Saturday, October 14, 2006
You have to be younger than 6-years-old and under 40-pounds to ride -- but
it's a trip the young and adventuruous will never forget.
It's called mutton bustin'.
That's where kids ride sheep like bulls and they get more points the longer
they can hold on.
Mutton bustin' started at the Travis Country Fair and Rodeo five years ago.
The event was so popular last year that dozens of disappointed youngsters had to be turned away.
But on Monday, more than 30 young cowboys and cowgirls saddled up on a sheep and clung to it like their lives depended on it.
The rodeo gave away trophies for first, second and third place finishes.
By Shelton Green / KVUE NewsBy Shelton Green / KVUE News
Friday, October 13, 2006
I'm thinking about building a home.
My husband and I are (eventually) going to sell our house and, as many of you know, will more than likely be living separately.
Since I can't find a home that remotely appeals to me, I might buy a lot that I have my eye on and build a house.
Tell me what you think! Vote when you post your comment.....
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Even when I'm with people I love, I still feel this way. And I don't like it.
I always seem to be on the fringes of life.
I try to be on the Inside. I really do.
It sucks. Everything seems to swirl around me, without ever touching me. Conversations, friends, family.
I guess it's because I hold back. Do I hold back? I must.
What a bunch of crap. I'm not clever enough to hold any one's attention. People seem to talk around me. Why is that? I try to join in but once again.........talked around.
I hate it.
Maybe I'm not "engaging" enough. Too stunted.
I can be entertaining sometimes, I guess. But I don't seem to be able to add much to conversations. I think I'm amusing occasionally. But apparently I'm not as amusing enough.
I try....I really do. Don't get offended or defensive please....but even in FBB chat, I don't seem to be able to hold anyone attention or get "chatted up". Please don't try extra hard the next time I visit. It will only make me feel more ..... needy.
And I'm not needy. I very self-sufficient. Maybe too self-sufficient.
Anyway......Dana has issues with her self-esteem apparently but I love her so much. And I guess I have issues with feeling like I'm on the Outside Looking In.
Once upon a time, I could hook up a VCR AND set it!
I could set up a new computer and it would work.
I could set the timer on the stove without all of the beeping buttons.
I have just spent 1 and 1/2 hours trying to set up this blog site!
Now we have HD Cable (with the requisite set-top b0x), a surround sound theater system, a DVD player/recorder, a large screen TV, and a Playstation. The sheer miles and maze of wiring behind the "entertainment" center is not entertaining in the least. We have FOUR remotes to operate the television!
Wire color-coded connections leading from the cable wall outlet to the TV, to the Cable Box, back to the TV, into the surround sound system, out of the surround sound system back to the DVD player/recorded and then out to the TV and so on and so on and so on.........
I'm tellin' ya, the Griswold's Christmas looks like a pedal-car compared to our Ferrari of wires.
Please send me in a time machine back to 2001!!