Thursday, September 8, 2011

Deep in the Heart of Texas

"Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking." -George W. Bush

My mom will be a tad irked that I used a G-Dubb quote but it was so appropriate, I couldn't resist.  

I heart Texas, it's pretty obvious.  And even though my fanaticism has waned somewhat over the last few years (only because I have someone to keep me company now and I don't spend ALL my hours thinking about all my loved ones back home), I still am pretty loony about the Lone Star State. 

I've been thinking a lot about home lately.  Not so much because I miss all my peeps there (although I really do) but because the climate here is remarkably similar to Texas.  That got me to thinking about all of the things I love about Texas and since I am incredibly vain, I thought you might care...whoever you are...

So, here, in no particular order are a few things that remind me of my very favorite State:
Texas country music.  Yes, there IS a difference!
Bluebonnets, I'm glad there's a law against picking them dammit!
Our CHAMPIONS!!!  The Dallas Mavericks!  What a great season!!
Armadillos.  This dearly departed Armadillo's name is Earl Wyatt ArmeDadillo.  Cassie loves should you!
A rapidly vanishing bit of our heritage...the horned toad.  Want to help his cause?  Go here: Horned Lizard Conservation Society
America's Team!!!
Big Tex:  "Well Howdy Pawdnah!"
Wide open skies and the storms you can see for miles away because there's nothing blocking your view
Hole in the wall Mexican joints
Big Hair, Big Fun!
There's NO BBQ like Texas BBQ!!


LindseyD said...

P.S. I would like to dedicate this post to all my fellow Texans who are having such a hard time with all the forest fires. My heart goes out to you and all my positive energy is sent to you in hopes that you get some rain and relief.

Sherry (mom) said...

I agree so whole-heartedly with Lindsey's comment about the fires....thoughts and prayers out to you all...for still winds and rain soon and relief for the brave firefighters.
And Lindsey I won't hold the G-dub quote against you since it is a really god one! Love the pictures....Love this state! and love that you love it and we always will, won't we? Ciao bambino!

LindseyD said...

I SOOO meant to post the Real Men of Genius - Texas commercial because what is a Texas Blog post without the bud light ad??? Oh well...guess no one's perfect.