You may not know this, but Oklahoma has a minor league hockey team, The OKC Blazers. And as I'm sure you know, sports teams have fan appreciation nights. Well, I'm not sure if it's only in Oklahoma, or only in the midwest, but I'm pretty sure it's only in America. The Blazers are teaming with the FFA, 4H clubs, and the American Farmers and Ranchers for "The Blazers Give Away The Farm Night". Yes...you heard me correctly....and yes...it means what you think.
Tonight the Blazers host the Colorado Eagles at the Ford Center and will give away nearly $4,000 worth of livestock after the game. Student members of 4-H and FFA who attend the game and register at the AFR booth will be eligible to win a hog, a goat, a lamb, or an Express Ranches heifer. And this is in the 'big city'!!! Oh my God!! *LOL* What is this place I've moved to????? Attend the game....and win a farm animal! Geez.
Now mind you, in the MUCH smaller town of Enid, Laura and I will be attending the symphony tonight. Her boss and his wife have season tickets but they are out of town this weekend so she and I will be seeing:
Mendelssohn in Leipzig
Felix Mendelssohn's 200th birthday party alla the Leipzig Gewandhaus,
featuring the winner of the ESO's 2009 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Competition for Oklahoma Young Artists ~ Marat Gabdullin
I hope this young man is as good as the paper is touting him to be and I REALLY hope I can stay awake through a concert of soothing violin concertos. *LOL* We'll see if I make it. Hey...at least nobody is trying to give me a goat! *ROTFLOL*