I Go Walkin’

Since I’ve put on a little weight lately, I’ve decided to give some mild exercise a try.  I’ve taken 30-minute jaunts around the neighborhood every day this week.  I go early so as to avoid the insufferable heat and humidity that descend upon Baton Rouge by late morning (followed by the seemingly daily afternoon shower).  Here are some of the things I’ve come across:

I saved the best for first.  Even the trees here are Tiger fans.

I saved the best for first.  Even the trees here are Tiger fans.

Ooh...I love a good traitor.

And Texans.

Why not paint the door to match the flowers?  Brilliant.

Purple Door, Purrrr-ple Door

This shade was inspired while the owner was brushing his teeth.

This shade was inspired while the owner was brushing his teeth.

That sign says "Yard of the Month."

That sign reads “Yard of the Month.”

But I like this one better.  And not just because one of those trees is a satsuma tree.

But I like this one better.  And not just because one of those trees is a satsuma tree.

Flora abounds in this neighborhood:  tons of crepe myrtles like this one, plus magnolias, oaks, cypress...um...grass.

Flora abounds:  lots of crepe myrtles like this one, plus magnolias, oaks, cypress…um…grass.

See.

Lots of grass.

Tons of it.

Mowing is for suckers.

Didn't get his V-8 juice this morning.

Looks like somebody needs a V-8.

That's our house.  And that's our monster Christmas tree growing in front of it.

That’s our house.  And that’s our monster Christmas tree.

"He is a loathsome, offensive brute...yet I can't look away."

“He is a loathsome, offensive brute. Yet I can’t look away.”

So there you have it.  Thanks for joining me on this virtual tour of our neighborhood.  I left out the somewhat dilapidated rent houses (occupied primarily by college students) for your viewing pleasure.  Have a good day!

7 Replies to “I Go Walkin’”

  1. Courtney – you are funny, like the hilarious funny – and it’s not because I’m just up late since I can’t sleep since I had 4 Dr. Pepper’s at the DTS New Student Fellowship event at Texadelphia tonight as Hans’ replacement. I also appreciate the links that you both put into your blog posts – funny & educational, thanks!

  2. How did I not know there was a Googer website? Here I’ve been missing out for two months on Googer goodness! 🙂
    Love and miss you!

  3. courtney – the only thing i can say is – i want more. MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is awesome!

  4. oh my hilarious sister. how i’ve missed you! i think you should be a columnist in a local magazine or newspaper [the new yorker, here she comes!] or at the least a professional blogger. some of those people make ridiculous money. do some research 😉 i mean, your husband is a flock pastor. i digress.

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