Version 2: The "Go Home, you are so bad, don't talk to me you f*cking idiot" Chat [Archive] - Page 6 - MensTennisForums.com

Version 2: The "Go Home, you are so bad, don't talk to me you f*cking idiot" Chat

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Peta Pan
11-13-2009, 05:19 AM
Martine, I see you found my Antwerp/Paris album before I published it!! I haven't finished captioning and it was SUPPOSED to be set so that only I could see it so I have no idea what happened there :p

ANYWAY, I'll need your help telling me what some places are called if you can - pretty much anything I haven't captioned when I publish it I'll appreciate help with ;)

martine2
11-13-2009, 09:05 AM
you should have known I'm a pretty good detective hehe :banana:

Of course I'l help you with the names ;)

martine2
11-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Tennis isn't making things easy for me... after Malisse's problems + Willy and Gordo gone, now also Lucho :sad: :sad:

Action Jackson
11-13-2009, 09:09 AM
Detective Marti on the case, beware all criminals.

martine2
11-13-2009, 09:58 AM
I'm not superstitious, but hey is it Friday the 13th today??

Got up early this morning because I still had to go shopping before work
Left in time but heard on the radio that there was an accident on the highway...
Took the small roads, which takes a lot more time... :( ...and then there is this other car coming from the opposite direction, driving too fast, slipping on the rainy road and sliding right towards me.
Hardy misses my car, but not the side mirror which gets a hard blow... and the other car just drives on before I can see his license plate...
I managed to push the mirror back into place but the glass came out and was dangling on the wires from the electric heating. I had to drive with my window open and keep the glass into place to avoid more damage.
Drove to the shop and there they were so nice to give me some tape to put it into place again.

Then I arrive at work and I read the news about Lucho...

Now I just got a call from João that he doesn't manage to get the laptop working...

And NO, I'm not superstitious :p

Action Jackson
11-13-2009, 10:03 AM
Great start to the day Marti.

Getta
11-13-2009, 10:12 AM
i've escaped the captor and reached safety, or maybe not.

martine2
11-13-2009, 10:12 AM
When I told my boss, he said "you be careful the rest of the day and beware you don't get pregnant too, will you?" :p

Action Jackson
11-13-2009, 10:22 AM
Hehehe, that would just top it off Marti. Now, I am watching the Acapulco final where Lucho beat Chela.

Getta
11-13-2009, 10:23 AM
as for pregnancy, i ignore these bible verses. :shrug:

Choupi
11-14-2009, 07:55 AM
Martine, sorry about the car. And I hope you've followed your boss's advices :D

This week's been awful for me with Fab playing his last match. Thankfully, I don't get coverage of Berçy so that helped a bit, not being able to watch anything. But there will always be a huge gap from now on, even though I'm supporting other players...

Peta Pan
11-14-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm not superstitious, but hey is it Friday the 13th today??

Got up early this morning because I still had to go shopping before work
Left in time but heard on the radio that there was an accident on the highway...
Took the small roads, which takes a lot more time... :( ...and then there is this other car coming from the opposite direction, driving too fast, slipping on the rainy road and sliding right towards me.
Hardy misses my car, but not the side mirror which gets a hard blow... and the other car just drives on before I can see his license plate...
I managed to push the mirror back into place but the glass came out and was dangling on the wires from the electric heating. I had to drive with my window open and keep the glass into place to avoid more damage.
Drove to the shop and there they were so nice to give me some tape to put it into place again.

Then I arrive at work and I read the news about Lucho...

Now I just got a call from João that he doesn't manage to get the laptop working...

And NO, I'm not superstitious :p
Martine :eek: what a shocking day!!!! Be careful :hug:
Martine, sorry about the car. And I hope you've followed your boss's advices :D

This week's been awful for me with Fab playing his last match. Thankfully, I don't get coverage of Berçy so that helped a bit, not being able to watch anything. But there will always be a huge gap from now on, even though I'm supporting other players...
I know all about your pain there :awww:
I was on holiday and not able to follow tennis much at all when Andrei played his last tournament :sad: The gap from now on will be huge, and I'll feel it most when I'm at the Australian Open without him there.

Peta Pan
11-17-2009, 09:44 AM
Martine :wavey: I know you are around cos you just commented on my facebook status :p

I just wanted to let you know in case you hadn't seen that I've now published the Antwerp/Paris album... still need names for a few photos :p

Action Jackson
11-17-2009, 09:48 AM
Almost got this machine fixed up. I am borrowing a friends computer, so by tomorrow night, should be up and running properly again.

A guy on GM made a good point, the generation of the South American guys grinding away on the clay is almost at an end. Calleri, Roitman and Lucho retiring, Gaudio, Massu, Zabaleta aren't far away.

martine2
11-17-2009, 12:33 PM
Martine :wavey: I know you are around cos you just commented on my facebook status :p

I just wanted to let you know in case you hadn't seen that I've now published the Antwerp/Paris album... still need names for a few photos :p

:secret: Did the FB comment with my cellphone (I'm at work and on the coputer it's blocked...)
I'll have a look at the pics when I'm home tonight ;)

Action Jackson
11-17-2009, 12:35 PM
The gnome speaks Italian, we need a translation.

6llG2wRYZN8

martine2
11-17-2009, 12:36 PM
A guy on GM made a good point, the generation of the South American guys grinding away on the clay is almost at an end. Calleri, Roitman and Lucho retiring, Gaudio, Massu, Zabaleta aren't far away.

Yes, I read that and it made me give the guy a rep (a sad one)

martine2
11-17-2009, 05:41 PM
I just wanted to let you know in case you hadn't seen that I've now published the Antwerp/Paris album... still need names for a few photos :p

Done :D

Choupi
11-19-2009, 06:44 AM
The gnome speaks Italian, we need a translation.

6llG2wRYZN8
Sorry to disappoint you. But I can't see the video. Don't know why :scratch: I suppose the youtube must blocked.

Good news about the computer :)

Peta Pan
11-19-2009, 07:51 AM
:secret: Did the FB comment with my cellphone (I'm at work and on the coputer it's blocked...)
I'll have a look at the pics when I'm home tonight ;)

Done :D
Thank you!!!!! The main one I was getting annoyed about was Concience Plein because I tried looking it up for ages but couldn't find a picture of it on the internet with a name! (and the one you commented with Lange Wapper... did you see I had mentioned him in the photo after that one ;) ). With the Schelde/Scheldt thing I get confused... don't know which to label it becauses if I name that in the Dutch way I should probably name the album Antwerpen instead of Antwerp too!
The gnome speaks Italian, we need a translation.

6llG2wRYZN8
Who needs a translation when you can just stare at Simone for 55 seconds :drool: :drool: :hearts: :inlove: (oops sorry... exit fangirl mode :p :p ) ... but seriously WHAT on earth were those noises they were making? :eek:

Action Jackson
11-19-2009, 07:56 AM
I will get the Lion (Genci) to translate it.

Thierry Henry booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooo

Aphex
11-19-2009, 09:03 PM
Argentina in Stockholm! Finally some tennis worth watching in this hell-hole! I won't make the mistake and buy seats on the wooden benches again.:D :wavey:

Action Jackson
11-19-2009, 09:12 PM
Go to the trainings Aphex, they are a lot more relaxed and get to see the players.

