Saturday, September 04, 2010

Another Reason Never To Leave Texas

Another excerpt -- thanks for reading! More soon, my dears ...

“Like I want to haul more worthless shit home. If they did a gambling theme, shouldn’t we be playing for money?” Hank has a Lone Star beer in his hand and I think of a Lone Star billboard -- Another reason never to leave Texas. The first Christmas ornament a friend sent me during my first year in Detroit was a ceramic replica of the Texas flags with the word Home on the back, and I thought not anymore.

“I don’t think it’s legal to give money,” I say.

“God, the humanity,” Hank says, either intentionally or unintentionally echoing the line from Heathers, a movie that had great popularity our senior year. Given the rash of school shootings during the last few years, it’s hard to believe I took a class called Outdoor Education, the focus of which included two months on learning to shoot a gun in lieu of gym.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Go and wake up your luck." Persian Saying

Cocktail Hour
Music of the day: Surfa Rosa Pixies

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Saturday!


JR's Thumbprints said...

When my friends left Michigan for Texas they sent me a frickin' armadillo. Now what the hell am I gonna do with an armadillo?

Charles Gramlich said...

Lone Star. Now there's a beer whose name I haven't heard in a good long while. I well remember it though.

the walking man said...

Click them heels Dorothy

jodi said...

Michelle, Mark bogarted my line!!! I met two dudes from Texas and on thier first visit to Michigan, they were impressed. But, they couldn't understand the snow thing. Oh well, I told them. I can't understand the heat thing. Whatever!!! xoxo

Lana Gramlich said...

Interesting (& so true about the guns in school.)