whatcha ona bout girl??

whatcha ona bout girl??
A retrospective on the inner workings of love, flying pancakes, mensa disasters, dandelion cookies, number bending, super salt, bubblegum oysters, chicken spit, crystal kidneys, guerilla carrots, polychromatic tofu, paraphysics, tender vigilanties, black sand, phillastine placebos, wood soup, buttered shuttlecocks, apostrophe training, fish whips, bleeding speed, plastic fantastic lobster telephones, venus drug rehab, clowns on fire, kiosks on a leash, marshmello overcoats, bottled light, fried blood, unbridled hyperthyroidism, folding wine, amygdula tickling, fainting in coils, hamburgers for the apocalypse, plastic memes, and conjugal fritters.....well...the love parts true

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spiders, a ride with Jupiter and learning to fly


Horseback riding lessons were really fun when I was in 5th grade. Mind you I had a horse that was getting up there in years but no matter. Whip was still big and majestic and we bonded……… at least for 2 hours every Saturday. I don’t think he ever did anything unexpected and I was never afraid to be in his saddle. This was a far cry from the time Mike tried to kill me. Mike is……nuts. N U T S I say. When I was 20 He invited me up to see his stable of racing horses. He picks out Jupiter for me and after gearing up we reach an open field. Mike kicks his horse and what does Jupiter do? Chase Mikes horse…………..I am….instantly…..out of the saddle………no reigns……….holding on to Jupiter ……my legs and arms wrapped around his neck……..ogodogodogodogodogod……I start slipping ogodogod and at full gallop ogodogod Im upside down …..ogodogod….looking up and ogodogod ….eventually Jupiter slows down and I drop to the ground. Mikes next attempt to kill me was kayaking. We were lucky enough to compete in the 1984 nationals on the Nantahela. But earlier that year Mike said “wanna do a night run on the NEW river?”……”what???? No Mike This is my 5th beer…and….did you JUST ask me to go kayaking at night????” In five minutes we were in the car headed to the river…..…buzzin…..
Now I like a bit of danger……don’t get me wrong….but my judgment must NOT be the best. Now I cant take credit here.

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything

Dude…I do NOT do spiders. I have a bio degree but…..all spiders must die. It’s a rule…..not a guideline. Snakes ??…fine…… bring em…..I saw the movie The Grudge….. I did NOT see The Grude 2. FRIG!!!!! My 6$ “monster” bucket of popcorn turned into a rain storm for anyone sitting near me …….omanomanoman what ARE you doing dude? Don’t go in that room!! No….dont…..uh…uh…….YYYYEEEEAAAHHHHH!!!!
Some things do scare me. Im normal. Socialized medicine, Atlanta rush hour, my exwife…you can have them all…..
Yeah love can hurt…..been there done that…..but I wouldn’t want it to scare me from having it again. I heard today that loneliness will kill you. Now THAT scares me. Finding love isn’t easy and sure you have to fall down some before you can learn to fly.

There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I

Bring it………..bring some balls…… I mean ……big girl pants. Your not the only one to fall off a horse…..happy trails

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

The Grudge scared the shit outta me too. I saw "her" in hallway corner for weeks after watching it. Not seen 2 or 3 and I have no plans too.

All spiders should die. All horses should be loved. All ex's tossed away.

f1trey said...

@Kimberly- Amen!!!!!that would make a cool t -shirt LOL

Violet said...

"Tongue-tied and twisted..." Great line. I love Pink Floyd.

I. do. not. do. scary. movies.

Period.

f1trey said...

@ Violet- Yeah I remember that album coming out...people had waited since the wall for something....I believe that was the first without roger waters....David gilmours first solo album is THE bomb....he made it while they were mixing the wall and so the power of OLD pink floyd is RIGHT there......

Barbarella said...

Best thing to do when falling of a horse is to get right back on ;~)

f1trey said...

@Barbarella- I have been waiting for you to say just that.... I left it out to see who would complete it!! hehehehe

Barbarella said...

You ole dog you ;#

"Seattle" Heather said...

I always wanted a horse! I always asked for horseback riding lessons from the ex. He gave me a diamond tennis bracelet instead. Nice, but I think I would have appreciated the riding lessons better.
Spiders...yuck they all must be killed...
I saw the Grudge too and I have to say that is the scariest movie I have ever seen and when I found out they made a sequal I was like, "Hell to the no!"
Kayaking at night....so you didn't finish that story...how'd that turn out for you? Just curious. I love to kayak.
Well boating/kayaking/outdoors I'm there.
I also do fine dining. HA HA I'm an all around kind of chick.
Anyways, I'm a true believer that when you stop looking for Love-Love finds you.

"Seattle" Heather said...
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Diane said...

The Grudge... my nightmare movie (literally!). I did a post on it a while ago, too!

f1trey said...

@ Heather- Knock on wood I have never had to bail..... I have heard some bad stories...and hearsay of those that got caught surfing a hole and the hydraulic wouldnt let them go ....not pretty.....I was even stupid enough to take on the james when it was being evacuated for torrential flooding...by myself..in the rain....didnt tell anyone i was going...not bright...but that nite mike did the bow and i was in the stern so i followed his tracking but we did fine....more knocking on wood
@Diane- yeeeaahhhh!!!!! popcorn everywhere......