Monday, March 26, 2007

Fiesta Texana

As you may know (or have suspected), I am a Texan.* Thus, I am putting in an endorsement for the Fiesta Texana blog carnival hosted by Millard Fillmore's Bathtub.

If you know anything about "Texas history, literature, geography, music, natural history, and all things Texas " or "Texas history, general history, music, geography, Texas myth, hoax, natural history, Texas products," then go ahead and submit an entry.

*Yes, I know, the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. "Hi, my name is Clio and I'm a Texan."


lori hahn said...

The only things I know about Texas are the things I learned when I lived there, on and off, over the years.

Oh, and Angela Strehli.

Ed Darrell said...

One learns. One learns. Lots of surprises

In the past couple of days it has hit me full that historians are really funny people (which may mean I am not a real historian, but there you go). The story of your date in Boston is exemplary in that regard, I think.

And you are a Texan, too? Current, or past? Good heavens!

norbizness said...

It's a little-know fact that there's a Texas law on the books requiring all families in station wagons/SUVs to pull off onto the shoulder when they see a field of bluebonnets, deposit their children in them, and take pictures. I'm living proof.

Clio Bluestocking said...

Lori, I think we will forgive you for not knowing about Texas. I will have to check out Angela Strehli.

Ed, do you mean "funny, haha" or "funny strange"? It can go either way. Yes, I am a Texan. I was born in West Texas while my dad was in the Air Force, moved away for a few years, then was returned to Houston at the age of 9, where I stayed until about six years ago. My very southern aunt in Louisiana says "I do beleive we've lost you to the nawth."

Nobizness, you were part of a grand tradition! Fortunatly, my parents had a preference for pictures of the dog in bluebonnets. I'd post one, but they are all with the parental unit in Texas.

Joyce Hanson said...

Hello, Clio. Pleased to meet your blog. I know about Texas Guinan, and maybe you should, too? She was a Texan and a Bad Girl, my favorite historical topic. Ms. Guinan was v. v. popular during the Prohibition era in the 1920s, and I think she ran a nightclub that featured fan dancers. Her famous quote is: "Hello, suckers! Come on in and leave your wallet on the bar." I'm lovin' your blog, Clio (which I found through Girlbomb). Now please excuse me so I can return to your fun "date" on the Freedom Trail.

Clio Bluestocking said...

Hey Joyce! Pleased to meet your comment!

Texas Guinan sounds fascinating. I looked her up on good ole Wikipedia and now would like to find a biography of her somewhere. Thanks for sharign her with us!

Clio Bluestocking said...

P.S., Joyce, you should do an entry for the Fiesta on her! (I'm a little slow on the uptake some days.)

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