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I am the fickle obsessor.

My current and possibly brief obsession thanks to Jane Smiley's book Horse Heaven is horses. I was supposed to have my horse phase when I was like, 8, but I was busy going through a big cat phase then. So what should happen on my drive home on 32 but I see a sign for a horse farm for sale. I think it's this one but I'm not sure. It doesn't matter, I don't know anyone with two plus mil to throw around. It's not helping that the Potomac Horse Center says they are looking for stable muckers on the weekends. I love how they say "groom, tack, blanket, perform barn chores" as if we all don't know that barn chores is horse talk for poop moving.

Point being, this book is so. freaking. good.

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lilmymble
May. 25th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
If you ever want to go riding sometime I've been dying to find a place that offers trail riding. There used to be a place in rock creek park, but I never actually checked it out. I miss my horse!
snidegrrl
May. 25th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
I really do want to!! I haven't since I was a kid at horse camp though. I would love to! I have a list of places that offer lessons set up here:

http://del.icio.us/snidegrrl/horses
lilmymble
May. 25th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
uh, yeah - it's been years since I've ridden (not since I moved to MD). Rock Creek Equestrian center was the one I was thinking of - $30 for an hour ride is pretty reasonable. Camp Olympia is right down the street from me! They don't seem to offer just trail rides though... I'm not sure how I feel about mandatory helmets...
snidegrrl
May. 25th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
OK in that case we should try to find a time to trail ride! June is pretty open for me so far.
lilmymble
May. 25th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Sunday afternoons are good for me - June 4 I'm free but might be too late to get reservations, June 18th I could do...
snidegrrl
May. 26th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Let's try for June 18th! You want to call or should I? I suppose we can take this to email for further organization.
snidegrrl
May. 25th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Unrelated: Amusing Genesis Haikus
Reunion is lost.
Batwings back into closet.
Genesis fans screwed.

+++

"Pete era is best"
"No way! Phil era is best"
Over and over

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The path is clear though
No eyes can see the course laid
Out long before...dude.

+++

"Reunion will come"
"Not in this life it will not!"
"We talked about it"

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my contribution was:

just got Face Value
listen to "Missed..." again and
again and again
miz_kitty
May. 25th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Slightly off topic, but I love A Thousand Acres.

Maybe I should branch out. Read Horse Heaven.
snidegrrl
May. 25th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Likewise, I should read A Thousand Acres.
miz_kitty
May. 25th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
OMG.

Yes, yes you should. Amazing book. Great movie too, actually.
angela_la_la
May. 25th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Kim: you can have my copy. I never really got into it. Also, I still have your copy of Nickel and Dimed, dang it.
esperanzazine
May. 25th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
I've read "moo," "thousand acres," "horse heaven" by Smiley now, and they are all fckin amazing. She's incredible.
snidegrrl
May. 25th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
I kept putting off reading it because I was intimidated. But it's been so worth it.
salami_salome
May. 25th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
You know kazoogrrl, right? She often flees from her urban dwelling to spend a little equine time on the farm; I'm sure she'd be happy to share details.
snidegrrl
May. 25th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
I do! And I didn't know that! Perhaps when PDF things are done she will have some contribution. :D
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