Monday, January 7, 2008

I lurk, you follow. Chapter One

How would you all like it if I tell you about other blogs I obsessively read and why? I'm thinking this could be a series.

You might find this hard to believe, but:

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No! Wait that's NOT it. That's something I had copied earlier today at work.

I was trying show you how my LIFE imitates a John Prine song and I meant to copy this:


When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.


The part I want you to wrap your head around is this:


When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy

Did you get that? Hard to believe isn't it?

So that is what I blame half my attraction to Confessions of A Pioneer Woman. The other half is her cooking. I am so making the pie and the pot roast next time I really have an urge to cook (also known as never). The most important thing to grasp out of this story, is that I could have been Ree!

Except the farm and the cowboys and the punks I know (less than 200 miles northwest), don't look quite as good as the pictures I see on her blog.

Where are the broken down and battered equipment and oil drum full of crushed beer cans in her country? Maybe it is because my family farms vs. ranches. There certainly aren't any wild horses on the sections of land I've seen. My grandfather rode a horse to work cattle, but I've never seen or heard my uncle mention any horses.

There are calf nuts though. So at least we've got that in common.