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cketernalflame:


Because sometimes you need to remind Texans that America didn’t start with them (I’m putting this on a t-shirt).

I despise anyone who thinks this. Fuck you. We know where America started. Bear in mind Texas was is own country for seven years, so fuck off.

Oooooh, anger.Okay, so in case anyone actually things this is a super serious commentary on Texan state pride (hint: it is not) there are a few things that I’d like to point out:
1) It was a joke.2) I live in Texas now. By choice.3) I like Texas. I could do with less snakes, but lbr, your lack of endless winter appeals to me.4) Y’all were your own country, which is awesome. My state was basically an extended backyard for another state that we don’t even like that much.5) Texas has cool history. New England has cool history. America has cool history. Complicated, problematic, innovative, and incredible history. I respect that.6) I have had Texans express…surprise? That I would also have state history, state knowledge, and state pride about my home state of Not Texas. I am proudly a resident of Texas and proudly proud of my old home.7) It was a joke.8) My friends and I made t-shirts last year. As a joke. Because joking. 9) At the same time, other East Coast friends pointed out that the image was incomplete and/or historically innacurate, which is true (New Jersey state pride, REPRESENT!). So this year I fixed it.10) In conclusion…a joke.
And frankly, not a single Texan that I know has expressed anything near this level of anger about it. Or any anger at all. Sorry to have, uh, hit a nerve. View high resolution

cketernalflame:

Because sometimes you need to remind Texans that America didn’t start with them (I’m putting this on a t-shirt).

I despise anyone who thinks this. Fuck you. We know where America started. Bear in mind Texas was is own country for seven years, so fuck off.

Oooooh, anger.

Okay, so in case anyone actually things this is a super serious commentary on Texan state pride (hint: it is not) there are a few things that I’d like to point out:

1) It was a joke.
2) I live in Texas now. By choice.
3) I like Texas. I could do with less snakes, but lbr, your lack of endless winter appeals to me.
4) Y’all were your own country, which is awesome. My state was basically an extended backyard for another state that we don’t even like that much.
5) Texas has cool history. New England has cool history. America has cool history. Complicated, problematic, innovative, and incredible history. I respect that.
6) I have had Texans express…surprise? That I would also have state history, state knowledge, and state pride about my home state of Not Texas. I am proudly a resident of Texas and proudly proud of my old home.
7) It was a joke.
8) My friends and I made t-shirts last year. As a joke. Because joking.
9) At the same time, other East Coast friends pointed out that the image was incomplete and/or historically innacurate, which is true (New Jersey state pride, REPRESENT!). So this year I fixed it.
10) In conclusion…a joke.

And frankly, not a single Texan that I know has expressed anything near this level of anger about it. Or any anger at all. Sorry to have, uh, hit a nerve.

Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

We have a family of Yellow-Crowned Night-Herons living in the creek behind our office. My coworker first spotted the one that we believe is the male and dubbed him “Scott.” This one sitting still enough for pictures is “Scott’s wife” (the length of her crown feathers is much shorter); they have a nest just down the creek and there are at least two or three “little Scotts” exploring the area. 

Nature in the city: it’s a beautiful thing.

There’s a reason this is considered some of the best barbecue in Texas.

Blogged here.

Springtime in Texas

Took a drive into the hill country to see the wildflowers and found this little spot at sunset. I could have stayed here for hours.

I’ve been in Austin for two years now. That’s pretty cool.

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