• Photos from the weekend

  • Photos from the Weekend

  • Day 224

    I know, this is a video and not a photo however this little guy amused me for a long time last night.

    I like lizards, they are cool little creatures in my book.

  • Day 214

    Saw this little guy laying in the driveway on my way to visit my grandparents.

    At first I thought he was dead, because he was flat against the ground. But as I approached he scurried off to lay in the tree.

    Maybe he was just really hot.

  • What I will miss about West Texas

    I know I have written about leaving Lubbock soon, but there are a few things I will miss about this town.

    So here are my top five things I will miss.

    No. 1 Friends

    I have met a lot of awesome people at Tech.

    The first group of people were the people I met in the dorms, they were a life line during those first six months. Lots of football games took place within the dorms, and the LAN parties were always a blast.

    It later grew when I worked for the radio station and then the newspaper. And then to towards the end there was the tweetups, where I met a whole new group of people.

    No. 2 Texas Tech

    Let’s face it, without Texas Tech there would be no reason for any of us to be here.

    The classes were great, the campus is beautiful and the football games were a blast.

    Honestly, without Tech, Lubbock would have fallen apart a long time ago.

    No. 3 Weather

    West Texas gets some awesome storms. Visually they are really fun.

    I have spent many afternoons in a car driving straight into the heart of a storm. Only recently with a camera.

    It is great to sit on the back porch, light up a cigarette and just watch the lightening roll in.

    No. 4 Prairie Dogs

    What is not to love about these little guys.

    They are cute, fluffy, noisy and tasty. Ok, so three of those things are true.

    I have always wanted one as a pet, although I do not think I could teach it to play fetch.

    And where is the fun in that?

    No. 5 The Sunsets

    Look at the sunset to the left.

    Look closely.

    How amazing is that, and this is not even the best sunset I have seen.

    There was the time the sky turned purple.

    Just look at the stuff I have tagged as a sunset.

    Awesome, right?

    The sunsets all over West Texas are like this because of all the dust in the air, so when the sun light hits it, the light scatters into something that is glorious.

    No. 6 Badgers

    I know, 6 items in a top 5 is a little strange, however this one gets an honorable mention.

    This is Badger, or Jacie depending on who you ask.

    She is my badger, and I am her meerkat. There is a weird story behind this. I might tell you one day, but not today.

    But I will say that Badger and Meerkat are friends, and that there is a lot of love there.

    Meerkat will miss badger, for this we can be certain.

    These are the five six things I will miss about Lubbock. What do you think are things I will miss?