The Louisiana Social Pledge
We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Lumberyard Love Affair (Adam John Schexnayder – Crowley, La)
My heart raced whenever he looked at me. Didn’t he know that I already had our children’s names picked out?? (Rachelle and Jacob) He was everything I had ever hoped for. He was smart, funny, talented, and did I mention he had arms for days?? He got my blood pumping by just shaking his hair from his eyes. I would sometimes bow down in his presence, subtly of course. He would lift on the lumber and I would just die. How do you tell someone that you LOVE them and they don’t even know your name??
As I sat in the jail cell, I realized how ignorant the whole situation panned out to be. Maybe I shouldn’t have spent every day for a year staring at him from only five feet away for hours at a time. Maybe I shouldn’t have followed him home just to watch him cut his grass. Maybe I shouldn’t have yelled, “I LOVE YOU” at him while he was driving a fork lift. Then maybe he wouldn’t have been startled. Then maybe he wouldn’t have dropped three bundles of sheetrock onto a defenseless old lady. Then, just maybe, I wouldn’t have tried to kiss him (he thought I was attacking) while he was trying to remove the sheetrock from the old lady.
Regardless, I found my first love. He was smart, funny, talented, and did I mention that he had arms for days?? I may not have known him, but he was pretty to look at. And isn’t that what love is about?