Foursquare

So the webcomic www.pvponline.com has a series going on about a program called hopscotch. This app is a parody of Foursquare. I find it interesting this little app. I downloaded it for my phone and setup an account. I will link it to my facebook account here when I get done with this little bet with my girlfriend. It’s similar to google’s latittude in the idea that it’s a great little stocker app. You can see where people have checked in. There are rewards for checking in to new places, and places that you’ve been before a certain ammount of times. You can also become “Mayor” of a location, and aparently you can get discounts in some big cities. All of this I’m sure you have heard about but I think it’s kinda neat.
-Jonathan

Riding Coors

This past weekend we had Keith Schafer come out and look at my horse.  He brought his saddle and decided that it would be ok to get on him.  We saddled him there at the trailer and then took him to the “round pen” that we have at the trailer park.  We had a nice round pen setup in the north west corner of the arena.  Aparently there’s people there who think they own the place and setup a calf roping chute there.  I can understand that when the team ropers get in there, that they can rope for hours… but there’s already 1 roping chute, why do we really need two, can’t you learn to share.  Oh well.  So the solution is to adjust some of the pannels in a corner, by some cow stalls and an alley way from the stalls to the ropin’ chute.  Keith worked with coors for a little while and then got on… almost as simply as that.  After Keith worked him and rode him for a while, we ended for the day.  The next day Keith called and wanted to ride him again, so we repeated the proccess.  Keith got on him quicker that day, and it was quite awesome to see.  Coors ran down the alley way there for the ropin’ chutes, and then ran back.  This happened several times.  Finally he decided it was ok to walk down the alley way and Keith decided that it would be ok for Jessi and I to ride him.  He asked who wanted to go first, I said hell yeah it’s me.  So I hopped up on him.  It was a great feeling to know that the ground work we had done (Mostly Jessi) was paying off.  I was sitting on top of my horse and that was quite nice.  We rode around in a circle a little bit, and then coors stopped.  He did this little hop and I sat down, pushed my heels down, and started to pull on the reigns to stop him.  I did everything right and I stopped him and it was awesome.  One of those “I’m a real cowboy” moment.  I got off, cause Jess had come back with her helmet, and she hopped on him.  She rode around for a while and then got off, and our lesson ended.

-Jonathan