Saturday, September 10, 2005

Saturday 1:18 p.m. CDT

Nothing says Katrina like Spam. I am proud to say that I have just consumed my 10th Spam sandwich on wonder bread since the storm. That would make the 10th Spam sandwich on wonder bread I have ever had. I now find that a slathering of mustard and just a hint of Louisiana hot sauce cut the flavor that I can only faintly compare to urine. My gastro-intestinal system hates me and everything I stand for.

Just got back from a boat ride out to the beloved Ship Island. The fort still stands, though damaged. The lighthouse does not.
Bodies floating in the water as well as bags of Tyson chicken, probably blown off the port.

Pictures will follow.

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping this blog going. I'm sure you've heard it before, but this is a side of the story I haven't seen from the regular media. Keep up the good work...my thoughts are with you.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Katrinaville said...

Katrinaville home to Hurricane Katrina refugees and survivors alike in the United States of America. The President of Katrinaville is none other than George Bush who in his wisdom has allowed the people to starve and has brought shame upon the worlds once greatest nation. He can take care of the people in Iraq. But when it comes to his own he is without a doubt clueless in his inability to bring to this nation a sense of peace. When he himself has only crusade in mind.

http://katrinaville.blogspot.com

12:23 PM  
Blogger RED said...

A little unsolicited piece of advice from a Canadian in Vancouver - If there's any way at all to find some yoghurt, try to eat as much of that as possible. It makes your digestive system's bacteria refresh and reset in healthier levels. You also get more of the nutrients out of yoghurt than virtually any other form of dairy.

I don't know what array of supplies are accessible at any given time, and I understand that yoghurt may be way out in left field, but you will feel miles better if you can get your hands on some that has been stored properly. You can also make it, but I don't know how realistic that is in the current situation down there. It takes a bit of yoghurt heated with milk and a warm spot on a counter or stovetop that will not get bumped for a few hours. If you want the details, email me or post on this thread.

Thanks for for maintaining your chronicle of life where you are. We are all thinking of you up here and sending whatever help we can. We are having a hard time getting out help accepted, though. There has been reports of FEMA refusing to acknowledge offers of hosting and billeting up here, and I think some of the universities have many offers to accept students from your area at cut-rate or free tuition with room and board for the semester currently in session, but I don't know if access to that information is being made available to student survivors. If you have a moment, could you please clarify whether you have heard of these aid offers being accepted in New Orleans and the surrounding areas?

Best,

Red

12:52 PM  
Anonymous SSprite said...

I can't fathom the mess there. My brother got back last Tuesday from New Orleans where he was working from day two with the Coast Guard. He's a reservist & also a current Deputy Sheriff. He hasn't wanted to talk about the experience yet.

Even though you saw bodies, I hope the count is far less then they are anticipating. My prayers are still with you all.

1:08 PM  
Blogger blog4woody said...

Hadn't thought about that.

I keep Spam on hand and often have it sliced and browned for breakfast along with the midnight snack with just a little mayo and mustard on white bread.

It is a godsend during those moments.

4:02 PM  
Blogger blog4woody said...

I salute you.

A well executed documentary with photos and moving dialogue that I alloted two hours to on Saturday afternoon. I saw it earlier, but wanted to really explore the blog.

Wanted to absorb as much as I could but there is not enough time to recognize you for all your efforts during this most major of catastrophes.

Pax Vobiscum

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Cdn Looking South said...

Hope the well-deserved days off bring some respite. Will look forward to your future posts.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Ctal said...

you had my heart with the blog. You tore it out with the part about eating 10 Spam sandwiches. ;)

My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll, fight the good fight. We're rooting for you in Houston.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Georgie Girl said...

I am glad you have power to blog to let the world see the destruction. I lived thur Isabel two years ago Class 1 hurricane. It was horrible time; What you have 100xs worst than us. I pray that you will have a speedy recovery. I travelled thur your lovely town summer of 2003!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos and information. In East Central Mississippi we are not getting a lot of information about our coast... just NOLA. We are very concerned about our friends and family on the Coast. Thank you and God Bless!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous bilbeach said...

Many questions for you: How did you get to Ship Island (what form of conveyance)? You mention floating bodies: any attempt at recovery possible there? Explain the damage to Fort Massachusetts. I assume all the out building, piers, etc. are gone. Are the pilings still standing on the north side? I'm a Biloxi resident living in Houston (lost our home near White Ave.), thus I have a greater need for detailed info than the curious readers of this boartd who hail from elsewhere. Can you fashion your posts keeping the evacuated pooulation in mind please? Thanks for all your hard work to data . . .

BTW, can the rest of the disaffected posters with ill-informed political opinions please do us in the affected community a favor by keeping your petty thoughts to yourself? You truly make yourselves look like asses when you use our loss to advance your political agenda. This was/is a human tragedy that should be treated respectfully: it is not an opportunity to tale a cheap shot at certain individuals or an entire class of political adherents. Katrina did not differentiate between class, race, gender, or political affiliation; all in her path were open prey. Don't create more suffering by spewing your infective here . . .

7:58 AM  
Anonymous HHJ said...

Respected friend:
The spam sandwich is so high-fat that it is slowing your digestive system to a crawl. Get veggies, bran, oatmeal, any fiber you can find into the mix every chance you get. You _really_ don't want to think about an impaction under these conditions.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i am mad...and tell you what i feel gud about it.I am 25ys old working part time earning just enough to feed myself.I have my own ancestoral house "The Saving Grace".I sleep 14-16 hours a day,work for 4 hours and the rest of the day things like Internet,eating,toilet etc .I dont have any aim in life.Just feel now that you are in this world , there is no getting out of it...I am bored with life..I have no friends(though i like it that way).I know its just a matter of time before i knock the doors of complete insanity..

11:57 AM  
Blogger sab4000 said...

Hey i am mad...and tell you what i feel gud about it.I am 25ys old working part time earning just enough to feed myself.I have my own ancestoral house "The Saving Grace".I sleep 14-16 hours a day,work for 4 hours and the rest of the day things like Internet,eating,toilet etc .I dont have any aim in life.Just feel now that you are in this world , there is no getting out of it...I am bored with life..I have no friends(though i like it that way).I know its just a matter of time before i knock the doors of complete insanity..you want to contact me: sabarish_menon@hotmail.com

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