Rucky red…Taipei–

DSCN0992 DSCN0982  DSCN0978DSCN0979Feeling lucky today to have so many great memories from our time in Taipei, Taiwan. . .temples, sunshine, warm breezes, chilled out people, and powerful life energy. . .mmmm, aaaahh!. . .plus tons of fabulous food and drink.  What else do we need?  Not much else.

The old and the new intermingle in an open manner here.  There is no attempt to hide the fact that lots of ancient stuff has happened here and that lots of modern stuff is happening now. . .all is allowed as long as it does not interfere with the powers-that-be and the commercial flow of things.  Hao-hao!

I send you lucky vibes from Taipei. . .feel them. . .they have no expiration date.

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It’s lovely out there.

TGI-Namaste–

photo 5 photo 4I honor the life force in all of you on this fine September Friday.  Please be sure to take some time to BE…HERE…NOW. . .and send out some good energy into the universe.  Similar good vibes always come back to us. . .sometimes we just have to look a little harder than usual to find them. . .so don’t worry, keep looking and breathing, the returning good vibes are there. . .oh yeah, I can feel them. . .I can FEEL them. . .and I send them right back at y’all right NOW. . .you feel them. . .FEEL THEM. . .they are most wonderful!

I hope you get to eat something good this weekend. . .I’m on the prowl for something juicy and delectable.  I’ll let you know if I find anything good. . .could be in Louisiana, could be in New York City, could be in Thailand, Brasil, Estonia, Timbuktu. . .you never know where you will find good stuff. . .that’s why I keep movin’.  So much to see, do, and eat, and soooo little time.  Salut!

It’s lovely out there.

Tabasco is good–

photo 3 photo 1 photo 3I love my Tabasco Pepper Sauce on gumbo AND fried chicken AND red beans & rice AND on coleslaw. . .yes, I’ll even drip a drop or three on dessert as well. . .mmm, aaaahh!  It truly is a little thing like your favorite pepper sauce that makes all of the kookiness of the world fade away for a moment.  I give a big GlobeHug shout-out to the McIlhenny family down here in Avery Island, Louisiana for making the passage of time just a little more pleasant than it would be without their fine product.

Be grateful for all of the things, big and small, that put a smile on your face.

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It’s lovely out there.

Charcuterie tester–

IMG_0010IMG_0012It is extremely important that I sample all items on a charcuterie board before regular folk are allowed to consume them.  Of course, I am looking for quality, texture, flavor, variety, and delectability. . .sometimes it takes me a while to find all of these things and then we have to order another board, which, once again, has to be sampled by me before. . .well you get the picture.  You don get much charcuterie when you dine wit me.  Fortunately, I am a fun conversationalist so you don’t really notice that you are not getting much cuz the whole experience is so joyous and wonderful.

I send you succulent vibes from a cozy little dining spot down here in New Orleans called Coquette. . .feel them. . .they are good for your circulation.

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Lunch makes us happy–

photo 5 photo 5 photo 3 photo 2Daily lunch specials are one of the draws at Poche’s here in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.  Cajun dressing, white rice, dark rice, yellow rice (Cajuns love rice), biscuits (some of the best ever), rabbit stew, catfish, turkey, andouille, etouffe, gumbo, jambalaya, boudin, tasso ham, etc. and so on. . .we just ask for plates full of all of this good stuff, get our bottomless iced teas to wash it all down with, and we are good-to-go.  I love Cajun lunch at Poche’s, and you will too if you ever find yourself hanging out in this wonderful part of the U.S. lookin’ to put a feed on.

I send you filling vibes from Poche’s. . .feel them. . .they will hold you over for the rest of the day.

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It’s lovely out there.

Deerbunny–

photo 4 photo 3 photo 2 photo 1WELL NOW!  Poche’s does everything their own way down here in Cajun Country. . .special smoked meats, special spices, special biscuits, bottomless iced tea, and they serve a mean rabbit, too.  This rabbit. . .this bunny. . .this wild hare is like no other. . .dey have dem big horns on ‘em down he-ya, dey do. . .mmmmhhmmm!. . .makes ‘em taste real good, real-real good, it do.

I send you wild vibes from Poche’s here in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. . .feel them. . .they will stick with you for quite some time.

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Gateway to the bayou–

photo 2 photo 1IMG_0040POW!  Here we are taking in views of Henderson Swamp, the gateway into the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area in southwestern Louisiana–also know as Cajun Country.  Swamp people, bayou boys, Cajuns, and other assorted folks make their homes down here. . .lots of potential for 0ff-the-grid living. . .oh yeah!

Mystical, magical, dense, vast, other-worldly, harsh, beautiful, etc. all describe the Atchafalaya. . .mmm, aaaahh!  The word ‘Atchafalaya’ comes from the native Americans who used to live here, and it means ‘long river.’  This region, America’s largest wetlands and swamp area, certainly feels like a long river of some sort when you are wandering around in it. . .I could spend days and days here boating around, contemplating the life force, staring at my navel and the navel of the universe–this could be a little-known meaning of the word Atchafalaya. . .someone look this us and get back to me with verification, if you can.  Atchafalaya–navel of the universe–it has a good ring to it. . .I like, I like!!

I send you navel-of-the-universe vibes from southwestern Louisiana. . .feel them. . .they are lint free and full of peace and joy.

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