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RogiFan
11-22-2002, 07:51 PM
:D Mrs. B.! You are so young and lovely!! Very nice pic w the Matterhorn in the background!

Did I ever ask you how you came to be in Switzerland?? I'm always interested in what brought people to other countries, being a born-and-bred Canadian living in Canada. My only experience living away from home was when I was in university studying abroad.

It's great that your hubby likes Asian food! This cultural exchange is fantastic -- I like to see that happening everywhere.

Hi Vera!!

Lobster sushi/sashimi eh? Never tried it here nor in Vancouver.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 07:53 PM
Vera, if you like fondue you should drink tea with it (that's what the Swiss do when they skip the white wine) and it's good for digestion...

I can't eat much of it either. My tummy is still Asian, pretty sensitive to dairy products...:(

Vera
11-22-2002, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Vera, you can have all the Mexican restaurants you want here!

Are they as good as those in Texas? :D Hehehe, I guess. And I'm sure it's much better than those in Vancouver. Oh, man, I really like some chicken enchilada right now. I'm getting a little hungry and it's time for lunch. I have choice between turkey or ham sandwich, instant noodles or canned soup, sooooooooo boring!:(

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:56 PM
Ah! Italian food! I'm not yet able to find any italian restaurant here. I missed those great italian restaurant in Calgary.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 07:57 PM
:) Tapas... wait, I'm listening to some neat jazz -- w a rumba beat!!

Tapas -- hard to recreate the way they do it in Spain!! But talk about variety -- yes, like little bite-size snacks or appetizers that people eat almost any time -- great if you're not too hungry -- around late pm or early evening in Spain. They eat din around 9-10pm there. But you get used to the schedule.

You can have anything from tortilla de patatas [like an omelette only better!], to mussels, garlic shrimp, deep-fried squid rings, grilled veg, a myriad of seafood appetizers, mushrooms... every region of Spain has their specialty, esp. Basque country in the N. Tapas are great! And very social -- you eat in a bar w lots of people -- drinking sherry. Sometimes they even have impromptu flamenco -- if you're in Sevilla or Granada!! OLE!!

I have to say the waiters in Spain are always interesting and quite friendly... ;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Are they as good as those in Texas? :D Hehehe, I guess. And I'm sure it's much better than those in Vancouver. Oh, man, I really like some chicken enchilada right now. I'm getting a little hungry and it's time for lunch. I have choice between turkey or ham sandwich, instant noodles or canned soup, sooooooooo boring!:(

I don't know how good are those in Texas. I can only say they are better than those in Calgary. Arizona is just north of Mexico and have a very large hispanic population here. So I guess it should not be bad.

Vera
11-22-2002, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:D
Hi Vera!!
Lobster sushi/sashimi eh? Never tried it here nor in Vancouver.

Hi RF:wavey:

You studied aboard? Was it in Spain?

Oh, you should definitely try lobster sashimi next time you got here. You won't forget how good it is, unless you don't like lobster. There's one really really really good Japanese restaurant here, the sushi and sashimi is excellent. It's so good, the chef won't let you use soya sauce to spoil the natural taste. But believe me, it's so great you won't want any other additive in it. It's a Japanese meal to die for. But pretty expensive so I've only been there once.

Lee
11-22-2002, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Oh, you should definitely try lobster sashimi next time you got here. You won't forget how good it is, unless you don't like lobster. There's one really really really good Japanese restaurant here, the sushi and sashimi is excellent. It's so good, the chef won't let you use soya sauce to spoil the natural taste. But believe me, it's so great you won't want any other additive in it. It's a Japanese meal to die for. But pretty expensive so I've only been there once.

What's the name of the restaurant and where is it?

No soy sauce? How about wasabi?

Vera
11-22-2002, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by leecal


What's the name of the restaurant and where is it?

No soy sauce? How about wasabi?

I can't remember the name. That's too many Japanese restaurant here and I always got confused with the name, but I can ask my sister and let you know later. It's in Kits if you know where it is. Well, wasabi's in the sushi already and I didn't use any on those sashimi.

Vera
11-22-2002, 08:08 PM
Damn, I really want to have sushi now, but I'm in a tight budget this month. :(

Lee
11-22-2002, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Damn, I really want to have sushi now, but I'm in a tight budget this month. :(

Well you can buy some from supermarket but they are not as good.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:
Did I ever ask you how you came to be in Switzerland?? I'm always interested in what brought people to other countries, being a born-and-bred Canadian living in Canada. My only experience living away from home was when I was in university studying abroad.


I got here because i fell in love with a Swiss man. :hearts:

So you spent your uni years studying in France & Spain? So you were in Europe for a while...

So what do you do in Canada? Anything to do with languages?

Vera
11-22-2002, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Well you can buy some from supermarket but they are not as good.

Supermarket sushi are no good. I rather wait til I got the money to have a decent sushi meal. You know, sushi is an art. I once read a book about the art of sushi and using chopstick. Well, you know, the Japanese are really artistic about preparing food and drinking tea. So I always like to appreciate the food as a presentation of art form. I guess that's why I don't mind ppl calling Juanqui Sushi, cos to me, sushi is delicate and artistic, but with high quality (bcos only great quality fish can be used for sushi). Hehehe, sorry, got carry away again. :D

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 08:24 PM
So I always like to appreciate the food as a presentation of art form.

Amen to that, Vera. I like the details that come with presenting food on the table. A feast for the eyes as well... :)

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 08:33 PM
:) I leave for half an hour and I have so many posts to catch up on!!

Let's see... Vera, that Japanese resto isn't the one by Tojo, is it?? He's often on that Gaslight Gourmet show.

Yes, Japanese are very particular and meticulous about everything and everything is so... ZEN! Beauty in simplicity! I wish my house was ZEN!! It's more CLUTTER!!! and chaos!!!

Yes, I do like lobster and crab! I had blackbean dungeness crab in Vancouver once... to die for!!!

OK, we're continue to call Juanqui Sushi then!!! We should let him try some sometime... wonder if he'd eat it!! I'm sure I read that Rogi likes Japanese food... I could have recommended a resto to him in TO... and taken him and PL and Frank there myself!!:p

Yes, Japanese say that you eat w your eyes first and that's why food presentation is so important -- I agree. I love anything beautiful and esthetic... I guess that's why I love Rogi and Juanqui so much!! He he!! Art appreciation...

Mrs. B. -- fell in love w Swiss man... now that's reason enough to live in Switzerland... so romantic!!

Some flurries out but now a spectacular sunset!! More beauty...
:hearts:

Lee
11-22-2002, 08:42 PM
Yes, Japanese are very particular and meticulous about everything and everything is so... ZEN! Beauty in simplicity! I wish my house was ZEN!! It's more CLUTTER!!! and chaos!!!

Actually, ZEN is from China. After Buddism was introduced to China, some Chinese scholars brought it to a new level as ZEN. It became a way of life instead of religion. Later, ZEN was spread in Japan and so as many Chinese culture such as the way of tea, chinese characters, etc.

Dissident
11-22-2002, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Yes, today is my birthday but it looks to be just another day for me. My son is in school and my hubby is at work. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE!!!
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All the best for you! :D

Lee
11-22-2002, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by hitman
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE!!!
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All the best for you! :D

Thanks Hitman!

And how's your day?

Dissident
11-22-2002, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Well, I fear it is time to take my leave.

This is the beginning of my Thanksgiving break, so I probably won't be around as much as usual for the next week. I guess you'll just have to find some way to live without the huge piles of Jarkko & Russian DC team picture updates, LOL ;) Plus, ILR will have the chance to catch up and eventually pass me again in number of posts :D

So, I will see everyone later. :wavey:

Bye bye Hackie! Come back soon! :) :wavey:

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 08:53 PM
:) Yes, Lee, the Japanese took so much from the Chinese and adapted to their own culture.

Where did Mrs. B. go?? And Vera?? Is she having lunch??

Hi hitman!! There's a sizeable Japanese population in Sao Paulo -- I remember seeing a film called GAIJIN once -- about immigrants in Brazil -- good film.

Yes, I studied in France and Spain. Great memories... a silly Spanish guy cried when I left Valencia! [these Europeans!]

Vera
11-22-2002, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) I leave for half an hour and I have so many posts to catch up on!!

Let's see... Vera, that Japanese resto isn't the one by Tojo, is it?? He's often on that Gaslight Gourmet show.
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Yes, I do like lobster and crab! I had blackbean dungeness crab in Vancouver once... to die for!!!
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Some flurries out but now a spectacular sunset!! More beauty...
:hearts:

Either Tojo or Shijo, they are both really good but I can't remember which is which cos Japanese's name are very similar, to me. I don't know, is Gaslight Gourmet on food Network? I don't watch it very often.

My favorite is loster and alaskan king crab:D

Hey, snow in the east now. We have 17% on wed:eek: that's not a typical vancouver fall. But we will have below zero next week, that's not typical either. I wonder if we'll get white X'mas this year.

Vera
11-22-2002, 08:58 PM
Hi Hitman.:wavey:

Originally posted by RogiFan
:)
Where did Mrs. B. go?? And Vera?? Is she having lunch??

Hi hitman!! There's a sizeable Japanese population in Sao Paulo -- I remember seeing a film called GAIJIN once -- about immigrants in Brazil -- good film.

Yes, I studied in France and Spain. Great memories... a silly Spanish guy cried when I left Valencia! [these Europeans!]

Yes, I had Korean instant noodle, since we are in discussion of Asian food.

There's a movie called "Brazil", is in the 80s. Really good movie but it's surreal. And it's not really about Brazil.:D

Ha, you studied in France and Spain, what make you decided to study there? Valencia, aren't they all romantics?:D

Dissident
11-22-2002, 08:59 PM
My day has been pretty good untill now, Lee, thanks. I just felt tired all over it. :p

How about yours?

Hi everyone. And we have one more face to our crew as Mrs B posted her lovely pic. What are all the others waiting for?? :p

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 09:02 PM
:) oh yes... aren't they just?? :kiss: these Spanish men!! ;) Juanqui... Alex... Carlos... Tommy... ;) [you know, I barely met the guy too!!]

it was a great opportunity for me to study in Europe so I went for it -- highly recommend it too! since I was studying the ROMANCE languages...!

Brazil -- yes silly MontyPythonesque film by that guy... forget his name!!

Lee
11-22-2002, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by hitman
My day has been pretty good untill now, Lee, thanks. I just felt tired all over it. :p

How about yours?

Hi everyone. And we have one more face to our crew as Mrs B posted her lovely pic. What are all the others waiting for?? :p

Hope our company will make you feel better. Anyway, today is the last of the work week. Hope you can lots of rests but don't stay away from her.

If you read today's thread, you'll know I have a pretty good day so far.

