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Tonight we all took in a Tulsa Revolution Professional Arena Soccer League game at the Cox Business Center. It started out as a Cub Scout event (hence the sweatshirts) but there wasn't enough participation. It wound up a photographing event as we all received arena-wide passes to take pictures from anywhere we wanted. Needless to say the owners were very nice to us!


Usually, I research the players and attempt to make intelligent comments about each photo. But, honestly, I just don't have time right now. So, this is the Revolution's goalie making a stop. Despite a great effort, the Revolution lost to the undefeated Chicago Mustangs 9 to 16.


In stride to hit a hard one.


This was actually a successful shot on goal!


An over-the-head bicycle kick.


I think this was one of the best photos of the evening, a nice header pass to an open player in front of the net.


Another long stride before a kick. We all had a great time. The action was fast-paced but, unlike hockey, easy to follow. We look forward to taking in another game next season.

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Jan 25 2014

Tulsa Golden Driller


Landon, Drew and Will in front of Tulsa's best known landmark the Golden Driller statue. The 76 feet tall concrete and plaster statue is the world's largest free-standing statue and the fourth overall tallest statue in the United States. In 1979, the Oklahoma Legislature declared the Golden Driller to be the official state monument of Oklahoma.

The inscription at the base of the Golden Driller reads:

The Golden Driller,
a symbol of the International Petroleum Exposition. Dedicated to the men of the petroleum industry who by their vision and daring have created from God's abundance a better life for mankind.

The golden Driller's stats are:
          Weight - 43,500 lbs
          Height - 76 feet
          Belt size - 48 ft in circumference
          Shoe size- 393DDD
          Hat size - 112 hard hat

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This afternoon we all took in the Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure staring Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.


Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration.


The finish of a grand dance.


Sofia the First joins hands with Cinderella.


Sofia the First rises high on the stage as she learns the true meaning of being a princess.


Peter Pan flies high to rescue Jake locked in the crow's nest.


Captain Hook trapped by a hungry crocodile.


Jake, Izzy and Cubby rescue Captain Hook as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero.


Mickey and Minnie were the emcees of the show.


Click for Large Panorama

Click on the above image for a large panorama of all the cast and characters. All the boys enjoyed the show especially the pirates!

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This morning was Doughnuts for Dad at Landon's preschool so I got to take off work and spend the morning with him eating doughnuts and playing.


We drew with markers and painted with water colors.


We made all kinds of creations with Play-doh including these two lions.


Finally, we built lots of tall buildings with blocks and had as much fun knocking them down as we did building them up.


Landon and I were both sad when it was time for me to go.

He helps me... play Halo.

My dad can cook... hamburgers on the grill.

His job is... working on computers.

We play... baseball.

His favorite food... bananas.

Dad likes to... sleep!

My dad is... Strong and Funny (picked out of group including smart, sweet, soooooo cool and handsome).

Landon's teachers asked the children a variety of questions (on the left) and wrote down Landon's answers (on the right) on a really nice card. Landon did a really great job and knows me pretty well (some children had some pretty wild responses for their dads). Just a few notes, Halo refers to the old cartoony alien version I've helped Landon's older brothers play, from Landon's perspective I do work on computers since that is what he sees me doing whenever I'm doing some work at home, I do like bananas and I'd have say they are my favorite fruit, I do like to catch a nap on the weekends and I'll take strong and funny out of that list...Love you Landon!

The card included a photo of Landon walking in footsteps laid down on the floor with the following poem:

"Walk a little slower, Daddy,"
Said a little child so small.
"I'm following in your footsteps,
And I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.

Thanks to Landon's teachers Miss Sylvia and Miss Denise for doing such a great job with the kids and for letting the fathers share the morning with them.

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Drew was asked to apply for his school's broadcast crew and was then selected to be a part of the six person team that makes the morning video announcements to the entire school. The crew members rotate between the positions of three broadcasters, the cameraman, the computer/teleprompter operator and the runner. Drew did a terrific job in front of the camera informing the school of the days events. After trying each position, Drew says he likes being the cameraman best.

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Jan 4 2014

Scanning Old Slides


I've started the gargantuan task of scanning my father's old 35mm slides. I'm using a Plustek 8200i Ai film scanner. It's a slow process, but a rewarding one. This is me rocking a bow tie in 1967.


This is Aunt Donelda and her Schwinn bike in 1966. If blogging is a little light, it might be because I'm scanning slides.

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