Okay so my birthday was on the 7th. And I got an ipod. I've never had one before and it love it! Anyway, I have a lesson scheduled at the new barn next week! My sister is very excited. She wants to try her hand at dressage O.o that's beyond me. She wanted to do reining at our current barn and says they are very alike. Reining is western dressage? Idk. Music and patterns, maybe, but it's still very different.. O.O Well anyway, I'm just really excited about this. I hope I like it! And I will hopefully be going to Cedar Point next week. I really, really want to go next monday. Crossing fingers :P
So we finally checked out the new barn.. it's smaller but I liked it, it had only warmbloods and ponies very nice horses and a lot of boarders.. my barn has like ten boarders but they're all reiners which says something about the barn lol I really did like it, they do dressage and jumping lessons as far as I can tell.. the dressage coach did Grand Prix and has silver and bronze medals from usef so shes pretty good and the iea team goes to nationals every year (the past five) but this year or last year i forget my barn only made it to zone so yeah way more impressive! I hope we get to schedule a lesson soon wee! lol ^^
Ummm, yeah, long time no write. xD I guess.. I forgot.. anyway, I can't seem to figure out my yuku account, and I need to talk about my problems :P So I've been at this barn for seven years. I liked it a lot when I was a little kid, but now I feel like they've run out of things to teach me. I'm in a class with four kids younger than me and I don't like it. I don't learn anything and I don't improve. I'm bored. The only highlight is riding the young horses. I even get to teach one how to jump, which is fun. :) But I don't love it there. I went to an equestrian camp for a week and I'm at a good level but I want to pass the riding portion of it next year. I started thinking about how much I *loved* my horse there and how much I wanted to buy him. Then again, I love appaloosas. But then I started thinking, will I ever improve at my barn? What am I going to do? I don't have any goals. It kind of started when I was looking for horse boarding places near me. I would definitely not board at my barn because I have heard a lot of complaints about it. I think that you have to let your horse be used in lessons at least once a week or something. I found the place that used to keep the OTTBs in Hilliard. It's an English place and I always thought it would be so cool. The guy who runs it is the brother of the guy who runs my current barn. But they are completely opposite facilities and people. For starters, my barn's main focus is reining. About 80% of 40 or so horses are registered quarter horses. They send people to Quarter Horse Congress every year. They are national champions in reining. Their team is actually really good. The OSU Team practices there, which is like a huge honor. I'm happy for them, but I'm an English rider. I know Western is a complicated disipline but I just don't like it. Unfortunately, I think my disipline has been left in the dust there. At one point, we had very good dressage and jumping coaches and our iea team did really well, and I was happy, but then they all left, and now Western is the main thing. I mean, sure, there's still a jumping team, but they haven't done as well as they have before. So I'm kind of stuck. I love the horses and my instructor. They're all really nice. I really, really like a certain appaloosa mare. Almost as much as my camp horse. I rode her a lot last year and rode her in a show. I want to jump and improve my riding, but I don't feel like I'm doing that at my barn. I feel like I'm wasting time and money. Anyway, I looked at a few barns about twenty minutes away that I've never heard of. I mean seriously, who knew we had saddlebreds around here?! I found a stables that looks nice. Clean, simple website. Straightforward. The lesson prices are the same, and they're actually a better deal, because here they have two or three people in a class, opposed to my barn, which is four or five, mixed ages and levels, Western and English, for the same price. Hmm. And you get a discount if you ride your own horse, which we don't have at our barn. They do IEA shows just like my current barn. Best of all, they still have a horse summer camp, which my sister loves. She goes every year with her friends and she would be upset if she didn't go next year. And this place's camp is a lot cheaper. I'm going out to see the place and I want to schedule a private lesson or whatever to see if I like it. I'm excited - I really want to have good English instruction and jump with less beginners in my class - but I'm also sad, because I've seen horses come and go and I know all the people at my barn. This is the only barn I've ever known. I've never ridden anywhere else. I grew up on sweet old qh mares. So I'm kind of scared to leave and ride unfamiliar horses. But I'm unsatisifed with my barn, and so I'm hoping this goes well. Wish me well? :'( I'll miss the horses. The people, not as much. But I do love the barn.
