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Would it be difficult for a black woman to live in Spain?

I plan on studying abroad (in Barcelona) over the summer to learn Spanish. Now, my knowledge of the language is rather pathetic, but I figured that if I’m thrown into the culture, it’ll be a lot easier to learn than in a classroom in New Orleans, Louisiana. Is there a high chance that I may not feel welcomed because I’m black and because I don’t know Spanish?

No, you’ll love studying in Spain, their is a lot of black people from all corners of the globe living in Spain. Outside the United States their is no color segregation or skin color issues. That’s an American thing, were all people outside the USA, not skin colors.

Also, almost everyone speaks English in Spain, so don’t waste your money on Spanish translation books.

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Posted by admin - November 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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Q&A: Edited Version: Would I Entertain You? And YES I can perform all of these moves and remember them.?

Question by Undertaker4Lyfe: Edited Version: Would I Entertain You? And YES I can perform all of these moves and remember them.?
Name: Jonathan Hebert
From: Jennings, Louisiana

Nick Name(s):
The Louisiana Dream (Main One)
The Bayou Beast
The Secret from the Swamp
The Classical Cajun
Louis XV
King of Louisiana
The Rajin’ Cajun

“I will beat you .. within an inch .. of your life!”
“Tear Dat Ass Up!”
“Well beware! Cause I’m the real coonass!” (then start punching into an attack)
Like the Rock: “Cause I’m Straight From theeeee Swamp!”
2nd-Generation X “We are the second Generation, of Dee Generation!”
2nd-Generation X “For the thousands in attendance… And the millions watching at home… Whoooooooooooo’ssss gonna get ready to SUCK IT! If ya not down with that, we got two words for ya, SUCK IT!”
2nd-Generation X “Suck It!”
“Louis XV, King of Louisiana”

” Rollin’ by Limp Bizcut ” or ” HipHop Zyderock (Louisiation X) by Travis Matte ”

Crotch Chops
“Ok” sign with pinky down.
Flicking opponent(s) off after a finisher is hit then go for the pin.
Jeff Hardy fingers
3 Fingers with Thumb and Pointer’s down. (Sometimes in a cut throat form)

2nd-Generation X (2X)

Stable Moves:
Snap Shot
Cajundome Special (chop block / closeline from hell combo)
Immoveable Object (Superkick / Belly Pierce (Dropdown Fireman’s Carry) Combo)

Match Specialties:
Ladder / TLC Match
Demon’s Playground of Elimination (3 Stages of Hell in a 4-Way Elimination Style)
Louisiana Swamp Match (The ring is surounded with water with mud in it and has weapons floating including: fishing pools, drum sticks, floaty, fishing bucket, white perch LIVE fish(es), worms, and beer bottles. In this match the ring will have all ropes, but they will be covered in wet, slippery algae.)

Signature Weapons:
Signapore Cane
Mardi Gras Beeds

Basic Character
Heel: Comic/Delinquent/Egolistical Heel
Face: Showman/Hardcoe/Comic

Cradle of Louisiana Oil / Oil Drill (Double-Underhook Codebreaker)
Cypress Knee Cap (Back-to-Back Lifting Regal Neckbreaker)
The Black Gold (Superkick)
Frog Splash

Danger Mode Moves
Passion, Destiny, and Consequence (Spinning Fireman’s Carry into an RKO and/or RKO)

Pre-Finish Moves:
Bayou Death Lock (Gogoplata)
Secret of the Swamp (GTS / Neck Breaker Combo)
Spine Buster (My Version)
Rydeem Buster

Creole Strikes (3 Right Hand Snap Jabs, Knee Attack, Uppercut, Blow To Gut, European Upper Cut, “Sucka” Taunt with Big Jab)
Whip to turnbuckle followed by a one-hand bulldog
Knife Edge Chops to ropes, then a whip followed by a running high knee. Then, a knee drop. When opponent gets up theres an elbow smash and then a snap STO.
Face buster to the knee followed by a whip and opponent comes back into my spinebuster.
Upper cut like Kane followed by a Rice Plant (Regal Neckbreaker) and then a Crack ‘Em In The Mouth.

