Wednesday, April 28, 2010

(Not At All) Wordless Wednesday - Rodeo Remix

I've always had this running Bucket List in my head and I've been fortunate to have been able to slap a big ol' check mark next to many of the items. Lived my dream as a trapeze artist... check. Stunt double in a movie.... checkeroo! Sailed through the Panama Canal .... check, Matey! Learned how to fly.... check-a-roo-ski! Meet Steven Tyler.... well, I'm still working on that.
Anyway, one of the items on my list was to ride as a flag girl in the rodeo... You know, this:

OK, except maybe sitting on the horse.

Anyhoo, I got my chance while living in Florida when I got hired by the Dodge Truck Rodeo Team. And I have to say, I loved it! Every week we got dolled up in gaudy, glittery, sequined outfits and galloped around the rodeo arena, carry the US flag or Dodge flag between each rodeo event. Midway through the rodeo we'd come out and perform a wild, galloping drill routine. Seriously, such an awesome job!
And did I mention copious amount of the tight little cowboy butts in tight little jeans. Occupational BONUS!

All this in exchange for just staying on my horse...

oh, and having to wear a cowboy hat.


MtnMama said...

Love you in a cowboy hat. Yeee haaaw! And I love me some tight cowboy butts, too. How fortunate for me that I live in Colorado...

I would love to ride a horse around for a job, minus the sparkly outfits, but I'd definitely need to stay on the saddle... or I'd get trampled like a horse apple.

Frank Irwin said...

The second cowgirl in that first photo makes me laugh. I know she's not really falling off, but it looks like she is.

Now I can check "Knowing a stunt double" off of my bucket list.

Coffeypot said...

You do so many cool things. I get wore out just reading your stuff. I think I will try to read slower so I won't get so tired.

Lori said...

I think you rock the hat and am madly jealous about the occupational perk of cowboy bums. Seriously...who needs benefits??

Mala said...

Mtnmama - awww c'mon give the sparkly outfits a chance - they grown on ya.
And yes CO= lots of cowboy bums! SWEET!

Frank - I have a feeling she pulled the short straw.

Coffey - Good idea! And make sure you stretch first.

Lori - Right? I can't believe they paid me too. The eye candy alone was payment enough. And I briefly dated one of those cowboys. It wasn't as fun as I had hoped for, but that's another post.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Gaudy, glittery AND sequined?! Where do I sign up?