Saturday, August 03, 2013

Something on Saturday

So many blogs don't post content on Saturdays, but I've decided to change that! The challenge is to post SOMETHING on Saturday. It can be a regular blog post, a video, a photo, a question for your readers, or whatever you want. It's your blog! So, post "Something on Saturday," grab the photo to use in your post, and leave your link in the comments. I'm going to figure out how to get a Mr. Linky up, so if you have suggestions or a tutorial to offer, that would be great.

Here's my "Something..."

How many of you live in the state in which you were born?  I'm a native Texan.  The city in which I live is very multi-cultural, but as you may know, Texas has a culture all its own in addition to the heritage people bring with them.  We Texans are very proud of our culture.  There is no place like Texas, and unless you live here, you likely have  a misinformed view of our culture.  If you picture cowboys, horses, cows, and farms... your picture of Texas is incomplete.

But that was not my point.  I have a friend who was born in Missouri.  She went to college in Indiana.  She's lived in Texas for 15 years.  Yesterday, she called herself a Texan, and I'm ashamed to say, that bothered me.

If I move to New York, I will still be a Texan, not a New Yorker, right?  I could move to California, but that definitely wouldn't make me a Californian.  Is it terrible that I was a little offended that she called herself a Texan?  Maybe that's my Texas pride.  The food, the environment, the weather, the language - all are part of what makes Texas unique.  I'm happy to share my "Texan" status with so many others who were born here, but it bothers me that someone who's spent only 1/3 of her life and doesn't embrace the culture would call herself a Texan.  So, sue me, I guess!  (just kidding)

Leave your "Something on Saturday" link in the comments.  I'm looking forward to visiting you!

2 comments:

Jolene said...

I think 15 years is a good amount of time where one could consider their self a Texan or whatever state IF they embraced the culture, community, the environment. If the person hasn't then in my book they just reside there.

The Lovely One said...

I've lived here all my life, so I am truly a Californian. But I think after 15 years, your friend should embrace the state and the culture.

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