Monday, February 8, 2010

And The Winner Is... very lucky. ;) They are going to be the talk of their town when they get this box full of goodies. (And thanks, AP, for the pic of the amazing Tracy Porter, lol)

And what a celebration it's been here in town. It might as well be Ash Wednesday out there, the French Quarter streets are so trashed. A tree next to the POLICE STATION is covered in toilet paper. Vigilant, as always. Last night I witnessed an impromptu parade of Saints fans heading down the Avenue to the quarter to celebrate. Seriously, the neutral ground, where the St. Charles streetcar usually runs, was packed with people headed downtown. This morning I got in to the FQ only to see people leaving Barely Legal. At 9AM. Wow. I'll have some coffee with my debauchery, thanks.

It's been pretty surreal. Welcome to the Who Dat Nation, y'all! We're glad to have ya! (And glad Miami temporarily suspended their open container law, lol)

I'm actually kind of relieved the game is over, since now we've got over a week to keep on celebrating. Wahoo! (Of course, this means my husband's nephews and their friend will be here this week. Eep!) I'll try to get some parade footage on my phone and see if I can post it here, but I'm still trying to figure that thing out. It's smarter than I am, ya know.

Okay, enough stalling:

And the winner is:

Tricia J. O'Brien at Talespinning!

Please email me your address and I'll try to get your package out by the end of the day Tuesday to be sure you have your goodies before Mardi Gras day rolls around. Lucky you!

And to everyone else, just 'cause y'all don't usually celebrate carnival doesn't mean you can't start! Especially with this nasty winter I know most of y'all are having. Celebrate and eat and drink like Lent is about to start! (Of course, once Lent's over, there's the Easter crawfish boils, French Quarter fest, Jazzfest, Summerfest...)

Party on, y'all!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, man! Bummer. Huge and sincere congrats to Tricia, though. :-) I'm thrilled for the people of Louisiana, Tere. You folks certainly know how to party! :-)

Abby Annis said...

Congrats, Tricia!!

Krispy said...

Yay! Go Saints! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! I won! I am so excited to get some cheer from New Orleans.
Last night I got on to check out the cams and, of course, saw huge crowds on Bourbon St. But I was most moved by the people waving flags and hugging at the streetcar cam. Yay, Saints!
And thank you, Tere, for this contest.
I wasn't even going to look at blogs today due to extreme busy-ness (I must leave in moments) but I'm so glad I did. You made my day!

Elana Johnson said...

Party on! Congrats Tricia. :)

Tere Kirkland said...

Thanks for participating, y'all! I'll have to do this next year just for kicks.

So glad I could make your day, "Pat" O'Brien! I'm still laughing about that odd coincidence!

(pat o'brien's being one of the most famous FQ tourist destinations, just in case my awful sense of humor was lost on anyone.)

Hope everyone enjoyed the game. OMG, when Porter ran in that TD I think everyone in the city was screaming! Wish you all coulda been here!

Tess said...

What a fantastic picture above...the Saints played the better game and deserved their win. It was all abuzz and cheering over here.

Congrats, Tricia!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so happy for the Saints! WHO DAT!?
Congratulations, Tricia!

Lisa and Laura said...

Go Saints! Congrats to Tricia!

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Tabitha Bird said...

Congrats Tricia!

No Super bowl here. We is waaaaay on the other side of the world :)

Corey Schwartz said...

YAY Saints! So happy you guys won!