Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth, Australia
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Current mood: inspired.
I officially have a new obsession/pastime. (By the way, can anyone tell me why "pastime" doesn't have two s's since it's pass and time put together? Thanks.) I am officially a budding tennis player. This is part of my continuing quest to make up for having very little to no athletic talent. For evidence read my blog "My Life in a Mini-Van". So, not to name drop, but this is simply too amazing not to share. Venus Williams and I have been penpals for the last few months. I half-jokingly suggested that we swap tennis lessons for guitar lessons after I spent a few days in Texas playing tennis for the first time ever. Last week I gave her a guitar lesson and yesterday I had a tennis lesson with a five-time grand slam champ. I'm hooked! The trick is I need a hitting partner in LA, so if anyone is reading this who plays some tennis and isn't a stalker lemme know!
As I said to my friend about this the other day. If someone would've asked me a year ago if it was more likely that I would get struck by lightning or have a tennis lesson with Venus Williams I definitely would've picked the lightning. Life has lots of surprises in store. By the way, Venus has skills on guitar. It's great to see how someone who's very bright and driven tackles a new task. Good times.
"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."