An incredibly forgiving, maneuverable racquet that occasionally allows me to hit like a professional. Okay, a very slow, very weak professional, but hitting with this is still always one of the highlights of my week. My car was broken in to, and my first thought was "I hope they are still selling my racquet".
See the full review, "A professional's racquet forgiving enough for a recreational player".
I love to read. But I can't read for hours at a stretch without running into neck problems. Or at least, I couldn't. This bookholder allows me to read standing up, lying down, or even doing a handstand if I felt like it -- it just holds the book open at any angle, including upside down, without requiring you to hold it there.
See the full review, "A must have for any reader".
Kim Clijsters retires, has a daughter, stays away from the game for 2 years, comes back, and wins the U.S. Open, her third tournament back. And beats Venus and Serena along the way. No freaking way. Clijsters was always one of my favorite players, even before she became an icon for working mothers everywhere.
Classic sci fi, with multiple timelines, interesting characters and character development, a plot where you never really knew what was going on, but were sure the writers did -- what else can you ask for? Oh yeah -- you can ask Fox not to cancel it :(
I used to merely really, really like Gmail. I remember the immense satisfaction I first had when Gmail came along and I could say goodbye to my Yahoo account. My true obsession with Gmail began when they started offering the ability to send email directly from another server, so I could easily use it full time at work. I use Gmail more than any other web application. Nothing is more satisfying than having something where you are being extorted (by Yahoo, in this case, trying to charge massive money for MBs of storage and POP access), and another company comes in and offers you the service you've always wanted.
See the full review, "Gmail -- an incredible tool for personal and professional use".
The two best players on the planet, and potentially two of the greatest players of all time. A Grand Slam final. A five set match. A historic opportunity for Federer, and the first Grand Slam hard court final for Nadal. If only the fifth set had been better.
See the full review, "Tennis, rivalry, and the denial of a dream".
Brilliant acting and writing, coupled with incredible sets and direction. I really feel like I'm in the 1960s when watching this show. 4 of 5 Emmy nominations for writing went to the 13 episodes of Mad Men Season 2.
I mostly write about my main obsession, tennis. When I'm not experimenting with new tennis racquets, I love to watch a good movie or read a great book. I'm a fan of both non-fiction (especially books … more