Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's Gonna Take Me A While To Get Over That One

Baby Nolan wouldn't have choked in the big points, no.
Tonight Matt and I had a mixed doubles playoff match for the flex league we're in. We've been playing well and advancing through the bracket, and this was the semis. Next Saturday would have been City Finals. If you win that, you get the coveted crystal tennis ball. I want that crystal tennis ball.

But it was not to be. We lost in a third set tiebreak, 6-8. That's about as close as it can get. And yes we played a good match. Matt played the best he's ever played. But I didn't. There were a couple of times that I had the match on my racquet, and I screwed it up. I feel like when I close my eyes to go to sleep tonight, I'll see myself hitting a volley into the net. I am pouting and trying to wring some sympathy out of Matt, but he is like, "We played well, so did they, could have gone either way, are we still talking about this?"

That guy.

Our opponents were this hot Israeli couple. They were definitely worthy foes. But still. I think I hate losing even more than I love winning. Is that normal?

I might try to recruit them for our winter mixed team.

I don't know when we'll get this far in playoffs again, because next season we'll move up a level and probably get our asses kicked a lot. That crystal tennis ball is receding into the future like Gatsby's green light.

One thing might make me feel better and that's to go sit on the couch and watch Homeland. Even if that show is just a shadow of its former self. I mean, if I am asked to care about Dana Brody one more minute, I don't know.

Share with me the triumphs and/or defeats in your day.

Love all,


Anonymous said...

You'll get that ball. For now you'll have to manage with all your other spoils.

I forgot to hold my 50-sec plank before my 145 squats, so had to make do with two 30s.

I love winning! But when I lose, it's usually because someone else wanted it more & I'm ok with that. I don't think I've ever given it my all to lose. Idk.

Elizabeth said...

After an enormous argument with The Husband (defeat), I gave the fridge an epic clean (triumph).

So we beat on, boats against the current --

Allison said...

Visualize the crystal ball, BE the ball,and the ball will be yours.

delaine said...

I'm sorry y'all didn't take home the prize ball. But you gave it a really good try. I bet it was an exciting contest to see. There's always next year.

Beth said...

OMG, can we please talk about Dana and her teenage angst for a minute? I completely agree. I'm almost to the point where I'll scan through those scenes because, bitch, pleez. But you know what? Peter Quinn is badass, and I love him.

Sorry about the crystal ball. :-)

Keely said...

You will get that ball! I have faith.

Today I removed a desk, a dead computer, two large bags of garbage and a metric ton of dog hair from my house. And it only took 6 hours!