Ahh... two down! I'm already doing MUCH better than I did last year. And I've only really finished reading one book for a different task! =D
Pick your ponies! MbD will post the horses scheduled to race as soon as they’re released; everyone picks the three they think will finish (in any order).
So here is the link to MbD's Melbourne Cup Day announcement; also where to choose your horses!
24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 ... Wait! What Happened to Door 2?
In light of the fact that the door wasn't to be revealed until the day of the race, we were given a sneak peak of this first task in order to be able to choose our horses ahead of time. And so here are the horses I had chosen for this task with hopes that I have better luck than... well... any time, really.
Horses chosen: 1) Sound Check / 2) Zacada / 3) Rostropovich
These choices were based on a very scientifically complex strategy of "Eenie Meenie Miney Moe" and "This like the sound of this name!"
Here is the final winning line-up of the race itself:
24 Tasks of the Festive Season: Melbourne Cup Day RESULTS
Winning horses: 1st - Cross Counter / 2nd - Marmelo / 3rd - A Prince of Arran
So... drat. No points were earned by yours truly this round.
Cup day is all about the hats. Post a picture of your favorite hat, whether it’s one you own or not.
I don't really like to wear hats if only because I always get a gnarly case of hat hair that I can never fix--so it's either wear the hat always until I get a chance to see a mirror and a brush, or wear no hats. Of course, you always want the things you can't have, so I DO have a couple hats that I love, even if I never find a chance to wear them.
|Well, hello there Penni! Trying to wear my hat, are you?|
I got the black one at a Japanese general store in Dallas called Daiso, where they sell everything for pretty much under $5. It's a little hard to tell, but it's a cadet style hat rather than a baseball cap. I liked it a lot, wore it out twice, and it's been sitting on Blue Bear's head ever since we got home from our vacation in May.
The other hat I got at Disney World and instantly fell in love with it, if only because I immediately took to the "This is my happy face" quote. XD
The coloring of the “horse of a different color” in the movie version of The Wizard of Oz was created by rubbing the horse’s fur with jello. What’s the weirdest use of jello you’ve ever come across?
I can't say I've ever come across anything like this before, so I might just have to skip this task... though now I'm tempted to do a quick Google search for weirdest uses for jello...
Have you ever been to or participated in a competition involving horses (racing, jumping, dressage, whatever)? Tell us about it. Photos welcome, too!
Unfortunately, I don't really have any good pictures, but I went to a horse track for the very first time in May this year when my parents, brothers, and I visited my elder brother in Dallas! Yay for completing tasks without realizing it!
These are the best pictures I was able to get though.
We weren't in the best spot, but it was still an interesting experience. We won a couple dollars and lost a lot more, and I learned a bunch of new terms... that I promptly forgot about what it means for different combinations of horses to win. I'm recalling terminology like 'Trifecta' and 'Exacta'; and that 'Show' just means the horse you chose to 'Show' places at all? Goodness, I should have been taking better notes.
But it's the fun that counts, right?
About horses or a horse on the cover. Books with roses on the cover or about gardening; anything set in Australia.