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      3 Thumbs Up! Dallas Edition

      This week, I’m visiting my parents in Dallas, TX.  There are many things about being here that make you feel like you’re in another country – the culture, the people, the sports teams, etc.  All in all, Dallas is a good place to visit.  The people are friendly.  And the weather is great this time of year.

      Last week, I tried something new with the first ever 3 Thumbs Up! post.  I’m going to try it again this weekend with a little Texas flair.  Here goes:

      Thumbs Up Number 1:  Dave’s Ghost Pepper Jolokia Sauce.  My youngest brother is apparently following in the footsteps of my middle brother.  They both love hot sauce.  Upon our arrival in Dallas, my Mom and my brother combined to make some delicious pizza.  My brother, Erik, thought it would be a good idea to bring out the Ghost Pepper Sauce for his brother and his nephew to try out on their pizza.  Wow!  This stuff is good, but you only need a drop or two.  Don’t overdo it!

      Thumbs Up Number 2:  Fiesta Mart.  We took a field trip yesterday afternoon to the local Fiesta to take in the grocery shopping experience from a Hispanic perspective.  Where else can you buy edible cactus, 25 pound tubs of lard, pig stomach, and an endless supply of tortillas?  The people in the store were extremely friendly as we walked through the store obviously out-of-place.  It’s hard to get the whole experience without actually being there to hear the music that plays over the PA system.  Our daughter who has a developing love of the Spanish language especially enjoyed the experience.

      Thumbs Up Number 3:  Arny Sanchez. Arny is a blogger from the great state of Texas, and he has become a great friend through the blog world.  He has been writing for a while on The Analogous Truth blog where he uses pop-culture to point people to Christ.  I highly recommend heading over to his blog to see what’s new.  Arny has also been working on a new creative writing project called The Storied Soul.  Each week, Arny adds a new chapter to his story – a story which may leave you on the edge of your seat.  Go check out Arny’s stuff.  You won’t be disappointed.

      What’s going on in your world that deserves a thumbs up?  Drop it in the comments, so we can all enjoy!