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Empire Slice House | Sunday Funday

I love pizza. Combining work and pizza is possibly the best combination in life. Empire Slice house is a local pizza shop that just does it right. The food is fantastic. Recently, they opened up a second patio/beer garden. It’s just amazing how fast they are growing.

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For the main event, they had two local artist get up and rap a few bars for everyone. Grand National started it off. Besides the fact of his rap talent, this guy had great style. Check him out below, Grand National. Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Empire-SundayFunday-024 Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography DJ Reaper and Jabee finished the afternoon off. It is always great to see local artist moving the community forward. Jabee put on a great show and is making a name for Oklahoma hip-hop DJ REAPER | Rick Patino Photography Jabee | Rick Patino Photography Empire-SundayFunday-032 Jabee | Rick Patino Photography DJ REAPER | Rick Patino Photography Jabee | Rick Patino Photography Jabee | Rick Patino Photography It was a great afternoon at Empire. Great pizza & great music. Couldn’t ask for much more.

Rick

GO! Church | Oklahoma Lifestyles Photography

I had the great opportunity to help within my community. I enjoy being a Oklahoma photographer and help this community grow.  I always love to help and work with the people around me. I had a quick lifestyles photography shoot with GO! Church in Norman, Oklahoma. They just needed a few quick photos to help with ad printing in the OU Daily.  I use to be a photographer for the OU Daily. Just a quick photo drop. Look for their ad in the March papers of The OU  Daily.

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These were actually taken in Norman, Oklahoma. This little gem is tucked away on Go! Church’s property. It was a great day to photograph as well.

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Warby Parker | Lifestyle

I think from spending so much time in front of a computer, my eyes are starting to show signs of fatigue. I recently saw online that Warby Parker is having a free home try on promotion. And if it’s free, I’ll try it. It was super simple too. Just went to WarbyParker.com, added 5 frames for a “Home Try On” and they were shipped to my house in a few days. Frames start at $95 and they have some great styles I liked. Here’s how it went. #WARBYHOMETRYON

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So I got 5 total frames, two sunwear and three opticals. Let’s start with the sunwear. The style I really like from Warby are the two-toned frames.

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The first pair I want to try is Percey in charcoal fade. I really like the fade to them. The only problem is that are for a narrow-faced fellow. I am not. But I gave it a shot.

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They were really cool, just not for me. Luckily I know I have a not so narrow face and picked a pair more appropriate for me. I really like the shaped of the Griffin in Blond Tortoise. Also never mad about some tortoise shell frames. I was a bit on the fence about how light the color was but once the frames were in front of me, I really liked the color scheme. These are medium width, perfect for me. I can’t imagine how big a wide width would be. Honestly, I have a large head. I thought.

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Now for the opticals, I grabbed a few. In order from my least favorite to my most. Last but not least, the Vaughan in Burnt Lemon Tortoise. I really liked how big these frames were. For someone who does wear glasses on the regular, these were the most comfortable. Then come the Burke in Tennessee Whiskey. The two-tone frames are awesome to me. I love the clear bottoms. But with that being said, that made the Durand in Saddle Russet a clear favorite. The contrast between the red and brown woodgrain is amazing. Not too bright but still unique enough for me to want.

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I had a great time with these frames. All I need to do now is send in my prescription and get these bad boys in action.

Rick