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Just to Bug My Friends in California

By Mark D. Roberts | Friday, December 19, 2008

Here’s the next addition to my unusual bumper stickers series. This one is sure to bug my friends in California, who tend to think that Texas has too big an ego. (It’s ironic, really, because many of my anti-Texas friends in California are really rather prideful about their great state.) Anyway, I have freely admitted that sometimes Texans can be a bit too robust in their Texas pride. This bumper sticker is a fine example . . . .

Now, before I get all sorts of nasty comments about Texas from my California readers, I should remind them of something. When I moved to Irvine, California, the city’s motto was “Another Day in Paradise.” Strange, that’s not too far from “On Earth as it is in Texas.” Maybe I just have a way of moving to places that have an overblown sense of pride.

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5 Responses to “Just to Bug My Friends in California”

  1. Bill Says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    I have to admit. It is much easier to track with the Irvine “Another Day in Paradise” comment. (what a nice place). I have not seen a lot of Texas….although I have family there who are very proud of their home state. However, having visited Corpus Christi in the summer….hmm….well….let’s just say that Heaven was not what came to mind.

  2. Mark Roberts Says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Bill: No question. The weather in Texas can be pretty nasty in the summer (though we’re blessed in the Hill Country with relatively dry and not terribly hot weather, for Texas). I do love the wide open spaces here, not to mention the amazing friendliness of the people.

  3. Viola Larson Says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I just have to tell you a story. We took our kids to a conference in Texas when they were young. we had been reading a book together that more or less dealt with ideas about revelation.(Not a very good book, but I can’t remember the name of it.) The kids having always lived in Saramento had never seen the kind of sheet lightening Texas has. They woke up in the middle of the night to constant lightening and thought for sure they were in the middle of the last days.

    I like the sign.

  4. Rebecca Stigge Says:
    December 20th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I always think that it’s fun to remind Texans that if Alaska were split into two states, then Texas would be the …. THIRD largest state. :)

  5. David Says:
    December 21st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    How about the town of Webster (NY), whose motto is, “Where life is worth living”!
    As though life’s not worth living anywhere else? Webster is currently covered in about 20 inches of pretty snow!


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