Today was Kentucky Derby Day, It was a six hour event on NBC but the race is literally two minutes. Not sure how that really happens but I saw most of it and took a break to go to the grocery store because I was out of dog food, water, wine, beer, and any sort of raw fruit and vegetable and needed bug traps and a new filter for my air conditioner. You know, the necessities. 🙂
I picked three horses for the race, the favorite, Essential Quality (some guy bet $2.5 million on him), he came in fourth. Oops! My second pick was Midnight Bourbon. He had the oldest jockey and seemed like a good horse. He didn’t place either, he was somewhere in the middle. My final choice was longshot, Soup and Sandwich. Because, how great of a name is that? And he had the youngest jockey. Well it was a very exciting race, but the first 45 seconds or so were the best. SOUP AND SANDWICH WAS IN SECOND! SECOND! I was screaming at the TV. It was glorious.
And then that sweet horse ran out of gas. Soup and Sandwich is owned by a female owner who is some relation to the guy who started the Campbell’s Soup company.Granddaughter maybe Anyway, Soup and Sandwich tuckered out and came in dead last. I didn’t bet anything. I just like to have horses to root for and usually post my picks on Twitter just in case I am a genius or something. It appears I am not a genius. But it was fun.
The weather was beautiful today in the ATL. I made it out of the house for a trip to Kroger for gas and groceries and I am completely exhausted. I still have not put them all away. Tomorrow my big plan is to find the kitchen floor. I’m sure it is under there somewhere. I am sweeping and mopping impaired. Ask anyone who has ever seen me try. I am sure this will be a diagnosis in the next DSM.
What are you guys up to this weekend? Also Happy Easter to all my Orthodox friends. Especially, my favorite one who got another year older today.
UPDATE: Any negative comments you have about about horse racing, misogyny, how much you hate Kentucky, gambling, war and pestilence, and any other negative shit you feel the need to drag into what was a happy post. You should post here.