Welcome to Springtime on the South Plains. Breathing is optional.

While the rest of the planet was celebrating it's own existence on this Earth Day, here on the South Plains we marked the occasion of loving our planet by realizing just how much our planet hates us.

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Here in Lubbock, we celebrate Earth Day with a long-standing tradition of using clean, affordable wind power in order to toss as much of the earth into the West Texas sky as nature will allow, so that it can be shared and appreciated by all who live close by. See? We care about our neighbors!


Look! Another happy tourist who is experiencing Lubbock for the first time!

Seriously, today sucked. On a lot of levels. First, we think that hail the size of puppies is due to hit us at any minute (didn't happen), and then we deal with a scene out of the opening credits of "Total Recall". The only thing missing was Kuato busting out of someone's gut and imploring us to "start the reactor".

Image: Lance Ballance-Townsquare Media
Image: Lance Ballance-Townsquare Media

"Doo Doo Doo Looking At My Front Door"

Now, before you think I'm going to go on another tangent about how we don't really belong in Texas, and that we are still just the prettiest part of New Mexico...well, I hate to disappoint you. I DO love it here. I just want to know what we did to have Mother Nature think we pooped in her Cheerios all the time.

Now, if you'll excuse me. I have to use my leaf blower and blast all of my red dirt out of my entryway and into my next door's front yard. See? I'm a giver.


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