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by amygdala
Wed May 16, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Giant life change...
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Giant life change...

wishing you all the best in your new life!
by amygdala
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The little things that make you happy
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: The little things that make you happy

we just got about 14 inches of snow. my neighbor plowed the huge hump left by town road plows at the bottom of my driveway. i am so grateful!
by amygdala
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 6252

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

thank you exvet --well said!
by amygdala
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 3819

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

jinglejinglejingle
by amygdala
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 6252

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

personally, i think any horse who is consistently behind the vertical should be disqualified.
i'm not holding my breath for this to occur
by amygdala
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Another sign of getting older...

didnt watch breaking bad, liked shetland a lot-- and i've started fast-forwarding through almost everything i watch on netflix. i'm not as patient as i used to be-- life is short, right?
by amygdala
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Soliciated for donation
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Soliciated for donation

yes, they sell your name-- which is why i get 20 calendars a year from places i don't give anything to!
by amygdala
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Soliciated for donation
Replies: 18
Views: 1543

Re: Soliciated for donation

i wish they'd stop sending me calendars! i get 15-20 calendars a year-- almost all of them from organizations i've never donated to!
by amygdala
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sad. It's Bob's anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Sad. It's Bob's anniversary

oops! i meant she died last year-- 2016. what can i say-- it's a tough anniversary for me, too!
by amygdala
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sad. It's Bob's anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Sad. It's Bob's anniversary

anniversaries can be tough! my horse Gristle died on dec 12, 1916. and on dec 12, 1917, her best buddy spent the day hanging out in gristle's favorite place.

(((paula)))
by amygdala
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Where is everyone????
Replies: 49
Views: 5261

Re: Where is everyone????

best wishes, literiding! hope you feel better very soon!
by amygdala
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 18
Views: 3289

Re: Loss

my horse Gristle died a year ago this week. yes, time passing does help. most of the time
by amygdala
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2448

Re: No Moore!!!

me too, koolkat-- and yanking on that shanked bit looked very practiced, like he did it a lot!

so i now understand the all those statues of miserable horses/lousy riders are probably accurate!
by amygdala
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 2029

Re: Having to make the hard decision

you know you have done your best for him-- and i know that doesn't help you much, he's had a great life w/you. (((hugs)))
by amygdala
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2448

Re: No Moore!!!

i believe that the governor of minn. has just appointed someone to fill al franken's seat (when he actually leaves office). the appointed person
will fill the seat until the next election.

chisamba, i'm not sure what you're asking
by amygdala
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2448

Re: No Moore!!!

and roy moore is one terrible rider! worse than a chair seat --a recliner seat!
by amygdala
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2448

Re: No Moore!!!

i'm not sure they're fascists. i see them as theocrats-- theirs is the one true way, god's on their side, etc etc.

and i am so grateful for the founders of our country giving us separation of church & state!
by amygdala
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 6660

Re: Need some help or advice

linden, i don't know if this is true for you, but for me, the holidays are my worst time of year. they are filled with 'aniversaries' of awful family stuff i don't consciously remember --but subconsciously i sure do!

this week it took me 3 days to get out to the barn to groom
by amygdala
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Me Too
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: Me Too

yeah, me too. and one of the joys of getting old is that everyday harrassment slows down. unless you work in a male dominated industry
by amygdala
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding
Replies: 11
Views: 2169

Re: Confederate statue should also be removed for piss-poor riding

i'm with tarlo-- look at the horses, ignore the --all male-- riders. it's enough to make you think men just don't know how to ride
by amygdala
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6852

Re: What is your opinion about this?

Angfreda - LOL! I'm also short at 5'2" and have the same issues with the tall shelves. So I climb them literally. I've done it in the tall freezer section too which was pleasant during the hot summer temps. :lol: :lol: me too! it's nice to know i'm not the only short person who climbs the shel...
by amygdala
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What is your opinion about this?
Replies: 61
Views: 6852

Re: What is your opinion about this?

i say Excuse Me a lot --tone of voice varies-- and i smile a lot; imo, no one really wants to be there, and we're all in the same boat/trolley/cart/buggy. and some of the best cashierline conversations have been with someone i initially saw as REALLY irritating. and i'm with literiding-- those in ai...
by amygdala
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trotting, or not
Replies: 19
Views: 2350

Re: Trotting, or not

i second what orono said! :)
by amygdala
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Insulated bucket holders?
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Insulated bucket holders?

i had a local carpenter make an insulated bucket holder from plywood & i inch foam. works great! like wicky, i add hot water once or twice a day when it's really cold.
by amygdala
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: Loss
Replies: 18
Views: 3289

Re: Loss

so sorry you've lost Sparky-- i've lost a horse and a cat this year-- big holes!
by amygdala
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Championships for us today.
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Dressage Championships for us today.

