Hubby sent me one of those, “you know you are born n’ bread in LA if,”e-mails this morning. I really am completely clueless. And for the record – gold green & purple aren’t that bad together!

You know you were Born N' Bred in Louisiana

-Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.
-You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads
-You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfish boils.
-When you give directions you use "lakeside and riverside" not north & south.
-Your ancestors are buried above the ground.
-You get on a green trolley car to go to the park and a red one to the French Quarter.
-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 leave a parade with footprints on your hands.
-You believe that purple, green, and gold look good together.
-Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.
-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.
-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 eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.
-You actually get these jokes and pass them
on to other friends from Louisiana.

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