Thursday, February 2, 2012

Another Adrenaline Burst

I'm trying keep my Facebook page all business.  Sometimes family or a friend posts something hilarious about sex or burritos or dog poop and I desperately want to respond, but know that my comment will be blasted all over the place, and that would very unprofessional.  Also, being on Facebook means getting invited to events.  I rarely accept social invitations mainly because I can rarely keep my word to show up.  There's always some last minute emergency happening in my life, such as a horse colicking or the toilet overflowing or the washing machine flooding the garage or sometimes it's just someone calling me and forcing me to drop everything in order to meet some deadline.  Plus I have way too much to do on my list of chores and have no time to socialize.  I just have a different lifestyle from most people, I guess.

Anyway, I was contemplating accepting an invitation to an event on Facebook while I was walking outside to feed the horses this morning.  I had a hard time sleeping, because someone was burning something that smelled like trash and it was making my eyes water.  The dogs were smelling it coming into the house, and they kept waking me up because they thought our house was on fire.  Our ceiling was making cracking noises, so I worried that the roof or attic may be on fire.  I'd go outside and look all around for evidence of fire, but saw nothing more than smoke floating above the neighborhood.  I think my annoying neighbors can no longer afford to pay their electric bill, so they've resorted to burning whatever they can find in their wood burning stove to keep warm, oblivious of all the air pollution they are causing.  Once again, they have thought up something new to do to disrupt my life.

Anyway, I stepped outside, I saw some smoke rising from the fence line and freaked out.  It looked like my neighbors were burning something right up against my fence.  Then I got closer and realized this was a false alarm...

It was just a fresh, steaming pile of manure.  Hee hee.  I forgot that I've been leaving the horse with the wettest stall outside at night to give the stall floor a chance to dry out.  Even though it was a false alarm, it just reminded me that my life is full of surprises and I'd be better off not accepting any Facebook invites. 

8 comments:

McKenzie said...

That is too funny! I, too, have been taken by surprise by a few steaming piles of horse poo. Sorry about your neighbors though, that can be such a hassle sometimes.

At least your life in interesting ;).

Linda said...

Funny! But life is too short, you should accept some of those invitations!

Kelly (ridegroomfeed) said...

Ha! It really does look like smoke. Is it even legal to randomly burn rubbish in the fireplace?! Surely creating foul, potentially poisonous smoke like that would break some environmental law. At least it would here - no idea what your laws are like.

Anyway, I just wondered if you had a separate Facebook page for your photography business or if you were trying to make your personal place do double duty? I think it would definitely be worth looking into if the latter is the case. Then you can keep your own facebook for socialising and comment away to your heart's content, while keeping your business page looking polished and professional. Just an idea :)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Kelly - I actually don't like Facebook. I only use it to promote my business. I have both a business page and individual page under my business name. I don't really want a personal page.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Another false alarm: A U-Haul moving truck showed up at my annoying neighbors' house and my heart skipped a beat hoping they were moving. I just looked out my window and saw that they are unloading more junk and piling it behind their barn. It's mostly windows and sliding glass doors. Apparently, the man collects used windows, whether it be as a hobby or business. That's kind of fitting when you consider that his family is loaded with Peeping Toms and Nancys. I worry about the horses they board, though, because this guy leans windows up along the fence line in his horse paddock, and a horse could step through one and cut up its leg. I just don't understand why the horse owners aren't concerned. I'd pull my horses out of there in a second as soon as I saw all that dangerous junk piled up around them.

fernvalley01 said...

we had fires out here a few years ago, so bad that I too would have had a moment over steaming poop too!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Steaming horse poo! What a funny surprise.

Seriously, though, you should consider accepting some of those invites. Life is too short and there are some wonderful adventures and new special friends to make if you do.

I invited you on fb to be a member of our New Mexico Horseback trail riding friends. I just wanted you to see what an active, friendly, wonderful horse community we have here. There are lots of opportunities to ride and make new friends, too.
Check it out when you have a chance. I poo pooed at FB for years and then a few months ago, finally relented and have met so many great folks that are basically my neighbors here in New Mexico. If it weren't for FB I wouldn't be riding in canyons or on Poker rides or with such great horse friends.

~Lisa

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

See? I knew something would happen to prevent me from being able to plan anything. Some relatives came into town to visit with no advance notice. Welcome to my life.