CrabAppleLane Sunday - June 1, 2008 Issue


The LSU Tigers baseball team won their 22nd game in a row yesterday. I think it's an amazing story but you'd be hard-pressed to find it anywhere if you didn't know about it already and weren't looking for it. They'll play the winner of today's USM-UNO elimination game. They're 2-0 vs USM this season, including last night's winner's bracket game. They're 1-2 vs UNO and their win was a 15-inning marathon. After 22 straight, I doubt they care who they play but I suspect their fans would rather it was the Golden Eagles of USM. I think and hope it will be the Privateers. I also hope it's on TV. I feel for Texas Southern. They played their way into the field by winning their conference tournament and came to Baton Rouge hoping to compete but gave up 12 runs to LSU Friday and 18 to UNO yesterday. They need to improve their schedule ... and their pitching.

Very saddened to hear of the death of Harvey Korman. He's being remembered as a comedian and the ultimate straight man although I don't think he ever kept a straight face with Tim Conway. I'd wager a few bucks that no one could have. Korman's attempts to do so became part of their shtick and it will be sorely missed. Below, I offer a bit of classic comedy this morning.

R.I.P., Harvey Korman.

Today is the first day of hurricane season. As usual, people are trying to predict how many and how severe. As usual, their guesses will be overblown by all media and the word, "if" will be used a lot. If one lands in the Gulf of Mexico and conditions are right, if one comes up the mouth of the Mississippi, if one lingers in Mobile Bay, if one hits the Mississippi Gulf coast again, if the levees break again, etc. You get the idea.

Celtics-Lakers ... big yawn.

Oh, yeah, it's Sunday. I offer two from the CrabAppleLane backyard this morning.

CrabAppleLane walkway - June 1, 2008
CrabAppleLane walkway - June 1, 2008
We saw these "firecracker" bushes at the Jean Lafitte National Park a few years ago and haven't seen them since ... until I saw one yesterday at the garden center. I like the bright green and bright red/orange together. Hopefully, so will the CrabAppleLane hummingbirds.

CrabAppleLane Mirlitons - June 1, 2008
CrabAppleLane Mirlitons - June 1, 2008
This is what we do with mirlitons.

About today's QOTD, there is no doubt in my mind that it was "the scare of their lives" and I think I'll resist further comment.

95 days until football season ...

Quote of the Day
Four Palo Alto teenagers raised in the heart of Silicon Valley got the scare of their lives when they thought they might be banished from all Apple stores worldwide, for life.
Kristina Peterson, Mercury News

Blog of the day here.

Quote from said blog: "Coaches and trainers emerged from the dugout after a chopper appeared to hit White near his right hand in the third, but he remained in the game and maintained his 93 mph fastball velocity."

I'm curious about just how good North Carolina is. -Rob


Wow I needed that laugh! I remember that clip from back in the day. They were soooo funny.

I love firecracker plants too. My neighbor has a row of huge ones in front of her house-they are just magnificent.

The mirlitons are looking good - how are the tomatoes?

The tomatoes are fantastic, Charlotte. The early ones started coming in about two weeks ago. The creoles started to ripen Thursday.

Harvey Korman was a classic who will surely be missed...

I was just talking about that clip with one of the engineers. Thanks for posting it.

I first heard of a "melly-ton" in 1993, moving from CA to NC. Stopped to see a friend in Covington and we drove over for lunch at K-Paul's. The young thing taking orders explained the dish of the day which featured these "things" I'd never heard of (?!?!?!) and had no clue WHAT they were, but the rest of it sounded great, so what the hey! And it was. And when we moved down here in '99, I knew precisely what they were and got to explain to everyone else. One of the few times in my life that I've been ahead of ANY curve. {8^P

He surely will, Lana.

One of my faves, delmer.

Great to see you, ths. I work in Covington now. Your friend still live here? I've only had "melly-tons" in a restaurant once (That is how everyone but me pronounces it). At Muriels' in the French Quarter, they cut it to ribbons like slaw and served it in a salad. Not what I was expecting but it was very good.

Back atcha! And no, she doesn't. They moved to Alexandria some years back, but we got together in New Orleans last July, when I came in for one of my artsy thangs. You know, like the one you DISSED me at in January? Yeah. The same. {8^P

How's the new gig treatin' you? We're supposed to be back mid July and I'm aiming to score one of those Pineapple Hubig's you rhapsodize about (but will GLADLY settle for a lemon).

Sorry about that time in January but I might be able to make it up to you in July. :) The new gig has been cool so far. It's got some challenges ahead but they should be behind me by football season.


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