Friday, September 28, 2007

'Cause it's Fun

YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) - Tara Ford

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) -Half Baked Chocolate Chip

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) -DMcL (Doesn't really work... how 'bout DEOD with the last three letters of my last name?)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) -Blue Horse

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) -Michelle Detroit

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) -McLda (let's switch it again with the last three...Eodda)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) -The Yellow Tequila

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) -Douglas Massimino

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy) -Escada Sweettart

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) -Elaine Walter

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) -Levi Levensworth

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) -Autumn Rose

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) -Apple Jeanie

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) -Coffee Aspen

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) -The Riding Snow Tour

Monday, September 24, 2007

Greetings From the Cow Killer

So my truck was finally assessed and the insurance check is in the mail. I do have to have some body work done since the left front panel was pushed up to the door. But other than the bumper and side light everything else seems okay...except the cow of course...Loved the comments by the way...

Well, I finally did it. I moved. I have a few odds and end and a house to clean, but I'm more or less gone and am so happy. Everybody has basically read my woes with the owner of the place, but when I was on fire this summer things got pretty traumatic. I haven't really been able to talk much about it all because it's been so traumatic....but two days into a fire my pregnant brood mare got caught up in the places crappy fences and ended up putting a hole through her leg. She ended up alright because of my awesome neighbors who moved her out of there (and a very expensive vet bill), but had to be kept over there to foal. Well, I left on a detail the morning she birthed a perfect little red filly. I was the first person to handle her and ended up being the last. That afternoon their gelding tore down 30 feet of fence and snapped off 2 posts to get at and kill her. It wasn't my neighbors' fault at all, they did everything they could, including trying to resuscitate her. I didn't find out until 3 days later when I got into cell phone service. If the owner of the place I was living in had taken any pride in his place she would have been where she belonged, at home in her own pen. That sealed the deal for me. I started looking and now I'm gone.

To put things right, this weekend Shane and I went to a performance horse auction to purchase a young horse for him to get started. While checking things out he said I should go look in the weanling pen (where the babies are). I kept coming back to this beautiful dark chestnut colt and looked him up in the catalog. I wanted to show him to Shane, but he just told me to go ask the brand inspector (out local expert on horse conformation) on what he thought. Well, the brand inspector said he was just about the best in the pen and had the papers to prove it so I passed on the info to Shane thinking maybe he'd get something younger if it was well bred. He asked me the number and then ended up buying a horse that came before him in the auction.

I was like 'oh well' and then Shane asked me the colt's number again. I told him and he said, "well, I'm replacing the foal you lost, are you sure that's the one you want?" SOOOOO....I have a beautiful 4 month old colt being registered in my name! To top it off my buddy Kelly is being stationed in Italy this fall, so he's giving me Dasha, the little paint filly I had in my care last year! So I have two new youngster coming to make their home with me this week!

Also - I LOVE the school I'm working in....LOVE it! Things are finally going my way and I'm NOT jinxing it by sharing! I wanted to pass on the good new! And I will have pics soon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thorns.... the guys who can't keep his fences up where I hit his cow with my truck last night. Moo moo cow. Not cool to come down a dirt road at night and there is a wall of cows in front of you. I'm perfectly fine. The truck is alright, but has felt better. As for the cow...let's just say she's moved on to a better place.