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Lee
12-04-2002, 02:26 PM
I read your poem last night. You have more today?

How's your exam?

ILR
12-04-2002, 02:30 PM
They went quite well today :) hmm well Im writing one at the moment,Im stuck on the last line dammit!:p

Lee
12-04-2002, 03:07 PM
Finally, a sunny day here although a little bit hazy but I feel grumpy now. I believe I catch the cold virus from Leo :rolleyes: and my body is sore from head to toe. I better go back to my bed and have more rest.

Bye! :( :(

ILR
12-04-2002, 03:09 PM
aww it hailed today,at least you got sun :) Ill sort Leo out!;) hope you feel better oon,damn colds *hugs* bye :wavey:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 04:28 PM
ILR, sounds like you did a great job ;)

I have the same problem re: Christmas shopping. I have zero money and so many people I want to give things to. I guess they'll just have to enjoy me as their present, LOL ;)

Lee, I hope you feel better! :(

ILR
12-04-2002, 04:32 PM
great job of what?lol thats a good idea,Ill just give myself as a present!;) hmm well Im babysitting in a few weeks so I do get some money,but not enough for half-decent presents.My friends may have to do with cheap presents!:p

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 04:40 PM
Great job on exams, of course :)

My friends and family can just enjoy me as a present because I don't get to see them very much during the academic year.

And LMAO, after all that shameless plugging I've done, you didn't notice I had written new installments in the story? Tsk! :o

ILR
12-04-2002, 04:42 PM
oh the exams I see!thats a good enough reason then for you to be a present!Well I did notice some of it then I just saw that other people writing comments so I thought that was the end!:o:o:o

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 04:43 PM
HEY!! EVERYONE THAT VISITS THIS FORUM!!

You need to go read the poetry thread in the Roger Federer forum. Our very own ILR has a little series of poems that rival the musical adventure in humor and content!! Other visitors to that forum have written great poems as well and they are worth the time to see.

So go look at them!! And maybe someone will write a poem for you ;)

(How's that, ILR? ;))

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Well I did notice some of it then I just saw that other people writing comments so I thought that was the end!:o:o:o

Oh, it's nowhere near finished, you can count on that ;)

RF wants us to write in Rogi, so that should be even more incentive to check it out, no? :D

ILR
12-04-2002, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
HEY!! EVERYONE THAT VISITS THIS FORUM!!

You need to go read the poetry thread in the Roger Federer forum. Our very own ILR has a little series of poems that rival the musical adventure in humor and content!! Other visitors to that forum have written great poems as well and they are worth the time to see.

So go look at them!! And maybe someone will write a poem for you ;)

(How's that, ILR? ;))

omg!:o:o:o what are you doing?lol!!!

ILR
12-04-2002, 04:47 PM
lol I think RF has an idea that we should write a Rogi musical aswell!As if I need an incentive Hackie!:p

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
omg!:o:o:o what are you doing?lol!!!

Well, you said you'd rather them go there, so . . . I almost threatened to cut off the story until they did, but I'm too nice :angel:

Yeah, I saw RF's idea ;)

ILR
12-04-2002, 04:53 PM
hee hee I never expected a huge publicity stunt!;) It'll be interesting how many people will go now.Im guessing I should thank you ;) you couldnt cut off the story even if you wanted to!:p

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 07:48 PM
LOL, well I see everyone has congregated over there instead of here, so I guess it paid off . . . somehow?

I'm heading over myself. I see Mrs. B wrote a lovely poem before I left but I didn't have a chance to respond.

ILR
12-04-2002, 08:10 PM
she did indeed :)

well Im here,there and everywhere except where Im supposed to be!I mean I moan about exams when all I do is sit here all day :rolleyes:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 08:25 PM
Well, I'm also reading a thread that was bumped up on WTAWorld, interesting but depressing. NOT what I need to be reading right now, but I'm drawn to it:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=40657

In my case at least, all the good guys are taken or gay. Very frustrating :( :sad:

RogiFan
12-04-2002, 08:28 PM
:) A quick Hi to Hackie before I'm off for dinner

Don't worry that ILR and RF will provide any competition with Musicals -- first of all, I can't write, and secondly, I doubt I can think of so many appropriate lyrics to accompany scenes. [straight theatre was always my first love]... anyway, probably sth like Emma's Diary might be better... w an occasional word tossed in by yours truly! :p [guess I should check w ILR first!!]

Am looking forward to a juicy scene or two w ROGI in your musical though... :drool:

ILR
12-04-2002, 08:31 PM
ahem right,check with me first!:p omg putting all this pressure on me!I wouldnt even know how to begin!You can add more than your fair share IF I start one RF :)

Hackie,Ive read some of that thread before.Sometimes it does seem to feel like that but Im young.But then again,there have only been 2 people that I have genuinely liked.

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 08:38 PM
:wavey: Hi, RF! :)

Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hackie,Ive read some of that thread before.Sometimes it does seem to feel like that but Im young.But then again,there have only been 2 people that I have genuinely liked.

Well, I'm young, too, but it's really difficult when you're like me: not good-looking, too shy for your own good, and somewhat intelligent. I've been in a relationship before, but it ended badly and it took me a long time to recover from it. (Layla, you wanted to know where my answer from your forgiveness thread came from? There you go.) It's so frustrating because I feel I have a lot to offer but there's no one to share it with. :( About the only thing that keeps me sane is the silly crushes I keep and exaggerate for my boys of all disciplines.

I shouldn't have read that thread, it just makes me want to cry, especially the last page where Monica@53 comes back and was all, "Hey!! I'm attached now!!" after bemoaning a fate of being alone :(

So I'll go wallow in my self-pity and spare you guys.

ILR
12-04-2002, 08:42 PM
Hackie :( you are making me upset now!People are very different,you said it yourself you are young :) There is someone out there:) I believe there is someone out there for me.As for looks,some people are attractive to some people and not to others.So dont think that you dont look good.And there is nothing wrong with being clever!:) Unfortunately sometimes thats not how it is but thats not how it should be.Please cheer up Hackie :) *hugs*

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hackie :( you are making me upset now!People are very different,you said it yourself you are young :) There is someone out there:) I believe there is someone out there for me.As for looks,some people are attractive to some people and not to others.So dont think that you dont look good.And there is nothing wrong with being clever!:) Unfortunately sometimes thats not how it is but thats not how it should be.Please cheer up Hackie :) *hugs*

Thanks for your comforting words, ILR. :) I'll be okay--I guess sometimes it just boils over. Friends and family are great, I have lots of those, but sometimes you want that deeper connection, and sometimes, I believe, you really need that. And it can be overwhelming to think about it all at once.

Argh, the downfalls of being a passionate person :o:(;)

ILR
12-04-2002, 08:51 PM
yeh its ok :) you just have to be confident.I guess thats one of the things I like about myself,and not just to do with this subject.:) I try to think the best of things unless its impossible (like exams!:p) You have many years left yet to find someone,remember passionate people rule!;)

ILR
12-04-2002, 08:53 PM
:eek: 9 posts to go!

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:00 PM
Hi Emma and TH! :wavey:

Looks like I have to keep myself awake for your big moment Emma!

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:01 PM
Hey Lee :wavey:

It wont be that long,Im sure!;) Ill post crap :p

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yeh its ok :) you just have to be confident.I guess thats one of the things I like about myself,and not just to do with this subject.:) I try to think the best of things unless its impossible (like exams!:p) You have many years left yet to find someone,remember passionate people rule!;)

Confidence is a big problem for me. I think it stems from the shyness, because once I get to know someone I can be myself around them.

ALWAYS keep your optimism, it will serve you well. And keep going so we can celebrate your milestone! :bounce:

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Confidence is a big problem for me. I think it stems from the shyness, because once I get to know someone I can be myself around them.

ALWAYS keep your optimism, it will serve you well. And keep going so we can celebrate your milestone! :bounce:

I dont think Ive ever really had a problem so far because most people know that Im absoltuley crazy!:p(and cant spell ;) ) and sometimes can be quite amusing and giddy,which can be a bad thing also.

Im posting,Im posting!!!

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:09 PM
Is Mrs. B still around?

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:10 PM
Um,I dont know Lee.She was before.

