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Layla
10-31-2002, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol speaking of magic Layla,for all you unwedded people,have you heard this myth?

If you sit infront of a mirror and one behind and comb your hair and eat an apple you are supposed to be able to see your future husband in the mirror behind you!

I dont think this works ya know,but I thought I'd share it.I might test it out though ;)

Lol, I'll try that. :D But I don't have eyes in the back of my head... yet. ;)

Lee
10-31-2002, 09:44 PM
:wavey: Hi Leo:wavey:

ILR
10-31-2002, 09:45 PM
;) thats what the mirror is for...........;)

Leo7
10-31-2002, 09:47 PM
10/31/02

Federer, Ferrero Shanghai Bound

Roger Federer and Juan Carlos Ferrero secured their berths to Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai when fellow contender Tim Henman lost his third-round match to Nicolas Escude 6-4, 6-2 Thursday at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.



"If there's a possibility and I qualify for the Masters, then if all's gone well, I'd still like to play. But once this season is done, I'm going to make sure that I get it right. And having spoken to the doctor, you know, he said this quite possibly can take a couple months. But he did, he certainly stressed that it's worth getting it right," said Henman, who has been plagued by a shoulder injury since Indianapolis.

Henman, who today sits seventh in the ATP Champions Race, will see his hopes end if eighth-place Carlos Moya defeats defending champion Sebastien Grosjean later today. Andy Roddick must reach the final to qualify.

Paris is wild card Escude's career-second quarterfinal of a Tennis Masters Series following Indian Wells last year. The 25-year-old Frenchman, who was out of action between July and September because of an abdominal injury, lost to the Brit in the second round in Basel last week.

"I don't think Tim served very well today. During the tournament in Basel, I was playing very well, but I was leading against him one set and a break in the second set. After, I lost my concentration. Today I keep my concentration from first point to the last point. So that's what make the difference," said the Frenchman.

Thai sensation Paradorn Srichaphan continued his hot streak by defeating No. 16 seed Guillermo Canas 6-1, 6-4 in his second consecutive quarterfinal of a Tennis Masters Series event.

Srichaphan will take on 20-year-old Andy Roddick in Friday's quarterfinals. The American defeated Romanian Andrei Pavel 7-6(5), 6-4 to reach his fourth quarterfinal of a Tennis Masters Series event this year.

:)

Leo7
10-31-2002, 09:49 PM
http://www.masters-series.com/paris/news/pictures/images/pic-31-10-02-n02-g.jpg

:sad: tommy haas :sad:

roger better win the whole fucking thing now! come on federer!

ILR
10-31-2002, 09:51 PM
whew language Leo!:p He will.Mind you if he doesnt,hes in Shanghai!:)

I like Tommy though so Im kinda sad also :(

Layla
10-31-2002, 09:51 PM
I know this is not the hill, but here's a special Halloween concert...

http://www.mikesfreegifs.com/main2/halloween/jazzskull.gif

Leo7
10-31-2002, 09:51 PM
omg! Grosjean wasted 5 fucking match points against Carlos Moya and is out! he even had a 5-2 lead in the 1nd set tiebreak but lost it 12-10! :eek: :eek: :eek: so now Timmy will NOT qualify...

ILR
10-31-2002, 09:52 PM
lol the hills very deserted now anyway Layla

Layla
10-31-2002, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
;) thats what the mirror is for...........;)

You mean you can see the refection of a reflection of a... what exactly? I'm a bit confused. ;)

Leo7
10-31-2002, 09:53 PM
sorry about the language, emma. ;)

Leo7
10-31-2002, 09:53 PM
yay! halloween concert. :)

ILR
10-31-2002, 09:55 PM
lol Layla its magic!You are supposed to see his face,not a reflection.Dont ask me how though!

Its OK Leo,I understand ;) :kiss: Id be very upset if the result was the other way round

Lee
10-31-2002, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
:sad: tommy haas :sad:

roger better win the whole fucking thing now! come on federer!

Don't get so upset Leo. May be it is a good thing down the road for Tommy. He has more time to heal his body then.:)

RogiFan
10-31-2002, 09:59 PM
:) thanks for posting the rogi pic -- he's lovely! i don't know how well lleyton played so far so it's possible rogi can beat him -- he has the right attitude! we'll see! i bet they show moya/aa tomorrow -- if they do, carlos, pls win!! may the cuter player win... ;)

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:00 PM
Ok, this is the last one, I promise. :o It's just too funny. He's ballet dancing by the way, perhaps to the music of that trumpet. Can't have a concert without dancing right? ;) Sorry to interrupt all your serious tennis talk. :p

http://www.mikesfreegifs.com/main2/halloween/skeletonballet.gif

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:01 PM
that's true Lee.

:kiss: to emma.

hey, we got a buffy marathon going on over here. and then some great movies on tonite like Halloween, the Shining, and the Exorcist. all very scary! :eek:

ILR
10-31-2002, 10:02 PM
may the cuter player win?Who could that be?;):confused::hearts:

ILR
10-31-2002, 10:02 PM
I hate the exorcist!:eek: the girl in it went mad didnt she?

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:03 PM
no need to be sorry layla. very funny skeleton. :D i agree, how can you have a party without dancing?! ridiculuous thought!

ILR
10-31-2002, 10:04 PM
wanna dance?:D

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:05 PM
the girl gets possessed by a demon.

hate it? i love scary movies. :D

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:06 PM
okay. :D

*grabbing emma and breaking into dance*

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
[B]lol Layla its magic!You are supposed to see his face,not a reflection.Dont ask me how though!
/B]

I also heard this one before. But I never try. I'm just afraid that if nothing shows up, then I'll ended an old maid. Or if I don't like what I see... I just prefer to not know so I can keep thinking that I have a chance to be with a hottie like...Joe Fiennes.

ILR
10-31-2002, 10:06 PM
lol you're a good dancer Leo ;)

ILR
10-31-2002, 10:07 PM
Im glad you've heard it also Vera,so people think Im not lying and making up daft things!:p

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

hey, we got a buffy marathon going on over here. and then some great movies on tonite like Halloween, the Shining, and the Exorcist. all very scary! :eek:

Mmmm, that sounds delicious. :lick: Lucky you. :) Meanwhile, we don't have anything of the sort. No Halloween specials, no scary movies. :( So much for the popularity of Halloween in Slovenia. :rolleyes:

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Im glad you've heard it also Vera,so people think Im not lying and making up daft things!:p

lol as if anyone would think that! :p

I agree with the Joseph Fiennes part Vera. :D

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:11 PM
:wavey: Bye Everybody:wavey:

:D Enjoy your dance Emma & Leo:D

Cheers for these guys tomorrow

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Rogi
Guga
Moya

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:11 PM
ooh, you poor thing. so Layla, what season of Buffy are you in? what was your latest eppy?

thanks emma. ;)

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:12 PM
:wavey: Lee! happy halloween!

ILR
10-31-2002, 10:12 PM
bye Lee :wavey:

sorry to cut short the dancing but I gotta go to bed.Its been a pleasure dancing with you :D night all :wavey:

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:13 PM
;) and Layla, remember the Gilmore Girls. Don't miss it! ;)

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:13 PM
Bye Lee:wavey:

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:15 PM
I think I can enjoy Halloween this year. There is not a lot of kids in the neighborhood and not very popular for trick or treating here. Last few years, I don't even have time to sit down for my dinner, there were over 100 kids knocking on my doors.

