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Offline omnitrader

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« 2010-Nov-13, 10:45 AM Reply #25 »
hey omni , i had a horse trained by Gerald ryan at the gc about 10 yrs ago . he was  a chestnut with white blaze abd spots all on his rump . name was essworr , stable name was nappy rash .

he won at the gc one day and we ended up at taking the strapper out for a feed . we ended up with his other strapper mates at a nightclub ( cant remember name - rosies ?) until about 4am .

any horse i have been in that has won has always copped $100 or $200 for their input  . great job that you all do and generally underappreciated .

top reading mate

Grosvenor... Gerald is a boss you don't mind working for/with. Many a time he would be seen at the coast helping to muck out or out hand walking the horses around the canal. Many boss's belive they are above doing all that yet want there staff to respect them. I have always said you do not work for a person, but with them. Dad drummed it into me that to lead you must be in front. A large % of trainers forget what it was like when they where just stablehands starting off. What they saw and how they felt about the way they where treated at times. I got the shits with racing and took a year off about 7 years ago. I went and worked on fishing boats. hardest job I have ever done in my life. But I learnt alot in that time about team work and how to be there for your fellow workers. While working on a long liner we had a team of 3. The skipper and 2 deckies. We would get up at 6am and be shooting the nite lines at 6-7 at night. While we got the line's out and set the skipper would be cooking dinner so we didn't have to do it when we had finished. The skipper was there on deck with us when we where hawling the lines during the day, and would go down himself into the chiller and stack the catch of the day. He worked with us and it drove as to work better and helped us to enjoy the hard long grinds we had to do. We all learnt how to drive the boat and how to read weather maps. We showed our respect for him one nite when we had a bad southerly about to hit but still had a line to set. Well when it hit the weather went wild. One minute the deck was dry next we where knee deep in water. The wind and rain was that strong it would blow your beanie over your eyes and in the end away overboard.  The trace,s where getting blow en back towards us when they where snapped onto the line and the other deckie ended up with a set trace bowing back and getting caught in his glove. The hook ripped down his middle finger and took the glove from his hand. When we pulled the line the next day the glove was still on the trace. If the glove never came off it would have been a mate we pulled up. Our skipper said we where mad but to us, it was one hell of an adrenalin rush. One of those time's that ...You just had to be there.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 10:29 AM Reply #26 »
Kiwi League team  :no1: :clap2: :clap2:. All   :noteworthy:  benji Marshall.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 04:53 PM Reply #27 »
Funny thing is life, how many times have we all wondered if we are the boxer or the bag( Pearl Jam..Yellow Leadbetter) ??. Pearl Jam again (I Am Mine).."I know I was born and I know I will die, the in between is mine...I am mine".  We are all different behind the eyes so why do we all want everyone to be like ourselves??. I can relate to many things in life thru music, am I alone or do others do the same??

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« 2010-Nov-14, 04:54 PM Reply #28 »
We are all different behind the eyes so why do we all want everyone to be like ourselves??.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 05:09 PM Reply #29 »
I love music as it has got me thru some of my most trying times in life. The worst was when I was In America and got a phone call from my mother. The first line was "your dad died of a heart attack last night". Wow that hurt. The second line was, "your sister is in hospital after a double aneurysm and is in a coma and the doctors wanted to turn the life support machine off". Double wow. Flip...hate to say it but I went downhill so quick and well was lucky to get out of my downward spiral. OK the drugs they put me on helped but music and relating to music helped more. A song by the late Tupac Shakur helped me, Life Goes On.  Boxer or Bag?, at the time I did not know. Did I do wrong by showing weakness?? You as a reader think what you would have done if you where miles away and got the same news in 2 sentence's.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 05:36 PM Reply #30 »
Sounds like you've got it together Omni.
Top stuff.

The last song that struck a chord with me  (no pun intended), was "It's time to switch to whisky" by Corb Lund.

Hey Shaun, if you like Blue Oyster Cult, check this out the Muppetts doing "Don't fear the Beaker" on Youtube music.(I don't know how to post the link)


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« 2010-Nov-14, 05:43 PM Reply #31 »
If anyone that is bored and reads this blog knows how to put music up please do. I would not have a clue but there are a few songs mentioned so far. Thanks.