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:14 PM
OK so Im impatient,not many to go! :bounce:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 09:17 PM
*chanting*

I-L-R!! I-L-R!! I-L-R!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce: You can do it!!!

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:18 PM
heh he I WANNA BE A DORK!!!!! :bounce:

hey so what are these special privelidges Hackie?;)

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:19 PM
:bounce: :bounce: GO EMMA GO :bounce: :bounce:

Layla
12-04-2002, 09:20 PM
Hi gang! :wavey:

LOL, looks like I arrived just in time! :D GO EMMA! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:22 PM
Hey Layla :wavey:

Great timing!:bounce: :bounce: Im going!!!Im gonna make it!

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 09:23 PM
CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG!! LMAO :D

You'll haveta ask Layla about the priviledges. She's the highest of us all and has sworn me to secrecy ;)

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:24 PM
OMG!Here it is!THE post.5000 I never thought Id make it all those months ago!Thanks to you guys for being here to listen to me :) I feel so emotional!:o;)

So here we go............http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/otn/party/hb2.gif cake!For everyone.

http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif

http://216.40.249.192/mysmilies/kao/otn/pcheers1.gif wooooo I did it :bounce:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 09:25 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Congrats, ILR!! Welcome to the 5000 club :)

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:26 PM
http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/MexWave.gif

Congrat Emma!

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/MexWave.gif

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:27 PM
Here is Rogi sending you a band to celebrate!

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/rock_band.gif

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:27 PM
wahay!Mexican wave!Thankyou all :)

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Here is Rogi sending you a band to celebrate!

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/rock_band.gif


awwww he is just too sweet :kiss:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 09:29 PM
Yay Rogi!! What a sweet guy ;)

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:30 PM
Finally, Rogi and you after a quite dinner, he serenades to you.

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/singer3.gif

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:30 PM
I know he shouldnt have ;) *blushes*

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Finally, Rogi and you after a quite dinner, he serenades to you.

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/singer3.gif

*blushes more*this is fun!I cant wait for my 10,000th!:p;)

Layla
12-04-2002, 09:33 PM
CONGRATS ON REACHING 5000 POSTS EMMA!

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/marcelpoire.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/marcelpoire.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/marcelpoire.gif

Down the hatch! ;) http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/chirolp_buha.gif

As for priviledges, you get to discover the hidden depth of dorkdom. The reason why dorks and geeks rule the world will be revealed to you, and who knows you might even fall in love with one. :p (see Rivers Cuomo :hearts: ) Errr, does anyone think I've waded too deeply into the dorky waters? :o

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:35 PM
oooo that sounds interesting!I dont know any dorks that I can fall in love with.Recommend any?;)Nah,I dont think you're too deep at all,you know you enjoy it really ;)

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:38 PM
Enjoy the party gang! I need to go to conserve whatever energy left. Don't think I will come tonight but hopefully tomorrow afternoon.

Bye! :wavey:

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:39 PM
bye Lee :wavey: glad you were here :)

Layla
12-04-2002, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
oooo that sounds interesting!I dont know any dorks that I can fall in love with.Recommend any?;)Nah,I dont think you're too deep at all,you know you enjoy it really ;)

Of course I enjoy it! :D I wouldn't want it any other way.

Recommendations? I don't know, I think I found myself the best one. :hearts: Lol @ me, I still can't stop posting hearts smilies and it's been 3 days now. :o

Layla
12-04-2002, 09:43 PM
Bye Lee! :wavey: I hope you're feeling better soon. Sorry to hear about your cold. :( Try to rest as much as you can, but I know that's not easy when you have a 7-year-old on your hands. ;) (Vince is 7 isn't he? :o Suddenly I'm not sure anymore.)

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:45 PM
well you seem to be in love,its OK you can keep him and Ill stick to my long and rapidly developing list!:eek:

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:48 PM
my newest addition :D

I will get round the picture problem soon...........

Lee
12-04-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Bye Lee! :wavey: I hope you're feeling better soon. Sorry to hear about your cold. :( Try to rest as much as you can, but I know that's not easy when you have a 7-year-old on your hands. ;) (Vince is 7 isn't he? :o Suddenly I'm not sure anymore.)

Thanks Layla! Yes, Vince will be 7 in Jan.

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:53 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=1140055

hee hee should work :)

Leo7
12-04-2002, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


It's "relieved"

well there you go..

as for the midterms being taken in January, Hackie, it's stupid but that's how our school system works (and most schools in the area). i definitely won't be worrying about them all over winter break. i can put them out of mind for a while and won't think about them again until i get back to school..

congrats to Emma on 5000 posts! nice job hunnie :kiss: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

ILR
12-04-2002, 09:59 PM
Hi Leo :wavey:

thanks :kiss: you'll never guess where Im off.To bed.:( goodnight :wavey:

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Layla
CONGRATS ON REACHING 5000 POSTS EMMA!

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/marcelpoire.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/marcelpoire.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/marcelpoire.gif

Down the hatch! ;) http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/chirolp_buha.gif

As for priviledges, you get to discover the hidden depth of dorkdom. The reason why dorks and geeks rule the world will be revealed to you, and who knows you might even fall in love with one. :p (see Rivers Cuomo :hearts: ) Errr, does anyone think I've waded too deeply into the dorky waters? :o

she's already got her dorky admirer... me :o :kiss:

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:03 PM
:wavey: sweet dreams Emma. take this kiss with you. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hi, RF! :)



Well, I'm young, too, but it's really difficult when you're like me: not good-looking, too shy for your own good, and somewhat intelligent. I've been in a relationship before, but it ended badly and it took me a long time to recover from it. (Layla, you wanted to know where my answer from your forgiveness thread came from? There you go.) It's so frustrating because I feel I have a lot to offer but there's no one to share it with. :( About the only thing that keeps me sane is the silly crushes I keep and exaggerate for my boys of all disciplines.

I shouldn't have read that thread, it just makes me want to cry, especially the last page where Monica@53 comes back and was all, "Hey!! I'm attached now!!" after bemoaning a fate of being alone :(

So I'll go wallow in my self-pity and spare you guys.

Ouch, that's a painful subject for me. :sad: I noticed the thread before but never finished it. Perhaps I should go back and check it out.

Anyway, I feel EXACTLY the same way. I think I've overcome my initial shyness when meeting new people, at least to a certain extent. My trip throught the USA helped a lot in that respect, but it doesn't help me in Slovenia because people here are more reserved and you almost need references to be allowed to talk to someone you don't know. I'm exaggerating of course, but it can be that bad. It makes meeting new people or the more difficult and to make matters worse, there is no dating here. No one ever goes on a date (well, some do, but it's eccentric), so I have no idea how couples get to know each other. It's all very confusing to me. :confused:

I was also in a relationship that ended very badly. The guy cheated on me and it turned out that he was never really in love with me in the first place, but I think I've told you all about that before. No need to drag up the past again. Suffice it to say that still bear scars and I haven't been with anyone since. I haven't fallen in love with anyone in years. In fact, I haven't even met any prospects in the last two years. I miss the feeling of being head over heels in love, even if it was unrequited and often very painful. :sad: It's better than this emotional desert I've wandered into.

Because love is the most important thing in life for me, silly crushes on various athletes, musicians or actors have been sort of a lifeline to me, so I don't lose touch with the part of me that is capable of love. The most prevalent feeling throught my life has been that I am so full of love, but there's no one to give it to, no one who would accept it. My friend used to tease me that "love is for all" (a slogan he came up with just for me), meaning that I should just share my love with everyone I meet, and with my friends and family, and I do, but it's not enough, is it?

Ok, I'm depressing myself here, on top of depressing you. ;) The point is, even though I'm 30 and I've had all these bad experiences and more rejections that a human heart should ever bear, I still keep the hope alive, because the hope keeps me alive. I can't imagine a life without love, without a special someone, so I refuse to give in. I'm fairly certain that some day, I'll meet my man. :) Even though I'm not the most attractive woman in the world (and that's a huge understatement), I am aware that different people are attracted to different types, and thank goodness for different tastes. So it's not out of the question that someone will eventually be attracted to me, and the same goes for you TH. ;)

To our future gentlemen callers! http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheers3.gif

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by Lee


Thanks Layla! Yes, Vince will be 7 in Jan.

