Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Big Easy

A quick getaway from the February winter led us to New Orleans. Stepping into New Orleans is a testament to a great American city.

The food, the music, the people, the heritage are all unforgettable. We stayed on Bourbon, explored the Garden District and listened to some serious tunes in the Faubourg Marigny/Bywater neighborhood. In one word, it was perfect. Not our first trip to New Orleans and certainly will not be our last. It is a city worth your time.


Friday, February 6, 2009

"Dear almost Swiss looking Jesus"....

Ahh, the words of the one and only Will Ferrell. I heart Will. It has been high, high, high on my list in life to see Will Ferrell and his brilliance.

As luck would have it "You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush" made its way this week on the Great White Way. In his Broadway debut Ferrell brought down the house. The show is silly classic Ferrell humor but completely enjoyable. Ferrell has perfected his Bush impersonations through his years on SNL. There were so many moments in the show that all one could do was bust out laughing.

We were a group of four Texans now transplanted in NYC. Perhaps we found the humor even deeper since we have been surrounded by Bush for what seems like a lifetime. The show had the highest presale of tickets of any this winter. Now it is next to impossible to score a seat except through a broker. Thankfully our friend and neighbor KB was on top of his game and we lucked out.

For 90 minutes Ferrell takes the audience through Dubya's life. From the opening voiceover of Dick Cheney telling us what we could do with ourselves to the final scene of Ferrell popping open a cold one, I laughed the entire time.

At the end of the show Ferrell encourages the audience to ask questions while answering in the role of George W. One audience member asked, "Was the presidency hard?" Ferrell answered, "Well, being president was kind of like driving a car. The first time you are really scared and then you never think about it again." nuff said!

If you don't live in NYC make sure to mark for calendar your March 14. HBO will be doing a live telecast of the show! Check out details here.

There is so much to say about this show but I will leave you with one final thought....Diego Luna.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Coming Friday, February 6th!