Heidi the Hick

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About me

Occupation life observationist, writer, riding instructor
Location Ontario, Canada
Introduction I ride, I read, I write. I share my life with a husband, two teenagers, a Pug, a scary house cat, and three horses. Pink is my favourite colour. I used to hate it but then my brain got rearranged and now I like it so much I sometimes dye my hair pink. I'm slightly crazy and I believe we should all stop saying crazy like it's a bad thing. I write novels - like as in, I start them and actually finish them - and I fully intend to be a published author. I teach people how to ride horses for a living, and I love my job! All I ever wanted to do was ride my ponies and write my stories. Hey, that's what I do! Lucky, lucky me. Join me for horses, trucks, Johnny Depp, antidepressants, beer, trashy pop culture, interior desecrating, Jesus, John Deere, and rock stars. Yeeaahhh! We'll laugh and cry, it'll be fun, c'mon.
Interests my family, critters, music, reading, horses, inventing stories, riding horses, collecting books, writing, old stuff, antiques, junk, horses, ponies, playing guitar badly, horses, trucks, tractors, farming, entertainment, nature, questioning my sanity, mild non-conformity
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, American Splendor, Uncle Buck, Parenthood, Pirates of the Caribbean, Willow, This is Spinal Tap, Still Crazy, Edward Scissorhands, The Lord of the Rings, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Napoleon Dynamite, the Libertine, Twilight, anything by Tim Burton, anything involving Christopher Guest
Favorite Music Led Zeppelin, White Stripes, Tea Party, Soundgarden, Dixie Chicks, AC/DC, the Darkness, Van HALEN, Brad Paisley, RHCP, Audioslave, AFI, Alexisonfire, Alice In Chains, Queen, Alter Bridge, Rage Against the Machine, Kevin Breit, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, Death From Above 1979, Sarah McCully, the Beatles, Loretta Lynn, the Raconteurs, Guns N Roses, Apocalyptica, Muse, Cancer Bats
Favorite Books A horse named Doodlebug by Irene Brady, The Pony Problem by Barbara Holland, King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry, The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King, the Backyard Horseman by Ron Rude, On Writing by Stephen King, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, The Diviners by Margaret Laurence, Who Has Seen the Wind by W O Mitchell, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke, Fargo Rock City by Chuck Klosterman, The Dirt by Motley Crue, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Lottery by Patricia Wood, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman by Adrienne Kress, Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet by Joanne Proulx, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Some Kind Of Normal by Heidi Willis, JK Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, Tolkien, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins