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Three Years Old: Happy Birthday to Us!

5:00 AM EDT on May 13, 2010

Three years ago today, The Lost Ogle was born.  It all started with this little introductory post that announced who we were and the mission of our site.  It also referenced the Channel 25 weather team and Henry Hudson's 80-cent draws.  They go together like peanut butter and jelly, right?

Is it just me, or does the FOX 25 weather crew look more like a bunch of Bob Howard car salesmen rather than a group of Oklahoma City weathermen? Instead of talking about the jet stream, hook echoes and the dry line, I picture them sitting around some $0.80-cent draws at Henry Hudson's blabbering about the hot chick who bought the beat up Accord, what they plan to do with their "future", and of course, the "good old days."

Anyway, that there headline, picture and paragraph is the first ever post here at TheLostOgle.com.  At this website, a group of young, amazing and strikingly attractive Oklahoma City residents are going to offer our "2-cents", "rants" or "morning news show styled opinions" on a variety of topics concerning Oklahoma City and the rest of the world. It's a daunting task.  In fact, it's a task so daunting that only an Ogle brother could do it.

That's why we're TheLostOgle.com.  And that's our two cents.

I still remember writing that first post.  I think I completed it at around 11:00 o'clock on a Sunday night.  At the time, I really didn't have a moment to think about what I just wrote or even reflect on the significance of it.  That's because not long after I hit the publish button, my wife called me to bed.  It had been a long day.  We went to Crossings church in the morning, and then had both of our families over for a Mother's Day dinner.  It was getting late and we were tired.

Yeah, I guess I can say a lot of things in my life have changed over the past three years.  I'm no longer married.  My roommate now claims the spare bedroom.  And the draws at Hudson's are now a dollar.  I'm still bitter about that one.

Through all the change, though, one thing has remained a constant: this website.  In fact, I'm proud to say that we are still carrying on that original mission that we declared three years ago.  Sure, maybe we're no longer young, but we can just change it to juvenile or immature.  That's probably a better fit.

Anyway, Clark Matthews and I would like to go ahead and thank everyone who has helped make The Lost Ogle a success and helped it grow over the past three years.  This includes our readers, commenters, contributors, advertisers and Ogle Moles.  Without you guys, there probably wouldn't be a Lost Ogle.

Also, even though I can't guarantee where I'll live, what my Mother's Day plans will be, or accurately predict the price of Hudson draws, I hope that in three years I'm writing another post just like this one.  I hope that Jim Traber still hates us and that Clark Matthews is practicing checkers. I hope that another anchorwoman wears a pink bikini and another celebrity vandalizes our downtown.  And I hope that our site continues to grow, and that each day we get to write about "our "˜2-cents,' "˜rants' or "˜morning news show styled opinions' on a variety of topics concerning Oklahoma City and the rest of the world."

I also hope that Gary England mentions us on the air again.  That was cool.

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