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May 16, 2011

I’m home, friends.  Let the month-long period in which I wake up every morning feeling depressed because I’m no longer in New Orleans begin.  Seriously, it happens every time. 

Although I’d love to launch into a detailed recap of my vacation (the people, the activities, the food), I woke up at 5 AM to be on a 7:30 flight home and well, I’m just plain tired.  I can’t muster the strength to go through all the 100+ pictures I took or look at moments that are now only distant not-so-distant memories.  You understand, right?  I knew you would.

But, fear no more my friends because I do plan on sharing something with you. 

It’s a test.  Multiple choice, true/false and fill in the blank.  And you have 50 minutes to take it.  Just kidding, it’s summer and there’s no real tests here Smile

A Not-So-Serious Test

1. Joey is now once again a Coca-Cola addict after 4 clean months.


Answer: Remains to be undetermined but I think that far off look in his eye can only be a sign of bad things to come.

2. Egg salad sandwiches may be a cholesterol nightmare but they sure do taste good.  Especially when your mom homemakes/packs it for you to eat at the airport.


Answer: Undeniably true.

3. First real meal in New Orleans?

A. A snoball

B. A muffaletta

C. Crawfish

D. A beignet

If you have no idea what any of those foods are feel free to skip to number 4.

Answer: It was crawfish.  Don’t judge, it’s totally normal.  And don’t think I even came close to eating that sausage.

4. My new favorite hobby is                            .

If you answered ‘taking pictures of Joey tweeting, eating or just making weird faces’ then you’re correct.




Lookin good, boo.  Lookin good.

Not that the faces I make are much better…


5. You’re never too old to ride the carousel.


Answer: True.  Duh.  And I’m clearly enjoying the ride a little too much as evidenced by that ‘I’m in my own world’ look on my face.

6. The scariest thing you will see on Bourbon Street is                    .

A. Your mom watching you chug a “Hand Grenade

B. The ground.  That thing is DIRTY

C. Too many bachelorette parties, karaoke bars and strange bouncers trying to wave you into a bar

D. Not enough clothes on the girls inside those bars

E. This…


At exactly midnight, in case you can’t make out the time on the clock.

Answer: F, all of the above.

7. Besides reaffirming a Coca-Cola addiction, the next best way to entertain yourself on a plane is to                  .

I actually kinda wish you all could fill that answer in!


Answer: Write a grocery list on the back of your boarding pass. 

After that comes ‘Attempt to nap until you wake up because you’re drooling on yourself’ and ‘Try not to look crazy while attempting to itch one of the 20 mosquito bites you have on your legs.’ But those are just my answers.

8. The first thing I did when I got home was:

A. Shower

B. Unpack

C. Go back to bed

D. Go spend way too much money on groceries at Whole Foods, and why not pick up lunch while you’re there too.


Answer: Laundry, hygiene and sleep can wait.  It’s food I’m concerned with.

And now my breath smells like red onions, mmmm.

I better go tend to those unpacked groceries and clothes.

What’s the first thing you do when you get back from vacation?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2011 5:05 PM

    The first thing I do when I get home from a vacation is… check my computer. Seriously.

  2. May 16, 2011 5:12 PM

    I just got back from a weekend wedding in Ohio and the first thing I did when I got home is unpack and clean, then workout, then shower ..

    Glad you had fun =)

    • May 16, 2011 6:45 PM

      You’re a better woman than me. I’m definitely saving the work out for tomorrow!

  3. May 16, 2011 5:31 PM

    Yay you’re back! Boo I never wrote you a post- sorry, sorry! I’ve been busier than expected!
    I’m excited to see pictures! I lived in LA as a toddler.. so all I really remember about it are child-centered memories, not location-centered memories. I know that one of my brothers did a cartwheel into a red ant hill, though. I have vague memories of that event.. pain!

  4. May 16, 2011 5:34 PM

    Haha I do the same thing as Chelsey, I always check my computer and spend way too long catching up on facebook, twitter, blogs, etc.

  5. May 16, 2011 6:28 PM

    I am totally laughing at the Bourbon Street question. It is so true!

    Glad you had a great time. The first thing I do when I get home from vacay is take a nice long bath in my very own bathtub!

    • May 16, 2011 6:53 PM

      I can’t believe how crazy that street is!!! Ahh a bath sounds nice, can’t remember the last time I took one 😦

  6. May 16, 2011 6:35 PM

    Yep; check my computer probably comes first for me, too. I may bash how technology is everywhere these days; but I’m no better about it than anyone else 😛
    Glad you had fun – and that picture of the scariest thing on Bourbon Street is freaky. Can you imagine being drunk and seeing that? Talk about fearing the apocalypse…

    • May 16, 2011 8:09 PM

      I was constantly surfing the web via iPhone while I was gone! I wasn’t drunk but when I turned that corner and saw that shadow I was really freaked out!!

  7. Colleen permalink
    May 18, 2011 3:33 PM

    Oh my goddd so i totally checked out your post from last years Nola trip and saw those beanss and they looked sooooo gooood

    • May 18, 2011 11:22 PM

      That picture doesn’t even do them justice! Do you think those ship well?

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