17 February 2008

Big Time

Hood Ornament by Cynical Pink CC-BY-NC-ND

Hey, Athena---back me up on this, homegirl...

There's an entire AP article devoted to the artsy-fartsyness that is Marfa, Texas. Having grown up less than 30 miles from there, I have to tell you that it is not nearly as glamorous as made out to be in the article, even if two of this year's films nominated for Best Picture were filmed there. It is a small west Texas town in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, which I admit has its picturesque moments.

But it's still Marfa, for crying out loud. Home of the Marfa Lights.

The last time I went to a football game there, the mascot (a shorthorn cow) danced around on the field during halftime. They don't even have Carmen's anymore---which is where you could get the absolute best green chicken enchiladas. Sigh.

1 comment:

Athena said...

I like Marfa. But it has a reputation of being very artsy. And housing prices are going up because of it.

Like I emailed you, I am waiting for George Clooney to make a movie here, fall in love with me, and take me away from all this!!!