Settling (temporarily) in New Orleans
Since arriving in New Orleans, I have been sleeping on the comfortable couch of my friends in Midtown. I’ve begun the process of getting my pedicab license, which is actually quite extensive and a huge pain. I need not only my driver’s license, but either a passport or birth certificate as proof of citizenship, a physical clearance from my doctor, I have to go to the airport to get a background check, I have to pass a drug test, and I have to take a 4-hour defensive driving class. All of these things come with their own associated fees, and after all is said and done, I will have spent over $130.
I won’t be able to start pedicabbing for at least a week, so in the meantime, I have been responding to ads for modeling and acting jobs. So far, I have a hair modeling gig set up for Monday and a role as an extra in a scene for the HBO series, Treme, on Tuesday. Coincidentally, the extra role is to be a customer in a hair salon. On Saturday, I will be riding in the back of a pedicab in a parade, and on Sunday, I hope to wake up early enough to run a 5k at City Park.
Since Phil and I will not be riding from city to city every day for a few months, posts on this blog will probably be much less frequent, but we will try to keep everyone updated at least once a week. If anyone has any jobs for us while we are living in New Orleans, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!