Sunday, June 10, 2018


🐴What the heck's a furlong?  I learned that a furlong is an eighth of  a mile.

The Kentucky Derby is 10 furlongs, the Preakness Stakes is 9.5, the Belmont Stakes is 12.  The rare horse that wins all three earns the Triple Crown.  Did you watch?  Yesterday?  Justify was a contender, and he got it.  He has never ever ever not won a race.  What is that even like? 🏆

I don't know why I care.  I don't care to watch most professional sports.  I don't gamble.  I don't own all or part of a racehorse.  I've never even been to a live horse race even though there was a popular track near the town where I grew up.  But I just love to watch them race.  It's beauty and power and grace and speed all in one. And it only lasts about two minutes.  I've got other things to do... ⏰

So I was emotional tuning into the race yesterday.  Justify looked so calm making his way to the gate while my own heart was pounding. 💓  Another day at the office for him.  He ran a beautiful race, led the whole way, and won the Triple Crown.  Of course he was calm.  I think he knows what a badass he is. 💪

The prompt at Illustration Friday this week is "emoji", so even though I'm not much into the cartoony stuff, I drew this Justify emoji.

Looks just like him?

This weekend was also the Colorado State P.E.O. Convention .  I was not a delegate this year, and I was all the more glad for that so I was able to watch the win.  At least I stopped by convention in Denver for a while to check out a few things and get some memorabilia for our scholarship recipient🎓.   I went into the convention boutique to see what was for sale this year.  I really went in to visit with some other P.E.O.'s  and to kill some time while I was waiting to meet up with Susan.

But these earrings were calling to me.  So much for just killing some time.  I realized I "needed" them.💎

Susan showed up wearing a pair too.  The jewelry was hot this year

Well... it's charity. 💸⭐


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I can't really see the earings. But I'm sure they are lovely! :-)

Abby said...

They're nothing fancy, little silver and balls :)

ShadowRun300 said...

Aww! Love your Justify emoji. Like you, I find the races so majestic - fun to watch!
Glad you got to enjoy a PEO convention while being a nobody. Came out with a cute pair of earrings too!

Abby said...

It was nice being a nobody at convention. I hung out for a bit with some other nobodies, then got to go home and watch the race and didn't eat one bite of PEO chicken.