French Open at Roland Garros is Paris. Can I get a hell yeah for my man Novak Djokovic?! I'm very weird in how I pick my faves at these tournaments. Since Andy Roddick is out of the running now (boo hiss!) and he's my #1 tennis squeeze, Novak runs a close second in my top ranking. After that, I'll usually pull for the underdog if Lleyton Hewitt, Tomas Berdych, "Big John" Isner, or Fernando Verdasco aren't playing. Beyond that, it's an open field with me rooting for any guy who can beat ol' Rodge Federer.
Swimming, while it hasn't been a mainstay for me lately, is another thing that I take fairly seriously. I may not be Janet Evans and definitely couldn't carry Michael Phelps' towel, but I do love to hit the pool when I get the chance. Lately due to a shoulder strain, I've had to curb my trips, but I do live for the smell of chlorine. Until it gives me a headache and then it's time to go home. Heh.
I do spend a lot of time surfing the blogs, but lately I have been doing more reading...of magazines. I'm such a ho for food rags. I subscribe to a fair number of magazines:
See? I'm easy, and if it's anything related to cooking, I'm usually a pushover. Lately I've been scouring articles for budget friendly recipes that I can try, paying close attention to new and different meals that I want
I'm also a self-proclaimed history fan, focusing mainly on British/European history. Five years ago, I'd read anything that featured the Tudors (and yes, I still love the Showtime series), but nowadays I'm branching out, reading more on things like the Romanovs, Marie Antoinette, and even dabbling in some medieval history. While I'm in the bookstore, I may spend in inordinate amount of time in the fiction and romance fiction aisles, but I spend almost as much time in the non-fiction history aisles too. My non-fiction collection grows in leaps and bounds, and I'm an easy sell if it's a book focusing on many monarchs or dynastic families.
So, there you have it...what Amy does when she's not reading or working. Just remind me that it's ok to have no life. Actually it's pretty cool because I seem to be a happy person even though we don't throw tons of money at cruises or go on expensive trips. In fact, I have vacation time coming up in about a week and a half, and guess what we'll be doing -- yep, nothing. Bliss...