Aha! I wasn't far off. ;) Hey, is he a capricorn like me?

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:11 PM
Emma, your attachment didn't work. ;) So why don't you just tell us who he is. ;)

But goodnight if you've already gone to bed. Sweet dreams. :wavey:

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:13 PM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Because someone wanted to know ;)

Dave Matthews Band, Under the Table & Dreaming

The Best of What's Around
What Would You Say
Satellite
Rhyme & Reason
Typical Situation
Dancing Nancies
Ants Marching <--one of thier first hit singles
Lover Lay Down
Jimi Thing
Warehouse <--one of my all-time favorite songs
Pay for What You Get
#34

Listen to some clips (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002WQS/qid=1038972735/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/104-7607414-7925548?v=glance&s=music)

Thanks Hackie! Ill look for those soon. :D
Ill let you know what I think in a couple of days. ;)

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:16 PM
:wavey: everyone. Im reading back. :D

Page 666 :eek:

6-6-6 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!!
GO BRUCE!!! :bounce:

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by Lee


Layla, is this a tradition? Chinese also celebrate winter solstice. This is the date that all family members (even those are far away) gathered together and it is a very big event.

No, no, it's not a tradition. But I'm sort of a pagan regarding my beliefs, a witch if you like. (Well, I would like to consider myself a witch, but I'm not really, at least not yet ;) ). But I make up my own rituals, none of those silly incantations or spells.

The winter solstice is one of the 8 major celebrations in paganism, and this one is special for me because it's also the beginnig of Capricorn, my sun sign. :D

LOL, y'all must think I'm just too weird for my own good. :p

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
More (good) DMB albums

Crash (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002WYT/qid=1038972735/sr=1-5/ref=sr_1_5/104-7607414-7925548?v=glance&s=music)

So Much to Say
Two Step <--*wonderful* song
Crash Into Me <--another popular hit ;)
Too Much
#41
Say Goodbye
Drive In Drive Out <-- showcases the drummer's abilities, great song
Let You Down
Lie In Our Graves
Cry Freedom
Tripping Billies
Proudest Monkey

Before These Crowded Streets (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000638Q/qid=1038972735/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/104-7607414-7925548?v=glance&s=music)

Pantala Naga Pampa
Rapunzel
The Last Stop
Don't Drink the Water
Stay (Wasting Time)
Halloween <-- not the original version, but a darn good version nonetheless
The Stone
Crush <--fabulous song
The Dreaming Tree <--also fabulous
Pig
Spoon

Ill check those too. Thanks a bunch! :D

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
:wavey: everyone. Im reading back. :D

Page 666 :eek:

6-6-6 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!!
GO BRUCE!!! :bounce:

Hi Dissident! :wavey:

Hehe, that's one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs. :) I haven't listened to them in ages.

Have you found the missing Audioslave songs yet?

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by Lee
The band put on quite a show during the winter olympics in Salt Lake earlier this year.

The name of the band looks good, at the latest. :p
Ill try to find something on them as well. :D

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:21 PM
an article for Hackie:

Clijsters Mulls Australian Citizenship

BELGIAN tennis star Kim Clijsters is considering an offer to take on Australian citizenship for tax purposes, her father and manager Lei said.

"Australia's tax authorities recently asked me to talk about an advantageous fiscal arrangement," Lei Clijsters told the daily De Morgen. "Of course, linked to the possible advantages is naturalisation as Australian citizen."

Kim Clijsters, 19, is the girlfriend of world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt and already spends a lot of time in Australia. Lei Clijsters said she is considering the switch because of Belgium's tax system, which has some of the highest rates in Europe.

"In the past five years, we have paid an incredible amount of taxes," Lei Clijsters said, adding tax authorities keep up to 60 percent of earnings won by the world's No.4. "Little wonder we are open to offers which cost us less."

Clijsters has won in excess of $US3 million in prize money since turning pro in 1998. She has had a stellar year, reaching the Australian Open semi-finals and beating the Williams sisters on her way to the Masters title last month. She also won tournaments in Hamburg, Filderstadt and Luxembourg and briefly rose to No.3 in the WTA rankings.

Lei Clijsters said that despite considering Australia's offer, Kim was still firmly attached to her Belgian roots.

"She always said she wanted to remain Belgian, but as her manager I have to study all offers and we cannot reject this without examining it carefully," he told Le Soir newspaper.

Lei Clijsters complained that soccer players in Belgium get more financial protection than other athletes and called on tax authorities to offer her daughter a better financial deal.

Several Belgian sports stars have left Belgium for tax havens such as Monaco for tax purposes but few have actually switched citizenship.

Meanwhile in SYDNEY, Australia five of the world's top 10 women and a former No. 1 will play in the Adidas International tennis tournament in January, organizers announced Friday.

Jennifer Capriati, the world No. 3 and Australian Open champion, Belgians Kim Clijsters (No. 4) and Justine Henin-Hardenne (No. 5), as well as No. 6 Amelie Mauresmo and No. 8 Daniela Hantuchova, will compete at the Sydney International Tennis Center at Homebush Bay from Jan. 5-11.

Also included in the field is former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, Alexandra Stevenson, Anastasia Myskina and Anna Kournikova.

Capriati will be seeking her 14th career title. She won the title in 1993 and was a finalist in 1997. The 26-year-old Capriati won her second straight Australian Open 10 months ago.

with those high taxes, i would ditch Belgium in a heartbeat :D

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:23 PM
hey all :wavey:

any Martina Hingis and Todd Martin fans here? good and bad news:

Hingis enters Australian Open
Copyright © 2002 Nando Media
Copyright © 2002 Agence France-Presse

MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) - Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis was among the entries for next month's Australian Open, officials said on Wednesday.

Hingis, who has won the Australian title three times, had been in doubt with an ankle injury.

Entries closed on Monday and Australian Open chief executive Paul McNamee said only the recently-retired Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, a pregnant Sandrine Testud and Jelena Dokic had indicated they won't be making the trip to Melbourne to play.

"It's great to see that triple champion Martina has indicated that she wants to play, so like her we'll be keeping our fingers crossed that she'll be fit in time for January," McNamee said on Wednesday.

Hingis underwent surgery on her left ankle in May to repair one torn and three loose ligaments.

The injury forced her to miss the German, Italian and French Opens, in addition to Wimbledon, San Diego and Los Angeles.

She also bypassed the season-ending WTA Championships in Los Angeles, in order to further rehabilitate her ankle.

Only American Todd Martin had officially indicated he would not be a starter in the men's event, although McNamee had no word on the availability of Pete Sampras, whose future is clouded following his victory in the US Open last September and the birth of his first child.

McNamee said the rankings cut-off for the men's singles main draw was 103 and the women's at 110.

Players will be competing for a total prizepool of 18.2 million dollars ($10.1 million US), with 1,127,850 dollars ($631,600 US) to the men's and women's singles winners.

