What I Learned [About Me] Yesterday

So I spent yesterday at Churchill Downs.  Our local advertising club hosts the event and I got all dolled up to schmooze.  I’m not a good schmoozer but for this kind thing, I’m always game.  Having friendly clients makes this much easier.  And funner.

But I learned a lot about myself yesterday.  Surprising since I’ve been living with me for 28 years already but whatevs.

Churchill Paddock

These guys lost this race.  That’s OK – so did I.

  • I know more about horse racing than I originally thought.  All thanks to the repeated guidance of my pal VJ and my father-in-law reminding me the money’s in the jockeys.  So I was able to share my knowledge.  You’re welcome.
  • I made $11 yesterday.  Well, my winnings totaled to $36 but then I spent some and all you really need to know is I came out on top.  Not big money but then again I don’t do big wagers.  It’s all about winning.  And waving your money in the air [even if it is just $6.40].
  • I get crazy jealous when someone wins and I lose.  I almost want to steal their stubs to cash it in myself.  But this isn’t grade school and that lacks taste or something along those lines.
  • I can stand mint juleps.  Not my favorite bourbon drink but old fashions were not available.  Thus, I had a julep.
  • It took me no less than three hours to consume my mint julep though.  I had to keep adding ice.  And water.  But I drank it.  All of it.
  • I want a horse.  Because I want to stand in the paddock in a fancy dress and fancy hat and watch everyone ooh and ahh over my horse.  And I want to name it Split Decision.  I think I could make a lot of money with a name like that.
  • Having Google on your phone makes for a fun day.  I loved being able to say “The power of the internet says…”.
  • I hate high-heels more than going to the dentist.  My feet hated me for the better part of the evening.
  • I eat and drink like a man.  Bourbon Barrel Ale and a lamb shank the size of my head for dinner.  I felt like a caveman.  Or a viking.  Or a royal Grecian that has every kind of food on the table but chooses the bone-in meat to feast on.  Yes, it was divine.
  • If you sit next to JBerry at a dinner function, he will eat off your plate.  Even if clients are present.  I don’t mind it though because I ate off his.  Fair trade.
  • Lemon and mint in ice cream together is heaven on Earth.  I’d probably be willing to break the law in exchange for a scoop.
  • I have no problem whatsoever putting my spoon [which may or may not have already been in mouth] in another person’s dessert.  None.  Whatsoever.
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April 29, 2010 - 12:12 pm

amyhasbangs - i love you. you are amazing.

April 29, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Doo Doo - You sound like yo DAddy

April 29, 2010 - 9:02 pm

jasmandii - This is so funny. This post reminded me of when I used to walk horses on the Hialeah horse track in Florida

April 30, 2010 - 7:30 am

Wendi - Now why can’t I have a field trip like this?

April 30, 2010 - 11:23 am

katie o. - i call no fair. i want work functions like that. oh well, i guess i did eat well last night. kinda like a caveman too.

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