We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What a bunch of mind-numbed morons. Michelle. No wonder the hedgies prefer Dartmouth kids: we think more normal, and we reject PC.
More stuff later today, but the Missus and I are going for a morning ride on this lovely spring day to try to tire these winter-weary horses. We plan to do a Pony Express-style morning, to try to remind all of our dumb beasts about what we expect from them. A morning grapefruit and a Bloody Mary or two, and then canter or gallop the piss out of them on the trails, fallen-tree jumps, deep mud, and all, until they listen and obey.
You have to deal with them with an "attitude," at this time of the year: I have been known to jump off and slug a horse in the face, a useful technique that I learned long ago from an Irish trainer. It makes an impression, if you don't break your wrist.
There is nothing as fine as a Saturday morning ride on pea-brained, wacked-out Hunters in the early spring in Yankeeland. Battle them back into submission and obedience, if you have the heart. We will bring some of the pups to follow us, and wear them out too.
A goal for a Saturday: tired horses, tired dogs, and a tired wifie taking a nap. Then light a fire in the library, gather the pups around, pour a double Scotch, and catch up on the blog readin' and writin,' and find the Dutch Courage to approach the paperwork mountain.
A late casual dinner with pals, I see on the calendar. Perfect. And then Nirvana: a nightcap, beddie and bookie.
I call it a balanced life. You have to build it the way you want it. In America, you can. Church tomorrow morning.
Lucky you going out riding! Just back from a beautiful walk three miles thru morning mist burning off by the shore with darling kid. Now to do seven loads of laundry, clean the house, make bread, as fast as possible so I can get out in the garden for the rest of the day. My cabbage family veggie plants are racing ahead, lettuces almost ready, etc.
But a few jackasses do not represent all Crimson editors. Grrrr! You might be surprised by some of the people who used to be on the Crimson. Still the best student newspaper in the country. As I tediously repeat, politics is applesauce. Those editors were simply examples of the general boorishness that political correctness encourages.
Young big hot colt exercised his "male tendencies" one day and took a nip at my chest(breast). I reacted VERY fast, and hit so hard he staggered. Husband saw the whole thing and felt sorry for the horse! ( I can't help but wonder how that event might have influenced him also ;-)