Monday, August 20, 2007

You Learn Something New Everyday!

Things I've learned lately:

  • The water in Abilene flows north. I really don't know why and I think I may be showing how girly I am by even admitting it.
  • Boiled water has floatees on top. I poured it out when the notice was lifted.
  • Where Elm creek crosses South 1st.
  • We use the terms "Big" and "Little," rather than names, to protect confidentiality.
  • To make sure that sprinkler is turned off when we've had 8 inches of rain.
  • That you can simply turn the TV back on when the lightening makes it go out.
  • High School Musical 2 has some good songs.
  • Troy Bolton moves are a little too se*y for my 5-year-old daughter.
  • The city of Abilene has enough water for now. Birmingham is in a drought.
  • College Freshmen love going to Target with their parents before the parents leave.


Sarah said...

-- The creeks in Abilene run north because all of the mesas are to the south. Same reason we don't get tornadoes -- we're "Abi-hole": low real-estate, with the lake being the lowest. Buffalo Gap is higher than we are. It's gravity.
-- The floatees in the boiled water is the same "gunk" around all of your faucets, in your dishwasher and washing machine -- hard water deposits. Just a little extra calcium, so you can skip the Viactiv.
-- I thought you used "Big" and "Little" because you have forty-'leven to keep up with and it's just easier on the noggin that way.
-- Never could remember to turn off sprinklers when we were automatic. Now we have to actually walk outside to turn them on, so we know not to walk outside in the rain.
-- College Freshmen tend to also frequent Wal-Mart and Dillard's, and pretty much anyplace that mom and dad will whip out the Visa.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post, Denise. It really doesn't seem right that water runs north, does it! Especially around here where everything definitely runs south and eventually drains into either the Mississippi river or the Gulf.

Tammy M. said...

North is on the top right?

Stephanie said...

I remember being shocked that one time in my 20's (!) when I learned the NILE RIVER also runs North. Because seriously, when you hold the map up, all those rivers should flow down. Like the Mississippi!

Of course, now that I live in a hilly place called the Ozarks, creeks and rivers flow every which way, north, south, east, west, NNW, ESS, SNWE.....