Free Books for OK Libraries

Hey, guys! My dad sent me this email. VOTE to help Oklahoma libraries get free books!

Greetings from the Literacy Office.

The 2009 First Book contest started on August 1 and Oklahoma is in 14th place. Unlike last year, you can only vote one time a day and there are no trivia questions!

All you have to do is list the book that “got you hooked”.

Can we win 50,000 books for Oklahoma children? Only time will tell.

Please take a moment to visit the following site and cast your vote.

In order to get the “Oklahoma momentum” going, please pass this information to anyone who will participate.

Have a great day.


August 4, 2009 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

Blog Merge!

old blogsite

My old blogsite.

Hey, guys!  I have merged my old blogsite (formerly with this site.  The new will be more like a website, less like a blog and will be unveiled around the time my new book comes out. (BTW: I have finished the book, and it is now with the publishers for editing!  I am so excited!  Read a previous post about the new book here.)

Hope you all are staying cool in this ridiculous heat!!!  Drink lots of cold things…especially water. : D


July 15, 2009 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris

From what I understand, this was an impromptu, unplanned appearance by the late King of Pop’s daughter at his memorial service earlier this week. It is absolutely heart wrenching, and puts his life in the right perspective.

BTW: Pics and stuff from my vacation coming soon!

July 8, 2009 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Miley Cyrus?


If she's going for the Taylor Swift look...FAIL!
If she’s going for the Taylor Swift look…FAIL!

Okay…this is kind of random!  : D  But don’t you think the girl on the right looks a lot like Miley Cyrus with a blond perm?  This pic was being used as an ad for digital cams, and I snagged it to see what you all thought!

June 19, 2009 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Jazzed Up Can ‘O Soup

Bowl Of Chicken Noodle Soup. Stock Images

This isn't my soup...but it looks good too!

A bowl of soup sounded good the other day.  However, the plain old chicken and noodles that came out of the can just didn’t look that appetizing…  So, I started to prowl through my cupboards and fridge. 

There was some steamed brown rice left-over from dinner the night before, and this, together with sliced carrots, made for a delicious, hearty bowl of soup.  It also went much farther than the simple canned soup by itself would have. 

Don’t be afraid to experiment!  : )

June 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Zesty, No-Yeast Pizza

zesty, no-yeast pizza
I always dip my crust in ranch dressing!

So, what do you do when you’re craving pizza but have no yeast?  Well…I got online and searched for a “no yeast pizza dough” recipe.  It took some digging, but I finally found a very simple recipe at Cook .com

2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2/3 c. water
1/4 c. vegetable oil
Mix flour, salt, baking powder and water. Knead on floured counter just until workable and spreadable, about 2 minutes. Put on pizza pan, with fingers spread vegetable oil on crust (helps so tomato sauce won’t soak in crust) 


Now…for the toppings.  I did not have any of the “traditional” pizza toppings on hand, so I had to ad lib!  (Can I use that phrase in this context?)  Some friends had given me a couple jars of this Cajun chili sauce, which was essentially tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic.  I spread a thin layer of this.  For the cheese (pizza has to have cheese), I found half a block of  Parmesan in the fridge.  Parmesan is a bit stronger than mozzarella or even cheddar, but I like it.  And finally, I sliced two breakfast sausage links over the top, added some Italian seasoning and popped it into the oven. 

I baked it at 400F for about 30 minutes (until the cheese was bubbling and the crust had cooked thoroughly).  The result was bursting with zesty, mouth-watering flavors.   It was not exactly what you would get from the local Pizza Hut–but maybe better.  A side of salad and glass of ice cold water made it a meal!

June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm 2 comments

what a weekend

Wow! What a weekend. My family celebrated my dad’s birthday, some of us guys went to Guitar Center in the city and I got a dog!

Continue Reading December 22, 2008 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment

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