Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hobby Horse Blog Hop 9: Life is a Cabaret

I am not especially musical. In fact, those in the know would say I have no musicality, whatsoever. Randy Jackson (American Idol) would say I was "pitchy" if he heard me sing. (Or is that bitchy?) 
Anyway, despite my inadequacies in this area, I often find that songs pop into my head to punctuate events in my life. I guess you could say my life is like a musical!

This week's song, or at least the chorus that defines the event of the week is:

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down.
                                        -Tubthumping by Chumbawamba

Or maybe the song I should be singing is "Tumbling Tumbleweeds!"

You see, it all started innocently enough. I was riding Doc. Sharron was riding Pippin. We were on the trail across the street from my house. I had turned to say something to Sharron (note to self.... no more talking while riding!). As I turned a corner, Doc saw something of great concern. I caught it out of the corner of my eye. I have to admit, in that brief second even I thought it was something menacing. Doc knew it was menacing, and wanting to save his hide, oh, and maybe mine, he executed a deft dive to the left, followed by a spin to the left, as he decided to get out of Dodge. There was only one problem.... I didn't quite keep him between me and the ground. 

And just what was it that was behaving so erratically, 
so predator-like and could cause 
great harm to a Haffie?

A large tumbleweed blowing against the fence.

Oh... there's another song for my 'musical':

The answer my friend,
Is blowing in the wind.
The answer is blowing in the wind!

Who woulda thunk a hefty Haffie could move so gosh darn hastily?!

So, like the first song. I got back up again.
Testing my old bones. 
I retrieved Doc, who thankfully
weighed the options:
Running back home   vs    Eating grass
And chose the option that any
self-respecting Haffie would select.

Yeah - the tailbone is a bit sore.
But, thankfully, it's only that
and my ego that are bruised!

So, now it's time to find out more about each other in the Blog Hop. 
I hope you can join in!

In case you are new... or as a reminder:

Each week I'll post two or three prompts. 
Write about one or respond to all.
Or, just link your blog to mine if you
care to share something else about yourself.

Most importantly,
complete your blog post (or comment) by asking a question of us.

I am really enjoying answering your questions,
and look forward to seeing other responses, too.
I think it's a great way to have a conversation of sorts!

Link your post to the Hobby Horse Blog Hop
by using the Linky Tool below.
Click where indicated, just after it says
"You are next...."
Leave a comment with the answer(s) to the
questions(s) on my blog, down below.

Visit other participating blogs on the list
and respond to their questions in your comments on their pages.

Hobby Horse Blog Hop Prompts - Week 9:

1. Tell us a bit about your feelings or experiences regarding musicals. Do you like them? Have you been in one? What recollections might you have about musicals?

2. Tell about a near miss or a fall that was simply stupid. Don't scare me... or other readers! Until my back end feels better, I don't really want to read about a compound fracture, dislocated thing-a-ma-jig or a broken helmet and a concussion. (Although, I am most compassionate and if that happened to you, I am oh, so sorry - and I'm glad you are better now!)

3. What song (or part of a song) defines an event in your week?

My introduction provided some possible answers to my questions. So, this week, since I have jabbered on enough, already, I'll just enjoy reading your blogs and comments!

I hope you have had a good week. I'll leave you with this quote I found on the Internet:
"Nature gave us all something to fall back on, 
and sooner or later we all land flat on it."
                                               - unnamed cowboy


  1. Ouch! Silly Doc, glad that your fall was not worse!
    Don't ever underestimate the quickness of those hefty Haffies! They can move their feet!

  2. I hope the tailbone is feeling better. Silly Haffie.

  3. Ouch! I'm so glad nothing was broken, but bruises hurt just as much.

  4. So glad you are ok! The last three times I came off a horse was just about 40 years ago..three times in the same day about a week after I had given was my brothers horse..and I was in a plowed field...the last time I was thrown I walked the horse back to the pasture and just let him go and told my brother to sell him. I was so sore.
    Those tumbleweeds are wicked..try some lunge line work with some..have Doc walk over them:)

  5. lol! You are just so dang funny. But I'm really glad that tumbleweed didn't cause any more damage to you than it did.
    Dang Tumbleweeds is dangerous things!

    Let me tell you about the time I had just moved to New Mexico....oh some 19 years ago. I had just started working on the ramp for the airlines and one day I was driving a tug with baggage carts stuffed with boxes of mail, across the tarmac to the mail house.
    When all of a sudden, a huge jumble of tumbleweeds, about the same size as a VW Bug, came rolling and tumbling right into the side of my head.

    The darn thorny thing scraped up my eye and face so bad that I had to file an On the Job Injury (OJI) report, which got sent to our hub city of Pittsburgh (which just so happens not to have any tumbleweeds rolling around or blowing into poor hapless airline ramp employees, at all. So of course, the OJI was looked at with disbelief and suspicion!).
    That evil mass of thorny tumbleweeds ended up scratching my cornea and gave me a week off from work.
    Yep, that was my New Mexico Welcoming Committee.

    I really dislike tumbleweeds.


    ps My favorite musical is My Fair Lady. I have watched it countless times and I never tire of it....and I always sing along to all the songs, too!

  6. You are so funny! But seriously, those tumbleweeds can scare you while driving your car too. I'm glad you are OK though and that Doc choose the right thing to do.

    1. My dad had a flat tire because of a tumbleweed, so I try to avoid them.
      Even though he unceremoniously dumped me, he did do the right thing afterwards.

  7. Ouch! Sorry about the fall. I'm glad it wasn't serious and you're just bruised. You'll heal up in no time. :D I'll get the blog hop posted asap!


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