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Texas!!!

A guy tries to write something nice about somewhere, and everybody gets all offended. So, in the interest of fairness, Here goes a little ditty about another state.

Anyone who stays up late on AR, knows that some of the best blog comments are written then. Dang Texans and their odd hours. Sitting at their computer, burning the midnight oil, copying and pasting, doing whatever it takes. Dallas Cowboys fans I hope. Texas Tech fans they should be.. Aggies and Longhorns lovers. Bunch of Sooners hating folk. Isn't George Strait from Texas? I know George Bush lives there.  It is a crazy place.

I can think of 2 gals out in that big ole state. I have spoken to one of them on the telephone and the other by email. Them two is a funny bunch. They put their phone number or email right there on the site, and when you call or email them, they answer every time. Good for business I guess.

Now these three Texas women are about three of the finest looking women you ever did see. Smart too. And what really tends to bend some folks into a pretzel is that they seem fairly conservative. Probably their good upbringin. Yep. Dang Texans.

Now hold on before you go calling up the AR police and gettin em to give me the boot. Some on here been trying to say we cant mention no names of other people. Well how the heck is a man supposed to give these Texas women their due. Anyway, there names is Alice Linahan, Melissa Kulikoff and Tana Hunt. Good lookin and lots of fun to converse with. Might even wink at ya. Give em a call. They won't change their number. I promise.

Oh, and one more thing. They don't hide behind no darn flag. They got pictures of themselves and everything. Must be city gals.

Comment balloon 63 commentsKevin Robinson • October 29 2009 11:04AM

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I have some crazy friends from Texas!  Some in the Rain, and some out.  MOST definately a unique breed!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 9 years ago

There are those that are and those that wish they were

There are those who get here as fast as possible and those when they can

They all want to be Texans

:)

Posted by Ross Westerman almost 9 years ago

We Texans are up late on the computer because that's the only time available after the "chores" are done and the kids are put to bed and hubby is watching the DVR.

Personally I am an aTm fan. That's how my kids write it anyway. In other words, an Aggie fan. When asked why I say because Burgandy is prettier than Burnt Orange (hubby is a UT fan). Truthfully it's because my childhood dream was to become a Vet and I wanted to go to AnM to get my degree. I wanted to care for animals. I still do, I just don't get paid for it. I have no true love for football unless it's Waller where my son is a Varsity player.

I agree with you about those two ladies. I assume someone has been picking on them. I'm sure they can handle it. One thing about this Texas weather is that it gives you a little tougher hide to protect those mushy insides we don't reveal to just anyone.

Posted by Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene (Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX) almost 9 years ago

Kevin.. you ROCK once more!  And you sure know how to charm a girl.. :)

We ARE Great Americans here in Texas... The only State that was once its own country.  Our pride runs deep because of all the battles here in Texas fighting for our Independence.  My favorite history story is the one of the ALAMO... where 183 brave men stood in a church, facing eight thousand Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, when they had the chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed to fight.  I GUARANTEE THAT THE SAME THING WOULD HAPPEN NOW!  Our pride runs deep and no matter what ANYONE says... This is GODS COUNTRY. 

By federal law, Texas is the only state in the U.S. that can fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.  You fly the Stars and Stripes at 20 feet in Maryland, or California, or Maine, and your state flag, whatever it is, flies at 17.  But if we fly the Stars and Stripes in front of Austin High School in Austin Texas, it flies at 20 ft right beside the American Flag. We place being a Texan as high as being an American down here. Our capital is the only one in the country that is taller than the capital building in Washington D.C.We signed the Flag height and Capital height in as part of the deal when we came on!   THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.

And I know you have heard.. everything is bigger and better in Texas!  People here are more friendly and generous than anywhere else I have traveled.. and that is something else that makes me proud.

Kevin, say my name in your blogs whenever you want.. I have nothing to hide.. like I said before, when you take the high road, Always, then there is nothing to be ashamed of, Ever... 

winkin atcha ;)

Hookem!

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Texans seem to be down to earth, and in your face! There must be somewhere in Texas where the men are politically correct wimps? Or not?

