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Old February 24th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #2121
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Dale, you really are trying to hard, lol.

Flat dry land, cactus, tumble weeds, cowboys, belt buckles, cowboy boots just screams a Southwestern culture and that is exactly what Texas and Oklahoma are. Heck, look at University of Texas's football games. The entire band has southwestern clothes on and wear cowboy hats. They prance around with a long horn steer as a mascot. People walk around saying "Howdy Partner". Pre game festivities have the feel of being at a rodeo.

The overall state of Texas has more in common with New Mexico and Arizona than they do with South Carolina and Georgia.
This is true. And I agree.

Oklahoma, especially western and southern Oklahoma, are as much "Cowboy oriented" as some parts of Texas. They've just become demoralized because Texas has put a trademark on everything Cowboy
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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:59 AM   #2122
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I was born and raised in the Southern U.S.
When I was relocated to Tulsa for work and began to explore Oklahoma I found it has very little in common with the part of the Southern U.S. I am from. Even the "drawl" is different from mine.
The further west I went the more Southwest it felt.
Sorry I will never consider Oklahoma to be southern.
It's in a unique region of its own.

With that said OKC will have an even better skyline in the years to come and Devon will be the centerpiece!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #2123
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I agree ScaperDude. People just can't understand that though if they haven't actually experienced or lived in Oklahoma AND other portions of the Southwest. They just go off what they assume Oklahoma is without having proper empirical knowledge.

FYI, the first time I ever saw a tumbleweed was 18 years into my life and far outside of my Oklahoma City. I've never seen a wild cactus [I say wild, because you do see it in landscaping every so often] growing in Oklahoma either, but then again I live in a modern city in the center of the state where the average annual rainfall is 35.85 inches. For comparison, Seattle gets 38.25 inches a year. The eastern portion of the state, such as Tulsa for example, can get 42 inches a year. If someone walked up to me in Oklahoma City and said, "Howdy Partner", I'd most likely be offended. Unless they're part of an older generation, which most always is the case.

FWIW. It seems easy to perceive that all of Oklahoma appears like and is culturally equivalent to the Texas Panhandle. Thankfully, that is not the truth.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #2124
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From what I've seen the wild cactai population starts usually around where the mesa's begin to pop up in the central western part of Oklahoma and up near the sand dunes in Waynoka. Which makes me wonder just how far west one will be able to see (on a clear day)from the public areas near the top of Devon....
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #2125
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Dining at Deveon
February 24th, 2012 - Kelley Chambers

"The oil and gas company is serving up a pot full of options

Devon Energy Corp. plans to open a full-service restaurant and banquet space in the top two floors of its 50-story office tower, in addition to a food court in its adjoining garden wing.

Company officials said Vast, a high-end restaurant concept on the 49th floor, will offer American fare including steaks, seafood, a full bar and breathtaking views. It is scheduled to open early this fall. Nebu, in the adjoining garden wing on ground level, will offer a variety of food stations, and is set to open March 19, followed by a coffee café in April. All of the dining concepts will be open to the public... "

"...When looking at options for the top of the tower, Devon Executive Vice President of Administration R. Alan Marcum said company officials went through months of planning. He said options included more office space, an observation deck or a private club. In the end, he said they decided to welcome the public and create the restaurant and rentable banquet space high above the city... "


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A rendering of Nebu, the food court and dining area in the garden wing of Devon World Headquarters. It is set to open March 19, with an illy coffee shop set to open there in April.

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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #2126
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Old February 25th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #2127
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I like how most of the critical people aren't from here or live in the same state and will never see it for themselves in person.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:28 AM   #2128
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I like how most of the critical people aren't from here or live in the same state and will never see it for themselves in person.
This will always be an issue.

I was in OKC today for the Ron Paul rally. Got to go to Bricktown for the 17th time and see this tower from every direction, North, South, East, and West. This thing is awesome and very elegant.
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It needs to be cleaned 2 the glass is so dirty, you will be suprise how much better it will look once it gets a wash, i also went to the Ron Paul rally today
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I've lived here for 30 years... we are not the South.
The map says other wise. It's lower than Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Those states are more midwest, and northern than south.
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Old February 26th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #2131
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It needs to be cleaned 2 the glass is so dirty, you will be suprise how much better it will look once it gets a wash, i also went to the Ron Paul rally today


Back to topic, though. Don't want to turn this into anything.

Can't wait to hear about the new supposed towers on the way.
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The map says other wise. It's lower than Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Those states are more midwest, and northern than south.
I meant The South, as in the states once in the Confederacy and whatever else that comes to mind when you say The South. Two different things. Florida is "south" but I'm not talking about directions.
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I also wouldn't call Oklahoma the South but the Southern Plains and maybe Midwest but it doesn't quite fall into that category.
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