Thursday, April 12, 2007

Texas

We’s in Texas ya’ll.

I got my cowboy hat on and I’m ready to rock this state.

We lost two hours getting here.

We haven’t really had to be anywhere at any time the last couple of days so time isn’t all that important. But it’s still a funny thing, “What time is it?” “3, 4 or 5 o’clock, I’m not sure where we are exactly.”

Tomorrow we head to Austin and then to Houston. Then we will vote republican and perhaps buy a gun. Isn’t that what people do here. Hey! Did someone die? The flags are all at half mast. (Is it half mast or half massed? Dunno.) I always hate when I see flags at half mast, because it makes me sad and a little confused. I figure someone must have died, so I should be sad, but I’m not really sure who died, so maybe if I knew I wouldn’t have strong feelings either way. Basically flags at half mast sorta confuse me emotionally, I don’t know how to appropriately react. Hell, maybe they are still at half mast for that Ford guy that died. They were at half mast for weeks after he died. Every time I saw one I thought someone new had died, but no.

And speaking of presidents, I’ve been told that Lady Bird Johnson was big into the beautification of Texas highways. Is this true? Apparently she was all about making the highways pretty. Really? Can this really be true? That a First Lady of the friggin’ United States of America decided to spend her time and energy and influence and power on planting flowers along the highway? EVERY flower we’ve seen along the highway Sherry points at and says, “Lady Bird did that.” What a phenomenal legacy...

Tonight it was all of a sudden 10 o’clock and we hadn’t eaten dinner. We had big dreams of a real dinner that wasn’t eaten in the motor home, but alas our dreams were not quite answered when the only thing open was Sonic. See, the thing with Sonic is that they have really good commercials that really make me want to go to Sonic. But the bastards haven’t actually BUILT a Sonic near me. They just run ads. They did put up a sign near my house like three years ago. It says “Coming Soon”. It is lying. So I have this kinda idealized notion of what Sonic is. I’ve seen the great commercials with great looking burgers and fries and tasty treats aplenty. Yeah. So we went to Sonic tonight and well, they should stick with making commercials because they seem to be pretty good at that and I don’t think they have any hope of their cooking ever being good. Edwin actually said, “Well, the Coke is okay.” God love him and his search for the bright side.

7 comments:

tornwordo said...

We both had disappointing fast food experiences this week. I too am always confused about the flag at half mast.

Patricia said...

i always thought that half mast was for flag on ships and half staff was for flags on land. but i could be so very, very wrong.

good to know about sonic. i, too, have been lured by their commercials. no longer shall i envy the actual "restaurant".

Chunks said...

What is Sonic? Hmmm I feel out of the loop!

God love Edwin! More Edwin!!

travis said...

Kurt Vonneugut died. I'm pretty sure those flags arent flying at half mass/mast/massed for him but they should be.

Anonymous said...

thinking it just must be because Bush is from Texas and the entire U.S. is dying.

Stephanie said...

That's funny cause when I visited my parents for Easter, my mom was complaining how they still haven't built the Sonic or the TGIF's and the signs have been up for like almost 2 years. I'll tell her she shouldn't be upset about the Sonic.

fAMOuS said...

What?!? Sonic is supposed to be 'da bomb. The OTHER In 'N Out. How can they suck?!? They have TATER TOTS!!!