Whats your perception on Texans and Texas ?

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    Apr 13, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    I never get many replys but I'm bored and thought about this question. When you think of Texas and its people and culture what comes to your mind ? I've lived here all my life and love it. Its funny when I go north, the kinds of responses I get when I inform them I'm from the Lone Star State.
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    Apr 13, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidI never get many replys but I'm bored and thought about this question. When you think of Texas and its people and culture what comes to your mind ? I've lived here all my life and love it. Its funny when I go north, the kinds of responses I get when I inform them I'm from the Lone Star State.


    Sexy men...sexy accents...and though I know not everyone is one...there are lots of Cowboys and tough guys! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    Big ranch hands I wanna rassle with, nude and mud covered.
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    Apr 13, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    those are both new ones haha, i normally get wheres your boots and do you ride a horse to work. I'm like oh yea me and 5 million other Houstonians ride freaking horses to work.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    I lived in Texas for 2 years exactly. I had mixed feelings for it that never materialized into actually wanting to stay there. I moved straight from Miami to Arlington (a suburb of Dallas/Ft Worth).

    For one, most of Texas is just too flat and too far from water! I don't mind being far from water now because I'm near the mountains.

    I thought Dallas was always a progressive and big city with great architecture, but I never liked the people, the music...the attitude. I never adjusted to it and it was such a big change. I ended up moving to San Antonio.

    When I lived in San Antonio I found it alot easier to meet people, and everyone sort of knew everyone. But what I didn't like is that it is FULL of drunks and drunk drivers. Actually, that speaks for most of Texas. I also found the wages in San Antonio to be horridly cheap, I struggled to make a living there for 7 months until I finally had enough I left the state for good! And they seemed to be obsessed with that crappy radio jam crap. Nothing original ever being heard.

    Houston was okay, the Galleria Mall was certainly a nice thing to have there. Lots of seafood places, good fashion... Yet at the same time, it's home to some very conservative, backwater hick types and personally I very rarely ever had a good time going down there.

    And then Austin is like this city that's supposed to be so different from Texas but to me it's the epitome of. However, I can't say too much about it cause I never really went out on the town there...but at the same time the opportunity never presented itself. I was convinced that the locals wanted to keep Austin White AND weird.

    Overall what'd I think of Texas? I'd give it a C-. And I would never attempt to move back there again. I do visit occasionally and yes I still have fun there at times, but that's all I would be willing to do.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    I think of cowboys and cows and old white men with mustages. Idk why, i just do.

    oh.. and guns. BIG guns.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    I love 'em and I've always enjoyed Texas... if only they didn't have the Dallas Cowboys!
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Seems alot like a country of its own.. its so big and typically texan
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    sdgman saidI love 'em and I've always enjoyed Texas... if only they didn't have the Dallas Cowboys!



    icon_sad.gif They are a Texas icon, them, Chuck Norris, The 3 idiot Texas Presidents and Blue Bell.
  • JerseyBlues

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    Apr 14, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    I've been going to Texas for the last 25 years to visit family down in Dallas and Houston. One year my sister and I drove through Texas on our way to LA from NYC. It's a one big-ass state that took 13 hours to drive through. Dallas is nice and so is San Antonio. Houston? Meh. I go down every July to see my cousin and he's been after me to move down there for a long time. It's nice to visit, but to live? Dunno. It just seems like one big suburb that feels like it's lacking a lot of culture, being close to water and mountains and everything that I grew up with. But then again, I'm a native of New York City, so, I'm a bit jaded.

    And don't get me started on the politics there...it's one big RED state! Though Houston does have a big gay population with a lesbian mayor.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidThey are a Texas icon, them, Chuck Norris, The 3 idiot Texas Presidents and Blue Bell.


    Blue Bell FTW!

    I grew up in TX, and got out as soon as I could. I hated the weather mostly.

    The rest of the country thinks all Texans are idiots. I'll admit, we haven't exactly had the best representatives...
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    When I drove through starting at Texarkana and ending at El Paso....I thought I'd never get out of the state...icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    Pato_Rico saidSeems alot like a country of its own.. its so big and typically texan


    A lot of the people my age who live in Texas think that the United States orbits around it's gravitational pull. That it's the center of the universe.

    I never seen so many state flags in so many different forms. They like worship the Texas flag there. Here in Colorado, they like the flag, but they make all type of words with the flag. Ours is simply and livable, White mountains on a green sky. Nothing in your face and annoying like Texas

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    Apr 14, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    I love Texas icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    Too huge to categorize. Lots of sexy, lots of hideous, lots of smart, lots of stupid.

    One generalization: the most appalling politics in the USA. Except Austin. Seriously, Texans should be ashamed of the assholes they have loosed on the US: GWB, Tom DeLay, Phil Gramm.

    And the current governor is an embarrassment.

    Texas has so much greatness in it. Except when it comes to politics.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    Friendly people with conservative values
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    I've enjoyed my monthly trips to Dallas. Downtown is remarkable with its architecture, although the Dallitude has been interesting. My small-town Midwestern naivete always confuses me when people walk around with a heightened sense of entitlement. *shrug* I enjoy visiting town, but I'm always wary of taking a job in the city for fear of being able to meeting people.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    malefeet saidWhen I drove through starting at Texarkana and ending at El Paso....I thought I'd never get out of the state...icon_eek.gif


    That's long, but not as long as going from Florida into Beaumont (near Louisiana border) to San Antonio, then up to Dallas, and then across Amarillo into New Mexico. That's 3 days worth of driving, and I did it there and back!
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Sexy men...sexy accents...and though I know not everyone is one...there are lots of Cowboys and tough guys! icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Apr 14, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    I think......

    - LOTS of cattle

    - cowboys

    - country music

    - firearms (especially shotguns and rifles)

    - blooming onions

    - cowboy boots

    - Texas Roadhouse

    - ranches

    - the Lone Star flag

    - rattlesnakes

    - that Texas drawl (which is totally different from the South Carolina drawl I have)

    - oil and oil companies

    - snake skin boots

    - Republicans

    - tacos

    - burritos

    - John Wayne

    .... I'm sure I could come with more.... but most guys I've met/talked to from Texas are extremely nice.

    FYI - my brother and sister automatically think "steers and queers" (sigh) icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    When they say "Don't mess with Texas," they're idiots. If Texas was really all that great, people wouldn't have to spend so much energy trying to convince others.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    Always sounded like a nice place to me.

    As long as you're white, straight and christian.
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    Weird, loud, obnoxious and self centered
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    Evacuate the hot guys then nuke the shit outta it.
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    I like how Texan men are all so polite, my perceptions are limited to transferring in Houston and a weekend in Dallas