Happy Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. I've never been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I used to want to go, but spending Halloween there about 15 years ago cured me of the idea of going back for the city's biggest party. Our friend George R.R. Martin once floated the idea to Len that he should join George's krew, but thank goodness that went nowhere.
I'm perfectly happy to honor the holiday by making appropriate food at home, but I hate crowds, particularly inebriated crowds. We won't be going to West Hollywood tonight, either, but I am planning on making a batch of beignets.
I'm a professional photographer, a recovering attorney, an adjunct instructor of photography at a local community college and a four-time Jeopardy! Champion (Season 26.) Much of my spare time is spent learning to ride horses, an activity denied to me when I was a child. I love to cook and entertain and I am a passionate reader. I am married to an "old god" of the comic book world, writer Len Wein. He's the one who created Swamp Thing (with artist Berni Wrightson), the Human Target (with Carmine Infantino), Wolverine (with artists John Romita and Herb Trimpe), and Colossus, Storm, and Nightcrawler (with the late, great Dave Cockrum.)