Monday, October 31, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
1. The Overholser Mansion ~ an early 20th century mansion preserved with the furniture and belongings of the Overholsers. Only four people ever lived in this home and it has been beautifully preserved and maintained.
2. The OK City Museum of Art ~ featuring a lovely exhibit of late 19th to early 20th century narrative art.
3. Bricktown ~ similar to San Antonio's Riverwalk in concept. Everything is red brick and old or built to look old. Lots of restaurants, shops and fun atmosphere.
4. The Myriad Botanical Gardens ~ lovely grounds and walking trails in the heart of the city.
5. Stillwater, OK ~ home of the charming little campus of Oklahoma State University. Great town square with cute little shops and boutiques. And don't forget Eskimo Joe's! Yes, I got a t-shirt.
6. Tres Suenos Winery ~ this was probably the most fun part of the trip. The winery and vineyard was out in the middle of nowhere down this seemingly endless red dirt road. Once we finally found it, we spent a delightful afternoon learning how the wine is made and then tasting all the different varieties the winery offers. Plus the little old guy running the tasting bar was adorable.
7. Dinner at Nikz ~ a very classy restaurant in OK City. It sits atop an office building and slowly revolves giving a wonderful view of the lights. Perfect dim lighting, clubby feel, jazz music and dance floor, cocktails and outstanding food.
8. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum ~ this place was huge and had artifacts and art from every aspect of the Westward expansion. Lots of native american art and clothing, western art, mythology of the west and portrayals of the west in cinema. Plus a mock-up Old West town, outdoor gardens and sculptures and a large collection of Frederic Remington's art.
Plus we did plenty of shopping in downtown Edmond as well as multiple stops at Starbucks and other coffee shops and strolls and drives through pleasant little neighborhoods and shopping districts. Altogether a relaxing and stimulating trip with a wonderful friend.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Then my grandmother chimed in. She thinks all the hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes have been caused by disruptions in the Earth's atmosphere when the rockets and shuttles go into orbit. So basically, the space program is the root cause of natural disasters. I'm not sure what her response is to the fact that there have always been hurricanes and earthquakes. Maybe she's just concerned that the shuttle is increasing the frequency of such events.
It's conversations like these that make me worry about continuing the genetic line of my family. Maybe God is keeping me single for a reason...a sort of divinely appointed natural selection.
Friday, October 07, 2005
1. Do you think Dinah should start her own blog?
Absolutely! I can't think of anything I'd rather read than the musings of Dinah!
~ 56.25 percent
Maybe. It depends on how much of the blog will center on Calvinism vs. other tantalizing topics. ~ 37.5 percent
Not so much. I secretly want to be Dinah and plan to assume her identity.
~ 6.25 percent
"It depends on how much of her life will be publicized."
"Unless it's all about Calvinism, I'm not reading it."
"I am for it! What better way to disseminate the truth?"
2. If Dinah starts her own blog what do you think the best title for it would be?
A Day in the Life of a Diva
~ 27.27 percent
Sovereignty. The answer to all your questions.
~ 45.45 percent
Admit it. Dinah spoons your chili.
~ 27.27 percent
"A Warm Cup of Dinah"
"Just for the record..."
"Start your day with a warm cup of Dinah...or with something else that is warm and brown and shouldn't be mentioned. Ask Murray."
"My life is an acid bath"
"I mean really people?"
3. What should Dinah's first blog topic be?
How much she loves her beautiful, talented smart roommate Laurie
~ 18.18 percent (Come on people!!!)
Thoughts on Covenant Theology vs. Dispensationalism
~ 0 percent (crickets chirping)
Columbians and the stereotype of cocaine
~ 81.82 percent (Draw your own conclusions)
"The Pros/Cons of Self Haircuts"
"How to make tacos"
"How she came to peace with the fact that she was predestined to have a blog"
"How much she loves her ORIGINAL "sweet" roommate Kristen"
4. What would you be willing to do to get Dinah to start her own blog?
Anything. My life is in her hands.
~ 10 percent
I'll become a Calvinist.
~ 30 percent
I would do the Cabbage Patch dance in the choir loft during Sunday morning service.
~ 60 percent
"Take her sailing in Kemah"
"I would fill out a five question survey"
"What in the hee-haw is the cabbage patch dance?"
"Spend time taking and creating answers on a survey"
"Tell her she's incredibly sweet. Often. Like every day."
5. How satisfied are you with this survey?
~ 30 percent
~ 20 percent
A couch potato with premium cable and a full refrigerator couldn't be any more satisifed
~ 50 percent
"I'll only be satisified if its purposes are realized"
"A couch potato with premium cable, a full refrigerator and Dinah couldn't be any more satisfied"
"Does this mean that there are no more questions? :("
"More satisfied than a washed-up supermodel after a round of Botox injections"
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
This man is truly a living legend. He pioneered open heart surgery, heart transplants, bypass surgery and vein replacement. He is responsible for the formation of Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (M.A.S.H.). He invented the roller pump which led to the development of the heart-lung pump which makes open heart surgery possible. He has served as medical advisor to every U.S. president since Harry Truman. He personally supervised Boris Yeltsin's quadruple bypass. His career has spanned more than 70 years, he is 97 years old and still actively involved in cardiovascular research.
And to top it all off, it is almost impossible to get an interview with him! Several years ago my boss tried to interview Dr. DeBakey for a series he was producing about Legends of the Texas Medical Center. It took more than a year for my boss to get access to the interview. But your little teapot reporter here managed it in under 24 hours. Not that I'm bragging or anything...;)