Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Oklahoma City Zoo

Early Sunday morning I headed to the Oklahoma City zoo with my parents and three close family friends. We got to the zoo right before it opened to avoid the crowd and the heat. Luckily a cool front came through and the high for the day was to only be 90, ha! We hoped on the tram and began seeing loads of animals. It was pleasant and cool for a June morning so the animals were all active and out where we could see them. We got off the tram and walked through the dinosaur exhibit. It was cool seeing fossils from millions of years ago and huge life size dinosaurs.
We then headed through the great escape seeing gorillas, orangutans, and chimpanzees. Next the temps began to rise as we headed through the Oklahoma Trails. I enjoyed seeing the bears. They looked like they had both just taken a dip in the water. We also passed by the lions, I don't think I have seen them this up close before. All three were chewing on bones.

We then headed to my favorite part of the zoo which is the island life! With Island life that means only one thing...flamingo's!!! After the flamingos our zoo trip was pretty much complete. We passed going to the Pachyderm building since the elephants are gone and also skipped going to the aquarium.

Overall the trip was great! We did it in about two hours and left right when it really started to heat up! If you live in or near OKC you should definitely check out the zoo!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's day

I hope everyone had a wonderful father's day with their dad. I spent the day at my parents house lounging in the pool, getting frozen yogurt from orange tree, grilling hamburgers, and watching YES man. It was a great day with my dad (and mom) :) ! 

Happy monday tomorrow :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

52 in fifty two

What is 52 in fifty two? Well, let me tell you-

My good friend Mary Jo from college has come up with a genius plan to find a date and maybe just maybe a boyfriend. She will go on fifty two dates in fifty two weeks.
Here are the rules:

*The total of all dates over the the 52 week period of time (June 2009-June 2010) must be 52 or greater.
*Multiple dates with the same person are acceptable.
*Setting Mary Jo up on blind dates is acceptable and encouraged.
*Must be male, straight, and in between the ages of 21-40.

Want to go on a date with MJ or know someone who would want to go on a date with MJ?
email: fiftytwoinfiftytwo@gmail.com or check out her blog at 52infiftytwo.blogspot.com to follow the adventure!

Here's a little bit about her (got it off her blog) and the bio is courtesy of our good friend Allison oh, and check out her website at http://www.allioppe.com/! Its just getting started so check back for the kickoff!

First of all, this is Allison, MJ's online accomplice for this mission. Since it would seem egotistical for MJ to write a bio of herself, I will write one for her.

Mary Jo Hope was born July 18, 1984. Since then, she has accomplished quite a bit. She graduated from Oklahoma City University (where she met me) in 2006 and now works for a great downtown OKC non-profit organization. She is a sports enthusiast and an avid Kansas Jayhawks fan.
She also likes a good costume party.

She doesn't, however, like beer, coffee, or maple syrup.
(this is a apple cider)

She travels frequently and has almost visited all 50 states. If you need a date for a wedding in Alaska, she's your girl. And yes, that would count toward the 52.
That's about all I am going to reveal about Mary Jo Hope. If you want to know more, apply for a date.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I know I've been a slacker and haven't posted in like 9 years. okay, or like 3 weeks. One of those weeks I spent in Cozumel Mexico. We arrived on a Monday morning and instantly hit the pool and layed out. Got totally burned on my shoulders that day and suffered throughout the trip. Next day went into town and did some shopping. Had an awesome pine colada at Fat Tuesdays. Got in the car and headed down to a public beach and went on an awesome snorkel excursion with my dad. Saw a huge grouper, school of barracuda's, turtle, and a SHARK! Yep, a shark! It was a baby and at the bottom of the ocean...not scary. Then hopped back in the car and headed to the other side of the island. Had some super strong drinks and headed to dinner at a local favorite. The next few days were spent on the beach or at the pool relaxing. I couldn't have asked for a better trip and was bitter sweet to come home. Here are a few pics to enjoy.