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August 11th, 2016, 12:13 am

Album for an early long weekend:
 
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August 12th, 2016, 8:32 pm

This afternoon I have been hanging out with the Coon cats in my basement. It was 97 degrees F here today (about 35 C) and yesterday.

So we have food and water and a nice rug for them down here and I have been erging and pumping iron today.

Too hot for rowing practice even on the river - it hit 100 F in that location.

That is hotter than the girls and guys at Fokk Planck University. :D
 
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August 15th, 2016, 2:13 pm

For our resident judo master and the few muscleheads that exist around here, here is what will be a live streaming from the Olympic 105 kg weightlifting competition today - 2:30 EST, 7:30 BST.

Go pump some iron and then Enjoy!

Olympic Weightlifting - 105 kg August 15

Extra info:

Weight Divisions, Men:

    * 56kg (123 lbs)
    * 62kg (137 lbs)
    * 69kg (152 lbs)
    * 77kg (170 lbs)
    * 85kg (187 lbs)
    * 94kg (207 lbs)
    * 105kg (231 lbs)
    * 105+kg (231+ lbs)*


Medals will be awarded to the three top lifters, based on their greatest lifts in the snatch and clean & jerk disciplines. During the snatch, a lifter will grip the barbell with both hands and move it from the ground to overhead in a single, fluid motion. The clean and jerk is a two-step process: First, the lifter moves the barbell from the ground to his or her chest. Then, the lifter will then move the barbell above his or her head, completing the exercise by standing totally straight. 

*While weightlifting categories no longer have names, athletes in these categories are commonly referred to as super heavyweights. 
 
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August 15th, 2016, 2:32 pm

Last weekend we stayed in the middle of nowhere in Donegal at the end of this lake. Every morning we were awoken by 4 cats, sheep dog, 6 kittens climbing up the curtains, jumping on the bed.
Lots of congestion caused by sheep :D
I'm not surprised the sheep caused congestion in cuch's bed:.  he has quite a menagerie in there: vomiting violet, a flock of sheep, 4 cats, a sheep dog, and 6 kittens for starters
 
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August 15th, 2016, 4:02 pm

did you end up buying anything?
No, Thoroughbred auctions are part of my research on the Luxury Index (guide to the economy).
I have mixed feelings about the sport and if I ever bought a T-bred it would be to give it a good home and we would go for long quiet rides in the countryside.

Off the track horses can be wonderful, but they need a lot of retraining and even rehab.  You also need to have a good veterinarian read their radiographs/x-rays carefully.
Watching the Dressage? Charlotte DuJardin looked absolutely fab - commentator has a point each of the other competitors would have to put in a new PB to get near her.
Herr KartoffelKopf
 
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August 15th, 2016, 4:41 pm

i did have some ideas on how to make dressage more exciting
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or maybe synchronized dressage
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August 15th, 2016, 4:47 pm

Did you create that Modernist Lady Godiva collage yourself?  If so, I am impressed - keep up the great work!

This is also easy on the eyes:

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If I were an Olympic judge, these two stallions would get 10s across the board!
 
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August 15th, 2016, 4:57 pm

Did you create that Modernist Lady Godiva collage yourself?  If so, I am impressed - keep up the great work!
lol, google image search takes the credit
This is also easy on the eyes:

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If I were an Olympic judge, these two stallions would get 10s across the board!
 
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August 19th, 2016, 4:03 pm

Looks like the Trojan horse -capable of holding 32 soldiers inside-, no?

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August 19th, 2016, 4:53 pm

Ah, Heavy Horses!  Draft breeds are great.  When I was taking lessons, my favorite breeds were Lusitanos (Baroque Spanish breed, not draft), a Belgian-Tbred cross and a Percheron-Tbred cross.  The tallest of my steeds was about 18 hands.

Here is a Shire - he is 20 hands at the shoulder, so about 6 and a half feet - about 8 feet at the ears.

They can be intimidating, but are generally Gentle Giants though - very steady and reliable.  The Draft crosses I rode really enjoyed their work (jumping) and in warm-ups they would canter around the ring with long powerful strides until you said stop.

It felt like the Middle Ages.  :)

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An Ode from Jethro Tull
 
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August 19th, 2016, 5:01 pm

And also something to welcome outrun back - been awhile since he has graced these pages.  
This will either open your musical mind or drive you King c-c-c-Crimson-crazy.  Hehe!
 
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August 19th, 2016, 5:07 pm

Interesting! I wasn't expecting *that* when I pressed play. I was expecting something like Santana. It's a bit like that Holger Czukay concert I went to in the 90s, (throwing tennis balls on a cello that was laying on the floor).
 
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August 19th, 2016, 5:09 pm

Looks like the Trojan horse -capable of holding 32 soldiers inside-, no?

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It looks perfect for the equestrian course -- it could simply step over all the obstacles.
 
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August 19th, 2016, 5:10 pm

Here is another one for you.  It is music or is it noise?
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