Tomorrow is September 12, which means two things: I have 2 hours to post something to avoid going a full year without a post, and my GEICO payment is due tomorrow. I also have that empty feeling I get every year when the last ball of the US Open is struck, though even if the pros are mostly done with 2016 I've got four more months of playing at Rock Creek Tennis Center, above. I just need to figure out a new way to get there once the multi-year Beach Drive project gets underway as soon as next week.
Congrats to Angelique Kerber and Stan the Man Wawrinka for their US Open victories. Kerber beat Pliskova yesterday, after having lost to her in the final at the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio last month. My brother and I saw that match, shown below, and Cilic's win over Murray thanks to Ramona from Toronto, who happened to be sitting next to me earlier in the week and sold me her tickets to the finals. One of my favorite things in life is random interactions with strangers. Even more so when tickets to the finals are involved.
I pledge to do better by mbpalaver in the coming months. But not until after I make that GEICO payment.