Archive for the Oklahoma stuff Category


Toad Strangler Oklahoma Rain

I’ve lived in Singapore, and I don’t think monsoon rains come down as hard, or as sideways, as what poured down on me as a kid growing up on Nebraska Street. When the skies opened up in Oklahoma, man, that was something to behold. I remember water gushing out of the downspout so hard that it […]

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Elmo and Cookie Monster in NZ; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in Houston; Which Was the Deadliest?

  My life passed before my eyes last week. I look around and all of a sudden realized that my normally laid-back New Zealand mall was jammed with people. Specifically, jammed with Moms, and Dads, and Grandmas, and LOTS of wide-eyed kids. Plus at least 10,000 strollers. As a highly trained observer, I quickly scanned the scene […]

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Stupid, Evil Goat Heads and Sticker Wars

  Somebody posted a photo recently of a goat head, the evil nemesis of my youth. I cannot hardly express how much I hated those things. If you grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, you didn’t wear shoes during the summer. Every now and again, you’d step on those suckers. They’d stab you right in your […]

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Wheelies? Evel Knievel Had Nothing on Me and My Deluxe Renegade Stingray

      The bike I got for Christmas when I was about 10 was a rocket. I could pedal that sucker so fast that my feet were a blur. It gave me enormous pleasure to outrun a high school kid’s Volkswagen, because I loved speed, and because it drove him crazy. But it wasn’t […]

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Dez Bryant Should Have Grown Up on Nebraska Street

  I still think Dez caught that ball in Green Bay. And it was a great catch. But, to be honest, we made better catches on Nebraska Street when I was growing up in Norman. Dez only had to deal with one short defensive back. We had to deal with cars and trucks, concrete and […]

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Hubba Hubba — The Eyes Have It

  You would not think a new pair of glasses would be that big a deal. But you would be wrong. I allowed the Chinese Fashionista Missus to choose my new specs, and she boldy went where I had never gone before. Big, round and tortoise. Comments on my Facebook page include: “Distinguished”. “Great look.” […]

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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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