Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spectral Analysis

For those of you who think that I misplaced my keyboard under a pile of laundry, I would like to inform you that you are incorrect. I have been doing lots of writing over the past few weeks, however it is neither entertaining nor amusing. But I get to use some big fancy words, like fluorochrome and spectral overlap, both of which, by the way, would be good names for a racehorse.

Actually, my 9-year-old daughter has written more about horse racing over the past couple of months that I have!

    Once upon a time there was a girl named Alice. She was sweet and kind. She always wanted to ride a horse. So I asked a person that was riding a horse and asked if I can have his horse. But then he said,”No, this is not a play horse!”So I just walked away. When I got home, I pretended to be a horse. Then I wrote a poem about a horse that goes like this;
      I love horses yes I do,
      I hope you do too.

    -by Alice (guest blogger)

I did, however, squeeze in a trip to the racetrack once or twice, most recently last Sunday to enjoy the Woodbine Mile. Turallure (which is also a good name for a fluorochrome) caught Courageous Cat just at the wire, giving me a winning exacta ... or so I thought. It turned out that this so-called great scientific mind didn't box the exacta. There's a scientific word for mistakes like that: Damn!

Meanwhile, Lone Star Park has kicked off its 2011 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses and Ostriches. Renovation continues at the simulcast facility, Post Time Pavilion, so simulcast operations and smoking privileges are temporarily located to the first floor of the grandstand, making milling around during races somewhat trying. However, tomorrow night there is a full spectrum of events: $1 beer specials, Dash for Cash Derby Trials, and camel and ostrich races for charities. Makes me think of another big word that I've been writing lately: excitation.


Carra Copelin said...

This sign is my most favorite of all time! So glad it's still around. Judy told me about the new instrument. An upgrade was long past due. I hope it's going better. I enjoy reading your posts and I've placed it on my blog as blogs I follow. Yes, this week I jumped into the blogosphere. If you have a minute, look me up at I hope you like it.

Carra Copelin said...

I should've mentioned the previous comment was left by Gloria. ;)

suebroux said...

I'm so thrilled that you stopped by the ol' blog. And I'm even happier that you're back to writing!

As for that sign - it did not survive the move from the Immuno Lab to the new location on the second floor. That sign was so old it probably turned to dust when Judy took it off the wall! Ergo, I had to recreate the image. Love that photoshop!