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geofri
10-21-2012, 20:31
Fin to move south upon graduation.

Never really considered Louisiana until now. ( preferably 2 hours or less from salt water)

Wondered if I could get a few words from locals?

Cost of living? Friendly to outsiders? Taxes? Best kept secrets? Gun laws to know other than what handgunlaw turns up?

:dunno:

NeverMore1701
10-21-2012, 20:33
I haven't been back in a few years, but I loved growing up there. Probably the only state I'd consider moving to.

geofri
10-21-2012, 20:37
I haven't been back in a few years, but I loved growing up there. Probably the only state I'd consider moving to.


Didn't know you were from there. Cool.

Which part?

NeverMore1701
10-21-2012, 20:42
Didn't know you were from there. Cool.

Which part?

About 30 miles SW of Lafayette, in the middle of nowhere. Loved it.

janice6
10-21-2012, 20:44
Welcome to GT.

I spent a fair time in central PA around Lancaster Co.

Love Yoder's Buffet.

Had a brain fart, sorry for lack of reading comprehension. Good luck.

geofri
10-21-2012, 20:48
Welcome to GT.

I spent a fair time in central PA around Lancaster Co.

Love Yoder's Buffet.

Thanks Janice. Nice to meet you:whistling:

NeverMore1701
10-21-2012, 20:50
:rofl:

geofri
10-21-2012, 20:50
About 30 miles SW of Lafayette, in the middle of nowhere. Loved it.

Sweet. So not too far to make weekend trips to the coast?

NeverMore1701
10-21-2012, 20:55
Afternoon trip even.

geofri
10-21-2012, 21:04
That's what I'm talkin about. PA has left me with near lethal salt deficiency.

geofri
10-22-2012, 10:29
Any of the day crew down there? I know we have more than one GTer in the state!

eagle359
10-22-2012, 10:47
I live right outside of New Orleans. Come on down. Before you buy here check out Houston or Katy TX. Stayed in that area after Katrina and loved it.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 10:58
Fin to move south upon graduation.

Never really considered Louisiana until now. ( preferably 2 hours or less from salt water)

Wondered if I could get a few words from locals?

Cost of living? Friendly to outsiders? Taxes? Best kept secrets? Gun laws to know other than what handgunlaw turns up?

:dunno:


1) Cost of living - Almost non-existent unless you want to live right in the center of a city.

2) Friendly to outsiders - As friendly as anywhere else I'd suppose...as long as you don't have something like a Boston accent, you'll be fine.

3) Taxes - Not bad at all. In line with the pay scale here so I can't complain.

4) Best kept secrets - Nothing is a secret here...but I'd say the food will pretty much hook you for life.

5) Gun laws - Almost none. Shall-issue. Open carry. Any number of firearms, anywhere in the vehicle, loaded or unloaded, with no permit required.

We also have a strong castle doctrine which means if anybody forces entry into your home, feel free to make some extra breathing holes in their chest.

Oh, and I'll have to mention the food one more time.

frizz
10-22-2012, 11:04
Fin to move south upon graduation.

Never really considered Louisiana until now. ( preferably 2 hours or less from salt water)

Wondered if I could get a few words from locals?

Cost of living? Friendly to outsiders? Taxes? Best kept secrets? Gun laws to know other than what handgunlaw turns up?

:dunno:

The Florida panhandle and the southern tip of Alabama (Gulf Shores/Orange Beach) are worth a look. WARNING: There are a lot of liberals in Baldwin county, but Alabama has a local-firearm-law preemption law.

LoadToadBoss
10-22-2012, 11:13
1) Cost of living - Almost non-existent unless you want to live right in the center of a city.

2) Friendly to outsiders - As friendly as anywhere else I'd suppose...as long as you don't have something like a Boston accent, you'll be fine.

3) Best kept secrets - Nothing is a secret here...but I'd say the food will pretty much hook you for life.

4) Gun laws - Almost none. Shall-issue. Open carry. Any number of firearms, anywhere in the vehicle, loaded or unloaded, with no permit required.

We also have a strong castle doctrine which means if anybody forces entry into your home, feel free to make some extra breathing holes in their chest.

Oh, and I'll have to mention the food one more time.

What he said and more:

5. We aren't called the Sportsman's Paradise for nothing. Hunting, fishing, hiking, boating...you name it, we got it. All manner of inland and coastal recreational activities.

6. We have homestead exemption on the first $75,000 assessed value of your home.

7. Our new constitutional amendment (if passed next month) will almost assure us of constitutional carry and eliminate most local preemptions that were grandfathered in several years ago.

8. If you like casino gaming, in Northwest LA we have five riverboat casinos. There are several Indian reservation casinos and others along the Mississippi river.

9. Depending on where you settle, we are fairly close to attractions in Dallas, Houston, and other major metropolises.

noway
10-22-2012, 11:22
Louisiana born ( Caddo parish ) and raised outside of Kinder, LA before moving to Texas. The western part of the state is great. Much cleaner and laid back than let's say the NOLA/METAIRE area.

I myself would reccommend anything from Baton Rouge west. North Louisiana is more like Texas or Arkansas, but still it's great place to live.

Overall taxes for common items are cheaper than most other places and gas prices are always cheaper than any think MidWest or NE states.

if you get bored of LA, you can escaped to the North, West or East and enter any of the border states with in 3-5 hours of driving time depending on where your at.

NeverMore1701
10-22-2012, 11:28
I've gotta go back soon, haven't had a proper gumbo or crawfish boil in years.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 11:42
Louisiana born ( Caddo parish ) and raised outside of Kinder, LA before moving to Texas. The western part of the state is great. Much cleaner and laid back than let's say the NOLA/METAIRE area.

I myself would reccommend anything from Baton Rouge west. North Louisiana is more like Texas or Arkansas, but still it's great place to live.

Overall taxes for common items are cheaper than most other places and gas prices are always cheaper than any think MidWest or NE states.

if you get bored of LA, you can escaped to the North, West or East and enter any of the border states with in 3-5 hours of driving time depending on where your at.

Everything pretty much spot on.

I'll elaborate some. West of Baton Rouge (like noway mentioned) is Acadiana (Cajun) territory. Not the same thing thing as New Orleans. The food will be different, the music will be different, and the culture will be different. Not that there's anything wrong with New Orleans, but Acadiana is where it's at.

And noway is spot on with the North Louisiana assessment. I'd suggest living at least as South as the Lafayette area, or you'll miss ALL of the state's cultural background. There's a reason we call anyone North of I-10 Yankees. The Northern part of the state is nothing like the South/Southwestern part. But, it still shares the same freedom as the rest of the state.

bmoore
10-22-2012, 12:00
1) Cost of living - Almost non-existent unless you want to live right in the center of a city.

2) Friendly to outsiders - As friendly as anywhere else I'd suppose...as long as you don't have something like a Boston accent, you'll be fine.

3) Taxes - Not bad at all. In line with the pay scale here so I can't complain.

4) Best kept secrets - Nothing is a secret here...but I'd say the food will pretty much hook you for life.

5) Gun laws - Almost none. Shall-issue. Open carry. Any number of firearms, anywhere in the vehicle, loaded or unloaded, with no permit required.

We also have a strong castle doctrine which means if anybody forces entry into your home, feel free to make some extra breathing holes in their chest.

Oh, and I'll have to mention the food one more time.


This. All of my dads family is in West Monroe (dad is born and rasied in Start then moved to West Monroe), been there for summer vacations. I enjoy LA.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 12:04
Oh, and be sure to catch my buddy Steve (grammy-nominated multiple times) play around the Lafayette area. This is a show I filmed a little of:

Steve Riley - Crowley Two Step - YouTube


Come on down, I'll catch a show with you and break you in good! :tongueout:

ldn0125
10-22-2012, 12:18
If you want to get out on the water really fast, choose somewhere close to Terrebonne Parish (Houma/Thibodaux area). Fishing out of Cocodrie and Dularge is always good. Hunting in the area is also very good.

The farthest away I would suggest is Baton Rouge and able to be close to hunting/fishing.

The food is second to none and friendly people are everywhere.

Depending on what job field you are in and what type position you're looking for will most likely determine which area is best for you to settle in.

Good luck! Everyone I know that visits wants to come back often.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 12:26
I'd suggest Abbeville, LA. You'll be close to the coast, and of course Louisiana has more water than any other state in the country, so you'll be able to do some awesome freshwater fishing/trapping as well. Next September hook up with me and do some alligator huntin'. :thumbsup:

NeverMore1701
10-22-2012, 12:33
I'd suggest Abbeville, LA. You'll be close to the coast, and of course Louisiana has more water than any other state in the country, so you'll be able to do some awesome freshwater fishing/trapping as well. Next September hook up with me and do some alligator huntin'. :thumbsup:

That's a great area, I'd go back in a heartbeat.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 12:42
Some crawfish etouffee I fired up last night...enough reason to never leave here. (The peas are just for decoration...:rofl:)

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0280.jpg

NeverMore1701
10-22-2012, 12:46
God that looks good, haven't had good étouffée in so long :crying:

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 12:47
Are you looking for employment or retirement?
What kind of salt life are you looking for? Sportsman or sandbeach?
Maybe check out the Ms gulf coast. Pm me and I can give you more info.

G36's Rule
10-22-2012, 12:55
I'd suggest Abbeville, LA. You'll be close to the coast, and of course Louisiana has more water than any other state in the country, so you'll be able to do some awesome freshwater fishing/trapping as well. Next September hook up with me and do some alligator huntin'. :thumbsup:


The first of my family to come to the USA entered through New Orleans during the Civil War and eventually set up a Sugar Cane operation in Vermillion Parrish near Abbeville.

I've always wanted to go see the area.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 13:03
The first of my family to come to the USA entered through New Orleans during the Civil War and eventually set up a Sugar Cane operation in Vermillion Parrish near Abbeville.

I've always wanted to go see the area.

It's pretty historic around there. Also, Erath LA (where I'm from) is where the Acadian museum is.




Oh, and learn the Mardi Gras Song...an absolute necessity if you live in South Louisiana. :cool:

(ETA- Found the one I filmed)

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys - YouTube

LSUAdman
10-22-2012, 13:23
This thread is making me home sick. My wife and I have been talking about moving back for a few weeks now. She's waiting to hear back on a lead with some good friends who own a chain of markets - you can guess which one.

As soon as we can nail something down, or I can find something, we are moving in a heart beat. We love Texas, but it aint Louisiana.

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 13:34
If this thread is doing it, wait. Its now white shrimp season. And in a few short months crawfish will start being harvested. And its always crab season!

tantrix
10-22-2012, 13:44
If this thread is doing it, wait. Its now white shrimp season. And in a few short months crawfish will start being harvested. And its always crab season!

Whoa buddy...it's oyster time!! I have about 5lbs ready to go...some fried, the rest going into a seafood gumbo. :cool:

Little Joe
10-22-2012, 14:52
Some crawfish etouffee I fired up last night...enough reason to never leave here. (The peas are just for decoration...:rofl:)

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0280.jpg

That stuff looks like canine regurgitation.

NeverMore1701
10-22-2012, 15:01
That stuff looks like canine regurgitation.

How 'bout you shut up?



:tongueout:

Little Joe
10-22-2012, 15:10
How 'bout you shut up?



:tongueout:

Nope. :rofl:

That looks like the pot pies my mom used to make me eat when I was a kid.

tantrix
10-22-2012, 15:20
That stuff looks like canine regurgitation.

People come from all over the world to eat that very dish in my pic. It's not for the culinary-challenged...it's for people who want flavor.

ldn0125
10-22-2012, 15:21
Actually crawfish season is November to July so we are getting close to the official start of that season. Fresh Gulf oysters are REALLY good right now! I had some last week that were spectacular!

