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Extracted myself from the house today to visit Carine open space, home of the horsies and sundry until-recently-not-very wetlands.

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Occasionally I need to give myself a bigger nudge than usual to make sure that I'm not pretending faking lying just a bit sad just a bit tired under-estimating my capacity for activity, and so today I made a non-negotiable appointment to go to the stables. I made no promises to do anything, just to dress sufficiently to cover my nakedness (if not quite well enough to be around livestock), drive there, walk in the gate and check in with the coach. OK, that's quite a lot by today's standards.

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Horsies!

Jan. 31st, 2011 10:47 pm
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Was very pleased today to receive a Riding for the Disabled (RDA) newsletter with some dates for the new term.

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Very few photos exist of me on horseback, or even in the general vicinity of horses. There are a few reasons for this, but chief amongst thme was that in 1982 cameras were the size of horses, only the adults owned a camera, and film was precious. There was little room for DIY because you couldn't exactly take the camera with you in the saddle. Suffice to say that these are rare shots indeed.

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I've never been particularly keen on the battery chicken horses in thoroughbred racing, but I must say you can certainly spot the quality around Melbourne Cup time. So You Think is one heck of a good-looking horsie. Husband displays significantly less enthusiasm for the sport than I, and apart from a mystical belief* in The Power of Lotto (cue angelic chorus), he has no interest in gambling either, so I was a little surprised when he came home with a trifecta bet on the MC that displayed not a little attention to form with the dash of wishful thinking that rakes in the big money: Read more... )

Horse post

Oct. 26th, 2010 11:40 pm
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Am exceedingly happy to report that today I not only went to the stables, but was actively useful for a whole hour and a half. Yes, have overdone it, but in the best possible way.

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I am very pleased to report that I managed to get to the stables today, by way of work for a couple of hours. It felt a bit cosplayish to dress horsey for the office, although being an engineering firm it's not especially corporate.

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Part puppy and/or kitten perhaps. Via [livejournal.com profile] drhoz.

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Through the twin miracles of caffeine and sugar on a mostly empty stomach I managed a solid 4 hour workday today, and with perhaps foolish overconfidence I then went directly to the stables. Jeans tucked in to boots not possibly the best look, but I managed to stay out of the mud.

Empty stomach due to having the power off all day for maintenance. I was too lazy to use gas to make porridge on the stovetop. I think I had celery and chic peas for breakfast, but dinner last night was a goodly sized serve of pasta so I'm in no danger of fading away to nothing.

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My leading story is that I went to work this morning and managed a couple of hours of reading, planning, and outlining for the next section of work. This follows from yesterday's packaging and delivering of drafts for technical review, so I've had a sense of achievement to boot.

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B12

Jul. 29th, 2010 11:13 pm
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This afternoon I disrupted the business of my local pharmacy for a while by talking to the pharmacist about options for B12. She wasn't *my* pharmacist, but I have a sneaking suspicion that my pharmacist left quite a long time ago. I haven't had to consult for quite a while. I guess she's my pharmacist now, but I don't think she wants me.

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Sometimes the commercial news media makes me want to puke. This subject deserves better than this clumsy post, so if you're interested in these issues I urge you to follow links and learn more.

If you don't like to think about where your food comes from, you might find this upsetting )
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I got to work today! Yay! Only for a wobbly 1 1/2 hours but that's a big improvement over nothing. Back to working on zombies, and soon I'll get to document notification e-mail templates. Got home in one piece, rested up, changed, then went to the stables. Yay! So, what magical horse whispery insight did I gain today?

HELLO HORSE? HELLO! HELLO! HEY! COME BACK! )
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One of them at least.

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*Waits for half the potential readership to flee*

For the warm fuzzy horse fans only )
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Caffeine is my friend, until it isn't. Today it was my BFF. I did a good session at work (aided by a fairly ordinary but otherwise effective coffee that may or may not have been a single shot trad macchiato with cold milk and one sugar), then I got a niggly errand out of the way, did some ordinary shopping, a spot of research, and then had an *awesome* session at RDA.

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Today I went to work: Yay! And started documenting a disaster recovery process! I have a perfectly valid reason to write the words "Don't panic" in large friendly letters. Then this afternoon I went to the stables and managed to be useful and learn new things.

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Husband's going to be a busy musical boy this week, and I've got a few things to aim for. I can dream, can't I?

With bonus fluffy cat picture )
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The Catmobile met a vaguely famous Lamborghini on the road this evening. Local residents will probably be aware of the GP's yellow lambo that was impounded for alleged speeding by the car's alleged mechanic. Can't be too many slick beatsies like that out there with the same vanity plates. Bit of a giveaway that last.

Motoring, working, horsing, catting )
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I am very pleased with today. With caffeine assist I managed 4 hours at work. Given that my absolute maximum is usually 3 hours that's really good. The only down side was that I spent all of that time working on date/time issues *shudder*. I HATE time zones. They don't play nice inside my head :-(

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