To begin this long overdue blog post, I’m going to take a trip down memory lane… to Christmas in Alaska. After 3 hours of sleep and 17+ hours of travel I landed in Anchorage, was greeted by my mom and drove to the most natural first stop: work (my old work). It felt oddly nostalgic seeing my old coworkers/friends even though it had only been a few weeks, but it was like no time had passed at all as soon as I saw our Creative Director, Graham pour a fresh beer from the kitchen tap and take my mom on an office tour.
The week went by too quickly with gingerbread house competitions (dad served as the official judge and made the unbiased decision to declare the Weasley house as the winner – if you don’t know who the Weasley’s are, please stop following my blog), holiday parties, ice skating, bridesmaid dress shopping (I’m telling you, it’s exhausting) and my personal favorite: Sally’s birthday party at Chilkoot Charlie’s.
When I returned to Shreveport late Sunday night – again, running on 4 hours of sleep and 17+ hours of travel – it was a whirlwind. I had my first day at a new job (just call me, Digital Sales Specialist), we celebrated NYE at Clayton’s coworkers and we had our first Shreveport visitor – my cousin, Ross.
We took Ross to the Noble Savage. Fun Shreveport history: Noble Savage is an iconic downtown bar known for their quirky food, live music and “no shitty beer” policy – they recently reopened after their original owner “Chef” shot and killed his long-time gf, who happened to be the existing owner. Rumors are that he was a trigger-happy drunk who allegedly shot a firearm in the bar previously. Not to worry mom: the bar was reopened by the long-time (much more approachable and level-headed) manager.
In closing, it’s COLD here. I know what you’re thinking – I’m from Alaska and I realize that, people here remind me of it daily and blame me for “bringing” the cold weather but there are two things I never thought would happen: 1. I’d move to Louisiana and 2. I’d scrape the windshield of the car in Louisiana because of frost from cold weather (full disclosure: Clayton did the scraping).