Sunday, October 3, 2010

You Grew Up in Austin, Texas If...

Fall makes me nostalgic. So this is what I think of when I remember growing up in Austin.

You grew up in Austin if...

1.Burnt orange is your favorite color, but you remember when it was just plain orange;

2.You thought "The Eyes of Texas" was the national anthem;

3.Your favorite landmark is the UT Tower, especially when it’s orange after a football game;

4.You inherited a “football fan” gene, and the names Darrell Royal, Earl Campbell, and Vince Young are as familiar to you as Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Davy Crockett;

5.“Drag” is a place, not a guy in women’s clothes;

6.Bluebonnets are your favorite flowers;

7.You know the Texas rivers in order because the downtown streets are named for them;

8.You know what artificial moonlight is;

9.You had your first kiss at Mt. Bonnell;

10.You could live on Tex-Mex;

11.Pralines only come from Lamme’s Candies;

12.The Night Hawk (gone now) was your favorite restaurant for Friscoes, top chop’d steak, and ice box pie;

13.Barton Springs was part of every summer you can remember;

14 Your high school team was called the Maroons;

15.You only admit in a whisper that one of your kids attended A&M.


thelmaz said... [Reply to comment]

My friend from Austin tried to leave a comment but couldn't, so I"ll add it for her: Littlefield Fountain (and people getting thrown in it); dancing at Lake Austin Inn; eating at Dirty Martin's. Thanks, Susie

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Nice post even for those of us who didn't grow up there. I had the opportunity to visit Austin last February and some of these references made sense. Fun and unique town.

Su said... [Reply to comment]

I just moved to Austin three months ago, so some of this stuff doesn't make any sense at all to me! :) But it made me smile, all the same. This is a great adopted town.

Rachel Morgan said... [Reply to comment]

I am a fellow crusader, checking out your blog from Rach Writes...

Hi :-)

thelmaz said... [Reply to comment]

Hi, Rach. Love your blog.

Tammy Moore said... [Reply to comment]

Hi there, this is Tammy, the Mail Order Manager with Lammes Candies! Thanks so much for giving us a shout on your blog! :)


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