blog questions

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 17, 2009, 5:06 pm


  So many people have emailed about Jim’s blog. Why do you have a blog?  Does Jim write the blog? The truth is the blog was a requirement from the Dressage Foundation as part of the getting the grant money.  His blog has received a lot of attention – in the Dressage World – more than he expected.  I knew this would happen and warned him.  People love him and he has such a following.  I can’t tell you how many emails we have gotten saying “I read this every day!”, “I just
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horse show hangover

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 17, 2009, 5:03 pm


I have the worst case of horse show hangover. We showed 3 days in a row.  The tough part is on Thursday and Friday, we showed 2 of Michael’s horses.  We just showed Rhett on Saturday. I get easily annoyed by other people’s horses.  I guess it’s like dealing with your child (who knows what and what you won’t put up with) and having to take other people’s children to an amusement park.  Although Saturday was our LONG day, I was just grateful, we had OUR horse.  So on Saturday,
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Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 13, 2009, 8:26 pm


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show

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 10, 2009, 1:26 pm


had a show this past weekend.  Jim made the finals on Sunday.  On Sunday, came in 8th…  I was happy.  The class started with 39 entries.  So good.   It was also just a good test and a good show. Amanda, my friend (who posts on here) came to Germany, horse shopping with a friend.  happy times!!!  I was estactic to see her.  they came with us to the show ….  it was very cool, ’cause we were just ultra relaxed and had a good time.  no stress. Other than that, just hanging
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thurs

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 6, 2009, 5:15 pm


pretty routine life here.  My days do consistent of taking a daily nap, because we don’t sleep much at night.  so we stay up until midnight or so, then have to get up 6 hours later…  So at lunchtime, the barn closes down for 2 hours.  We sleep. my internet is sketch here.  its’ a PITA.
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tues

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 5, 2009, 11:35 am


I notice I blog more when I’m depressed… this is my outlet. So you can assume when I go days without blogging, I’m doing very well. Been in Holland the past 2 days, hanging out.  We had a friend come through, so we visited Holland with her.  We did horse stuff, no touristy stuff.  I still want to make it to Amsterdam and ee the Anne Frank House. ~ Went to Ingrid’s again yesterday where she was putting on a jumping and dressage demonstration. OH My GAWD. Again, I profess
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Protected: still alive

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 1, 2009, 7:27 am


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Protected: ARGHHH!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 29, 2009, 7:58 pm


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sober

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 26, 2009, 7:34 pm


I don’t wanna be the girl who laughs the loudest Or the girl who never wants to be alone I don’t wanna be that call at four o’clock in the morning ‘Cause I’m the only one you know in the world that won’t be home Aahh, the sun is blinding I stayed up again Oohh, I am finding That’s not the way I want my story to end I’m safe Up high Nothing can touch me But why do I feel this party’s over? No pain Inside You’re my protection But how do I
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I know! I’m a slacker!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 26, 2009, 6:27 pm


I haven’t been blogging as much as I did when I first got here because 2 reasons:  1, I’m busy and tired at the end of the day, and 2, I have to compete with Jim for the computer.  His blog is more important, since it’s a requirement from the Dressage Foundation and since it has been publicly listed in national circles (dressagedaily and the chronicle). So the most important blog story I wanna tell is: My Canadian friend over here, Eiren, worked for Ingrid Klimke.  Still good
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ironic

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 23, 2009, 2:02 pm


my aunt wrote me an email today, asking why Jim’s blog never mentions me. It’s ironic, ’cause I have a post saved complaining about that very topic.  (about Jim pretending I don’t exist). The short answer is “it’s just Jim”.  Its’ how he is.  apologetically.  He isn’t gonna write a public blog, even acknowledging I’m with him.  I can’t explain it.  I’m at a lost.   All I can guess is he doesn’t want our relationship
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Protected: sigh

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 20, 2009, 8:42 pm


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better

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 19, 2009, 7:54 pm


things are better.  I have a full tummy.  found things to drink.  bladder infection better.
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quote about jen aniston

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 17, 2009, 7:53 pm


“She’s [been with] every hot guy from Brad Pitt to John Mayer. She’s not tragic; she’s amazing.” – Kathy Griffin, sharing her perspective on Jennifer Aniston’s dating history, to PEOPLE
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tough day

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 17, 2009, 3:59 pm


had a tough day. I don’t feel good - I think I have an urinary tract infection - I can’t pee regularly.  I did bring antibotics with me, and I started on them… combine that with the straw here and having to help throw down bales… my asthma is in full gear.  I’m wheezing. Combine that with the fact I’m exhausted. isolated. yeah. I don’t even feel like blogging about it, or woe is me… just wanted to update the blog, let people know I’m alive. I
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Grand Prix horse…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 14, 2009, 7:00 pm


One night, while we were at dinner in New York, someone asked Jim at the table ‘what makes a GP horse?’  He said blah blah…. I thought about this for a while and it occurred to me during this whole process – this is why we are in Germany – to finish Rhett.  I remember in the beginning months with Rhett, discussing how high of a level his potential was. I remember in Kentucky after making it in the National Developing Horse competition on a hope and a prayer, going with Jim and
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michael jackson

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 14, 2009, 4:21 pm


The groom who lives on site is Dominik.  Cool kid.  Young.  Apparently he is a big Michael Jackson fan. Well, Michael Jackson is dead. So we are in mourning.   So he plays Michael Jackson’s greatest hits every day in the barn… every day since we have been here.  I told Jim this will be a memory embedded in my brain.  I will hear Michael and think of Germany.  (We watched the funeral coverage here in Germany, it was broadcast live).  If I wanted to be cheesy, I would post
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Why is this here?!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 13, 2009, 7:12 pm


Some of you may have noticed that my blog disappeared for a short time.  I took it down because although my private battles with people are password protected, I got some slack about having any sort of public blog about my trainer. Even though, I have publicly blogged how super Said Trainer and Horse are doing.  The person felt like it was detrimental to their (my trainer and horse) development for me to blog incidents of Said Trainer not helping to pack or his screech about me packing teddy grams
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Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 12, 2009, 12:41 pm


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