Disappointments, Delays, Deviations, and Deadlines — 36 Comments

  1. That wouldn’t be the CRCL,would it? I’m on their mailing list and almost signed up to help with planting black mangrove down around Pass A Loutre. I can’t remember what the date was. I got all messed up when I got a jury summons for the 25th, and now I’m trying to finish up a couple of jobs at work in case I get caught on a case that takes a week.

    Whaddup with folks not likin’ the Texans? Of course, I’ve not seen the show, so it’s possible they cast some truly jerky Texans, in which case people would be justified in not liking them. 😉

    I do sympathize with the over-commitment crunch. Well, or the commitment crunch. I just closed down my blog at Weather Underground. As the old saying goes, you can do it all – you just can’t do it all at the same time!

    Keep that cell phone off!

    • No ma’am, the next CRCL planting was mangroves at Fourchon. It’s a partnership among four or five groups, NGO’s and government agencies. Oh, well, they are kind of encroaching on Troy’s hunting territory, so they were sort of the “bad guys” from the outset. But don’t you agree that Texas alligator hunters need to just stay in Texas and hunt the gators there????? I mean, Louisiana gators are Louisiana gators, LOL! (Oh, and I can’t turn the cell phone off in case “home” needs to reach me, but I did take a few hours off and am back home and ready to tackle a new week. PS. I don’t like daylight savings time because now it’s dark when I get up. I enjoy those few weeks where the sun rises before the boys have to get on the bus!)

      • Well, yeh, but… think about all those Texas dollars that are getting spent in Louisiana restaurants, bars, gas stations, bait shops, gambling establishments, emergency rooms…. 🙂

        I don’t like daylight savings time either. It doesn’t mean a thing except I have to work later in the day.I’ve got to figure out a way not to be eating dinner at 8 o’clock this year!

  2. well there you are and there you go. blu got a new furnace so I am learning to sleep in undisturbed silence in winter. I needed that like in 2001 when I moved in. I did a bit of nuke lake fishing after a couple ice fishing. 3-16, 3-17 finds me at hunter safety class. Going to try to fish for some big stripers on fly rod very soon, today was washed out by bad salmon. Cooked in coconut oil butter and capers it was dee-lish but rumbling started after….

    OD on Popeye’s no cooking today.

    Oh did crank out a beef tongue again . These capers got me thinking they might be tongue enhancing. So other than a couple emails to a spice co-op on project that be me.

    Might fire up a google blog as restful sleep sinks in. Got a couple working names in mind.


  3. You better slow down or that candle you are burning at both ends is going to reach the middle real soon.

    I will have to remark my calendar when you find out the new date for Rickys appearance. I was really looking forward to that episode. And, I do remember the episode of Wife Swap you mentioned. In fact, it was one of my favorites and I laughed during it until I hurt. I wouldn’t mind seeing a rerun of it. I loved the “parting gifts” of alligator skulls.:)

    We are in the process of planning our annual crawfish boil too. It is scheduled for later this month in fact. You enjoy that sleep over and shopping. You deserve it.

      • Yes, I’ve been thinking of our trip out to the island. We are planting on that eastern end where some new sand has formed and is just bare and needs to be planted. The birds are over crowded because the biologists suspect that some of the pelicans from Cat Island have moved to Raccoon island, causing some over crowding. I will be so knee deep in mud that I’m not sure how much photography I will get to do. My first priority is the planting, so I just hope I get to take some pics. I’m not going as a journalist, but rather a volunteer planter!

    • Well, maybe I’ve exaggerated. i do have some down time, and by 9:00 I’m pretty much dead to the world! Oh yes, that’s the part about Wife Swap that I remember, too. Those California women were repulsed by those gator heads, and all of them were Vegan, too!

  4. You are really something, BW! What a schedule. I need to catch my breath! All mostly good things, though. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed on the grant.

  5. Oh man! I wanted to see BF!! but hey, good things come to those who wait! Gal, you better slow down or you’re gonna meet yourself going and coming! The crawfish looked terrific!!! Wish I had some. We have crawfish boils at our house, but by the time I get outta the kitchen and into the backyard, my husband and his son have practically eaten them all!!! Later gator!!!

