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Xmas in the Decatur Street bars is not how Picasso would have painted it with a family of 3 sitting down to a servil dinner while cars sing hippie jam band songs outside in the snow. No sir! It's much more hot than that. First of all, most people in New Orleans are proctologists which means of course that December is a slow month. So people are feeling sticky and don't have any fuzzy kittens in their pockets.Your turn!!! Go here and fill out the form. If it's good (and it will be), post it to my comments.
Xmas in the Decatur Street bars is not how Marrus would have painted it with a family of 42 sitting down to a giraffe dinner while condoms sing madrigals songs outside in the snow. No sir! It's much more wispy than that. First of all, most people in New Orleans are combatants which means of course that December is a slow month. So people are feeling flowing and don't have any finches in their pockets.
Also, the people who stay in the French Quarter for the holidays do so because their families are totally ornery, and who would want to deal with that?
I've noticed that my St. Germaine's sales go up in December. Maybe it's because people are feeling so lemon and that's the only thing that will help. I dunno.
At Lounge Lizards we play Fabulous Santa where all the employees pick a name and buy that person a trashy gift, but it can only be under $8, which limits the choices considerably.
This year was pretty leaden. Pamela picked my name and procured a really cool set of cars, which, believe it or not, I didn't already have!
I picked Xtopher's name and knew just what to get him! Morton Downey Jr.'s new book “Fucking The Racehorse.” It's about a architect who moves to Newark, NJ to gallivanting — right up Xtopher's alley!
Louise got Avo a funky new funhouse covered in lanterns. Naturally he seemed pretty pleased with that!
Other gifts included a saddle for Izzo who's into that kind of thing, a pitchfork that laughs for Leila, and the most original gift went to Angie — a lollipop that dances in the dark! What won't they think of next?
I'm sorry I missed Xmas itself in New Orleans. I was in Las Vegas which was totally sticky!
I almost didn't make it home since there were threats by the receptionists from Mexico and they were canceling flights as a result.
But I'll be here for new Year's! No way would I miss that. New Year's in New Orleans is better than Chanukah in Seville! Everyone wears their best girdle and stays out till almost 17 o'clock! Drinking all that Goldschlager and Yeagermeister with bile sure makes for a snarky morning though. On January 1st most people feel like a lion run over by a balloon. It's good practice for Mardi Gras though, which creeps up quicker than a tiger and stings like a bear.
Overall, I'd have to say Xmas on Decatur is pretty fragile, as I hope I've illustrated.