Steve sent me some more pictures of that afternoon, and I think this shows a better angle of the jello shot.
When we were walking back to the hotel to get dressed in our costumes, we passed this store again. The kitty doesn’t look much different from when we saw him in there two days ago.
Zung liked his costume so much from two years ago that he decided to do an encore wearing of it. I present to you, Count Trancula.
Here I am in my fallen angel costume.
These are my fabulous wings. I loved those wings.
We met up with Steve and Janelle on Bourbon Street. Janelle said she was a sexy skeleton princess, which I guess would make Steve a sexy skeleton prince.
Her shoes were very cool.
Zung and I went to have dinner at Arnaud’s. I started with a champagne cocktail.
Here is Zung, also drinking a champagne cocktail and trying to look Dracula-ish. He kind of just looks like he forgot to put his dentures in (just kidding – he doesn’t have dentures).
A bottle of La Crema Pinot Noir.
Fish, with some brown sauce.
I think I am officially getting my drunk on by now.
Zung looks like he is feeling no pain either.
We had dessert.
When we got finished, we texted Janelle to find out where they were. They were in a bar, nearby, called the Swamp. They were upstairs. It was so packed downstairs and we couldn’t even see how to get up there. We fought through the crowd and made our way upstairs, where it was not yet as crowded. This is where we would stay for the rest of the evening. We had a lot of fun, but in retrospect, I am sorry that we did not walk up and down Bourbon Street like we did last time. Seeing all the costumes is really half the fun of being in New Orleans for Halloween.
There was a comfy sofa to park ourselves on, and Janelle looks like she is feeling no pain.
We hadn’t finished our wine from dinner, so Zung got some cups and we made quick work of that. If you’re counting, I’ve had how much to drink? The answer is, ALOT
There were some very cool costumes that made their way upstairs at the Swamp.
Janelle’s friend, Audrey, was a piñata.
Which I thought was really original, until a bunch of other piñatas came in. If that’s how many there were at the Swamp, they must have been all over NOLA that night.
I have no idea what Steve and I were doing here.
We enjoyed some entertainment by these lovely ladies.
Zung was definitely feeling no pain.
Janelle and Zung and I were sitting there when this lovely lady came by with a tray of test tube shots.
I did several of these. They were $4 each and the first time I did 2 and Zung did 1. I gave her a $20 and said keep the change. The next time I did 1 and gave her a $20 and asked for change and never saw her again. When another girl came by with a tray of them I told her what happened and she said she wanted to give me one for free because she felt bad that happened. I probably didn’t need another one, but, what the hell.
This was the first one. Let’s just say, this elicited and “OMG” response from my son, Nicholas, when he saw it on Facebook. And it seems like a fitting.way to end this blog post.
Oh, there is a protocol that needs to be observed when partaking of a test tube shot. And this is it.