7 GIFs That Describe Your Life in The Texas Panhandle
If a picture says a thousand words, then a GIF has to be at least a couple thousand. No literally, do you know how GIFs are made? Here are some GIFs that speak volumes about life in the panhandle. Don't worry, we don't have a preference on how to say it.
We All Have A Photo From Cadillac Ranch
It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter how old you are. Almost every single one of us has a photo somewhere of us out at Cadillac Ranch. For some, it's a beautiful experience. For the rest of us, it kinda gets boring real quick. Either way, most of us have proof of our journey to the panhandle's most famous art exhibit/roadside attraction.
You've Been Through A Dust Storm On Soncy, Or By A Field With A Tractor In It
Mix a tractor in a field with the panhandle wind, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that you slipped into a wormhole and came out in the middle of the dust bowl. Just slow down, make sure your lights are on, and hope you see the other side soon. Speaking of wind...
Having A Nice Patio Meal At Your Favorite Restaurant
Don't think a "little bit" of wind is going to stop us from having a nice patio meal with our friends and family at our favorite restaurant. This IS Texas after all. Come hell or high water, we'll get our way. Especially when it comes to Taco Tuesday on the patio.
That One Conversation You Have With Anyone Who Grew Up In Amarillo
From road construction and downtown, to residential neighborhoods and Hodgetown; one thing you're bound to hear within your first 10 minutes of arriving in Amarillo is how much "the city sure is changing." Good or bad? That depends on who you ask.
The Face You Make Watching The Weather Forecast
There are two constants in the panhandle. Change and the fact that the weather is going to do what it wants, when it it wants. Weather forecasts are often miniature emotional roller-coasters we get to enjoy daily. None of us know why it has to be 80 degrees one day, and snowing the next; but hey, that's panhandle weather for ya.
Money Apparently Smells Like Cow Poop
Stay here long enough, and there will be time when the smell of cattle will fill the air and assault your nostrils. Make a face in public, and someone will point out that what you're smelling is, in fact, the smell of money. Whatever you have to tell yourself, Joe Bob. It's poop. And it stinks.
Sod Poodle Baseball
This ties in with "The City Is Changing." As much as people wanted to claim that the ballpark was a horrible idea, and no one would show up, several of last season's games were sold out. Plus, we're the reigning champs. Everyone that went to a game seemed to have a great time, and the lines to get in to the ballpark were massive all season long.
Though many of us had no idea what the hell a Sod Poodle was before any of this started, they're definitely here to stay. The prairie dog has achieved the most incredible rebranding of all time.