Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Picking a Winner

Well, I can add “owning a NASCAR hat” to my list of things that I thought I’d never do, but now have.
A couple weeks ago, I watched my first, full NASCAR race on TV with Husband. At the start of the race, he explained how difficult it is to predict who might win based on the car itself, weather conditions, the driver, etc. I happened to see that there was a car sponsored by “M&Ms,” and I told him that I’d be rooting for that car. (As a chocolate fan, it was an easy decision.)
“You can’t just pick a car because of that,” he said, once again explaining the intricacies of racing.
But I did. And a couple hours later, the M&M car happened to win first place in the race. We both laughed in disbelief.
On a recent military trip, Husband saw this hat and brought it home for me as a souvenir.
So now I’m the proud owner of a NASCAR hat. I don’t know what this means exactly, but I’m hoping maybe it involves eating more M&Ms.


Allison @ I heart Change said...


potandkettle said...

When I was in college, I chose to follow Rusty Wallace because he drove the Miller Genuine Draft car and it happened to be my beer of choice. I knew NOTHING of NASCAR other than it was an opportunity to drink beer and have fun. W is a race fan. Me? Not so much. For our first anniversary, I bought Coca Cola 600 tickets for us. I thought the higher the number, the cooler the race. Ummm, I learned quickly it was the number of miles. We got to the track at 9:30 a.m. It's a night race. Argh. We spent the whole stinking day wandering and looking and experiencing things I've only heard stories about. That was in 1998. The next race I bought tickets for was October 2009. I was lucky a friend and her husband came to town and C was able to join him for the race, so we took a girl's night out.

I'm proud of you and your M&Ms choice. Olivia likes the M&M car, too. And the red one is her fav :) If I have to pull for someone, I still choose my pick by their sponsor. I pull for Jr only because he drives the National Guard car. No other reason than that. Drives Will insane, but it works for me.

Magnolias and Mimosas said...

If you can pick a racehorse because of it's name, then you can certainly pick a racecar based off it's brand.

Army Duck said...

I think this is such a cute story :-)

Husband's are thoughtful in the funniest ways.. Enjoy your hat hehe ;-)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's such a cute story. I love that he got you the hat!

southeastcountrywife said...

Love it, love it, love it. Showed my fiance that one and told him I was with you on how to pick a car. :) He had a chuckle too.