"It figures a guy like him would be with a girl like you."

I'm Nicole. I'm twenty one. I will mainly blog about THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE MENTALIST, THE LION KING, HORSE RACING, and FIREFLY.

I love The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, 2 Broke Girls, Warehouse 13, Friends, JAG, Fringe, and Firefly. I am not a spoiler free blog when it comes to something that has aired. I live in Eastern Time. If I've seen it, I'm going to post about it.

I like animals better than most people. Animals don't give a shit about your race, religion, orientation, political affiliation, gender, or sense of humor. It'd be like super great if people were like that too.

I co-host a The Big Bang Theory podcast with my friend Roxanne. LIsten to The Big Bang Buzzcast on iTunes or at http://www.thebigbangbuzz.com/

My forever OTP is Mac and Harm from JAG. My other top ships are Leonard and Penny (The Big Bang Theory), Peter and Olivia (Fringe), Ross and Rachel (Friends), and Mal and Inara (Firefly).

I'm also obsessed with horse racing, and have been following it since 2003. My favorite race horses are Afleet Alex, I'll Have Another, Da Hoss, Ruffian, and Citation. Also Seattle Slew, since he's partially responsible for my existence. I dream of seeing a Triple Crown winner. The last one was fifteen years before I was born.

DISCLAIMER: No pictures or gifs are mine unless I say so.

#PrayForTilly

 

No one ever make me choose between Afleet Alex and I’ll Have Another as my favorite race horse.  I can’t do it.  Both were gutsy, both won two Triple Crown races and should have won the third, both had their racing careers cut short due to minor injuries.  

The 2005 Preakness is one of my favorite races to watch, seeing Alex fall to his knees and get up and barrel by the horse that hit him.  The 2012 Preakness is just as enjoyable, listening to the announcer go crazy as I’ll Have Another runs down Bodemeister.  

And of course, Afleet Alex running by Derby winner Giacomo “like he was standing still” in the 2005 Belmont, and the announcer’s call of it being an amazing performance was eerily similar to the wording of the announcer in 1973, about at the same point in the race, when Secretariat won the Triple Crown.  Jeremy Rose, after that race, stated that Afleet Alex should have been a Triple Crown winner, but he had messed up the Derby for him.  

And then there’s the 2012 Kentucky Derby, where the horse that my dad and I couldn’t stop thinking about after seeing his Santa Anita Derby came home in front.  No one will ever convince me that I’ll Have Another would have lost the Belmont had he competed in it.  With the time that race was run in?  With how long it took the leader to be overtaken by the eventual winner?  No disrespect to Rags or Paynter, of course, but I’ll Have Another would not have finished behind them.  No way.  He’d have won by daylight.

Afleet Alex, born in 2002.  I’ll Have Another, born in 2009.  My favorite race horses ever.  Don’t make me pick one.  I just can’t do it.

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