|I approve of your taste in music. I named one of my horses "The Yellow Rose of Texas" but I just call her Rose. She doesn't seem to mind.|
Reply #1641. Nov 15 11, 6:53 PM
In a galaxy far, far away...|
We owned a packhorse named "Damm Ya Bill," although I think it was spelled correctly, but I'm not certain I can use that Very Bad Word in here, so I won't risk it. Originally, his name was Bill, but based on his incredible disposition, especially when all loaded up and way up in the mountains on a hunting trip, he acquired the newer name fairly quickly. Just about anything would spook him, he would throw everything he was packing, and take off running, generally up the trail rather than down, which makes sense since getting past everyone else would be tricky. Sometimes, it would take them days to run into Damm Ya Bill again, and of course it made perfect sense to load him up and try it, just one more time, on the trip back down the mountain. Whenever one of the cowboys used his name, it was generally accompanied by a lot of jumping up and down and throwing of hats on the ground, with a slightly-raised voice, sometimes an octave higher than usual. Every time the boys would load up Damm Ya Bill for a fun hunting trip, Rhoda the Mule and I would try not to let them see us laughing, and I would demurely slip off into the house so I could watch out the kitchen window and laugh until I cried.
They gave up on taking Rhoda along early on. If Rhoda didn't want to go, or move, Rhoda dug in and sat down and you couldn't move her with a backend loader. I called her Rhoda Rooter, and oh, how I loved her determination and sense of humor. And as soon as all the boys were out of sight, Rhoda heaved a huge sigh of relief, stood up, and started grazing again. And out I came to scratch her ears and tell her she and I were the smartest two who were left behind. Wild horses could not have convinced me to go on one of those hunting trips. Literally. I gladly stayed home with Rhoda and fed all the other animals.
I think animals are already named, and we just figure out who they are after we've been around them for awhile.
I'm sure Yellow Rose of Texas is the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew, RJ.
Disclaimer: No snakes were harmed or even named in the telling of this story. And no matter what anyone may tell you, there are NO rattlesnakes in the mountains of Montana, at least in SW Montana. It's one of the many reasons you GO to the mountains -- to get away from the snakes.
Reply #1642. Nov 18 11, 2:15 AM
What's wrong with rattlesnakes? I think they are cool! I've caught a few around Myplace, I remember one got in My garage! That was interesting getting it out when it got under a pile of lumber I had stacked in there! I catch them and relocate them well out in the woods. Don't believe in killing them for no reason. Got too many rodents as it is and need all the help I can get controlling those!|
Reply #1643. Nov 20 11, 6:29 AM
Rattlesnakes.....well at least you hear them 'sneaking' up on you Scott! |
Our resident python is still hanging out at work - literally.
Come in and there he is drooping artistically across the hand rail for the stairs and of course I need to be up there....
He's probably reducing the rodent population too as he's doubled in size in 6 months.
Then there's the 'home snakes' hanging out anywhere they please ans enjoying the hot weather.
Resident blue-tongue lizard seems to have discouraged the snakes near the house though.
Just as long as I don't have to deal with arachnids, I'm happy.
Reply #1644. Nov 20 11, 7:31 PM
Any photos of 'Rose' to share, RJ? :)
Reply #1645. Nov 20 11, 7:32 PM
Baby rattlesnakes don't have rattles, but are just as lethal, and tend to go for the ankles. This may be why God made cowboy boots. It doesn't help horses or cows, though. I never did like snakes and NW Montana has a few garter snakes, and that's it; enduring rattlesnakes in SW Montana on a daily basis, with all the "snake rules" to make sure there were no "snake mishaps" was daunting.. I just don't like 'em. They don't play fair, they're aggressive, and they're venomous.|
I'll refrain from snake stories, although I've got a million of 'em.
Reply #1646. Nov 20 11, 11:12 PM
Mel, I missed the first 15 minutes of the AMAs. I raced in just in time to see The Family Perry singing "If I Die Young." Can you bring me current on what I missed?|
There aren't enough hours in the day anymore.
Reply #1647. Nov 20 11, 11:14 PM
Taylor Swift won big...she's the Entertainer of the year!|
Reply #1648. Nov 21 11, 3:55 PM
I saw Taylor Swift win and win again.|
But what did I miss in the first 15 minutes? Do you recall?
