Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Things I learned living in Texas

Number 11 is the only one that this transplanted 'Okie' doesn't follow!!!! # 17 and # 18
are "absolutes"

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas . (and I DON'T LIKE A ONE OF 'EM!!)

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in Texas .
(YUP!!! A LITTLE EASIER TO KILL) This one is for Tatersmama's take on things

4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

5. "Onced" and "Twiced" are words.

6. It is not a shopping cart, it's a buggy.

7. "Jaw-P?" means, "Did y'all go to the bathroom?

8. People actually grow and eat okra.

9. "Fixinto" is one word.

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

11. 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.

12. Backwards and forwards means, "I know everything about you.."

13. The word "jeet" is actually a phrase meaning, "Did you eat?"

14. 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.

15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH EM.

16. "No. Jew?" is a common response to the question, "Did you bring any beer?"

17. You measure distance in minutes.

18. You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

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

20. You know what a "DAWG" is.

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

22. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.

23. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require
6 pages for local gossip and high school football..

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

25. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a bit warm."

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

27. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-Martin" or "off to Wally World."

28.. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good stew weather.

29. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

30. We don't need no dang driver's ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.


Robynn's Ravings said...

Glad to be back? I enjoyed these! :) Bet BZ will be missin' the help. So glad she is hangin' in!

Tatersmama said...

Can I come live with you? ;-) I would fit right in, I'm sure of it...
And I LOVE me some Okra and iced tea!

I'm not a'scairt of spiders either. I just mash 'em on my body. ;-)

Bz said...

Oh boy, I can hear myself saying #9.

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Katie ... come on down ( or up in your case)You are mos welcome ... ya can even bring the Old Guy ... we gotta enough spiders to keep you busy!!!!

Lucas*Jennifer*Noah said...

Oh geez!!! #15 literally makes my skin crawl! I've been a southern girl for over a decade... and can relate to most of these... but "mashing" a button?? ugh!! It's a TN thing too... and it drives me bonkers!! lol... maybe it's b/c my mom-in-law says it!! heehee!