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"America's future is not written by our enemies... America's future is written by our heroes."
~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day



Only in Texas!!

The majority of Texans are quite out-spoken; say what's on their minds without much worry of being politically correct. Texans are a proud group of Americans: proud of their country, proud of their state, proud of their families and values. Ask just about any Texan and they'll agree. Of course I may not have been born here, but I got here as quickly as I could. Texan blood runs through my veins...it shows. Even on the house exterior!!!


Bud cut...I painted, we hung!!!




  


A TRUE TEXAN

 1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot. 

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain't crooked. 

3. Let's get this straight: it's called a 'gravel road.' I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way. 

4. They are cattle. That's why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-10 & I-40 go east and west, I-17 & I-15 goes north and south. Pick one and go. 

5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 Combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year. 

6. Every person in the Wild West Texas waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept. 

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/doves are comin' in during a hunt, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time. 

8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and elk. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop. 

9. The 'Opener' refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November. 

10. We open doors for women. That's applied to all women, regardless of age. 

11. No, there's no 'vegetarian special' on the menu. Order steak, or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham and turkey. 

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup! Oh, yeah ... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!! 

13. You bring 'Coke' into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring 'Mary Jane' into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot and drive a truck. 

14. College and High School Football is (more) important than the Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Lakers and the Knicks (all combined), and a dang site more fun to watch. 

15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards - it spooks the fish. 

16. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump ain't music, anyway. We don't want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1! 


29 comments :

  1. Love the butterfly. You and Bud make a great butterfly making team :)
    I agree with everything on your True Texan list. Maybe I'm a Texan at heart even though I've always lived in Pennsylvania.

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    1. Join in then...ready? "I'm a lon-n-n-g tall Texan!"

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  2. I absolutely love the Texas Butterfly! Perfect! And your true Texan list is perfect! I'm sitting here with a big smile on my face, to start my day! Thanks!

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    1. Happy to know you enjoyed it.

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  3. What a great butterfly! You are a Texan through and through, Anni. Love your list of Texas attitude! :-)

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    1. Texans DO have an attitude...mostly good.

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  4. Hello, I love the butterfly. The Texas list of sayings is cute! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks...have a wonderful evening Eileen

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  5. Great post....so true and the butterfly was great... finally cooling down a bit here in the East and we got some rain.. Hope you had a great day.

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    1. We're getting some rain most of the rest of the week...still hot, tho.

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  6. Great job of telling it like it is to be a true Texan. I have never lived anywhere but Texas. I hate seeing these folks that appear to be losing their pants. Great job on your butterfly.

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    1. Oh me too...and whether they making a fashion statement or not...it's disgusting.

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  7. I LOVE it! I will read some of these to Phil, he will get a huge kick out of them. Your Texas butterfly is gorgeous, and what a genius idea! Did you think it up yourself, or have a pattern? LOVE your beautiful header! It is perfect, right down to the colors.

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    1. The idea is from online...but I drew the outline on a board, Bud cut it!

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  8. love the flag butterfly, great idea and of course creative, as if you could not be creative. these are funny and a lot of them could be said about FL and GA to... country folks, not the transplants from up north think like this, but now we have more transplants than born and raised

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    1. Yes...it should be a list for Southerners!

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  9. Cute butterfly.Say it as it is.That usually works best.

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  10. I still have my Texas souvenirs from when I went there.

    God bless.

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    1. Really? That's pretty awesome.

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  11. Glad you like us enough to join us, WELCOME

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  12. Have many friends in Texas. My in-laws lived in Corpus Christi and we did so love our visits there! The was a grand post! Thank you!

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  13. Love the butterfly!! Any "good" country folk fit the Texas list. Even in NE PA we can spot a visitor or "come here" (transplant from anywhere) very easily. Smalltown America is our name.

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    1. Ya...especially those 'hip-hop' freaks. lol

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    2. If you go to the grocery store wearing high heels, full face make up and jewelry galore, we know you're a "come here."

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