Did a stint as a volunteer yesterday at the French Quarter Festival. I helped man a beverage booth on the river. We served Mimosas, Margaritas, red and white wine, bottled water, and other assorted mixed drinks (No Bloody Marys or Daquiris, though). We also had these for sale. There are three flavors: Cola, Cranberry, and Pineapple. We had an equal number of all three when we started but we ran out of the pineapple in about an hour and there were more than a few people disappointed about that. In the image to the left, our booth is at the far right. If you click on it, the enlarged version shows our entire menu and the prices. Not bad for an iPhone pic.
We could have sold a lot of Bloody Marys but they were being served at another booth and Daquiris had their own booth. Could have sold a few beers, too. Even though the big music stage was about 100 yards to our right and another music stage was about 100 yards to our left, we still had a few regular customers where we were. They came back to us a few times in the 4½ hours we were there. Pretty cool. The two tip jars did very well. ALL tips go to help pay for the bands. All of the bands are local and at least two of them that I heard yesterday were fantastic. Got to hear about 20 minutes of Chris Mule' and the Perpetrators at the Old US Mint. They were very good but I think the one I passed on Decatur Street as I was heading to the Mint, whose name I never heard, was even better.
Our booth was next to Broussard's, who was serving Smoked Duck & Mushroom Strudel, Seared Bay Scallops, and Bananas Foster. The aromas emanating from there were just killing us. Unfortunately, their line was ridiculous when I got out so I went off to find food AND family elsewhere. I had a good time and will probably do that again next year.
About today's QOTD: I don't know why we need to give it a fancy name like "intimate femicide". Doing so almost excuses it. It's murder. Pistorius lost his temper and murdered his girlfriend. He's only sorry now because he got caught and no one believes his bullshit story.
I offer a few images from around the yard today:
CrabAppleLane Grill - April 13, 2014Too nice a day not to do something on the deck
The thing I like about boneless, skinless
chicken thighs is that they can go from the
freezer to the grill without bothering to thaw
and they come out delicious
CrabAppleLane Tung Nut Blossoms - April 13, 2014They're just littering the ground - Love it
CrabAppleLane Tomato Bushes - April 13, 2014They gained a little height since last week
but added quite a bit bushinessHate the way FlickR digitizes green
CrabAppleLane Big Leaf Magnolia - April 13, 2014We have leaves now
144 days until football season ...
5 song iTunes shuffle from the CrabAppleLane Five Star Playlist:
- Midnight Ride - Styx - Equinox
- How You Remind Me - Nickelback - Silver Side Up
- Chicago - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street
- Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen - Rock: The Train Kept A Rollin'
- Shout - Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)
Quote of the Day
Statistics compiled by the Medical Research Council at the University of Cape Town show that three women a day are killed by their domestic partners. Rates of "intimate femicide" - the term used to describe a category of murder - are five times higher in South Africa than the world average.
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "She Goes Crazy"