On Monday afternoon, I came across a picture posted by a friend of mine that works for News 9 here in Oklahoma City. I LOVED the pic (above) that shows the Devon tower a couple other buildings poking out above the very thick fog we had on Monday morning (12/2/13). I asked him where the pic came from and put me in touch with a pilot who lives in Oklahoma City, Brandon Parent. I reached out to Brandon to get his permission to post his photos and in addition to giving me his permission, he shared some really interesting info about the pics. Check out what he said and the rest of the pics he took below:
"I fly a Citation 550 Bravo for a company here in OKC. It is operated by American Jet Charter. I departed out of Wiley Post airport this morning in some of the thickest fog I have ever seen. It was only 150 feet thick and on top was bright sunshine. I snapped these photos as we were climbing out on our way to Dallas.
It looked like ocean waves. The very light breeze caused it to ripple slightly. You can actually see the interference from the buildings due to the fog drifting Northeast [ed. note: see highlighted pic below]"
Thanks so much to Brandon for sharing these photos and the story behind them! It's a facinating look at a weather phenomenon that most of us are in the middle of on the ground. Here are the rest of the pics he sent to me:
Well, that's it! The last day of Movember and the final result of the mustache! I'm still not sure I like myself with a mustache, but I'm glad I was able to grow a decent one over the last 30 days and even more glad that I did it for a great cause! Here's the comparison photo from Day 1 - Day 30:
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed following the progress of the 'stache as much as I had making the journey. I believe I'm going to now go grow a winter beard and won't look at a razor until Spring. Haha! Thanks for supporting Movember and raising money to help change the face of men's health!
My wife sent me the following video. If you were watching the Thunder play Golden State on Friday night, you know that Russell Westbrook hit an unbelievable last second 3-point shot to win the game in overtime. It was exciting to watch on TV, but check out this unbelieveable sideline video from Youtube user Brandon Stowe and get a feel for the excitement as it took place right in front of him! THUNDER UP!!
Just 3 days left of Movember! The 'stache is looking good, and honestly looks even better when I don't smile, which spreads it out:
Regardless of how it looks, the fact is that I'm growing it for a great cause: MOVEMBER! We want to change the face of men's health and bring cures and awareness to many different facets of men's health, including prostate and testicular cancer, mental heatlh, and more. If YOU want to be a part of this great cause and wish to make a donation, you can do so HERE! THANK YOU for your support of this great cause!!
I get asked a lot who my favorite artist is or what my favorite album is. I always have a really hard time answering that question because I have quite an eclectic taste in music, but if I had to pick one artist that I put just ahead of all others, for me that artist would have to be John Mayer.
I became a fan when he released his first mainstream album "Room For Squares" and I've honestly been hooked ever since. Continuum is my absolute favorite album he's put out, but I really like the direction he's taken with his music on his last two albums, "Born and Raised" and "Paradise Valley". Without question, "Paradise Valley" is quite a departure from everything else he's done but is also the logical extension and direction after what he started with "Born and Raised". He's left behind a lot of his blues sound and has started focusing on more a folksy sound, but with his own twist. It's an interesting album and I really recommend checking it out.
I've seen John Mayer twice in my life. First was back in 2008 when he toured the Continuum album and the second time was this Summer in Dallas on the "Born and Raised" tour. Both times he put on a fantastic show and if you have any appreciation for pure musicianship and guitar playing abilities, I cannot recommend his show enough. The good news is, we have tickets for you to see John Mayer this coming Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena! CLICK HERE TO WIN TICKETS and you could get an upgrade to FRONT ROW on Monday morning with TJ, Janet, & JRod (and make me SUPER jealous in the process!).
I could go on and on about how great a John Mayer show is, but how about you see for yourself? The video below is the full performance from his 2008 "Where The Light Is" tour and is the full concert filmed in LA from the DVD "Where The Light Is". Check it out, convince yourself you need to see this show, then click that link above to get your shot at FREE tickets!