Green Day | Viral | Portlandia | Paseo | JRB Art at the Elms | Tim Rhodes | Instagram

Happy Monday and New Year’s Eve day! Where are you going to be tonight? We will have champagne with neighbors then hang out with good friends. I’m looking more forward to the New Year’s Day brunches happening. A great new trend I am loving. The food is amazing and … you don’t have to dress up. In fact, pajamas are preferred! Here’s what’s up…just random thoughts…again!

Green Day is back on tour. BEST.CONCERT.EVER!

I had my first viral success with a photo I reposted on the Myriad Gardens Facebook page. 1,459 likes, 400+ shares, 80+ comments and 65 new people to the page…in like, hours! Thanks to Zach Nash for sharing a hauntingly beautiful snow covered downtown Oklahoma City photo. It had nothing to do, really, with the Myriad Gardens but the result of 65 new Facebook friends was a huge return. I had one client that didn’t like this kind of method. Big mistake! Big!

New Year’s Eve Portlandia marathon today! New season starts Friday. This show makes me laugh so hard. Heads-up: you’ve got to have an odd ball sense of humor. Of course Fred Armisen is hilarious but Carrie Brownstein is his perfect match.

My sister had us over for dinner last night. She brought out her and her husband’s record collection and invited us to take what we wanted it. It was truly a treasure trove. Both her and her husband are good at holding on to items for a long time and preserving. I picked five but now what? Collection photos below.

There will be some fun activity in the Paseo Arts District on New Year’s Day. Sure most of the stores and galleries will be closed but JRB Art at the Elms is having their annual New Year’s Day brunch and opening. Picasso’s Cafe on Paseo is having a Hungover Brunch.

It’s not too late to “Rent-a-Swag.” Love Parks n’ Rec! Check out this hilarious Pinterest page.

Got a busy week! My client, the newly elected Tim Rhodes, Oklahoma County Court Clerk, is getting inaugurated on Wednesday at the Oklahoma County Courthouse. I’ll be attending, taking and posting photos. He won in August. It’s been a long time coming!

I’ve fallen in love … with Instagram! Find me here and I’ll follow back! I’m a pretty amazing photographer… now! 🙂

Enjoy your first week of 2013!

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Worst and Best lists of 2012, Steve Carell’s Mullet, Best People Watching in OKC, Sweet Brown Vortex, Mayan calendar will you end already?

Happy Wednesday! Will this be the year I take a little pride in my gift wrapping? Here’s what’s on my mind:

Best holiday people watching? The Devon Energy Ice Skating Rink. It’s so sweet and yet hysterical. Couples and families skating hand-in-hand. It’s official, most kids/teens in OKC don’t know how to ice skate but they still love it… like me! I will skate this year too!

I have been stuck in a Sweet Brown vortex. Ahhh …I love local YouTube celebrities. There’s just something very funny about her. She’s been on Tosh 2.0 and Watch What Happens Live. Andy Cohen adores her! BTW, in the actual interview from KFOR, that’s her son pacing in the background seriously embarrassed by her! Christmas for her has been especially funny. Follow her Facebook page, and really “I ain’t got no time for that” but I love to laugh.

National Film Registry adds films. I remember seeing “A Christmas Story” in the theaters in 1983. I was with a local radio dj. It was during a phase I was going through where I would try to catch a few moments from other movies. We left the after the movie ended then went and saw the ending of “Scarface.” I don’t know what I was thinking! This list says to me “about time!”

I want to see this Steve Carell movie just from this headline: Burt Wonderstone is Number One with a Mullet. Hmmmm. Could this be my new American Austin Powers replacement?

Lots of “Best” and “Worst” of 2012 lists coming out. I’m setting my dvr for “The Year with Katie Couric” tonight. Oh why not – all my favorite shows are on a long vacation break right now anyway.

I’m going to celebrate a Hairy Christmas today at lunch. Just a group that’s formed to give goofy gifts over the last 5 or 6 years. Feeling overwhelmed I just purchased about 5 mustache kits. If you see a group at Iron Starr BBQ with animatronics and mustaches, that’s us! Photos later! Instagram photos!

Style diary: Hathaway takes ‘Les Miz’ around the globe. Smashing! I don’t use that word very much.

I try not to get political but I’m seeing a trend in potential suitors for a 2016 presidential candidate and that is someone who is not needy financially and can take a stand against the powerful. For instance, Chris Christie, who took on a thud harassing him and his family on a boardwalk to appreciating the President’s visit to the New Jersey shore after Sandy. And now – Michael Bloomberg and his stand on gun control. He could give a rats about what the NRA thinks of him!

My on-going trend is truly late bloomer and loving it. Feeling “spongy.” I love Instagram but if you’re annoyed by them recently here are Five Alternatives to Using Instagram.

I’m so happy the have gotten Mayan-type end of the calendar parties! One is Thursday on the eve at Istvan Gallery called End of the World Exhibition and Party at Maya Trading and Istvan. Another on Friday is called MAYAN APOCALYPSE and then there’s just a simple Facebook event only for the Saturday after to celebrate being a live. No location. What are you doing?

By the way – my cat Graycie is the best Christmas photo/video cat EVER!

 

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Zip lines, Zepplin, O’Brien, Hobbit, Substitute for the family Christmas letter, Tiny Little Lullabies

Happy Monday! I would be just fine if this wind would stop. I just saw a turtle dove attempt to sit on a wire. Yard items are blowing over! Oi.. Here’s what’s up:

Zip lines in the Boathouse District? So there! I emailed my friend Kristy Yager at the City to let her know I could be her crash test dummy if needed.

Set your DVRs for Wednesday, December 26, 7pm on CBS/KWTV for the Kennedy Center Honors. Dave Grohl, Heart,Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz paying tribute to Led Zepplin – I’m so there!

Magic 104 & KXXY go all Christmas music. I was glad to see Steve O’Brien, program director for Magic 104, get a nice article. He’s been there for so long now. I think it was 1985 when I was a receptionist at KZBS. He worked nights for like – one week, seriously. They (Magic 104) made him an offer he couldn’t resist. He walked out the door and across the street and has been there ever since. He truly is a super nice person.

The Grammys are Wednesday live from Nashville? What refreshing change. CBS/KWTV.

Out-of-Box thinking: Winemakers blend tradition with technology. QR codes on wine bottles that provide food-pairing ideas with a scan of a smartphone. Winery-hosted Twitter tastings where participants try wine at home and then discuss it virtually in tweets. Love it because I need all the help I can get when it comes to wine.

Happy Hobbit Week! My mom loved the Hobbit books.

This is cool: Make a ‘year’s-best’ video with free tool from Animoto. Oh yes, I am thinking in my head at my own look back at my year. I think it would be super cool for a family to do instead of a Christmas letter. Just eblast out, put on social media. People would love it!

I’m pitching a new product called Tiny Little Lullabies. It’s traditional lullabies but with a twist – it has a human heart beat in it that the baby hears perfectly but the adult doesn’t because we just kind of lose our hearing as we age. It’s guaranteed to make your baby sleep and soundly. There’s a 30-day money back guarantee too!

I had a most enjoyable day yesterday. I hung out at the Myriad Gardens, which I’m so lucky to say is a client of mine. It has become my happy place for sure. I just walked around, took photos of people – with their permission, hung out in the dog park, the Pop-Up Shops, the Devon Ice Rink … it was just Utopia for me! Here’s a slideshow of my day. If you’re a visual person like me, you have to be on Instagram! Look for me! lesliesokc. Here’s my day:

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