Race Day

Last weekend I went to NASCAR’s Brickyard 400.

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NASCAR?! Yep. NASCAR. The bf bought tickets  a couple of months ago. I wasn’t exactly thrilled about going to a Nascar event. I had a few preconceptions about Nascar fans and honestly, watching cars race around a track doesn’t really excite me. However, I never turn down a new experience-so, off I went.  I actually enjoyed it! I really did! Watching the cars race around the track, vying to improve their position on the turns reminded me of skating laps in roller derby. I was fascinated…for the first 50 laps. Haha.  My favorite part of the race was the pit stops. I got so excited every time  a  car pulled into the pit for refueling, tire changes, repairs, etc. Those pit crews are super effective and fast. Can we just watch them compete? I’d totally watch that!

I don’t think I’ll ever go to a race again, but it was fun. If you ever get a chance to see a race at the Speedway, do it for the experience…and the pork tenderloin. Trust me. That pork tenderloin is delicious!

The Sophia quote of the day, around lap 100- “Ok. I’m getting bored. How in the hell am I going to get through 300 more laps?! I WANNA GO HOME! Oh?!  What’s that? You mean the ‘Brickyard 400’ is 400 miles not laps? Oh…ok” >.<

(I posted a couple of videos from the race on my Vine. Here’s one where you can see a pit crew in action and hear how loud the cars were as they zipped by.)

 

Cool things about Indy

Movie nights at the Indianapolis Museum of Art! 

From June 7 to August 30, enjoy The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series presented every Friday night in the IMA’s spectacular outdoor amphitheater. Since the series debut in 1976, the IMA has hosted screenings of films ranging from black-and-white classics to modern hits. Before the film, explore the galleries, gardens, or The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, where general admission is always FREE.

I went on June 7th and saw the movie Pillow Talk starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson with a couple of new friends. It was a delightful romantic comedy. Definitely holds up even after all of these years. My favorite scene was a musical selection when they were on a date.

Cute, right?

If you’re in Indy you should definitely check out a showing. Take your blankets, lawn chairs, food, drinks(non-alcoholic! Alcoholic drinks will be seized!), and friends! It’s a lot of fun!

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the summer showings at the IMA!