I’m now a Texan (humorous)

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.

Knowing my proclivity for sharing, I couldn’t resist posting the “best of” this list below. Apologies to the original source of this list — if anyone knows who owns it, let me know and I’ll be sure to provide proper attribution.


You know you’re a Texan if:

  1. You know it’s a given that the true value of a parking place lies in the shade, not the distance to the door.
  2. You see just as many Texan flags as American flags.
  3. You end a lot of words without the letter “g.”
  4. You can drive all day (and more) and never leave the state
  5. You’ve actually burned your hand opening your car door. (or front door for that matter)
  6. You know all 4 seasons: Almost summer, Summer, Still summer, and Deer season.
  7. You choose a brand of salsa with the same care that another might use to select a bottle of fine wine.
  8. You know that “Fixinto” is one word.
  9. You have owned at least one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
  10. You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.  
  11. You know there are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas.
  12. Your biggest bicycle wreak fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?”
  13. You know everything goes better with BBQ sauce.
  14. You don’t consider people from Austin to be real Texans.
  15. You can fix anything with Duct Tape.
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  • http://www.imediaworksconnect.com Michelle Batten

    Hey Aaron – Congrats on your big move to the Lone Star state – I'll bet you look good in a Stetson ;)According to this HUGE shot glass I received many years ago…Now that you're an honorary Texan, you are entitled to drink longnecks and have a boot-stompin good time. You are required to love bar-b-que, country music and share the great hospitality of the lone star state.I have no doubts that you are fully up to the task!Best,Michelle Batten@iMWConnect@AtlCavalier

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09964204478772858370 Aaron_Strout

    Thanks Michelle. Yeah, I think I can live up to your HUGE shot glasses' mantra. ;)