Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention.
During the Victorian era when women took up the sport, their corsets, bustles and dresses were so restrictive, the daintier-by-necessity ladies’ game was nicknamed “pat ball.” By the 1890s, white was the go-to color on the court since it best concealed perspiration, and in 1905, Mary Sutton Bundy ushered in the 20th century by daring to reveal her wrists on the court. Scandalous!
Illustrations by Erin Dreis.
These are the rules:
Rule One: Always post the rules.
Rule Two: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.
Rule Three: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule Four: Actually tell them you tagged them.
I was tagged by the beautiful everythingsheclaimed
1. What is your favorite movie and why?
Mulholland Drive. I can’t even count how many times I saw this movie. The first time I did it just blew my mind and I couldn’t stop thinking or obsessing about it. You don’t know if what you’re watching is reality or dreams or someone’s hallucinations… There is no logic and it’s the viewer who creates this film. I’m a sucker for mysterious storytelling and nonlinear films.
2. Best pun you’ve ever heard:
It’s not the best pun I’ve ever heard but it’s the first one that came to my mind: What do you call a girl in the middle of a tennis court? Annette.
3. Who’s your favorite athlete?
4. Name a song that puts you in a good mood instantly:
Lola by Superbus. This song really brings happy memories to me whenever I hear it.
5. M&M’s or Skittles?
6. Best book you’ve ever read?
Les fleurs du mal.
7. What kinds of posters are on your walls?
I don’t have any posters.
8. Drawing or painting?
9. If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
10. Last movie you saw in theaters?
Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night)
11. What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
Probably something cooked by my mom :) she’s good.
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