Just got back a while ago from a ceremony at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum where they officially introduced the new state quarter. My brother and I met up for the occasion, and it was well worth it. The Governor and Mrs. Perry were there. So was the mayor. And the nice red-haired lady who runs the Mint was there, too. She was pretty cute with her silly little cowboy hat she donned at the end of her presentation.
As for the quarter, it's pretty good-looking, although somewhat conventional. But it's no monstrosity like some other state's quarters (Maryland and Vermont come immediately to mind). My favorite is still Connecticut's quarter, although I also love the New Jersey one. But Indiana with a stupid race car? How undignified.
A beautiful day, but I was pretty sweaty. Lots of hot babes (some of them were even over 18). The Governor gave a little speech. He'll be in Washington for Mr. Reagan's funeral tomorrow, I hear. My brother even bought me a roll of uncirculated quarters. Very nice.
All in all, well worth waking up for.