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!

My bestest friends in the whole wide world.
Jenny, Angelina, Shanelle and I sat around playing cards and drinking wine while...
... Mykle, Adam and Chris killed Nazi zombies. :P
Adam timing Chris as Jenny tries to guess what he's sketching in a game of Cranium.
Meet Lux, the sweetest cuddlebug.

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!
Samurai Nikkimoto and Samurai Shasaki.

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.
Archway inviting you into the Stockyards.

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!

Silly, horses can't read!

Friday night we all headed to Norman, the nearby college town.
The music was too loud, the drunk college kids were too obnoxious, but the beer was good and cheap!
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 went back to the Officer's club last Friday for some karaoke.
We entered in on Shanelle rapping "Paul Revere" by the Beastie Boys. I sang "Part Time Lovers" by Stevie Wonder.

Chris sang "Use Me" by Bill Withers.

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 Trejo
That's Mykle looking fabulous in the middle.
70s girls!
Me and Chris posing after a victorious 3 game sweep in beer pong.
Mykle dancing with a broom after a terrible upset, shutting me and Chris out at beer pong with only 4 throws.
Mykle and Phil in baby blue and burgundy. Looking good fellas!

I'll leave you with this fantastic photo. You might want to print it and frame it on your wall. Copyright 2010.

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