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purplnurpl
Dec. 17, 2007, 02:09 PM
My dear COTHers. At 2pm today I will be leaving you all until Thurs AM. (tear, sniff)
What will I do without you all for three whole days?
Oh and the worst is letting someone else feed the horses...it's a very important job and I'm slightly (maybe dramatically) obsessed with it. I'll be calling home every 5 minutes to check up.

So, I have sold my body to science. (Need to pay for Pine Top in Feb!)
I will be admitted to the Hospital ~ UTSouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas and fasted for 48 hours. YUP! FOURTY EIGHT HOURS!
During which they will do 3 MRIs of my liver and take blood (from catheter) every 4 hours.

But they are paying me 500 smackaroos!! Diet and Pay check all in 1 a woman's dream come true.

I can't go an hour without a snack though...how will I survive? Well, every time I feel like Pizza the Hut [I need to eat myself reference] I will imagine the start box, corners, ditches, fields of green.
Oh, and 15 perfect button braids, a perfectly French braided forelock, and a perfectly rhythmic ground covering shoulder-in. Sorry, I'm a DQ.
Oh how nice. Just keep repeating Kristen, money money money money. Skinny butt skinny butt skinny butt.

So, anyone else do weird things to support their eventing career?

I hope to come back on Thursday with lots of fun stories to read everyone! Hop to it.

purplnurpl
Dec. 17, 2007, 02:10 PM
logging off until then...
cry.

bosox
Dec. 17, 2007, 02:12 PM
where'd you find such a thing?

Good luck...I love food to much to go w/o it even for a few hours...nevermind a few days...:lol:

Long Shadow Farm
Dec. 17, 2007, 03:22 PM
I participate in a lot of research studies here at my hospital also. Most of mine are for migraine headaches but heck..... if they want to pay me money for alittle blood and me to take some meds, anytime!!!

Missing you already!!!!!!!

Bobbi

ss3777
Dec. 17, 2007, 03:45 PM
"So, anyone else do weird things to support their eventing career?"

this is yet another example of why I love eventers :)

Weirdest thing I do is get up before the sun and clean stalls for my trainer and then go to my "real job". I figure I am actually a genius, I get paid to stay in shape ;) lots of my friends are crying over their slim fasts...........not me, I just stink when I go to the office.

Good luck with your science experiment, can not wait to read about it!

kacey'srider
Dec. 17, 2007, 04:07 PM
That's my girl! I just love your devotion, purpl! :D

On some days I would be willing to sell my first born human child.

Back in the day before first born human child, I got up at 5 am, got ready, left house by six, ate breakfast in the car on the ten minute drive to go feed/care for the horses (in rain, sleet, hail, snow, wind,you name it.. can't tell you how many times I went to work with mud all over me), drove 55 minutes to work. Worked until 5pm at the earliest (I taught first grade before Brandon,) drove 45 minutes to go work Rowanne (Kacey's mommy,) worked Row, cleaned stalls, drove 45 minutes more to get home, got home, ate dinner, showered, graded papers, went to bed and started it all over the next morning.

My poor husband! No wonder he wants me to be a stay at home mom! Now atleast the horses don't take away too much more time from him! :winkgrin:

RAyers
Dec. 17, 2007, 04:25 PM
Well, you can hlep support my career. If they are using MRI contrast agents, get a skin punch biopsy. Have them put it in 10% buffered formalin and send it to:

Reed Ayers
Coloraodo School of Mines
MME
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

I prefer, biopsies taken at 24 an 36 hours post exposure.

Obviously, everything I do is a bit outside the norm to support my advocation.

Reed

c_expresso
Dec. 17, 2007, 04:32 PM
Someone I work with sold her eggs to buy a new horse:lol::lol: She got $3,000 for a non-painful self-shot once a day for a week!

pegasusmom
Dec. 17, 2007, 04:37 PM
Well, you can hlep support my career. If they are using MRI contrast agents, get a skin punch biopsy. Have them put it in 10% buffered formalin and send it to:

Reed Ayers
Coloraodo School of Mines
MME
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

I prefer, biopsies taken at 24 an 36 hours post exposure.

Obviously, everything I do is a bit outside the norm to support my advocation.

Reed

Should have spoken up about a month ago Reed! Andrew had his sort of annual MR-angiogram!

Me? I run three recognized dressage shows and two events a year. Now if that ain't hell. . . . :lol::lol::lol:

RAyers
Dec. 17, 2007, 04:52 PM
Should have spoken up about a month ago Reed! Andrew had his sort of annual MR-angiogram!

