Blogging Tulsa Real Estate: Never Go Out Without Lipstick -- You Might Just Run Across a News Reporter

Never Go Out Without Lipstick -- You Might Just Run Across a News Reporter

Never Go Out Without Lipstick -- You Might Just Run across a News Reporter

Here I was minding my own business walking my dogs this morning along Riverside Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I noticed all the stakes and flags in the ground at I-44 and Riverside along with a bunch of heavy equipment.  So I told my boys, Obed and Tucker, that if we did not stroll along Skelly Drive there today, we might not be able to do it tomorrow or next week because they will be building a big wall there soon.

So we wandered eastward toward Peoria.  There were lots of trucks and heavy equipment where there has heretofore been none.

Then we noticed the people -- well dressed people in long wool dress coats and workers with vests and jackets with the words Sherwood stamped across the back. 

One gentleman was speaking.  He was a dignified man who reminded me of the "Toon" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" 

There was a small pre-dug dirt trench near the microphones where several shovels were standing ilike sentinals in the dirt.  The center shovel was painted gold -- for someone special, I supposed. 

We hung around and watched the hooplah.

I recognized a few residents of Riverview Village as I was leaving.

But I did not get away soon enough.

A reporter saw my dogs and ran up to me with a microphone in her hand.  She asked me if I lived in the neighborhood and if had an opininon about the project.

I told her I did not live in the neighborhood,but a friend of mine used to catch fish off his front porch there back before they built Keystone Dam.  What a stupid thing to say....   The truth was I had just walked up and did not have a clue what the project was to which she was referring.  Was it the wall, the road widening, the drainage ditch?  I did not want to admit that I was a rubber necker.

All I could think was that I looked like h--- and was not wearing any makeup.  I was glad when they focused the cameras on my dogs!

So here you will see the blog mistress herself, your local web maven in all her morning glory. 

Did I tell you the story was about widening I-44 and spending $42 million to build an underground drainage system along the route of the infamous Perryman Ditch?

Watch the video, Groundbreaking for I-44 Project.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsDebbie Durkee • January 16 2009 08:07PM