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Year: 2011

The Mathematics of Food

The Mathematics of Food

It’s no big secret that I’ve had an issue with weight pretty much all my life.  There’s no need to insert a big sob story here, but the truth of the matter is I’m overweight due to three reasons.  Partially genetic (though I don’t think this is an equal part to what’s to follow), partially diet and partially laziness.  I’m kind of a picky eater, and tend to think the top 3 food groups are Diet Coke, french fries and…

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Horses are Heartbreaking

Horses are Heartbreaking

This is the post I didn’t want to have to write, but knew it was coming so therefore avoided my blog for a few weeks. In case you’re not down with all things equine (you lucky, lucky person you) let me be up front and say that the picture of the hoof shown in this post is not normal.  It’s so not normal, that the term diseased is the best way to describe it.  To continue the bad news, that’s…

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Feng Shui for the Horse

Feng Shui for the Horse

So I got Teaspoon’s biopsy results back at the end of last week.  I originally thought he had a rare auto-immune disease called coronary band disorder, but it turns out that it’s an even more rare disease – how lucky am I? The new diagnosis has a long title (and I’m waiting for the vet to email me the abstract), but is essentially a form of Vasculitis.  The tissue around his coronary band and his chestnuts have too many white blood…

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Coronary Band Dystrophy

Coronary Band Dystrophy

Unless you know a LOT about horses, the title of this blog post is going to be confusing.  Four days ago, I wouldn’t have a clue what that was.  Why do I know now?  Because I think my horse has this rare disease. I won’t bore you with details, unless you found this page looking for information.  Then I’ll give you a summary: Coronary Band Dystrophy is a rare auto-immune disorder that attacks the horse’s coronary band, chestnuts and ergots….

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Photography Friday – A Pony at Dusk

Photography Friday – A Pony at Dusk

I need to get out and take more pictures, but lately it’s been so damn hot outside that as soon as I’m done riding I want to leave the barn. These were from a not so distant time where we didn’t see triple digits every day. I believe this pony’s name is Brownie, and he’s a camp horse and trooper for beginner riders. That day he was feeling particularly artistic with the light setting down behind him. These are straight…

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Happy Things: Heartsy.me

Happy Things: Heartsy.me

I discovered something awesome today – Heartsy.me. If you’re a fan of hand made goods and etsy vendors and like the daily deals, then go sign-up for Heartsy now.  It’s a groupon type interface, but just for etsy vendors.  My mind has been on interior decorating lately, so I was really happy today when I snagged some super cute prints for my bathroom. One of the Heartsy deals today was $19 for $50 worth of prints at collageOrama.  They do…

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Get back on the horse – not just a saying

Get back on the horse – not just a saying

I’ve been riding horses pretty much all my life.  I started when I was 10 with a once a week lesson, and was lucky enough to get my first horse when I was 14.  Since then, I’ve only taken a two year break (when we lived in MA mostly) from riding consistently and since Austin boasts lovely things like good jobs and a low cost of living – I feel extremely lucky to own a horse again. Even when I…

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Happy Things: Mr. Bear Felt Keyrings

Happy Things: Mr. Bear Felt Keyrings

So pretty much the only good thing about my old job was the people there.  For such a shitty company, it was filled with fun, intelligent and creative people.  Case in point: Are they not the CUTEST things you’ve ever seen? I’m really not one to swoon over cutesy items, but I do appreciate a good hand made “thing”.  Miranda of Randamocity makes them, and they will make you smile every time you pick up your keys.  Literally. You can…

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How to Piss Off Your Boarders

How to Piss Off Your Boarders

I’ve been a boarder for about 10 years, give or take some time off.  Most of the places I have been are really great, and I’m lucky to never have had a REALLY bad experience. Even now, even though I am really annoyed by somethings – I should state that my horse has not been in any physical danger or inhumane situations at all during his stay at my current boarding place.  However, I don’t think for what I’m paying…

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