October 31, 2010

The thing is...

when someone would ask "What are you going to do with Communications after school?" I could simply say, "Oh something with advertising." This despite the fact that I really didn't know what I was going to do with it, and "advertising" is a little broad. Meh, no one really cared. Same with psychology.
"Oh really you're thinking about a major in psychology, huh? What do you want to do with that?"
"Oh I was thinking some kind of family or child therapy."
"Oh neat, yeah you can do a lot with psychology!"
"I know! It's great!"

But you know what? If you want to do something worthwhile with psychology you have to go to GRAD SCHOOL. I don't want to go to grad school.

I mean, I'm not ruling it out, if I find that I need to go to grad school, okay. I will suck up and do it and hope I'm not in too much debt by the end of it.
And that I'm still on good enough terms with the idea of "school" to send my children to one.

Animal science majors need grad school a little less than psychology majors, and I would be totally stoked to manage a barn. CALL ME CRAZY.

The fact of the matter is... When people say "Animal science?? What do you want to do with THAT?", (not sure if that was even close to proper punctuation just there) I say, "Well... weeeellll.... I don't know... I just, sort of, want to learn about it..." I guess I could say, "Well I want to spend my time as a barn manager or teaching kids to ride horses because quite frankly I don't want to be the main source of income in my household but I realize that life really doesn't turn out the way we hope it does especially where money is concerned so could you please stop freaking me out about the fact that my future is uncertain? Thanks. I will take what I can get. Please don't encourage me to change my major AGAIN."

I don't say that though, because I know people don't mean to freak me out. Or, I hope they don't. I would be out of breath by the time I finished anyway, who wants that?
Not me.

Dear supportive family who are the main readers of my blog, aside from a few select friends whom (was that correct use of the word "whom"?) I appreciate:
Thank you for letting me vent. I promise the next post on here won't have anything about horses or cows or animal science.

Love, me.

Happy Halloween!

October 22, 2010

Too Much?

I went through some of The Pioneer Woman's (I never know whether to call her Ree Drummond or The Pioneer Woman. I mean, Ree Drummond is her name but I don't know her. Awkward) flickr and... I have lots of horse pictures in my favorites now. I think maybe I have another problem. Horses and shopping. WATCH OUT! IT'S CONTAGIOUS! Maybe.

Horses covered in snow, so beautiful. Even before she photoshops them, I'm sure.
She had another camera giveaway today. I'm going to win it this time, I know it. 50,000 people but I'M gonna get that camera.

I think it's probably a good thing so many people enter her giveaways because otherwise I would think "Hey I can win this one!" and then I would be crushed when I didn't. I'm dramatic like that.

Isis would like me to mention that while I'm having fun following this website, she has spent the last couple days napping on the couch, rug, chair, table, etc... Poor cat, it's hard to play outside when it's raining.

October 20, 2010

I mean...

look at those arms. Is it just me?

October 19, 2010


As in, LAME sauce.

I was supposed to go work down at the stables at 1 today, but S* wasn't there, just the workers who clean out the horses stalls and give them food. I asked them when they thought S* would get there but I think most of them don't speak very much English. One of the guys said probably in about an hour.
So... at like 2:15 another woman showed up and I asked her if she thought S* would be coming in today and she said probably not because it rained yesterday so the arenas were closed and there wouldn't be any lessons. ughhh so lame! She called him and left him a message so hopefully he'll call me. I should have made her give me his cell number. baaha

I spent my hour walking around trying to make friends with the horses. I think if I were a horse at that stable I would be bored out of my MIND. They sure act like it.
My favorite so far is a big black one they keep in an outside stall, although it's covered. He doesn't have a name plaque but he was pretty friendly. Seriously so big though, I would think he's tall enough to be a draft horse but I don't actually know anything about horses anyway.

Well, better luck next time!

October 15, 2010


I spent three hours at the stables today, grooming horses and cleaning plaque/hay off the bits on the bridles. While S* was telling me how to clean the bits he told me if I didn't want to do it because I thought it was gross, I didn't have to. Do the other student volunteers tell him they aren't going to do stuff because it's gross?? It made me wonder, for sure.

I did it even though I thought it was gross. I loved it. Although I think the bridles were rather more tangled up when I put them back. Oops. I'll have to ask about the proper way to do it next time.
Anyway. It was fun! I hope they need me longer next time.

Also, black horses with dandruff. Not that attractive.

Just sayin'.

October 14, 2010

Guess What

I had pretty much given up on finding a job so I went down to the stables near our house to see if they had any volunteer openings. I was told that they had more student volunteers than they really needed, but most of them were back in school so they didn't have the flexibility that I had. I was hopeful, but after a week I hadn't gotten a call so I was getting read to start taking the babysitting jobs in the ward.

Well. Today I got a call from the stables. I'm going in tomorrow. I am so excited! Seriously, I'm so happy about this.

ALSO I had registered to vote twice at the DMV last fall but I had never gotten my mail ballots, so this fall Mom picked up a mail-in registration form for me and I sent it in. I got my ballot today. Third time's the charm I suppose.
Take that, DMV.

October 9, 2010

Today my hair met some chemicals.

For the first time. It was streaked with a beautiful red/copper color. I do believe in a few weeks the rest of my hair will go the same way, I'm just getting used to the color for now. Pictures soon. :)

October 6, 2010


Aren't they SO CUTE??

Anyway. Sometimes I stress about my weekly one-page essays in this online class I'm taking. Then I submit mine and go to read my classmates' and remember that my essays are usually way better than theirs. Is that terrible? It's a nice relieving feeling.