Peta Pan
11-20-2009, 01:43 AM
I will get the Lion (Genci) to translate it.

Thierry Henry booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooo
Well yeah I'm kind of thinking of him more like a former Arsenal player than a current Barca one at the moment... but when it comes down to it, how many players would seriously go to the ref and say "Hey ref, I just handled the ball so you'd better not allow that goal"... but then again, he shouldn't have deliberately handled it in the first place. Very bad form. I wish he did not play for my team right now :(

Tulipe
11-21-2009, 08:24 AM
Well yeah I'm kind of thinking of him more like a former Arsenal player than a current Barca one at the moment... but when it comes down to it, how many players would seriously go to the ref and say "Hey ref, I just handled the ball so you'd better not allow that goal"... but then again, he shouldn't have deliberately handled it in the first place. Very bad form. I wish he did not play for my team right now :(

Me :D I always handle it before I realize and then shout: "Oh my God, I'm such an idiot, I did it again, this is not volleyball!" :haha: But if I played for a place in finals, I seriously doubt I'd make a sound :o

Action Jackson
11-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Cantona made some interesting comments about it, he said that Henry would only last a few minutes with him, for doing that shit.

This comment sums it up. “What shocks me the most is that this player, at the end of the game, in front of the TV cameras, went to sit down next to an Ireland player to comfort him - when he had just screwed him,” he bluntly told the Sun.

He added: “If I had been an Irishman, he wouldn't have lasted three seconds.”

cobalt60
11-26-2009, 01:41 PM
I think I am the only one who posts here who celebrates Thanksgiving but honestly I think many of us have lots to be thankful for ; so quick hello to some of my favorite folks on this board and lots of :hug: and :kiss: ( yes even you GW;)

Action Jackson
11-26-2009, 01:42 PM
I am not as anti-holidays as I used to be Suey.

cobalt60
11-26-2009, 01:47 PM
I am not as anti-holidays as I used to be Suey.

Actually I meant the smileys at you since I know you hate getting hugs and kisses:p Tough. So here you go :hug: :kiss: Off to deal with all the fixins. I am cooking this year.

martine2
11-26-2009, 05:32 PM
I think I am the only one who posts here who celebrates Thanksgiving but honestly I think many of us have lots to be thankful for ; so quick hello to some of my favorite folks on this board and lots of :hug: and :kiss: ( yes even you GW;)

Thanks for the hugs Sue :D !! Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, they are very much appreciated :hug:

I am not as anti-holidays as I used to be Suey.

:speakles: Does this mean we can send you Christmas cards this year??
No seriously, I wish I could send you birthday wishes but you're being to secretive about the day :p

:secret: but we have another upcoming birthday in this chat hehe

Action Jackson
11-26-2009, 11:29 PM
No Xmas cards, no birthday wishes, none of that stuff.

Loving all the conspiracy theories about Fed fixing the match against del Pony, hehe.

Getta
11-27-2009, 02:36 AM
betraying whiff of cigarette smoke cast away all the dubiety... pencil is already sharpened to an extreme point...

call you ebenezer

Choupi
11-28-2009, 07:47 AM
Hi :wavey: Long time I haven't been around this place. Hope everyone's fine.

Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes Sue. Hope they have all appreciated your cooking. Actually, I have no doubt they have ;)

3 more weeks to go before Christmas holidays here. I am crossing my fingers time flies.

martine2
12-09-2009, 05:31 PM
It's Gaston's birthday today and tomorrow it's Choupi's :banana: :banana:
Well Choups, you're getting yr present a little too early because I can't open Photobucket at work :p

GROSSE BISE POUR TON ANNIVERSAIRE!! :hug:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c107/workingmalinois/choupibday2.jpg

cobalt60
12-09-2009, 05:51 PM
Happy Birthday Choups!!

Action Jackson
12-10-2009, 01:14 AM
Happy Birthday gnome.

Peta Pan
12-10-2009, 04:51 AM
Happy Birthday Choupi :hug: :hug:

Choupi
12-10-2009, 06:48 AM
Thanks Martine for bringing Fab to wish my birthday. And thanks guys too :) It was Gaston's birthday yesterday but also Fab's :bdaycake:

Vale
12-10-2009, 04:13 PM
Happy birthday Choupi!!!:smooch:

*Ljubica*
12-11-2009, 01:44 PM
:wavey:

I just remembered it was Choupi's Birthday :o Sorry I'm a little late. Hope you are well Choupi, and big :hug: to you and the cats :cat: Wish you all the best of health and happiness in your next year of life.

http://m.pimpmyspace.org/pimp/1/ff/ff34b91e2a0ea5b9ba10.gif

Getta
12-12-2009, 04:23 AM
been a while since i logged in , missed your birthday...

happy belated birthday, Choupi :smooch:

Getta
12-12-2009, 04:26 AM
a big and warm Hanukkah hug, Sue!

Choupi
12-12-2009, 07:54 AM
Thanks again for all your wishes guys. I trully appreciate :)

Rose, I hope your cats are all fine and my turn to wish you all the best of health and happiness for the upcoming year.

Starts to really feel like winter here. They're announcing snow, the very first flakes of the season, for this weekend. Will light some fire in the hearth and probably will have the cats lying both on me to enjoy the warmth. Counting the days till holidays. Exhausted.

cobalt60
12-12-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks Getta :) Hanukah is now a quiet holiday for us. Since the boys are older no more silly parties :p

Snowed here Wed Choups- it was pretty but then freezing rain on top of it so treacherous. They keep the roads very movable here ( at great expense I understand) but still not worth it for me driving home so I stayed at work. I was in this apartment owned by the hospital across the street. It was fine except that it is on the main drag so snowplows all night and then again in the morning. I finally fell asleep at midnight only to be woken up at 4 am by this woman outside screaming her head off about " you mother%$#@IBG white nig%$# ( an oxymoron that) ". I assumed that she was a hooker getting dropped off :tape: Who knows. Knowing the city I work in it could have been anyone. Sad to say.

Of course I did not get back to sleep :lol:

Choupi
12-12-2009, 06:02 PM
What's sure is that not everybody can say they live the same nights as you Sue. Thanks for the laugh! :lol: No snow yet. But couch potato all afternoon :p

RogiFan88
12-14-2009, 01:51 AM
Happy Belated Birthday to choupi and to Gasti! ;)

martine2
12-16-2009, 04:18 AM
I feel so devastated :sad:
Have to put myold dog to sleep later today, my buddy, my champ
Sorry to come whining here but I have to write it off. We've been up all noght and now finally Joao is sleeping and I don't wanna wake him.

Feels like my world is falling apart. But I know it's the right decision. I can't bear seeing my best friend in such pain

Action Jackson
12-16-2009, 04:23 AM
Remember the good moments Marti.

martine2
12-16-2009, 04:35 AM
I know but it's so damn difficult now.
Can't stop crying and I know I have to act normal for him, otherwise he'll be upset too and that's the last thing I want

I've been up all night with him because he was in such pain and he liked me around
I gave him more morfine then the vet told me to, but I don't think this a crime because then at least he seemed peaceful

It breaks my heart to see him wagging his tail and licking my hand every time I talk to him even now

Vale
12-16-2009, 04:03 PM
Martine, that´s so sad!:hug:

cobalt60
12-16-2009, 04:41 PM
:hug:
my nurse did that yesterday to her older dog

Choupi
12-17-2009, 07:04 AM
Martine, I know how tough it is to make those decisions and I know how hard it is to see your animal in such a pain. He's in peace now :hug:

cobalt60
12-22-2009, 06:04 PM
Miss ( or I just have to laugh or maybe cry :lol:) MTF contest is coming up and I want your votes:banana:
please and thank you.

