10 things--shreveport

It's been awhile since I've done a 10 Things list. This week I was in Shreveport for the second time. Then popped by IAH long enough to change planes and head to Austin. One more day and then I can go home. I can't wait. It's funny, having a house. It's like having a child (well, at least for the single, childless, petless gal). I talk about it a bunch and I show people pictures. I carry paint colors in my wallet like others carry photos of their children. I think about it when I'm gone and dream about what it can become in the future. I know, right after I go home I'll turn around and check myself into an institution.

So, Shreveport...
  1. Early morning flights that take me there are empty. Six people empty.
  2. There are several good hole-in-the-wall restaurants and my site can recommend them all.
  3. You can get sweet tea everywhere.
  4. People are generally pretty chatty.
  5. Their little downtown looks kind of nice from across the Red River.
  6. I was able to gamble for the first time. I lost $2. (I bet $2.)
  7. Casinos offer exceptionally good people watching. Rednecks, retired folks, bikers aplenty.
  8. There's an outlet mall.
  9. It's a place where some married guy twice my age with a wife and 16-year-old daughter will give me his phone number so he can take me to dinner sometime. Uh huh.
  10. Ten is a doozy. Prior to going to this site, I was prepared for the worst. No one wanted to take them. There's a lot of work there. The employees were allegedly argumentative and difficult. I decided that it would benefit me in the long run to take them. Everyone would know I was a team player, willing to go the extra mile. It would give me lots of experience sure to help in the future. By taking this site, I could get rid of all the ones I didn't like so much. I would actually be travelling a little less. I would have a co-worker accompanying me making travel less lonely. And I had some weird gut feeling that I was supposed to go. Like for a non-work-related reason (how 'bout that for use of hyphens?). Besides, I had faced difficult and argumentative before. The thing is, they're not that bad. So far we have a good working relationship. I was even told that they like working with me. So far I've done what I wanted to; what the person before me could not. However, I'm still not sure why I'm supposed to be there yet. But I can't wait to find out.

Comments

angelq said…
Oooo, gut feelings can be interesting. I'm glad this one has at least led to a good experience so far.

Oh, and apparently I'm 4% more lady than you. Go figure.
Katie Lady said…
cool....i hope it's something good!
Katie Lady said…
and i'm 64% lady!!! except when i burp out loud....how crude.
Bubba's Sis said…
I am 76% Lady!!

Overall, I am a refined lady with excellent manners.
But I also know when to relax and not get too serious about etiquette (that would be when I burp out loud with Katie Lady).
StaceyG said…
Love those gut feelings. Keep us posted!
cph said…
I'm 60% lady. I'm told I'm "part lady, part modern woman.
Etiquette is important to me, but I brush aside rules that are outdated or silly."

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