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Wednesday, February 04, 2009 

Things I Miss Back In Texas

No theology, youth group, or Mormon wackiness posts today folks. Sorry. I just sent back one of those 25 things about you emails to a family member back in Texas and it got me thinking. I know I’ve only been back from Texas a month but there are things that I miss and pine for that make me miss the lone star state:

Mom-in-law. My mother in law is the cats meow. (You guys know I’m a cat person right?) She has always went out of her way to make sure that I felt like part of the family. I can actually be my snide and sarcastic self around her without worrying about getting run out of the house in fear for my life. There ain’t a whole heck of a lot of people that I’ll kiss but she deserves and receives at least two a day, in the morning when I get up and before I go to bed, when I visit. I love that woman as much as I do her daughter.

My brother-in-law and his missus. It is a rare that I am comfortable enough to be me around folks. With them as with Mom-in-law I was able be me. I wished they lived closer to the missus and I.

Whataburger. Hey, I know that burger joints are a dime a dozen but I’ve always liked Whataburger. Good burgers and kick butt onion rings that are to die for.

Cheap gasoline. With my states taxes on gasoline being either first or the second highest in the nation, it was shocking to see prices in the low one thirties.

And finally...

Scotch. For crying out loud, the selection of Glenmorangie is greater than the entire scotch selection allowed my state. All the liquor in my state is controlled and regulated by bureaucrats that wouldn’t know a good bottle of scotch if you hit ‘em over the head with it. As with all government, control and regulation means lack of selection and prices set way too high. Prices for a decent bottle of scotch were running about ten to twenty dollars less for what is available here. And Texas scotch drinkers even have a few Japanese varieties available to them. Don’t laugh, the Japanese are father ahead of the game than Americans in the distilling of single malt scotch.

You've just gotta get yourself out of the Baptimethocostal Belt!

When I was in Texas years ago (Houston area) I really enjoyed the great seafood and how inexpensive it was.

And the people were very friendly too!

Well Frank, you COULD always move to Texas.....I enjoyed the thoughts coming outta that brainiac head of yours today. =)

I just moved to TX in November. I experienced Whataburger for the first time 2 weeks ago. I'm never eating at Sonic again!

Josh, were ya at? Texas is a big state ya know

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