March 9, 2008

Soooo true

THINGS I'VE LEARNED LIVING IN TEXAS

Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in
TEXAS .

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in
TEXAS plus a couple no one's seen before.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

Onced and twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.

People actually grow and eat okra.

Fixin'to is one word.

There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only dinner and then there is supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

Backards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'

DJeet? is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

YOU KNOW YOUR FROM
TEXAS IF:

You measure distance in minutes.

You've ever had to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back to 'heat' in a 24 hour periond

You use 'fix' as a verb. Example: 'I'm fixin to go to the store.'

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

You know what a 'DAWG' is.

You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.

You only own four spices: salt, pepper,
Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a little warm.'

You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as'goin' Wal-martin' or off to 'Wally World.'

You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.


A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: 'What kinda coke you want?'

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don't need no stinking driver's ed . . . if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

4 comments:

Teri in CO said...

Such a wonderful post! I'm a native Texan living in Colorado really wanting to move back to Texas because of all these!!! Thanks for sharing!

Teri in CO

Laura said...

Oh my word, this was so funny! A native, lifelong Texas, I can attest that every word written here is the whole-hearted truth.

A few things missing:

~ No matter where you live (city or country), if you are going to the store, you say you're "goin' to town".

~ We don't call gas stations, gas stations - many of us still call them "ice houses".

Now I'm fixin' to go to bed, so I'll head out for now. :-)

Crystal said...

LOL! I think that describes Alabama too!!

Audrey said...

Rolling on the floor....I could relate way more than I had wanted to.

Gotta go get the toddlar a sippy cup of tea, and i'm fix'n to make supper.