Me? I run three recognized dressage shows and two events a year. Now if that ain't hell. . . . :lol::lol::lol:


If Andrew's doctor is willing I will still take a biopsy. He is exactly the tpye of patient we are looking for. I am looking for anything from 24 hours out to years. The biopsy is easy and takes about a minute.

Reed

arktos19
Dec. 17, 2007, 05:16 PM
When I was still pre-professional career - working part-time, school part-time, two kids still in daycare I used to do vaccine studies, including Hep B and Avian Flu (twice!). I was declared valuable to science :cool: I had been vaccinated with the 1997 version of avian flu, so they tracked me down several years later to vaccinate me again with the 1995 version. Unfortunately the family was not so impressed! :D

Sweet Thing Eventing
Dec. 17, 2007, 06:11 PM
Ok I want to know about this place I can get $500.oo in 48 hours and $3,000.00 for my eggs?! I'm not planning on using them anytime soon so I will gladly give them up for show money.

Anyway, I had to vent that! :D

I just graduated college and let me tell you, I want back in! Loans (which I know have to pay back) were so nice back then.

Everything I make goes to bills, horse and savings account for spring shows...as far as summer/fall shows go, I am breeding my two miniature aussies and selling the puppies. I am hoping they will bring enough in to cover a couple shows. :D I have had the dogs for about two years with the idea to breed them for my family, but after taking them to multiple horse shows and having people come out of the woodwork asking for puppies, making some money seems like a wonderful idea too!

yellowbritches
Dec. 17, 2007, 06:18 PM
I've thought about selling eggs before (still occasionally think about it) and have also threatened to take up a career in porn or to sell myself on the corner. Fortunately (or, unfortunately, as I think the former can be quite lucrative ;)), I've been talked out of or chickened out of the last two. Oh well. Otherwise, I don't do anything too out of the ordinary. Work long days, lately 7 days a week. Thankfully, it is doing what I love with the creatures I love most! :lol:

seeuatx
Dec. 17, 2007, 06:25 PM
Someone I work with sold her eggs to buy a new horse:lol::lol: She got $3,000 for a non-painful self-shot once a day for a week!

I have thought about doing that...if it doesn't hurt, I just might ;). Heck, I'm not planning on using them anytime soon, hahaha

RAyers
Dec. 17, 2007, 06:48 PM
...and have also threatened to take up a career in porn...

Wouldn't that would lead to the "Inverness Problem," and preclude you being able to ride. It's sort of self defeating. :D

Reed

JER
Dec. 17, 2007, 07:02 PM
Re: eventers selling their eggs

If a desire to event is genetic, this could be the best plan yet to promote our sport.

Actually, it works in two ways -- while others are carrying/raising future eventers, the egg donors are out there competing on well-cared-for, quality horses.

This is so wonderfully subversive...

c_expresso
Dec. 17, 2007, 07:08 PM
Re: eventers selling their eggs

If a desire to event is genetic, this could be the best plan yet to promote our sport.

Actually, it works in two ways -- while others are carrying/raising future eventers, the egg donors are out there competing on well-cared-for, quality horses.

This is so wonderfully subversive...

Good points:winkgrin::yes:

fanfayre
Dec. 17, 2007, 07:51 PM
Is there an egg-donor age limit?
I have no need for the blighters, ever, but I'm afraid I may be getting "long in the tooth" and may be stuck with them.
I could get a horse I can actually afford to event!

Reed:
my father went to CSM, but a different one: Camborne School of Mines!! We occasionally work with a graduate of your CSM.

yellowbritches: I too, threatened to stand on street corners, but in my case it would be people begging me to not scare the neighbourhood!

c_expresso
Dec. 17, 2007, 07:52 PM
Is there an egg-donor age limit?
I have no need for the blighters, ever, but I'm afraid I may be getting "long in the tooth" and may be stuck with them.
I could get a horse I can actually afford to event!

It is 21, at least here [VA]. You can do it up to 2x a year! An extra 6k a year would be nice to take care of the ponies with...:yes:

ThirdCharm
Dec. 17, 2007, 07:56 PM
I think she meant upper age limit... most of them are looking for under 32 or 31. Bummer, huh?

Jennifer

fanfayre
Dec. 17, 2007, 07:57 PM
darn!!!
Or, I could be considered that, but with 19 years experience (for the lower limit)! Hey shouldn't that mean I'd be worth 2x as much??:D:lol::winkgrin:

fanfayre
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:00 PM
I think she meant upper age limit... most of them are looking for under 32 or 31. Bummer, huh?

