Sunday, December 09, 2007

Bought myself a toy

It's so hard to know what to get people for the holidays. But there's one person I have no trouble shopping for -- me. Got me a new toy the other day -- a distortion pedal for my guitar. To give me that mean, snarly rock sound when I'm strumming my G and C chords. Me getting an effects pedal is kinda a joke, since I can barely play guitar. But I got it thinking it might force to play the thing. So far it hasn't -- I haven't touched the guitar. Too busy. But maybe someday.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Living a lie

My senior men's team record now is 3-0, so you'd think I was playing halfway decently. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Actually, I stink. The nifty record is just the result of some favorable matchups, I think, along with having some partners who've played OK while I was stumbling (and visa versa, I might add). Last year I was 0-6 for the seniors, but I bet I was playing better. I just had the misfortune of being paired up against some solid foes. It's all in the scheduling.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Winning ways

I got my first win in the WC singles league this year. I beat Oscar at Willow Pass Park 7-5, 6-3. Didn't play well, though. I almost felt like I lost coming home from the match. He was the kind of player I pretty much should have mopped up on, but I'm not playing too well right now. A better win came on Thursday, when the Muckrakers ekked out a 14-13 win. Now, that was exciting. I went 2-for-2 and am batting well over .600 this season. I don't know how I'm doing it but it sure is fun.

Got another singles match on Saturday at Freedom vs. Duane, and maybe another one on Sunday. I hope the ol' tennis game picks up.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Season opener

The 3.5 team's season started today with a match at Round Hill. The club is awesome, the courts are great, the weather was amazing. Too bad I went and spoiled it all by attempting to play tennis. Woody and I went down to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat. I think I lost serve a coupla times. I think I played pretty poorly. No, I know I played pretty poorly. You'd think after 30 or so years of playing this game I'd know how to hit a tennis ball. But nooooooooooo ........ I hacked and sputtered and flailed all over the place. Oh, well, at least I know I need to improve, and improve quite a bit. And improve I shall.

Have I mentioned I'm using a Prince O3 Blue now? I love the racket, but I hate my tennis game. Lots of cleanup to do.