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Just a little happy. Went and talked with the professor of the Radiology program. She enrolled me for summer classes to prepare me for fall since it's been two years I've wasted.....YAY. I wont need to depend on anyone anymore

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Aren't you dependent on someone if they have to enroll you? I see conflicting information in your post.

Question of the day. Who pays for your school, your room and board, your car, cell phone, horse, etc? If the answer is anything other than you, you're depending on somebody.

posted by  vwhobo

Despite Hobo's criticism, good luck with school. At least now you've got something to work towards in life. Although you will need to depend on somebody for now, you WON'T after school is done. I think you missed that Hobo. Won't is future-tense. Now where'd I put that flamesuit?

posted by  giant016

Thank you for pointing out the obvious, but you were so busy minding my business you forgot to mind your own. When does the future start? We all know that it starts right now... right now... no, right now...dammit, now. So, while having the professor sign up the class may not count, what about the rest of the list? It will all undeniably happen in the future.

BTW, nowhere in my post can I find a criticism, only a direct observation based on fact. Criticism would be if I noted that I can't believe a college boy like you doesn't know the difference between the two. :wink2:

posted by  vwhobo

Car- Dad
Cell Phone- Me
Horses- Grandma and Mom only on vet bills
School- Grandma
Room and Board- Grandma

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Congrats. I hope the future becomes bright for you! :thumbs: :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

Congrats! Which college is this at?

posted by  chris_knows

Good job and congratulations on going to school. In the long term do you intend to take x-rays or to use radiation to treat patients? Work with humans or animals? Our vet has a portable x-ray machine that she brings out in the back of a truck and shoots (bone) pictures of our horses in the barn. It only cost about $100k. I think we've paid for half of it. :doh:

Anyway, good luck.

posted by  vwhobo

You have horses? What breed(s)? I already take xrays of animals everyday at work.. I would rather do humans since they (hopefully) dont bite and pee on you while you're working.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

I don't have horses, I have a wife. My wife has three horses and I sort of got dragged into it. Mostly I'm a horse maintainer, builder of barns and fences and an enabler for her addiction. The first is a 27 year old registered American Quarter Horse gelding that in his younger days was a real live working cowboy horse and full time rodeo participant (for 7ish years) in Oklahoma. Now he eats, poops, keeps the young'uns in line and takes me for walkys in the woods when we feel like it. He also gets used for Equestrian Special Olympics because he digs kids. Did I mention he eats and poops?

She also has a 10ish year old Arabian/AQH gelding that has lots of chrome and likes to show it off. He likes to prance around for the local ladies (mares), generally act a fool and of course eat and poop. He was a give away horse because at the age of three his then owners couldn't even put a halter on him much less get on and ride. Now I can lay on the ground and he'll walk over me going forward, stop, then walk over me again backwards on voice commands only. You can imagine how hard that is, but it's all about trust. The vwhobo family version of stupid pet tricks.

Finally she has a 9 year old Thoroughbred gelding who at one time was one of the fastest horses on the east coast (so the story and race history goes). The original owner lost him in a claiming race (he cost $50K) and the new owners ran the crap out of him till his hind legs blew out. He's really too big to race at 18.5 hands. I don't know exactly what part it's called (it's the knee) but I know how much it costs to keep him healthy. Anyway, the original owner got him back for about 20% of the claiming price and then gave him to my sweetie so he'll always have a good home. He eats and poops too and is usually the fastest horse to show up for a hunter pace and is good for 20 miles more or less flat out.

We also board (seven right now) horsies. Some are straight board and some are here for ground training. She also give riding lessons for kids and horse sits for people who go out of town. And she's working nights this week so I need to go get feeding and cleaning. Do you want to toss hay, put down grain or give supplements? I get to shovel poop. :wink2:

posted by  vwhobo

good on ya! get a job, contribute to society. is there really equestrian special olympics? if i were you i would invest in a lead suit. "I don't have horses i have a wife." that was great:thumbs:

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

I made the assumption that she meant when she was done with school she won't need to depend on anybody. I know that's not what I said, but I assumed that you assumed.

crit·i·cism –noun
1. the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.
2. the act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding.

