Saturday, November 04, 2006

Speedy Hawkins

Soooo, I landed at noon. Got my car out of remote parking, drove home, unpacked, sorted through my mail, went to the grocery store, cleaned my ceiling fan, worked out*, showered, and am in my pj's with a glass of wine. It's 4pm.

*it was a very short workout.

I am soooo glad to be home! I love Philadelphia but Texas is home. My Saturday night will consist of television, Entertainment Weekly, tomato soup, and sleep. Tomorrow and Monday are study days; Tuesday is test day, and Wednesday is laundry and packing day. I leave for Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday. Hopefully I will squeeze some socializing in there as well.

Today's "how do you know that?" factoid is this: Texas is the only state that has 3 cities with populations that exceed 1 million (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio). All three of them are in America's top 10, and Dallas is the nation's largest inland metropolitan area-- its ties to the oil and cotton industries, as well as its position along numerous railroad lines, made it a thriving business center despite no direct link to the sea.

This post was brought to you by the letter "T" and Shinerbock beers.


Anonymous midwest boy said...

With our proximity to the border, I forsee Texas getting another city in the top ten. Over 60% of the Dallas I.S.D is Hispanic, and 30% are non-english speaking. I'm all for anyone being able to live in the country of their choosing, because that's how we all got here unless you're Native American, but I do not want to see Dallas getting into a population problem like Mexico City. This goes along with the fact that I think the world is over populated already.

Having said that, glad to see you're home Jamie

November 04, 2006 9:15 PM  

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