Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 24: Where I Live

30 Days About Me

Today's post is about where I live. I live in Texas in a town about 30 miles north of Dallas. It's not a very exciting town by any means, but it is in Texas which makes it about 200x cooler than anywhere else. ;)

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There's 2 universities in my town and a community college as well. There's 3 high schools, 4 middle schools and a ton of elementary schools. And kindergarten is FULL DAY here. (woot woot!)  Our high school has placed 2nd in state football 2 years in a row. And in Texas, Football=Life. Yeah, I don't get it either... ;) There's not a ton to do here. There's a mall and some movie theaters... Man, this sounds so lame. But again- I live in Texas, therefore it is cool. ;) It's not a small town or anything, but not a big city like Dallas. I love that. There's not a ton of crime either.

Best thing I've heard someone say that totally reminded me "Yep- I'm in Texas..." was overheard at the gun range:

"I've taken my CHL class (concealed handgun license), but I'm not payin' the state to carry a gun! That's like payin' to go to church."

I LOVE it. (And yes, I carry a gun.)

I love that winter only lasts a couple of months. I love the heat. My husband and I (and the kids) lived in Utah for 7 years and I did not love the 6-8 month freakin' long winters. But it is also hot as hell here... and I don't mind it at all.

Worst thing about Texas: My ex lives here too.

As much as I love Texas, I'd rather live near a beach. But my parents and most of my siblings are here, so... :-/