I asked some questions of Daisy a good while ago. She responded and it was quite interesting to read her responses and I thought it gave us down under and even those in ole blighty a better understanding of the United States. Go back and have a look if you like here.
Dina lives in Fort Worth, Texas and I have learned more about Australia and Australians from her blog than I ever did in school. I will ask her similar questions as I asked Daisy.
Is politics relevant to you? Do you keep up with the election news?
How many people live in Fort Worth? Does it have suburbs separate to the centre of town?
Do you visit the centre of town at all?
How far to the nearest Walmart? Do you shop there?
Do you feel part of a local community?
Do you shop in a multinational supermarket? Like a large company one?
We Australians would probably think of Texas as being hot. What is the hottest and coldest temperatures you experience? Do you have cooling air conditioning? Central?
Which public utility company annoys you the most? Electric? Gas? Oil? Phone?
Do you need heating in your home? Is is gas or oil fired and is it a central system that heats the whole house?
My council rates, that is the local government authority, are around AU$1,000, equivalent to $US870. This pays for local road maintenance, rubbish collection, street cleaning and other local services. Do you pay a similar to some government authority?
Has there ever been street cars in your town? Is the public bus service decent? Is there a railway? Can you go to New York from your town by train?
Do you have a portable vacuum cleaner or a central vacuum system for cleaning your house.
Do you walk around neighbourhood streets very much?
Apart from people who might work in shops, do you have frequent interaction with Afro Americans?
Hope you can oblige Dina.