Jennifer

Big bummer!!! All this time I could have done something about the clutter! I see the EBay ad now! :lol:

yellowbritches
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:08 PM
The ads I've seen in this area I think usually are 21-35...I think.

Reed, the "Inverness Problem" is something to consider, and I had a whole lot to say on the matter...however, in the spirit of keeping this at the very least PG-13, I refrained! :lol::lol:;)

Obviously my cold medicine hasn't rendered me completely devoid of a brain filter.

NRB
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:09 PM
going back to the OP's statemnt. I knew a guy who paid for 5 years of college with the funds he got from participating in medical trials.

LexInVA
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:12 PM
I've thought about selling eggs before (still occasionally think about it) and have also threatened to take up a career in porn or to sell myself on the corner. Fortunately (or, unfortunately, as I think the former can be quite lucrative ;)), I've been talked out of or chickened out of the last two. Oh well. Otherwise, I don't do anything too out of the ordinary. Work long days, lately 7 days a week. Thankfully, it is doing what I love with the creatures I love most! :lol:

You wouldn't be the first girl to consider using porn to pay for horses. Some former ULJRs have done well with it and use it to finance their future equestrian aspirations or their current ones. A few I've met have gotten into exotic dancing. Not that I'm suggesting you should get into any of those by any means but it's just not a radical thing anymore. :lol:

fanfayre
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:18 PM
The ads I've seen in this area I think usually are 21-35...I think.

Reed, the "Inverness Problem" is something to consider, and I had a whole lot to say on the matter...however, in the spirit of keeping this at the very least PG-13, I refrained! :lol::lol:;)

Obviously my cold medicine hasn't rendered me completely devoid of a brain filter.

Ads?? Where would I find those ads? Mind you, I never read Vogue, Cosmo or any of those, but I've never seen them in Equus, PH, etc either. Maybe up here it's not that big a thing...
Then again, we tend to be a little more "liberal" so maybe the age limit would be extended. Or, it would make a great science project: age of eggs vs age of "the holding chamber" (to keep it at least PG)

beeblebrox
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:18 PM
Too old to sell me eggs as 38 ;-(

Anyhow in college I did almost any test within reason.

1) We did sleep separation

2) wore glasses that had us seeing the world upside down until your brain fixed it, like the phone that swaps image depending how your hold it. MAJOR HEADACHES

3)Deprivation tanks (filled with water no outside sound or light

4) AND THE EASIEST one that all my friends did is called was finger sticks were $25 and vein draws $50 so $75 a pop and we did that 2-4 times a month for arthritis and cholesterol monitoring.

ANYWAYS alas your young and silly in college

RAyers
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:26 PM
You wouldn't be the first girl to consider using porn to pay for horses. Some former ULJRs have done well with it and use it to finance their future equestrian aspirations or their current ones. A few I've met have gotten into exotic dancing. Not that I'm suggesting you should get into any of those by any means but it's just not a radical thing anymore. :lol:

That explains a lot about the days when I rode the jumpers. Rich with a hint of elegant sleazeiness. :)

ThirdCharm
Dec. 17, 2007, 08:34 PM
Yeah, I know at least two hunter trainers who were exotic dancers.

I gotta find out how to get into these medical trials..... !

Jennifer

Blugal
Dec. 17, 2007, 09:15 PM
In Canada you are not allowed to be paid for human tissues (sperm, eggs, kidneys etc).

I have heard that some ULRs in the 70s/80s paid for their activities by selling magic mushrooms...

sunhawk
Dec. 17, 2007, 09:42 PM
I worked for a while for a guy that had a grow-op. He had 750 plants in his basement, and when it was time to harvest, he paid 500 per day. It was an awesome job. Under the grow lights it was just like high noon 24 hours a day, with all those vibrantly healthy ladies throwing off mega oxygen, and all the paralizers you could drink. Unfortunately, he had to shut down after 9-11. The pot trade did a serious slump in BC for a while.
Now I don't know any growers any more.

Hey Mickey
Dec. 17, 2007, 09:53 PM
So I am curious about this eggselling thing? I'm not planning on haveing any kids ever.. some one might as well end up with my charm, good looks, and smashing personality.
Must go googling......

