I had one of many lazy moments today where I sat down to read the newspaper, and had to laugh when they referred to Scott Walker as the Governor of Florida. Well, its an easy enough mistake, I guess. Florida is probably on a par with Wisconsin when it comes to stupidity in politics.
I drove across Baton Rouge today during the end of rush hour --- a total mistake. This city is so congested, it's unbelievable. Felt like I was trying to drive across Los Angeles in a shriner car with a flat tire. On the plus side, I got to look around more, and notice the differences in the neighborhoods. I'm living in a new development just outside Baton Rouge's southwest side. Everything around me is brand new, very elegant homes and planned communities. It was nice to look around the older part of town, which has amazingly gracious homes. There were some really blighted neighborhoods, too, sort of back to back with the nice ones. Makes me really glad we decided to live outside of town. I found the Whole Food Store and the tres chic mall. Also found L'Auberge casino, which is as elegant as anything in Vegas, and has a beautiful terrace overlooking the Mississippi.
At any rate, the city clears out after rush hour ..... I don't think Baton Rougeians go out at night. Probably too exhausted from the drive home from work. I drove downtown and looked around, then drove back home through LSU.....very little traffic at all. Very Milwaukee like. For a big university town, I thought there would be more happening. Oh well. I know where to go for happening when I want to. I could have made it to New Orleans in the time it took me to drive across this city and that's pretty funny. I must remember not to drive through LSU when there's a football game. People here really love the Tigers. I've never seen such a big football stadium.
I think I'll become a Saints fan, now. At least, I think I can afford to go to one of their games, unlike taking out a loan to go watch football in Green Bay. But then, I can't really ever let go of the green and gold and I don't even know the Saints' colors.