Run for the Roses
So about a week ago, something pretty cool happened. American Pharoah became the 12th horse in history to win the triple crown. And I was pretty freakin' excited about it. I've been a huge horse racing fan for as long as I can remember, and went through a phase in my childhood when all I thought about was how to keep myself from growing any taller so that I could be a jockey. Had to settle for the hunters instead once I surpassed 5'4"... but needless to say this horse amazed the entire nation last Saturday when he easily swept down the homestretch of the Belmont, with no one even close to upsetting him, and he made horse racing history. I decided to celebrate by stopping to smell the roses on one of my walks through Chelsea, where a nice man offered to take my picture with a beautiful bouquet. These roses were for you, American Pharoah.