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Entries from November 2008

Unique Oklahoma Gifts

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If you live in Oklahoma or you’re going to be visiting soon and doing a little holiday shopping, you might want to consider buying some unique and authentic Oklahoma gifts.  There are a few different things Oklahoma has to offer that just aren’t available in other states.

The first item on my Oklahoma gift list is Watonga cheese.  I was afraid there would be a Watonga cheese shortage for Christmas since the main plant was destroyed by a tornado, but I’m glad to report that they’re back up and running, so there will be plenty of cheese to go around this year.

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Black Friday in Oklahoma

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Well, it’s come and gone—the biggest shopping day of the year.  I’m talking about Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving in which stores offer huge discounts on great holiday gifts.  But this year, like every year, we’ve heard some horror stories, too.  A Wal-Mart employee was tripped and trampled under the feet of eager shoppers at one store in another state.  Other locations had people fighting over the last piece of merchandise.

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Join Harry Potter Fans for a Mistletoe Masquerade

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Harry Potter mania has taken the world by storm in the past several years, and it seems like everyone has at least heard of the famous boy wizard, even if they haven’t read any of the seven books or watched any of the film adaptations.  However, not many people know about wizard rock.  Basically, wizard rock (or wrock, as it’s called) is music written by Harry Potter fans about Harry and his adventures.  Some is set to original music, while others are more like song parodies.  As more and more Harry Potter themed bands have appeared on the scene, the genre has become more and more popular, as events like WrockStock prove.

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Oklahoma Art & Music Magazine Moves Online

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Oklahoma, especially Oklahoma City, has a lot of cool little independent publications.  One of these is NONzine, a free arts, entertainment, and events magazine that was distributed in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and a few other areas.  The magazine included short stories and poetry from local writers, color artwork from artists, event news and reviews, CD and band reviews, and a lot more.  It was one of the most unique publications in Oklahoma City, and I greatly enjoyed reading it for the past two years.  The entire publication was done by two guys, which makes it even more impressive.

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