Normal Moves:
Swamp Shooter (Elevated Sharpshooter)
High Knee (Runnings or Whip)
Katrina’s Devestation (Running STO to Turnbuckle followed by a Running Stone Cold Stunner to the middle of the ring)
Hebert Special (Turnbuckle DDT w/ Running Leg Drop)
Triangle Choke
Face Breaker (1. Pedigree Position, 2. Left Arm hooked under opponents, 3. Spin into a crossface)
Diving Closeline
Snap DDT
Figure 4-Leg Lock (“Nature Boy Love”)
Cajun Call (Spinning Side Slam)
Knee Smash
Arm-Wrench Hook Kick
Deadman’s Soul Seaker / TTT (Dragon Sleeper; Tribute to ‘Taker)
One-Hand Bulldog
Knee Drop
Flying Closeline
Lariot Closeline
Snap Suplex
Released German Suplex
Walls of Jennings (Walls of Jericho)
Upper Cut (like Kane)
Crack ‘Em In the Mouth
Side Effect
Knife Edge Chop(s)
Flap Jack
Back Body Drop
People’s Knee Drop
Neck Breaker
Running Elbow Smash
Sportsman’s Paradise (Handstand on Turnbuckle into elbow drop on lying opponent)
Rice Plant (Full Nelson into a Swinging Side Slam)
Dive Over The Top-Rope
Springboard Diving Closeline
Ankle Lock (Grapevine)
Last Ride (Counter to strikes on turnbuckle)
One-Hand Bulldog
Cotton Mouth [Anaconda] Vise Grip
Muscle Strainer (Regal Stretch)

Best answer:

like i said before you would bore me to sleep

Add your own answer in the comments!

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Posted by Dwayne Coots - November 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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Acme Oyster House

During the Lenten season abstinence from meat on Fridays is obligatory for all us “good Catholics” in Louisiana and elsewhere. Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and shellfish are permitted. So darn the luck, as Paw-Paw Benoit would say. What do we in the Bayou State during Lent? We eat even more seafood! If you are down in New Orleans during Lent (actually anytime of the year) and you are looking for seafood you have just hit the jackpot.

Some of the best seafood I have ever eaten was served up right here in the Crescent City. The problem is choosing at which wonderful eatery to pull up a chair or a stool. Fans consistently rank Acme’s oysters, seafood and atmosphere among the best in New Orleans and the country and they get my vote, too. Acme Oyster House has been around since1910. Louie Armstrong had not even started his first band and the Acme Café was opened on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Acme has long been a staple in the Big Easy restaurant pantry chock a block full of amazing cuisine. Because a horrible fire in 1924 caused the collapse of the three-story Acme Saloon building, the Café was re-opened as Acme Oyster House around the corner at 724 Iberville in the world famous French Quarter, just off of Bourbon Street.

In addition to the French Quarter location, Acme Oyster Houses are open in Covington, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Sandestin on the Florida panhandle. Acme shucked well over 3.6 million fresh oysters in 2008. That’s almost 10,000 oysters a day and doesn’t even include the fried ones. Its neon sign is a beacon guiding the hungry by the droves. Locals and tourists a-like line up for some of the best New Orleans style seafood around and is a testament to this place in a city renowned for its food. Don’t let the line deter you it moves really fast! I suggest you order an Abita from the bar and hang tight. Your seat at a checkered tablecloth covered table is coming right up.

World famous for their ice cold oysters on the half shell, Acme has out done themselves with their version of char-grilled oysters. Grilled in the shell with garlic, butter and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese this is a treat for even the most oyster opposed of us. Trust me; I have brought many an anti-oyster visitor over from the dark side by offering this sizzling delicacy on a piece of New Orleans French bread. Just a side note, when the oyster is gone, dip your bread in the empty shell to get every drop of the buttery ambrosia left in the bottom! Cést Bon, Cher!

If the oysters won’t tempt you then check out Acme’s impressive menu. The fried catfish platter and the corn and crab soup may be just the thing for a Lenten supper. Of course, there is always hot seafood gumbo to chase away the chill of a cool day. No matter what you order you can’t go wrong. Stand in line at Acme. I promise, they aren’t going anywhere and it is well worth the wait!

By Sharon Denise Talbot

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Posted by admin - November 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm

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Kevin & Mauro Cooking BBQ Shrimp

Louisiana Cooking School New Orleans

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Posted by admin - November 6, 2011 at 11:59 am

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