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Meadowbrook Acres aims to preserve quirky, eclectic neighborhood


News

Jenny Coon Peterson
Driving north on Western Avenue, it's all too easy for your eyes to slide straight from the Sonic on the corner of N.W. 56th to Grand Boulevard, missing the miniscule neighborhood nestled directly in ...
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cardio drills, strength exercises, jogging in formation


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Jenny Coon Peterson
When my editor asked if I wanted to write a "funny, first-person" account of a fitness boot camp, I thought it sounded like a great idea. In theory. OPERATION BOOT CAMP ...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was illegal for it to dwell within city limits


News

Jenny Coon Peterson
When Haley Luna bought a house in Jefferson Park, she decided to also make a home for a dozen chickens. But, she soon got into a flap with the city, and Luna's little flock was forced out to the...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

‘Chain’ reaction


Letters to the Editor

Lissa Wohltmann
Regarding “Why chains suck” (Jenny Coon Peterson, June 15, Gazette), I haven’t quite broken the habit of eating at chain restaurants, but I’m getting close.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Keeping up appearances


Letters to the Editor

Lechelle Calderwood
The designers did a great job in the June 8 Oklahoma Gazette issue, especially on the spread for the Best of OKC entries.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Geek love

Satisfy your inner nerd at Science Museum Oklahoma’s gift shop.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
Guess what comes out in two days? I’ll give you a hint: It’s on the cover; I’ve blogged/talked/wrote about it kind of incessantly; I may or may not be wearing a T-shirt dedicated to it right now.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Snow days

Cool off with some flavored icy treats. Here’s a roundup of where to track down snow cones in the metro.

 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter quiz

Think you're a real Potter wiz?

You’ve stayed up late studying, your quill hand cramping. But it’s finally here: your chance for eternal glory and/or a $25 gift card to the restaurants of the Western Concepts Group.

You have until July 20 to floo over and take my super-tough “Harry Potter” quiz and gain a chance to win the top prize. (Actually, there’s only one prize, but whatever.) Look for an owl late next week with your results and whether or not you’ve won the gift card.

Good luck!

http://www.surveymonkey.co​m/s/okgharrypotterquiz
by Jenny Coon Peterson 07.13.2011 2 years ago
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Beat that heat

You know it’s bad when the national weather people are using your state to illustrate just how hot it is out there.


Features

Jenny Coon Peterson
So maybe it was not my best idea to spend a July weekend in western Oklahoma, a place known for sand dunes (hot), salt flats (also hot) and rattlesnakes (hot and deadly).
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
harry-potter

We have a winner

One Harry Potter fan is going to eat well this weekend

But first, a bonus question a friend asked me a few days ago: In “Sorcerer’s Stone,” Dumbledore tells Harry he has a helpful scar on his knee. What is it in the shape of?

So, the quiz. Most people scored between 15 and 18 points — that makes you all N.E.W.T. grads. We did have a couple Muggles (ahem, Rod Lott), but I felt a lot of HP love when grading your quizzes.

Two questions in particular seemed to trip up a lot of people. First, J.K. Rowling’s middle name. She actually doesn’t have one. She added her grandmother’s name (Kathleen) because her publishers were afraid boys wouldn’t want to read a book by a woman — hence the initials. The second question that impedimented prospective winners was the first to be petrified in “Chamber of Secrets.” I have to admit, this was the only question in the quiz in which I had wrong too. Like a lot of you, I thought Justin Finch-Fletchley was the first student to encounter the basilisk, but it was camera-toting Colin Creevey.

A big surprise for me was the fact that every single person answered correctly to the question about Lovegood’s magazine (The Quibbler, FYI) — there must be a lot of Luna lovers out there.

Some stray observations:

-I saw some really creative ways to spell Neville.

-Ireland won the Quidditch World Cup, but Bulgarian Seeker Victor Krum caught the Snitch (which won the Weasley twins quite a bit of money).

-A couple people added “cupboard under the stairs” to Harry’s address. Awwww!

-A lot of people thought Harry’s b-day was July 19 or Aug. 19. I have no idea why. It’s July 31, same of J.K. Rowling.

-The other Chosen One? I saw Draco, Voldemort and, sadly, an Edward. I’m sorry, no sparkly vampire would ever be a Chosen One.

-Charlie seems to be the forgotten Weasley. My cat Charlie would be so sad to learn this.

-J.K. Rowling said for years that “scar” would be the last word of the series (she ended up going with “well”), but you guys had some creative last words: Died, bang (love this one — can you imagine … “Harry was happy. All was-BANG!”), over, love (a popular choice) and from Mr. Lott, a word that starts with F and ends with uck.

Now, the winner: Congrats to Callie Ferguson, who answered all 20 questions correctly (one of only two to achieve that)!

And that answer to the bonus question above? Dumbledore’s scar is in the shape of the London Underground.

That’s it, friends. “Harry Potter” is now officially over. (Unless Jo fulfills all my dreams by penning a Marauders Era series.) But, I’m going to end on a sappy note and a quote from Rowling herself at the London premiere:

“Whether you come back by film or by page, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

by Jenny Coon Peterson 07.22.2011 2 years ago
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