That “25 Random Things About Me” list has been running as rampant as the flu at our elementary school, and I’ve been tagged more than a half a dozen times. Too bad I can’t just fan a misty fog of Lysol at it to make it go away.
I’ve decided – just because I’m feeling a little anti-establishment today – to do a variation on the theme and change my list to “25 Random Things About Texas.” Or more specifically (since I’m still a new resident and this is an awfully big state), “25 Random Things About the City I Live In, Texas.”
- I’m still amazed at the scarcity of sidewalks.
- and bike lanes.
- and public transportation.
- and established recycling routines.
- And the massive amount of roadside trash.
- It’s flat.
- and the weather is insane.
- It’s either low humidity but really windy.
- or high humidity and really hot.
- or raining hard enough to peel off your siding.
- I do like the spectacular thunder/lightening storms.
- But the hurricanes stink.
- As do the tropical storm watches.
- And the tornado watches.
- But there are some days in January that are incredibly pleasant.
- I’ve seen roaches the size of small mice.
- Lizards and frogs are not uncommon front porch visitors.
- They grow mac-daddy mosquitoes here, ALL YEAR ROUND.
- There are fewer cowboy hats than you would expect.
- Or southern drawls.
- Or southern hospitality, for that matter.
- There are tons of restaurants, clothing and specialty stores – anything you want you could probably find.
- Which is nice…if you have money.
- Otherwise, you could fend for your entertainment at the local parks.
- Which often have signs that say “Watch for Snakes.”
Wow, I should have played this game sooner – it was just was too easy to come up with 25 things! In fact, I could probably keep on going. Ah, Texas, what a strange and random place you are.