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28 January 2008 @ 11:36 am

Picture dump.

I promise these to be neither interesting, nor entertaining, but they prove just how big of a dork I can be.

The Texas State capitol building

This represents the six Flags which have flown over the state (It's also where the name for the amusement park comes in). Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas (yee-haw), The Confederacy of the United States, and the United States.  There are some who are of the opinion that Texas should secede from the union again.  I am not one of them, just so you know.

This is from a monument on the capitol grounds honoring the Alamo, where Santa Anna (Mexican General) and his 2000 troops kicked about 140 Texans' (and others') collective butts.  There were no survivors that were not women and children.  Again, this is kind of a Texan way of thought.  Bravado til the end, even if it's just plain STUPID.

This said something about Themopolis had 300 survivors, the Alamo didn't.  Line in the sand my ass.  I would've said, "Hm.  Let's say we go get help?  Who's with me?"

The inside dome of the capitol building

Looking straight up at the dome

Zoomed in on the very top.  We're not proud of our state, at all, are we?

From the second balcony, looking at the floor.  More of the flag stuff, but it's pretty marble inlay?  See?

OMGoodness.  These are the HINGES that are all over the building.  They weigh EIGHT POUNDS APIECE.  *tries not to think of how many starving children that could feed*

The door knobs are cool, too.  Note the lone star motif.  Tres Texan.

The view from the 26th floor.  My digital camera sucks.

And because I haven't in awhile, me & hubs.  In his James Marsden sweater.  heh.

And finally, this was my "birthday cake" cause I don't eat sweets.  Nolan got up and made breakfast that day.  :)

I told you.  Uninteresting.  :)

I feel:: calmcalm
Carmenhumbuggirl on January 28th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)

Strawberries... I'm so jealous - I'm currently trying to cut down on my food miles.
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on January 28th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Food miles?

Carmenhumbuggirl on January 28th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
The number of miles that food has to travel to reach the supermarket. For example, if I want Strawberries at the moment then they would probably come from Egypt!

I have no idea whether it's to same over with you, but in the UK we're constantly being hit over the head with the idea of reducing our 'carbon footprint'. The government and the media are obsessed with it. Reducing food miles by buying UK/European produce is one way of reducing the footprint. :)
Carrie Leigh: by lilliana sanchezcarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Wow. How globally aware.

Those particular strawberries came from Florida. Or at least were packaged there. So that's 1000 miles? Maybe a bit more? Same country, though. :)

I get depressed about all produce this time of year, anyway. It's all blah. Summertime is the best. Peaches, plums, stawberries... Mmmmm.
Carmenhumbuggirl on January 28th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. How globally aware.

Only because it's rammed down our throats constantly. :) But I suppose it's a good thing really in the end.
Comic Book Goddessrainpuddle13 on January 28th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Texas has to do everything bigger and grander don't they?

And your "cake" looks tasty and I could go a few slices right now!
Carrie Leigh: nice asscarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Everything's bigger in Texas.

That's what they say, anyway. I can only hope they aren't talking about my butt. ;)
I'm just me: steven straitairmidm on January 28th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
If you're a dork, I am too! I think the architecture is one reason to go anywhere. It is an art form all it's own. ;) Though, the Indiana statehouse has nothing on the Texas one!

Hee! Nolan has the sweater! How many of us will associate that with Cormac/James Marsden from here on out?
Carrie Leigh: just wickedcarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Personally, that gap ad was the only reason I bought the sweater. :D
I'm just me: Guhairmidm on January 28th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Hee! I have an affinity for Calvin Klein from a certain ad campaign so I understand perfectly! ;)
seegrim: cuddly Jamesseegrim on January 28th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the pictures! Our state capitol building has been recently renovated and you've inspired me to go visit. And yes, bring my camera.

p.s. LOVE the JM sweater still. :)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on January 28th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Of course you do! That sweater is love. Too bad it's turned warm here. 70 degrees today!?
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on January 29th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Inside the Capitol Building is really grand. I love your birthday cake :)
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on January 30th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
Tres Texan indeed. Gorgeous architecture!

Dare I ask the Yankee question "what is the 'lone star'?"? (Arcturus? Polaris? Sheriff's badge?)
Carrie Leigh: Texas Rangerscarrie_leigh on January 30th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Ask away, my yankee friend. :)

Texas is known as "The Lone Star State." All the states have something, I think Arkansas is "The Natural State," and so forth. Texas is the lone star state because it's flag has one lone white star on a blue background, and a red and white stripe.

There are stars all over the damn place here. I like stars, but they are EVERYWHERE. Texas pride is a scary-spooky thing. I'm a native texan, and my husband is fourth generation, but some folks take it a little far.

What state do you live in, if it's not too nosy?