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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oklahoma City Realtors at Christmas

For some Reason, I love to blog at Christmas time in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma the weather can vary from 75 to 0 deg. on December the 25th. Today it's really nice. Some of my friends up north are snowed in their houses and I'm very thankful for the weather today in Oklahoma. I've been chatting with friends on Face Book, and Nancy has been busy sending out Christmas Cards. The address list gets bigger every year.

Today we went to see Avatar in 3-D at Oklahoma City's Tinseltown Theater located near Remington Park. There were a lot of people out enjoying the movies. The best movies seem to always come out just before Christmas.

The City was alive with shoppers, and movie goers. Traffic was a little heavier than normal in the Oklahoma City Metro for a Sunday afternoon.

We still have a lot to do before Christmas Day. There are presents to buy, presents to wrap, dinner to plan, and events to attend. With Christmas being on a Friday this year, a lot of us will be blessed with a long weekend. It feels like Christmas has jumped on us this year without much warning.

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since our new President took office. The economy really has spun up and down. It's good to see that it really hasn't had an affect on the most precious time of the year. I'm sure a lot of us are a little more cautious with our spending, but it hasn't broken the spirit of America. If anything, I believe it has made us stronger.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to All,

From:

Rick and Nancy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grady County Celebration of Crafts show here in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Events:
The Oklahoma Home Community Education group or OHCE as it its know around the club is having it's 2009 CELEBRATION OF CRAFTS & QUILT EXHIBIT show November the 13th & 14th. Friday, at 10:a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday the 14th from 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.
Quilt Registration and Story Due: October 29th
forms are available at by clicking here at the forms link


Special Feature
Wedding Ring Quilts Display
Demonstrations

Concessions will be available
and sponcered by the
Springcreek OHCE
Location:
Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, OK

More info at Grady County Extension Office
405-224-2216

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Oklahoma's Eternal Chrome's 1st Annual Benefit Poker Run

Telling ourselves it was for a good cause, Nancy and I bundled up and met others at Victory Church Saturday morning for the Eternal Chrome's 1st Benefit Poker Run. It was a little cool and the sky was gray with only a peek of sunshine. We got registered and acquainted with some of the other riders.

We took off, went to the closest restaurant to grab a bite to eat and headed to the first check point. There we caught up with the group and rolled the dice took some more pictures.



From Wilmot Baptist Church we rode to Meeker, Oklahoma where we rolled the dice again, fueled up, chatted a while and then went across the street to LaDonna's Grill to eat.






We left LaDonna's full of great food and proceeded to Soda Pops for the final check point.



















We were a little late but took some time to take in some of the beauty of the wonderful looking bikes and cars that were hanging out at Soda Pops on this famous stretch of Route 66..




























There were some great looking bikes there.

I especially liked the bike to the left.


We took off from Soda Pops and headed back to Victory Church where we finished up and headed back to our home. We had a great time and got to know some new people as well as getting to know each other better. It was a great experience and we'll be exited to get another chance to ride again.

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By: Rick and Nancy Jackson

Friday, September 4, 2009

Activities this Labor Day weekend in the Oklahoma City and area



Labor Day is generally though of as a weekend to spend at the lake. The last official holiday of the summer. In Oklahoma, there are many lakes to choose from depending on what you like to do at the lake. In the Oklahoma City and Edmond area, there are several lakes within an hours drive. Lake Thunderbird down at Norman is open to most water recreation events such as water skiing, swimming, fishing and Jet Skiing.
A little farther south near Davis is Lake of the Arbuckles. It's a wonderful lake for skiing, camping, and fishing.
A few more miles south, closer to Ardmore is Lake Murray.
If you want to go to one of the biggest lakes in Oklahoma, then keep going toward Texas and visit Lake Texhoma.
Near Edmond you can find Lake Arcadia. Nortwest Oklahoma City has Lake Hefner where you can picnic and fish.
There are many lakes in Oklahoma to pick from. Just choose how far you want to drive and what you want to do at the lake and take off. Stock up on food and drink and be safe.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Activities this weekend in Oklahoma City and area

Wondering what to do in the Oklahoma City area this weekend?