The first grand slam of 2003 will be held from Jan. 13-26.
~~~~~

i never took Martina's retirement threats seriously. she loves the game too much to just quit at such a young age.. as for Todd Martin, his career is definitely winding down :(

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hi, RF! :)



Well, I'm young, too, but it's really difficult when you're like me: not good-looking, too shy for your own good, and somewhat intelligent. I've been in a relationship before, but it ended badly and it took me a long time to recover from it. (Layla, you wanted to know where my answer from your forgiveness thread came from? There you go.) It's so frustrating because I feel I have a lot to offer but there's no one to share it with. :( About the only thing that keeps me sane is the silly crushes I keep and exaggerate for my boys of all disciplines.

I shouldn't have read that thread, it just makes me want to cry, especially the last page where Monica@53 comes back and was all, "Hey!! I'm attached now!!" after bemoaning a fate of being alone :(

So I'll go wallow in my self-pity and spare you guys.

Oh come on!
Life is funny and unfair most of the time. It took me many years to finally find someone I was interested in and that would give a rats ass about me. When it finally matter, I stopped being shy, swallowed the "bad me", and did whatever was necessary. It worked, and we are together ever since.
If you are sad because you cant find someone, its probably destiny keeping you single so then when the right person comes youre not tied up to f**k it all up.
Now THAT would be a lot worse.

Now, put that chin up and stop being silly, because you have a great talk, and like you said, a lot to offer. If none wanted that untill now, its like I said: someone good is out there and you will cross each other´s ways some day.

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:33 PM
Happy 29th Birthday to Monica Seles! :bounce: sweetest girl on tour :D

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 10:33 PM
:wavey: Hey, guys!

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Layla

Recommendations? I don't know, I think I found myself the best one. :hearts: Lol @ me, I still can't stop posting hearts smilies and it's been 3 days now. :o

Ahem, you? :D

Hey, that's cool that you're in such a great mood, though. Witness my breakdown earlier and you'll see why I'm most definitely ready for my winter break.

Layla
12-04-2002, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Ahem, you? :D

Hey, that's cool that you're in such a great mood, though. Witness my breakdown earlier and you'll see why I'm most definitely ready for my winter break.

Err, spoken too soon. :o Witness MY breakdown and you'll see we're about on the same page. ;) In fact, I was just contemplating my loneliness today when I saw your thoughts on the matter.

And don't worry, I'm giving you full credit on the adorable Rivers! :hearts: :D

I have to take my leave for a while (I can hear the Pretender calling me), but I'll be back later. Have fun guys! :wavey:

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Hi Dissident! :wavey:

Hehe, that's one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs. :) I haven't listened to them in ages.

Have you found the missing Audioslave songs yet?

Hey Lady Lay! ;)

Yeah, Ive found them. They are being downloaded right now, along with some new PJ rarities.
Iron Maiden have lots of good songs. :D
Number of the Beast is DEFINITELY one of them. :)

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:44 PM
Hey Hackie and Leo! :wavey:

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:45 PM
Theres a football match on, the team I hate vs Today´s team I love. (you know, its a carousel, each time a team plays against the *blargs*, they are my loved team).

Maybe Ill be quite silent :p

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
OMG!Here it is!THE post.5000 I never thought Id make it all those months ago!Thanks to you guys for being here to listen to me :) I feel so emotional!:o;)

So here we go............http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/otn/party/hb2.gif cake!For everyone.

http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/bdaybiggrin.gif

http://216.40.249.192/mysmilies/kao/otn/pcheers1.gif wooooo I did it :bounce:

so this is it. the historic 5000th post. excellent work Emma, keep it up :kiss: ;)

:wavey: see ya Layla.

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I haven't fallen in love with anyone in years. In fact, I haven't even met any prospects in the last two years. I miss the feeling of being head over heels in love, even if it was unrequited and often very painful. :sad: It's better than this emotional desert I've wandered into.

Because love is the most important thing in life for me, silly crushes on various athletes, musicians or actors have been sort of a lifeline to me, so I don't lose touch with the part of me that is capable of love.

Didn't mean to depress everyone again, but . . .

The first part describes me exactly. It's been almost 4 years since that relationship ended, and I'm finally able to look back on it and remember the good times we shared and my feelings and well-being. I miss it, and it's frustrating that I can't find it.

The problem is that I don't open up very easily to complete strangers. I have to know someone first, be friends with them. When I become friends with boys, they don't want to date me, for whatever reason. But how else can I do it? I'm so paranoid and anxious that casual encounters are difficult.

My friend used to tease me that "love is for all" (a slogan he came up with just for me), meaning that I should just share my love with everyone I meet, and with my friends and family, and I do, but it's not enough, is it?

No, it's not enough. I'm highly of the opinion that humans are (mostly) manogamous for a reason--we need someone to have a deep connection with, to share the innermost part of ourselves with. It's an old-fashioned romantic notion, but I believe it's true even in today's culture. We have to share ourselves.

So it's not out of the question that someone will eventually be attracted to me, and the same goes for you TH. ;)

Hahaha, if I don't die first. I'm so picky. But thanks for your optimism, sometimes we all need a boost :)

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
Ill check those too. Thanks a bunch! :D

You're welcome, dahling :) You should listen to them in the order I wrote them out.

Hope you enjoy :)

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:50 PM
:wavey: hey hitman. :)

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Lei Clijsters said that despite considering Australia's offer, Kim was still firmly attached to her Belgian roots.

"She always said she wanted to remain Belgian, but as her manager I have to study all offers and we cannot reject this without examining it carefully," he told Le Soir newspaper.

She should move her finances elsewhere, but I don't want her to become an Aussie because her boyfriend is :( Perhaps it's just the priming pessimism from the other subject, but I wouldn't want her to move because of him. That almost never works out.

Dissident
12-04-2002, 10:52 PM
Leo I sent you a pm. Didnt you get it? ;)

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:53 PM
aah, so there are some DMB fans here.. i have a couple of their cd's (including Crash) but haven't listened to them in ages :o

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
Oh come on!
Life is funny and unfair most of the time. It took me many years to finally find someone I was interested in and that would give a rats ass about me. When it finally matter, I stopped being shy, swallowed the "bad me", and did whatever was necessary. It worked, and we are together ever since.
If you are sad because you cant find someone, its probably destiny keeping you single so then when the right person comes youre not tied up to f**k it all up.
Now THAT would be a lot worse.

Now, put that chin up and stop being silly, because you have a great talk, and like you said, a lot to offer. If none wanted that untill now, its like I said: someone good is out there and you will cross each other´s ways some day.

hitman, you make me cry :sad:

Okay, I can't respond to this just yet.

Leo7
12-04-2002, 10:55 PM
alright hitman i'll have to check ;)

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 11:03 PM
Okay, let me try this again.

Originally posted by Dissident
Oh come on!
Life is funny and unfair most of the time. It took me many years to finally find someone I was interested in and that would give a rats ass about me. When it finally matter, I stopped being shy, swallowed the "bad me", and did whatever was necessary. It worked, and we are together ever since.
If you are sad because you cant find someone, its probably destiny keeping you single so then when the right person comes youre not tied up to f**k it all up.
Now THAT would be a lot worse.

Now, put that chin up and stop being silly, because you have a great talk, and like you said, a lot to offer. If none wanted that untill now, its like I said: someone good is out there and you will cross each other´s ways some day.

hitman, your words are kind. I hope you don't think I was trying to illict sympathy or fishing for reassurance, because I was (and am) genuinely upset about all this. I mean, a person can only take so much before they explode :(

At this point, I can't even find anyone. Unfortunately, I chose a college where the grand majority of the guys are gay, or assholes. The few nice ones in the bunch are taken. I'm dead serious, not exaggerating. So I'm going to spend the rest of my college career in dating exile, and then what? Fate and destiny are nasty bitches.

Leo7
12-04-2002, 11:17 PM
ooh, try to cheer up Hackie. don't be concerned about all this crap. you're only in college, no need to worry about serious dating just yet. you're a very special person and i'm sure you'll find someone.

btw Hackie and Hitman, you guys should check your pm's. ;)

tennisaddict
12-04-2002, 11:19 PM
:wavey:

Leo7
12-04-2002, 11:22 PM
and now i must go. have a math test tomorrow and i have to study.. god this crap is so confusing! :(

