Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Know You're A Texan If...

...You know all four seasons.
Almost Summer
Still Summer
And Christmas !
Howdy Ya'll...It's Still Summer! GonnaBe 101% ToDay in Texas.
Yeah, I know, Ya'll thought I was done with all the TexasStuff...

Kan't PassUp Sharin a little more GoodOle' TexasTalk!

You Know You're A Texan If...

You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
You've ever had to switch from 'A/C' to 'Heat' in the same day.
You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as "good chili weather."

You Know You're a Texan If...
Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
You measure distance in minutes.
You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition and bait all in the same store.
Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.
And finally, you are 100% Texan if you have ever heard this conversation...
"You wanna coke? "Yeah." "What kind?" "Dr. Pepper."
Thanks to TheReporter...Hochheim Prairie Farm Insurance Assoc.

Bless Her Heart...

Someone once noted that a Texan can get away with the most awful kind of insult just as long as it's prefaced with the words, "Bless her heart" or "Bless his heart." As in, "Bless her heart, if they put her brain on the head of a pin, it'd roll around like a BB on a 6-lane highway."

I was thinking about this the other day when a friend was telling about her new transplanted northern friend who was upset because her toddler is just beginning to talk and he has a Texas accent.. My friend, who is very kind and, bless her heart, cannot do a thing about those thighs of hers, was justifiably miffed about this. After all, this woman had CHOSEN to move to Texas a couple of years ago.

"Can you believe it?" said her friend, "A child of mine is going to be "taaaallllkkin liiiike thiiiissss."

Now, don't get me wrong. Some of my dearest friends are from the North, bless their hearts. I welcome their perspective, their friendships, and their recipes for authentic Northern Italian food. I've even gotten past their endless complaints that you can't find good bread down here. And the heathens, bless their hearts, don't like cornbread!

I have a friend from Bawston, bless her heart, who thinks it's hilarious when I say I've got to "carry" my daughter to the doctor or "cut off" the light. She also gets a giggle every time I am "fixin" to do something. And, bless their hearts, they don't even know where "over yonder" is, or what "I reckon" means!

My personal favorite was my aunt, saying, "Bless her heart, she cain't help being ugly, but she could'uh stayed home."

G.R.I.T = Girls Raised In Texas...
Know BadManners when they see them.

Drinking straight outta the can.
Not sending ThankYou Notes
Velvet after February
White Shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

Texas Girls always say "Yes, Maam and Yes, Sir"

Texas Girls have a distinct way with FondExpressions...
Ya'll Come Back! Well, Bless yer Hearrrt! Drop by when YaCan! How's yer Mama? Luv yer haairr!

Texas Girls know everybody's first name
Hunny, Darlin and Shugar.

Texas Girls know the movies that speak to their hearts...

Gone With the Wind
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias

So, Like it was told to SuKnitWitty..."Now you run along Shugar, and send this to Any Females aspiring to be G.R.I.T...Even the Northern Ones...Bless Their Hearts!"

"Just because you move to Texas, does not make you a Texan. Afterall, if a cat had kittens and moved them to the oven, that wouldn't make them biscuits."

PS...Texas Fabric by RickVanderpool, Prairie Studio for Northcott Fabrics
*Longhorn and Texas Wall Art at Gruene Auction and Antique Mall in NewBraunfels, Texas
*Texas Star-BlueBonnets-Boots...display at Sequin Antiques, Sequin, Texas
*SuKnitWitty GRIT...3rd Grade Sherman, Texas...Mama gave me a TIGHT perm so my Haairr would look purty for school pictures...cried all the way to school, but managed a smile for the camera. My Mama said, "Luv yer haairrr, Hunny." My Daddy said, "Darlin, Yore mighty Purty in that Red Bandana and Cowgirl Shirt." I said, "Whaaaaaaa!!!"


  1. I love it!! You just get better and better at this blogging thing! (unlike me who struggles with words)
    Being a transplant... I learned real quick the value of parking in the shade! And last week when it was 80 degrees, I was commenting to Jacci just how cool it was here. lol. I've always measured distance in minutes Maybe I've got a bit of southern in me?

  2. Su! You won the wand challenge! Send me your address so I can put your prize in the mail!

  3. bless yer heart - you crack me up! ;)

  4. Mabe you have discovered your true calling..."Comedian"! Let's get you published.
    What a "hoot"!

    "Bless your "lil" heart!


  5. HI SKW!
    I sent your package and it was pretty funny. The postmistress said, "Sometimes it takes a while to get to Texas!" I don't think so. Look for it soon! Thank you for your super nice comment on my blog today. You are such a warmer of hearts!


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