Im still a young one, I haven't done anything to crazy... although If I could dance.... I would. but I weridly have no since of rythem unless im on a horse. werid.

yellowbritches
Dec. 17, 2007, 11:01 PM
re: ads for eggs

I've seen ads in DC's "City Paper," which is a pretty young, very liberal and often highly entertaining "news" paper (classifieds run the gamut of apartments for rent to "Adult Services"...I can definitely find a way into the porn industry if I really wanted to :lol:).

If you are a proven broodmare- I mean mother, you can make $25k if you're willing to be a surrogate! Unfortunately, I am not, nor do I have any desire to be.

fanfayre
Dec. 17, 2007, 11:09 PM
In Canada you are not allowed to be paid for human tissues (sperm, eggs, kidneys etc).

I have heard that some ULRs in the 70s/80s paid for their activities by selling magic mushrooms...


Dang :mad:, and here I was thinking we were a liberal country!!!!
Well, there's only one thing to do- Blugal, when you're a big, hotshot lawyer you're going to have to get that stupid law changed and allow us to be paid for getting rid of unneccessary "tissues". Promote it as recycling, especially if they're "brand-new, never-used" ( Ebay ad again:D), and let us old-fogeys get i on it too, not just the young whipper-snappers!

octavian_jazz
Dec. 17, 2007, 11:12 PM
I hope there's some sort of medical reason that the age for donating eggs is 21. Not fair. I would donate my eggs in a hearbeat. Is VA trying to promote teen pregancy or something?! Just kidding of course...but I seriously wish I could, I don't plan on using them anytime soon. $3k for a week? Ha.

yellowbritches
Dec. 17, 2007, 11:18 PM
I believe the 21 limit is the bottom limit.

halla
Dec. 18, 2007, 12:25 AM
If anyone's seriously interested in selling eggs, I have a friend who did it twice and am sure I can get some info from her. PM me, since I think at that point it isn't so horse related (she also rides, if that counts!). I considered it, but the thought of being that fertile made me queasy. Now, if I could sell my uterus....

Eventcrazy
Dec. 18, 2007, 04:14 AM
Nothing crazy but I work alot of OT! And even clean stalls/ride ponies on my days off of Work.

RiddleMeThis
Dec. 18, 2007, 04:27 AM
Just looking online I found this http://arr1.reachlocal.com/coupon/?scid=381534&cid=131027&tc=07121800235674000&kw=2403324&dynamic_proxy=1&primary_serv=arr1.reachlocal.net&se_refer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%252Fsea rch%253Fhl%253Den%2526safe%253Doff%2526q%253Degg%2 52Bdonation%252Billinois%2526btnG%253DSearch
$7000 for your eggs.

c_expresso
Dec. 18, 2007, 09:01 AM
Just looking online I found this http://arr1.reachlocal.com/coupon/?scid=381534&cid=131027&tc=07121800235674000&kw=2403324&dynamic_proxy=1&primary_serv=arr1.reachlocal.net&se_refer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%252Fsea rch%253Fhl%253Den%2526safe%253Doff%2526q%253Degg%2 52Bdonation%252Billinois%2526btnG%253DSearch
$7000 for your eggs.

Yeah, it is 3k in VA [through UVA I believe] but in some places eggs are at an even "higher demand" so you get a lot cash moneyyyy :D

The bottom age limit is 21; I think it has to do with the fact that you are then fully legal in all ways.

toeknee
Dec. 18, 2007, 09:17 AM
Haha what a great thread! I am sitting here thinking, hmmmm I think I could sell my eggs:) a few less eggs and a few more dollars for the expensive horse habit!

pharmgirl
Dec. 18, 2007, 09:26 AM
Well, in order to support this expensive hobby I sold myself to science in a slightly different way- I got my PhD :lol:. I had a Master's, but soon realized in order to make what I wanted to support this habit easier I went back.

I was involved in a clinical trial at my allergists once. It was for a nasal antihistamine, so it was pretty easy money. I remember that they loved how I kept my journal and explained things to them (probably the science geek in me).

evntr06
Dec. 18, 2007, 09:32 AM
Yeah, I went into IT specifically so that I could afford horses... Except that I found out that a regular programmers salary it is still not enough... So now I have to think of other ways to supplement my income!

