Posts tagged Tennis
Posts tagged Tennis
So we had our first spring season match in tennis in my 3 years on the team! It was on Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, and one of the sunniest and hottest days of the year by far. And of course we were outside. I got a pretty bad shoulder burn, but thankfully that was all. I at least had time to apply sunblock before the match started…
The reason I didn’t have time to put it anywhere else is because we got lost. It was actually pretty funny. There was a point when I was on the phone relaying directions and kept saying “right” over and over and the driver still turned left… even as she was saying “right.” It was pretty funny, but I think she got really frustrated.
The match itself was also very frustrating. We were all playing two positions higher than we normally did, because our number 1 was off doing whatever and our number 2 is in France for the semester. So, suffice it to say, we got creamed. One girl won though, in an amazing come back from losing like 2-6 or 0-6, to winning the second set 4-6 (omg I have to interject this to note how this girl is laughing so weirdly over and over, the same laugh as if a broken record is going on and on) and then winning the third set tiebreaker 8-2 or something. I don’t remember if they played to 7, 8, or 10…
I played 2-6, 2-6. Well… I did pretty bad. They were trying to cheer me up saying hey she could actually be the number 1 or 2 on their team, and I’m a number 5, so I shouldn’t feel bad. Sorry, but when I’m making a million mistakes, I will feel bad no matter what. It’s a different story if we were rallying like crazy, down to it going to whoever doesn’t make the one out of ten mistakes. But I was just mishitting everything. I could hardly get serves in half the time. I could get to every ball she hit, she didn’t hit any winners unless I was being aggressive and rushed the net. She didn’t hit any amazing serves. I just would mishit every ball. I even aced her twice. So yeah, maybe she really is that good, and if I wasn’t mishitting maybe I would have lost to her anyway just because maybe she was like a brick wall. But I didn’t have a chance to find that out because I was playing so bad. There is no cheering me up out of that one other than to let me try again.
Which reminds me, the next game against the same school is scheduled on the day that I have two finals. It’s a Saturday, too. Geez.
In other news, today my tennis buddy and I went to play tennis with two guys we met at a party. My buddy is a lesbian, so it’s not like this was any sort of double date or something. So they pick us up and they are pretty funny (I actually don’t remember which guy was which until we met them) and it was a good time. We spent a good couple of hours playing. They were pretty bad, but not so bad that you can’t play. It was funny to watch them honestly. I had been texting one of the guys so it was good to finally match a face to the name. Maybe we will go out and play again. He did, in the texts, invite me to hang out without my tennis buddy too.
And in other, other news. I just finished picking three topics for my senior thesis (here it’s called the tutorial) for my theory class tomorrow. I really don’t know what I want to write about! But I guess I have to pick… maybe I will go into detail in a new post. But that was what I’ve been stressing about. I’m really surprised. This is the first time I’ve posted to tumblr AFTER I finished an assignment…
JUST WANT TO PLAY SOME TENNIS!!!
And of course, I write this as I’m procrastinating homework. I have to write a four page presentation on witchcraft and the supernatural for my Shakespeare Survey class. It sounds so easy… but it’s not fun having to find academic sources on it. Maybe if I wasn’t too lazy to go to an actual library instead of the two books at our campus library I could find out more stuff… and one of those books I have to return in an hour and a half so I should probably get started.
Ah, whatever. I also have a midterm to do between tomorrow and Thursday. Wee. It’s supposed to be closed-book, closed-notes… but we take it anywhere… I don’t think everyone is really going to honor that. I would honor it, but how would it be fair if other people in class don’t and thus get a better grade? I am an A student. I do not stand for anything less. I will of course do the test without outside sources… but it just doesn’t seem fair because I know not everyone has the same sense of integrity.
Speaking of grades, I got a B on that last drawing project I did, the one I posted in this blog featuring fabric. I know it’s not the best thing in the world… but I feel like it should still be an A. There are a lot of students who don’t know anything about drawing. So what is he going to do, fail them? But if he’s giving them As and Bs too, then that is completely unfair. Sure, critique me a little more because I know what I’m doing, but don’t punish me for having previous experience. I really hate grades in art and writing classes. Other than technical things that can be obviously graded (work ethic, and in writing, grammar) how can you put a grade on something that is supposed to be self-expression? Because I like to outline my objects you are going to give me a 2 out of 5 in composition? Sure I think the lines could be a little less intense… but a 2?? Seriously?
Ahhh I really need some tennis as a stress reliever. I just want to ace someone.