Posts Tagged OkieBoomer memories


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Chaos in Houston

Back in the early Nineties, I was with a Houston P.R. firm charged with generating publicity about their latest master-planned community. My boss decided to bring in a real-live Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle to the grand opening of the new community center. At that time, hiring a real Ninja Turtle was only slightly harder […]

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Wheelies Turn Boys Into Men

  I got a bike just like this for Christmas when I was 10 years old. It was a dark blue, Deluxe Renegade. And it was an absolute pocket rocket. I could pedal that sucker so fast that my feet were a blur. Once, I raced a high school kid in his Volkswagen, from a […]

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Top 10 Hogs Blogs For 2014!

  How can you choose which of your children are your favorites, because you love them all? Blogs are like that. But here are my Top 10 Hogs Blogs for 2014, in no particular order, except the first one, which probably was my favorite. 1. My Grampa’s Hat Gramps looked especially cool when he was […]

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Decking the Halls…

  The Baby Jesus won’t make his appearance for another four days in New Zealand. Meanwhile, we have done all the decking of halls that can be done. Unless we get way more halls. This “paparazzi blog” features Christmas stuff around the house, not actual peoples, who will come later. Boy, will they come. Let […]

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Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup — Crazy Bubbas, Cooters and a Bazillion Angry Snakes

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are people like me, who say the only good snake is a dead snake; one that has been repeatedly shot or chopped-up with a shovel, bitten by the dog, dropped into the burn barrel with long tongs, and then covered with diesel and “insnakerated. And […]

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Secret Service, U.S. Marshals and the CIA all Wanted a Piece of Me

It was pretty damn cool. I was a reporter on the University of Texas at Arlington student newspaper. And the Secret Service wanted me, sort of. I had to be credentialed if I wanted to be in the press briefing later that year when President Reagan flew into DFW Airport. Even though no one in […]

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American Vacation: Does This Shell Make My Turtle Butt Look Big?

(Photos from my recent Okie ‘Merican vacation) If a picture is worth 10,000 words, this blog must be worth a billion. Give or take… This is *Jack (above photo). Don’t hate him even though his butt has gotten so HUGE that he can’t properly close his shell, which must be a major embarrassment […]

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