Monday, March 22, 2010

Are YOU 100% Texan?


We spent the last part of Spring Break in the Hill Country and enjoyed our time there so much!  We saw our first Texas bluebonnets of the season and were lucky enough to see a family of four bald eagles before they left their nest for the year.

While visiting this beautiful part of Texas, we came across several great Texas quotes and quizzes and I wanted to share some of them with you here. 

You can only claim to be Texan if you can pass the following test!
  • You can properly pronounce Amarillo, Bexar, Buda, Corsicana, Decatur, Ennis, Lancaster (the town), Lancaster(the street), Mexia, Palestine, Pflugerville, Waco, and Waxahachie.
  • A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
  • You’ve ever had to switch from “heat” to “cool” in the same day.
  • You know that the true value of a parking space is by the availability of shade, not the distance to the door.
  • You measure distance in minutes and/or hours.
  • You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
  • Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
  • You have known someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist.
  • You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
  • A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol; a Chevy 3500 4×4 is.
  • You know everything goes better with Ranch dressing.
  • You actually get these jokes and are “fixin’ ” to send them to your friends.
  • Finally, you are 100% Texan if you have ever found yourself having this conversation:
“You wanna coke?”
“Yeah”
“What kind?”
“Dr Pepper”

Hope you enjoyed this one!

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! I lived in Texas since I was 15 yrs old, before I married my Soldier and he carried me off to Hawaii. I can relate to all those things! I absolutely DID listen to the weather forecast every morning of every season except summer. I knew what that would bring. Stinkin' HOT! I miss Texas BBQ, Mexican food and my friends.
    thanks for sharing!

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  2. I'm not from Texas, but I am from Alabama. SOme of those are true for Alabama as well! I just found your blog, and I'm loving it so far. I hope you can stop by mine sometime as well!

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  3. I just wanted to thank you for the comment, and for the blog post that you send. That is exactly how I am feeling at the moment. It's right upon us, but is it going to get pushed back or what? I'm just ready for the goodbye to be over with. Again, thank you for the post. It's so awesome that other people feel the exact same thing as I do!

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  4. so incredibly absolutely me!

    this snow this winter has been AWFUL I cant wait to get our heat back!!!

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  5. I'm one of those "wasn't born here, but got here as soon as I could!" My parents were overseas when I was born, but we moved back to TX when I was 2½, and I've been here ALMOST ever since. When I'm away, I just MISS it.. Texas is home. Grackles, heat, and all. I've actually been having to switch between AC and Heat for the last week or so! lol

    Love the post :-)

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