The "Guga Fans Forever" Chat Thread! - Page 493 - MensTennisForums.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #7381 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 07:04 PM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,779
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tall_one
okay i'm done ranting, i don't know why we are arguing about this again but i hope you realize this is nothing personal Lee
Nicki, I'm not trying to argue with you. May be this conversation will help both of us understanding more.

I had similar experience as you although I was an adult at that time and it's to a lesser degree. I was asked to put my hand on my heart during the US national anthem in a TKD tournament. Canadians don't have this 'tradition' and I'm still a Canadian. I didn't feel comfortable at all. My son has to pledge his allegiance to US everyday in school when he's not even a US citizen. I understand I have the choice to not living in US but the reality is, this is where we are living, NOW. Even I put my son in a private school, he'll still pleging his allegiance to US. I can demand my son not doing this. There may be a battle with school, I don't know. But I choose not to because I don't want him, who's already struggling with the social side of learning, to have more burden.

I am really sorry that the people around you didn't respect your choice. When I moved to US, I was quite shocked by some very devoted Catholics here because what many did was a mockery to their religion. IMO, they don't really represent what Christianity is but they are like family members, you can't cut them off because they are black sheep.

I would be very sad for human beings if children are not told about Mother Teresa, her work and her devotion to help people, only because she's a Catholic nun.
Lee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #7382 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 07:27 PM
Registered User
 
amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
Age: 46
Posts: 1,900
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Hi Lee some news for you: Rainer´s coach Dirk Hordoff has announced he wants to stand for election for president of German tennis federation in November. Many people were surprised, because the current president wants to be reelected and for a long time it appeared he would be the only candidate.
I would be happy should Hordoff be elected, because the current president has not done much for tennis - and Hordoff is very respected by many people involved in tennis here. But I don´t know what his election would mean for his job as Rainer´s coach

My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
amethyst is offline  
post #7383 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 07:48 PM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,779
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Thanks for the news Claudia. I would be happy that Hordoff be elected too. I wouldn't mind he's no longer Rainer's coach as there's basically nothing he can do for Rainer. IMO, there's only emotional attachment, just like Guga and Larri. It may be tough that Hordoff can't be always behind Rainer but he's not travelling that much with him anyway and Rainer is not the only player he coaches.

What Rainer needs are confidence and a personal assistant to manage the mundane details on the tour. Alfonso may be interested in the task?
Lee is offline  
post #7384 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 08:37 PM
Registered User
 
amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
Age: 46
Posts: 1,900
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

I´m sure alfonso would be interested
But where to get the confidence from? No idea what anybody can do for Rainer at the moment

My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
amethyst is offline  
post #7385 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 08:42 PM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,779
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by amethyst
But where to get the confidence from? No idea what anybody can do for Rainer at the moment
Rainer has to dig very deep himself.
Lee is offline  
post #7386 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 08:53 PM
Registered User
 
amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
Age: 46
Posts: 1,900
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

I hope Rainer finds something while digging
Anyway this is not a nice time to be a tennis fan! Almost all players I like are either
a) injured
b) have no confidence
c) can´t manage to win the important matches
d) all of the above
e) suspended because of doping


My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
amethyst is offline  
post #7387 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 08:55 PM
country flag Lee
Gugaholic
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Under the blue sky
Posts: 84,779
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

add this

f) they are playing in challengers

I'm spending more time on challengers thread than ATP tournaments thread these days.
Lee is offline  
post #7388 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 09:47 PM
Registered User
 
amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
Age: 46
Posts: 1,900
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Lee We have to wait for better days to come!
The bad thing about challengers is there´s even less coverage (no coverage exactly) than from ATP tour. Still only WTA matches for me. This week they showed Ivanovic-Golovin from Zurich This one could make even a die-hard-fan turn away from tennis. The reporter was obviously in despair. And guess what? They showed a replay the next day!

My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001

Last edited by amethyst; 10-20-2005 at 09:50 PM.
amethyst is offline  
post #7389 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Billabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 30
Posts: 18,737
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by amethyst
Lee We have to wait for better days to come!
The bad thing about challengers is there´s even less coverage (no coverage exactly) than from ATP tour. Still only WTA matches for me. This week they showed Ivanovic-Golovin from Zurich This one could make even a die-hard-fan turn away from tennis. The reporter was obviously in despair. And guess what? They showed a replay the next day!
what was that bad about that match?

Guga Kuerten

Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Billabong is offline  
post #7390 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Billabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 30
Posts: 18,737
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

I have to say I extremely enjoy my job right now, I have so much fun being the cashier! Credit card or interac anyone? I'm always looking forward to working and the girls who work with me are soooo hot, what can I do? Could the girl of my life be working with me right now???

Guga Kuerten

Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Billabong is offline  
post #7391 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 01:56 PM
Registered User
 
amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
Age: 46
Posts: 1,900
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Billabong
what was that bad about that match?
I only watched half an hour. It was full of awful errors. And every time one player was leading, she reacted by making even more awful errors and double faults and choking all good opportunities away.

My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
amethyst is offline  
post #7392 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 01:59 PM
Registered User
 
amethyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
Age: 46
Posts: 1,900
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Billabong
I have to say I extremely enjoy my job right now, I have so much fun being the cashier! Credit card or interac anyone? I'm always looking forward to working and the girls who work with me are soooo hot, what can I do? Could the girl of my life be working with me right now???
I can imagine you´re having fun being the cashier Just be careful you don´t mess it up while keeping your eyes on all the hot girls

My heart is in Roland Garros 1997, 2000, 2001
amethyst is offline  
post #7393 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Billabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 30
Posts: 18,737
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by amethyst
I only watched half an hour. It was full of awful errors. And every time one player was leading, she reacted by making even more awful errors and double faults and choking all good opportunities away.
lol and they're supposed to be really good players!

Guga Kuerten

Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Billabong is offline  
post #7394 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Billabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 30
Posts: 18,737
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by amethyst
I can imagine you´re having fun being the cashier Just be careful you don´t mess it up while keeping your eyes on all the hot girls
But they're all around me, everywhere in the store (BTW the name of the store is Simons, very popular everywhere in Quebec)

Guga Kuerten

Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Billabong is offline  
post #7395 of 10390 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Billabong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Age: 30
Posts: 18,737
                     
Re: The "Guga's Lazy Beach Bums" Chat Thread!

what about the Myskina-Dementieva match I'm soo happy Nastya won thi8s one!

Guga Kuerten

Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Billabong is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome