A few things to know about Louisiana:
- Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
- There are 5,000 types of snakes, and 4,998 live in Louisiana.
- There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Louisiana, plus a couple that nobody has seen before.
- Squirrels will eat anything.
- Unknown critters love to dig holes under tomato plants.
- Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.
- If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
- A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.
- Onced and Twiced are words.
- It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
- Fire ants consider you their picnic.
- People actually grow and eat okra.
- “Fixinto” is one word.
- There ain’t no such thing as “lunch.” There’s “dinner” and then there’s “supper.”
- Sweet tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you’re two.
- Backwards and forwards” means, “I know everything about you.”
- “Jeet?” is actually a phrase meaning “Did you eat?”
- You don’t have to wear a watch because it doesn’t matter what time it is, you work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.
For the Diva Challenge this week, Laura Harms asked for representations of the place we live. Gumbo, the swamp and sugar cane all come to mind for my home, south Louisiana. This made my tile pretty easy to accomplish. I also think of the crazy culture down here – maybe it’s the humidity (we blame everything on the humidity.) Take a look at www.spicycajun.com for some more fun stuff about life down here and a few great jokes too.
I have also decided to share my gumbo inspired tangle: Okra. Bon Apetit, y’all!