Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:59
On a recent trip to Dallas with Nancy for apparel market, we stopped in Norman, Okla., and had lunch with one of my favorite authors, Molly Griffis. Molly is best friends with Billie Letts, the author of “Where the Heart Is,” which was made into a movie with Ashley Judd several years ago.
Molly had a store in Norman named “Levite of Apache” and sold books and Pendleton blankets. She has since retired from the store, but is still very active in the book business.
She was telling us about a movie that is going to be made about Whizbang, Okla., an oil boom town in the 1920s that grew to 10,000 people practically overnight. The movie is about the Letts family, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play by Billie’s son Tracy. It will be produced by George Clooney and stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
The play is called “August Osage County” if you wish to Google it.
I tend to not throw things away, such as safety razors. In my drawer are the last three that I’ve had. Then, when I go to buy replacement blades, I can’t remember what kind to get.
The last time I got refills for the kind of razor I had was prior to the current one. Now that they were used up, I made sure I knew the model of the latest model of razor before going shopping. Well, there weren’t any blades available in town, so I came home empty. I did a little research on the Web to find out where they are. One was Amazon and the other was that store that starts with a “W.”
Since those aren’t viable options to me, and there was a class-action lawsuit against the model I was trying to buy refills for, I took a new direction.
I decided to buy a new model in town, and had several choices. Of the two I liked, one was $2 more, but the refills were $4 less. Thinking I was really smart, I now have the one that has the cheaper refills. And it has, count them, five blades.
A while back, when they went to three blades, I wrote that someday there would be 10 blades. Believe me, we’ll get there.
I was walking down the street the other morning when out of the corner of my eye I saw a little round thing that looked like it was stuck to my glasses.
Upon closer inspection, it was a little round watch battery. I have clip-on dark glasses that magnetically connect to my glasses.
What had happened, I figured out later, was that because I replace a lot of batteries in watches, I had left one of the old ones on the counter. When I put my glasses on the counter, the little round battery stuck to the magnetic area and I didn’t notice it until later.
I guess it’s kind of like having dryer sheets sticking out of your pants or someplace else.
I have a new way of eating my Claussen Kosher Dill Spear pickles. To kick them up a notch, I take equal bites of pepperoncinis and the flavor literally screams. Or sometimes I eat the pepperoncinis as a snack.
I missed the opening Trojan football game against Lyons and can’t wait to see this year’s team in action on the local gridiron this week Friday against Sterling.
If you like fireworks, I’d be there if you can.
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