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
ooh, you poor thing. so Layla, what season of Buffy are you in? what was your latest eppy?

thanks emma. ;)

I don't know which season it was but it just ended a week ago. It was the one where Dawn was the key and Buffy couldn't destroy Glory. In the end she jumpes off a tower and is apparently dead but of course she's not. It wasn't my favorite seasonl, what with all the stuff about her mother and some of the episodes were quite boring, but there were some great bits so I still love the show. :D

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:16 PM
Bye Lee! :wavey: Enjoy the rest of the day. :)

Night Emma! Sleep tight! :wavey:

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:17 PM
g'nite Emma. had a great halloween dance. take this kiss with you. :kiss:

you watch Gilmore Girls, Lee? great show! :D

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:20 PM
oh, i stopped watching after that season. imo, the show got bad after Buffy left high school (4th season). the writing just wasn't as good anymore and the character relationships weren't as interesting. :(

but you MUST watch the Musical episode in the next season. hilarious. :D everybody in Sunnydale breaks into song and dance for no apparent reason. :D

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
g'nite Emma. had a great halloween dance. take this kiss with you. :kiss:

you watch Gilmore Girls, Lee? great show! :D

Night Emma

I taped every episode of Gilmore Girls since I am always busy when it aired. Also, my son always interrupt me. I can watch the tape when my son is in school. Once my house guest is gone. I will have a marathon of Gilmore Girls because by that time I have 4 episodes on tape I haven't watched.

I think I hang on for a little while to get my 200 posts.

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:22 PM
LOL, I see you guys got *really* chatty when I had to leave again :D

Originally posted by Vera
Zhenya also lost, and he's ending his year outside Top 25 :sad: :sad: :sad: I don't think he've ever ranked this low since he became a Top player. Pls Zhenya, you can't leave tennis in such low ranking, don't retire. :sad: :sad: :sad:

I posted his interview from yesterday in his forum and he said that if Russia doesn't win the Davis Cup he will reconsider retirement at the end of the year. That tease! :eek:

But you can bet that if Russia does win, I'll be ordering those tapes like there's no tomorrow (is American TV showing it?)

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:23 PM
lol Lee! i love GG. really witty show. Lorelai is just :drool: :hearts:

i never get any trick-or-treaters at my home. so far none tonite. bad location for them i guess.

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:26 PM
:wavey: Hackie. welcome back to our halloween party. :D

poor Kaf. still no TMS title for him. i hope he doesn't retire without one. :(

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
lol Lee! i love GG. really witty show. Lorelai is just :drool: :hearts:




:drool: after Lorelai, I think you will :drool: after Rory. I myself :drool: after Chris, her dad but Rory's boyfriends are also great

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:27 PM
I'll throw in a vote for the Gilmore Girls. It's a great show :) I never get to see it either, but sometimes I watch the reruns during the summer.

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
oh, i stopped watching after that season. imo, the show got bad after Buffy left high school (4th season). the writing just wasn't as good anymore and the character relationships weren't as interesting. :(

but you MUST watch the Musical episode in the next season. hilarious. :D everybody in Sunnydale breaks into song and dance for no apparent reason. :D

Ok, I know remember what you told me about Spike's later actions, but in this season, the relationship development between Spike and Buffy was brilliant imo. I loved it when he discovered he was in love with her. :) So until he turns nasty again, he's still my favorite male character since Oz left. Well, I like Giles too. ;)

Oh I can't wait for that musical episode. :bounce: Do they sing themselves?

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I'll throw in a vote for the Gilmore Girls. It's a great show :) I never get to see it either, but sometimes I watch the reruns during the summer.

They have the rerun from the beginning every Saturday now!

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:29 PM
Layla & Nacho, great pumpkin and skeleton pics!! Very festive :) I especially liked the one with the pumpkins watching tennis, too cute.

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Night Emma

I taped every episode of Gilmore Girls since I am always busy when it aired. Also, my son always interrupt me. I can watch the tape when my son is in school. Once my house guest is gone. I will have a marathon of Gilmore Girls because by that time I have 4 episodes on tape I haven't watched.

I think I hang on for a little while to get my 200 posts.

That's what I end up doing too. :o Right now I have so many tapes with back episodes of several tv shows because I've been so busy in the past month. I watch them during breakfast and lunch because that's when I have some time. ;)

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I posted his interview from yesterday in his forum and he said that if Russia doesn't win the Davis Cup he will reconsider retirement at the end of the year. That tease! :eek:

But you can bet that if Russia does win, I'll be ordering those tapes like there's no tomorrow (is American TV showing it?)

I just read that interview in the Russian Forum. I think I'll miss him very much if he doesn't come back next year. I'll be too selfish to wish him to come back though, bcos it would mean Russia can't win DC... Yeah, this year's DC tape will be on my wish list. I hate it when ppl bring up the money thing about him. Don't we all work for money? I think Zhenya lives for his people. And, what a loving father he is. :angel:

Lee
10-31-2002, 10:32 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Here comes my 200 posts. I think I can finally retired for the day. Chat with you guys tomorrow.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:32 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Good to see you rejoin our party. :) Where'd you disappear to?

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:34 PM
no, i don't really think they actual characters sing themselves, Layla. maybe Tara tho, i heard she has a nice voice. sjhe's Willow's girlfriend. i also really liked Oz. when he left the show, i knew it was over for me.

really Lee? i seriously cannot stand Chris. that guy only brings more harm to those poor girls. especially with the way he got so close to Lorelai and then left her b/c of Sherry. the bastard. :fiery:

who do u think is better for Rory? Jess or Dean? my vote is for Jess. Dean is so boring and overprotective, imho. ;)

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:34 PM
Congrats Lee! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good night and sweet dreams! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I just read that interview in the Russian Forum. I think I'll miss him very much if he doesn't come back next year. I'll be too selfish to wish him to come back though, bcos it would mean Russia can't win DC... Yeah, this year's DC tape will be on my wish list. I hate it when ppl bring up the money thing about him. Don't we all work for money? I think Zhenya lives for his people. And, what a loving father he is. :angel:

I'll be devestated if he retires this year :( I really wanted to see him play live and that would mean I wouldn't have that chance :(:(

:rolleyes: at the money stuff. I guess some people think that's the only reason he plays every week (more or less). I always thought he did it because he loved the sport, the competition.

And he *did* give away all of his Moscow prize money last year, seemingly without a thought. Goodness knows he'd never have to work again.

He is soooooo cute with his daughter! You can tell she is his world :) According to Nina, when he lost at Moscow, all it took for him to brighten up was to see his daughter on the sidelines :)

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi TH! :wavey:

Good to see you rejoin our party. :) Where'd you disappear to?

Class :o

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:44 PM
congrats on 200 posts, Lee! g'nite.

Layla
10-31-2002, 10:45 PM
So is anyone doing anything for Halloween? Going out? My Halloween is now effectively over (a few minutes to midnight). Last year I went out with my best friend, who is now in Scotland :sad: and we went to this crazy bar full of skeletons dressed as different characters. We had a great time! :D But there weren't too many people out partying.

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:47 PM
Layla, I have class tonight :rolleyes: But I'm also not feeling my best, so no I wasn't planning on going out.

I don't know if you saw it, but I mentioned that it's your turn to write on the story :) That is, if you get a chance. :o:o

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I'll be devestated if he retires this year :( I really wanted to see him play live and that would mean I wouldn't have that chance :(:(

:rolleyes: at the money stuff. I guess some people think that's the only reason he plays every week (more or less). I always thought he did it because he loved the sport, the competition.

And he *did* give away all of his Moscow prize money last year, seemingly without a thought. Goodness knows he'd never have to work again.

He is soooooo cute with his daughter! You can tell she is his world :) According to Nina, when he lost at Moscow, all it took for him to brighten up was to see his daughter on the sidelines :)

I just think other people have no right to judge why he does what he does. I mean, these people don't know him in person, they just assume that he plays every week, so must be the money. Honestly, some of the tourney prize money is less than his travelling cost, if he's just for the money, he shouldn't bother to go to those tourney.

