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The rain I've been having has brought a little snow to the mountain tops around Tucson.
It was another rainy, cloudy day, and I might as well throw in chilly, too, because I don't think it ever got up to 60°. Of all the years I've been coming to Arizona, including when my daughter and her husband lived in Phoenix and I would visit, I don't recall ever seeing the weather as weird as this.
There's more rain than I've ever seen, it's chillier than I've ever seen and cloudier than I've ever seen, and of course, all the clouds mean high humidity, which makes the 60° weather feel chilly. And the ten-day forecast for Tucson looks about the same except with less rain. I know all of this benefits the Western states and their water needs, but I'm fairly selfish and I'm really tired of it.
I re-upped today for another two weeks here at the fairgrounds. Since there's another rodeo coming up this weekend. And there's also a major barrel racing event on the weekend after that, and that one is three days of nothing but barrel racing, and there are so many contestants for that event I may have to move to another boondocking area farther away from the event arena, which means a long walk for me, but they may need the area I'm in now for all the horse trailers.
I went to Walmart this morning, picked up a few things, and stopped at Popeye's for some red beans and rice. I get to eat red beans and rice while I'm in Tucson, more than I do the rest of the year, which is okay because anything that tastes that good has to be full of cholesterol, gluten, MSG, and Chinese Bats. But you only live once, and I had just as soon have my heart explode with a spoon full of red beans and rice in my mouth than most other ways.
It's kind of wet around here, but always one to look on the bright side, I've put out a trotline so maybe I can catch some fish for dinner.
Getting off a Bull is almost always painful, especially if you're in high school and still learning how to land gracefully
It's never good to be under a Bull so this young man is doing the right thing by getting out of the way.
In fact the first thing you learn in bull riding school; and yes there are bull riding schools, is to get out of the arena as quickly as possible. It doesn't matter what condition you're in, whether you broke a nail, or a leg, you have to get out of that arena if you're still conscious.
Every second the rider is in the arena the bullfighter's are risking their lives to keep that Bull off of you, so no matter what condition you're in your expected to run, Hubble, or crawl, out of that arena as fast as you can. Because that Bull is going to do whatever he wants to do, and all the bullfighters can do is try to distract him long enough for you to get to safety.
The other rodeo contestants usually watch the bull riders doing their thing, some guys think they're brave, some guys think they're crazy.... But all the girls think they're cool.