Posted by Tasha on June 1st, 2012 in Tulsa Blogs
Each year TulsaPeople Magazine publishes the A-List, a collection of the editors’ favorite local places, organizations, causes, and events. New this year is a sort of people’s choice category that highlights a selection of local folks and their contributions to the city.
Wayman Tisdale made the list. And Leon Russell. George Kaiser. There’s The Fabulous Midlife Crisis Band, a long-time fixture of the local music scene. There’s Michael Fusco, one of the stirrers of the primordial soup from which so many great Tulsa chefs have sprung. My friends LeAnn Taylor, Blake Ewing, Mary Bath Babcock, Joe Kelley, and Rebecca Ungerman also made the list.
And then…there’s this:
‘“There’s nothing to do in Tulsa.” We’ve all heard that before (although we all know it’s false), but that single comment sparked Ball to do something about the perception…”
You guys. In no way do I feel worthy to be on this list, especially considering with whom I share it. I’m honored. Thank you, and thank you for helping me to spread the word about what’s possible when you choose experiencing your city over living your life from your couch.
Tulsa’s growth in the past few years – especially downtown – and its efforts to better understand itself, its history, and its place in the world today? That’s because of you and your curiosity, and it started with your vote of confidence in the city that you expressed in the form of your feet on the pavement between the restaurants, bars, art galleries, concert halls, and sports venues there. As an Oklahoma-born author once advised me (and, I think, everyone, really): Enjoy it all.