Friday, October 26, 2007

Run, Tulsa, Run

Blogger: Natasha

As of this writing, there are 15 hours, 9 minutes until the start of the 2007 Tulsa Run.

For those of you who have been training for months in anticipation and preparation for this race, GOOD LUCK! For the rest of you, you have 15 hours, 9 minutes to get to the start line to cheer these troopers on! I bet it's an amazing thing to watch. I'll find out tomorrow, since I ran the 5K last year and didn't know much about the Run before that. To run the race is definitely an amazing experience.

BONUS: There's beer and candy at the finish line. Seriously.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cover Band Hilarity

Blogger: Mos Jef

Out of complete boredom and morbid curiosity, I have created a poster searching for people that want to start a Hall & Oates cover band. While I still think this is a fantastic idea, I'm really just interested in what kind of responses I would get.

I posted these all over town. Let's all pray that I get tons of responses. This could potentially be the funniest thing ever.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Vote 2-Day

Blogger: Natasha

Assuming you've educated yourself on the issues, don't forget to vote on the river proposal today.

Voting is, for me, one of the ultimate and funnest ways to do Tulsa. Voting isn't just a responsibility; it's a privilege. You - yeah, even you - have the opportunity today to have your voice heard. Heck, you might even have the chance to paint yourself in blue/green or black/red, dress up and drive some of your friends to the polls (pit stop at The Full Moon for lunch, anyone?).

Okay, cutting the crap. Polls are open until 7 this evening, so no excuses - GO VOTE!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

We Win: TDT is Best Culture Blog 2007

Though we couldn't be at the pizza party/Okie Blog Awards get-together today at Hideaway Pizza - some of us were visiting family, some of us were celebrating Natasha's birthday at Whispering Vines, and yet another was kicking ass at the Zoo Run - we still managed to bring one home:

Thanks to our fellow Oklahoma bloggers for your votes. We promise we'll stop doing Tulsa long enough to come to next year's Blogger Roundup.

Tulsa Zoo Run

Blogger: Mos Jef

This morning Tulsa had its 38th Annual Zoo Run. This year broke last year's record for most participants. Go Tulsa! It was a good time for everyone involved. I'm not sure exactly how many people were running in the event, but I pre-registered earlier this week and I was number:

That makes this run the 2nd oldest running event in Tulsa, and the 6th largest race in the state. The zoo's American Airlines tent served as the post-race hospitality area. Food and beverages from great Tulsa-area establishments were provided for all participants. Post-race activities included live music from a DJ, face painters, clowns, and massages. Once the race was over, all runners and spectators could enjoy a free day at the Tulsa Zoo.

Some animals were pretty pumped up about the event:

Others didn't seem so interested:

Others were too busy hanging out to even watch:

If you'd like to get involved in Tulsa-area running events, you should join the Tulsa Running Club. It's a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the benefits of running and walking by providing social, financial, and moral support to Tulsa and the surrounding communities and to establish camaraderie among runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. You can fill out a membership form at (or click the link).

Me? I'm not there for the camaraderie. I was talking trash and hauling ass. Just like in the last event, I finished 3rd in my age division (25 - 29 years old) despite shaving 45 seconds off my time. I'm almost positive it's the same two guys that beat me at the last event. I'm going to have to kill them. Training to beat them will just take too much effort. I'm going to make it look like an accident. I've already decided how -- posionous dart frogs:

Anyway, it was a good time. These events make running a lot of fun, and running is good for the body.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Doing the Tulsa State Fair

Bloggers: Natalie and Party Brenda
("T" is for...Tulsa? Okay.)

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is time for the Tulsa State Fair. Welcome to TDT’s Live Team Coverage of the Tulsa State Fair, with your hosts: Party Brenda and Natalie.

We met up Sunday evening and headed out to the Fairgrounds. Keep in mind that our complete and total purpose of attending the fair was to eat. So, if you’re looking for commentary on the livestock, the rides or really anything else, we’re not your girls.

Here’s a rundown of our fair experience.

6:25 p.m. Say hi to Party Husband, who is working as a member of the esteemed Event Staff at Disney on Ice. We listen to his lament of having seen the show seven times. Brenda takes his cash, but she gives him a kiss, so it all works out.

6:35 p.m. First food stop: jumbo corn dogs.

6:47 p.m. Ribbon potatoes. Stop at covered eating area to people watch. Comment from Natalie on the “special” sort of people that tend to gather on the Midway at the fair.

7:10 p.m. Enter Expo Center to browse for things we don’t need. Discussions about hot tubs, RVs, jewelry cleaner, gutters, ugly furniture and pools ensue.

7:16 p.m. Visit Natalie’s friend Elizabeth at the KTUL booth.

7:18 p.m. Decide to look at refrigerators, as Natalie may be in the market for one soon.

7:19 p.m. Guy hits on Natalie in the refrigerator area. We run away.

7:20 p.m. Consider a Strawberry Newberg. They are expensive. We move on.

7:22 p.m. Our favorite annual stop at the fair: Wedding Cake Competition. One of the cake decorators is running around saying, “There’s something wrong with the judging,” over and over. We ignore her and point at the cute baby on the floor.

7:23 p.m. Cake observing.

7:34 p.m. Bored with the Expo Building, we move outside to get some dessert.

7:36 p.m. It starts raining. We stop under another corn dog stand for shelter.

7:40 p.m. Darting from food trailer to food trailer to stay out of rain.

7:42 p.m. Discussion about whether Party Brenda should win a giant grizzly bear for Kyle. Conclusion that it would probably cost her $547 to win said grizzly bear.

7:45 p.m. Seek shelter under another food trailer. Notice that it is a trailer for pineapple whip and dip cones. Score!

7:49 p.m. Head to the car. Really raining now.

7:52 p.m. Safely in the car. And, home we go.

All in all, it was an excellent fair experience, though probably fairly (haha – no pun intended) short by most standards. Considering our purpose was to eat, and your money (and your appetite) doesn’t go too far at the fair, I’d say we accomplished our objectives within a reasonable amount of time.

The weather is supposed to be very nice this weekend, so go on out to the fair! Just watch out for the goons on the Midway.

Just for Fun: Notes from Natasha

List of stuff eaten by TDT girls (Party Brenda, Natalie and Natasha) at the Fair up until Oct. 4:

-Garlic Chicken Burrito
-4 bottles of water
-Cheese on a Stick (I wait all year for the Fair, just to partake of this bit of arterial hell)
-Brownies with pudding from the Strawberry Newberg people
-Indian Taco
-Large iced tea
-Fudge from somewhere in the MIO (Made in Oklahoma) building
-Two jumbo corn dogs
-Ribbon potatoes
-Two Pineapple Whip and Dip Cones
-Buttered Corn on the Cob
-Strawberry Newberg

Yeah, so I’m 4 ½ months pregnant and can put away food in a fashion unmatched during my pre-pregnancy life, but the girls and I came together and managed to eat enough food to fill one of those smelly-like-child-barf garbage cans at the good ol’ Tulsa State Fair this year. Who knows, we may go back this weekend to eat yet more of that food that, while delicious, also greases the intestinal tract.

TDT Staff note: How many of you have seen the cover of the most recent Urban Tulsa Weekly? The title of the cover story is, “Pie High: Pizza Is the New Hamburger.” Give it a read. The Quest must have been a pretty damn good idea – cover-worthy, it seems.

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