Little Joe
10-22-2012, 15:22
People come from all over the world to eat that very dish in my pic. It's not for the culinary-challenged...it's for people who want flavor.

I'm glad you dig it. Enjoy. :wavey:

tantrix
10-22-2012, 15:23
I'm glad you dig it. Enjoy. :wavey:

I was at Randol's in Lafayette about a month ago havin a beer and listening to the live band, and there was a table of about 10 people that came all the way from Russia eating gumbo and etouffee.



Actually crawfish season is November to July so we are getting close to the official start of that season. Fresh Gulf oysters are REALLY good right now! I had some last week that were spectacular!

That's the 2nd season. Crawfish peaks in March. And yes, the oysters right now are awesome.

DowntimeLA
10-22-2012, 15:38
start in the new orleans french quarter for a couple weeks then gtfo, bypass baton rouge, then to lafayette...stop there..haha

no need to go north of i-10

tantrix
10-22-2012, 15:44
start in the new orleans french quarter, bypass baton rouge, then to lafayette...stop there..haha

no need to go north of i-10


Pretty much what he said. Go South about 20 miles to Abbeville and you'll be living in a nice little town that will be cheaper, but close to the best city in the state (Lafayette) and also close to the gulf.

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 15:51
Whoa buddy...it's oyster time!! I have about 5lbs ready to go...some fried, the rest going into a seafood gumbo. :cool:

My brother, my brother, the best oysters come from Ms. We open in a couple of weeks.
Go ahead and jump start yourself on those sad La oysters. The real deal will be harvested soon.
Hahahahahhhhjah

tantrix
10-22-2012, 15:55
My brother, my brother, the best oysters come from Ms. We open in a couple of weeks.
Go ahead and jump start yourself on those sad La oysters. The real deal will be harvested soon.
Hahahahahhhhjah

:rofl:

Please, as if MS knows how to cook them properly! :tongueout:

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 16:37
:rofl:

Please, as if MS knows how to cook them properly! :tongueout:

Hah!!!!
Good natured fun!!!!

tantrix
10-22-2012, 16:52
Hah!!!!
Good natured fun!!!!

Hey, at least their Gulf oysters...none better in the world. :thumbsup:

geofri
10-22-2012, 18:54
Guys guys! Easy!
I Don't want to be competing with every glocktalker that reads this and decides to move to the state! :rofl:

Thanks for all the input!

What a great sounding state, that you hear so little of(up here anyway)!!


Employment search commencing. TX,AL,LA,MS,FL...decisions decisions!

geofri
10-22-2012, 18:59
I live right outside of New Orleans. Come on down. Before you buy here check out Houston or Katy TX. Stayed in that area after Katrina and loved it.
I have distant relatives in Houston.. it's on my list to look in to.

1) Cost of living - Almost non-existent unless you want to live right in the center of a city.

2) Friendly to outsiders - As friendly as anywhere else I'd suppose...as long as you don't have something like a Boston accent, you'll be fine.

3) Taxes - Not bad at all. In line with the pay scale here so I can't complain.

4) Best kept secrets - Nothing is a secret here...but I'd say the food will pretty much hook you for life.

5) Gun laws - Almost none. Shall-issue. Open carry. Any number of firearms, anywhere in the vehicle, loaded or unloaded, with no permit required.

We also have a strong castle doctrine which means if anybody forces entry into your home, feel free to make some extra breathing holes in their chest.

Oh, and I'll have to mention the food one more time.

SOLD! Sounds amazing.

*Vehicular long guns would be a new freedom for me! :cool:

The Florida panhandle and the southern tip of Alabama (Gulf Shores/Orange Beach) are worth a look. WARNING: There are a lot of liberals in Baldwin county, but Alabama has a local-firearm-law preemption law.

Loved orange beach when I was there this spring, but spent most of my day there on the beach fishing so I didn't see any of the surrounding area.

geofri
10-22-2012, 18:59
Wait, so Tantrix.. would you say the food is acceptable?

geofri
10-22-2012, 19:23
Louisiana born ( Caddo parish ) and raised outside of Kinder, LA before moving to Texas. The western part of the state is great. Much cleaner and laid back than let's say the NOLA/METAIRE area.

I myself would reccommend anything from Baton Rouge west. North Louisiana is more like Texas or Arkansas, but still it's great place to live.

Overall taxes for common items are cheaper than most other places and gas prices are always cheaper than any think MidWest or NE states.

if you get bored of LA, you can escaped to the North, West or East and enter any of the border states with in 3-5 hours of driving time depending on where your at.

Everything pretty much spot on.

I'll elaborate some. West of Baton Rouge (like noway mentioned) is Acadiana (Cajun) territory. Not the same thing thing as New Orleans. The food will be different, the music will be different, and the culture will be different. Not that there's anything wrong with New Orleans, but Acadiana is where it's at.

And noway is spot on with the North Louisiana assessment. I'd suggest living at least as South as the Lafayette area, or you'll miss ALL of the state's cultural background. There's a reason we call anyone North of I-10 Yankees. The Northern part of the state is nothing like the South/Southwestern part. But, it still shares the same freedom as the rest of the state.

Very interesting breakdown.

I laughed when I saw how far north I-10 is.. :rofl:


Some crawfish etouffee I fired up last night...enough reason to never leave here. (The peas are just for decoration...:rofl:)

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0280.jpg

That looks amazing! :eat:

tantrix
10-22-2012, 19:39
SOLD! Sounds amazing.

*Vehicular long guns would be a new freedom for me! :cool:

Like I said...any number of firearms, any type of firearms (handgun and long gun), in any condition (loaded or unloaded), in any location (concealed or sitting on your dash while you drive around) is legal in LA.


Wait, so Tantrix.. would you say the food is acceptable?

The food is...well...out of this world. It will probably take you some time to learn what you prefer as far as Louisiana cuisine, but you'll be blown away. If there's one thing you don't have to worry about here, it's finding good food.


Very interesting breakdown.

I laughed when I saw how far north I-10 is.. :rofl:


:rofl:

Yeah, it's not very far up...but that's the line you want to live under if you want the best the state has to offer.


That looks amazing! :eat:

One of our many signature dishes. First make a light roux with various vegetables/herbs/spices, then simmered for about 20 minutes with fresh crawfish tail meat. Let's just say, if I had to pick my last meal...this would likely be it.

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 19:42
Houston? Big city prices big city problems.
If youre into that, drive on. If you want the gulf coast laid back living and lower cost of living, look at the Ms gulf coast. Or....
......arghhhh, ok Tantrix even La.
Welcome home.

TactiCool
10-22-2012, 19:58
Yes, Louisiana is indeed a fine state to live in, and I have fond memories of sailing on Lake Pontchartrain with my father growing up. The fishing is pretty good too.

Hines57
10-22-2012, 21:34
Get ready to sweat your balls off. And you will grow to love the occasional hurricane.

Louisiana is cool. Good folks if you get away from the city. Food ain't half bad. Did I mention that its stupid hot there most of the time?

certifiedfunds
10-22-2012, 21:39
1) Cost of living - Almost non-existent unless you want to live right in the center of a city.

2) Friendly to outsiders - As friendly as anywhere else I'd suppose...as long as you don't have something like a Boston accent, you'll be fine.

3) Taxes - Not bad at all. In line with the pay scale here so I can't complain.

4) Best kept secrets - Nothing is a secret here...but I'd say the food will pretty much hook you for life.

5) Gun laws - Almost none. Shall-issue. Open carry. Any number of firearms, anywhere in the vehicle, loaded or unloaded, with no permit required.

We also have a strong castle doctrine which means if anybody forces entry into your home, feel free to make some extra breathing holes in their chest.

Oh, and I'll have to mention the food one more time.

You forgot the weather. We have 4 distinct seasons:

Football Season
Hunting Season
Crawfish Season
Summer

certifiedfunds
10-22-2012, 21:40
This thread is making me home sick. My wife and I have been talking about moving back for a few weeks now. She's waiting to hear back on a lead with some good friends who own a chain of markets - you can guess which one.

As soon as we can nail something down, or I can find something, we are moving in a heart beat. We love Texas, but it aint Louisiana.

She's gonna work for the da Rouse?

certifiedfunds
10-22-2012, 21:43
:rofl:

Please, as if MS knows how to cook them properly! :tongueout:

Cook?

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 22:54
Cook?

Deep fry at 350 with a wonderful crispy crust which just leaves a little salty juice. Emmmmm yummm yummmmm.

Wait... What was the topic of this thread? I forgot. Good food got me all off track.

GRIMLET
10-22-2012, 22:56
Op, you want economic advice, ask Funds. That guy has money skills.

NeverMore1701
10-22-2012, 23:05
Op, you want economic advice, ask Funds. That guy has money skills.

Nah, he's just some crazy nutjob on GT.













:whistling:

BEER
10-23-2012, 00:30
you better be in tip top physical shape inside and out if you're gonna live there. i've snuck over and partied there a few times and it almost killed me multiple times in multiple ways.

if there's 1 thing they do and do well over there it's drinking. i'm not talking that bourbon street mardi gras sloppy amateur **** you see on tv either, i mean serious drinking. i've been to low key backyard crawfish boils where the beer started flowing at noon, the whiskey started at 5, and the moonshine started at 10 and went on until the sun came up.

start working your gut now cause it's gonna get it's very own workout. if you go to somebody's house they're gonna feed you whether you like it or not. it don't matter if you're spending the night or stopping by for a minute to pick up a friend, you're gonna get fed, and it's a personal insult if you don't eat.

and the women! that's a whole other thread in and of itself and not suitable for this forum but i'll just say if you get a cajun girl after you you're in for 1 hell of a time.

good luck and have fun.





p.s. don't let any of em try to fool you, their state bird aint the pelican, it's the mosquito.

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 05:42
Nah, he's just some crazy nutjob on GT.













:whistling:

This!!

DowntimeLA
10-23-2012, 07:58
Pretty much what he said. Go South about 20 miles to Abbeville and you'll be living in a nice little town that will be cheaper, but close to the best city in the state (Lafayette) and also close to the gulf.

lived in lafayette for 7 years, great place, beautiful brunette women, friendly people, good food, festivals, decent oil and gas and medical field opportunities.

I love new orleans but can't afford it since i like good seafood/steaks, bourbon st, and harrahs on canal. I do like that everything seems semi-legal/acceptable there. Great food too! I had an apartment w/2nd floor balcony in the quarter. Had enough of that now I'm up in the woods.

couldn't pay me to move back to houston.

LSUAdman
10-23-2012, 08:02
She's gonna work for the da Rouse?

Per haps. :cool:

geofri
10-23-2012, 08:39
you better be in tip top physical shape inside and out if you're gonna live there. i've snuck over and partied there a few times and it almost killed me multiple times in multiple ways.

if there's 1 thing they do and do well over there it's drinking. i'm not talking that bourbon street mardi gras sloppy amateur **** you see on tv either, i mean serious drinking. i've been to low key backyard crawfish boils where the beer started flowing at noon, the whiskey started at 5, and the moonshine started at 10 and went on until the sun came up.

start working your gut now cause it's gonna get it's very own workout. if you go to somebody's house they're gonna feed you whether you like it or not. it don't matter if you're spending the night or stopping by for a minute to pick up a friend, you're gonna get fed, and it's a personal insult if you don't eat.

and the women! that's a whole other thread in and of itself and not suitable for this forum but i'll just say if you get a cajun girl after you you're in for 1 hell of a time.

good luck and have fun.





p.s. don't let any of em try to fool you, their state bird aint the pelican, it's the mosquito.