Dissident
11-22-2002, 09:05 PM
Ill have to go now. Pick up my sister in some friend´s birthday party. :p

Bye bye all! :wavey: Later!

Vera
11-22-2002, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) oh yes... aren't they just?? :kiss: these Spanish men!! ;) Juanqui... Alex... Carlos... Tommy... ;) [you know, I barely met the guy too!!]

it was a great opportunity for me to study in Europe so I went for it -- highly recommend it too! since I was studying the ROMANCE languages...!

Brazil -- yes silly MontyPythonesque film by that guy... forget his name!!

Wow, you made a guy cried who barely knows you:D you must be quite charming yourself:) So you were studying language there? When I was about 17, I was also thinking of going to Germany to study German. I don't know why but I was kinda obsessed with the German culture at that time. But I changed my mind and went to university in the States instead. No regret, but would be nice to live in a real European city (I mean, Montreal can be quite European but it's not real European if you know what I mean).

That guy is Terry Gillian.

Lee
11-22-2002, 09:13 PM
:wavey: Bye Hitman :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 09:14 PM
Am still here, RF! Been cruising to Rogi's thread as well, but i'm mainly in the living room doing my ironing and watching tv. Hubby has been invited to watch an ice hockey match by his old company and they're having apero as well.

Where's Layla tonight?

The good news is that the Swiss skiier, Michael von Grunigen won the men's Slalom in Park City. :)

And i did catch a beautiful November sunset in the old town of Bern. Intense colors...
They are celebrating a tradition here on Monday--it's called the Zibelemärit, or Onion Market. They're selling tons of onions on this day and they make also onion pies, onion soup, cheesecakes, etc. and everyone's on the street throwing confetti at the passersby...
:)

Vera
11-22-2002, 09:15 PM
Bye Hitman:wavey:like a breeze, comes and goes...

Originally posted by hitman
My day has been pretty good untill now, Lee, thanks. I just felt tired all over it. :p

How about yours?

Hi everyone. And we have one more face to our crew as Mrs B posted her lovely pic. What are all the others waiting for?? :p

Oh, my lame excuse is that I don't have a scanner nor a digital camera. I'm pretty low tech:o. Besides, I haven't find a picture of me that's worth showing:o :p

Lee
11-22-2002, 09:17 PM
Yes, where is Layla?

I am compiling those top 10 songs but my biggest problem is I don't know which decades those songs are from.:o Also, most of the time I can't even remember the name of the song and/or the singer.:D :D

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:21 PM
Hi :wavey:

I enjoyed my bedtime story very much everyone ;) heh heh.And happy birthday Lee:) its also my dads birthday today :D thanks for pic awww daddy Owen!soon.

Mrs.B is beautiful *chants* ;) lol.And thanks Hackie for kind words and everyone else.:D

Vera
11-22-2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi :wavey:

I enjoyed my bedtime story very much everyone ;) heh heh.And happy birthday Lee:) its also my dads birthday today :D thanks for pic awww daddy Owen!soon.

Mrs.B is beautiful *chants* ;) lol.And thanks Hackie for kind words and everyone else.:D

Hi Emma:wavey:

So Wes is a good story teller:D Maybe you should get him to come tell you story more often. Or Michael can come once in awhile too (before his own baby's born, after than he'll be too busy changing diaper).

Happy Birthday to Emma's daddy!

Lee
11-22-2002, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
And happy birthday Lee:) its also my dads birthday today :D

Wow! Today's is also my sister-in-law's birthday. I always tease my brother that he have such a lovely sis that when he look for a wife, he find someone has the same birthday (not same age) and our names (both Chinese and English) are almost the same too.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 09:26 PM
Hi Emma!

:wavey:

Happy birthday to your dad too, eh?

Lee
11-22-2002, 09:28 PM
How do your family celebrate your dad's birthday, Emma?

BTW, happy b-day to your dad too!

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:28 PM
thanks :)lol Id tell him,but hes in bed!:p Maybe I should just get Wes to move in with me!:D permanently,so he can read and sing to me whenever he wants :hearts:

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:29 PM
well he went to work today Lee!He just got his money and presents today had a normal day then tomorrow night,my mum and dad and a few friends are going out.I dont think he'd want me to tell you how old he is!;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 09:38 PM
:wavey: Bye everyone! My son will be home soon and he may want to play with his soccer buddies who live miles away! :wavey:

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:41 PM
bye Lee :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 09:43 PM
Bye, Lee!:wavey:

Enjoy the rest of your day...:)

am going to finish my chore, i keep taking a break and in between i'm eating roasted peanuts and now i can't stop!

till later!
:wavey:

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:46 PM
Bye Mrs.B also!:wavey:

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:48 PM
so that leaves me and Vera I think :)

Vera
11-22-2002, 09:52 PM
Oh, I'm sorry Emma. I wasn't here in front of the computer for awhile. So everyone left?
Bye Mrs. B and Lee.

Some did you have cake? I love a piece myself.

ILR
11-22-2002, 09:55 PM
lol its OK Vera.Cake?Did somebody mention cake?;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 09:59 PM
Didn't you daddy has a birthday cake?
Oh, I have cheesecake frozen at my fridge. I can share with you.:)

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:01 PM
no he didnt have any.He would have had to buy it himself!:p Thanks for the cake ;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:07 PM
I love cheesecake. My Halloween pumpkin is still here, so maybe I should get my sister to tell me how to make a pumpkin cheesecake.

Here you go:

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:08 PM
lol, this is a funny pic, it rotates to these 2 funny guys, LMAO. Just concentrate on the cheesecake. I didn't realise until I posted it.

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:11 PM
lol pumpkin cheesecake!Inventive!;) Do you have any chocolate cake?;)Im SO GREEDY!:P

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:12 PM
lol Vera ;) who are they?and what are they doing spoiling the lovely pic of food? :rolleyes:

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:15 PM
German Chocolate cake suits your taste?

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:16 PM
lol yes thankyou very much that looks lovely!:D I'll save my dad some and put 44 candles in it.............oooops ;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol Vera ;) who are they?and what are they doing spoiling the lovely pic of food? :rolleyes:

They are there to serve and they didn't realize that they spoil ppl's appetite:D

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:20 PM
That's a lot of candles. A big cake is in order. How 'bout a black forest.

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:22 PM
lol I know ;) erm I think anything will do for him,a cake is a bonus!But he'll be drinking quite a bit tomorrow ;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:24 PM
Then he definitely needs cake. Is it the cream can keep ppl to prolong the drinking before they got drunk? I saw it on TV, but I don't drink myself so I'm not sure.

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:25 PM
So what are you up to for the weekend? Anything interesting?

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:25 PM
erm..........I dont really know :confused:

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:26 PM
Me neither. I don't have plans, as usual.

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:30 PM
Oh I was talking about the other question.Well tomorrow Im playing football in the morning.Then I guess I'll watch football on TV and eat lots of food and do nothing for the rest of the day.:D Then on Sunday I have a huge lie-in do more revision and and go and see my grandma

Vera
11-22-2002, 10:30 PM
Well, it's time for me to go. I need to do some reading before my hockey game tonight.

BTW, a very important game as we are facing archrival Red Wings and the game is on National TV, we must not lose in front of the leafs' fans (the pro-leafs TSN). So Go Canucks Go.

And bye Emma:wavey:
Sweet dreams and have a great weekend too.

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:33 PM
OK I'll let you go and read whatever you have to,I have to be in bed soon anyway,and Ill get Wes to sing to me tonight!:D Go Canucks ;) have a nice weekend also :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 10:37 PM
a couple more shirts and i'm done, but i'm knackered and it's late, so goodnight! *waves*

But i wanted to add that today is also Boris Becker's birthday (he's 35) so there's a few people who are celebrating their birthdays today. :)

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:40 PM
lol there is!Hi again Mrs.B :wavey: and I see Layla :wavey:

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:40 PM
Awwww, I come back and everyone's leaving. :( Well, it's late and I can't stay very long either.

Mrs. B, you're absolutely beautiful! :)

Yes, congrats to Von Gruenigen. :D And also congrats to Eric Schlopy, who seems to back on track. :bounce: But I'm still upset over Bode. :sad: Oh well, he'll have another chance on Sunday. ;)

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:43 PM
Hi Layla I guess I can stay for about another 15 minutes then I go to the land of nod again :)

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Well, I fear it is time to take my leave.

This is the beginning of my Thanksgiving break, so I probably won't be around as much as usual for the next week. I guess you'll just have to find some way to live without the huge piles of Jarkko & Russian DC team picture updates, LOL ;) Plus, ILR will have the chance to catch up and eventually pass me again in number of posts :D

So, I will see everyone later. :wavey:

Oh nooooooo! :sad: I hope you'll still drop by regularly. Hurry back, we'll miss you. But above all, get some well-deserved rest. :)

Happy Thanksgiving! :wavey:

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:44 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey:

Are you feeling better today? It's the weekend after all. :D

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:45 PM
I feel a lot better today thanks :) whew,that story really did the trick!:D

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by leecal
A pic for Emma, hope she'll be here soon!

That's also a pic for me. :hearts: :D

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
I feel a lot better today thanks :) whew,that story really did the trick!:D

Lol, I'm glad. :) What kind of a voice does he have late at night? ;)

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:50 PM
in fact,that pic was probably more for Layla!;) I used to be totally in love with him but now.........well Ive discovered new people ;) his voice is so soft at night,so dreamy..............:drool:

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by hitman

Hi everyone. And we have one more face to our crew as Mrs B posted her lovely pic. What are all the others waiting for?? :p

Hi Hitman! :wavey:

Well, all the people here are so damn gorgeous. :p Now I'm sure I'll never post my pic. :o

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:52 PM
Layla,dont be silly!Like we'll think any less of you anyway,but Im sure you're just as lovely as everyone here :)

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:52 PM
What are you planning for the weekend Emma? And how come Leo is never around anymore? :confused:

ILR
11-22-2002, 10:54 PM
Well tomorrow Im playing football in the morning.Then I guess I'll watch football on TV and eat lots of food and do nothing for the rest of the day. Then on Sunday I have a huge lie-in do more revision and and go and see my grandma

I wrote this before but Im too lazt to re-write it ;) I dont know where he is :(

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B

And i did catch a beautiful November sunset in the old town of Bern. Intense colors...
They are celebrating a tradition here on Monday--it's called the Zibelemärit, or Onion Market. They're selling tons of onions on this day and they make also onion pies, onion soup, cheesecakes, etc. and everyone's on the street throwing confetti at the passersby...
:)

Mmmmmm, I love onion pies. :drool:

Layla
11-22-2002, 10:58 PM
Ooops, I didn't get to that part yet. :o I did notice your dad has a birthday today. :D Wish him a happy birthday for me will you? :)

So you have a match tomorrow? :bounce: Good luck! I'll be cheering for you while I'm cheering for my darling Thomas Alsgaard in the cross-country race tomorrow. :)

ILR
11-22-2002, 11:00 PM
lol its OK ;) I will when he wakes up tomorrow :) Thankyou,you'll give me some inspiration tomorrow ;) Im captain!:D *proud* and I'll be cheerign for Thomas Alsgaard tomorrow ;) for you

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Yes, where is Layla?

