- The amount of exclamation points I use in texts
- The likelihood that I will have a one-person dance party
- How closely my “dance party” resembles a Tae Bo workout
- My attempts to speak to people in Cajun French, whether or not they speak French at all
- The thickness of my accent
- The intensity of my cravings for pizza
- My desire to grow up to be a pirate
This is great. <3 Haha
Visit Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, buy a souvenir.
Ride a Trolley Car.
Drink a Sazerac at Sazerac Bar in the Fairmont Hotel.
Breakfast at Camellia Grill.
Have an ice cream at Creole Creamery.
Shopping/Window Shopping on Magazine Street.
Eat dinner at Commander’s Palace.
Cajun Dancing at Mulate’s.
Try a Ramos Gin Fizz at Brennan’s.
Wander the French Market.
Get my palm read in Jackson Square.
Have Dinner and Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez.
Wander Tulane University’s Campus.
Visit the above ground graves at St. Louis Cemetery.
Fried Green Tomato and Shrimp Remoulade po-boy at Mahony’s.
Drink a Hurricane at Pat O’Briens.
Listen to live music at the House of Blues.
Have a beer at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop and Bar, the oldest bar in the United States.
View the City from the World Trade Center.
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Je voudrais, S’il vous plaît.
An old painting of mine.
The way I took the picture and then cropped it, makes it look off centered. It’s not.
This is a nice checklist, except I would probably swap french/italian for learn to speak…
Awesome. I’m sure everyone has seen this already because I’m always the last one to know… But this is hillarious. Kids trying to figure out 80s technology.
I used to like this story, and me and my mom would have a few good laughs at the books we picked up when I was little. My father, however comes from a very cajun family and finds this utterly offensive. Now, I can’t help but feel the same. It seems most products add some spice or a phony accent and call it cajun. I’m not necessarily saying that is the case with this particular video but that seems to be the case, in my experience at least.
Now that the date of my departure from my home state possibly draws closer with each day; I find myself clinging to the abundance of life and culture that makes this place great.
1. an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings
of its constituent elements
2. a language, dialect, or style of speaking peculiar to a people.
3. a construction or expression of one language whose parts correspond to elements in another language but whose total structure or meaning is not matched in the same way in the second language.
4. the peculiar character or genius of a language.
A Drop in the Bucket
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Come hell or high water
Back to square one
—-As well as some I learned in German and French class.
Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm.
-The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Wie ein Loch trinken
-To drink like a fish… literally “to drink like a hole”
Lügen haben kurze Beine.
-Lies have short legs
French Idioms (Canadian French):
Avoir la gueule de bois.
-To have a hangover
Chanter comme une casserole.
-To sing poorly.
Lâche pas la patate. (Cajun French)
-Hold your Horses.
What are your favorite idioms?
I wish I was half as talented as these people.
1. I have no middle name.
2. I paint.
3. My Favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.
4. Ich spreche Deutsch, aber ich will mehr sprechen.
5. Je parle un peu de francais, mais beaucoup moins que l’Allmand.
6. I studied abroad in German this past summer.
7. I have an older brother, who is one of my best friends.
8. My major is Art History and my minor is German.
9. I graduate this December after 3 and 1/2 years.
10. I collect my movie ticket stubs.
11. I want to teach Art History or German.
12. I’ve visited 21 of the 50 states.
13. I love Country Music. (especially Zac Brown Band and Lee Ann Womack)
14. I’ve written a published article and it was translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian. (No I’m serious… you can see it here. And Hopefully in print in December)
15. I admire people who have that one thing they can’t live with out, that one passion that keeps them waking up every day.