Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I Can Tell You Where the Hell Abilene Is....

[NOTE: Anyone who has been to Abilene, Texas, might want to read this]

I just wanted to pass along an interesting blog entry I came across when doing the traditional checking one friends blog, clicking on another person's blog from that friend's blog, then clicking on the blog of someone that commented to that blog and clicking on a blog from that blog, etc.

Don't act like you have never done that before! ;)

So I came across this blog and when I read the gentleman's thoughts on the header of his blog I was like, "this is going to be my kind of a blog!" I was immediately excited, so I began scrolling down and one of the entries caught my eye; I think you'll see why when you go to it.

But after reading it I couldn't help but think, "Is a place's geographic make-up really what gives it it's meaning? Does the weather and the greenary (or lack there of) really distinguish whether a place is 'heaven' or 'hell?'"

I just think some places have SO much more to offer than their physical appearance, well people do to for that matter!

[Note: Some of you might know the author of this blog; as far as I can tell I don't think I do. I don't have anything against the fella, I just seem to disagree with this entry, and thought y'all might enjoy the read as well, because while I didn't agree with it, I still found it interesting to read.]


Holly said...

For real -- it's sad but true. It's okay to yearn for beautiful scenery, but it's so much better to look beyond the scenery if one can.

Ellison said...

I got really mad when I was reading this guys blog. As someone who still lives in Abilene, I really don't like it when people attack my town. I know it's not the most beautiful place in the world! I grew up in East Texas! However, this town looks a lot better than it did 5 years ago, and I know for a fact it looks a lot better than it did 20 years ago! We're growing and our landscape is changing too.

And, I have to disagree with his comments on the weather. That's one of the great things about Abilene...you never know what you're going to get! At least we don't suffer from extreme humidity!

All I have to say is...If you hate Abilene so much, get out!!!!

Katey said...

I would like to echo many of Ellison's statements. As someone who lived there for 22 and a half years- I still love Abilene! No, it isn't Dallas with all of its amenities, no it doesn't have the landscape of Colorado or East TX, or the mild weather of other places- but it is wonderful in it's own way (and actually, I've always thought it was beautiful too). The people in Abilene are so unique and so full of heart. Abilene is rugged and peaceful and one of the best places ever to catch a HS football game or a fair. Even now, thankful for so many of the things and places in Nashville, I miss many parts of Abilene. You know, trees can be a HUGE pain in the butt sometimes, and I miss wind more than you would believe. Humidity is not a fun thing either- so Mr. Whoever the Heck you are I know Abilene isn't perfect but I would like to echo the statements of many others- you can always leave if you hate it that bad, Abilene won't miss you!

GITCHA said...

The Best things about Abilene:

1. The People
2. The sunrises and sunsets

These should never be taken for granted!