem rate
seems so high.

Typed out with my thumbs on my phone,

Jordan

5 comments:

molly said...

Thanks for keeping us posted, and good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

I'm just the opposite man, when I was down there, I fell in love with it. The gothic parts is just what I fell in love with. Besides, don't bad mouth the place I got married ya bastage ;) .

There are cheaper places to eat with probably better food (depending on your love of seafood), and wave at bourbon street for me, I miss the 7 or 8 blocks of sex,drinks,and music.

KJ

oxeye said...

Jordan, I cannot imagine typing more than a few words out on an iphone. You must have great reserves of patience.

I was down in Narlins many years ago. I took very little money with me so I was eating red beans and rice about every day. It was about $2 a plate back then. I still love that dish.

Lauren said...

Face the ocean, turn right and wave. I'm waving hello from Austin.

Jordan said...

Molly, thanks looks like I will make it out of here alive!

KJ! I can certainly appreciate how you could come to love it here. I can imagine the gods of chaos in a battle for domination of the French Quarter. By the way 2005 called and said to get a google account.

Jeff, Patience is a strange thing. It appears to come and go. I must admit that my laptop is a bit more convienient.

Red-beans and Rice, now is about $6.00. But I was hitting mostly higher end places.

Lauren, thanks for the wave!

Thanks for looking!