*Ljubica*
12-23-2009, 04:53 PM
It's that time of year again - so just stopping by to wish all the best to everyone here for Christmas and the New Year. Special :hug: for Martine - I know how hard it is and how you must have felt :hug:

All the best people :hug:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/MissWoessie/bears/sleep.jpg

Vale
12-24-2009, 05:58 PM
Here´s wishing you all the very best for Christmas! :smooch::kiss:

Aphex
12-25-2009, 05:01 PM
Merry Christmas!

cobalt60
12-25-2009, 05:03 PM
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you as well :hug: And a Happy New Year. Now please vote for me on the nontennis thread of Miss MTF :lol: I know I know;) I did say I was shameless. But at least read all the ladies intros and vote appropriately :p

Thanks GW and Martine for your votes :D

cath777
12-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Pardon the interruption. Merry Christmas to you all. Just popping in to request (i.e. beg :lol: ) for your votes for Sue in the Ms. MTF contest. Round 2 voting is now open.

www .Ms MTF 2009

Wrinkles, Wise and Wholesome, that's Sue, Ms. MTF 2009 :rocker2:

Action Jackson
12-25-2009, 11:44 PM
Of course I am going to vote for Suey, it would be very poor of me not to.

Getta
12-26-2009, 12:03 AM
it's already been done.

Action Jackson
12-26-2009, 12:05 AM
Getta, thought I'd let you know I am back into some writing, not long to before I can watch some good tennis live.

Getta
12-26-2009, 12:07 AM
i was looking forward to reading you...

Action Jackson
12-26-2009, 12:18 AM
Town is going to be a bit busy with all the sales starting today, well what can you do and I am off to work lately. Glad Xmas is over.

Vale
12-26-2009, 12:37 AM
Sue, I just went to vote for you and found that the deadline was 10 PM!!!:sad: Stupid of me, but I hope you win!:D

Action Jackson
12-26-2009, 12:48 AM
You can vote in the contest now Vale, this is the next round for Sue.

Getta
12-26-2009, 03:20 AM
i looked bored stiff as i strode over to the piano and sat down.

martine2
12-26-2009, 01:48 PM
Best Wishes to all of you!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c107/workingmalinois/wishes2010.jpg

martine2
12-26-2009, 01:51 PM
Wanted to tell you too that my oldie is still with me. Too soon to cry victory, but he's slowly doing better.
Last Wednesday, when I called my vet to tell him about my decision, he said it was too soon to take such a drastic decision and that I should wait at least another 48h to let the treatment do it's work
What happened was he made a wrong movement while playing when I took him for a walk. On the X-ray we could see that he had artrosis on the spine, which is normal at his age (he's 12), and a piece broke off and was pushing against the nerves)
I told him ok on condition that he wouldn't suffer too much, because I didn't want that.
So he told me to increase the morfine, keep him warm and let him rest as much as possible, which we did.
And slowly he started to relax and I could see that he didn't have pain as long as he didn't get up. Every day he's doing a bit better so I'm slowly starting to get some hope again.

It's too soon to cry victory, certainly with his age, but I'm hoping for the best.

Getta
12-26-2009, 01:57 PM
wish you a great 2010, Marti :smooch:

cobalt60
12-26-2009, 02:29 PM
Lovely photo Martine :hug: And good news about your good buddy;)

And after seeing that photo I think next year you should be in the Miss MTF contest too;)

Hello Getta- how was your day yesterday?

Getta
12-26-2009, 02:38 PM
quiet Christmas at home with family, Sue. :)

Peta Pan
12-26-2009, 03:31 PM
Wanted to tell you too that my oldie is still with me. Too soon to cry victory, but he's slowly doing better.
Last Wednesday, when I called my vet to tell him about my decision, he said it was too soon to take such a drastic decision and that I should wait at least another 48h to let the treatment do it's work
What happened was he made a wrong movement while playing when I took him for a walk. On the X-ray we could see that he had artrosis on the spine, which is normal at his age (he's 12), and a piece broke off and was pushing against the nerves)
I told him ok on condition that he wouldn't suffer too much, because I didn't want that.
So he told me to increase the morfine, keep him warm and let him rest as much as possible, which we did.
And slowly he started to relax and I could see that he didn't have pain as long as he didn't get up. Every day he's doing a bit better so I'm slowly starting to get some hope again.

It's too soon to cry victory, certainly with his age, but I'm hoping for the best.
That's wonderful news Marti! I was thinking of you all day after we spoke about it :hug: I wish you all the luck and best wishes that his health continues to improve!

martine2
12-26-2009, 05:43 PM
Hadn't said anything about it yet, since it's not sure at all yet that he's gonna make it.
I'm hoping for the best, but whatever comes, I'll accept it. I spent a lot of time with him and he's getting the best care. What's most important to me is that he's so enjoying the attention.

Vale
12-26-2009, 09:45 PM
Hadn't said anything about it yet, since it's not sure at all yet that he's gonna make it.
I'm hoping for the best, but whatever comes, I'll accept it. I spent a lot of time with him and he's getting the best care. What's most important to me is that he's so enjoying the attention.

Best luck, Marti! I too couldn´t get it out of my head. I went through the same thing a few years ago with our 12-year-old Irish Setter, who was a handful while he was alive but has been sorely missed ever since. I really hope he makes it!:hug:

Action Jackson
12-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Hope he can make it through Marti.

Choupi
12-27-2009, 08:08 AM
Hi guys. Sorry I haven't been around lately. Glad Christmas and all its stuff is behind.

Martine, that's good news about your old dog. Of course, he feels all the attention, and believe it or not, it sure helps a lot. More than medications. Wishing all the best for you, crossing my fingers.

We've had some very cold days here last week, with very low temps, totally unusual (-20C°). My central heating broke down, didn't like the cold. Things have been temporarily sorted out but I know it's gonna break down again. There's a big bill to pay for if I want to be in peace :rolleyes:

And I'm looking forward to some good reading again :)

Action Jackson
12-27-2009, 08:17 AM
Central heating breaking down that is some nasty shit.

Choupi
12-27-2009, 08:26 AM
Not very comfortable when you have only 8C° inside the house....but it was still hotter than outside, yes I know.

Great read, as usual.

Action Jackson
12-27-2009, 08:32 AM
You just need the extra layers, lucky your house has double glazed windows if not then it would be a whole lot worse.

