Red River Rivalry


I’m off to the Norman/Moore area this afternoon to eat, do a little shopping (shh, don’t tell Robert) and see Coraline in 3D. I haven’t seen a 3D feature since the Muppets attraction at Disneyland’s California Adventure when Madalyn was two.
For now, I leave you with this story:
An Oklahoman and a Texan were walking along the banks of the Red River, on the Oklahoma side, when the Texan spotted an oddly-shaped bottle lying in the sand. He picked it up and rubbed it with his sleeve to clean it when out popped a genie.
“I’m a bit pressed for time today,” the genie explained, “so I’m only handing out one wish apiece.”
The Texan piped up immediately. “I wish for you to surround my beloved Texas with a hundred-foot-high cement wall, so that no Okies or anyone else can get in for all eternity.” Then he splashed across the river to the Texas side to wait.
“Done,” said the genie, and the wall appeared. Turning to the Oklahoman he asked, “And your wish?”
The Okie smiled, jerked his thumb in the direction of the wall and said, “Fill that with water.”


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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  1. I totally forgot you were going to be in Norman. We were there too!
    Love the joke. I am going to have to tell my grandmother that one. She will LOVE it.

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