Please try to contain your laughter, but I bought a lasso a couple of
weeks ago. Matt and I were browsing at Quality Supply (an awesome
ranch supply store where you can buy everything like rhinestone jeans, baby chicks, water troughs and fencing) when I came upon the
lasso isle…a whole isle of lassoes!! It was like destiny struck me in
the face and I knew I had to buy one despite Matt’s rolling eyes. I
believe his exact words were “you’re never going to use that thing,
what a waste of $20.” I decided on a mid-weight little turquoise
beauty named the “Jr. Money Maker.” I know I’m no “Jr.” and after a few throws it became very clear that my skills are amateur, and that I will not be making any money off this thing…..
I tried to rope a chair in my backyard for hours (had blisters to
prove it) but my skills only improved after a couple of beers. I’m just thankful the chair didn’t move. Check it out:
After about 20 tries I successfully roped Blue, and she did not like it one bit. Matt said it was animal cruelty, but how else am I going to learn!?
If anyone needs some roping pointers, ask me when I graduate from Jr.
Last weekend we took a trip down the Flathead River
with a few buddies. It was my first overnight river trip, and I just
have to say that it’s pretty awesome that you can bring everything and
the kitchen sink and not have to carry it on your back. If you’re
wondering, yes, I did bring my Jr. Money Maker. It rained and hailed
on and off throughout the trip, which made the sunshine that much
sweeter. What a beautiful and secluded place!
Cute Blue pic of the week. The secret is out, Blue is my blog editor, which explains all the misspellings and references to herself: