Some of you may know that Patrick is currently out of town with a Level 4 TLO Groupie. For the first time since he started this site, he’s not staring at a computer screen all day. I’m not sure if he even remembers what the world is like when you aren’t spending all day on your couch procrastinating instead of writing blog posts. It’s like he’s climbing out of Plato’s cave for the first time.
And while the cat’s away, the mice will play, as the saying goes. Patrick left me in charge, and as I’ve done with everyone who has ever given me any sort of responsibility, I intend to make him regret it. That’s why I’m completely changing up the blog. We’ve written about Oklahoma in our obscure, local, social way for far too long.That’s why I’m bringing you the list of 10 ideas for a new blog. Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments. But be quick about it. Patrick is coming back soon.
1. Tony’s Oklahoman Corner
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Tony likes to haunt The Daily Oklahoman’s digital archives and then write about it. But what if we gave him free reign? You’d like to read about articles from 1994 about school board elections, wouldn’t you?
2. OKC fashion week
So, clearly we didn’t get invited to this, and yeah, we made fun of Oklahoma Fashion Week after the fact, but don’t you think this would be a great venue to discuss fashion? Seriously, who is more qualified to write about fashion than a grown-ass woman who wears Chuck Taylors and the same Hold Steady shirt nearly every single day? Okay, so maybe that doesn’t make me seem qualified. But know that I’ve seen every single season of Project Runway.
There are a lot of things you can put on a list titled “you know you grew up in Oklahoma if…” The thing that should top that list is “…you know you grew up in Oklahoma.” Seriously. You shouldn’t need a list to tell you these things.
But second is that all-important rite of passage. And no, I’m not talking about breaking into the haunted orphanage in Guthrie that is apparently now a wedding venue or jumping off the waterfall at Turner Falls, which apparently you can no longer do. I’m talking about that one glorious day in elementary school where you dress like Laura Ingalls Wilder and rig up your Radio Flyer so you can celebrate stealing land.
My memories of re-enacting the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 in the fourth grade at Edmond’s John Ross elementary included harrowing moments like being accused of being a sooner and having to share my wagon with the booger eater in the class. But the same type of reenactment in Mustang yesterday was a little more harrowing. According to KFOR.com:
How are you feeling this morning after all those chocolate bunnies and deviled eggs? And now that you’ve finally indulged in your bad habits again post-Lent, I’m sure you’re not operating at 100%. Couple this with your typical Monday malaise, and you’ve got the makings of a terrible day. Know that I can’t change this. All I can do is bring you some tweets from the past week. It may help you. Then again, it may not. I make no guarantees.
As always, the tweets are after the jump!
It’s no secret that Kevin Durant is pretty much the best person to ever walk the planet. For one, he’s fantastic at basketball. And two, he’s a crazy good dude. When he’s not giving new Nikes to underprivileged children, he’s donating money to rebuild Moore and getting leaves out of the gutter for his middle-aged Asian wife. Or maybe that was a commercial. Regardless, I’m sure his mom makes him get stuff off the top shelf and he obliges. My mom makes me get stuff off the top shelf for her, and I grumble the whole time, but that’s because I’m not a salt of the earth sort of person like Mr. Durant.
All of this leads me to wonder what happens in his home. Sure, it’s not any of my business, but how does the golden boy of basketball spend his time off the court? Well, his house is currently on the market. I know. You’re sad that we never got an episode of Cribs with Kevin Durant. But that’s where you’re wrong. We have an exclusive look at the home where Mr. Durant lays his head. And after you take a look, maybe, you can put in an offer. They’re only asking $1.95 million.
It’s officially spring time in Oklahoma. The weather was stupid yesterday, and if you’re the type to plant a garden, it was completely destroyed. But take heart. Know that slackers like me get along just fine by never planting flowers or tomatoes, so you’ll be okay. What won’t be okay is this weather. It’s too stinking cold, and I’ve already packed up all my sweaters. But I guess I can’t complain. As far as spring weather goes, this is pretty nice.
Anyway, I’ve got some tweets for you. Don’t forget to follow @TLOMMT and maybe we’ll follow you. Who knows? Maybe your tweet will end up on an edition of MMT! Check out this week’s tweets after the jump.
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