Ya, Pat and Zhenya, it's just so unfortunately that these 2 have to retire when Pete and Andre just won't.:mad: But it's good for them though. I thought, Pat and Zhenya do have a life outside the sports...I mean, they both done what they could and not bother by the vanity that goes with it, and both are able to leave at their own term with whatever they've accomplished. I'm happy for them. And it's really sad for Pete and Andre, IMO. They've won so many Slams but both still apparently bothered by their losses in certain tourneys, but you can't win it all. It will be a shame if one can accomplished so much and still not happy about themselves. You can call it perfectionists but I think that's just stupid, you know, holding on to the negatives.

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:48 PM
nothing happening tonite with me. just staying in and watching horro movies. :D but this weekend me and my friends are having a party, even tho it's after halloween.

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:52 PM
i cannot wait until Andre and Pete retire so that the coverage here won't focus all around them dammit! :mad: but of course there is still Andy Roddick. :rolleyes:

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:52 PM
Dani won her match! :bounce::bounce: She defeated Silvia Farina Elia to put the Slovak Republic ahead 2-1 in Fed Cup. And it looks like Janette Husarova is about to push them over and win :D She's up a set and a break on Francesca Schiavone.

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:53 PM
I'm been too serious, talking about life...and missing out the Halloween talk.:o

I'll probably go out a bit after the game, but I won't be dressing up...too late to prepare a costume.

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:54 PM
okay , i have to go. bye :wavey:

happy halloween everybody. don't eat too much candy. ;)

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i cannot wait until Andre and Pete retire so that the coverage here won't focus all around them dammit! :mad: but of course there is still Andy Roddick. :rolleyes:

Hehehe, that too, is the reason why I want them to retire, they are blocking my airway.

Leo7
10-31-2002, 10:55 PM
yay for dani and slovakia! :bounce:

spain is already in the fed cup finals...

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:57 PM
LOL about Pete & Andre!! The American media would just find some other player to focus their attention on--personally, I wouldn't mind James Blake :D You're right, it probably will be Roddick. :(

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 10:57 PM
:wavey: Bye, Leo! Have fun!

Vera
10-31-2002, 10:58 PM
Bye Leo:wavey:

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 11:00 PM
Yeah, Dani!! :bounce:

I also like this new color choice.

Layla
10-31-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

I don't know if you saw it, but I mentioned that it's your turn to write on the story :) That is, if you get a chance. :o:o

Yeah, I know it's my turn. :o For the moment, I'm still struggling with my horoscopes (I've been quite lazy the past few days, I guess all that work has taken its toll) but when I get back into a normal rhythm of things, I should be able to write my contribution to the ever-growing musical. ;)

I have to write 2 more horoscopes and then go to bed, so I'll just wish you all a good night and sweet/scary dreams, whichever you prefer. ;)

Night night! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-31-2002, 11:02 PM
Good night, Layla! Sounds like your break has been good to you :)

Sweet dreams!

Vera
10-31-2002, 11:13 PM
Good night!

Leo7
11-01-2002, 01:52 AM
:wavey: doesn't look like anyone is here. :(

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 02:15 AM
:wavey: Hey, Leo! :)

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 02:24 AM
Are you finished with your horror movie marathon?

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:40 AM
Im so lazy to read all the thread now. :o
Someone can tell me if theres something I SHOULD read?
...
lol

Lee
11-01-2002, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by Leo7


really Lee? i seriously cannot stand Chris. that guy only brings more harm to those poor girls. especially with the way he got so close to Lorelai and then left her b/c of Sherry. the bastard. :fiery:

who do u think is better for Rory? Jess or Dean? my vote is for Jess. Dean is so boring and overprotective, imho. ;)

Leo, I myself want to kill Chris, not when he left Lorelai but when he accused Lorelai forbiding Rory talk to him. Well, I know there is no way for Chris come back to be one happy family with the girls, the series will be over if this happen but seeing Lorelai hurt so much makes me sick:fiery: but that guy is cute.

Both Jess and Dean are not good enough for Rory. Dean is a very nice guy and I think teenage girls want a nice guy as a big brother but definitely not boyfriend. Jess will only hurt Rory because he is a very selfish guy. I will vote for Dean if I am Lorelai but Jess will get the vote if I am Rory.

By the way, the guy who play Dean reminds me of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCarpio when they are young. What do you think?

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:41 AM
And what about Marat, Ferrero, Federer all in Shangai??

Moya can still qualify, right?
That would be perfect!

Lee
11-01-2002, 03:46 AM
:wavey: Hi Hitman:wavey:

I think it still depends on how far Moya and Roddick go in this tourny.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:48 AM
Hey, hitman! :wavey:

LOL, I don't think anything important happened today.

Did you ever see my post that Lindt is going to stop making strawberry chocolate bars?

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:50 AM
I just made some calculations

Moya will qualify if he beats Agassi tomorrow. :p

I dont know what happens if Roddick wins it all though... ugh

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:51 AM
Originally posted by leecal
Both Jess and Dean are not good enough for Rory. Dean is a very nice guy and I think teenage girls want a nice guy as a big brother but definitely not boyfriend. Jess will only hurt Rory because he is a very selfish guy. I will vote for Dean if I am Lorelai but Jess will get the vote if I am Rory.

Well, I'm not very qualified to state my opinion on the matter, but from what few episodes I've seen (including the picnic basket one--classic!), I think I'd prefer Dean to Jess. I can see the appeal of Jess, but overall I like nice boys more than "bad boys".

If something's happened since the basket epidsode that I don't know about, it might very well disqualify my whole addition to the conversation.

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:52 AM
no, I didnt! :eek:

Is it truth?? Should I really panic??

Be careful with those jokes, you never know what can make someone jump from their windows.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by hitman
I just made some calculations

Moya will qualify if he beats Agassi tomorrow. :p

I dont know what happens if Roddick wins it all though... ugh

First of all, Roddick is playing Srichaphan tomorrow. I think his chances of winning it all just got a whole lot dimmer.

If Roddick makes the final, he could qualify for the Cup.

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:54 AM
Yeah, but if Moya loses, he will fall short for one fucking point to Jiri Novak.

:fiery:

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by hitman
no, I didnt! :eek:

Is it truth?? Should I really panic??

Be careful with those jokes, you never know what can make someone jump from their windows.

I only wish I could be kidding.

I went to the store late one night and saw a little sign that said Lindt was discontinuing several flavors, including strawberry :sad::sad: Mrs. B confirmed it :(

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:57 AM
Jiri had 446, and he adds one point since he lost second round, but had a first round bye. 447

Moya had 421, adds 25 so far, which makes for 446

Ouch, that would be depressing. Im a step away from hating both Jiri and Gagass. :p

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:57 AM
But, don't panic. I bought 3 bars before they all disappeared and have only eaten one.

Mrs. B said that they are still making them, but with a different company name on them :confused: And if we get desperate enough, she'll have Micha send me "a truckload" ;)

Lee
11-01-2002, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i cannot wait until Andre and Pete retire so that the coverage here won't focus all around them dammit! :mad: but of course there is still Andy Roddick. :rolleyes:

Now I understand why so many people want Pete to retire. But Pete did not pick up a lot of extra air time even during his golden era. Well, he seems to have lots of coverage because he was at most of the finals but he did not dominate the airwaves like Andre or Roddick during early rounds.

I know I am very protective toward Pete but he is the reason I became a tennis fan. *sign* like a girl's first love *sign*

Dissident
11-01-2002, 03:58 AM
ouch. Oh god, why, why why????????

