Legend and I decided to dabble in UKC nosework this weekend. It's not so much that we needed yet another thing to get involved in, but we both love competing and this was local so we decided to go for it. Today they had two container trials.
Legend crushed it as usual. In round one she hit it in 3.58 seconds earning her a first place and high in trial! In round two she again took first place with a time of 8.4 seconds. So yeah, that's a whole day invested for less than 12 seconds of work. But that's kind of the way it goes for the winners. Anyway, those two legs gave her her UKC Novice Container title. We had a good time and will probably attend more of the local UKC trials. But first she is entered in the NW2 trial in Columbia next month!
Tonight we attended Missouri State University's Tour of the Globe event. They offered informational displays, activities and of course foods from various countries around the world. We tried a lot of things, a few were really good, some we didn't like and most were ok to try once. But best of all it was a free event so we all stuffed ourselves and had a good time.
Writing in their native languages.
Making German themed Christmas ornaments.
"Tattoos" from Pakistan.
My favorite food was the chocolate balls from Brazil. Shocker, I know.
In preparation for International Education week all the exchange students had to put together a presentation on their home country. Yesterday we all gathered as a group to hear them. Many of them also dressed in native costume.
Some of the students will be presenting again at their school as part of the IEW. I'm not sure Ozark has this planned so Nadin may luck out and not need to give hers again. But, it was very good!
The presentations were all interesting, but it was a long afternoon and evening when you combined 15 kids talking along with some technical difficulties.
The other part of the day was foods from around the world. Nadin prepared Kushari with some help from Jerry.
Each student spoke briefly about their food and then we all got to try them!
The lighting in the room was terrible, so these are as good as I could get the pictures.
Last week we had a girls night out the local Millsap farms which is a family run farm (they also have some employees, some of which I believe also live on the premises). Every Thursday (during certain months of the year) they have live music and pizza buffets made all from farm fresh produce local meats and cheeses and cooked in clay ovens. They ovens are so hot they only take 2 minutes to cook! Every week there are three gourmet options plus a cheese for a very unique taste. The family kids were all running around and helping and the dogs were cleaning up any spills! We really enjoyed this and hope to attend again next year when it's a little warmer.
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife...
Ain't no rhyme or reason No complicated meaning Ain't no need to over think it Let go laughing Life don't go quite like you planned it We try so hard to understand it The irrefutable, indisputable fact is... It happens