Friday, December 7, 2012

National Finals Rodeo and Character Names

Who out there loves a good rodeo? Well, last night I got to to the biggest one out there:

That's right, the National Finals Rodeo here in Las Vegas. It was awesome! As I sat there soaking up the excitement, the patriotism, the energy of the sold out crowd, I couldn't help but be inspired.

The lights go out, the lasers shoot across the fireworks and smoke, Taylor Hicks comes out to sing the National Anthem, hats go over racing hearts. Then the lights come back on the horses and cowboys come busting out of the shoots full speed with their State's flags whipping above them. They are introduced to roaring applause. And without a moment's interruption the games begin with the saddle broncs. Oh man, it was exciting!

The more I sat there, I thought about creating some majorly fascinating characters. These guys (and a few girls) are interesting folk (that's my country-speak). When the contestants are about to ride, the announcers tell a snippet or two about their lives. Like this one steer wrestling dude was a Nose Guard for Montana State for four years before he started competing in rodeos. He was huge. And this other cute little roper guy is about to have his first baby any day now. The part I loved the most was when they put their names on the megatrons with their headshots and hometowns. Freaking awesome cowboy names like:
  • Cody Ohl
  • Winn Ratliff
  • Buster Record Jr.
  • Rhen Richard
  • Ace Slone
  • Stetson Vest
  • Friday Wright II
  • Bobby Baize
  • Beau Brooks
  • Twister Cain
  • Hunter Cure
  • Bucky Campbell
  • Bo Casper; and my fave:
  • Ty Herd
If you think I am making any of these names up, please visit Defendant's Exhibit A for proof.

Happy Friday y'all!

Monday, December 3, 2012

And You Are...?

It's time for Emily and Tammy's, "And You Are...?" Bloghop!

Let's do it.

1. How many speeding tickets have you gotten?
Too many to count. But since I'm an attorney, I can sort of get them "taken care of."

2. Can you pitch a tent?

Yes, and I can pitch my husband's tent too. (Sorry that's a bit dirty, but that is totally something David Spade <--- right="right" say="say" span="span" would="would">

3. What was your worst vacation ever?

The time that me and two friends decided to go camping on a State beach in Southern California. We "pitched our tents" (haha) and then went to see the movie, "What Lies Beneath." It was this creepy movie about the husband (Harrison Ford) drowns his wife or lover or something in a lake and she comes back to life and is haunting the new wife (Michelle Pfeiffer). Or something like that. The problem was that out tent was right next to very large body of water and we were three stupid and unarmed teenagers all alone in the dark. Stupidest idea ever! 

4. What was the last thing you bought over $100?

A Kindle Fire HD. Sup' now!

5. We're handing you the keys to what?

A 2015 Hubber Craft Denali. What? You don't think they'll be invented yet? Well according to Back to the Future...

6. What was the last meal you cooked that made even you sick?

Almost everything I make is disgusting. We eat out a lot!

7. Fill in the blank: Oh my gosh! Becky, look at her butt! It is so big. She looks like a 

me after NaNoReviMo! Haha, but seriously.

8. What was your first car?

A red GMC Jimmy. And boy, did I have some serious make out sessions in that car. It would have been more awesome if I didn't have to share it with my mom.
(Who luckily wasn't there for any of the make out sessions).

9. Your best friend falls and gets hurt. Do you ask if he/she's okay or laugh first?

Laugh. I can't help myself. There's nothing like good ol' fashion slapstick comedy. One time in college I took too much NyQuil and then went out to the vending machine with my sister to get a soda. A scary dude came out of nowhere and I straight-up ran directly into the wall at full speed. I nearly dislocated my shoulder, scratched my face up pretty good, and parts of my thick pajamas were ripped and bloody. I lay in a pool of pathetic fear, blood and soda pop on the ground. All my sister could do was laugh until she peed her pants! And I couldn't blame her, I peed my pants too.

10. What's the worst song ever?

There are too many to list, but I'm going to go with Ice, Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. Which is unfortunate since Erin Summerill made it my ringtone and I am too lazy to change it.