Shapovalov.

“I think everyone is beatable.”
Denis Shapovalov

It might be the end for Shapovalov today at the US Open but honestly, the future looks damn bright for this 18 year old.
Man oh man.
The young tennis talent that is coming up is remarkable.

WOW!

1103-chicagocubsTweet from President Obama:
It happened: @ Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?
2:03am – 3 Nov 2016

Halloween 2016.

112-halloween-2016My second year shelling out on Beech Street! I had a ball AND surpassed last year’s count of 85 kids to…..drum roll…….86 kids! I got some compliments on my house decorations too and my goodie bags. One kid even said, “Wow, great ideas!”

Notable costumes included a wee Miss Piggy, Spider Man / Wizard, a Vampire Cheerleader AND a Starbucks Mochacinno! I even gave candy to a kid about 15 years old just holding a basketball. I was in a good mood and didn’t give him any trouble ;-)

The gorgeous house here belongs to my aunt Mary in Toronto. She always does her home up so beautifully and this year was no different.

How was your Halloween?

Post Season.

blue-jaysThe Blue Jays post season run is over.
It was so exciting to see our boys in blue make it this far again for a second year.
We’ll all be counting down to spring training.

And a Happy 36th Birthday to Jose Bautista today!
What a way to end 2016…

Uniqlo.

uniqloWhen I lived in Japan 17 years ago, I discovered Uniqlo. A simple, comfortable and timeless clothing line for everyone. I loved it and wore pieces until they basically fell apart from over use. Over the years, I’ve been to a couple stores in the States and in London.

Today one of 2 locations opened in Toronto. Wha?????? It’s so time for another visit to the six.

Footnote: Djokovic and Nishikori have been sporting Uniqlo on the courts for years.

What are you wearing tonight?

Scrabble.

I play Scrabble online.
With lots of people and I really love it.
Today I played my highest scoring word ever.
Are you ready for it?
“Plaque.”
120 points.
Best part of my day.

A Set a Piece…

Novak Djokovic vs. Stan Wawrinka

…and we’re 1 hour, 49 minutes in.
Both Stan and Novak are playing at the PEAK of their game.
This is the 2016 US Open Men’s Championship.
I live for EPIC tennis finals.

I can feel it, coming in the air tonight…