:sad:

;)

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Ouch, that would be depressing. Im a step away from hating both Jiri and Gagass. :p

Give in to the temptation, at least as far as Agassihole is concerned. ;)

Dissident
11-01-2002, 04:01 AM
No, I cant hate Agassi.
I have to respect him for all he has acchieved, and for he can still play at top level at his age.

I mean, the guy won all Grand Slams, on three surfaces. None ever did that!

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 04:01 AM
Originally posted by hitman
ouch. Oh god, why, why why????????

:sad:
;)

We need to start a support group. Lindt-aholis Anonymous :o

I can give you one of my extra bars :)

Lee
11-01-2002, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, I'm not very qualified to state my opinion on the matter, but from what few episodes I've seen (including the picnic basket one--classic!), I think I'd prefer Dean to Jess. I can see the appeal of Jess, but overall I like nice boys more than "bad boys".

If something's happened since the basket epidsode that I don't know about, it might very well disqualify my whole addition to the conversation.

You probably don't know the episode that when Dean is out of town and Lorelai is having her Friday dinner with Emily, Jess drove Rory around with the car Dean built for her and he crash it. Wow! What a guy. Basically, after the picnic basket episode, Rory shows lots of the kind of character that a very straight and nice girl will fall for "bad boys". From my female point of view, I definitely want an overprotective boyfriend like Dean.

Lee
11-01-2002, 04:11 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


We need to start a support group. Lindt-aholis Anonymous :o

I can give you one of my extra bars :)

Don't panic! There will always be something better to replace the discontinued one. If the new stuff is not good (i.e. can't sell), they will bring back the old one. Just remember the VW Beetles.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 04:16 AM
NOTHING can replace the yummy goodness of strawberry chocolate bars.

LOL, I wonder if hitman went off to buy up a huge supply! :D

Dissident
11-01-2002, 04:20 AM
thanks th :)

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 04:25 AM
Anything for my dahling ;) :hug:

Layla
11-01-2002, 10:36 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

I just wanted to let you know that I'm going on a short cycling trip around a beautiful lake with my family, so I won't be here until later. I'll probably kick myself when I get back, because I'll have to work extra hard, but it's too great an opportunity to miss on this gorgeous day. :) I need some fresh air and exercise. I'll just have to tape all the tennis. ;)

Have a great day and see you all later. :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
11-01-2002, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Thanks for the compliments on our story!! :) Layla just needs to write another installment because I've been lining up Juan Carlos's next opponents like nobody's business ;):D

LOL! I look forward to the future installments!

:eek: How many years are you planning to spend in limbo, there? Or am I just thinking you're younger than you actually are? :o:D

Well, I turn 23 in April.... how old did you think I was? 23 seems old for me, I remember waiting for AGES to turn 18 so that I could go out to nightclubs etc.! LOL Also, I feel older these days, with my unbleached hair, thick glasses and plain sweaters. I'm already feeling twinges of envy when I see young trendy-looking people in town and on campus. I'm not sure about how long I'll be in 'limbo'.... math departments are severly underfunded here and it'll be tough landing a faculty position.

Leo7
11-01-2002, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by leecal


Leo, I myself want to kill Chris, not when he left Lorelai but when he accused Lorelai forbiding Rory talk to him. Well, I know there is no way for Chris come back to be one happy family with the girls, the series will be over if this happen but seeing Lorelai hurt so much makes me sick:fiery: but that guy is cute.

Both Jess and Dean are not good enough for Rory. Dean is a very nice guy and I think teenage girls want a nice guy as a big brother but definitely not boyfriend. Jess will only hurt Rory because he is a very selfish guy. I will vote for Dean if I am Lorelai but Jess will get the vote if I am Rory.

By the way, the guy who play Dean reminds me of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCarpio when they are young. What do you think?

lol. i agree, Chris also makes me sick. :fiery: i think at the end of the season Rory will chose Jess and dump that shitbag Dean. but of course it will never work out. in the end of the show, i think Rory be a single gal. but Lorelai will be with Luke. :D

Leo7
11-01-2002, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, I'm not very qualified to state my opinion on the matter, but from what few episodes I've seen (including the picnic basket one--classic!), I think I'd prefer Dean to Jess. I can see the appeal of Jess, but overall I like nice boys more than "bad boys".

If something's happened since the basket epidsode that I don't know about, it might very well disqualify my whole addition to the conversation.

well since that basket episode (a real classic :D) Rory has more than once shown her distaste in Dean. there was an episode last season when the two continued to fight on and on and Rory was sick of Dean following her around all the place like a stalker. she obviously has a thing for Jess, he's the only boy she can ever think about. but right now Jess is actually dating another girl, some blonde bimbo who's as smart as shit!lol! he said he didn't want to wait for Rory, so he moved on to another girl.

btw, did you know that Jess and Rory actually kissed at Sookie's wedding last year? very passionate. :D

Leo7
11-01-2002, 11:48 AM
:wavey: off to school.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 01:25 PM
Morning, everyone! :wavey:

Have fun on your trip, Layla, it sounds like a blast :) Unfortunately, winter has announced itself in my part of the world and such a trip would be out of the question :(

LOL, this thread is pretty dead at the moment! :eek: Carlos is up a break on Agassi in the first set, 3-1 :D:D so hopefully he'll make a dream come true and knock Agassi out. Especially if Rogi peels the Potato today.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Peedy
Well, I turn 23 in April.... how old did you think I was? 23 seems old for me, I remember waiting for AGES to turn 18 so that I could go out to nightclubs etc.! LOL Also, I feel older these days, with my unbleached hair, thick glasses and plain sweaters. I'm already feeling twinges of envy when I see young trendy-looking people in town and on campus. I'm not sure about how long I'll be in 'limbo'.... math departments are severly underfunded here and it'll be tough landing a faculty position.

Yeah, I thought you were about that age :) 23 is not old! :eek: Not unless you make it feel old. You can't be envious of the young & beautiful, no matter what your age. You will always be surronded by them, and if you could never be them, why bother?

That sucks about your department :( I hope you can find something sooner rather than later.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
well since that basket episode (a real classic :D) Rory has more than once shown her distaste in Dean. there was an episode last season when the two continued to fight on and on and Rory was sick of Dean following her around all the place like a stalker. she obviously has a thing for Jess, he's the only boy she can ever think about. but right now Jess is actually dating another girl, some blonde bimbo who's as smart as shit!lol! he said he didn't want to wait for Rory, so he moved on to another girl.

btw, did you know that Jess and Rory actually kissed at Sookie's wedding last year? very passionate. :D

LOL, well obviously I didn't know about this little kiss! :D

Well, all right then, I guess she needs a chance with Jess. But I'm with Lee, I think in the long run he'll do nothing but hurt her.

I also hate it when they turn the good guys into whiny, overpossessive brats :fiery:

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 02:29 PM
Yeheyyyy!!!!!

Carlos beat Agassi!!!!! 6-4, 6-4:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan
11-01-2002, 02:35 PM
:D :) Wow!! Carlos is the best!! He achieved a great feat today by beating AA! Good for him! I love being greeted by good news in the morning!!!

Next up for Moya, Escude or Safin???

Cheering for Paradorn and Rogi too!

Hi Mrs. B. did you enjoy Hallowe'en?

Dissident
11-01-2002, 02:38 PM
The Masters Cup was looking like shit to me some days ago, but now it looks good!

Hewitt, Agassi, SAFIN, FERRERO, FEDERER, MOYA and Costa are there.
Now please, just make Roddick NOT go. ;)

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 02:42 PM
Hi, RF!!!

