My awesome BBBF (blogging best bud forever) Tress over at Jumble Mash did a post earlier today about the misconceptions about West Virginia. She wanted to know if there are any untrue myths/rumors about our home states. Well, I live in Louisiana, and most of the rest of the world has learned everything they know about Louisiana from Britney Spears, Girls Gone Wild, The Real World and Swamp People. Oh yes, these have all given us a wonderful reputation.
So, with the encouragement of Tress, I'm going to set the record straight.
Myth #1: We all drive around with our children in our laps. (Ahem, Britney.)
Myth #2: We have drive-thru daiquiri shops.
Myth #3: We all have swamps and alligators in our backyard. We also all have a cousin named Bubba who only wears overalls and mumbles when he talks.
Myth #4: All local women take their tops off throughout the entirety of Mardi Gras.
Myth #5: Louisianians put football before everything else.
I do know people who have scheduled their weddings (and a few funerals) around LSU or Saints football games. Most of us may have somewhat of an unhealthy obsession with our football teams, but that's okay. We like it that way.
Myth #6: We boil and eat those ugly red bug things. We also suck the juice out of the heads.
P.S. You have to suck the heads to get the juice and seasoning out. Yum.
Hope that cleared up some of the misconceptions about my home state. Y'all come and visit if you haven't already!