Thursday, October 27, 2005

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A

OKLAHOMA WHERE THE WIND COMES SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAINS. AND THE WAVING WHEAT, IT SMELLS SO SWEET WHEN THE WIND COMES RIGHT BEHIND THE RAIN!
OH WE KNOW WE BELONG TO THE LAND (YESSSIR), AND THE LAND WE BELONG TO IS GRAND (UH-HUH!)
SO WHEN WE SAAAAAYY YEAH! I -IP-PI-O-KI-AAAAAYEH! WE'RE ONLY SAYIN' YOU'RE DOIN' FINE OKLAHOMA!
OKLAHOMA, O.K.L.A.H.O.M.A., OKLAHOMA....OK!

Sorry, I digress. I just got back from visiting my neice!

You can just call me "Auntie Little Miss" from now on! My brother and his wife welcomed their first baby just three weeks ago! She is P.R.E.C.I.O.U.S.

They call her Piglet because sometimes she snorts when she cries. And you should hear her mom...she calls her "pig-el-let". Guess what else? Pig-elet loves me. (Because I say so, that's why! Shut up.)

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So...a 10 hour drive with a four-year old. Conversation? Not so much.

"mommy... i needdhe=eowe()&#@)!~blahblahaaa!"
me: "I can't hear you, you need to speak up."
"...i needdhe=eowe()&#@)!~blahblahaaa!"
me: "honey, I still can't understand you."
"I NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM SO THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU!"

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Oklahoma is just as I remembered it.

*on-ramps are extremely short
*the dirt is still red
*oil rigs abound
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Braum's Ice Cream still has the best chocolate

*my old house has been repainted and the trees removed, they even put up a cheesy chain-linked fence! And where's my treehouse? HUH?!

Get out of my house! I don't like you living there. It should remain a museum to the Little Miss, vacant and beautiful.


*Mazzio's Pizza rocks

*White Water Bay is a little run down

*Bricktown is shaping up nicely

*The OKC monument is beautiful

15 comments:

  1. glad you're back. i was in OKC a couple of years ago for a wedding and got to see the memorial. so beautiful and so sad at the same time.

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  2. Your post made me cry ... not for the memorial, not for the amazing memories of my hometown (Tulsa not OKC) ... but for Braum's and Mazzios. I would shave my head for a slice of cheese pizza from Mazzios, a cookies 'n cream shake from Braum's and Mexi Dips 'n Chips from Taco Bueno. Only two more months, and we're back there for Christmas! Whooooo Hooooo!!!!!

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  3. glad you're back safe and sound!!!

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  4. Your neice is a little beauty, man! A new addition to the family is always exciting.

    And YOU, you are an amazing woman, 10 hours, a four year old, traveling? WOW! I've done it with two and it's wasn't pretty. I'm sure it was worth the trip. Getting to go home is the best!

    BTW! I'm not that thrilled with wilderness activities, and I would NEVER post a Bambi. LOL!!

    :)

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  5. Looks like you had a great time!

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  6. Lovely photos! Congrats on your new neice, how exciting. I just became an Aunt 4 months ago. So exciting and a very special feeling. Instant love :0) P.S you crack me up with the " Crankin' out the Stank" on my blog! Me likey, likey.

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  7. 10 Hours in the car with a child - NO WAY! I would kill mine. You are brave.

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  8. Glad your back, I'm sure you would have been pulling your hair out if you had all three with you. Piglet is adorable!!!

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  9. Congrats on the Aunt status..and nice pics...have a super weekend!

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  10. Conratulations! She's precious. And that song you sang at the beginning...yeah, I was in Oklahoma last year and sang that song a bunch :-)

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  11. Ok you officially suck! You were an hour and a half away from me and you didn't even come by to say hi?!!?

    LOL!

    Congratulations on your new niece!

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  12. That lil girl is beautiful!!!

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  13. WOW!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY DID TO THE OLE' HOMESTEAD. WITH ALL THOSE BIG TREES GONE IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S ON THE FRIGGIN' PRARRIE...AT LEAST I KNOW I DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK & SEE IT. GLAD YOU'RE HOME SAFE &l SOUND..

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  14. Oh my gosh...your description of the "conversation" with your 4-year-old was like deja vu for me! Makes me shuder a little...

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  15. Congratulations on your niece.. she is a living doll. (piglet is my favorite pooh character.. i won't say where piglet is permanently imprinted on my body)

    Yep - I'm in OKLAHOMA right now and there is definitely sweeping wind.. but I'm happy to be here.. so I loved the mini-tribute. I wish I could stay.

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??