Yeah, let's cheer for our Rogi and Paradorn, too. I'm so pleased Carlos kicked AA's butt. And he's going to Shanghai too...:) Safin is & Escude are playing now. It's on French tv.

Yeah, i had a nice Halloween. A bit quiet in Bern but we went out to a nice restaurant and had a nice dinner, good wine, then we joined our friends at another bar for a few beers...

Catch u later, i'm watching this match, and then Roger's. :)

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by hitman

Now please, just make Roddick NOT go. ;)

lol@Hitman. I'm with you on this one too. ;)

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 03:12 PM
Carlos! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! All though now I wish I had bought him for my team. I'll hopefully have 3/4 semifinalists, though :) Go Marat!!

RogiFan
11-01-2002, 03:23 PM
HI all!

I'm also w you hitman!!!

Read this lovely report!

Moya beats Agassi to seal place in Masters
Carlos Moya sealed his place in the Masters Cup in Shanghai by beating Andre Agassi in an epic quarter-final clash in the Paris Masters on Friday.

quick access : PARIS MASTERS: Escudé v Safin LIVE!

Moya produced one of the best performances of his career to dispose of the world number two in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) in front of a thrilled capacity crowd in Bercy. The Spaniard found the lines on his serve with unerring regularity and frequently out-rallied Agassi from the baseline.

Agassi was never allowed to settle, and the tension began to tell in the second set when the American gave the umpire a severe tongue-lashing after one of several controversial overrules.

The result means that Moya will now be one of the eight players competing in Shanghai in ten days, as American Andy Roddick misses out. "I'm back from a tough spell, so it's a great joy," said the delighted Moya.

Agassi, meanwhile, has lost an opportunity to close the gap in the rankings between himself world number one Lleyton Hewitt. The young Aussie takes on Swiss ace Roger Federer in Bercy later on Friday.

Now for Marat and Paradorn to win! ;)

Lee
11-01-2002, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


lol. i agree, Chris also makes me sick. :fiery: i think at the end of the season Rory will chose Jess and dump that shitbag Dean. but of course it will never work out. in the end of the show, i think Rory be a single gal. but Lorelai will be with Luke. :D

Leo, I just don't like that guy Luke.

Lee
11-01-2002, 04:13 PM
:bounce: Congrats Moya :bounce:

Another quiet day here.

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 05:19 PM
Why don't you like Luke?

YAAY, Safin won!! :bounce::bounce: I now have 3 of the 4 semifinalists on my team! :bounce::bounce: I'm doing much better this week than last, but probably not well enough :o:o

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 05:40 PM
:eek: Eggy posted the possible groups from the Masters Cup, and Rogi & Juan Carlos are in the same group!! Well, right now--it all depends on the outcome this week as to what the groups will be. Costa & Agassi are also in that group at the moment.

It's going to be tough, but a good draw this year!

Dissident
11-01-2002, 06:03 PM
Hmm, wait a second.

I thought the groups were made by luck.
I mean, #1 to one side #2 to the other side. Then #3 and #4 ramdom? and then 5 and 6, 7 and 8??
Is it not like that?? :eek: :confused:

RogiFan
11-01-2002, 06:55 PM
:( Rogi lost vs. Lleyt but he's into Shanghai so that's all that matters now! ;)

OK, Paradorn -- do your stuff!!! :)

Vera
11-01-2002, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Hmm, wait a second.

I thought the groups were made by luck.
I mean, #1 to one side #2 to the other side. Then #3 and #4 ramdom? and then 5 and 6, 7 and 8??
Is it not like that?? :eek: :confused:

I do think it's random draw, except 1 and 2 on different group. Well, the draw last year definitely looked random to me.

Vera
11-01-2002, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by hitman
The Masters Cup was looking like shit to me some days ago, but now it looks good!

Hewitt, Agassi, SAFIN, FERRERO, FEDERER, MOYA and Costa are there.
Now please, just make Roddick NOT go. ;)

These couldn't be better. But it could, that's when Roddick got kicked out from Paris today, by Srichaphan!!!:D

Vera
11-01-2002, 08:09 PM
I just watched Moya's match today. It's unbelievable, he played so well. Those no pace slice backhand reminded me of Pat. Pat used that a lot to play Agassi and beat him in Wimby. Those slices from Pat drives Baldy crazy:D But today, the shot selection from Carlos is just impeccable. He out-hitted and out-smart Baldy completely. A match I enjoyed tremendously. :D

Vera
11-01-2002, 08:16 PM
2nd set TB for that Roddick match. The points went so fast, seems like they are just exchanging service winners. Only one break point in the entire match. It's like that I-can-serve-better match, how boring!

Vera
11-01-2002, 08:23 PM
:bounce: Yeah, Pandy lost:bounce: Perfect:bounce:

3 spaniards in Shanghai, I don't mind if they are in the same group.:D

I hope they will show Safin and Moya's match tomorrow. :)

Well, I'm gonna go enjoy the sun now. Have a great day, everyone:wavey:

RogiFan
11-01-2002, 08:49 PM
:) oh happy day! andy's out [but not happy that rogi lost]

TMCUP here we come!!! I'm so far behind -- haven't checked the draws or anything!!

Wow, 3 Spaniards!

Yes, I hope they show Safin/Moya too! Moya's matches are always good! He puts up a good fight! It was fun watching AA self-destruct!!! :p

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Hmm, wait a second.

I thought the groups were made by luck.
I mean, #1 to one side #2 to the other side. Then #3 and #4 ramdom? and then 5 and 6, 7 and 8??
Is it not like that?? :eek: :confused:

Just looked at the thread again--sorry to astound you ;)

You're right, it is by luck. I thought I put in my first post that it was just a possible grouping . . . if not, sorry! :o:o:o:o

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:( Rogi lost vs. Lleyt

You know, I'm looking at this from the bigger picture angle. In the bigger picture, Hewitt's win today put yet another extra cushion of points between himself and Agassihole. Of course I'm upset that Rogi didn't win today, but I have to look at it as a sacrifice for the greater good. It's the same way I coped with Jarkko's loss to the Potato as well.

And at least now he can rest up for Shanghai and kick everyone's ass! :D (I hope he and Juan Carlos are in different groups.)

RogiFan
11-01-2002, 09:05 PM
:) Hi Hackie!

I'm not overly upset -- in fact, on the Swiss news they (always) showed Rogi's loss to Hewitt and he didn't look too upset. Maybe he was relieved -- 5 long weeks over -- now he can recuperate and get ready for Shanghai! I AM glad that Hewitt is further ahead of AA. Gracias, Carlos!! Moya was so nice and calm while AA was ranting and raving and going stark raving mad!! A match I shall cherish... ;)

So does the TMCUP start on a Tue.?? What's the time diff? About 12 hours?? This will be confusing...

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 09:24 PM
The TMC is the week of 11/11-11/17. I think play begins on that Tuesday but I'd have to double check to make sure.

The time difference will be like it was for Hong Kong, ~15 hours, I think. ESPN/2 is showing matches from 6-8 in the morning, so if that's live :eek::eek: I'll have scores when I wake up in the morning!

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 09:33 PM
LMAO!!! at this article:

Agassi loses temper, then match at Paris Masters
AP Photo
By MICHAEL McDONOUGH
Associated Press Writer
November 1, 2002

PARIS (AP) -- Andre Agassi cursed, slammed his racket and told the referee he'd done a "pathetic job.''

Otherwise, Agassi took Friday's 6-4, 6-4 loss to Carlos Moya in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters pretty well, and Agassi still could end up being the world's top-ranked player by the end of the year.

Agassi was angered by several calls during the match, and afterward he told French umpire Cedric Mourier just what he thought of his job performance. They nevertheless shook hands.

