Tuesday morning at the gym, the parking lot, as usual filled to the brim. I have to double park and left my key. One thing about valet parking is the attendant always like to move the setting around. The seat is back and the ac or heat is on the full blast. Sometimes the music …. Do they really have to do all of those for that short period of time they operate the auto?
Archive for December, 2013
The club closed the pool for a few days in December. The empty one was on Dec 26 and the filled one was on Dec 31.
Years ago, Renée Richards, an American ophthalmologist, author and professional tennis player, underwent sex reassignment surgery. She initially was not allowed in the women’s draw in 1976 but after she challenged the ban, ultimately played five US Opens, from 1977 to 1981, with the best result reaching third round. He played five US Open in the men draw, the best result was second round. Her best result in the US Open was mixed doubles, she went as far as semi final in 1979. Apparently the gender reassignment did not really help her tennis career.
It was day 2 of USTA/Eastern Metro 2011 Regional Championship. We were playing Bronx.
Jerry and I had a 3-0 lead in the fist set but lost it 7-5. The gent seemed having trouble moving in the beginning which was distracting, which is to say, I need to improve my game mentally and my brain.
My mind began wandering around, trying to figure out why Court #15 next to us wasn’t being used by Deb: two girls vs a gal and a guy. … Thought I saw the girl in the blue dress was mingling with us .. It bothered me. So .. after couple of more games and finally I heard the tall gal grunt like a man. Oh, I got it, to show unity he dressed in sync with his partner.
How sweet and cute.
We lost first set.
Then the second set, and the match at 5 and 4.
After the match, I teased Jerry, next time maybe he should wear an outfit that matches mine, just like that guy on Court 15. One of my mates heard it and told us in whisper,
“He’s going through gender change.”
Ops. I didn’t know.
However, a couple of years later, the girl would play on my 8.0 team. Needless to say, we are all very happy. She plays first doubles, won five and half out of eight matches.
Her first match’s opponents were both active with the League. The League is a small world. The committee members are all tennis bums themselves. Season in and season out, there is always the chance that you either be on the same team with or play against those committee members. They happened both worked on my first team.
According to Scholastic December 9, 2013 issue, National women’s push-up record is set in July by Samantha Myers in an Ohio high school. She’s a junior.
Our 7th match was played at Cityview. Its quiet, parking was easy because holidays are approaching. I was in a losing mood, so lost 1D at 3 and 2. On paper we won the match but we actually got less points. More pix on FB
The 52 points, from six matches 57 fm seven. We’re in the lead heading into the new year.
The second match of the month has a little crisis: one of player’s child is sick at the last minutes. But thank goodness for the devoted mates, Ron stepped in and up, won a third sweep. 1D and 2D are completed while the 3D is timed.