Only in Texas..

This week is the coldest week we’ll experience in Houston, probably for the winter. It’s in the 20’s during the day and in the Teens at night. This is Feb. in Texas.

So… Imagine my surprise when I discovered, quite the hard way, that the city was having rolling black outs all morning long… starting as I was putting on my mascara at 0545. Let me tell you, mascara is not something you want to try putting on in pitch, inky black. Could be a disaster.

This kills me… seriously it does. Do we having rolling black outs when we’re on our 2nd week of 100+ temperatures and everyone plus their donkey it running their A/C, global warming be damned? No. But when we’re consuming less energy (because most heat is run by natural gas in the subdivisions), we’re going to have rolling black outs so that the pets and the Papa’s suffer in cold for an hour at a time.

I’m telling you… only in Texas would this happen.


© ‘Fizz’ 2011


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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2 Responses to Only in Texas..

  1. Joe says:

    You may be right however I’ve seen like mystifying events here like: low rainfall causes rise in local gas prices….really? I guess the water powered turbines at the three refineries in town weren’t working…oh they don’t use water powered turbines? Yeah, some weird logic but when you think of prices designed to gouge for any reason they come up with it becomes pretty clear.


  2. Roket Man says:

    Well, you see there’s 2 kinds of electricity: heating and cooling ans Texas has far more cooling amps that heating amps so there’s your problem.
    George W. Bush
    Boy Genius
    Texas Commissioner of Explaining Stuff

    P.S. Thanks for finding me a new job, Poppy. I promise not to screw this one up like all the rest.


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