Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Coolest thing I’ve ever seen

5 Dec

There I was in the aisle at Walmart about to take a picture of the Best Christmas Gift of 2016 (the Minions Fartblaster Gun) when I started hearing sirens. Like a lot of sirens. Getting louder and louder and louder… I was trying not to panic when a voice came over the loudspeaker, “Please remain calm. Today is Shop-a-Cop at Walmart.”

Moments later the aisles were full of this:

 

Christmas made.

Thank you, Del City Police Department, for showing us how it’s done.

“Don’t forget to do good and share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” (Hebrews 13:16)

  

Hillsong brings worship to us…no passport required

18 Oct

Fact: All roads lead to Oklahoma.

It may seem crazy, but it’s true. It never ceases to amaze me who walks through our door on any given day, and I’ve just found it to be entirely true that it’s never a question of if but when people will make their way to Oklahoma. We say, “Wait ten minutes and the weather will change.” Ok…how about, “Wait ten minutes and someone who lives on the other side of the world will walk in and rock your world.” Continue reading

Tourist on the Town: Oklahoma City, OK

6 Sep

Photo courtesy Memories by Sandra D

When wagons first rolled in to Oklahoma City, there’s no way anyone could’ve imagined how this city that sprang up in a day would become a sprawling oasis in fly-over territory. It’s a laid-back life with oh-so-many things to see, do…and eat! So get your glam on and discover the hidden gem that is OKC.

Bites

Vast

Dine in world-class style 726.2 feet above the ground. Vast is a feast for both the palate and the eyes, nestled in the clouds at the top of the new Devon Tower downtown. Make your reservations in time to catch the glorious Oklahoma sunset while you enjoy modern cocktails and exceptional American cuisine.

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My summer in (mostly) tweets

5 Sep
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Turtle stalking

  • Spent a tornado-free summer in OK. Hallelujah. Amen.
  • Went to the OKC Farmers Market for the first time (the actual one at OSU, not to be confused with the building that still bears the name but has nothing to do with any sort of produce and makes MapQuest go berserk).
  • Experienced new health challenges that have made me grateful for all the ones I don’t have.
  • Tried Minx nails.
  • Made new friends volunteering for OETA.
  • Discovered a new obsession with creativity (and Pinterest) I never knew I had.
  • Dog birthdays.
  • Family birthdays.
  • The VERY BEST Harry Potter Marathon EVER.
  • Stalked a turtle.
  • Repaired lid switches on two washing machines. The second being somewhat anti-climactic when I forgot to plug the machine back in before I turned it on.
  • Learned how to make frittata.
  • Ate vast amounts of frittata.
  • Won tix to see Michael Buble. Sigh.
  • Read the Hunger Games series. Viewed Catching Fire about one million times. Learned how to rock ‘The Katniss.’
  • Celebrated a birthday by doing inventory.
  • Caught three free movies under the stars in the Myriad Gardens. Next year I will catch more.
  • Became addicted to Fixer Upper.
  • Kept a chemical-free lawn. Easier earlier in the summer rather than later. Enticed by the virtues of clover as low, shady ground cover.
  • Read Warm Bodies. Great read. Movie delightful in spite of differences…and arguably more loveable.
  • Reacted rather irritably to images of new Wonder Woman costume. NOTHING says kick ass like a woman in tall red boots. Anybody can wear black.
  • Mourned the loss of the life skill of letter writing…and envelope addressing…by buying stationary for each niece and teaching random humans how to complete a thank you note.
  • Learned after 25 years of life in Oklahoma that Braums shakes can be ordered EXTRA THICK. You’re dead to me, Okies. You’re welcome, worldwide web.
  • Took a deep breath and made a phone call that could potentially change my life. But at the very least it has stretched me and gained me new/renewed relationships. I won’t tell you what it’s about, but will say that you’ll be the first to know when there’s fruit on the tree.

Now for my most favoritest season of the year. I can already smell the baked apples. Onward into Fall!

Happy OETA Day

28 Apr

Today was OETA’s annual day at the state capitol, and I’m so pleased I was able to attend for the first time with Elizabeth.  The OETA staff was extremely welcoming and gracious.  If you’re not following them on both tv stations and social media, you’re missing out!  There were so many children who showed up to hang out with the OETA Kids characters, but there was plenty other fun for grown-up fans like us.  We love and support our local PBS!

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Good-bye 2013

7 Jan

There have been many miles on my Oklahoma road, and much to share!  Though it’s been a challenge to find time to blog this year, it has much to do with how the year brought about so many exciting things for me…since my last post.

In April, I accepted a part-time social media management job for a wonderful, small, local Oklahoma business.  Every part of how it happened and what I get to do is a blessing.  It has greatly impacted my outlook — it’s shown me a new view of what I am capable of and what is possible out there in this wonderful www.  It’s given me encouragement and opened a new door.  And it has brought me new friends.  Most likely I won’t be sharing it here with you, but if you happen to be looking for a freelance social media specialist, please feel free to email me.

It took me months to complete a blog post on the tornadoes that descended on Oklahoma City in late May/early June. Continue reading

Lost in Love over baby goats, (pale) blue ribbons & chocolate-covered, bacon-wrapped, deep-fried anything

15 Sep

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The gorgeous and glamorous Elizabeth Michelle and I made our annual pilgrimage to the deep-fried Great State Fair of Oklahoma yesterday, and we had a fabulous time. This year we had a little more time to spend, and did a little more planning on our events to take in, and boy, was it worth it.

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The fairy tale of little Roo

9 Jul

Once upon a time…

…in a neighborhood not so far away, there lived a little dog named Roo.  In spite of how much Roo loved to give kisses and cuddle, his mom moved away without him, leaving him unprotected against the wicked step-dogs who still lived there with their mom.  So he waited.  And finally one day, the front door opened, and out he went.

Freedom!  No one came after him.  So he stretched his legs, unaware of the world and curious about all it had to offer.  After a while he started to feel lonely.  And a little thirsty.  So he slowed down, sat under a tree, and thought about the lovely water bowl in the house he had left.  “Maybe if I get close enough, I can tell when it’s safe to go back.”  But he knew it would never be safe.  What was he going to do?

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4th of July Fun Facts

8 Jul

1 – America is full of generous boot-loaning soles. I mean, souls.

2 – THIS is how we celebrate Independence Day in Oklahoma. And THIS.

3 – Miss Wisabus has the purdiest shade of patriotic nail polish I’ve ever seen.

4 – Charlie is actually the cutest and sweetest Bassett Hound on the planet.

5 – IT WAS TOO COLD IN OKLAHOMA ON JULY 4 TO MELT S’MORES IN ALUMINUM FOIL ON A CAR DASHBOARD. Continue reading

My summer in review

3 Sep

In a word:  It was hot.

In May I experienced my first tornado working at the mall.  It’s very exciting to watch the cloudy sky go green…through a two-story glass ceiling because we wouldn’t all fit in the small exit hallways.  Once the first tornado had passed, we made our way down into the basement and found a chair, but no internet or bars on the phone because the lines were either overloaded or impossible to obtain through cement walls.  Tornadoes never usually bother me, but being so totally unconnected to what was going on out there undid me.  I’d like to sign up to not do that again, please. Continue reading

Food Network virgin crashes on Pioneer Woman’s couch (updated)

17 Nov

That is what happened.  But that comes later.

Thanks to my blogger friend extraordinaire, the illustrious Miss Wisabus, I scored an invitation to one of the greatest tv events to hit rural Oklahoma in the history of television — Food Network’s Throwdown Thanksgiving 2010 special featuring none other than The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Continue reading