Here's a primer on some Texas oil drilling terminology you might not be familiar with if you have read some of my poetry:
"Keep it turnin' to the right" is a phrase used to mean "be efficient and don't stop the drilling if not necessary". Time is money. Oil rigs drill continuously 24X7 until they either have to add more pipe to the drillstring (the bit and the 30' joints of pipe), change bits, or have a problem.
"Oilfield Trash" is the term that oilfield workers and their families use for themselves. It is not a perjorative term, although it likely started out as one, but like many such, reversed itself into a proud badge of recognition.
A "tour", pronounced like "tower", is a shift on the oil rig. Back in the old days, there were only two twelve-hour shifts, morning tour and evening tour, seven days a week until the job was done, which was either when you hit oil or the hole was no good, known as a "duster".
"Caliche" is a sedimentary rock, a hardened deposit of calcium carbonate. Caliche is also known as hardpan. It forms a significant portion of the surface in West Texas.
"Forty-two" also known as Texas 42, is a trick-taking game like bridge, but played with a standard set of double six dominoes. 42 is often referred to as the "national game of Texas", and continues to be very popular in much of the state. It was invented to get around the Southern Baptist prohibition of card playing.
A "norther" or "blue norther" refers to a swift-moving cold front marked by a dark, blue-black sky with strong wintery winds from the northwest or north and temperatures that may drop 20°F to 30°F in a few minutes.
"Devil's brew" is slang for the smelly hot sulphur water sometimes hit when drilling a hole. It also refers to alcohol, at least for Southern Baptists.
If you're not a Southern Baptist, Lone Star beer is the national beer of Texas. Drinking any other beer is treason, although they'll close an eye for Shiner Bock, of course.
Dr. Pepper (AKA Texas holy water) is the Texas national soft drink.
Frito pie is a dish made with chili, cheese, and corn chips. Sometimes it is baked as a casserole, but the classic Texas version is served in the Fritos bag. To make it 100 % authentic, you need Wolf Brand chili (no beans), Austex Ranch Style beans, shredded cheese, and chopped onions. Heat up the chili and beans, open the bag and pour them on top of the chips, add the onions and cheese, mix and eat. I have seen all these ingredients (except the onions) at the Dollar Tree stores at one time or another, which speaks well for their nutritional quality.
Wash it down with a Dr. Pepper (or Lone Star), and wait 30 minutes for the fireworks to start. For a Texas Trifecta Perfecta, have a fried pie (a real one, not Hostess) for dessert. Wait 30 more minutes and call 911.