Monday, June 19, 2006

Happy Fodder's Day

Weekend Recap:
1. Being sick SUCKS.
2. Especially when you suddenly feel well Monday morning, just in time for work.
3. Hoop woke me up this morning by yelling, "Duuuuuude!" in his sleep.
4. I went to my parents house yesterday...
5. ...and heard a horse get the fart scared out of him.
6. To which I exclaimed, "That's it. I've seen it all!"
7. And Mom replied, "Well it IS your stepdad's horse."
8. Hoop and I went to see
Nacho Libre on Friday.
9. I had to stop him from tripping the teenagers who blocked our view on their way to the bathroom.
10. Although after the ninth pass, my reaction time was getting slower and slower.
11. "Do you think they have a keg in there?!"
12. They didn't... Just a bunch of giggling girls comparing hickies.
13. When we left I counted no less than five young couples making out.
14. It was like walking out of a vampire convention. *Shudder*
15. Hoop and I went bathing suit shopping on Saturday.
16. It took him 3.5 minutes to find one he liked.
17. It took me an hour and a half to realize I wouldn't find one I liked.
18. Although Hoop was more than happy for me to model them for him a little longer.
19. By the time we got to the beach the sun was setting. "Well I guess we don't have to worry about sunscreen."
20. After I got back last night, Hoop and I went to visit his Grandpa for Father's Day.
21. He loved the cards.
22. All 26 times he read them.

Grandpa: What's this?
Hoop: It's your Father's Day card, Grandpa.
Grandpa: That's so nice!
Grandpa: What's this?

23. Our first prospect is going to be looking at the house today around 1!
24. Which means I'm going to be worried all day whether or not I remembered to pick my underwear up off the back of the toilet seat.
25. And if my hair is all over the bathroom floor. "Hoop, I'm shaving my head!"
26. Here's to the start of an incredible misadventure.

Contest courtesy of
Odd Mix:


(Self) Discipline


Daily Hoop Conversation:
TV: *Ding!*
Hoop: What was that?
Hoop's Mom: It was the TV.
Hoop: No, I think someone's at the door. *Gets up to check*
Tink: So?
Hoop: No one.
TV: *Ding!*
Hoop: Now that was definitely the door.
Hoop's Mom: You think so huh?
Hoop: *Gets up to check*
Tink: Well now I know where the dog gets it from.

B-List Blogger Chicks: I got my care package on Friday. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Everything was lovely. I laid all the gifts out on the counter and just stared at them for awhile. It felt like Christmas.


At 19 June, 2006, Anonymous OddMix said...

I liked the discipline shot. Every time one of our horses gets too big for his britches we put them in with Starsky (Gabriella's pony). He usually has them straightened out in 24 to 36 hours. Fun to watch - we have been known to shout things like "Give him the chair!" and "Use the suplex!".

You might want to recommend that your mom and poppa-bear put a strand of electric inside the barbed wire to keep the horses off of it. I have seen some NASTY gashes from barbed wire.

At 19 June, 2006, Anonymous OddMix said...

OK, so I am an idiot. I enlarged the photo and sighed in relief that it was not barbed wire. The electric wire is still a good idea, though. It saves a lot of fence maintenance.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Jay said...

So why don't WE get to see you model the bikinis?? hmmmmmmmmmmmm? 8-)~

Great pics. I love all of them. But, I think I like the last one best.

I would laugh at Hoop, but when I hear a phone ring on a tv show I look over at mine .... every time.

At 19 June, 2006, Anonymous Susan said...

I came for the WWC and got so much more!

I guess I've bought into the sterotype that FL is all about Disney, swamps and gators. Those look an awful lot like horses to me, so I guess I'm wrong. LOL

Nice shots...I really like the compostion of the fence repairing one.

At 19 June, 2006, Anonymous mamatulip said...

God, how I can relate to numbers one and two. *sigh*

Great pics, as always.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Tink said...

Odd Mix: I'm pretty sure they've ruled out barbed wire altogether, but the electric fence is a good idea. Although I'm sure I'll be the one (inadvertently) testing it. I have a habit of leaning on things I shouldn't. ;)

Watching those horses yesterday was the most amazing sight. Now I know how blessed you and your family must feel.

Jay: You could... But then I'd have to kill you. Although it's more likely that you'd want to do it yourself hehe.

Susan: LOL. Believe it or not, there isn't a single palm tree on my parents' lot either.

"I really like the composition of the fence repairing one" Thank you! That's Papa Bear, my stepdad. I loved the way he perched his work hat on the post.

Mama T: Awwww. We're sicky sisters.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger graymama said...

Hubby always seems to get sick on a weekend, too. He then despises getting up feeling much better on Monday morning. He has contemplated pulling a Jim Gaffigan Hot Pockets moment: eat a breakfast hot pocket and call in sick.

