The Deuce Club, 12.25

by: Peter Bodo | December 25, 2008

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Christmas_small By Jackie, TW Social Director

Long time, no speak, TWibe! I haven't been around much lately since I've spent every waking minute preparing for the holidays - shopping, writing cards, etc. Not to mention, work's been pretty stressful, what with having to frantically wrap up projects before vacation strikes. (Can't complain, though - I'm off until the first Monday in January. Pretty sweet, eh?) I'm never too busy for the Deuce Club, though!

Pete and I will be announcing the TW Awards early next week, so I'm happy to field any last-minute nominations. (I'll say the deadline is Sunday at 5 PM, TW time.) E-mail me here and don't forget to include your nomination for Poster of the Year (one male, one female). The contest to anoint our new TW Poet Laureate will also take place within the next couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for an official announcement of the rules.

And as always, please make sure to join our official Facebook group, TennisWorld > Real World, if you haven't already.

Since many of you probably won't be checking in this week because of holidays plans, I'll keep today's post short and sweet.

I wish you all a joyous and peaceful holiday season, and to those who celebrate Christmas, I send along a "Ho ho ho!" and the hope that "Santa" brings you everything on your wish list - as well as loads of goodwill, gratitude, and love (what really matters this time of year, no?).

Though I'll be posting again on New Year's Day, a holiday message just wouldn't be complete without a "Happy New Year!" So ...

Happy New Year! And may 2009 be a momentous year for us all, filled with laughter, triumphs, and tennis galore.

I'm celebrating the holidays at home, with my family and friends. Nothing special planned ... but I wouldn't have it any other way! Still, I have a few fun activities on my agenda, including accompanying a friend to a wedding and seeing the highly touted film "The Wrestler" (how appropriate, right?). Hopefully, that'll amount to some entertaining stories in next week's DC post.

'Til then, stay safe and warm, and I'll see you in 2009!

P.S. Just as Pete did in his holiday message yesterday, I, too, would like to thank you all for opening your arms to me as your "Social Director." To say these past few months have been a thrill is a colossal understatement; writing these DC posts and getting to know you all has been such a rewarding and heartening experience, one I don't want to end! I'd also like to thank Pete for deeming me worthy enough to contribute to his blog - if he ever comes to his senses, I'm in trouble.

I really am the luckiest girl in the land.

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