Full disclosure, readers: I don’t even care what you do this weekend. I have plans that involve a couples massage and eating at Golden Phoenix. And that’s what we call “living the dream” y’all. So, whatever I tell you to do this weekend probably won’t live up to the awesome weekend I’m going to have. But don’t you fret now, you can still have a reasonably good weekend, just not as good as mine. Marisa wins at weekends.
Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town!
I may be one of the few people that has yet to jump on the Whole Foods band wagon. But, I live in Norman and I refuse to drive very far for groceries, especially when we have Natural Grocers, Dodson’s, and the sketchy Homeland where you can buy frosted cake slices for $1.99 right in the heart of my city. The day Whole Foods comes to Norman is the day that maybe I buy something from them. But probably not, since we’re about to get a Crest and a Sprouts. Suck it, Edmond and Oklahoma City, even though you’ve had all these options for years.
Anyway, if you’ve had a sip of the Whole Foods Kool Aid, then you’ll love this street food festival. I’m not sure what precisely they’ll be serving. When I hear street food, I think of bacon-wrapped hot dogs and tacos made out of beef heart. But we’ll see if Whole Foods can hang with those not-so-healthy staples, or if they’re going to come at you with some sort of jicama slaw with tofu and mango chutney.
I like art shows, in theory. Any opportunity to chat up some pretentious types while chugging free wine is a good time in my book. But I really hate when you run into a dude that you kind of used to date and he’s all confrontational with the dude that you’re currently dating and you’re all “whoa, bros, I’m in this for the wine and culture.” Not that this happens often. But, you know, I have a past
Anyway, if art shows are a more comfortable experience for you than they are for me, then get yourself to 50 Penn Place. The artists featured are under 30 and definitely, in no way, like to showcase work that would come out of a Thomas Kinkade factory. Though, please don’t let that stop you from going to Momentum and asking where you can buy some Thomas Kinkade paintings. That’s my favorite thing to do at art shows.
The best Christmas song is “Sleigh Ride” and if you disagree it’s because you enjoy being wrong. The best time to sing this song is actually in July, and the best part of the song is when you sing that version that has the verse that just goes “horses horses horses horses horses.” I enjoy horses, in principle. But I find them problematic in that I know several people who had their teeth kicked out by horses when they were kids. That’s terrifying.
If you aren’t scared of horses and can afford to purchase them, you should go to the fairgrounds. They have horses. I’m not sure what horse shows are like. But if they’re anything like car shows, then you can walk around and inspect the various models while local celebrities sign autographs and “models” smile at you. But I’ve also never seen a car that could kick someone’s teeth out.
That’s all for this weekend, readers. Just remember that my weekend is going to be the best and you are already jealous of me.
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