the dad 2.0 summit and what i found in texas

Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don’t look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down.” — Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET

I searched Texas for the famed steers and queers, and I found but one steer.  So, I rode it.  For a good 10+ seconds:

And then I found the queers!

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If you look closely enough, you’ll see a brown ghost.

Texas, you meet expectations.

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18 responses to “the dad 2.0 summit and what i found in texas”

  1. Whit says:

    I don’t want to look that closely.

    I will be using this photo in my post as well. I should think that obvious.
    Whit´s last blog post ..Going to a Funeral With My Father

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    muskrat Reply:

    @whit, Deep down you do. Go ahead and enjoy it. We don’t mind.

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  2. Sybil Law says:

    Ditto.

    (I know that doesn’t really make a lot of sense, but it does in the movie reference part, and that’s good enough for me. I could’ve said, “Whoopie!”, instead.)

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    muskrat Reply:

    @SL, I like “ditto.” It was moving.

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  3. Leigh Anne says:

    Is that the Righteous Brothers I hear playing in the background?
    Leigh Anne´s last blog post ..Release the Kraken!

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    muskrat Reply:

    @LA, It is indeed! I love a good melody when it’s free from chains.

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  4. A brown ghost. Dude, you scare me.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @CMG, You’re not going to hunt me down with your paranormal team, are you?

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  5. ohjennymae says:

    i miss living in austin. the twins were born there & we would love to go back. ben’s going to obtain his texas bar license through reciprocity. i wouldn’t complain if we moved back.

    sounds like you had a good time. hope you got some good tex-mex.
    ohjennymae´s last blog post ..where’s waldo?

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Jenny, This was my 2nd trip (first was ’99); I didn’t see much of the city but did enjoy my stay. Next year, I think I’ll go up a couple days early.

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  6. Beta Dad says:

    Best Dad 2.0 recap yet! Nice ridin’ there, Tex.
    Beta Dad´s last blog post ..How Dudes Pack for Blogging Conferences

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    muskrat Reply:

    @beta dad, I plan a longer one later in the week (I hope).

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  7. jco says:

    nicely done. until the brown ghost part.
    jco´s last blog post ..Clorox Bleachable Moments: The Briggs Edition

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    muskrat Reply:

    @JCO, I thought that was the best part! I’m sorry I failed you, precious reader.

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  8. I still have to post the pics of you on the horse. Epic weekend.
    Clark Kent’s Lunchbox´s last blog post ..Hey Dad Bloggers

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