Ten Gallon Meg

by meg on April 2, 2012

Meg’s husband got an offer, one he can refuse, or maybe not. His big gigantic financial services company keeps moving people out of Boston, and they recently decided they would like the couple to relocate to the Lone Star State.

Hmm, can we all picture Meg with a Ten Gallon Hat?

All kidding aside, the family is going to fly to Texas in a few weeks and tour a suburb of Dallas. Meg started her research by Googling cultural attractions like museums, and she came up with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth. That didn’t exactly sing Degas and the Nude, which was the most recent exhibition she saw at the MFA in Boston, but maybe the smell of freshly printed money could be strangely alluring?

She supposes she could listen to NPR on podcast instead of live radio, I mean that’s what a laptop is for, right?

Most people would start researching real estate, but Meg quickly tried to get a handle on grocery stores, to see if she could buy the food the normally consumes, like San Marzano tomatoes and chili lime cashews. It looks like a lot of UPS deliveries would be in her future, along with room in a McMansion that contains a her very own pilates reformer machine.

Meg’s husband perused the real estate scene and he showed her a lot of houses that looked like this:

Every house was WAYYYYY BIG. As in it could take a week to vacuum and dust.

She checked out the restaurant scene and tried to picture holding court at the Snooty Pig Cafe.

Meg knows she would miss the cannoli’s and antipasto with that spicy Italian buttermilk dressing. She would miss her baseball pahk, and the garden she has worked on for 10 years.

Last night Meg dreamed tigers were running after her all night and she kept shouting “I know you’re not real – stop running after me!”

To dream that you are attacked by a tiger, symbolizes repressed feelings or emotions that frighten you.

Yeah, no kidding on that one, Mr. Dream Analyzer.

Who knows what life will bring you if you don’t try something new? Stay tuned as Meg reports back, maybe you’ll see her swinging off the back of a bronco in a bar with some spurs and a 10 gallon hat! In the meantime, she’s going shopping for some extra strength hairspray and some bright lipstick!

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