Archive for the 'Doings' Category

Wings Over Houston 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Summer and I went to the Wings Over Houston air show this past Sunday, and of course we took our cameras. It was my first trip to the show since its early years in 1986. I took a bunch of photos, and have posted a set of my favorites at my Flickr account. We did [...]

Riding again

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

This past Saturday, I started my riding lessons again. This time, instead of riding one of the school horses, I am riding our horse, Laredo. The advantage to being able to ride Laredo is that, once I’m comfortable with him, I can come out to the barn and ride him any time I want to. [...]

Friday afternoon at the barn

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I took Summer’s new camera to the barn to snap a few photos during Bryn’s riding lesson. Here’s a few of the good ones, in no particular order.







Coming soon: photos of Bryn actually riding.

Bryn and Laredo at W Bar S

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Bryn rode Laredo yesterday at the W Bar S Combined Training Event and took fourth place in her division. I was in the office getting caught up on some work that needed doing. Wendy took the new video camera (the old one has been busted for some time now) and filmed Bryn’s rides.
First is Bryn’s [...]

Video of Bryn riding Laredo at Pine Hill

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Here’s two videos of Bryn riding Laredo at Pine Hill courtesy of Terry Longoria. The first comes from a schooling day on February 24 of this year:

The second is from an eventing day on March 2. Bryn finished fifth place for the day.

I’m Jim Thompson and I approve this message

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

You might have heard that we have a primary election here in Texas tomorrow. If you haven’t heard, then you need to get your hearing checked, as well as your vision, your Internet connection, and your TV reception. This primary is a bona fide Big Deal. It could put John McCain over the top [...]

Mama Drama con Queso II

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Yesterday I went to a gathering of Houston-area bloggers called Mama Drama con Queso II. I got to meet a lot of people I have been chatting with on Twitter, on Flickr, and on their blogs. It was a real good time.
In no particular order, I got to meet Jenny, Laura, Dog Nanny, Marc, Tracy, [...]

More horsin’ around with Comic Life

Monday, October 8th, 2007

In the way that a Klingon feels happy after he’s been beaten with a pain stick

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

One week ago tonight I took my first riding lesson since my accident. It was great fun, although it was a long, hot, sweaty lesson. The ground was too soggy to ride outside, so I had to ride in the indoor arena; even at 6 PM, it was still 93 degrees with high humidity. I [...]


Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Busy day yesterday. Over at the Chronicle you can read about it.

On my own

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I’m on my own this weekend while Wendy, Summer, and Bryn are on the road. Bryn is riding Laredo in the Summer Schooling Horse Trial at Meadow Creek Park near Kosse, Texas. Because Kosse is 4-5 hours away, Genna, Wendy, and the other parents decided to drive up on Friday. Competition begins on Saturday and [...]

W Bar S horse show

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

On the 20th of this month Bryn rode Laredo in a horse show at the W Bar S Horse Farm near Fulshear, Texas. Bryn and Laredo finished 8 out of 10 riders in their class, but earned a ribbon for riding clear (no falls, no refusals, no rails down) in the stadium jumping event. I [...]