14. Same goes with a person who owns a pool
Every New Orleanian eventually develops a list of friendly pool owners.
15. Movie theaters are the best places on the face of the planet
Well, they were invented in New Orleans, so it only stands to reason that locals would flock to them and their divinely delicious cool air.
16. What you’re smelling at any given moment
From blooming flowers like Confederate Jasmine, magnolias, and angel’s trumpets to less-hospitable aromas like mule crap and sour garbage (and the pervasive “Uptown vomit smell”), NOLA is a fragrant place, on many levels, especially during the summer.
17. The ironic necessity of having a jacket or shawl handy
Going from Oppressive Soup to a freezing office, home, or movie theater (see above) is like participating in one of those European spas that has different rooms set at strikingly contrasting temps. To avoid hypothermia, sometimes, weirdly enough, a jacket or sweater is necessary.