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RogiFan
11-19-2002, 08:31 PM
:) Vera, Layla, Mrs. B., Rebecca, ILR, everyone -- I totally agree w all of you! What kind of fan is Mrs. Guga when she puts down Rogi like that -- when our guys are losing, we should be supporting them -- when they need it most!

Yeah, Goran winning Wimby after, 3 times?, was DESTINY -- it was written in the stars and Pat put out 100%+ but couldn't win. I'd say the same for Guga's RG01 win -- FATE!!! But in the end, Alex gave up. Too bad...

Well I didn't see Juanqui or Rogi give up anything last week!

Those reporters!! :p :mad: I think they take pleasure in provoking.

ILR
11-19-2002, 08:35 PM
exactly RF,fans should stick by their players or whoever especially when things are going wrong.I think Rogi and Juanqui are lucky in the fan department ;) I remember when Rogi went through that AWFUL slump earlier this year it was great seeing so many encouraging messages on his site and on here everyone is positive. :)

Vera
11-19-2002, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:)
Well I didn't see Juanqui or Rogi give up anything last week!


One image in my mind that made me sure how hard JC fought at the end. Remembered he dived for that passing shot but missed, at almost the end of 5th. Not very often player would dive on a hard court. OMG, here comes tears again. Excuse me.

Vera
11-19-2002, 08:44 PM
Deep breath deep breath deep breath.

Sorry, don't mind me. I'm feeling considerably better now after talking to you guys. I just need to be reassured that Juanqui is what I believe he is. And he's most definite is, a champion at heart.

And I interpret his speech: 5 days ago he lost to Rogi and seemingly out of it, and yet 5 days later, he was fighting til the bitter end in the tourney. He is proud of himself. Whoever thinks that's sour grapes is probably never have the proud of oneself experienced before. (okay,that's harsh, but hell)

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
exactly RF,fans should stick by their players or whoever especially when things are going wrong.I think Rogi and Juanqui are lucky in the fan department ;) I remember when Rogi went through that AWFUL slump earlier this year it was great seeing so many encouraging messages on his site and on here everyone is positive. :)
I do get pretty emotional too esp. when he loses a match you think he should be winning, same for Juanqui, and then you get mad at them, but not for long, because in the end you realize that you're fortunate enough to see them play. Rogi could have been back in Basel after Paris...but as a true fan i think you don't berate them nor write malicious things that make them look stupid or something...

ILR
11-19-2002, 08:50 PM
yeah because you know that they always try their best,I mean its not like they go out and dont try or plan to lose and its worse when they realise how close they were to winning.I dont usually get angry,I just get upset.I only get angry with bad calls.I know its very hard to see from where the line judges are but its really frustrating!

Dissident
11-19-2002, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Another case of spot the error? :confused:

This is great, though, that he's going to start the year off right ;) And no Hewitt, even better :D

hitman, I can't get your clip to fully load :( I guess I will have to make due with the few choppy notes I heard and try to find it somewhere else. :(

Yes, that looks weird. But its really hard to see something wrong with any of RP´s articles. He is good. :)

And about the video, did you try the slow speed version? It doesnt work neither? Maybe if you try dowloading Real One, the newer version, it works. I dont like RealPlayer either, but this new one is not that bad.

Dissident
11-19-2002, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Have you also heard of drinking flat Coca-Cola to settle a stomach? It really does help, if you can get past the nastiness of flat Coke.

Ouch, I guess I prefer the stomachache. lol
Thanks for the tip ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-19-2002, 08:54 PM
I'm going to run out for a bit to buy chips :D

:wavey:

ILR
11-19-2002, 08:54 PM
Bye Becca :wavey:

Hi Hitman :wavey:

Dissident
11-19-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Sometimes ginger ale worked for me.


See, hitman, we've got you covered :) Now you have your choice of beverages. I'd also suggest that in addition to your crackers (bland=good) you stay hydrated, either with water or juice (keep your Vitamin C up ;)).

:o:o LOL, now I sound like your mother. Sorry! :o:o [/QUOTE]

lol many thanks for all the tips, all you angels. :)

Im feeling a lot better now, as I skipped class today and stayed at home watching movies. I guess Ill be fully recovered tomorrow.

Vera
11-19-2002, 08:57 PM
I just read that Rogi interview. I don't think Rogi sounded defensive at all. I mean I'm sure Rogi knows his strength and weakness so he doesn't need another player to tell him.

But on the other hand, Hewitt didn't say another wrong. He didn't bring the topic up, just in response to the question. But I do think that Hewitt can improve in his skill in interview. I mean, I love that he's honest and outspoken. But he always gives more info than necessary to the reporters. He could have reserved some comments from himself. Like in that Moya-Costa thing. I thought the reporter won't have a chance to misquote him if he said: No, I don't think so, period.

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 08:58 PM
OK, onwards to happier things...

can't think of any right now LOL :D

*goes to search for favorite chocolates while bopping to the sound of Lynyrd Skynyrd's acoustic album, Endangered Species...*

:)

Dissident
11-19-2002, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hi !:wavey:

If this is the place to vent, it's my turn today!

I got a call from our Platzchef (the guy who's in charge of the maintenance of the tennis club), and when i got there, sure enough, some assholes broke into the clubhouse! The front door which is made of glass was broken, there were glass slivers all over the floor, then they opened the room where i stash my stuff for the restaurant. Not much was taken, my wine and my beers were still there, i was suprised they didn't steal my coffee machine which is worth about $800, there's microwave oven there, a hotdog machine, and canned goods. They took some food stuff, left some bouillon powder on the floor, but i didn't have so much left there anyway cuz i cleaned everything out, defrozed the refs and freezers...but it's just a bummer to see something like that and especially now that the season's ended, so i locked the front door. Fuckers, eh? So we had to call the police, but there's not much they can do. Fortunately they were able to fix the door where i keep my stuff so at least i could lock that one up again. But the front door has to be fixed, i left before the carpenter came cuz it was cold, but it's really a hassle, man. :fiery: :fiery:

If i catch those bastards i'll shoot them and cook them. :fiery:

Ugh! Those son of bitches are procriating like goddamnit rats.
I wish you could get them and chop some heads off. Then they would have to use something else to steal. :angel:

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:00 PM
I meant chop some HANDS out. lol
It got out a little more harsh than initially intended.
But they deserve that as well, so... :p

Vera
11-19-2002, 09:00 PM
Hi Hitman:wavey:

Glad you are feeling better today. :)

ILR
11-19-2002, 09:03 PM
lol Mrs.B cant think of anything positive? ;)

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:(:( sad new for me.Im going to have to cut down on here.Parents evening made me realise how important these next couple of months are.I will always pop in be maybe not so much.

:sad:
Oh well, come whenever you can. :wavey:

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
because I have to Becca ;) Im in my last year and most people will be 16 but I'll still be 15.Then most likely,Ill go to college.

College with 15 years old?? :eek:
Omg, I thought I had the ultimate young age, as I entered on my 17s.

Its so rough to make someone so young chose what they wanna do for the rest of their lives, isnt it?
Im glad I made the extremely right choice, as I was totally lost for starters. :)

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 09:06 PM
Hi, Hitman. Hi, Leo! :wavey:

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
no Becca,in England people usually leave school at 16 but because my birthday is in August,I will leave at 15.But when I get to college I will be 16,then I will probably stay there for 2 years and leave at 18.I take it its very different in Canada ;)

Geesh, now Im completely lost... Two years of college?? :confused:
Sorry, can someone help me? :o

ILR
11-19-2002, 09:08 PM
well Im going to 16 yrs 1 month when I get to college.I am lost!I want something to do with sport or English

ILR
11-19-2002, 09:09 PM
lol its very different over here then!Well most of the courses last for 2 years and then you can go on to university

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
OK, onwards to happier things...

can't think of any right now LOL :D

*goes to search for favorite chocolates while bopping to the sound of Lynyrd Skynyrd's acoustic album, Endangered Species...*

:)

Sweet home Alabama!
Simple Man!

I JUST LOVE THOSE TWO! :D
You have great taste for music. ;)

ILR
11-19-2002, 09:16 PM
must go to bed now :wavey: will see you all soon :) trust me ;)

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol its very different over here then!Well most of the courses last for 2 years and then you can go on to university

Lol, ok, I guess I was the one making the mess.
What is that you call college?
:o

Im just realising Ive been saying bullshit for a LOOOOOONG time. LMAO

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:17 PM
Ok, I finished. Hello everyone, if someone is still here. :p
:wavey:

Vera
11-19-2002, 09:20 PM
Bye Emma:wavey:

Hi Hitman:wavey: I was just reading some news on the other window.

TennisHack
11-19-2002, 09:21 PM
Hi again, all! :wavey:

You guys post too much! :o I might not reply for awhile--especially if everyone wants to go to dinner--but I'll plow through eventually ;)

ILR
11-19-2002, 09:21 PM
I wouldnt want you confused for the rest of the night Hitman ;) so college is what we go to after we finish secondary school at 16(15 for me) then we stay there for however long we need to.After that we can go to university.Sorry for confusing you all!:o

:wavey:

RogiFan
11-19-2002, 09:22 PM
:) Bye ILR! See you tomorrow perhaps?

Hi Hitman!

Just popped in to check the posts but gotta run and eat sth -- starving!! All this intense emotion makes me hungry!

Hi Vera, Mrs. B. again!!

They didn't show Elevation on that U2 thing last night...

:p

Bye for now!

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:27 PM
So college is not university?
Good to know that! ROTLMAO
I just realized Ive been making an ass of my self these past years. :p

TennisHack
11-19-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Vera
What's choking officically anyway, if it means that you have a lead and you still didn't win, then he did choke. But he didn't give it away, Hewitt just beat him, raised his game at the most appropriate time. So it depends on how we define choking. But even then, I just refuse to believe. If he didn't win the 2 sets and lost the whole thing in straight sets, I wonder if ppl will say he choked. So the fact that he put himself in the position to win the match and turns out that it had came back to haunt him? That's really unfair.