:rofl:
Thanks Beer, I'll have to ask The Squad get me on a training regimen.

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 09:20
How old are you? In Louisiana your first cardiac stent is a right of passage around age 50.

geofri
10-23-2012, 09:44
How old are you? In Louisiana your first cardiac stent is a right of passage around age 50.
:rofl:

23.

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 09:48
Deep fry at 350 with a wonderful crispy crust which just leaves a little salty juice. Emmmmm yummm yummmmm.



Oh, I thought maybe you meant put them half-shelled on the grill with some garlic butter and parmesan cheese.

FWIW, I was in Houston last week eating Louisiana oysters.

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 09:59
That stuff looks like canine regurgitation.

Often times, our food may not look good, but when you take a bite, you won't care. We've got a friend that moved from Texas. We got her to try (reluctantly) some boudin and she loved it. She posted a picture on Facebook and the first comment was from her friend in Texas "That legit looks like poo". No one argued with him, but damn is it good

tantrix
10-23-2012, 10:01
Oh, I thought maybe you meant put them half-shelled on the grill with some garlic butter and parmesan cheese.

FWIW, I was in Houston last week eating Louisiana oysters.

My problem is I need to stop eating the damn things before they get to where they're supposed to be going. I managed to fry maybe 2 dozen last night, the rest...slid down my throat with hot sauce. I still have a gumbo I need to drop some in, looks like it's time for another oyster run. :shocked:

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 10:02
Boudin
Hog's Head Cheese
Cracklins
Gog/Ponce

In the general lafayette area, you can buy these things FRESH at most gas stations.

If you're on facebook, look up "boudin Link" where they rate all of the boudin around.

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 10:05
My problem is I need to stop eating the damn things before they get to where they're supposed to be going. I managed to fry maybe 2 dozen last night, the rest...slid down my throat with hot sauce. I still have a gumbo I need to drop some in, looks like it's time for another oyster run. :shocked:

Friends of ours own a big oyster distributor. They make this concotion every Christmas called marinated oysters.

Essentially it is a gallon of oysters dumped into a bloody mary.

You eat them till you can't move. They'll give us a gallon for the asking but will not share the recipe.

What is left over, we fry. You can't imagine how good they are.

tantrix
10-23-2012, 10:12
Often times, our food may not look good, but when you take a bite, you won't care. We've got a friend that moved from Texas. We got her to try (reluctantly) some boudin and she loved it. She posted a picture on Facebook and the first comment was from her friend in Texas "That legit looks like poo". No one argued with him, but damn is it good


Got some of that in the fridge rdy to go too.


Oh, and don't forget the hog head cheese. Put a hunk of this on a saltine, crack a beer open...awwwww yeah...C'est Bon!

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0282.jpg

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 10:13
My problem is I need to stop eating the damn things before they get to where they're supposed to be going. I managed to fry maybe 2 dozen last night, the rest...slid down my throat with hot sauce. I still have a gumbo I need to drop some in, looks like it's time for another oyster run. :shocked:

Okay, I know what I'm having for lunch. Thanks. :)

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 10:18
Boudin
Hog's Head Cheese
Cracklins
Gog/Ponce

In the general lafayette area, you can buy these things FRESH at most gas stations.

If you're on facebook, look up "boudin Link" where they rate all of the boudin around.

And I'm not sure if it's a LA thing, but it's hard to beat a basket of hot, fried gizzards.

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 10:18
Got some of that in the fridge rdy to go too.


Oh, and don't forget the hog head cheese. Put a hunk of this on a saltine, crack a beer open...awwwww yeah...C'est Bon!

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0282.jpg

Where's that from?

My favorite used to be T-Jim's up in Cottonport but last time I had it it was kinda loose.

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 10:24
If you're on facebook, look up "boudin Link" where they rate all of the boudin around.

Okay, I just looked this up. I got 1 result with a man in a speedo posing on a bed surrounded by guns. I didn't open it, but I somehow doubt that's the page you were talking about.




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tantrix
10-23-2012, 10:30
Where's that from?

My favorite used to be T-Jim's up in Cottonport but last time I had it it was kinda loose.

Some hole in the wall I found in Crowley. I usually get it from Best Stop in Scott, but tried this and it's pretty damn good. Not too loose, not hard as a brick either. Some good green onion flavor in it too.

tantrix
10-23-2012, 10:31
Okay, I just looked this up. I got 1 result with a man in a speedo posing on a bed surrounded by guns. I didn't open it, but I somehow doubt that's the page you were talking about.




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:rofl: :rofl:

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 10:37
Some hole in the wall I found in Crowley. I usually get it from Best Stop in Scott, but tried this and it's pretty damn good. Not too loose, not hard as a brick either. Some good green onion flavor in it too.

I'm headed to Lafayette around noon. Might swing by the best stop

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 10:38
Okay, I just looked this up. I got 1 result with a man in a speedo posing on a bed surrounded by guns. I didn't open it, but I somehow doubt that's the page you were talking about.




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That's it! I told them they could use my pic for advertising in exchange for 2 free pounds a week.

tantrix
10-23-2012, 10:47
I'm headed to Lafayette around noon. Might swing by the best stop

Their's (Best Stop) is a little more firm, no doubt. It holds up a little better when it gets room temp, whereas the looser ones start wanting to fall apart.

El_Ron1
10-23-2012, 11:45
Okay, I just looked this up. I got 1 result with a man in a speedo posing on a bed surrounded by guns. I didn't open it, but I somehow doubt that's the page you were talking about.




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Ain't nothin' for certain in them parts...







:rofl:

bassman-dan
10-23-2012, 12:05
Get ready to sweat your balls off.

That's putting it mildly. The summers are 7-8 months long.
Most of the people I know can't wait to retire so they can get the hell out of this sweatbox.
This state ranks 49th or 50th in just about any category you can think of from sexually transmitted diseases to infant mortality. Thank God for Mississippi or we would rank 50th in everything. :shocked:

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 12:09
That's putting it mildly. The summers are 7-8 months long.
Most of the people I know can't wait to retire so they can get the hell out of this sweatbox.
This state ranks 49th or 50th in just about any category you can think of from sexually transmitted diseases to infant mortality. Thank God for Mississippi or we would rank 50th in everything. :shocked:

What part of LA do you live in where you only get 7-8 months of summer per year? Just kidding(but not entirely)

Seems like we skipped winter last year, but it's looking up so far this year.

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 12:22
That's putting it mildly. The summers are 7-8 months long.
Most of the people I know can't wait to retire so they can get the hell out of this sweatbox.
This state ranks 49th or 50th in just about any category you can think of from sexually transmitted diseases to infant mortality. Thank God for Mississippi or we would rank 50th in everything. :shocked:

You're asked not to discuss the sexually transmitted diseases. We need new wimmenz to move in.

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 12:24
That's it! I told them they could use my pic for advertising in exchange for 2 free pounds a week.

I don't know about this one...

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 12:25
That's putting it mildly. The summers are 7-8 months long.
Most of the people I know can't wait to retire so they can get the hell out of this sweatbox.
This state ranks 49th or 50th in just about any category you can think of from sexually transmitted diseases to infant mortality. Thank God for Mississippi or we would rank 50th in everything. :shocked:

Seems like I heard at some point that Livingston parish had the nations cheapest gas though. Score:1

bassman-dan
10-23-2012, 12:33
Seems like I heard at some point that Livingston parish had the nations cheapest gas though. Score:1

Poo-yii, dat sounds lak my pinto beans & rice recipe, yeah?

GRIMLET
10-23-2012, 12:57
That's putting it mildly. The summers are 7-8 months long.
Most of the people I know can't wait to retire so they can get the hell out of this sweatbox.
This state ranks 49th or 50th in just about any category you can think of from sexually transmitted diseases to infant mortality. Thank God for Mississippi or we would rank 50th in everything. :shocked:


Sad but true.
I really wish we were still West Florida instead of Mississippi.
The rest of the state thinks we are sinning coast trash anyway. If it wasn't for the three coastal counties and our economy/tax base, the rest of the state would be destitute.

tantrix
10-23-2012, 13:03
That's putting it mildly. The summers are 7-8 months long.
Most of the people I know can't wait to retire so they can get the hell out of this sweatbox.
This state ranks 49th or 50th in just about any category you can think of from sexually transmitted diseases to infant mortality. Thank God for Mississippi or we would rank 50th in everything. :shocked:

To be fair, the STD thing is pretty much all on the city of Natchitoches itself. It's well known as the STD capital of the state (and possibly the country).

geofri
10-23-2012, 13:19
:rofl::rofl:

So now the negatives surface..

tantrix
10-23-2012, 13:21
:rofl::rofl:

So now the negatives surface..

Nah, a non-issue...Natchitoches is WAY North of I-10...we don't claim it anyway. :rofl:

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 14:03
Nah, a non-issue...Natchitoches is WAY North of I-10...we don't claim it anyway. :rofl:

That's Nack-o-dish, by the way.


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certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 14:46
To be fair, the STD thing is pretty much all on the city of Natchitoches itself. It's well known as the STD capital of the state (and possibly the country).

I haven't been there since 1994. Jes sayin

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 14:47
:rofl::rofl:

So now the negatives surface..

Nuthin a little penicillin can't handle, mostly

K.Kiser
10-23-2012, 14:51
That's Nack-o-dish, by the way.


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I always heard nack-o-trash... No offense to the city or peeps in general, there are some good people that I've met from there..

The summers are horrible, the food is great, the fishing is great, the roads are horrible, the winters are wet and mild, and the hurricanes are frequent..

I'm in the NW corner with no real cajun heritage here.. I do hang around crowds of them at the dragboat races though and they're fun to watch, but I just watch...

noway
10-23-2012, 16:56
Some crawfish etouffee I fired up last night...enough reason to never leave here. (The peas are just for decoration...:rofl:)

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0280.jpg

I tried to eat my screen :tongueout:

You want a laugh.

My family are the classic tradition bottom of the woods Louisiana creoles, and when they come to Florida and I take them to a a SEFLA so-called lousiana food spot they almost puke out their guts. I 'm always apologizing on behalf of this state for the sorry food options.

Even the worst eateries in Louisiana are 10x better than anything in Florida. I'm 100% dead serious about that.

People down here have no clue as to what creole cooking is and no proper ideal of how to us cayenne pepper and just sprinkling creole seasonsing on sometime does not make it Creole Food :rofl:

And do get me started on cooking shrimp and Florida & how to make a proper roux :dunno:

tantrix
10-23-2012, 17:03
Yeah, enough Natchitoches STD talk...let's keep luring him in with food!

Tonight:

Pan-fried Red Snapper filet with artichoke hearts and asparagus.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0283.jpg

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 17:05
...just sprinkling creole seasonsing on sometime does not make it Creole Food :rofl:

When I worked at dominos, our "Linten Special" was a Cajun shrimp pizza. To prep it, we quite literally emptied a bag of tiny, pre-cooked shrimp into a container and poured some Tony's on it and let 'me soak.

TeeJay37
10-23-2012, 17:06
Yeah, enough Natchitoches STD talk...let's keep luring him in with food!

Tonight:

Pan-fried Red Snapper filet with artichoke hearts and asparagus.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0283.jpg

And what was your address?

geofri
10-23-2012, 17:07
:eat::eat: Whoa ho hoooooa!
I missed snapper season by one week, when I was in Alabama this spring.

:brickwall:

GRIMLET
10-23-2012, 17:12
:eat::eat: Whoa ho hoooooa!
I missed snapper season by one week, when I was in Alabama this spring.

:brickwall:

If it keeps going the way it has been, snapper season will only be one week total.

geofri
10-23-2012, 17:18
If it keeps going the way it has been, snapper season will only be one week total.

