Jumping Fool

First, I have to tell you about the gorgeous armload of flowers I got from P. yesterday – they were beautiful, and everyone was suitably jealous. As I swept from the room, looking like a triumphant Miss America, I could hear guys saying “Did you get flowers?” “Christ, no, I forgot to order them!” hahaha…

Kip has discovered jumping. Matt went out yesterday to bring him in from pasture, and Kip was thrilled to show off his new party trick. He jumped the fence into the next pasture, then jumped back over. It wasn’t the flimsy wire sections in the wood, either, it was one of the proper great post-and-rail fences, with a brush-filled ditch on one side. As Lindy said, “Well, I don’t think you’ll have any problem starting him over jumps!” No kidding…but how do I now keep him out of the cattle pastures, off the road, etc.?

We watched The Grudge last night. I think that has to be one of the scariest movies I’ve ever watched. Phil kept accusing me of trying to break his arm. I was jumping about three feet off the couch, yelping. I loved it – it’s so tough to find a really good horror movie.

Well, off to work…

9 thoughts on “Jumping Fool”

  1. I agree with you on The Grudge. I’m still trying to figure out why it terrified an old die-hard horror fan like me. ;) I watched it in the cinema and kept leaping off the seat in a most undignified manner.

  2. What is it about Japanese horror films? In my (limited, consisting of Ring/Ringu and this one, so I’m wildly generalising) experience, they seem to be intelligent, dark, stylish and veryvery scary. Genuinely scary, not take-ten-teens-stick-them-in-a-cabin-by-the-lake-and-kill-them-ten-ways scary.

  3. Remove the ‘Hollywood’ lowest-common-denominator filter from a lot of films and you’d get a much better result…

  4. Also higher budgets tend to equal lower levels of creativity allowed.

    Well done on the flower thing! :) M would make a great Miss America – well, except for the not really liking America… and then there’s the ‘miss’ part, cuz you’ve gone and made her a missus. Sorry… well done. :) :P

  5. How about Mrs Amer-Uk (pronounced amer-ruhk)? :) Or just Mrs Cool :) Or Churble Queen?! *heehee*

  6. I am going to have to see the grudge now. I love scary movies. Good luck with controling Kip. Hopefully he will keep his arobatics in his own time for now.

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