I am compiling those top 10 songs but my biggest problem is I don't know which decades those songs are from.:o Also, most of the time I can't even remember the name of the song and/or the singer.:D :D

I can help you with that. :) Give me the list of songs you're not sure about and I'll find out their decade for you. If you give me some clues, I might also identify the songs for you. Am I taking all this too seriously? :o I still haven't compiled my 80's, 90's and recent lists anyway.

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:03 PM
Thanks. :) You're captain tomorrow and not deputy captain? Wow! :D Go get 'em! :bounce: You should be proud of that. ;)

ILR
11-22-2002, 11:04 PM
I am :) captain is ill so I overtake her duty,for the second time this year!And we won the other match ;) thanks :)

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Well, it's time for me to go. I need to do some reading before my hockey game tonight.

BTW, a very important game as we are facing archrival Red Wings and the game is on National TV, we must not lose in front of the leafs' fans (the pro-leafs TSN). So Go Canucks Go.


Go Canucks go!!! :bounce: :D

ILR
11-22-2002, 11:08 PM
lol are you still reading the other posts?;)

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:08 PM
Oh my eyes! :eek: So many cakes. :drool: :lick: Now I'm hungry. :(

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:09 PM
Yep, still reading them. There's been quite a few. ;)

And for people wondering where I was, I had an aerobics class, then I watched skiing and then I had to some work, so here I am. :D

ILR
11-22-2002, 11:10 PM
I feel sick bluurghhh.I just ate some chocolate and now its time for me to go in a minute but I shouldnt have ate something so late,it doesnt agree with me!:p

ILR
11-22-2002, 11:12 PM
yes there has :) well nobody wondered where I was but ;) I went to my grans house went to the chippy for tea,the one my friend owns,went to training,watched friends,revised then on here I came

Layla
11-22-2002, 11:12 PM
I know what you mean. It's never a good idea to eat before going to bed. I should go too. It's half past two in the morning and I want to post the results of today's race in my skiing thread.

Good night! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

ILR
11-22-2002, 11:14 PM
I thought you were only an hour infront? :confused: oh well,goodnight!I will dream sweet!;) you too

Puss-in-Boots
11-23-2002, 12:53 AM
:wavey: everyone! :) Just popping in to let you all know I won't be on much over the next month. Have to fly back to Malaysia to take care of certain things.

:wavey: :wavey: :)

Dissident
11-23-2002, 01:37 AM
A quick pop in for me too. Its almost 1 am and Ill play tennis early in the morning.
I just made my 90´s compilation. Hunger Stryke is number one :drool:

Also, I posted a new thread on Atp Manager, for the players interested on next season (it works the same for the old players :p) to sign up. Check it out. ;)

Bye everyone, have a great night and day tomorrow! :wavey:

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Then he definitely needs cake. Is it the cream can keep ppl to prolong the drinking before they got drunk? I saw it on TV, but I don't drink myself so I'm not sure.

First, I need to say those cakes drive me crazy. Since I didn't say anything, my lovely hubby haven't think about a birthday cake or even a small piece of cake.

Cream or anything with lots of fat will reduce the speed your stomach absorb alcohol. So one will stay sober a little longer and end up drinking more. The alcohol will catch up sooner or later anyway. The same theory apply if you drink with an empty stomach, you'll get drunk faster.

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Layla


I can help you with that. :) Give me the list of songs you're not sure about and I'll find out their decade for you. If you give me some clues, I might also identify the songs for you. Am I taking all this too seriously? :o I still haven't compiled my 80's, 90's and recent lists anyway.

Thanks Layla! I have lots of songs for 90's and I have to eliminate some. I never analysis why I like the songs so I think the list will be more like my top 10 favorites.

OK! There are 2 songs now I need to find out the name. The first one is a love theme from movie 'Don Juan DeMarco' by Brian Adams. Jee, I don't think I even get the movie name correct. The second one is current, the song is about superman and suddenly I can't even remember the lyric. It is sung by a guy and I can never remember his name.

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Well, it's time for me to go. I need to do some reading before my hockey game tonight.

BTW, a very important game as we are facing archrival Red Wings and the game is on National TV, we must not lose in front of the leafs' fans (the pro-leafs TSN). So Go Canucks Go.

And bye Emma:wavey:
Sweet dreams and have a great weekend too.

:bounce: GO CANUCKS GO :bounce:

I just checked and Canucks are leading 4:0 in third period. Get the shut out Canucks!

Chloe le Bopper
11-23-2002, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: everyone! :) Just popping in to let you all know I won't be on much over the next month. Have to fly back to Malaysia to take care of certain things.

:wavey: :wavey: :)


*sobs*

At least you will be back in time to celebrate the new season :D

Have happy holidays etc if we don't hear from you before then :wavey:

And glad to see you finally decided to join in the fun over here once in a while ;)

Vera
11-23-2002, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by leecal


First, I need to say those cakes drive me crazy. Since I didn't say anything, my lovely hubby haven't think about a birthday cake or even a small piece of cake.


Oh, hubby must be busy and forgot. But I bet the sushi dinner was good, and you are too full to have cake anyway. And you can have mine here. :)

Vera
11-23-2002, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by leecal


:bounce: GO CANUCKS GO :bounce:

I just checked and Canucks are leading 4:0 in third period. Get the shut out Canucks!

Thank you Layla and Lee for cheering for my Canucks. My boys make us really proud today, drove the Stanley Cup Champ out of town. Too bad we didn't get the shutout cos they scored one on a power play. But no matter, the stadium were rocking today as we've revenged our lost from last season. The final score is 4-1.

Canucks Rock:D

Vera
11-23-2002, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: everyone! :) Just popping in to let you all know I won't be on much over the next month. Have to fly back to Malaysia to take care of certain things.

:wavey: :wavey: :)

Well, have fun in Malaysia, Dr. Peedy. We'll miss you here so come back soon. And have a great holiday season. :wavey:

Vera
11-23-2002, 04:28 AM
Originally posted by hitman

Also, I posted a new thread on Atp Manager, for the players interested on next season (it works the same for the old players :p) to sign up. Check it out. ;)

Bye everyone, have a great night and day tomorrow! :wavey:

Thanks Hitman. I'll remember to sign up there.

Vera
11-23-2002, 04:29 AM
Have a great weekend, everyone :wavey:

Layla
11-23-2002, 10:01 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey: http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/tiere125.gif

It's a beautiful sunny Saturday, but I'm watching the men's cross-country race in the beautiful location of Kiruna, Sweden. It really does look spectacular on this sunny cold day with crisp snow painting the trees all shades of white. :)

Allan, you're going away? :sad: I'll miss you. Have a great time in Malaysia! See you when you get back! :wavey:

The Brian Adams song is called Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? :) That's a beautiful film.

The superman song doesn't ring a bell at the moment. If you remember even a fraction of the lyrics, it would be a great help.

Congrats Canucks! :D

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:08 PM
Hi :wavey: anyone around?

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:09 PM
have a great time in Malaysia Peedy :)

Layla
11-23-2002, 01:18 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey:

I'm here, but this place is really deserted today. How did your match go?

Btw, I finished my top 10 of the 80s and the 90s. :D However, they will soon dropped from page 1 in non-tennis. :sad:

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:22 PM
Hi Layla :wavey:

erm well,we lost but we scored the most any team has scored against them,the league leaders.Unfortunately they scored more.They were terribly bitchy though.And there was a fight!:eek: It completely spoilt the match because 2 girls got sent off,one off each team.But our girl threw a great punch I must say ;)

I dont know any 80's songs that I like because Ive only heard a few and its really difficult thinking of 90's ones.Im still trying to think of the last one for my millenium one,I have 9!

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 01:24 PM
:wavey: Hi, Layla! Hi Emma!

am here too...but have to do my housechores in between...:(

is the skiing still on? haven't turned on the tv yet...

yes, Layla, i'm still searching my brain for my 70's fave rock music...then 80's and 90's...lol it's like doing homework. :D

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 01:26 PM
and i'm glad you girls are here. i'm heading for my 3000th...

:angel:

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:27 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

housework eh :rolleyes: please dont remind me of homework,well it is weekend ;) 3000 eh?nice one ;)

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 01:34 PM
They're showing Becker & Stich on ARD! :eek:

there IS tennis on tv. :)

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:35 PM
lol I dont have that channel.Ah well Wes is on Layla!:eek: :drool: MTV! :D

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:38 PM
omg Layla guess what my friend told me about the She hates me video.She is on the mailing list and was invited to be on the video!:eek: when all the crowd are all round the tiny stage.They are all fans .And she said NO!:eek::eek: how stupid,she could have met Wes :rolleyes: :drool: but her best friends sister is in the vid.pffft

Layla
11-23-2002, 01:47 PM
Hi Mrs. B! :wavey:

Sorry I just disappeared, I had to help my mom in the kitchen. :( So there are chores for me as well. ;)

I'm glad you guys are compiling lists. :D I had a lot of fun compiling mine. LOL @ the homework comparison. :D

I'm sorry you didn't win Emma :( but it sounds like you put up quite a fight in every way. ;) So congrats on a great performance.

Your friend turned down an opportunity to be in a Puddle of Mudd video?!? :eek: :eek: :eek: I can't believe that. :rolleyes: Well, maybe she's just shy. :o But I'm one of the shyest people on the planet and I wouldn't turn it down. :p

You're not far away from 3000 Mrs. B! :bounce:

The cross country event has been over for a while but there's women's slalom at 6 pm. :)

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:49 PM
well we werent that good today but the conditions were awful,its sunny now :rolleyes: it was raining so hard that I was soaked to the skin literally and the pitch just turned to sludge.

I went mad at her!!!!I was like I cant believe you said no!:eek: I dont know why she didnt go.Maybe she couldnt get there I mean because I dont think it was in England,it was probably shot in the US

Layla
11-23-2002, 01:54 PM
Sorry, I have to go eat my lunch now. I'll be back in about an hour. :wavey:

ILR
11-23-2002, 01:55 PM
OK then I dont know if I'll be on then but I'll see :wavey:

RogiFan
11-23-2002, 01:56 PM
:) Hi guys on this sunny brisk morning! Just popping in for a sec before I go out to buy some CDs and stuff.s. I bought a couple of U2 collections, Mrs. B. -- only listening to Elevations 10x a day. Also bought some DVDs Elizabeth and Bridget Jones... see you later!! ILR, belated HB'day to your Dad!! ;)

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:00 PM
thankyou :) bye RF :wavey: lol everyone is leaving.Mrs.B,you have to make your 3000th if you are still here!:D

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 02:12 PM
Now they've got Mats Wilander & John McEnroe playing! I'm not sure but it could be a senior's tournament or something...

