Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Things I learned living in Texas.


Slick was talking to someone in the "East" this week and they might have suggested that Texans talk rather slowly and move at a similar pace. Wonder what she'd think about this??


Thanks Lodie for the tidbits in the first ever e-mail I have gotten from her.

A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!
People actually grow and eat okra.
"Fixinto" is one word. It means when I get to it, which is right about now.
There is no such thing as "lunch.” There is 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.
Backwards and forwards means "I know everything about you."
The word "jeet?" 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 EM. Same with potatoes.
"No. d’ ew?" is a common response to the question "Did you bring any beer?"
You measure distance in minutes.
You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, animal or month.
You carry jumper cables in your car --- for your OWN car.
You only own four spices: salt, pepper, garlic salt and Ketchup.
The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports and motor sports, and gossip.
You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a bit warm".
You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good stew weather.
Fried catfish is the other white meat.
We don't need no dang driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive..

2 comments:

Hilldog said...

nice!!

lulu said...

'bout covers most things....