Yesterday I witnessed someone having a small temper tantrum over a problematic computer, and my response was "Your nightmare is another person's dream." This is one of my many motto's for life.
As a kid, while watching a roping instruction VHS tape by Walt Woodard, a 20-time Wrangler National Finals Qualifier and 2-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Heeler there was a line that struck a chord with me. He said, "...people are always walkin' around in a huff, and when asked 'how are you?' they go into their problems. My answer is always, 'I'm great'. If you have your health and you have family, you have everything you need. You're great. The rest will all work out...." (paraphrased).
This has now transpired to my automatic response, "Just Livin' the Dream..." and when challenged, followed by, "every day in every way."
Recently I was featured on the Straight from the Horse's Mouth Radio show Podcast. In this 30 minute interview I talk about how I grew into the Sport of Rodeo, how Rodeo has grown in Ontario, how the Sport has evolved, how I got into Event Announcing, and lastly highlighting the All Equine Show in London March 27-29.
The inaugural Fifth Scale des Nations transpired October 4th - 5th, 2014 in Ontario, Canada. It was one of the most unique team-style of races ever hosted for 5ifth Scale Racers, and it was successfully received. Assimilating the FIM Trial des Nations, teams were created with members racing in Three of Four Classes: 2-wheel Drive Buggy, 2-wheel Drive Truck, 4-wheel Drive Truck and DBXL Desert Losi. To ensure even teams in terms of skill-level, a caveat was placed that drivers must reside within 30 kilometres or 30 miles of each other; or their next closest neighbours.
There's a Cowboy from Ontario, Canada that has tore up the rodeo trail and won a number of championships. And though he was was the reigning Two-Time Ontario Rodeo Association All Around Champion, Ontario Finals Rodeo and Year-end Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and much, much more... he was celebrated at the 2012 ORA Awards Banquet with what I think is one of the coolest stories of the past few years of rodeo competition.
Qualifying for the Ontario Finals Rodeo third, the Year-end Title would be a grind. However, back-to-back OFR Titles were well within reach.
Lazy afternoon. @MarshallScully found and opened a dust-covered Garth Brooks box set and put on a disc. Booming through the stereo was stuff that I haven't heard (on radio or at events) in decades... but still remember almost every word for. It's amazing how "The Change" still gives me shivers.
I was a big GB fan; still am, but honestly forgot how big-big he was and what he did for Country.
The music is definitely taking me back to a different time, and ripping emotion through heavy-lyrics.
And my boy has definitely acquired a great appreciation for REAL Country. #Legend