Bricktown Back to School Bash


Description

This show is All Ages

Date: 08-29-2009 07:00 PM

Doors: 7:00 PM

Venue: Coca Cola Bricktown Events Center

Buy Tickets: Back To School Bash Featuring Amorda at Coca Cola Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City, OK

Cost

Payment required. $12.00 to $14.00

Joe Ely

Description

This show is All Ages

Date: 08-29-2009 07:30 PM

Doors: 7:00 PM

Venue: Blue Door

Buy Tickets: Joe Ely - Early Show at Blue Door in Oklahoma City, OK

Cost

Payment required. $35.00


Walking Event at Lake Hefner/Louies

Description

Inside Louie's entrance to your left, the walk box is in the front behind a red couch. The front door opens at 9am for deliveries, etc and bikers are welcome to register after 9am. Food service starts at 11am. Louie's has 3 bicycles for use at no charge. Fill out a form to obtain one and deposit a credit card charge to guarantee return. Complete registration and return box. To bike earlier, obtain registration materials day before during normal hours.


Walking Event – Penn Square Mall


Description

Mall front door at center on south side opens at 8am for walkers. GNC Store is located on 2nd level near JC Penney across from cinema. GNC hours are 10am-9pm, Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sundays. Walk book is at the sales counter. Walk is within mall covering two floors.


Feel Spectres, Depth and Current – Conservatory


Description

This show is All Ages

Date: 08-28-2009 09:00 PM

Doors: 8:00 PM

Venue: The Conservatory

Buy Tickets: Feel Spectres, Depth And Current & Student Film at The Conservatory in Oklahoma City, OK

Cost

Payment required. $5.00


Cattle Tracks All Organic Beef Sale

Description

Organic Beef for Sale! John's Farm will be showcasing Cattle Tracks all organic beef from the only organic farm in Oklahoma. There will be research information, giveaways, and all cuts of beef for sale. Come by Sage Gourmet Cafe and Market, 228 NE 2nd Street in OKC, and taste this organic beef!

Cost

Free.

Cattle Tracks Organic Beef Sale – Sage Gourmet CafĂ© & Market Sat 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Renaissance Celebrations Fair – Grassland Event Center


Description

Renaissance Celebration Fair
(an Indoor Event)

August 29 & 30, 2009
10 am - 7 pm Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm Sunday

Admission $3
Children 12 and under FREE

Golden Goose Event Center
NE 23rd & Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK

Come all ye good citizens to a moment in time where all is grand and merriment abounds! Be magically transported back in time to the romantic and bawdy days of the Renaissance. Live entertainment, song, dance, children's activities, games and food await you. Visit our village and be taken back to days of knights in shining armor and life of a simpler time where costumed actors greet you with their wares. Enjoy sumptuous food and drink as one of our many stage performances entertains you. Games and exhibits beckon you and musicians liven your steps. As the exotic Traders Market pays a visit to our little shire, we will welcome more international and intriguing characters. When this exotic Market comes to call on our small village, who knows what mysteries they hold in store to share with us? Bring your tankard and plan on staying all day. Prepare thyself to revel with master revelers at the Renaissance Celebration Fair, where pleasures reign and merrymaking is the rule. A day the whole family will remember!

A number of attractions are planned including Irish Dancers, Belly Dancers, Musicians, the Upsidown Artist, Traveling Performers, Children’s Activities and several workshops including: drumming, belly dance, Irish dance and peasant dances. There will be a Live Radio Remote from 11-2 Saturday on The Buzz, 94.7 FM.

For more information, visit our web site or e-mail info@celebrationfairs.com

www.CelebrationFairs.com

Cost

Payment required. $3, Kids 12 and under FREE


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Activities this weekend.