anyway, i'm hoping and praying for a snow day tomorrow.. since all the weather guys are predicting about 4 inches of snow in the area or maybe more.. time for a snow dance! :p

bye all! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
you're only in college, no need to worry about serious dating just yet.

btw Hackie and Hitman, you guys should check your pm's. ;)

Hahaha, sage words coming from the high schooler. ;)

And I did check mine :)

Leo7
12-04-2002, 11:24 PM
SNOW DANCE! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/hump.gifhttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/hump.gifhttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/hump.gif

okay now i'm gone :wavey:

tennisaddict
12-04-2002, 11:25 PM
good luck for your test :) :wavey:

Leo7
12-04-2002, 11:31 PM
thanks Rob! :)

Dissident
12-04-2002, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Okay, let me try this again.



hitman, your words are kind. I hope you don't think I was trying to illict sympathy or fishing for reassurance, because I was (and am) genuinely upset about all this. I mean, a person can only take so much before they explode :(

At this point, I can't even find anyone. Unfortunately, I chose a college where the grand majority of the guys are gay, or assholes. The few nice ones in the bunch are taken. I'm dead serious, not exaggerating. So I'm going to spend the rest of my college career in dating exile, and then what? Fate and destiny are nasty bitches.

Of course I dont think that. And I understand your point, sure.
You never know what tomorrow is keeping, though.
I agree fate and destiny can be bitches (like when they took my father from me out of nowhere), but sometimes they keep merry surprises around the corner.
My one and only intention is to help, and if I made you feel worse, Im so sorry. :(
Just try to be as positive as possible. As I said, you have many good qualities that you showed everyone here. ;)

Dissident
12-04-2002, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
and now i must go. have a math test tomorrow and i have to study.. god this crap is so confusing! :(

anyway, i'm hoping and praying for a snow day tomorrow.. since all the weather guys are predicting about 4 inches of snow in the area or maybe more.. time for a snow dance! :p

bye all! :wavey:

Good luck Leo! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-04-2002, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
My one and only intention is to help, and if I made you feel worse, Im so sorry. :(
Just try to be as positive as possible.

You didn't make me feel worse. I did cry, but only because I'm not used to people being so nice to me :)

Being positive is not my strong suit, I prefer to just ignore it all together. And usually I can do that successfully--until I stumble into something like that and then it all comes flooding out.

Again, sorry I dragged down the crowd :( Thanks for all of your encouraging words, everyone, they really do help :) I guess if you can't find love, great friends are a close second :)

Layla
12-05-2002, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


You didn't make me feel worse. I did cry, but only because I'm not used to people being so nice to me :)

Being positive is not my strong suit, I prefer to just ignore it all together. And usually I can do that successfully--until I stumble into something like that and then it all comes flooding out.

Again, sorry I dragged down the crowd :( Thanks for all of your encouraging words, everyone, they really do help :) I guess if you can't find love, great friends are a close second :)

Don't be silly, no need to worry about dragging down the crowd. :kiss: It's a topic you and I both need to talk about, otherwise we'd probably just be ruminating dark thoughts within ourselves. Hope you're feeling better now, but I know that's a feeling that never really goes away, just sinks beneath the surface for a while until something like a thread on the wtaworld, or a movie or a song or seeing a wonderful couple holding hands brings it all back to the surface. I feel like crying myself. Like I said, I was thinking about the very same things earlier in the day, so the fact that you posted those thoughts here is another case of synchronicity I guess. ;)

You really are a wonderful woman and you deserve to have your dreams come true. :)

My "optimism" doesn't come easy though, it's hard work. ;) I need to consciously hold on to positive thoughts, and I believe I do get better with practice. :cool: I recommend regular practice.

Hey, how come I didn't get any comforting words? :p *shamelessly fishing for compliments* :angel: j/k :D But maybe it is more difficult to comfort someone who's time is slowly running out of time. ;)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Layla

It's a topic you and I both need to talk about, otherwise we'd probably just be ruminating dark thoughts within ourselves.

Online message boards: the new group therapy ;)

Like I said, I was thinking about the very same things earlier in the day, so the fact that you posted those thoughts here is another case of synchronicity I guess. ;)

:eek: Yeah, it is pretty weird. I guess our vibes are very close :)

I am feeling much better about the situation now. I don't know why exactly that thread, and everyone's reassurances, struck me so deep as to move me to tears. I mean, I move in a world full of beautiful, happy people daily. ::shrug:: Oh, well. I hope that now that I feel better, you feel better, too. Good vibes have to work as well as bad ;)

Hey, how come I didn't get any comforting words? :p *shamelessly fishing for compliments* :angel: j/k :D But maybe it is more difficult to comfort someone who's time is slowly running out of time. ;)

Hey now, your time isn't running out any more than mine is!! Everything you said about me is doubly true for you. Everything hitman said to me is triply true for you. You are a wonderful person through and through, and a wonderful guy will sweep you off your feet when you least expect it ;)

In the mean time, we'll have to stick with the boys in our hearts (Juanqui, Michel, Rivers) and our stories.

Sorry--like I said, I'm new to this optimism thing :o

Layla
12-05-2002, 12:30 AM
Someone here asked about the movie Intacto, I think it was RogiFan. Well, I saw the movie today and it's excellent. Very disturbing. It's quite complicated at the beginning. It took me awhile to figure out what exactly is going on, but the movie grows more and more powerful as it progresses. A very interesting concept as well. I thoroughly recommend it. :)

Dissident
12-05-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Hey now, your time isn't running out any more than mine is!! Everything you said about me is doubly true for you. Everything hitman said to me is triply true for you. You are a wonderful person through and through, and a wonderful guy will sweep you off your feet when you least expect it ;)

In the mean time, we'll have to stick with the boys in our hearts (Juanqui, Michel, Rivers) and our stories.

Sorry--like I said, I'm new to this optimism thing :o

Yeah, I second that.
What I said to TH is worth for Layla. :D
Just keep your chin up, and everything will be alright.

Layla
12-05-2002, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Online message boards: the new group therapy ;)

Hehe, so true. ;) And a few month ago I never even imagined I would find so many wonderful friends on a message board as my fingers trembled while pressing the submit reply button for my very first post. :) You guys are really terrific.

:eek: Yeah, it is pretty weird. I guess our vibes are very close :)

I am feeling much better about the situation now. I don't know why exactly that thread, and everyone's reassurances, struck me so deep as to move me to tears. I mean, I move in a world full of beautiful, happy people daily. ::shrug:: Oh, well. I hope that now that I feel better, you feel better, too. Good vibes have to work as well as bad ;)

We do seem to be in synch. :) And not in the boy band kind of way. ;)

Oh yeah, I feel much better now. See that's my problem. I don't move in a world of people. I should definitely go out more often. :D

Hey now, your time isn't running out any more than mine is!! Everything you said about me is doubly true for you. Everything hitman said to me is triply true for you. You are a wonderful person through and through, and a wonderful guy will sweep you off your feet when you least expect it ;)

In the mean time, we'll have to stick with the boys in our hearts (Juanqui, Michel, Rivers) and our stories.

Sorry--like I said, I'm new to this optimism thing :o

Thank you for your sweet words. :o :) I hope we're both right. And yeah, in the meantime I'll continue fantasizing about Rivers. :hearts:

lol @ optimism, I think you're doing just fine. :D

Dissident
12-05-2002, 12:45 AM
Today´s quotes (cheer up special ;))

'92 show,.. i forget which one excatly,..
someone in the crowed holds up a shirt that gets Ed's
att. he then start calling to the person holding the
shirt to pass it up to the stage and says " throw it
up i promise I give it right back." when the shirt
reaches him he holds it up and says "what the hell is
this shit?" {the shirt read 'VEDDER FOR PRES'} "are
things really that bad?"

:D:D:D

Dissident
12-05-2002, 12:47 AM
another,.....
again I can't remember when and where and in this case
even the song that they were playing. anyway,..
they're playing a song and Ed starts laughing part way
through it. and stops to say "there is a girl in the
front and her shirt says 'FUCK ME EDDY' well you'd
have to spell my name right first"

LMAO :D

Dissident
12-05-2002, 12:49 AM
MSG '98 first night. when Ed talked about the Breath
signs and went on to explain that "someone slipped me
a Viagra and I was busy doing something else. Six
times of doing something else."

:D:D:D

Whats that? Ok, you said one of 3 things. You said
give me, I know you said that. You said give me a
pick, a drink or my dick.Whats did you say? Well I
have a lot of guitar picks, and I actually have a few
beers, but I only have one of the other thing and Im
going to keep it so that I can entertain myself in
