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by Koolkat
Mon May 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Interior decor / art
Replies: 12
Views: 210

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: 5
Views: 143

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: 344

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: 344

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: 297

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: 2476

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: 2476

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: 2476

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: 306

Re: "Lean On Pete"

by Koolkat
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Heddy Lamarr!!
Replies: 3
Views: 261

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: 217

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: 595

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: 608

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: 639

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: 1794

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: 2172

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: 1794

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: 3236

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: 2476

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: 3236

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...
by Koolkat
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Another sign of getting older...

I had the same response to House of Cards. . . Watched the first two years of "Cards", then couldn't any more. Then THIS administration came along, and I'm almost all caught up. (Damn you Kevin Spacey, you used to be one of my favorite actors!) Oddly enough, on the other hand, I've develo...
by Koolkat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Another sign of getting older...

I had the same response to House of Cards. . .
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 2476

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

We're almost done! I can't believe how long this "simple" job has taken, remodeling newbie here. We left cabinets and vanity (matching) alone due to "mystery" of tile floor under vanity (or not) and I wasn't comfortable with taking a paint brush to them. Hopefully this wasn't a m...
by Koolkat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Looking for a Horse (CA?)
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Looking for a Horse (CA?)

Does anyone recognize this horse? She was owned by Graciela Schneider/Valley Center (?) for a while before going here for sale.

I bred the mare, and would like to know where (how) she is. She is by Feiner Stern and out of SPS Molina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kd4UY658H4
by Koolkat
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: CA Fires

A moving interview and accompanying article in the aftermath of the horrific event:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... tent+(Feed
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Cozy and quick: Roasted butternut squash + pesto over pasta

This is one of my favorite butternut squash recipes. We have it with linguine and grill spicy/hot habanero pork sausage (Whole Foods) on the side. The sweetish squash/pecans compliment the hot sausage very well and the ricotta "smooths" the spiciness oh so slightly. https://www.marthastewa...
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal
Replies: 18
Views: 960

Re: Vets that DO NOT euthanize your animal

I was never more angry about anything in my life and i still do not understand why it was done that way. IN hindsight perhaps the vet disagreed with my decision and wanted to try and find a rescue, rehome, rehab situation. I, on the other hand, thought i would save the horse a lot of stress by simp...
by Koolkat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: Reading For Comprehension

I laughed when I saw the subject line. On another board, a poster has been issuing this sentence for years:

"Reading for comprehension is fundamental".
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: No Moore!!!

What a jerk. So to speak. . .

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by Koolkat
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Season's Greeting
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: Season's Greeting

Merry Christmas!

Snow Angels

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by Koolkat
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!
Replies: 39
Views: 2105

Re: The Decrepit OTTB - Slightly Less Decrepit Now He's in Heaven!

What fabulous pictures! That's a happy horse, and you look pretty happy too!

So glad you found each other and many condolences on the passing of the good General.
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Help needed with work issue.

Saddlebum wrote: today, she took the contents out in front of me and started to unfold and read it. It is from the company and addressed only to me.
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help needed with work issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Help needed with work issue.

You can be very open ended/non judgmental about it when you talk to HR - just tell what is going on, it is making you uncomfortable, should it, is it appropriate, and what should you (or they) do about it. I would play it very low key. The power dynamics of work can suck at times. Be smarter. . . ;)
by Koolkat
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: No Moore!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1278

Re: No Moore!!!

and roy moore is one terrible rider! worse than a chair seat --a recliner seat! If I had to watch him grab the reins and yank a horse around one more time for the camera, I was going to get PETA in there, too. . . Luckily the story had a happy ending. Now if only Bannon will disappear into the suns...
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Having to make the hard decision
Replies: 18
Views: 1170

Re: Having to make the hard decision

He is beautiful indeed. Those eyes. . . .

When he picked you, he certainly got it right. May all your wonderful memories swiftly fill the hole you feel with his passage.
by Koolkat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: CA Fires

by Koolkat
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1621

Re: What can I tell people who ask how's your dog doing?

I had a similar situation at Thanksgiving, having just put 2 horses down. We went to friends and I just included in an e-mail that I didn't have the horses anymore and would tell them about it later. Linda's extra long hug said it all. . .
by Koolkat
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: CA Fires

A video of a very touching reunion, the caretaker's relief and love is so moving. And look at that happy horse!

https://mobile.twitter.com/TVG/status/9 ... 1216389120
by Koolkat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: CA Fires

by Koolkat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: CA Fires
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

CA Fires

Anyone here close to this devastation? There was news of a barn burning this morning with 20+ horses killed.. . Some horrific footage from San Luis Reyes Downs training track where the horses were simply let loose from their burning stalls. Many brave caretakers freeing horses, trying to catch and t...
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 4234

Re: Need some help or advice

Linden - I know nothing about your relationship with your parents, but regardless of how complicated (or not!) it was, I am positive they want you to be happy and have a good life. Your horses are a part of that. . . Life is not simple (my mother married my father for all the wrong reasons ($$$$), w...
by Koolkat
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Young Horse Forum
Topic: Young horse drama in the crossties
Replies: 30
Views: 2510

Re: Young horse drama in the crossties

I would want to reframe the conversation from "I don't want you to do this", to "I want you to do this". Can you totally change your routine? You want to set the horse up for success. . . .My inclination would be to work on the cross tie scenario after riding when the horse shoul...
by Koolkat
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP David Cassidy
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: RIP David Cassidy

by Koolkat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The horses are out today
Replies: 19
Views: 1225

Re: The horses are out today

She said (in the first post) that the horses were in because the pastures were "fairly flooded". It sounds like it's more about land management than the horses. . . . of course it's better for horses to be out as much as possible, but it's not always possible. I can think of lots of boardi...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?
Replies: 21
Views: 1913

Re: Lost my best horse..horse hair jewelry?

She is so very, very cute. She was lucky to have you for her entire life. Condolences for your loss.
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/opinion/guns-soul-of-america.html?_r=0 This piece brought to mind a comment from a Las Vegas gun dealer post shooting about getting rid of "add ons". His comment was that he was OK with it, and although it might be a "win" for the libs and dems ...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

" The Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986 which bans the civilian ownership of *new* full auto firearms. It does not prohibit the transfer of existing full auto firearms as defined by law" 1986 is not that new. Unless you're talking about birthdays. . . ;) You're missing the point about...
by Koolkat
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Las Vegas Shooting
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: Las Vegas Shooting

NB. full auto weapons are *not* illegal. One can still purchase one; the process is long and involved but it can be done. RR had nothing to do with illegality. The National Firearms Act of 1934 imposed a statutory excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of full auto firearms and mandates the reg...

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