I head back in for some beignets. A traditional New Orleans treat! Don't wear black clothing while you are eating it.
And then I head out to Baton Rouge to meet up with my friend from college Kevin (KJ). We decided to meet up for lunch at a sports bar called Walk-Ons.
KJ was a football player for Nicholls State and while I was in the football dorm we got to know each other. He is smart guy and in college we bonded over our Computer Science (my major) versus Computer Information Systems (his major) rivalry.
We talked about the changes at Nicholls, people that we knew, his family, my travels, computer job market and various other things. I also got great advice and tips from him about looking for jobs, and his view on certifications versus experience.
Well the food was okay. But company great. It was great to see him and catch up.
After lunch he had to head back to work. And I decided not to be touristy and instead go to the starbucks nearby and catch up on some blogging and trip planning.
Later in the evening, I drove to The Radio Bar, to meet up with a past Sigma Nu staffer: Nick (Clags) who lived in Baton Rouge.
I got there a little early so I decided to grab a drink and check out the place.
Wish it weren't too cold for me outside. But it is a nice bar.
I went inside where it was slightly warmer and waited on Clags.
A few moments later, he arrives and we catch up on good times, each other lives, my travels, people we know, and all things Sigma Nu. It is great to find out that he is doing well and happy with life. Thank you for being generous and buying me a drink Clags.
Clags has to leave and meet up with his girlfriend for dinner plans. I head out and drive back to New Roads. And waiting for me at home is some take-out jumbo. Oh my, oh my... life is really good. Take-out gumbo!! Man, I have really missed Louisiana.