New Orleans

I wrote this short post for a travel writing class I recently took. The assignment was to write 300 words or less (I think I went a little over) about a location without using generic words such as “interesting, good, great” etc. It was a challenge but I really enjoyed the assignment and my finished post.

As you walk through the French Quarter, you’re immersed in a setting that piques all your senses. You see the past and present meet right in front of your eyes, with old, weathered yet colorful buildings right next to flashing neon and city skyscrapers. You feel the humidity in the air that magnifies the coolness in the winter and shellacs a layer of sweat on you in the summer. The sound of music, bustling people, and horse hooves tickle your ear drums, and the scent of creole food, sugary drinks, and waste from previously mentioned horses wafts into your nose. What do you taste? That part is up to you, but the possibilities are endless. New Orleans is a city unlike any other, and if you’re lucky (or unlucky), you may even have your sixth sense activated by one of its many resident spirits; and no, I’m not talking about booze-based spirits.

Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You

Yay Christmastime!  Even though it’s over *sad face*

Christmas has and always will be my favorite time of year.  I’m not sure why; it could be the gifts, it could be the lights, it could be the only thing that makes winter bearable, but this post isn’t about that.  Instead, it’s about one of my favorite activities to do during the Christmas Season.

CHRISTKINDLMARKET!

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Sammerz’ Guide to the Super Bowl

I dare you to think of anything more American than the Super Bowl.  What other event encourages its viewers to shove massive amounts of food down their pie holes while catering to their incredibly short attention spans?  Sure, the game itself is long, but let’s be honest; most of us heard this conversation 80+ times over the last week:

Dude, you watching the Super Bowl this weekend?

For sure!  But Imma be honest, I only watch for the commercials.  

OMG me too!  Those ones with the talking babies – GENIUS! LOLOLOLOLzzzzz

Food, booze, football, and various companies trying to get us to buy their products.  Really, there is nothing more American, which is why you need to prepare for the game ASAP.  Pretty sure you get kicked out of the US if you don’t participate in at least 2 of the following rituals. Continue reading “Sammerz’ Guide to the Super Bowl”