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) almost 9 years ago

I love Alice's posts. I did not know about Tana. She always has a great way of putting into words just what I am thinking! I love to reblog her!-Dinah Lee

 

P.S. I wana see a real picture of you, Kevin. You should post it at least once!

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) almost 9 years ago

Kevin, Right off the bat I can think of 6 of my favorite bloogers who are Texas Girls, and come to think of it one of the most respectful opposing viewpoints I deal with comes from a Texas Girl too.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) almost 9 years ago

Dinah- Since you were the first person on AR to ask nicely, I just sent you a picture that my son took of me last weekend. It is kind of goofy, but it is me. I promise!

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

 

I'm proud of the Texas Ladies on this site.  I'm sure they appreciate the compliment.  I enjoy their blogs also.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

That is so wrong Kevin... After everything we have been through?  :) Dinah send me that damn picture!  :)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Melissa- Dang it. I should have added you. My apologies.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

Melissa- you are now in the blog.

Tana- I re-found your email. Just sent you the same picture that I sent Dinah. Top secret CIA stuff. Be careful with it.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

Kevin,

I felt like I was :)

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Thanks!  Being in Tana's company is an honor.  Not sure I have met the other Lady you mentioned in your post, but I'll look out for her.

Well, gotta light a fire, it's colder than a witches ...  all of a sudden.

 

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Melissa- Its 33 degrees here in Twin Falls Idaho. Yikes!

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

OH......its not cold here then!

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

We are going down to like 25 tonight. got the pellet stove cleaned up and running.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

Melissa, AND I feel Honored also.... It IS cold here... something like 50 right? 

Kevin: What in the sam hill is a "pellet stove".  I got your TOP SECRET picture... What a handsome man... you REALLY do need to show your face.. ;)

 

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Tana- I was in the back yard letting the dogs potty before the "big hail storm"  we may get tonight.  I'm wearing sandals, tshirt and sweats .......yeah, it's about 50, gotta love Texas :)

I return to find our dear friend lighting a pellet stove?  I think they put coal or pressed wood chips in those things.  Maybe like the peat stoves?

I would like to see the photo now also..........

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Well, we will have to ask Kevin to send it to ya... Don't want to break any rules.. Ha!   Kind of intriguing to "want" to see it.. Ha!

Don't let the "others" get ahold of it...

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Bonnie and I wish we were Texans.

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 9 years ago

Yolanda- It's not just geography it's a way of life.  Your awesome too girlfriend!

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Tana- You can send it to anyone that you choose. I think that I look goofy in it. I'll send it out if certain people want a good laugh.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

If I die I want to come back a Texan if given a chance. Man, if it gets any worse, I am moving to Texas and I am taking Simon with me. He keeps saying he wants a good Texan woman, well he can't find one in Orlando.

I think I should change my photo to a flag as well, perhaps this ugly mug is frightening people at night. 

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Nick- I think the pic looks great!  It's not your mug that frightens people, it is your keyboard!

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Nick... your "MUG" is perfect!

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Yolanda,  I'll transplant - how about you?  I love Texas.  I think they might adopt us.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Melissa - thanks!  We're now members of the Mutual Admiration Society, and I'm the prez.  We have tin foil hats on order.  :)

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 9 years ago

Now you guys wanna give a call to Tana - she sure does answer her phone.  One ringy dingy.  Two ringy dingies.  Tana used to charge $2 to listen to her Texas drawl - but now with the devaluation of the dollar she had to up it to $5.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

San Antonio and Austin TX drawls are different, right Tana?

We all have our specialties :)

Yolanda & Bonnie- you are always welcome at my table :)  

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Yes, Bonnie if they'll have us.  lol  I told Tana before I'm not going to pay the fee just to hear her say y'all. Well, maybe for euro1.00.  :)

Kevin sure has a way with girls--you're all asking for his picture, and he's just enjoying the attention. 

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 9 years ago

Tana, I've been all over Texas and love it.  I considered moving there once about 10 years ago. I really like the lifestyle and that Texas attitude.

Although those Texans can be a right no nonsene bunch.  Heard they have been known to give some interlopers the boot !  With spurs.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Bonnie- the secret is you just don't tell them your not from here :)  not at first, and NEVER mention California.........they will look at you funny.......

