Tennis This Time

San Diego’s three-season summer weather creates all kinds of outdoor activities that would be uncommon elsewhere. Consider public schools: Many are indoor/outdoor, meaning classrooms are enclosed but kids go out to move among them. Costco eateries are on the outside of the warehouses rather than within. The examples abound.

As such, I shouldn’t be so amused, but am, about the older gent watching sports programs out of doors. On Aug. 9, I passed him riveted to a baseball game—all by his lonesome. Tonight, it’s tennis—and he has a friend. “Say, could you pass a can of Modelo Especial?” (Because Bud Light is boycotted, the Mexican beer is now top-seller.)

Suppose I should introduce myself to either or both men next time I see somebody. Wouldn’t you like to meet them and hear their story? I relented, so far, because mystery is intriguing; knowing could ruin it.

I used Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to capture the Featured Image, which is courtesy of the bad-ass 10x zoom lens. Having such utility in my pocket—no camera or telephoto required—is an amazing benefit. Vitals: f/4.9, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, 230mm (film equivalent): 6:24 p.m. PDT.