Wednesday, July 19, 2006

More Musings from the Land of Enchantment

Things I learned from living in New Mexico:

-Rabbits sleep in the middle of the road with all four feet in the air.

-There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in New Mexico.

-There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in New Mexico, plus a few no one has ever seen before.

-If it grows, it will stick you.

-If it crawls, it will bite you.

-There are valid reasons some people put razor wire around their house

-The wind blows at 90 mph from Oct 2 till June 25; then it stops totally until October 2.

-Onced and twiced are words.also, "those ones" and "where are you at?"

-Green grass DOES burn.

-You measure distance in minutes.

-You can switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.and it can rain while the sun is out, or on one side of the street and not the other

-You see a car with the engine running in the Wal-mart parking lot with no one in it, no mater what time of the year.

-The four seasons are: Almost summer, summer, still summer and

-All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, a
vegetable, or balloons

-You only have four spices in your kitchen: Salt, Pepper, Ketchup, and Tabasco.

-Sexy underwear: tee shirt and boxer shorts.

-The local papers cover national and international news on one page but requires six pages to cover Fr iday n ight high school football.I have to disagree w/this one. In Cali we had two sections w/20 pages ea. for sports and here it's two pages to cover local & national sports

-You find 100 degrees a "tad" warm.but it's a DRY heat!

-Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past-time known as "goin Wal-Martin" or "off to Wally-world."

-You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili

-A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or pop....It's a coke
regardless of brand or flavor.

-The "NewsStand doesn't sell ANYTHING having to do with the news!

-Cuss, curse... who gives a ___ what you call it? We say words you won't even understand!

-We have green chili, and we're the ONLY state that does.Yay!

-Snow days? We get days off for gang shootings, DUI accidents, high school hit lists, meth lab busts, bomb threats, homicides, drug deals....

-The only "beach" we go to is The Beach waterpark, Tingley, Conchas, or the Butte and they all kick butt!

-The legal drinking age is 21, but everyone starts at 14.

-Our governor wanted to legalize marijuana, so don't even say yours is cooler.

-you get looked at funny when you're on vacation because most fools from the US don't even realize that New Mexico is in the USA...totally true, first hand experience

-All the moviestars might film in Cali, but they come
HERE to live. Val Kilmer, Gene Hackman, Freddie Prince Jr.(went to la cueva!), Julia
Roberts, Randy Travis... and list goes on, all livin' in New Mexico.

-Los Alamos has the highest per capita income in the United States. Sunland Park has the lowest

-Albuquerque celebrated its Tri-Centennial...we're older than the US of A.

-Atomic bomb...enough said!...yea it was made here....

-We got Stealths....

Thank you to Becca for today's material!


Beckster said...

your welcome... I had people from other states get a good giggle out of that one:)


Granny said...

Heavens. There's beckster. Hi.

I lived in Albuquerque for a short time many years ago. (Before Walmart).

I remember the sopapillas. Never had any that good since.

abqchunk said...

Sopapillas! Yep, only in NM and those at least are a good thing. When we moved to CA we had gone to a "mexican" restaurant once after church. We were so excited to see sopapilla on the menu until the waitress brought it out. It was more like flat fry bread covered in cinnamon and sugar. It also took my brother FOREVER to stop asking for honey for his chips! They don't just keep it on the tables like we do here. Thanks for the comment!