You can’t let y…

You can’t let yourself think that paying dues leads to anything except the lessons and experiences that you take away. You can’t start believing that another person’s success is your failure.

Falling into cynicism with things outside of your control can poison everything you do and derail you from honing your craft, which is always THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

No one owes you anything for your hard work. The only benefit of your hard work is how good it has made you.

Every comic I know who has achieved a good bit of success and is widely respected has the same thing in common: they are only obsessed with the quality of their output. There’s just no substitute for always being better than what anyone would expect.

Andy Sanford, excerpts from “What Jealousy And Bitterness Can Do For Your Comedy Career”

Study says religious people less intelligent; example provided

Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds – Yahoo! News Canada.

“People possessing the functions that religion provides are likely to adopt atheism, people lacking these very functions (e.g., the poor, the helpless) are likely to adopt theism,” the researchers wrote. 

Proof:

Family leaves US on sailboat over religious concerns to start new life, becomes lost at sea

She and her husband “decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led us” and sailed away with an infant and a 3 year old, who in my opinion should be taken away from these negligent and insane parents.

My suggestions for eating seafood in the French Quarter

Inexpensive but Good Po-Boys:

The old favorite: Johnny’s Po-Boys
511 St Louis St
http://johnnyspoboys.com/

The new up-and-comer: NOLA Po-boys
908 Bourbon St
http://www.yelp.com/biz/nola-po-boys-new-orleans

Moderately priced:

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St
http://www.acmeoyster.com/
(Always a line to get in here!)

Deanie’s Seafood
841 Iberville St
http://www.deanies.com/restaurants/french-quarter-–-restaurant-and-private-dining/

Coop’s Place
1109 Decatur St
http://www.coopsplace.net/

A little more expensive:

Both highly recommended! And you might want to make reservations:

GW Fins
808 Bienville St
http://gwfins.com

Muriel’s Jackson Square
801 Chartres St
http://www.muriels.com

Very expensive, but it was the best meal I ever had in New Orleans:

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
416 Chartres St
http://www.kpauls.com/

And one more restaurant that’s not a seafood place but is so delicious I had to throw it in:

Sylvain
625 Chartres St
http://www.sylvainnola.com/
Reservations required
The Pan-fried Pork Shoulder is TO DIE FOR.