Random Tidbits

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Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Texas

There are 10,000 types of spiders.  All 10,000 live in Texas, plus a couple no one’s seen before.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

‘Twiced’ is a  word.

People actually grow and eat okra (Only if it’s fried–DW)

‘Fixinto’ is one  word.

There is no such thing as  ‘lunch.’  There is only dinner and then supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all  meals and you start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar! (Not me.–DW)

‘Backwards and  forwards’ means I know everything about you!

‘Djeet’ is actually a phrase meaning  ‘Did you eat?’

You don’t have to wear a watch because it doesn’t matter what time it is. You work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.

You don’t PUSH buttons, you  MASH them.

You measure distance in hours. Like ‘ it’s 6 hours from Houston to Dallas ….’

You’ll probably have to  switch from ‘heat’ to  ‘A/C’ in the same day.

‘Fix’ is a verb.  Example: ‘I’m fixing to go to the store.’

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

Yes, Friday night high school football is serious football!

You carry jumper cables in your car. . . for your OWN car.

There are only four spices:  salt, pepper,  Tabasco and  ketchup.

100 degrees Fahrenheit is  ‘a little warm.’

We have four seasons: Almost  Summer, Summer, still Summer and  Christmas.

Going to Wal-mart is a favorite  past time  known as ‘goin’ to Wally-World.’

A cool snap (below 70 degrees)  is good pinto-bean weather.

A carbonated soft drink  isn’t a soda, cola or pop. . . .. it’s a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor.  Example: ‘What kind a coke you  want?’

Fried catfish is the other  white meat.

We don’t need no stinking  driver’s ed . . .  if our mama says we can drive, we  can drive.

Most important, if you need help, ask God, if you don’t,  thank God.


I went to LINDA CASTILLO’s local signing for SWORN TO SILENCE Thursday night. It was really nice!  So glad to have my keeper copy in my hands!

Linda’s blogging at Minotaur Book’s MOMENTS IN CRIME. Very good articles!


Check out Jennifer Archer and Mary Schramski’s new blog, MENOPAUSE MUSING: WRITING WITHOUT PERIODS. It’s so funny!


Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson…Billy Mays? Wow.


Finally having a day to slow down. Loving it.


Missing the family in Oklahoma. ***HUGS****


2 Comments on “Random Tidbits”

  1. Mary says:

    I’ve lived in Texas and everything you say is true!

  2. Judy Kroo says:

    I’ve never been to Texas, but I have been to Australia. No matter how dangers the snakes or spiders in Texas as they don’t even hold a candle to the number of insanely dangers creatures in Australia.

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