Friday, September 01, 2006

Things, they are a changin'

For one thing, I'm getting used to the odd way that Texas works their highways and on-ramps and service roads. They're all jumbled together and the service roads are actual roads that have lots of traffic. When you exit off a highway, you're exiting onto those service roads and so you have the right-a-way. If you're driving down the service roads, you have to yield to the traffic whizzing towards you at 65+ mph from the highway. It's crazy but it's also starting to feel normal to me. I mean, hey, if you want to tell me that I don't have to slow down as I take the exit ramp, I'm all about that!

Jason told me before I moved out here that one thing I could count on was that in every strip mall there is always a doughnut place and a nail salon. Yup, totally true. And sweet home away from home, the king of all doughnuts, the creator that originated in my hometown of Winston-Salem - KRISPY KREME - exists just 15 minutes down the road. Praise the lord.

Tonight, I experienced the fall/winter lifestyle that is known as "Friday Night Lights" when we went to my first Texas high school football game. Yes, football season has begun and it is a WHOLE other world. I come from the land of basketball, home of the Heels. The ACC conference I understand. The SCC and Big Twelve I do not. So, my football education begins in earnest tomorrow. Well, maybe. I may nestle into the couch with a new book and just watch Jason hoot, holler, and shout at the TV.

And here's the newest change in the Petree household...


8 comments:

  1. Megan5:32 PM

    my friend the beauty queen...oh how i miss her...what are you reading these days?...not that i have time to read!
    Love you,
    Meg

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  2. Anonymous2:18 PM

    you dun got yer hairs did. diddntcha?

    looking good in the neighborhood.

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  3. Love the hair! Glad you found a good stylist all the way out west!

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  4. Meg- Miss you too! I'm currently reading "Me", an autobiography of Katherine Hepburn. Pretty good so far, an interesting life to peek into.

    Anonymous- Why yes I did, thanks for the compliment.

    Debo- 10 years in Durham/Chapel Hill and I could never find someone I consistently like. One month in Mansfield and I get it right on the first try! Go figure...

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  5. Anonymous6:16 PM

    i love it! great to talk to you!
    love ya!
    Sarah P.

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  6. Why..you told me you got your hair cut, but I didn't realize you cut it that much. Didn't think to ask if you'd changed styles. Looks good dear!
    xo sj

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  7. love the new do! thanks for the ring. i'll try to call you tomorrow or during the day thurs/fri (we're taking off for the beach, and I'll have loads of free time :) miss you!

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  8. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Very CHIC!
    RITA

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