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Archive for July, 2008

The Taco Meter

The following is an advertisement from Craigslist…

IM SELLING MY HOND BECAUSE I NEED MONEY FOR GRADUATION AND I ALSO HAVE A VW GOLF, I JUST REPLACE THE CLUTH LIKE A MONTH AGO BUT I HANVEN’T DRIVE IT SO MUCH, IT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE 500 MILES. EVERITHING WORKS GOOD. I REALLY NEED TO SELL IT, OTHERWISE I WON’T.

HERE IS WHAT IT GOT.

V-TEC ENGINE

BRAND NEW CLUTH

COSTUM INTERIOR BLACK AND WITHE

RACING SEATS & BELTS

COOL RIMS

AN ADICIONAL TACOMETER

COMPLETE BODY KIT ( IS NOT PERFECT BUT IS STILL GOOD)

CARBON FIBER HOOD AND SPOILER

WINDOWS, SUNROOF & DOOR LOCK AUTOMATIC.

THERE IT IS. MAKE ME A RASONABLE OFFERT AND WE CAN MAKE A DEAL.

IT ALSO HAS A REBIULT TITLE. SINCE WHEN I GOT IT FROM THE LAST OWNER, BUT EVERYTHING WORKS GOOD.

One wonders exactly what he’s graduating from…and whether or not English was a requirement?  Here is the response…ala the Geek Boy (now my college grad with a Lit degree who felt the need to respond.)

Hey, I’ve got a few questions about the Civic you’ve got on craigslist.

First, you say it’s got a costum interior.  Is this just the seats, or is it something else, too?

You also say it has cool rims.  On a scale of 1-10, how cool would you say they are?

Finally — and this is what I’m most curious about — I’d like to know a bit more about the tacometer.  How many tacos before redline?  What sort of tacos?  Does it differentiate between soft and hard tacos?  And can I set it to only measure a particular sort?  I’m not a fan of beef tacos, so it’d be pretty cool if I could set it to only measure chicken tacos.

A car with a good taco meter is hard to find, after all!

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Wild Horse Euthanasia

A couple weeks ago the BLM announced that the budget cannot afford to feed all the horses that are currently in holding facilities here in the west.  30,000 mustangs are running free on the ranges, while another 30,000 are in long term holding facilities.  Those in holding are literally eating up the budget.

With so many horses in holding there isn’t enough money to continue with gathers of the mustangs breeding out in the wild.

Why do they need to gather?  The rangelands only support so many horses, and with an increase in herd size and little in the way of predators, the horses soon overgraze the land and are left victims of starvation.

You, however, can help make the difference in the lives of two wild horses.  This weekend I’ll be driving down to Molalla, OR where I’ll pick up two mustangs and transport them back up here where I’ll be giving gentling demonstrations, then adopting them out at our fair in August.  But I need your help!  Fuel is costly, and my budget, much like the BLM’s, has been greatly diminished with all the hauling I’ve done this year.  If you’d like to help make a difference, please consider purchasing a Soapy Six Pack!

Soapy Six Packs are six bars of handmade soap, created here at my home with my own two little hands 🙂  Bars normally sell for $6 each, but now can be purchased for just $20 plus $9.80 shipping (flat rate priority) if ordered by Weds, July 9.  That’s right…you’ve got just two days.  I’ll even toss in a Cowboy Kisses lip balm, featuring my favorite Forgetful Cowboy on the label!

The goal?  20 six packs in the next two days.

You could be helping someone find their new best friend…

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I’ve been sitting here wondering what my red-headed friend may be up to.  Gardening season is in full swing, so no doubt she’s up to her elbows in vegetables for her CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden.  But what I’m really wondering is…do you think she’ll be taking a few days off?  Maybe, perhaps, leaving the farm in the hands of that oh-so-delightful (and tender hearted) daughter of hers???

I Canz Come To Brigget’s To Play?

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