Saturday, May 5, 2012
Happy Derby Day!!
It is officially the biggest holiday in Kentucky - Derby Day! This week has been absolutely crazy for me! I'm trying to get everything caught up and ready for my big day in a couple of weeks, and still manage to enjoy Derby week. A close friend of mine's birthday was yesterday and she really wanted to go down to the Downs (Churchill Downs for all you out of state folks) for the Oaks race yesterday. I rearranged my schedule so that I could go with her. So, I saw my first client yesterday at 7:00am! This way I was done and dressed and down at the track by about 11:30. Normally okay, but my sisters' had talked me into going to see some friends of theirs in a band the night before. Going to the track on 4 hours of sleep is not a good idea. It was freakin' HOT! I'm always hot anyway, probably in part because I have lots of extra "insulation" and probably because my blood is Wisconsin blood, therefore making me avoid the heat. So, while I always love the idea of going to the track for oaks / derby.... The execution of it never exactly lives up to the expectation. Got rained on again, had a nice heat headache even after drinking 4 bottles of water and no alcohol, and some nice blisters from shoes that I wear a lot and have never gotten blisters from before.... After coming home to shower and take some advil, I went back over to my friend's house for a laid back birthday party. After the party (at about midnight) I went grocery shopping because of course I have to bring a dish for the party today.
Today's party is definitely my kind of derby party. My roommate from college's family always throws a big party at their house. There is betting online, regular $ pots and always lots and lots of food and good people. This year, I'm just going to try and be aware of what is going in my mouth, since grazing at these kind of parties is a real issue for me. Next year of course, I hope I will be an experienced bandster who has already developed all sorts of new, healthy, habits.
Anyway, long post done, Happy Derby to all!