Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
We had a lot of fun Shanelle and Adam's apartment in Midwest City, OK. It had been over a year since Sha and I had seen each other so some quality cousin time was definitely called for.
The first thing on the agenda was going to the Officer's Club and meeting all of Shanelle's coworkers. The dinner was free, the company was great and Sha won $50 in a raffle!!
The next day we went to David's Bridal so Shanelle could try on some wedding dresses.
Beautiful bride-t0-be Shanelle modeled wedding dresses for Jenny, Angelina and me while we took photos and voted for our favorite three. This Cinderella dress didn't make the cut, but Sha had a lot of fun trying it on. It was so pouffy, it barely squeezed into the the fitting room! Afterwards, Shanelle treated us to some Chinese chow at P.F. Chang's. Thank you Sha!
We went to Musashi's Japanese Steakhouse to celebrate my belated birthday. Mykle generously treated me and Chris to a shrimp entree cooked on the hibachi grill, a couple maki rolls and Sapporo and saki. Thank you Mykle and Jenny!
Chris and I took a trip to the Stockyards: A street full of stores vending cowboy boots, cowboy hats, cowboy shirts, cowboy chaps. Who knew it was so expensive to be a cowboy? Those hats run between $50-$350 and a good pair of cowboy boots will run you at least $200.
Bolo ties aren't really my style, but we found an excellent collection of very reasonably priced hardcovers at Abalache Book & Antique Shop.
Downtown Oklahoma. The billboard reads: Parking meters were invented in our great state. Thanks a lot, Oklahoma. Everybody loves parking meters!
Friday night we all headed to Norman, the nearby college town.
Meet Dane, Shanelle's cousin from her daddy's side of the family. He's a sports writer/interviewer/journalist and knows more about sports than anyone I know!
We entered in on Shanelle rapping "Paul Revere" by the Beastie Boys. I sang "Part Time Lovers" by Stevie Wonder.
Saturday, we went to a friend's house for a chili dinner and some Mario Bros on Wii. Afterwards, Chris and I joined Mykle in celebrating his graduation from the air traffic control and upcoming move to work at Dallas airport. The theme (obviously) was the 70s.
"It's a different kind of sexy"
Mykle dancing with a broom after a terrible upset, shutting me and Chris out at beer pong with only 4 throws.