I love you, Project Runway
July 29, 2011
Last night I was so excited to watch the return of Project Runway. Yes! Yes! Yes! It took me back to the days when Oklahoma’s very own Kayne Gillaspie was on the show. Was that really five years ago?
I’ve seen him out and about here and there in Oklahoma City since the show aired. (I might or might not... Read More
Drought strikes Oklahoma pot growers, too
July 28, 2011
Life’s hard if you’re an Oklahoma pot farmer.
Turns out, drought is an equally opportunity crop destroyer, regardless of how legal your plants are.
This is good news, law enforcment officers say. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs reports finding only about 1/5 of the number of... Read More
Adorable otters and the most disgusting popsicle ever
July 26, 2011
So it’s hot outside. Let’s say you’re an adorable river otter, swimming around and being super-cute. And your fabulous zookeepers at the Oklahoma City drop off a the best. treat. ever.
It’s a giant popsicle made of sugar-free pineapple Kool-Aid, hard-boiled eggs and fish. To a river otter: magic... Read More
What to do if you want to go outside
July 23, 2011
Do you know what I’m doing today? Staying inside. But apparently some people want to go outside this weekend. I guess their fans of having their faces melted off. So in case you’re willing to brave the weather, here are a couple things to do.
The heat: unBEARable!
July 22, 2011
Did you read this story about the bear migration? Bears face food shortage in drought. Crazy, right? Here are some pictures of bears wandering around in Cherokee County.
Community group launches weekly gay newscast
July 19, 2011
The Cimarron Alliance is kicking off an online weekly news program that will air every Tuesday. Here’s information from the alliance:
OKLAHOMA CITY—Cimarron Alliance announces its newest program, Oklahoma: Inside Out, an internet broadcast featuring the issues, culture, and people important to Oklahoma’s... Read More
Oklahoma governor asks everybody to pray for rain later
July 14, 2011
Well, Oklahoma, we don’t have to worry. Our state government is all over this disaster. Gov. Mary Fallin is asking everybody to pray for rain … Sunday. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not Saturday. Because we certainly don’t need rain now. But starting Sunday, that’s when things are going to get really bad as far... Read More
State representative alerts Oklahomans that it’s hot outside
July 13, 2011
God bless you, Dustin Roberts. Thank goodness you’re here! His office just sent out this news release.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Dustin Roberts today urged Oklahomans to be careful during this extreme heat wave.
“I want to urge people to be careful in this heat,” Roberts (R-Durant) said. “In some... Read More
Base tans = #fail tans
July 13, 2011
Whenever I have my daughter with me, I always remember to put on sunscreen because I’m putting it on her. Without her, I never remember. The result: a sunburn as red as an OU jersey. My shoulders are flaking so much I’m pretty sure my coworkers think I actually have dandruff.
Because I look like a leper, I... Read More
Prescription drugs and Austin Box
July 12, 2011
Our two front-page stories today about Austin Box are so heart-breaking.
Toxicology report lists five Rx drugs foundMother, father say son was a “silent sufferer”
I wrote a story that ran July 5 about a statewide database of prescription drugs that helps doctors and pharmasists detect people who are abusing... Read More