ride em cowboy
Todd had a birthday coming up so me and his wife Melissa decided to throw him a surprise birthday party. We got his buddies together and surprised him at the hotel where he thought he and the Mrs. were going to have a quiet weekend. A few beers later we piled into a cab and mosied on over to the Saddle Ranch in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip.
Pretty good meal… we had all sorts of appetizers and a big selection of grilled meats. The fun of the evening though is depicted in the picture there. They have a mechanical bull and a few of us got to ride it for free, courtesy of the manger! That Todd… he knows how to work deals.
Riding a bull is pretty fun; they’re warm, fuzzy and don’t smell at all. I did pretty well, I thought. The bucking is pretty easy to stay on with. You just clench your legs and hold on. It’s the quick unexpected turns that get you though. I suppose they train the bulls to do throw those in.
There’s video footage right here.
PS. Learned a new card game/drinking game.