Thursday, July 1, 2010

Carnival Of The Horse & A Bit Of A Giggle!

I am honored to be able to host July's edition of the Carnival of the Horse. 

For those that don't have a clue what I am talking about, I'll do my best to explain. The following is taken from the "Enlightened Horsemanship Through Touch" blog. 

A blog carnival is a monthly collection of writer-submitted blog posts about all things horsey.
Blog carnivals are a great way for bloggers to recognize each other’s efforts, organize blog posts around important topics, and improve the overall level of conversation in the blogosphere. Carnivals come in edited “editions,” like magazines or journals. Blog carnivals are edited (and usually annotated) collections of links that serve as “magazines” within the blogosphere, with readers clicking in from all over the world to enjoy each month’s offerings. Carnival hosts can earn a wider readership by providing high quality collections.
Since blog carnivals include a number of posts on specific topics, they also serve as a place to connect with those who are expert (or at least highly opinionated) and those who are interested in that field.
Basically, its a great way to find new horsey themed blogs, and for bloggers (like me!) to link up with each other. I honestly don't remember how I found it originally, but I can tell you how totally PSYCHED I was to learn that I was picked for July - one of my most favorite favorite months of the year! 
So, without further ado, I present, 
The Carnival of the Horse, July 2010
this to

Welcome to the July 1, 2010 edition of carnival of the horses.

Elise Fagerås presents
>Make the horse feel like a sucsess
> posted at
>Kraften fra Hestene - The Power of Horses

enlightenedhorsemanship presents
>Crazy Name = Common Sense: Journey of the Homing Pigeon
> posted at
>enlightened horsemanship through touch

theliteraryhorse presents
>The Mother of All Road Trips
> posted at
>The Literary Horse
>, saying, "The Mother of All Road Trips, Pregnancy, and the Mafia, all in one day!  Grab some fries and come visit."

Kerry Kelly presents
>How Horses Think
> posted at

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I have to add this one in today. I know I've been a bit off kilter this week and last with the posting, but you all were just awesome and kept sending me ads anyways. Sarah sent me this with the comment "I think somebody is very confused..." and I just HAD to look. 

And giggled. Looked at the ad again. Looked at the picture AGAIN. Giggled even harder. Decided that for the Carnival post I just had to throw it out there because it kinda fit with a carnival attitude. 

I think this time I'll let the ad speak all for itself. 


! Last I checked anyways, BLUE and RED were nearly color wheel opposites...

Ok, one more time. 

This is BLUE

This is RED

See the difference? Now lets compare to the horse in the picture. Which color does that horse match up to? If you guessed BLUE, you get a cookie!!!!! YEA!!!!!

As utterly stupid as this is, It still made me giggle. The horse isn't even that pretty. Why they want $8000 for that 3 year old gelding is wayyyyy beyond me, but at this point the whole red/blue debacle is so entirely dumb I can't help but sit here with a stupid smile on my face, and laugh at the moron that actually typed that out, KNOWING they didn't take the 2 stinking seconds to double check what it was they just wrote. 

How dumb is that ad, really! (Thanks Sarah!)

And to Celeste and Sue - yes, both of you ladies sent me links to yesterdays ad. I believe one of you sent the individual ad links to the horses first, then the other sent me the one I featured yesterday. 

Get this ladies - I opened up the 5 or so links to the individual ads, and left them open in my browser window for nearly 6 days. I rarely, if ever, shut my laptop off, and on top of that, since I have the 20 inch flat screen monitor hooked up to it, I just shut the monitor off without even touching the laptop.

So, as I was typing up yesterdays post, I had anywhere from 10-20 tabs open in my Chrome browser. Did I ever one time think to double check what I was typing might already be open? Heck NO! I got Celeste's email first, opened up the ads, left them open for later screenshotting (is that even a word?), and a few days later got Sue's email with the same horses. Did I connect the dots here? Nope, of course not. 

Silly me :P. Who is the moron now, right? I WOULD do something like that. Between the heat, the new kitten, and my kids, my brain is just turned to jelly this week, I swear! We are at the start of our summer monsoon (big massive loud thunderous thunderstorms that flood areas fast and can cause lots of damage really fast) season here in Arizona, and the heat is just beyond oppressive. We need rain, and soon!

So, credit for yesterdays ad goes to BOTH Sue and Celeste, and kudos to both of you ladies for your sharp eyes on those horses. On a slightly serious note, they really do need some upgrading and soon, so if anyone is in the area, and can take on a great summer project horse, those paint horses would be perfect!

And one more quicky note, tomorrow makes my 100th post!


I know you all have been bugging and bugging me for an update on one story that made a huge impact with all of you. I have that update, and have been dying to share it. The update will be posted tomorrow for the 100th post. 

I can't wait!

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