I am Homesick!

  • metalxracr

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    Jun 04, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    I'm really home sick and I miss, working in the extremely hot weather, very friendly people, amazing mexican food, the smell of an old weathered leather interior of a ranch truck, going out shooting, and staying out in the Texas pastures all night with a bunch of friends gathered around a fire drinking cheap beer and everclear. Those were the days. The only Rodeo I see nowadays is Rodeo Dr. It's just not quite the same.. trust me. I even miss the smell of a rodeo.. eek! icon_eek.gif

    So I graduated from high school 3 years ago, and left the next day after graduation, and have only been back about 2 times for only a few days.

    My friend Emailed me earlier and just said, "Hey, Buddy, I was just thinking about you and I miss you. I was listening to bowling for soup and I thought about you." and then he left this quote from the song.

    I almost cried but held it in! hahaha

    "Come back to Texas
    It's just not the same
    Since you went away
    Before you lose your accent
    And forget all about
    The Lonestar state
    There's a seat for you at the rodeo
    And i've got every slow dance saved
    Besides the Mexican food sucks
    North of here anyway"

    I have never been homesick and I wonder why it's just now kicking in after all this time! It sucks! I think I might go to Texas in a few months.

    Anyone ever experience this?



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    Jun 04, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    I was watching Felicity on DVD a few days ago, and one of the most memorable moments in the series is when Felicity's friend Sally responds in a narrative. She said, "The hardest part of moving forward is not looking back."
    Today is the day I've come across Texas (or everything related to it) more than ever. Is this a sign of biggER things in store as promised??? icon_lol.gif
  • metalxracr

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    Jun 04, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    Texas is an amazing state! That's why! and of course everything is bigger there!
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    Jun 04, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    Homesick? For DETROIT?

    Get serious.
  • metalxracr

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    Jun 04, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
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    Jun 04, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    metalxracr saidTexas is an amazing state! That's why! and of course everything is bigger there!



    Hmmm...I beg to differ. I have always found it to be quite backwards...but hey...to each his own.

    Now, California on the other hand...THAT'S A GREAT STATE!!!
    Even better Mexican food, better weather, surfing, skiing, micro climates, 6th largest economy in the world, fewer rednecks (LOL)
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 04, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    I can relate totally. I really had a hard time making the adjustment from college to law school. While I was only about 3 hours from home, my college experience had been outstanding. There were a handful of us that ran student affairs when I was a senior in college and even got the nod as football homecoming King. When I went to law school, suddenly all was different.

    I went home frequently because of obligations to horseback riding students and judging and gradually things changed as I got involved in activities including the student bar association. That first fall semester was kind of difficult.
  • EricLA

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    Jun 05, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
    Kansan,

    Sorry to hear you're homesick. I know I had my bouts, first when I moved to L.A. from the San Fran Bay Area. Eventually, L.A. became home, but it took time. Years later I moved to NYC. That one didn't stick, and now I'm back in L.A.

    But, come on, we don't have bad Mexican food here. It's not Tex-Mex, but it ain't bad!

    As for shooting, we have handgun ranges in the Valley and downtown. It's been a while since I last went, but I've been thinking about it. I find popping off a few rounds as relaxing from time to time. And in case Zimster is reading this, that wasn't a euphemism for anything else.
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    Jun 05, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    EricLA saidKansan,

    Sorry to hear you're homesick. I know I had my bouts, first when I moved to L.A. from the San Fran Bay Area. Eventually, L.A. became home, but it took time. Years later I moved to NYC. That one didn't stick, and now I'm back in L.A.

    But, come on, we don't have bad Mexican food here. It's not Tex-Mex, but it ain't bad!

    As for shooting, we have handgun ranges in the Valley and downtown. It's been a while since I last went, but I've been thinking about it. I find popping off a few rounds as relaxing from time to time. And in case Zimster is reading this, that wasn't a euphemism for anything else.


    huh...Tex-Mex is not real Mexican food...how dare you...j/kicon_smile.gif
  • EricLA

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    Jun 05, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    orthojock saidhuh...Tex-Mex is not real Mexican food...how dare you...j/kicon_smile.gif


    I'm just going with Kansan's implication. I love Tex-Mex, but I know it's not real Mexican food.