I'm a member on Spearboard, and that's all I hear.

Why are all my hobbies ones that are constantly threatened with being outlawed??!

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 17:28
I tried to eat my screen :tongueout:

You want a laugh.

My family are the classic tradition bottom of the woods Louisiana creoles, and when they come to Florida and I take them to a a SEFLA so-called lousiana food spot they almost puke out their guts. I 'm always apologizing on behalf of this state for the sorry food options.

Even the worst eateries in Louisiana are 10x better than anything in Florida. I'm 100% dead serious about that.

People down here have no clue as to what creole cooking is and no proper ideal of how to us cayenne pepper and just sprinkling creole seasonsing on sometime does not make it Creole Food :rofl:

And do get me started on cooking shrimp and Florida & how to make a proper roux :dunno:

It really is a shame what the rest of the seafood eating world does to their food.

geofri
10-23-2012, 17:30
I'd suggest Abbeville, LA. You'll be close to the coast, and of course Louisiana has more water than any other state in the country, so you'll be able to do some awesome freshwater fishing/trapping as well. Next September hook up with me and do some alligator huntin'. :thumbsup:


If this works out, count me in!

I'm actually almost as excited about the freshwater fishing. Alligator gar, and other monsters.. Heck yes!


Can I bring a lasso? :supergrin:

In celebration of the move, if it happens, I will be "steve irwin-ing" a gator.


Checked out Abbeville, looks like the area surrounding isn't as populated as first glance makes it out.. appears to be lots of farmland?

tantrix
10-23-2012, 18:04
If this works out, count me in!

I'm actually almost as excited about the freshwater fishing. Alligator gar, and other monsters.. Heck yes!


Can I bring a lasso? :supergrin:

In celebration of the move, if it happens, I will be "steve irwin-ing" a gator.


Checked out Abbeville, looks like the area surrounding isn't as populated as first glance makes it out.. appears to be lots of farmland?


Ehhh...yeah, you can bring a lasso if you want but I'll be putting a .22lr in their head by way of a Marlin 60. :rofl:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/092011123622.jpg



Yeah Abbeville is a small town with lots of rural area around it...which means cheaper housing, and if you're renting a place outside of city limits and 200ft or more from a neighbor, you can shoot on your own property. On top of that, you won't be very far from Lafayette. It's really a great location if you want to be close to it all.

GRIMLET
10-23-2012, 19:13
Ehhh...yeah, you can bring a lasso if you want but I'll be putting a .22lr in their head by way of a Marlin 60. :rofl:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/092011123622.jpg



Yeah Abbeville is a small town with lots of rural area around it...which means cheaper housing, and if you're renting a place outside of city limits and 200ft or more from a neighbor, you can shoot on your own property. On top of that, you won't be very far from Lafayette. It's really a great location if you want to be close to it all.

OMG Tantrix!!! Did you just say close to it all in reference to Lafayette????
That place is slightly better than sticksville. But I guess if you are living in Abbeyville it does seem great. I bet they got a Walmart. Hahahahahahaha

No dis to my La brethren but come live where they come on vacation.
We have a Walmart AND a Lowes.
Hahahhaahanah

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 20:02
OMG Tantrix!!! Did you just say close to it all in reference to Lafayette????
That place is slightly better than sticksville. But I guess if you are living in Abbeyville it does seem great. I bet they got a Walmart. Hahahahahahaha

No dis to my La brethren but come live where they come on vacation.
We have a Walmart AND a Lowes.
Hahahhaahanah

Lafayette is a great town. College town, metric **** piles of money, big enough to provide opportunity but still not a big city. But, most importantly it has 2 things your area doesn't: great food and great culture.

No need to live near the tshirt shop with the 30 foot fiberglass shark head sticking out of the front.

noway
10-23-2012, 20:43
Man I would die for a boudin ball from Broussard.

True to my Acadian country uprising and keep it 100% reall. This is what I have in my freezer.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/kenfelix/cajunfoods01.jpg

and the goods cooked and grilled, or my leftovers. May cook some more this weekend. A few links on the smoker with some hickory or oak wood and you have a feast.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/kenfelix/cajunfoods02.jpg

We do just fine here in Florida :wavey:

certifiedfunds
10-23-2012, 22:18
Man I would die for a boudin ball from Broussard.



It really doesn't get any better than a hot boudin ball in the winter time.

El_Ron1
10-23-2012, 22:20
We have a Walmart AND a Lowes.

You have my deepest condolences.

GRIMLET
10-23-2012, 23:15
Lafayette is a great town. College town, metric **** piles of money, big enough to provide opportunity but still not a big city. But, most importantly it has 2 things your area doesn't: great food and great culture.

No need to live near the tshirt shop with the 30 foot fiberglass shark head sticking out of the front.

Is that the college where Bobby Boucher played football?
Hahahaha

certifiedfunds
10-24-2012, 05:29
Is that the college where Bobby Boucher played football?
Hahahaha

Uh......you mean Tantrix?

:supergrin:

(tantrix I'm kidding don't come over here and open a can of your whoop ass)

NeverMore1701
10-24-2012, 05:33
I need a crawfish pie this morning like no one's business. Sigh.

geofri
10-24-2012, 07:24
I need a crawfish pie this morning like no one's business. Sigh.
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Sig:whistling::dunno:

NeverMore1701
10-24-2012, 07:26
:rofl::rofl:

Sig:whistling::dunno:

If there's a dirty way to take that, I meant it too :whistling:








:supergrin:

geofri
10-24-2012, 07:58
:rofl::rofl:

uptomyneck
10-24-2012, 08:42
Keeping with the theme. Last nights dinner was crawfish/shrimp etouffee. Besides BBQ, Coonass food is all I know how to cook.

http://i45.tinypic.com/34sqjqc.jpg

tantrix
10-24-2012, 11:24
Uh......you mean Tantrix?

:supergrin:

(tantrix I'm kidding don't come over here and open a can of your whoop ass)

:moonie:

:rofl:



Keeping with the theme. Last nights dinner was crawfish/shrimp etouffee. Besides BBQ, Coonass food is all I know how to cook.

http://i45.tinypic.com/34sqjqc.jpg


Nice and thick consistency, cooked in cast-iron, and I see the bay leaf in there...I'd say good job. Might as well go ahead and bet I'd eat the hell out of it. If you had any leftovers from that pot, I envy you today...because it's twice as good after staying in the fridge overnight.

bassman-dan
10-24-2012, 11:56
Lafayette is a great town. College town,

Honestly, I wish you guys would tone it down some- its just getting too danged crowded around here already. Last week it took me 30 minutes to travel from the Acadiana Mall back to I-10 in bumper to bumper traffic.
The lakes and swamps are getting too darned popular!
(I prefer to praise Texas to the skies. Let them have the big crowds and traffic jams. Gee- what a great state!)

tantrix
10-24-2012, 12:08
Honestly, I wish you guys would tone it down some- its just getting too danged crowded around here already. Last week it took me 30 minutes to travel from the Acadiana Mall back to I-10 in bumper to bumper traffic.
The lakes and swamps are getting too darned popular!
(I prefer to praise Texas to the skies. Let them have the big crowds and traffic jams. Gee- what a great state!)

Mostly because it's a college town...more traffic is expected. And it's also because it's so awesome of a city...it's pretty much got everything *I* need at least.

DowntimeLA
10-24-2012, 12:40
Honestly, I wish you guys would tone it down some- its just getting too danged crowded around here already. Last week it took me 30 minutes to travel from the Acadiana Mall back to I-10 in bumper to bumper traffic.
The lakes and swamps are getting too darned popular!
(I prefer to praise Texas to the skies. Let them have the big crowds and traffic jams. Gee- what a great state!)


Seems like there was 6 wrecks a day in the evening over there, my drive to work during the holidays was taking me 45 minutes to go from just south of the mall to the oil center.

geofri
10-24-2012, 12:50
Keeping with the theme. Last nights dinner was crawfish/shrimp etouffee. Besides BBQ, Coonass food is all I know how to cook.

http://i45.tinypic.com/34sqjqc.jpg
Ohh my ! Has to be good !

Honestly, I wish you guys would tone it down some- its just getting too danged crowded around here already. Last week it took me 30 minutes to travel from the Acadiana Mall back to I-10 in bumper to bumper traffic.
The lakes and swamps are getting too darned popular!
(I prefer to praise Texas to the skies. Let them have the big crowds and traffic jams. Gee- what a great state!)

:rofl: I'm Starting to worry and I don't even live there yet!

tantrix
10-24-2012, 13:17
:rofl: I'm Starting to worry and I don't even live there yet!

Meh...don't let it get to you. That's only in the big cities (which is pretty much the case anywhere). That's why I live out in the woods and only have to put up with that crap when I need to go into the city for something.

geofri
10-24-2012, 14:58
Meh...don't let it get to you. That's only in the big cities (which is pretty much the case anywhere). That's why I live out in the woods and only have to put up with that crap when I need to go into the city for something.

I'm torn between my desire to live in the sticks, and not wanting a long commute.

*Also have to stratigically place myself for best resources and defense in the event of a zombie infestation.. :whistling:

geofri
10-24-2012, 15:00
It hurts my ego to admit:whistling:, but I'll probably need some local coaching to get my herping skills up to speed in the south.


I'm not used to being able to find the stuff that can kill ya.


Can not wait.

tantrix
10-24-2012, 15:11
I'm torn between my desire to live in the sticks, and not wanting a long commute.

*Also have to stratigically place myself for best resources and defense in the event of a zombie infestation.. :whistling:

The sticks are better in the long run, especially if you like to do what you want in your home or your yard. If you don't mind living the apartment life, Lafayette has some awesome places decked out with all kinds of amenities...but you'll pay for it. And yeah...when the zombies come, I have 2 different places in the state...both in the woods. :thumbsup:


It hurts my ego to admit:whistling:, but I'll probably need some local coaching to get my herping skills up to speed in the south.


I'm not used to being able to find the stuff that can kill ya.


Can not wait.

The 3 most venomous are the Coral, Canebrake, and Cottonmouth. The rest like the Copperheads aren't really life-threatening but will probably mess your day up.

The real fun is the gators and the alligator snappers.

Remember this pic I put up a while back in another thread? :cool:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/blog090626d.jpg

VELO
10-24-2012, 15:12
To be fair, the STD thing is pretty much all on the city of Natchitoches itself. It's well known as the STD capital of the state (and possibly the country).

It hurts my ego to admit:whistling:, but I'll probably need some local coaching to get my herping skills up to speed in the south.


I'm not used to being able to find the stuff that can kill ya.


Can not wait.

Wait...... What?

tantrix
10-24-2012, 15:14
Wait...... What?

:rofl: :rofl:

geofri
10-24-2012, 15:23
Wait...... What?


I knew that wouldn't slip past unnoticed:rofl:


Tantrix,

I do remember that photo! Always had a soft spot for the snappers, but never coughed up the coin( plus space for keeping) to own an alligator[snapper].


I'm used to the apartment life, thinkin that might be the best to find housing near employment, then I start buying shipping containers and a plot in the woods for the manhouse. I've got too many tools, guns, and gear to spend much more time in living in apartments!

VELO
10-24-2012, 15:41
the STD capital of the state

need some local coaching to get my herping skills up to speed.

Always had a soft spot for the snappers.

Please. Stop. :rofl:








More food pics please! I had lunch once in this little town south of Lafayette. It was a cafeteria style place and had the best gumbo I've ever tasted. Hope I can find it if I'm ever down there again.

tantrix
10-24-2012, 15:56
Tantrix,

I do remember that photo! Always had a soft spot for the snappers, but never coughed up the coin( plus space for keeping) to own an alligator[snapper].