Sweet Thing Eventing
Dec. 18, 2007, 10:53 AM
Ok....so I really want to find a way to sell my eggs....where can I get started?! I am just out of college and show money would be wonderful! All these medical trials you are talking about being in, where did you find them? Of course I am in north Texas, so I wonder if these trials are around here, nothing ever seems to be here :(

LexInVA
Dec. 18, 2007, 11:07 AM
Ok....so I really want to find a way to sell my eggs....where can I get started?! I am just out of college and show money would be wonderful! All these medical trials you are talking about being in, where did you find them? Of course I am in north Texas, so I wonder if these trials are around here, nothing ever seems to be here :(

Start with your local fertility clinic. You have to meet a few requirements (non-smoker, no history of drug abuse, etc) and undergo some tests before they declare you viable.

RAyers
Dec. 18, 2007, 11:12 AM
This will sound strange but trust me on this. For those who wish to donate eggs etc. check at your state/local fertility clinic. In a place such as Texas it is the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston.

Here is a good description of the process:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/reproductive_health/infertility/eggdonor.htm#involve

Reed

deltawave
Dec. 18, 2007, 11:25 AM
Wish I could've donated eggs when mine were young enough to be useful! :lol: Could've gotten extra, maybe, for my high IQ. :winkgrin: My brother and his wife have a wonderful set of twins thanks to an egg donor. :sadsmile:

Only thing I was ever able to sell was plasma, but that kept me eating for a long time in college. Entry fees? Ha ha! Ramen noodles and mac-n-cheese were what I traded my body fluids for back then! :p

The "proven broodmare" thing might work--I grow BIG, healthy babies! But nah, no way could I part with a baby I'd carried. TOO weird for me. Not to mention no riding for 9 months--my days in the saddle are numbered anyhow! :D

LexInVA
Dec. 18, 2007, 11:38 AM
Am I the only one who thinks this thread is going to go in the direction of creating a new master race of Eventers? :lol:

Fence2Fence
Dec. 18, 2007, 12:14 PM
Another person who sold themselves for science, but in a different way. I'm apart of an office that deals with research oversight. Pays very well.

I see the ads for the eggs in the university student paper, as well as participant recruitment for studies. The hospital has quite a bit of advertisement for studies too. So, if your hospital is associated with a research university, you can find out about them that way.

I participated in one study and received $10 for looking at a screen for an hour and clicking on buttons. Very easy. A friend of mine participated in the polio vaccine study and received quite a bit of money for it. I think by the time she was done, she made around $5k - $8k.

In college I routinely sold plasma. Hate needles now.

seeuatx
Dec. 18, 2007, 12:25 PM
Ya know what's funny about this conversation (with the eggs)? I had this same conversation in college...My friend told me that in Seattle they pay 10k, and neither of us wants kids. So we are sitting in the classroom before class joking around about it, and got *blasted* by some girl who thought we were evil and "going to hell". It was hard not to laugh in her face.

I just like talking to enough horse people that would actually consider it for their horses...and there is a center in pittsbugh <where is that angel smiley when you need it?>

deltawave
Dec. 18, 2007, 12:36 PM
some girl who thought we were evil and "going to hell"

No doubt one of the ones who insists "life is precious"....unless you're a foreigner or a non-believer in her variety of faith :rolleyes:

We got some weird, weird comments from "people of faith" when we did fertility treatments. I have a hard time looking at my "test tube" kid and thinking he's "evil" in any way. :rolleyes:

cllane1
Dec. 18, 2007, 12:38 PM
Now the market's going to be flooded with "eventer eggs"! :lol:

4Martini
Dec. 18, 2007, 12:53 PM
Think of the poor dad when the cute little girl looks up and says
"Daddy I want a pony."

It's like the reverse of a mastercard commercial
Baby when you thought you couldn't have one: Priceless
Horse crazy kid $100ks over 23 years...

maxxtrot
Dec. 18, 2007, 01:15 PM
i'm in north central florida. how do i get in on these medical trials? i have had headaches for years, they still don't know why, maybe a headache study?

arab_roots
Dec. 18, 2007, 01:19 PM
Hello everyone!! Well I am reenlisting in the Army. I have a 3 y.o. that I am starting when I get back to the states from my deployment. I am hoping to get enough to buy a trailer and a truck so i dont have to pay for someone else to haul my baby girl. Another up side is that the Army is going to pay for me to move out east (north carolina) and just in time for the WEG.

sunhawk
Dec. 18, 2007, 02:08 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this thread is going to go in the direction of creating a new master race of Eventers? :lol:

Can you imagine, the people with these children growing up in totally non-horsey families who want ponies and aim them at impossibly scaring looking things to jump with their parents watching in horror! The power of genetics, lol.

