I just requested ~30 free brochures from an oklahoma travel website and I’m rather excited for them to show up! There were brochures on roadtrip ideas, best camping spots, most beautiful places in oklahoma, vineyards and wineries, state parks, and also some on just things to do in specific regions. ALL FREE.
A winery?! Interesting lol.
C.S. Lewis would definitely receive my first dead dinner guest invitation:
“Before leaving the question of divorce, I should like to distinguish two things which are very often confused. The Christian conception of marriage is one: the other is quite the different question—how far Christians, if they are voters or Members of Parliament, ought to try to force their views of marriage on the rest of the community by embodying them in the divorce laws. A great many people seem to think that if you are a Christian yourself you should try to make divorce difficult for every one. I do not think that. At least I know I should be very angry if the Mohammedans tried to prevent the rest of us from drinking wine. My own view is that the Churches should frankly recognize that the majority of the British people are not Christian and, therefore, cannot be expected to live Christian lives. There ought to be two distinct kinds of marriage: one governed by the State with rules enforced on all citizens, the other governed by the church with rules enforced by her on her own members. The distinction ought to be quite sharp, so that a man knows which couples are married in a Christian sense and which are not.”
Because sometimes you just need to listen to The Smiths and be.
In college I used to think “How does one life without cable?” I really could not fathom it. Even through the summer where I had no fridge, air conditioning, internet or television, as I desperately watched every episode of sex in the city on actual DVDs, my desire for you was stronger than my desire to have food in my own home. But when I got married, I became suddenly cheap. Netflix was amazing for awhile til you realize it takes about 6 months to watch everything of quality on there. But now I have a great setup: hulu plus, amazon prime, borrowed hbo go and our local art-house theater that plays Mad Men. Yes, it is sometimes a pain to head over there but it’s also fun to watch it in a group. One girl’s night watching honey boo boo was enough to remind me I wasn’t missing anything - WITH ONE EXCEPTION - Millionaire Matchmaker. As an added bonus ladies, and I’m being sexist here but also truthful, less sports you’ll be forced to watch.
Posting this article because it’s highly relevant to all of my feelings about cable. Right down to the annoying bit about waiting an extra day for my fox shows (Bob’s Burgers AND The Mindy Project, obv) and I totally use my parents’ HBO account for The Newsroom and Girls. Granted, I lucked into a six month pocket (albeit with a terrible roommate) in which I splurged on cable and was able to watch my AMC shows (Breaking Bad and Mad Men), and I am a bit distressed about the cost of the subscriptions for those shows. Also, I find it infuriating when my ROKU will arbitrarily just not load Netflix or Hulu, forcing me to pop in my Arrested Development or Harry Potter dvds. Finally, I must admit I do miss the channel surfing now and then. I haven’t watched TLC or MTV or a cooking show in ages, but I guess I’m a better person for it. I watch tv with a purpose now. (You’re not going to tell me I’m not infinitely more classy now that I have Downton Abbey in my viewing repertoire.) Anyway, this Kevin Sintumuang and I certainly share the same sentiments for Cable. I’m not declaring it T-Swift over just yet, but if Cable can’t get a clue and figure out a way to step into the future, I will definitely not be returning.