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Sooners on the board...Or oodles of okies

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posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 08:23 PM
It seems there are more neighbors here than I originally thought. I'd like to post a list of all the Okies I've seen so far. It is not my intention to "out" anyone. This is info that is listed via profiles or posts. Some of these members may be long gone but many are still here.

If I have inadvertently listed someone as a fellow Okie, please disregard the intended compliment (as I may have misunderstood something in one of your posts) and feel free to make corrections as needed.

It is my hope that we may get to know one another a little better. We're off to a good start as we already have something in common: ATS.

Let me start by saying......


sanity lost
new paradigm
Watchful Eye
and. of course, my own charming self: whitewave (without the 67029)

Feel free to add to the list or to tell us a little about yourself. Let the socializing begin...Okie-style.


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posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 07:13 AM

How come ya'll let it so humid down state? First two weeks is July I went down there to check on two of my sons and my dad and it damn near killed me.

I'm staying in the Panhandle!


posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 06:19 PM
Well...the only thing I'm gonna have to let slide is the Sooner reference.


All good though. As long as it is an Oklahoma school, they'll have my support

I'm glad to be in such prestigious company though

The state religion=Football= is still going strong, and I believe we are in for one HELL of a season!

Right On!!!

posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 06:30 PM
Man I am sooooo ready for a "pit pig" and some noodlin'. I do wanna get down the Illinois some time this summer. Maybe, maybe not...

Man it's hot though

Anyways...Rock On Folks:w:

posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 07:18 PM
Welcome Roper and daddymax. Wha chu mean, hot? This is some fine Oklahoma summer we're having. Best way to enjoy it is at the lake with a few "cold ones" or indoors working on your pallor. You could always take frequent trips out of state like I do in the summer. lol.

Roper, I think you're in whiteraven's neck o' the woods. You been to the sand dunes?

daddymax, didn't mean to rile ya up there with that sooners reference. I didn't mean Boomer Sooners...just Sooners as in Okies. (Although.......)

So how are all the Okies keeping themselves entertained during this heat wave? I'm always surprised to find that people from other states think there's nothing to do in "the armpit of America". Share your favorite spots/activities. Is this a great state or what?

posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 07:36 PM
Oh no man...I knew what you meant, but I had to throw that out there.

I am going to do some lawn mowing, wood cutting, beer drinking, wife pleasing(mine most likely), grass firing(he he), and some guitar playing to get through the heat wave this weekend. Estimates for up to 104, heat index 110. CAN'T WAIT!!!:w:

Actually I may have to find some water somewhere and get wet...drown some worms...and catch at least a buzz. And what are you plannin'?

By the way...a thread to Okie's. I Love It

posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 08:23 PM
Your weekend sounds a lot like mine (except for the wife-pleasin' and guitar playin'). Ride my scooter, socialize with friends, start making another batch of wine. I figure if I ignore the lawn long enough, the heat will just burn it up.

I've travelled all over the USA and, when talking to people who come here from other states, I've noticed that things Okies do and take for granted as "normal" are considered odd by "fur-n-ers". Just about everything Jeff Foxworthy mentions as "you might be a redneck..." pretty much fits us home-grown, corn-fed Okie folk. Seriously, does anyone else think it's perfectly fine to park in your yard when a bunch of people are coming over and parking is limited? It's not like you can get a decent lawn to grow here anyway. And why would I need a pair of shoes to go into a restaurant? I'm not eating with my feet.

J/K. I figure if there's anyone not from Oklahoma, it's be fun to yank their chain a little. Although.....we DO have a lot of cowboys and indians here.

C'mon, yall. What general area of the state do you live in? Let's get to know our neighbors. I live in Norman but don't go to the college. Just a workin' stiff that likes to shoot at the range and ride my scooter on the weekends. Fishing in the nearby mudholes, too.

posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 10:32 PM
>By Jeff Mullin, commentary
> If someone mentions California, what do you think of?
>Hollywood, L.A., crowded freeways, beaches, and Arnold Schwarzeneger?
>California, of course, is so much more than that. How about Maine? I
>think of cold weather, people with funny accents, and lobsters. What if
>someone brings up Idaho? Does it bring to mind potatoes?
> When people hear the name of our state, it seems the first thing
>that comes to mind is not Oklahoma, but "Oklahoma!" The 1943 musical,
>the first for Rogers and Hammerstein, is the first thing most people in
>America think of when they hear about the Sooner State.
> Having people associate our state with a beloved musical is
>certainly better than some alternatives, like rednecks and tornadoes,
>but it certainly isn't representative of today's Oklahoma.
> "Oklahoma!" is a delight. The story of cowboys and farmers
>finding love in Oklahoma territory features classic music and
>ground-breaking choreography, including the dream ballet illustrating
>Laurey's difficulty in choosing a suitor between Cowboy Curley and
>farmhand Jud Fry.
> It also gave us our state song, which never fails to bring
>Oklahomans to their feet, which can prove a bit unnerving for performers
>in touring versions of the show who, during stops in Oklahoma, must deal
>with a standing ovation before the curtain comes down.
> "Oklahoma!" is a classic of American musical theater and
>deserves its place in the pantheon of enduring entertainment treasures.
> It is not, however, an accurate indication of where our state
>has been, is today and is going. Oklahoma is not only the home abode of
>Ado Annie and Aunt Eller but of the aerosol can. That wonder of the age
>was invented in Bartlesville. Oklahoma City is the home of the parking
>meter, while the shopping cart was born in Ardmore.
> The electric guitar also was invented in Oklahoma, by a Beggs
>Musician named Bob Dunn. The first "Yield" sign was installed in Tulsa.
> The state has more man-made lakes than any other state, which
>gives us more than a million surface-acres of water and 2,000 more miles
>of shoreline that the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined.
> The Sooner State has produced more astronauts than any other
>state in the union. Owen Garriott is a hometown Enid boy, of course,
>while Tom Stafford is from Weatherford, Shannon Lucid from Oklahoma
>City, William Pogue from Okemah and the late Gordon Cooper from Shawnee.
> Oklahoma is home ot Amateur Softball Association, Sonic
>restaurants, and more F4 and F5 tornadoes than any other state.
> Oklahoma is the third-largest gas-producing state in the nation
>and ranks fourth in the production of wheat, cattle and calves, fifth in
>the production of pecans, sixth in peanuts and eighth in peaches.
> The state's colors are neither the crimson and cream of the
>University of Oklahoma nor the orange and black of Oklahoma State, but
>green and white.
> Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Oklahoma as having
>the most diverse terrain of any state in the nation. The state,
>according to EPA, boasts 11 distinct ecoregions, one of only four states
>to have more than 10.
> Oklahomans practice 73 major religions. The largest is the
>Southern Baptist Convention, with nearly 1,600 churches and more than
>960,000 members.
> Oklahoma gave birth to Dick Tracy (cartoonist Chester Gould is a
>native of Pawnee) and Donald Duck (Clarence "Ducky" Nash, the original
>voice of Walt Disney's Donald, grew up in Watonga).
> Oklahomans have survived the Dust Bowl, any number of killer
>tornadoes, the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal
>Building and various oil booms and busts. Oklahoma is populated by
>people who are caring, giving, hard-working, patriotic, and fiercely
>independent. Oklahoma is a good place to live, work and play.
> The challenge in this, is to make the rest
>of America aware of what Oklahoma has to offer, besides beautiful
>mornings, fringe-laden surreys and a girl who, "cain't say no."

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 11:39 AM
Great facts! To give an answer to you query...I was born in Enid, raised in Jenks(Go Trojans!!!), went to college and played ball in Miami(GO Golden Norsemen!!!), went from there to Stillwater to play(Go Pokes!!!), from there I joined the ARMY. I did my Basic Training at Ft. Sill in Lawton. and my PLDC there. I was stationed in Germany for about a year and a half, then I returned. I was a bouncer in Tulsa for almost two years(multiple venues), then I met a pretty cool girl and moved to Bartlesville with her. I was there for 9 years, and now I live in Nowata, work in Bartlesville, and got to either Tulsa, or Sand Springs just about every other weekend.

Also...Phillips 66 started here in Bartlesville by Frank Phillips, QuickTrip started in Oklahoma...Shawnee I think. Also(for better or worse) we have the second highest count of casino's, only behind Nevada. There are some more facts to be found, but I don't have the time to chase them down right now...

Oh yeah!!! The girls who can't say no...I Love them too

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 09:54 PM

Originally posted by whitewave

Roper, I think you're in whiteraven's neck o' the woods. You been to the sand dunes?

I don't know where Whiteraven is. Sand dunes, no. My assistant Manager takes his 4 wheeler there sometimes. They are aways from me.

I'm in the middle of Texas County and just a little off center.
Closer to Texas than Kansas.


posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 10:51 AM
reply to post by Roper

Nothin's far when ya got a car.

There's a few ATSers in the Tulsa area. N1cotine and Gluetrap come to mind. Not sure where everyone is located. Might be nice to have a get-together some time with the Okies on the board.

posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 03:38 PM

Originally posted by whitewave
reply to post by Roper

Nothin's far when ya got a car.

There's a few ATSers in the Tulsa area. N1cotine and Gluetrap come to mind. Not sure where everyone is located. Might be nice to have a get-together some time with the Okies on the board.

