This item, along with other animal prints was available at the local Hobby Lobby. It's fur garland for the Christmas tree or wrapping presents! UGH. I haven't been to the Hobby Lobby here in the Seattle area so I don't know if this is a local thing or company wide. But it sure made me laugh. (No, I didn't buy any of this!)
In Texas, another name for a laundromat is "washateria". In Baytown, there is this new combination of beer drinking and clothes washing...Washabeeria! Texans and their beer!
And last but not least: the famous lone star. You will always know you are in Texas by the highway system decor. Here is a Lone Star for every post. As common as the name "Bubba"! We love our star!
As much as I make good fun of Texas, I still am proud to be from there. Seeing these things reminds me of where I'm from, of what I grew up with and the culture therein. I didn't grow up with oil wells in my back yard but they were all around. We never had long horns growing up but now there are 3-4 herds grazing on empty land in town. (Makes me smile!)
I'm happy I got to spend the time in Tejas this December and catch up with family and friends. Next year, I'll figure out some kind of party so I can catch up with more friends in one swoop...maybe a hoe-down! (Just kidding!)