Sunday, October 22, 2006

TEXAS...Where Everything's BIGGER!



I have been wanting to do some sort of Everything's BIGGER (in Texas) post but never knew what to say or what pictures to use so I finally came up with a few things. So here goes nothing...

As most of you know, we are native Texans and even though neither Greg nor I went to the University of Texas, we have still been affliated with the UT system in med school and residency so we kinda feel like we are Longhorns. We might not bleed burnt orange and white, like most true UT fans, but we are pretty close. A few weeks ago the UT mascot, BEVO IIIX, a real live longhorn steer died. Bevo travel to all of the games with the team and stands on the sideline with what is known as the boreguard. I think this is pretty unique to have a real live animal as your school's mascot and how respected he is.

If you know much about Texas or have ever even been here you know there are lots and lots of ranches, farms, barns, pastures, etc... along the roadways here. We were out on a Sunday afternoon drive last Sunday with my parents and came across what could have been the biggest longhorn steer we had ever seen. Of course I couldn't pass up this photo opportunity and made Greg turn around so I could get a quick shot of him. It was amazing to be standing just feet from this HUGE beast and only be seperated by just a small barbwired fence. He seemed really calm and content with the stange human looking him straight in the eye and wanting so bad to ask him to say cheese. I think the picture turned out great and wonder if Bevo IVX has already been named. If not this longhorn looks like the perfect fit for the job...



As everyone knows Jenny and I have our weekly outing to our favorite mexican restraunt Chuy's and wlays order the same thing. We always share this Texas sized burrito and hardly ever eat more than three bites before we are asking for a togo container. Of course, we always leave we our burrito, a togo diet coke, and chips, tortillas, and creamy jalepeno dip. I am beginnig to feel a little embarrassed when all of the waiters recognize us. I'm sure they think we must be crazy to frequent the place so often. Maybe we are but we love it so I guess it is okay.



I think I have already posted my Texas quilt, but thought it would go weel with my BIGGER post. I really like the Texas flag, and am not sure if it is because I'm a native or because it is just a cool flag. Anyway I can't wait to see the finished project after it returns from the quilting shop. It has been a long time coming being finished and am so excited to see it.



Since I posted the TEXAS sized burrito I had to post our favorite TEXAS SIZED hamburger. This thing is called the MACHO cheddar cheesy burger and you can only find it at Chris Madrid's here in SA. We were introduced to this place by a friend and have taken most of our out of town visitors here. My dad almost never comes to town without stopping to get his MACHO fix. He loves it, I think more than anything else! We went to Chris Madrid's on Saturday night with the Clouses, and the Notts(another ortho family) with our 10 kids. We had fun chatting and stuffed ourselves with greasy burgers and fries and then decided to top it off with ice cream from Shakes. I'm paying for it now. SInce it has gotten a little cooler here and I had to break out the jeans they all seem to be TOO tight. I swear they all fit great at the end of spring and now I have to stretch them out by squatting down several times after getting them on. I think we need to back off of the Texas sized food portions.



My last TEXAS SIZED item is none other than my ROUTE 44 Sonic Diet Coke I consume way to often. Jenny found this one Sonic not far from our house that will upgrade your drink to a route 44 for just 20 cents. So that means our before 11 am 99 cents, large becomes a Route 44 for 1.29. What a deal! I'm lovin' the deals, especially ones that keep me sane throughout the day.


So, if anyone is ever heading to Texas make sure to check out all of these BIGGER things and any others you may run across.

6 comments:

Jill said...

It's fun to see all these Texas-sized things, but I have to say the size of that Macho burger is disturbing.

Jenny said...

Okay its nauseating to think we have eaten ALL of those items in one weeks time. I love that everything is BIGGER & BETTER in Texas.

TX Girl said...

So I had two girlfriends that went to Chuys way too much too. Their waiters knew everything about their lives. It was crazy.

I need to send you the picture of our longhorn. I took it when I was taking horseback riding lessons and my instructor had them in her pasture.

You gotta love Texas

Hannah said...

Your post made me miss TX! It has been 10 years since I lived there- hard to believe for me.

I love that quilt and can't wait to see it all done. It is already so beautiful- granted I am partial to the flag as well :)

michelle said...

Ooh, I love the quilt! Be sure to post a photo when it's all finished.

grammy said...

Poppy can't believe you all went to chris Madrids without him...You know next time we are there he will have to go... I will pass on that one... Ha Ha .if only he would let me....