Ask any Oklahoman who’s lived here for more than a year who his or her personal heroes are, and at least one of those names, if not the very first one, will be Gary England. The Chief Meteorologist for Channel 9 here in OKC has been forecasting the weather for longer than many Okies have been alive. In a well-written essay about our town and our hero, Sam Anderson of the New York Times has really caught the flavor of a part of our little corner of the world that so many outsiders never bother to peer into. With his impending retirement, I’m thinking that things around here might not be quite as safe for a while.
With heavy rains and severe weather forecasted for the coming week–no tornadoes though, the jet stream isn’t south enough–I’ll be holding off on building the planting beds I was planning on, and probably just stay indoors and play Star Wars The Old Republic. What do you all have on tap this weekend?