Well, the The Junk Draweris one of my favorite humor blogs, and Kathy over there always has something good to say. The latest post was no exception - all about BACONING WEBSITES. I decided to try it, and it's immensely fun. The directions are at the Junk Drawer, too, and they're really easily.
Just go to http://bacolicio.us/ and then type in the name of the website at the end of that link, http:// and all, full link, or it won't show up and you'll just get a big piece of bacon on a blank screen (although nobody can be to upset about that!). The bacon looks insanely real, and it's so funny when you show people for the first time! A good way to scare someone with this is to type the link to a random site you're going to behind that link when they're not looking, and then scream OMG BACON! when they do look. I tried it. Pretty funny. I decided to baconize my lil' old blog here, too. You can see it on the top. =] Delicous!
In other news, Rob cut his hair! I found this out a long time ago but I haven't had any time to post, so yeah. I think he looks adorable no matter what. =D
I just saw Twilight again yesterday (in honor of the original release date). It is better the first time, when you don't know what happens. But it's still a good movie. =] You pick up more, look for different things. Well, I know Chris Weitz is going to be directing New Moon, and that it will come out Nov. 20, 2009 (what a wait! D=). Hopefully, this time the critics won't say it "suffers from bad directing" this time. And, omg, did they seriously not hire on Taylor for the second movie? SERIOUSLY? Hope his agent gets him back! I know a big Team Taylor fan... she's gunna be mad to here that! I have discovered three of the funniest videos I've ever seen, genius lip syncing. They're by Cyberkiwi27, who makes hilarious videos. Check them out. Oh, and these look better in high quality. =] The first one The second one (my favorite!) The third one And hey, if you haven't seen that SNL Justin Timberlake-Beyonce skit, you have to. It's abosolutely hilarious. The best version got taken off, though. ='[
Well, the rumors are confirmed by Summit entertainment. New Moon is going to be directed by someone else. If you read the professional critic reviews, like msn, they've given them scores like 2 out of 5 stars. Gotta remember that not everyone has seen Twilight and knows it cover to cover like we Twilighters do, and so people like my buddy who had not read the book and went into the movie theater knowing nothing about the plot or anything, come out confused with a horrible review for it. It wasn't perfect, even if it was embraced so well by the fans. New Moon, hopefully, will be better and have a more experienced director who knows what the heck they're doing and just how they're going to achieve perfection in the sequel. Hopefully, the views aren't too different, like if Steven Speilbeirg directed it would definitely not be anything like the first movie! I hope it turns out ok, and there is speculation that the movies will all be done before 2012. After all, they're shooting Eclipse and New Moon back to back. However, I have heard they aren't going to do Breaking Dawn. Honestly, I wouldn't either. I'm hoping for the best on this movie. Let it be better than Twilight! :D
It's Turkey Day! I personally am not much of a fan of thanksgiving.... I'm so out of it! The noise was annoying... for the most part, I hid out in the car and re-re-read New Moon for something to do. Kind of a wasted day. I came back to watch Elf and A Christmas Story, two of the best x-mas movies ever. I'm kind of sad that Twilight's been getting some crappy reviews, but for the most part they've been giving it what I have 4/5 stars. ^.^ I think I dislike Thanksgiving so much because of the food - I can't stand gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie.... turkey is okay, but I definitely prefer chicken. I'm just glad we have days off school. I'm exhausted lately, so I've been happy to curl up and read New Moon and teach my sister how to play trombone (although I'm sort of regretting this; she practices Mary Had a Little Lamb far too early in the morning). Also, I'm really lonely! All my friends are out of state for Thanksgiving (at least I've got pets to sit!) and the only one who's emailed me all day is my pen pal from New Zealand. I wish I could go shopping tommorrow, but I've heard it's really nuts and nobody but me would be up for it. *sigh* Back to the brownies, pjs, and New Moon.