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Department of Distractions: Pony Swim

Posted August 1st, 2011

So one of the secrets of latter day lazy bloggers (only sometimes us! often we work hard!) is the Google News Alert. Lately, my robotic monitoring of Swim Pony Performing Arts–which is bringing Lady M to the 2011 Live Arts Festival–has yielded a disproportionate number of links to the 86th (!) Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim, which is something that just happened.

I understand that a film titled Misty features said swim. Wild horses swim! From Virginia to Maryland! And are then auctioned! To raise funds for firefighting! Who knew? Is this a sign that I’m too city? Probably. In any case, you already missed this year’s pony swim, but you can still get tix for Swim Pony’s Lady M.

–Nicholas Gilewicz