Office parties every weekend. Misbehaving and celebrity sightings from WeMo to LoDa. It really is Christmas! Y’all just don’t understand – after Mardi Gras, a gossip gal like myself really does find this to be the most wonderful time of the year. Santa may prefer those who are nice, but I am more interested in the naughty list. And that list is quite long! I’ve got switches a plenty to hand out.
So let’s get to it!
The Roller Express?
I had numerous reports that a person dressed in a skin-tight Santa suit and very short pink shorts was spotted roller blading through Midtown and the OGD last Sunday, Dec. 7. This suave Santa even had a boom box on his shoulder that was playing Christmas music. With that suit, I think it’s safe to say, his bells were not jingling, if you know what I mean. But I do love this! I certainly hope we see some more of this Santa!
Hot times at “The Polar Express”
As part of the month-long, best-Christmas-in-the-Port-City-since-the-beginning-of-time celebration, parents and kids alike headed to Cathedral Square last Friday night to watch “The Polar Express.” I am told by my spies that Mayor Sandy Stimpson was in attendance but it was not the good mayor who was garnering all the attention but the officer who often accompanies him. Let’s just say the word “hot” was thrown around a lot by one group of ladies as they watched him, I mean, the movie. Naughty, naughty ladies!
This Friday night Dec. 12, the city is trying to set the Guinness record for most number of elves in one place (other than the North Pole obviously). Participants are asked to dress in elf costume or at least elf ears and head to Bienville Square before 7 p.m.
Something “wicket” this way comes
There has been a weekly croquet match between De Tonti Square and Oakleigh Garden District residents for some time now. Each week they alternate locations between their historic locales and we hear the matches have been quite competitive. But we are told the “mallet was buried” last weekend so the De Tonti folks could have their annual Christmas party, which I am told was a blast. There were even some OGD-ers spotted at the party. Uh oh. Let’s just hope nothing “wicket” as going on – you know like mallet sabotage. (I know that was a terrible croquet joke, but just go with it.)
On Monday night Dec. 8, a self proclaimed “nerd spy” said he spotted what he felt were fellow nerds downtown at Alchemy Tavern. One of the “gentlemen” was wearing a bath robe as some sort of overcoat and this seemed slightly nerd-esque, but it wasn’t until they sang karaoke that our spy could confirm without question they were in fact, nerds. Their karaoke song of choice: the Pokemon theme song. Yep, definitely nerds!
(What I found most surprising about this story is that the Pokemon theme song is available as a choice for karaoke performances.)
Mobile Horror Story?
“American Horror Story” fans might have noticed a familiar face who has been getting a lot of screen time on the show. According to our AHS spy, Port City native Nathan O’Neil Smith has been seen in just about every episode this season. According to imdb.com. his film credits also include our own locally-filmed blockbusters, “Tokarev” (aka “Rage” with Nic Cage) and “Convergence” (with Mykelti Williamson). The Boozester has not cracked out on this show yet, but look forward to seeing some local talent in it when I do!
Mrs. McCarron getting her craft on?
Word on the street that Mrs. A.J. McCarron, the lovely Katherine Webb was spotted at Hobby Lobby on Schillinger recently. No word on if she was scrapbooking or bedazzling or just picking up some Christmas décor, but we hear the model and reality show star was gracious enough to take pics with at least one young fan.
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. The bulk of Christmas parties happen next weekend (including Lagniappe’s), so look for even more naughtiness next issue. And just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ roller blading Santa lovin’, I will be there, Ciao!