Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Grateful Bean

I know our last post might have been a little gross for some of you out there so I thought this time around we would go with a positive part about living in the 'hood' (otherwise known as Midtown OKC). Today was a beautiful day in the neighborhood (no, we don't live next door to Mr. Rodgers but we do live above a 94 year old lady...kinda the same, right?)
Ok, on to the actual events of the day...Carol got done with clinical early today so we decided to take a nice walk down to The Grateful Bean on 10th and Walker. We have been meaning to try the ice cream there for some time but never seem to have time to stop in.

The coffee shop/restaurant/ice cream parlor is in what used to be Kaiser's, a restaurant that has been located in this location since 1917. It is an awesome spot with great atmosphere, a really nice staff, cool old pics on the walls, and a great menu including buffalo burgers and awesome ice cream.

Carol and I decided to split a two scoop sundae and we were not disappointed. Unfortunately this is not a picture of the actual sundae and this pic doesn't really do it justice. The ice cream was amazing and the hot fudge was probably the best I have ever had. The sundae was HUGE...it's a good thing we walked there and back! Needless to say we will visit this place again soon. Next time your down this way I would highly recommend The Grateful Bean. See, living down here isn't all bad!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Pets

We have some new pets but Carol won't let me keep them!

They have been living under our sink and Carol refuses to step into the kitchen so...I had to go out and buy some of these...

So far I have caught four mice! Not sure how many more could be living down there. Not sure I want to know! We'll keep you updated...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Laundry Day

I know it will come as a shock to most of you, considering how big and luxurious our apartment is, but...we do not have a washer/dryer in our apartment! I know, crazy isn't it! We don't even have a washer/dryer in our building. We have to brave the elements and walk to the building next door and then go down in the basement to use the coin operated machines. Carol and I affectionately refer to the "laundry room" as the "horror movie basement". It really would make the perfect setting for a scene from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It is dark, damp, has large old furnace units and a huge incinerator in the middle of the room. I told Carol when we moved in that she shouldn't go down there at night and she has gladly complied with my wishes. Needless to say, anytime we are visiting our parents or grandparents we always take our laundry!
Carol always takes her phone just in case the boogie man comes to get her!
The scary incinerator
On the right you see the furnace units. On the left is a creepy painting that stares at us as we go back up the stairs.
A true representation of how dark it can be in the basement. One bare bulb...horror movie anyone???