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    A few years ago my mom told me, "by the way, your...

    A few years ago my mom told me, "by the way, your cousin BillyBob is getting married." I had to ask, "wait, isn't he married now??" Apparently BillyBob and his wife were on the rocks and she had...
  2. For my sister's wedding the bridal party all got...

    For my sister's wedding the bridal party all got a small angel pin to wear in memory of BIL's sister who passed away in childhood. I believe they noted it in the program, but simply said it was in...
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    So apparently this was well timed. Rode...

    So apparently this was well timed. Rode yesterday, horse bucked my back out of whack. Nothing bad, just uncomfortable. Go figure :rolleyes:
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    Taking a break before non-horsey events

    Have you ever taken a riding break before a big non-riding event? For example, something you would really like to be "whole" for (weddings, vacations, etc.)? If so, how long before the event did you...
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    Nice quote about riding defensively: "When...

    Nice quote about riding defensively: "When necessary GET behind, don't LIVE behind."
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    Heck, since your USEF shows were dressage you...

    Heck, since your USEF shows were dressage you might even get into 2A ("riders are those who have had more than 24 weeks of instruction and who have not competed in a mounted competition that required...
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    Can we give Boyd Martin a big pat on the back?

    In case you missed it, Boyd has asked the USEF selection committee to consider his own horse Trading Aces as a potential mount for Phillip Dutton for WEG. Talk about good sportsmanship!

    Chronicle...
  8. I liked it too, and thought about how good...

    I liked it too, and thought about how good writing structure can make certain points stronger. After the above comments from Michael Barisone, Steffen Peters' quote looked a little silly:
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    Thanks for the suggestions! For those...

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    For those concerned about jumping after a break, it was a 30 minute "let's see where you are" ride. I was on one of her novice-level horses and we jumped a little line...
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    Re-riding: YAY! No leg: BOO!

    After a three year break, I finally got back on a horse for a trial lesson at a new place. Of course I managed to fall off in the middle of a 2' line, so I made a great impression! :lol: We'll blame...
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    First time I think I've actually seen Scott Brash...

    First time I think I've actually seen Scott Brash go. I like his style, very centered!
  12. It's been awhile since I went to Italy, but...

    It's been awhile since I went to Italy, but general study abroad tips:


    Make local friends. It's very tempting to just hang out with other students in your program, but you won't get as much of...
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    I think Bare Minerals sounds ideal for you. It's...

    I think Bare Minerals sounds ideal for you. It's very light on your skin (no worries about cake face) and quick to apply, so it's great for us minimal makeup wearers! I have sensitive and acne-prone...
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    I'm short and skinny, and AE jeans are about the...

    I'm short and skinny, and AE jeans are about the only ones that I KNOW will fit me right off the rack! Different styles have different types of denim (stretchiness, durability, etc) and most styles...
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    I usually get one because for the past few years...

    I usually get one because for the past few years I've either lived or worked on a college campus, and those students are germy!
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    Knocked Up. I don't know what we were thinking....

    Knocked Up. I don't know what we were thinking. Luckily I knew the guy already, so we could laugh about it later.
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    I'm a beard-lover. Maybe not...

    I'm a beard-lover. Maybe not Mountain-man-I-could-hide-a-squirrel-in-my-beard facial hair, but neatly trimmed beards are very masculine-looking.
  18. My single best travel tip: be flexible! I'm sure...

    My single best travel tip: be flexible! I'm sure there will be some things you see or have to do (foreign bathrooms...) that will throw you for a loop, just roll with it. Take the opportunity to...
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    http://bedsider.org/ has a really good side by...

    http://bedsider.org/ has a really good side by side comparison of different birth control methods, including effectiveness and common side effects.

    I'm on Mirena and I have a pretty similar...
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    Did you hear about the proposed wage cap in...

    Did you hear about the proposed wage cap in Switzerland? They proposed to cap CEOs salary at 12x the amount the lowest employee made. Voters turned it down, but it would have been interesting to see...
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    I do tea too. Different flavors (apple cinnamon...

    I do tea too. Different flavors (apple cinnamon tastes like pie!) can satisfy my sugar needs and a hot drink fills you up. Plus I can do a little natural herb remedy- chamomile to make you sleepy,...
  22. Me too! I'm interested to see where she goes in...

    Me too! I'm interested to see where she goes in the future. I think her "dramatic re-branding" is planned and calculated and she knows exactly what she's doing.
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    Hmm, interesting point! IMHO the least...

    Hmm, interesting point!

    IMHO the least skilled people (and honestly, there are some simply DUMB people out there) should be able to live on the wages from 1 full-time job, even if it's washing...
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    Myself. "I can do this. I can get through this....

    Myself. "I can do this. I can get through this. Everything is temporary."
  25. Just the Auto-Tune. That would take care of most...

    Just the Auto-Tune. That would take care of most of the singers mentioned :winkgrin: Minus Ms. Dion of course.
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