It was a gorgeous day yesterday. Low humidity, blue skies and temps in the 70's. Oh, hey, a perfect day for golf, whatdoyaknow…
I had a match yesterday. Sutton has season long elimination events for men, women, couples, ladies and men's doubles, and yesterday I played in my first singles match play, (it's based on number of holes won, KT thinks I'm speaking Japanese I'm sure…).
It's a little funny because the lady I played against (neither of us are very competitive, so it was felt just like golfing together) was my 6th grade teacher. She's really nice – since 'meeting' her at Sutton I've been to her house a couple of times, but it still occasionally strikes me as… weird.
I certainly brought my A game out yesterday – which is probably a D+ game for a 'good' golfer, but good for me… I had to give her 21 strokes, and that's a tough row to hoe… after 5 holes I was at even par, and we were tied! I couldn't have golfed much better on the front and at the turn I was 3 over and still tied! Holy crap!
I have a bit of an advantage (despite the stokes given) on the back, as I hit farther than she and the back is loooong. We went back and forth a bit, but I wrapped it up on the 16th with a par – good thing as I tripled 17 (stupid – such an easy hole) and bogeyed 18… another stupid move. If it wasn't for wasted and poor sand shots I could have easily shot an 80… ah well, another time.
It just feels so good to golf well. I really don't care about 'beating' someone – I just want to play well, so that's all good.
For my niece's birthday last month I promised to take her and two friends to the opening night of Eclipse… at 12:01am this morning. I was surprised at how good it was – I haven't re-read the book recently so I was quite entertained – but also entertained by the crowd. They screamed when 'Jacob' had no shirt on, when 'Bella' and 'Edward' kissed and etc… too funny. So cute to see all these girls (someone did a head count of males in the theatre…. there were 7…) so into the movie. Hilarious!
Life, t'is good.
Occasionally when I am stuck making a football pick, I check in with the pros at espn.com. This morning I wanted to quickly see who won the game last night (I feel asleep it was tied 7-7), and I noticed that the Steelers are highlighted in green…meaning they won… then I looked down, and all the games for this coming week are highlighted as if already played.
Browns won by the way!
Here is a list of the 'winners', let's see how they do:
Oakland beats (beated – what is the predicted future past tense?) San Diego? Hmmm…
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas!
Yesterday was fantastical fun… we visited with friends, and our hosts were very accommodating and kept out glasses full!
Billy and I picked up our traditional pile of Chinese food, put on 'It's A Wonderful Life' and proceeded to eat to past the point of satisfaction – then hey, guess what? Billy feel asleep! At like 8 pm! That is starting to be a tradition! He did wake up to catch the end, and after It's a Wonderful Life we watched 'A Christmas Story' – that movie is awesome! I bet I've seen it at least 25 times. Maybe I'll put on White Christmas in a few minutes…
While Billy was sleeping I was able to catch up on email, check out my usual sites and of course Facebook. The weirdest thing is my super long ago, truly first real boyfriend friend requested me. Now I know that Facebook is odd like that, I have only a few dozen 'friends' but there are a couple I have no idea who they are… But this is uber weird as he has gone way far out of his way in the last 15, yes, I said 15 years to avoid me. When I was in my early 20's I worked at a gas station between his house and his work, and the only 2 times he stopped there while I was working was when I got a new car that he didn't recognize as mine. I'd seen him a couple of times a decade ago in the local bar, and he wouldn't even look at me, let alone say hello. Although I was only 20 years old when we broke up, we were together for almost 5 years, and I was totally part of the fam. Our break-up was really difficult for him, but almost immediately he hookied up with the woman who now is wife and mother of his children, so obviously it all worked out.
His Mom died this year, and although at one time I was very close to her, I thought it inappropriate to attend the funeral, so I sent the ex (and his wife), his sister and his father sympathy cards. I never heard back, but of course I never expected to, but maybe he thought that gesture nice, or maybe he was hammered, or maybe he is just nosy and that's why I got the add…. I don't know. It's not a big deal, it's just very odd.
Merry Christmas to all friends, lurkers (I know who you are!) and my cyber-only-not-face-to-face-friends. Have a great Christmas!