A day outside the studio

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Marina at the Race Track

It was my boyfriend’s birthday on June 7th so I put my work away and took a day off. This is what i look like when i’m not working….sort of. Not always drinking and gambling though.

We went to the horse track not far from Down Town Vancouver, where we live, and spent the day drinking, betting on horses and chilling. It was a lot of fun, although the day was rather cold for June. That’s summer time in Vancouver for you.

In the very first race a horse went down head over hoofs along with the jockey who also got kicked in the head by the oncoming horse’s foot. He crawled off the track and collapsed on the grass face down. The horse stayed down too and within seconds the track was swarming with attendants and an ambulance. They got the horse up and it didn’t appear that it sustained serious injuries to every one’s relief, but the jockey was taken away in the ambulance. He was conscious though and waived to the crowd.

We were lucky in the first three races with our horses coming in first and second, but then we lost our winnings on the other 6. Which was fun anyway. The end.

6 Responses

  1. Ilona says:

    Glad you had some time off work! :)

  2. angelitka says:

    poor horse and the jockey:( but lucky you to have some fun, away from all the work:) besides, i’m sure any event from outside is a good food for your inspiration..!

  3. angelitka says:

    oh, and you look very nice:)))

  4. Marina says:

    Thanks, Angelitka. :)
    It’s been a while since i really took care of my appearance though or had much interest in going out to do things.
    I don’t think i can sustain this pace of working for long and will have to slow down some, yet whenever i’m not working, i always feel a vague and sometimes very profound sense of dissatisfaction and boredom. Even when i’m having lots of fun, i still long to get back to the studio and do something.

    It’s really inexplicable why i don’t like not working, but even when i’m completely exhausted and run down and dying for a break, i still feel most complete and exhilarated when i’m busy creating something.

    A clinical definition of a workaholic is:

    -a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.

    That’s me.

  5. Ilona says:

    But I think this is actually wonderful! You’re a real artist, that’s all. Consumed by your passion and creativity.

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