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My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

Thanks to NyteEnGale, Bible Researcher
Gina will always be loved and missed


 
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
(Let the good times Roll!)
SHERI's SUTHERN LIVIN'

The good  people of Louisiana are warm and giving and so much fun to be with. I love trying to understand good ole Cajun talk.   If you aren't careful, you won't understand them.   It's fun trying!

The Cajun Dialect
http://www.geocities.com/tokyo/flats/4396/language.html

Spears, Cajun History, Louisiana, Creole, Cajun French Phrases, Evangeline Parish, Soileau family background, Mamou, Cajun midi
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9812/spears.htm


Listening carefully to a Cajun talking.  See if you can understand him
History of Cajun Country
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~jmeaux/cajun.html



Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday which is the last day of Mardi Gras celebration. It corresponds to Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before the Lenten  season in the Christian tradition

How to Speak Cajun - !~*The Cajun Bayou*~!
http://www.freewebs.com/thecajunbayou/howtospeakcajun.htm

Don't forget... Mardi Gras is celebrated in many states...not just Louisiana AND many countries
(for example -- In Brazil and some other countries, it's called Carnival or Carnaval.  There are other names as well in localized areas)



And don't forget Presidents Day !  February is busy !




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Prayers
Pray for our nation
http://www.greatdanepro.com/Pray%20For%20America/index.htm



Our hearts go out to Rainbow Reader, l1d@sbcglobal.net and her family, who are mourning the loss of Missy. 





QUOTES, LINKS, SEASONAL LINKS

"I have trouble explaining to out-of-towners why people here spend $1,000 to wear a mask so no one knows who they are, and then give away things to people they've never met. But I guess it's an opportunity for everybody to play Santa Claus. That's at the heart of it." ~ Arthur Hardy

A Glossary of terms used in New Orleans -- otherwise known as "yatspeak" y'all!
http://www.experienceneworleans.com/glossary.html

"It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans." ~Mark Twain

Mardi Gras, its history and origin and culture
http://www.theholidayspot.com/mardigras/origin.htm

Presidents' Day — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
http://www.history.com/topics/presidents-day

BITTS AND BYTES INDEX PAGE
http://bittsandbytes.net/



FAMILY AND KIDS

Never let your children surf the net alone. Always check links from this column. I have checked them but they can be hacked between the time I put them in and the time you read this.


 
KIDS' LINKS
Kids' Carnival Coloring Pages | Mardi Gras New Orleans 2012
http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/coloring-pages.html

Presidents Coloring Pages
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/presidents-day/

Kids Games
http://www.gameskidsplay.net/

FOR KIDS: Moon Twinkles - Science News
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338377/title/FOR_KIDS_Moon_twinkles

PARENT's LINKS

PARENT ALERT
Are you aware that the Feds are inspecting your child's lunch from home?
 State Inspectors Searching Children’s Lunch Boxes: “This Isn’t China, Is It?” - Civitas Institute http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-inspectors-searching-childrens-lunch-boxes-this-isnt-china-is-it/


Mardi Gras Celebrations for Families - Find -Family-Friendly Festivities for Mardi Gras
http://travelwithkids.about.com/od/wintervacations/tp/mardi_gras_family_friendly.htm

Gifted Children - Steve Jobs Advice - Parenting.com http://www.parenting.com/article/how-raise-gifted-children?src=syn&dom=aolhp&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl18%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D133849

Kids Today Don't Get Enough Sleep, But They Never Have - ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_ParentingResource/kids-today-sleep/story?id=15573227

Sense of Humor Starts Early in Children - MedicineNet
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=154244


GO ASK ALICE!
Mardi Gras came to the US around 1699 by French explorer, Sieur d’Iberville. From 1827 to 1833 the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations became similar to what they are today. The Mardi Gras Ball started that year as well.  
Mardi Gras in America was actually begun in Mobile, Alabama in 1703, a year after its {founding;} in 1857, members of a Mobilian mystic society brought Mardi Gras to New Orleans.

Free Printable Mardi Gras Party Games and Free Mardi Gras Holiday Activities
http://party-games-etc.com/mardigras-games.htm

Sesame Street - It's Zydeco -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8f3cLARhhI

Zydeco dance at Crawfish Festival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vncNPfLRFo

Free Kids Crafts - Mardi Gras Crafts
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/mardi_gras_crafts-t121.html

Mardi Gras Party Ideas
http://holiday-party-decorations.com/mardi-gras/party-ideas.htm

Free Printable Mardi Gras Games
http://mardi-gras-fun.com/printablegames.htm


JMcCORNACK's WORLD

 Bacon ’n Chocolate!
 http://mccornack.freewaywebhost.com/drive2188.html

Road to Cloud Chief
http://mccornack.012webpages.com/drive2177.html




COMMUNITY/CONSUMER AWARENESS

The End to Haggling? Car dealers wince at this site
100% Haggle-Free New Car Price Quotes from Local Dealers - TrueCar
http://www.truecar.com/

This is a web-site featuring the original factory brochures for nearly every American car you have ever owned.
Pick the manufacturer, the year and the model. Enjoy!
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/broch1.html
 
