Some things about people from New Orleans:
We don't care what you think. We've been doing our own thing for 300 years.
We don't want to go to your parades, ya'll don't throw anything.
100% humidity is the best moisturizer they ever came up with.
It's "New A'wlins," not "N'awlins."
We would have been fine if the federal levees hadn't broke.
We don't give a damn if you're gay.
We never had that many Starbucks coffee shops to begin with, we think yankee coffee tastes like instant.
None of those people who are stumbling around drunk in the French Quarter actually live here.
Neither do all those college girls who show their tits at Mardi Gras.
We aren't any more ashamed of our politicians than we are of yours.
At this time of the year, we all have one eye on the weather channel and one eye on Saints training camp.
We don't have southern accents, I don't care how they talk in the movies. And nobody in New Orleans calls people "cher."
We know about the danger of flooding. We're working on it.
We are not governed under the Napoleonic Code.
We are well aware of the dangers of hurricanes. Over 400,000 of us evacuated safely in advance of Hurricane Katrina. We hope you never have to try it.
We are among the most flood-insured populations in the country.
We didn't vote for George W. Bush in the first place.
We all know several people who moved to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and some who moved here because of it.
Only tourists wear Mardi Gras beads when it's not Mardi Gras.
New Orleans has over 300 bloggers, some of whom will be posting here in the coming week.