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August 28th, 2002
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your faith in me brings me to tears
Good horse news:

Capucine is pregnant! I saw a skull and cross-sections of legs and the bottoms of hooves and *everything*. <beam>

Petit Point is not pregnant, which means Palisades gets to breed her ASAP. I have a couple of syringes of lutalyse, which will serve to encourage her in this matter, in the fridge waiting for him to come home this weekend. The ever-so-kind vet has volunteered to come over after work hours to help me hand breed the two. (Breeding horses, like moving couches, is hard and tricky work with one person and pretty trivial with two.)

The lady in soCal who owns Alyssum CF has agreed to the idea of a breeding lease. In short, the mare stays on her farm, we breed her to the stallion of my choice (Palisades, duh), I buy the resulting foal. A win-win situation, insomuch as anything in horse breeding can be.

And for dessert, Palisades' younger brother, Black Prince UF, has finally had his papers transferred to his current owner, who is offering him at stud free of charge to Davenport mares. Yay!

Of course, I've got my hands full breeding Palisades to all the Davenport mares I can scare up, so I won't be taking advantage of that soon. But it's a terrific offer. I find myself (it's laughable, really) seriously eyeing the Davenport mares I know of who are for sale in the nearest two time zones. As if I need another horse on the place right now...

The not-so-good horse news: Palisades' owners are not responding to my phone calls. I tossed off an email today, and (just for completeness' sake) a message at his office. I have more hope of him returning my calls, if she's hacked off at me. It'd be so simple to ship semen to soCal, but the paperwork has to be in line first. And Dr. Hilda agrees he's an excellent candidate for freezing semen as well -- but Must Have Permit From Registry FIRST. Arrgh!

The good job news: I actually heard from Google!

The not-so-good job news: it was a hand-typed rejection note (one up from the autoreponder-and-oblivion routine).

I think I'll leave the mood stuff for another posting.

Current Mood: fretful

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Date:August 28th, 2002 02:35 pm (UTC)
From cat breeding to horse breeding! I hadn't really realized the scope to which you were engaging in this until this post.

Congratulations on your incipient foalness. The idea of you as a farmer makes me greatly happy. :)
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Date:August 29th, 2002 09:12 am (UTC)
Just curious: Are you trying to stay in the search engine business or did Google just offer something you had the skillset for?
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Date:August 30th, 2002 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not wedded to the search engine business per se; it's just hard to argue that I don't have the necessary experience to do the job. :-)

My observation is that with the rafts of still-unemployed tech folk out there, employers can afford to demand someone who's spent six years doing X, even if X is a program that's only been out for five years. :-P
Date:August 30th, 2002 04:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about Google. For what it's worth,
I didn't get a job there either. :(

Google seems to be in the news a lot lately. After
reading about their latest game, I was thinking it's
unfortunate that when Rod Schrock was CEO of AV, he
didn't try to think of more creative ways to bring
traffic to the site than buying sites based on their
domain names or implementing "loyalty" programs.


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