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Old 01-17-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Just curious, because I'm moving to New Orleans in August to start UNO. What's the one thing (it doesn't have to be negative) that you wish someone had told you before moving to NOLA?
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:19 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I was born here, and I wish somebody would've told me that I would spend the first 18 years of my life living with these things called "parents". I could have had a lot more fun otherwise.

On a more serious note, I think you will be most dismayed by how insular politics are here. All politics are local, yeah, but when a city the size of New Orleans has the same families in power for generations it can be a little suffocating.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I was born there but I would warn you about the humidity all year long. I've felt colder in N.O. when it's 40 degrees, 85% humidity, with a good wind than I've ever felt here where the temps fall to maybe 5 degrees or so with low humidity. And of course the summer humidity is unbearable. Walk outside and you get covered in sweat instantly. You get rashes in places you didn't know you could get a rash!

On the positive side, the food is amazing!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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@Neworleansisprettygood: I did not know that. Guess I will be doing a lot of research when election time comes. Lol. @Southern Belle: Yeah, I visited on the 4th of July, and it was pretty damn hot. I'll take that over freezing cold and snow in the Midwest, tho! Haha. I'm really excited about the food, also. I can't wait to try Cafe Du Monde and later, my firat Sazerac. =]
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Beware of how much you will grow to love the Saints. And how heartbroken you'll feel when they make an untimely exit from the playoffs like they did last Saturday!

Also, you'll make casual friends with people really easily if you go out and about, but it's hard to make close friends here. (Although I'm still a newbie so hopefully that will change soon.)
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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You'll cry when you move there and you'll cry when you leave.
This place has an amazing spirit about it. It sucks you in. I fell in love and was able to look past it's faults, I probably wouldn't been able to look past in other places.
Pololtics are SO crooked. Humity so bad it fogs store windows are your glasses. Has the most unique traditions. People are the nicest you'll ever meet. People are more outspokenly racist (both ways, all ways) but very diverse and accepting. In other places like the north pieople are politically correct, but segregated with their schools, shopping, and neighborhoods.
I because a Neworlinian very quickly. Maradi Gras is not as tv make it look. (the quarter is bad, but everywhere else I took my kids to all the parades and it's geared for the kids and a family event)
You will love it. Congratulations!
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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beware of how much you will grow to love the saints. And how heartbroken you'll feel when they make an untimely exit from the playoffs like they did last saturday!

Also, you'll make casual friends with people really easily if you go out and about, but it's hard to make close friends here. (although i'm still a newbie so hopefully that will change soon.)
1/14/2012! Never forget!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Thanks, tinalimey and 1ceing! I'm really excited for the move. Hopefully, I can make some friends. When I went to New Orleans a couple of years ago, everyone was really friendly. And I love the Saints =]

Yeah, the humidity was pretty gnarly when I was there in July. But I much prefer heat and humidity to the 108 degree weather that Omaha had in the summer, followed by the freezing ice storms in November!
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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The weather beats the northern US to me.
You stay indoors for 3 months, and have 9 to enjoy. People get out at night time in the summer though.
It's sunny so much there that in winter it's 40's and sunny. Where I'm from, you don't even need a heavy coat for 40. I would laugh when I saw people in NOLA wearing puffy parkas. One girl said that it's more for fashion. Just go on vacation a few times in the summer (or home to visit family and friends)
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The cold down here chills to the bones thanks to the humidity.
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