Funny thing is I thought I did an entry on Calleri, but seems not to be the case. So I have 2 projects to finish the year on, haha.

cobalt60
12-27-2009, 01:27 PM
I commented as well :angel:
;)

Choupi
12-27-2009, 02:28 PM
You just need the extra layers, lucky your house has double glazed windows if not then it would be a whole lot worse.
I have double glazed windows and also a good old hearth....a piece of luck, isn't it?

martine2
12-27-2009, 03:06 PM
We had the same problem over here Choupi. Very cold and the central heating broke down. Fortunately we have a hearth too which kept the place warm, but we didn't have hot water to wash :scared:

The patient is doing ok. He eats well and still has the fighting spirit. Tomorrow evening he'll be checked by the vet, but I have good hope.

Action Jackson
12-28-2009, 07:14 AM
One of my good friends in Norway his job is fixing these central heating systems, he is pretty busy a lot of the time.

Glad the patient is doing well Marti.

Choupi
12-28-2009, 07:32 AM
We had the same problem over here Choupi. Very cold and the central heating broke down. Fortunately we have a hearth too which kept the place warm, but we didn't have hot water to wash :scared:
I had no hot water too. It felt like camping :rolleyes: Boiling water and trying to make the most of it.

The patient is doing ok. He eats well and still has the fighting spirit. Tomorrow evening he'll be checked by the vet, but I have good hope.
The patient is on the way to recovery. Still crossing fingers :)

One of my good friends in Norway his job is fixing these central heating systems, he is pretty busy a lot of the time.
I can understand that your friend is busy, especially if he's very good at what he does.

Action Jackson
12-28-2009, 07:42 AM
He is pretty good at it and the ladies seem to like him.

Fixed my accommodation for Melbourne, best of all it's a house and they have a good internet connection. So it will be easier to put up reports from the AO.

Got our annual food and wine festival starting today, might wander down there later. At the same time the thing does irritate me in a lot of ways.

Choupi
12-28-2009, 07:56 AM
Your reports will be welcome, you know that for sure. And again this year, no AO on tv for me.

That food and wine festival sounds great. Though I wouldn't be interested in the wine.

Got my tickets for Stuttgart last week.

Action Jackson
12-28-2009, 08:06 AM
I hate wine as well, unless it's in a sauce. I think I am going to make a prawn jambalaya before I leave, just an experiment to see if I can do it. There are a few stalls that aren't too bad, there is a place called the Rösti Chalet. Though I make a good one.

I heard Santoro could be playing in Melbourne.

Choupi
12-28-2009, 09:50 AM
I hate wine as well, unless it's in a sauce. I think I am going to make a prawn jambalaya before I leave, just an experiment to see if I can do it. There are a few stalls that aren't too bad, there is a place called the Rösti Chalet. Though I make a good one.
The Rösti Chalet, sounds.....yummy!! :)

I heard Santoro could be playing in Melbourne.
Fab getting too bored away from tennis courts? If that occurs to be true, then some ppl in Melbourne will be very lucky.

martine2
12-28-2009, 11:33 AM
Got our annual food and wine festival starting today, might wander down there later. At the same time the thing does irritate me in a lot of ways.

Hehe, there are good things about this time of year too, aren't there? :D
Enjoy the food & the wine! (don't eat too much sauce though) :p

Action Jackson
12-28-2009, 11:39 AM
I think Fab is meant to be doing it as the man who played in 4 decades.

Rösti is good, haven't made one in ages think I might have to do that this week as I am sick of pasta at the moment. The festival goes for a few days, so no rush to get there.

Peta Pan
12-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Rösti :hearts:

Action Jackson
12-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Looks like I know what to feed Peta.

Peta Pan
12-28-2009, 12:27 PM
Anything potato based will win me over ;) But rösti is on of the best and one I don't have often. One should make me some now and cheer me up :)

Action Jackson
12-28-2009, 12:30 PM
It's not too hard to make, but there are different ways of doing it like anything. Some don't cook the potatoes beforehand and other times they do. Melted cheese on top and others think that is heresy.

Action Jackson
12-31-2009, 03:01 PM
Yes, it's 2010 here and means 2 weeks then I am up to Melbourne. Marti, your Calleri piece is done.

cobalt60
12-31-2009, 05:13 PM
Happy New Year :wavey:

Aphex
12-31-2009, 05:22 PM
Happy new year!

Vale
12-31-2009, 05:47 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR! :smooch:

Here´s wishing you a year 2010 with lots of dreams, and that they may all come true!

RogiFan88
12-31-2009, 09:18 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 TO ALL GASTI LOVERS, and especially to Gaston! ;)

RogiFan88
12-31-2009, 09:19 PM
Looks like I know what to feed Peta.

me too... (I'm just preparing Japanese food for NYD... )

Choupi
01-01-2010, 08:21 AM
Happy New Year to everyone here. May you all be fine and healthy surrounded by all the ones you care for.

*Ljubica*
01-01-2010, 11:12 AM
Just come here to wish Happy New Year to anyone who knows me in this Thread. Wishing you all the best of love, laughter, good health and happiness in 2010.

martine2
01-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Marti, your Calleri piece is done.

Thanks so much!!! :D

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY!!!

Action Jackson
01-01-2010, 01:38 PM
The Lucho one needs some love as well, but thanks for that Marti as I thought I wrote something on it, though it seems it was not the case.

Working every day bar one until I go on leave, so looking forward to this day.

martine2
01-02-2010, 03:02 PM
The Lucho one needs some love as well, but thanks for that Marti as I thought I wrote something on it, though it seems it was not the case.


I read both the reviews at the same time, so my comment for both is with the Calleri post. But yes, you're right, have to add one to the Lucho post too. Her certainly deserves that :D

Getta
01-07-2010, 08:39 PM
recruit couldn't be left without the single most effective way of destroying the potential.

Action Jackson
01-07-2010, 10:02 PM
Just cleaning up and found some very interesting stuff, some more so than others.

Choupi
01-09-2010, 02:37 PM
Still winter around here. Very cold, some snow. Longing for spring I tell you.
Hope everyone is fine.

Action Jackson
01-09-2010, 11:27 PM
Yes, I am not too bad, just have some potential annoyances already for Melbourne sadly.

Getta
01-10-2010, 02:18 AM
toggle back and forth several times to turn off most annoyances on the fly.

Choupi
01-12-2010, 06:47 AM
Yes, I am not too bad, just have some potential annoyances already for Melbourne sadly.
I hope it's not too serious.

Peta Pan
01-12-2010, 06:53 AM
The potential annoyance is me isn't it?

Action Jackson
01-12-2010, 06:05 PM
I've made it to Melbourne and I am up early, got to do some things before I hit the tennis.

Action Jackson
01-13-2010, 12:42 PM
First entry is done.

martine2
01-14-2010, 12:31 PM
Lots of fun in Melbourne! (and many updates for us :banana: )

Action Jackson
01-14-2010, 12:32 PM
I even took a Malisse pic. Too many matches on at the same time tomorrow.

cobalt60
01-14-2010, 12:48 PM
What time you heading there today?

Action Jackson
01-14-2010, 06:46 PM
I am out there early today as Dreddy Brown and Kavcic are first match on. Then I can have an easy afternoon and will do some full updates.

Plus I have to get some non essential tennis stuff done.

Choupi
01-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Keep on having fun in Melbourne :cool:

Action Jackson
01-20-2010, 10:22 PM
I finally did an update for this thing, won't be as bad as now, as there were so many damn matches.