Well, I can't really define it without the context of a tournament, or match. So, I'll dredge up that horrible final we all know about and say that he definitely choked. He played spectacular tennis to get to that point--Gadio in 5, Agassi in 4, Safin in 3--and to get bagelled after that awesome play by a player who, though a great clay courter, doesn't have as good a game as you on any given day? That's choking. He was so nervous that he completely tanked.

He didn't choke in this match. He crawled back from the brink (after losing the first two sets in a really tight contest nonetheless--7-5, 7-5 is nothing to turn your nose up at) and put himself in a position to win and unfortunately, he couldn't. Like you said, Hewitt stepped up his game and Juan Carlos made Hewitt beat him, whereas he let Costa steamroll him.

If this has already been answered, many apologies :o:o:o

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:30 PM
Hi Hackie! :wavey:

Vera
11-19-2002, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


If this has already been answered, many apologies :o:o:o

No. It's great to hear your view.
I'm pretty convinced that he didn't choke now. He fought and came up short, I accept that.

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by hitman


Sweet home Alabama!
Simple Man!

I JUST LOVE THOSE TWO! :D
You have great taste for music. ;)

Thanks. I think everyone here has good taste in music. :)

Don't you just love that version of Heartbreak Hotel? The blues groove of those guitars drive me insane. And Sweet Home Alabama is a great version...


And i need to ask a favor from you:

could you write me down the Portuguese words to 'Aguas de Março'. Only if you can get it. Thanks.

----goodnight Emma, and bon appetit, RF,

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 09:39 PM
Hi, again, Hackie!

:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-19-2002, 09:41 PM
Its so rough to make someone so young chose what they wanna do for the rest of their lives, isnt it?
Im glad I made the extremely right choice, as I was totally lost for starters.

You're telling me!

LOL - says the serial program major changer ;)

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


Thanks. I think everyone here has good taste in music. :)

Don't you just love that version of Heartbreak Hotel? The blues groove of those guitars drive me insane. And Sweet Home Alabama is a great version...


And i need to ask a favor from you:

could you write me down the Portuguese words to 'Aguas de Março'. Only if you can get it. Thanks.

----goodnight Emma, and bon appetit, RF,

You like Tom Jobim. :D
Anyway, you want the lyrics in portuguese? I can get that, yes.
Give me some minutes to find ´em

Dissident
11-19-2002, 09:47 PM
ÁGUAS DE MARÇO

Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim)

1972

É pau, é pedra, é o fim do caminho
É um resto de toco, é um pouco sozinho
É um caco de vidro, é a vida, é o sol
É a noite, é a morte, é um laço, é o anzol
É peroba do campo, é o nó da madeira
Caingá, candeia, é o Matita Pereira

É madeira de vento, tombo da ribanceira
É o mistério profundo, é o queira ou não queira
É o vento ventando, é o fim da ladeira
É a viga, é o vão, festa da cumeeira
É a chuva chovendo, é conversa ribeira
Das águas de março, é o fim da canseira
É o pé, é o chão, é a marcha estradeira
Passarinho na mão, pedra de atiradeira

É uma ave no céu, é uma ave no chão
É um regato, é uma fonte, é um pedaço de pão
É o fundo do poço, é o fim do caminho
No rosto o desgosto, é um pouco sozinho

É um estrepe, é um prego, é uma conta, é um conto
É uma ponta, é um ponto, é um pingo pingando
É um peixe, é um gesto, é uma prata brilhando
É a luz da manhã, é o tijolo chegando
É a lenha, é o dia, é o fim da picada
É a garrafa de cana, o estilhaço na estrada
É o projeto da casa, é o corpo na cama
É o carro enguiçado, é a lama, é a lama

É um passo, é uma ponte, é um sapo, é uma rã
É um resto de mato, na luz da manhã
São as águas de março fechando o verão
É a promessa de vida no teu coração

É uma cobra, é um pau, é João, é José
É um espinho na mão, é um corte no pé
É um passo, é uma ponte, é um sapo, é uma rã
É um belo horizonte, é uma febre terçã
São as águas de março fechando o verão
É a promessa de vida no teu coração



There you go. Also, I have a link from his official website, where you can listen to the music, get the lyrics, the music score (the guide to play it on your guitar, if you like) and info on the album it was in.

http://www2.uol.com.br/tomjobim/aguas_de_marco.htm

Disco = ALBUM
Ouvir = LISTEN
Partitura = MUSIC SCORE
Letra = LYRICS

Chloe le Bopper
11-19-2002, 09:58 PM
hmmm I'm going to go watch some people play literati on yahoo (yes, this is as boring as it sounds :D).

I'll be back in a bit if anyone is around then :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 10:01 PM
Thanks Hitman! That's mighty sweet of you. :D

i love Antonio Carlos Jobim!!! Do you know Astrud Gilberto? I'm sure you do. She was one of my fave singers when i was growing up... :)

Dissident
11-19-2002, 10:07 PM
How do you know so many brazilian musicians?? Im shocked! In a good way. lol

It was nothing. You can find all his songs in that same site. ;)

Mrs. B
11-19-2002, 10:12 PM
Thanks, i'll check it out some more tomorrow.

It's getting late here so i think i'll hit the sack. I'll be singing a bossa tomorrow in Portuguese, if i'll manage to get the phrasing right. lol

Goodnight to everyone!!!:wavey:

Dissident
11-19-2002, 10:26 PM
Good night! Im gonna read a bit now. :wavey:

Layla
11-19-2002, 10:40 PM
Sweet Home Alabama! :bounce: But I like Neil Young's Alabama as well, not to mention Southern Man. :p

Hi Hitman! :wavey: Glad you're feeling better. I would have preffered a stomachache to flat cocacola as well. ;) It's poisonous enough with the funky bubbles, let alone without that distraction from taste.

Emma, in Europe (at least in Slovenia) you go to primary school until you're 15 and than to highschool (or secondary school) until you're 18 or 19. After that you may choose to go to the university. But it's bad enough having to decide what you want to study at 18. I can't imagine making those decisions at 16. :eek:

I'm really tired from working now, so I'll just go to bed.

Good night everyone! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

http://www.jordysworld.de/emoticons/xvergnuegen01.gif

Dissident
11-19-2002, 10:50 PM
Bye Layla! :wavey:

I was going to bed , but I decided to make a new thread for Non-tennis and try to make it interesting during these "vacations" ;)
See ya tomorrow!

TennisHack
11-19-2002, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:(:( sad new for me.Im going to have to cut down on here.Parents evening made me realise how important these next couple of months are.I will always pop in be maybe not so much.

We will miss you greatly, ILR :( But you should have your priorities in order, most definitely. And I'm sure we'll still be here when you are able to come back more often :)

TennisHack
11-19-2002, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
If Pat is a mate of Lleyton, Lleyton can't be that bad!!

I think Potato's attitude has improved considerably over the years. When I first heard of him (RG 01) he was so loud and obnoxious, and he was even worse during the DC 2000 match--pratically having a temper tantrum right there on court :eek: Maybe it was Pat's graceful intervention, as well as Kimmy's, but he's not as bad as he used to be. I think he's finally taking it seriously enough to realize he needs to play his cards a little better than he had.

TennisHack
11-19-2002, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Even she didn't, it still sounds tacky.

"he never has anything positive to say" "Boo on Fed."

and this is from someone who has his pic on her avatar...

Well, I might as well add my opinion to the mix.

I've known Mrs. G for awhile now, I joined her Yahoo! Group during the summer of 2001 when I was looking for a place to share my knowledge :) She was very friendly and knowledgeable and we got along just wonderfully.

When the clubs transferrered to groups, her club was "lost" for about a month and a half and it never really regained the same momentum it had. Most of the posters left for college and it died a really lame death. Mrs. G moved on to WTAWorld, which is hosting her Kimmy site and her attitude has done a complete 180 since. I don't even recognize her anymore. She is so rude and tackless and full of backhanded compliments (c'mon--to Ferrero and his fans, posted right after the match?! Her first post was pretty rude which I why I didn't respond to it).

I think she enjoys stirring the pot, since she only comes here to torment us (the board as a whole, I mean). I'm sorry that she's changed so much, but there's nothing I can do, I don't think. Whatever she fell into at WTAWorld really changed her. That, and she gained her independence as a college student :( A lot of people change when they go to college, and not always for the best :(

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
I do get pretty emotional too esp. when he loses a match you think he should be winning, same for Juanqui, and then you get mad at them, but not for long, because in the end you realize that you're fortunate enough to see them play. Rogi could have been back in Basel after Paris...but as a true fan i think you don't berate them nor write malicious things that make them look stupid or something...

It's hard not to get angry or frustrated with a player when he's not playing his best, but you guys are right, it doesn't last very long. A big part of being a fan is realizing why you're a fan. And with our guys, Juanqui and Rogi and Guga, admiration is easily extended from their games to the guys themselves.

I think fans really do form a meaningful emotional attachment to their players, sort of like friendship at a distance. Well, some of us at least :) The hardest time to support your player is when he's down and out, and I think you Rogi fans showed brilliantly what it means to be a standup fan this summer :)

A true fan would be angry, but never malicious towards their player. It totally contridicts everything fandom is.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by hitman
And about the video, did you try the slow speed version? It doesnt work neither? Maybe if you try dowloading Real One, the newer version, it works. I dont like RealPlayer either, but this new one is not that bad.

Yes, i tried all speeds and it crapped out on me all three times :( And I have the Real One player, the free version because damned if I'm going to pay for it :o:D

I think it's because my school put up a new firewall that blocks a lot of stuff. It works okay if I download it and then play it, but I've had a hard time watching interviews and videos from Eurosport & the GS sites, too.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by hitman
lol many thanks for all the tips, all you angels. :)

Im feeling a lot better now, as I skipped class today and stayed at home watching movies. I guess Ill be fully recovered tomorrow.

