When in Rome

My kids just told me today that after they get done saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag in class each morning, they then turn to the Texas flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag.  I had never heard of such a thing!!  I don’t have any serious objections or anything, but it did surprise me just a little.

I saw a bumper sticker today that said “Texas is bigger than France.”  That made me laugh.

We also saw a Christmas light display that said, “Merry Christmas, y’all.”

Yesterday at Walmart I bought some Texas Yellow Cornbread Mix.  The directions say to stir the mix with milk and sugar, and then bake it in a “corn stick pan.”  Which of course meant that I looked all over Walmart for a “corn stick pan.”  When I didn’t find one, I came home and Googled an image of it so I know what the heck I’m looking for.  I will try again this weekend to locate one.  🙂

I find it hilarious that they have large road signs that say “Church” right near very large church buildings (of which there are many).  There are also many signs that read “Drive Friendly” and “We Love Our Children…Slow Down.”  And in certain areas where there are lots of trees, you’ll see a sign that says, “These Trees Planted for Your Enjoyment.”  Ah…thanks!

I am *loving* what they call “feeder roads,” which are two or three lane roads that run exactly parallel to the freeway and have a 50mph speed limit.  It means you can get on the freeway if you want to, or still get where you’re going without the hassle of merging on and off.  I wish I could explain it better, but I love them!

I went to my very first Super Target the other day.  Say it with me everyone:  NIRVANA.