I was getting ready to leave the barn this evening when I caught this shot. This embodies everything I love about the barn and about summertime. It's so close -- summer is so close! And this weekend is our first horse show (and my first gymkhana!) AND the weather is supposed to hit 90F+ for the first time since last →
One morning a couple of weeks ago, I was at the barn, and turned Moose out in the arena to roll in the sand (one of his favorite pastimes.) After he rolled he got up, shook off, and then stood stock still in this patch of morning sunlight, perfectly posed. Thank God for cameraphones -- that's all I can say about →
I will get back to this blog eventually--honest. I actually debating skipping doing this 10 on 10, since there are a ton of other things I should be doing, but I ultimately decided to cameraphone it, so that way I could keep some continuity going. Yesterday was all about troubleshooting. OK, maybe not all, but mostly. Over the course of the →
I actually meant to post this post yesterday... time somehow got away from me, and also a massive toothache somewhat derailed things. Bleh. Oh, and if you haven't "liked" Moose on Facebook, why not? Just click here to do so. :-) Anyway, Moose and I have both had a pretty busy past couple of weeks, despite it being summer break. You may →
10 on 10: A photo taken every hour, for ten consecutive hours, on the tenth of the month. ~~~~~~ Well, I was going to try to do a whole song theme for this post like my March 10 on 10 post, but alas, even though I searched and searched, I didn't find a Tim McGraw song I liked well enough and that →
I've been somewhat remiss in posting in the past week. I'm not even going to make any excuses this time... it kind of just is. You think this is bad, you should see my apartment... or maybe not. :-p Anyway, with the longer days have come more hours to spend outside doing things I love to do, like horseback riding and →
I forgot to tell you all this yesterday, but I was raptured on Saturday. Grad school's done until the end of August, and now there's less than two weeks of school, and I will be free for the summer! I can't wait. I plan to spend lots of time at the barn, lots of time in the pool, and lots of →
I vacillated between capitalizing cinco de mayo or not in my post title. These are the things that keep English majors awake at night, people. See, in Spanish, you don't capitalize months. But it's a holiday, so shouldn't that be capitalized? I should go look, but I'm too tired. I was up until 3AM finishing the Prom pics (FINALLY) and →
Someone dumped a litter of four kittens in a box at the barn yesterday, and while I didn't manage to be one of the lucky four to get to take one home (not that we need a THIRD cat anyway) at least Moose got to pose with one. OMG MOOSE LOVE!!!!!! Seriously, I can't stand the cuteness here. By the way, while →
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Disclaimer: Today's pictures aren't mine. Read on for why. :-) When I sold Moose almost six years ago, I would have never in a million years dreamed that I'd own him once again. (If you missed that part of the story, go here for the details.) But somehow, through the grace of God and random twists of fate, I do, and →
10 on 10: A photo taken every hour, for ten consecutive hours, on the tenth of the month. ***** STOP! For today's 10 on 10, click here to listen to Five O'Clock World by the Vogues, turn your volume up, come back here, and keep reading. :-) ***** Up every mornin' just to keep my job I gotta fight my way through the hustling mob →
The post title is a play on Garrison Keillor's book We Are Still Married. I haven't read the book, but it's Garrison Keillor, so it has to be funny. No, I'm not married (well, except maybe to my job) but I'm completely buried in work, grad school, and life in general right now. In an effort to not lose my sanity →
The quote in the title of this post is the last line of Anne Frank's diary. I think I first read that book when I was in the third or fourth grade, and even then, the irony of the line struck me, given why she had been in hiding in the first place and why that was her last entry. I →
For Moose, the year is divided into three seasons. . . ...and then, my least favorite of them all... . . Yeah, around here "shed" is a season worthy of note. It's the season where people start asking me if I own huskies or malamutes or Akitas or other large, white, hairy dogs. It wasn't quite so bad last time I owned him and he was a →
10 on 10: A photo taken every hour, for ten consecutive hours, on the tenth of the month. ~~~ For this month's 10 on 10, I opted to bust out the 100mm macro lens, since I just couldn't stomach the idea of trying to make my work day photographically interesting yet again. "Here's me with a student. Here's me working on a →
Post title is stolen from an old Crystal Gayle song. Don't ask me where I dredged that up from, because my brain comes up with strange things at 4AM. Yaay insomnia! Lately we've been graced with some unseasonably warm weather, and so this past Sunday I decided it'd be a good chance to give Moose a much-needed bath. I somehow neglected →
This baby is digital, and I'm proud to say that after many many hours of labor, the new Horses, Hope & Healing website is fully operational! I started work on it over Christmas break, but if it weren't for Joel! and Ting, I'd probably be in a crying heap on the floor -- they came through early yesterday morning and →
Setting sun, horses waiting for dinner, and Wendy laying down the law with two brothers (in the biological sense, not racial sense, although I suppose that works too) who'd argue over whether or not the sky is blue and the grass is green. I love Moose's barn, and the youth horse program there. .
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10 on 10: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. A horse is a horse, of course of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course, That is of course, unless the horse, Is the famous Mister Moose! Ok, so maybe that's not how it went, but as Moose got to be on TV →
If you're a regular Cartalk listener, the title of this blog post should be fairly familiar. If you're not, say the last four words of the title really slowly. :-) Because of the epic rain we've been having this winter (currently the Sierra snowpack is running at 198% of normal for this time of year!) I finally broke down and moved →
In the vein of both Dooce and Pawcurious, I've decided to compile a list of my favorite posts from this past year. This should have been not hideously difficult, given that I didn't blog much if at all for a fair amount of the year (I somehow only managed ONE post in August -- can you believe it?) but yet →