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New blog...life...tennis...cars+more

So I have decided to start a new blog on tumblr. I only have a few posts up so far but I will be putting more up in the next few days. I hope to use it to explore all my random thoughts and what not, but I will also be using it to talk about my tennis season on my college's club team. Matches coming up against Fairfield U and Yale this weekend. Please take a look and please follow if you are interested

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Here is a little tease of some of my writing:

The 5th Set
Boris Becker once said that the 5th set is no longer about tennis. After a certain point raw talent becomes worthless. Our heart takes over and it is the only thing that carries us. When mind and body tell us to shut down; give up, something almost supernatural propels us forward. I was playing a friendly match with the number one player on my college club team. The match was intense, and I was at the point of complete exhaustion. I was down 3-4 and serving at duce. I had nothing left to give. I stared across at Sam, my friend, my opponent. He had hardly broke a sweat. I tossed the ball into the air praying that my serve would just go in the box. Bang. I hit an ace out wide. Advantage me. Surely that must have been a fluke. I wiped the sweat from my face and prepared for another, even more exhuasting point. I tossed the ball into the air once again. Bang. Another ace down the middle to stay on serve. I don’t know how to explain those two aces. My body said no more, and yet somehow I managed to hit the perfect ball. After I hit the second ace a strange, almost divine feeling washed over me. The mixture of exhaustion and pure bliss is so rare that most of us feel it only a few times in our lives. What is it about our passions that cause us to go the extra mile? I know that what I am feeling is not adrenaline, serotonin or dopamine- for all of those have long dissipated from my system. What could it be? Aristotle believed that the meaning of life is to be happy. Could that be God’s plan? Does God want me to keep playing tennis? I think that is why we are all here. I think that when we go that extra mile in anything; be it tennis, school, or our relationships with others, God gives us that inexplicable feeling, the feeling of true happiness, and that feeling brings us a little closer to him. The feeling is fleeting, and almost impossible to attain, but when we do, there is nothing in the world that could satisfy the human soul more.

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is your pontiac modified?
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is your pontiac modified?
Not much done so far. All I have done is debadged it. I'll be getting at least intake & custom exhaust over the summer, and if I hit the lottery I'll do a full engine swap and stick a V8 in there haha
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ah intake and exhaust

you're lucky that you drive a domestic... if you modify it you won't get hassled as much by "the MAN"

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ah intake and exhaust

you're lucky that you drive a domestic... if you modify it you won't get hassled as much by "the MAN"

I don't know about that haha. I have been pulled over 5 times and ticketed 3 times in less than two years.
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what were you pulled over for?
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what were you pulled over for?
3 speeding tickets. pulled over once for having a rear license plate out/suspected dui, and one for being suspected of public sex/tesspassing.

I had zero drinks that night and was out driving with a girlaround 2am, I was going perfectly straight, driving inside the lines and the speed limit and the other time I was at my highschool tennis courts around 10pm which have lights after dark and I was sitting in my car talking to a girl after hitting a little with one of my friends.
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WTF? That's some weird shiet.

If you don't mind me asking, What part of the US are you in?
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WTF? That's some weird shiet.

If you don't mind me asking, What part of the US are you in?
I live in CT. My town has a total of 50+ officers and give the 9th most tickets out of any town/city in CT. My town isnt even one of the 15 largest towns in CT. The only thing cops do is traffic because there is no real crime in town.
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that sucks man.

where are all the teenaged pot smokers? shouldn't they be cracking down on them?
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that sucks man.

where are all the teenaged pot smokers? shouldn't they be cracking down on them?
They could care less about all the pathetic little F*cks that smoke weed. Nope the real crime is people going 15 mph over the limit.
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SMH. What's the speed limit? If it's 35 or less, then i'm really sorry.
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SMH. What's the speed limit? If it's 35 or less, then i'm really sorry.
It dropped from 45 to 35 and they got me less than a 16th of a mile after it changed
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dang. that's wack. i really don't like cops. or at least traffic cops... they're so douchey.
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