Just about everywhere you go, you'll find those quirky little sayings that poke a little fun at your hometown. With a little help from my co-workers, you know you're from Abilene if...

  • Chaz

    • You know what "frontiering" is. (Actually, what the heck is "frontiering"?)

    • You're afraid to drive after a good rain because of the street flooding.

    • You think Ranch is its own food group.

    • You refer to the airplanes at Abilene Regional Airport as "puddle jumpers".

    • You think the only seasons are hot, damn hot, and winter.

    • You have to stop for the train at least 3 times in one day.

    • You remember drag racing over by Bandera.

    • You know the whole town shuts down for the Abilene High and Cooper Crosstown Showdown and you either go to the game, or you throw a huge party because you know most of the cops are working the game.

  • Frank Pain

    • You know what a "gut bomb" from Allsup's is.

    • The doctor prescribes you allergy medication, regardless of your symptoms.

    • You knew who Terry Berry was.

    • You know what the "holy dome" is.

    • You use more than one church as a points of reference when giving someone directions.

    • You save up all year just so you can drop your kids off at the West Texas Fair so you can go to out drinking.

    • You got into a fight over the Crosstown Showdown.

    • You consider 60 mph winds a “slightly breezy day”.

    • You’ve seen Frank Pain’s face tattooed on someone’s butt

  • Shay Hill

    • Your first date is to go see the Anson Lights.

    • You wear a sweater in the morning and a bikini in the afternoon.

    • You walk outside and taste dirt.

    • The bars close at midnight and everywhere else they close at 2am.

    • There’s a church and a convenience store on every corner of town.

    • It rains all around you but not on you.

    • You plan your vacation around when Kevin Fowler is playing in town.

    • You do outside activities in winter months and stay indoors in summer months.

    • Your date asks if you’ve ever been cow tipppin’.

  • Rudy Fernandez

    • You've had several friends move off and move back within a couple of months.

    • You're thankful for a rain shower cause it cleaned all the bird poop off the pick-up truck.

    • You're at a stop light and you know the people in the car next to you and the church they go to.

    • Not a week goes by that someone doesn't ask you "Where do y'all go to church?"

    • You're in the liquor store and you pray to God that you DON'T run into anyone from your "Life Group."

    • You go to the Abilene vs. Cooper game & it doesn't matter which side you sit on cause you went to one and your wife went to another.

    • You know all the drink specials for everyday of the week at all the bars.

    • You have friends that are putting on their own fireworks at their house and you contribute to the fireworks.

    • You've ever ridden a four wheeler with a weed sprayer putting out small grass fires.

    • You and/or all your best friends belong to a Volunteer fire department.

    • You've told someone from out of town that Hooters can't come here because ACU owns the franchise.

    • You take a camera to the World of Wheels and get pictures of your neighbor’s car.