I'm used to the apartment life, thinkin that might be the best to find housing near employment, then I start buying shipping containers and a plot in the woods for the manhouse. I've got too many tools, guns, and gear to spend much more time in living in apartments!


Down here, if you look carefully you can find those little buddies fresh out of the nest about the size of a silver dollar. Years ago, I grew one from a hatchling all the way to about 4" before releasing him into the wild. I had him in a 75gal tank.

As far as the apartment thing, I did it from my teens up until about 21 years old then bought my own place. I haven't rented in over 10 years and couldn't be happier. I can play music as loud as I want (I'm a drummer, so it does get loud out here sometimes) and I can shoot my guns in my own yard...no need to go to a range and pay.

Besides, I'm used to roughing it on my own away from people/neighbors. I grew up in the swamps down here, so outdoors away from civilization is where I'm most comfortable.

GRIMLET
10-24-2012, 18:38
Besides, I'm used to roughing it on my own away from people/neighbors. I grew up in the swamps down here, so outdoors away from civilization is where I'm most comfortable.

"...call him Amos Moses. Get down on 'em Amos, Make it count, son!!!!
About 45 minutes Southeast of Thibidoux, La......."

HaahhHaha I kid, I kid!!
If only i could add one more picture, it would be of Funds favorite 30' shark. I snapped a pic of it this afternoon. Unfortunately, ot wont upload. I have exceeded picture quota. Help!!!!!

TeeJay37
10-24-2012, 18:41
"...call him Amos Moses. Get down on 'em Amos, Make it count, son!!!!
About 45 minutes Southeast of Thibidoux, La......."

HaahhHaha I kid, I kid!!
If only i could add one more picture, it would be of Funds favorite 30' shark. I snapped a pic of it this afternoon. Unfortunately, ot wont upload. I have exceeded picture quota. Help!!!!!

Get a photobucket or similar account.
Paste the IMG code.

tantrix
10-24-2012, 18:48
"...call him Amos Moses. Get down on 'em Amos, Make it count, son!!!!
About 45 minutes Southeast of Thibidoux, La......."

Haha...'ol Jerry Reed. Hey you wanna hear something cool?


Amazing how awesome Les Claypool did on this.

Primus: Amos Moses - YouTube

certifiedfunds
10-24-2012, 18:54
"...call him Amos Moses. Get down on 'em Amos, Make it count, son!!!!
About 45 minutes Southeast of Thibidoux, La......."

HaahhHaha I kid, I kid!!
If only i could add one more picture, it would be of Funds favorite 30' shark. I snapped a pic of it this afternoon. Unfortunately, ot wont upload. I have exceeded picture quota. Help!!!!!

Post it! Haha. I knew you'd know the one. I stayed at that Hampton inn right across the street the week before Isaac. Was working with the VA there.

GRIMLET
10-24-2012, 18:58
Post it! Haha. I knew you'd know the one. I stayed at that Hampton inn right across the street the week before Isaac. Was working with the VA there.

Send me an email and i will send it to you. Dont worry no viagra ads. Hahahah
I dont have the where to to set up a photobucket tonight.
Trust me, you will be proud of our tshirt shark!!

GRIMLET
10-24-2012, 19:04
Haha...'ol Jerry Reed. Hey you wanna hear something cool?


Amazing how awesome Les Claypool did on this.

Primus: Amos Moses - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmpvLoJ73Uo)

I think he missed the chance to throw down the bassline. Im sticking with Jerry!!

tantrix
10-24-2012, 20:32
I think he missed the chance to throw down the bassline. Im sticking with Jerry!!

Oh, no doubt...Jerry made that song what it is...but you gotta give Les credit, he did an awesome cover. I don't think anyone else could have pulled it off that well.

BEER
10-24-2012, 20:38
don't get me wrong, i've loved reed since i was a kid and saw him and "fred" in smokey and the bandit, but i'll be damned if claypool didn't just take that song from him and own it like reed was his *****.

GRIMLET
10-24-2012, 20:43
Wow, that was a weak version. Les could have thrown some thumping breakdown or something.....

Its ok, you youngstas and that postfunk and now dub step.....

certifiedfunds
10-24-2012, 21:43
Ok, I'm starting a Boudreaux and Thibodaux joke thread. See yall there.

LSUAdman
10-25-2012, 07:22
Ok, I'm starting a Boudreaux and Thibodaux joke thread. See yall there.


Don't be lazy and copy the ones from the restaurant. :supergrin:

geofri
10-25-2012, 08:47
Down here, if you look carefully you can find those little buddies fresh out of the nest about the size of a silver dollar. Years ago, I grew one from a hatchling all the way to about 4" before releasing him into the wild. I had him in a 75gal tank.

As far as the apartment thing, I did it from my teens up until about 21 years old then bought my own place. I haven't rented in over 10 years and couldn't be happier. I can play music as loud as I want (I'm a drummer, so it does get loud out here sometimes) and I can shoot my guns in my own yard...no need to go to a range and pay.

Besides, I'm used to roughing it on my own away from people/neighbors. I grew up in the swamps down here, so outdoors away from civilization is where I'm most comfortable.

You make it sound like the life. :cool:

Sweet. I tried to always have a common snapper around, they are great garbage disposals. Anytime I'd have a snake refuse a meal, the turtle took care of leftovers. I also had one from a hatchling size, kept him until he hit around 5".


"...call him Amos Moses. Get down on 'em Amos, Make it count, son!!!!
About 45 minutes Southeast of Thibidoux, La......."

HaahhHaha I kid, I kid!!
If only i could add one more picture, it would be of Funds favorite 30' shark. I snapped a pic of it this afternoon. Unfortunately, ot wont upload. I have exceeded picture quota. Help!!!!!

:rofl: I need to see the shark!

geofri
10-25-2012, 08:49
I'm also surprised, this thread made it to the front page of GT for a little while!

I sure appreciate you fellas sharing so much!

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 09:48
You make it sound like the life. :cool:

Sweet. I tried to always have a common snapper around, they are great garbage disposals. Anytime I'd have a snake refuse a meal, the turtle took care of leftovers. I also had one from a hatchling size, kept him until he hit around 5".




:rofl: I need to see the shark!

I think grim is lying. He ain't got no 30 foot fiberglass shark! He wants you to move to Mississippians he thinks a 30 foot fiberglass shark will close the deal.







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GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 12:12
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag52/groupertrooper32/276A7DFD-1321-43A2-BE7B-3E99E299BD89-1534-00000105F8029B38_zpsc22f4de9.jpg

Deal closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tantrix
10-25-2012, 12:12
You make it sound like the life. :cool:

If you enjoy the outdoors, it pretty much IS the life. You ever been out on the water at 1am on the Atchafalaya Basin, shined and counted 20 pairs of red eyes watching every move you make? :supergrin:

(Hint: red eyes are those large scaly carnivores that swim)

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 12:18
Geo, you are a hip hop violinist and Tantrix being a drummer who likes Primus, I can see y'all producing something like this.
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe 2002 high quality - YouTube

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

tantrix
10-25-2012, 12:38
Geo, you are a hip hop violinist and Tantrix being a drummer who likes Primus, I can see y'all producing something like this.
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe 2002 high quality - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDdlHmzIdn8)

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


Aw hellllllll no. :rofl:

geofri
10-25-2012, 13:10
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag52/groupertrooper32/276A7DFD-1321-43A2-BE7B-3E99E299BD89-1534-00000105F8029B38_zpsc22f4de9.jpg

Deal closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOLD!


:rofl: What an eyesore!


( I'll bet I could learn to live with it though : )




If you enjoy the outdoors, it pretty much IS the life. You ever been out on the water at 1am on the Atchafalaya Basin, shined and counted 20 pairs of red eyes watching every move you make? :supergrin:

(Hint: red eyes are those large scaly carnivores that swim)

No, but that's high on the list, my good sir. High on the list.


Geo, you are a hip hop violinist and Tantrix being a drummer who likes Primus, I can see y'all producing something like this.
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe 2002 high quality - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDdlHmzIdn8)


Oh my oh my!

Not even the slightest chance! :rofl::rofl:

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:13
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag52/groupertrooper32/276A7DFD-1321-43A2-BE7B-3E99E299BD89-1534-00000105F8029B38_zpsc22f4de9.jpg

Deal closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

I'm in gulfport today and was thinking about swinging by to snap a pic!

I go with Grimlet. Any town that has a big ass fiberglass shark like that is a town you want to consider.

Hilarious that you knew exactly what I was talking about.

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 13:21
Ok,ok,ok. Its for the children.....
Tourist children. Hahahaja
Seriously, at least drive through and see what we have to offer. Tantrix is selling swamp life. Im selling salt life. Either way, its a win. Bay St. Louis and Ocean Springs are smaller bedroom communities. Gulfport/Biloxi are the biggest you will find in the state. They still aren't that big.

Funds, are having anything to do with the VA property leasing on the beach in Gpt?

tantrix
10-25-2012, 13:24
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

I'm in gulfport today and was thinking about swinging by to snap a pic!

I go with Grimlet. Any town that has a big ass fiberglass shark like that is a town you want to consider.

Hilarious that you knew exactly what I was talking about.


Nah...I'll go with Prejean's and their 12ft alligator.

http://www.cajunornaments.com/home_r3_c2.jpg

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:27
Ok,ok,ok. Its for the children.....
Tourist children. Hahahaja
Seriously, at least drive through and see what we have to offer. Tantrix is selling swamp life. Im selling salt life. Either way, its a win. Bay St. Louis and Ocean Springs are smaller bedroom communities. Gulfport/Biloxi are the biggest you will find in the state. They still aren't that big.



The good news is that if you move to the mississippi gulf coast you are still close enough to the far superior salt water fishing in Louisiana. Redfish capital of the world. Hell, for the Mobile redfish tour those guys run open water WOT to Venice, LA.

Funds, are having anything to do with the VA property leasing on the beach in Gpt?

No.

At the moment I'm sitting in the parking lot of a Subway about 2.5 miles west of hwy 49. Bout to head back to God's country.

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:28
Nah...I'll go with Prejean's and their 12ft alligator.

http://www.cajunornaments.com/home_r3_c2.jpg

Seen that one too!

tantrix
10-25-2012, 13:28
Ok,ok,ok. Its for the children.....
Tourist children. Hahahaja
Seriously, at least drive through and see what we have to offer. Tantrix is selling swamp life. Im selling salt life. Either way, its a win. Bay St. Louis and Ocean Springs are smaller bedroom communities. Gulfport/Biloxi are the biggest you will find in the state. They still aren't that big.

Funds, are having anything to do with the VA property leasing on the beach in Gpt?

Hey, we got more water than any other state in the country...fresh and salt. :tongueout:

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:30
Tantrix - I had some family over and we took them on a swamp tour last weekend. One of those tourist deals where they feed the alligators and BS the people.

Its just occurring to me now that I should have brought them to da basin for Tantrix's swamp tour -- the only one in Louisiana that requires a spotlight on your head!

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:31
Hey, we got more water than any other state in the country...fresh and salt. :tongueout:

10% more every day too! :rofl:

geofri
10-25-2012, 13:34
One discussion I've been reluctant to bring up...

Bugs. How bad is it?
Not that I'm gonna let the lil buggers get in my way.. but I was nearly killed by mosquitoes one night in Alabama, and another in Florida. I was lucky to survive the loss of blood.

Are there seasons that are just dominated by the mosquitoes/gnats or whatever?

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 13:41
Funds did you just fuel up in diamondhead?

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 13:41
One discussion I've been reluctant to bring up...

