Weekend trip

Weekend trip

Posted by pbmules on Oct 11, 2010 1:21 pm

Just got back from Deral's state of OK. Saw lots of casinos, horses & sooners. Found out what a Boomer Sooner was. In 2 weeks heading to the Smoky Mtns. Hope trees will be at their best. Hoping to see Dolly - wish me luck.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by cabarni on Oct 19, 2010 9:40 am

Clue me in to what a Boomer Sooner is? All I know is what I've seen of the horse and wagon flying across the field during OU football games. Enjoy your upcoming trip to the Smokeys. Can you bring me back a full-time gig?

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by Burk Cornelius on Oct 19, 2010 12:57 pm

Sooners is the name given to settlers who entered the Unassigned Lands before the President officially proclaimed them open to settlement

Boomer Sooner is the fight song for the University of Oklahoma. The tune is taken from "Boola Boola", the fight song of Yale University

Burk Cornelius, PLS
Executive Director
Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by pbmules on Oct 19, 2010 2:12 pm

Barni, My brother-in law who just moved to Norman told me this "

The lyrics in the first verse refer to the Land Run of 1889, in which the land around the modern university was settled.[2] Boomers were people that entered the territory legally, after the official opening. Sooners settled beforehand, giving them an unfair advantage on finding, fencing, and claiming farm land. If the charge of early entry was proven, they would lose their claimed land.

I visited the stadium while there & swear you could parachute from top seats.

Will look around for work while in Tenn. Nothing yet? Was hoping things were changing around here. I found a way to get things to pick up - send half of your field guys out to Indiana for 3 weeks. Got pretty busy here, but they're returning tomorrow, so backlog will dwindle quickly.

Hopefully something will turn here & you won't have to go to Tenn.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by cabarni on Oct 19, 2010 4:23 pm

Thanks for the knowledge Buck and JW.

JW - you guys have an IN PLS now? I could have been bought to help you out! 
Not planning to head to TN anytime soon, at least not for employment. Might have to consider a move back to the big city in IL one of these days. That or get serious about a career change.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by pbmules on Oct 20, 2010 6:52 am

In. - topo work only - working under PE. Was on a military base.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by pbmules on Nov 24, 2010 11:34 am

CABarni - you out there? Trying e-mail to no avail.

Re: Weekend trip

Posted by cabarni on Nov 26, 2010 2:36 pm

pbmules - I'm still around. Sent you an email at C&A a couple of weeks ago to get some knowledge on a company I interviewed with. At least the wife got a good promotion recently. Trying to enjoy the holiday weekend now, hope you are too.