Every spring, the voices of my friends and acquaintances fill with longing. I can guess from their vocal inflections what they’re about to say.
Video promo for CBS “Undercover Boss” – Churchill Downs COO
Other tracks may be hosting Kentucky Derby prep races. On this coming Sunday night, the CBS show “Undercover Boss” will take us to Churchill Downs for a look behind the scenes. Or under the spires.
Just to make sure you don’t miss out, here’s a brief summary of some horse news that came over Twitter in the past month. If you’re not familiar with Twitter, here’s a refresher
- Messages can be only 140 character long
- Those @names are Twitter handle/addresses (mine is @RhondaLane)
- Messages are called Tweets
- News moves fast on Twitter
… which explains why I don’t whip up a blog post about each one. Some news could be about events happening Right Now, but for whatever the reason, I just can’t get up a blog post in time.
Fran Jurga at The Jurga Report riffed about the news that Mattel had created a Kentucky Derby Barbie.
Fran wants to know, Why not backstretch Barbie? She certainly would appeal to edgier little girls who would be insulted by a foofy fashion doll. After all, Barbie has sported fashions appropriate to many different careers in her 50 years.
But I say, why not fit both needs — for personal empowerment and fashion-forward dreams. And I have just the equestrian in mind.
Or is this a good idea after all? Let’s mull this over together.