boring fucking towns like Knoxville!"

Dissident
12-05-2002, 12:51 AM
I´ll post more quotes today, since we seem to be needing some laughs here. :D

The last one

There was this interview with the band where they had
just seen the Smashing Pumpkins and Eddie was dressed
like a groupie with a bra and spandex shorts. The
chick who was talking to them was a real ditz and just
kept laughing really loud and asking stupid questions.
Anyway, she asked Eddie a question about his lyrics
and he said, "I don't wanna talk about my lyrics
dressed like this."
Then he showed the ballerina-type shoes he was wearing
and thanked D'arcy from the Pumpkins for letting him
borrow them. And Stone said "Well they look better on
you." And Eddie got up and pretended to punch him in
the stomach.

Damn, how much would I have payed to see that! ROTLMAO!

Layla
12-05-2002, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Dissident


Yeah, I second that.
What I said to TH is worth for Layla. :D
Just keep your chin up, and everything will be alright.

LOL, thanks. :o

Hey, would you like to check out my favorite Slovene band? Now keep in mind that the Slovene music scene is either non-existent or just plain dreadful, so in the context the music this band produces is wonderul. So if you're at all curious as to what kind of music is produced in Slovenia, this is the band I would recommend.

The band's name is Siddharta. All of their songs (2 albums) are on Kazaa, but probably not at the moment, as it's 3 am in Slovenia. ;)

I recommend you starts with the following songs: Pot v x, Lunanai, Samo Edini, Klinik, B Mashina, Èrnobelo, Indija.

In fact, their mp3 files are on their home page at http://www.siddharta.net It's in Slovene, but you'll find the word Avdio somewhere at the bottom of the page (it's very small, left of video). You'll find four cds. Click on ID and NORD, their 2 cds.

Of course you don't have to, if you're not interested. ;)

And anyone else can check them out as well. ;) *shameless promotion*

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
another,.....
again I can't remember when and where and in this case
even the song that they were playing. anyway,..
they're playing a song and Ed starts laughing part way
through it. and stops to say "there is a girl in the
front and her shirt says 'FUCK ME EDDY' well you'd
have to spell my name right first"

LMAO :D

LOLOLOL!!! Smart(ass) men rule :D

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:03 AM
http://www.siddharta.net/english/main.htm
:D

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:04 AM
There are those two albums and then another one, called Silikon Delta.
That one is not good?

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
There are those two albums and then another one, called Silikon Delta.
That one is not good?

I haven't heard Silikon Delta yet, it's an album of remixes, so I have my doubts. ;) Do not start with that one. :D

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
another,.....
again I can't remember when and where and in this case
even the song that they were playing. anyway,..
they're playing a song and Ed starts laughing part way
through it. and stops to say "there is a girl in the
front and her shirt says 'FUCK ME EDDY' well you'd
have to spell my name right first"

LMAO :D

Ouch! :D LMAO! He really is too funny. And I would definitely vote for him. ;)

Thanks for the laughs Dissident! :D

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Someone here asked about the movie Intacto, I think it was RogiFan. Well, I saw the movie today and it's excellent. Very disturbing. It's quite complicated at the beginning. It took me awhile to figure out what exactly is going on, but the movie grows more and more powerful as it progresses. A very interesting concept as well. I thoroughly recommend it. :)

Hi Layla!

Thanks for the quickie review -- I appreciate it. Is it difficult to watch this movie?

Good, now I have two Spanish films to look forward to soon!! ;)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:10 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh yeah, I feel much better now. See that's my problem. I don't move in a world of people. I should definitely go out more often. :D

Well, I move in the world of beautiful people, but just as a jaded observer.

Anyway, to help on the good feelings, how about a song or two? ;)

Crazy how it feels tonight
Crazy how you make it all alright love
You crush me with the things you do
I do for you anything too
Sitting, smoking, feeling high
In this moment it feels so right
Lovely lady
I am at your feet
God I want you so badly
I wonder this
Could tomorrow be
So wondrous as you there sleeping
Let's go drive 'til morning comes
Watch the sunrise
To fill our souls up
Drink some wine 'til we get drunk
It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is this real or am I dreaming
Lovely lady
Let me drink you please
I won't spill a drop, I promise you
Lying under this spell you cast on me
Each moment
The more I love you
Crush me
Come on
It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
Here I'm dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
Is it real or am I dreaming
Lovely lady I will treat you sweetly
Adore you
I mean
You crush me
It's times like these
When my faith I feel
And I know
How I love you
Come on
Lady
It's crazy I'm thinking
Just as long as you're around
And here I'll be dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down
To each other we'll be facing
By love we'll beat back the pain
we've found
You know
I mean to tell you all the things I've been thinking deep inside
My friend
With each moment the more I love you
Crush me
Come on
Lady
So much you have given love
That I would give you back
Again and again
Meaning I'll hold you
And please
Let me always

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:13 AM
The website is really beautiful. :D
Im hearing Pot v x now. Sounds good. :D

Very similar to argentinian rock.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:14 AM
And the song I'm listening to right now (and the first 'song' my ex and I shared):


--> Audio here (http://www.dmband.com/sights/sights_main.asp?album=4) <--

Lie in Our Graves
When I step into the light
My arms are open wide
When I step into the light
My eyes searching wildly
Would you not like to be
Sitting on top of the world with
your legs hanging free
Would you not like to be ok, ok, ok?

When I'm walking by the water
Splish splash me and you takin a bath
When I'm walking by the water
Come up through my toes
To my ankles
To my head
To my soul
And I'm blown away

When I'm walking by the water
Splish splash me and you takin a bath
When I'm walking by the water
Come up through my toes
To my ankles
To my head
To my soul
And I'm blown away
I can't believe that we would
lie in our graves
Wondering if we had
spent our living days well
I can't believe that we would
lie in our graves
Dreaming of things that we
might have been

I can't believe that we would
lie in our graves
Wondering if we had
spent our living days well
I can't believe that we would
lie in our graves
Dreaming of things that we
might have been

Would you not like to be
I can't believe that you
would not like to be
Would you not like to be
ok, ok, ok

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:16 AM
Dont talk about lyrics, coz I butt in the same minute.
I was looking for a pertinent PJ song lyric, and found this one.
Thats whats going on with you girls. ;)
So beautiful lyrics! :D

Hey fellas have you heard the news? Oh yeah.
The women in this town are being missused. Oh yeah.
Yeah I seen it all in my dreams last night. Oh yeah.
Girls leaving this town cuse they don't treat em right-a. Oh yeah.

I'll take a train. (take a train)
Fly by plane. (fly by plane)
There getting tired. (getting tired)
Getting sick and tired. (sick and tired)

Oh you fellas better change your ways. Oh yeah.
Them leaving this town in a matter of days. Oh yeah.
Girl is good you better treat em true. Oh yeah.
Seen fellas runnin arround with someone new. Oh yeah.

I'm gettin tired. (gettin tired)
Sick and tired. (sick and tired)
There leaving here. (leavin' here)
Oh leaving here. (leavin' here)
Oh leaving here yeah yeah yeah leaving here.
Been a while.

Oh yea (x4)

The love of a woman is a wonderfull thing. Oh yeah.
The way that we treat em is a cryin shame. Oh yeah.
I'll tell you fellas yea it won't be long. Oh yeah.
Before these women they all have gone. Oh yeah.

I'm gettin tired. (gettin tired)
Sick and tired. (sick and tired)
I'll take a train. (take a train)
Fly by plane. (fly by plane)
There leaving here yeah yeah yeah. Leaving here.
Leaving leaving. Oh leaving here now.
Baby baby baby. Please don't leave here.
Oh baby.

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan


Hi Layla!

Thanks for the quickie review -- I appreciate it. Is it difficult to watch this movie?

Good, now I have two Spanish films to look forward to soon!! ;)

No, it's not difficult to watch. It's quite intriguing. I loved every minute of it. Sadly, it didn't get the best reviews here but I don't care about reviews anyway.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:18 AM
Aww, thank you hitman! :big hug: I probably don't have that song, do I? :o Cause that'd be wonderful to hear right about now.

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:19 AM
No, you dont have it for sure. Its a cover, you wont find it anywhere but on live shows or the net.
Its called Leaving Here. :D

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
The website is really beautiful. :D
Im hearing Pot v x now. Sounds good. :D

Very similar to argentinian rock.

Glad you're enjoying it. :) For some reason, I keep missing their concerts. :( They play all over Slovenia, but not often in the capital, which is where I live. I don't have a car so I can't drive around to go to concerts, or I would. I did hear them once and they were much better live than on records. :) That's how they started anyway, as a cult live band with no records.

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:23 AM
Yeah, they are good. Its a shame I cant understand shit.
