Friday, August 20, 2004

Howdy Y'all!

Hey there! I'm posting from the great state of Texas in the best city ever, DALLAS!!! Eeep! Hope y'all are doin' good back in New Mexico or wherever y'all are at now. Alright, enough Texas talk for now, even though I truly am starting to pick some of it up. I miss you guys so much and just wish that we could all be together again. College is fun though and i'm sure you guys will all enjoy it. My roommate is nice and my suite mates are awesome. Classes are hard so far(I've only had two days) and I already have some homework. It is a lot different from AA, well at least SMU is different, so be ready for that. Anyways, hope to hear from you guys soon. Miss you all and love you tons!!! Texas rocks my socks! (I'm sure I'm going to get tons of comments from you guys on this post!) Love always, Karen

6 Comments:

Blogger ali said...

I was going to give a "Texas sucks" shout out, but I won't get much support on that one, will I? hmm... worth a try ;) heh heh heh...

August 20, 2004 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Hey Karen! Um... can I just second that by saying Texas rules... TRU. I mean really! Look at all these cool chicas who are going to TX or are already here. I hope everything is well! buh bye

August 20, 2004 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Alex Flores said...

Texas rules indeed - for we here in NM and around the country envy the hickish accents that you have already begun to develop, for the fact that Texas is an "At Will" state. Meaning that they can fire you "At Will", anytime, for nearly any reason (talk about job security). We envy the fact that when you arrive in Houston, there is something that is kind of off. No matter where you go, things just kind of seem out of place. It doesn't make sense until you find out that Houston has no zoning laws at all. All of a sudden it makes sense why there are restaurants backed up into neighborhoods, power plants next to hotels, ferris wheels downtown, and all kinds of random shit just thrown together. It turns out that Houstonites voted against zoning laws for the third time in history in 1994. That means the people voted against the most basic measures for local government to run a city in favor random sprawl. We envy the pledge to your state flag: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible." Talk about arrogant. We envy your eating habits; Texas has 4 of the top 10 fattest cities in the nation. Everything is bigger indeed. There is no emphasis on eating well here. Eating well is damn near impossible(http://abcnews.go.com/sections/GMA/GoodMorningAmerica/GMA0203Americas_fattest_cities.html.

And Lastly (taken from a site): So typical is the usual texas response to criticism in any form. Deny the problem and threaten the person who made the observation. Texans don't love freedom anymore than other Americans elsewhere in the country. In fact they love it less, because their definition of freedom is so much less tolerant of dissent than anywhere else in the country. To universally reject the the idea that a certain degree of collective good can come out of community planning and governace is to reject the whole foundation of what our demmocracy is based on. It should always be remembered that Texas joined, enthusiastically I might add, the Confederacy, the only group of Americans to answer a call to arms in support of treason against the United States. And all for the right to own slaves. The very group of people who now feel that have a monopoly on what constitutes patriotism in the US.

August 22, 2004 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Alex Flores said...

As inflammatory as that last comment probably was, you newly-inducted Texans should note and take seriously take into consideration that I am this angry because I truly love and miss you! Please fare-well!

August 22, 2004 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger C Lo said...

Hey karen you loser texan you. haha just kidding i've uh never really had a problem with texas until sombody just went out of his way to inform me of why it sucks so bad. This person shall remian nameless. ALEX!!! anyway. i'm glad your having fun keep sending us all updates. we love you karen.

August 23, 2004 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger Kelli said...

Karen i love texas too!! alex you went way out of your way to try and convince people who already hate texas (most of our friends) and people who will never hate texas to dislike this wonderful state. compleatly pointless!! Granted Lubbock isn't much better (if at all) than new mexico, but at least there are attractive and polite guys here!! mwah!!!

August 23, 2004 at 5:59 PM  

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