Like A Tremendous Machine

With our all-information-all-the-time instant-judgement society, there is a habit if constantly branding events and performances as The Best <insert something> Ever, or Worst <insert something> Ever. We’re always making Top 10 lists and Top 100 lists for movies, and songs, and tv episodes, and athletes, and so on… I think that can often make for…

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Preakness Prep

If you’re a horse racing fan, you know that The Preakness Stakes is being run in Baltimore this Saturday. And while that’s a cause for a little celebration in its own right, Roomie is also coming into town — AND as Roomie lives in Maryland, we knew we really had to do race day right.…

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Tough Luck

One of my favorite things to do, when I became of appropriate age, was to go see the horseraces at Garden State Park, the racetrack near where I grew up in New Jersey. Seeing the horses, analyzing their histories, the trainers and jockeys, it was all very easy to get swept up in the excitement…

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Star-Spangled Saturday

It was quite a Saturday for The Beloved and I — with two big events scheduled on the same day.  The first was one that we’d had scheduled for a while, which was watching Zenyatta race at the Del Mar Racetrack  (where the turf meets the surf).  Now, the Beloved is a huge fan of…

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A Day At The Races

Yesterday, the Beloved took a day off (after a couple of long days) and we set our sights on watching a little of the Sport of Kings.  Yep, we went to the track.  Here in San Diego, that means going to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which is a beautiful track right by the sea.…

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Special Saturday Post-time Happy Hour: The Mint Julep

With the 135th Kentucky Derby being run today, there’s really only one choice for what to drink: A Mint Julep.  The Julep brings to mind old Southern days of relaxing on the veranda, but has become as synonymous with the Derby as roses. The Julep is potent drink (it’s essentially all bourbon) but is meant…

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