Things I forgot about Houston

  • The humidity makes it very difficult to stay smelling fresh.
  • 7-lane freeways rule.
  • Real traffic sucks.
  • “Y’all” is not a weird thing to say.
  • All those songs I loved in high school? Yeah, they’re still awesome. (I swear, one of the radio stations here is stuck in a time warp.)

I’m back home for my friend Mary’s wedding, and I’ve had the good fortune to get to see a few other friends as well. (Ding and Aisha I was expecting, but Julia was a pleasant surprise!) Not to mention time with my family. The front end of the trip has been busy — the good kind! — but after the marital festivities tomorrow, things should calm down. I’m looking forward to writing, watching the Oscars, and more yoga with my mom.

Unrelated: This is super mushy, but it’s also well-written, and almost exactly how I feel after 5 years with Andy.


  1. Shari says:

    Seven lane freeways?

    I. WOULD. CRY.

    Enjoy the wedding and your time at home!

  2. Les says:

    I hate freeways. Haaaate.
    Enjoy your trip home.
    I say y’all on a daily basis and I’m Canadian. How messed up is that?

  3. Sarah says:

    It IS mushy, but you have the Houston humidity as an excuse. :)

  4. omg seven lanes of freeway makes me have seven panic attacks abreast…

    ;) (also awwwwwwww.)

  5. Jon says:

    Lol. You should come to LA–eight and ten lane highways and still LA traffic! You’d love it.

  6. Kristan says:

    LOL, everyone is afraid of the freeways… Well, everyone except Jon. I don’t think I want to experience LA traffic though.

  7. Meghan Ward says:

    I love freeways! They’re so much faster than surface roads. Although yes, LA freeways can be pretty sucky, especially the 405 during rush hour. I hope you had fun at the wedding and got some more yoga in.

  8. RTW says:

    Yay freeways! Boo rush hour.

    @Jon and Meghan, only in LA would someone have a favorite freeway/interchange– and I have to confess mine is the 105E to 110N flyover where you can see all of downtown and the Hollywood sign on a clear day.

    Um, did I just out myself as a not-quite-NorCal girl? oops.

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