This is the time of the year where I find myself lounging around my house, scavenging for burnable waste and leftover thanksgiving treats. Between reminiscing about previous great tennis tournaments and exciting events (this year’s US Open fight, Andy Murray losing again, the Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer rivalry, Novak Djokovic’s father’s shirt) and harvesting mistletoe from the forest for upcoming parties I hope to attend, there’s not a whole lot to do these days.
But boy, tennis sure was fun, huh? I watched Oprah for the first time in my life (thanks, Serena!), hoped an old lady would get a little beat up (thanks, US Open fighters!), saw Roger Federer cry (or, I guess that was a while ago, but boy does it still feel fresh to me!), witnessed Andy Murray fail to amount to any of the hype that has been created around him in the past years, debased bunk trick videos and generally got to set the standard to unbiased, well-crafted tennis writing. I’d say it’s been a good year.
But next year will be even better. And let me tell you why: everything that’s exciting has already happened. That will mean I have a lot more time to play Black Ops my dad swore he would buy for me
and walk the puppies my mom had better be getting me for Christmas
. I can’t really imagine any thing more exciting happening this next year that hasn’t already happened. And for that I’m thankful. I’m glad that there will be no more upsets and nothing to raise my blood pressure to un-surmountable
heights. I’ll finally have some time to reflect on my young life and realize that everything doesn’t revolve around tennis and what company just sponsored Roger Federer
or what color nail polish Serena Williams
is coming out with next.
(Though I hear its Irish potatoes and neon green, respectively.)
Wait, who am I kidding?? It’s too exciting!!