I’ve been tagged by Merry. happycat7.blogspot.com
a. Link to the person who tagged you.
b. Post the rules on your blog.
c. Write six random things about yourself.
d. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
e. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
f. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
Six random things. That’s so hard, because I am not terribly unique.
1. I was the first woman to ride a bucking horse at the Miles City and Rapid City Bucking Horse Sales. They have separate divisions now for lady bronc riders, but at the time I could only ride exhibition.
2. My youngest son and I completely gutted an old house and rebuilt it. I built the cabinets by hand and put the metal inserts in the doors so I could do punched tin designs to make them look like old pie safes. We took out all the old 1×8 heartpine boards and I planed them, sanded and dadoed them so I could use them to panel one wall in the living room and put up wainscoting in the kitchen and dining room with the old wood. I laid all the tile, installed the bathroom vanity I built to look like an antique vanity with marble top. I sheetrocked, taped, bedded, textured, painted and wallpapered. Will and I wallpapered the ceiling in the laundry room so it looks like the antique tin ceiling tiles and then he helped me wallpaper it and put up the wainscot. It’s very Victorian looking and everyone needs a pretty laundry room. Will’s room is a deep blue with civil war border and bunting for valances over the windows.
3. I won a “$10,000” racehorse once that George Strait drew the winning entry for. The contest was a scam and the horse was only worth $500. Mr. Strait was very apologetic when he found out about it and sent me a very nice, personal letter. The advertising agency informed me I was a kook who didn’t know anything about horses. I took exception to that and filed complaints with attorneys general in every state in which the contest was held. Forty-six suits filed against the company. When the company’s team of seventy lawyers, who needs seventy lawyers, received five lawsuits in one day they called my attorney friend who was advising me. Since it was a contest, I didn’t have any legal rights even though I had to pay $2,800 in taxes on a $500 horse if I didn’t prove the value was fraudulent. I did have a friend who turned me loose in his law library, however. Anyway, mega-bucks company’s lawyer called my lawyer friend and asked him, “Doesn’t that woman have anything else to do but stir up attorneys general?”
Warren responded, “Your client shouldn’t have called her a kook who doesn’t know anything about horses. You p!ssed her off.”
The advertising agency finally caved, when I discovered not only had they lied about the horse’s value, but they also used the picture of a champion horse and airbrushed it to resemble their horse.
4. I got a job with a horse racing magazine from a letter to the editor I wrote about the contest. I worked for them for seventeen wonderful years.
5. I’ve signed up to take sword fighting and armor making lessons later this year.
6. I have a secret desire to take belly dancing lessons, but don’t tell anyone.
And links still aren’t working. I will have to ponder this a bit more.