Well, it's good to know you're feeling better :) I couldn't skip my classes, but I slugged through my day and am feeling much better :) I also hope that by tomorrow I'll be fully recovered. I've got an exam :eek: so I hope I'm as good as I can be!!

What did you watch? If I could have stayed in my room I would have started in on this backlog of tennis tapes, LOL. Haven't seen anything since the US Open :eek: with the exception of some WTA Championship matches.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:25 AM
Originally posted by hitman
So college is not university?
Good to know that! ROTLMAO
I just realized Ive been making an ass of my self these past years. :p

Well, college and university are synonimous in the US. Colleges are usually smaller schools, 1000-9000 undergrads and usually no grad school attached (LOL, I know we've had conversations about graduate schools, so I hope I don't confuse you any more), and universities are big, 10,000-50,000+ undergrads and graduates roaming around.

Or does this just make it worse?

Vera
11-20-2002, 12:52 AM
My Shanghai friend sent me this, a local article after TMC. It's great, Juanqui should definitely go back to play tourney in Shanghai.

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Juan Carlos Ferrero, this blond Spanish has an interesting name. Juan Carlos, same as the untouchable King of Spain. And his last name, is inevitable to associate it with a kind of delicious chocolate.

And himself, is just like his name. Underneath his superior look is a very brave heart. And he carries himself elegantly, it’s unforgettable.

Even though in the first match, he lost to Federer cleanly. With the slow start, he played better and better with each match. He beat his idol Agassi, and he shattered Novak’s Master’s dream. In the Semifinal, he met his compatriot Moya. He came from behind to win the match. And finally get the right to split the court with another youngster, Hewitt.

Yesterday’s match, Ferrero’s serve gave Hewitt a lot of pressure. In those previous matches, we seldom see Ferrero served so tough. Not known for the hard serve, Ferrero surprisingly serves several aces in the first set. And more shocking is, he can run as fast as the quick Hewitt. Moreover, although he looked delicate, but he has as much endurance as Hewitt.

Maybe he lost because of those inappropriate drop shot. People said Hewitt is a crazy mouse. That’s correct. And there’s a Chinese saying, that Hewitt is Na Ja, his legs are equipped with fire wheels. And he can save any kind of ball. Ferrero’s and Hewitt’s contest in front of the net, he might have chosen the wrong guy to fight.

Nonetheless, in the Final, Ferrero’s performance is almost perfect. Even though he led in the first set and allowed his opponent to come back to win 4 games straight, even though in the second set he couldn’t turn the disadvantage around and got himself pushed to the edge of the cliff. Maybe it’s because he was behind by 0-2, and the audience didn’t want to see the TMC final determined in 3 sets, everyone in the stadium cheered wholeheartedly for Ferrero.

But, Ferrero winning the fans over is not because he’s the weakest one at the moment. He and his opponents are the same, both not fear of the pressure. And he finally shined completely.

Yesterday, we not only watched a player, who has a complete set of skills and who plays beautifully. We saw the true character of Ferrero. In fact, this gentlemen-like guy who embodies some royalty style, would also throw his racket. He also pumps his fist to cheer himself. Even though he is not that explosive nor rebellious style. However, he couldn’t become the eventual winner. He dishearteningly sat behind Hewitt’s spotlight. And he seems to return to his original quiet, composed self. His sweat is still there, and the disappointment written all over his face.

The whole match, the most moving moment of his, is when he finished a marathon point and won the point, he gestured to his father. Hewitt’s parents were there after the match to receive their son’s passionate embrace. However, Ferrero’s father can only look at his son from a distance, sharing his disappointment. Ferrero’s mother died of cancer when he was 16. Ferrero said, every time he is in the court, he can feel that his mother’s eyes looking at him.

TMC’s curtain finally falls. Many did not know that, only 2 hours after the final match, the place that just gave the fans a perfect match, was already dismantled. However, that passionate expressed, that attractive body image, repeatedly come to our minds from time to time. When Hewitt raised the trophy, the whole stadium rocks. But the applauses that the audiences gave to Ferrero are apparently even more intense.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:59 AM
Just wanted to note here that the governor's race in my home state was settled. The incumbent governor was "pressured" to give up his fight to have the ballots recounted when several county officials refused :rolleyes: :mad:

So the Republican asshole is the new governor. He seriously makes my blood BOIL :fiery::fiery: and I'm just glad I won't be there very much (as I go to school in a different state). I can't believe how backwards some of the people who live there can be :mad:

So there's my vent for the day . . .

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Vera
And himself, is just like his name. Underneath his superior look is a very brave heart. And he carries himself elegantly, it’s unforgettable.
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The whole match, the most moving moment of his, is when he finished a marathon point and won the point, he gestured to his father. Hewitt’s parents were there after the match to receive their son’s passionate embrace. However, Ferrero’s father can only look at his son from a distance, sharing his disappointment. Ferrero’s mother died of cancer when he was 16. Ferrero said, every time he is in the court, he can feel that his mother’s eyes looking at him.

TMC’s curtain finally falls. Many did not know that, only 2 hours after the final match, the place that just gave the fans a perfect match, was already dismantled. However, that passionate expressed, that attractive body image, repeatedly come to our minds from time to time. When Hewitt raised the trophy, the whole stadium rocks. But the applauses that the audiences gave to Ferrero are apparently even more intense.

:hearts: I love you, Juanqui.

Thanks for the article, Vera. It's just the stroke of positivity we all needed :)

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:08 AM
:wavey: just stopping by for a quick hello.

omg, that article is so touching. i even cried a little. out of joy. :)

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:08 AM
:wavey: Hey, Leo :)

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:11 AM
hey :wavey:

who is this poster RachBabe that is always lurking on this board yet never posts? :confused:

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:12 AM
arg, i have tests and quizzes in all of my subjects this week. i hate how teachers cram all this crap in right before Thanksgiving Break! :(

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
arg, i have tests and quizzes in all of my subjects this week. i hate how teachers cram all this crap in right before Thanksgiving Break! :(

And do you have work to do OVER the break?! :rolleyes: That's what I hate the most! I have a paper and a presentation the week after break :rolleyes:

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
who is this poster RachBabe that is always lurking on this board yet never posts? :confused:

I don't know, but we have quite a few lurkers in this forum.

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:28 AM
yeah, i guess we do. the Juanqui forum is quite popular. :D

i get some homework over the break, but not actually in all subjects. my history and french teachers have only assigned us to eat turkey and sleep. :D

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i get some homework over the break, but not actually in all subjects. my history and french teachers have only assigned us to eat turkey and sleep. :D

Lucky you. I don't have work in all classes, either, but it's enough that I won't get a full week's rest.

Oh, well, at least it's not too terribly difficult or anything . . . .

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:33 AM
i think homework should be banned on these kinds of vacations and breaks. us students should rebel. :D but how many days off from classes to you get? my sister in college only gets thursday and friday.

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:34 AM
and Gilmore Girls was excellent tonite. should i tell you about it?

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i think homework should be banned on these kinds of vacations and breaks. us students should rebel. :D but how many days off from classes to you get? my sister in college only gets thursday and friday.

Hahaha, I wish :(

I get a whole week, same as you. The college itself closes for a whole week. I believe we get this much time because we don't get those "one-off" holidays, like Labor Day or MLK or Veteran's Day . . . so it all adds up in the end :)

And sure, you can go ahead and tell me about Gilmore Girls. I'd love to know what happened! The eppys sounds great and I can't wait to see them over the summer ;)

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:42 AM
cool, the whole week. :)

well tonite Jess and Rory had their 2nd (and 3rd) kisses. they are officially a couple. :D but Rory immediately thought of Dean and felt guilty. she ran off to see him in the middle of the night and apologized for acting like a bad girlfriend when he was always there for her. doesn't look like they'll be friends for a while though. also, Rory went on a trip with her grandparents to Yale. looks like she might not be going to Harvard after all... and Emily was talking about how what's his name proposed to her on a park bench at Yale. it was very romantic. :)

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:45 AM
They are officially a couple, yet Rory still feels guilty about Dean? Poor Dean :( So many mixed signals from the now-ex.

Geez, if only I had that tough choice--Harvard or Yale . . . :sigh: ;)

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:45 AM
and oh yeah, Luke isn't very happy about Jess and Rory dating. he's afraid they might go too far.. but Lorelai isn't really worried as long as Rory is happy. as for Yale, i think Rory will chose to go there for college b/c it is closer to home and she can see her mother more often. also, it would be too predictable for her to actually got to Harvard after all these years.

anyway, next week's eppy looks like another good one. potential fight between the ex and current boyfriends! :eek: :D and a Thanksgiving dinner at the grandparents house..

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:48 AM
yeah after she shared a kiss with Jess, she thought of Dean and went to see him. i feel bad for him too, b/c i think she treated him badly as a gf.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
and oh yeah, Luke isn't very happy about Jess and Rory dating. he's afraid they might go too far.. but Lorelai isn't really worried as long as Rory is happy. as for Yale, i think Rory will chose to go there for college b/c it is closer to home and she can see her mother more often. also, it would be too predictable for her to actually got to Harvard after all these years.

anyway, next week's eppy looks like another good one. potential fight between the ex and current boyfriends! :eek: :D and a Thanksgiving dinner at the grandparents house..

Hmm, for someone who doesn't want to be involved in family affairs, Luke sure is sticking his nose in their business ;)

And whoa! :eek: I'll definitely get to see next week's episode, so thanks for the preview!! I bet it will be good. Do you know why the boys almost come to blows?

