Saturday, July 25, 2015

C Duncan garden........

I hope I can get this album on USA itunes when it's released!
I miss my yard just a little bit this weekend.... ;)

buddy weekend.........


summer getaway.....

good morning from Arkansas.  I just woke up and am lying on a twin mattress in an upstairs room of my friends' place here in the office/studio workroom.  it's comfy enough. I hope to get up and go for a short run here soon and then come back for breakfast, they all sleep in here past 8 or 9 anyway....
I finished up summer class last week. WHOOSH! turned in my grades and left town for Tulsa after class Thursday. There was a "Wes Anderson experience" going on at the Philbrook art museum that turned out to be something I don't think Wes Anderson would ever want to quite experience.... it was a SAUNA ha ha. out on the lawn in late July, I'm not sure what they could have been thinking. but overall it was a cool time, a pretty cool crowd, 1300 people, about the whitest crowd I've been in in a while, ha and lots of costumes from his movies.  but man we sweat and sweat and sat there and melted.  I had fun overall though. I met some friends there and we ate at Hideaway pizza on Cherry street before, then went to the event for a few hours, and I left around 9 to drive in to AR.
had a great time yesterday driving around town, got a haircut, saw some friends at their work places, swam in the pool here where I'm staying, and wathced the first half of "Kingsman" movie last night before coming up to bed.
I brought my iphone 4 with me, that a friend gave me a few weeks ago.  I wanted to check out the grinder ap last week and downloaded it just to see what the deal was. it seems a bit more tame than other chat sites, but overall same ole same ole. initially I'm thinking there are the laid back people just up for a chat which is cool, and then there are the hook up now people that just want to hook up now.  I came really close to meeting up this one guy (he was 6'3) last week who was getting done at the gym and wanted to come by, but I resisted...I'd rather chat and get to know someone before a repeat of my past days of just sharing with strangers.   anyway, my point here, being here in my former college town, I've noticed several more discreet no photos or info profiles, because a small town you have to be more discreet I guess.  I'm always also surprised here or in okc at the very young profiles who hit me up for chat. ha
enjoy the summer weekend! sunny weekend and all that. cheers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

go big or go home, blah blah blah.....

here to there...........


Another day in July............

happy Monday. I enjoyed a really great birthday weekend. it's that time of year again....another year ahead in life and experience gained! I was over at my buddy S's house most of the day Saturday. I went to Sam's with him Saturday morning and he stocked up on lunch meat and chips and stuff to feed people. came home and "took care of some stuff around the house" and got over to his place by about 12:40. we ate sandwiches. S's bf from AR arrived at noon with his son. they're staying all this week. And a few other guys came over, and then another older couple who we see once and a while in town. also a reader from the blog popped on over and swam with us for a while. very nice guy from TX, a bit younger than me but super confident and talkative. we discussed life here/there etc..
he hung out with us for about an hour... I stayed over there until at least after 6:30. i was either in the pool or sitting under the porch reading or talking to someone all day in and out of the pool. and munching on snacks. great time! Sunday I went to church and brought some scones to Sunday school class. I made them with peanut butter chip and maple frosting, and I put a half slice of bacon on top of each. but I think that kind of confused people. there were a few left after class. ha ha. but I thought they ROCKED> yummm
Sunday I relaxed at home getting laundry done a little bit and in and out of the house working in the yard.  I downloaded a grndr ap on my iphone 4 just to see what the heck it's all about.  so far it seems about the same as any other chat service, but perhaps it's a little more laid back and less agrressive.  I like being able to just chat normal with some and others I can delete if they are like "looking?" ha ha.
I don't think I'll keep the ap on there though because there is no folder to hide it in etc... I will definitely get it going when I'm travelling though from now on and then get my face pic up on there and everything, would be interesting to see how that would go.. blah blah. same old i'm sure.
well last night after evening service of church, I went over to At Home, a store that bought out what used to be Garden Ridge Pottery here in okc. I was looking for some planters/pots. and ended up bringing a few home. I got a hosta in the mail today and have another coming.  I also ordered a few more things from Norse Store to take advantage of their markdowns and only $20 for international shipping. not bad! :P
today I met the TX visitor for coffee and had some good conversation. he's very laid back and had some questions about many things as he's still figuring it all out. I told him I'm here to talk to and to listen anytime give me a hollar.  no gym today :(... I slept in this morning.  I went to lunch at my favorite pizza place and have enjoyed my day off (no meetings at the school and no class etc etc).
I have Tues and THurs to finish this week and then summer class is over! yay enjoy your summer :)