Beethoven’s weekend

A musical weekend at the Berkshires with a little yoga

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A little too late

I kind of miss the boat: they’re closing for the season next week, 8.16. But my hesitation for not going to this pool is the life guards are pushing people out ever earlier – they do that consistently, year after year. The up side is I normally have the pool to myself. The shower room is ok.

The pond is quite nice with blue sky in a portrait setting. As I was going in, two kids are playing merrily with the water hose.


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I see Picasso 看到毕加索

I see Picasso [呲牙] 看到毕加索.

When I finished my 1,100 m on Thursday, I thought I could beat Roger … but that was two days ago. This morning played three sets and lost 1,2, and 4.

三小时 一万步 占尽天时地利优势
… 不谈伤心的事 讲讲艺术🎨



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1,000 m

Christopher Morley. Could have done more but I thought time was running out. One of the female life guards was a jerk.

“Excuse me, what time is it?”
“I can’t tell you … I don’t know … ”

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Naked women

Four beautiful photos from 2019, 1991, 1981 and 2015 – paying tribute to the 1981 photo.

Megan Rapinoe (right) won 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup; and gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in London. Recently she’s in the news a lot. Demi Moore in 1991 and Nastassja Kinski with boa constrictor, shot by Richard Avedon in 1981.

… 34 years later, Jennifer Lawrence and Patrick Demarchelier did a tribute to Avedon and Kinski, a model and actress who played the lead role Tess that was directed by Roman Polanski a in 1979. (Polanski’s wife Sharon Tate was Tess but she was murdered in 1969…)

The result of 2015 photo is pretty neat and equally beautiful.

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Got my park pass today, $34 for three years, and did 1250 yard in the pool.

Wimbledon is coming to an end. Looking at the players who are still standing, four of them have won 76 grand slam singles since 1995, over their long career. The longevity, Serena is on the pro tour for 24 years, is almost unheard of, which leaves very little for the rest of the players, male and female. Many slam-less  players would have won, but because of the four, they’re likely to retire without wining at least one grand slam title.

Roberto Bautista Agut never wins a slam but his prize money is $10 million as of now. So he’s doing more than ok. In comparison, Roger won $124 million and Serena $88 million, in spite of her three slam titles more than Roger.

  1. Serena Williams: 23 37: 1981.9.26; turned pro in 1995, first win 1999F
  2. Roger Federer: 20 37: 1981.8.8; 1998, 2003W
  3. Rafael Nadal: 18 33: 1986.6.03; 2001, 2005F
  4. Novak Djokovic: 15 32: 1987.5.22; 2003, 2008A
  5. Simone Halep: 1 27: 1991.9.27; 2006, 2018F
  6. Roberto Bautista Agut: 0 31 1988.4.14

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Two winners of Day 7

Serena and Zhang Shuai are the winners of the day. Unfortunately Coco Gauff and Plišková all lost. I’m very happy for Zhang …

张帅的第二春 [愉快]. 几年前安安静静的小姑娘吵着要退休
然后 … 就一直小打小闹的赢 [偷笑]
下个quarter final 1/4 对手是吼婆狮子头 Halep
希望帅姑杀她鸡毛一地 哈 [呲牙]

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Serena and the boys

Serena and Andy Murray played mixed doubles today (day 6, first round) and won 6-4 n 6-1 over Alexa Guarachi and Andreas Mies. For reasons – perhaps men’s singles take precedent over everything else, espn didn’t broadcast this. But they cover it on their espn+ channel that charges $4.99.  And you’ve to watch it on online – my cable network doesn’t carry it.


Talking about mixed doubles. Serena is being proposition a lot lately: still remember Dominic Thiem dude? He was out in the first round by Sam Querrey in four sets. During French Open, he was asked to leave the press room (or move to another room to make room for Serena) … so he ranted on Serena. But it was the doing of the French Open officials. Serena didn’t even know … so the Austria dude apologized to Serena by offering to play mixed doubles with her.

Something sounds very funny.

Because he has not yet prove himself a worthy player while Serena has won 23 slams as of now. Does this picture look funny and …. ??

I kind of like Thiem because his single hand back hand and quiet. But now, I think he’s a nut case. Get real dude. Serena is just too good for you, seriously.

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Coco Gauff – Day 5 @ Wimbledon

Yesterday afternoon I watched her match against Polona Hercog. Doesn’t Coco look like Degas’ Ballerina? Anyway, she was down 2-5 and faced a couple of match points. … She advanced to the sweet 16, will play Simone Halep on Monday: BEAT her Coco, get ride the screamer!!!

She trains with Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou in Nice and is part of his Champ’Seed foundation.


Today is humid and hot, which makes us feeling tired very quickly. But we soldered on till noon. I played four sets: 1-3 with a couple of double faults.


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The fines in tennis

Recently, the grand slams have been handing out fines …

  • Wimbledon 2019: Bernard Tomic fined £45,000 for not meeting ‘professional standards’ BBC. (Here he was bored in 2017.)
  • Anna Tatishvili’s £41,000 fine following a 6-0 6-1 French Open

What else in the game? Sloane Stephens seems to disagree.

Oh the sneakers -:). A few years ago, I bought four pairs of the same sneakers: two white and two grey. I won’t do it again. Today by accident I found the fourth pair…    


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