The Story of How I Caused Oklahoma to Lose to Texas

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My bizarro weekend, i.e., the reason OU lost to Texas.

It started off when Bethany Public Schools made the decision to not have Fall Break land on OU/Texas weekend. This meant we couldn’t leave early, we had to wait for the kids to get out of school.

Then, I made a critical wardrobe mistake. The last two years, I wore an OU Tshirt to dinner on Friday night in Dallas, and an OU Polo to the game.

This year, I’ve got a new dri-fit Tshirt that I wanted to wear during the game, because it was going to be hot and it would be more comfortable. So, I did the polo on Friday, Tshirt on Saturday. Continue reading

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5 Confessions of a Real Live Ginger

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As usual, I write to you now from the cold dark of night. The sun, safely tucked away on the other side of the earth, waits patiently to mock me again tomorrow.

The sun is my enemy. I am a ginger.

Ginger.

Should this word offend me? It seems so derogatory. I believe it’s one of those words that society, as a whole, shouldn’t say. I can say it all I want, because I am one. But not you.

Maybe Gengro would be more appropriate?

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To tell you the truth, that’s not even a word I was familiar with until about 5 years ago. I managed to live the first 35 years of my life, having never been called that.

Then this happened. Continue reading