Monday, March 23, 2009

Brazilian Health Fair in Kenner/New Orleans

Brazilian Health Fair

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

from 10:30 to 3:00

In front of the Brazilian Market

at 2424 Williams Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

Medical Screenings Offered:

- Glucose

- Blood Pressure


- Vision

Medical Information Provided in Portuguese

Portuguese/English Interpreters Available

Activities for Children

All are Welcome – Sejam Bem-vindos – Todos son Bienvenidos

Feira de Saúde Especialmente para a Comunidade Brasileira

no dia 19 de abril, 2009

de 10:30 às 15:00

Em frente ao Brazilian Market

2424 Williams Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

Serviços Médicos Oferecidos:

Teste de Glicose

Teste de Pressão sangüínea

Teste de HIV

Informação Médica em Português

Intérpretes Português- Inglês

Uma Demonstração de Capoeira pelo Grupo Maculelê

Flyer Portuguese

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Swamp Things: The Alligator and the Python

So, Tyree and I have noticed that whenever Florida makes the news, it's almost never concerning something within the range of normal. It's always a hurricane, or a sinkhole collapse or some crazy person who let Disney World go to their head. On the Daily Show last night, Jon spent at least five minutes making fun of our little problem in the Everglades: pet-store pythons released into the wild. So I decided to post this picture from 2005 and fully embrace the crazy that is my state. This nasty image is of a python that tried to eat an alligator in the Everglades National Park. It didn't work out for the alligator OR the python. Really, only in Florida could a carnivorous Asian reptile meet our beloved gator.

In April 2009, the New Yorker happened to publish an entire article about the problem growing in the Everglades. What I liked about the article was its insistence that this phenomenon could only start in Florida through a combination of reptile-spreading hurricanes, a fertile spawning ground and a Floridian penchant for importing exotic pets. Please Read: Swamp Things

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Rainy Krewe of Erin

This parade is famous for throwing vegetables. We got cabbage, carrots, potatoes and lemons. I also caught a lot of moon pies, which are a favorite childhood memory of mine. Moon pies and root beer.

I liked this parade, it was very interactive! These men are passing out flowers in exchange for kisses. Tyree wasn't too jealous.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!