It's a Saturday in Oklahoma City. You can't say there is nothing to do if you live anywhere in the Oklahoma City area.
I believe this is the last night that Hamlet will be presented at Shakespeare in the Park. It looks like the weather is going to be great. The weather pros are predicting temps around 80 deg. when the show starts this evening at 8:00 p.m.
Oklahoma River Cruise's have a sunset cruise that sounds romantic. They also offered a Cartoon Classic cruise this morning if you have children to take with you.
There are movies, bowling, concerts, and numerous other things to do in the Oklahoma City area. Just find an activity that will fit into your weekend and just do it.

Dreams Do Come True

Friday, July 31, 2009

Oklahoma Facebook Comment

Yes it's Friday in Oklahoma. Thank God for this. I was pulled from my slumber by a little voice. I don't know if it was God, my own little mechanism, or even the evil one. What ever the voice, I'm am awake, my mind is alert, my heart is open to what makes it tick, I know why I'm here, and this will be a day like no other.

Getting on the computer, I quickly found myself on facebook. Looking for good new about my friends and family. I started to make a comment, and it just kept growing. That's why it turned into a blog. I wanted to comment about the polls that had been appearing lately about national health care, abortion, President Obama approval ratings, etc. I just realized that Obama is not approved as a word by my spell check. Facebook is not approved either. I bet the developer is not aware of this. I probably don't have the latest upgrade.
I think the polls are great. The poll creators are really wanting to now what the public thinks. Are the poll creators politically motivated, or just curious? If our laws and government polices were truly ran by the people, we could do something like America Idol, where we text our vote in. We could change things so fast that even if it was wrong, we could change it back before to much damage is done.
No, I must still be dreaming. How can life be simple at this stage of the game. It's taken over 40 years for me to realize that it is natural for the world to complicate and cause confusion between people. Once you know that, it makes it simpler for you to enjoy the day.
I wasn't even going to blog today, but I felt it my American eesponsibility to express my freedom of speach. This one power can change our Nation for the better. Surely there are those of you out there with better ideas than mine. Speak up America. Speak more positive into the future, and less negative about the past. Our history is just a learning lesson.

By: Rick Jackson

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another Rainy Morning in Oklahoma


Well it's the third day in a row that I have looked outside and seen rain gleaming between the Oklahoma City street lights and the darkness that lingers. I'm glad we are getting the rain. The grass was turning brown and this will help grass fires from starting. I know the ranchers welcome the rain to help the grass grow for livestock purposes and the farmers need it for their crops. All those who enjoy going to the lake and fishing should appreciate the rain.
I spoke to a person yesterday who raises watermelons. He told me the rain would really help the melons to grow to the size that they needed to be if we could get a little sunshine.
Today I have family flying to other states, friends having funerals, and I will be driving to work in the rain. I'm going to have a mentality that will accept the rain as a blessing and be thankful for all the good that it does. Since we are 90 percent water, I'm sure a little rain is probably a good thing.

By: Rick Jackson

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Life is like a refrigerator

As I looked in the refrigerator this morning, I thought to myself. Is this what my life has become? Little bits and pieces of things that are forgotten. Things I paid money for and enjoyed once, but remained in the same old place and have become useless. Would I be better off with just one thing in place that was fresh. It would certainly cut down on the fear factor of what is in storage that could hurt me. It would leave more room for new things if I emptied it out from time to time?
An empty refrigerator would make putting new things in it more exciting.
Maybe I should go through my life and discard the things that are not beneficial to me. Just grab it and throw it in the trash. The trash is always getting full anyway. What is an extra trip to the curb. It would just be less garbage in my life.
by: Rick Jackson

Friday, July 24, 2009

Downtown Oklahoma City


Sometimes in the morning, I like to look out the window where I work in downtown Oklahoma City and just gaze for a little while. I get to see a lot of interesting people and events. My day job is near the middle of one the largest cities in the USA. I am just a few blocks from the Ford Center, Myriad Gardens, State Fair Grounds, and Bricktown where the Oklahoma City Red Hawks play baseball. The Oklahoma River is less than 8 blocks away where the water taxis run from Meridian Avenue to Regatta Park near Bricktown.

