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Old 05-18-2008, 08:36 AM   #61
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A Punahou graduate and then an Aggie?!? Where oh where did you go wrong?

Did you voluntarily surrender your Hawaii driver's license, or was it revoked?
Well, if it makes you feel better I attended several other institutions of higher learning along the way. In 1984 my ex-Navy ex-husband's ex-job moved to College Station, Texas, which is a godawful boring and desolate place as REWahoo will tell you. Fire ants, arsenic, withering summer heat, and strange looking, possibly mutant/inbred locals. There wasn't much for me to do there but work and pick up 3 more degrees.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:30 AM   #62
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Q: Why do Aggie women wear long dresses?

A: To hide the No-Pest Strip...

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Old 05-18-2008, 09:38 AM   #63
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I reveived this in an email today. Thought it was appropriate:

Things I learned by livin ' in Texas.
1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas.
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in Texas, plus a couple no one's seen before.
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.
5. 'Onced' and 'Twiced' are words.
6. It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
7. 'Jaw-P?' means 'Did ya'll go to the bathroom?'
8. People actually grow and eat okra.
9. 'Fixinto' is one word.
10. There is no such thing as 'lunch'. There is only dinner and then there is supper.
11. 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.
12. Backwards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'
13. The word 'jeet' is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'.
14. You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.
16. 'No. Jew?' is a common response to the question 'Did you bring any beer?'.
17. You measure distance in minutes.
18. You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
19. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
20. You know what a 'DAWG' is.
21. You carry jumper cables in your truck --- for your OWN truck.
22. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.
23. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and high school football
24. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
25. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a bit warm'.
26. You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.
27. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' Wal-Martin' or 'off to Wally World'. 28. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.
29. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
30. We don't need no dang driver's ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive, dag-nabbit.
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I've lived in Austin, Texas, since 1985 and other Texas places in previous years, and I've never even heard of "love bugs"! Where in Texas do they live? If it's the Houston area -- well, I've never wanted to live in Houston.
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Considering that you live in the People's Democratic Republic of Austin we can cut you a little slack for such comments. But the Texas Immigration Authority might have a problem with you traveling around the state with that sort of attitude. You might get a travel exemption if you sincerely love beer and football.
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When we moved to Austin in 1983 Austinites had some colorful bumper stickers. "Welcome to Austin now go home" "If you love New York then get your ass out of Texas" were two of the most common.

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When I was in Texas this spring I saw a bunch of bumper stickers that said "Don't Mess with Texas." At first I thought it was a political statement but then I realized it was an anti-litter campaign.
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Thanks for posting the anti-Yankee sentiments you heard in Austin during the early '80's, 2soon2tell. I made this point in another thread here before, so this just cements the point.
I was friends with an attorney's wife in Houston, and a car in our complex had a bumper sticker on it's dash (smart move, so it couldn't be ripped off there) that said "I Luv New York." Her husband went into this rage making hand gestures signifying ripping and saying, "Oooooh, I just want to get in there and RIP that bumper sticker off" and so forth. This was an educated guy talking like that, so you can imagine what the uneducated and ignorant are like there. Delightful....yeah, right.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:22 PM   #71
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When I was in Texas this spring I saw a bunch of bumper stickers that said "Don't Mess with Texas." At first I thought it was a political statement but then I realized it was an anti-litter campaign.
Wow, me to and I've been seeing them for about a decade or so in CA. (Lots of Texas transplants.)

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Old 05-20-2008, 12:19 PM   #72
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Crazy Rasberry ants.
"In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.The hairy, reddish-brown creatures are known as ''crazy rasberry ants'' -- crazy, because they wander erratically instead of marching in regimented lines, and ''rasberry'' after Tom Rasberry, an exterminator who did battle against them early on."



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I just got to say ... that is some pretty crazy stuff ... I love the way the article says ' ...and ''rasberry'' after Tom Rasberry, an exterminator who did battle against them early on."'.

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I just got to say ... that is some pretty crazy stuff ... I love the way the article says ' ...and ''rasberry'' after Tom Rasberry, an exterminator who did battle against them early on."'.

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What am I supposed to be reading about Lake Tahoe real estate. Or is this a shill post..
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What am I supposed to be reading about Lake Tahoe real estate. Or is this a shill post..
I was getting involved in the thread I though was interesting. I've attached my signature... isn't that OK?
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I was getting involved in the thread I though was interesting. I've attached my signature... isn't that OK?
I didn't realize it was your signature. I was trying to equate what Lake Tahoe real estate had to do with the topic at hand.
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I didn't realize it was your signature. I was trying to equate what Lake Tahoe real estate had to do with the topic at hand.
no worries ... cheers
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Under User CP there is a section to put in your signature if you were looking for that.
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Hi Linda

I removed your link because we do not allow commercial links in sigs.
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I removed your link because we do not allow commercial links in sigs.
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BTW, I think Texas is mighty nice. Especially in March and April, the only months I have ever visited the state. My current plan is to spend all next winter there.
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