Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Kindle and Native Dancer
NATIVE DANCER: ONE OF THE GREATS IN HORSE RACING
Good morning from The Cottage of Blog. The coffee is hot, and the blueberry muffins are in the oven. It's that kind of day. Rainy and miserable.
Horse, Jackson, will probably remain inside today. I slept all morning (I hate that)_but this morning, it felt so good. I'm working this afternoon. I have an idea for a new story (after the next two are complete) and I've just started to read Primary Colors. I can't wait to get back to that book.
The Kindle seems to be a hot topic on some of the loops, so I thought I'd share. I just bought mine. It's easier than reading a print book. Much lighter and handier.
I wish they hadn't made such big "Previous Page" "Next" "Back" etc along the edges. It's too easy to push something that you didn't intend to push. What I love about it, is there are five fonts, combined with a bold to choose, depending on your eye sight. I'm still exploring, but I have bought quite a few books. I wish they had MORE choices. Although they have thousands of books listed, still, I look for some books I'd like to have and they're not on Kindle yet. Same with magazines and newspapers. Still--I'm sure they'll catch up.
It's nice to see I'm on Kindle (In the Arms of the Enemy) So, if any of you feel like adding to your Kindle collection--
The Derby: I think they run race horses at too early an age. That's my opinion, and I'm finding it's the opinion of many other horsemen too. I've also heard it's a physical defect going back to Native Dancer a foundation sire whose blood runs through a majority of thoroughbreds today. (I heard that. If it's not true, I'd love to know that, too) Native Dancer was a favorite of mine when I was a child. I'd hate to think his weak ankles are running through the legs of half the thoroughbred population. My heart aches for Eight Belles. My heart bursts for Big Brown. I so wanted him to win. Now, I'll pray as he leaves the starting gate in the Preakness.
Time to go and work. It's been fun. Any comments PLEASE please leave them. I'd love to hear from you.