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 inwhen........... -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.