It’s Melbourne Cup Day, the day all of Australia stops to watch a horse race. I’m not kidding. (Apparently the whole state of Victoria gets the day off!) From what I gather, it’s all about gambling and big hats. Our office is running a couple “sweeps”, where you bet a certain amount and then pull a horse’s name out of a hat. I’m in for $7. Cross your fingers for “Mamool” and “Hugs Dancer”! (Doesn’t that second one sound like a My Little Pony? In my imagination it’s pink with twinkly stars on its bum.)

Update: Hooray! Neither of my horses won, but Mamool came dead last. That means I get my money back!

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  1. Yay! I won $30!

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