We have cable in the apartment (it came with the internet), but we still don’t really ever watch it. I did use it to watch the Kentucky Derby the other day, though, and I kept seeing commercials for car racing (no idea which one(s)). I have NO interest in car racing, and the juxtaposition finally gave me a reason why. When you’re watching a horse or a person run (the only other type of racing I like to watch), you can see the effort. You see them breathing hard, the muscles moving, sweat pouring – it takes visible effort, even when it looks effortless. Cars driving in an oval? Eh.
Why couldn’t we have been horse people? How is it that I grew up in Kentucky, fro age 8-18, and didn’t have any friends with horses? I’m nowhere near horse-obsessed (I haven’t ridden one in four years or so), but given the opportunity, I think I could be. I know I could be.