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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Racing

Last Friday night Farra, her husband Bryan, my adoptive nephew their little one Brendan, and me ventured to the Del Mar racetracks to people watch bet on horses and watch Dashboard Confessional perform.
(Side note: Dashboard Confessional takes me way back to my cool emo/punk high school days. It was a really cool time in my life =P)
We arrived at the racetracks and Brendan's stroller promptly broke, sweeett. Bryan Farra is the handy one in their relationship and she quickly fixed that business right up.
We made our way into the races, checked out the horses, marveled out the unique "size" of the jockeys, and then started placing bets on the horses. I have a very intricate and unique science when it comes placing bets. Basically, I pick out my two favorite horses' names and bet on those horses... and I do pretty darn well.
So well that I won 5 out of the 6 races I bet on Friday night. I guess I just know how to pick out a special name when I see one. 
Don't forget to bring your attention to the classy high school age girls behind me and then remember how I said the people watching at the races is kinda awesome? Yup.
Two of the horses I bet on: Swiss Tart and Grumpy Small Mouth, they placed 1st and 2nd place in that race. (Now call me crazy but wouldn't Grumpy Small Mouth be an awesome blog name? =P hehehe)
Of course while we were at the races I did what any any good adoptive auntie would do, and taught Brendan that is completely ok to stomp dance on top of picnic tables in the middle of the racetracks. Just for the record I also recently taught him that it is completely okay to eat a whole bowl of gelato while your mom is not looking.

I am so lucky to have friends like Farra and Bryan, we always have a good time =)
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15 comments:

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Haha this cracks me up! I was once at a race and that same thing happened, I guess it´s a gift to pick the right one and yes I thout the EXACT same thing about Grumpy Small Mouth - I could actually see the header style in front of me, haha ;)

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

PS: Dashboard Confessional brings back great memories for me too :)

Chelsea said...

5 out of the 6 races? Way to go! It looks like it was a BEAUTIFUL day at the race track and I think it's pretty cool that Dashboard performed there! Not your typical horse race :)

christin said...

I LOVE going to the races. It's one of our favorite things, I wish sometimes I'd bet on the freaking winning horse.

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

next up lottery ticket. you know how to pick 'em.

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Treasure Tromp said...

I remember going to a Dashboard concert when I too was in my silly 'emo' high school days. Every now and then I hear a DC song on the radio, like So Impossible, and still freak out.

Kim @ wanderlustee.com said...

lol, just read your guest post on jenni's blog, now stopping by to say 'hi'!

i realllly want to go to hawaii, but since i'm in NYC it's cheaper to go to europe and/or the carribean (life is hard, i know!)

also, i dashboard confessional! lol! bringing me back! and i love people watching!!

Allie said...

awwww whatta little cutie! looks like so much fun!

Ash said...

how fun! and seriously, you are the best aunt ever!!!!

bahaha i'm still laughing at the horse's names and the high school girls..

also, dashboard was a really REALLY cool part of my emo days, too (:

Melissa said...

That looks like so much fun. I haven't been to a racetrack since I was a little kid. Cute shoes!

Lisa Moore said...

Looks like a great time. Yes, Dashboard Confessionals take me back too!

Sarah Pete said...

Ok, now this makes me want to actually visit the races. People watching is grand, just grand. Looks like you had loads of fun! And your little friend is too cute!

Oh my word . . . Dashboard Confessional . . . first year of college, right there. . . Yeah, I was a little behind on the music scene, for a while ;]

Jessica said...

You two are so adorbs! I suck at gambling\luck games or I would so go to the races! -Jessica

Erika @ rouge + whimsy said...

um dashboard. high school fo' sho.

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