Archive for August, 2009

What’s With All the Horses?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

When a person is driving through the vast boring wasteland that is the I-5 corridor, one has time to think about many things and irritate his passenger with these random thoughts. Mine was this: What’s with all these horses?

I mean, think about it. Whenever you’re driving along the interstate through farm country or along some rural highway, you eventually see horses. Like, lots of them. This begs the question: why? Why are there so many horses in this day and age? I discussed this with Megs while we were driving and the explanations of farming, riding, and hobbies came up. But really, are there enough well-off people out there who can afford horses as pets? They ain’t cheap to keep, from what I understand. And as far as for actual farm work, even the smallest farm can afford a Jeep or small 4×4 RV for getting around on. Even so, how many horses does a working farm need to operate?

It just seems that keeping horses is such a niche pass-time, yet there are hundreds and hundreds of horses just viewable from urban areas and roads. Are they really that popular? Is the 4-H lobby really that powerful? Please let me know if I’m way off-base on any of this.

Not yours

Not yours

Up and Down

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Last week, Megs and I took an extended weekend trip up to Eugene and back again for my 10-year high school reunion. We left Wednesday morning for San Francisco where we stayed at Badier’s place for the night, before continuing on to Eugene the next day. Since Wednesday and Thursday were largely just travel, all I had was Friday to see folks who I would not be seeing on Saturday at the reunion itself.

Busy trip, but it was good to see folks. Pictures of the reunion BBQ and cocktail party. Sunday was the drive back, part one. Stayed with Badier again Sunday night, then finished up the trip on Monday.

Whew!

Reunions and Other Parties

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

First up, as some of you may already know, Megs and I are heading back up to Eugene, Oregon next week for my 10-year high school reunion! We’re gonna be driving instead of flying to save on costs, but as a side benefit we can visit Badier up in SF! Thanks for letting us crash at your place, buddy! The reunion itself is on Saturday the 15th, so any of you from SEHS Class of ’99 out there, don’t miss it!

Last weekend Megs, Jacques and I went to the Robot Chicken Skate Party in Northridge. This was a free promotional party put on by the creators of the Robot Chicken TV show to showcase the release of their second Star Wars special on DVD. I haven’t been skating since I was a little kid, but we all had a great time and I took lots of pictures. Wait, who’s that with me? Why, it’s Robot Chicken Co-Creator and movie star Seth Green!

Seth Green and Me

Seth Green and Me