Friday, February 4, 2011

Be (Not) Mine

My car and I both managed to survive the blizzard Tuesday night physically intact, but I’m still a little unnerved by the experience. It’s probably (quite) a bit of a stretch to call what I’m experiencing PTSD, but getting out of bed and out to work the past two days has definitely been more unpleasant than it normally is.

It’s not likely that I’ll be buying the latest Web Special "Be Mine", a Huck Bey in a Decoratory red roan with little white hearts. I love red roans, and he’d be a perfect complement to my Polaris, but there’s no room in the budget for such foolishness right now. (It was a much more painful decision when I opted against sending in my card in for the Connoisseur Kandinsky, actually.)

I haven’t even snuck a peak at any of the discussions about him anywhere, yet - not that it would change my opinion one way or another, I’m just not in the mood to deal with the exceptionally annoying crop of commentators (new and old) now populating the model horse world.

I supposed most of you heard about the box that went for over a grand on eBay. A touchability box, not unlike the one I wrote about in one of my earliest posts, in March of 2009:

Needless to say, I found that a bit unnerving, too, in a slightly different way. I thought I overspent when I bought my touchability box some years back, and what I dropped on mine was considerably less than four figures. Heck, it was considerably less than three - and the horse came with!

I’m still trying to sort out my thoughts and feelings about it. Being all frazzled from the snow is not helping.

Since I’m not in a very talkative mood today, I’ll throw in a couple of pictures of test colors for you to ogle at instead. (I don’t own either one - just the pictures.) Here’s an exceptionally pretty dapple gray Misty:

And an old favorite - a Black Quarter Horse Gelding, with eyewhites:

I had a chance to buy this fellah, way back when, and didn’t. I won’t make the mistake of passing him by a second time.

1 comment:

bubbasmom said...

Yeah, I can't make up my mind about the newest Huck, either. I like the strawberry roan, and the hearts are subtle and look nice. But $150 is pretty steep right now!

BUT: if they used the QH mold it'd be a different story! I LOVE that black test! That is my absolute favorite mold. That black one would look great in my conga line. Oh, and do you find that the newest incarnation in dark bay is a whole lot like the JCP SR with the doll from a few years back?

WV: deducked. No more ducks for me??