Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Saints and the Sinners

My book, GOALS FOR A SINNER, revolves around an imaginary football team, the Sinners, that has replaced the Saints after they move to Salt Lake. However, it looks like the Saints might stay in New Orleans for a few more years. Their first two games of the 2009 season have been awesome. I might have to give up telling my favorite Saints/Cajun joke which goes like this:
A group of Cajuns skip confession and Mass in order to take the bus to the casino. On the way, the bus crashes and everyone aboard dies and goes straight to Hell. The Cajuns don't find the place much hotter than Louisiana, so they make themselves comfortable, setting up some bourre games and boiling water for crawfish. The Devil doesn't like seeing them so content. He turns up the heat. The Cajuns make up some tickets to sell for a gumbo dinner in order to air condition the place. This infuriates the Devil. He thinks and thinks. Ah-ha! He turns the heat down so low the place freezes over. Those Cajuns are miserable and shivering. Then, one looks at another and smiles. "You know what dis means, Boudreaux? The Saints done won the Super Bowl. Let's party!"
If the Saints keep doing so well, we might have snow again in Louisiana this year.

6 comments:

  1. Good joke. And coming from LA myself, I can certainly appreciate it. We've been waiting since '66 for the Saints to get to the big show.
    Glad to see you have a blog now. I'll take notes so I can start my own ... later.
    Jeff

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  3. I love that joke! :) Looking forward to the book!

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  4. Thanks all of you for stopping by. I wish you success in your own writing endeavors. I have to say writing the book was the easiest part of getting published.

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  5. Your website is live: http://lynnshurr.com -- Yippee!

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  6. Enjoyed reading "Goals for a Sinner".
    Keep 'em coming.

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