RHdobes563
Dec. 18, 2007, 02:18 PM
I am one who sold my plasma twice a week for two and a half years. I did it to keep both my horses, due to a sudden decrease in income from a divorce.

If I could do it all over again, I might have just sold my younger horse. But it's over now, and back then, I did what I had to.

hookedoneventing
Dec. 18, 2007, 02:34 PM
well I conduct these clinical trials!! search www.clinicaltrials.gov, should give you a good idea of what is out there or www.centerwatch.com

MKV
Dec. 18, 2007, 02:44 PM
This thread is so funny! Because of it I called about a clinical trial that pays between $400 and $2k. I left a message because I'm not sure I qualify but it would be awesome if I do.

JER
Dec. 18, 2007, 04:35 PM
Just an FYI for prospective human guinea pigs:
Risky Business: Human testing for a profit (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11927387/)

Sweet Thing Eventing
Dec. 18, 2007, 05:23 PM
Ok....now this is why I have never thought twice about really doing any of those clinical trials. :no: That is really scarey.

But donating eggs would be for a wonderful cause and mucho money! After reading this thread....which is just making me think more and more about how I can make extra show money on the side...I called a place to donate plasma, I will probably go soon too :D Has anyone done this...does it hurt? side affects? I always donate blood when I can, but you don't get paid for that....WOW look at me being greedy :eek:

And there goes another day at work after reading something interesting on COTH which sparks multiple, little thoughts in the brain causing me to divert my attention from what I should be doing to internet research that is so much more enjoyable!! :yes:

deltawave
Dec. 18, 2007, 05:31 PM
Donating plasma is a lot like giving blood. It takes a little longer and when they put the red cells that they don't need back in you it can cause a little funny taste in your mouth, but it's no big deal. Bring a book and dress warmly--I always used to get cold when they did it.

OneDaySoon
Dec. 18, 2007, 05:38 PM
I worked for a while for a guy that had a grow-op. He had 750 plants in his basement, and when it was time to harvest, he paid 500 per day. It was an awesome job. Under the grow lights it was just like high noon 24 hours a day, with all those vibrantly healthy ladies throwing off mega oxygen, and all the paralizers you could drink. Unfortunately, he had to shut down after 9-11. The pot trade did a serious slump in BC for a while.
Now I don't know any growers any more.

Sunhawk - they are on the Islands. Dad's still supporting his grooming trips to me by keeping the 70's retirees loaded up with enhanced memory lane re-winds of the good ole days of eventing in BC. You really should see his 'Rose' :eek: Garden.

fanfayre
Dec. 18, 2007, 08:23 PM
Sunhawk - they are on the Islands
yes, not very far from me- our area (especially the area I USED to live) is known for the BESTEST BC bud!
If I was clever, I could have entered any competition I wanted, owned whatever horse I wanted, and not had ANY student loans:mad: when I finished university, if I even needed to go. Instead, I watched the rocks grow on our 10acres:(

tx3dayeventer
Dec. 18, 2007, 11:56 PM
I had a friend that tried to donate her eggs to buy a custom saddle for her event horse. They told her she needed a specific IQ range, a specific height and weight, etc etc for the money she wanted. I was shocked. But they also offered $6K for the "smart" eggs and less for the lower IQ. There was a scale that showed what "you" could get paid for your eggs. Ugh creepy!

Blugal
Dec. 19, 2007, 12:57 AM
a specific IQ range, a specific height and weight, etc etc :D:lol:
If I ever get a broodmare, I want it to be quiet, about 16 hands, dark bay with some white, and either 3/4 TB or 7/8 TB or even full TB if it has brains. I will probably pay more for that than a chestnut bulldog QH who is 14 hands... :lol:

ExclusiveKiss
Dec. 19, 2007, 02:35 AM
MDS is one of the big companies in Lincoln that does testing. I know people that have made 3K in 2-3 weekends. You are locked in the facility, typically from Friday afternoon to Sunday night or Monday morning. They have internet, tvs, gaming stations, beds... all sorts of things to pass the time.

For one weekend studies you can get $500-$900, just depending on what they are testing.

I have never had the courage to do it, but am thinking about it now. There are locations across the US, but I don't know who all does testing. Here is a link:

http://www.mdsps.com/Locations/Default.aspx

buschkn
Dec. 19, 2007, 03:55 AM
I would do a lot of things for money, but fasting for 48h?? You would have to pay me a LOOOOOT of moolah to give up my grubby grub. 4-8h? Maybe. 48? No way! Can't wait to hear your stories when you come out. Your chi will be all aligned from how many times you have to go through the magnet for your MRIs. :)

pegasusmom
Dec. 19, 2007, 08:54 AM
Donating plasma is a lot like giving blood. It takes a little longer and when they put the red cells that they don't need back in you it can cause a little funny taste in your mouth, but it's no big deal. Bring a book and dress warmly--I always used to get cold when they did it.


