Rodeo guys are way more than tight jeans and ten-gallon hats. We went to the Waterloo Bomber in Waterloo, ON, and met one guy who dresses like one (and has a pickup truck).
SPECIALTY: I'm really good at fluid mechanics and drinking beer. I like Blue. Not the colour, the beer.
HOW LONG HE'S BEEN DOING RODEO: Rodeo? I drink a lot. I never spill though, so if I got to ride a bull, I could probably do it, provided I had a beer, a Blue in particular, to keep safe.
CLOSE CALLS: One time, this chick that was so drunk, she could hardly walk, and she was trying to pick me up at the Bomber. She was damn cute, too. Anyway, she reached to lean on me, and almost spilt my beer. Luckily, I reacted quickly, got out of the way, saved my beer, and she fell to the ground.
FAVOURITE WESTERN MOVIE: Hmmm, I saw this porno with Carmen Electra, that's the girl on the walls of the mathNEWS office, and that was kind of a Western movie.
MOST PRIZED POSSESSION: Probably my pickup truck. It lets me carry beer from the beer store to my ranch.
HIS SAY ANYTHING MOMENT: Once, I had friends over, and I didn't have any beer to share with them... that was so embarrassing, we had to drink whiskey, straight.
MOST HE'S EVER WON IN A RODEO: I once won a T-shirt at the Bomber from Labatt's.
HOW MANY HORSES HE OWNS: One: her name is Blue.
AFTER SCHOOL JOB: I work at Waterloo Maple and help design and code mathematical problem solving tools.
BIGGEST LOSS: When I cut my mullet.
RODEO DRESS CODE: Yeah, I follow the rodeo dress code, 'cause chicks dig it. I mean, I look sexy, rugged, and sophisticated all at once. Plus, the boots are comfy.
WHAT'S WITH THE HATS: I got it from my buddy Pete to complete my ensemble. We proceeded to drink and watch Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man to celebrate the event.
WHAT DOES HE LOOK FOR IN A WOMAN: I need a women that can solve ODEs and PDEs and buys her own beer.
WHY'S THERE A SONG CALLED MAMAS DON'T LET YOUR SONS GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS: Would you want your kids to grow up like me and be doing fluid mechanics?