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StarrGazer
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since 03-05-2000
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Texas


0 posted 08-22-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer


"YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN TEXAS WHEN..."
You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.

You can say 110 degrees without fainting.

You eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.

You can make instant sun tea.
You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.

You discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car.

You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.
It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.

No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
Irie
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since 12-01-1999
Posts 1526
Washington State


1 posted 08-22-2000 12:14 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

After reading a few of these I think I'm going to have to post one as well.
This is too much fun.  


~Sheri
Alicat
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since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


2 posted 08-22-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Howdy Starr.  I weren't born in Texas, but ah sure did spend 27 of my almost 30 years there, right along the coast south of Houston, and in the scrubland around Abilene.  I have to agree with your findings, but if you think 110 is hot, come on over to Arizona.  

Here in Yuma, it ain't uncommon to hit 116.    *btw, that ain't embarrassed, it's sunburn*  

Alicat, the kilted Persnikitty  
Erin
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since 06-15-2000
Posts 2681
~Chicago~


3 posted 08-22-2000 08:31 PM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

StarrGazer~~~And I actually wanted to move to Texas this year since it would be warmer in the summer and nice in winter. But I mean it sounds way to hot!!!
X Angel
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since 11-07-1999
Posts 1592
Oregon


4 posted 08-22-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Yanno I live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, nice reasonably warm summers, with mild wet winters. Quite a nice (for a wimp like me) exsistance if I might say so m'self!

Jonas
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since 03-03-2000
Posts 802
Oregon


5 posted 09-12-2000 10:19 AM       View Profile for Jonas   Email Jonas   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jonas

LOL! Oh how true it is! I lived in Texas most of my life (Abilene to be exact) then moved here to Oregon a couple of months ago. A friend back home sent me an e-mail over labor day weekend telling me that it was 114 degrees...it was only 67 degrees here in the Rogue Valley.  
Paula Finn
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since 06-17-2000
Posts 5525
missouri


6 posted 09-12-2000 03:16 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Lol I just got an email saying all those same things but about Missouri...like they say here...you dont like the weather just wait five minutes
 
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