Nothing like watching hundreds of pounds of untamed animal throw a cowboy in the dirt. LOL. We went to the rodeo - which was something else!! It's always amazed me how any human being would think it's a good idea to sit on a 1,800 lb bull and hope he lives another day. Then again - such is the spirit of the Wild West!!! We had a great time!!!! The show afterwards in the evening was great. Indian hoop dancers, Circ de Soleil acts - it was a real show-stopper!!! The weather was great. Beats last year where the rain pounder us and killed my cowboy hat. The best line of the day came when one of the bulls would NOT leave the stadium. I mean he was hell-bent on standing where he was, and no lasso or cowboy was making him go anywheres. So finally the announcer quipped, "Hey this bull is just like Paris Hilton." The other announcer says, "Paris? What do you mean?" And he retorts, "Paris didn't want to go into the pen either!"
I must also say there is absolutely nothing emasculating about a cowboy wearing pink. The theme for Stampede this year was Breast Cancer Awareness (which I think is an awesome cause). The catch phrase was "Are you tough enough to wear pink?" Apparently a lot of men are!!! There were men in pink shirts, bandannas, and hats. Women of course were donning the color as well... including myself. I bought a hot pink cowboy hat which I proudly wore!! The first night, they raised $140,000.00 to donate to cancer research! Now that's great!! I personally think next year they should do Autism awareness. I have half a mind to write to the President of Stampede and give him this suggestion.
I did find out the deal about deep fried coke? Are you ready for this because I don't think you are!!! It was NASTY!!! They basically take batter, drizzle it with coke syrup and then deep fry it. It amounts to a cup of twisty looking deep-fried worms. I'm thinking worms would've tasted better. Jarrett wasted $5.00 - he threw it in the garbage almost immediately. That's ok - I lost $5.00 in video poker later on in probably less than 10 minutes. Of course I had to sample "Those Little Donuts". Oh you know what I'm talking about!!! LOL. YUM!!!
On a happy note, my in-laws left this morning. I feel envious of those of you that truly enjoy your in-laws. Really I do. My father-inlaw INSISTS on reading newspaper articles out loud, even if you have no interest in hearing them!! I could be watching t.v. and he's telling me something about dingos in Africa. That and he's constantly asking what building are. How should we know? It's a city of over 1 million people - and we don't make it our business to know every street address and building! GAH!!!!!! Mother-in-law is more discrete. She likes to make innuendos as jabs at you. I just don't bite anymore - it's not worth it. It's like whatever I say, she'll find opposition to. Needless to say - they are gone... my sanity (what's left of it) can now mend itself and be restored. Besides, I'm going on mommy's vacation on Friday (which they told me to behave on - yes because I'm going to have crazy adultry sex and come home pregnant with some bastard child @@). I'm too psyched to let this last week sit badly with me!!
Anyways, I thought you might enjoy some pictures of us donning our cowboy gear. I particularly enjoy the girls hats. They are true rodeo princess fashion!