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I sold myself to science. ~HUNNYS, IM HOME! (POST 71)

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  • I sold myself to science. ~HUNNYS, IM HOME! (POST 71)

    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.
    Last edited by purplnurpl; Dec. 19, 2007, 10:38 AM.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!
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    #2
    logging off until then...
    cry.
    http://kaboomeventing.com/
    http://kaboomeventing.blogspot.com/
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

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    • #3
      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...

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      • #4
        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
        Bobbi
        ~ Jus Passed My Zipper aka Spanky, 11yo QH gelding.
        ~ Muskogee, 2yo Oldenburg Colt.

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        • #5
          "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!
          Susan
          http://community.webshots.com/user/ss3777
          www.longformatclub.com

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          • #6
            That's my girl! I just love your devotion, purpl!

            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!

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            • #7
              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

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              • #8
                Someone I work with sold her eggs to buy a new horse She got $3,000 for a non-painful self-shot once a day for a week!
                http://community.webshots.com/user/CloverExpress08/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RAyers View Post
                  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. . . .
                  www.amiddle-agedmadwomantakesthereins.blogspot.com

                  www.pegasusridge.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pegasusmom View Post
                    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. . . .

                    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

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                    • #11
                      Just to pay the bills....

                      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 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!

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                      • #12
                        Poor College Student

                        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!

                        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. 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!
                        ~"Three Phases, Two hearts, One Passion!"~
                        Peppy's Sweet Thing & Sweet Dreamin'

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                        • #13
                          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!
                          Amanda

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by c_expresso View Post
                            Someone I work with sold her eggs to buy a new horse 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

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by yellowbritches View Post
                              ...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.

                              Reed

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                              • #16
                                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...

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by JER View Post
                                  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
                                  http://community.webshots.com/user/CloverExpress08/

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                                  • #18
                                    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!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by fanfayre View Post
                                      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...
                                      http://community.webshots.com/user/CloverExpress08/

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                                      • #20
                                        I think she meant upper age limit... most of them are looking for under 32 or 31. Bummer, huh?

                                        Jennifer
                                        Third Charm Event Team

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