⌚😩 Waiting Is The Hardest Part

It’s true. We’re impatient

by Clint Durrett
January 17, 2019

It’s true. We’re impatient, and it’s working our nerves like when dashing out to wherever top-secret locale you heard from your friend’s co-worker’s hip nephew that you could get a Dong Phuong king cake to only learn that they, too, are sold out. (nah, we ain’t bitter one bit) On top of that, the Saints are a ram’s hair away from the big Lombardi showdown. And after flying higher than an eagle and the Philly wind beneath our wings taking the Black and Gold to the next level, the RAMifications have left us in just wanting more. One could say we’re RAMbunctious. Ya herd?

Here’s how to fill the time while we wait.


There’s a LOT of king cake out there. Even so-called crawfish bread “savory” cakes. We’re going on an adventure to try as many as we possibly can fit into our drooling, sugar-craving faces. This sweet sojourn this season will be one of creative confection consumption. Prepare your pants to get stretchy.

Get It Ready, Ready

I know we just talked about eating all that king cake and drinking it in. But there’s also that tux or gown you have stashed away in your closet, whispering a soft and unnerving “yoohoo!” every time you take a bite of that royal sugar-filled euphoric dough. We spoke to Master Basjons Jordon on how to stay fit in this city. He’ll be teaching our kickboxing event TONIGHT, with DJ Jubilee keeping us in rhythm.

Quit Your Day Job

Slaving away and running a side hustle is tough. However, it’s not impossible. We spoke to April Brooks who, just two months ago, quit her day job because the Who Dat Nation showed up and made her dreams come true for her business NolaHatPlug. Check out her inspiring tale of becoming her own boss and on her way to building an empire.


What To Do This Weekend


FREE Admission to NOMA for Saints Fans! | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. | FREE

Get some culture! In celebration of the New Orleans Saints’ upcoming NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, the New Orleans Museum of Art will offer free admission to visitors in Saints jerseys, apparel, or team colors!


Set Phasers to Stunning | 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Howlin’ Wolf | $10

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is holding its 9th Annual Sci-Fi Fashion Show. Show of that nerd costume and talents before the Chewbacchus parade and win the grand prize of a lifetime membership.


Free Yoga | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Parleaux Beer Lab |Free

Calm your nerves before the Saints game on Sunday with some yoga. Because you KNOW your heart will be racing and your nerves will be overworked. At least you can start the day in the zen state before the Black and Gold get the blood pumpin’.


What Else You Should Look At


Hi. I’m Clint. I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

More Local Stories

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Sanford

On this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando explore what’s new in the Northern part of town. Sanford has a plethora of breweries, bars, and delicious dining options to choose from.

Hometown Tragedy: The Pike County Massacre

On this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee, we’ll explore what happened to Jerica Banks, her children, and how it impacted their community.

Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

Cheap Date Orlando: Punk Rock & Pooches

Two Orlando couples shop vintage, search for the perfect slice, visit a post-apocalyptic saloon, and take the stage on blind dates in Orlando.

Fit and Fab: Free summer workouts in Boston

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images Looking to get fit for the summer? Still wary of COVID-19 or just looking for some sunshine while you sweat? Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long! Seaport Sweat May 2 to Sept. 29 Boston’s biggest free workout series…

What’s On the Menu?: Farm-to-table

The farm-to-table movement brings locally grown foods to your plate. Not only will enjoying farm-to-table meals allow you to indulge in fresh, nutritional, seasonal dishes, but farm-to-table dining helps the environment and supports the local economy.  Check out these delicious farm-to-table restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina on the latest episode of What’s On the Menu?. …

A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s summer events must-do list

Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Tarpon Springs

In this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando you’ll be transported to a thriving Greek community nestled on Florida’s gulf coast. From sponge diving to flaming cheese to a Greek bakery that supplies a ginormous amount of baklava to the entire country, you’re sure to fall in love with Greek culture in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Dorchester doughnuts that pack a paczki

These traditional Polish pastries are the real deal.

new orleans parks

Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

black owned brunch spots new orleans 14 parishes

A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

From the Ivory Coast to Gentilly Woods – Eburnieya brings West African flavors to New Orleans

Owner Ashley NDakpri’s endeavor is the only restaurant in New Orleans that serves Ivorian cuisine.

Queen Trini Lisa’s Ascension to New Orleans’ Caribbean Soul Food Throne

Lisa Nelson didn’t plan on being a chef. She didn’t anticipate becoming a queen either, but true to the most beloved of royalty, the people made her one.