July 23, 2014

#Sponsored: Visit Bartlesville!

Did you see me this morning on Tulsa Live? In case you missed it, here ya go.

And, just like I said in the clip, I'm partnering with Visit Bartlesville! for a great giveaway for four of my lucky readers. Yep, you read that right--FOUR of you will win!

What can you win? Well, sit down because these prizes ROCK!

$50 to Frank & Lola's--This is one of my all-time favorite places to eat anywhere ... not just in "The 'Ville." Some cool things about Frank & Lola's: Their bacon cheeseburger is second to none; kids under 10 always--always--eat for free; and their macaroni and cheese is not on the regular menu, but the adults can order it and it will make you melt in your seat it's so good.

$40 of Kiddie Park Tickets--My parents moved to Bartlesville when I was ten months old. I have had the best times at Kiddie Park! There are so many fun rides for kids of all ages. And don't worry if you are there with your kids, you can still ride the roller coaster and the barrels. Trust me. I know. Plus ... the last train ride of the night is always free. 

Four passes to Woolaroc--Frank Phillips set about to create a wildlife refuge and western showcase. And, he did it. Woolaroc is nestled in the Osage Hills and takes you not only on a beautiful drive through free-roaming wild-life. The museum offers a look into western artistry. And, I haven't even told you about the lodge or the trails or the shows! 

Four passes to Price Tower--Frank Lloyd Wright was a well-known architect with only one skyscraper to his name: The Price Tower in Bartlesville. Price Tower is home to many art displays, Copper Bar, artsy hotel rooms and traveling displays that bring culture and thought to Green Country on a regular basis.

Plus--PLUS!--Each winner will receive a paperback copy of your choice of my books! And, I'll personally deliver it to you when you come to B'ville, if you wish!

So, here's how you can enter (you can do any or all of it!):
  • Like Visit Bartlesville on Facebook
  • Follow Visit Bartlesville on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway (you can do this every day if you want!)
  • Comment on this post which prize you'd most like to win and why.

The contest will end at midnight on July 31, 2014, Oklahoma time (yeehaw!). There will be four winners, each one will receive one of the above mentioned prizes. Winners will be notified on this post and via email if possible.

So, what are you waiting for? ENTER NOW!

Hope to see you in Bartlesville!

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July 17, 2014

Four Lies and A Truth About Writing

Lie #1: It will get better when your kids are older and more self-sufficient. 

This is bull shit. It will not. You will find yourself at 10:38 in the middle of summer screaming at them to go to sleep already and then you'll cry yourself to sleep because you know that they will eventually write a book about you and it will become a movie and critics will call it "Chilling--like "Mommie Dearest" only more awful."

Lie #2: You set  your alarm to go off early so you can write. 

This is also bull shit. You will not write. If you do indeed get up (as opposed to hitting snooze), you will find yourself checking court records of people that you know or have ever known because it's easier than actually disciplining yourself to write. You may also find yourself shining that stupid red light and making the cats run into the wall. In the cat world, the movie will be called "Human Dearest."
Lie #3: You plan on staying up late so you can write. 

Capital B to the S, yo. You will not write. You will play on Facebook taking endless quizzes that have peg you to be a wild partier with a sweet and innocent streak that resembles "The Littlest Mermaid" and ""Ice, Ice Baby" is my theme song. Then, I'll watch Jimmy Fallon and think, "I can blog about that" before you go to bed and play "Two Dots" and fall asleep wondering why you didn't just get your words outta your brain.

Lie #4: That perfect post in your head that is bound to propel you to viral-dom will only take a minute to jot down.

Again, this is nothing but straight up toro de caca. You can spend your entire grocery store trip composing the ideal words in your head and then when you get to a keyboard, whether it be on your computer or phone or tablet, the words will zip right on out of your head and you'll end up with a post that looks kinda, sorta like, well, this.

Truth: Your best words will come at two times: The first time will be while you're in the shower. The second time will be after you hit the "Publish" button.

July 10, 2014

Summer Slush

Did y'all miss my time on Tulsa Live! this morning? Well, you are in luck! I'm attaching the video here:

Plus, if you want to make Slime In A Baggie, here are some great instructions. And if you want to make ice cream in a baggie, here are some great instructions. And if you want to make fudge in a baggie, here are some great instructions.

And, if you want to buy my book, you can do so here.

How are you keeping your summer brains from turning to slush?


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