Monday, April 13, 2009

So Much to Blog About

Whew, where do I even begin? There is so much to cover today we'd best just jump right in.

Today, the Monday after Easter marks Smingus Dyngus. It's a HUGE water fight. If you get drenched, you'll be blessed and it also means you're very popular. I took a shower to insure good fortune and maintain widespread blog approval AND the rain is pouring AGAIN above J-town. I. AM. BLESSED. Go ahead click the link to read more about it. We Pollocks sure know how to partay!

When we left off Friday with a post about MY CLOSET (thank you everyone who didn't cancel their subscription) I mentioned the giveaway from back here. So let's see who will play THE GRAND PRIZE GAME...with a little help from our magic arrows and "Big Top Band"....our lucky winner is:

Yaya said...

I completed the assignment! Do I get a gold star?


Our at home winner is:

jill jill bo bill said...

Crap! I always miss everything! I really need to stop working.

Congratulations, I will email both of you later this morning so I can send you some crap, er I mean wonderful prizes from OUR GRAND PRIZE GAME CLOSET!

Some of you may know that Whynot and I headed out on another adventure this past weekend. ROAD TRIP! Destination, Keeneland in Lexington KY. Whynot is kinda the male version of Thelma to my Louise, except we would sooner shoot each other rather than drive off a cliff together.

We left J-town Friday evening and our first stop was Lafayette IN, home to the Purdue Boilermakers. Filled up with gas, grabbed some Mickey D's and we were headed south on I-65 to meet up with New Albany's most famous blogger Dana of Life is Good.

Dana and her hubby Joe had no idea what they were in for when she agreed to meet for breakfast on Saturday morning, poor dear. I was her first ever blogger meet and greet, and hell I'm not even MY OWN first choice on the list of people I want to meet. Dana and Joe were on time, Whynot and I, well we were a smidgen late. Sorry Dana, you see, I said WHYNOT likes to get places early, me...well I run on what he calls KAMINSKI TIME. I can never be on time, ever, I try, but something always prevents my timeliness. Perhaps I just like to make a grand entrance ;)

We enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast at the local casino and the boys even found a common ground for conversation, the CUBS. That much I heard and after that it was just blah blah blah, something about the Bears acquiring Orlando Pace and then more blah blah blah from the men folk as Dana and I chatted like old friends. I could have sat there all day eating and laughing but Whynot had an agenda and a schedule to keep, so all too soon our visit was over. I do have photographic proof of the event to share with all of you.

Dana and Me

Whynot with his roving eyes and me

Dana and Joe

It was really a pleasure to meet the both of you, maybe we can do it again sometime. Whynot can always be persuaded to head down towards horse country.

Which leads to our next stop, Keeneland, for the Blue Grass Stakes. Where I left my trusty camera in the safety of my locked car. GRRRRRR. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny with a slight breeze to cool us when needed. We arrived in plenty of time to find a bench between the alternate finish line and the finish line, right in front of the tote board and monitor and we were good to go. With the AM Racing Form in hand I was ready to pick me some winners, unfortunately I didn't cash a single winning ticket all day!!! My handicapping skills obviously need some fine tuning. I can tell you this much, General Quarters will be one to watch if he runs in the Derby.

No visit to Lexington is complete without having some bread pudding with REAL bourbon sauce at the track and then a visit to Tony Roma's for ribs after the races. We had both and were not disappointed, although I remember the bourbon sauce in the past had a lot more kick to it.

Sunday afternoon found us heading back to J-town with a quick stop at Applebee's for our very non-traditional Easter dinner.

Home Sweet Home on The Avenue with all of it's tedious responsibilities. My laundry room awaits and so until my next post, buh bye!

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Anne said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love meeting up with other bloggers. :D

Akum said...

I guess you had a fun easter..I spend my easter in my couch watching cheesy Bollywood movies..

Unknown said...

what a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Rita, HOW I WISHED we could have spent some quality time together. (Hard to do with husbands present) I did give it my best shot trying to convince Whynot of the wisdom of blogging. I'd say, just DO IT and not give a flip what anyone thinks. My sister thinks I'm TOTALLY nuts for doing it and so does my daughter. They might be right, but they think that about me anyway.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Whoo hoo! Thank you!!!!!!!

Don't you just love how you can get together with a new friend and the hubbies seem to be able to get along like peas and carrots??

Leah said...

sounds like a good time!

Jenni said...

You and Whynot had a fun little trip!!

Michelle said...

Mmmmmm bread pudding. Mmmmmm. My favorite.

OHmommy said...

HAPPY Smingus Dyngus.

Julie D said...

I'm still jealous. I shoulda showed up and annoyed the crap out of both of you.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I missed a water fight??

I'm so sick about baby Maddie..

Debz said...

Oooooooo, fun! A meet and greet! I can't wait to grow up and have a meet and greet of my very own.

Ah, who am I kidding. No one wants to meet OR greet me. Well, except the guy at Walmart. But that's kind of his job isn't it?

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