What city in Texas? I am a native Texan who visited London before.
Wow you will probably have to drive and get use to the steering wheel on the left hand side of the car. Texas has a lot of bad drivers.
The summers get really hot but the weather is nice for the most part; except when the hot summer lasts a little longer and ice hits the roads on occasions in the winter. However, you can use ice on the roads as an excuse to call in to work.
You will also get use to lot of big things in Texas like homes, freeways, trucks including 18 wheelers, and some of our citizens.
Texas has a lot of food everywhere and you will probably like our barbeque, TexMex, and steak.
Also you will notice the Texan accents when native Texans talk... stating terms like "Howdy" for "Hello" What are "yall" doing? Yall stands for you all, and maybe I'm "fixin" to go to the store. "fixin" means going.
*grins and waves legs back* I'm having an "issue" with one of my freelance clients (see my forum thread in the Hubber's Hangout)...but otherwise things are actually going pretty well. The snow is finally melting here, and I am SO glad an end to winter is in sight.
I don't even have to ask how you are! I'm so glad to see someone else uses the expression "Happy as a pig in 'crap'" heh.
Hehe... she has created a huge adventure for her grandmother and myself as my dad has left this entirely up to us womens. He will be knee deep in farming at that point and can't make the trip. This is a big first in a lot of ways.
First time I have ever flown, first time my mom has spent any time away from my father in over 50 yrs, first time I've been past the Mississippi, and first time grandma has traveled pretty much on her own.
It's also the first time she and I will be together for an extended period of time relying on each other. First time I've rented a car, first time she has driven in another city, mmm let me rethink that one I think I will drive, and first time I get to see my lovely daughters new home.
Am I excited? Darn tooting I am! Am I terrified? Darn tooting I am. But its gonna be oh so much fun that it calls for a Gidgitty or whatever Denno says,
Trust me the camera will be on the ready the entire trip. Oh I forgot one, we are gonna try and go see the Grand Canyon that will be another first for me, mom has already seen it but she will be thrilled with my excitement of it.
Oh gonna have casino day too. Three generations all playing the slots not a first for any of us but the first time all of us will do it at the same time.
Good gobbledy gook, I'm gonna have to take sleeping potion to calm down enough to sleep tonight.
In this case time doesn't help! It only gets worse and at times the beginning freedom of flying out quickly fades when you realize you are on your own.....It is hard to be seperated from those you love. I have family all over the world and no one is ever at the same place at the same time but I am happy for you!!!!!!!! Hope you have an incredible time, Pinkylee!
Oh cool, what a GREAT surprise! And anytime Pinkylee! I hope you know you can count on me and count me in! lol!!!!!! I'm glad that you have such a deep appreciation and love for your family....it is always evident in all your hubs and postings! You go girl!
Excellent...had a great day. I have no idea why, but there was just this deep setted joy with me however I am not quite as happy as pig in mud (Good one pinkylee!!!!!) but I think I can safely say i am as happy as a clam.... How 'bout you?
It's good., that's for sure..and I have seen some happy pigs in the mud so It's an excellent simile! The happy as a clam thing I soooo do not get. Maybe clams are happy as they hold the pearls of the world but I have yet to see a clam smile! And cute as a button? Seriously i'm stumped! lol
that's cool. i'm glad to hear your doing well then, and sorry if i kept you up too late last night. lol.
just great thanks. i just turned 30 yesterday, and now I feel great. although people warned me about going through a mid life crisis at that age, so far I managed to remain perfectly calm about it. i guess it's because i've learned to take beth's advice, and enjoy the little things in life. i think if it wasn't for her, i would be going through a mid life crisis right now. lol. however, i'm glad that's not the case.
OMG! Happy Birthday! You should have told me yesterday while we were chatting! And no, you didn't keep me up too late talking as I think I stayed up another hour afterwards reading! lol Soooo cool that you are okay with being 30 and I am happy that you have Beth to keep your spirits up! No matter what age it's important to have good friends and it's evident in that hub you wrote about yours and beth's friendship that you have a pretty solid relationship! That's great.... Again, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day and many well wishes!
it's okay. i have the same problem too, to be honest. lol. it's a hard habit i've been trying to break out of recently. although it works extremely well when reviewing movies, but not so much for other things. lol
Exactly pinkylee! I can't believe steven didn't let us in on this monumental milestone of his life! You are never too old to celebrate B-days! And check out that band! Go emoticons! lol Happy birthday, again!
lol. it's okay. i don't think anyone on hubpages knew except my brother, john aka urban hymms, as I didn't even tell anyone. lol. however, thanks pinky. that means a lot to me coming from the both you and ann.
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