Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Butt Bones Are Sore

So after a loooong time of not riding, my brother asked me to get his horse in shape for him, as he's soon going on a camping trip into the mountains with the horse.  So I saddled up the first day and we set off.  I rode his horse for a good two hours, trying my best to get a handle on the rhythm of the horse's trot so I wouldn't be bouncing all over the place.

I've ridden his horse every day for the last week, and OMG my butt bones* hurt so bad I can barely sit.  Lucky for me this was only a one week gig, because my brother is taking his horse back up with him, and is going to ride the horse himself.

However, despite the enormous amount of uncomfortableness caused by riding two hours a day on a bouncy horse (I decided it wasn't my fault), I think I'd like to continue riding, as it's always been something I have loved to do.  Maybe I'll get one of my own lazy horses out of the pasture and ride them.

What I should really do is ride my mare and lead my colt along behind to get her halter broke.  Pictures of my colt to come later.

*Yes, I know "butt bones" isn't entirely anatomically correct nomenclature.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

My wife, the beautiful woman that she is, had an interview for a full-time librarian job this week.  Hold on, let me review all that has happened recently, that I haven't had a chance to tell you yet:
  1. My wife and I are currently living in different states so that I can work at my uncle's restaurant to help pay the bills.  This sucks.
  2. I guess that's all.
The job is in the state that we love best, and where we have a bunch of friends.  Additionally, there are a ton of job opportunities for me, having a large biotech industry in the area.  It would be really great to move back; we love it there, AND all of my family is in that state.

I'm also trying to fix my pickup.  I think my timing chain has worn a hole through the water pump housing, which is why I've got antifreeze in my oil and my engine overheats.  So I'm taking the whole thing apart...which should be pretty awesome.  I love working on cars.
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