Am not quiet finished with my chores but it's motivating doing them to the tune of Pearl Jam blasting loudly! :D

Anyone heard of Shawn Colvin? I bought a Xmas cd of hers years back and today i played it again. It sounds really nostalgic...

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:14 PM
I remember seeing John McEnroe in a tournament only last year or so it was for charity........anyway,good you've nearly finished,then you can talk to me ;) I havent heard of her but then again,I dont know many people :o

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 02:30 PM
So there was a fight in your games today? hehe Cat fight!!!:bounce:

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:31 PM
believe me,it wasnt a cat fight!:eek:

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 02:32 PM
so what really happened?

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:37 PM
well this girl came sliding in and did a dangerous two footed tackle so our girl,Kayley wasnt too happy about it so she swore at her,so the other girl said something back.Kayley who has a terrible temper kicked out,which she shouldnt have done.Then the other girl pushed her over so Kayley got up and punched her in the stomach so the other girl punched back so Kayley swung and got her right in the jaw!:eek: then another girl from the other team came in to seperate it and she got a whack for it!

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 02:42 PM
Hehehe...action time!

Did i tell you i once punched a girl for being so rude? She kicked me on my shin so i did a left jab which landed right on her cheekbone..wham!!! thank God for my mean forehand shot...:D

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:44 PM
lol thinking about it now,it was quite funny!:DAt the time it wasnt. she made a good account of herself did Kayley!;)

:eek: she kicked you in the shins?What for?lol you whacked her heh heh :D

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:47 PM
mind you they deserved it.This team,scousers,very good pro team in the premiership ;)(well not at the mo :() but very very mouthy indeed.All they did all the way through was gob off being rude and sarcastic in a mean way,even their manager and parents :mad: and although I guess we all got angry,I guess there was only one of us willing to do something about it!:p

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 02:48 PM
I'll tell you the details another time, but she had it coming. :D

Anywayz, where's the champagne, Emma? This is my 3000th post, right here!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm a DORK and i'm mighty proud of it!!!!!http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/silly.gif

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:51 PM
well done Mrs.B ;)

http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/kao/otn/pcheers3.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/kao/otn/blobflower.gif I think this is blowing kisses ;) its cute tho so I thought Id post it.

Here we go:

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 02:53 PM
:D :D :D :D :D Thankies!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, mate! ;)

ILR
11-23-2002, 02:59 PM
I think you deserve some delicious food of your choice!:D

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 03:06 PM
can i really? yumm.

well, Vera was talking about sushi yesterday and i'd like to have some...goes well with your champagne too...http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/stareup.gif

but i'll offer some Swiss cheese here as well...Gruyere, Emmentaler, some Sbrinz, and Appenzeler...

and there's lots of chocolates...i even brought some Ferrero's!
:)

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:08 PM
lol well there you go.Mmmmmm I love Ferrero's :lick:

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 03:12 PM
lol. this sounds like the Hill, doesn't it? http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/laugh.gif

i'll be right back. have to shower now...

Layla
11-23-2002, 03:12 PM
CONGRATS MRS. B! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/applaudit.gif You rock! http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party27.gif

http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party54.gif http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party81.gif

Hmmmmm, this guy insisted on dancing in your honor. ;) Don't ask me who he is, be he assures me he's cool. :D

http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party90.gif

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:14 PM
lol Layla,I want a dancing man at my 5000 ;) hi again :wavey:

Here are your chocs Mrs.B

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:15 PM
congrats Mrs. B! you're now an official dork just like the rest of us! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:16 PM
where have you been darling dorkie? ;) :kiss:

Layla
11-23-2002, 03:16 PM
Lol at all the fighting. :eek: You girls sure know how to throw a punch. :D I never hit anyone in my life but I hope when the time comes I'll be able to knock the person down. ;)

Mrs. B, would that be the woman who said something racist?

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:17 PM
i can dance for you, Emma ;)

mmmmmmmm, Ferrero Rochers :lick: :drool: :lick:

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:18 PM
Ive never hit anyone,it was my friend.I wouldnt dare!These girls were huge!But my friend hit someone before for being racist aswell.I hate it :fiery:

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:18 PM
ah would you?I look forward to it ;)

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
where have you been darling dorkie? ;) :kiss:

sorry darlin, i've been slacking recently. but i'm here now and have a full week off from school so i can post here every second of every day! :bounce: :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 03:23 PM
:wavey: hey, Layla, Leo!!!

Thank you guys! Awww, i feel good. :) That dancing guy IS cool!

yes, Layla, that's the racist that i punched, lol and did she ask for it.

even if i'll be gone for a while i'll always be proud to have made it to Dorkdom.http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/laugh.gif

now i really have to shower, and you betcha i'll be singin' out loud!!! :D

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:23 PM
oops, forgot the kisses :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:25 PM
lol Mrs.B! i'm sure that racist deserved it. good for you. ;)

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:26 PM
aw well done Mrs.B ;) dont take no shit :D I see you didnt,good for you.see ya later Dorkie ;) :wavey:

its OK Leo,I wont hold it against you :kiss:

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:30 PM
that dancing guy is just so cool. i want some of his moves. :D

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:30 PM
:wavey: Hi Layla, Emma & Leo :wavey:

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:30 PM
you'd better learn and pretty quickly!:D

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:32 PM
Emma, sorry for the lost today. Yeah, I hate teams that are mouthy. Good for those girls that your team teach them some listen.

Oops! I'm the mother figure here so I shouldn't encourage the fight, right? :D :D

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:35 PM
Layla, thanks for the song name for Brian Adams. The other song I guess you probably don't know about it cos I think it's just become very popular in US.

:bounce: Cheering for whoever you root for in the skiing :bounce:

Leo7
11-23-2002, 03:38 PM
gosh darn it i have to go. :(

:wavey: bye everybody. will be back on later! :bounce:

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:39 PM
Hi Lee :wavey:

yeah but you know what the mouthy ones are like :rolleyes: thanks though ;0

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:40 PM
Bye Leo :wavey: :kiss:

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:41 PM
:bounce: Congrat Mrs. B :bounce:

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:41 PM
Bye Leo :wavey:

Lee
11-23-2002, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi Lee :wavey:

yeah but you know what the mouthy ones are like :rolleyes: thanks though ;0

My son's soccer team is for boys 6-7 and 3 weeks ago, his team's opponents somehow were bigger than they and some of the guys there already has the habbit of pushing their opponents once they get close to fight for the ball. My son was so upset about the pushing and he told the guy to stop and guess what, the guy chased my son and pushed him. I was :fiery: and needed all the self-control I had to stop from running down the field and spanked that guy.

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:51 PM
I know,theres really no need for it.But this was more bitchy at first,making nasty comments etc but then Kayley just snapped.She did what I think all of us wanted to do.O god I have another story about awful teams like that and it really made me very angry indeed :fiery: it concerned my best friend Becky

Layla
11-23-2002, 03:56 PM
Hi Leo and Lee! :wavey:

Lee, I might know the song if you can remember some lyrics. ;) It isn't Eminem is it? ;) He has a song called Superman. There's also a song called Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down and a song called Hero (from Spiderman) by Chad Kroeger (singer of Nickelback).

ILR
11-23-2002, 03:58 PM
Chad :D has a great voice and sings great live :) not that Ive ever been.

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 04:04 PM
'm back but the shower's making me feel drowsy. lol
have to prepare dinner in a minute.

Hi, Lee!:wavey: How did your birthday dinner go? Did you get a present?

Lee
11-23-2002, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi Leo and Lee! :wavey:

Lee, I might know the song if you can remember some lyrics. ;) It isn't Eminem is it? ;) He has a song called Superman. There's also a song called Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down and a song called Hero (from Spiderman) by Chad Kroeger (singer of Nickelback).

Definitely not Eminem, honestly, I can't stand the guy.

I think the beginning of the song is 'I can't learn to fly, I'm not quite naive'

ILR
11-23-2002, 04:05 PM
Mrs.B ;) mmmmmmmmm im having mine in a minute so I might head off for a bit and revise. :rolleyes: :(

Lee
11-23-2002, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
'm back but the shower's making me feel drowsy. lol
have to prepare dinner in a minute.

Hi, Lee!:wavey: How did your birthday dinner go? Did you get a present?

Hi Mrs. B! One more :bounce: for reaching your dorkdom. From current trend, I may reach it before you back from your vacation.

The birthday dinner was great although the bill was also great. We sat at sushi bar and my son ate more than I or my hubby. :rolleyes:

I can't remember when's the last time my hubby buy me a birthday present but actually I don't mind. We are kind of ppl if we want something and can afford it, then we just go and buy it. I do have present from my god-daughter and of course the big TURKEY my son drew.

Layla
11-23-2002, 04:16 PM
Bingo Lee, we have a winner! :D I searched the net and came up with the song Superman by Five for Fighting (alias John Ondrasik). Can't say that I know the song though but I might have heard it.

ILR
11-23-2002, 04:17 PM
must go now,bye :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 04:18 PM
oh yes, thanks for the greetz Lee, on my 3000. I'm sure you'll be way ahead of me when i come back from my vacation...:)

If i was a Mom, i would be pleased too if my son drew me something for my birthday. This is more special than any present one can buy from the store...:angel:

Layla
11-23-2002, 04:18 PM
Bye Emma! :wavey:

See you later. :)

Lee
11-23-2002, 04:24 PM
:wavey: Bye everybody! Although it's Saturday, my family always have brunch so off we go! :wavey:

Lee
11-23-2002, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Bingo Lee, we have a winner! :D I searched the net and came up with the song Superman by Five for Fighting (alias John Ondrasik). Can't say that I know the song though but I might have heard it.

Thanks Layla! :D :D You're a magician.

Anyway, I liked this song a lot and then I liked the artist more cos during an interview, he said when he heard little kids singing his song, he recognised he need to be much more careful in what he write in his lyrics.

Really need to go now, BYE!

Dissident
11-23-2002, 05:33 PM
Hello all, Im passing by one more time. :p

Kryptonite by 3 doors down, that song ROCKS! :bounce:

Anyway, you guys wont believe my luck!
I stopped my car on a red line coming back from my tennis match. There was a lady by my side, and she was mad at the man between us, who had done something bad for her on transit. She shouted bad words at him, and stepped heavily on the accel as soon as the light turned green. It turns that her back door (the one where you store your luggage, ya know.. :o) opened, and a case fell from it. I stopped my car turning the emergency light on, ran to the middle of the street, stopped all the cars and grabbed her case, since it could break or something.
She stopped some meters away, as well, and I kept shaking my arms for her to come back and take her case. She went out of the car, closed the back door, and went back in again, leaving. :eek: I couldnt believe, I shouted and jumped, and everyone looking at me like if I was a nuttie. :o But she didnt hear.
I went home and opened the thing to see if I found a document or something, but there wasnt any. And there was a digital camcorder in it, with accessories, batteries, tapes, and it even makes snapshots.
Now Im happy but worried at the same time. She wont know where she lost it, since she didnt see me at all while I was doing my "show". And I didnt see her face properly, or the plate of her car or anything. So it seems like the corder is mine now, but I cant help but feel guilty and sad for the lady. :(
Oh well...

Dissident
11-23-2002, 05:34 PM
Red line = RED LIGHT... Sorry. :p

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
or might as well give you a treat while you're still around...and as i'm nearing 3000 pretty soon...

me and the Swiss Matterhorn...talking about bein' cold... ;)

:wavey: Hello! No one's here, so I can catch up ;)

Unfortunately, I see that you've passed 3000 without me :( But you're so cute!! With a huge mountain nonetheless. A good contrast, I suppose: a tan Asian woman standing next to a snow-covered mountain.

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Vera
And Hackie, sorry I missed you before you left. So have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't overeat. :D

Oh, I'll still be around--didn't mean to scare you, LOL ;)--just not as omnipresent as usual.

And I fully intend to stuff myself with good food before I go back to the same ol' same ol' fried and/or cold food served on campus.

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Yeah, the Swiss are mad about fondue. I didn't like it so much when i came here, but now i've acquired a taste for it. But i prefer raclette.

LOL at your hubby. Most men aren't picky about what they'll eat :D

Fondue :drool: It's so bad for you, yet so good at the same time.

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Vera, if you like fondue you should drink tea with it (that's what the Swiss do when they skip the white wine) and it's good for digestion...

Ooh, interesting! Any particular type, or just your basic hot tea? (LOL, this was probably answered--I guess I should stop by more than once a day :o)

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by hitman
And we have one more face to our crew as Mrs B posted her lovely pic. What are all the others waiting for?? :p

I'm waiting until I'm standing next to a beautiful person, so you all can think I'm better looking than I really am ;)

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Now they've got Mats Wilander & John McEnroe playing! I'm not sure but it could be a senior's tournament or something...

:eek::eek::eek: SOOO JEALOUS! All the greats . . .

Well, it snowed a bit harder in other places around the state, though it's gone now :( But it was nice yesterday, when I drove a friend to the airport, to pass through all of these towns blanketed by the snow :) And they're predicting a white Thanksgiving, too! :eek:

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
I'll tell you the details another time, but she had it coming. :D

Anywayz, where's the champagne, Emma? This is my 3000th post, right here!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm a DORK and i'm mighty proud of it!!!!!http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/silly.gif

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: Yeah, Mrs. B!! So I was only a few hours late ;) :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Welcome to the next level of dorkdom!!

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

but i'm here now and have a full week off from school so i can post here every second of every day! :bounce: :bounce:

:eek: Now I'll never catch up!!

But I also see you're not here now, I'm by myself :( So much for every second of every day, eh? ;)

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Definitely not Eminem, honestly, I can't stand the guy.

I think the beginning of the song is 'I can't learn to fly, I'm not quite naive'

I can't stand to fly . . . I'm not that naive . . .

That's "Superman" by Five for Fighting, Lee. Wonderful song :)

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Bingo Lee, we have a winner! :D I searched the net and came up with the song Superman by Five for Fighting (alias John Ondrasik). Can't say that I know the song though but I might have heard it.

Oh, Layla, it's a beautiful song!! I have a live version of it. If lyrics haven't been posted, I'll put them up.

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by hitman

Now Im happy but worried at the same time. She wont know where she lost it, since she didnt see me at all while I was doing my "show". And I didnt see her face properly, or the plate of her car or anything. So it seems like the corder is mine now, but I cant help but feel guilty and sad for the lady. :(
Oh well...

I just missed you, hitman :wavey:

Ooh, I always hate these situations. Was there a name on anything in the case? Tapes, or on the camcorder itself, or anything? If not, and if there's no way to get it back to her, then I guess it is yours.

I'm trying to picture you in the middle of the street flagging her down. Hehehehehehe :D

TennisHack
11-23-2002, 06:44 PM
I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird: I'm more than a plane
More than some pretty face beside a train
It's not easy to be me

Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd: but don't be naive
Even Heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed: but won't you conceed
Even Heroes have the right to dream
It's not easy to be me

Up, up and away: away from me
It's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy:or anything:

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

It's not easy to be me

Layla
11-23-2002, 08:15 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I appologize for my disappearing act. :o My internet provider lost its connection with the wide world. :(

Hitman, what a story! :eek: I feel sorry for her too :( but like TH said, if there's no way of tracking her down, the wonderful stuff is all yours. :D You certainly did more than you could.

TH, I'll check out Superman on Kazaa then. Thanks for the tip. :)

It's good to see you here. :D I thought you'd be gone too. :(

Layla
11-23-2002, 09:04 PM
I have to go now (noone's around anyway). There's a movie called Inventing the Abbotts on tv. Has anyone heard of it? Anyway, I'll go watch it now. It stars Joaquin Phoenix and he's a phenomenal actor. His performance in Gladiator was amazing.

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 09:21 PM
:wavey: Hello again!

That shower did make me go to sleep. So we had a late dinner...
now the wine's making me feel drowsy all over again!

Hackie! Too bad we missed each other. But you're certainly a part of my dorkhood celebration. Re: tea with fondue--mint tea or black tea is fine...

Hitman---too bad for the lady, finder's keeper...

Layla, i missed the women's Slalom but heard that Sonia Nef made 3rd place...they showed the mountains here in Switzerland where kids where trying tricks on the snowboard and there's snow all over and it looks so fresh and white! Not the same kind you see at Park City... ;) Hope you enjoyed your film. Jooaquin Phoenix is such a good actor!

I AM going to bed...so goodnight to you all. Ciao!

:)

RogiFan
11-23-2002, 09:22 PM
:D Congratulations Mrs. B. on your 3000th post!! Wow!! Sounds pretty dorky to me!

Layla -- nope, never heard of it... Joaquin Phoenix was in Gladiator? [you mean the brother of River?]

Just bought more CDs and DVD movies -- finally got All about my mother -- cost a fortune!!

Mrs. B
11-23-2002, 09:25 PM
Thanks, RogiFan!

Am sure you and Vera & Leecal will be in the Dork league by the time i come back from the Philippines...:)

I really am going...enjoy your music & dvd's. Bon Nuit!:wavey:

ILR
11-23-2002, 09:31 PM
yo Im here now :) :wavey:

ILR
11-23-2002, 09:32 PM
lol everyone is leaving :(

RogiFan
11-23-2002, 09:46 PM
:) ILR you still here?? Hey, what's happening in UEFA next week?? Any exciting matches coming up??

ILR
11-23-2002, 09:47 PM
HI Im still here :wavey:

Uefa cup makes me sad :( Celtic v Celta Vigo sounds OK.And us v Vitesse :( Oooooooooh and Real Betis :D my fave spanish team

RogiFan
11-23-2002, 10:01 PM
:) Sorry ILR -- don't want to make you sad!! Did you see that funny pic of Guga in the musketeers outfit from yesterday morning? I started this silly thing about tennis players in costumes so Hackie posted that one for us!! He suits the look!! I'm trying to find other pix of players in costumes... no luck so far!! I think Layla wanted to see the guys in tights...

I'm afraid I'm going to have to leave now... time for din and a nice cuppa. Catch you later -- probably tomorrow!! ;)

ILR
11-23-2002, 10:02 PM
Im not that sad really but then I look at the TV and see the replay of us getting beat by Fulham today and feel very sad. :( Hmm yes I did see it,but I think Ive seen it before.Im going now then. :wavey:

Lee
11-23-2002, 10:51 PM
Looks like I missed everybody because my son want to play computer games.

Listening to Richard Marx while going thru the posts.

Lee
11-23-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by hitman

I went home and opened the thing to see if I found a document or something, but there wasnt any. And there was a digital camcorder in it, with accessories, batteries, tapes, and it even makes snapshots.


Now hitman, you can use it to record all those tennis tourny you attend, take snapshots or record whatever and post it for all to see.

Layla
11-23-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Layla -- nope, never heard of it... Joaquin Phoenix was in Gladiator? [you mean the brother of River?]


Hi RogiFan! :wavey: Yes, Joaquin Phoenix, River's brother, played Commodus in Gladiator, the second most important role in the movie, and he was brilliant. :)

Inventing the Abbotts was warm little movie, but it didn't make the earth shake. And now I'm so sleeply I can barely keep my eyes open.

Tomorrow morning there are the two cross-country relay events (I love those, they're so exciting) :) and men's Slalom - my favorite event, so it's going to be a very exciting day for me. :bounce:

Emma, I'm sorry I missed you. :(

Good night everyone and may you all have sweet dreams! :wavey:

Layla
11-23-2002, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Now hitman, you can use it to record all those tennis tourny you attend, take snapshots or record whatever and post it for all to see.

Hi Lee! :wavey:

Now there's an idea. :D I believe there's a reason for everything, so yes, share your gift brother. :)

Ok, I'm really going now or I'll dislocate my jaw from jawning. ;)

Lee
11-23-2002, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Oh, I'll still be around--didn't mean to scare you, LOL ;)--just not as omnipresent as usual.

And I fully intend to stuff myself with good food before I go back to the same ol' same ol' fried and/or cold food served on campus.

So you're home now TH?

Thanks for the 'Superman' lyrics.

Lee
11-23-2002, 11:08 PM
:wavey: Bye Layla :wavey:

Lee
11-23-2002, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Im not that sad really but then I look at the TV and see the replay of us getting beat by Fulham today and feel very sad. :( Hmm yes I did see it,but I think Ive seen it before.Im going now then. :wavey:

:sad: Emma :sad: But next game won't be that far away and revenge will be sweet.

TennisHack
11-24-2002, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by Layla
There's a movie called Inventing the Abbotts on tv. Has anyone heard of it?

I have, I have!! LOL :)

Plus, it's another chance to use my "review service" :D

April 4, 1997

Film Review: Inventing the Abbotts
By JANET MASLIN

In the late 1950s in a small Midwestern town, the three luscious dream girls who are the Abbott sisters hold sway over the Holt brothers' shared imagination. For Doug (Joaquin Phoenix) and Jacey (Billy Crudup), handsome teenagers who look so alike they could be twins, the Abbotts are a thrilling mirage.

The big Abbott house, the lavish Abbott parties and the sharp-eyed Abbott father (Will Patton) all contribute to the romantic mystique of this illusion. So do the drab realities of the Holts' everyday lives, which are spent on the other side of this town's figurative tracks. The Holts toil at menial jobs, wait for college and talk with their widowed mother (Kathy Baker) about the constricting past that threatens to shape their future. In this workaday world, steeped so heavily in 50s conformity, the bold and flirty Abbott girls provide the promise of escape.

There's not much more than this to "Inventing the Abbotts," the sharply etched 30-page story by Sue Miller that has been vaguely but prettily padded into a feature-length film. Though Ms. Miller gave the Abbott girls only walk-on status and sketched them as reflections of the brothers' yearning, Pat O'Connor's lush new film must make them more literal than that. So "Inventing the Abbotts" becomes as lavishly nostalgic as this film maker's "Circle of Friends," with a glowingly attractive young cast and a thick, charged atmosphere of romantic possibility. But it lacks defining moments and strong passions. There's more dewy glamour than genuine urgency to this slender story.

O'Connor's lush-looking new film, which describes star-crossed love affairs with far less drama or substance than his gritty, wrenching "Cal," glides through its portrait of Haley, Ill., with languid ease. There is ample time to admire the story's three beautiful Breck girls and their differing natures. Rebellious Eleanor (Jennifer Connelly) is the coy, promiscuous sister and the first one to captivate Jacey. When Doug accidentally sees her having sex with his tougher, older brother, he, too, becomes fascinated with Eleanor's frankly sexual allure.

Meanwhile, the ladylike Alice Abbott (Joanna Going) marries early and embarks on a life of prim conventionality. When this doesn't work out as planned, she, too, becomes susceptible to Jacey Holt's insistent powers of seduction. Watching all this through gimlet eyes is the youngest Abbott, Pamela, who sees enough of her sisters' failings to know she doesn't want to repeat them. Pam is played fetchingly by Liv Tyler, the rare leading lady who is still enough the ingenue to look natural clutching a stack of schoolbooks to her bosom.

"Inventing the Abbotts," now so diluted that there isn't much tension to the brothers' conflicting ideals, is best watched as a showcase for radiant young talent. Phoenix, so memorably mixed up and inarticulate in "To Die For," steps solidly into the assertive role of this film's narrator. Crudup smolders well and leaves no mystery about Jacey's power to attract the sisters. Ms. Connelly, often cast in cheesecake roles, gives this one a sly, vixenish spark, and Ms. Going is strikingly lovely. The stars are stylishly well served by Aggie Guerard Rodgers's period costumes. Kenneth Macmillan's cinematography has a quaintly wholesome "East of Eden" gloss.

As written by Ken Hixon, "Inventing the Abbotts" has enough time on its hands to concoct a secret history for the teen-agers' parents (Ms. Baker and Patton are both solidly good), an episodic attraction between Pam and Doug, and a lot of minor nuances that have more importance for the characters than they will for the viewer. There is also careful attention to such details as vintage classrooms, airports, advertisements and stewardesses' uniforms, all of which give the film an element of social criticism couched in rich, lulling nostalgia.

PRODUCTION NOTES -- INVENTING THE ABBOTTS

Rating: "Inventing the Abbotts" is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It includes occasional profanity, partial nudity and sexual situations.

Directed by Pat O'Connor; written by Ken Hixon, based on the story by Sue Miller; director of photography, Kenneth MacMillan; edited by Ray Lovejoy; music by Michael Kamen; production designer, Gary Frutkoff; costumes, Aggie Guerard Rodgers; produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Janet Myers; released by News Corporation. Running time: 100 minutes.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix (Doug Holt), Billy Crudup (Jacey Holt), Will Patton (Lloyd Abbott), Kathy Baker (Helen Holt), Jennifer Connelly (Eleanor Abbott), Liv Tyler (Pamela Abbott) and Joanna Going (Alice Abbott).

The New York Times

TennisHack
11-24-2002, 12:22 AM
Reading that again reminds of another, similiar though not really, movie that came out in 2000. The book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0446670251/qid=1038101431/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-9457901-9303209?v=glance&s=books) was ten times better, though (isn't it always?)


April 21, 2000

'The Virgin Suicides': Evanescent Trees and Sisters in an Enchanted 1970's Suburb
By A. O. SCOTT

Lux Lisbon, one of the five self-doomed sisters whose lissome dance toward extinction is the subject of Sofia Coppola's first movie (and of Jeffrey Eugenides's first novel, on which it is based), is first glimpsed in the act of finishing a red Popsicle. As played -- incarnated might be a better word -- by Kirsten Dunst, Lux is at once a blond icon of girlish suburban innocence and an emblem of womanly eroticism. Like Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita," with her lollipop and her heart-shaped sunglasses, Ms. Dunst turns Lux's every glance and gesture into an ambiguous provocation.

In Mr. Eugenides's book, and in the script Ms. Coppola has reverently carved from it, Lux and her sisters exist only insofar as they are the objects of masculine desire, which upon their deaths converts into regretful longing the way a liquid evanesces into gas. The narrator of "The Virgin Suicides" is "we" -- an especially infatuated segment of the adolescent male population of an affluent Michigan suburb. The group of boys peering into the curtained windows of the Lisbon house through a telescope, hoarding scraps of virginalia like precious stones and conspiring to free the girls from the prison of their strict Catholic household, will grow up into Giovanni Ribisi, who reads Mr. Eugenides's elegant prose in scratchy tones of rue.

Ms. Coppola has carefully preserved the spirit of her source and, for the most part, succeeded in her efforts to find a visual idiom appropriate to the lush melancholy of the novel's language. Edward Lachman, the director of photography, shoots the bright colors of the 1970's as if through a layer of gauze. His dimmed, fuzzy tones suggest the darkening shades of memory. But the film's ardent fidelity to Mr. Eugenides's style and sensibility is a mixed blessing.

To read "The Virgin Suicides" is to succumb to a hazy linguistic daydream. Its narrator is a collective pronoun; its ending is given away in the first sentence. And its main characters -- the five sisters who take their own lives for reasons that remain mysterious -- are sacramental, sacrificial figures, more like creatures of fantasy or legend than American teenagers. All of this has required Ms. Coppola to create a feature film essentially without characters or a story, and to hold the viewer's interest through moods, associations and resonant images.

That she has done so is impressive, and "The Virgin Suicides" should quiet the buzz of skepticism that has preceded this film. Yes, Ms. Coppola is the daughter of one famous director and the wife of another, but she is also an assured and imaginative filmmaker in her own right. Her instincts clearly tell her that film is not only a visual medium but also an emotional one, and she is eager to confront the pain, frustration and grief that simmer beneath the tranquil affluence of her enchanted suburb. She's hamstrung by the novel, which despite the humid tangle of its paragraphs gives off a clammy chill of aestheticism. It doesn't mourn the girls so much as embalm them.

The movie is most vivid, and most effectively cinematic, when it fights against this cold formalism and tries to tell its story in the present tense. The best moments have an inspired feeling of freedom and playfulness that cuts through the pervasive air of somber self-consciousness. Ms. Coppola's most admirable quality may be her plucky fearlessness. She blithely throws in fantasy sequences, pretends her camera has X-ray vision (so that it can show Lux's underpants) and even puts a unicorn on screen.

In the boys' fevered imaginations, Lux and her sisters appear in golden meadows, or superimposed on rolling cloudscapes like the silent heroines of a mid-70's soft drink or shampoo commercial. (Not for nothing does Lux share her name with a brand of dishwashing detergent.) And the film's soundtrack, along with the hypnotic sounds of Air, features sounds of the 70's too lavishly gruesome even for classic rock radio. But rather than mine the banalities of popular culture to flaunt her own coy postmodern sophistication, Ms. Coppola infuses these songs and images with authentic feeling. Bands like Styx and Electric Light Orchestra, widely ridiculed in later times, once spoke the language of the heart's desire. More than most recent movies about suburban adolescence, "The Virgin Suicides" catches both the triviality and the grandeur of youth, its prosaic details and its mythopoetic flights.

What is missing is a sense of reality. The movie shares with the novel an arty detachment from its mortal subject, and finally it trails off into weightlessness. For a study in memory, it's curiously unmemorable. The Lisbon sisters and the boys who love them fade into indistinctness -- all except Lux. Ms. Dunst, who speaks very little, nonetheless projects the intelligence and vivacity that have made her, at 16, an actress with the potential for greatness. She's a thinking bombshell, with a toughness that recalls a young Grace Kelly or a teenage Kathleen Turner.

Ms. Turner, as it happens, plays Lux's mother, her life force walled in by the masonry of repression. An unusually restrained James Woods plays her baffled, recessive husband. The effortless knack for depth and complexity that these two bring to their performances nearly overwhelms the movie, which shies away from contemplating the devastation of two parents robbed, in a very short time, of all their children. The deaths of the Lisbon sisters are equivalent to the destruction of the elm trees that line their street: they are beautiful and it's sad to lose them, but they have no inner life. Except perhaps for Lux, who, like "The Virgin Suicides" itself, is a hothouse flower perishing for want of sunshine and fresh air.

"The Virgin Suicides" is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It includes sexual situations and a morbid fascination with premature death.

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Written and directed by Sofia Coppola; based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides; director of photography, Edward Lachman; edited by James Lyons and Melissa Kent; music by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel; production designer, Jasna Stefanovic; produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Julie Costanzo, Dan Halsted and Chris Hanley; released by Paramount Classics. Running time: 97 minutes. This film is rated R.

WITH: James Woods (Mr. Lisbon), Kathleen Turner (Mrs. Lisbon), Kirsten Dunst (Lux Lisbon), Hanna Hall (Cecilia Lisbon), Chelse Swain (Bonnie Lisbon), A.J. Cook (Mary Lisbon), Leslie Hayman (Therese Lisbon), Danny DeVito (Dr. Horniker), Josh Hartnett (Trip Fontaine) and Giovanni Ribisi (the Narrator).

The New York Times

TennisHack
11-24-2002, 12:28 AM
I didn't mean to make you guys think I wasn't going to be around at all this week :o:o:o I'm just away from campus, and my beautiful (not to mention free) ethernet chord, so I won't be able to be online as much, since I'm going to have to pay for it. But I'll still be here.

I'm also starting to implement the first of my big year-end updates to my website, which includes moving my picture archive. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to do it by hand, in small increments :( So if you guys swing by and things look in disarray, that's why :)

I'll try to be around when people are around, too ;)

Vera
11-24-2002, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Oh, I'll still be around--didn't mean to scare you, LOL ;)--just not as omnipresent as usual.

And I fully intend to stuff myself with good food before I go back to the same ol' same ol' fried and/or cold food served on campus.

Oh ya, in that case, stuff yourself with all those delicious food before you have to face the cafeteria junk again. I remembered those food. I love cheese but even I can't stay the choices in the cafeteria of my school. Everyday, I struggled between macarone cheese, cheese rice, cheese carrots or brocolli or corn, and cheese dog. It's like Cook Kraft can't think of anything to make. I'll take turkey and cranberry sauce anyday. :D

Vera
11-24-2002, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Thanks, RogiFan!

Am sure you and Vera & Leecal will be in the Dork league by the time i come back from the Philippines...:)

I really am going...enjoy your music & dvd's. Bon Nuit!:wavey:

Congrats Mrs. B, wooohoooo, 3000th.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

And you are quite right, I'm not too far behind. If I have a choice between my computer chair and a beach bench, I would have chosen the latter one. But since the sun and beach is half a globe away from me, I'll count on you to tell me how it feels to be under the heat. When are you leaving, btw?

Vera
11-24-2002, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Inventing the Abbotts was warm little movie, but it didn't make the earth shake. And now I'm so sleeply I can barely keep my eyes open.

Tomorrow morning there are the two cross-country relay events (I love those, they're so exciting) :) and men's Slalom - my favorite event, so it's going to be a very exciting day for me. :bounce:

Emma, I'm sorry I missed you. :(

Good night everyone and may you all have sweet dreams! :wavey:

I watched Inventing the Abbotts too. It really wasn't anything too exciting to talk about. Joaquin is a good actor, and I missed River, he was always so sad looking but he was great.

Ah, you got to watch all those skiing competition on telly. We have nothing here. All sports network were overwhelmed by mainstream sports like NBA, NHL and NFL. Anyway, I'll cheer for you faves and hope they all get great results.

Good night to you too:)

Vera
11-24-2002, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I didn't mean to make you guys think I wasn't going to be around at all this week :o:o:o I'm just away from campus, and my beautiful (not to mention free) ethernet chord, so I won't be able to be online as much, since I'm going to have to pay for it. But I'll still be here.

I'm also starting to implement the first of my big year-end updates to my website, which includes moving my picture archive. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to do it by hand, in small increments :( So if you guys swing by and things look in disarray, that's why :)

I'll try to be around when people are around, too ;)

I thought you were gone for whole week:o. But it's great that you aren't. Drop by while you can:). In fact, I won't be here too often either over the Thanksgiving weekend. My sister's family is visiting from the States since they have a long weekend, so I'll be busy hanging out with them too.

Vera
11-24-2002, 01:11 AM
BTW, RF and Lee, I checked with my sister. The Japanese restaurant I mentioned before, it is Tojo indeed. So when you visit Vancouver next time, try there but don't forget to make a reservation very early.

Mrs. B
11-24-2002, 09:09 AM
Originally posted by Vera

If I have a choice between my computer chair and a beach bench, I would have chosen the latter one. But since the sun and beach is half a globe away from me, I'll count on you to tell me how it feels to be under the heat. When are you leaving, btw?
We fly out from Zürich on the 10th of December via Singapore then onwards to Cebu. I will definitely peek in here at every opportunity i get and report to you guys life on the beach...:)


----------
Morning everyone!:wavey:

Wet and drab morning here in CH, all the more reason i'm getting more psyched up for the islands...
I know tis a bit early but i'm already sorting out my things to bring---i'm torn if i should bring my beachball rackets as well, they occupy space, and i just realized that my frisbee is 10 years old and it has traveled with me all over! :D

I know a really nice Japanese resto in Cebu and that will be the first place i'm going...:lick:

Layla
11-24-2002, 11:18 AM
Morning! :wavey: http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/tiere121.gif

I feel slow and heavy like an elephant (too much work on the legs at the last aerobics class) but thankfully I don't have to move much today. ;)

Mrs. B, the weather is just the same here in Slovenia. Another reason why I can just stay at home (unfortunetly, I have to work :( ). I'm glad to hear you will try to make contact while basking in the worm, caressing sunrays and won't just leave us. :) It'll give us a chance to live on the beach vicariously. ;)

The two relays have just finished. I'm very happy about the women's results, because Norway won! :bounce:

The men's relay was very exiting (it always is) with three skiiers racing towards the finish line together (Norway, Italy and Germany). Sadly, Thomas Alsgaard (Norway, and my number one fave :hearts: ) finished second behind Italy's Cristian Zorzi by a mere 0.1 second. :sad: :sad: :sad: In the legendary Olympic relay in Salt Lake City the situation was reversed and Thomas won by the same margin. :D But at that time, they were alone in the fight and this time the German skiier wouldn't let Thomas pass him and caused him problems, which is why Thomas lost too much time in the end.

I think I should copy and paste this to the skiing thread. ;)

Layla
11-24-2002, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by Vera


I watched Inventing the Abbotts too. It really wasn't anything too exciting to talk about. Joaquin is a good actor, and I missed River, he was always so sad looking but he was great.

Ah, you got to watch all those skiing competition on telly. We have nothing here. All sports network were overwhelmed by mainstream sports like NBA, NHL and NFL. Anyway, I'll cheer for you faves and hope they all get great results.

Good night to you too:)

Awww, thank you. :) You're so sweet. And thanks to everyone else for supporting my faves. :D I really appreciate it.

I miss River too. :sad: He was such a brilliant talent. And he was my age, which is why he was always close to my heart.

Layla
11-24-2002, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B

Anyone heard of Shawn Colvin? I bought a Xmas cd of hers years back and today i played it again. It sounds really nostalgic...

Well, I've heard OF her, but I haven't actually heard HER. What kind of music does she play?

Layla
11-24-2002, 12:05 PM
Thank you review fairy. ;) :)

I haven't seen Virgin Suicides yet.

I'm listening to Superman right now and it really is a great song. :) I like his voice a lot.

Ok, I'm signing off now. I'll do some exercises, have dinner and get ready for slalom. Can't wait! :bounce: I really hope Bode wins this one, it's the first slalom of the year.

Bye to whoever makes an appearance here! :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-24-2002, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Well, I've heard OF her, but I haven't actually heard HER. What kind of music does she play?

Shawn Colvin is a folk singer, (folk/pop) and her first album "Steady On" has won a grammy. I like her nasal, girlish voice (someone said gnomish!) and she writes beautiful lyrics and she's a very good guitar player, i remember she came to play here in Bern, with a guy on electric guitar, her on acoustic and Larry Klein (Joni Michelle's ex) bass player. Great gig. A friend of mine interviewed her so he took me backstage after she playedand my friend mentioned that i played guitar and she gave me a pick, to bring me luck, she said. I thought it was very sweet.

Anyway, she's made a few cd's over the years, the one that i have is Cover Girl, where she does cover versions of songs including Stings' Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Tom Waits' Looking for the Heart of A Saturday Night, Bob Dylan's You're Gonna make me Lonesome When You Go, to mention a few... but i haven't heard her recent one...but check out "Fat City", that's a good one. She's also done back up vocals to Suzanne Vega's songs, Mary Chapin Carpenter, even Bruce Hornby
Anyway, i purchased her seasonal album, Holiday Songs & Lullabies, which features materials from the classic Alec Wilder/Maurice Sendak book of children's songs, Lullabies & Night Songs, and to me it's an album to listen to at this time of the year, it's sweet and it puts you in the holiday mood, it makes me nostalgic...
:angel:

Mrs. B
11-24-2002, 01:23 PM
a sample of her lyrics...

Never Saw Blue Like That

Today I took a walk up the street
And picked a flower and climbed the hill
Above the lake

And secret thoughts were said aloud
We watched the faces in the clouds
Until the clouds had blown away

And were we ever somewhere else
You know, it's hard to say

And I never saw blue like that before
Across the sky
Around the world
You've given me all you have and more
And no one else has ever shown me how
To see the world the way I see it now
Oh, I, I never saw blue like that

I can't believe a month ago
I was alone, I didn't know you
I hadn't seen or heard your name
And even now, I'm so amazed
It's like a dream, It's like a rainbow, it's like the rain

And some things are the way they are
And words just can't explain

Cause I never saw blue like that before
Across the sky
Around the world
You've given me all you have and more
And no one else has ever shown me how
To see the world the way I see it now
Oh, I, I never saw blue like that before

And it feels like now,
And it feels always,
And it feels like coming home

I never saw blue like that before
Across the sky
Around the world
You've given me all you have and more
And no one else has ever shown me how
To see the world the way I see it now
Oh, I, I never saw blue like that before

Oh, I, I never saw blue like that

:)

Leo7
11-24-2002, 04:34 PM
has anyone seen this yet? a temporary schedule for Ferrero in the first part of 2003:

Sydney, Australian Open, Davis Cup, Rotterdam, Dubai, TMS Indian Wells, TMS Miami, Davis Cup, TMSMonte Carlo, Barcelona, TMS Roma, TMS Hamburg, Roland Garros..

TennisHack
11-24-2002, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Thank you review fairy. ;) :)

I haven't seen Virgin Suicides yet.

I'm listening to Superman right now and it really is a great song. :) I like his voice a lot.

LOL :o:o:o

Well, I'm glad you enjoyed the song, and I think you'll enjoy the movie, too ;)

TennisHack
11-24-2002, 06:24 PM
Leo, I also heard that ESPN is going to be showing the DC final!! :eek::eek: Do you have any confirmation on that?

I checked the listings online and I don't see anything :(

Layla, I saw how close the race was and it sounded like a nailbiter!! I remember watching the cross-country race (I think?) during the Olympics and how it came down to the last second. One of the few good memories I had from that.

Mrs. B, doesn't Shawn Colvin sing "Sunny Came Home"? If so, that's the only song that really hit it big here in the States.

Well, since no one's around, I'm going to start watching my US Open tapes. If I see anything interesting, I'll be sure to report it ;)

ILR
11-24-2002, 07:16 PM
I hope revenge will be sweet Lee,its Man Utd!:D

I see no one is around.Migt stay I suppose and see if anyone turns up

TennisHack
11-26-2002, 02:53 AM
Hey, the board is back up! :bounce::bounce:

But I guess it just started working since there've been no new posts all day. Oh, well, at least I didn't miss anything ;)

See you guys tomorrow! :wavey:

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:08 AM
what the fruck was up with atpworld the last couple days? oh well, at least it's back working now.

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:eek: Now I'll never catch up!!

But I also see you're not here now, I'm by myself :( So much for every second of every day, eh? ;)

sorry about that. i've actually been kinda busy recently. saw James Bond: Die Another Day on Sunday with some friends. stupid plot, but hey, it's a Bond movie. cool cars, great action sequences as always, and an incredibly delicious Hale Berry. :lick: :drool: today i visited my old elementary school. a little nostalgic.. really nice to see my old teachers.. tomorrow i'm off to Liberty State Park for the day.. and then of course family is coming after that for Thanksgiving..

gosh, it's almost like i have a life :eek: for one week anyway ;)

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I can't stand to fly . . . I'm not that naive . . .

That's "Superman" by Five for Fighting, Lee. Wonderful song :)

nice song, but waaaaaay overplayed. i'm so sick of it now. :rolleyes:

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Im not that sad really but then I look at the TV and see the replay of us getting beat by Fulham today and feel very sad. :( Hmm yes I did see it,but I think Ive seen it before.Im going now then. :wavey:

oh, cheer up darlin. no need to get too upset over this one game. ;) :kiss: :kiss:

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Leo, I also heard that ESPN is going to be showing the DC final!! :eek::eek: Do you have any confirmation on that?

I checked the listings online and I don't see anything :(

Layla, I saw how close the race was and it sounded like a nailbiter!! I remember watching the cross-country race (I think?) during the Olympics and how it came down to the last second. One of the few good memories I had from that.

Mrs. B, doesn't Shawn Colvin sing "Sunny Came Home"? If so, that's the only song that really hit it big here in the States.

Well, since no one's around, I'm going to start watching my US Open tapes. If I see anything interesting, I'll be sure to report it ;)

no way, where did you hear that? i would LOVE so much to see the DC Finals but i don't want to get my hopes up b/c espn usually lets me down :( anyway i'll check now at espn.com

wow, you're just starting to watch your USO tapes now? :eek:

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:39 AM
nope, according to the listings on espn.com they won't be showing the DC Finals. i haven't heard anything about them covering it this weekend? :confused:

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:40 AM
well since no one is around then i'll be off to bed. talk to everyone tomorrow! :wavey:

Leo7
11-26-2002, 03:42 AM
btw, i'm just 43 posts away from entering Dorkdom 4000! :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-26-2002, 10:49 AM
Yeyyyy!!! atpworld's back!!!:bounce:

Quick hello to everyone. *waves*

Man U is playing Basel tonight, without Beckham!

Go, FCB!!!! :bounce:

Hackie, yes, 'Sunny Came Home' is probably Shawn Colvin's only hit. Heard bits of her new album but it's not HER at all. I like her earlier works.

:)

Francine
11-26-2002, 11:18 AM
:wavey: Hi everyone!
Haven't posted in a long time, haven't been on the net for a long time either, busy, busy, busy....

Anywayzzzz, this februari I'm going skiing with a couple of friends and although I love skiing and I love my friends, why did they have to plan it in week 8, the week of Rotterdam :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: I was finally gonna see Juanqui live and now I have to slide of some mountain in France instead! Damn it, he'd better be there next year.

*This is Francine, counting the days until R'dam 2004*

ILR
11-26-2002, 01:04 PM
Yay! :wavey:

Its back!I missed it and it was only gone 2 days!:o Leo,I promise I wont get upset over it.Lol Im in my lesson at school,so I might go now,but I may stay for a bit :)

TennisHack
11-26-2002, 04:28 PM
Good afternoon, thread! :wavey:

LOL at Leo re: having a life. Funny how family (or work) can make you think like that.

Yes, I'm just beginning to watch my US Open tapes, because I never get to use the TV at school. I've seen the entire first round now, and I think the next thing I have is James Blake's 2R match against Davydenko.

I watched Juanqui's match but couldn't see anyone :( The seats were too high, and the cameras were tightly focused on the players. No one had as much of a cow as I expected over Juanqui's hair. Jim Courier was also surprisingly mean :eek: He didn't think Juan Carlos had much of a chance against Arthurs (guess he didn't see the Cinci match, did he?) so it was a sweet victory on match point (that was televised as well as the end of the first two sets). But Jim was pretty good nonetheless, and I love JohnnyMac!!!!

I also watched the Williams-Safina match. Dinara, I think she's going to be something big! Can't wait to see more of her :)

Someone posted in GM about thinking they saw something in TV Guide about ESPN showing the finals. I checked 5 times online and didn't see anything, so I guess they were dreaming. Damn them :( I really want to see this tie.

Chloe le Bopper
11-26-2002, 06:09 PM
God bless the commentators (and Wertheim) who all thought that Ferrero had no chance against a guy, who untill that match, had never even broken his serve or won a tie break against.

Lee
11-26-2002, 06:24 PM
Good Afternoon!

Finally life is back to normal and so is the weather in Scottsdale. Came back from my Tae Kwon Do class and grocery shopping and surprise, the site is up.

While compiling those top 10's list in non-tennis, Richard Marx poped into my mind. This guy is sooooo romantic. This is what he wrote about his song 'Now and Forever'.

"I realised that since Cynthia and I had married and had the boys, I'd not written something that addressed our present relationship. There was so much to say. There still is. There will always be."

The other song 'Right Here Waiting' is his signature song. He wrote: "I had no intention of releasing it. It was too personal. It was just Cynthia's and mine. But ppl close to me convinced me to reconsider, and now I know it's 'our' song to a huge number of ppl all over the world. For a songwriter, that's the ultimate privilege." And I thank those ppl close to him and Richard, this is such a beautiful song not to be shared by everyone.

Now, I will lie down, close my eyes and pretend it's my hubby singing these songs to me. :D :D

Vera
11-26-2002, 07:16 PM
Wow, did I miss coming here everyday!

Hi everyone. :wavey:

Is DC this weekend? Well, no coverage :sad: Good luck to Russian Team. They have to win this year, bcos it's Spain's turn next year:D :D :D

Anywayzzzz, this februari I'm going skiing with a couple of friends and although I love skiing and I love my friends, why did they have to plan it in week 8, the week of Rotterdam I was finally gonna see Juanqui live and now I have to slide of some mountain in France instead! Damn it, he'd better be there next year.

Francine :wavey: Tennis is going to your town:eek: And Juanqui is coming:eek: :eek: And you won't be there :eek: :eek: :eek: .
Well, skiing is fun :D and I'm sure Juanqui will come every year after next:) Talking about skiing, still no snow on our ski hills here:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: sad for the skiers that they'll have to deal with those man-made snow.

Well, even the board was closed for the past few days, I still didn't get much done, so I better go do sth now. Ciao. I'll be back later the day to chat. :wavey:

ILR
11-26-2002, 07:35 PM
Hello!:wavey:

No one is here now.:( I could get on before,obviously because I posted,but then for 2 hours I couldnt get on!:eek: but now Im back and things should be back to normal :)

TennisHack
11-26-2002, 08:17 PM
:wavey: Hey, guys!

I've been able to find the board every time I've tried to get to it today, and I saw the thread on WTAWorld, too (finally). LOL and :o at Layla for trying to link some of my pics, and some worked and some didn't!! Glad you enjoy my gallery so much :D

Also, thanks for the lovely Jarkko picture. I'm putting one of them up as my new bio pic for him :) He's so cute :)

I've got work to do, but I'm going to try to stay around until more people show up so we can have a bit of a chat. I miss being around all day, LOL, but I guess it's good for me to get out. It's snowing again :D but so far not much accumulation.

Lee
11-26-2002, 08:31 PM
:wavey: Hi TH and I think I saw Emma here! :wavey:

Too bad I have to go now when there are more ppl show up. I have 2 Seb's and 1 Rogi pic to post but it seems there is trouble. I will try later.

:wavey: Bye!:wavey:

TennisHack
11-26-2002, 09:16 PM
:eek:!! :(

This is usually the busiest time of the day on the board, and today it's absolutely dead (here & in the WTA threads).

:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

TennisHack
11-26-2002, 09:45 PM
Well, I'm paying for this dead time, so adios.

Mrs. B
11-26-2002, 09:58 PM
Hackie!

Just a quick hello. *waves* i was watching the match between Man U & FC Basel. Man U won it 3-1. THat won't be good news for Emma. :(

Anyway, i'm going to bed now, i'm soo tired...i had a lot of work today.

Ciao!
:)

Layla
11-26-2002, 10:41 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

The ATPworld is back!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

*swoon* It was horrible not being able to get here. What a relief. Thank goodness for the wtaworld. :angel:

Just dropping in for a quick hello before I go to bed. I see no one's here anyway. :( I'm sorry I couldn't be here when you were TH :( :( :( I'm never here on a Tuesday night because I invariably end up working until midnight (like today). But tomorrow is a more relaxed schedule for me. :) I know it sucks to not have unlimited access.

Layla
11-26-2002, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hey, guys!

I've been able to find the board every time I've tried to get to it today, and I saw the thread on WTAWorld, too (finally). LOL and :o at Layla for trying to link some of my pics, and some worked and some didn't!! Glad you enjoy my gallery so much :D


Ooooops. Was I not supposed to do that? :o Was it a problem for you? :o I was frantically searching the net for some good pics of Juanqui (especially my favorite smoldering one) but had little to no success (nothing I could link anyway) so then I remembered your site. :) I have a lot of pics on my computer, but I didn't want to just attach them because they don't show on the wtaworld, you have to click on the link. Anyway, all of your pics worked just fine yesterday, but the next day poof, they were all gone. :(

Of course I enjoy your gallery. :drool: :angel: It's a spectacular collection. :)

Layla
11-26-2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B

Hackie, yes, 'Sunny Came Home' is probably Shawn Colvin's only hit. Heard bits of her new album but it's not HER at all. I like her earlier works.

:)

Oh THAT's her song. :) I love that song. Maybe I should check out some more of her stuff (early works ;) ).

Leo7
11-27-2002, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Good afternoon, thread! :wavey:

LOL at Leo re: having a life. Funny how family (or work) can make you think like that.

Yes, I'm just beginning to watch my US Open tapes, because I never get to use the TV at school. I've seen the entire first round now, and I think the next thing I have is James Blake's 2R match against Davydenko.

I watched Juanqui's match but couldn't see anyone :( The seats were too high, and the cameras were tightly focused on the players. No one had as much of a cow as I expected over Juanqui's hair. Jim Courier was also surprisingly mean :eek: He didn't think Juan Carlos had much of a chance against Arthurs (guess he didn't see the Cinci match, did he?) so it was a sweet victory on match point (that was televised as well as the end of the first two sets). But Jim was pretty good nonetheless, and I love JohnnyMac!!!!

I also watched the Williams-Safina match. Dinara, I think she's going to be something big! Can't wait to see more of her :)

Someone posted in GM about thinking they saw something in TV Guide about ESPN showing the finals. I checked 5 times online and didn't see anything, so I guess they were dreaming. Damn them :( I really want to see this tie.

omg! they actually televised part of the Juanqui match? i thought they would be too busy drooling over Roddick during his match on Center Court. :rolleyes: i DEFINITELY have to buy this one on tape between Ferrero and Arthurs. that'd be so cool if i saw myself on tv, but very doubtful..

no DC Finals :sad: :sad: :sad:

i agree, Dinara Safina has a big game. plus a singles title already, and she's only 16. :)

Lee
11-27-2002, 01:45 AM
Hi Leo! No Gilmore Girl tonight?