Tuesday, June 2, 2009

THINGS I LEARNED IN TX


 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING RAISED IN TEXAS             

                                Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road, with their feet in the air.

                                There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth, 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.

                                'Twiced' is a word.

                                People actually grow and eat okra.

                                'Fixinto' is one word.

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

                                'Backwards 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 measure distance in hours.  Like it's 6 hours from Houston to Dallas.

                                You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.

                                'Fix' is a verb.  Example:  'I'm fixing to go to the store.'

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

                                Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!

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

                                There are only 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.

                                100 degrees Fahrenheit is 'a little warm.'

                                We have four seasons:  Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

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

                                A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is 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 kind a 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.

                                If you understand these jokes, please forward them to your friends from Texas (and those who just wish they were).

                                EVERYONE can't be from Texas.  You might say it's a gift from God!

                                And the most important thing we learn growing up in TEXAS is... IN GOD WE TRUST.



 




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7 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

are you sure your talkin about texas or georgia... lol! great list!

Bethany said...

sounds like Arkansas to me! :)

Missy said...

Ok give me a break I'm from South Dakota. What the heck is Okra? And what is the deal with sweet tea??? We drink iced tea up here.

ModernMom said...

Drove through there once and tried to order a Coke. When they asked me what kind of coke? I thought I was on some kind of hidden camera TV show? LOL

Tim said...

AMEN sister! We are SOOO blessed to live in such a GREAT State! I wouldnt leave it fur nuthin. Ive evun lived udder places and der jus aint no beddur place to live dan right hur. :)

Some of the best food in the world is cooked in our great state too.

Oh yeah, and whos driving when it takes you 6 hours to get from H town to Big D? Thats only a 4 hour drive tops going under the speed limit. :)

Love and Prayers,

Tim

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

I LOVED this post! A lot of it holds true for where I grew up (Just south of the GA line in North FL) --

Reading this reminded me of home!

Tess Jones said...

LOL! Seeming to the fact I live in Tx, most of these hit home. This was a really fun post.