Want Better Car Insurance Rates? You Have to Make the Call - Your Money - NYTimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/your-money/want-better-car-insurance-rates-youve-got-to-make-the-call-your-money.html?_r=2&ref=business

Is your salary correct for where you live?
New Year, New Salary.com - Salary.com
http://salary.com/


COMPUTER
Help Soldiers' Angels send Carnival to our troops overseas | NOLA.com
http://www.armychic256bde.com/id42.html

Electronic Security a Worry in an Age of Digital Espionage - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/technology/electronic-security-a-worry-in-an-age-of-digital-espionage.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2

How could you help ?
http://askbobrankin.com/how_do_spammers_get_my_email_address.html?awt_l=A8Izp&awt_m=J75YYGsDj8P6SL

Windows Talk: Computer Maintenance For Grandmas | PC Pitstop
http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2011/11/28/windows-talk-computer-maintenance-for-grandmas/?

Reporting Spammers who are using your screen name
http://www.private.org.il/harvest.html



HOME AND GARDEN
Flowers always make people better,
happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and
medicine for the soul.
~*~Luther Burbank

Craftgrrl - Where Crafters Unite! - Masquerade masks!
http://craftgrrl.livejournal.com/13736495.html

Mardi Gras masks : make one for yourself!
http://www.theholidayspot.com/mardigras/mask.htm

Life of flowers
http://player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?title=0&%3bbyline=0&%3bportrait=0href=



MEDICAL/HEALTH

Common Vitamins and Supplements to Treat Diabetes
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/condition-1145-Diabetes.aspx?diseaseid=1145&diseasename=Diabetes&source=2

How Massage Heals Sore Muscles - NYTimes.com
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/how-massage-heals-sore-muscles/?WT.mc_id=NYT-E-I-NYT-E-AT-0208-L19&nl=el

Pharmaceuticals and fat - 13 Drugs That Can Make You Gain Weight - Health.com
http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20545602,00.html?xid=topstories01252012




MUSIC
  Pete Fountain - Fascination Medley - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDu37df1FXs

Pete Fountain's Final Performance - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Qvja_joio

Louisiana folk put their hand over their heart when this is playing
Jerry Lee Lewis - When The Saints Go Marchin' In - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB7RAH56nHw

Fats Domino - When The Saints Go Marching In & Sentimental Journey (1986) - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spyc4Ml9a3w

Early Elvis
Elvis Presley - When The Saints Go Marching In - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DRXZdo7L0w

Listen to some real live New Orleans Jazz
WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM : New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Station : Dedicated to Bringing New Orleans Music to the Universe
http://www.wwoz.org/

Traditional Cajun Music - Hippy to-yo - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrcrGEj5ZwM

Rest in Peace
Whitney Houston's Most Powerful Gospel Medley Performance (With Cece Winans) - Music Videos http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=KPWWWLNX&utm_source=GodTube%20Must-See%20Video&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02/13/2012



        
PETS AND ANIMALS
Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.


RED ALERT PET OWNERS
Seven Dead Pets in Five Days
http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/seven-dead-pets-in-five-days.html
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/

Pet Allergies Slideshow: Hypoallergenic Dogs and Cats?
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/ss/slideshow-pets-and-allergies?ecd=wnl_day_021112

Putting Your Pet In Your Will | Bankrate.com
http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/putting-pet-in-your-will.aspx?ic_id=Top_Financial%20News%20Center_link_4

Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.

 Do TIGERS like catnip?? - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tklx3j7kgJY

Do Animals Know Right from Wrong? New Clues Point to 'Yes' | LifesLittleMysteries.com
http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1890-animals-morality-right-wrong.html


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TRAVEL
Traveling Louisiana
http://www.travelsmith.com/TravelSmith/US/TravelCenter/guide-new-orleans/landing-path?cm_mmc=Email-_-120210-ES948241-Inside_Tra

The Southern Boudin Trail | An SFA Documentary
http://www.southernboudintrail.com/introduction.shtml


Interesting thing about this picture...this is Oak Valley Plantation outside New Orleans (the most photographed plantation).
You will notice there is no Spanish moss dripping from these Live Oaks.  The mistress of Oak Valley didn't like Spanish moss so she had it all removed .
Visiting Oak Alley < Oak Alley Plantation
http://www.oakalleyplantation.com/visiting/



Live webcams from New Orleans - NOLA.com
http://www.nola.com/live/

Touring the Tabasco Hot Sauce Factory and Scenic Avery Island, Louisiana « Dixie Dining
http://dixiedining.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/touring-tabasco-factory-avery-island/

New Orleans, Louisiana Travel Guide - Southern Living
http://www.southernliving.com/travel/south-central/travel-guide-new-orleans-louisiana-00400000039786/




"New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin."
-- Mark Twain, 1884

WHAT CHA GOT COOKIN'

May the spatula be with you...

In Sheri's Kitchen...

I preheat a memory.
I fold in old friends with new.
I bake a good laugh.

