Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I've been tagged by Existential Waitress to do a picture tag! Here it goes:Simple Rules:-Open your first photo folder (I took this to mean oldest digital pictures folder).-Scroll down to the 10th photo.-Post that photo and story on your blog.-Tag five others (or more) friends to do the same.

This has taken me a while. But I did it. And that is what counts. Right? Right. This was difficult because with all the computer hopping I have done in recent years, I don't really have any digital photo files. Really, I can't believe I used to be an editor and entrusted to teach kids how to use hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment. It really boggles the mind. Anyway, I was kind of at a loss and then one day Nola decided to throw all the CD's out of our CD tower and VOILA! I found a disc of photos. I had no idea what was on it but when I opened it I found it held some of the files from the trip that Dylan and I took to New Orleans for our fifth anniversary.

We stayed at the Soniat House which is a magically scrumptious boutique hotel at a quiet edge of the French Quarter. The photo above is from the courtyard entrance. Don't you want to go and spend the afternoon in that lusciousness? I do.

We were having a really great time even though we look kind of worn out. Dylan always grows a beard on a vaca--a little annoying when you are trying to get a decent pic. And the humidity does wonders for my skin and hair. But aside from our rather scraggliness it was a 10 as far as quick trips go.

This year we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It is hard to believe that 5 years have past and so much has changed i.e. Nola. By the way, when we were considering Nola for her name, the fact that NOLA is an acronym for New Orleans, Louisiana, put it over the top for us because that is how much we loved it there.

So here are the tagged. I have a hard time asking people to do things like this. This is a trait that comes from my father. He never wants to an impose an invitation on anyone and always assumes everyone else is busy. That said, I am tagging people who probably won't do it but if they do it will be interesting and well-written. And I am including Existential Waitress because isn't that what you do with a tag?

Les Confessions Doux-Amers de une Trentaine

A Brief History of The Rise And Fall Of Ten Minutes Ago

Noir Bettie

Purly Victorious

Existential Waitress


Existential Waitress said...

I'm so glad you did this! I knew you would post something interesting. Now that two people have done it, I no longer feel like such a L-O-S-E-R!;)LOL. I guess this was the year before Katrina, right? And wow - 10 years! Congrats! We'll see if I can manage to make it to the 10 year mark with one of my marriages (haha - you have to be able to joke about these things, right?) It'll be 7 this year, so let's keep our fingers crossed.

ellemabelle said...

im gonna do it because I love you and it looks interesting. here it goes

Amie said...

Thanks Babe, love you too.