Yarn Bombs, Baseball, Refineries, and a New Job

Some of the things I’ve been doing lately.

#YarnBomb #KnittedGraffiti #Graffiti outside Elote #DowntownTulsa #Oklahoma #MyOklahoma

I came upon this yarn bomb just outside Elote’s in downtown Tulsa.  I think Yarn Bomb’s are friendly graffiti. I mean they don’t age well but they don’t vandalize property either and they are kind of cute. I think Yarn Bomb’s are getting more prevalent. I’ve seen several around Tulsa.

#TulsaDrillers #MinorLeague #Baseball #OneokField #Tulsa #Oklahoma #MyOklahoma

Monday at the Gas Company we had our annual team building exercise. We go a daytime Tulsa Drillers AA baseball game. They feed us and we get to spend the afternoon watching the game. And then we have to go back to work cuz I work until 6. It is a very nice break in the middle of the day especially on a beautiful day like we had today. The Drillers lost one to nothing. It’s like cmon guys. You can’t score one run??

Refinery Cezanne II

We have had a lot of rain the last week and lots of storms and in central Oklahoma some tornadoes. One day we had flooding and tornadoes and some big cats got loose at one of those low rent ripoff private zoos.  We even had a tragic accident where somebody died in their tornado shelter. I’m telling you Oklahoma weather is pretty wild plus now we have earthquakes. The reason I’m telling you this is because on Wednesday instead of going for my regular long run on Turkey Mountain or the river I went on a short run of only about three miles. For part of the run I went where I wasn’t supposed to and got a good picture of one of our local refineries. Being the chemical engineer that I am I just love refineries and I think they are beautiful. What do you think?


While I was over where I shouldn’t have been I checked out the new not opened pedestrian bridge across the Arkansas River.  I thought about running down there and seeing what I could see but I didn’t like the big curve that hides the end. I mean, who is just around the curve. Bridges are creepy enough already. So I will delay my run across the bridge until I know that it is open. I’ll let you know.


Next, here I am at the barbers. Rozetta and Billie at Antonio’s in the Petroleum Club Building have been cutting my hair, or what is left of it anyway, for 23 years. Anyway, I was getting my hair cut  because it was picture taking day at work. My official picture was taken fifteen years ago when I started work and I hated it. So I needed to make the most of it and so here is the new pic.

Alan work 2015


So here it is!! In case you are wondering, that is my smile, thank you very much.

And my job has changed. I am now helping develop projects and am less involved in the commercial area. it’s a good change for me. I had the job as Director of Gas Supply for Oklahoma (and for several years Kansas) for about 13 years and although I loved it, I’ve been ready for a change. I’ll be working with many of the same people I was before helping develop projects to achieve our commercial goals. Projects like pipelines, compressor stations, natural gas processing plants and all that other fun stuff.

Hey, have you had any changes lately? Tell us!

7 thoughts on “Yarn Bombs, Baseball, Refineries, and a New Job

  1. DeniseinVA

    Congratulations on your job change and that is a great picture. I enjoyed all the other photos too. So that’s a yarn bomb? I have seen photos of them but never actually seen one. I agree with you about the bridge.

  2. Jenn Jilks

    I like the yarn bomb!
    I agree, running where you aren’t familiar you have to be careful.
    Job changes can be healthy. I wish you luck with that.
    The tornadoes have hit the news here. It’s awfully scary. We had some of the rain and wind, but you took the guts out of it down there.

  3. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    Congrats on the new job — change is good they say and sounds like you were ready.
    Never saw or heard of a yarn bomb. Funny. And the refinery? All I can say is that Bill would be interested and probably think it was beautiful. He’s like that!

  4. Driller's Place

    Well, if I was already someplace that I wasn’t supposed to be, I probably would have gone ahead and ventured around the corner. By all means I would have a photographic record of the event, just to convict me in court.

  5. Amy

    wow congrats on the job! that’s awesome.
    I am moving to a new town down south next Monday as I have a job starting in a week or so plus I have met someone there so it’s very exciting!

  6. Barb

    Change is often a good thing, even if it is sometimes hard. You look very serious in your photo, Yogi – like a chemical engineer. I like your photo of the refinery, but sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My CO weather is constantly changing – I’m trying to go with the flow.

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