May 6, 2012

The Kentucky Derby Simulcast at Canterbury Park


The Kentucky Derby Simulcast at Canterbury Park
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for May 6, 2012

I discovered an app called Cinemagram on my iPhone this week.  It allows you to mix photos and videos very easily and the results are pretty cool!


We've been having hours of fun with it.


We bought a couple new bird feeders this year for our yard.  We must be doing something wrong with them though, because no birds ever visit.  This chipmunk keeps showing up to eat the food, though.  We've named him Kitty.


Our old friends, the Zitzewitz Family, came over on Friday night for a very competitive game of Apples to Apples.  I never realized how vicious this game could be.  We discovered it's not a good idea to mix it with alcohol because there just ends up being way too many hurt feelings.


On Saturday morning, we went to Paragon Theaters in Burnsville to see a movie.  Whenever we go there, Sheri has to jump out of the car and sprint ahead of us so she can stand like this while we walk into the theater.  I'm really not sure why she feels the need to do this.


We went to see The Avengers 3D.  The boys loved it, but I thought it was just OK.  The Incredible Hulk was pretty funny, but the rest of the story kind of drug on for me.  I guess I'm just getting burned out on Super Hero movies.  You have invincible creatures fighting one another over and over again, but nothing ever really happens to them because they're invincible.  It makes you wonder what's the point after awhile.


At least we were able to stop at the food court afterwards.  That made me feel a little bit better.


I quickly ran to drop off the family at home and raced to Canterbury Park to watch the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby.  I'm not really into horse racing all that much, but I have a real affinity for pretty hats.


I finally found my old buddy, Jason Hornbuckle.  He was up to his old tricks trying to recruit couples into his Swinger's Club.


Lucky, I had other friends to sit with so I didn't have to watch Jason get rejected yet again.


Eventually, it was race time.  And what a race it was!!  I had money on a bunch of loser horses, but I was really rooting for Horse #19 "I'll Have Another!"  Of course, he won.  And I was happy because I was able to save valuable time by not having to stop by the ticket window again and collect any money.