Lee
11-20-2002, 01:52 AM
:wavey: Hi Leo! Hi TH! :wavey:

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:53 AM
no, they didn't really show much. just a few scenes. but Dean and Jess sort of collide into eachother and Rory is standing there with a shocked expression on her face like this :eek: :eek:

well maybe not exactly like that, but you get the idea. ;) my guess is that Jess picks a fight with him about Rory and that while Dean tries to ignore him at first he won't be able to hold himself back..

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:54 AM
:wavey: lee! *hugs* hope you are feeling better today. ;)

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 01:55 AM
:wavey: Hi, Lee!

Lee
11-20-2002, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey :wavey:

who is this poster RachBabe that is always lurking on this board yet never posts? :confused:

Is this poster been lurking for long? I've been lurking for a while before I determine to join too. You got to make sure you find good company before joining, you know.;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 01:57 AM
Thanks! I feel much better today. I didn't kill anyone during the sparring session in my Tae Kwon Do class today.

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:57 AM
good point, lee. i've seen her lurking about for the past few days..

omg look at the time! :eek: i better go and study for my english exam. hate to leave so soon but school work calls.

see ya guys tomorrow. :wavey:

Leo7
11-20-2002, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by leecal
Thanks! I feel much better today. I didn't kill anyone during the sparring session in my Tae Kwon Do class today.

well that's good news. :)

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
well maybe not exactly like that, but you get the idea. ;) my guess is that Jess picks a fight with him about Rory and that while Dean tries to ignore him at first he won't be able to hold himself back..

:rolleyes: One of the most annoying things about "bad boys".

Well, see you later, Leo! :wavey:

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
arg, i have tests and quizzes in all of my subjects this week. i hate how teachers cram all this crap in right before Thanksgiving Break! :(

Teachers of all generations are doing these. Yours are not the first and will not be the last.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:02 AM
:wavey: bye Leo :wavey:

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by leecal
Thanks! I feel much better today. I didn't kill anyone during the sparring session in my Tae Kwon Do class today.

It's great that you had an outlet for your frustration, though. :D I know I'd feel better, too, after envisioning doing some damage like that.

Maybe next you could imagine Mrs. B's intruders and send some positive vibes to Switzerland for her.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


It's great that you had an outlet for your frustration, though. :D I know I'd feel better, too, after envisioning doing some damage like that.

Maybe next you could imagine Mrs. B's intruders and send some positive vibes to Switzerland for her.

I definitely will!

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:07 AM
I've been thinking how many posters here are like Jess.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by leecal
I've been thinking how many posters here are like Jess.

:eek: Wow, like agressive bullies?

Interesting.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:11 AM
Well, I think we saw some for this last week.

Vera
11-20-2002, 02:19 AM
Hi Hackie and Lee:wavey:

I hope you felt better today, Lee. And how's hubby?

And Hackie and Leo, I'm glad you like the article. It's so emotional and I'm really touched too.

Originally posted by leecal
Is this poster been lurking for long? I've been lurking for a while before I determine to join too. You got to make sure you find good company before joining, you know.;) '

Oh, me too. You know, bcos in this forum, we are all so chatty everyone. When I first come to check it out, I wasn't sure if I was interrupting anything. It's like you are walking into the group of ppl who knows each other for years and you don't know anyone.

But I think we should invite them all in. We are very friendly:)

Vera
11-20-2002, 02:21 AM
I skipped all your GG posts cos I don't get to see it tomorrow. But for the record, I don't like Jess and don't want Rory to fall for him.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:23 AM
Hi Vera! My hubby is much better now but that poor guy is looking for some very important documents for the last 4 hours.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:24 AM
Hallo, Vera :wavey:

Originally posted by Vera
Oh, me too. You know, bcos in this forum, we are all so chatty everyone. When I first come to check it out, I wasn't sure if I was interrupting anything. It's like you are walking into the group of ppl who knows each other for years and you don't know anyone.

But I think we should invite them all in. We are very friendly:)

I think the size of this thread intimidates them, and it really is hard to keep up with if you only swing by once a day.

But one can start in a smaller thread and work your way up if you so choose. But I agree, we're all friendly and hopefully not too clique-y.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by Vera
I skipped all your GG posts cos I don't get to see it tomorrow. But for the record, I don't like Jess and don't want Rory to fall for him.

I think about skipping those posts too but I enjoy the dialogue more than the plot so I read thru them.

Vera
11-20-2002, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

I think the size of this thread intimidates them, and it really is hard to keep up with if you only swing by once a day.


The same reason I lurked at the Lleykis but I never post there. They are a very interesting bunch but I don't know how to join them in their conversation. But I enjoyed the locker stuffs.:D

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by Vera
The same reason I lurked at the Lleykis but I never post there. They are a very interesting bunch but I don't know how to join them in their conversation. But I enjoyed the locker stuffs.:D

I like peridotpixie's locker room story the best. I was literally on the floor laughing my guts out :D

I never really lurked in the forest unless I thought they were talking bad about us, which hasn't been for months. And I went there during the election because Scott was also so concerned about it.

But have you seen? We've taken over a thread in Non-Tennis ;) Well, it might be easier for those that want to join to join there, I think there are less than 10 posts at the moment. And it's not really our thread, of course ;) Anyone can post ;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by Vera


The same reason I lurked at the Lleykis but I never post there. They are a very interesting bunch but I don't know how to join them in their conversation. But I enjoyed the locker stuffs.:D

I think we have lots in common Vera.:) ;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:36 AM
Talking about election, TH, can you believe Arizona actually vote a female Democratic Governor?

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:39 AM
:o:o Is that unusual? I don't know the political makeup of the state, so . . .

Vera
11-20-2002, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I like peridotpixie's locker room story the best. I was literally on the floor laughing my guts out :D

I never really lurked in the forest unless I thought they were talking bad about us, which hasn't been for months. And I went there during the election because Scott was also so concerned about it.

But have you seen? We've taken over a thread in Non-Tennis ;) Well, it might be easier for those that want to join to join there, I think there are less than 10 posts at the moment. And it's not really our thread, of course ;) Anyone can post ;)

I usually got to the forest accidentally. You know, they posted so fast that sometimes you clicked the most recent one and got there. The only time I got there on purpose is to read the locker room story. Yes, it's funny.

You mean the Music thread Hitman started?

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I like peridotpixie's locker room story the best. I was literally on the floor laughing my guts out :D

What what do you know--she resumed it tonight! :eek: Eerie.

Vera
11-20-2002, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


What what do you know--she resumed it tonight! :eek: Eerie.

Hehehe, I can't wait to read that.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:o:o Is that unusual? I don't know the political makeup of the state, so . . .

Well, Arizona is next to New Mexico and then Texas. There are lots of retired military ppl who can afford million dollar house. John McCain is the most powerful politician here and yes, GW Bush were here twice during the last leg of the election to boast those Republican candidates especially the governor candidate.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


What what do you know--she resumed it tonight! :eek: Eerie.

I'll definitely read it before I leave.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:46 AM
TH, thanks for the article about Pete.

Vera
11-20-2002, 02:46 AM
I must leave the politics with you two.

Gotta go. I'll see you guys tomorrow. Have a great night:wavey:

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:47 AM
:wavey: nite nite Vera :wavey:

RogiFan
11-20-2002, 03:02 AM
:) guess everyone's gone to bed...

just popped in for a bit

Hitman:

I love tha song Aguas de marco!! One of my fave Brazilian tunes! Love A C Jobim, A Gilberto, even that silly football song Pais tropical by whats-his-name... I've heard Chico Buarque also. Kind of folky stuff is what I've heard before... actually I love the old bossa novas -- nice mellow music when you've had a stressful day or it's a cold winter day. Just sit back, close your eyes and listen -- think of Rio or Bahia or sth equally beautiful and warm... ;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:08 AM
:wavey: Hi RF :wavey:

I'm just a bit busy in Luscious Lleyton Lounge!

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by leecal
Well, Arizona is next to New Mexico and then Texas. There are lots of retired military ppl who can afford million dollar house. John McCain is the most powerful politician here and yes, GW Bush were here twice during the last leg of the election to boast those Republican candidates especially the governor candidate.

Yeah, but it's interesting, because my state is universally conservative in the national elections, but we have a Democratic state government (even with a Republican governor, our first in ten years and only the third in state history, we have a Democratic lt. governor and a Democratic majority in the state legislature and hopefully they will grind his government to a halt).

But if it's a huge leap forward, good for you guys :) At least you won't be screwed :D I think John McCain being popular (I can't believe he's a Republican, honestly) is inversely related to Bushie's popularity.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 03:12 AM
Hallo, RF! :wavey:

Still here, but drifting away . . .

RogiFan
11-20-2002, 03:33 AM
:) Hi Lee! Hi Hackie! Just posted in the General and I've never visited Lleyton's Lounge and I've never read your Layla and Hackie's Musical Adventure -- can you give me a brief synopsis of it??? curious!!

nite nite!! hasta manana chicas!!

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:43 AM
:wavey: Goodnight RF :wavey:

I am leaving too after browsing thru GM! Bye! :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 04:04 AM
:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 04:06 AM
Originally posted by leecal
I've been thinking how many posters here are like Jess.

I don't watch, and know you weren't talking about any of us - but this is funny, because I've had people on both boards accuse me of being like this ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 04:14 AM
Thanks for the article Vera :)

It made me smile, and cry - in a good way.

I think I will copy it and put it into the articles thread.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I've never visited Lleyton's Lounge and I've never read your Layla and Hackie's Musical Adventure -- can you give me a brief synopsis of it??? curious!!

:eek: You've never read our story? You should. It's great :D

A brief synopsis? That won't really do it justice, I don't think ;) But I'll try. I think it all started in the picture thread, actually. Layla told us she was going to marry Juan Carlos one day, and then the rest of us were "fighting" over who was going to kiss him before he tied the knot.