Hi, I am in Tulsa. Whitewave posted an invite and told me bout this thread. I have talked to Heike a few times, she is in Sand Springs just a skip and a jump. Well, how is all you'uns doin? Man what a relief, a place where I can really be myself...:w:

posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 03:43 PM
If you are in Tulsa area and had out-of-state guests, where are 2 or 3 places you would HAVE to take them? Mine are Freddy's Steak House and White River Fish Market, and oh yeah of course the Praying Hands. LOL

posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 07:12 PM
Welcome Bombeni. You're among friends, here. I don't get to Tulsa often. Always manage to get lost in T-town.

I don't know all the hot spots there but if I venture your way sometime, I'll rely on your good judgment. Good spots in Norman are BJ's (unfortunate name-good food), Panda Garden, The Monte.

I see your "friend" got a cool avie. Took me 2 years to finally get my avatar. LOL.

Have you been to the Oklahoma memorial downtown? Or the botanical gardens? There's also a cool rock-climbing place where, for 18$, you can spend the day bruising your knees on pointy rocks.
If it ever gets below 100 degrees here, maybe I could show you around. Bring Heike.

posted on Aug, 7 2008 @ 03:11 AM

Originally posted by daddymax
The state religion=Football= is still going strong, and I believe we are in for one HELL of a season!

Ayeee yeah maybe we can actually have a fiesta one of these years eh eh eh?

No but seriously, lets hear it for those Broncos and them Mt-n-eers!!

posted on Aug, 7 2008 @ 07:37 AM

Originally posted by NexGenRevolution

Originally posted by daddymax
The state religion=Football= is still going strong, and I believe we are in for one HELL of a season!

Ayeee yeah maybe we can actually have a fiesta one of these years eh eh eh?

No but seriously, lets hear it for those Broncos and them Mt-n-eers!!

Mt-n-eers? Where at, may I ask.


posted on Aug, 9 2008 @ 11:06 AM
reply to post by Roper

Ok. Apparently no one knows who the Mt-n-eers are. (Lot of small towns in Oklahoma). Moving on.....

Lake Murray is a nice spot for the weekends. Eufaula. Chickasha National Park.

Lake Thunderbird is usually referred to as Lake DirtyBird but people still congregate there. Not sure if anyone actually gets IN the water but there's a casino right down the street so it's a popular spot.

It seems that other states don't have 3.2% beer and consider Oklahoma to be a joke in that regard. I'm not a beer drinker so I'm not up on much of that. Native Okies are a pretty self-sufficient lot, though, so they're more willing to just make their own (not just beer) if they're not happy with something. Adventurous bunch, too. Who'd have guessed that growing grapes in our climate and soil would be such a successful venture?

posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 10:16 PM
Hello, sorry to be late showin' up. I'm an Okie by choice not by birth, I was actually born in Germany and my stepdad was career US Army. So I've been all over the country, but "stuck" in NE Oklahoma since 1984.

I'm actually near Terlton, which is about 9 miles NW of Mannford and 8 miles S of Cleveland .. or about 30 miles West of Tulsa. We have 10 acres out here with 3 horses, 4 dogs, and a bunch of chickens, ducks, and geese.

I belong to the Bad Girls Trail Riding Club and recently attended City Slickers at Robbers Cave. We'll be down there again for the Halloween ride.

I have a pretty big garden which is producing tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupes faster than we can eat them right now, and watermelons coming in.

When we have comp'ny, we gotta take 'em to the lake, usually Keystone just because it's closest, and to the Tulsa Zoo.

Finally cooled off some here, and boy am I glad. Even the horses were sweating like crazy and the ducks and chickens were digging holes in the shade and laying around like dead things.

If anyone wants to have a get together or meet up, u2u me for my email address.

posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:21 AM
Hello Heike. U2U is down at the moment but we'll get together later.

Love Robbers Cave. Lots of cool spots in Oklahoma if you just know where to look. I prefer the OKC zoo to the Tulsa one but that's just personal preference. I like going without the kids. lol. What is Bad Girls riding? Horses or bikes? And why would they be bad girls for riding either? I have a scooter myself. Horses hate me.
They just seem to know that I know nothing about them and they either bite me or try to throw me or run me into stuff. I've not had good experiences with horses.

Lots of people get "stuck" in Oklahoma. Oil booms bring people in by the droves and then they can't afford to move when the oil bust hits. That and the place kinda grows on ya. I've travelled all over the country but I always come back to Oklahoma. There's no place like home.

posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:29 AM
reply to post by whitewave

BGTRC is just a group of women all over Oklahoma who ride horses. I don't remember why they originally called themselves "bad girls" because it's the opposite of what we are. We do charitable stuff like hooves for a cure rides and we ride in parades - you'll see us, but maybe not me because my horses don't like parades - in the Tulsa and Jenks Christmas parades. I did ride in the Mounds 4th July parade and I've ridden the Shamrock parade.

I'm sorry about your bad experiences with horses. I'm a novice myself, finally got a horse when I was 49. But there are folks in the club who have horses that literally anyone can ride, even little kids. Or me. :grin:

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