Friday, February 27, 2009

Go Texan Day!


It's the end of February, and in Houston, that only means one thing! Not Mardi Gras - the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo!!

Today all over H-town, people are kicking off the start of the rodeo with Go Texan day, where you dress like a "Texan"! It also coincides with Texas Independence day which is March 2nd, so we love to show our Texas pride! I took a pic in my office so you could see my outfit today:


Anyway, the Houston rodeo is one of the funnest parts of the year. It goes pretty much the whole month of March, and along with calf scrambles, barrel racing, bull riding, etc. there are also awesome concerts! I have been probably 30 times in my life and have so many great memories of going with friends and family!

The list of performers I've seen at least once over the years (since the '80s) includes: Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Alabama, Reba McEntire, Pat Green, Randy Travis, Dixie Chicks, George Straight, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, and The Mavericks. Wow.

I love the rodeo, and I'm so excited to see Brooks and Dunn this year! They play at Reliant Stadium (where the Texans play) for sold out crowds of 70,000. It's awesome! So today I'm showing my Texas and Houston pride!
What does it mean to be a Texan?

It means just what all those people north of the Red River accuse us of thinking it means. It means there's no mountain that we can't climb. It means that we can swim the Gulf in the winter. It means that Earl Campbell ran harder and Houston is bigger and Dallas is richer and Alpine is hotter and Stevie Ray was smoother and God vacations in Texas.

3 comments:

Mrs. D said...

So cute! Don't you just love being a Texas. The weather has been great lately & I love it!! That last paragraph was funny.. God vacations in Texas.. haha :)

Traveling Irishman said...

You're a cutie, Sassyfrass! Maybe God would like to vacation in Oklahoma while sending some rain to Texas.....Love you, Mom

lustyreader said...

As a northerner going to college in North Carolina I was tempted to go to a rodeo, but never actually made it. But later this month while visiting my hubby's grandparents in Houston his cousins have promised to take us to one! I have a feeling that a Texan rodeo will be much better than a Carolina one!