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15 Things About Me April 8, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Animals, birthday, Books, cats, Computers, Entertainment, Football, Foreign Languages, German, Horror Movies, life, Movies, music, Pets, random, thoughts.
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Since things are starting to look up for the family, I thought I would write a happy post. Sure I pretty much just put everything out there for the world to read on a daily basis- or do I? How much do you truly know about Texas Banter? Here are 15 things you would have never guessed:

1. I know every song by R&B group Jagged Edge by heart and love them to death. Name a song and I’ll give you the CD and track number.

2. I can only drink Dr Pepper or generic Dr Pepper. I refuse to drink any other soda unless its Sprite and I have the flu.

3. I used to be blonde for 8 years before a tragic breakup made me dye it.

4. I live for Subway and their tuna footlongs.

5. Football fanatic!

6. I started using computers when I was 15 but can’t build my own- go figure!

7. I am only 2 minutes older than Twin and take great pride in being the “big sister”.

8. I know a little Scottish Gaelic, German, and Spanish.

9. I like all kinds of music but mostly R&B and heavy metal (with country and other genres thrown in for good measure.)

10. I LOVE horror movies- I prefer those over action or suspense.

11. My cat, Smokie, has my nickname from high school as her name.

12. I share a birthday (Dec. 12th) with Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis.

13. I live for Spring and those hair-raising storms!

14. I try to read 2 books a week.

15. Bill Paxton and Tom Hanks are my favorite actors while Renee Zellwegger is my favorite actress.

Well now you know more about me- any questions?


I have no idea! December 26, 2008

Posted by texasheartland in family, Genealogy, German, Germany, life, random, thoughts.
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About 2 (or was it 3?) hours ago, I started talking to this guy when we realized we both had German ancestors. While it’s not uncommon to have German ancestry, it isn’t common with someone asks you a question you have never been asked before!

He started going into that his German ancestry came from the North and that my last name (which is German) had south and northern clans. He asked me if my ancestors came from the north or the south. To that, I replied “I have no idea! I didn’t know that two majors (last name here) clans came from the North and the South!”.

So for the past hour or two, I have been on the hunt to find out if I am a North German or a South German. So far, I found out that my great-grandmother, who died in 2001, was of German ancestry but because of the spelling, it’s hard to find out anymore information.

Next week, I will be heading to the library to find out if I am a North German or South German. I tried asking my dad, but he couldn’t give me names. What help does that do me?