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 =)