While working on saving files in anticipation of creating a new template for this blog this morning, I got a call from my good friend Steve Lackmeyer with the Oklahoman and co-author of OKC: 2nd Time Around, and he asked what I thought about making page 2 of today’s Oklahoman. “Huh?” I said (utilizing once again my remarkably high command of the English language). He asked if I’d read my paper this morning, and I said, “No, I’m trying to upgrade my blog … have you seen my last blog post?” “No,” he said, he’d not been there and done that just yet!
So, I went outside and frantically ripped open the plastic container which contained my new present rather like Ralphie in the movie A Christmas Story with his hands a-blazing when opening up his new Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle on Christmas morning in Hammond (I originally said Terre Haute, but thanks to a comment by Scott Selva, below, I stand corrected), Indiana, oh so long ago!
You don’t have to be “good” with friends like Steve, just being lucky enough to have friends like him is enough!
Thanks, Steve! And, of course, if you don’t regularly do so already, visit his great OKC Central blog to get breaking news about our fair city. Besides that, be sure to check out his upcoming Arcadia book, Bricktown, when it becomes available a few months from now. I’ve seen a draft of it, and you’ll need to have it in your library, and that’s a promise from Doug Dawg! By the way, Steve’s photo at the top of this article was taken on March 4, 2008, at the March 4 Vote’s watch party … so maybe Steve is also enjoying Disney World and a pony and all that other stuff, just like me! PLUS, this morning, I finally got a phone call from a ticket rep for our new NBA team … I was sweating not having had such a call sooner … so far, it has been quite a lucky day for Doug Dawg all the way around!