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    6th October 2006

    Mike and tennis…

    I had the privilege of watching my little brother’s final high school tennis matches yesterday. He hoped – and I hoped as well – that he would have a few more matches yet this season, but it isn’t to be. He won his opening match; lost in the Regional semi-finals 6-4, 6-4 in a match that was really much closer than that score indicates; and then lost a playback match half an hour later to a player who had only played one match that day.

    Michael has impressed me a great deal this season, not only with the improvements in his game, but also the improvements in his attitude. Once prone to giving up when a match wasn’t going his way, Mike became a fighter this season and played a number of tough three set matches – undoubtedly playing more tiebreakers than anyone else on his team. I wanted very much to see him qualify for the state tournament, probably more than I ever wanted myself to make state track when I was in high school. It didn’t happen, and I wish that he had another season to play because I know with the amount he learned this fall he would have even more success.

    Unfortunately this means that I now have to find something else to take the spot as my favorite leisure activity (although leisure wouldn’t describe well the amount of adrenaline I had in my blood as I watched his matches yesterday). I know that what I say here doesn’t change the results of yesterday’s matches, but for my part I think that he deserves top-billing here for a while. You the man, Mike.

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    One Response to “Mike and tennis…”

    1. Teresa says:

      Hi Daryl,
      This is going to be weird so I’m just letting you know that now. I have been thinking a lot lately about old friends, and people who have influenced me and people whom I have influenced and whether I should try to get in touch with them and see how they are or if that would be too stalker-ish. Stay with me, I’m going somewhere with this. Anyway, Amelia has joined the “friends who I have had for a long time now” and for the last 4 years I have known a lot about you, too. Increasingly more so in the last 2 years with Kevin and Matt coming into my life. And even though we have only talked once I think, you have affected my life, becuase you have affected (I just became really self-concious that I don’t know which spelling to use there) my best friends lives. And I just wanted to say hi. So, “Hi, Daryl”.
      I looked at this blog thingy a little bit, it’s kinda cool, but I just wanted to say hi, and since I already did, I’m gonna go.
      I hope this works like I think it will and you will be able to get my note and read it. And if you want to e-mail me sometime you can and if you can’t find my e-mailer on here you can get it from ‘melia or Matt.

      Ok, bye,

      Teresa Nees

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