Cabrito

Hey, goats are fun! Stella and Andy arrived Monday and they’ve been really sweet. Stella’s still on the bottle and Abby has been feeding her every day. We were warned that she’s a little “vocal” (the goat not my daughter) but both have been pretty quiet. Our housekeeper, Magdalena, keeps giving us recipes for goat. She says it tastes better than pork. I don’t think she understands that they’re pets!
Tomorrow morning I’m going in to do a roundtable on TechLive celebrating the 10th anniversary of Linux. Apparently they needed someone who still likes it. Harumph. Then I fly out to New York at 1p. I arrive at 9p. Get up at 4a (Eastern – 1a my time!), do the Today show, then immediately fly home. Not even time for an H&H bagel before I leave. I’m supposed to be on at 8:20a but these things always change. If there’s any breaking news I could be bumped entirely, but that’s less likely on a Saturday.

I’m going to be talking to Soledad (my buddy from The Site) about finding old friends online. Should be fun – if exhausting. I wish I could sleep on airplanes.

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  1. Leo,
    I heard you were going to have a contest to name the goats. But see they have names already. I was going to say if you had two boy goats then they should be Roger and Scott or Patrick and Martin. One of each could be Dvorak and Taylor. Two girls would have been Jessica and Megan or Morgan and Cat. Wait! A goat named Cat? πŸ™‚
    Guess Leo is going to be a goatherder now.

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  2. What’s the difference between eating a goat and a pig? I wish people would wake up and realize there is no difference between eating a cow, pig, chicken, dog, goat, cat, turtle, turkey or human being. Flesh is flesh. What makes a dog a “pet” and a pig “food?” Taste?
    Go vegan. For yourself, for the environment and of course for the animals.
    http://www.vegan.com
    John

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  3. Dev,
    Have fun talking with Soledad! Man, talk about the “good old days!”
    And, yes, goats are FUN! A friend had a very well-mannered, friendly goat, and it was just like a big, lovable dog. Great fun for the children, and the parents too!!
    Have fun in NY, and hope to see you on NBC!

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  4. I’m an owl, hate mornings, never met one I liked. My best hours are from 11 pm to 3 am, that’s when I usually do my best work and visit Leoville. For you Leo, I’ll be up Sat. morning watching. Good luck! Give NBC a taste of how it should be done. Looking forward to goat pics.

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  5. Hi LΓ©o!
    Wow, what a schedule you have in front of you. I think it would be fun to travel to New York, but with your schedule, I don’t know if there will be anytime to have fun. Try anyways!
    I look forward to seeing you. You will certainly give the Today Show a well needed boost!
    Best wishes,
    – Michael J. Titera
    Fremont, California

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  7. Sounds great Leo! A pix of Abbey feeding the Stella her bottle would be adorable! (hint…hint…) Sounds like country life is really agreeable to you!
    Have a great time in New York! πŸ˜‰

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  8. HI Leo
    Glad to here about your new goats, I’m glad to that we are not the only ones with strange pets, 3 Golden retervers, 3 pot bellied pigs, 1 turtle and one new wallaby.
    My sons 4th birthday is Sunday so I know what you are going thru.

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  9. Man, I can’t believe they don’t do a satellite hook-up for you so you don’t have to travel all that way. I’ll try to catch it before my round of kids (not goats!) soccer on Saturday.

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  10. Good luck on the show Leo! I have to tape it because I have to work Saturday morning. Don’t worry, I won’t miss it though.

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  11. ya dude Leo? your awesome bud, good job. bring back kate and it would be even better but the fat guy is pretty solid right now too. teach Yoshi to be smoother on the screen and he could take that show over or be by your side

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  12. Hey, Leo! Goats rock! I hang out at this little IRC network where the goat is our mascot! Viva goats! πŸ™‚
    BTW, Keep up the stellar work on the page. I’m loving it!

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  13. First time I’ve read these threads, so I’m still not aware of whether the goats are female, male, or one of each. Back when I lived in Columbus, OH (“Clumbs, aHYa” to the locals) a friend once invited us to a picnic on his brother’s farm north of town. As we were sitting around a spread on the grass enjoying lunch, a young kid (goat) ran out of the barn and up to our spread to see what he could con out of us.
    The kid was about 15-20 lbs., like a small-medium dog, very cute and friendly.
    What they were raising him for, however, was the same thing Magdalena has in mind. If either of your kids is a male, suggest having him fixed before it “matures.” Adult male goats have attitude and are nowhere near as cute as kids.
    BTW finally got the latest linux (SuSE 7.2) working with the 2.2.19 kernel. Hope the problems Linus is having with the 2.4 kernel don’t spoil his 10th anniversary celebration

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  15. Name the goats, Word and Word up! (I know, they’re already named!)
    Sleeping on planes… Avoid caffeine, avoid alchohol, bring along some of those foamy ear plugs, not the hard kind, they can hurt your ears when the pressure changes, the foamy ones are better that way, then wear some ear phones OVER the ear plugs, (this lets people know you are trying to sleep and have some quality time with your muzak and disuades all but the most intrepid “chatters”) and while you’re at it, how about a sleep mask, to block the light…. then you can snooze all the way to the east coast! Best of luck, happy trails cowboy!
    Here are some zzz’s to take in your pocket on the plane….. z z z z z z z z z z z zzzzzzz z z z z z zzzzzzz z z z z z z z z.

