I enjoyed the Joseph O'Neill story in the recent New Yorker. Less so the one by Thomas McGuane. I think I'll dig up one of O'Neill's books. I'd never heard of him before.
Should I read something by Elizabeth Gaskell? I never have. Her name came up recently in a William Trevor story. Also, Jude the Obscure. Another novel I've never read. But I liked Return of the Native. Also, The Muppet Movie (little-known fact: that was based on one of Hardy's short stories).
In Vegas I made a bet that the Eagles would win the Super Bowl. Not because I think it's likely, but because, at 20-1, I thought the bet offered good odds. I bet 100$. The wife bet 10$ that the Falcons would win the Super Bowl. I wanted her to bet 20$, but she didn't want to get crazy. That was funny.
The guy I've been taking tennis lessons from cancelled today, the morning of the lesson. He said it was too hot. It's 90 degrees! Weak sauce. I went out and hit by myself, but clearly I need a new guy. Next week it's going to be in the 100s. I might have to curb things a bit, then. I've been spending two hours a day on the courts.