I do think that science goes too far but my cousin for example got diabetes while being pregnant and because of the sudden medication she needed to take, her daughter is severely handicapped. I'd applaud methods to help pregnant women cope with diabetes because the results can be horrible
Her second child is adopted (from Southern India).
Good point. I wasn't thinking about gestational diabetes at all. But, I think it's the individual cases which I admit can be quite heartbreaking that drive the science. When I think globally, it irritates me. When I deal with individuals, I am less of a tyrant.
I guess living in a state (and apparently a country) that thinks bearing full litters of children is groovy and something that might even land you a television show has made me a heartless cynic.
I don't necessarily disgree with Mats on some of that though.
What really pisses me off about Murray in the final was not that he had a bad day on the court, that happens, but his whole attitude out there was relentlessly negative - he never really got fired up and determined at all. Djokovic fed off that so much - Djokovic got pretty tight at points, especially in that third set, but looking down at Murray ranting and swearing and whining and looking miserable must have really lifted him in crucial moments. He really needs to tone that shit down. Even if you're not feeling it, put the game face on and bluff. He has got much better at doing that but in this final it was right back to the bad old Mopey Murray days.
To me, Murray is in the same place others have been -- do I really want all the pressure and risk that go with being at the top of the game. Some, have opted out. But, in so many ways it's like the rest of us who have had to face growing up and the pain that entails or to remain adolescents at heart even though our hairs are gray. Although at the time growing up seems less attractive, in the long run, it makes everything easier. Murray seems to be on the cusp, but it must be so much harder for an elite athlete who has the world revolving around him. Sometimes I feel motherly toward him just wanting to give him a push, and other times, I want to shake him.
People need to leave Muzza's mum alone - I've met her and she's a really nice person, for one thing. For another, it's an individual sport. For me, parents are only fair game if they put themselves out there and say or do stuff that's controversial. Djokovic's parents made themselves targets a few years ago but they've mostly avoided controversy since (apart from the dad and his battles with Serbian tennis federation). Nadal's folks, Federer's folks, Murray's mum, other tennis parents - what exactly do they do that deserves disrespect except cheer their son on at matches sometimes?
I am not up on all things Murray, but I thought his mother was having coaching duties here recently. I'm perfectly willing to be instructed and even lecutred on the subject.
Little poll. Which Haddock picture is better for my avy:
A. the previous one (see attachment)
B. the current one.
C. who cares other than you or wilde.
For the record, option C will be ignored.
I didn't see the choices, but I like the color of the jacket in this one.
And this is strange, how?
It's his MOM
, ffs! If someone on Earth has the right to make a fool of herself being his blind fangirl, that's his mom
And this is true for every athlete's mom out there...
Even' Nole's mom????
Originally Posted by Commander Data
I did almost one year of research on the year without sommer 1816 and also on the origin of climate science, reading lots of old papers also from the USA regarding climate. One very important finding that my philosophy Prof emphasized multiple times is that, if old texts sound silly, often we interpret them wrongly. Because the researcher of that time were just as smart as we are today and often, todays viewpoints are not that much superor as we would like to believe. I found that to be very valuable to keep in mind as I read thru those old material.
Now, this came to mind mind when I read you post and I added it. It is a bit sad to see that you just take it as dig or whatever, which it wasn't.
I did not take it as a dig. I took it as you completely misunderstood my post or why I was laughing about the quote.
I will spell it out for you. I am a history nut, geek, nerd, and whatever else. Merton likes history and he likes obscure quotes. When I come across one that I think he might enjoy, I try to remember it for his enjoyment. I laughed at the quote about rain out of delight because it seemed so apt and not because it seemed silly. Because of things Merton said previously about America, I thought he would appreciate it too.
Does this clear it up?
At least there are millions in play depending on the outcome, something that can't be said about most of other "contests" where wifes/gf act teenagely and fangirly
Sometimes you are just so sweet it's unbearable.
nothing like a big assed picture to mess up the page
Fix it please.