First Friday

Happy end of the week! Did everyone survive another 100++ day yesterday? My only beef was about my new OG+E Smart Meter program.It makes my house super hot during the 2-7pm peak hours and then it takes my house from 7pm-… I don’t know when, to recover. I’m sure there’s a quick fix for it. You know… I’m just one step away from my phone. I could call customer service about it but I’m just too hot, too lazy! I still endorse this program and recommend it.

Oh and also I had haters on one of my client’s pages because I posted about the gymnast winning the gold before it was televised. I feel if you don’t want to get early results, it’s best to stay off Facebook. I just deleted the post because it was getting brutal.

Here’s what’s on my mind:

  • The Flaming Lips will perform on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” as part of comedian Stephen Colbert’s recently announced “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest.” Taping August 10 then replays of different bands on the show.
  • Jimmy Fallon to possibly host the Oscars? Dear Jimmy Fallon: I love you! My sister and I are working on getting tickets to see him this late fall. Fingers crossed!
  • Brewing beer locally seems like a lot of science work. I salute people like J.D. Merryweather and his COOP Ale Works crew.
  • Note to self: build indoor dog walk. Good for hot summer & cold winter walking. My little Pomeranian’s paws just get so hot. When she gets home she soaks her paws in iced water. Seriously. We have not walked in a couple days actually.

Leslie’s OKC for this weekend!

This is from artist Heather Gorham. Her works will be at the JRB Art Gallery tonight!

  • Les Debris presents American Indian Art in Paris Reception and Exhibition, 5-8pm (this mother/daughter/granddaughter team are simply precious!)
  • First Friday Gallery Walk, Paseo Arts District, 6-10pm (lots of Facebook invites for each gallery – it’s very cool to see the energy).
  • Opening Reception for Generation Next: Chapter Two. Temporary exhibit by Desmond Mason in our Tulsa World Gallery. Tonight 6-8pm, Oklahoma Heritage Museum
  • Bank of America’s Museums on Us  first weekend free admission month for cardholders. Includes these fabulous Oklahoma museums: Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Gilcrease Museum and the Philbrook Museum of Art…great air conditioning too!
  • Total Recall has opened…thinking about it. Loved the 1990 version. Reviews are meh. Do I care?
  • OKCMOA is playing an independent film called Safety Not Guaranteed Friday-Sunday. Lots of social media buzz for it. It has Parks n’ Recs Aubrey Plaza (April) – love her!
  • The Toy & Action Figure Museum is celebrating International Superhero Day on Saturday. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite Superhero. T&AFM is really wanting to set a world record for most people in costume!
  • Libraries are now open on Sunday, 1-6pm. I heard rumor they’re designated “cool zones” during this heat wave. Air conditioning and WiFi is the best!
  • Salsa at the Devon Energy Sunday Twilight Concerts, Myriad Botanical Gardens, with Son del Barrio with Salsa/Meringue music.

Happy odd/even water rationing. I am on the “odd” side. I watered promptly this morning. I’m fighting the good fight!

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Random thoughts for a Wednesday and August

Good morning! I have too many random thoughts to post out on social media today so I’m going to do this blog – simple and “linkey”…

  • It’s going to be the HOTTEST DAY ever in Oklahoma City – let’s avoid going insane, drinking, going to water parks, taking off your clothes. NewsOK
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools are back in session today! Definitely watch your speed limits and know when your school districts. It can be ‘oh that’s right – I’m in PC school district now, I can speed.’
  • My neighbors got their yard “tp’d”… I don’t get that. I never got that when I was a teenager in North Carolina and Virginia. ‘I love you teenage boy so I’m going to buy a lot of toilet paper and cause a lot of clean-up work on your parents. XOXO’
  • I’m a Today Show girl but this Olympics coverage is too much overload for me. I want to just be in USA mentally instead of London so I switched over to Good Morning America, same thing. Then I went to CBS This Morning. Wow! I like no non-sense news in the morning…who knew?? I do love the CBS Sunday Morning.
  • Yahoo is poo poo as a search engine.
  • The NW 63rd Street southbound exit ramp on Broadway Extension opens at noon today. I think it’s cool looking.
  • A new Brady Bunch show?? Vince Vaughan really? I’m going to sit back and watch this.
  • Metropolitan Libraries are now open Sundays, 1-6pm. They’re considered “cool zones” during this heatwave. Thinking about checking out the new NW library that’s named after Patience Latting. I hear there are glass cubical type areas. All the libraries have great air conditioning and each their own groupies! Now if they would just let us bring in our iced-coffee drinks!
  • MTV started on this day 31 years ago. I thank the music gawds for VH-1’s Top 20 Video Countdown on Saturday mornings starting at 8:30am. I record it. Rewatch it. Pick and chose who I think I’m going to download. It really keeps me in the loop. I love music videos. Too bad MTV doesn’t.
  • Andy Cohen is loving the Men’s diving competition at the Olympics. I love Andy!
  • August is
    American Adventures Month
    Black Business Month
    Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
    Children’s Vision and Learning Month
    Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
    Immunization Awareness Month, Natl
    Neurosurgery Outreach Month
    Panini Month, Natl
    Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
    Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month
    What Will Be Your Legacy Month
    Win with Civility Month, Natl
  • Joe Elliott from Def Leppard turns 53 today. I met the band once…as many of you know. It was 1987. Joe came up to me, reached out his hand, shook my hand and said, ‘Hi! I’m Joe! Your name is?’ Me, ‘Leslie?’ He was so polite. So professional. Then I heard what they did with groupies during the concert, under their round stage and then after the concert. I was icked out then I got perhaps offended that I wasn’t selected. Then I grossed out again.

As a tribute to Joe & music videos, I give you one of my favorite Def Leppard songs that I felt should have been a lot more popular. Love their tribute to 70s glam rock.

Hello Summer Week, May 21-28

So much going on this week I thought I would get this out now! If you’re looking for more information on an event, visit Leslie’s OKC. If you have something to send, e-mail me at leslieannspears@gmail.com. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 22

  • 3:30pm – Patience S. Latting Northwest Library Grand Opening
  • 4:00pm  – Sunset Reception After Hours Networking, Greens Country Club, OKC Country Club, Greater OKC Chamber

Wednesday, May 23

Thursday, May 24

  • Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, Chickasaw Ballpark, Bricktown (times & teams vary)
  • 11:30am – SoundBites with Kylie Morgan, Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, Downtown OKC
  • 5:00pm  –  Cocktails on the Skyline with Born In November, Oklahoma City Museum of Art roof terrace
  • 5:00pm – Membership Renewal Party for Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Iguana Lounge
  • 6:00pm – Get checked out at the Library- speed dating, Downtown Library
  • 6:30pm – Cocktail Closing Reception: “Frame and Facade, A Collaboration”, Paseo Originals Art Gallery

Friday, May 25

Saturday, May 26

  • Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, Chickasaw Ballpark, Bricktown
  • 10am-8pm – Paseo Arts Festival
  • 10:00am-4pm  22nd Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • 8:00pm – Distracted – a comedy by Lisa Loomer, Carpenter Square Theatre

Sunday, May 27

Monday, May 28

  • 11am-6pm – Paseo Arts Festival
  • 12:00pm Memorial Day Veterans & Active Military receive free admission to the Myriad Botanical Gardens
  • Blue Star Museums begins through Labor Day weekend