"I hope I always speak my mind,'' Agassi said later.

Even with the defeat, Agassi can overtake Lleyton Hewitt for the No. 1 spot if he performs well at the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai, China, next month.

Hewitt, seeded first, beat Switzerland's Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals. Federer had 36 unforced errors in the loss.

Hewitt will face Paradorn Srichaphan, a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) winner over Andy Roddick. Paradorn, who won the Stockholm Open last week, had 18 aces in the win. Roddick finished with 16.

Moya, the 1998 French Open champion, sealed the victory when Agassi sent his last forehand long. The Spaniard, who withstood six match points in the third-round against defending champion Sebastien Grosjean, fell to his knees and clutched his forehead with delight.

Although he was angered that the umpire had overruled a few calls, Agassi refused to blame him or his own outbursts for the defeat.

"Carlos played better than I did today. He won that match, end of story,'' he said. ``I didn't let the frustration affect the way I played. If anything, I felt like it helped me dig in a little bit more.''

Moya next plays Russian Marat Safin, who defeated Frenchman Nicolas Escude 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

Agassi's biggest outburst came in the second set, when he was serving at 2-2 and 30-30. Mourier ruled his first serve out, prompting the American to swear loudly, storm over to the umpire's chair and shout: "Keep the score!''

Agassi drew a warning, but he won that game with a backhand down the line and yelled "Come on!'' to himself. He slammed his racket to the floor as he passed in front of Mourier's chair for the changeover.

During the pause, he had a heated discussion with Mourier, telling him "That ball was good,'' and "That was a terrible call.'' When he rose from his chair for the next game, Agassi said "It's over, it's over,'' and waved his hands in front of him to show he had calmed down.

As wife Steffi Graf looked on from the stands, Agassi lost three of the next four games, and Moya moved ahead 5-4.

Agassi had three break points at 40-0 in the final game. Moya saved the third with a forehand that Agassi thought was long: He stood still, looking at the line and muttering obscenities.

Moya set up his first match point with a forehand volley, but Agassi saved it with a superb crosscourt forehand. He lost the next point with a long service return, giving Moya the advantage, and conceded defeat with another error.

Agassi said he counted five overrules from Mourier in the match.

"What can you do except sit there and be at their mercy to randomly decide when they're going to do that?'' Agassi said. "I'd just as soon let the calls play all the time.''

He said he gave Mourier some advice during the match.

"I was trying to tell him: 'Just stop. Every time you think about overruling, just punch yourself in the stomach. And don't do it.'

"Didn't get the message through.''

Moya's win secured him a spot in the Masters Cup. Agassi, Safin, Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Roger Federer and Albert Costa already have qualified for the eight-man event, leaving just one place up for grabs in Paris.

ILR
11-01-2002, 09:46 PM
Hi whos around? :wavey:

Well Im glad you all enjoyed watching tennis today :rolleyes: RF said it Rogi lost but he is in Shanghai.Lol @ how much you all hate Roddick!:D

Vera
11-01-2002, 09:48 PM
Hi ILR? :wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 09:49 PM
Im here Vera :wavey: why the question mark?

Vera
11-01-2002, 09:54 PM
[i]

"I was trying to tell him: 'Just stop. Every time you think about overruling, just punch yourself in the stomach. And don't do it.'
"Didn't get the message through.''
[/B]

When Carlos hit that winner BH down the line and hit the line, save the BP in the last game, Gagassi was looking at the ump for an overrule. I bet Baldy must be punching himself in the stomach for giving his advice to the Umpire when he didn't get that overruled. LMAO@Gagassi. His motto is, when he loses, just blame the umpire, or the linesmen, the net, the line, the ballboy....you get my point.:p

I just love the look on his face when he got agitated. That's the only time I don't mind seeing him on TV.:D

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 09:54 PM
:wavey: Hey, guys!

Vera
11-01-2002, 09:55 PM
Oooops, typo. I was gonna hit that exclamation mark, which is about a foot away from the question mark on the keyboard.

ILR
11-01-2002, 09:56 PM
Hi Hackie,I think I might head of now!;):p(joke ;) )

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi Hackie,I think I might head of now!;):p(joke ;) )

:( Yer mean. The thread's been deserted all day.

Vera
11-01-2002, 09:57 PM
Hi TH:wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 09:57 PM
oh lol @ Vera.Ok :)

Vera
11-01-2002, 09:58 PM
How's everyone's day so far?

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 10:00 PM
:o:o:o Now I feel bad, cause I have to leave.

See you guys later :wavey:

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:01 PM
Okay, bye TH:wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:01 PM
Im feeling OK today.It rained again :( But Im getting very annoyed because my e mail is being very slow :mad:

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:02 PM
:rolleyes: OK then see you Hackie :wavey: ;)

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:04 PM
That's good, I mean, good that you aren't too upset with Rogi's lost. I think at this point, a lost is good bcos they all need some rest before Shanghai.

But not very good when your email is slow, that's can be very annoying.

It's sunny out there and I should go out again. I ate too much candy yesterday, I need to walk off some extra energy.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:08 PM
yeah its ok now though.Im not too upset because he is through to Shanghai so its not too much of a loss,he does get a rest.Please dont go out and leave me!;)

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:10 PM
OK so now I am pissed :mad: e mail isnt working

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:11 PM
Oh, don't worry. I mean, I will go out eventually, but my day is still young, I just had lunch out and came back. So I will go out later. I'll stay awhile and chat with you!;)

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:12 PM
Hmmm, nothing you can do about the email. Just have to be patient and wait and get yourself distracted so it won't piss you off too much.

So, where 'bout you live in England?

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 10:14 PM
:wavey:

Hi, Vera! Hi, Emma!

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:15 PM
ah you nice person Vera. :) Im very impatient though,especially with slow computers.I live in Warrington.I can almost bet you dont know where that is.Its north-west England inbetween Liverpool and Manchester(but closer to Liverpool ;) ) You know where they are?

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:16 PM
Hi Mrs. B:wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:16 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 10:18 PM
how are you today, ILR? Feeling better?

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:18 PM
Oh Emma, you are right. I have no idea where's Warrington, but I have some ideas of where's Liverpool and Manchester. Oh, I bet you're closer to Liverpool, since you like Owen more than DB;) and their respective team.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:22 PM
Im feeling OK today Mrs.B :) Im happy knowing hes at peace :angel: And I have a nice photo of us :)

Yes we are 3 miles closer to Liverpool Vera ;) DB :rolleyes: pfffft.At least you know whereabouts they are so you have some idea :)

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi

DB :rolleyes: pfffft.

Ya, what's up with that hairband look:rolleyes: that gross me out.

Lee
11-01-2002, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Why don't you like Luke?



No particular reason. I just feel he is not right for Lorelai.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:34 PM
whats up with the hair altogether?sheesh,England captain aswell.......:rolleyes: *sigh*

Lee
11-01-2002, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
The TMC is the week of 11/11-11/17. I think play begins on that Tuesday but I'd have to double check to make sure.

The time difference will be like it was for Hong Kong, ~15 hours, I think. ESPN/2 is showing matches from 6-8 in the morning, so if that's live :eek::eek: I'll have scores when I wake up in the morning!

Yes, Shanghai & Hong Kong is in the same time zone.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:39 PM
lol Vera you must mean this hairband :p

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
whats up with the hair altogether?sheesh,England captain aswell.......:rolleyes: *sigh*

Hahaha, damn right. I hated that Mohawk hair in WC. Reminded me of a .... what's that little animal with dark hair but a white stripe on it's back called!

Lee
11-01-2002, 10:41 PM
Hi Emma, Vera, Mrs. B and whomever I missed:wavey:

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 10:41 PM
a skunk?