Reply #1649. Nov 23 11, 7:09 PM
Reply #1650. Nov 28 11, 6:48 PM
I'm here, Stew.|
Reply #1651. Nov 29 11, 9:07 AM
Just checking in beofre I go to work!|
Reply #1652. Nov 29 11, 10:14 AM
I'm here, too, and I am going to paste the post I just posted in Jazzy's blog, so we can start brainstorming to figure out how to get her registered so she can play in all the tourneys we host, and the ones we all play in and love.|
I really, really want everyone to help with this, so let's start tossing around a few ideas and get Jazz playing with all of us.
Reply #1653. Nov 29 11, 12:21 PM
Jazz, getting Grandma to help you is a great plan. I have a few more, too.|
I'm not completely ready yet -- I got sick on Turkey Day, and I'm still pulling back up, but I do want you to be able to play in as many Public Tourneys as you want, but let's toss this around in RJ's blog, and come up with some ideas.
On our team alone, I host two tourneys, Deborah hosts three, Anton hosts 2-3, Iceman hosts 1, and there are so many fun tourneys out there, so I want you to be able to play in as many as you want.
If Grandma is the solution, I can just post links, or even just post the tourney numbers. Does she/do you know how to register for a tourney? You have to register for every single one, which is daunting and confusing, but there is no way around that. But once you are registered, you're all set.
Also, you will want to save the tourneys you are playing in, in something like your Favorites file. That's where I keep mine, so once I'm logged in to one, I can just go down the list from tourney to tourney.
If you trusted me, or if you trusted someone in here, anyone at all you trusted, we could do this for you and then turn it all back over to you. And this is the part I want to get you and others talking about and brainstorming.
That solution would require turning your FT account over to someone just long enough to get you registered in every single tourney, and then turning it back over to you, since a password for every single tourney is required. So is a valid email address, but that's not a big deal. Just the email address is required; not the password to the email address. At least, I think that would work.
I absolutely would and could do this for you, and you absolutely could trust me, but I don't know how you would feel about this.
So let's brainstorm in here and get all your friends involved, and see if any of the solutions we come up with sound good to you.
I want to be certain you feel good about your many options for getting this done for you, and that you feel safe, safe, safe about how we get this done.
You will have so much fun, and we want you playing in all our tourneys with us!
I think my idea of having someone else do all of that registering for you would work, and then maybe putting together a list of the tourneys for you and posting that or sending that to you, so that you could figure out how or where to save it.
I've never done this for anyone else, but I've explained how to do it for a lot of people. Registering can be maddening for anyone -- it's the trickiest part to the entire process.
Let's all put our heads together and figure out the best, easiest, and safest way to include our friend, Jazzy, in the public tourneys.
There are some of my ideas. Does anyone else have some to offer?
Reply #1654. Nov 29 11, 12:32 PM
"Anton hosts 2-3"|
No I don't.
Reply #1655. Nov 29 11, 12:33 PM
My misake, Anton. It was late, or early, or something.|
So Jazz, what do you think about some of my solutions/options for getting you registered? And what do others think?
Jazz, how did you register for the tourney you host? And how did you register for the one that no longer exists?
Reply #1656. Nov 30 11, 3:25 PM
Haven't forgotten you, Elle... still thinking
Reply #1658. Dec 01 11, 8:08 AM
I had a flash of brilliance in the night, Jazz.|
A lot of people playing in the public tourneys aren't even registered with this site, and don't play anything but the public tourneys.
So, no one would need to have access to your account here, at all. You just need someone to register you in every tourney with your screenname, a password for the tourney, a real email address, and that's it. Then, you need a list of all the tourneys so you can access them easily.
My recommendation is to use the same screenname in all the tourneys. Using the same password just makes it easier, too. So it's the same registration process, over and over and over for every single one, but then, you're set.
The only problem I can see with this scenario is that if someone, say me, registered you from my computer, it would be my IP number that would be doing all this registering. However, it wouldn't be my IP number playing; it would be yours, so that shouldn't be a problem.
We could bring a moderator into this to help, too.
More than anything, I want you to feel safe about the entire process.
The US v. The World tourneys Mel just listed are great fun. Mel, the only problem is that Jazzy can't register herself in those tourneys using her voice-activated software. I think I have this right -- isn't that the case, Jazz? If she could, she would already be playing with us.
Reply #1659. Dec 02 11, 12:43 PM
You're absolutely right, Elle.|
Reply #1660. Dec 02 11, 5:17 PM
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