This time last week, it was high 80’s/low 90’s. Since Tuesday, we haven’t broken 65, with lows in the 50’s. It’s almost as though somebody whispered to the weather gods “hey, the solstice was on Friday,” and they suddenly got their act together.
We approve entirely. The windows are open, Charlie Parker Radio (courtesy Pandora) is playing, and this weekend will see bean soup and cornbread for dinner. Recipes to follow, of course.
We don’t typically watch NCIS: New Orleans, but happened to turn it on tonight. At the end of the show, when Pride reopened his bar, we heard a familiar song coming from the stage: “I Will Play for Gumbo.” The performer had an oddly familiar look to him, but we couldn’t quite place him. A bit of pondering…take off the scruffy goatee…yeah, it really is him!
Eighteen years in Norman–this time around–more than a dozen football games attended (including one in College Station against A&M, and a few in the Santee Lounge), and more than a few basketball games…and we’ve never once paid for a ticket.
It’s well-known that we have a fondness for cooking shows. New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton is a particular favourite; not only do we love his food (we have two of his cookbooks), his personality is as big as the former New Orleans Saints linebacker himself.
We also quite enjoy Steven Raichlen’s shows (Barbecue University, Primal Grill, and Project Smoke). The third season of Project Smoke has introduced a new feature at the end: brief interviews with the technical staff on how the show is produced. The interviews run from the producer clear down to the jib (camera C, the overhead) operator. For those of us with an interest in video production, it’s quite interesting.