- Born and bred in Texas. I'm a Screenwriter with a script currently in Development in La-La Land. Met and fell in love with my husband who is an actual cowboy. We have a 140 head cow/calf operation. He does the hard work, I just write about it.
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March 20, 2010 12:41AM
- The Last Frontier: God and
Reproductive Rights in
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- The Lost Boy: Corey Haim Dies
March 10, 2010 09:56AM
- The Bachelor Finale: Sugar
March 02, 2010 01:55AM
- The Evolution of a Brat
February 25, 2010 03:02PM
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- “Uh, you forgot the heat
and humidity that's usually
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- “I am a CHAMPION air
guitarist! Also, head-banger.
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- “FREE BIRD!!”
May 28, 2010 10:36AM
- “Susan is every bit as
lovely as these photos Barry,
capture the essence of
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Shiner. I think I'll crack one
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It’s fun, isn’t it? You know, to only tell one side of a story. Well, not even actually tell it, really. Just blast away with childish and grotesque remarks and hope no one notices the truth, I guess.
I’ll give you that I’m an easy target for the… Read full post »
The ongoing battle over a Ten Commandments monument erected on the courthouse lawn in Stigler, Oklahoma between the Haskell County Board of Commissioners and the ACLU has finally come to an end with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to even review the case. This follows a bitter struggle for the… Read full post »
Corey Haim, teenage heartthrob of the 80’s, died early this morning in his mother’s apartment. TMZ is reporting that he woke around 1:00 AM and collapsed in front of his mother. Emergency personnel found him alive but very weak. He was rushed to the hospital and/… Read full post »
Tonight’s show was touted as the most dramatic in Bachelor history. I’m beginning to think they’re in on the joke.
Still in St. Lucia, the show starts out with the all-important meeting of the parents – Jake’s parents. Tenley is first and of course… Read full post »
My parents say it started at the exact moment I learned to speak. I was what you would call precocious. I wanted to find things out, to learn, but most of all I wanted to talk. Talk and talk and talk. I blame my mother actually; I think she passed down… Read full post »
This week’s episode begins with Jake once again going on and on about how he was “Mr. Dateless in high school.” We get it. Poor Jake was a nerd back in the day - he was picked on.
Courtesy: Life & Style
I don’t know,… Read full post »
Um, yeah, hi. I was just wondering, what's the deal? I know you’re upset because we all have giant diesel trucks, but we can’t help it. We need them. As it turns out, towing capacity is actually a real thing.
We really do care about you. Honest. Our co… Read full post »
Week six of The Bachelor started with Jake telling us how excited he was for the hometown dates. The newest word in his vocabulary seems to be “insight”. It’s too bad that insight doesn’t go very deep. He mentions that he “could be proposing in a couple… Read full post »
Sweeping views of farm and ranch land. It’s a dreary
winter day. COWS chase green grass near HAY BALES
stacked as high as the tallest building you'll find around here. TRACTORS maneuver in the mud; their tires leaving even more damage./… Read full post »
A lot can be said of my new state. As a Texan, I grew up making fun of it. So much so that when we decided to buy here, I found a place as close to the Red River as I could. I still haven’t quite adjusted to life here. While… Read full post »
To bring you up to date on the first two episodes, check out my previous post.
Here's a look at the remaining contestants:
Ashleigh &n… Read full post »
In last season’s The Bachelorette on ABC, we met Jake Pavelka, a pilot from Dallas. With his All-American looks and aw shucks demeanor, the only thing he really stood out for was, well let’s just say he’s a bit of a crier. Oh, and his penchant for declaring/… Read full post »
So, I thought I'd attempt to live blog the BCS National Championship game. Texas Longhorns vs. Alabama Crismson Tide (whatever that is).
There's a lot of controversy whether Texas should be playing in this game instead of TCU or Boise State. To that, I say, pfft. The Longhorns didn'… Read full post »
New Year’s Day has always consisted of very few activities in our house: cooking, eating, drinking and football. Maybe the Christmas decorations come down – maybe. That is, if the naps don’t interfere. I imagine it’s this way in a lot of households, but… Read full post »
We received an early Christmas present this morning. A very early present – our first calf of the season!
Born half an hour ago.
Her mama was to be one of our cull cows this year. Meaning, she was to be sold as an “open cow”… Read full post »
Get your shit together.
That is all. Read full post »
Let’s face it; the last thing anyone wants to do in the days following Thanksgiving is cook. What took an entire day to prepare was wolfed down in sheer minutes – leaving its mark with bloated bellies, dirty dishes and leftovers that pack the fridge. For many, just the smell o… Read full post »
It’s all he’s ever known, really. Riding horseback, herding cattle, doctoring cattle, respecting the land. A steward of the land. The deep-rooted history of a nation and a people. A way of life. It’s in his blood – in his family’s blood.&nbs… Read full post »
We all do it. We sit at the keyboard, pounding away, letting the thoughts flow through us. For some, it’s poetry – the likes of which I’ll never be able to write, much less comprehend or, you know, get. For others it’s a new fiction piece about an old barn th… Read full post »
Last ditch efforts came from both sides today. Republican leaders made it clear that they would do everything in their power to block the Health Care Reform Bill from passing. However, Obama stepped it up as well - appealing to as many Democrats as he could on why this momentus legislatio… Read full post »
The costume closet was a place of wonder growing up. Need a wig? You got it. Need a fur stole? Yep. Need some skin tight, paint-splattered tights? We have those too. It seems as though my mom saved everything that could possibly come in handy some day.… Read full post »
Well, if they are at least four tight strands, aren’t rusted to oblivion with gaping holes in them. You see, I think my neighbors are confused. There are barely any places that still have “open-range”. In that wide-open country, sage brush, juniper bushes a… Read full post »
It was 1981. I watched with the amazement of my seven year-old eyes as MTV came on to the airwaves. I sat on the floor in front of the enormous TV encased in oak, my eyes, inches from the screen. As if something possessed me, I rose to my… Read full post »
I don’t normally respond to others’ posts on here with another post, but I just read something that literally made my stomach churn. Hontonoshijin posted Cowboy Rules, which was his response to an email he received from someone. The email itself was actually pretty harm… Read full post »