The story is basically about a girl, Hackie the Mental Hospital Escapee, who steals Juanqui from his wife, Layla, and the adventures Hackie & Layla have fighting over him and going to his tournaments. Cliffy, PMac, and Jim Courier all have supporting roles, giving commentary on matches & personal lives. Several players have also made appearances.

Peridotpixie's story is about Lleyton & Kim (duh), and their . . . adventures attending Anna Kournikova's and Enrique Iglesias's wedding. Lots of players and other people associated with both the women's and the men's tour make appearances there and it's wickedly funny as well.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 12:36 PM
Hallo, thread! :wavey:

Obviously I'm already here :o It sure has been quiet in the forum this morning. I guess the workload is getting the best of most of us, so I wish everyone to have a good day!! I think today is the last hard day of my week, so I know I'll be breathing easier and looking even more forward to my break :)

I hope everyone is feeling better, too. Winter can really strike you down.

RogiFan
11-20-2002, 12:41 PM
:) Hi Hackie!

Yeah, I'm way behind on my work... better get to it today or I'm in trouble... but i'll pop in and out and try to keep uup w the posts!! Have a great day... the sun is out...!

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:15 PM
:wavey: Hi Layla! :wavey:

Layla
11-20-2002, 02:23 PM
Hello people! :wavey:

I can't really stay, because I have to make veggie burritos :lick: so I can eat when I get back from my aerobics class. http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/tiere24.gif

I just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I enjoyed that article about Juanqui Vera posted. It was so beautiful and made me feel even more proud of Juan Carlos. :) Vera, I told you people wouldn't attack him. I think most of them consider him a perfect gentleman and a genuinely nice guy, and value his sportsmanship. :)

Winter? It was really cold here a few weeks ago, but now it's quite different. Today there was actually spring in the air. :eek: I swear. The temperature, the smell, the wind, everything spelled spring. The weather patterns have become so f***** up. :(

Anyway, I want to post a few more threads in the non-tennis section. ;) Have a great day and see you later! :wavey:

Layla
11-20-2002, 02:24 PM
Hi Lee! :wavey:

I didn't see you, I thought I was alone.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:26 PM
I was wandering also over the ATP world.

ILR
11-20-2002, 02:40 PM
Hi :wavey:

not sure who's still here............

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 02:48 PM
hhhiiii

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:48 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey:

I just missed you yesterday! Sorry to hear you've to spend less time here but it's the right time to do.

Lee
11-20-2002, 02:49 PM
Hi Becca :wavey:

ILR
11-20-2002, 02:50 PM
Hi Lee :wavey:

you know I'll probably end up here quite a bit still because I have to work on the comp some of the time.Im "working" now a bit Im going in a bit to revise some English and write a French oral presentation I think.But for now,Im here :)

ILR
11-20-2002, 02:50 PM
Hi Becca :wavey: I missed your post then,had to go back and check

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 02:52 PM
I just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I enjoyed that article about Juanqui Vera posted. It was so beautiful and made me feel even more proud of Juan Carlos. Vera, I told you people wouldn't attack him. I think most of them consider him a perfect gentleman and a genuinely nice guy, and value his sportsmanship.

I agree with Layla. There are always a couple who don't like said player, who will go out of there way to see something wrong with them, and make sure everybody knows it - but as a whole, as far as I can tell from going to tournaments and reading message boards, he's quite well liked among tennis fans :) He's always been a crown favourite when I've seen him play (against Arthurs, Lapentti, Koubek, Enqvist, and Gambill).


Winter? It was really cold here a few weeks ago, but now it's quite different. Today there was actually spring in the air. I swear. The temperature, the smell, the wind, everything spelled spring. The weather patterns have become so f***** up.

We had snow the other day. Then it melted. It was grey and gross for three days straight - it was so foggy yesterday the street lights were on at 3pm!

Today it's sunny and gorgeous - I could go out where in nothing but a sweater :) And I will... later ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 02:53 PM
That's okay iluvrogi, I will forgive you with time :sad:

:D

ILR
11-20-2002, 02:55 PM
sorry :( ;)

well it poured down today and I had to do PE outside on slippy netball courts.My hands were frozen by the time I got back inside.I wish it would snow here.

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 03:00 PM
Does it usually snow there a lot?

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:04 PM
We had snow the other day. Then it melted. It was grey and gross for three days straight - it was so foggy yesterday the street lights were on at 3pm!

I really missed the smell of fresh snow. I will try to forget when it melt.

ILR
11-20-2002, 03:05 PM
not really.The last time it did was about 3/4 years ago Id say

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:09 PM
Emma, do you have any idea what subjects you'll pick in college?

ILR
11-20-2002, 03:13 PM
well I've been thinking about this and probably Media studies,PE,Spanish,German and French.I think you can take 4 or 5 subjects so I dont know what I'll drop.

Mrs. B
11-20-2002, 03:19 PM
:wavey: Hello Everyone!!!!

had a peek earlier and saw Vera's post about Juanqui, the one about him feeling his mom around when he plays...puts a lump on my throat...
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glad to see the non-tennis is rocking! :D

Layla, i do need time to sort out my faves from those decades, not an easy task, i tell you, but it should at least keep us busy now that our boys are taking their breaks...

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so what's up? i just got back from town so i'll read back...

we had sunny weather here today but it was cold! glad to be back indoors...:p

ILR
11-20-2002, 03:23 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

Ill let you read back first ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 03:25 PM
You'll see snow again someday lee! I'll mail you some :p

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well I've been thinking about this and probably Media studies,PE,Spanish,German and French.I think you can take 4 or 5 subjects so I dont know what I'll drop.

oooh languages :D

I think I want to teach languages - do you already know any spanish, german, or French?

I'm learning Spanish, and took French as a kid. I want to be fluent in both, so I can go teach over there ina few years :D

Good luck picking btw~ Hope you get all the classes you like!

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well I've been thinking about this and probably Media studies,PE,Spanish,German and French.I think you can take 4 or 5 subjects so I dont know what I'll drop.

You study all these languages!! It seems you have many more choice than I had in my good old days.

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
You'll see snow again someday lee! I'll mail you some :p

Thanks! Actually, the moms from my son's soccer team said it snowed here once last year, but of course it melt very fast. I just can't wait for my first snow here.

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:32 PM
:wavey: Hi Mrs. B :wavey:

ILR
11-20-2002, 03:34 PM
thanks :) I do French and German now,Spanish will be completely new :)

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 03:34 PM
It likely won't snow a LOT here, untill late December.

Apparently this area is in the so called "snow belt" but last year wasn't too bad.

I seem to remember getting a lot more snow when i was younger.

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
It likely won't snow a LOT here, untill late December.

Apparently this area is in the so called "snow belt" but last year wasn't too bad.

I seem to remember getting a lot more snow when i was younger.

The drought is here, both in form of snow and rain. Alberta was hit pretty hard for the last few years.

ILR
11-20-2002, 03:43 PM
wow a drought of rain,I think maybe I get your share!:p

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 03:44 PM
There is a drought here? Or where you are?

*got confused*

heh

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:44 PM
This is one advise I always give to my younger friends who are contempting what to major in University. Choose what you enjoy most instead of what may have a better chance to find a good job afterward.

Mrs. B
11-20-2002, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
You'll see snow again someday lee! I'll mail you some :p

lol @ Becca. I always say that to my nieces in the Philippines when they ask me what snow looks like.

I love snow when it comes right on Christmas eve, then it's really like Xmas. Unfortunately it doesn't happen every year... :(

ILR
11-20-2002, 03:48 PM
Thats what Im trying to do Lee,Id love to do a lot of languages and I love PE and media is like TV,magazine work so I think I'd enjoy something along those lines.It hardly ever snows on x-mas eve.It just rains believe it or not ;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
There is a drought here? Or where you are?

*got confused*

heh

In North America anyway and especially in western part. Last year, lots of Alberta ranchers went under due to the drought. Here in Scottsdale, lots of golf courses have to change to using processed effluent water to water the grass instead cos the water reserve is at about 60%-70%.

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by leecal
This is one advise I always give to my younger friends who are contempting what to major in University. Choose what you enjoy most instead of what may have a better chance to find a good job afterward.

leecal is right, listen to her! :D

I went into "biophysics" last year, for my first year. It was just general sciences first year anyhow - but I HATED it.

Out of a total of 5 credits, I got 3 for the year. I dropped 2 classes, and failed 2.

This coming from highschool, where I had more 90's on my report than 80's.

But I just didn't enjoy ANY of it, and thus, I didn't do any of the work. I have a hard time motivating myself as it is, so it was impossible for me to get my butt in gear.

This year I'm still not doing well (old habbits die hard) - but I finally found something I like and will major in it (if I don't get sent home at the end of this semester).

ILR
11-20-2002, 04:01 PM
Im going to try and do as little as science as possible but I guess there will be a sports science side to the PE.Damn!:p Science all of them are my worst subjects.Biology is probably the one Im best at though.I'll listen to you guys!

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 04:04 PM
Wow - I didn't know about the drought :o

I'm one of those ignorant southern ontarioans that the rest of Canada bitches about I guess ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 04:06 PM
Just do what your heart is telling you ;)

I won't make a lot of money teaching languages - and even a year ago would have laughed at the thought of doing it.

But atm I can't think of anything I would rather do, than go over to either Spain or France and teach English as a second language.

If that fails, there are other jobs I can get having three languages :)

Lee
11-20-2002, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Wow - I didn't know about the drought :o

I'm one of those ignorant southern ontarioans that the rest of Canada bitches about I guess ;)

I was pretty ignorant until the year before my family drove around Southern Alberta during a vacation and saw myself of the drought.

ILR
11-20-2002, 04:09 PM
yeah thats true Becca :) well Im going to head off now,things to do unfortunately!:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 04:12 PM
I'm going to take off and nap then learn.

