Although this blog post was supposed to have been posted this morning before 8 AM, my stupid internet provider failed to cooperate (yeah…you heard me CenturyLink..you guys are charlatan greedy bastards). Come Monday, I expect a healthy credit to my account for paying for an internet signal that I haven’t been receiving much lately…grrr…but that’s for another
rant time to discuss. Jeez, what IS it about internet providers that they all seem to drink from the same “let’s screw our long-standing customers the most” well?
Any-whoo…the real purpose of this post was to share the latest goings on in the Mile High City. As is typical for this time of year, the 109 year old National Western Stock Show opened this week. Also typical for this time of year, the weather turns ungodly frigid during this event but for the first time I can ever recall during Stock Show week, it snowed all day yesterday in addition to being as cold as Antartica (I tried to upload a video of the fresh falling snow yesterday but it was too large to insert here (or yet another SNAFU from aforesaid stupid internet provider). If you so inclined, you can check out the video from my Facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/oes.fan/videos/10208504798286126/?pnref=story). Frankly if you’ve seen one snow storm, you’ve seen ’em all but that’s for you to decide-some people can’t get enough falling snow-alas I’m not so much one of them.
Sam views large hoofed critters with more than just mild curiosity generally prompting a total Scooby-Do double-take like he did here. And had we attended the parade with him in tow, I can only imagine his reaction to a scene like this one. Those guys are impressive any way you look at it. It’s not every day you see a herd of huge long horns mosey-ing down the main street of a large metro city with assorted horses, wagons, etc. When I see these guys traveling down 17th, I know I DO a double-take-it’s just not your average everyday sight even for Denver.
Here’s wishing you a terrific weekend. We plan to snuggle and keep warm while cows, bulls, muttons and all form of 4 legged critters get wrangled at the rodeo. Since I took a spill on an icy path yesterday evening, I plan to nurse my
bruised bum-side ego, drink hot cocoa and watch the world unfold on this first weekend of retirement as I try ‘learning’ how to ‘unlax’ and take it easy (happily accepted tips and tricks for that behavior-just saying).
Eee-haw everyone, here’s hoping you find your Western Spirit!
Live, Love, Bark! <3