A thank you.

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  1. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I'm in this week's Houston Press as one of their "Blog Stars"--10 bloggers who "rock their world."

    In this blog post, I thank lots of people, including y'all. Not like this is like winning an Academy Award or something, but I like thanking people who help me out.

    You guys definitely helped me out by making me feel brave enough to write about Texans stuff to a bunch of strangers...many of you are not strangers any more. I'm inspired by how many people care strongly about our favorite team.

    Texan fans are the best. :fans:
     
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  2. beerlover

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    Awesome!!!! you deserve it. love the Earl Thomas pick too :handshake:
     
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  3. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Thank YOU!! You've been rocking my world for 8+ years...


    *okay losers get y'alls head out of the gutter*
     
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  4. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    TexansChick (the large black one :lol:)... thank us? BS. Thank YOU for everything. You were the first one to ever reach out to me after I joined this board. Now I've got a great memory after memory after memory imbedded into my family's lives. I've made so many friends simply because you reached out. You're one of the good ones out there. I wish there were more people like you. My entire family thanks you. I'm glad to have met you. You're a difference-maker. A damn decent human being... this board is filled with them.

    Shameless promoting is exactly right! Now I know where to get a criminal attorney... lol. I understand though. Being a great Texans fan is an expensive hobby!

    Thank you, Stephanie.
     
  5. Joe Texan

    Joe Texan Inducted 04

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    NO thank you Texans Chick
     
  6. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Nah, being a Texan fan isn't an expensive hobby, no more expensive than it is to anybody else. Having the time to write blogs instead of increasing my paying work is a very expensive hobby. My kids are getting older, and time is ticking to get college money together. I like having the opportunity to go to school events with them and pick them up at school, but that may be a luxury that goes away. I do some legal work from home but not like I used to full time.

    Paying for college (among other bills) makes me worry.

    /joins the crowd
     
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  7. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    I meant it as a tongue in cheek sort of statement. Being a Texans fan is extremely expensive for me so there's my logic behind it! Haha.

    Thank you for everything, TC.
     
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    You can always go on game shows:

    1/2 Stephanie Stradley on Millionaire Ladies night

    and..........

    2/2 Stephanie Stradley on Millionaire Ladies night



    Just sayin'!!!



    :)

    BTW, you were HOT then, and of course you're HOT now! ;)
     


  9. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I knew what you were saying. And thanks. I wasn't sure if I should even say that sort of stuff, but being very real.

    Texan fans who travel from out of town are a special type of diehard. :fans:
     
  10. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Ha. They don't have enough well paying game shows these days. And my brain is too shot for Jeopardy! (fill in the blank is much more difficult than multiple choice). The Jeopardy test darn near killed me. Too much Shakespeare not enough sports.

    Besides, the government takes most of your money anyways. :choke:


    Funny thing about the WWTBAM appearance is that they put on my makeup and used a mascara that disagreed with me. So my eyes kept watering up and it was hard to keep them open. In person, Regis looked like an oompa loompa with unnaturally white teeth. His makeup was orange.
     
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    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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  12. Hardcore Texan

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    TC you do a great job of inviting discussion and sharing knowledge about our beloved Texans, and all in a respectful manner. It's pretty obvious you put in a lot of effort into what you do and your passion shines through. As Nitro said you are one of the good ones and definitely a difference maker! Thank you and keep up the good work. :texflag:
     
  13. Brisco_County

    Brisco_County Texans worthy

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    Hey, I didn't know you were so darn cute. I guess all the good ones really are taken.

    For what it's worth, I want you to know that your writing has a very positive presence in my life. My father and I have been building a renewed relationship during my adult years, and one of the topics we bond over is our fandom for the Texans. Every time we meet up, your blog always comes up in conversation. That's mainly because we both concur that we get the most interesting substance out of your posts than anywhere else. We're big on LZ and AJ too, but Dad loves your writing.

    /flattery
     
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    THANKS Steph for being there for US!! There are about 5 posters on this board whose post I never miss, esp when they are talking FOOTBALL, and you are definitely one of them. It's NICE having a gal rep who can keep up with all the male ego's!!:)
     
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  15. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    You're a good writer Texans Chick, that's why you have a following.
     
  16. drewmar74

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    I gots to go with Thorn on this one. It's rare that you find someone that can write in an entertaining and conversational style. You seem to have that knack and its not an easy one to develop.

    The content is always great with the blogs but the delivery is just as good. And that counts for a lot.
     
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  17. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Thanks y'all. /where's the dang blush emoticon?

    When I write, I think of people who might be interested in what I am writing about, and write for them. Sort of like sitting around at a sports bar and having a conversation...saying mostly silly stuff, some stuff they might not know, and once and a while stuff that matters.
     
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    And you'd be amazed at how hard that is for some people......
     
  19. ObsiWan

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    One would think that would be a basic requirement for any writer/journalist. But like Drew kinda said, it ain't.

    As long as you keep blggging you'll have at least one guy in your audience.
     
  20. Brisco_County

    Brisco_County Texans worthy

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    This is why I could never be a writer. When I'm at the sportsbar, I'm mainly talking out my ass.
     

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