What other performer in the world has created a subgenre of entertainment that people can make an actual living from? Sometimes I come across cover bands for popular performers like the Kiss or the Beatles, and I have even seen a Roy Orbison tribute performer, but the most impersonated performer is probably the King. Elvis.… Continue reading Elvis-inating.
It’s something really simple that triggers a memory. Usually, it’s a flowery scent or a song on the radio (I can not hear Fast Car by Tracy Chapman without thinking of one particular summer). But this particular day, it was my husband gently sweeping my little toe with the broom, trying to get me to scoot out… Continue reading Sweeping up Memories
The interstate south on I-35 going towards Purcell was brutal. From the Norman spur, we tried to butt our way in, then the slower than molasses traffic went to one lane. A red Honda Civic (with a Texas plate, I might add) cut right in front of me. Did the driver not see the “merge… Continue reading On Being Kind (A Kindness Revolution)
My son left two days ago. I washed the clothes he needed to take, watched him pack his luggage and totes, helped his sister make some cake balls for the 18 hour road trip, and helped him load all of his luggage and snacks in his car. Then I hugged him tight (took some pictures for posterity), and watched his brown vehicle pull out… Continue reading A Day in my Life 6-6-2016: Watching my baby chick leave the nest (aka Becoming an Empty Nester)
We wanted to go to Bricktown to a restaurant we haven’t been to before. I thought it would be a relatively difficult tasks since we’ve frequented most restaurants there, but we found a few on-line that our culinary radar missed. One was Knuck’s Wheelhouse. My husband checked out the menu online, and it looked like a lot of… Continue reading A Bricktown Adventure; because every visit is different.
People’s accents have always fascinated me; the nasally intonations of the Northerners, the charmingly sweet, slow drawls of the Southerners. I find it so intriguing that states, not just regions, have accents unique to them. Massachusetts is famous for omitting the “r” sound at the end of words like ‘pahk ya cah ovah there’. Lousianans have a… Continue reading My Okie Accent
I’m an 80’s chick. I remember when Mtv was actually Music Television with real story telling videos; Duran Duran’s quest for the gorgeous jungle woman (Hungry like the Wolf), Cyndi Lauper frolicking through the city streets in the early morning hours (Girls Just Want to have Fun), and nerdy David Bowie trying to get a date… Continue reading Because I’m an 80’s Chick