Got to have some good value though.

martine2
01-22-2010, 03:34 AM
Hi all.
Haven't been here for a while and also missed all of AO.
I'm losing my dog anyway :sad: He was recovering fine and could already do small walks again. But what he went through asked a lot from his body and undermined his resistance. Last week he caught an infection, had extremely high fever and since then it's going in the wrong direction :sad:

This afternoon we go to the vet and it will be his last journey. I'll be calm and he knows the vet very well, so if I act normally, he won't realize what's happening and he'll go in peace.
I'm exhausted as well physically as mentally but still I'm glad I've had the time this last few weeks to take care of him, spoil him rotten and find peace with the goodbye that is coming.

Hugs to you all and AJ & Peta, you guys have a good time at the AO. AJ I hope I'll get a look at that Malisse picture later!

cobalt60
01-22-2010, 10:59 AM
:hug: Marti :hug:

Peta Pan
01-22-2010, 11:08 AM
So sorry Marti :hug:

Thought and best wishes with you :hug:

Vale
01-22-2010, 04:40 PM
Thinking of you, Marti...:hug:

Choupi
01-23-2010, 08:35 AM
No words coming to my mind right now Martine but I wanted you to know I'm with you :hug:

Action Jackson
02-02-2010, 02:55 PM
Hope Marti is alright, it can't be easier for her at all.

I finally got all the AO updates done.

Getta
02-06-2010, 04:56 AM
prodding wit, you disturber.

Marti, it was my dog’s turn one date later. that defenceless look on his face while i was petting him for the last time could all be in my imagination… didn’t feel any rush of panic as his last few evanescent moments of consciousness slipped away, only to derail my entrenched inertia...

cobalt60
02-07-2010, 02:46 PM
Thanks GW for the write up! Makes me want to go watch some tennis live again.

martine2
02-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Hi all,

Yes, I'm still alive.
Had a tough time but life goes on and it's no use to sit and cry. But I still do feel like a stranger in my own house without my boy around. I took "Fils", who is the oldest now in the house with me and this also is new for him. But he loves it and he's starting to get used to the "house rules" (such as "furniture is NOT there to be knocked down" and "don't sweep the cups of the table with your tail" :) )

Trying to catch up at work too. My boss was so kind to let me take some time off when things were bad with Tim, but this means a lot of work now of course.

Thanks for those AO reports AJ. Gave me the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere after all :)

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 11:41 AM
Glad your boss was really kind to help you in this situation and even better you are around Marti.

martine2
02-08-2010, 11:51 AM
Glad to be back :D but hey I could never stay away here. I love the tennis but I love the people here in the Gaudio chat even more (felt tempted to add a hug smiley here but I didn't want you to change your opinion about me being back :p )

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 12:03 PM
So nice to hear from you Marti.. I was actually just thinking of you today at work and wondering how you were going :hug:

martine2
02-08-2010, 12:07 PM
Glad you had a great time at the AO Peta! From AJ's reports I read Kristen was there too so I suppose you could rent the appartment together as always?
Looking forward also to the pics that I'm sure you've taken :aplot:

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 12:21 PM
Glad you had a great time at the AO Peta! From AJ's reports I read Kristen was there too so I suppose you could rent the appartment together as always?
Looking forward also to the pics that I'm sure you've taken :aplot:
Kristen was only able to make it from the first Friday until the 2nd Tuesday. We didn't rent an apartment together because of that. I commuted from home during qualies and then stayed in an apartment from Sunday night until the middle Saturday and then commuted the last few days again.

I've taken a few hundred photos (or more) :p After I deleted all the bad ones I think there were 897. I think about 200 of them are Pico ones :o :o

I did take a few Malisse ones for you *puke* but I'm happy to say I was there to see Nico beat him in round 1 :angel:

martine2
02-08-2010, 12:34 PM
I know how much you like El Cabezon so you're forgiven ;) and a lot of Pico pics sounds good to me :angel:

Hope yr camera lens didn't crack from the X-man pics :lol:

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:37 PM
Marti, since you might not have seen them all I will post some pics here.

Glad you looked after Petea when she was in Belgium.

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 12:39 PM
I know how much you like El Cabezon so you're forgiven ;) and a lot of Pico pics sounds good to me :angel:

Hope yr camera lens didn't crack from the X-man pics :lol:

Hahaha no, I didn't take enough of them... actually the lighting was really bad the day I took them unfortunately.

The one I had real trouble with was photos of Gulbis. A friend wanted some and I said I'd take some IF I saw him... then he of course drew Pico in round 1 so I couldn't get out of it :lol: It was a matter of taking a photo of him and then quickly taking 2 of Pico to cleanse the lens :haha:

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:40 PM
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/P1000069.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/P1000067.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/P1000050.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/P1000040.jpg

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:42 PM
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/Seppi1.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/Koubek1.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/Koellerer.jpg

martine2
02-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Thanks! :D

It felt good when Malisse was allowed to play again. Seeing him so upset when he got the ban really made me feel bad.
But I do hope he learned his lesson and will be a bit more punctual now.

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Dani :hearts: :hearts:

(even with the crap haircut)

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:47 PM
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/P1000028-1.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/PicoM.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/Muster1.jpg

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/DGT3.jpg

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Thanks! :D

It felt good when Malisse was allowed to play again. Seeing him so upset when he got the ban really made me feel bad.
But I do hope he learned his lesson and will be a bit more punctual now.

I mean there was no intention from him to dope at all, but I think he will have learned his lesson now.

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:49 PM
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx276/Moooooooooose/KingFH.jpg

martine2
02-08-2010, 12:50 PM
Love the ones of Seppi & the Fashionista!
I was very glad he did well at the AO even though he didn't look as "colorful" as before :)
Was upset when I read he had to retire though but I don't know the details. Hope it wasn't his back again?

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 12:52 PM
I'll post the 2 I've already edited and copyrighted. Obviously more will come, but I did these 2 for the Pico forum before main draw started....

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/868/Picomtfcopy.jpg

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/868/Picomtfcopy2.jpg

martine2
02-08-2010, 12:53 PM
Dani :hearts: :hearts:

(even with the crap haircut)
Yes, I had to look twice before I saw it was him :lol:
Love the other pics too AJ! You sure know which players are on my fav list hehe :banana:

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 12:54 PM
Marti, I did write some stuff on the 1st round last post of the January section.

King's lower back was playing up and he didn't play doubles with his mate Montañes as he normally does.

martine2
02-08-2010, 12:56 PM
I'll post the 2 I've already edited and copyrighted. Obviously more will come, but I did these 2 for the Pico forum before main draw started....


:lol: yeah right... I'm sure you were glad you had an excuse to do these first :p :p

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 12:59 PM
:lol: yeah right... I'm sure you were glad you had an excuse to do these first :p :p

Oh yeah, it was a tough decision :p :lol:

Here is also Enric and me :D :D :D

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/868/enric.jpg

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:01 PM
Marti, I did write some stuff on the 1st round last post of the January section.

King's lower back was playing up and he didn't play doubles with his mate Montañes as he normally does.

Yes, I read that about the King :awww: but I must have missed about Koubek. I read the report about Koubek vs Ram but not about the retirement against Verdasco.

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 01:02 PM
Marti, she only took 50000 pics of Pico.

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 01:03 PM
Koubek got a viral infection and he was even more disinterested than usual.

