|Hat, Holster, Boots, Denim #becauseTexas
|Dr.Pepper is claimed by Dublin, TX and Waco, TX - Soda as a claim to fame? #becauseTexas
|Po-po on horseback in city park - #becauseTexas
When you first arrive to live life in a new culture (which doesn't, by any means, need to be a new country), everything stands out to you. Over time, as you sllllowwwly begin to assimilate, those oddities that grabbed your attention begin to diminish. Being new means noticing more.
Years back, early in our Haiti time, we were better about writing about those quirks and idiosyncrasies. (We wrote a short explanation post about it that is pasted in below.)
Now that we're sitting in Texas for a few months, we are truly enjoying a new culture of oddities. Because of that enjoyment, today we introduce a new series called #becauseTexas . Troy and I heckle our way around town trying to beat each other to the punch and point out all of the #becauseTexas peculiarities to one another. It could be said that we're TOO entertained by all of it. Laughing like a hyena feels good, so we don't care that we're obnoxious. I've posted just a few of them, our library of #becauseTexas posts has only just begun; there is an unending stream of awesome here --- #becauseTexas.
|Stuff a dead snake? #becauseTexas
For posterity's sake:
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2008