Friday's Top Ten

Top ten signs you really want to be a Texan:

10. You love jeans and boots

  9. You drive a truck

  8. You understand the whole Hook 'em Horns/Gig 'em Aggies thingie

  7. You love ranch dressing

  6. And jalapenos

  5. You know about Pat Green

  4. And Gruene Hall

  3. You like Shiner Bock

  2. You think temps under 70F are a little chilly

And the #1 sign you really want to be a Texan:

  1. These are your dream seasons:
         Almost Summer
         Still Summer
         Hunting Season


Linda G. said…
LOL! You got that right. And I should know -- I was born and raised in Texas.
Isis Rushdan said…
Ha-ha. When I read the first one, #10, I was worried. I love jeans and boots, but I don't want to be a Texan. Proud New Yorker here :).

Thankfully you lost me on your list, but I do like a cold Shiner Bock.
Don't think I want to be a Texan then!
L.G.Smith said…
From what I hear, they really have had the worst heat and drought this summer. Really don't think I want to go to Texas right now, though I do love jeans and boots. :)
LR said…
I do love ranch dressing! Gotta go to Texas.
Summer Ross said…
LOL- love how you slid hunting season in there.
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda G - You know what they say: You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the girl.

Isis - NYC is my second home. We lived there a long time. I should have posted the link to the Shiner Song. I posted it last year - I'll find it and put it up again in the next week or two.

Christine - To know us is to love us ... LOL!

Alex -'s fun!

L.G. - You'd "hot to death" in jeans and boots now. We're still hitting 100s in the afternoons. Bring shorts and flip-flops.

LR - Anytime. We're friendly :)

Summer - Well, it IS Texas I'm talking about!
Karen Walker said…
My hubby is a Texan, but I don't think he knows half these things. LOL.
Anonymous said…
Yeeeee-hah! I lived in the Houston area for a year after high school. Texas is its own world. Its own universe.
Manzanita said…
You Texans always do it big and do it right. Carol, I'd like to see a video of you in your boots and jeans doing the Texas 2-step. Got any? WaHoo.
I hear you on the endless summer. Ha!
Maryann Miller said…
Most of us here in the Lone Star State can really relate to number one. Summer has been particularly grueling this year. Just having temps drop below 100 is like having a blue norther blow through. LOL
Carol Kilgore said…
Karen - Maybe he knows more than he lets on.

Stephen - Like the ads say...Texas - It's like a whole other country. For real.

Manzanita - No video. Fell on my butt once doing the polka though :)

Elizabeth - It's definitely endless this year. It got hot in late March and we're still going strong.
Julie said…
Ha ha, at first I was thinking I might fit, as I love jalapenos and ranch dressing, and I know about the Horns and Aggies. But then I didn't know who numbers 3,4,and 5 are, so I'm out of luck LOL.

I also wanted to let you know I have an award for you at my blog. Happy weekend to you!
Carol Kilgore said…
Maryann - I'm laughing because just yesterday afternoon Live-In Handyman and I were on the patio and I said, "It's nice out here. Not so hot." He looked at the thermometer and said, "Only 101."
Mason Canyon said…
Great list. I love the heat in Texas compared to Georgia. Have a great weekend.

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Hart Johnson said…
teehee--I have a couple of those I could check (mostly food related--I could be happy eating like a Texan) though I'm really solidly an Oregonian...

I hope you haven't been too drastically affected by the fires--they are so devastating. Stay safe!
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - Pat Green, Texas Country Musician. Gruene Hall, Texas Dancehall. Shiner Bock, beer produced by Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas.

Mason - Very dry heat this year for sure. Our humidity has been in the teens the past couple of weeks.

Hart - We've had haze, but that's all. The Bastrop Fire was/is really bad. The closest one to us was maybe 5-10 miles away, and it was a small one.
I'll take your word for this Top Ten, Carol, having never been to Texas. Fun list!
Clarissa Draper said…
I know many Texans and loved them all!
Laura Eno said…
I think I flunked the Texan test. :D
Carol Kilgore said…
Elspeth - As I would have to take your word for British Columbians :)

Clarissa - Cool!

Laura - Oh can be an honorary Texan on a case-by-case basis.
How do you come up with these lists every Friday? :)
Montreal requires a different fashion style besides jeans and cowboy boots...and summers, ha! that's number ONE in our wish list ;)
Jennifer Shirk said…
I guess I'm not a Texan. LOL

Please explain 8, 5, 4, and 3. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Claudia - LOL! This kind of thing is always in my head, along with characters and what-ifs.

Jennifer - Pat Green is a Texas Country musician. Gruene Hall is a Texas Dancehall. And Shiner Bock is a Texas beer brewed in Shiner, Texas. To fully explain the whole UT/TAMU thing, we'd need to go to Gruene Hall, listen to Pat Green, and enjoy some Shiner Bock to make the whole experience come alive for you.
irishoma said…
Funny list.
I lived in El Paso for a year and a half in the mid-80s, so I understood most of your list, but not all of them. Thanks for explaining them in your comments.
Talei said…
Hee hee! I love the Hunting season in amongst all the summers. FAB.

Have a beautiful Texan weekend, dear x
Carol Kilgore said…
Donna - You're welcome :)

Talei - I will. Enjoy London!
Lydia K said…
LOL, #9 and #10 were funny, but true, I think!
Laura Barnes said…
Ha ha! I don't want to be a Texan. I can't stand boots and I don't know about Pat Green. (But I do think temps under 70 are a little chilly:)
Tami Brothers said…
Ohhhh! I love Texas. Just got back from there two weeks ago for a business thing and I would go back again in a heartbeat. Lived there when I was in 7th grade and loved it then, too.

We didn't have time to hunt for boots but next time I will do better research and have a place picked out to shop.


Carol Kilgore said…
Lydia - Absolutely true. Now not everyone loves boots and jeans, and those who do often wear other things. And the same about trucks. We don't have a truck now - but we have had them.

Laura - and click on music. Lots of albums with lots of selections you can sample.

Tami - Yea! Email me if you're going to be in the San Antonio/Austin area. Maybe we can meet for lunch/coffee/a drink.
Ciara said…
LOL. I'm from Florida so many of these apply. I love boots and ranch dressing. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Ciara - Some things are universal :)
Janet, said…
Neat top ten. Some of those would also fit West Virginia, especially the hunting season one. It's almost like a holiday around here, schools are let out because if they weren't, a lot of teachers and kids would be missing on opening day.
Carol Kilgore said…
I missed this post yesterday, Janet. Apologies. Hunting season usually opens on the weekend here.