New Orleans Saints superfan Larry Rolling (top) holds up the NFC Championship bound sign at the conclusion of the NFC Divisional Playoffs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  (Photo by Peter G. Forest / Very Local New Orleans)

⌚😩 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’.


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Clint Durrett

Clint Durrett

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 about to live your best life here in one of the best cities on the planet.
I love finding things to do here – concerts, food, drinks, nerding out, etc. And I love sharing those things with others.
Contact me via email. Gimme a shout on social. If you see something you think we should know about, hit me up. If you see something that needs fixing on the site, ditto. I want this website to be yours, too. Not just one I manage, but one we as a community and New Orleanians use to help us live our best lives.

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