Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Then Thursday evening, my world got turned upside down. It isn't a death in the family, but it is something very traumatic that I'm not allowed to talk about. I really wish I could give you more detail, but then again I don't really want to talk about it, or to continue answering questions.
Since then, I've been struggling with sleep and attempting to return to normal. But I'm getting help. I know I can't do this on my own.
My family, friends, and boyfriend have been the best support system. I can't imagine being in their shoes, not knowing what to do with me.
So that's what's going on here. But trust me, you're still going to hear about Oktoberfest, Thunder, and Halloween!
Happy Wednesday y'all.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I claim my Native American heritage pretty proudly, but I don't really talk about the rest of my heritage.
I do have some German heritage, but when I go to Oktoberfest, I'm all German. The pitchers of beer, the WONDERFUL scnitzel, wursts, and strudel, the carnival rides, the cool booths with ALL KINDS of arts and crafts that are German inspired.
This year, I have both Friday and Saturday off from work, and so does Katy. So she and I decided to go ahead and buy the WUNDERBAR pass for this year...it's an AWESOME deal, where you get tickets to all four days of the festival, a stein, and other Oktoberfest-esque goodies.
Tulsa brags as having one of the top 10 best Oktoberfest celebrations in this country. Not only is there so much stuff to do while you there, but there are also lots of traditional German activities (weiner dog races on Sunday!). It's also kid-friendly with a few carnival rides and art activities....but honestly I'm glad I don't have children yet so I can enjoy the more adult things of this festival.
The coolest thing about it all?? She and I live within walking distance of one of the shuttles to downtown, so neither of us have to drive or take turns for being DD for the whole weekend.
I am anxiously awaiting getting off work tonight, changing clothes, and heading to the festival! There's a bratwurst and a pitcher calling my name!
Happy Oktoberfest to you all! Anyone else celebrating an Oktoberfest nearby? Coming to Tulsa? Come join us!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
month one, two, three, four, five, and six
So after I posted in August that I was going to try to catch up a little bit on my new local restaurant of the month. Friday, August 31, roommate and I decided that we needed to go on a best friend date. While she had been home the whole summer for the first time since the summer after her freshman year in college, she and I didn't spend as much time together as we had hoped to.
She and I decided to hit up this new (ish) restaurant in downtown Tulsa called Black Alley Blues & BBQ. Being that I am from Oklahoma, I love me some good BBQ. Nothing tickles my tastebuds more than a good smokey flavor and good barbecue sauce (I am spoiled to Oklahoma's own Head Country barbecue sauce. It's the best ever.) Okay, pictures!
|Take home cups!|
|House special drink. I believe it had bourbon and bitters and orange in it, and it was pretty good.|
|my dinner--BBQ nachos|
I got a glass of sweet tea and the bourbon drink per recommendation of our waiter. When it came to the meal, I was torn between the BBQ nachos and the spuds. The waiter also recommended the nachos, and they were FANTASTIC. I was so full about halfway through the plate but I couldn't stop eating. Just could not stop, they were that good. I don't know if it was how good the meat was, or how good the chips tasted with the ranch and barbecue and sour cream mixed together.
The meat wasn't necessarily the best I've ever had, but I'm spoiled to my uncle's awesome barbecued meat. But, what they did with their sauce definitely made up for it.
The atmosphere is amazing, right in the heart of the Blue Dome District in downtown Tulsa, which is by far one of my favorite places in downtown Tulsa. They have live blues music ALL THE TIME, and I loved the guy who happened to be playing that night....couldn't tell you who it was, but he played well.
The price was a really good price range too, which kind of took me by surprise. Most BBQ places tend to get more expensive, especially around here. But with me getting the nachos, a refillable drink, an adult beverage, and a beer, my tab was still under $20 before the tip.
I will definitely go there again, and if you ever find yourself in Tulsa, you should definitely check it out!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
As I lie in bed (3 hours after I got snuggled up under my covers), I can't help but think that all of you amazing women out there must have superpowers. (I promise I'm not crazy.)
I love to blog. I love to write. But there are other things I love doing too, like talking my roommate's ear off until we force ourselves to stop talking after midnight. Or taking in and enjoying all the cool fairs and festivals Oklahoma has to offer, my favorite of them being Oktoberfest which starts one week from today. Or reading, which I haven't done in a long time. Or spending time with my awesome boyfriend who makes me very happy. Or planning future vacations by simply saying "we should go there sometime" with my roommate. Or watching WAY too much TV, which speaking of, Nashville is going to be super dramatic and I love it.
Where was I going with this?
Ah yes. That whole superpowers thing.
You see, I love ALL the things mentioned above. I love devoting tons of time to all the things mentioned above. I love other things not included (like cooking, time with family, and the University of Oklahoma football).
But with me choosing to spend so much time with some of those things, I've neglected others. Like family time. And OU football (but that's partially because I feel like I'm scheduled to work every Saturday we play). And reading. And OBVIOUSLY blogging.
Y'all have superpowers because y'all manage to have full time jobs, your own shops, keep up reading other blogs, AND updating your own. I don't know how y'all do it.
I JUST NOW finished reading through your posts. There were so many I wanted to comment on, but the post was like a month old. Super lame.
So now what?
To be honest, there are some blogs I never read. It isn't fair to that blog owner, but it's the truth. I need to go through my subscriptions and take out every blog I never visit.
And as for my end of things, it needs to pick back up. This little blog is turning 2, and she got a facelift for the new year.
Also, there are already so many things different in my life in the what? 2 months since I returned from my vacation?
I have a lot to catch y'all up on. Hope you're excited to hear about the stuff I think is awesome.
Also, embrace the y'all. Apparently I say it a lot when it's 1:15 am and I should be sleeping :)
Well, I was going to leave you with a highly entertaining picture of me as a young lassie, but blogger app is wonky. So remind me to post it tomorrow. It will be better from a computer anyways! (And please excuse this paragraph. WHO AM I ?!)
Good night moon!