Thursday, May 5, 2016
Things That Will Happen If You Get Stationed In Oklahoma
We've been in Oklahoma for nearly five years now and I will miss parts of it. My husband was stationed at Tinker AFB which is close to Oklahoma City. We enjoyed the base--it was easy to get around, and we liked our home. (We were in Twining Fields on Chennault.) If you get stationed in Oklahoma, here's some things you might experience:
--If there's the slightest chance of a tornado, you'll have family members who live in other states asking if you're okay every couple hours.
--Some family members automatically think a tornado watch means you're all going to die.
--No one will use their turn signals on the roads.
--Sometimes you'll experience a bunch of different seasons in one day! To the east there will be a blizzard. To the west a tornado warning. Central has a winter watch. South is hot.
--If you tell your family members that you're out looking at a tornado when the sirens are going off, they think you're all going to die.
--Residents like their sports teams. You hear "thunder up" a lot. Don't joke and say, "Thunder down." It offends everyone.
--You'll discover what Bedlam means. I thought it was perhaps a fancy bed. No, it's the rivalry between OSU and OU. Do you bleed orange? Or red? I say red because I like red over orange. Sports bore me.
--You'll see Braums everywhere. It's an food/ice cream place. Honestly, we weren't impressed. But I guess most of Oklahoma is, because there seems to be one down every street.
--The Oklahoma song is true. "The wind comes sweeping down the plain?" Um. Yes. There will be 50 MPH winds some days so don't bother doing your hair and don't pull a Britney Spears and forget your underwear if you're in a dress.
Oklahoma wasn't a bad state to live in. We were in a good area and didn't experience too many tornados. And when we did, well, my husband was outside looking for it. Or he was deployed and I was with the kids hiding in the shelter.
I hope you enjoy Oklahoma!