In the 13 years I have lived in louisiana i have learned many valuable things. Here are some of them that I can think of off the top of my head.
the first and most valuable lesson is this
1.) an umbrella is your most important accessory - carry it with you always if you cant find one small enough for your purse, sachel, backback, manpurse etc get a bigger bag. :)
2.) don't count on the weather being the same for more than 10 minutes. the weather here in louisiana is more bipolar than i am. If you don't like it wait 10 minutes it will change.
3.) there are actually only 3 seasons, hot hotter and hot as hell (or OMG!! I think I am melting) the 4th season winter is only actually about 2 days long and not worth naming.
4.)if it rains for less than 10 minutes the air will only get muggier making it seem even hotter.
5.) you actually can breathe water, sortof, its called humidity and it is thick and hard to breathe.
6.) there is a festival for everything, if there isn't a festival in your town on any given weekend just find a neigboring town, there will be
7.)Laissez les bons temps rouler is the state phrase and one of the first things a person learns to say in louisiana
8.) Louisiana is practically its own country. the culture is different than the rest of the United states.