Don’t drink, don’t drive, what do we do?

Drunkards! Er, not drunkards.

Falling waaaay behind cities like Austin, Philadelphia… heck even Denver is ahead of us on the Forbes list of America’s Drunkest Cities. Houston ranks a lowly 18 out of 35 major metro areas. I think there’s something wrong with their calculation methods though… We beat out Miami, Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans. Heck, Las Vegas is only #14!

Of course, the article is quick to point out that “just because a city ranks high on the list doesn’t make it a den of debauchery.”

Round and round the mulberry bush..

According to the Census Bureau, Houston doesn’t even rank in the Top Ten Cities With Longest Commutes. The longest in the nation clocks in at 39.6 minutes… it takes me 39.6 minutes to get to the other side of the Heights. The only explaination possible is that the Census Bureau staff are still stuck here, making their 300th lap around 610 trying to find the Beltway 8 exit.

Yes its true, I’m fond of lists. Yay lists!

2 Comments so far

  1. John (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    What, are you walking from one end of the Heights to the other?

    Much as Houstonians like to complain about traffic, those of us who’ve lived in cities with really bad traffic know better. It’s not that bad here. Sorry.


  2. Tom O (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 8:32 am

    I have to agree with John. From dawn to dusk, LA for one, makes Houston look like it did the day after Rita came through…you know, when everyone was gone. Oh, you left too?



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