You all know I'm in love with my adopted state of Oklahoma, but like any other place, it does have a few drawbacks. In the case of Oklahoma, the biggest shortcoming for me is it's lack of "real" bagels. I'm of the absolute opinion that a good bagel can't be found outside of New York City. Believe me, I've done the research. Since my daughter from Chicago is coming here for a visit in about a week and a half, and I'd like to be able to offer her a bagel-and-lox feast, I took the situation in hand and ordered a dozen bagels from a place in NYC called H and H. Today, they arrived! Eight plain and four onion! The odor alone is making me salivate. I believe I'll have one for dinner tonight before I put the rest in the freezer. And yes, I'm excited about this enough that I'm writing a blog entry about it. I apologize!
On a far more serious note, our state was hit by a number of devastating tornadoes last night. The last I heard, there were 8 deaths, countless injuries, and many homes and businesses completely destroyed. I've checked with those I know who live in the area of the tornadoes (one of whom is a regular reader of this blog) and have been assured that they're all ok. I'm very thankful for that. Here in Tulsa, we had a lot of rain, a bit of wind, but not much else. We were the lucky ones.