Some of you may have put two and two together, but it may have slipped right past some others; living in Louisville, KY means living with the thrill and anticipation of the most exciting two minutes in sports, almost year round. The Kentucky Derby is Saturday and there is much to prepare for.
I'm not all about technology all the time I dabble in other hobbies that are steeped in earthy traditions. Horse racing is one of my favorites. I'll be out of the office tomorrow so I can attend my 10th straight Oaks Day at Churchill Downs. For non-Louisville residents, Oaks Day refers to another horse race held on the first Friday in May every year the day before the Kentucky Derby. Louisvillians have adopted this day as their day at the races as opposed to Derby Day which is really for out-of-towners.
I have my tickets, my ballpoint pen, my program, my racing tips, my binoculars, my camera, a wad of money, and my hat with Pegasus pins from the last 25 Derby festivals I'm ready. Last year I won about $80, which is about as good as you can expect, but I hope to do even better. My pick for the Kentucky Oaks is Wait a While wish me luck.
For the Kentucky Derby, my pick is Point Determined.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.