Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Baton Rouge

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train

I didn’t really know much about Baton Rouge other than the Janis Joplin song “Me and Bobby McGee” and I love the name. Translated from French, it’s not nearly as romantic sounding, nor is the history of the name. “Red Stick” refers to the blood-drenched poles that were used to hang bear heads and fish […]

This straw business is H.A.R.D!

At the start of the year, I vowed to give up straws, for the ocean. It’s easy at home – we don’t go out for meals much, and when we do, I rarely order soft drinks, and if I do, I quickly say “no straw!” They never give you a straw for water. In California, […]

No, you have the weird accent!

Welcome to Louisiana! Woman on the phone with a strong Cajun accent asks for my last name … Me: Wright with a double-U. Her: Spell that for me? Me: W-R-I-G-H-T  Her: Ohh I didn’t understand you. You have a different accent. Me: *laughing* I’m Canadian. Her: Oh and I’m a French Cajun girl!

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