Friday, August 04, 2006

I'm back!! My internet, cable and home phone are finally connected, so I feel like I'm connected to the world. You never realize how addicted to technology you are until you're absent for a week. When I was at school I didn't even watch a lot of TV but now that I couldn't for a week it was torture! It wouldn't have been so bad if I knew anyone in my new city, but it's just me. I did meet someone who has connections to my program and she gave me some really helpful information. I have become weary about the attitude towards LGBT people on my campus after seeing "NO LOGO" written on a building, referring to LOGO recently being added to the cable line up. Overall I'm excited this should be a great new beginning.

I have found some entertaining ways to keep myself occupied, I've been making some interesting observations about the south***(this is just a lighthearted list please don't take this seriously)***

A few ways I know that I'm not in the north anymore:
  1. Pork & Beans have their own label in the supermarket aisle
2. This is the sign I see on the highway

3. There are signs posted on the buildings reminding you to keep your guns off campus

4. The most popular bumper sticker is W'04


Sly Civilian said...

Oddly enough, 3 is the same all the way up in Minnesota. They changed concealed weapons law, and suddenly it was up to every business, school, church, and homeowner to declare in signed postings that they did not allow guns. Very strange to see, especially at churches. Maybe the question is naive, but who brings a gun to church?

Veronica said...

The concealed laws have been in effect in Texas for years and years, and believe me, some people bring guns to church. If you look, you'll eventualy find those "Guts, Guns, and God are what makes America Great" stickers.

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” ~Audre Lorde