The Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports

May 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Or something like that.

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend and while that may not mean much to most of you, if you happen to be from the Louisville area then you know how big of a deal this can be.  Schools close, offices shut down and women everywhere bust out fancy hats that match their mint juleps.  Celebrities and tourists from all over roll into the city they would likely fly right over during the remaining 364 days of the year and they proceed to party all over the place.  I myself have never been to the actual Derby or the Oaks (the precursor which takes place today) though I have been to Churchill Downs numerous times.  I know quite a few people who are enjoying the festivities today and while I really wish I was out of the office and in the sun drinking, I have my own busy weekend ahead to look forward to.

Speaking of the Derby, I’ll be posting next week about the Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony and Reception I attended at the Field Museum last week.  Since their current traveling exhibit is on horses, the reception was Derby themed.  Expect a summary and if you’re lucky even a pic sometime soon – I’d do it today but this week has plum tuckered me out.  In fact, I really wish I had a mint julep of my own…


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