Ill listen to more of them tomorrow, as Im checking the PJ rarities now. I downloaded a bunch.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
No, you dont have it for sure. Its a cover, you wont find it anywhere but on live shows or the net.
Its called Leaving Here. :D

Damn.

Oh, well. The lyrics suffice, in any case :)

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Damn.

Oh, well. The lyrics suffice, in any case :)
Its a great song, another one worth a download. It has this "Twist and Shout" thing to it, I guess... :p
Really interesting.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:27 AM
Wow, I have really enjoyed my reawakening to DMB. Thanks for making me think of them, hitman ;) Good memories attached to this album.

Here's another song that fits our newly optimistic mood. It can also be found on that page I linked before.

Two Step
Say, my love, I came to you with best intentions
You laid down and gave to me just what I'm seeking
Love, you drive me to distraction
Hey my love do you believe that we might last a thousand years
Or more if not for this,
our flesh and blood
It ties you and me right up
Tie me down

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
These things we cannot change

Hey, my love, you came to me like wine comes to this mouth
Grown tired of water all the time
You quench my heart and you quench my mind

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but
sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
The things we cannot
Celebrate, you and me, climbing two by two, to be sure
these days continue, things we cannot change

Oh, my love I came to you
with best intentions
You laid down and gave to me
just what I'm seeking

Celebrate we will
Because life is short
but sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two
To be sure these days continue
Things we cannot change...
Things we cannot change

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:27 AM
Lovely lyrics TH and Hitman. :) I never heard Leaving Here but it sounds great. :D

TH, your audio link didn't work. :(

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

Its a great song, another one worth a download. It has this "Twist and Shout" thing to it, I guess... :p
Really interesting.

Oh, you don't know . . . I don't download songs from music-sharing sites. Hard to believe, eh? Personal choice, I guess.

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:29 AM
TH, what are your top 3 DMB records? I was wondering which ones to download, and if any of them are awful.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Layla
TH, your audio link didn't work. :(

It didn't? :( Hm . . Does this work? (http://www.dmband.com/sights/sights_main.asp?album=4)

If not, go here (http://www.dmband.com/index.asp), click on "Sights and Sounds", and think pick the Crash album. Then you have to download the songs individually by clicking on the little bar under "audio" next to the song.

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Yeah, they are good. Its a shame I cant understand shit.
Ill listen to more of them tomorrow, as Im checking the PJ rarities now. I downloaded a bunch.

They're lyrics are great too. I might translate one or two just to give you a clue (but not tonight ;) ).

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:32 AM
I found another one. This is an AWESOME one! :eek:
It was released with the single I am Mine, I downloaded, but its all screwed up :sad: ill try again tomorrow. The lyrics have also a lot to do with what YOU should do. ;)

Down. Fall by the wayside no getting out.
Down. Cry me a river dried up and dammed.
The names can be changed but the place is still the same.
I am loaded. Told that all's for naught. Holds me down.

Rise. Life is in motion. I'm stuck in line.
Rise. You can't be neutral on a moving train.
One day the symptoms fade. Think I'll throw these pills away.
And if hope could grow from dirt like me. It can be done.

Won't let the light escape from me.
Won't let the darkness swallow me.

So long.

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Oh, you don't know . . . I don't download songs from music-sharing sites. Hard to believe, eh? Personal choice, I guess.

No...Not so hard... I can understand, yes. Safety reasons?

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by Layla
TH, what are your top 3 DMB records? I was wondering which ones to download, and if any of them are awful.

Hey! Something I know about :D

Okay, my top 3 albums are their first 3 studio albums. You HAVE to listen to them in order, at least, the first two before the third one because it is markedly different.

1. Under the Table and Dreaming
2. Crash
3. Before These Crowded Streets

The first two albums are just studio albums of songs they had been playing on the road for about 5 years beforehand. They are a great live band, but their live albums leave something to be desired :(

I posted the songs for hitman yesterday, so go back a few pages if you want to see track lists :)

Everyday is pure and total shit. Don't touch it with a ten-foot pole. That's the one that turned me off to the band :sad: because it was a complete departure from their jam band roots, and was so slick and poppy that it alienated a lot of fans.

That's probably a good starting point. Their other stuff, the independent albums, are usually the domain of hardcore fans. Start with those 3 and you'll have a good foundation for the band :)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

No...Not so hard... I can understand, yes. Safety reasons?

More or less. Plus, my website stuff is taking up enough of my harddrive as it is, so I had to give up something.

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


It didn't? :( Hm . . Does this work? (http://www.dmband.com/sights/sights_main.asp?album=4)

If not, go here (http://www.dmband.com/index.asp), click on "Sights and Sounds", and think pick the Crash album. Then you have to download the songs individually by clicking on the little bar under "audio" next to the song.

Nope, doesn't work either. But thanks for the official site. It seems great. I'll have to listen to the songs tomorrow though. I haven't figured out how to use headphones with the computer yet :o and I don't want to wake anyone up.

"dmb teams up with Ben & Jerry's" now this brought a smile to my face. :)

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Layla


They're lyrics are great too. I might translate one or two just to give you a clue (but not tonight ;) ).

Thanks, Ill be waiting. ;)

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:39 AM
Ugh, the DMB page audio is not working for me, for some reason... Sometimes I wonder if this computer hates me... :(
I guess Ill have to try again tomorrow

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


More or less. Plus, my website stuff is taking up enough of my harddrive as it is, so I had to give up something.

I see...

Thats why I dont make a website, to begin with, you see?

*in complete denial that he hardly knows what html means...*
:p

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
I found another one. This is an AWESOME one! :eek:
It was released with the single I am Mine,
.
.
.
The lyrics have also a lot to do with what YOU should do. ;)

And you wonder why I adore you so much :) LOL, okay maybe you don't, but just for the record--because you are one of the nicest people I've ever met. Sticking around to comfort us with songs and get our minds on a different topic. You're such a wonderful person :)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
I see...

Thats why I dont make a website, to begin with, you see?

*in complete denial that he hardly knows what html means...*
:p

LMAO!! Such a man :rolleyes:

I laugh, because I don't know too terribly much, either. My best friend helped me set up the site and taught me all of the code I need to keep it up and running.

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:42 AM
Thanks for the info on DMB, TH. :) Oh, I'm an expert on getting track lists by now. ;) I saw your track lists but I wasn't sure if those albums were your recommendations or not.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Ugh, the DMB page audio is not working for me, for some reason... Sometimes I wonder if this computer hates me... :(
I guess Ill have to try again tomorrow

:( Well, I didn't try to use it since I'm listening to the CD, but maybe it's not working at all. Official sites can be bitchy like that.

I liked the amazon sites before, with the track lists.

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


And you wonder why I adore you so much :) LOL, okay maybe you don't, but just for the record--because you are one of the nicest people I've ever met. Sticking around to comfort us with songs and get our minds on a different topic. You're such a wonderful person :)

First, its good that you replied with something... I was begining to feel embarassed that I was talking to myself. :p

Second, :o
Dont do that, you will make me really embarassed.

I just try to give back what people give me. Thats all.
You are all wonderful people, and seeing anyone here down is a complete PAIN IN THE A**. ;)

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:44 AM
Btw, the name of that last song is DOWN.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Thanks for the info on DMB, TH. :) Oh, I'm an expert on getting track lists by now. ;) I saw your track lists but I wasn't sure if those albums were your recommendations or not.

You're welcome, and indeed they were. I was in a rush last night or else I would have put more detail into the posts.

Dissident
12-05-2002, 01:46 AM
Amazon is a bitch, because they dont even want to know if the album sucks from songs 1 to 6 and is heaven for the last ones... They link sound to the first half a dozen and thats it.

So stupid.... :rolleyes:
But oh well, I guess Im stuck to them right now. :p

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
First, its good that you replied with something... I was begining to feel embarassed that I was talking to myself. :p

Nope, if I'm here, I'm always reading the posts. Sometimes I just don't have anything to add :) The shyness creeps back, LOL.


Second, :o
Dont do that, you will make me really embarassed.
