Monthly Archives: March 2014

Giraffes, Kangaroos and Lemurs, oh my!

Beaches, sand and sun are not the words I can use to describe my spring break or my 20th birthday. As my friends were enjoying sand between their toes and showing off their cute bathing suits, I was busy leaving a permanent imprint of my body on my mother’s couch and consuming enough food to make my high-wasted shorts fit a little too snug. It’s casual, though.

However, I did plan an adventure for my escape from the teenage years. Like every others 20-year-old’s dream, I spent my day at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Wichita, Kan. Despite popular opinion, Kansas most certainly has an exciting attraction within its state borders.1962619_10151974071666301_969771370_n

Part of my bucket lists consists of spending a day with exotic animals, and Tanganyika’s broad selection of wildlife let me interact with giraffes, gazelles, kangaroos, lemurs, camels, guinea pigs, penguins and monkeys. I petted all of the above-named animals and even rode a camel around a loop. Yes, I was in a maxi dress, and no, I do not recommend a dress as the appropriate camel riding attire. Hey, you live and you learn, right?unnamed

My absolute favorite part was my opportunity to feed a giraffe.
Giraffes are my favorite animals, and I have always wanted an opportunity to interact with one. Let’s just say, the giraffe and I became homies from our first interaction with each other. We even had time for a selfie. Typical.

Anyway, Tanganyika Wildlife Park impressed me with the park’s cleanliness, friendly staff and animal selection. Although my friends and I were competing against elementary school kids to be first in line for camel rides, the park gave excitement to my spring break week.

 

 

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Look Out, Oklahoma Ice Princess Coming Through!

During the bipolar weather climates in Oklahoma, I was reminded that one of my bucket list adventures has already been fulfilled. How could I forgot about my time spent at the ice skating rink? Maybe the fact that I spent most of my time on my butt rather than on my skates has something to do with my forgetful state of mind.

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The horrifying fall 2013 dead week was upon us, and my friends and I were in need of a mass study break. Somehow, a trip to Tulsa, Okla. to attend Winterfest was brought up, and we began our road trip to the event.

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Even though I had never ice skated before, I was confident that I would master the skill in no time. After all, I was roller blading champion of my division in 1999. I’d be skating figure eights and leaping through the air like Nancy Kerrigan before anyone could lace up their skates.

Plot twist, I was wrong. Somehow, I had managed to forget that my clumsy stage from the early 2000s has yet to leave me. Five minutes on the ice, and I had managed to fall twice and run in to a wall.  Needless to say, my championship trophy from 1999 should be revoked instantly.

The good news is that another event on my bucket list is complete! I never realized all the little things I have never done until I wrote it all on paper. With spring break quickly approaching, I cannot wait to see what adventures I will find in the Panhandle of Oklahoma!

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Laugh hard, my friends.

Knock-knock jokes have been replaced with heavy sarcasm and six-second videos of twerking competitions. People fail to appreciate the humor that is found on Laffy Taffy wrappers. While these jokes may be cheesy and stupid, they are still a positive addition to any conversation.

Learning five jokes may be an odd thing to put on a bucket list, but when you’re in college, the best form of entertainment is free entertainment. They may be stupid, and they may be cheesy, but a small smirk from my audience proves that I have been successful in my joke-telling endeavors. Or every one gets a free laugh at how awkward I am. It’s a win-win situation.

I have posted the top five jokes and memes that always make me laugh. They’re cheesy and may not be funny, but a pity laugh is a good laugh, too. Laugh responsibly, my friends.

5. Three drunk guys entered a taxi. The taxi driver knew they were drunk so he started the engine and turned it off again. Then said, “We have reached your destination”. The first guy gave him money. The second guy said, “thank you.” The third guy slapped the driver. The driver was shocked thinking the third drunk knew what he did, so asked “What was that for?” The third guy replied, “Control your speed next time, you nearly killed us!” 

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 3. What concert only costs 45 cents? 50 Cent featuring Nickelback.

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I’m saving the number one joke for when I can videotape my friend Slayde telling it. He’s the only one I’ve met that can tell the joke to it’s full potential. I will post the video as soon as possible because I can’t leave my blog readers in suspense for too long! 

Laugh hard. Laugh often

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