Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas and the Saints

I know! I'm a horrible blogger. It has been several months since my last post. In my defense, working 6 days a week is making me lazy in what spare time I get. And now with Christmas approaching I'm starting to feel quite frazzled. But enough excuses... I will try to get back to posting once a week--if all else fails I'll have a nice 10 hours of travel down-time to get some writing done over the holidays.

The weather has been all over the place here for the last two weeks. Yesterday it reached 70 degrees then today we had to get the jackets out again. No snowflakes in sight, of course, but it is damp and chilly.

New Orleans is beautiful at Christmas time--people always go all out with the lights and decorations here. When we lived in Metairie I thought it was overkill but that's not the case in the city. I even think New Orleanians are more laid back about the Christmas Season--less cranky shoppers and stressed out families. Although that care-free attitude could also be the result of my next topic.

The New Orleans Saints, Ladies and Gentlemen! I can't even explain that craziness. People around here don't say "Hi" anymore, hey say "12-0!" It's like a religion--I honestly think that at this point if someone said something derogatory about the football team or Drew Brees they might get tarred and feathered. It's hard not to get excited though, New Orleans really needs this. I'm usually working at the store during the games but we always know exactly when the games end--everyone pours out of the bars on Decatur screaming and chanting. If they make it to the Superbowl this city will be partying for weeks.

It could happen!

Dinner time.