Dreddy Brown was very popular in qualies already. I hope next year he makes the main draw.

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:04 PM
Nice pic with Molina Peta! Almost as nice as the one with Pavel (I suppose that will always be my fav "Peta-player"pic :inlove: )

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 01:06 PM
Marti, she only took 50000 pics of Pico.

LIAR! I already said 200 out of my total of 897 :p

Oh Marti, I also nearly died when he sat next to me shirtless watching Horia and Arnold Ker playing doubles. It was an awkward 45 minutes. I kept looking and he knew I was cos he was looking back.... I feel that he thinks I'm totally weird. I'm almost glad I have a year for him to forget me :o

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Nice pic with Molina Peta! Almost as nice as the one with Pavel (I suppose that will always be my fav "Peta-player"pic :inlove: )

Ah yes I love that photo too... Andrei :awww: Horia told me he was supposed to be here this year as DC captain but had some trouble with the federation getting here :( :(

Horia waved out to me with a big smile as soon as he saw me after his doubles match which was lovely :D

As for Enric, yes it's a lovely photo... he told me to change the colour of the shirt with photoshop :haha: I said "Oh, You don't like it?" "You look like a tennis ball"? and he laughed and said he'd heard that a few times :lol:

I'm sending him this photo along with a few of the others I've had with him via email soon :) Also must congratulate him on umpiring the men's final :dance:

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:13 PM
Koubek got a viral infection and he was even more disinterested than usual.

Dreddy Brown was very popular in qualies already. I hope next year he makes the main draw.

Good is was only a viral infection.

Haven't had the occasion to see Brown play yet but I'd like to. Jelena already told me a lot about him so I'm not suprised the ladies liked him :devil: !

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 01:16 PM
He plays a very unique game, very unpredictable and the hair is a work of art.

On court he talks in German to himself, though that makes sense as he spent most of his time in Germany. He used to live in a caravan travelling to events.

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:16 PM
LIAR! I already said 200 out of my total of 897 :p

Oh Marti, I also nearly died when he sat next to me shirtless watching Horia and Arnold Ker playing doubles. It was an awkward 45 minutes. I kept looking and he knew I was cos he was looking back.... I feel that he thinks I'm totally weird. I'm almost glad I have a year for him to forget me :o

:haha: Peta... wish there would be a pic of that :p (and he'll remember you next year, I'm sure :p )

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:18 PM
He plays a very unique game, very unpredictable and the hair is a work of art.

On court he talks in German to himself, though that makes sense as he spent most of his time in Germany. He used to live in a caravan travelling to events.

Yeah, Jelena told me about the caravan. Looks like an easygoing guy and of course I love the dreads :devil:

Action Jackson
02-08-2010, 01:20 PM
Peta, is very protective of Molina Marti.

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 01:22 PM
Oh one more before I go to bed...

Kind of ULTRA close.... AJ not completely up to speed with my camera :p I actually love the photo now though so it's all good :D
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/868/Pico_and_me.jpg

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:29 PM
Yeah, I know Peta's crushes and I can agree with most of them except for a few of her "weird crushes" but that's ok :p

Peta, the one with Pico is :speakles: :inlove:

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 01:34 PM
Yeah, I know Peta's crushes and I can agree with most of them except for a few of her "weird crushes" but that's ok :p

Peta, the one with Pico is :speakles: :inlove:

"weird crushes"??? Which "weird crushes" do you speak of? :p

Oh I know :inlove: He looks beautiful :inlove: I could probably cut me out it to make it even better :lol:

martine2
02-08-2010, 01:41 PM
Weird crushes like for instance Almagro or Ljubo, who I have learned to appreciate but this doesn't mean they're on my "crushes list" :p

Peta Pan
02-08-2010, 02:00 PM
Oh no Marti! I haven't and never will have a crush on Almagro! :lol:

I totally love him for his game and backhand, nothing else ;)

martine2
02-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Oh...it was looks you were talking about :p :p you fangirl... :lol:

Weren't you going to bed? Bet you'll have sweetpicodreams after posting that pic...

Choupi
02-09-2010, 06:41 AM
So many pages to read through when I come back here....wow! Glad to have you back Martine :hug:

Thanks for all those awesome pics guys. Some are very special for me. Muster :hearts:
I'd like to see Brown play. Sounds promising.

martine2
02-09-2010, 08:38 AM
Hi Choupi :wavey:
Had to take this small break as I wouldn't have been good company. Needed to get myself back together and also catch up with all the things I had been neglecting (house & work & sleep) because I had been spending every free minute I had with Tim.

When I saw the Muster pic, first person who came to my mind was you :)

And yes, we need some new young blood to cheer for as a lot of our favs are getting older (which of course doesn't mean WE're old :p )

Action Jackson
02-09-2010, 08:52 AM
Marti brings this thread to life, we know this is the case and good that you are back.

Gnome, this is from Dustin Brown's page on FB after he won in Bergamo. "in italien is nix pizza dienst... hat alles ab 22 uhr zu... u den zauber trank habe ich ja hier bei mir =)))"

martine2
02-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Dreddy celebrating his victory with pizza & booze... I think I like him :banana:

Action Jackson
02-09-2010, 09:05 AM
They close early in Bergamo on a Monday night.

Choupi
02-09-2010, 09:31 AM
Hi Choupi :wavey:
Had to take this small break as I wouldn't have been good company. Needed to get myself back together and also catch up with all the things I had been neglecting (house & work & sleep) because I had been spending every free minute I had with Tim.
Totally understandable. Good that you are back now :) I've been fighting a cold for 2 weeks now and it's winning more battles than me. Turned into bronchitis since last week. Can't wait for our break coming up next week. Feel exhausted. Spending almost all my free time sleeping :zzz:

When I saw the Muster pic, first person who came to my mind was you :)
I can't hide my true self anymore ;)

And yes, we need some new young blood to cheer for as a lot of our favs are getting older (which of course doesn't mean WE're old :p )
Totally agree with that :yeah: We need some fresh blood.

Choupi
02-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Gnome, this is from Dustin Brown's page on FB after he won in Bergamo. "in italien is nix pizza dienst... hat alles ab 22 uhr zu... u den zauber trank habe ich ja hier bei mir =)))"
Good guy!!

Action Jackson
02-09-2010, 09:34 AM
It's quite a hard thing now, with many of the guys we like in the twilight of their careers.

Hope Dustin can make RG.

martine2
02-09-2010, 09:44 AM
As from next month I won't be working on Thursdays anymore :banana: :banana:

Up to now, it wasn't allowed to work part time in the job I'm doing, but this year the Management signed a new agreement with the employees and this was one of the points they agreed upon!
My salary will be a bit less, but I can live with that as my life will be a lot better!

I'll be working a 4/5 schedule and I chose Thursday as my day off because we're training on Wednesday evening and now I won't have to skip the after training anymore :angel:

Choupi
02-09-2010, 09:45 AM
Hope I get to see him one day in Stuttgart or Metz

cobalt60
02-09-2010, 11:05 AM
Go thread;)

cobalt60
02-09-2010, 07:10 PM
Just heard from my partner to be; start date mid July but she will gladly start sooner if she is able so that " I can have some quality time with the family". I love her already;)

martine2
02-10-2010, 12:33 PM
Great news Sue! :yeah: Quality time is very important!

