Monday, June 06, 2022

On reading Wedekind instead of watching tennis

On Sunday, 11 September 1988, during my first semester of graduate school, I had to finish Frank Wedekind's "Erdgeist" for the Modern German Drama seminar the next day, and it was slow going because my German was not yet completely fluent. But instead of doing my reading, I spent the afternoon watching NFL games with my housemates, and then was tempted to continue with sports when the US Open men's singles tennis final between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl started. So I went to the library to finish my reading, but when I got home, I was able to watch the last few games of Wilander's marathon five-set win over Lendl. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 6 June 2022)

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