Food News
What's the Difference Between Corn Syrup and Sugar? | LifesLittleMysteries.com
http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/836-corn-sugar-corn-syrup-differences-100915.html

I don't think many meals are served with this sausage in some form. 
What the heck is Boudin? | Cajun French
http://www.cajunfrenchblog.com/2009/01/what-is-boudin/

If you don't want to sound like a tourist, don't say Bou DIN....locals call it Bou DAN.
Frequently Asked Boudin Questions
http://boudinlink.com/FAQ.html

The first thing a Cajun Mama is going to say when her son when he tells her he's marrying is "Is she Catholic and can she make a roux."

Recipes  BAM !
Boudin Sausage Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-live/boudin-sausage-recipe/index.html

Making a Roux - Cooking Louisiana
http://www.cookinglouisiana.com/Cooking/Making-a-Roux.htm


Mardi Gras in Cajun Country Mardi Gras at Epicurious.com
http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/mardigras/donald-link-cajun-recipes?mbid=RF

Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Wings
http://southernfood.about.com/b/2012/02/03/spicy-cajun-style-chicken-wings.htm?nl=1

Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe | MyRecipes.com
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bourbon-bread-pudding-10000001687672/

New Orleans Recipes - Southern Living
http://www.southernliving.com/travel/south-central/new-orleans-louisiana-cajun-recipes-00400000039549/

Gumbo Recipes - Gumbo Recipes and Basic Roux
http://southernfood.about.com/cs/gumborecipes/a/gumbo.htm

King Cake Recipe
http://www.fabulousfoods.com/recipes/king-cake

Cajun Recipes| Louisiana Cajun Recipes| Creole Recipes
http://www.cajuncookingrecipes.com/cajun/

The Creole and Cajun Recipe Page
http://www.gumbopages.com/recipe-page.html#recipes

Cajun Bread Pudding Recipe - Allrecipes.com
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cajun-bread-pudding/

If you don't ever get to Louisiana, make these yourself...YUM
Beignet, How To Make Beignets, Beignet Recipe, Beignet History, History of Beignets, New Orleans Beignets, Beignet Cake
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/BeignetsHistory.htm

President's Day Recipes - CDKitchen
http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/593/





JOKES AND CARTOONS
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.

 You Might be a Cajun If...

...watching the "wild kingdom" inspires you to write a cookbook.

...you think a lobster is a crawfish on steriods.

...you take a bite of 5-alarm Texas chili and reach for the tabasco.

...you pass up a trip abroad to go to the crawfish festival in Breaux Bridge.

...your description of a gourmet dinner includes the words "deep fat fried."

...your mama announces each morning, "well, I've got the rice cooking-what will we have for dinner?"

...you sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says "don't eat the dead ones" and you know what he means.

...you don't know the real names of your friends, only their nicknames.

...you gave up tabasco for lent.

...your dog thinks the bed of your pickup is his kennel.

...any of your dessert recipes call for jalapenos.

you think the four seasons are: duck, rabbit, deer, squirrel.
 


One night, a torrential rain soaked Southern Louisiana; the next morning the resulting floodwaters came up about 6 feet into most of the homes there.
Mrs. Boudreaux was sitting on her roof with her neighbor, Mrs.Thibodeaux, waiting for help to come. Mrs. Thibodeaux noticed a baseball cap, floating near the house.
Then she saw it float far out into the front yard, then float back to the house; it kept floating away from the house, then back towards house.
Her curiosity got the best of her, so she asked Mrs. Boudreaux, "Do you see dat dere baseball cap a floatin' away from the house, den back again?"
Mrs. Boudreaux said, "Oh yeah, dass my husband; I tole him he gonna cut the grass today, come hell or high water."


Pierre and Boudreaux was flying Cajun Airlines to da Mardi Gras. Boudreaux was flying da plane, and Pierre was in da back foolin wit da cargo equipment an stuff.
Da plane hit some turbulence an started bouncin around and Boudreaux got knocked unconscious. Den da plane start driftin. Pierre come run up to da front an Boudreaux was sprawl out all over da steerin wheel.
Well, Pierre don't know nuttin bout flyin an he start to get panaky. He grab da microphone and holla "May Day! May Day! Dis is Cajun Air Line 90210. Boudreaux, him knock unconscious an I don know nuttin about flyin dis plane!"
"Dis is da control tower," Someone answer. "Don you worry a bout nittin. We gonna splain how you to land dis plane, step by sep, ah gar-own-tee! Jus leave anyting ta us. Fus, how high yu are, an whas you position?"    Pierre thought a minute, den say, "I'm five foot ten an I'm all day wa to da front of da plane."
"No! No! No!" answer da tower. " What you altitude, an where you location?"
Pierre say, "Man, rat now ah got a po attitude, an ah'm from Thibodeaux, Laweezeeanna!"
" No! No! No!" came an exasperated voice. " Ah needs to know how many feet you got off da groun an how you plane in relation to da airport!"
Pierre, he start to panic by dis time. He say, "Countin Boudreaux's feets an mine togedder, we got fo feet off da groun an I don believe dis plane related to you airport!"
A long pause-----de silence was deafanin.
"We needs to know whoo you next of kin."


Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYgpPB1kwU

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