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Friend Makin’ Mondays: My Community

I’m sitting on a beautiful swing in City Park as I write this, and I’m captivated by beauty that I didn’t know existed here.

City Park After Dark New Orleans

Being surrounded by fountains and palm trees in a place that was flooded and broken several years prior makes me wonder what your community is like.

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

My Community

1. Where were you born? Did you grow up there? I was born in Louisiana, but we moved away when I was 5 or 6 years old. I live here now, but I lived in several other places first.

2. Tell us about your favorite spot in your city.  I’m content wherever my friends are. Im also quite happy to be on my rooftop in the pool.

3. Do you volunteer for any organizations? If so, will you tell us about it? I do, but I’d like to do more.

4. Tell us about your favorite local restaurant. New Orleans is filled with amazing restaurants.  My favorite, which I may have mentioned lately, is Domenica. I also love Palace Cafe.

5. Has your city ever experienced tragedy?  If so, how did it recover? I didn’t live here during Hurricane Katrina, but my mom was affected. It’s hard to imagine that my neighborhood was under water at that time.

6. Share at least one unique thing about your neighborhood. There are streetcars all over my neighborhood, but I’ve never been on one. I’ll try to change that soon.

New Orleans Street Car

7. If you could do one small thing to change your community, what would you do? New Orleans has experienced so many positive changes over the last few years, and I hope to contribute by starting my own little business.

8. The Powerball is currently up to 400 million dollars. Would you move to a different place if you won? I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’d stick around New Orleans for a little while.  I’d buy an apartment in Manhattan too, but I wouldn’t be in a rush to leave my family, friends, school and the life I’ve built here over the last (almost) year.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday!

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39 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    August 5, 2013 at 6:46 am

    http://www.weightlossbucketlist.com

    My first FMM – so excited and LOVING your blog!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      So glad to have you here! Thanks for taking part! =)

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    Carina
    August 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Fun topic and nice to read that you’d stay in N.O. even if you won the Powerball, it’s really growing on you!

    http://carinaruns.blogspot.com/2013/08/fmm-my-community.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      It has really grown on me. I don’t want to stay forever, but I do want to stay long enough to finish what I started here. 🙂

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    Lisa
    August 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Visiting New Orleans in on my bucket list!

    http://lisa48317.blogspot.com/2013/08/friend-makin-monday-my-community.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Come and do it, Lisa!

  • Reply
    Kim
    August 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    As an urban planner, I liked this topic 🙂 http://healthylivinginthecity.com/2013/08/05/friend-makin-monday-my-community/

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Fantastic. I try to keep the the themes versatile. This one was a bit of a stretch, but I liked it too!

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    Friend Makin Mondays - My Community | Losing Weight and Having Fun
    August 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    […] Now it is your turn, l’m excited to read your answers, don’t forget to post a link to your blog post in the comments on Kenlie’s blog post. […]

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I want you to visit too, Sarah! Tomorrow would not be soon enough!

  • Reply
    Tracy
    August 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Aww, my answers are kinda lacklustre this week because I’ve moved around a lot, so I don’t really have a “community” as such, but I tried my best!

    http://www.fatgirlslim.org/?p=1922

    I’d love to visit Louisiana sometime. I keep saying I’m a Southern girl at heart!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I’ve moved around a lot too so I understand.

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    Nicole
    August 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    http://goalinreach.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/friend-making-monday-where-do-you-live/

    I would love to visit your Community for sure!!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      I think that sounds like a great idea!

  • Reply
    Liz @ The Shrinking Owl
    August 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    http://theshrinkingowl.blogspot.com/2013/08/friend-makin-monday-in-which-you-learn.html

    IN WHICH YOU LEARN THAT I AM A CRAZY DOG LADY 😀

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Shrinking Owl is a crazy dog lady, and I love it!

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    Crystal
    August 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I had so much fun answering these questions!!!

    http://www.crysrochelle.com/2013/08/friend-makin-monday-my-community.html

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      I’m so glad. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Yes! I love seeing your face on my little blog!

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    August 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    […] has been a LONG time since I did a FMM post… I read this post on Kenlie’s blog this morning and also saw that Melissa did it as well, so here’s […]

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    Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine
    August 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I really enjoyed this one! Great topic!

    http://thiscrazylifeofmine.com/friend-makin-mondays-my-community/

  • Reply
    Kay
    August 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I love reading all the responses. Here is mine:

    http://ninemonthsofrain.blogspot.com/2013/08/monday-again.html

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    Deb
    August 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Here’s mine! http://debslosingit.com/blog/2013/08/05/fmm-my-community/ Sadly, my town pretty much sucks. There is *nothing* to do here and nothing ever happens. 🙁

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Uh oh…you better move. 😉

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    dad
    August 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I kinda don’t have a town.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      Well, Dad…you have a town, but you’re kind of the only person in it..lol

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    Chris
    August 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I liked this topic, community is very important!

    http://wisdomcouragepower.blogspot.ca/2013/08/friend-making-mondaymy-community.html

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    Laurie
    August 6, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Here’s my FMM contribution: http://triathlonmyassalong.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/friend-makin-mondays-my-community/

    Luckily according to Pacific Time, it is still Monday!

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      You’re usually first, but we’ll take you anytime! =)

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    timothy
    August 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

    http://timothology.blogspot.com/?zx=2481eaa68f79e7bb
    I like this one, cool to see where everybody is and know a bit about it too!

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    Betty Taylor
    August 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

    FMM sounds like fun. I enjoyed reading your answers and it seems to me that you have found your home. I have never been to Louisiana, but I’d like to visit someday.

    • Reply
      Kenlie
      August 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      I’ve found my home for now. Who knows what the future holds? I’m happy here though which seems to be most important right now. 🙂

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    Lyda Ann Baker
    August 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I love FMM! I always learn so much about everyone – and you make me think about myself!! Love your walking challenge, too! I’m trying to run at least five days a week . . . not always easy. Keep up the great work!

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