The whole fam damly

Okay, it wasn’t the whole family, but it was a fairly decent slice of the Ranjbars (and Mangewalas) that came to visit me last week. For Ray Ranjbar (my dad), Rob Mangewala (my brother-in-law) and Arissa (my super-cool niece), it was the first trip ever to New Orleans. Nancy (my […]

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Why I don’t go out on Lundi Gras

My friends often tell me I have interesting stories to tell. Stories about my life and strange incidents I experience seem to enthrall them to no end. So, here’s a perfect story to celebrate the anniversary of the first (and only) time I ever got arrested. Once upon a time […]

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I can’t believe it’s finally over…

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t had the opportunity to post as frequently this month for one, overwhelming reason…I had jury duty. Now, for my readers who do not live in Orleans Parish, criminal court jury duty demands that you appear two days out of the week, either Monday […]

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I just realized . . .

I completely forgot to mention how much I’d lost/gained in my NOWFE post a few days ago! It took me a bit to recover from the food induced haze on Friday. It’s also because things on the diet front have not been very good. Well, I gained three pounds last […]

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Why my friends are cooler than yours…

Back in November of last year, my friend Casey (being the football fan that she is) entered a contest for tickets to the Tostitos BCS Fiesta Bowl game and won. She and her boyfriend Brandon got an all-expense paid trip to Glendale, Arizona and watched as the Auburn Tigers beat […]

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Well I’ll be dipped…

I am a bit fanatical when it comes to anything Disney. I love the movies, the characters and the theme parks. Disney paraphernalia is dotted all throughout my house. In the kitchen alone you’ll find Alice in Wonderland S&P shakers, a “villain-ness” cookie jar featuring Ursula, Maleficent and the Evil […]

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Birthday wishes…

Last week, John’s 27th birthday dawned on Thursday, April 14th. I had hesitantly asked him where he would like to dine for our cheat, my treat of course, preparing myself for the words “Taco Bell” to erupt from his lips, but he surprised me. A large, questioning smile spread across his […]

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