Why not work some tennis terms into your conversations tonight? Start with "love means nothing," and move on to "the ball's in your court." Or you know, just toast to Venus Williams, who turns 31 today. Doesn't she look amazingly focused and determined in this photograph taken yesterday during her match against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia? It was day six of the AEGON International, held in Eastbourne, England. Venus lost this match, but man. That look. Love that nothing is gonna stop me look.
To the left: A dedication that goes out to Ms. Williams, and all of you. Below: Your open thread. Take care of it. And have a great weekend.