I am not, nor have I ever been, a cowgirl.

Hello all! Thanks for the welcoming comments in the previous post. I’m going to be blogging as “Games Mistress” here — ’cause there’s never a bad time to use a vaguely British sounding pseudonym.

Since I moved to New York, I’ve noticed one of the first things I get asked when I meet someone new is “Where are you from?”

“Oklahoma,” I say.

“Oh. I’ve never been there,” the new person says, most of the time. Then, sometimes, I get the follow up question: “They have like, cowboys and stuff there, right?”

OK. Since I’m new here, and we’re all just getting to know each other, I’m going to save you all the trouble of asking. Yes, they have cowboys in Oklahoma. No, we are not all cowboys. I don’t know anything about riding or rodeos or any really cute World Champion Bull Riders like Wesley Silcox:

Wesley Silcox

Wesley Silcox

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