You all know how I love the First Saturday in May. But this year, I keep on forgetting that the First Saturday in May is.May.1st. I just don’t feel as if we’re quite there yet. It may also have to do with the fact that Chris is in Rochester/Winona right now (despite the fact that he took a job down there, I consider this to be a temporary state of being) and thus I have been robbed of one of my favorite Derby watching partners. My other being P’s boyfriend, John (but he totally abandoned us last summer, so it’s different).
So, let’s talk about the Kentucky Derby. I am a most firm believer that if you run in the Derby, you should try for the Triple Crown. More importantly, I think that in order to win it all and take your place in history you need a name that fits in with the other Triple Crown winners. My pick this year? Devil May Care. After watching Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta rock the racing world last season, I think it’s time for a filly and I think it’s time to go big.
If you’re planning a Derby party of your own and need some last-minute inspiration or find NBC to be especially vague about what it is that one actually eats in Kentucky, check out Epicurious’ Derby Section.
And, because blogs are all about the over-share, you should know that I always tear up during the singing of My Old Kentucky Home.