Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A little self-criticism

I finally saw Super Size Me last night, and yee-haw Texas, we apparently (at least at the time of filming) are home to five of the twenty-five fattest cities in America. Talk about special. I was not particularly surprised by this though, although I should also point out that we have a considerably larger land mass than most states so it stands to reason that there would be a few fatter cities than other states.

I have no great answers to this problem, nor am I going to attempt them here even if I did. Suffice to say, Texas food that I love and miss is not exactly stuff that anyone in their right mind would associate with health food. Some examples: Tex-Mex (all of it: chips and salsa, enchiladas covered in cheese and/or sour cream sauce, tamales, etc.), Texas barbecue (which is different from other types of barbecue, North Carolina for instance, in that you can throw any variety of meat on a grill and add sauce and VOILA! you have barbecued) with fixings such as potato salad (gobs of mayo) and white bread and other things that I am no doubt forgetting.

Here are some other ideas for top ten (or so) lists that Texas would totally win:
City with Biggest (and Blondest) Hair - Dallas, TX
City with Most Makeup - Houston, TX
City with Most Cowboys per capita - Lubbock, TX and Amarillo, TX
That's all I can come up with for now. However, I know you fellow Texans out there (in whatever state you might reside for the moment) will have more. Let's hear 'em!


Ebony said...

World's Biggest Water Park--Schlitterbahn, New Braunsfels, TX
--ok,that one's real, I saw it on TV...but it's certainly a Texas-sized theme park!

Anonymous said...

As-a-matter-of-fact the city with the most Cowboys per capita is Stephenville, Texas. Many "famous" cowpoke live there as well as several Texas Songwriters to boot!