Gotta get a 70 on that stats exam, or I'm going home :sad:

:wavey:

Lee
11-20-2002, 04:16 PM
Also, don't base on what's the hottest job on the market.

In early 80's, there was the oil boom in Alberta, so there were lots of U students major in geology but by the time they graduated, the boom became bust and there were lots of potential geologists unemployed.

I was in the computer industry in the 90's and have lots of people asked me about studying computer. I kept on telling them unless they really liked it, don't cos they would not be able to handle the stress and pressure of the job.

Lee
11-20-2002, 04:17 PM
:wavey: Bye Becca Bye Emma :wavey:

Lee
11-20-2002, 04:18 PM
:bounce: A cheering for Becca :bounce:

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 04:41 PM
Hi again! LOL, I just read all of the posts and I really want to comment on some but I don't have the time :( I had a Russian exam today and it took me longer than time allotted to complete it so I'm already behind in my schedule :(

So I'll be back in a few hours! :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-20-2002, 04:45 PM
see you later Lee!

I'm going out for dinner with my husband. be back later...;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 04:46 PM
:wavey: Bye TH and take care! Hope you aced your test today.

RogiFan
11-20-2002, 04:53 PM
:) Hi leecal!

I hear what you're saying about courses and jobs. Most people these days are so fixated on the [fluctuating] job market that they base all their studies on skills that are needed at the time. Doesn't always work!! I agree one should follow one's heart and interests. But then again I'm so "out of it" as far as the job market is concerned... I'm not good at anything that's hot out there!! Somehow I manage to survive the ups and downs in my own weird way...

Russian, eh, Hackie? I remember those exams... ;)

Lee
11-20-2002, 05:03 PM
:wavey: Hi RF! :wavey:

I'm not good at anything that's hot out there!! Somehow I manage to survive the ups and downs in my own weird way...

Only whether you are good at what you are doing counts! I remembered I had to work with all those ppl who were not good at all in computer programming but got into the job because it was hot at the market. I spent more time fixing the problem they caused than if I did it myself. They also could not handle the pressure for meeting deadlines, during crunch times, etc.

Lee
11-20-2002, 05:11 PM
:wavey: Oops! Missed the Bye Mrs. B! :wavey:

I need to have my lunch too.

:wavey: Bye whoever is here :wavey:

Lee
11-20-2002, 05:13 PM
Oh! On more thing! (Hitting my head cos I kept on forgetting) Vera, thanks for the lovely article about Juanqui. That is a very good one.

Vera
11-20-2002, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Oh! On more thing! (Hitting my head cos I kept on forgetting) Vera, thanks for the lovely article about Juanqui. That is a very good one.

You're welcomed. Checked out the Shanghai thread and there's more treats. Hope y'all enjoy that.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
thanks :) I do French and German now,Spanish will be completely new :)

I will just echo everyone's thoughts and say you should pick and choose to take the things you like, and if you can find a career that meets some of your interests (sounds like the media things--which sound really interesting!) then you're set :)

I am also very jealous of your choice of languages :o There was only one offered at my high school (Spanish) and only in the last two years. This is, of course, a major exception to the rule for schools in the United States (most offer Spanish, French, German, and sometimes other languages) but I felt it put me at a disadvantage, not only because I was required to take it, but also because it wasn't offered until my junior year. We have been studying language development in psychology and really, that's too late to begin a new language if you want to be able to speak it well (unless you're really, REALLY determined and have a good way to learn it). I'm probably at a 5 or 6 year old's level at the moment in Russian--vocabulary and syntax, but I have problems with grammar and verbal comprehension.

And to make a total aside, I just want to say that I'm continually impressed with those of you who post in English, who don't speak it natively. It's an amazing feat to find yourself communicating effectively in a language that is so completely different and one of the hardest languages to learn. So kudos to you guys!!

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 08:27 PM
And now on to weather ;)

Originally posted by Rebecca
Apparently this area is in the so called "snow belt" but last year wasn't too bad.

The weather has really been fucked up this year. One week it's warm, the next bitterly cold, the next warm again. Today it was warm enough (and the sun was so bright) that I could wear a long-sleeved T-shirt outside, whereas they are predicting snow for this area on Friday :rolleyes:

It makes me worry, but at the same time it also annoys me (and my allergies :(). I think we're going to see a lot of snow this year, especially considering how little of it we saw last year (it was a very mild winter last year, pretty much all over the US if I remember correctly).

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Russian, eh, Hackie? I remember those exams... ;)

You've taken Russian? Or do you just mean languages in general? The exam was so long today :( with a translation and an essay besides the usual questions and grammar. Half of us didn't finish in time, and I think I totally tanked on the last part :(

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 08:38 PM
. We have been studying language development in psychology and really, that's too late to begin a new language if you want to be able to speak it well (unless you're really, REALLY determined and have a good way to learn it).

I read about this as well. This is why I can remember to form simple sentances in French, even though I will go years without touching it.

Sometimes I will even forum simple thoughts in French ;) It's all from learning it when I was young.

Whereas Spanish, if I stopped with it, I would be lucky to remember it in a month from now.

Regardless - if you keep up with it, and eventually (as I plan to) immerse yourself in a culture where that language is first tongue, I do not think that it was impossible.

Other wise, all my dreams would be a lost cause :)

RogiFan
11-20-2002, 08:41 PM
:) I've taken Russian but I've lost it all now... :( Just too difficult to keep it up. I've also studied French, Spanish and un po d'italiano. But at least you hear Italian a lot here so it's easy to sort of keep up with it and you can almost make it up as you go.

As for German... it's so foreign to me yet I stubbornly check out those Swiss German papers for Rogi news!!! I know only sports/tennis vocab!! Not that useful!

I too am v. impressed w non-native speakers of English! I guess the media really helps.

Spanish is becoming v. popular up here now -- what w salsa, E Iglesias, J Lo, etc. It's a riot!!

Spain is one of the most interesting countries -- if you want to work there, you'd learn so much Spanish!! It's great!! I love it there. The people really help you w their warm outgoing attitude -- much better than living in France (a beautiful country also but the people are not as friendly)!
Gotta run!

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Regardless - if you keep up with it, and eventually (as I plan to) immerse yourself in a culture where that language is first tongue, I do not think that it was impossible.

Oh, definitely, if you immerse yourself in the culture or go to a place where that language is spoken predominantly--then you will of course pick it up. (Although more and more countries are using English, but that's another story.) I was just speaking of me, as an American student, learning a language that isn't spoken within 6000 miles of anywhere I'm likely to travel in the near future.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) I've taken Russian but I've lost it all now... :( Just too difficult to keep it up. I've also studied French, Spanish and un po d'italiano. But at least you hear Italian a lot here so it's easy to sort of keep up with it and you can almost make it up as you go.

As for German... it's so foreign to me yet I stubbornly check out those Swiss German papers for Rogi news!!! I know only sports/tennis vocab!! Not that useful!

LOL ;) Wow, I'm very impressed with your languages, RF! Even though French, Spanish, and Italian are very closely related (I guess that aids in learning them, then), still--4 languages!

Slavic languages, along with Germanic (which English is, believe it or not) are completely different from the Romance languages. Russian & German are fairly closely related, at least grammatically. A lot of Russian words are cognates, and the language itself is more or less phonetic--once you learn the alphabet you can spell anything (theortically). Most of my problems come in trying to remember which case to use when (6 cases with 3 separate sets of endings = very confused TH! :(). And it all comes from the Father of Hard Languages, Latin :mad:

Dissident
11-20-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Yes, i tried all speeds and it crapped out on me all three times :( And I have the Real One player, the free version because damned if I'm going to pay for it :o:D

I think it's because my school put up a new firewall that blocks a lot of stuff. It works okay if I download it and then play it, but I've had a hard time watching interviews and videos from Eurosport & the GS sites, too.

Well, then why dont you try the Pearl Jam site? www.pearljam.com
Highly recommended, btw. All their material has a wonderful and original design, and the website is not different.
You will find the disc on Discography, and the first one to pop there is Riot Act. You can listen to most of the songs there. ;)

Or maybe try the mtv site for the I am mine clip. I downloaded it, its pretty cool. :D

Dissident
11-20-2002, 09:24 PM
Hello everyone. Im back there checking the old news. :p
Be right back. :wavey:

Dissident
11-20-2002, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, college and university are synonimous in the US. Colleges are usually smaller schools, 1000-9000 undergrads and usually no grad school attached (LOL, I know we've had conversations about graduate schools, so I hope I don't confuse you any more), and universities are big, 10,000-50,000+ undergrads and graduates roaming around.

Or does this just make it worse?

No, it makes sense now, yes.

And the movies I watched were Not Another Teen Movie (i was needing something really dumb on Monday) and Black Hawk Down.
The first was... well... you know. Comedy. :p
The second is pretty good.

Lee
11-20-2002, 09:36 PM
:wavey: Hi Becca, RF, TH and Hitman :wavey:

Just come back for a quick browse around and to leave in another 10 minutes.

Dissident
11-20-2002, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) guess everyone's gone to bed...

just popped in for a bit

Hitman:

I love tha song Aguas de marco!! One of my fave Brazilian tunes! Love A C Jobim, A Gilberto, even that silly football song Pais tropical by whats-his-name... I've heard Chico Buarque also. Kind of folky stuff is what I've heard before... actually I love the old bossa novas -- nice mellow music when you've had a stressful day or it's a cold winter day. Just sit back, close your eyes and listen -- think of Rio or Bahia or sth equally beautiful and warm... ;)

Im impressed with you guys´ knowledge of our music. Caetano Veloso is on Almodovar´s new movie, singing in spanish. He is good too.
Caetano, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, and some others are from the dictators period, and they were all on exile and came back later. They were wonderful poets, and communists, defending our people´s right to democracy. The lyrics of the songs from that time are perfect. Especially Chico´s.
Bossa Nova had other people running it, like Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, João Gilberto... The sound is smoother, the lyrics are romantic and less serious. Also very good. Vinicius in special was a very good writer. Some of his songs are truly poems. :)

Let me know if I can give you any info you would be curious about. :wavey:

Layla
11-20-2002, 09:44 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

Emma, your idea of media studies sounds really exciting! :D As does Becca's plans to teach English in Spain :lick: and learn all those languages. :)

I got screwed over in my teens. I really wanted to go to this high school with an emphasis on humanistic subjects, especially languages (I'd get to learn two other languages apart from English), but my parents made me go to another school which favored science subjects, because it was supposedly a better school. I had a really hard time, because I hated most of those science subjects. My grades dropped from straight A's (all through primary school) to C's and even some D's. I worked hard to claw my way back to B's and even some A's but I simply hated it. To make matters worse, the teacher of my favorite subject (English naturally ;) ) was a complete idiot and utterly incompetent. I didn't learn a thing in that class. All of my knowledge of English came from extra-curricular activities.

Anyway, it was always a dream of mine to be able to speak at least 5 languages and so far I failed miserably. :( But just today I bought those multimedia headphones with a mike, so I can make the most of that Spanish course on cd-rom. I'm gonna get a French course too. :) I'm really determined this time.

Layla
11-20-2002, 09:52 PM
Hitman, I wasn't too impressed with Black Hawk Down. I expected more from Ridley Scott (one of my fave directors :) ), but then I'm not a big fan of war movies. The constanct shooting and confusing action shots just made me feel ill. But the actors did a great job. :)

Dissident
11-20-2002, 09:54 PM
I can understand reading spanish, italian, portuguese and english. A very little french as well.
But I can only speak as well as I would like ONE language over portuguese, which is english. It was a LOONG time of work, and I didnt like it for a very fair bit. But I learned to love it, and now Im fascinated for languages.
I chose taking architecture, though, and Im ultimately in love with it, so theres short time for languages. :( I try to keep my english working in here, because I am very afraid of trashing eight years of study and a translator degree. :(

Dissident
11-20-2002, 09:55 PM
Oh yes, Layla, it is kinda confusing at some points.
I said it was pretty good, not good.
I liked it, but you are right about Ridley. I expected more as well.

Lee
11-20-2002, 09:57 PM
:wavey: Hi Layla :wavey:

Dissident
11-20-2002, 10:01 PM
Hello lee! :wavey:
Im glad to know you´re feeling better. :)

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by hitman
I try to keep my english working in here, because I am very afraid of trashing eight years of study and a translator degree. :(

I understand what you're saying. Even Chinese is my first language, I am getting worse and worse at it since I hardly have the chance to write in Chinese.

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Hello lee! :wavey:
Im glad to know you´re feeling better. :)

Thanks Hitman! I just wiped that guy out of my memory and wait for my mom to feel better before I talked to her again.

Dissident
11-20-2002, 10:11 PM
Thats good lee. ;)
I was wondering, how old is your son and whats his name?
I was remembering that, since my little sister is here with me right now. :)

Dissident
11-20-2002, 10:16 PM
ugh, it seems like Im alone and talking to myself. lol :o

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:19 PM
No, hitman, you're not along.

My son's name is Vince and he will be 7 in January.

I am a bit upset with those arguments in GM thread about 2 slams better than 3.

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:19 PM
And how old is your little sis and her name?

Dissident
11-20-2002, 10:29 PM
She is 8. Her name is Gabriela. :D

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 10:30 PM
Hallo, again! :wavey: Anyone still here?

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by hitman
She is 8. Her name is Gabriela. :D

That sounds wonderful. Gabriela is my favorite name. I had been thinking of naming my son Gabriel but his Chinese name sound very much like Vincent so that's his name.

It looks to me you're very proud of her.:)

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 10:33 PM
Hi, hitman :wavey:

Originally posted by hitman
Well, then why dont you try the Pearl Jam site? www.pearljam.com
Highly recommended, btw. All their material has a wonderful and original design, and the website is not different.
You will find the disc on Discography, and the first one to pop there is Riot Act. You can listen to most of the songs there. ;)

Or maybe try the mtv site for the I am mine clip. I downloaded it, its pretty cool. :D

All righty, I'll try those places so I can have some music on while I talk with you guys :) I didn't try before because I was pressed for time :( But the rest of my week is looking pretty nice :D

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by hitman
And the movies I watched were Not Another Teen Movie (i was needing something really dumb on Monday) and Black Hawk Down.
The first was... well... you know. Comedy. :p
The second is pretty good.

Glad to know you're feeling better :) I can finally breathe again, myself (and the PJ songs are working! :bounce::D I <3 Windows Media :)

LMAO, I kinda want to see Not Another Teen Movie, if just for the satirical effect. Of course it's dumb, it's making fun of a whole genre of movies that are dumb.

I usually like war movies myself, but had no urge to see that one. I guess because I knew it didn't end so great and I just wanted in the mood to see it with a bunch of people who just wanted to drool over Josh Hartnett :rolleyes:

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by hitman
I can understand reading spanish, italian, portuguese and english. A very little french as well.
But I can only speak as well as I would like ONE language over portuguese, which is english. It was a LOONG time of work, and I didnt like it for a very fair bit. But I learned to love it, and now Im fascinated for languages.
I chose taking architecture, though, and Im ultimately in love with it, so theres short time for languages. :( I try to keep my english working in here, because I am very afraid of trashing eight years of study and a translator degree. :(

You know, you continue to impress me everyday, hitman :) At this point, I only dream of being able to clearly translate between my two languages. And yes, I've had my moments (including one today after the exam) where I've asked myself why I'm even bothering. I feel like my level has slipped since last year and that I'm falling behind the rest of my class.

Then one of the guys in my class tells me to be confident during my speech, because they all believe I'm good at it :) Even though I'm, invariably, the one who's chosen to try out the "tricky" exception sentences, or whatever new word we're dealing with. Anyway, it was nice to know I was the only one who felt like I was falling behind.

It's really frustrating when you can't understand simple constructions, though. And verbs of motion in Russian are pretty impossible for me to understand. 4 or 5 variations on a stem for a different meaning is enough to make me want to pull my hair out! :eek:

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 10:42 PM
:wavey: Hi, Lee!

Are we talking about names now? Hmm, I like lots of different kinds of names :)

Layla
11-20-2002, 10:43 PM
I'm just gonna go and watch The Pretender (which means another week has passed ;) ). I'll be back later. :wavey:

There's another fight going on in GM? :(

Dissident
11-20-2002, 10:45 PM
yes, Lee, Im proud of her. :D
Shes watching cartoons here now, because my mom left to play volleyball.

And Hackie, Not another... is pretty funny. Some scenes made me literally crack up.
The young-kids-spying-hot-girls-in-the-bathroom cut, a classic, is a riot. :D
lmao. Its worth a look when you just need some laugh.

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Layla
There's another fight going on in GM? :(

No, it's just I am too sensitive when talked about Guga and Pete. And I am emtionally not very stable these days.

Lee
11-20-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by hitman
yes, Lee, Im proud of her. :D
Shes watching cartoons here now, because my mom left to play volleyball.



I guess your little sis & my son can be very good friends. My son is also watching cartoons now.

I guess your little sis is quite capable of ordering you around.

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 10:57 PM
Whoa, hitman, thank you so very much for directing me to Pearl Jam's site. I just watched the Jeremy video for the first time in, literally, years. It still gives me goosebumps :)

Dissident
11-20-2002, 11:17 PM
I have that clip on my comp. Its so perfect!

So you liked their site? Isnt it just beautiful? :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-20-2002, 11:24 PM
LMAO, I kinda want to see Not Another Teen Movie, if just for the satirical effect. Of course it's dumb, it's making fun of a whole genre of movies that are dumb.


I saw that movie, and would give my left leg to get that two hours of my life back.

Dissident
11-20-2002, 11:29 PM
the freddie prinze jr clone is also hillarious. :p

Lee
11-20-2002, 11:33 PM
:wavey: Bye everybody! I just suddenly hit by mirgraine :wavey:

TennisHack
11-20-2002, 11:37 PM
Bye, Lee, hope you feel better :(

So you liked their site? Isnt it just beautiful?

It's great :) And it inspired my first few posts in the Non-Tennis thread (or what will be my first few posts :D).

Dissident
11-20-2002, 11:44 PM
thats good. :D
I thought about getting into that Ten FanClub sometime. But gave up because of the price I would have to pay. :(

Dissident
11-20-2002, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by leecal
:wavey: Bye everybody! I just suddenly hit by mirgraine :wavey:

migraines! :(
Bye bye! Rest well. :wavey:

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:03 AM
Bye Lee! :wavey: Sorry to hear about your migraine. :( I hope you feel better soon. My mom had one as well today. We went to the aerobics class, which usually helps, but not this time. :(

Eugh. I just watched the stupidest episode of The Pretender ever. :rolleyes: I'm deeply disappointed. :(

On the other hand, I've compiled my top 10 of the 60s. I guess that was the easiest one. I'll go post it right now. :D

Is anyone still around?

Vera
11-21-2002, 01:24 AM
Hi everyone:wavey: Just dropping by to say hi and then I have to run. And no one is around anyway. Canucks playing tonite, so I wish them good luck, let the winning streak continues.:bounce:

So bye everyone, have a great night (for those who hasn't sleep yet) and a great morning (for those who's just wake up).:wavey:

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:29 AM
Hi Vera! :wavey:

I'm around. I'm compiling my top ten of the 70s. :D Good luck to Canucks! :)

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 01:32 AM
Hey, Layla, I'm here! :wavey:

Just finishing my *huge* contribution to hitman's music thread :)

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:44 AM
Oh great! :D I noticed you were posting lyrics of Kent songs and I didn't want to disturbe you till you were finished. ;) Could you name me a few bands or artists from the 70s? I have one more spot to fill and I don't want to leave anyone out.

