Don’t worry, Texas. I will never love Louisiana the way I love you.
When we lived in small town East Texas, I decided not to blog about it — the town, that is. Not by name and exact details, anyway. The thing is, it’s teeny tiny. It’s the kind of town where you can’t go anywhere, not even a quick trip to the grocery store, without seeing at least one (or ten) person(s) you know. And despite the fact that I put most of my life on the Internet, I couldn’t get over how easy it would be for the wrong person to find me. Call it paranoia, call it one too many true crime shows, but that was my decision and I stuck to it for two years. There were so many times I would think “I should blog about this!” and then realize it would give away my location. It was an ongoing thing which I always hated, but not enough to disclose my whereabouts.
When I first found out we were moving to this town — city, rather — in Louisiana, I asked myself a very important question: Would I blog my location? After much deliberation and getting advice from several wise people, I decided that yes, I am going to reveal my location and be open about the city in which I live. And so, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, my new city:
Look, even my mom said it would be okay. And she’s one of the most
paranoid cautious people I know. Besides, I want to immerse myself into this city. The culture, the restaurants, the events, all of it. I want to blog about it. So if you’re trying to find me to kill me, just look for a dive serving boiled crawfish and follow me home, I guess.
The best part? The airport code for Lafayette is LFT. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am now LfT in LFT. (See also: I went a little crazy making graphics for this post. And got a little GIF-obsessed. Look away.) I’m super excited to start blogging about this city. So far, I’ve found an amazing gelato place, a tapas bar that serves duck fat fries (be still my heart), and the best fried shrimp po’ boys any of you have ever had. Which is also why I bought a new pair of running shoes and have been sweating it out in the Louisiana humidity for the last 2 weeks. So I can EAT.
Now that the Cajun cat is out of the bag, I have to ask: Are there any Louisiana bloggers nearby who want to meetup? And then blog about it? And then carefully take an alternate way home so no stalkers can find us?