Mr. Cool and I have been watching a lot of sports. Labor and nursing, at least in our case, have led to a great deal of TV watching, and the world of golf and tennis majors have served as some of the best background. The French Open (tennis), US Open (golf), and Wimbledon (tennis) have entertained us over the last month plus. It's been a good time, with lots of good competition, but there has been a drawback.
Mr. Cool has decided that he would like to play more golf and tennis. I'm all for exercising, and the inspiration of Tiger and Roger is great. However, to play these sports, you need equipment. Luckily, Mr. Cool owns tennis rackets, if he can ever claim them from his brother, and tennis balls are relatively cheap. We even have a nice tennis court about five minutes away from our house. Golf, on the other hand, is not cheap. The equipment and greens fees could set you back quite a bit. For now, he seems okay with merely researching and looking at golf clubs, and postponing his dream until he has the time to search out used clubs of a recent vintage.
I'm just worried about this winter, when the 2010 Winter Olympics (in Vancouver!) may inspire him to take up luge, bobsled, or the biathlon.