Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Albuquerque Adventures

Yes, folks, it's true--Montana Barn Cat, Pearl de Vere, and The Stockyard Queen sauntered to Albuquerque this past weekend for the Ty Murray Invitational, and it was about as much fun as any of us could stand. We will be posting about it at least a couple of times this week, but in the meantime, here's a little text exchange that Pearl and the Queen had on Sunday morning:

The Stockyard Queen: Want to go find some food?
Pearl de Vere: Sounds excellent!
Pearl de Vere: LOL, just in an elevator with Tandy Freeman. He is not very talkative. ;)
Pearl de Vere: He looked kind of scared. And tired. He made a beeline for the coffee.
Pearl de Vere: It was getting awkward, so I finally said I hoped he didn't have too much to do today. He agreed with that.

Just moments later, The Stockyard Queen herself saw the good doctor in the lobby, hung about with numerous bits of luggage, filling up his coffee cup in preparation for what promised to be yet another day of patching up the walking wounded and counseling the more seriously wounded to sit it out, please.

Bear in mind that this was most definitely NOT the host hotel, so we theorize that Freeman might have stayed there to get away from the adulation, and doubtless the impertinent questioning, of fans who don't get the concept of doctor-patient privilege. We salute you, Dr. Tandy, and we hope that coffee went down well. Fortunately for the riders and the medical team, Sunday was a lot less harrowing than Saturday night.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sort of Live Blogging from the PBR Event in Fresno

Through the magic of the internet, we at the Stockyard are proud to bring you a little conversation we had late yesterday with our fine correspondent S, who journeyed to Fresno for the event. We look forward to her complete report, but can't resist teasing you just a bit. First, a few words of wisdom from the hotel lobby:

S: Well, we are waiting for our room and have already seen Valdiron, Paulo Lima and Elton Cide, as well as Shane.
S: And now JB. Getting a fork.
SQ: Getting a fork? As in, "Stick a fork in me, I'm done"? Did you speak with Valdiron?
S: Yup, plastic fork, not sure why. He looks pretty banged up, but said hi. The Brazilians were spotted while we were paying our cab. Also saw Shorty, KRC and Brandon Bates, who has a belt with his name on it. Oh, and Ben Jones' dad.
S: And now we see Cody Nance, sans neckerchief.
S: Oh, finally got our room....And got to see Shane in his workout clothes.

And now, just a couple of notes from the event itself.
S: Renato remembered me, aw.
S: Oh, and crap, the voooiceeeoooover woman has prerecorded bits at the event.
SQ: This does not make me look forward to the two events on my calendar.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

If You'd Like to LYAO

Folks, I am pleased to invite you all to trundle over to Abraxan Mini Farm and check out our good friend Jean's photos and commentary on the Glendale Invitational. Laughter is good for the soul!