6.11.2007

controversy!

i didn't mean to cause problems stating that i'm not a huge texan fan. like i said, i like a few things about the place. namely, heather, hunter, hannah, hayden, and hopey. scottie too... and i know its wrong to generalize the whole bloody state, but a few bad impressions. but that's my experience. a few bad impressions. but here's a few other things i like about the state:the Dixie Chicks!!!some of the world's best steak houses... Lone Star, Salt Grass... I'm having a brain fart, so be happy with those...

the home of Dr Pepper... I know - I know... you'd think that if it were the home of my favorite drink, it'd be the home of my heart. alas. i've never even been there! (maybe we need a road trip in September, Heather!)

13 comments:

Kristi said...

Man, who knew we were all so opinionated about Texas? Honestly, it's not a big deal to me. I like Dixie Chicks and Lonestar also. I didn't know Dr. Pepper Museum was here. Where is it at?

Miss Jones said...

its in waco...

Mel said...

I love Dixie Chicks! Do you have their newest CD, I'm a big fan of it. That's about as country as I get.

Miss Jones said...

yeah, i have their newest album & i love it too... in the last year, "not ready to make nice" has been belted out at the top of my lungs MANY TIMES.

Heather said...

I can't believe we haven't gotten you up to the Dr. Pepper museum yet. Next time you come!!! And I love you too Hayley. Shoot, I'd move to Utah to be by my sister if it's in the cards...who knows?

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

i missed all the texas fun last night. shall i add my two cents? probably not. oh well. here goes. austin is my favorite place i've ever lived (of slc, provo, colorado springs, nashville, reno & las vegas - there are others, but i was too small to have an opinion.) i think that austin is different from other parts of texas, though. like heather's experience in houston...everyone is a transplant. austin is a college "town" so people are more laid back. people here are friendlier here than anywhere else i've ever lived. one thing i don't like about utah is that i feel like no one is sincerely friendly. they just want to find out about you so that they can make sure they're better than you. everyone is so competitive there. austin is more live and let live than anywhere else i've ever been. BUT, my original opinion that started this entire thing (sorry) was more anti-utah than pro-texas. i loved living there for college and it's a nice place to visit, but i could never live there. no offence meant to anyone who lives there and loves it! hey, i'm a austin-ite now, so it's live and let live in my book. there are a lot of great things about living in utah, lots of things i miss. however, from what i understand, i think that the singles scene is a little difficult there. my 2 brothers in law lived in utah until they each turned 30 and finally gave up and moved away. one met his wife in the next ward he went to. the other one is another story altogether. anyway, i sorry for starting this whole riot. i know it's a touchy subject and i'm opinionated on it and am never one to speak without putting my foot in my mouth. i can't stop myself! :) anyway, you have lots of great reasons for loving where you are - family, a home, a great job. sorry to have caused so much commotion! love to all of you, wherever you live!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

i'm thinking about deleting my previous comment, because it's more opinionated than i generally like to be. also, i hate it when people bag on where i live...so why would i bag on where someone else lives? so...i apologize. i'm happy you like it in utah. no further opinions will be expressed.

Holly O'Keefe said...

Everyone loves to complain about living in Utah. Even people living in Utah. Especially if you are not from here. I do it all the time. Here's the thing, to really appreciate living here, you have to do the Utah stuff. Like hike. Ski. Mountain bike. There are very very few places in this country that you can do all that. I am not trying to stick up for Utah as I never in a million years thought I would be raising my kids here, but once you are out of college and with your family, it changes. It seems like a more normal place. Although Natalie, you are right about the competition! And I swear, everyone has to drive the best car and have the biggest house. It is so hard for me not to get sucked into all that. I didn't have that same feeling in Chicago, not at all! And I think everyone agrees, everyone is entitled to their opinion. So don't stop giving us yours, Natalie! No one is going to be offended that you didn't love living in Utah after college.

Miss Jones said...

no natalie- don't delete. i'm not totally in agreement with you. first of all - i agree that texans are friendly. a lot of heathers friends, i would so easily be friends with, like jennifer for one - every time i talk to heather & she mentions jennifer, i wanna know how she's doing, etc. i like her a lot! (girlfriend alert natley!) i'm not always pro-utard, either. i'm not totally anti-texas, is the thing. i'd just rather live in utah, than texas. there is a thing called dry heat, that i've come to greatly appreciate :) but i'd rather live in texas any day before living in provo/orem. i decided after ricks that i didn't want to live there, hence the reason i went to hawaii... something about that place makes me wanna drop eff bombs through the streets. my reaction to texas is much less severe. mostly its just a cringe upon certain topics. hehe. i'd move out of here, in a heart beat, to a different place. offer me up: chicago, iowa, even nebraska, colorado, oregon, and i'd go there (with a husband) in a heartbeat.

Miss Jones said...

damn right hojo. your comment must've posted about the same time as mine. i agree - everyone has their own opinion. rightfully so. based on experiences. i shouldn't have texas bashed. i'm sorry!

Holly O'Keefe said...

And here is the funniest thing of all, as much as I loved growing up in Chicago, and even living there for 5 years after we were married, I have no desire to move back there. None. I like experiencing something new. Crazy, I know!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

not crazy, holly. i'm the same way! i'd never go back to nashville, although i loved it so much at the time. i like the new experiences, too. i'm sure we won't stay here forever - i've always been a mover & shaker. :)

Kristi said...

Have you ever watched the Spongebob Squarepants about Texas? Probably not, but dude, it's hilarious. Oh my word, what nerd I turned out to be.