a continuation of the last post

Thursday, January 13, 2011

other than crepe myrtle
(the restaurant pictured in the last post),
my next request for my very short time in stillwater was:
thai cafe.

i would be linking these restaurants,
which is the proper blogger thing to do,
but what restaurant
(or any establishment, for that matter)
in stillwater
is sophisticated enough to have a website?


this spot was another favorite of ours when we both lived here,
although we did not frequent it as much as crepe myrtle.


(iPhone pics again...sorry)

and, like my salad at crepe myrtle,
i order this dish every time:

''hi, i'd like the yellow curry with fresh tofu - not fried - spiced at a level 5 with a ginger salad, the vegetable soup and a water'' (my order, in case you were wondering)

when brett and pierce came to visit me in salzburg,
i gave them a tour that lasted, like, 8 hours.
they went on to germany and switzerland
and after all was said and done,
i asked brett what his favorite place was.
he said, ''hands down, salzburg.''
when i saw him in stillwater,
he was still talking about that tour
and asked me to pretend i'd never been to stillwater before
so he could give me a tour (of a town i lived in for 4 yrs).
and if you've ever been to stillwater,
you know that tour could last no more
than 15 minutes...

and like a true oklahoman, he works at eskimo joe's.

the only thing i can say to describe the following 2 photos
is what kaitlyn said in response to seeing them:
i guess being engaged gives me the security to make these stupid faces?



and here's pierce...


(to see more of pierce,
click here.)

oh and i cannot forget pierce and brett's tree...
in true griswold fashion,
they cut it down themselves
on their other roommate's land!
(something else i love about oklahoma:
everyone has ''land'', don't we?)


when i walked into their house and saw the tree,
i said, ''clark griswold!''
and they said, ''obviously.''

***

i somehow failed
to take any photos of my family during my time at home....
but our Christmas was nice and i should mention
that the highlight was getting our 'dad gift'.
my mom usually does all the shopping
but my dad gives us one 'dad present';
usually tools of some sort
(he is an engineer and an oklahoman -- enough said).
when my sisters and i were sorting the presents
on Christmas Eve night,
we noticed we each had a small box from my dad.
janie, my oldest sister, asked, ''i wonder what these are?''
(didn't look like tools.)
jessica, my middle sister, replied, ''he probably got us guns...''
turns out,
they were engraved bracelets
and when i opened mine i cried.
so much better than a gun!

31 comments:

Faith said...

What a sweet gift from your dad!

Jan said...

Who's iphone were you using to take those low quality pictures? Oh, it was mine!!!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

hahaha. thanks, mom. you should download an app. for better photos since you take so many! and no, i've not forgotten your promise to buy me one if i move back to america...

-Sam I Am- said...

NO IDEA YOU WERE IN OK!!!!!!!
Holy smokes, I'm an Oklahoma girl :)
And I LOVE THE ESKIMO JOE reference! Ha, it's so true.
Loved all these pics and I hope you are having a great week pretty lady!!

Victoria said...

What a nice and interesting blog you have :)

Megan said...

how sweet of your dad!!! Men that chop down trees are sexy..nuff said..

maybe I should get my southern california sweetheart some flannel, work boots, and an ax next year for christmas.

Ahn said...

your bangs look slammin in these pics.

Mighty Burns said...

lol ok I get made fun of all the time for ordering the same things.. and (from last post) I LOVE to fly too lol. And I also always pass out :)

Marian said...

Um, I'm kind of in love with that Christmas tree:)

andrea said...

fuji is my film of choice too and I find it's the one that works best with the fisheye camera :)

About the oscars...I always look for info on the same day, there is always somewhere that streams it :) Not sure about the golden globes, though. I've never watched them!!

Sam said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the pic compliment! You're so sweet! :)

James Lepine said...

kaitlyn closed her eyes for the pictures again!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Hahaha! Can't get over that tree! So funny!

I love MadbyHank clutches too! You should totally get one--they are so beautifully made! :)

Krystal said...

Ok, I love the idea of dad gifts!! They really are in their own category, how cute! And that tree is hilarious!

Lady Sophia's Lover said...

You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
Oh living Aten who creates life.
When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
Men see you, but know not your ways

thanks...sweet baby!

olivia rae said...

That food looks amazing, Salzburg is one of my favorite places, and you are gorgeous!!

Becca said...

um, the food sounds delish!

Maggie May said...

i love the Griswald tree!!! haha!

potpie du monde said...

The food looks so yummy! Just came across your blog- it's really cute :)

Michelle said...

Oh jeez, that's so sweet of your dad!!!!

jamie-lee said...

fun pics! And how lovely of your dad to get you bracelets :)

lady lyles said...

so in love with the griswold tree...

kate lines said...

perfect christmas tree!

Melissa Baswell (bubbyandbean.com) said...

Yellow curry with fresh tofu is my absolute favorite! And how sweet of your dad. :)

Lee said...

thanks :)
lovely pics!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

These are all wonderful pictures. :)
I love that tree haha. And that food looks so scumptious!! That is so sweet of your dad. You're right, much better than a gun.
By the way, you won an award at my blog. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Inge said...

very nice! i love the tree!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh my! That tree! hilarious but sweet :)

Tay Talk said...

''hi, i'd like the yellow curry with fresh tofu - not fried - spiced at a level 5 with a ginger salad, the vegetable soup and a water''

I WANT THAT DISH!

And really, the tree. Made me laugh out loud :)

Red Boots said...

This is a really sweet post. So sweet about your your dad presents. What a thoughtful gift! And yes, that tree, very Clark Griswold!!

Cloie's mom said...

We miss you so! Hope all is well my darling!