As any of you that follow me on Twitter or read my blog regularly now know, I’ve officially settled in the great republic of Texas — Austin, TX to be exact. To that end, I’m working on acclimating myself and my family as fast as possible. Fortunately, I have co-workers like Mary Lemons who was kind enough to share a list with me via e-mail titled, “To Help with your Texas-ifying.” It was a list of 40 items — all humorous — that I’m sure has been amassed through blog posts and e-mail forwards over the years.
You know you’re a Texan if:
- You know it’s a given that the true value of a parking place lies in the shade, not the distance to the door.
- You see just as many Texan flags as American flags.
- You end a lot of words without the letter “g.”
- You can drive all day (and more) and never leave the state
- You’ve actually burned your hand opening your car door. (or front door for that matter)
- You know all 4 seasons: Almost summer, Summer, Still summer, and Deer season.
- You choose a brand of salsa with the same care that another might use to select a bottle of fine wine.
- You know that “Fixinto” is one word.
- You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
- You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
- You know there are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas.
- Your biggest bicycle wreak fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?”
- You know everything goes better with BBQ sauce.
- You don’t consider people from Austin to be real Texans.
- You can fix anything with Duct Tape.