And, no, I don't know the difference between making a (negative) direct observation based on fact and criticism. If people are criticizing, say, the President, shouldn't they be using direct observations based on facts? Even still, in your original post:

I don't see any observations based on facts.

posted by  giant016

What the hell... VWhobo is being nice relatively amiable?

Holy.. crap...

Congrats on school. Took you long enough.

posted by  Car hippie

I'm guessing your a senior, so have you looked at any colleges yet?

posted by  slurm6969

Does she know about Arabs pretty well? Like bloodlines.. My newest I got last month is an Arab-QH with the name Ferrasol. Does she know of any Sols or Ferras?

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Sol is the old Jewish guy who helps me with my taxes and Ferras was a French violinist. (I hope someone finds that answer non-PC and offensive and reports it to a mod.)

I'll ask her but my bet is no because she doesn't follow breeding closely. There are already too many unwanted horses in this world (along with dogs and cats) and our belief is that breeding isn't for the good of the species, just for the good of someones pockets. Just ask any of the equine rescues we help out.

That being said, you might find this interesting. Right as I got to the barn last night the phone rang and it was a call for help... And don't forget to bring your camera. Mom needed some assistance, but everything "came out" okay. This is about 90 minutes after birth, still looking for Mommy's titties (oh my, another offensive word).

CAUTION: This video (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v325/vwhobo/?action=view¤t=100_301 7.flv) may be offensive to some members.

posted by  vwhobo

Titties? What's that mean?

posted by  Car hippie

Don't forget beer.


posted by  vwhobo

Yeah there are. We try to get rescue animal to give them a second chance, saving a life one animal at a time.

As far as the breeding goes, my fiancée might get back into showing this summer. We have been talking about horses, unfortunately the ones she likes you could buy a car for. (by the way, that is never a good argument to have)

The horse she might get to ride is an interesting story. Great horse, (expensive) but wasn't performing like a $45k horse should. So someone's daddy goes out and buys another, "better" horse. Still have the other horse with nobody to ride it. This horse has been pretty much untouched for ~1 year as it is unwanted. My fiancée has been looking into trying to help out and might be able to ride it this summer and show it in a joint effort to help promote the horse. In return she gets to ride! You should see he face light up when she talks about it, it makes any price worth it.

posted by  Voda48

Good luck. I wanted to be a Radiologist until I found out I had to take Anatomy and dissect a cat. That dream quickly fizzled. Have you taken your core classes yet? If not, I strongly suggest you do this before applying for the Radiology program. Have you taken the NET/HOBET exam?

posted by  97Talonchik

One question. How do you have time to do all the things you do, plus waste time on an internet forum? I'm not saying it's not possible, I'm just wondering. It seems as though you do a lotof different things in both career and your personal life.

posted by  67Coronet383

I don't understand your question... Or at least the point to your question. I have 24 hours in every day, just like everyone else. Some people are better at managing that time than others and I'm pretty good at it. Having a family, raising a son and pursuing a career can teach you how. That and the fact that I'm on the go about 16-18 hours every day, Sundays and holidays included. Life is a balance and for every new thing I do I have to give something up. That's why last year I spent relatively little time racing or tending to business, so that I could build pastures and barns. As the bumper sticker say's, I'd rather be racing.

I think if you actually took the time to read my post above, you'd see that I have very little involvement in the things that are mentioned. It's almost entirely my wife's gig. Yes I do a lot of different things in both my personal and professional life. It's called being well rounded and very busy. I'd rather burn out than fade away.

Finally, I don't think of the little time I spend on this forum as being a waste. For me it's somewhat of an escape from everyday life, and everyone needs some time off. Besides, I'm almost never ONLY on this forum. In fact if I'm on the forum you can be sure that I'm also taking care of some kind of business that involves the use of a computer.

posted by  vwhobo

16-18 hours, wow. You keep busy. I figured you did with everything you say you do.

posted by  67Coronet383

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