So attractive

August 11, 2010

So, I come from a pretty athletic family (I dunno about mom, but if  her punch is as heavy as her bark…she could have been a boxer!) and L is was a college tennis player.  I am the most athletic person to never be an athlete, but for some reason in the past (a long time ago, don’t worry) I dated lots of athletes.  College athletes, pro athletes (female sports), high school athletes.  For some reason that’s what I have always been attracted to.

When I found out L was a college tenniser, I was hooked.  She still beats the sauce out of me when we play.  I think that I am pretty good, but I really don’t know what I am doing out there.  I try to emulate her, and other pro tennis players and, I’m sure they’d be embarrassed by my emulations.

Well, last night we sat for about 40 minutes waiting for a tennis court.  After getting on we played for like 2 hours.  By the end we were both exhausted to say the very least.  We both played well, and we both worked so hard.

Then on the way home, while walking back, I realized that she was so happy.  She had fun.  I had fun.  We both were so tired and I had to get up early, and my knees were killing me, but it didn’t matter to us!  We were amazingly proud of each other!

I didn’t let her beat me, I tried so hard to win (she even secretly thinks I tried to cheat on the last point) but she pushed and beat me (as usual).  The best thing about us playing tennis is not the actual playing.  It’s seeing her “no quit” attitude.  It’s about seeing her fight to the end and getting angry at herself sometimes (even though it’s frustrating for me to watch). It’s about me playing so well that I make her even angrier! 🙂

Tennis is our way of challenging each other and proving to the other person, as well as ourselves, that we can and will overcome those challenges.

It’s all about us pushing each other and her doing all that she can to prove that she is worthy of all that she works for.  I don’t know if she knows it, but everyday she proves to me that she is the winner that I have always wished for.  She’s my little MVP!

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Ballston travels

August 2, 2010

5:30 am – My alarm goes off for me to wake up and start my first day commuting from Ballston. I decided last night to catch the 6am train….don’t miss it! This will put me at work right on time at 7am

5:52 am – Leaving the house! Its only a 5 minute walk, I’ll have plenty of time!

5:55 amCrap! Forgot my cellphone! Back to the apartment!  Still have time to make the train!

6:01 am – Asked the concierge (nice guy!) how to get to the metro, he kinda pointed all over the place so I thanked him and decided to just explore! Apparently, it is a six minute walk if you go the long way. I (of course) went the long way. Aaaaand my train is right on time…without me on it! Note to self: Do not miss the 6am train. It will you behind by at least 11 minutes! *sigh*

6:10 am -Next train is finally arriving and thank goodness!  This tunnel is where heat and humidity were invented,  I am sure of it!  Note to self: carry extra deodorant.

6:12 am -I’m on the train. No empty seats, so I stand. Note to self: invest in some more comfortable shoes.

6:33 amwell.. I am making my first transfer at metro station…I have to watch a train go past because it only goes to Grosvenor (yes L the ‘s’ is silent) which is ONE stop ahead of mine! Grrr!!

7:19 am – I hopped on the bus and rode it on down he road for about three stops. Not bad! Here now at work in the nick of time!

Looks like the commute isn’t bad at all.  Definitely could sleep on the train if I desired.  I may want to get some valuable reading done instead though!  I hink I have another paper due soon.  I should get on top of that actually!