Trust me I'm a transplant.  Now a Texan.  Bought my home here in March 2006 and love it.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Melissa - you just keep coming around on your big white horse.  Make sure you don't ride him hard and put him up wet (Tana, I loved that)

Besides serious stuff we have out lighter moments.

 

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Melissa, thanks for your hospitality.  You're welcome to visit in IL if you want to see snow...we have four seasons here.  Does Texas?  Didn't think so.  :)

@Nicholas, just buy a pair of cowboy boots, ten gallon hat, say y'all a lot and you'll pass.  LOL

 

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 9 years ago

Ok Kevin - If you don't want to be Robinson on a desert island I better get a pic too.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Yolanda - Y'all with a New York accent?  That should be good.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

thank you Melissa I appreciate that.  I'd love to visit everyone.

Yolanda - might have to meet you half way Ill is tooooo cold for me. Better yet we'll all go to Texas - maybe stop by and get Flo to rustle up some grits.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Funny- yes that was a good one by Tana, goodnight ladies, even my dog knows it's bedtime.

Amazing they know the difference between weekdays and weekends.  Who knew?

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Melissa - shush - don't let Kevin hear you say that - he'll be devastated.  Whenever I was there I ran into so many transplants no one seemed to notice I didn't have an accent.

I love San Antonio - River Walk is my favorite place to go.  I like Arlington too.  My son is a huge Nolan fan and I took him whenever I traveled to Texas for my job.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Yolanda you are in charge of the tin foil hats.  I'd like one with a little flying saucer on top.  Hopefully I can get Scotty to beam me up when I'm surrounded by unintelligent life.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

OK I have been reading this damn Health-care bill and am missing all the fun.

Kevin, You are completely my hero. One for making me LOL and two for including me in the company with some great women. Cheri' Smith, Dinah Lee, Yolanda, Bonnie, Melissa included. Tana you are always one of my heroins.

Now in my cut and paste Texas style I would like to dedicate this to my friend Kevin and all the Conservative Men we love to debate right along side.

How 'Bout Them Cowgirls

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) almost 9 years ago

That was a great video Alice. I am a Straight fan.

 I am a fool for not including Cheri in this blog. She has defended all of us numerous times. Sorry Cheri.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 9 years ago

Bonnie and Yolanda , of course will will adopt you here in the Lone Star State...  Melissa, Bonnie could never pretend shes from Texas HER ACCENT would give her away in a heart beat...One thing though Bonnie, PLEASE DO NOT STOP AND GET FLO... I don't think the restaurant is open anyway, you would have to make your own grits.   :) President Yolanda I want to order a Tin Foil Hat too.. I would like mine with a pink daisy sticking out of the top.  Can you do that?  Maybe some day we can all get together wear them at happy hour and click a few pictures!  That would be so fun!!!!!!

If yall are going to make the call for the Southern Drawl... next week the calls will go up to $7.00, so make it quick.... its a sale...

Austin IS a bit different than San Antonio, a little different  laid back style.. I have to admit the place if swarming with liberals though.. yea.. we don't like that part much but we all live happily together none the less. 

Alice, Thank you for my fix of George this morning.. I loved it.

Kevin, I think you are in the wrong place.. I think your heart is here...

 P.S. ITS JEAN DAY HERE AT MY OFFICE, IM FEELIN A LITTLE SASSY YALL BETTER WATCH OUT...  

winkin atcha ;)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Y'all know I rode horses in New York for many years. Competed at the equestrian level so I could get along fine in Texas as far as that goes. the Texas lingo, I don't know about that, you would just have to accept me just as I am?

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Kevin, When you do the Florida blog, which I know you probably have been working on mentally (no pun intended), please remember there are some of us good ole Americans here as well as the nuts like Gruesom Grayson.

Posted by Bob Cumiskey, US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Hey Kevin I served 5 years at Fort Hood, Texas.  Does that make me part Texan?