Bugs. How bad is it?
Not that I'm gonna let the lil buggers get in my way.. but I was nearly killed by mosquitoes one night in Alabama, and another in Florida. I was lucky to survive the loss of blood.

Are there seasons that are just dominated by the mosquitoes/gnats or whatever?

Just carry a 12ga. and birdshot for the mosquitos, you'll be fine :rofl:

tantrix
10-25-2012, 13:43
Tantrix - I had some family over and we took them on a swamp tour last weekend. One of those tourist deals where they feed the alligators and BS the people.

Its just occurring to me now that I should have brought them to da basin for Tantrix's swamp tour -- the only one in Louisiana that requires a spotlight on your head!

Aww yeah cher'...I could break dem in real good!




One discussion I've been reluctant to bring up...

Bugs. How bad is it?
Not that I'm gonna let the lil buggers get in my way.. but I was nearly killed by mosquitoes one night in Alabama, and another in Florida. I was lucky to survive the loss of blood.

Are there seasons that are just dominated by the mosquitoes/gnats or whatever?

Let's just say the Brown Pelican isn't our state bird, it's actually the mosquito (or "moustique" as we say in French).


Really, the bugs are worst on the hottest summer nights. If you aren't used to it you might wanna bathe in Deep Woods OFF before going out on the water. I've had some out-of-state people on my boat at night and they said the mosquitoes felt like bee stings... :rofl:

But trust me, when you get out on that water and start hoisting 50+lb alligator snappers and 400lb gators into the boat, you'll forget all about the bugs.

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:43
Funds did you just fuel up in diamondhead?

Not sure. Fuel no. I was at a Clark's.


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certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:47
Funds did you just fuel up in diamondhead?

Just past exit 28/wolf river. So it was exit 29 I guess


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certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:48
Menge avenue now headed west


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certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 13:49
Grim can u fix a ticket here?


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geofri
10-25-2012, 13:55
Grim can u fix a ticket here?


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OH ohh..:whistling:

"Sir, were you texting back there..."

"No officer, Just glocktalkin.."

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 13:58
Funds and Tantrix are correct. La has well over 10 times the coastline and who knows how much marsh.
We Mississippians enjoy their resources daily.
My city is closer to Venice than Lafayette. I am within an hour of the La marsh That includes drive time to the boat launch.
We have more sand beach and the views on Hwy 90 are great for sunrises and sunsets. Just get past the 30' shark.

tantrix
10-25-2012, 14:00
Grim can u fix a ticket here?


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:rofl:

tantrix
10-25-2012, 14:07
Funds and Tantrix are correct. La has well over 10 times the coastline and who knows how much marsh.

Oh, I forgot to add that...the largest swamp in the US. It dwarfs the Everglades.


Here's some shots from my boat, springtime on the Atchafalaya:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/atchafalaya_basin001.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/atchafalaya_basin002.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/atchafalaya_basin003.jpg



And of course, hog hunting with my Catahoulas on Bayou Teche:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0313.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0415.jpg



And do I have to mention the food one more time? A pot of red beans done Acadian style:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0453.jpg

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 14:09
Tantrix if you don't stop with the pics I'm gonna load my crap in the truck, leave my wife, and move back down there this afternoon :rofl:

tantrix
10-25-2012, 14:12
Tantrix if you don't stop with the pics I'm gonna load my crap in the truck, leave my wife, and move back down there this afternoon :rofl:

Come on den...I'm fryin' up some oysters tonight...big, juicy, gulf oysters...MmmMmmMm...

C'est si bon!

:rofl: :rofl:


I guess you'll just have to settle for pics later...

kbm54
10-25-2012, 14:27
Grim can u fix a ticket here?

What about one from Alabama? :whistling:

Got it right before crossing the Mississippi state line headed down I-10.

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 14:31
Come on den...I'm fryin' up some oysters tonight...big, juicy, gulf oysters...MmmMmmMm...

C'est si bon!

:rofl: :rofl:


I guess you'll just have to settle for pics later...


And the good news is that those oysters are pre-oiled, courtesy of BP.

I kid I kid

I still eat the seafood from the gulf. If the northerners dont want it all the better for us. The price drops for us!!!!

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 14:34
Grim can u fix a ticket here?


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Fix is such an ugly word. I still cant give you any help like that. Especially after I took a local judge before Judicial Review for ticket fixing.
Sorry

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 14:40
Tantrix has nice pics check out what Ms has to offer...


s1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag52/groupertrooper32/?action=view&current=2012-07-19060046_zps0ad4493a.jpg#!oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1298.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag52%2Fgroupe rtrooper32%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D2011-12-21103254_zps8b4adaaa.jpg


http://s1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag52/groupertrooper32/?action=view&current=2012-07-19060046_zps0ad4493a.jpg#%21oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1298.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag52%2Fgrou pertrooper32%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D2011-12-21103254_zps8b4adaaa.jpghttp://s1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag52/groupertrooper32/?action=view&current=2012-07-19060046_zps0ad4493a.jpg#%21oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1298.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fag52%2Fgrou pertrooper32%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D2011-12-21103254_zps8b4adaaa.jpg

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 14:53
Fix is such an ugly word. I still cant give you any help like that. Especially after I took a local judge before Judicial Review for ticket fixing.
Sorry

Fix is a nice friendly word


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geofri
10-25-2012, 17:44
Just carry a 12ga. and birdshot for the mosquitos, you'll be fine :rofl;

no.7 ok, or do you need no.4?
:rofl::rofl:



Aww yeah cher'...I could break dem in real good!





Let's just say the Brown Pelican isn't our state bird, it's actually the mosquito (or "moustique" as we say in French).

Someone said that earlier in the thread.. I was afraid it might be true!

Really, the bugs are worst on the hottest summer nights. If you aren't used to it you might wanna bathe in Deep Woods OFF before going out on the water. I've had some out-of-state people on my boat at night and they said the mosquitoes felt like bee stings... :rofl:
Strangely, I hate using bugspray.. Never seems like it works anyway.. do you give up personally, or still wear spray?

But trust me, when you get out on that water and start hoisting 50+lb alligator snappers and 400lb gators into the boat, you'll forget all about the bugs.

That's a strategy I'd be happy to evaluate!


RED

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 17:46
no.7 ok, or do you need no.4?
:rofl::rofl:

Anything rated for geese or turkey should work.

geofri
10-25-2012, 17:52
Oh, I forgot to add that...the largest swamp in the US. It dwarfs the Everglades.


Here's some shots from my boat, springtime on the Atchafalaya:



[edit:too many pics:]





And of course, hog hunting with my Catahoulas on Bayou Teche:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0313.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0415.jpg



And do I have to mention the food one more time? A pot of red beans done Acadian style:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0453.jpg
:faint: No more taunting!

I totally forgot about hogs these past few days! First warmblooded critter I'd shoot upon moving! I'll miss the bigger deer up here, but fresh pork? Yes please.

It will probably be just what I need to finally get around to buying a G20 :supergrin:



Funds and Tantrix are correct. La has well over 10 times the coastline and who knows how much marsh.
We Mississippians enjoy their resources daily.
My city is closer to Venice than Lafayette. I am within an hour of the La marsh That includes drive time to the boat launch.
We have more sand beach and the views on Hwy 90 are great for sunrises and sunsets. Just get past the 30' shark.
:rofl:

You guys need to be more convincing. Which is better?

tantrix
10-25-2012, 18:04
Someone said that earlier in the thread.. I was afraid it might be true!


Strangely, I hate using bugspray.. Never seems like it works anyway.. do you give up personally, or still wear spray?


I always have cans of it in my boat, but to be honest I only really use it if I'm sitting still shining or something...other than that I'm usually moving too much for them to even land on me.


:faint: No more taunting!

I totally forgot about hogs these past few days! First warmblooded critter I'd shoot upon moving! I'll miss the bigger deer up here, but fresh pork? Yes please.

It will probably be just what I need to finally get around to buying a G20 :supergrin:

Man, if you've never been out in the swamp hunting wild boar...you need to. I can tell you this, I'm more comfortable dealing with gators than being out in the open with hogs. I still have a pair of jeans with about a 6" cut straight through the calf when a hog broke loose from my dogs and came after me. Those cutters are sharp, and they won't hesitate to use them.

geofri
10-25-2012, 18:11
I always have cans of it in my boat, but to be honest I only really use it if I'm sitting still shining or something...other than that I'm usually moving too much for them to even land on me.




Man, if you've never been out in the swamp hunting wild boar...you need to. I can tell you this, I'm more comfortable dealing with gators than being out in the open with hogs. I still have a pair of jeans with about a 6" cut straight through the calf when a hog broke loose from my dogs and came after me. Those cutters are sharp, and they won't hesitate to use them.

WhooooWee! Ever since I was a lil fella and watched Old Yeller..(the hog scene) I've wanted to try my hand at hunting them!

ryanm
10-25-2012, 18:29
...

And do I have to mention the food one more time? A pot of red beans done Acadian style:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0453.jpg

Ooooooh. Do want! :wavey:

tantrix
10-25-2012, 18:37
WhooooWee! Ever since I was a lil fella and watched Old Yeller..(the hog scene) I've wanted to try my hand at hunting them!

It's open season all year. It's by far the most intense hunting especially when you're on foot. When the calf of my jeans got cut, I was about 15yds from my 3-wheeler...I barely made it over there and hopped up on top of the seat before my dogs caught him again and dragged him down to the ground and I shot him.

This is what I was standing on when I shot him:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0172.jpg

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 18:39
Haha haven't seen a threewheeler in years!

geofri
10-25-2012, 18:47
It's open season all year. It's by far the most intense hunting especially when you're on foot. When the calf of my jeans got cut, I was about 15yds from my 3-wheeler...I barely made it over there and hopped up on top of the seat before my dogs caught him again and dragged him down to the ground and I shot him.

This is what I was standing on when I shot him:




Ha Haaah! That's awesome! How fun.

tantrix
10-25-2012, 18:47
Haha haven't seen a threewheeler in years!

You poor soul...that very 200S has gone more places and outlasted all my friends 4-wheelers. It's still bone-stock...not a thing done to it since 1984.

BEER
10-25-2012, 18:50
I can tell you this, I'm more comfortable dealing with gators than being out in the open with hogs. I still have a pair of jeans with about a 6" cut straight through the calf when a hog broke loose from my dogs and came after me. Those cutters are sharp, and they won't hesitate to use them.

i've had a very very similiar experience myself, except minus the gator part. do you remember the guy in another thread awhile back talking about people that go hunting with a sidearm along with their rifle? like i told him then, apparently he's never hunted wild hogs. lol

when you wind up at kissin distance to a hog a rifle makes a decent club to beat it down with until you can pull your pistol.

robua373
10-25-2012, 18:50
Get ready to sweat your balls off. And you will grow to love the occasional hurricane.

Louisiana is cool. Good folks if you get away from the city. Food ain't half bad. Did I mention that its stupid hot there most of the time?
Damn Straight, what he said.
Definitely get away from the City, unless you like Trash, Drunks, Illegals and Bums...

tantrix
10-25-2012, 18:52
Damn Straight, what he said.
Definitely get away from the City, unless you like Trash, Drunks, Illegals and Bums...

That pretty much describes any city in any state.

robua373
10-25-2012, 19:00
That pretty much describes any city in any state.

True, But I thought we were talking about Louisiana.

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 19:01
True, But I thought we were talking about Louisiana.

Right, so why describe every city in the country?


:supergrin:

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 19:01
Damn Straight, what he said.
Definitely get away from the City, unless you like Trash, Drunks, Illegals and Bums...

