Saturday, January 30, 2010

Who says snow storms are bad?

The Governor of Oklahoma declared the state in emergency last Friday as snow and ice blanketed the entire state.

Parts of Southern Oklahoma lost power.

Oklahoma City and Tulsa's airports were closed from Thursday with flights not expected to leave again till Saturday.

Turpin (where I live) closed school Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday the snow began to fall. At 3:30 p.m. I left work early to make it home before the roads got bad. Only about an inch was on the ground but it was coming down.

Thursday night I watched the snow fall. I even picked Tiger Lily up to show her the flakes covering the VW Bug.

Friday morning I awoke to about 8 inches of snow and flakes still coming down.

It was beautiful but it was also...well, how does a VW Bug get out of the drive way and attempt to drive on the unpaved roads of Turpin to get to work in Liberal?

Have no fear! Cowboy Boyfriend called and offered to drive me in his truck. While I gathered my stuff, he shoveled the walk way. He also did the walk way of the single mom neighbor next door.

I think he is a keeper.

{Stay Tune}

P.S. He is going to hate that I posted this photo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What do banks in Oklahoma repo?

The Bank of Beaver City owns a vacant lot right next to there location in Turpin, Oklahoma. What is the lot used for? For bank repossessions.

What do banks in the city repossess? Cars. Houses. Boats. Vacation houses.

What do banks in the country repossess?
Farm equipment. (Tractors, trucks, plows, combines and more.)

On I learned a used 2007 John Deer combine goes for around $218,000.

As the cowboy put it, that is way more then the fancy sports cars people drive in the city.

Friday, January 15, 2010

OH my my...who do you think investigates murders in Liberal?

CSI Liberal?

Liberal Police Department?

Well, they do but so do I.

Thursday and Friday have been ludicrous for me.

Thursday morning I was out on the scene taking photos and attempting to get police officer interviews. Thursday evening I talked to neighbors on the deaths. Friday I attempted to get more police comments and get updates on the case. At 4:40 p.m. Friday, I spoke with the coroner and got the scope. Liberal's first murder in (and don't quote me on this) 10 to 15 years.

This is a big deal in Liberal and else where. A husband murders his wife by suffocation then takes his own life by making large cuts to his legs to bleed to death.

Currently I am snuggled up on my sofa with mac & cheese, Rolling Rock and channel surfing to hear the news stations from Wichita and Amarillo tell the story. Check it out on {The Southwest Times}, {KSN}, and {KFDA}.

{Stay Tuned}

Photos of Southwest Kansas/Oklahoma Panhandle 1/15

I don't know the back story on this photo but I can tell you this is the look of the Southwest.

There once was a time when newsrooms didn't have Mac's, digital Canon camera, voice recorders, email communication or scanners.


Newsrooms had typewriters, dark rooms, note pads and pen, face to face communication and the only scanning done was with your eye.

My newspaper,
The Southwest Times, has boxes upon boxes of old photographs that appeared in the paper decades ago. Old photographs? At one point it wasn't as easy of snap a shot on a digital camera and digitally input the photo on to the newspaper page on a Mac program like Quark.

What's to be done with all these photos? I don't know but they are sure fun to look through and post on the blog. Expect more in the coming months.

{Stay Tuned}

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stuff Under 20 : Resolutions

N & S over at Stuff Under 20 asked me to continue being a contributor to Stuff Under 20. I am very excited to be continuing on finding excellent style at excellent prices.

Last week was resolution week. Here are my fashion resolutions for 2010.

1. Dress for comfort
2. Dare to wear something outside my normal look
3. Don't underestimate Miley's Wal-Mart line, JC Penny's, Target and TJ Maxx for great pieces
4. Flat is fun - No use killing myself in heels...unless, well sometimes...
5. More is better- I love the look of traditional clothing with lots of jewelry

{Stay Tune}

P.S. Be sure to check out Stuff Under 20 today and every Thursday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You could say 'a little behind this year'

A week before Christmas on a sunny Sunday afternoon I dragged The Cowboy and Tiger Lily to the nearby rest stop welcoming all to Oklahoma. There, I handed The Cowboy a disposable camera and place Tiger Lily in her pink santa hat and cape.

I am crazy but it is one of my favorite holiday things to do.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and well, at this point enjoy your January!

{Stay Tune}

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A glimpse into my Okie land Apartment

I have had request to see the place. Here it is. Home Sweet Oklahoma. It is actually the perfect apartment for me. Large kitchen, nice size living room, good closet (while not a walk-in it is long), one bathroom, washer/dryer and two bedrooms.

I call it home.

{Stay Tune}

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tumbleweeds do exists

I never was much of a western movie watcher. However, western movies is where my knowledge on tumbleweeds stemmed from prior to moving out West. My mind visions the plant blowing in some sort of early west town. (John Wayne movie style with hallow wind blowing.) I figure tumbleweeds were something Hollywood placed in those western movies for dramatic effect during duals. Tumbleweeds don't actually exists or do they?

I was wrong. They do exists and they roll through Southwest Kansas/Oklahoma Panhandle. Tumbleweeds even get stuck underneath your car. While driving I do see them tumble across the road. I thought it was the weirdest thing.

In November someone in my office said the tumbleweeds were beginning to come out. (Apparently, there is a season for tumbleweeds. I guess like how there is a season for tulips?) On the way to Alva, Oklahoma for the Cowboy's family Thanksgiving. I told the Cowboy how I had never seen a tumbleweed and wanted to see one.

The Cowboy laughed and laughed. How could someone never have seen a tumbleweed and be so interested? Then I said maybe it could be a story? The facts behind tumbleweeds? Again, laughter filled the car.

I am sure I am not the only one. People from the East Coast, West Coast and South have never seen tumbleweeds. Am I right?

{Stay Tuned}

New Year. New Life. New Boomerang Post.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Despite my New Year's snow...I didn't blog

Despite the snowy and cold weather this weekend I did not get caught up on bloggging.

I was off from work for 4 days: Thursday - Sunday and I didn't blog.

Instead I had a fabulously relaxing weekend. (Something I haven't had since moving to Oklahoma). I cleaned my house, caught up on magazines, finished my (now belated) Christmas cards, watched movies, made dinners for the Cowboy and caught up on sleep. For example exhausted me only stayed awake till Eastern Standard Time New Year's. I couldn't make it till midnight.

This time of year people make resolutions. I usually don't. However, some year's I just call them something else. Thinking back to last year (2009), I made a 'goal' to be in a different place. (Not locational speaking, but at the time I was struggling financially and was in a career path that left me unfulfilled, unappreciated and beyond exhausted daily. Needless to say, I did reach that goal and can happily report that is no longer the case.)

My goal this year is to blog. I really enjoy this blog and hate that I have deserted it for the past two months. There is so much I can share and expect to read about it all in 2010.

{Stay Tuned}