PS...sorry but have alot of things to get rid of that has been sitting inside of me for a long time, I wanna die in peace.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 05:54 PM Reply #32 »
usernametaken here you go:


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« 2010-Nov-14, 05:58 PM Reply #33 »
Cheers Westie, and how was that done, if you don't mind???
Still love the muppets.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 05:59 PM Reply #34 »
Cheers Westie, and how was that done, if you don't mind???
Still love the muppets.

I like the two grumpy old fella's, damn they make me laugh.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 06:01 PM Reply #35 »
omnitrader
Scroll up a few turns, I have posted the songs into your posts.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 06:05 PM Reply #36 »
I like the two grumpy old fella's, damn they make me laugh.
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« 2010-Nov-14, 06:15 PM Reply #37 »
omnitrader
Scroll up a few turns, I have posted the songs into your posts.

Thanks Westie. I have invited my sister to come on here(she knows nothing about racing) and join me with my blog. She is older than me so would remember more than I do. she is the one that was in hospital on deaths door. Yes she lived. It takes 3 doc's to agree to turn the life support off in NZ. 2 said off, 1 said not yet as he got a responce. She is limited on her left side after having a stroke while in a coma but she lived.  BTW if anyone that reads this blog wants to put in with there past Please Do. I would like an open blog where maybe some of us can get rid of the past. Your choice readers.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 06:15 PM Reply #38 »
Cheers Westie, and how was that done, if you don't mind???
Still love the muppets.
Not sure I'm the right person to ask, MagiC~* will have the answer down pat.  This is what I do: Find the tune on utube, under the black box will be a link saying EMBED click and copy into your post here, discard all except the highlighted part, then highlight and click on utube icon in your post message.  I'm sure others will be able to provide a diagram.

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/b_eUnxDE8YY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/b_eUnxDE8YY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

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« 2010-Nov-14, 06:30 PM Reply #39 »
The 3rd line of the phone call was  "what do you think should be done with the life support machine..on or off??".... What would you say??

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« 2010-Nov-14, 06:42 PM Reply #40 »
Time for a song..(thanks Westie),..Powderfinger, My Kinda Scene.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 07:00 PM Reply #41 »
Here ya go.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 07:08 PM Reply #42 »
Hey Westie, what's your song??.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 07:39 PM Reply #43 »
Ok well time for me to stop as this is going nowhere. Honesty does not work on a  web site. At least I can live up to my downfalls in life and be honest about them. Admin please delete this thread.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 07:47 PM Reply #44 »
Omni

Dunno what that's about, but you could go back and delete any of your own posts.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 08:03 PM Reply #45 »
Don't let doubt cloud your mind Omni.
You were on the right track when you started this thread  :yes:

Personally I am really enjoying your story. I would buy the book.

Who is the best trainer you have worked for?

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« 2010-Nov-14, 08:08 PM Reply #46 »
Well I only stumbled across these blog threads this morning as I didn't have them ticked on my all topics view.

Been a pleasure to be reading your blog to this stage Omni. Love your honesty, and openness. And courage.

  emthup

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« 2010-Nov-14, 08:15 PM Reply #47 »
Ok well time for me to stop as this is going nowhere. Honesty does not work on a  web site. At least I can live up to my downfalls in life and be honest about them. Admin please delete this thread.
omni

This is YOUR Blog.  Sure, you can invite others to post, and some might take up that invitation.  If others don't, that should not be read as meaning others are not interested in your blog.  Apart for the forum's Code of Conduct, the only standards you're required to meet are your own.

GO FOR IT!!  

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« 2010-Nov-14, 09:09 PM Reply #48 »
Second that DD.

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« 2010-Nov-14, 10:27 PM Reply #49 »
And just to put the relative importance of some of life's challenges into perspective............

Last night was was the Med Student's Ball in Brisbane, held at Portside, just a stone's throw from Eagle Farm.  I had some very minor involvement as my daughter was attending.  It was a great night with some of the brightest and most gifted young Australians letting their hair down. 

Then at 4.00am today one of them loses control of his car near home and is killed.  Not drunk or drugged, just unlucky.


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