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Friday, October 23, 2009

We're Practically BFF's

In every job, there are a few perks. My job gives me an endless supply of hugs and kisses.

Brody gets free rackets from his sponsor, discounted clothes and shoes, and his favorite perk: free lunches at the Men's Grill (yes-it's segregated-no women allowed). A few years ago we were able to go watch Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick play a tournament in Houston. His boss even got a trip to Wimbledon after all his years at the club. (hopefully we'll be around in 30 years for the same treat!)

Last night the club hosted a fundraiser for the Andy Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation. There was an exhibition but Andy got hurt at his last tournament so he just did the commentating. I missed that part, but Brody said it was hilarious. I DID however, make it just in time for this:

This is Mark Knowles who won the US Open a couple of years ago in doubles. He took Andy's place during the exhibition and did a great job from what I hear.

Both guys were really nice and down to earth. Brody was bummed that Roddick's swimsuit model wife wasn't there (ha!) but I think everyone had a good time anyway.

Here Andy is auctioning off some stuff-I don't know what it was because I tuned it out once I heard the bidding start at $2000.
Just another typical night out for us-schmoozing with tennis royalty. HA!

Today it was back to normal:

and I think that's pretty fabulous too!


Jaime said...

The first time I looked at these I thought Andy was Brody in the first pic. Those tennis guys are all cute! :-) Glad you had a good time.

Vicki said...

Excellent post! And I still can't believe you didn't bid on whatever it was for only $2000. They would've REALLY made a lot of money if they auctioned off hugs from Andy! lol

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I'm glad you got this fun opportunity and that both were nice and approachable.

I'm still trying to figure out the perks of Don's job besides this outrageous style of living I maintain...