Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TMT way late...hey it still works Tell Me Tuesday ;)

1. Where were you born? Did you grow up there?

A little town called Derita....which is no longer a town and seems to be an outskirt of downtown Charlotte at this point.  Back then it wasn't, the neighbors had cows, I remember the cows getting out and the "men" of the neighborhood going out to round up the bull.  I remember playing in the creek, last time I looked at that creek I thought if anything went in that water it would come out mutated.  So now I just say Huntersville becase no one from anywhere other than Derita knows where Derita is and it really was an outskirt of Huntersville back then.

2. How did you come to end up living where you are now?

Well I'm poor but I wanted land/a small farm.  So I had to go where land was affordable.  This is definately not where I thought I would live but I'm glad I didnt' find land in Huntersville, its just TOO congested now!

3. What is the most unusual trick you have taught your dog? Or the most unusual animal you have taught tricks?

Umm well if you hold your finger in a gun and say bang Duke will "die".  But I think he only does that for me.  And he crawls as well....I'm not much on tricks, Duke is just good at it and he doesn't do anything else so I randomly decide to teach him things :)

4. What is the most unusual food you enjoy?

Ummm well I did try some of Jen's rabbit the other day does that count?  I like quail.  I don't like sushi or any of that stuff....I'm probably boring

5. I know this has been asked before, but I'm always looking for a great book to read so what was the last book you read? Did you like it? Would you recommend it?
I just started The Girls of Ames.  I'll let you know how it is once I actually get into the book.  My son did make me take him to The Hunger Games movie on Sunday, it was actually a very good movie considering I do not like Sci Fi stuff....

Friday, March 9, 2012

Random TMT on Friday

Laura's TMT for this week was to post random thoughts....OK I'm warning you in advance, you asked for it.
- How can people be so unhappy with life.  I mean really its too short to be that miserable!
- I wonder how loud I can turn my radio up to avoid ^^ without getting in trouble at work
- How to I manage to spend so much money on my dogs without realizing it?
- I don't think I'm ever going to get on the road tonight to get to the trial, so much to do.  I think I procrastinate on purpose, because I work best under pressure and all....
- Is any of this making sense or have people stopped reading because they a. think I'm crazy or are b. bored out of their minds
- I hope Tucker is doing well at his battle of the books competition today
- Is the rabbit I just bought going to make my Jen less itchy...please please please I beg the itchy gods :)
- I hope I don't forget to do something before I leave....
- Can I bring anyone a cat to the trial?
- Ok I should stop now, maybe I'll add more later

Thursday, March 1, 2012

TMT - 2 post in one day....something must be wrong!!!

I'm having one of those days at work....you know the ones where you wonder why you even bother.  Ok so maybe one of those months, I'm fed up with people who dont' do their jobs somehow getting raises yet those of us who slave away are stuck....
Moving on to something more fun now...
1. What blogging tip would you give other dog-bloggers?

I don't think I blog enough to have any tips.  Except maybe control your crazy.  If I can read your blog and decipher just from it that you probably need mental help and not in the ha ha funny way, you should probably step away from the computer

2. If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could take five things with you (aside from the clothes on your back), what would they be?

Chapstick, sunscreen, my dogs, food and water

I'm obviously not very practical LOL

3. How much pain are you willing to endure in the name of physical appearance? Do you have painful things done to enhance beauty?

Well it depends on what you consider pain.  Waxing?  Yes I wax.  Plucking?  Yes I pluck.  Work out?  Yes I work out.  That's about it...

4. Speed limits... how fast do you drive? Do you drive Miss Daisy? Do you do the Indy 500 to work?

Well ummmmm I don't drive slow lets just put it that way.  This is my dad...what does that tell you :)

5. What trial (that you go to) is your favorite, and why?

Well since I don't go to many.  I'd say the trial at Shoofly Farm is one of my favorites.  Good friends, good cause, great fun and good food!

I told you someone was going to get hurt

If I have to look at one more picture of one more horse that wasn't properly taught to jump and is flinging its self over a fence because that's all it knows how to do I'm literally going to throw up! 


I will no longer offer suggestions to people who are friends on how they can improve their horses jump.  Obviously there are lots of trainers out there who can do it better and would no way ever use a grid/gymnastics exercise to teach a horse to use its self over a fence rather than haphazardly flinging its self.  Because its better just to keep raising the fences, eventually they will figure it out.  And I'm I'll remember that I'm so old school in my thinking that horses need A LOT of flatwork before being put to fences.....because you know there isn't oh like 1000 strides in each over fences course verses the 10 jumps. 

I have said a million times, your gonna get hurt if you keep doing things the same way with horses over huge fences that really have no idea how to jump.  But what do I know, lets just blame it on something else...And all you top notch professionals out there that are in it for the money or keep students by making them happy with bigger fences you are doing nothing more than downgrading the future of the equestrian sport.