• Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 1; July 27, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    It's good to know things. And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five? Here are 5 interesting facts to begin your work week with! [pagebreak] <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; text-transform: uppercase; font-family: Helvetica; color: #fff; background-color: #0099e6; font-size: 30px; padding: 5px 5px 5px 5px;"><strong>No. 5 - Becoming bilingual<br /></strong></p> Do you have dreams of becoming an astronaut? Great! First hurdle: Learn Russian. (Or, if you're Russian, learn English.

  • Celebrities and their travel Instagrams

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    For the most part it's a pretty good deal to be a celebrity.  Most of them are rich. They are liked. And they get special attention wherever they go. Sure, there is a downside to fame, like stalkers, and TMZ, but for the most part it's a pretty good gig. So it should be no surprise celebrities go on really nice vacations, and like the rest of us plebes, they like to take pictures of their trips and put them on social media.  Travel and Leisure has a nice collection of photos from some recent celebrity trips around the world and yeah, they're having a pretty good time.

  • 5 of the creepiest places from around the world

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The world is a big, beautiful place. A big, beautiful placed filled with some extremely creepy spots, like the ones mentioned in this blog post. You up to learning about some of these places? Here are 5 scary and creepy places from around the world. [pagebreak] No. 5 - Where tugboats go to die The next time you take a family vacation to New York, be sure to check out one of the hottest tourist attractions in the state: the Staten Island Boat Graveyard, aka the "accidental marine museum." It's basically where

  • Rejoice, Americans: McDonald's to serve breakfast all day long (coming soon!)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    I was browsing the Internet and came across this link, which has this to say: All-day breakfast at McDonald’s is an apparent success. According to an internal company memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal, McDonald’s operators are being advised to prepare for a nationwide extension of the all-day breakfast platform as early as October. Soon you can have fries with your egg McMuffin, anytime you want. And that's a beautiful thing.

  • Remember when American hero Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing truther in the face in 2002?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Remember that time Buzz Aldrin punched a guy in the face?

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Question from Kentucky!

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I sent gifts from a couple’s bridal registry totaling about $150 to the daughter of a cousin to whom I am not especially close and who lives about a 10-hour drive from me. I sent the gifts several weeks ahead of the wedding, along with notes expressing regret that I would not be able to attend the wedding, both to my cousin and his wife, and to their daughter the bride and her fiance. The wedding itself was nearly two months ago. I haven’t heard anything at all, and do sort of wonder if they ever received them — the items were from a store (Williams and Sonoma and Crate and Barrel)

  • Tim Strange is new president of The Rotary Club

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

       Tim Strange, Terri Cooper, Jerome Holmes. (Photo provided)  Members of The Rotary Club of Oklahoma inaugurated its 105th president, Tim Strange, July 7 at the Devon Boathouse. Former club president Judge Jerome Holmes and president-elect Terri Cooper were there to celebrate, in addition to Strange’s family and several hundred Rotarians. This group is said to be the largest Rotary Club in the world with 650 members “Rollin’ on the River” was the theme of the dinner dance marking Strange’s one year term at the helm.  Strange is president of Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort Commercial Real Estate.

  • Oklahoma attorney finds purpose in fight for marriage equality

    Siali Siaosi,dsiaosi@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    It was a celebration more than a decade in the making. But when Don Holladay heard the Supreme Court’s historic June 26 ruling in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. nationwide, he reached for his computer rather than a champagne bottle.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---When can I have a cell phone?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

     YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What do you think is the appropriate age for children to have cell phones?   CALLIE’S ANSWER: There is no longer an “appropriate” age. It is when you feel comfortable giving your child a cell phone. There are many positives […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Terry Neese---Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Christine Eddington, Paige Dillard and Terry Neese (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace). [brightcove]4346420445001[/brightcove]   Terry Neese was on the  Parties Extra! set  at The Oklahoman for a web cast. She discussed the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women meetings in Dallas and Oklahoma City and the upcoming fashion show.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---When do we eat?

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I just love reading your 20-40-60 column every week! Sometimes I’ll just read through old ones too. I actually have been wondering about waiting to eat and found an answer from you in 2010, but my question is kind of a twist on that. I consider myself a bit of a stickler for etiquette, but know that I am not immune to mistakes. I am finding myself to be increasingly bothered by people not waiting until everyone is served or the host is sitting to begin eating.

  • UPDATED: The Haunted House has risen from the dead

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    It's official, the the house that sits at the end of the lane called Miramar Drive is haunting again starting. After more than half a century in operation followed by a couple of months dark, The Haunted House reopens with a new owner and name. The new owner is Patrick M. Boylan, who made is fortune as an event planner, and the new name is J. Bruner's at The Haunted House. About nine years ago, Boylan rescued J. Bruner's Steakhouse in Osage Beach, Mo., from an untimely demise. Now, Boylan waves his re-animating wand at the iconic restaurant owned and operated for 51 years by Marian Thibault, who died in May. J. Bruner's at The Haunted House, 7101 Miramar Dr., is taking reservations for Saturday night and

  • Wade in the water ...

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    I was very little but I remember being baptized by Rev. Albritton at Tabitha Baptist Church in northeast Oklahoma City. I remember being intrigued when I saw people being baptized from the pews but I was a little terrified when it came time for me to get into the baptistery myself. I understood some of […]

  • Former Junior League Presidents meet for lunch in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Sara Sweet, Kristi Leonard, Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver, Cristi Reiger. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).   Kristen Brown was hostess for a luncheon for past presidents of the Oklahoma City Junior League. She was president in 2013-14. Current President Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver talked about plans for the new year and the Junior League's health focus and outgoing President Kristi Leonard talked about this year's accomplishments. Cleaver took over as president in June.

  • Weather portal an interesting addition to travel experience

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    In the "why didn't I think of that" department comes the weather simulator at Stockholm's Arlanda Aiport. The climate portal allows visitors to walk through a space that has been set to the climate of their destination. For example, if you're heading to Dubai it's going to be hot and windy. London my be humid and cold and so on. It's a little gimmicky, but who doesn't enjoy a good gimmick? Especially at an airport where most people are generally miserable and want nothing more than to get home, or to their destination as quickly as possible.

  • This photo of Donald Trump's suit has everyone talking

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    You'll never believe where this Donald Trump piece of clothing is made.

  • Parties Extra!---Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes---Party Galaxy!--- July 4th!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about July 4th party decorations on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4330720524001[/brightcove]

  • This grown man's reaction to a new puppy will make your Wednesday

    Richard Hall | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Puppies are the best.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Color me blond!

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What do you all think the appropriate age for young girls to start coloring their hair? My daughter is 11 and wants to be a blonde. She has brown hair. CALLIE’S ANSWER: Well, depends if you want to start paying for that. It gets expensive being a girl. Hold off till she’s a teenager at least.

  • Callie Gordon and Matthew Athey honored at wedding shower in Oklahoma City

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Jose Freede, Callie Gordon, MollyannSanger and Nancy Gordon. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). Callie Gordon and Matthew Athey were honorees at a wedding shower and dinner in the home of Katie and Aubrey McClendon. The engaged couple will be married in August.  Co-hosts for the party were Louise and Clay Bennett, Lerri and Rick Cooper, Susan and Ramsey Drake, Laurie and Charlie Givens.  Purple orchids, white roses and chrysanthemums and peonies, interspersed with lemons, decorated the buffet table and outdoor tables. The menu included grilled garden vegetables, tomato and mozzarella salad and green salad, along with beef tenderloin. Dessert was lace cookies and individual lemon tarts.