way to go deanna & panache!!! huge congrats!
by amygdala
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 41
Views: 6633

Re: Breakfast

i'm never hungry until mid-day, so 'breakfast' is a cup of coffee. and 2 cigarettes
by amygdala
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: for pit bull lovers
Replies: 1
Views: 581

for pit bull lovers

--and dog lovers--and animal lovers--
i just watched a great documentary on netflix-- The Champions.
it's about what happened to some of the dogs rescued from michael vick. it's about 2 years old.
by amygdala
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 5340

Re: Most hated domestic task.

and y'all are the reason i cleaned the spider poop off the white clapboards on the porch today!
by amygdala
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jingles for Chancellor
Replies: 42
Views: 7039

Re: Jingles for Chancellor

many LOUD jingles!
by amygdala
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 5340

Re: Most hated domestic task.

flight, the slash is the debris --bark, slivers, dirt, etc-- that gets delivered with the firewood. really annoying combing it out of the grass!

i don't much like cooking either....
by amygdala
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Most hated domestic task.
Replies: 31
Views: 5340

Re: Most hated domestic task.

i hate vacuuming! and i hate cleaning up the slash after the firewood guy has dropped off the anual 5 cords-- way worse than vacuuming!
by amygdala
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Godspeed Boston Dodger
Replies: 20
Views: 3985

Re: Godspeed Boston Dodger

i'm so sorry khall-- (((hugs)))
by amygdala
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Katie Prudent on the state of horsemanship today
Replies: 20
Views: 4017

Re: Katie Prudent on the state of horsemanship today

THANK YOU, STRAIGHTFORWARD!! you may be a afearful talentless rider, but i'd say you nailed it on this page! :lol:
(tho i would add that Prudent's stated "love" for horses is kinda suspect--it's my impression that high-level show horses don't lead very nice lives)
by amygdala
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A sad postscript
Replies: 26
Views: 4009

Re: A sad postscript

so sorry you lost osiris. and glad you gave him such good care while he was with you!
by amygdala
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 5666

Re: Barn dilemma

imho, a good choice!
by amygdala
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I bought Ariel last night
Replies: 34
Views: 5742

Re: I bought Ariel last night

good for you! and good for ariel!
(and more pics, please)
by amygdala
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 54656

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

sad news. so sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))
by amygdala
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Barn dilemma
Replies: 27
Views: 5666

Re: Barn dilemma

might be a great place to board a retired horse-- you could come --in daylight-- and do some hand walking & grazing.
but that isn't what you want to do, is it?
(and i get the feeling that you've already got one foot out the door....)
by amygdala
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Goals and Progress May/June 2017
Replies: 329
Views: 54656

Re: Goals and Progress May/June 2017

chisamba quote However it is my opinion that the back works best as a suspension bridge, ie neither concave nor convex, but able to elasticize between the two which seems to go against prevailing opinion. Often where I ask a rider to place the head has less to do with dressage, and more to do with b...
by amygdala
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: You don't see this every day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2497

Re: You don't see this every day!

really sweet! thanks for sharing!
by amygdala
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: June 29, the pre-purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 3102

Re: June 29, the pre-purchase

ditto!
by amygdala
Mon May 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ouch ... falling off sucks.
Replies: 19
Views: 3559

Re: Ouch ... falling off sucks.

so sorry you got hurt! wishing you a speedy recovery!
by amygdala
Tue May 09, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lonely cat
Replies: 13
Views: 2947

Re: Lonely cat

i agree with LeoApp!
by amygdala
Sat May 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lonely cat
Replies: 13
Views: 2947

Re: Lonely cat

i had 2 cats. when 1 died, the remaining cat became (i thought) very clingy & needy. so i got him a kitten, he was horrified! appalled!
he wasn't telling me he was lonely, he was telling me how happy he was to be the only cat :lol:
it took him quite a while to adjust to having a buddy....
by amygdala
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: If you can spare a few jingles...
Replies: 39
Views: 5982

Re: If you can spare a few jingles...

jinglejinglejingle --best wishes, susan!
by amygdala
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Speaking of Gifts
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Speaking of Gifts

and i gotta say, your friends don't sound very uh, friendly....
by amygdala
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So, Meezer fans, we have a new family member
Replies: 30
Views: 4735

Re: So, Meezer fans, we have a new family member

more gratuitous cat pics --PLEASE!

(and your dh is wonderful)
by amygdala
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A captive again
Replies: 20
Views: 4065

Re: A captive again

more jingles & best wishes, shirrine!
by amygdala
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Condolences to Kathy Johnson
Replies: 14
Views: 3068

Re: Condolences to Kathy Johnson

losing old friends is hard! ((hugs)) kathy

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