Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Adios, August

I'm ready to leave this month behind (and its hellish temperatures) and get a fresh start in September. Let's go! On to football, fairs and hot cocoa. And sweaters! And boots, and good books and actually being outdoors again without suffering from heat exhaustion.

I can only see positives in my future.

P.S. 3 days until college football. Boomer Sooner!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

guess who is coming to the state fair?

It's no secret that I love the state fair. In fact, I once wrote an entire post about how the state fair is like Christmas, and I stand by my theory. Over the past five years*, I have seen Hanson, Boyz II Men and MC Hammer perform with all most of Oklahoma's crazies in attendance. and I enjoyed EVERY LAST SECOND OF IT.

*Side note: Does anyone remember who performed in 2006 and 2007? I was in Europe in 2007, but I know I went my freshman year because I have pictures of me on a tractor to prove it. I just don't have any memory of the concert.

And this year, the Village People will be singing their hearts out from the Chesapeake Energy Stage. Just take a moment to imagine the fantastic music and excellent people watching that will take place during this time.

Well done, 2011 Oklahoma State Fair. You've outdone yourself.

Monday, August 22, 2011

So long, summer

I can't believe summer is almost over! This summer was so unexpectedly great, but unfortunately I did a poor job of documenting it. However, Laura's birthday was last weekend, and I actually got some pictures of that! Yay me!

It was a great birthday party and a great way to start a new school year. For the first time in my life, I am not going back to school in the fall. I certainly appreciate the lack of homework, but I do miss class. I also miss sleeping in and taking naps in the middle of the day. In fact, I think all U.S. businesses should implement mandatory naptime. Everyone would be so much happier and more productive! 

In other news, Laura is moving closer to her new teaching job with one of our best friends. She is moving to a great house in Oklahoma City, and Abigail is moving in with me. I'm going to miss Laura, but it will be nice to live with Abigail again, too. I am probably going to majorly distract her from her law studies, though. I am already planning a High School Musical marathon! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Everyone should read this

This is the kind of thing I would normally share via Facebook or Twitter, but I am on a little social media fast (I do social media for my job, so avoiding my own personal page is a definite challenge). 

As a communications nerd, I am always fascinated by the way media and advertising shape culture. This recent article in the Huffington Post discusses how media objectifies women and girls, and why it is important. Very interesting! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011



Needless to say, I am super excited. It's nice in the 21st Century.