A laugh for you: We had a fabulous conversation in the car about the "No shoes, No shirt, No service" policy. Hubby says he is just going to go into a fast-food restaurant wearing a halter-top, thong, and flip-flops. He would let his penis hang out for all its glory, but now that he is a dad getting arrested does not seem like a well planned out idea in his opinion.

Love your WWC shots!

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger eric said...

when i saw that subject line, i thought you must know exactly how my oldest son pronounces father's day. he got me a bag of dorito's for "fodder's day." he also told his kindergarten teacher that she was even better than his "free-k" teacher.

how was nacho libre? i'm curious. and could you not see over those kids because they all insisted on having frizzy napoleon dynamite hair?


At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Mignon said...

Wow! The pinto's bum is so clean... what the hell's wrong with me? But really, isn't it clean - it seems like horses always have poo stains.

Good luck on the house-lookers. My fear is that I forgot to flush the toilets. Madeleine forgot to flush the first time (just pee), but she insisted it wasn't her and went around the neighborhood asking all the kids if they'd seen anyone come into our house and use our toilets. Sounds a little like your grampa.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger FA said...

Weekend recap #3 -- That is hysterical!!

I love your horse pictures. We set out those 50lb salt blocks in every field and they just melt in the rain.

The (self)dicipline picture is great. Fence mending is a huge pain in the ass. I'm with Oddmix on the electric wire. It definitely helps. My recommendation is to turn off the electric fence before you decide to work on it. Obvious, I know, but I learned the hard way.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger mamalujo1 said...

We used to have horses but they never got ridden, so off they went. Had an electric fence too. My girls were scared to death of it. One time I tried to step over it but slipped, and got tangled in it. Just as I was trying to get up, it would knock me back down, again and again. It got kind of funny after a while. I used to check to see if it was working by holding my finger underneath it (never on top of the wire, or your finger would contract around it and you couldn't let go). But I'm kinda dumb that way.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Tink said...

Graymama: "He would let his penis hang out for all its glory" *Snort* Might I suggest a ski-mask and a getaway car? :)

Eric: "Free-K" teacher! That's adorable. You should record him.

"Could you not see over those kids because they all insisted on having frizzy napoleon dynamite hair?" The theater in town is old, and doesn't slope at all. So the moment someone stands up anywhere in front of you, it blocks the screen.

If you liked Napoleon Dynamite than you'll like Nacho Libre. It has the same quirky humor. My favorite quote: "I ate some bugs. I ate some grass. I used my hand to wipe my...tears."

Mignon: "The pinto's bum is so clean" Thank you! I made sure to wipe it before I took this shot.

Ya nut.

Madeleine is so friggin cute. So... Did she convince anyone to fess up?

FA: Unfortunately he can't remember what he was dreaming about.

"Obvious, I know, but I learned the hard way." A blogger after my own heart.

Mamalujo1: Great, now IM scared to touch the fence!

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger F&W said...

I'm with the group. The composition of 'self discipline' is gorgeous. And can I say I love that you refer to him as Papa Bear? So sweet.

At 19 June, 2006, Anonymous mrspao said...

Nacho Libre sounds like a Mexican dish :)

I'm always worried that pao has left his pants on the bathroom floor but is usually mine which visitor's end up seeing. Eep.

I love the photos.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Hoop's grandpa's conversation is sad and funny at the same time. My grandmother is in her last stages of Alzheimer's, but we used to laugh when she would repeat something over and over again.

Now, it's not so funny because I miss "her."

Great pictures!

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Jess Riley said...

Great recap...J really wants to see Nacho Libre, too. I'm still not sure if I want to see it in the theater, though.

Lovely pictures, as always. :)

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Great the horses.

At 19 June, 2006, Blogger Chris said...

Your pictures are great!!

Fingers crossed that the showing went well!

At 20 June, 2006, Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

Weren't the bags great? I keep pulling everything out and looking at it....

The doorbell story - classic!

At 20 June, 2006, Blogger Katherine said...

Sorry you're feeling better (since it was in time for work, ha ha) I loved the TV-doorbell schtick! Those two should go on the road, ha ha

At 20 June, 2006, Blogger EE said...

Ack, yeah, nothing is worse than feeling better come Monday morning so you can make it to work!

I love the 'Discipline' shot too, and the Paint horse is very pretty. :)

At 20 June, 2006, Blogger Freakazojd said...

I. LOVE. #3.

I can relate to the Grandpa story & conversation - as Chelle said, it's funny and sad all at once. I've got a grandparent on both sides who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

At 20 June, 2006, Blogger Arabella said...

I have horse envy.

At 21 June, 2006, Blogger eric said...

that's good to hear.

i loved napoleon dynamite (not necessarily the oversaturation that followed).



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