I’ve been feeling a little down lately. It may be a chronic illness flare-up, the ups and downs of weather extremes, or those pesky perimenopausal symptoms (Can someone turn on a fan in here?).
Regardless, I’ve been dealing with a case of the blahs. In the past my go-to relief for this has been Snickers bars. I tried to make it more health-conscious by choosing first the almond Snickers, then the dark chocolate, but now even those can’t be justified when you need to watch calories, sugar AND caffeine.
My next line of defense is doing something that makes me laugh, like watching a funny television show, a movie or Pinkerton. I needed to find somewhere silly and funny for this week’s Write Anywhere venue.
Write Anywhere #34: The Golden Driller
The Golden Driller is a 76-foot-statue of an oil worker. It’s the largest free-standing statue in the world, and third tallest statue in the United States. It was originally built in 1953 by the Mid-Continent Supply Company of Fort Worth and was donated to the Tulsa County Fairgrounds which had it permanently installed in front of the Tulsa Expo Center for the 1966 International Petroleum Exposition. An oil derrick from an oil field in Seminole, Oklahoma stands next to the Driller. The Oklahoma Legislature adopted the Golden Driller as the state monument in 1979.
See that bench under the Driller? That’s where I got out my notebook and wrote. When I looked up at the Driller, I kept wondering how they keep him so clean. He’s taller than any tree around. Surely the birds like to perch on his shoulders. He should have some ‘dandruff’ up there, but he’s shiny clean. How do they do that?
Tasha Ball of Tasha Does Tulsa has a different perspective on the Driller in this post (warning: may be offensive)
Where did you write this week?
Question: Do you have any quirky monuments or places of interest in your area?
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