Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week in Action

Coming up with a descriptive word for this week is anything but easy. I drove back to Tulsa on Sunday (8/23) after a great vacation. I went to Destin, FL for a week and then to Lafayette for a week. The two week break was AMAZING, which made getting up early on Monday morning to start another semester very difficult. After one week in the classroom it seems this is going to be a tough semester. Where is that light at the end of the tunnel?? Along with class I also experienced a yummy new sushi place in Tulsa... thanks to the discovery by my friend, Mandy! If you're ever in Tulsa and in the mood for sushi try Haruno at 71st and Memorial.... Yummy! I finished the week off with a little chanting of "BOOMER!" "SOONER!" Always feels good to be rooting for the Crimson and Cream! The OU women's soccer team was in town playing Tulsa and my old teammate's little sisters now play for OU. It's always great to spend an evening with an old teammate, but I was surprised when I showed up at the soccer stadium and TWO OLD TEAMMATES were there! I have A LOT of great memories with Rel and Jade, and we always have a great time together... including a night of being the annoying fans with vuvuzelas!

"There's Only 1 Oklahoma!"

The Dickson Girls!
(Tiana and Zoe in college = Rel, Jade, & me getting old!)
All in all it was a good week. The next few weeks will be exciting all because (drum roll please).... IT'S FOOTBALL TIME IN OKLAHOMA!!!!!!!!!!!! Other than Christmas, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Monday, August 23, 2010

adventure?!?... I believe so!

Well, here I go... Is becoming a blogger an adventure?  I think YES!  I'm not quite sure who will read this blog, who will keep up, or even who will really care but after being away from home for 7 years I've been convinced that it's time to become a blogger.  By starting a blog suddenly all my fears have come alive... my inability to spell (ha is "inability" even spelled correctly there), should I be witty or serious or inspirational, am I even cool enough to have a blog?!?!??  Regardless of my "fears" the time has come to blog away! :)  Other than the handful of people I know in Tulsa (see below for their wonderful faces, only missing a few) I pretty much live away from all family and friends so this is a great way to stay connected.  I went to dinner the other night with my Louisiana besties (again, see picture below) and all it took was a confirmation that they would read my blog and the journey had begun! :)  Although I LOVE living in Oklahoma, part of me has always been sad that my very best friends cannot share in my everyday life... just ask them, I'm ALWAYS begging/mentioning/offering bribes/pleading for someone from LA to come and visit me!  Compromise for now --this BLOG!  Anyway, I feel like I have a lifetime of blogging to catch up on but we'll see how that goes.  For now, my goal is to simply keep up with this and hope my friends gain some insight into the wonderful world that is my Oklahoma life... oh yeah, and maybe encourage everyone else a little along the way! ;)  Until next time...
Louisiana Girls!
(this is the last time we were all together... in April at Betsy's wedding!)


p.s. although still a work in progress, the credit for the design of this blog goes entirely to jenny gilbert.  in the future visit jen & ink for all your invitation needs!  credit for the name of the blog, "frankly fox" goes to betsy prather!