Saturday, September 02, 2006

Secret Passion

OK... so - here is something that most people do not know about me...

I LOVE Tennis...

I mean - like today - when the entire day of US Open matches were postponed due to heavy rains in New York - well - now what am I going to do?! Oh - I am watching... they are having an Andre Agassi day... playing classic matches and reflecting on his tennis career... It's been great! His match in '95 with Sampras - amazing... even better - the match last year against Blake... priceless - who do you root for?! I would go back and forth all night long! Incredible match... and this week - TWO amazing exciting tie-breaking matches that brought wins for Andre - and has moved him on in this - his last tournament before officially retiring! Who doesn't love this man?! How much he has accomplished - all that he gives back - his love for the game... to end his career in New York - at the US Open... Not to mention the other incredible players... but this year - well - it truly is all about Andre!

So - I turned on the tv this morning to watch and I am thinking "What happened to Andre? Where's Andre?" (think Tim Gunn of Project Runway! LOL!) Then I found out it was raining... of course it's raining - Hurricane Ernesto is hitting the East Coast... so - I watch old matches that I already know who wins... I know?! I KNOW?! You would have NEVER guessed, huh!?

Yes - this is why I have not updated... I've been busy - there is TENNIS on people... not just tennis - but GREAT Tennis!!! Not to mention having to go through - literally page by page - three text books that we 'get' to keep at home all year long from Middle School... however if there is any marks at the END of the year - well - if we didn't mention them first then we 'get' to pay for it at the end of the year... like $75 each!? So - I went through the books page by page - while watching Andre win a couple of nights ago!!! Made it more enjoyable... I have been up late each night engrossed in the US Open... even my dh and dd enjoy tennis - but they come and go while a match is being played... they can't sit still for an entire game... they'd rather be PLAYING tennis than watching... but I do not have great hand/eye coordination and playing - while I would love to learn to be better - is not as enjoyable as watching!

I was going to post some photo's here... but once again Blogger is not letting me upload somehow?! Maybe if I try my limited html knowledge...




Hey... what do ya know?! I liked Andre with the hair... short or long...



and without the hair... but I like him mostly because he seems like a genuine person - humble, thankful, respectful, although it wasn't always that way I know... I also like him because he is as 'old' as me... gotta love to see the old guy win a top seeded punk kid... especially when he WAS a top seeded punk kid at one time!

But - it's not what you think... it's not an obsession or crush... it's a love for Tennis... I just think Agassi embodies the sport in grace... I also love to watch Federer, Nadal, Baghdatis, Roddick and Blake... and the women of tennis right now: Maria, Elena, Justine, Lindsay, and Martina...

So - the matches for today have been postponed... tomorrow Tennis will start early and I will have to pull myself away for church... and maybe for a family get together in the afternoon. I will try to not seem so geeky or obsessed in front of my sister!? LOL! I was not raised in a sporty family - but married into it... although my love of tennis started long ago... in the mid-80's...

So - I admit it... a Surprise to most... but it is true - I am a Tennis fan!!!
Well, my Scrap Table is still a mess... I have created NOTHING new in weeks now... and I finally gave up on Darcie and just ordered my own pictures from Boise... so - when those come in a few days... well - you can bet I will be Scrapping and watching the US Open in the days to come!!!

Scrap On!
~Karrilee~

5 comments:

natalie said...

We are a tennis-loving family as well...my husband played in high school and college and I started playing as a young girl...our first date was playing tennis. Now, Larry still plays with some friends up here and Harrison has been playing tennis since he was three...

Now, about the photos of Boise...are you saying that you actually HAVE photos in your own camera?!?!?! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL. I thought you didn't have any of your own photos from your trip here so that was why you were waiting for Darcie's!!! Oh, Karri...that's funny! Are Darcie's photos more magical??? You are cracking me up girl!!! Hurry, go get more caught up!!! LOL.

Have a great weekend... :)

holding photos hostage said...

I knew about the tennis, lol! I even watched a little myself this morning. :o) You'll be happy to know that although the uploading is going slowly, it is progressing! I've finally got all my Vegas photos uploaded & am almost to your visit!! Hang in there....

Darcie said...

oh tennis balls! no update STILL!? you must be scrappin' away with the pic's I sent, getting all caught up. :op

waiting... said...

Hello, TUESDAY afternoon-where is my update!? I'm ready to see what you've done with your new found photos. Come on already-update!!!! :op

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

OK... alright already... I will work on something to say!? LOL!? Yeesh!? Don't you people have a life?! (or husbands... kids?!!?!)

~K~