I’m actually not from Texas. :)

Hobbs, New Mexico.

I think the Texas state line is about 30 miles away, at Seminole.


I was just there last year for the first time in a long time and it was quite a shock. We left in 83, when the oil boomed. My whole life, Hobbs had been this little-bitty town, run down and shabby and really not much but tumbleweeds and red dirt. But then the oil industry opened up and they had a pretty decent growth spurt after that.

Now it’s deflating again.

El Paso looked pretty bad, too. Worse by far.

I loved Dallas as a kid. My people are in Houston now; I don’t like Houston AT ALL.

As a kid I spent a fair amount of time in the closer cities; Midland/Odessa and Lubbock…

But I’m a New Mexico girl.

I think it’s pretty much the same thing.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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