I don't work in the high rise office building part of Oklahoma City, but our building and its area are in a prime real estate location. I try to imagine the older days when the oil boom first started and life here was like some of the old western movie.

As the real estate in Oklahoma City continues to evolve, a lot of the older buildings are getting facelifts and new owners. The neighbor hood associations have done a great job of beautifying the streets and sidewalks. There are many walking and bicycle trails, and several ways of public transportation. Soon there will be a new park across the river from the Ford Center and I-40 will be completed with a more efficient route through the metro area.

So if you’re at work and you are lucky enough to have even a little window, think about all that there is outside and expect good things to happen. You being where you are, play a part of it all.

Rick Jackson

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Oklahoma City Events

It's been a hot summer already in Oklahoma City. The Harley Owner's Group or (H.O.G) was here a few weeks ago. There were a lot of really nice bikes. We got to meet some of the vendors that travel to different Harley events to promote their products. There were helmets, jackets, chrome air horns, and even custom paint booths where you could get a special touch painted on your bike.
I don't know how they counted all the motorcycles that came to the event that weekend, but the numbers were supposed to be between 15,000 and 20,000. There were special places in Oklahoma City's Bricktown for the bikes to park, and the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds had special event concerts for members and other entertainment.
What an event! It's good to see the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds used for something different. It's a big hot slab of hot asphalt when there is nothing going on, but when there is activity, it turns into a great place to spend the day and have some fun.






Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday in Oklahoma

I'm always glad when Friday comes. I'm thankful that my second job as a parts manager for one of the largest ice machine distributors is only Monday through Friday. Sure today may be a long day, but the week end is near. I'm sure Monday will come quick, but there are two days of time off just around the corner. There are plenty of things to do in the Oklahoma City area. I'm sure there is a gun show at the Oklahoma City Fair Grounds. There are some new movies out. There are bands, motorcycle rides, and lake recreation is always nearby.
In fact there are so many things to do, that making choices may be the hard part.

What do you like to do in Oklahoma City on your time off? What ever it is, we hope you enjoy it and are appreciative that we live in a country where you have options.
Rick and Nancy

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Oklahoma Independence Day

As Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin expressed her independence Friday, July the 3rd, 2009, my heart went out to her. I feel, when she in fact steps down, it will not be out of fear. She is doing it out of love for her family, neighborhood, city, and the State of Alaska. Being an Oklahoma Realtor, I can just imagine what a Governor of one of our greatest states might be going through. Just the thought of living that far away from the majority of the United States in the last frontier has stopped a lot of people from relocating to Alaska to enjoy it's wildlife and beauty. You have a lot of real estate up there to take care of.

I'm sure the attacks have really stepped up from the opposition at the Nations Capital, and people dedicated to the powers of our new government have crept in on her and her family. She makes an excellent target for the drive by media, with her patriotic actions, and Christian beliefs. Being a republican makes you even a bigger target. As Governor of Alaska, and a 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, you have caused fear in a party that wants to control it's people.

This is why I would resign:

My hands were tied behind my back by the tangled web of politics.
My mind was consumed with business and time for my family was being reduced.
I had set out to accomplish an objective, and had been more than successful at it.
You trust your family, friends, and God to support you.

And most of all, it is a free country and as of yet, no one can make you work where you don't want to. Thank you for showing America this one thing. Yes Governor Palin, you are free to choose a life style that fits you. Hunting, fishing, surfing, movies, long walks on the beach, and all the other fun things that a lot of Americans are doing while the Government has been using you for a punching bag. Live out a new dream.

