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I (Still) Love Louisiana August 12, 2007

Posted by reddlissa in Uncategorized.

I saw this on a friend’s MySpace bulletin board and simply had to post it.  I can identify to every single aspect of this post and it garnered several chuckles as I read through it. [Small note to the “uneducated”…these comments only apply to people living in SOUTH Louisiana.  Those folks in north LA are an entirely different breed!]

You know you were Born N’ Bred in Louisiana when………..

-Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.

-You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads

-You don’t look twice when you see pink flamingos in yards of nice subdivisions during Mardi Gras.

-You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfish boils.

-Your ancestors are buried above the ground.

 -You drink Community, have tried Starbucks, but don’t see what all the fuss is about.

-You take a bite of five-alarm chili and reach for the Tabasco.

-Every once in a while, you have waterfront property.

 -You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, “Don’t eat the dead ones,” and you know what he means.

-You don’t learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.

 -You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.

-Little old ladies push YOU out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.

-You believe that purple, green, and gold look good together.

 -Your last name isn’t pronounced the way it’s spelled.

-In Baton Rouge, you know where the traffic circle used to be.

-You know what a nutria is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.

-No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.

-Your town is low on the education chart, high on the obesity chart and you don’t care because you’re No. 1 on the party chart.

-Your house payment is less than your utility bill.

-In Baton Rouge, you know why East Airport Drive is called that, even though there is no airport for miles.

-You know that Tchoupitoulas is a street and not a disease.

-Your grandparents are called “Maw-Maw” and “Paw-Paw.”

-Your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.

-You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a “New Orleans-based” movie or TV show.

-You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.

-You’re walking in the French Quarter with a plastic cup of beer.

-When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.

-You’ve eaten at one or more of these restaurants, AND know how to pronounce them: Tu Jac’s, Gallatoire’s, Ralph & Kacoo’s, Brunet’s, or Mulatte’s.

 -You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you’ve eaten.

 -You call home just to find out what your momma’nem are having for supper tonight.

-You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Louisiana.


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