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Friday night in the big town: Nelly, Okie Folkies and Freaks, and Plaza Sunday


I have a fun game for you to play this weekend, readers. It’s a bit of a springtime bingo of sorts. That rain has finally stopped (I know we needed it, but dang it was cold) and now it’s time for us to resume our springtime follies. So, every time you spot one of the following this weekend, you get to take a drink. When you see a girl in a sundress and cowboy boots, a girl in Nike running shorts and Ugg boots, or a tanning bed sunburn on some legs wearing either of the previous two combinations, take a drink. Additionally, if you see a dude in a pastel polo that his wife/girlfriend clearly bought him for springtime, take a drink. Otherwise, you know, just keep drinking. It’s the weekend.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.


April 6: Nelly at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho

Growing up I watched a lot of reruns of Little House on the Prairie with my great grandma, right before Highway to Heaven came on. We also watched The Young and the Restless and The Price is Right. But my favorite character on Little House was Nelly Oleson. Homegirl was a bitch. I respect that. Also, if her character ever uttered the phrase “It’s hot in here,” it didn’t end with a song.

There are other Nellies in this world, readers. And one of them inspired America to take off all their clothes just because he couldn’t find the switch for the ceiling fan. I hope Nelly finds the weather satisfactory while he’s here. I’d hate to think that unsuspecting fans would get arrested for indecent exposure simply because a rapper encouraged them to take their clothes off.

Friday night in the big town: H&8th Night Market, Easter eggs, and Jay Leno


Hey y’all. And can I just say holy eff March is already over? What the hell happened there? Seriously, 2013 is shaping up to be the fastest year ever, which means that the world is totally rotating faster than it used to, probably because of global warming. But none of that’s important. Because today is Good Friday. It’s not so good as Better Friday, and even less good than Best Friday. But it’s good, and sometimes you just have to take what you can get.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town!


March 29: H&8th Night Market

Did you know that food tastes better when it’s prepared in an automobile? It’s an indisputable fact. Think about it. The fair—all food is prepared in mobile trailer sorts of things and smells vaguely of the diesel that fuels them. Now just imagine how good that food would taste if it were prepared in a truck. Aw yes. And what if those food trucks were Heo’s Kitchen, MotoChef, Off the Hook Seafood and More, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social and so many more.

The H&8th Night Market is a celebration of mobile culinary creativity that takes place in front of Elemental Coffee. It’s free to attend, and there will be some live music as well. You can see some Spy DJs inside Elemental Coffee throughout the evening. And Coop Ale Works will be your local, friendly, beer provider for the night.

Friday night in the big town: Home outdoor living show, abs, and Jim Gaffigan


Well, here we are the end of spring break. There is no more fun until the summer time. Or, if you’re like me, there is no more fun until the next time you decide you need to drink a whole bottle of red wine while you read Pinterest. I know how to live it up. This “holiday” can happen on a Tuesday, a Sunday at 11 AM, or your lunch break! That’s the great thing about wine. It’s so versatile. It’s a delightful way to relax, or a great lunch. I suggest you try it. All you need is a $7 bottle of merlot.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.


March 22-24: The OKC Home and Outdoor Living Show at the State Fairgrounds

Readers, patio season approaches. It’s kind of here, but we keep getting these crappy cold snaps. But soon, for like two weeks, the weather will be nice enough for us to sit outside and drink margaritas or beers or light wines or really whatever you want. Then, it will be way too hot to even go outside to check the mail, much less to sit outside and consume alcohol. But for those two weeks in the spring and those two weeks in the fall when the weather is perfect—it’s all about the patio.

This weekend, if you aren’t satisfied with the patios that restaurants have to offer, you can build your own. Get yourself on down to the State Fairgrounds to see the very best in Spanish tiles, terra cotta pots, wrought iron furniture, and hot tubs (ah yeah!). Then, after you’ve spoken with a contractor to turn your backyard into an oasis and escape, you can invite me over. I’ll totally bring over some Carlo Rossi or whatever. Let’s do this, readers.

Friday night in the big town: Muppets, Bon Jovi, and St. Patrick’s Day


Happy weekend to us all, readers! Is it just me, or was this week really long? Maybe it’s because I leave for work before the sun comes up, or I try to fit in about a million activities after work with all these extra daylight hours. Also, I haven’t gone to bed on time once this week. I need an adult to monitor my activities and make sure I do things correctly. So I’m now taking applications for a babysitter. Until then, I’ll be eating candy in my bed by myself and taking naps. Seriously, this is the best weekend I could think of for myself.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.

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March 15: Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing

I like muppets more than the average person. I would break up with my boyfriend today if I thought I had a decent chance with Cookie Monster. He’s the only one that really understands what’s important in life. Similarly, if I could have a Snuffleupagus for a pet, my life would be complete. But public television has spoiled me and made me want things I can never have. Thanks, PBS. Jerks

If you want to doom your children to a life of obsessing over things they can’t have like muppet pets and cookie nomming boyfriends, then get your kids to the Cox Convention Center. They’ll probably grow up to be super dysfunctional like me, so be forewarned. Or, you know, maybe they’ll reach a point in their development where they are able to realize that muppets aren’t real. I hope for their sake they do.

Friday night in the big town: Willie, careers, and cars


Well, readers, Tuesday was my three year TLO anniversary. That’s right. I’ve been writing for The Lost Ogle for three years, which, incidentally, is way longer than I’ve ever held a job. I think my longevity here is due to the lack of rules and such. But that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is that on March 5, 2010, I started writing FNITBT for this blog. And, much like most men, these guys totally forgot our blogiversary. No flowers, no candies, no fancy dinner. Nothing. Ladies, blogging may seem glamorous. But it’s just as lame as your real life relationships.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.


March 8: Willie Nelson at the Lucky Star Casino

I could fill a book with stories about friends of mine and their behavior at Willie Nelson concerts. Their antics will leave you wondering if your body could handle the amount of drugs/alcohol needed to act the fool at the same level they did. The answer is probably no. And for this reason, I also have a lot of friends who have attended various rehab programs.

Anyway, perhaps you’re a fan of the music and not the antics of my friends. And if that’s the case, you’ll need to head on over to Concho to catch this show. It looks like tickets are still available, so you should pack up a car of all your closest friends. And when your all done, you can do some gambling. Put a $20 in a machine for me. If it wins, you can give me the winnings. If you lose, sorry dude. Sucks for you.