While taking a sick day Monday and working only a half day yesterday, I ended up watching tons of the Pacific Life Open on ESPN2. Since I started playing tennis again, I have been a little bit obsessive about it. As I watch I keep saying, “I can hit that shot,” or, “How the fuck does s/he do that?” And every now and again they give some good pointers. Like I shouldn’t toss my ball too high when I serve to get more power to it.

I really do need to work on my serve and backhand. My backhand is the worst. After toying around with it, I decided a one-handed backhand is the way to go. Now I’m second guessing it. I don’t know. At least I can hit forehand winners.