Merry Christmas

I hope each and every one of you had as lovely a day as I did, whether with friends or family or peacefully home alone. 


Exotic Animal Races

Today at Louisiana Downs they had camel and ostrich races interspersed with horse racing. We missed the camel race, but I did get to see my first horse races. And my first ostrich race. 

It was super packed. We’ve been to the Labor Day Weiner Dog Races a couple of times, and it wasn’t anything close to this. 

Ostriches about to start


We didn’t bet, but I picked the winner on the first two, and my horse almost won the third. 

But now my four-day weekend comes to a close, and since my manager’s on vacation, it’ll be almost like having a real job for the next week and a half. He told me that the assistant manager and I are equally in charge while he’s gone. 


Happy Thanksgiving Again

Today has gone better than expected; my mother got her deconstructed turkey in the oven an hour late, but we only ate half an hour late. 

My best friend’s mom made some amazing dressing. 

My best friend pulled me to the side to tell me that she saw my mother put half a cup of salt in the gravy. 

My best friend’s dad and my brother’s girlfriend held an impromptu concert on the back porch on penny whistles. This attracted the attention of the neighbor kids playing outside. I knew they would get along swimmingly, since he’s a musician and she’s a music major. I rather enjoyed seeing her passion for music and music history come out. It made me see how she and my brother are so perfect for each other, because he’s the same way when he gets taking about his game developing.

Waffles even came out, momentarily. 

And work has been going by not too slowly, so that’s good.