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by Koolkat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

Send it to Tom Hanks. . . . (click on blue arrow, upper left):

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/16/55763621 ... about-them
by Koolkat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

Schmick, indeed!

Bon Voyage!
by Koolkat
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Four days to go. Whoohoo
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Four days to go. Whoohoo

OK, I had to look up "smick" because I was unfamiliar with the word. Did you mean "slick", or are you being facetious, etc.?

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/smick

By the way, what a trip!!!
by Koolkat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?
Replies: 87
Views: 1332

Re: Virtual shoppers, interested in another one?

Redsoxluvr- I'm worried Scot Tolman will laugh at me due to my low (only in the dressage world- to me it's a fortune!) budget. If you think he won't roll on the floor laughing if I called, I'll reach out. So sorry to hear about Farley, wishing you swift days to when sweet memories supersede the pai...
by Koolkat
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My announcement -- another redhead!
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: My announcement -- another redhead!

Congratulations on Judy the Beauty!
by Koolkat
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 163
Views: 5018

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt

I can see the Feiner Stern influence in that horse.

This is the mare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHMCUCyycNs

. . . Bascar probably knows them.
by Koolkat
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 686

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

Chisamba wrote:https://youtu.be/Uahi2RQ2tt0
Sorry I looked on you tube maybe this one will.


Now that's an uphill mover!!


OMG, so cute. I want one!
by Koolkat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!
Replies: 36
Views: 686

Re: I have a big announcement... actually more of a tall announcement!

She's still a bit of the gangly teenager, she's going to be big! And beautiful! Congrats!
by Koolkat
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Repurposed materials-- found a website
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Repurposed materials-- found a website

Under "weird stuff", loved the street sweeper brush use - are those rhinos in the upper right picture?? :lol:

As someone who has a phobia about contributing to the floating island of trash in the Pacific, these types of websites give me great hope. . .
by Koolkat
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Monensin contaminated feed in Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Monensin contaminated feed in Minnesota

Wouldn't it be? :(

I assume people in the area know, but just in case. . . .
by Koolkat
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Scenes from a Rescue Ranch - Natl Geo
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Scenes from a Rescue Ranch - Natl Geo

Thought people might enjoy this, it's episode 4 (I also liked #1) if the link isn't specific.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/behi ... gn=Content
by Koolkat
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?

KK (who always had a very itchy belly/sweet itch) would look at you, curl around, lift up her hind leg and point to her belly with her nose. She would also hug you when you stood under her neck, pulling you close to her. Our nutty gelding, Woody, who was wicked smart (houdini at getting out of stall...
by Koolkat
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: Talk to me about: electric pressure cookers

Join the cult. I got one after posting here about rice cookers. It's fabulous and also has a stainless steel liner (no Teflon, etc. ingestion).

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-39058736

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1843&p=29675&hilit=rice+cookers#p29675
by Koolkat
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Buttocks "bumps" / posterior pustules, management

You might pick out a "test spot" and try some over the counter hydrocortisone cream on it for a few days to see if it is immunologically related. Cortisone will shut it down if it is. Sweat/rubbing exacerbates those reactions, I deal with issues all the time where backpack/straps rub.
by Koolkat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Ariel colicked from the heat
Replies: 16
Views: 540

Re: Ariel colicked from the heat

Glad you caught it early, and everything worked out okay! Have you considered offering her green, scummy water? That's what mine prefer over the cold, clean, fresh water in the trough that I just scrubbed out on my hands and knees in 100+ degree weather.......just sayin! ;) :lol: :roll: I know you'...
by Koolkat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1795

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

Tsavo, have you seen this one? I'd be interested if she were closer: https://www.dreamhorse.com/ad/2113419.html I like her too! Nice smooth topline. She is cleverly posed and photographed, if you really look at her, her hind quarter is posed about 18 inches closer to the camera than the front end, ...
by Koolkat
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A big whine
Replies: 13
Views: 528

Re: A big whine

Hey you are entitled to something akin to mild PTSD. I felt like I had that when I had to repeat a colonoscopy prep after following the instructions and failing. My husband might have mild PTSD just dealing with me during that episode! You are giving me PTSD (Premature TSD) just reminding me I need...
by Koolkat
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

Re: Quality of Life ?

I got a text this morning saying that the quarter piece of apple that I leave for the staff to put all his meds in is a bit too large and he had a hard time chewing it. It's not his teeth, I just had them checked in the past couple of months. The last couple of days he's not finishing his grain and...
by Koolkat
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

The concept that there is no free will is often advanced by those who believe in “noblesse oblige**” as a justification to manage the lives of others . If there is no free will, by definition, there can be no crime nor sin (in the social sense such as bulling or mean behavior). So as a result, ther...
by Koolkat
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A little update
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: A little update

Your "avatar" is perfect!! Keep doin' what you're doin'!
by Koolkat
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

piedmontfields wrote:Who are the Duggars?


:lol: I had to google it.

Moving on. . .
by Koolkat
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

Re: Quality of Life ?

Hayburner, you so have my sympathies and condolences. Your beloved horse will not know the difference between being put down this afternoon or 3 months from now, all else being equal. My personal advice is sooner, their health can go south over night. I've put down 3 horses over the past year (one a...
by Koolkat
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)
Replies: 46
Views: 1795

Re: More horse shopping, anyone? (Tsavo?)

Tsavo wrote:
acheyarcher wrote:Summervale always has nice horses.

He is compact, that is a fact.


The density of that horse approaches that of a neutron star.


:lol:

I do like how this horse is ridden.

Put me in the "Trevor is overpriced" column.
by Koolkat
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Boot woes - now boot happiness!
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: Boot woes - now boot happiness!

