Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Eastern Bluebirds of Oklahoma

Who doesn't love the Eastern Bluebird? They are full of energy and are not shy. The great thing about the Bluebird is that they're here in Oklahoma year round...Rain, heat, or snow you can see them.
 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Barnum's Animal Crackers, ahhhhhh

Growing up I loved these animal crackers. Even now just seeing the box brings a smile to my face. Way back when you could cut the box and make the box have wheels. On one side of the box you could cut out the animals. I love the handle on the box as well.
They have changed the cookie in the last 10 years or so... They are now fluffy. I have to say I do not like what they did to the cookies. The taste is basically the same...BUT the rheology is soooooo not what it was. Rheology is a big deal! It is the way the food feels in your mouth when you are biting, chewing, and basically eating a food. By making this cracker(cookie) more fluffy it changes the rheology/ the way you experience the product. I still like the animal cracker packaging, that string that transforms it into a purse like product, and tearing open that wax paper inner wrapping. The crackers themselves, well I could just take 'em or leave them. Would I buy the again...yes...duh.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Feeding frenzy

 
There was a bit of a feeding frenzy at my house this past weekend.
 

It was more like a ballet
 
 
They were here and they were there.

 
It was a beautiful dance.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ghost walk on the University of Oklahoma campus

Yesterday we went on a ghost walk on the University of Oklahoma. It was really great walk. I learned a lot about the history of the university. 75 minutes of walking on a cool October evening was perfection. The best part of the evening was sitting in the spoon holder, on the north oval, and visiting with the small group we were with. If you get a chance to talk the tour you should go for it.
 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

VLA- The Very Large Array

While in NM last week I realized that the VLA was just outside Socorro. So on our last day in NM we dropped by the VLA. I'll tell you what...It is pretty exciting. They have a small, but cool, museum and a great little gift shop. They are open everyday...even the gift shop. If I lived there I would totally want to work in the gift shop. People from all over the world go there for a quick tour.
Of course technology is most awesome.
So if you find yourself with some extra time drop by the VLA...If nothing else you will have some really cool photos!
 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Western Scub-Jays

Here is a Western Scrub-Jay taking off with a pine cone in it's mouth. I watched as many came and plucked them off the trees and went to bury them. These are amazing birds. Living in Oklahoma, we do not see these birds. While vacationing in New Mexico we got a great chance to enjoy them.