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hunterseat df: Hunter Seat Equitation is a division that is judged on the ability and the style of the rider. The riders can be judged both over fences and on the flat.

Although true, hunters DO eat, at least the skilled ones do, my name derives from the world of horses.

And because the word hunter is in my name, people automatically think I'm a guy. Not even close.

Whenever I meet someone named Hunter I have to bite my tongue to keep from saying "That's my name, too!"
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New Jersey.... shhhh!

Posted 10-28-2015 at 06:22 PM by hunterseat

I don't normally tell people where I was born. I grew up in Virginia so I claim that state when asked "Where ya from?" But I'm going to tell you and since there aren't many of you, it might go unnoticed. Jersey. I have trouble saying it. If you don't understand that, let me explain.

First, somewhere in my childhood I heard someone call New Jersey the armpit of the nation. Oh yeah! That's where I want to be from.

Fast forward WAY into adulthood and I am preparing to go on a trip to South America as a crew member on a military flight. Many hoops needed jumping through: passport, intel briefing, form upon form. I was sitting across a desk from an official person filling out one such form.

"Place of birth?" he asked.

"New Jersey," I answered then added "but I don't usually admit it."

He looked at me, brows furrowed and asked "Why?"

"Okay, never mind." I wondered if he was the only person who hadn't heard New Jersey jokes.

We continued the form process when another crew member walked by. He glanced down at the paperwork and exclaimed loudly "NEW JERSEY?! She can't come with us!"

He was joking but I looked knowingly across the desk. "See what I mean?"

Just yesterday I stopped to ask directions. I was on an unfamiliar base in a Southern state. I was escorted into the building. It was a secure building but I had the right identification so the young lady helping me took me to her leader. His office was well appointed with top-of-the-line furniture. There were mementos from years of service. He welcomed me warmly and seemed to be a very happy guy, animated, wearing a bright pink button-down shirt, neck-tie slung untied around his neck. I tried to get a glimpse at the earrings in his ears. Impossible to do with the movement but I caught a glint and assumed they were diamonds. He pointed to the right building through his window. I thanked him and followed the young lady back to the entrance.

"He's rather flamboyant, isn't he?" I said with a smile.

"Yes," she smiled back and explained. "But he's from New Jersey."

See what I mean?
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    Or, as some people might pronounce it: "Jay'-zee."
    Posted 10-29-2015 at 03:49 AM by case44 case44 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Originally Posted by case44 View Comment
    Or, as some people might pronounce it: "Jay'-zee."
    I've been saying that all weekend. Jay-zee. Ain't that the fella married that Bouncy girl?
    Posted 11-01-2015 at 05:44 PM by hunterseat hunterseat is offline

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