Fun with spam #7

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We bloggers know that as annoying as spam can be, it can also be fun — like these five new gems I found in my spam folder today.   Most sound like they’ve been translated several times from some obscure language in a country no one’s ever heard of.

This is a good sampling of the types of spam I usually get.

The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

Sorry about your apple ipad.

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you…

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Monday Minstrel–“An Entrance or a key…”

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The horse between discs is outside the Museum of London in London, England.  The artist is Christopher Le Brun , the statue is bronze and made in 2001.  The imagery of horses and discs is common in the work of Le Brun. It suggests travel and passing from one place to another. Here is what the artist has to say about it.

“When you talk about horses and riders in my work it is important to me that they are not seen as real. I think of it as an entrance or a key to places that I want to enter. It is as if “the horse” enables the journey rather than provides the final subject.”

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What is interesting to me is that for those of us who are riders of horses ,we know that it is not only the physical journey they take us on. It is also a…

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“With a heart for any fate….”

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Let us then be up and doing with a heart for any fate. Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labour and to wait.”  Longfellow

This is one of my favourite inspirational quotes. I am going to use it to take a look at my winter season in Florida.

Let us then be up and doing.

Mid December; Biasini and I were off down to Florida. This year to a new barn, Standing Oak Farm. I knew that my Florida coach, Lou Denizard, had moved his horses there so that meant it had passed muster with him.  Large stalls and good ventilation, each stall with its own fan above the stall and openings on both sides of the stall, so horses can look out into the aisle, and also out to the outside.

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But even the most glamourous barns are useless if the staff is not good.  So, when…

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My Experience at an Anime Convention

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I peeked around the corner of the street and there they were. Hundreds of odd looking anime characters. Some presumably schoolgirls, and others, disturbingly ugly creatures that you’d think would haunt you in your nightmares during the depths of the night.

As a complete outsider to the Japanese culture (19 and I just had my first successful attempt at sushi) and having barely any anime knowledge, I walked into the eighth largest anime convention in North America, wearing what is my failed attempt to cosplay Lulu Bell from D. Gray Man. Who is Lulu? Don’t ask me, because I went with the idea after simply Googling “easy cosplay ideas” and there she was.

This event from April 7- April 9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center covered three floors of everything from cosplay, music, fashion, anime, to art and collectibles. It was overwhelming to say the least but I…

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For Love of the Game

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Opening day for another great season of baseball.

As it does each year, it brings with it the reminders of why we love the game…
The National Anthem played while the boys stand there with their hats held across their hearts, the smell of burgers and popcorn fill the air, volunteers everywhere, little siblings running up and down the bleachers-laughing, screaming, crying because they just dropped their ice cream-parents cheering for each and every kid on the team as if they were their own.

Yes, a sense of family is born each season- and with that, means teaching the boys to be humble for days that end with a win and dust off the clay when losses come their way, learn from them and keep on, keeping on. I venture to say this is true in most aspects of our lives.

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What made today really awesome not only for my…

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Film Friday: The Legend of Billie Jean

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Fair is Fair! There is absolutely nothing wrong with The Legend of Billie Jean. Nothing. It’s a mid-80s girl-power rebel anthem. Adults are assholes. They don’t understand kids. And the kids band together to fight back. One of their hideouts is an abandoned miniature golf course which had got to be the coolest secret headquarters ever. The Joan of Arc symbolism alone is incredible. Helen Slater’s cropped hair, Christian Slater’s blond hair, a Honda Elite Scooter, all perfection. Do yourself a favor and watch it soon!

The Legend of Billie Jean

Directed by: Matthew Robbins
Produced by: Rob Cohen
Written by: Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal
Starring: Helen Slater, Keith Gordon, Christian Slater, Peter Coyote
Music by: Craig Safan
Cinematography: Jeffrey L. Kimball
Edited by: Cynthia Scheider
Release date: July 19, 1985
Running time: 96 minutes

Billie Jean…

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MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO FOR THE WEEK

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Don’t give up your dream because someone tells you it isn’t worth it. No one knows what destiny has planned for you, so believe. Believe in yourself for your self-satisfaction. If not for yourself, then believe for the sake of the people who took risks in life and made something great of their lives. Respect them, and respect yourself.

The hope that ignites a spark,

dies out as it fades to dark,

on hearing dispiriting remarks.

They love me but hate the art.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzBCI13rJmA

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The Best Seat You Will Ever Have.

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When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have. Sir Winston Churchill

This week’s Word Press Photo Challenge is the word “Atop”.  Perfect. I have just received, from professional photographer Susan J. Stickle ,four photos of me atop my horse Biasini at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival last weekend. Here they are. All these photos were taken while I was riding the Prix St.George test.

THE EXTENDED TROT

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THE SHOULDER-IN TO 8 METRE VOLTE

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THE PIROUETTE

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THE CANTER

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Winston Churchill was correct.When you are atop a great horse ,it is the best seat you will ever have

To learn more about Susan J. Stickle, photographer, read my interview with her here.

https://horseaddict.net/2016/03/30/horses-through-the-lens/.

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A Second Avenue Subway Rendezvous – Rendezvous En New York

But this time I am writing about three new stations that have opened on the Second Avenue subway line.We haven’t had a new station in our 110-year-old syste

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