Friday, February 22, 2008

Gumbo, Kitties, and Ben-Gays...?

Shreveport, Louisiana! Home to Red-River Riverboat Gambling, a city which transformed their bankrupt Mall into this sickeningly large Baptist Church (Super WalMart of Churches - never saw a sight quite like it)! If you remember, last time I was in Louisiana.... a very wonderful photographer/ friend gave me the keys to his Condo in NOLA..... although I enjoyed the city and all it's stories - I was not planning on returning to Louisiana unless it was mardi gras season or something. Too many other sites to see....

.....But there was SunArcher Photography - wooing me with tales of Gumbo and Kitties and a Sofa Bed - like a moth to flame, you know? I left Hot Springs and detoured to Shreveport.

Tim's house was a nice stop-off. Got introduced to all kinds of new southern foods (many with names, I still think he was making up). On the table below we have.... gumbo, rice, Nehi - peach soda, Ben-Gays, and some southern style ribs.... in the very least, I ate pretty damn well. Tim can cook some yummy food, even if you cannot pronounce half of it... : )

Shot all day - which is always a hard thing for me. After about three hours, I start drifting off..... But we changed locations six times, which helped a lot. Lets see, we shot in his street, his backyard, down an abandoned street with his bike (the police that check trucks or something showed up - they just told us to leave), an airforce base, a bank, and this crazy murky pond thing that didn't work out as well as I saw in my head..... just a murky creepy pond....

It is always nice to shoot with someone who is still completely excited over photography - I mean, like little kid, almost jumping up and down excited..... I love that. It keeps you going and puts you in a good mood....

I am going to steal Tim's wife away from him.... and it is just that simple.....

Now I am in Dallas - staying with Randy and Mr. Kitty..... for some reason this place seems like a second home. Last time I was here, Matthew was with me. I remember when he crawled into bed the first night - he said, "Your life is just insane. I cannot believe you just sleep in a different house every night.... what if they come in a kill you or something..." Ha, and that just made me giggle.... I love this place. Randy is great company, he is a dancing man, we watch American Idol together, he lets me sleep in until 11am.... let me tell you, if you can sleep-in at someone's house until 11am and still feel welcome - that place is a good place to be.

Ok, today is my day off - I have errands to run. Must pay speeding ticket for FL.... must! Enjoy your whatever-day-it-happens to be today.... !!!!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Living the life of Riley. You go girl !

Anonymous said...

Well, if it's your day off, enjoy it- BREATHE! From your blogs, it sounds like you have been sprinting all over the south.

The Port City Prince said...

:) Us Southerners know that you can't make up those names that I gave you. But London is referring to foods such as:

- boudain;
- andouille sausage;
- etoufée; and
- beignets.

London kept calling them "bunyons." lol So my wife says, "It's like saying 'Ben-Gays,' but with a y sound instead of the g."

You were a joy to work with, and my excitement was definitely from working with a model as diverse, skilled, and attractive as yourself. My wife wants you here as her personal teddy bear. Get a move on! lol

London Andrews said...

You better not invite me back, I might steal her as MY personal teddy bear... : )

And again - those names! You are killing me with those crazy names.... !!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get all this energy from girl? Can't you stay still in one place for more than a day? What's your secret? Please share with us...PLEASE??

London Andrews said...

Energy. I must admit, it comes and goes.... When I surround myself with good people - their positive outlook on photography and modeling, rubs off on me. It fuels me....if I am not around people like that, though - this job is really incredibly hard.....

There is no other secret than just really concentrate on what you want..... I want to be happy, I want to see the world... and I do not want a real job right now - therefore, I do my best to make this one work....

Anonymous said...

You are working on something you enjoy. More power to you. Some of us are not so lucky.

Anonymous said...

London-

I enjoyed you visit. Sorry I missed your departure, but I wanted to let you sleep and I had a meeting with a new client.

You are welcome any time you are in town. Thanks for the nice words.

Randy Moore
Dallas, Texas

Jeff said...

Bummer regarding the speeding ticket!

If you decide to fight it check out this blog... http://myfirstspeedingticket.blogspot.com for tips on what to do before, during and after the traffic stop

James said...

Prince, that's too rich! What I wouldn't give to be back in Nawlins, havin beignets and coffee next to the river.

I once took my Buffalo, NY born and raised brother in law to New Orleans. I had more fun just watching him. He was like a hog looking at a wrist watch.

Jim in Huntsville

The Port City Prince said...

lol @ Jim. If I had my mind right, I would have taken London over to the Circle K where the crawfish man parks his trailer. Hedz Up...LOVE their mudbugs! London, you need to come back down and try some. :)

James said...

That's a picture I'm not quite ready for: London with half a mudbug in her mouth, pinchin' tail.

SLEPhoto said...

Little do they know I DID creep in to your room & kill you, and replaced you with an android killing machine!

AHHH HAHAHAHAHAH!

(ok, *I* have obviously had too much cold medicine...)

Eddie said...

Hi London,

I stumbled upon your blog and kept reading until I thought I would hit Louisiana.

Saying "bengays" instead of "benyays" is hilarious. I'm born and raised in New Orleans so it was a kick for me to read about your escapades in Shreveport.

As far as the mega church . . . I got a big kick out of that everytime I've visit Shreveport. We've got nothing on Texas, though!!!

Sounds like a fun trip!!! Go for it!!!

Michael Woods said...

Sounds like you had a great time. If you ever come up through California I hope our paths might cross.