  6. I think you have a superwoman syndrome just like me. Try to pace yourself.I have recently changed heart specialists and undergone a heart cath,found out I have 50% blockage but did not have to have a stent. What I am saying is you better pace ypurself. take care. I have been missing your blog and i knew you probably busyi

  7. I really liked this blog entry. I snarfed my coffee when I read that they couldn’t understand BF’s bayou vernacular. I grew up here and there are still times I have to ask someone to repeat themselves,
    occasionally, especially when I get too close to the coast. My first year in college my girlfriend was from Sunset, when I went to her parents home once for a party they all spoke French, and nothing but French. Her brother laughed for months at me. Big difference between speaking a langage and understanding it after a few beers! The oilfield sure has sure changed towns into cities, and we forget where we came from. It is why your blog is sooo good and important.

    You know, it always seems like no one else can do things besides you, especially as well as you. I will not tell you the number of stents I have, it’s nothing to brag ‘bout. It may not be your way, but oddly it all still gets done. Nothing but family, is that important.

    I love the picture of the crawfish boil. I was laughing this week at the ingenuity of our local grocery. 5 lb. bag of red potatoes was .79, while a 3 lb. bag of small “boiling potatoes” was 4.00. LOL….. Ya know, since wings have become so outrageous with the hot wing craze, I get the drumsticks when on sale instead. Call ‘em Texas hot wings! That’s supper tonight. Texas Hot Wings! Although…… The crawfish stew sounds mostest excellent, and now I am athinkin maybe a crawfish pie tomorrow. It sure goes down good with a cold longneck.

    Tell Mr. Termite happy belated, I always called my Mom on my birthday and thanked her, I’ve always thought we have who gets the party backwards.

    Ya know I get really tired sometimes of this silly computer correcting what I am trying to say! Silly technology, when I was in school and needed it, always needed a smart girl friend to proof my work, now when I don’t care, it corrects me without askin! A day late and a dollar short.

    • I totally agree with your idea of the children giving the parents a gift on their birthday! And since my kids weren’t around when I was born, they’re not obligated to give me a gift for mine!

  8. Good post. No time to make a proper comment right now. Need to help unload the truck. We just got in from Ms.

  9. I also have a hard time understanding Bayou Fabio! BTW, will he be called that in the show? I had a chance while in Minnesota to watch Swamp People but now that I’m home I’m back to no cable. I did check online and saw that I could buy an episode for $3 so when the time comes, I will purchase the show so i can see BF on the screen.

  10. I have to be careful what I say about the show, but if y’all don’t like what you’re seeing, and you don’t want to say it here, then go to their Facebook fan page and let them know. Many others have done the same, and the consensus is that most folks don’t care for the newcomers on the show. I’m not sure you’ll make a difference this season, but maybe next season–if there is one!

  11. The Krud has come to visit. Not happy. 4 days to get better before hunter safety training. Not happy at all. nope.

    Fluids zinc fluids etc.

  12. No grandfather code in Illinois so if I come down to shoot rabbits in your yard I need a number I can only get this way. I hear some other states go by birthdates but not yours.

    BTW. this is pretty cool.

    I can trap and hunt with the best of them just that farms are pretty void of upland game here now. I will probably trap next winter if still here.

  13. Thanks for the update on the airing of Bayou Fabio. I don’t have time to watch Swamp People every week, but I did set my DVR for next Thursday thinking that would be the day he would debut. Imagaine how disappointed I would have been when I sat down to watch only to find he wasn’t there. Being a Bayou Dularge girl, I am especially looking forward to seeing his debut. I have caught a glimpse of him on the bayouside a couple of times and recognized him from your previous posts.

    We are also enjoying crawfish here in Dallas. On my last 2 trips back from Dularge I made a pit-stop in Alexandria and picked up crawfish to share with our friends and neighbors. I must admit most of them are quite wary of our “mudbugs” so 75 pounds went a L-O-O-O-N-Nnnngggg way!!! Most did enjoy though and are asking when I wil be bringing more!!

    • Paulette, if he appears on the 21st, it will be a surprise to me because of what I’ve been told. But to be honest with you, I’m not sure they know when he will appear. I’m getting the impression things change at the network on a whim, depending on viewer polls, so who knows? It could happen, so don’t UNSET that DVR just yet!!!!! Mud bugs to some people really just that: mud bugs with no culinary value at all, other than bait to a fish!

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