These boots are made for riding!
by Koolkat
Fri May 25, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Reverse" phone # lookup
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: "Reverse" phone # lookup

Thanks for that info, I had noticed that people responded sometimes with a "Dear X", X being the email "name". The responders ID is completely hidden - will definitely block that. Of course we have control over the phone #, in the future I need to ask the responder to lay a few m...
by Koolkat
Wed May 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Reverse" phone # lookup
Replies: 2
Views: 220

"Reverse" phone # lookup

Does anyone know if there is some sort of privacy setting to block this on cell phones? We're advertising some items on Craigs List and I'd prefer to limit information to phone # and first name. Or is this a carrier issue?
by Koolkat
Mon May 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Interior decor / art
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: Interior decor / art

Can you do some sort of shelf arrangement with brackets/floating, whatever works in your space? You'll still have to put something on them (could use a plant or two), but it might change things up a little. A mirror, cool clock? How about a comfy chair with a small table and a swagged light (or floo...
by Koolkat
Tue May 08, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Invitation List to MY Funeral
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Invitation List to MY Funeral

Seriously, you say it's up to him, BUT. . . . and it's national news. Good grief, have the good taste to let the man live out his last days on earth without this kind of crap. JMHO. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/orrin-hatch-ridiculous-for-john-mccain-to-block-trump-from-funeral/ar-AAwUkbs?...
by Koolkat
Thu May 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

If you have polys, you need to get them removed. Why wait until they transform and you can pick them up with Cologard? Think of it as the cheapest way to prevent very large bills. I went through the same anxiety, but it definitely falls into the category of anticipation being worse than reality. Jus...
by Koolkat
Thu May 03, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell me about your colonoscopy
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about your colonoscopy

You are not alone! The worse part is the prep. I've been through the prep process twice, once when preparing for a hysterectomy, and once for a colonoscopy. The colonoscopy was worse, as trying to work my way through that gallon jug of grossness caused me to start vomiting before it began to take ef...
by Koolkat
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: NJ Has New Ticks

They are already bad in the Pac NW this year, suddenly numerous in places where they weren't so much so.
by Koolkat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3378

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

I'll be happy to do so! I used the Scion/Kelda paper (biscuit). I can tell you that Wallpaper Direct is wonderful to deal with, particularly in regards to questions about the actual hanging. This paper doesn't need to "soak", you can wet and go (=paste the wall). I also added a couple of o...
by Koolkat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3378

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

Well, it's a beautiful space and I love the wallpaper, but I thought wallpaper went out of style. Watching too many House Hunters who want to rip everything out of a house I guess. Anyway, I have wallpaper in my house in the bedrooms and I love it, I guess I'm admitting I'm old-fashioned. Well Houz...
by Koolkat
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3378

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

At long last! Got the faucet in, plain mirror, and tweaked the vanity light. It was a very inexpensive light (I was starting to flip about how much $$ spent in here) and since at least (and most generously) you could say it was ignorable, it was going to be ignored. Unfortunately (dressage mindset a...
by Koolkat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Lean On Pete"
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: "Lean On Pete"

by Koolkat
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Heddy Lamarr!!
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Heddy Lamarr!!

heddylamar wrote:Heddy Lamarr is such a cool role model! I put the PBS date on my calendar — hopefully I'll remember to record.


I hoped you would see this! Your avatar incentivized me to learn more about her. . . .

What would Heddy do? ;)
by Koolkat
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pac NW peeps - horse/barn estate dispersal
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Pac NW peeps - horse/barn estate dispersal

I've purchased furniture through these auctions before, it is eBay like, and quite easy to navigate. I've seen some amazing deals. Here is an estate dispersal of lots of horse/barn stuff. http://www.ctonlineauctions.com/storecatalog.asp?searchtxt=&show=&userid=53747&searchtype=0&sear...
by Koolkat
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP our one of a kind Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: RIP our one of a kind Tucker

So sorry for your loss, it's hard when they are OK, otherwise. It is a comfort to know you have set them free from their failing bodies.

RIP, Tucker, you were a handsome dude.
by Koolkat
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Has anyone tried Hint Water?

Water with a slice of lemon, lime, orange, etc. is pretty good and does not come in plastic. . . .

Sorry, one of my pulpits. :)
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Walk problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Walk problems

How about cavaletti once he is warmed up a little?
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 3372

Re: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D

He's starting to look a lot like Lewyn!!

Hooray!
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: The Mustang
Replies: 23
Views: 3098

Re: The Mustang

So nice to read these posts and see these pictures, it reminds me of Kathy Johnson's wonderful stories.

Keep 'em coming!
by Koolkat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lewyn needs jingles Update. :D
Replies: 41
Views: 3372

Re: Lewyn needs jingles

Get well soon, Lewyn!!
by Koolkat
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 5610

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

Chancellor - LOL.... I will say I have heard some riders that show heavily mention the dislike for certain judges and their negative comments. Yet, when their is a nice comments you would think that judge "hung the moon" ! LOL Many, many years ago, I did an in house show - it was judged b...
by Koolkat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3378

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

Thanks everyone for your comments! Piedmont, I really like your sink style, but I was a little concerned about a Pandora's Box under the vanity relative to the tile, so we kept the lid tamped down! Would have loved to put something in along those lines. Hayburner, I went through Wallpaper Direct and...
by Koolkat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc
Replies: 72
Views: 5610

Re: Bullying, Del Mar riding etc

I think "bullying" would require a case by case analysis of each poster and their motivations (and I wouldn't be surprised if some weren't even aware of their inner motivations. . . ). It's perfectly reasonable for someone new to the conversation to have an opinion, although you could cert...

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