Saturday, August 30, 2008

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming!!!!

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This should be a religious holiday for us Pastafarians.

add this event to your google calendar:

arrrr!!! thanks for the head's up k-fish!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Susan is now at college

We left Susan at Haskell around 12:30 this afternoon. It really wasn't too bad. We're gonna miss her but she's in a better place now.

We arrived in Lawrence around 3:00 pm Friday and went downtown to show Kimberly and Laura the hippy shop. I think it's called 'the third planet'. Kimberly got a new purse and I finally got an FSM emblem to put on my bike.

Funny bumper sticker Kimberly pointed out yesterday -
Lawrence Kansas - 27 square miles of reality surrounded by Kansas

We ate at Carlos O'Kelly's mexican restaurant.

This morning we got up and drove down to Haskell to get Susan checked into her dorm room. Apparently, they decided to not put both male and female freshmen in the same building. So we went to the one that had the sign 'new student housing'. After waiting in line for 20 minutes, we found out that this was the boys dorm. So we hiked to the girls dorm and stood in line again.

Susan's room was pretty small. Her room mate is from Collinsville, OK.

We went to the Parent Orientation and brunch and then on back to the dorms. We helped Susan get settled a little more and said our goodbyes.

We were 5 miles away when Susan called and said to come back, she was moving rooms and needed help. It took about 20 minutes to get back and her first room was empty. We asked about her and someone told us she was upstairs. So we head upstairs and I start knocking on doors. The first door that someone answered was Susan's room.

Wow - what a move. This room was made for 3 people and it just has Susan and her room mate.
The A/C didn't seem to work very well but it's big. It does have a rather large breaker box near Susan's bed. So I guess they could turn off power to most of the building or at least their floor if they wanted to break the lock and flip some breakers. We helped her get settled again and said our goodbyes, again.

I didn't get many pictures and some aren't very good but... go HERE to see them

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Oklahoma Tag

Interesting newspaper articles about the new OK tag which will be available early in 2009.

from the Tulsa World article: "State and local law enforcement officials have said the new plates are needed because the condition of many Oklahoma tags, some decades old, is a public safety concern. "

The Daily Oklahoman, as usual, reminds me of Fox News (heavy spin on non-separation of church and state very right-wing).... The Tulsa World did a much better job - imho.

daily ok -

tulsa world -

Some of the comments after the articles are great -

from the Tulsa World....
Ignatz, Broken Bow (8/2/2008 6:25:28 PM)
Can't believe Repubs didn't want an oil derrick and the baby Jesus.

ThunderPigeon, (8/3/2008 12:32:42 AM)
That would be a shade better than who the Dems would choose: Josef Stalin or Fidel Castro. (Maybe Hitler too, his government was very socialist)

I kind of agree with some comments by KinghtOfSwords- why an Apache and not something from the Kiowa, Caddo, Witchita, or Osage tribes? fyi - There are no reservations in Oklahoma, right?

But I like the tag anyway, and I'll probably get one.