Friday, March 2, 2012


Today is a great day because it is TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY. 176 years ago today, Mexican Texas became The Republic of Texas. My friends in New York laugh at me when I talk about Texas being its own country, telling me we "weren't really" a country. INCORRECT. I hope all fellow Texans will join me today in celebrating God's Country.

My favorite story from the Texas Revolution (let's be real here, every Texan's favorite story from the Texas Revolution), is from the Battle of Gonzales, aka the first battle of the Texas Revolution. Texas had been given a cannon by Mexico, and then when the Revolution started, Mexico wanted it back. Obviously, the Texans weren't going to give it back. So, the story goes, as taught to me in Texas History class in 7th grade, that the Texans buried the cannon and made a flag with a cannon and a star on it that said, "COME AND TAKE IT." Wikipedia isn't confirming these details for me, but I very vividly remember reading/learning that the flag was made out of a loyal Texan woman's wedding dress. Regardless of its factuality, I'm totes a believer in this awesome lady-Texan.
I need one of these to hang in my apartment.

So, happy independence day, y'all. A few days ago, out of the blue, I got the song "God Blessed Texas" stuck in my head (and it's still there, on an endless loop). I couldn't figure out where it came from, but OBVIOUSLY my brain was reminding me that Texas Independence Day was coming up. Enjoy:

Fun fact: When I was in first grade, I did a drill team dance to this song. It involved white sequin cowgirl hats and stepladders. It was fab, obviously.

1 comment:

  1. By the way, I painted those stepladders-all 27 of them! Buddy