Thursday, November 12, 2009

Open

As I mentioned over on the right hand column "On my Nightstand", I have been reading Andre Agassi's Autobiography Open. It was released on Tuesday. I had done my new favorite thing in the world and pre-ordered on Amazon, so it was delivered to my doorstep on Tuesday afternoon. In anticipation of the release, I had not started reading another book after I finished my last, but had just been re-reading through some Jane Austen to tide me over. So, I started reading "Open" immediately of course.


I forced myself to finally put it down at about 11:30 on Tuesday night because I knew that my 5:45 alarm clock was going to come early the next morning. Then yesterday afternoon (still feeling a bit poorly), I wanted to curl up on the couch and read, but I had a hair appointment that I had already postponed due to being sick. Last night I hit up the outlet for a little Christmas shopping and then about 8:00 it was on. I read until I finished at about 1:00 a.m. I planned to stop, but then was only 100 pages away, then 50, then 30, and then it was 1:00 a.m.!

I loved it. As perhaps the biggest Agassi fan in the world for the past 20+ years, I found it fascinating, exhilarating, heartbreaking and so many other things I haven't been able to put words to yet. Right now Andre is only slated for book signings on the east and west coast. I wish I had the time and money because I would fly there; however, I seem to be short on both of those commodities right now, so I'm going to hope that he ads a Dallas stop to his tour. If he does, I will be soliciting someone to go with me, because honestly, he is the one celeb/athlete that I'm not sure I could hold it together to meet. I think it would be Elvis and the Beatles all wrapped up into one for me and I cannot promise that I wouldn't cry and/or faint!

In other news, our local Junior League's Holiday market starts today. Since I'm an old retired sustainer who does basically nothing anymore at the League, I will be sure and make my contribution by going to shop today. This is the first year that we opened the doors to the public on Thursday, so I'm excited about that. If you are in the area, stop on by. This should be a great place to finish (or start...geez that thought makes my heart race!) your Christmas shopping!

2 comments:

courtney said...

not only have i not bought one single christmas gift, i don't even have a clue what i'm going to buy--for anyone! ugh! i need to get with it!

i miss the JL holiday market--the plano one is always a good one!

Scrappy Girl said...

I heard his hair was a wig! I couldn't get over that...crazy. I hope you get to go see him.

 

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