Archive for May, 2006

Summer fun Rodeo style

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

We ordered a water trough for the horses, but I have commandeered it for my own use.  Perhaps after summer they will have access to it.  Until then, I have a summer pool, Rodeo style, and if the current weather is any prediction I will be living in my new blue pool as we are going to have one hot summer!

Another one

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Ginger wanted her picture posted too.

Genius at work?

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

I am not quite sure what to make of the following resemblance:

gen·ius ( P ) Pronunciation Key (jnys)
n. pl. gen·ius·es

Extraordinary intellectual and creative power.
A person of extraordinary intellect and talent: “One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius” (Simone de Beauvoir).
A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140.

A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination: has a genius for choosing the right words.
One who has such a talent or inclination: a genius at diplomacy.
The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era: the genius of Elizabethan England.
pl. ge·ni·i (jn-) Roman Mythology. A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place.
A person who has great influence over another.
A jinni in Muslim mythology.

The Onion Lampoons Illegal Immigrants

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Illegal Immigrants Returning To Mexico For American Jobs
May 3, 2006 | Issue 42•18

MEXICO CITY—As dozens of major American corporations continue to move their manufacturing operations to Mexico, waves of job-seeking Mexican immigrants to the United States have begun making the deadly journey back across the border in search of better-paying Mexican-based American jobs.
“I came to this country seeking the job I sought when I first left this country,” said Anuncio Reyes, 22, an undocumented worker who recrossed the U.S. border into Mexico last month, three years after leaving Mexico for the United States to work as an agricultural day laborer. “I spent everything I had to get back here. Yes, it was dangerous, and I miss my home. But as much as I love America, I have to go where the best American jobs are.”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Our first load of corral panels, water tanks, and fencing supplies have arrived. Talbotland, Inc. is officially open for business. Our inventory will grow after we get the workshop up, but we are experiencing a healthy start with local pre-orders. We learned a few things after the arrival of the shipment:

1. Our driveway is not large enough to accomodate a semi with a 48 foot trailer.
2. We do not need to belong to a gym if we will be unloading panels on a regular basis.
3. It is best to not have two people attempt to hold up a leaning stack of 15 corral panels; and if that stack begins to fall make sure one’s body and face are not in the way. (I am okay, but looked like an abused spouse for a day or two.)

Arrival of order:

Chris surveying the scene: