Project Love Baton Rouge: Project Aborted

Okay, so my ENFPness got distracted at day 34 of my Project Love Baton Rouge series. Can't help it... that's just me. When I decide I've lost interest, I've lost interest. But I think 34 days was pretty good! I had lots to think about and made myself be open-minded about the city where I … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Project Aborted

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 34 – Snooty Coffee

I made an executive decision the other day to start buying my eggnog lattes at the local coffeehouse CC's. It had nothing to do with the cup. The beloved local coffeehouse doesn't even offer a holiday cup. The simple reason is that they add whipped cream to the already amazing concoction of eggnog and espresso. … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 34 – Snooty Coffee

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 33 – Tan Lines in November

I know I complain about the heat and weird-ass weather, but I did have to giggle a little when I showered this afternoon and realized I got some sun today. I actually had tan lines after hiking in November. I know Kevin - an Oregonian - said today on the hike that he was getting … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 33 – Tan Lines in November

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 32 – Fresh Citrus

Momma took my niece to pick oranges and grapefruits today at a local orchard. I went to Sammy's (my brother) house and picked up my sack of just-picked packages of juicy, orangey, vitamin C. As soon as I got home I cut open and peeled an orange and ate it. Citrus is the one thing … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 32 – Fresh Citrus

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 31 -Close Enough to Listen

A long time ago, I heard a Ted Talk by Dave Isay on an initiative called StoryCorps. I'll let you listen to the Ted Talk for the inspiration for this initiative, but basically it's a tool to capture people's stories through interviews. They set up booths in several cities where people had the opportunity to interview loved … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 31 -Close Enough to Listen

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 30 – Proximity to Michael’s House

  It's always exciting to me when I first meet people because you never know exactly what your journey with them is going to look like. Will I know them forever? Will I meet them and shortly part ways? At this stage of my life, one of the most fascinating things is to look back … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 30 – Proximity to Michael’s House

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 29 – Independent Supermarkets

When I lived in Memphis there was one choice in supermarkets - Kroger. To be fair, there were many different sizes and flavors of Kroger, but the mega-chain came in and bought all of the other grocery stores after I'd been there about 5 years. Wild Oats was there and eventually became Whole Foods, but it … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 29 – Independent Supermarkets

Project Love Baton Rouge – Days 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28

Okay, I've been a little swamped. But, I have not abandoned my "Love Baton Rouge" Project. I just need to catch up a little. Today I love Baton Rouge because I get to meet my sister for lunch. For 30-something years, we hardly saw each other. She had minimal vacation, and I lived away. She made … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge – Days 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 23 – Tredici Bakery

Yesterday I had to pick up a little birthday present for a friend. I was trying to find something really but not over-the-top. I wanted something that was a special treat. I'm not much into presents... I'm more into experiences. I remembered the new bakery that opened 50 yards from my house on Capital Heights. … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 23 – Tredici Bakery

Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 22 – History

I met some old childhood girlfriends for lunch today. We haven't seen each other a lot since I've been here except for the birthday girl, Lisa, who I see every month for my facials. But, it really doesn't matter. We know each other in a way that I don't know many women on this earth. … Continue reading Project Love Baton Rouge: Day 22 – History