Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Been otherwise occupied

Sorry to have been away for so long. Son stuff. Family stuff. Garden stuff. Stuff Stuff.

Did you know that the people who continue to mourn Barbaro's death are, um, INSANE?????

His fifth birthday was this week. Did you have a cake? Light a candle? Hmmmm? No? Shame on you.

OH!! Grand news!! We have news from heaven. Yep. It's on the website. Barbaro and his dear dead horsey friend have *bred* in heaven and have given birth to *twins*! No, really. I swear I'm not making this up. (OK, someone is, but it's not me.)

Go read for yourself. Equine Heaven

(By the way, do not try to tell these folks that they are delusional or writing really good fanfic. Noooo. They saw the pictures of Barbaro with the angelic orbs over his head as he walked to the starting gate on that fateful day. I've wanted to point out in the past that the angels weren't doing a super terrific job on that day, but just seems so mean.)

Edited to add 2:25 pm: Oh POOH! They changed the website sot hat the birth announcement is gone. But really, there was a birth announcement on there regarding the birth of Heavenly Filly and Heavenly Colt born this week from a dead horse fathered by a dead stallion, all in horsie heaven. I'll have to see if the way-back machine can be of any help.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A beautiful thing

This blog, Saving Argus, has only been up since November of last year. Between last night and this morning, I've read the whole thing. I don't really have good enough words of praise for it.

Argus is a 16 year old Thoroughbred gelding who spent his entire life in a small (way too small) muddy paddock eating bread and iceberg lettuce. The blog is written by the woman who took him in and has had to introduce him to open space, being led by a halter, food, and kindness. And she writes about it all in a moving way, but without resorting to "fluffy bunny" cuteness which so often goes hand-in-hand with internet tales of horse rescue.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Church of Barbaro.

Let the crazies unite!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I LOVE this. Never late again.

Google introduces new option to Gmail.

I love that it can set mail to be automatically seen as Read or Unread in the recipient's mailbox. And that mail you send can be dated to appear to have been sent as far back as 2004.


Have a lovely April Fool's everyone.