I’m late but Zouk music just lifts my spirits
via the Washington Post
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Serena Williams can claim another first, and another victory: She beat the traffic by riding a bicycle to her match.
With Key Biscayne’s main road in a snarl Saturday night, Williams borrowed a bike at her hotel, rode to her match and beat Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Sony Open, 6-3, 6-3.
Williams match was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and she learned about the gridlock before leaving her hotel.
“The traffic was crazy and everyone was like, ‘I have been here for an hour, and I’m staying like eight minutes away,’” Williams said. “I’m like, ‘OK, I’m not going to make my match.’
“So I asked for a golf cart, and the hotel didn’t have a golf cart. Then they were like, ‘We have a motor bike.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t do motor bikes.’ They said, ‘We have a bicycle.’ I said, ‘I really don’t do bicycles, but I will today.’”
Traffic jams are common on Key Biscayne, where only one road connects the island with the mainland and Miami. But Williams had never resorted to a bicycle before.
“It was fun,” she said. “It was probably one of my best memories I think ever, riding a bike to a match. That’s pretty cool.”
Williams is ranked No. 1. She seeks her sixth Key Biscayne title and her first since 2008.
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I cried laughing reading this, Serena rode a bike to the match then beat her opponent in straight sets…………this is a black superwoman we are talking about here………she rode a bike to the match…… lol
Look forward to these every month. @deactivatedfatgirl
Just add 10 for the 31st.
Feeling my puff today. :)
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|Yolanda Spivey Writes:|
|First, I created an email account and resume for Bianca. I kept the same employment history and educational background on her resume that was listed on my own. But I removed my home phone number, kept my listed cell phone number, and changed my cell phone greeting to say, “You have reached Bianca White. Please leave a message.” Then I created an online Monster.com account, listed Bianca as a White woman on the diversity questionnaire, and activated the account.|
|That very same day, I received a phone call. The next day, my phone line and Bianca’s email address, were packed with potential employers calling for an interview. I was stunned. More shocking was that some employers, mostly Caucasian-sounding women, were calling Bianca more than once, desperate to get an interview with her. All along, my real Monster.com account was open and active; but, despite having the same background as Bianca, I received no phone calls.|