Action Jackson
02-10-2010, 12:43 PM
Yes, especially after having that cockchimp that worked there before Suey.

Choupi
02-11-2010, 06:48 AM
That's great news indeed Sue! Good for you after what you've been through with that jerk.

2 days left before holidays. Counting the hours now.

Peta Pan
02-11-2010, 07:17 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTINE :hug:

Hope you have an absolutely fabulous day :hug: :hug:

Getta
02-11-2010, 08:02 AM
Happy birthday, Martine :smooch:

martine2
02-11-2010, 08:44 AM
Thanks for the wishes!! :D :D

I'm at work now so I'm saving the "fabulous" part for tonight! :banana:

Choupi
02-11-2010, 09:27 AM
Happy Birthday Martine!! :bdaycake: Hope your fabulous part will be....fabulous :p

Action Jackson
02-11-2010, 09:37 AM
Happy Birthday to our fine Flemish lass.

cobalt60
02-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Happy Birthday Martine :banana: Have a great day, afternoon and evening;)

Vale
02-11-2010, 04:48 PM
Happy birthday Martine!!!:bdaycake::aparty: And with an extra day off a week, it´s a good start to your year!

martine2
02-11-2010, 06:07 PM
Thanks everybody!! :D :D
Home now and about to start the "fabulous" part (starting with some bubbles to drink hehe :p )

Choupi
02-13-2010, 09:24 AM
Bubbles are always good! :yeah:

On holiday for 2 weeks now :banana: Gonna hibernate a bit, just to get rid of that damn bronchitis.

cobalt60
02-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Have a nice 2 weeks off Choups! What I would do for 2 weeks and kids in school;)

Choupi
02-13-2010, 04:30 PM
Thanks Sue :) You can't imagine how hard I've waiting for that time off work. Things are going crazier and crazier, and having to deal with jerks doesn't help. Though I must admit that having a new boss, a woman, helps a lot ;) I think the poor guy will soon ask to leave the place. Fingers crossed!

cobalt60
02-13-2010, 04:44 PM
Best with that! You know I am on your side :devil:

Action Jackson
02-13-2010, 09:36 PM
Evil boss getting chucked out would be wonderful.

The old winter games are on, good to see that I can avoid that figure skating nonsense and see some real sport. The speed skaters no lack of massive thighs.

cobalt60
02-13-2010, 10:02 PM
I am the only one in house waiting for the figure skaters but the kids and I can't wait for the alpine skiing; go snowboarders:p

Peta Pan
02-14-2010, 03:32 AM
Evil boss getting chucked out would be wonderful.

The old winter games are on, good to see that I can avoid that figure skating nonsense and see some real sport. The speed skaters no lack of massive thighs.

The long track speed skating is boring... I guess that's a given for someone like me who hates any athletics event over 1500m ;)

Short track though :rocker2: Crazy stuff and didn't fail to deliver on the drama again today :lol: Laughable watching 2 Koreans take each other out as they are heading to a clean sweep :haha:

Action Jackson
02-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Short track is monkey stuff, except when Bradbury wins gold.

martine2
02-14-2010, 01:33 PM
Enjoy the holidays Choupi!! And good news about the woman boss. I do hope the jerk is facing a hard time now :devil:

A lot of snow again here. Mostly snow is exceptional here in Belgium, but this year we already have snow since mid December. It almost feels as if the Winter Olympics could be in my back yard :lol:
I like to watch speed skating and the massive thighs are a bonus :angel:

cobalt60
02-14-2010, 01:56 PM
I will take Apolo Ohno any day Martine;) I was so excited to see him get his 6th medal and the young heir apparent JR as well :banana:

Choupi
02-15-2010, 08:16 AM
Enjoy the holidays Choupi!! And good news about the woman boss. I do hope the jerk is facing a hard time now :devil:
He is indeed having a hard time :devil: Hence why I think, like many of my colleagues, that he's gonna ask to leave soon. Maybe for next year.

A lot of snow again here. Mostly snow is exceptional here in Belgium, but this year we already have snow since mid December. It almost feels as if the Winter Olympics could be in my back yard :lol:
I like to watch speed skating and the massive thighs are a bonus :angel:
Same here. We've had around 30 days of snow here since beginning of December. Which is pretty exceptional. I'm fed up with it now. And it's still snowing...
Will go to my dad later, for 2 days.

Action Jackson
02-17-2010, 08:56 PM
Hope all is well gnome and a bit of snow never hurt.

Choupi
02-18-2010, 08:15 AM
Everything's alright, though I had to postpone my trip to my dad, as roads weren't safe when I was to drive there. It's ok now. No more snow at the moment and that's a very good thing.

martine2
02-19-2010, 06:45 PM
have a good time with your dad Choupi! I'm sure he'll be looking forward to having you around :D

Choupi
02-20-2010, 07:50 AM
He was looking forward. We hadn't seen each other since Christmas.

The sun is back here and no snow in sight. But it doesn't feel like spring though. Can't wait now. That winter has been too long already.

Action Jackson
02-23-2010, 09:35 AM
Got a house guest at the moment and they are cool. Still have to find them a place to live.

Had a great dinner,steak with chimichurri one of the worlds greatest inventions with rösti and ice cream for desert = win.

Choupi
02-23-2010, 03:25 PM
Have fun with your guest. You definitely know how to make someone happy with your food ;)

martine2
02-23-2010, 05:52 PM
Chimichurry is a word I learned over here... got the description and hope to taste it one day :drool:

Vale
02-24-2010, 05:49 PM
You must try it, Martine! Chimichurri is a traditional Argentine accompaniment for barbecued meat and sausages, and it´s very easy to prepare (no cooking involved, just mix everything together, add the liquid and leave it to soak). Here´s the standard recipe:
1 red pepper, 1 small tomato, 1 spring onion, 1 tbsp parsley, 2 garlic cloves (all finely chopped).
1 tsp each paprika, oregano and sweet or hot red pepper,
2 chopped bay leaves, salt.
1/2 cup oil, 1 glass each of vinegar and warm water.

In Chile they have a similar recipe, called Pebre, which uses coriander instead of parsley.

Action Jackson
02-25-2010, 12:21 PM
There are so many ways of making it and no standard recipe.

martine2
02-26-2010, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the recipe Vale! Will certainly try it out.
I also like the "very easy to prepare" :D

Vale
02-28-2010, 01:08 AM
What´s happening in Chile is very sad. The mammoth earthquake (8.8 magnitude) is reportedly 500 times stronger than that of Haiti and it ranks among the 10 most powerful quakes on record. Since the main earthquake at 3:34 a.m. there´ve been over 30 aftershocks!

Thanks to the Chilean anti-seismic building regulations for newer buildings there are “only” 214 dead, but there are still lots of people trapped among the rubble. Last May we stayed in Talca, one of the hardest-hit cities, in a lovely old mansion turned hotel, and I wonder if it´s still standing...

Everybody felt it in Bariloche, but in our case we were lucky: we slept through it and found out about it this morning, which means that the house is well-built! But most people have felt the quake: windows shaking and cupboard doors banging, ground moving, walls shaking, potted plants crashing to the ground, people in flats downtown dashing out of their buildings and congregating in the street below.