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 01:45 AM
Hmm, 70s are not really my forte. The only band I know well is the Who.

Pink Floyd? Yes? Rush? Sex Pistols (lol do they count?) Cream? Bread?

I have no idea :o:o:o

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:51 AM
Thanks. :) Cream on Bread? :o LOL. Is there a band called Bread? I've never heard of them. Never been into the Sex Pistols. I already have Pink Floyd. Yes and Rush I'm not too familiar with. Hmmmmm. *still thinking*

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 02:05 AM
Yeah, there was a band called Bread. They did a song called "If": "If a picture could launch a thousand ships" or something like that. Very popular wedding song in the 70's, or so I hear.

The things you learn in 6th grade history :eek::o

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 02:08 AM
Whoops, my bad :o

"If" by Bread -- lyrics

If a picture paints a thousand words,
Then why can't I paint you?
The words will never show the you I've come to know.
If a face could launch a thousand ships,
Then where am I to go?
There's no one home but you,
You're all that's left me too.
And when my love for life is running dry,
You come and pour yourself on me.

If a man could be two places at one time,
I'd be with you.
Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way.
If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to die,
I'd spend the end with you.
And when the world was through,
Then one by one the stars would all go out,
Then you and I would simply fly away

Layla
11-21-2002, 02:10 AM
Wow, never heard of it. Ok, my list is ready I'm going to post it and then I'll go to bed because it's almost 4:30 am. ;)

Night night! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 02:10 AM
:) ola, hitman!

I don't know the political and social background in Brazil but it's interesting. Now I remember that Pais Tropical guy -- Jorge Ben!! Yes, Caetano Veloso, he did that song about the little lion. Right and there's M Nascimento too. G Gil... who else?

But I still like the carefree sounds of songs like Desafinado (g Costa). I also like Mas que nada, Agua de beber, Coracao vagabundo [I notice this word is used a lot, like sozinho], Chuvas de verao.

But is Portuguese ever tough, even for a Spanish-speaking person!! I pronounce Portuguese like a Spaniard!! I'm getting used to it though!

I don't know what kind of music people listen to in Brazil now -- I guess it's more influenced by American rock music??

You know what else I like? Samba de uma nota and Corcovado and So danco samba!!

So what kind of music does Guga like?? He did mention sth at the USO during one of the many rain delays but didn't quite name any groups or musicians...

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 02:16 AM
Goodnight, Layla! See you tomorrow! :wavey:

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 03:26 AM
Just had to share . . . this has been rotating with a lovely Juanqui pic from RG this year as my desktop.

I can't wait for Davis Cup! :bounce::bounce:

Nightynight :wavey:

Layla
11-21-2002, 10:06 AM
Morning folks! :wavey:

I feel about as energetic as this guy here. http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/tiere23.gif I'm still waiting to wake up properly. :D

TH, that's a great pic. :) I love the way they smile. But I fear we'll be on opposite sides come Davis Cup final. :( I just can't cheer against my beloved Frenchies, especially Seb, but I would be happy to see Russia win it.

This will be a winter sports weekend for me. :bounce: There's skiing 4 days in row, starting from today (it's in USA) and then there's cross-country skiing on Saturday and Sunday. :D Yeah baby. I'll post a skiing thread in GM just to see if ANYONE at all cares about skiing here, but I have little hope since non-tennis is overrun by sex talk between Barrie and Daniel and noone even goes there. :( Guess I'll just have to move to wtaworld. ;)

Layla
11-21-2002, 10:12 AM
And a warm welcome to our newest member, Maly! :wavey:

We're always open for business http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/div146.gif whenever you feel like chatting. :)

Mrs. B
11-21-2002, 10:49 AM
Hi Layla!!!

I love your smilies--they're cute!

:)

have a nice afternoon, i'll pop in much later, i got tons of work to do today...:(

Layla
11-21-2002, 11:06 AM
Hi Mrs. B! :wavey:

Thanks for dropping by in my skiing thread. ;) I have tons of work to do as well, so I best get started. I just don't feel like it. :( Waaaaaaaaa! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/icon5.gif

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 12:53 PM
Good morning, thread! :wavey:

Layla, tis okay that we're going to be cheering for opposite sides--but at the moment I feel like the Russians need all the support they can get. It's really going to depend on Marat's head, and I hope it's screwed on right :(

I also saw your winter sports thread, and I will participate as much as I can (not much unless you give me a beginner's lesson in who all these people are). I've watched the Olympics so I know what sports you guys are talking about, but not really the athletes--not the biggest fan of the winter Olympics.

Hehe at your smilies--they're great!!

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 01:04 PM
:) Hi all!

I'm rooting for the Russians also. France already won last year. AND, you're right, Hackie, Russia needs all our support! Let's hope Marat is feeling good, positive, confident [is that possible?].

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 01:05 PM
..::crosses fingers::.. I hope so, RF. Maybe Zhenya will give him that extra boost he needs.

And France has already won, what, 9 times or something? It won't kill them to not defend this year ;)

Layla
11-21-2002, 01:32 PM
Hi TH and RogiFan! :wavey:

LMAO TH, no I guess it wouldn't kill them. ;) I have a feeling Marat's head will be just fine, but don't quote me on it.

Thanks for participating in my winter sports thread. :) Not to worry, I'll be sure to talk about my faves a lot. I'll give you some beginners pointers. I just posted some pics in the thread for you, but winter sports pics are really hard to come by. :( Nothing like tennis pics which are everywhere.

ferrerogrrl
11-21-2002, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Layla!

I must learn how to use those smileys one day .. I'm afraid this message board is way too technically complicated for the likes of me. . but that's ok because I'm just here to gush about Ferrero (gush #1: oh that backhand!) and all that takes is words! Yay! (gush #2: oh those cheekbones!)

TennisHack- Great pic of the Russian DC team! I wonder if Kaffa really will retire this year. I like him but was kinda sore at him for trouncing Juanqui at last year's master's cup. I'm a Marat fan, too, but he really puts his fans through the ringer. At least with Juanqui, you can reasonably depend on cheering results from time to time!

Layla
11-21-2002, 03:55 PM
Hi Maly! :wavey:

Smilies are really easy. If you post your reply by clicking on "post reply" instead of just writing in the box, a new box will open up and you'll see smilies on the left. You can insert one just by clicking on it.

For more information on smilies, go to the very bottom of the page where there is a small box called Forum rules. Click on the link to smilies and you'll learn all about them. :)

Hope this helps.

ILR
11-21-2002, 03:59 PM
Hi Layla :wavey:

all you people who speak lots of languages are so intelliegent!Im just taking a break for now,Im working my ass off!:p Im working on a French presentation at the mo.:wavey: to new member I forgot who you are :o but welcome!

ferrerogrrl
11-21-2002, 04:06 PM
A ha!:bounce: Thanks for the help, Layla! :D

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 04:10 PM
:) Hey ILR!! Rogi must be intelligent since he speaks 3 languages well!! and with hardly any accent!!

Yeah, I love that pic of DC Yevy and Marat -- glad to see Marat laughing!

ILR
11-21-2002, 04:11 PM
Hi RF :wavey:

Yes he is :) so online at the same time again,whats going on???;)

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
I'm just here to gush about Ferrero (gush #1: oh that backhand!)

Backhand crosscourt passing shot is my absolute favorite shot to watch him make. And he did it a lot against Mr. All Serve No Shots at TMS Cincy. :drool::drool:


TennisHack- Great pic of the Russian DC team! I wonder if Kaffa really will retire this year. I like him but was kinda sore at him for trouncing Juanqui at last year's master's cup.

Thankies :) I have no idea which one that's from, I just found it rather randomly. I love Zhenya :hearts: You know, I don't know if he's going to retire or not because he said he was going to if they won the Cup but now he's having surgery in Switzerland the day after the final and everyone's confident that he'll return to play.

I don't want him to continue playing if he's just going to resent it :( But I would love to see him play live before he retires, and time is definitely running out.

ILR
11-21-2002, 04:26 PM
Hitman,can you understand Italian?Id love to learn that also but I only really understand ciao bella and the numbers up to 20 :(

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hitman,can you understand Italian?Id love to learn that also but I only really understand ciao bella and the numbers up to 20 :(

Well I'm not hitman but I thought I'd just mention that Italian is very close to Spanish, and both languages are close to French, so it probably wouldn't be difficult for you to pick up if you wanted to ;)

ILR
11-21-2002, 04:31 PM
Ah thats cool :) Well I do have an Italian friend so I guess she could help me ;) If I asked her nicely

Chloe le Bopper
11-21-2002, 04:44 PM
TennisHack- Great pic of the Russian DC team! I wonder if Kaffa really will retire this year. I like him but was kinda sore at him for trouncing Juanqui at last year's master's cup. I'm a Marat fan, too, but he really puts his fans through the ringer. At least with Juanqui, you can reasonably depend on cheering results from time to time!


ack, I remember that Kafel match. 7-6 in the third! I followed tie break scores with hitman on msn (remember hitman?;)), and was just like bblllaaaahhhh when it was done lol. So close, so far.

But he made the semis anyhow.

All he has to learn now is how to knock out Llyeton at the Masters Cup and he's set ;)

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 04:49 PM
:) Maly, if you ever see Juanqui in Roma, you can always throw a little "Ti voglio bene!" at him and I'm sure he'd understand!!! :p

Time for lunch!

ILR
11-21-2002, 04:51 PM
Bye RF :wavey:

*doesnt understand non english phrase* :o

ferrerogrrl
11-21-2002, 04:58 PM
LOL, RF! Ti voglio bene, alright! Along with "che bello!"!!!

ILR
11-21-2002, 05:00 PM
ah I get it now ;) trust you ;)