A Very Nice Night

Well tonight was just what I needed. It’s been quite a stressful week with work and school. To top it all off, I really wanted to go to Jazz Fest to see Norah Jones today but had to work. I haven’t been to Jazz Fest in ages and it would’ve been nice to go again, but alas, it didn’t happen. But I’m o.k. with it.

After work, I met Chris and Angela for coffee at Puccino’s and we just sat outside, drank coffee and laughed all night. That was followed by my favorite restaurant in the Quarter, Angeli. Angeli is this great little hole in the wall restaurant on the outskirts of the French Quarter that’s really dingy, yet has so much character to it. The floors are slanted, the paint on the walls is chipped in a cool way, silent movies play in the background, there’s collages on the wall, and Jeff Buckley plays on the stereo. Top all of that off with amazing food (chicken alfredo tonight) and a pint of Newcastle and it’s just the coolest little place…

The Quarter was packed tonight because of Jazz Fest, so it was nice just to watch the hodge podge of people walking past the windows drunk as all hell. It really would be hard to move away from this city. I found myself thinking “where else could I find this?”….

Tomorrow is Mom’s birthday party and the day to catch up on school work. At least I’m in the final stretch for school. That feels nice…On the menu for Mom’s birthday dinner is Eggplant Parmesan, her request. And cake of course 🙂

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6 Responses

  1. Sounds like a great night. Happy Birthday to your mother!!!

  2. It was! Very much needed…Mom says thanks 🙂

  3. Happy belated birthday to your mother! And, Ann Arbor, Michigan is a great place if you’re looking for a unique blend of people and the ability to sit somewhere and watch them pass. I’d have happily stayed in Ann Arbor, forever. They also have an exceptional library system.

  4. You know, I’ve never been up north in the country. Never left the south! I’ll have to add Ann Arbor to the “places to go” list 🙂

  5. Sounds wonderful! One of these years, I’m coming down for Jazz fest. Not my normal fare, but I’ve always wanted to go! I’m thinking New Orleans and the Quarter is probably the best spot ever if you want to watch a bunch of drunks! People are just happy there!

    Happy Birthday to your mom, by the way!

  6. Mom says thanks everyone 🙂

    Stephanie, there’s no place like the quarter to people watch! Everyone should come to Jazz Fest at least once..the food and music are wonderful! Crowds can be a little miserable sometimes, but it’s always fun 🙂

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