I GUESS you COULD say the following qualifies in my...
....Section, though I'm really in more of a chipper.....ish mood.
And why Shouldn't I be? It's Summer...and when the red red robin and the chicks in bikinis start coming with their...uhh..."Bobbles" up top a'bobbing along... :D
It just makes you think about all the nifty things that make your sphere of the world GREEEEEAAAAT!!
Take a looksie, you delicious Daywalkers!!
Summer lasts well into October, and sometimes even November.
In FACT, there's about a 1 in 5 chance in most years you'll be able to wear shorts on Christmas Day.(and a 1-10 chance you can go skinnydipping, unless you count the jacuzzi in my hotel room, then it's 100% lol :D )
You can drive the beefest, gas-gusler, overcompensating-ly macho pickup truck (complete with samurai sword rack in the back ;) ) you can find, and you won't automatically be called a hick, a hillbilly, or a cowboy. (Even "Yuppie Soccer Moms" and "flamboyantly Proud Male Ballet dancer thespians" can and DO drive pickups like that down here!) Seriously. one of my Drama professors was as flaming as a character lovechild of Noel Coward, Nicky Silver, and Tennessee Williams, and he STILL had a bigger extended cab and DIESEL, than I did!
Almost any kind of cuisine you could possibly want is within 20 mins or less of a drive-time from you.
A wide selection of State-Sanctioned paintball courses. :P ;)
MANDATORY METALLICA!!---- every weeknight around 10PM on a certain Texas Alt Rock emo station I pick up they play a block (usually 3, but sometimes two ) Metallica songs....or AKA one of the last bands on Earth to sound like they still have their balls....awesomeness!! A welcome respite of hard-charging testosterone in an often times too emasculated world!! B)
Year-round golf. IF you like that sorta thing...but the drivin' ranges are the BEST...
'specially whilst SLIGHTLY intoxicated! lol :D
Love 'um or hate'um, you've got to admit, the Gov of Texas has really great hair!
And how many OTHER major cities in the US (Houston) can say THEIR Former Mayor was in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy!
The Texas Bikini Team!!
Some of the most beautiful women in the world were born/ or are from/raised right here!! (Need proof? Okay, go look up the following if you don't believe me: (No wait...I'll EVEN help you out by linking to them...and showing pics!!)
Oh trust me, that last one is not even a porn star despite the "Porny" sounding name, I didn't even include any of them...well...technically!! :D
Heck, even our "girl-next door" not perfect 10 centerfold type women are pretty saucy looking. I too thought for many years it was just "Texan Braggadocio" but no longer....no longer!! :)
(Speaking of which, I may have to put one or ALL of them in my "Babe Salute" sooner rather than later...RAAWWR!! :P )
If you like underdogs, our sports teams (with exception of the Longhorns...HOOK'UM!!) are ALWAYS considered the loathsome underdogs by the national sports media!
Pits'N'Spits the best REAL barbecue pit makers ON EARTH!! (Seriously, they can make a BBQ pit out of almost anything...)
Probably the only state in the union where a 65 year old man with macular degeneration can still get a "conceal carry" handgun license (again, if you dig that sorta thing! :P )
Some of the best schools for the Israeli martial art Krav Maga in the US
The Land of BBQ and Music festivus...es!!
Austin City Limits!!
We have some very "eccentric" politicos, as per Examplo:
Rep, (and former "Hanging Judge" ) Ted Poe
The only state in the union where it is STILL ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL to shoot a buffalo from the second-story balcony of a hotel. (if it's from the third story, or from the second on your own house, then apparently everything's copasetic!)
The Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theaters!!
Blue Bell Ice Cream!!
Mancuso Harley Davidson
Probably the finest American symphony and ballet companies outside of Boston, New York, LA, Washington DC, or Chicago (Keyword: Probably! :P)
You can get REAL Mexican food almost 24/7 ('course, that's KINDA gettin' to be true just about damn near everywhere in America now...but I just thought I'd throw that out there :D lol MMMMmmmm...)
Schlitterbahn!! (Hell, even the WORD sounds cool when you say it!! lol B) )
Garner State Park!!
AND FINALLY.... (for now )
We have a WONDERFUL Spring season....I mean....who DOESN'T dig Bluebonnets?? (especially when that's all that the ladies have on...and they're tan already and it's ONLY May!! LOL :P :D )
In short, if you live in Texas you have a lot to be proud of....doncha think??
Hell, after all that YOU BETTER!! ;)