Greetings From Debrisville

Thanks to Athenae for the invite and the warm welcome. She just did something either foolhardy or semi-brilliant by inviting me to join the gang at First Draft. I’ll let you be the judge of that. For my own part, I’m happy to be here: I’m a longtime reader, occasional commenter and sporadic passenger in the crack van. Love that shag rug, A. I hope that Scout will still bring the ham…

I’ve lived in New Orleans (aka Debrisville) since 1987 and have been blogging asAdrastos since December 2005. I suspect you can figure out what inspired me to start bloviating on the internets: Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent federal flood.

I’ve worn a lot of different hats over the years. I’ve been a musician, tour guide, congressional aide, lawyer and I’m now a small business owner in the French Quarter, which means that there’s very little that surprises or shocks me.

My style as a blogger is best summarized by Chuckles the clown’s mantra: “a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down the pants.” In short, I throw a lot of shit aganst the wall and hope that some of it sticks.

The only thing that gave me pause about joining the First Draft krewe is that I don’t say fuck as much as Athenae or Jude. Once I was assured that there wasn’t a quota I said: what the fuck, why the fuck not? But just in case I’m expected to swear like a Greek sailor, here’s Warren Zevon with My Shit’s Fucked Up:

27 thoughts on “Greetings From Debrisville

  1. Elspeth R says:

    Ahem, I believe it’s “A little song” not smile… 😉 Welcome aboard!
    (!!!!!!) just for you Meester!

  2. GentillyGirl says:

    Less use of the F-Word? Minus 10 points, but it’s great to see your finger tracks on FD.

  3. Adrastos says:

    You are correct, I’m trying to change it but typepad doesn’t like me thus far.
    Oh you and your exclamation points… sigh

  4. Maitri says:

    Shecky at First Draft? Why not? Plus 10 points for Warren Zevon video.

  5. scout says:

    So glad you’re here. Great post

  6. Adrastos says:

    FYFF, M.

  7. Adrastos says:

    Still holding the ham, Scout?

  8. oyster says:

    Congratulations, Adrastos!
    You’re one of my favorite bloggers!
    And now even more netizens will be exposed to your irrepressible Sheckiness!
    This is all very exciting!

  9. liprap says:

    Once again, mazel tov, you tummler, you.
    Stir ’em up and direct ’em all around. ğŸ˜Ž

  10. BuggyQ says:

    Adrastos! Fuck, it’s good to see you here!

  11. scout says:

    Always gots da Ham

  12. Kevin says:

    Very good, for all parties concerned. Congrats!

  13. Adrastos says:

    I dunno KA, I may torment you in front of a national audience now.

  14. jeffrey says:

    And give ’em another one of these from me. ! Y’know just for the fuck of it.

  15. Tommy T says:

    I’d like to say welcome, and mention that this is the first time I’ve said “fuck” on national television.

  16. Adrastos says:

    Fuckin’ A, Tommy T.

  17. virgotex says:

    welcome. obviously you were ill-informed on the fuck quota per post.

  18. liprap says:

    Okay, I guess we gotta post this again:

  19. Adrastos says:

    There’s a fucking fuck quota? FYFF. I do say shit a lot…

  20. pansypoo says:

    waving hi.

  21. ethan says:

    Congrats Adrastos!

  22. greg peters says:

    There goes the neighborhood. Again.

  23. Ray says:

    Beat me to it by 9 minutes, Peters. No wonder Scout took off.

  24. Marco says:

    Seltzer in the pants is better than gloomy pants;)

  25. FeralLiberal says:

    Welcome and looking forward to your posts on my (almost) daily visits here.

  26. Adrastos says:

    Hey, so Athenae wanted to slum. She does allow Jude to post here too, after all…

  27. Editilla says:

    Yes they take on all comers here at the Draft, eh?
    I know how Warren felt, so I’m always looking forward to some of your Lagniappe Noir.
    It happens, Noble Mon, in the blink of an eye.
    I really really like this blog.

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