Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Tulsa Makes News for Music

PhotoWow, I totally meant to post this last week.  Although, now that I think about it, today works better.  On the heels of Saturday’s Imagine Dragons concert, it seems fitting to show off my fine city.  National Geographic wrote an article, Tulsa: Tailor-Made for Music.  I’ve raved about Cain’s Ballroom before, and I’m sure I’ll do it again.  It remains one of my all time favorite places to catch a show.  Tulsan’s love our music, and the first Friday of every month, Downtown Tulsa offers up music, museum, galleries and more in the Brady District to visitors free of charge for First Friday Art Crawl.

 

The Philbrook has opened up a downtown location, there is a glass blowing studio, galleries, Guthrie Green (named after the famous Woody Guthrie), The Woody Guthrie Center, restaurants, bars, theaters….downtown has gone from a ghost town after 5pm to a vibrant, lively place to be.  Let’s not forget baseball too!  Opening day is quickly approaching it it will be time to catch the Tulsa Drillers in action at ONEOK Field.  (Oh, the glories of spring!)  Now all I need is for some warmer weather to really enjoy strolling around downtown…ah, a margarita on the patio of Elote or the rooftop of El Guapo is calling my name….

 

‘Til next time,

 

Jessica

 

 

 


Strangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals week

Random Acts of Kindness, Cookies, and Pharrell Williams’s “Happy”…pure awesomeness.

TED Blog

The McGregor Reading Room at the University of Virginia is sometimes referred to as the “Harry Potter Room.” All  bookshelves, oriental carpets and chandeliers, the room earned its nickname for its posh look and the fact that it’s a favorite spot for studying. But last December, this room filled with a little real-life magic: the smell of freshly baked cookies.

One night during finals week, three friends — brothers Danisch and Faiq Malik, along with longtime pal Intesar “Thar” Tariq — bought nine boxes of chocolate chip cookies and passed them out in the reading room, gratis. This random act of kindness was inspired by Shawn Achor’s TED Talk, “The happy secret to better work.”[ted_talkteaser id=1344]

Faiq Malik, a fourth year at American University, was the first in the group to watch the talk. “I took last semester off because I had a lower-back surgery,” he explains. “I…

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