Hi, RJ. I haven't commented in a long time, but I am reading. Sounds like things are busy at the Straw Farm. I think you are doing great with this blog thing. Are the iris bulbs I sent you showing any sings of life. If they are duds, I will definitely send you more this fall. I'm determined to get something from NY growing and thriving in OK.
I've been wondering if you are interested in professional sports? I know you love rodeo, but how about baseball or football or basketball?
And you know what Ms. Adelaide is right I don't talk about sports much but first things first. Yes, Ma'am the Iris are coming up and I was going to try and get you a picture of them today but I just didn't get there. They aren't blooming yet but the are showing alot of leaf.
Anyway, back to sports. When I was younger I was involved in sports other then Rodeo. I played flag football on a youth team when I was in second or third grade. I played for two years. That however was second to my Ice Skating. Yes, for those that didn't know I used to figure skate and did pretty well at it. The only jump I never landed was my axel. I competed in State Games of American and brought back a Silver for the State of Oklahoma and I even did a program where I roped a roping dummy on the Ice. I even skated pairs for a time too. I have skated at camps with many great skaters from Jonathan Hunt (he taught me to lift the girls) there was also Ann Patrice McDonough, Jared Guzman (he taught me to use technical stuff to improve my training) and Ryan Jahnke (I skated in the story of Christ's life with him to raise food for the local food bank). My skating even let me meet 2006 Miss America Jennifer Berry.
To answer Ms. Adelaide's question I used to watch professional Ice skating and my Dad is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys so I used to watch them play football from time to time. To tell the truth though that was just so that Dad and I could hang out. It was never about the sports. Any team could have been playing really. Mom used to make a big deal over a few games a year and we would have a pot of chili and all the chips and dip we could eat.
As I have gotten older and we have moved to the country we don't get TV. There is no cable where we are and Mom and Dad have discuss satelite but who has time and if we have to pay for it, it would be a waste of money if we don't use it. Anyway, that put an end to our football watching. Now the big deal around our house is the OSU/OU college ball games. Mom still makes us chili and we still veg out on chips and dip. Other then that I am not to hot on professional sports and I really am not into playing them either. I am to short for Basketball, to Small for football, I hate hockey and would rather not play baseball. So all that really leaves is Rodeo. If we had TV that is the one thing I would watch....
Ms. Adelaide I hope that answers your question. And if anyone else wants to know anything, leave me a comment or email me and I might just write a blog post just for you. Just like I did for Ms. Adelaide.