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  16. I raised minature goats. Goats keep horses calm and also keep the horses tail trimmed up. When I got my goats off the bottle, I left them milk in a pan. I could not, or so I thought, get them to drink from the pan. One morning, I went to feed them early and found both of them drinking out of the pan.
    When they get off the bottle, try feeding them tobacco. Anykind. It’s a great way to get rid of friends cigs or a person’s chewing tobacco. The goats react like cats do on catnip.

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  17. Leo: Don’t forget gum or hard candies. They work wonders for your ears on the plane. Especially on landing. I hope you don’t get as nervous as I do. I sometimes drive my poor husband nuts, although he’s very patient with me.(Bless him) πŸ™‚ Have a safe trip, and I’ll see you next week.

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  18. ::yawn:: Just … 45 more minutes … to the Today show … oops. 44 minutes now. πŸ™‚
    And I’m watching ESPN Classic. They’re showing some classic (go fig) pro wrestling. Ah, the old days … Moose Cholak, Mighty Atlas, the Crusher …
    Sure, I could watch the rerunning of last night’s TSS, but Chris Pirillo really irks me. He reminds me of one of those nerds from my elementary school days. You know, the ones that had “witty” comments to make for those of us that were bad at math … Yeah, and they say *I* have issues.
    Oops! 42 minutes now! πŸ™‚

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  19. I HATE Chris Pirillo he is the most annoying SOB I have ever seen on TV. I thought Cosby re-runs were bad but I’d rather watch a 24hour marathon than to watch Chris Pirillo again. Why are these people on TECH TV (admin’s) keeping him on, he’s not funny, he’s a geek. I’ll give him one thing he is knowledgeable about computers (well more than my mom) but he’s just stupid.
    I wan’t to hear from you guys out there what do you say we call Osama bin Laden and tell him Chris Pirillo’s address.

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  20. I HATE Chris Pirillo he is the most annoying SOB I have ever seen on TV. I thought Cosby re-runs were bad but I’d rather watch a 24hour marathon than to watch Chris Pirillo again. Why are these people on TECH TV (admin’s) keeping him on, he’s not funny, he’s a geek. I’ll give him one thing he is knowledgeable about computers (well more than my mom) but he’s just stupid.
    I wan’t to hear from you guys out there what do you say we call Osama bin Laden and tell him Chris Pirillo’s address.

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  21. . i hate chris pirillo… so… much. no one likes hGOOD LORDim, everyone i talk to that has had the displeasure to witness him agrees with me. he comes off thinking he is some sort of charismatic wizard of the screen with his witty humor and knowledable background of computers, but it doesn’t matter if he was the god of computers, at the level of annoyance that he is currently at i would rather die then watch that show again. he has not only ruined the show that Leo once made acceptably cool, but he has made me fear the network all together. If there are ANY people that have the power to fire this guy, please do everyone and your wallet a favor and fire this guy ONE THE AIR after you slap him in the face.

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  22. I have to agree. Chris Parillo is one sick joke.
    Leo, you helped me learn my computer with finesse and stlye. A show (in the past) I would never miss. But now I have to put up with a bunch of self serving CRAP witless humor mindless jokes and
    everything people here have said just to occasionally get a decent tip or two. At least you engaged us in learning without our even knowing. Now the Call for Help show is something
    I don’t even care to watch. Chris’s mannerisms
    really turn me off and I’d like to wring his neck.
    No wonder he clings to Lockergnome, how many of us stuffed guys like that in their locker back in high school.

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  23. A) Congrats with the goats! I can’t say I’ve ever been around one, let alone had more then one as a pet! Make sure you keep an eye on Magdalena … you wouldn’t want to come home and find her making goat roast for dinner!
    B) I hate getting up early on the weekend, but I will be watching the Today show. Make sure to give a “shout out” to your Leoville homies. ;o)
    C) Where are those Farmer Leo pics?!
    Take care, Leo!

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  24. well my mom had something to say so i shall tell you all.
    When my dad came to pick up my mom for their first date, my dad saw a goat haning from the tree outside. He thought my moms family were devil worshipers (they were not). That night he had goat for dinner, he thought it was good. They had another date then got married 6 weeks later, and have been married now 21years this November.

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