Monday, May 3, 2010

Kentucky Derby Party Recap

6 yards of mulch delivered on April 28

3 days to spread mulch by 1 adult and 2 "little helpers"

1 "vacation" day used

28 pounds of pork shoulder

12 hours to cook pork shoulder

1 tent raised

432 trips upstairs

526 trips to the basement

12 wooden yard sticks purchased, to the amusement of Home Depot

1 dress ordered from J Crew that did not arrive on time

2 Daily Racing Forms, none actually read

100 pounds of tortilla chips (50 pounds eaten)

0 prep races seen by the hosts (uncalled for)

18 miles run by Scott on the first Saturday in May

1 soccer goal made by Morgan!

5 1/2 hours between soccer game and party

6 1/2 hours of preparation to get done between soccer game and party

40 guests and 1 guitar

20 minutes before hosts said hello to their guests, because they just had to do "one more thing"

2 band aids applied

2 minutes of race

1 lucky bastard at Churchill Downs that won $900,000

1 prescription called in to pharmacy

4 containers of leftover pulled pork

1/2 quart of buffalo chick dip eaten on Sunday

2 half eaten cakes taken to work on Monday

39 guests and 1 guitar that were disappointed Chad didn't bring chocolate covered bacon


  1. but it was a great party

  2. I love the way you write witty posts like this one.
    Looks like it was a wonderful party!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
    Wishing you a great Tuesday
    Betty xx

  3. To top it all off, my invitation got here just yesterday. I sure coulda helped with helping myself to the pulled pork—yum E.

  4. I love the style of this post!! Sounds like everyone had lots of fun!!

  5. Thanks!

    And Charlie if you come to Cleveland for the 1st Saturday in May, you are definitely welcome to partake.

  6. This lucky person won $20 and had a great time at the party...great job you guys!!!!!!!!!!!