Monday, January 28, 2008

Nasty Virus Going Around - Or Could It Be Another Weight Program!

Tracey on Mustang Diaries said've been...sorry to say...tagged! and with that simple statement she passed an insidious virus onto me! That's right, it's a virus that's been going around and it's not even one of those productive kind that if you get sick enough you actually drop some weight. This is the more pesky kind that requires you put your thinking cap on and, heaven forbid, share! It's called a meme and requires the infected party to post 7 little known or unknown things about themselves. To link to the person who infected them and then to infect seven more poor unsuspecting souls commenting on their blogs to let them know they've been infected.

As if that's not bad enough, I've been infected more than once.
Oh HorseFeathers & Related Twisted "Tails" in the very same post Rachel and Grandma and the Arabian Horse Crash and Burn! dropped this virus off on me again. So I guess I've gotten a double dose of this virus thingy My granddaughter, Rachel, might just think I deserve it since I decided to tell on her on this blog about Arabian horses. Now mrs mom, told me I didn't need to play along if I didn't want to, but what virus is just going to walk away and leave any unsuspecting blogger alone.

Besides mrs mom is not the last blogger to tag me with this virus thing,
Victoria Cummings from Teachings of the Horse tagged me again the very next day on the Equestrian Weight Loss Program! I'm beginning to get the picture that maybe I should deal with this virus REAL soon before someone else comes along and gets me again.

So here goes

1. I have been know to have a peculiar sense of humor at times. Take it for what's it's worth. It's all meant in good fun. But be prepared it can get even stranger and you'll never know for sure when it's going to strike.

2. I was an ugly duckling in school. Taller than everyone from the beginning and taller than the teachers by grade 4. I hung out with all the kids nobody liked but I liked them just fine. They were nice kids, they didn't tease or bully anyone and they were always nice to me.

3. I wear a size 10 shoe. When I was a kid they were impossible to find, very few styles were made in that size. My mother told me she was going to make me wear shoe boxes because we couldn't find shoes.Today they are a common size and I can have my pick of any style.

4. I broke my arm and dislocated my shoulder one year falling off a horse. It was worse than natural childbirth. The ligament and tendon were stuck between two pieces of bone. I either had to have surgery or let them pull on both ends of the bone to reset. I opted for the pulling as long as I could get more drugs.

5. When I worked as a groom. I didn't get paid. I hung around for 10 to 12 hours a day for free just to get the opportunity to learn. I didn't get to ride a horse or even get lessons. I just worked my tail off and I do mean worked my tail off. I think I lost 30 lbs working that way. It really was a great weight loss program. I hope to be resuming again soon.

6. I nearly died when I was 18. My appendix ruptured and I got peritonitis. I was in intensive care for 45 days with a temp of 107° They said I should have suffered brain damage so that's my excuse for having all these horses.

7. I can't wear dress boots. My instep is too high, I can't get them on, so I have to wear field boots for my hunter pleasure class. I'm told that's in bad form, but bootless would be worse form.

OK, I think that is 7 things I haven't revealed before. This better be enough to get rid of this pesky virus but only time will tell............

Just to be sure I send it on it's way, I am tagging

Learning Horses

Nuzzling Muzzles

Project Jasper

Halt Near X

Of Horses and Art

Freelance Instructor's

and last but not least, Lori at ProPhotobyLori if I have to have this pesky virus, I think it's only fair you take your turn.

I hope I haven't infected anyone who has already gotten this pesky virus. If I had try the variation that Tracey did and make it 7 things you'd like to see for 2008. I think that was how it went. Whatever........share this sucker with your friends. It is after all winter and time for cold and flu and all sorts of other pesky viruses.

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  1. Lovely little known facts. Thanks for sharing this insidious virus. It seems to be everywhere!

  2. Thank you so much for taking your turn with the virus. I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about you.

    I have also visited your website and wish I were closer to visit and see the twins during your open house.

    These meme things help us newbies out as I have only been blogging for less than a week now. Thanks again!

  3. The working-as-a-groom-for-free plan was certainly a novel idea for weight loss. Nice blog you've got here.

    Thanks for dropping by on mine :)

  4. Hi, thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog!
    Wow, you've had some pretty major stuff happen to you! You must be a very strong person:)
    I have heard about this virus. I think it's kind of cool to get to know 7 more things about other bloggers but I suppose it's not good for the people who have been tagged!
    The horses are beautiful, by the way! From Meg and cats xxx

  5. Well, hopefully this will be the end of the tagging. Thank you for not tagging me again.

  6. Oh Mikael, it sounds like you were having the kind of day I had. When will it be warm again so we can stop all this revealing and just go out and ride?

  7. I am glad you didn't die at 18. Your obviously as tough as boots!

  8. Thanks for sharing........Interesting seven...I love learning about us!

  9. Hey, I wear a size 10 too! I feel ya!

  10. I'm not sure if it's worse that this meme is still going around, or that we're all saying "Ugh. It's this thing again."

    And then we pass it on. Again.