Of Fame and Infamy

I’m too busy for the paparazzi, so it took a while for me to get copies of this stuff to put on line. Apparently I’ve gotten my own little brush with fame in the most perfect of circumstances.

Jess's Article in Nicholls Viola Magazine
Jess's Article in Nicholls Viola Magazine

First, I had a nice article in Voilá written about my work as the Nicholls State University Website Manager. It’s pretty flattering and very cool, so I was pretty surprised. (disclaimer: I work around the folks who produce this work, but avoided reading it for the last couple of months. I really didn’t want to have any pre-published opinion and was curious about the results since I was a complete geek-as-always during my interview and photo sessions ) I extracted my single page of awesome into a PDF you can read from here: Jess’s Article in Nicholls Viola Magazine (pdf)

Jess Planck planking on planks

About two weeks before that I also got my picture in the local paper for planking. Totally Caidy’s idea to tell me to get up on the planks in Home Depot and assume the planking position. I know it’s stupid, but whats worse is that the writers completely missed the point. It should have been written as “Jess Planck planking on planks.” What the hell happened to irony? It wasn’t plywood either! Know what pine planks smell like.

Cover Blown

I’ve been discovered after years of being the “sweet tea” guy in our mall. I buy my wife a tea while she’s working at JCP so the Chick-fil-a folks see me a few times a week. It’s fast service when you are a super-regular.

Now one of them recognized me leaving late from my office at work with Caidy and Mardi. I was even sneaking out the back door.

Cover blown!

Free-range Chickens – K8 & Jess On the Road

I did warn her that it would end up on-line at some point.

Last year we rented a van to pick up stuff from Tioga and help my parents move. The van was one of those kidnapper models; big, noisy, and with a badly functioning radio. I have always loved conversations with Caidy, so on this trip I did one of those evil husband-friend things. I recorded our boring ride on my phone.

I was recently reminded of this part which takes place as we pass through Lafayette, Louisiana heading south on HWY 90 (I-49). If you don’t know, this is a busy urban road planned to be a future interstate going through a decent sized town. Not the sort of place where you would expect to see several chickens living the dream. Enjoy!

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Saints Superbowl XLIV Victory Parade in New Orleans

A very busy week kept me from getting this uploaded sooner! We got some decent videos and good photo or two. Enjoy!

Caidy and I took off early Tuesday afternoon and after almost four hours (to go about 60 miles) we made it to the Quarter House in New Orleans to stay the night and see the Saints carry the Lombardi Trophy Mardi Gras style through the streets of New Orleans.

We stood with a friendly crowd at the intersection of Canal and Camp. It was cold, so we stayed warm with a not so nutritional combination of alcohol and funnel cakes. The parade was slow moving with a pretty long route, but it was fun. Continue reading “Saints Superbowl XLIV Victory Parade in New Orleans”