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 10:42 PM
Hi, Lee!

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:43 PM
Hi Lee :wavey: Yes and it was so embarrassing :o our captain.But the thing is hes a really nice person,but hes just so.......wet!:p he wears pink nail varnish,I mean come on :rolleyes:

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi Lee :wavey: Yes and it was so embarrassing :o our captain.But the thing is hes a really nice person,but hes just so.......wet!:p he wears pink nail varnish,I mean come on :rolleyes:

I think that's the influence of his wife...:rolleyes:

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:45 PM
yeah I guess.He even wears her underwear :rolleyes: apparently.I remember when he went out in a sarong.He got sooooooo much stick!:p

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 10:46 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:47 PM
Right. A skunk. Thanks Mrs. B

Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi Lee :wavey: Yes and it was so embarrassing :o our captain.But the thing is hes a really nice person,but hes just so.......wet!:p he wears pink nail varnish,I mean come on :rolleyes:

True. He's so vain! But very good looking nonetheless, and very good skill too. I was quite sad to see him sad when England lost to Brazil.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:48 PM
heh heh Im glad he doesnt play for us anyway.Steven Gerrard is a far better all round complete tough tackling non wearer of womens clothes and nail varnish midfielder.:D

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:48 PM
ahem Vera.You've hit a raw nerve

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


I think that's the influence of his wife...:rolleyes:

And I don't like Posh, and her taste (except the choice of husband):p

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
ahem Vera.You've hit a raw nerve

Ooops, sorry. Forget about that. What WC? Let's talk sth else. Hey, Liverpool's in good shape in UEFA. Shouldn't be any prob for advancing.....

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:52 PM
oh dear,lol thats not certain either............but I believe we can do it.Sorry Mrs.B ;)

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:54 PM
Well, sorry mrs. B, but they should be able to manage Basel.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:57 PM
I know.Im really excited now come to think of it.I mean we are 4 points clear of Arsenal who are in Wengers words "the best team in England " pffft talk about big headedness :rolleyes: What a jerk.

Vera
11-01-2002, 10:57 PM
So, do you ski? I guess that's not ski mountain in England, is that right?

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:59 PM
No I dont.There isnt any I dont think!But Im not in the know how when it comes to English geography.I think we are a very boring country :p lol thats just my opinion.

ILR
11-01-2002, 10:59 PM
well my town is anyway

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:02 PM
Hmmm, that's hard to say. I think Canada is hardly exciting either. I like England, well I like London, I should say. I was there for a couple of weeks and I love the atmosphere. It's busy but nice. I mean, NYC is very busy too but I don't think I'm too impressed with NYC. But London is more trendy. But mayb it's just north american liking the European atmosphere.

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:05 PM
it seems to me that some people would rather live somewhere else than where they do.But believe me,there is nothing to do in my town.I like London.I went a few years ago.I thought the Underground was great!:p lol @ me

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:08 PM
Well, I like where I live. But I love to travel to Europe. It's so different from North America, so it's very exciting for me.

Oh, I was on one of those underground. I gone myself to meet a friend outside London but somehow the train went past the station and I couldn't get off. I was very pissed bcos I was just a very confused tourist and couldn't understand the underground system and was late to meet my friend. Well, that happens when you travel.

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:10 PM
oh yeah!We missed our stop!Wel it didnt stop it was called a fast train we went on and we thought it just went faster!:o We didnt realise it didnt stop on every station en route.That we found was quite funny yet very stupid.

Layla
11-01-2002, 11:12 PM
Hi, I'm back! :wavey:

I had a lovely day and the trip was really beautiful. :) And despite being away for most of the day, I still managed to get all the work done for today.

But nothing gave me more pleasure than watching Moya beat Agassi. :D Lol, Agassi was his usual arrogant self, he said the f-word repeatedly and cursed the umpire several times. It was really ugly, he seemed like a rabid pit-bull. But what else is new. :p I've seen him do it several times. Sometimes I pity the umpires. The shit they have to put up with... :rolleyes: Suffice it to say, this match didn't endear him to me. ;)

Sorry about Roger, all you Rogi fans out there. :( But he did secure his spot in Shanghai and that's what's really important, so I hope you're not too sad. We'll both be watching our fave in the Masters' Cup. :)

I really sucked at my predictions today. I only got one right and that was Paradorn. :o Oh yeah, that reminds me. I'm also happy Andy won't be making an appearance in Shanghai. :D I'll take Novak over him any day.

Right, now I can read the thread and see what you guys were up too. ;)

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:13 PM
But I swear they didn't indicate it anywhere that they won't stop at particular station. :o Ya, I felt quite stupid, and I have to pretend that I wasn't shocked when the train went passed the station so other passenger won't noticed that I have no clue:o :o :o Quite funny come to think about it.

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:15 PM
Hi Layla, glad you had a great day out. :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 11:15 PM
When my husband and i went to London we took the underground and i stepped in as the train was leaving, then the doors closed leaving my hubby still standing at the platform!!! I stepped out of the next station and waited for the next train, luckily it was not full and i caught him, otherwise he could have continued and we would totally miss each other!:o

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:15 PM
lol Hi Layla :wavey:

glad you had a nice time :) heh heh Im not too sad as you pointed out he has made it to the masters.:D and Roddick hasnt.lol at you guys.Pfffft I know I watched a programme once and it was about a man who wanted to become a tennis umpire and all he got was pure abuse.Someone actually bounced their racket near him because they were frustrated and it nearly hit him.And he had towels thrown at him too.Poor guy :(

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:17 PM
:wavey: Hi Layla, glad to hear you have a nice day out :wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:18 PM
oh god nightmare Mrs.B!That was kind of lucky!Well people do that all the time they always seem to be in a rush,Londoners.OMG it was so funny once when they say "mind the gap" over the tannoy,the man was getting really frustrated because no one was listening to him so he started saying "fine dont listen dont mind the gap then see if I care etc...."

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 11:20 PM
Hi, Layla!

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
When my husband and i went to London we took the underground and i stepped in as the train was leaving, then the doors closed leaving my hubby still standing at the platform!!! I stepped out of the next station and waited for the next train, luckily it was not full and i caught him, otherwise he could have continued and we would totally miss each other!:o

My worst experience on a public transportation is in SF. I was on a cable car. I wanted a stop at a station where no one gets off normally. So I rang the bell. The cable car stopped very briefly, and just went I tried to get off, it moved. I fell miserably. And everyone on the car and on the street looked at me as if I jumped off. I was so embarrassed, mad (at the driver), and I got bruises on legs and hands and arms and I have to resist the pain, pretended nothing happened and ran off that street as quickly as possible. What a nightmare that was.

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:22 PM
I remember what stop it was Vera,it was Wembly.I remember looking through the window and saying "look theres the twin towers.........theres the...............erm............right........." and we'd gone past it!:o I was like omg :o

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
oh god nightmare Mrs.B!That was kind of lucky!Well people do that all the time they always seem to be in a rush,Londoners.OMG it was so funny once when they say "mind the gap" over the tannoy,the man was getting really frustrated because no one was listening to him so he started saying "fine dont listen dont mind the gap then see if I care etc...."

OMG, that's too funny.

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:23 PM
Hi Lee.:wavey: Didn't notice that you are here.

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:24 PM
lol it was Vera,we were killing ourselves laughing.:o:o:o:o I feel for you Vera..................

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 11:27 PM
at the Zürich main station i saw a guy jump out of a train window as it was leaving and he rolled into the platform...it must have been the wrong one, and probably non stop! lol

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:29 PM
lol!Thats really strange!!!

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
at the Zürich main station i saw a guy jump out of a train window as it was leaving and he rolled into the platform...it must have been the wrong one, and probably non stop! lol

Oh, so ppl actually do that. Well, as least he jumped off voluntarily.

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:36 PM
I must be off to bed, early morning :rolleyes: night!:wavey: Oh I almost forgot.You wont be seeing me tomorrow night as I am going out for a meal with my friend,as it is her birthday.

Dissident
11-01-2002, 11:37 PM
Hi Vera, Layla, ILR, Mrs B, Lee! :wavey:

Guga is in the doubles finals!!! :bounce:

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hi Lee.:wavey: Didn't notice that you are here.

I am doing millions things at the same time, like playing the bills online, talking on the phone, entertaining my son by building that stupid drag car for him. As a result, I hardly get into the conversation here.

Mrs. B
11-01-2002, 11:37 PM
Yeah, i'm going too...tis late in Europe...

Goodnight, girls!:wavey:

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:38 PM
Well, good night then, ILR:wavey: And enjoy the party tomorrow. I'm going out to enjoy the sun now. Bye :wavey:

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:38 PM
Oh, Hitman's here. Hi Hitman:wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:39 PM
Hi Hitman :wavey: and bye Mrs.B :wavey: thankyou Vera!I think I shall.........;)

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:39 PM
:wavey: Good night Emma and Hi Hitman :wavey:

I am so happy Guga win today. I am very confident that he & Pioline can win the title.

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:40 PM
Goodnight Mrs. B.:wavey:

Dissident
11-01-2002, 11:40 PM
I was embarassed once in a bus, as I had my bag with all my stuff from Uni, and it was very heavy, and the shoulder strap ripped, and the bag fell to the ground making a HUGE noise. :p

All the bus stopped and looked at me, and I was like pretending I didnt notice all those eyes. :rolleyes:
lol

Layla
11-01-2002, 11:40 PM
Pffffffft @ you making fun of David. :rolleyes: :p

Emma, didn't a friend of yours just have a birthday a few weeks ago? You must have a lot of friends. :) Have fun!

I'm going to bed too, I'm a bit tired.

Good night everyone! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:40 PM
:wavey: Bye Mrs. B! Bye Vera! :wavey:

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:42 PM
;) Goodnight Layla ;)

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:43 PM
lol Layla,yes she did but this is a different one obv.The next b day is March so Im gonna be OK ;) night Layla :wavey:

Im terrible at actually leaving this board ya know......:rolleyes:

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by hitman
I was embarassed once in a bus, as I had my bag with all my stuff from Uni, and it was very heavy, and the shoulder strap ripped, and the bag fell to the ground making a HUGE noise. :p

All the bus stopped and looked at me, and I was like pretending I didnt notice all those eyes. :rolleyes:
lol

lol, so the bus stopped bcos of the noise? Good that it didn't cause any accident:D And good that you didn't bring anything you ain't supposed to bring in your bag.

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:44 PM
Good night, Layla.:wavey:

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi

Im terrible at actually leaving this board ya know......:rolleyes:

Me too. See, I'm still here. :o

Vera
11-01-2002, 11:46 PM
Now, I really must go. Bye.:wavey:

ILR
11-01-2002, 11:46 PM
lol!!!!!::o:o:o No I AM going now ;)

Dissident
11-01-2002, 11:47 PM
yes, even the driver stopped the whole thing to see what happened. :p
Geesh, that was great... :rolleyes:

Someother time I was gonna leave the bus when I noticed I had no money with me... :p I had to ask the driver to let me go for free. So embarassing. :o

Good night Layla! :wavey:

Dissident
11-01-2002, 11:50 PM
so I guess Ill have to go too. :sad:

:p

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:51 PM
Hello Hitman, any chance you work on translating the book on Guga. Seems you are very busy now! I enjoy reading it very much and thanks a lot!

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 11:55 PM
:wavey: Hello again all.

I'm just reading the back stuff ;)

Lee
11-01-2002, 11:58 PM
:wavey: Hello TH :wavey:

TennisHack
11-01-2002, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Hi Vera, Layla, ILR, Mrs B, Lee! :wavey:

Guga is in the doubles finals!!! :bounce:

AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Guga rocks!! :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:02 AM
Ahh! Everyone left, LOL!

Well, I don't have an embarassing public transportation story to tell because I drive everywhere (mostly).

I'm glad you had a good day, Layla :) Hope everyone else's days were nice, too. I'm just happy its Friday and I can sleep in tomorrow! :o:o:o

Lee
11-02-2002, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Ahh! Everyone left, LOL!

Well, I don't have an embarassing public transportation story to tell because I drive everywhere (mostly).



I am still here but will leave soon. I remember I have embarassing public transportation stories but they were so long ago that I can hardly remember the detail. Yeah, when you leave in US and Canada, mostly you drive around.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:43 AM
:wavey: hallo.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:44 AM
to stick up for Jess on GG, the car accident from last season was just an accident. even Rory admitted that it could have happened to anyone and it was partially her fault b/c she was distracting him from the road.

Jess :hearts: Rory
Rory :hearts: Jess

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:51 AM
Carlos Moya played a damn fine match today against Agassi. he continued to frustrate the shithead with his superb serving and awesome groundies. :D totally deserving of a spot in Shanghai.

i believe Jiri is also in the TMC now that Andy lost?

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:52 AM
:) i'm all smiles today :)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:53 AM
Yes, it's Potato, Agassihole, Safin, Ferrero, Rogi, Moya, Novak, and Costa.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:53 AM
*listening to Linkin Park* ;)

i'm all alone :(

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:54 AM
:):):) I'm happy you're having a great day :)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:54 AM
:rolleyes:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:55 AM
wait, no i'm not.

hey hackie. :wavey:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:57 AM
congrats to the final 8 :) the champs of 2002 :)

and so happy that Andy didn't make it! :bounce: so only 1 American in Shanghai, and 3 Spaniards! :bounce:

some girl at my school was crying that Andy lost today and all i could do was roll my eyes. :rolleyes: hehehehe :D

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 01:04 AM
Actually crying?! Wow. It's only his second full year on tour for Chrissakes! :eek: I mean, he is in the Top Ten, isn't that enough?!

Leo7
11-02-2002, 01:07 AM
well i'd be crying if it was Ferrero...

in the top 10? i thought he was only #12 or #11?

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 01:16 AM
Juan Carlos is different. He's established himself as a player on the tour and has been to the Cup before. I too would have been crying if he hadn't made it.

Eggy & the others are saying he's in the Top 10, so I guess he's around there somewhere?

Leo7
11-02-2002, 01:24 AM
yeh, i guess.

so which semifinal do you think ESPN will show now that there are no more Americans left? i'm thinking Hewitt vs. Srichaphan. both matches should be good. i predict Carlos and Llegs will win. rematch of Cincy?! :)

too bad Rogi lost today :( oh well, he's still in the TMC

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 01:26 AM
When I first read that I thought that it was Andy who was crying - in which case I almost felt for him for a second.

But i don't feel for the girl in your class :p

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 01:27 AM
As for his ranking, Andy is sitting at number 9.

So unless Costa rips it up at the Masters, or Haas plays some rinky dinky tournament and wins - is there any? - then he will finish number 9.

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 01:27 AM
Hi, Becca :wavey:

They aren't showing a semifinal tomorrow! :eek: They're showing it really early on Sunday morning, so your guess is as good as mine.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 01:27 AM
lol. hey Becca! :wavey:

how does it feel to have a life?

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 01:28 AM
By the way - does anyone know the last time that 3 spaniards played the end of the year tournament?

Leo7
11-02-2002, 01:29 AM
yeh, i really hate ESPN's scheduling! :fiery: