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Things Learned from Living in Texas (PIOG)

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING RAISED IN TEXAS

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road
with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4 ,998 live in Texas .

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000
live in Texas , plus a couple no
one's seen before.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

'Twiced' is a word.

People actually grow and eat okra

'Fixinto' is one word.

There is no such thing as 'lunch.'
There is only dinner and then supper.

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!

'Backwards and forwards' means I know
everything about you!


Djeet is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'

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.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

You measure distance in hours. Like its 6 hours from Houston to Dallas .

You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to
'A/C' in the same day.

'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to
the store.'

You install security lights on your house and
garage and leave both unlocked.

 
Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!

You carry jumper cables in your car . . ..
for your OWN car.

There are only four spices: salt, pepper,
Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and
international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports..

100 degrees Fahrenheit is 'a little warm.'

We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer,
still Summer and Christmas.

Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time
known as 'goin' to Wally-World.'

A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good
pinto-bean weather.

A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or
pop. .. . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example:
'What kind a coke you want?'

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don't need no stinking driver's ed . .... .
if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

If you understand these jokes please forward
them to your friends from Texas (and those who just wish they were).

EVERYONE can't be from Texas .
You might say it's a gift from God!

And the most important thing we learn growing up in TEXAS is...

            IN GOD WE TRUST

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BoxerMomma
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:24 PM

I live in Texas and this is funny.  Well the snake part isn't.  We have killed four in the last two weeks and they have all looked different and have been 5-6 ft long each.  I am scared to death of snakes but can handle spiders and mice.

ZachNHannahsMom
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:29 PM

 I'm from Texas!

JaymeAnn2255
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Mice dont bother me but snakes and spiders i HATE!!!! 

Quoting BoxerMomma:

I live in Texas and this is funny.  Well the snake part isn't.  We have killed four in the last two weeks and they have all looked different and have been 5-6 ft long each.  I am scared to death of snakes but can handle spiders and mice.


JaymeAnn2255
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Where at in Texas

Quoting ZachNHannahsMom:

 I'm from Texas!


ElijahsMommy58
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:33 PM


Quoting JaymeAnn2255:



Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road
with their feet in the air.

People actually grow and eat okra

'Fixinto' is one word.

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!


Djeet is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'

You measure distance in hours. Like its 6 hours from Houston to Dallas .

You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to
'A/C' in the same day.

'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to
the store.'

 
Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!


A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or
pop. .. . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example:
'What kind a coke you want?'

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don't need no stinking driver's ed . .... .
if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

THOSE are hilarious. Although I didnt grow up in Texas. I grew up in SW Oklahoma, about an hour away from Wichita Falls and about 15 mins from the OK/TX border. (Red River)

  Twilight-Icons   

  

Instead of a prince with a horse, I'd rather have a Vampire with a Volvo. :)

ashandmasysmom
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I am from Texas and miss it so much. I can not wait to go back this Christmas, and I have not even been gone a year yet.

JaymeAnn2255
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Where do you live now??

Quoting ashandmasysmom:

I am from Texas and miss it so much. I can not wait to go back this Christmas, and I have not even been gone a year yet.


sherry132
by Ruby Member on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM

You know I didn't even have to think about "djeet" I knew what it meant.

God I want to go home. LOL I miss Texas. It's 78 here today and people are swimming! I'm wearing long sleeves. LOL.

proudmommy35
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Proud Texan. 

I can relate to all of them except we do not say Supper.....we have lunch and then dinner.

ashandmasysmom
by on Jun. 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Right now California, but since my husband is in the Navy I know I will never get to go back for good until he retires.

Quoting JaymeAnn2255:

Where do you live now??

Quoting ashandmasysmom:

I am from Texas and miss it so much. I can not wait to go back this Christmas, and I have not even been gone a year yet.

 


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