Thursday, June 30, 2005

Feel the Burn

I'll be leaving in about 3 hours for the horse show. Don't cry. I know you all want to come along...but you can't have everything. I'll take plenty of pictures and videotape (just in case I fall off. I would hate for ya'll to miss that). If anyone wants to come to my house and clean out my fish tank while I'm gone, feel free. Oh, yeah, and to those of you who came to the house last night...especially Hannah...revenge will be swift and sweet. I feel like one big piece of Chinese food.

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "Always remember to pillage BEFORE you burn."

Monday, June 27, 2005

Sweet Summer

ENT: When Summer lies upon the world, and in a noon of gold,
Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold;
When woodland halls are green and cool, and wind is in the West, Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my land is best!

ENTWIFE: When Summer warms the hanging fruit and burns the berry brown; When straw is gold, and ear is white, and harvest comes to town; When honey spills, and apple swells, though wind be in the West, I'll linger here beneath the Sun, because my land is best!
-J.R.R Tolkien

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Survival of the Lucky

I'm glad to see everyone lived through the not so big thunderstorm at the pool party last night. There is nothing better than cramming 15 people on a porch stocked with food. I love our group. I'm glad we all get along so well. Hope everyone had a great time. If I can get photos from Bobby I'll try to post some. I might have to draw in more clothes on some people so I don't get hate mail. If anyone has any good pictures (hm...that I can alter) let me have 'em. Just send them to my email.

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "Do not touch anything unnecessarily. Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally."
-Soviet infantry manual, issued in the 1930's

Monday, June 20, 2005

Famous Last Words

"If the gator can jump it...I don't know why the horse can't!"

Well, ok then. Martha, Mike, Joy and I had a blast this past weekend when we loaded up the horses and went to John and Carroll's house for a Saturday trail ride. We had every intention of arriving early, tacking up, and being out on the trail before it got really hot. And, well, it was a noble attempt but 6 horses later we finally got on at the crack of....uh....noon. We were able to ride for several hours through beautiful pastures and woods (where Hannah and I will sneak to make our movie). We only had a few minor setbacks, three ravines to be exact. John said that there was only one. That's fine though. They were the funnest part. Mike realized the benefits of military training when he had to outrun the spotted horse who tried to squish him in the creek. Oh, and Martha has now entered physical therapy. But, we expect a full recovery. We had the most fun ever and can't wait to come back....if John can put his trailer back together after what Spice did to it. We are getting both of you t-shirts that say "I survived Spice and Ari." Hope you don't feel like this (click here) about us. Thanks for a great weekend!

P.S.-Joy, thanks for getting the bug out of my eye.

Rachael's quote of the day: "Friends help you move; real friends help you move the body."

Friday, June 17, 2005

Brief, and to the point.

I'm hungry. So, I'm going to go get lunch. Oh, and buy horse food. I hope everyone is ready for tomorrow. That will require a whole different post entirely.

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "Tell a man there are 300 Billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure."

Sunday, June 12, 2005


YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY.......................................................


Thursday, June 09, 2005


Ok, I'm outta' here for the weekend. Flying solo at the office nearly killed me I'm gone. I'll miss everyone. I want to hear reports of everyone's weekend when I get back. If anything good happens while I'm gone, call me.

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps."
-Emo Philips

For a description of what work was like HERE!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Don't Ask

Don't ask me about the horse show...because I won't tell you. I especially won't tell you that it was 7,000 degrees with no shade. Then I won't tell you about the incredible exploding hoof polish bottle that erupted minutes after arriving on the show grounds. Then I won't tell you that Cole dug a hole and laid down in it (while tied to the horse trailer). I will continue by not telling you that Cole tried to kill Tammy in the western class because even though it was 7,000 degrees he wanted to be hyper. The 2 brown ribbons and 1 green will never hear of.

And in closing; if you are wondering about the horse show, don't ask...because I won't tell you. Tammy, I'm working on the slowing down situation. I'll have him ready for you next time. You did a great job though. Check out the video!

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific."
Jane Wagner

Ok...trying this HERE!

Friday, June 03, 2005


Tomorrow I am leaving for a safari. Ok, not really. But, safari does mean am leaving town for a horse show. And since I've been giving ya'll updates on the chicken, I feel it necessary to give you a horse update also. Poor little (little doesn't actually fit the current situation) Cole is so not show ready it's disgusting. After our last show he has had about 2 weeks off....with the exception of a few rides and playing in the round pen which I would not consider to be work. So I'm loading up in the morning with a 50 pounds overweight horse who hasn't had a bath and was lucky to get clipped. We'll ride in our 3 classes and then pack back up for the trip home (sometime very early Sunday morning). I'm not too concerned about this show. We either do well or we don't. I'm saving my energy for the big July show (that will involve several days of my life.) So, I'm off to bed. If you happen to wake up around 8:00 tomorrow morning, think of me outside attempting to wash my horse as he tries to mow my entire lawn.

Oh, and just to show you how badly I need sleep....last night I desperately searched for the directions on the
Women's One A Day bottle to see how many I was supposed to take.

Rachael's Quote of the Day:
"The dumber people think you are, the more suprised they're going to be when you kill them."
-William Clayton