Friday, February 17, 2012

Jeff Foxworthy on Texas

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas

If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas;

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas;

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas ;

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas ;

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas ;

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas ;

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --you're going 80 and everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

If you find 60 degrees a little chilly, you may live in Texas ;

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas .

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Only In Texas

My native state has so many things I love.  We subscribe to Texas Highways magazine, and some of the staffers there have made a list of 35 things they love about Texas.  Their lists of 35 things they love about Texas are so true they nearly had me all teary.  Actually I was.   I made a list, too, but am still working on it. 

Below is from an email I received today,and I''m using it for my post today.  I still have the cough and cold, but it is getting some better.  My doc gave me some antibiotics because my eardrum looked pretty red.  Plus she read me the riot act about not using my inhaler more often.  So, today's post isn't my personal writing, but it is interesting. 

Only in Texas

A history/geography lesson for all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texans or wanna-be Texans:

Just Texas
Pep, Texas 79353
Smiley, Texas 78159
Paradise, Texas 76073
Rainbow, Texas 76077
Sweet Home, Texas 77987
Comfort, Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the sun?
Sun City, Texas 78628
Sunrise, Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray, Texas 79086
Sunny Side, Texas 77423

Want something to eat?
Bacon, Texas 76301
Noodle, Texas 79536
Oatmeal, Texas 78605
Turkey, Texas 79261
Trout, Texas 75789
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice, Texas 75155
Pearland, Texas 77581
Orange, Texas 77630
And top it off with:
Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!
Detroit, Texas 75436
Cleveland, Texas 75436
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Denver City, Texas 79323
Klondike, Texas 75448
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Newark, Texas 76071
Nevada, Texas 75173
Memphis, Texas 79245
Miami, Texas 79059
Boston, Texas 75570
Santa Fe, Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861
Reno, Texas 75462
Pasadena, Texas 77506
Columbus, Texas 78934

Feel like traveling outside the country?
Athens , Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China , Texas 77613
Dublin, Texas 76446
Egypt, Texas 77436
Ireland, Texas 76538
Italy, Texas 76538
Turkey, Texas 79261
London, Texas 76854
New London, Texas 75682
Paris, Texas 75460
Palestine, Texas 75801

No need to travel to Washington D.C.
Whitehouse , Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!
Earth , Texas 79031

We have a city named after our state:
Texas City, Texas 77590

Energy, Texas 76452
Blanket, Texas 76432
Winters, Texas 79567

Like to read about History?
Santa Anna, Texas 76878
Goliad, Texas 77963
Alamo, Texas 78516
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75156
Robert Lee , Texas 76945

Need Office Supplies?
Staples, Texas 78670

Want to go into outer space?
Venus, Texas 76084
Mars, Texas 79062

You guessed it. It's on the state line.
Texline, Texas 79087

For the kids...
Kermit, Texas 79745
Elmo, Texas 75118
Nemo, Texas 76070
Tarzan, Texas 79783
Winnie, Texas 77665
Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas to make you smile......
Frognot, Texas 75424
Bigfoot, Texas 78005
Hogeye, Texas 75423
Cactus, Texas 79013
Notrees, Texas 79759
Best, Texas 76932
Veribest , Texas 76886
Kickapoo, Texas 75763
Dime Box, Texas 77853
Old Dime Box, Texas 77853
Telephone, Texas 75488
Telegraph, Texas 76883
Whiteface, Texas 79379
Twitty, Texas 79079

And our favorites...
Cut and Shoot, Texas 77303
Gun Barrell City , Texas 75147
Ding Dong, Texas
West, Texas (its in Central Texas ) 76691
and, of course,
Muleshoe , Texas 79347

Friday, February 10, 2012

Downton Tabby

We are big fans of Downton Abbey shown on Masterpiece Theater.  This is on icanhascheeseburger and it cracked me up.

funny pictures - Downton Tabby
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Movie Afternoon

We went to see "The Artist" yesterday/  It is a good movie.  Due to the lack of loud noises and over the top graphics we both nodded off.  It is a sweet movie, though.

My throat is sore and I just feel crummy today, so am going to go back to bed maybe in a little bit.  It has to be allergies.  The elm and cedar have been high lately.  Plus the in-law's things I've been going through have dust and cat dander in the boxes and I have the garage door open while I'm out there.  *Ahchoo*

Hope you all are well and happy.  See you later.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Busy Week And Weekend

This week has been a busy one!  The Estate Sale is starting.  My hubby signed a contract with them on Thursday.  Under the terms of the contract we had to get all we wanted out before this weekend.  Got to tell you I'm getting better.  We got it all out and now we are taking stuff back over there that we got out last spring.  Last year I was so laid up with the fractured vertebrae there was no way I could help him or even look at what he had brought over.  Today I started going through boxes to see what all could go back and my back hurts and I'm stiff as an ironing board, but I cooked dinner.

We rented "Moneyball" tonight and it is a very good movie.  Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill gave good perfomances.  Probably not enough for the movie to win best picture over "The Artist".  We will go see that on Wednesday at the Rave theater.  They have a $5 Tuesday deal and a special deal for folks in Fort Worth who take our newspaper.  We've been getting in to see the movies for $5 for both of us on Wednesday.  It is buy one get one free and there must have been another special deal.  Regular tickets are $9.50 each and seniors $7.50.  We didn't get there early enough for the matinee, either.  I don't know, but I like it.  It is my favorite theater because it has super screens and great sound.  I love movies.

So, other than the Estate Sale and going to the movies and a lot of meetings and appointments, it has been a regular week.  Last Sunday our kids in Granbury had us down for dinner.  I took the pink depression glass dishes to my dil.  She was happy and it is good for her to have them before she is old.  She will love them and use them.  That is what they are for.  I kept one glass that was chipped at the rim to use as a vase.  It wasn't good for much of anything else.

Oh, btw-Nitwit 1 if you come by...the naked ladies have come up.  It is very early, but it has been so warm this winter. On this date last year it was snowing.  We haven't really had any winter at all.  When do they normally bloom?

My word!  Shaq O'Neil is on the Jimmy Fallon show in a pink bikini with Jimmy Fallon's name on the back.  Shaq lost a bet and he had to walk two blocks in a pink bikini with Fallon's name on the back.  Shaq is a giant!  He hugged a little ole lady when he entered the theater where Fallon has his show, and she was dwarfed in his arms.  Jimmy Fallon isn't doing too well in the height department next to him.  Just hit the tivo button so I can show hubs in the morning.  No way can I describe that adequately.

Have a great weekend and I hope your favorite team wins the super bowl.  We have opted to stay home and watch on our tv in our house and eat our food.