Friday, October 02, 2015

Fall is here!

Fall has come to Oklahoma! I couldn't be happier.

Of course, this being Oklahoma, I also know that this is temporary. Already the weather-mongers are telling us it's going to creep back up into hot within the next week, but today? It's fall.

Even the local outpost of the prolific coffee chain restaurant is celebrating the wonders and joys of fall! I really wanted to save that cup and reuse it but, well, paper doesn't hold up so well to reuse. These fall leaves and doo-dads sure do make me happy.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Flyover Blues

Yes, it's old but it allows me to carry
5,000 songs in my pocket!
I love to travel. I get excited when I get to travel by myself, seeing as how I don't get a lot of time away from my responsibilities. The way I look at it, I get all kinds of time to hang out, so I brought my loaded music player, a few notebooks, magazines and tablet with movies and e-books.

So, naturally, instead of reading or writing, I spent all my airport time creating an epic playlist to relax to. I arrived hella early at the airport and shuffled a few songs to get warmed up. I didn't want to carry my laptop but wanted all my music—you never know what you might need to hear—so I pulled my old iPod out and ensured it was locked and loaded. Standing in line waiting to board, I was inspired to start the playlist.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Adventures in Polyvore

Have you started using Polyvore yet? It's fun—I'm no fashion blogger but I'm a human and by law I'm required to wear clothes. Might as well have fun with that, right?

I wrote a post about Polyvore over on Oklahoma Women Bloggers, and really just started digging into the site a few months ago. I'm learning that it's a great way of organizing your wardrobe almost like paper dolls. Pick out items that you like and then build an outfit or a collection or an entire wardrobe, complete with accessories.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Bucket List

"Mom, I have a bucket list."

"Really? Because you're only 8. Are you really ready to count down the things you want to do before you die?"

Bucket lists became a thing a few years ago when the movie came out—I'm not sure I'd ever heard the term before them. We had this conversation a few years ago, and though she's 11 now, her list remains the same, with a few additions (and I quote):
  1. Visit Germany, 
  2. Become a famous author, 
  3. Visit the only remaining wonder of the world (pyramids of Giza), 
  4. Bungee jump into a waterfall, 
  5. Walk along the Great Wall of China, 
  6. Go to a fancy college like Harvard, and 
  7. Own a bakery.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Road Games: Cows, Snowcones and What Now?

Those are my cows.
Who doesn't love a road trip? On my recent road trip to Hot Springs, I traveled some backroads straddling the Arkansas/Oklahoma border with my writer friends. Writers—especially bloggers—are good road trip companions because they are creative and they look at every twist and turn in the (literal and figurative) road as an adventure. A blog post in the making.

We started playing a game that Lisa suggested, called Cows. The gist of the game is the passengers in the car scan the landscape for grazing cattle. When said cows are found, the finder is to say "Those cows are mine!" The object is to collect herds of cattle. But then it gets interesting, because if you see a graveyard, the finder of said graveyard gets to say "Your cows are dead!"