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    Default The influence of Capt. Mark Phillips

    I find myself saying "toughen up cupcake" a lot! My God, what have I become?



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    While I disagreed with many of his policies and actions as a team leader, I do agree with his attitude but I prefer this mantra paraphrased from my time at NASA:

    Saddle up; shut up; hang on.

    Or:

    The stirrups are adjustable.

    I think you are experiencing what it is to be an anachronism in this sport. It and the those who populate it have changed significantly over the past decades.



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    Quote Originally Posted by riderboy View Post
    I find myself saying "toughen up cupcake" a lot!
    I'm curious about the context. Are you saying this to your patients?




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    I was actually just thinking Toughen Up Cupcake would make an awesome name for a horse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by riderboy View Post
    I find myself saying "toughen up cupcake" a lot! My God, what have I become?
    I ran my first marathon a few weeks ago, and that was my mantra. Suck it up, cupcake, and keep on running.



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    ..and you are probably using it in more appropriate situations.

    I doubt you are saying it to family members after a patient dies, given that was roughly the equivalent of how Mark Phillips used it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JER View Post
    I'm curious about the context. Are you saying this to your patients?

    Oh man, it is a burden always being the consummate professional, but there are days......but no,not yet! 8 )



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    Not sure I remember correctly, but wasn't it said after a horse had died? I doubt you're saying it in that circumstance.

    I can think of a lot of other times, however, it would be very appropriate.
    We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
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    LOL, I find myself saying that more the past couple months. Never after a death - more like when I take someone's stirrups away, or to a horse with concerns about walking past the donkey


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