Posted by Bob Cumiskey, US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

We can do that Nick!  Come on... As far as Lingo.. I think as long as you say YALL and FIXIN-TO.... you will be good.. :)

I'm fixin ta go work... ;)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Nic, I was born and raised in Texas and although I left for about 5 years to live in Seattle, Tennessee and Panama, they took me back in after relearning to say the word tournment correctly again. Here in Texas we say turn-uh-ment but in the north they tend to say torn-a-ment. I said it the "yankee" way and it was like a Pace Pecante sauce commercial. "What did you just say!" That was the last time I mispronounced that word! I thought they were going to tar and feather me for a traitor or something, lol.

One thing I know I have NEVER heard here is the word Equestrian, not by a local anyway. lol. That is way to big and fancy of a word to use here. Not that we are stupid, we know what the word means, we just don't tend to use it. It's like you picture a person that uses that word wearing those tight English riding pants with those boots and a helmet and a fancy riding jacket and THAT is NOT TEXAS! No, we laugh at those types and assume they have a riding crop stuck somewhere especially since they ride so straight and proper in the saddle. So...if you do come here, don't use that word. If you got rid of the beard and just had a goatee then they'd never know looking at you that you were a transplant. If you use that word though....even I can't help ya.

I thought Simon was married.

Kevin, I didn't take it personally.

Anyone that doesn't know, Texas is sort of divided by an invisible line that we know but few people understand unless they live here. Dallas has one type of Texan and Austin has another and Houston has it's kind and San Antonio has their brand and you can pretty much recognize that difference after spending time here. It's not a bad thing, each town has their plusses and minusses but the difference does exist.

Posted by Cheri Smith, Realtor Prudential Gary Greene (Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX) almost 9 years ago

Just another little hit Nick.

When I was single my Mama never asked if my date was good lookin. She always asked, "Can the boy dance."

You gotta know the Texas Two Step...

By the way Cheri' is right.

Just an FYI, In West Texas the men put their hand over the ladies shoulder in South Texas it goes around the waist. Just a heads up.

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) almost 9 years ago

dude... we dont dance like that in  Austin, too fancy for us.. Ha!  Im just sayin..

Good video though.

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Nick would be a site to see in formal equestrian attire.  Big black top hat and all :) 

Send us pics from your youth!!!!! 

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

Oh, my mom has those pictures, but even I don't see them anymore. She has all my ribbons and trophies from riding. I could jump almost a four foot fence when it was all said and done. I beat my instructor in one show, that was embarrassing, but a good day for sure.

 

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

I have a father in law in Texas and he is a Texas Tech fan. I've been there once for a visit and it seems like a nice place to me. Nice of you to report so kindly of your Texas Ladies.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) almost 9 years ago

Tana,  My accent would not give me away.  I don't have a New York accent. I can keep real quiet though just in case.

So you don't think Flo is still slinging huh?  Maybe got run out of town.  Folks there might be smarter than others,

Yolanda, rustle up them hats will ya?

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 9 years ago

Hey Tana,

Just so you know I am a Green Hall (Jerry Jeff Walker) picnic table dancer type. We don't dance like that either, but we do love George. We do love to two step though.

Rick my husband actually invited him to our wedding just because we are from San Antonio and since he lives there he thought George might think he knows us and show up. LOL

I worked at Rockin R in college and was a regular at Green Hall in the day.

For all of our NonTexas friends Green Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas.

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) almost 9 years ago

Shew!  You scared me there for a minute... Didn't know if it was different up in those parts or what...

I love Green Hall!  Ilooked for videos of the Broken Spoke but you are better at that than me.. :)

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

Oh, now you gals are talking about honky tonks and beer joints. Dancing on tables? ;)

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Oh, now you gals are talking about honky tonks and beer joints. Dancing on tables? ;)

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Oh, now you gals are talking about honky tonks and beer joints. Dancing on tables? ;)

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

We've gotta throw a little fun in there Nick....

Posted by Mark and Tana Hunt, Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE! (Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker) almost 9 years ago

I know I am having fun listening to you girls talk about Texas!

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Took my Mom to Gruene Hall and her husband got jealous!  I love that place :)  My home is only about 40 minutes from there.

Posted by Melissa Anderson (Mortgage of Texas & Financial) almost 9 years ago

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