On summer evenings Party Girl prefers to keep cool indoors whenever possible, so I shudder occasionally when I receive invitations to outside events. Luckily hostesses Abigal Rasonet and Atalie Kerne are 'cool' enough to keep everyone happy, including me. The event was a welcome party for Geoff Daily, who was visiting Lafayette from Washington D.C. Geoff is the contributing editor of KillerApp.Com and Broadband Properties magazine, and he was in town researching and and educating Lafayette's tech community on the importance of broadband application development and deployment. I enjoyed every bit of the outdoors that evening, and the combination of cold beer and killer fried catfish made right before our eyes was a real crowd-pleaser. Abigail's backyard was beautifully landscaped and filled with plenty of good folks carrying on conversations into the night. Those in attendance included Keith Thibodeaux, Andre Comeaux, Howard Chaney, Margaret Trahan, Doug Menefee, Linda Larkan, guest chefs Hayden and Erlene Ransonet and many others.
Speaking of delicious food, one of Party Girl's favorite restaurants, Little River Inn, had a special guest in addition to Party Girl on June 19. Country recording artist Keith Anderson and his band members Phil Sanders and Bob Hatter happened to be in New Iberia for a radio promotion, and after hours of radio chatting the band decided they couldn't leave Louisiana without trying Cajun cuisine. Little River Inn owners Richard and Lori Hurst were more than willing to host the country boys and an impromptu performance by Anderson and his band thrilled the Hursts and kept the crowd on their toes. Anderson rocks out onstage in his performances and Party Girl loved having such a soulful ' and cute ' side dish with her meal!
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.