We have an owl living in our backyard. Also, a reminder to go vote.
We have an owl living somewhere behind our house. We have yet to see it, but we can hear it hooting away at night. Such a pleasant sound for such a deadly bird of prey. I wonder what kind of owl it is. I like to imagine it’s a great horned owl, but it’s likely a small barn owl.
Do you have any owls in your yard?
Did you know the Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend? I mentioned it in the last podcast. This February 17th – 20th take 15 minutes to count the birds in your backyard. Visit birdcount.org for details.
I want to remind every Oklahoman to vote tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. This will be a local election such as school boards, school bonds, city bonds, city councils, etc. If you’re unsure you need to vote visit the Oklahoma Elections Board website.
I also want to remind all Oklahomans to vote on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. This one is for State Question 820. I’ll be going over SQ820 in the very next Blog Oklahoma Podcast episode.
This week I start work on the next episode of the Blog Oklahoma Podcast. I already have a basic outline done. As soon as the March 7th sample ballots drop, I’ll start work on my write-up of State Question 820.
Also, this week I’m starting a new home office project. After that last cold snap, I’ve decided it’s best to move my home office to the south side of the house. The room I’m moving into is currently being used as a large closet/junk room. It’s going to take a while to clean out that room. I need to figure out what can go and what sparks joy.
Watch the Blog Oklahoma Mastodon and Trello board for updates on these projects.
More later. Time to go vote and count birds.
In The News
New coin featuring famous Oklahoma ballerina enters circulation | Tulsa World
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I'm still in a classic rock kind of mood, so I've been listening to a lot of Pat Benatar, Heart, Hole, and Patti Smith this week on Spotify.
I finally finished Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard on Audible. Good story. I'm looking forward to more in this series. I haven't figured out what I'm going to listen to next, so here are a couple more picks from my library: Second Hand Curses by Drew Hayes and Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense by Dan Abrams and David Fisher.
Oh, and I dug out my Kindle. Amazing the battery life on those. I started reading The Company of Death (The Immortal Journey Book 1) by Elisa Hansen. This has been on my reading list for months; glad I'm finally getting to it.
Speaking of Kindle, I should find out what Donna is reading. She's a voracious reader and her Kindle stays full. She been devouring books from Kindle Unlimited and OK Virtual Library (OverDrive).
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Have a great week.
Doesn't the owl in the banner picture look like it's wearing a bulky sweater? Ha.