We have elections every year, every two years, every four years – special elections, municipal elections, bond elections, and probably some I’ve missed – but when Senator Tom Coburn declared he wasn’t going to finish his term, it all broke loose like a dancing donut shop display case.
I’m in, I’m out, I’m exploring it, I’m thinking about it – and heck, just spell my name right! Some pastries could run, but not have to give up being what they are until elected, but some pastries would have to give up being a pastry now and would only remain one if they were elected.
Some of these are pretty good pastries that would easily get re-elected as that pastry again, but would be out this election cycle. Are you confused yet? Well, some aren’t a pastry now, but have been before and for some crazy reason (ego-bongo or something) want to be a pastry again.
These pastries are in three categories: the left, the middle/moderate, and the right. I know I’m talking pastry & donuts, but a “talking head” who used to be a pie guy said only a right pastry can win the Congressional seat this time.
The field is pretty big. On the left, you have the sprinkle donut, cream puff, bavarian cream, vanilla angel, raspberry jelly donut, and coconut topping cake donut. This field of election candidates will attract a wide range on the voter scale.
The second group is not a third party, but somebody who is from the right or left, but is a little more baked in the middle (moderate). These would be your blueberry cake, apple fritter, applesauce cake, honey-dip donut, and chocolate-covered glaze. They will get their confectionery crushed in either the right or left primary, because it’s hard to get left of a sprinkle donut or right of a donut hole.
Last but not least, is the right pastry. These are the stalwarts, not changing or experimenting with their core recipes – the chocolate long johns, cinnamon twist, maple-iced ring, and the staunch glazed donut. Everyone claims to be the glazed donut, the truth standard-bearer of donuts and pastry.
A lot of the donuts and pastries on the left, middle, and right will claim to have the “core value” recipe of the glazed donut, but only the voters can be the judge of that.
So, be sure and go to the polls for the primary and general elections to exercise your American right to choose which donut/pastry you want to vote for – but after reading this, you need to have a napkin with you to wipe off your hands and get that crumb off your cheek.
Do you know what’s a multi-billion dollar business around the world? Pet food, healthcare, toys, grooming, and snacks.
Americans alone spend billions on their dogs. They bring them everywhere – to the doctor, Walmart, parks, festivals, and bingo. The dogs still have to use the drive-thru at the restaurant for grabbing grub, though.
This brings up the HUGE debate of dog food intake. Healthy or not healthy, choices preferred by discerning dogs, weight control, or medical diets – I may not be able to control what my spouse eats, but by golly, I can control my dog’s palate and portions! So if they do this, then I believe dogs deserve a real gourmet dining experience. After all, they are part of the family with birthday, holiday, and anniversary privileges – don’t you agree?
How better to elevate and refine their quality of life than to have a REAL GOURMET MEAL every now and then. Of course, the meal isn’t complete without WINE! So, let me introduce you to my new line of DOG WINES….
I have a nice Fire Hydrant Red, which has an aroma of a light dog-rear sniff and beef liver twang. My other option for fish or chicken dog meals is a Low Bush White, with a trace of poodle whiff and a slight scent of Kentucky Fried Chicken bones.
I promise you that you’ll see those big smiles, tongue-wagging, and tail twitching that only a PROPER gourmet dog meal provides. Don’t let your dog hear about this from his friends – you need to be the first to show your love.
DISCLAIMER: Know when to cut them off, because nobody likes a drunk, obnoxious dog…
Well, this will be the last time you’ll ever hear THOSE words in the same sentence!
A few years ago, public schools eliminated their driver’s education programs (mostly because of budgets, liabilities, and rumors of certain legislators having ties to private driving schools). Now kids use private driving schools or family or friends who are brave enough to get through without fear or a child abuse charge.
So what does that mean to you, Mr. or Ms. John Q. Public? Our “quiet” communities are full of rude, mindless zombies with about as much common sense as a crash test dummy.
Just the other morning, one of those lovely lasses was sitting in the middle of the driveway at Starbucks ( I know – but every once in awhile, I cave in to one large Pike Place Roast coffee). She was positioned in the GPS-directed, full-blown survey, dang flippin’ middle of the driveway.
She was in line for the drive-thru, but by not pulling over to her left (like a balloonhead with manners), she had successfully BLOCKED the drive-thru, the exit lane going around the building, plus one of only two exits and entrances to the parking lot, thus creating the “Honda Princess Logjam,” which is only totally complete if her music is blaring a Taylor Swift song and the princess’ eyes are locked on her iPhone, texting 90 words a minute. And woe be unto you if you’re the one who brings this to her attention! She will at the speed of light remind you that the “Honda Princess” is #1, according to her finger count.
Now on to more eye-opening alerts. These zombies evidently ALL missed the 4-way stop sign part of their driving tests. They either jump through the intersection when it’s not their turn, creating havoc, or wait until the water starts to boil (word pictures – ha!). I think there is still a guy in a Honda Fit at SW 149th & Penn waiting his turn.
In conclusion, just because you are a driver in a video game doesn’t mean you ARE one…
I’m writing this to everyone who ever attended US Grant High School. No matter what your high school experience was or where you live now, US Grant is a part of who you are. Let’s not forget them.
Every year, the alumni from Capitol Hill have a huge dinner at the Western Heritage Center (Cowboy Hall of Fame) to honor CHHS graduates and give out scholarships. Northwest Classen alums have a huge gathering each year, and they just built a $500,000+ fine arts auditorium at the school.
Many of you don’t know it, but last year US Grant alumni inducted several people into the US Grant Hall of Fame at a banquet at Willow Creek, including Eddie Griffen, Hal Smith, Jim Bolding, and others. The attendance was less than 100 people, but from all different years. It’s a great start.
Let me tell you who needs your help now. The US Grant football coach, Mr. Burris, and his staff have been there three years and are seen at almost any US Grant class gathering. I know they’ve been to our 1969 dinner a few times. These coaches are also at South Oklahoma City Chamber events.
Here is the part you don’t know – the coach and his team just won the Wes Welker Foundation award for community volunteer service. They practice hard and WORK hard. US Grant’s wins to losses is not very fruitful if you’re only keeping score that way, but in the heart category, these boys have heart. Tough economic backgrounds, tough home lives, and a need to help their families make playing football a trying adventure.
I heard a senior (5’6″ tall, maybe 135 pounds) speak about the coaches who care about them as people first, players second, as these coaches give him and the others an example of being men, fathers, and citizens. He said they volunteer to help in our community because they want it to be better. The coaches taught them to look across at the guy from Edmond North (who probably is closer to 200 pounds) and say, “Just because I’m US Grant, don’t think you won’t know you’ve been in a battle. I do this because in life as a grown man, it’s not going to be equal either, but I will succeed.”
They need our help, folks. If you can send $25, $50, $100, or $250 to the US Grant football program, it would mean the world. They need to feed these kids most of the time to work them out. If nothing else, go buy a lot of peanut butter and jelly and drop it off to them. If you need to drop off anything or send money for them, you can bring it to me at Keller Williams Realty, 1624 SW 122nd, OKC 73170. If you have questions, call me at 405-414-4536.
FIGHT ON FOR US GRANT!!!