Stuff about my adopted home town
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The Tonkawa Indians
Hey... we were here first
Let's hope we heed the words of The Eagles, and it doesn't become
The Last Resort
KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD
Austin can often give San Francisco a run for its money when it come to strangeness.
"Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery"
~ Jack Parr
Someone has come up with some pretty funny quips
about life in Texas
THINGS LEARNED LIVING IN TEXAS
~ A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
~ There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas
~ There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in
~ If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.
~ 'Jaw-P?' means, 'Did y'all go to the bathroom?
~ There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only 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
is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
~ You measure distance in minutes.
~ You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
~ You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and
~ The local papers cover national and international news on one page,
require 6 pages for local gossip and high school football.
~ You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and
~ Fried catfish is the other white meat.