Posts Tagged Oklahoma


A Sad Thing Happened Today in New Zealand

It was crappy, cold, rainy weather. Bumper-to-bumper, rush-hour traffic on Blockhouse Bay Road, my thoroughfare going home. All I could think about was taking some Panadol, and crashing out with a heating pad on my aching neck. So much bloody traffic. Then I saw him. A really old man, broken down on the other side […]

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The Great Okie ‘Merican Vacation

  I’ve just finished my greatest vacation, ever, which was filled with miracles and beeg fun and TexMex. How great? Let me count just 10 ways. 1. That egg-sized tumor in the brain of my best buddy’s adult son actually turned out to be the size of a baseball. It was removed on June 18 […]

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The Amazing Power of a Christmas Tree

We agreed there would be no Christmas tree this year. Junior has been on tour, and he only just got back. So spending $30-$40 on a tree for a week just didn’t make any sense. But, of course, we stopped at all the Christmas tree places on the side of the road. Just to, you […]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts From Down Under

    I’ve been thinking about the Okie Thanksgivings of my youth in the 1960’s. And Dying Down Here in New Zealand, where it is just not the same, turkey notwithstanding. I really miss the “Turkeydays” of my youth, when you pulled the drapes shut tight to keep the bright sunlight out as you camped […]

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I Chickened Out

I have managed to dodge the Chicken Bullet for 27 years now. The Missus loves chickens. Happy childhood memories and all that. But she is increasingly determined to have chickens. And she is a force to be reckoned with. Which took us to the Kumeu Showgrounds at the weekend. I knew we were 10,000 miles […]

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Monster Snow Lizard hits Oklahoma

If WKRP was broadcasting live from Oklahoma, Les Nessman would be providing up-to-the-minute weather coverage about the Monster Lizard set to destroy the Sooner State.

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Top 10 Reasons to Kiss a Pig. Or a Hog. We are not picky.

10 reasons to kiss a pig. And more. Go on…

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