Basically, go ahead and let yourself get anxious/excited. It’s OK! You might even enjoy yourself, in a way. Or at least it’ll be one of those things you can look back on and laugh about.
via Don’t Keep Calm….
Original source here: apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-a0035325.pdf. "Although counter-intuitive, getting excited helps with performance anxiety more than trying to calm down, and using certain statements can manufacture the remedy, creating major biochemical changes. There is a reason why not forcing oneself to calm down might work to improve our outlook."
Today (December 22, 2013) is the last day of racing at Hollywood Park before it’s torn down. It’s sad, but that part of town has been “the ‘hood” for several decades now, so it’s no surprise no one wanted to go there.
I worked there once, briefly, with the harness horses. It was back in the 80’s, and it was not during a race meet, but just a place to stable the horses between meets.
from Hollywood Park: What a run it had!
"Once there was a very special racetrack, a bold, proud, brassy sporting palace of lakes, flowers, and an exotic species known as the goose girl, conjured up by movie moguls, frequented by celebrities, beloved by the masses. It was the place to see or be seen, whether you were a celebrity, a political figure, an industry titan, horse owner, or racing fan."
And if the network you’re on has Twitter blocked, but you’re Jonesing for more of my “witty” banter, here are some of my favorites.
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Some of my better ones, according to me …
More still (with some duplicates, I’m sure)…