Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I am a Texas Sterotype

Last night, I got to have dinner with the president of Duck Dude’s duck organization… along with a couple other people! Their organization is based out of Bismark, North Dakota. I, personally, have never been to any of the Dakotas, but I got invited after last night!

I might have asked if they had Nordstroms in North Dakota, and I also found out they drive trucks on to lakes during the winter. Woah. Then, one lady started saying how she imagined Texas to be a lot more like west Texas (dry, sand storms, tumble weeds, etc.) and Dallas was a lot prettier than she imagined.

Today, I give you, reasons why I am a walking, breathing Texas stereotype.

#1. I say y’all a lot.
If you’ve been around these parts for even the tiniest of times, I have probably slipped in at least one y’all. This also encompasses phrases like “bless your heart”, “fixin’ to”, “over yonder”, and “hold your horses.”

(I would legitimately decorate with this) 

#2. I have horses.
And I love them, and I talk about them a lot, and I think they are the prettiest horses in the whole wide world.


 #3. Monogram everything.
It a’int worth wearin’ if it a’int monogrammed. Towels, beach towels, shorts, shirts, jackets, totes, luggage, computer cases, clipboards, headbands, and even the disposable Styrofoam cups I drink out of every day at school.

#4. I can handle the heat.
Laying out for 6 hours in 100 degrees? No problem. That super hot feeling when you get in your car after it’s been sitting in the sun? I love it. Having to play tennis at night so you do not have a heat stroke? Perfect! Make me go outside for 30 minutes when it’s 55 degrees? No thanks. You will find me in a jacket sub 60 degrees. It’s cold.

#5. Higher the hair, closer to God.
The teasing life is real life. My students constantly ask me if I have a bump it in. I take it as a compliment. And chances are if you’re going out with me, I will attempt to tease your hair to! And when you like it, I will be very excited (ahem, Duck Dude’s sister).

(It's a process y'all, we didn't actually go out like that! And big hair runs in the fam, especially on wedding days)

#6. I listen to country music, AND love it!
Not that main stream country, real country. My kids love when I make them listen to Sunny Sweeney, but we were kinda friends because she messaged me on Myspace once. Then there’s that Gaither Gospel music. When you grow up in a musical family, there’s no way to get around this one. Tell me Carrie doesn’t give you goosebumps.

#7. I see cows while I’m driving on a daily basis.
And one of my favorite games to play is still “hey cow!” How do you play hey cow? You yell out the window, “HEY COWWW!” and however many cows turn and look, that’s how many points you get. Duck Dude and I are fierce rivals when it comes to this game.

I am Texan through and through. 


  1. So cute! This isn't a bad stereotype to be at all :)

    1. haha thanks! These are definitely some I do not mind claiming! :)