Boy does that bring back memeories!! We did that in college for extra $$. They hated to see me walk in as I was a tough stick.

Now, after many years of working in hospital labs pre-must wear gloves at all times era, I am banned from donating blood or blood products.

deltawave
Dec. 19, 2007, 08:57 AM
I have one GIGANTIC vein that I've always used for giving blood, plasma, labs, IVs and for the twice-daily blood draws when we had fertility treatments. All my other veins are "virgins" but that one makes me look like a junkie, LOL...everyone loves that vein! :D

purplnurpl
Dec. 19, 2007, 10:37 AM
I failed.

My blood sugar crashed at hour 30.
Boy the nurses can come running FAST!
I tried to tell them, between sweats, shakes, and black dots, that I was ok and I could finish.
They didn't believe me.
I went from a glucose reading of 80-90 for the first 24 hours to 40 in hour 26! ouch.

they fed me and sent me home.
Something about athletes and not having reserves...blah blah. I asked them if they noticed how big my ass was...it could feed me for a few days I'm sure.
Figure, they pulled me from the study at 3:30 and I wasn't able to walk to the parking garage until almost 7pm. And I had to leave the majority of my bags because I was too weak to carry them.

but, I recieved 100 bucks for day 1.
175 for day two
and 50 for fasting.
so about 300 dollars. better then nothing. I think the entry for Pine Top is $305. : )

Apparently my body doesn't take so well to fasting!
And I'm still pretty sick.
I feel like I'm starving, I eat, I get sick. 10 minutes later repeat.
so I feel like crap.

I am so glad that I had all of these interesting posts to read this morning. Sexy Rexy called and updated me Monday night which was nice. I enjoyed the phone company. We talked about porn and naky dancing...never gone there before but it made for entertaining converstaion to say the least.

And I had another scientist friend from CA call a bunch. He was really nice and fasted with me (for 8 hours or so)...though it turns out I forgot to call him last night (I really don't remember much of who I talked to on my way home) to tell him that he could eat. I recieved a call in the middle of the night from him in a drunken stuper. Apparently he was bowling with some buddies and needed to eat to offset the alcohol. lol. oops. my bad.
Honestly I probably should have stayed in the hospital.

so here I am, back at work, thinking about my eggs. LMAO.

OH!! the best part. Thursday when I did the pre blood stuff I weighed in at 164. Yesterday when I left I was 155. YEY! My belly is TIGHT. whoo-hoo.


I missed you guys!

purplnurpl
Dec. 19, 2007, 10:40 AM
Your chi will be all aligned from how many times you have to go through the magnet for your MRIs. :)

SAY WHAT?

I crashed after my second MRS. Curious? What the heck happened in that little tube? Makes ya wonder.

c_expresso
Dec. 19, 2007, 12:06 PM
I am sorry you didn't make it through the 48 hours!! But hey look on the bright side, you came out a little thinner and a little richer :D:D

I had to fast for 24 hours once at this thing where we were supposed to "see what it felt like to live in a 3rd world country." I was SO sick the day after... ice cream made me feel better though [even though that put the weight I lost right back on :yes:].

GreekDressageQueen
Dec. 19, 2007, 03:19 PM
Oh - your poor pancreas! I bet your insulin levels will be shot for awhile. As someone who suffers from hypo to hyperglycemia all the time (rapid flucuations of blood glucose throughout the day) there is no way I could fast for 48 hours. I start blacking out and going delirious after 12 - thanks mom and dad for the horrible genes!

Glad to have you back purplnurple and hope you will feel better soon.

RE: making money for Pine Top - aren't you married? I would much rather be nice to my hubby for the week and get the extra $$$ than do this! Or teach a few extra lessons or something. :eek:

RAyers
Dec. 19, 2007, 03:36 PM
Your chi will be all aligned from how many times you have to go through the magnet for your MRIs. :)

No, no, no. Her chakras will be aligned. She needs qi gong or pai da qi gong for the Chi. ;)

Reed

purplnurpl
Dec. 19, 2007, 04:48 PM
1. lol. No, not married. Men scare me. They are most demanding of their needs at the time when I am completely done for the day. To have a man that would understand the daily timeline of a rider would be a dream come true.
No one wants me anyhow.

