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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