Tuesday, September 1, 2009
in between moving from a 3rd story loft (stairs only), to buying furniture, to trying to get the new place in order... michael initiated me into the midwest and took me to "Rodeo Bar," a huge country club... and i don't mean golf.
i don't think i've ever seen so many pickup trucks and cowboy hats. it was fun line dancing, two-stepping, and people watching. however, i wasn't so amused by the animal torture they call bull riding. this is where they hold a bull in captivity and right before they release him, a knot will be tied with rope around his testicles and yanked, causing him to "buck." not cool.
i'm starting to note differences in this city, the culture, etc.
-i've already previously stated, but will repeat, the portions are doubled. not only that, but they also have meal deals like $3.79 all you can taco mondays.
- everyone says "hi".... EVERYONE. i pumped gas at 730am today.... the guy at the next pump jumped between the pillars to say 'good morning!"... i was grocery shopping yesterday,.. every employee i saw greeted me. cashiers even talk to you.
- air conditioning is way too cold. and even on cooler days, they have it blasting!
-everything is this city is a 12 minute drive.
hopefully soon i can post some pics of the new (rented, not purchased) house... i want to get settled and decorate first. we get our furniture this week. stay tuned.