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Saturday, July the 23rd, 2005

I’ll keep this short, and informative. I leave early tomorrow morning on yet another trip, to Austin, Texas. This is hopefully the last time I need to be away from home for the next few months to come. I kinda miss my bed. Anyway, in case you aren’t of the assumption Texas is some hick state with their large vehicles (with ornamental horns no less), cowboys and a weak spot for steak, here are some fun Texas facts:

» Rodeo is the official state sport of Texas, though High School Football is more popular.
» In Texarkana owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
» It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts in Mesquite, Texas.
» In Texas, it’s illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.

OK, I’ll stop now.

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4 Responses to “On the road again”

  1. Adi says:

    Texas also happens to be the home of the current President of the United States of America. :P

  2. wahgnube says:

    Scary, isn’t it?

  3. anita says:

    despite all the things that people hate about texas, i’ve heard nothing but good things about austin. will wait to hear what you have to say about it…

  4. wahgnube says:

    It is a very interesting place. It’s partly a quaint little college town, and partly a large-than-life state capital with its imposing capitol building complexes in all their wannabe-Victorian glory. It was insanely hot, with the only patches of green being artificially put there and maintained. The people were nice (and not generally obese), and not all “southerny” at all. My “y’all” count was never more than 1 per day. The university campus was pretty too.

    All in all, I am sure it is in no way representative of Texas, but definitely a pleasant place to be at.


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