I'm celebrating this Fourth of July (Independence Day) with you in mind. An independent citizen of this United States of America, who can be thankful for the liberties we still have, and the opportunity to keep them.

LET YOUR FREEDOM RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA
from: Rick and Nancy

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spring in Oklahoma


It looks like another nice wonderful morning in Warr Acres, Oklahoma. Birds are singing and the wind is not blowing yet. Although I like to sleep late, yet I am refreshed by the back yard view through the trees prior to the sun coming up in the morning.

The sprinklers play a little tune as they rotate to each bush and flower. The Birds are singing harmony in the back ground, especially the doves. I enjoy watching the squirrels romp down the fence and across the cable line. Then the birds get louder, the sprinkler sound goes away, and you can start to hear the heart beat of Oklahoma City as people like you and me are on our way to work. It all starts to blend at this point and hovers until the rush hours of transit are complete.











What a way to get up? It's like having the world spinning around you and jumping in it when it's time. It's like a back yard concert.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oklahoma High School Seniors of 2009

Congratualations to the Oklahoma's High School Seniors of 2009
From Rick and Nancy

Thank you for sticking it out and completing one of the longest stretches in life in completing high school. Now you have the opportunity to go out and chase your dreams. Don't let opinions, opposition, setbacks, or what you think you see, stop you from chasing the dream that has been in your heart since you were much younger. Don't feel pressured to meet time requirements that may have been seared into your beliefs by others.
Enjoy waking up each day knowing that you are a part of the USA and your vote counts. We need your support, ideas, and help in keeping America strong and able to help other countries when the time arrives. Many of you may join our military to physically protect our country. Others of you will continue your education to help our society in other ways. You will become doctors, lawyers, dentists, police, firefighters, and many other professionals who help this country with the many needs we have. If you choose not to pursue a career and get a job, then that is also a contribution.
Don't let fear navigate you from doing what you really want to do, and never hesitate to ask for help.

We wish you the best and are proud of you. You are no longer America’s future, but its present.
Sincerely,
Rick and Nancy
Dreams Do Come True

Friday, May 1, 2009

Talking about my generation

written by: OkcRick
(Oklahoma City area Realtor)

While delivering a message about giants that are in our life, and how we can overcome them, the preacher started talking about himself being a baby boomer and how so much has changed. Being in the baby boomer bracket myself, I did some research and this is what I found.
In 2006 baby boomers started turning 60 years old at the rate of 330 per hour. The first baby boomers started drawing social security benefits in January 2008. A lot of my information was found at http://seniorjournal.com/BabyBoomers.htm.
I usually don't blog, but after some interesting things that have happened the last few weeks in my own life, all of this has raised my interest in our young people and the way they self destruct the opportunities before them. It's no secret that smoking can be harmful to your health, and God knows that once you start smoking it's hard to quit. Why, after 60 years of an educated generation are people still picking them up and starting? Our parents didn't have all the material available to understand the harm that smoking does, but they did know that they weren't good for us. Why are our youth so rebellious and non conforming?
This article is not to pick on smokers. I struggle with my chosen habits that my parents and other people warned me about. What puzzles me the most is, that with the education of our particular generation, why doesn't the next generation get any wiser? This is not a new observation and traces to many stories in the bible. I believe that we would all like our children to have a better life, and not have to deal with the mistakes as we did those we made.
If you're a young person reading this, I challenge you to make a difference. Point out to your friends and family, that good choices can make a difference. With your help and good intent, you can make a difference for your children. Hopefully you can start a trend that will be passed on to many generations. If not, they will probably have to learn the hard way as well.
I see many great things coming from our young people. They have gotten past many things that the baby boomers didn't. I hope there will be a future generation soon to come, that will just be called smart. Common sense is all over the place. A person shouldn't have to pay a specialist $110.00 per hour to understand how others succeed. Happyness has already been paid for.