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Month: February 2012

A Tale of Two Riders

A Tale of Two Riders

I’m back on a diet… again.  Before Christmas I had lost about 20 lbs in two months through a medical weight loss plan (not surgical, just diet and an appetite suppressant) which was amazing – but the weight fell off so fast that once the holidays came around it came back on equally quick.  After a few months of floundering around in the new year and a whole bunch of “I’ll start that soon,” I got the same kick in…

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Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

For the most part, I really like my job.  With everything though, some days are better than others.  On the less than stellar days, I need an extra punch of something to make it through the afternoon.  Drinking during lunch is less than ideal due to possible repercussions, and while some days I’ll go have a vent lunch with my co-workers on the really bad days it’s not enough.  For the really bad days, there’s only one place to go. In case…

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Cyber Bullying – Not Just for Kids

Cyber Bullying – Not Just for Kids

Yesterday I was checking my site analytics for 2011 for a future blog post. My traffic is pretty steady, so any abnormalities definitely stand out. Back last November I noticed a huge spike, and when I looked into it I saw it came from an extremely popular horse message board. Back when I worked at a major equine retailer in MA, I had to make banner advertisments to go on this message board for our company, and I think the…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Like most people, I’ve had a range of feelings on Valentine’s Day.  From “this day is incredibly stupid” to “single awareness day” and “Omg I love chocolate.”  Even now, I don’t have a definite statement about it except for two things: I like to spend time with those that I love on Valentines, and all the shit they try to sell you is so damn cute. To celebrate the first, I’m having lunch with my darling husband and later on…

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My Virtual Sunday

My Virtual Sunday

One might say that today was not a stellar achievement in my productivity, but I think it depends on how you look at it. With our ever growing technology base, gadgets and online worlds – I think you can safely say that for many people, productivity splits into real life and virtual. This weekend I had high goals for my real life productivity, but due to a myriad of reasons… it fell short. So short, that I can safely say…

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Boots with da fur!

Boots with da fur!

A few years ago, the Facebook “Bumper Sticker” app was really popular along the same time as that “Apple Bottom Jeans” song.  This lead to some equestrian somewhere on the internet making a graphic that made me laugh – a picture of Fleece Lined Open Front Jumper boots that said “Boots with da fur!”  Flash forward to last night, when I’m shopping for my own pair of decent jumping boots on ebay to celebrate the fact that my horse not…

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Another one lost to Apple

Another one lost to Apple

Let me tell you a story about me and the iPad. When apple first released the iPad I laughed. “It’s a big iPhone for $800!” I would say and scoff at the people who were foolish enough to buy one. Then marketing happened, and I slowly began to be sucked in. Who were all these fun and hip people with iPads? Why am i not fun and hip? And why we’re they so damn shiny? I needed a tablet like…

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Push Button Horses

Push Button Horses

If you’ve been around horse shows much, or even if you haven’t, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “Push Button Horse.”  It usually goes something like this. Two girls watch a nice horse and rider win many classes at a horse show.  Girl 1 says to girl 2, “She’s just winning because she has that expensive push button,” and Girl 2 agrees. The term means that the (usually expensive) horse is like a robot, and all the rider…

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The post about my cooking disaster

The post about my cooking disaster

I’m pretty cocky, and somewhat vain.  These are facts, and also driving factors behind me having a blog like this.  Throw Pinterest into the mix and we’re going to have an interesting situation.  See, Pinterest is pretty much just a collection of viral posts… and I want my blog to have a viral post. I want bazillions of internet hits, damnit. Last night, I figured my way to success with this would be an easy to make, tasty, and extremely…

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Valentines for the Horse Lover

Valentines for the Horse Lover

There’s a common misconception that if someone loves horses, they’ll love anything with horses on it.  Not true.  There is a lot of really really really ugly horse stuff out there… but that’s another post. If you have a horse loving woman in your life and you want to give her a Valentine for the season (and who wouldn’t?  Us horse girls are awesome), check out these options below.  They’re all hand-made from Etsy and under $100, so you can go…

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