Bedlam! Tonight is the night. Our beloved Sooners will battle our toothless, redneck Cowboy cousins from Stillwater. The tickets are practically impossible to get, but I have an extra for you if you'd like to come. How? We have an expression for it here ... even blind hogs root acorns. Sometimes you just get lucky.
Before the big game, it's time for some comfort food. When in Stillwater, Oklahoma, there is only one choice for that - Chili cheese fries at Eskimo Joe's, that jumpin' little juke joint just a block and change from the stadium.
I didn't get a good picture of it, but there is a weird snow/mud combination overshoe and boot thing that people are wearing up here around campus. Now, I appreciate individual expression and that sort of thing, but this is one of the stupidest things of all time. Shoes this ugly are ... birth control devices! Friends should not let friends be this stupid.
The place has been here forever and it's patchwork history really shows.
On the inside, it's plenty cozy, warm and fun. The beer flows to be sure, and the menu here is great, but the shirt shop is the real gem. Be sure to get a souvenir.
Something is always going on at Eskimo Joe's. Check out the website or call ahead.
When our good old comfort food arrived, it was GREAT! It covered an entire oversize dinner plate too. It is just plain good every time I come here. Let's eat and then get over to the stadium. We're gonna need a little extra time coz we're gonna have to climb all the way up to the stratosphere to find our seats.
Just in case anyone asks when you visit Stillwater, please remember that the difference between Culture and Agriculture is 90 short miles; that is, the distance between the University of Oklahoma in Norman and the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Boomer Sooner! Go Sooners!
It has been one helluva fortnight kids. "It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life." Joseph Campbell said that and he was right. In all that darkness, how do you actually find these "treasures of life"? Simply enough he went on to say, "Where you stumble, there lies your treasure." Miss Sunshine, how much longer do we have to keep tripping over each like this? It's you. It's always been you. You are my heart, my love and my greatest treasure.
Will you have some chili cheese fries with me ... again?