At the beginning of last week, we had an email in our inbox advertising an event that was happening last night for Komen. It was Professional Bull Riding. They said that they had 25 pairs of tickets reserved for breast cancer survivors. If you were interested, send an email. I sent an email. I got tickets. That is pretty much how that happened.
I had planned to drag Micah knowing that that it would literally be dragging him and that he would have little to no interest in going, but that I was also due for a night out and how can you beat free tickets to professional bull riding? Instead, I ended up asking one of his classmates that I have gotten to be friends with and Micah watched the boys.
I am not current on the whole bull riding circuit, but apparently these 40 or so cowboys do this like every weekend, traveling to different cities, attempting to stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds and not get killed. My friend Kari and I had gone to one of these in Nashville during college and I have fond memories of it being very entertaining, so I was completely game to go again. Natalie and I had dinner at this restaurant in Tulsa and it was so yummy. It was the first time either of us had been there and we will definitely be returning. Then, we headed down to the SpiritBank Event Center where this event was happening. Let's suffice it to say that Natalie and I were a little bit out of our league and neither one of us were quite dressed for the event since we don't own cowboy boots, cowboy hats, or belt buckles. But despite these obvious shortcomings, we managed to enjoy ourselves quite a bit.
And then the competition began.....and let me just warn you that I am obviously not a pro photographer of professional bull riding competitions. There are quite a few that are blurry, b/c they go pretty fast and I didn't use my flash...(mostly because I am very anti-flash right now, but that is a completely different topic!)