Besides the obvious things like career and family, the two things for me that make life worth living are art and sport. During the winter I’m more focused on the art side (typically concerts), while in the summer I like to play outdoors.
So when Birchbox, a company that introduces you to new stuff via a nicely presented box packed with grooming products and little accessories, asked me to envision the perfect summer Friday as part of a new series, I couldn’t come up with anything more exciting than spending the day playing golf and tennis.
Well, it’s the truth: That’s pretty much all I want to be doing.
For the play-by-play, head over to the Birchbox site and read about an ideal summer day in the life. — c C m
A man given over to careerism… how middle class… why not a life (as Christopher Hitchens stated) ?
” Nowadays ambition and the love of a job well done are the indelible mark of defeat and of the most mindless submission.”
So let me get this straight. You complain about undershirts yet you’d be seen on a proper court in those shoes? Really? Let’s not even address the hacker’s driver. Game improvement. The chump’s chose in golf.
I loved your description of a perfect summer day! A day at the golf course or tennis court a great day! I can’t wait for my next day off so I can hit a bucket of balls. Then work on my chipping and putting.
A little morning admin clean-up from a week well done. Then over to Winged Foot Golf Club for lunch followed by a round of golf followed by a clubhouse reflection of the round while sipping or slam down a couple of G&T’s. Clean up and out to dinner at one’s favorite restaurant.
Several hours of tennis in the morning, and 18 holes of golf (walking briskly and carrying the bag) after a light lunch, absolutely the perfect day. Then, possibly, dinner at a nice jacket and tie restaurant with the lady in your life. I used to do that regularly.
Unfortunately, at age 60, I don’t have the stamina for all that anymore. I haven’t played tennis in years; I still play and walk the 18, but that’s about it. After 18 holes, I don’t feel like doing much the rest of the day. Night life, forget it.
All you old fellows, lets hear if you guys can still enjoy a strenuous day of tennis and golf.
Is that a four wood??
Wriggles, as a famous women once said, “Old age ain;t for sissies.”
Get out there and kick some butt. You don’t have to play tennis like you did when you were 20, ’cause you ain’t. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play at all.
With apologies to Henry James, two of the best words in the english language are, afternoon nap.