April 30, 2010

Some Inspiration for Tomorrow

While part of me is a Bukowski hater, I have to admit that he made horseracing sound fun. And Marguerite Henry did too. And for that matter, all those horse books I read when I was a kid. I was recently looking into being a jockey (new career path) but I found out I would have to lose about 15 pounds and that dream was squashed. Portland Meadows is hosting the Oregon Derby tomorrow, along with some sort of showing of the Kentucky Derby, and there will be music and hat contests and racing and all that. I'm imagining kids with balloons and people drinking whiskey furtively out of flasks and men in cream linen suits. I'm going to win money.

*Hat by Lady Diane Hats (Insane. For all your custom hat needs.)

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