It’s been a busy week, y’all! Work has been preparing to go to the World Cup in Omaha next week, so I’ve been swamped with packing, organizing last-minute shipments, and coordinating the more mundane aspects of the trip, like acquiring parking and vendor passes. If World Cup wasn’t enough, Harvard Fox Hounds’ closing hunt is tomorrow; Gina and my tack are both in a very grubby state! I’m going to try to sneak out of work early to give her a bath and braid her, but we’ll see how that goes.
Anyway, here’s what’s been on my radar this week:
ONE FEI World Cup
How could this not be on my radar?! I’m excited to go, even if I’ll be working! I’m hoping I’ll have some time to watch competitions and won’t be stuck in the vendor area all week. If you’re going to Omaha, stop by and say hi! I’ll be at The Horse of Course in booths 10 & 11.
These sparkly things arrived at work early this week, and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since. There’s a matching browband, combi wraps, ear net, and saddle pad (in all-purpose AND dressage) styles. I especially love the bright pink-orange flamingo color, but the purple or navy is probably a better look for my blood bay horse!
THREE Equestrian Coach
Traveling with work means I have lots of free time in the evenings. Most of the time, I read (or collapse into bed immediately), but this time I’m planning to spend some time watching videos and reading articles from Equestrian Coach. Three years ago, I won a month’s subscription from a contest Lauren of She Moved To Texas hosted. Fortunately, the gift certificate code still worked, and I’m ready to absorb the wisdom of Bernie Traurig, George Morris, Denny Emerson, and many more!
Are you on Instagram? Yes? You’ve probably seen some variations on “galaxy” or “unicorn”-inspired foods- colorful, sparkly macarons or rainbow bagels. Eater has a fun look at the trend of what they’re calling “Lisa Frankenfoods”, and I’m suddenly feeling the urge to go get a unicorn macaron from one of my favorite Tulsa bakeries.
FIVE This week in “WTF” Oklahoma!
This week was a double-whammy here in the Sooner State! First up, state lawmakers want to make Good Friday a designated paid state holiday. Second on their agenda? Getting those Ten Commandments back at the State Capitol! Never mind that the state’s nearly $900 million in the hole; let’s focus on the real issues here, people. You can rest assured I’m diligently calling my elected officials daily and searching for jobs in less silly places.
What have you been checking out this week?