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A Single Girl’s Thoughts and Problems

I’ve been MIA for the past week or so because of the recently concluded Australian Open – OK good for Wawrinka but I’m still definitely sad for Nadal, seeing as he was in pain and yet he fought till the end. Nadal’s a true champion for sure. Also, I think it’s going to be one CRAZY season for men’s tennis. I can feel it. I just hope DelPo, Murray and Rafa stay strong and healthy.

So, it seems even I couldn’t read and watch tennis at the same time and here I thought I’m pretty good at multitasking. Apparently, I’m 6 books behind my reading schedule according to Goodreads. What an underachiever! But I haven’t been super excited about this year’s new releases so far which is why I’m reading the Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle. I am LOVING it A LOT!

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Lego House by Ed Sheeran

No, I’m not an Ed Sheeran fan but I really loved the version that I heard from an American Idol Season 13 hopeful. I can’t find that one so I’m sticking with the original.

This song seems fitting as I’m still feeling a bit somber that Juan Martin del Potro lost in the second round of the Australian Open. It is times like that one that I really wish I can easily “retire” from being a tennis fan.

Tennis is definitely a stressful, heartbreaking and nervous breakdown inducing sport when you’re a fan. Sigh.

Three TV Shows to Catch Up On

For the last few months, I’ve pretty much been missing a lot of my favorite TV shows. Apart from The Voice, I haven’t been quite as religious as I used to be when it comes to keeping up to date with the latest episodes of shows I used to follow a lot.

Here are the top three TV shows that I really need to catch up on:

1. REVENGE

Well, the last episode that I watched was probably just a little bit before the season 2 finale. See? I missed that much. I mean I’ve read spoilers so I know what to expect but this is definitely one show that I must download and watch right away, especially since it’s already on its third season.

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I miss Daniel GraysonAnd the fashion.

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Tennis and a lot of Twitter

Call me ignorant but it’s really been only this week that I’ve fully appreciated what Twitter can do. I used to think it was a waste of my time but then I’ve never really been the type who would post status updates regularly on Facebook or tweet something “random”.

However, I now consider myself a Twitter convert. This past week, I’ve been so obsessed with the new tennis season and because of that, I’ve started following users who frequently tweet about the latest tennis updates. I’ve also followed Juan Martin del Potro (@delpotrojuan) – not that he tweets much but apparently, he’s number 4 on the list of player with the most followers.

Speaking of del Potro, I’m really hoping he wins his match against Bernard Tomic at the Sydney International later. In the meantime, here are the highlights of his semifinal match against Dmitry Tursunov.

Crushletes: My Current Top 5 Fave Athletes

I have always been a big sports fan. Sadly, I am in no way athletic. At all. Well, I did enjoy playing tennis when I was younger and I was decent (sort of) at handball in College but right now, I am pretty happy being just a fan, complete with fangirl tendencies.

Here are my current favorite athletes:

1. Andy Roddick (retired tennis player)

Andy will always be my forever love but because I’m old enough to know better, I shouldn’t admit how obsessed I was when I first laid my eyes on him, and his powerful game of course. Just thinking about the things I’ve done, well, let’s just say I’m embarrassed to say anything more about it.

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2. Juan Martin del Potro (currently the 5th best tennis player in the world)

When I left for College, I stopped following tennis. I did check online for updates sometimes but I wasn’t as religious about it anymore. Part of the reason I guess was that Andy was always breaking my heart or my heart was breaking for him (and his Wimbledon losses). But two years ago, I got interested again and last year, my love for the game came back full force.

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But now I have a new tennis favorite and ironically, Juan Martin del Potro was the one who beat Andy into retirement in 2012. Actually, as I’m typing away on my laptop, JMDP just won his first match of 2014 (thank God! I thought he was going to crash out early again).

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Arrow Reruns

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I’ve been sick the past few days that I haven’t really had the energy to write a book review. What I’ve been doing though is watch Arrow reruns in preparation for the new season next week. Not to mention I’ve also been catching some tennis action on TV – so happy to see Juan Martin Del Potro play really well at Japan Open.

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So, who doesn’t want some Oliver Queen, huh?

Weekend Catch-Up!

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I haven’t been around much – here or on GoodReads. It’s been a week since my last post and about two weeks since I last posted a review. Plus I was supposed to clean up my blog and add a few designs but I was just swarmed with work. How sad! 

Reality has finally caught up with me and I had to force myself NOT to reach for my e-reader for the whole week.

So for the whole weekend, I intend to get holed up on my couch to finally read Origin and Fueled and watch US Open 2013 sans Andy Roddick. Go Juan Martin Del Potro!

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