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It's been two years since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Amarillo. We've been through some serious up's and down's since then.

Two years ago, we were locked down in our homes. All the businesses and offices had closed their doors and said, "sorry, we're closed". Getting food from restaurants that opened up for takeout became "the thing" because it was the only semblance of normal life we could find.

Grocery stores were down to the bare minimum, people clamoring to get in the doors to grab whatever they could cook at home. Some businesses never got a chance to open their doors back up.

We've been through variant after variant it seems, but things ARE getting better.

Amarillo health officials reported that the hospitalization rate is officially under 2%, and that's a big deal. It wasn't long ago that we had hospitals starting to overflow with COVID cases again, so to see it drop down below that number is encouraging.

We only saw six new cases per day reported this week and only 44 total COVID cases in Amarillo this week.

The numbers over the two year period are staggering, and it goes to show you just how far we've come. There have been a total of 74,017 cases reported over the two years since our first one. Unfortunately, we lost 1,189 of those cases to the virus.

Now is not the time to let up! COVID is something that is going to be around for a long time, and pretty much forever at this point. Continue to take care of yourself and those around you. It's still a very real thing.

Google Answers the Top 10 Questions About Amarillo

I love Google. It can literally answer ANYTHING you need it to answer. Whether it's right or wrong is a totally different question.

Recently, I found myself wondering about something and went to Google. And that's when I started noticing the "people also asked..." section and BOY...Some of them made perfect sense, some of them were interesting, and one of them was downright baffling...and it was a top 10 question which is even more absurd.

So let's see what we've got. Here's the top 10 questions as asked to Google about Amarillo.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.