Which city?

tantrix
10-25-2012, 19:07
i've had a very very similiar experience myself, except minus the gator part. do you remember the guy in another thread awhile back talking about people that go hunting with a sidearm along with their rifle? like i told him then, apparently he's never hunted wild hogs. lol

when you wind up at kissin distance to a hog a rifle makes a decent club to beat it down with until you can pull your pistol.

Yeah pretty much...I bring a Marlin 1895 .45-70 lever-action and either a Ruger Super Redhawk .44mag or Glock 10mm. The one that almost got me I pulled the G20 on, since he was literally like 3ft away from me when the dogs caught him. Standing on top of the Honda I had a good vantage point and caught him right in the top of the head...he dropped like a wet rag.

geofri
10-25-2012, 19:15
Damn Straight, what he said.
Definitely get away from the City, unless you like Trash, Drunks, Illegals and Bums...

Yeah..Pittsburgh is the same. Not planning to spend a lot of time in any city.

robua373
10-25-2012, 19:34
Yeah..Pittsburgh is the same. Not planning to spend a lot of time in any city.

I'm from NY originally and have been working here for about 6 months, the heat is something that is hard to deal with when you factor in the humidity. I would visit first, I work with some guys from Baton Rouge and Slidell and they all agree about New Orleans.

tantrix
10-25-2012, 20:01
I'm from NY originally and have been working here for about 6 months, the heat is something that is hard to deal with when you factor in the humidity. I would visit first, I work with some guys from Baton Rouge and Slidell and they all agree about New Orleans.

:rofl:

If you can hang with us here in LA, you're a special breed. I haven't met a Yankee yet that hasn't pissed and moaned the entire time about the heat, bugs, blah blah blah.

They usually end up quitting after being called candy-asses and sissy-boys day after day.

geofri
10-25-2012, 20:02
I'm from NY originally and have been working here for about 6 months, the heat is something that is hard to deal with when you factor in the humidity. I would visit first, I work with some guys from Baton Rouge and Slidell and they all agree about New Orleans.

Do you work out in the heat? I'll admit, I haven't done much of any hard work while in the south, but I did some hiking, and of course, lots of lizard chasing!

I've been down south a few times, but never over a week at a time.. so maybe it wasn't enough to get on my nerves, but I love the heat. Well I don't but everything I love does, so I gotta deal.

geofri
10-25-2012, 20:03
:rofl:

If you can hang with us here in LA, you're a special breed. I haven't met a Yankee yet that hasn't pissed and moaned the entire time about the heat, bugs, blah blah blah.

They usually end up quitting after being called candy-asses and sissy-boys every day.

You gonn meet one here real soon. :supergrin:

tantrix
10-25-2012, 20:07
You gonn meet one here real soon. :supergrin:

Hey, you got the right attitude...and that's 98% of it. You really don't deal with it any differently than anywhere else during the summer...stay hydrated and wear something on your head to reduce exposure to the sun.

K.Kiser
10-25-2012, 20:08
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0172.jpg

Excuse my topic deviation, but the old 200 Honda 3-wheeler is in the top three of the most reliable and trouble free ATV ever to roam this planet...

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 20:09
I still ***** about the lack of humidity and how much "dry heat" sucks all these years later :rofl:

GRIMLET
10-25-2012, 20:10
And Tantrix/La wins again!!!
This time by decision.

geofri
10-25-2012, 20:17
I still ***** about the lack of humidity and how much "dry heat" sucks all these years later :rofl:

what happened to "oh, it's a different kind of heat.. not like that high humidity stuff"



And Tantrix/La wins again!!!
This time by decision.
:rofl:

certifiedfunds
10-25-2012, 20:17
Excuse my topic deviation, but the old 200 Honda 3-wheeler is in the top three of the most reliable and trouble free ATV ever to roam this planet...

And they'd still be making them if it wasn't for the government.

I grew up on those things. God but we had some fun.

NeverMore1701
10-25-2012, 20:19
what happened to "oh, it's a different kind of heat.. not like that high humidity stuff"

's bullcrap, like being in a damn oven. Dry eyes, dry mouth, dusty.... Ugh.

geofri
10-25-2012, 20:22
's bullcrap, like being in a damn oven. Dry eyes, dry mouth, dusty.... Ugh.

When I went on a hiking trip in NM, man.. chapped lips, sinuses felt like they would crack, and yeah.. the dust! Drunk water like a camel!

tantrix
10-25-2012, 20:26
Excuse my topic deviation, but the old 200 Honda 3-wheeler is in the top three of the most reliable and trouble free ATV ever to roam this planet...

The only ATV's I will buy are 1987 or older Honda 3-wheelers.



And Tantrix/La wins again!!!
This time by decision.

:rofl:



And they'd still be making them if it wasn't for the government.

I grew up on those things. God but we had some fun.


Well, more like the sue-happy idiots...then of course the government soon followed.

77Bronc
10-25-2012, 23:53
I have lived here all of my life, college degree from LSU, best damn university there is...excellent job working for THE major oil company, getting ready to retire in next 18 months....my wife is full blooded Cajun girl....

The tax base is great, the auto insurance is insane, the hurricanes can be a pain and the heat in the summer brutal....I love it here.

Louisiana is a way of life....in my business I travel a lot and I have been all over the country and parts of the world, but after being gone for a few days, I really miss the place....like many have replied, the food is the best there is period....what some places pass for "Cajun" food should be against the law...

Very gun friendly state, special amendment on November 6 that will hopefully provide a barrier from more bull**** government gun control laws...I dont know all of the details, but will do more reading this weekend....

If you have kids, need to consider private schools unless you are in St. Tammany parish...reasonable gas prices....Mardi Gras can be fun....

77

NOLA_glock
10-26-2012, 12:13
:rofl:

If you can hang with us here in LA, you're a special breed. I haven't met a Yankee yet that hasn't pissed and moaned the entire time about the heat, bugs, blah blah blah.

They usually end up quitting after being called candy-asses and sissy-boys day after day.

The best part is when you go outside in the mid 70s and get all sweaty from the humidity.:tongueout:

We're sticky people, here.

And yes, N.O. is dangerous, with TONS of panhandling homeless at intersections and tourist hotspots, violent crime, drugs, and trashy people in general (especially the tourists and semi-local tourists if you're in the Vieux Carré). It's also the kind of place I like -- not for those reasons, obviously. I love lots of things about New Orleans despite its flaws. As tantrix said, every city has many of the same problems.

Anyway, there's nothing wrong with not liking cities, and I'd think no matter what your thing is, you'll love it here.

Maybe tantrix can give you the breakdown of the Creole/Acadian/redneck parts of the state.:tongueout:


ETA: I'll give another nod to our food. Some people don't know it, but Cajun and Creole cooking are two distinct styles, and both are fantastic. You'll be spoiled rotten.

tantrix
10-26-2012, 13:03
Maybe tantrix can give you the breakdown of the Creole/Acadian/redneck parts of the state.:tongueout:

Creole will be mostly NOLA, with some in Marksville and also Natchitoches. Cajun will be West of New Orleans all the way to the TX border (and even into SE Texas), and also in Marksville. Redneck will be pretty much everyone else who isn't of Cajun or Creole decent, usually the entire Northern part of the state...North of I-10 is a good measuring stick.



ETA: I'll give another nod to our food. Some people don't know it, but Cajun and Creole cooking are two distinct styles, and both are fantastic. You'll be spoiled rotten.

Yep.

Anything Creole is mostly tomato based and spicier, Cajun is roux based (usually a dark thin roux) and less spicy but with more flavor. I prefer Cajun style cuisine, but I do occasionally cook Creole dishes like Shrimp Creole.

Here's a pic of my last Shrimp Creole...notice the red coloring from the tomato base:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa193/glockthirty/IMG_0270.jpg

noway
10-26-2012, 13:38
Cajun are typically more country like and made from simpler food items but not necessary bad tasting foods.

Creole ( which is I ) are city based food with more richer ingredients but not always the best tasty depending on how it's cook. NOLA is pretty much what we call Creole Food and most of that area and the surrounding areas are Creole based foods. Until you get way past Baton Rouge and farther down I10 corridor is Cajun country as I call it.

If you stray too far north of I10 , then you ought to be in Arkansas or Mississippi ( hope I spelled it right ) ;)


You typically will NOT find true Cajun foods out side Cajun country and almost zero in NOLA. Most people outside LA has no clue what Creole or Cajun is. Goes back to, just because it's written down as Cajun or Sprinkle with red-pepper or creole seasoning, don't make it Cajun or Creole.

geofri
10-26-2012, 18:58
I have lived here all of my life, college degree from LSU, best damn university there is...excellent job working for THE major oil company, getting ready to retire in next 18 months....my wife is full blooded Cajun girl....

The tax base is great, the auto insurance is insane, the hurricanes can be a pain and the heat in the summer brutal....I love it here.

Louisiana is a way of life....in my business I travel a lot and I have been all over the country and parts of the world, but after being gone for a few days, I really miss the place....like many have replied, the food is the best there is period....what some places pass for "Cajun" food should be against the law...

Very gun friendly state, special amendment on November 6 that will hopefully provide a barrier from more bull**** government gun control laws...I dont know all of the details, but will do more reading this weekend....

If you have kids, need to consider private schools unless you are in St. Tammany parish...reasonable gas prices....Mardi Gras can be fun....

77

I sent ya a PM prying for more details :wavey:

The best part is when you go outside in the mid 70s and get all sweaty from the humidity.:tongueout:

We're sticky people, here.

And yes, N.O. is dangerous, with TONS of panhandling homeless at intersections and tourist hotspots, violent crime, drugs, and trashy people in general (especially the tourists and semi-local tourists if you're in the Vieux Carré). It's also the kind of place I like -- not for those reasons, obviously. I love lots of things about New Orleans despite its flaws. As tantrix said, every city has many of the same problems.

Anyway, there's nothing wrong with not liking cities, and I'd think no matter what your thing is, you'll love it here.

Maybe tantrix can give you the breakdown of the Creole/Acadian/redneck parts of the state.:tongueout:


ETA: I'll give another nod to our food. Some people don't know it, but Cajun and Creole cooking are two distinct styles, and both are fantastic. You'll be spoiled rotten.

I'd sure like to see what it's all about(N.O.), but really just doesn't attract me. Seems like it would be pretty cool to be able to take guests out on the weekend to see the city, and its attractions, or heck, just to get out myself now and then.

This swamp thing though... I think I want that. :cool:


Cajun are typically more country like and made from simpler food items but not necessary bad tasting foods.

Creole ( which is I ) are city based food with more richer ingredients but not always the best tasty depending on how it's cook. NOLA is pretty much what we call Creole Food and most of that area and the surrounding areas are Creole based foods. Until you get way past Baton Rouge and farther down I10 corridor is Cajun country as I call it.

If you stray too far north of I10 , then you ought to be in Arkansas or Mississippi ( hope I spelled it right ) ;)


You typically will NOT find true Cajun foods out side Cajun country and almost zero in NOLA. Most people outside LA has no clue what Creole or Cajun is. Goes back to, just because it's written down as Cajun or Sprinkle with red-pepper or creole seasoning, don't make it Cajun or Creole.

This food stuff is getting out of hand. :rofl: I'm gonna have to get a list of restaurants and verify their authenticity with you guys before dining there!

certifiedfunds
10-26-2012, 19:04
As bad as a lot of Nola can be there are also some awesome things there if you know where to look. It's a certain lifestyle and tempo that I've not seen anywhere else.

