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Jan 18 2013

2013 OADC Winter Meeting

This evening Mary and I attended the 2013 OADC winter meeting. OADC stands for the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel. The meeting was held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.

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My firm was kind enough to rent a limousine for the evening. We had a Cadilac Escalade stretch limo. It has seating for 15 but even the owners admit that it's more like seating for 15 high schoolers or 11 adults. Due to two couples cancelling at the last minute, we filled it with just 7.

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The inside of the limousine.

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Me and my beautiful better half ready for a night out on the town...or, a night out on the other town city.

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I didn't manage to snap a picture of the hotel. Imagine that, something I didn't take a photo of! But, this is the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. The Skirvin fist opened in 1911 with just 10 stories and two wings. Stories and another wing were added until it achieved its final size of 14 floors and 3 wings in 1930 giving it 525 rooms. It was closed down in 1988 and sat abandoned for 19 years including all the time I lived and worked in Oklahoma City, although there were always grand plans to reopen it. Finally, in 2007, it was fully renovated and reopened as a Hilton hotel.

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The place setting that greeted us.

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The first course of our meal was a wonderful crab cake. I didn't eat it, of course, since I'm allergic to shellfish. Keep reading and click on "continue reading" below to see my appetizer to which Mary was "mortified."

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The salad was elegant and delicious.

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The main course was fish and beef. I opted for a fishless plate which the servers had no problem providing. I must say, the beef was absolutely wonderful!

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The dessert was very tart sherbert which would have been unpleasant by itself but which was served with a very sweet thick cream. The two together were quite yummy. There was also a cookie and a little mint ice cream which were a nice accompaniment.

We all wound up having a great time and got home tired and exhausted but grateful for the ride and fine evening with friends and co-workers.

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We stopped halfway along our little journey in Stroud to use the restrooms and, for me at least, to pick up a snack since I had worked through lunch today in order to finish everything I needed to get done. I picked up some McDonald's Chicken McNuggets which were also a hit in the limo. As it turned out, I had one box of nuggets left over. I brought them along just in case I needed them...and I did. While everyone else ate crab cake, I used the fine silverware and proudly ate my McNuggets with barbecue sauce as elegantly as anyone has ever eaten McNuggets. Everyone at the table got a kick out it, while Mary was properly embarrassed by her uncouth husband.

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