Other Argentine provinces had it worse, especially Salta, and the tremor was even felt in Buenos Aires!

This is a huge catastrophe that has destroyed Chile, a real tragedy, and there are about two million people affected by the quake.

Action Jackson
02-28-2010, 01:12 AM
It's horrible what's happening in Chile, these are times when the in fighting has to fuck off and people pull together.

martine2
02-28-2010, 01:04 PM
Horrible indeed. Not only for the people who died or their families but also for al those people without a home now :sad: :sad:

Vale
03-02-2010, 08:16 PM
Just wanted to say goodbye for now: Tomorrow we´re off on a 19-day car trip to the deep south..

We´d done this trip just two years ago, but we realized there were lots of places we longed to see again, so we decided to hit the road once more and travel to the Perito Moreno Glacier, Torres del Paine in Chile and Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego. This time we´ll take a different route, travelling along the Ruta 40: a famous 4874 kilometre road that spans the whole country from North to South parallel to the Andes. It´s mostly gravel, and in Patagonia it crosses the arid steppe with just a few villages and outposts along the way where one can buy food and petrol. It won´t be "pretty" scenery, but there´s something fascinating about crossing vast rugged territory, a writer described the feeling as “horizontal vertigo”.
En route we´ll visit the famous “Cueva de las Manos”, a huge cavern where Indians 8000 years ago left hundreds of palm imprints and rock paintings, and on the return journey along a different route close to the Atlantic we´ll visit the Petrified Forest of Jaramillo.

See you soon!

Action Jackson
03-03-2010, 09:35 AM
Hope Vale is having a great trip, which she will be for sure.

martine2
03-03-2010, 09:43 AM
Sounds exciting Vale!! Another unique trip :D

Enjoy and bring lots of pictures!! :banana:

Action Jackson
03-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Yes, pics are always welcome.

Choupi
03-04-2010, 06:42 AM
Just reading about the trip makes one's mind wander there. Hope she's having a blast and if she brings back some pictures, it'll be great for sure.

Getta
03-10-2010, 02:23 AM
The sun is back here and no snow in sight. But it doesn't feel like spring though. Can't wait now. That winter has been too long already.

the snow is gradually melting away over here, too… and all sorts of astonishing things are slowly coming to light...

Choupi
03-11-2010, 06:55 AM
The snow is slowly melting here too. But we're having temps we should be having in January, which is pretty unusual. We are having our Open Day at school this Saturday, and it'll be the very first time it will feel like winter. Brrrr...

Action Jackson
03-11-2010, 07:45 AM
Haha, good stuff gnome.

martine2
03-24-2010, 11:07 AM
:wavey: Quick hello from work!
Every time I wanted to do this the last few days, MTF was "in maintenance"...

Action Jackson
03-24-2010, 11:30 AM
Cause the servers suck Marti. See Yayo has an academy now?

martine2
03-24-2010, 12:10 PM
Cause the servers suck Marti. See Yayo has an academy now?

Yes, he sent a message on FB :D Glad he could give his life a new turn by doing something he likes! :yeah:
He's good with people and has a lot of tennis experience so I think he'll make a great coach.
Same goes for Willy :D

Action Jackson
03-24-2010, 02:28 PM
He is working with Gringo and some other guys as well, just hope they can get some people in there who know how to serve.

Choupi
03-25-2010, 07:46 AM
Hi there. I don't get much time any longer to come here now. So the maintenance pb doesn't help for sure. Hope everyone is fine.

martine2
03-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Hi there. I don't get much time any longer to come here now. So the maintenance pb doesn't help for sure. Hope everyone is fine.

:awww: Choupi
If you are busy then it's ok not to come here very often as long as you do keep coming.

Action Jackson
03-25-2010, 11:21 PM
As long as you are still alive Gnome, drop in when you can.

Getta
03-26-2010, 12:14 AM
sip the wine, paddle the river.

martine2
03-26-2010, 01:32 PM
You guys have an idea how this is possible?

I just logged in and hadn't been here since yesterday. But the info at the right of mùy screen says "You last visited: Today at 12:09 PM" :confused:
I had seen this a few times already so I started paying attention to it.
I asked Joâo if maybe it was him, but he never visites MTF. Not interested in tennis.

Does this mean someone else is logging in with my password?

Choupi
03-26-2010, 03:54 PM
That does sound weird indeed. Maybe you can ask the admins here to check the IP address from which that ghost poster may have logged in. You will know if this is just a bug or if someone is using your account :shrug:

cobalt60
03-27-2010, 12:19 PM
sip the wine, paddle the river.

I prefer to have someone else paddle the river while I sip;)

Hope all are well here :hug:

Action Jackson
03-27-2010, 12:32 PM
Looking forward to tomorrow not, have to do some essential things, but can't have it all.

Vale
03-30-2010, 07:27 PM
Hi!:wavey: How´s everybody here? Hope you´re all fine! :smooch:

I´m back from an amazing trip. I´ll try to upload some pics soon...

Getta
03-30-2010, 10:46 PM
I´ll try to upload some pics soon...

i always enjoy seeing your photos from truly amazing places, Vale :smooch:

martine2
03-31-2010, 07:41 AM
Sounds like your trip was wonderful, Vale! Good to have you back and looking forward to the pics :banana:

Choupi
04-02-2010, 08:29 AM
Hi all :wavey: And Vale it's nice to have you back :) I'm sure your pics will be awesome, and of course, I'm looking forward to them.

Easter weekend here and it means 4 days far from that hell of work. Never been so busy and hectic. Don't even know if and when it's gonna slow down a bit :shrug:

Hope everyone around is fine :)

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Glad you are away from work Choupi and things aren't too bad here had a very good steak, yay me.

Choupi
04-02-2010, 08:50 AM
:lol: Some things will never change, will they? It's breakfast time here, for me. Though it's close to lunchtime....firmly determined to enjoy doing nothing at all.
Will go to my dad for 2 days, leaving tomorrow.

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 08:51 AM
I'd give you a steak as well if possible. Are you going to Stuttgart again?

Choupi
04-02-2010, 08:53 AM
You know I'd be happy to share a steak though at the moment, I'm more on toasts mode.

Yes, I'm going to Stuttgart again this year. Will go from Saturday till Wednesday again, like in the previous years. Hoping to see good guys.

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 08:54 AM
I mean there is a tournament tips thread on GM and someone was asking about Stuttgart.

Choupi
04-02-2010, 09:01 AM
A tournament tips thread? What do they wanna know about Stuttgart?

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 09:06 AM
This thread gnome.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9747483&postcount=47

Choupi
04-02-2010, 09:12 AM
Yes, but what do they wanna know about exactly? Accomodation, means to get there....tickets. I don't know. It's pretty vague.

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 09:18 AM
The first post of that thread gnome explains all.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9747483#post9747483

Choupi
04-02-2010, 09:32 AM
Posted my contribution. Don't know if that's what they're expecting but we'll see.

Shower time now. Catch up later.

Action Jackson
04-02-2010, 09:33 AM
Have a good one and that is plenty of information.

Getta
04-02-2010, 11:25 PM
decorative things planned out in advance, not a spontaneous anarchy.

happy resurrection day to all.