BEER
10-26-2012, 20:11
This food stuff is getting out of hand. :rofl: I'm gonna have to get a list of restaurants and verify their authenticity with you guys before dining there!

i can tell you from first hand experience that the pappadeux's seafood chain does NOT serve true creole food. i made the horrible mistake once of ordering a "creole" dish in front of true creole girl once and she damned near taught me a whole different lesson in knife fighting on the spot. then a couple of weeks later she showed me what true creole food was all about and i realized my poor little pansy texan stomach wasn't meant form such things.

them weirdos are a little TOO in love with their spices.

by the way, 'blackened" don't mean burnt.

certifiedfunds
10-26-2012, 21:06
i can tell you from first hand experience that the pappadeux's seafood chain does NOT serve true creole food. i made the horrible mistake once of ordering a "creole" dish in front of true creole girl once and she damned near taught me a whole different lesson in knife fighting on the spot. then a couple of weeks later she showed me what true creole food was all about and i realized my poor little pansy texan stomach wasn't meant form such things.

them weirdos are a little TOO in love with their spices.

by the way, 'blackened" don't mean burnt.

Just so u know beer, if they blacken it inside it ain't really blackened. You can't do it right in the house.

BEER
10-26-2012, 22:02
Just so u know beer, if they blacken it inside it ain't really blackened. You can't do it right in the house.


to be honest for my delicate pallate you can't do it "right" anywhere. lol

i like yall, love your state, and if the world ever truly goes ass over tea kettle i'll most likely wind up in yall's swamps, but i'll wind up eating my food raw cause i just can not handle the majority of yall's food. lol

Lone_Wolfe
10-26-2012, 22:05
So why is it every thread about Lousiana end up being about food?


Oh wait, that's a good thing! :rofl: :rofl:

tantrix
10-26-2012, 22:05
to be honest for my delicate pallate you can't do it "right" anywhere. lol

i like yall, love your state, and if the world ever truly goes ass over tea kettle i'll most likely wind up in yall's swamps, but i'll wind up eating my food raw cause i just can not handle the majority of yall's food. lol

Handle it? I eat seafood 7 days a week! :supergrin:

BEER
10-26-2012, 22:13
Handle it? I eat seafood 7 days a week! :supergrin:

no no sir, you mistake me. i love seafood, but i love it where i can taste the actual seafood and not 9 metric tons of spices, seasonings and god only knows what else. and when i eat shrimp i want to taste just shrimp and not shrimp, gator, crab, anus scorching corn, onions, mudbug brains, and whatever else you happen to have leftover in the fridge that night. lol

any one of those things alone is fine, but so far i've yet to eat anything over there that was just any 1 critter at a time. lol

tantrix
10-26-2012, 22:23
no no sir, you mistake me. i love seafood, but i love it where i can taste the actual seafood and not 9 metric tons of spices, seasonings and god only knows what else. and when i eat shrimp i want to taste just shrimp and not shrimp, gator, crab, anus scorching corn, onions, mudbug brains, and whatever else you happen to have leftover in the fridge that night. lol

any one of those things alone is fine, but so far i've yet to eat anything over there that was just any 1 critter at a time. lol


It sounds like you have been eating Creole stuff, not Cajun. Creole food is more spicy and less flavor, while Cajun food is less spicy and more flavorful.

If the spice/pepper overrides the entire dishes flavor, somebody has screwed it up.

certifiedfunds
10-26-2012, 22:36
to be honest for my delicate pallate you can't do it "right" anywhere. lol

i like yall, love your state, and if the world ever truly goes ass over tea kettle i'll most likely wind up in yall's swamps, but i'll wind up eating my food raw cause i just can not handle the majority of yall's food. lol

Sorry man. I have trouble imagining you with a delicate anything.

Like tantrix said it ain't all about cayenne. Cayenne is used to bring out flavor, not burn you.


Unless we're boiling crawfish. Then u gotta sweat so we don't have leftover beer.

BEER
10-26-2012, 22:38
It sounds like you have been eating Creole stuff, not Cajun. Creole food is more spicy and less flavor, while Cajun food is less spicy and more flavorful.

If the spice/pepper overrides the entire dishes flavor, somebody has screwed it up.


the last time i was over that way i was offered a dill pickle and even that was soaked in some sort of spicy goo. i should have known something was up when the old coonass (sorry but you're all coonasses to me lol) pulled out a 5 gallon laundry detergent bucket and it was fiilled with pickles. lol

and no it wasn't soaked in detergent, he assured me the bucket was clean and perfectly safe. but to be honest that's the same incident that taught me to never accept anything offered to me by anybody wearing knee high white rubber boots. so far that has never ever worked out well for me.

tantrix
10-26-2012, 22:53
the last time i was over that way i was offered a dill pickle and even that was soaked in some sort of spicy goo. i should have known something was up when the old coonass (sorry but you're all coonasses to me lol) pulled out a 5 gallon laundry detergent bucket and it was fiilled with pickles. lol

and no it wasn't soaked in detergent, he assured me the bucket was clean and perfectly safe. but to be honest that's the same incident that taught me to never accept anything offered to me by anybody wearing knee high white rubber boots. so far that has never ever worked out well for me.

:rofl:

Pickled stuff here can end up being hot, I'll admit that. I make some pickled quail eggs that will make your ass burn if you even fart. But, that's just the way I prefer them...they are normally a little milder.

Have you ever had a good etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo etc?

certifiedfunds
10-26-2012, 22:55
the last time i was over that way i was offered a dill pickle and even that was soaked in some sort of spicy goo. i should have known something was up when the old coonass (sorry but you're all coonasses to me lol) pulled out a 5 gallon laundry detergent bucket and it was fiilled with pickles. lol

and no it wasn't soaked in detergent, he assured me the bucket was clean and perfectly safe. but to be honest that's the same incident that taught me to never accept anything offered to me by anybody wearing knee high white rubber boots. so far that has never ever worked out well for me.


He told you it was a pickle? ROLF!

BEER
10-26-2012, 23:04
nevermind, i don't want to get the thread locked. lol

NeverMore1701
10-26-2012, 23:15
This took a delightful turn :rofl::rofl:

BEER
10-26-2012, 23:22
This took a delightful turn :rofl::rofl:

yeah you read it, but i don't want to scare the poor guy away from la. lol

tantrix
10-26-2012, 23:24
yeah you read it, but i don't want to scare the poor guy away from la. lol

:rofl:

noway
10-27-2012, 09:01
Handle it? I eat seafood 7 days a week! :supergrin:

Damm I envy you. Seriously.

I'm in a Ocean attached state and I barely get maybe 1 -2 seat'in of good seafood per month. I do love tuna and Florida's white rock shrimp tho, but prices of seafood has been skyrocketing. And the best seafood outlet knows this and the prices are even higher.

What we are lacking are decent scallops and oysters. Ever since a local close-by bar closed ( Alligator Alley ) my choices of good cooked foods has disappeared like smoke in the winds of a hurricane :rofl:

geauxbubba
10-27-2012, 09:21
"Southern born, southern bred, and when I die, I will be southern dead" lol
Born in N.O. lived in suburbs outside the big easy since I was two. N.O. is s great place to visit but you couldn't pay me to live there. The surrounding parishs (Counties in all other states) of Jefferson, St. Tammany and St. Bernard are a good place to live. Like anywhere else, they have good and bad neighborhoods.

geofri
10-28-2012, 17:42
This took a delightful turn :rofl::rofl:

All this pickle talk sure brought you back in a hurry :whistling::tongueout:

tantrix
10-28-2012, 17:53
All this pickle talk sure brought you back in a hurry :whistling::tongueout:

Just shut up and get down here, you've already missed the Crawfish Festival, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, and the Cochon de Lait!!

certifiedfunds
10-28-2012, 18:14
Just shut up and get down here, you've already missed the Crawfish Festival, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, and the Cochon de Lait!!

I married a festival queen

geofri
10-28-2012, 18:36
Just shut up and get down here, you've already missed the Crawfish Festival, Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, and the Cochon de Lait!!
:rofl:

Dang it, what's gonna be happening around march??

I married a festival queen

Noice!:cool:

tantrix
10-28-2012, 18:40
:rofl:

Dang it, what's gonna be happening around march??



Noice!:cool:


Both the Crawfish Festival and Cochon de Lait are in May, but we have festivals all year 'round, so you can still catch plenty. :cool:

TeeJay37
10-28-2012, 18:47
Someone told me about the Angola Rodeo this month an it sounded awesome, but we've been too busy to make it. Anyone know when the next one is? Isn't there a springtime one?

geofri
10-28-2012, 22:27
Both the Crawfish Festival and Cochon de Lait are in May, but we have festivals all year 'round, so you can still catch plenty. :cool:

I have to admit, only had crayfish once. Tasted like mud, smelled like carp. It was at a Chinese restaurant in virginia.

I'm willing to give them another try where they actually know how to cook them.

BEER
10-28-2012, 22:48
I have to admit, only had crayfish once. Tasted like mud, smelled like carp. It was at a Chinese restaurant in virginia.

I'm willing to give them another try where they actually know how to cook them.

no sir, what you ate were ditch roaches, as in the nasty little crawdads found in roadside ditches in cities.

or they might have been actual crawdads but raised on a farm. those are usually pretty nasty too, they either taste like mud or dogfood. catfish is another meal that you run into that problem with.

and before anybody asks, no i don't eat the brains.

tantrix
10-29-2012, 01:00
I have to admit, only had crayfish once. Tasted like mud, smelled like carp. It was at a Chinese restaurant in virginia.

I'm willing to give them another try where they actually know how to cook them.

Good grief...yeah, you need to eat the real deal man. Anybody who eats imported crawfish at an Asian joint gets what they got comin' to 'em. People in Virginia don't even know how to properly boil crawfish, much less some Chinese joint.

NOLA_glock
10-29-2012, 08:41
I have to admit, only had crayfish once. Tasted like mud, smelled like carp. It was at a Chinese restaurant in virginia.

I'm willing to give them another try where they actually know how to cook them.

:rofl: Why would you do that?

certifiedfunds
10-29-2012, 08:53
:rofl:

Dang it, what's gonna be happening around march??



Noice!:cool:

20 yrs ago! Lol

She still insists on wearing the crown around the house.....

kirgi08
10-29-2012, 09:42
I married a festival queen

:needspics:


:whistling:


:tongueout:


:wavey:



:supergrin:

GRIMLET
10-29-2012, 12:47
I have to admit, only had crayfish once. Tasted like mud, smelled like carp. It was at a Chinese restaurant in virginia.

I'm willing to give them another try where they actually know how to cook them.


Rule1 to not standing out down here, NEVER call them crayfish, always CRAWFISH!!!!!!

That abomination of Chinese importation you had is just as easily described as crapfish.

Rule 2 is never ask someone their recipe for boiling crawfish. Only rookies use a store bought powder only. It should always be supplemented with some...... WAIT. Im not giving up mine either. Hahahaha

geofri
10-29-2012, 13:16
20 yrs ago! Lol

She still insists on wearing the crown around the house.....

As long as it's JUST the crown, you can't complain!:whistling::rofl:

geofri
10-29-2012, 13:19
Well up here, They are crayfish,and Coke is pop not soda!

TeeJay37
10-29-2012, 13:38
Well up here, They are crayfish,and Coke is pop not soda!

It's not soda down here. It's either a coke(not Coke) or a cold drink.

I love the little name differences. We had a guy at my last job that called a cart(like shopping cart) a dolly and a dolly a truck. I forgot what he called a fork lift, though.

certifiedfunds
10-29-2012, 14:14
WTF is soda?

tantrix
10-29-2012, 15:10
WTF is soda?

I have no idea what the hell a 'pop' or a 'soda' is. It's all just 'coke' here.

GRIMLET
10-29-2012, 15:19
WTF is soda?

I think it something high falooting folks mix with scotch. Hahahaha

Just wait until he gets a taste of some good shine.