2. Also, very interesting buschkn and RAyers, I didn't know that I had chakras. Are you guys making fun of me? I so don't get your game. ; )

3. Sorry RAyers, no skin punch for you. They did not use contrast. Maybe next time.
Though I'm pretty sure I could feel my DNA scrambling every time that magnet scanned me so there may not be a next time. I think I can feel the cancer growing already.

ss3777
Dec. 19, 2007, 06:32 PM
"1. lol. No, not married. Men scare me. They are most demanding of their needs at the time when I am completely done for the day. To have a man that would understand the daily timeline of a rider would be a dream come true.
No one wants me anyhow."


Hey, don't give up...............some guys "are most demanding of their needs" in the wee hours of the morning :) My guy could care less what time as long as his needs are met ;)

Also with your sense of humor and level of "gameness" you are a real catch.

Did you ever wonder if perhaps it is the color of your nurples? ;)

I love your posts.......welcome home

Terrysmom
Dec. 19, 2007, 08:05 PM
So is this what happens when the season is in hiatus?

You give your body to science? I mean there are other "hobbies" out there you know? ;)

Although Terry might approve of a few less pounds on her back? :winkgrin: Maybe I should look into "testing"

purplnurpl
Dec. 20, 2007, 11:50 AM
OK...for those of you who are not from Morristown NJ, (where I grew up and learned silly lingo)

purplenurple AKA: titty twister

When we were young (maybe just in my town?) you would run up to someone grab their nipples, twist them and yell "TITTY TWISTER, TITTY TWISTER" while the victum cried.
Same mean game as an Indian Burn.

Purplnurpl was my first email address (AOL) when I was a teeny bop. It stuck.
My nurples are not purple thank you very much. ; ) Unless....well, we won't go there, this is an equine forum. giggle.
The season starts again in January. Until then, I still have 10 days to get in big trouble. I'm going to take advantage. PARTY!

but, for the record, purple is my fav color. That's why I chose the email address to begin with.


just incase ya'll were wondering.
lata!

Hey there Terrysmom! Nice to finally catch you.

grzywinskia
Dec. 20, 2007, 12:21 PM
Hey purpl-
Where are ya'll headed this winter? Which shows are you hoping to catch?

GreekDressageQueen
Dec. 20, 2007, 12:47 PM
purplenurple AKA: titty twister



You do realize if I ever see you at any of the TX events - I will yell this at you as much as I possibly can. :lol: That is hilarious! Even if you don't tell me who you are I will just walk around asking "Are you titty twister?" I better stop now otherwise the mods will get me again! :cool:

deltawave
Dec. 20, 2007, 02:32 PM
Must be a Jersey thing. I grew up in Red Bank and there has never been a time when I didn't know what a purple nurple was. :lol: Although I must say I always wondered a little about how a COTHer got the name. :D

Keep1Belle
Dec. 20, 2007, 04:57 PM
JRey
What univeristy?

If you are in region II you are probably in my area. Im all for making extra cash to go towards a new saddle.

LexInVA
Dec. 20, 2007, 05:07 PM
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Anyway--- on the subject of selling yourself to science, I do a program at the university that helps train the med students how to approach patients (to make a short description of it) but it's actually pretty fun and makes MAJOR money!

Do they teach the Dr. House method of approaching patients? I'd seriously pay to sit in on a class like that! :lol:

Terrysmom
Dec. 20, 2007, 09:15 PM
Greekdressagequeen: you wont have a problem locating her.....she is the rider in the Prelim division on the back of the fastest "turtle" dressed in purple:D

Kristen--

since we kept missing each other's phone call I figured I join the COTH to "catch" you.

and what do i find out, you giving your body to science!:lol: you certainly are creative with your moneymaking ideas;)

texaseventer
Dec. 21, 2007, 12:20 AM
Kristen, you're my hero. Giving your body to science and increasing the competition at Pine Top all at once! :) Booms must be sooooo happy to have you back though.

Welcome home - take care of yourself though.

I want in on the next study!!!!!!

Mandy

purplnurpl
Dec. 21, 2007, 11:54 AM
hey Mandy, you were supposed to email me your phone number a long time ago, Woman!

Emily and I are ready for a, 'we live in B. F. E. and would like to drive 40 minutes to see a movie' night.

Pine Top was a giant playground. I'm so sad that I haven't been showing there all along. Shame on me!

; )