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by Darla Lindauer Modified: November 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm •  Published: November 8, 2013

1. thunder gUrls

By: Sarah and Tonya

What blog is about – Everything a Thunder fan needs from a girls perspective

Featured post – Basketball 101

I will admit to you, my brain is not sports-oriented. I think I was born without the part of my brain that processes and comprehends all the terms. Here is what I do know: Every time I have watched a whole OU game, they’ve lost. I think I am a jinx, so I cannot watch the game all the way through. I must leave the room and peek in every once in a while. Ha-ha. This is what I know about basketball: Watching it from your own private suite is the way to go! Ha-ha. Knowing the plays and terminology, not so good. This is a good list for all you women or men actually who do not understand some of the terms. –Darla Lindauer


2. Metro Family

By: Many people are contributing to this site. No mention of a particular name for this post, so credit goes to Metro Family.

What blog is about – Parenting connection

Featured post – Guide to Family-Friendly Festivals (November-December 2013)

Make sure you check back to this list. It will be updated as new things come up. I am a huge holiday lover! I love decorating. My OCD doesn’t like it much, but I do it anyway and deal with it somehow for a few weeks. I have such awesome memories of holidays growing up, and our tree was always awesome! Just for anyone who sees the Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop and thinks it is odd, it is fun! We go every year!Darla Lindauer


3. 22 Words

By: “The content at 22 Words is curated by Abraham Piper.”

What blog is about – “A blend of everything from the serious & creative to the silly & absurd. Funny & fascinating viral content as well as more obscure pics, videos & more.”

Featured post – Map shows where on the globe you’d end up if you dug straight through

My first reaction when I saw this post was how cool this is. I will get to see where the other side of the world is! Then I read on and looked at the map, and my kid dreams were crushed! Why does technology have to ruin my childhood fantasy! Ha-ha. I tried to do this many times when I was a child. I was determined to dig my way to China and have a secret tunnel for me and my new friend I would meet, and we could go back and forth! I think I made it a whole 3 or 4 feet once! That was huge for a child; I knew I was almost there! Yeah, OK, I am older and know I would have never made it, but I still thought China might be on the other side. Not anymore. Ha-ha. I guess I am sharing so I don’t have to be crushed alone. Ha-ha. – Darla Lindauer


4. g Thank You!

By: The site is maintained by many; Rick Kiley gets credit for this post.

What blog is about – Insights for workplace leaders & workplace celebration

Featured post – 5 Tips to Find your Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Every time I see a cooked turkey I think of the scene from the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” where they cut open this yummy-looking turkey and it falls apart with no meat on it and a puff of smoke comes out. Ha-ha. This is a great article to get you prepared for the holidays. I honestly had never put so much thought into the different kinds of turkeys there were and where they were from. I just remember as a child waking up to my mother and grandmother being up before the sun and looking so tired. But they both had smiles on their faces. They did not just make food for our family; We often had some military friends join us since they were away from home. Nothing beats the smell of Thanksgiving dinner and the tryptophan coma after you eat it! Ha-ha. – Darla Lindauer


5. Little Bits of History

By: The blog gives credit to Patriciahysell.

What blog is about – History

Featured post – 11 November Topics

Wow, this is a great post of historical events just for November! As I read this, I realize just how big the world is and just how little I know about it. It makes me question just what I have been learning about my entire life! Ha-ha. I think I knew about 20 of these historical things. I honestly think some of them are really on a need-to-know basis, which most will never need to know, so, maybe, I do not feel that stupid. I have a feeling the one on Nov. 30 called “Lucy” could be one of those. Here is some helpful information on it. Australopithecus is a fossil bipedal primate with both apelike and human characteristics. And you say it Aus·tra·lo·pith·e·cus. I am sure you just had to know like I did. Ha-ha.Darla Lindauer

Compiled by Darla Lindauer. If you would like your or someone else’s blog to be considered for this column, email

by Darla Lindauer
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Darla Lindauer, Data Team Manager of the News and Information Center, has been with OPUBCO Communications Group for six years. During this time, she has been successful in developing and implementing multiple strategic operations leading to a...
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