RIP: Norman Bear

It’s time to pour a little cup of honey out for our homey.

Late last night, reports came out that a real-life black bear was spotted climbing a tree in a central Norman neighborhood. They’ve already been given a name by the Internet – Bear E. Switzer.

Naturally, the sighting quickly got the attention of social media users, law enforcement officials, and the local media. They flocked to the scene like grizzlies spotting a run of salmon, because you know – THERE WAS A BEAR CLIMBING A TREE IN NORMAN!!!

The saga quickly unfolded before our eyes on social media. Some dude named Ben Latham was all over it:

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A Capitol Offense: A Disappointing Lunch at Grill on the Hill

I have a feeling that my thoughts regarding Grill on the Hill, 324 SW 25th, might upset many people, especially those that “work” at the capitol. But I (typically) try my best to be honest with the readers and if it means sensually whipping my hindquarters against a smooth tree, then so be it. So here goes: Grill on the Hill isn’t very good.

Something of a living legend in Oklahoma City, Grill on the Hill is located in the thriving Latinx section of the city known as Capitol Hill. It was yet another in a long list of restaurants I was going to review last year but, due to Covid, had to put off for another 365 days. However, now I’m thinking I should have waited much longer.

With my favorite gal-pal Jodie in requisite tow, as we made our way down the street and in to the place, where I immediately noticed that much of the clientele was far older than expected, not that I’m complaining about that, being near middle age myself, I promise.

As we ordered our food from the menu on the wall and shuffled back near the front door to find the only open table in the place, which we were both happy with, we sat there for a few minutes as I made dumb jokes while she talked about married life; it always does my heart good to see her doing so well, especially as of late.

We quickly received our starter, the Atomic Tots ($6.99); while I was expecting a veritable nuclear blast of potatoes down my throat, the few jalapenos dropped on the tasteless tater tots, marked with chili, cheese and sour cream, were no better than, I imagine, the capitol’s cafeteria, if they even had one. We took a few bites and then packed them away, a forlorn feeling coming over me…

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Leapin’ Lizards: A Night at the OKC Zoo’s Sip & Stroll

Because I’m the world’s greatest aunt, every January I send my niece Layken a family pass to the Oklahoma City Zoo for her birthday. Although it’s nice to join her with my sister on a Saturday afternoon to meander with marsupials, see the snakes and engage with elephants, I have to admit it would be […]