I just try to give back what people give me. Thats all.
You are all wonderful people, and seeing anyone here down is a complete PAIN IN THE A**. ;)

Awww!! LOL, I like making you blush, especially since you hardly ever reply to my comments of such. Besides, I have to shower my affection somewhere, and what better candidate than you? Hehe ;)

And in turn, you make me blush :) If you were standing right in front of me, I'd give you a great big hug for your concern :)

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Btw, the name of that last song is DOWN.

Alright, I was just going to ask for the title of that wonderful pick-me-up song. :)

I'll try to find it and download it.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Amazon is a bitch, because they dont even want to know if the album sucks from songs 1 to 6 and is heaven for the last ones... They link sound to the first half a dozen and thats it.

So stupid.... :rolleyes:
But oh well, I guess Im stuck to them right now. :p

Yeah, amazon sucks sometimes, but you get what you pay for. I never get anything from them unless I wanted it before I went there anyway, so :rolleyes: on them.

Layla
12-05-2002, 01:57 AM
And this is my lyrics contribution before I hit the sack. Thanks for being so wonderful. :) Sweet dreams everyone! :wavey:


This years love had better last
Heaven knows it's high time
And I've been waiting on my own too long
But when you hold me like you do
It feels so right
I start to forget
How my heart gets torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Feeling like you can't go on

Turning circles when time again
It cuts like a knife oh yeah
If you love me got to know for sure
Cos it takes something more this time
Than sweet sweet lies
Before I open up my arms and fall
Losing all control
Every dream inside my soul
And when you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain't this life so sweet

This years love had better last
This years love had better last

So whose to worry
If our hearts get torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Don't you know this life goes on
And won't you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain't this life so sweet

This years love had better last
This years love had better last
This years love had better last
This years love had better last

Dissident
12-05-2002, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Alright, I was just going to ask for the title of that wonderful pick-me-up song. :)

I'll try to find it and download it.

just dont download the one which the filename is PRE_RELEASE_DOWN or something like that. Its all screwed up, parts missing.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:01 AM
Mmmm, wonderful song, Layla :) Conjures wonderful thoughts before bed.

Thanks for staying up with us!! Twas a fun and enlightening conversation. Sweet dreams of Rivers for you!!

Nightynight :wavey:

Dissident
12-05-2002, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Awww!! LOL, I like making you blush, especially since you hardly ever reply to my comments of such. Besides, I have to shower my affection somewhere, and what better candidate than you? Hehe ;)

And in turn, you make me blush :) If you were standing right in front of me, I'd give you a great big hug for your concern :)

:p
Thanks. :)

Im glad it worked at some rate. Thats what matters, and you girls seem to be feeling better. ;)

Dissident
12-05-2002, 02:04 AM
Good night Layla! :wavey:

I should be on bed already myself. I have to work hard tomorrow. Last project due tomorrow night. :eek:

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
:p
Thanks. :)

Im glad it worked at some rate. Thats what matters, and you girls seem to be feeling better. ;)

You're welcome :) And yes, I think we are definitely feeling much, much better :)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Good night Layla! :wavey:

I should be on bed already myself. I have to work hard tomorrow. Last project due tomorrow night. :eek:

Well, all right. I have to do a ton of work myself tomorrow, but I have the whole day to do it :D

Best of luck with your project!! I'm sure you'll do a smashing job ;)

Goodnight, dahling, and thanks again for staying up with us!!

:wavey:

Dissident
12-05-2002, 02:10 AM
Thanks Hackie. Good night! Sweet dreams.

:wavey:


Gee, I posted like nuts this night... :eek:

Vera
12-05-2002, 02:11 AM
Good night Hitman and Layla. :wavey:

Hi Hackie :wavey:

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:13 AM
:wavey: Hey, Vera!

Vera
12-05-2002, 02:23 AM
Sorry to hear that you are feeling down today, Hackie. But I'm not sure if I should say anything, I'm afraid I'll drag you down more since I'm never an optimistic person. But then, I just want to tell you that, sometimes things don't go your way. But doesn't mean that something is wrong with you. You just have to believe in yourself. The fact that your friends and even ppl here on this board appreciate you a lot, that really already means something.

I have to learn it the hard way myself. But I've never believe that there's always someone for me. So I never let that one aspect of life drag me down. I mean, I can't live my whole life feeling miserable, thinking that something's missing in my life. I have a lot of wonderful friends and they all tell me how wonderful a person I am so I decided that I'm already being appreciated and if there's no special someone out there for me, is not going to make me any less than I am.

Anyway, I'm not sure if this is what you want to hear but I hope it helps. :)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by Vera
The fact that your friends and even ppl here on this board appreciate you a lot, that really already means something.
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Anyway, I'm not sure if this is what you want to hear but I hope it helps. :)

Hi, sorry I left. There was a scheduled fire alarm in my building, so I had to go out in the freezing cold :rolleyes:

Anyway, as if I haven't gotten sappy enough tonight, I just wanted to say that I consider you guys just another set of friends. Just because we aren't sitting face to face with each other doesn't mean we can't be close--we do talk everyday, after all :)

And yes, your words always help :) Thanks :)

Vera
12-05-2002, 05:02 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Hi, sorry I left. There was a scheduled fire alarm in my building, so I had to go out in the freezing cold :rolleyes:

Anyway, as if I haven't gotten sappy enough tonight, I just wanted to say that I consider you guys just another set of friends. Just because we aren't sitting face to face with each other doesn't mean we can't be close--we do talk everyday, after all :)

And yes, your words always help :) Thanks :)

It's okay. I remembered those fire drills in my dorm, always came in the most inopportune time, like 3 am in a freezing cold morning.

Anyway, just wanna say. Well, I admit that I don't have much of a life. But that's not the reason I come here everyday. I'm here bcos I enjoy you and everyone's company. True that we've never met in person, but I think we are really good friends now, we talk and share our thoughts and feelings with each other, is that what a friend's for!

Well, good night. :wavey:

Francine
12-05-2002, 09:05 AM
:wavey: Goodmorning everyone!

Just popping in to wish everyone a happy Sinterklaas, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
In Holland we don't give each other presents with christmas, but at December 5th, which is the birthday of Sinterklaas (A saint from the 8th century, I believe, who always looked after children), He's kinda like Santa, but he rides a white horse and is dressed like a priest. Anywayzzzz, I'm gonna get presents :D :bounce: But I'm going to get them saturday, cause I'm only going home for the weekend. But still, party on, LOL!

Originally posted by Leo7
"In the past five years, we have paid an incredible amount of taxes," Lei Clijsters said, adding tax authorities keep up to 60 percent of earnings won by the world's No.4. "Little wonder we are open to offers which cost us less."


That's ridiculous, a lot of rich Dutch people actually live in Belgium cause the taxes are lower there then in Holland. All professional cyclists live there and even Richard Krajicek lived there for a while. Hell, I believe even some Dutch politicians live in Belgium :eek:

Chloe le Bopper
12-05-2002, 11:25 AM
Buenos dias, todos....

I was just checking the stats for this thread, and couldn't help but notice that some of you have about as many posts in here as I have altogether :D teehee


TennisHack 2967
Layla 2162
Leo7 1690
IluvRogi 1674
Vera 1237
Lee 977
Dissident 771
Rebecca 638
Mrs. B 548
RogiFan 261
Nacho 127
Dr. Peedy 72
King Scotso of Aragon 63
jcsting 46
Sonic 29
xxfrancine 28
Legolas 27
tennisaddict 24
Static 16
aaron® 11
Lleyton's_Chick 9
Dr. Marly 8
ferrerogrrl 8
zosse 6
Nina 5
harry_potter 4
miss mosquito 3
angele87 1
Daniel 1
aura of moya 1
Miss_Juanqui 1
Go Rainer 1
tvkat 1

Chloe le Bopper
12-05-2002, 11:26 AM
Okay scratch that.

I didn't realize I almost had 4000 posts now.

Teehee.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:31 PM
Hallo, thread :wavey:

TH's Temperature Watch: 28F/-3C with a wind chill of 20F/-8C. That's the warmest its been all week, LOL, and I think because it snowed last night :)

Happy Sinterklaas, Francine! :) Hope you get lots of great presents. It's a lot of fun to learn about the different holiday traditions around the world :)

Leo7
12-05-2002, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
SNOW DANCE! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/hump.gifhttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/hump.gifhttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/hump.gif

it workeed! it worked! it's snowing! no school today! hip hip hooray! :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I was just checking the stats for this thread, and couldn't help but notice that some of you have about as many posts in here as I have altogether :D teehee

Are you trying to say something? ;) LOL, we're just following your original instructions, dumping the majority of our posts in here :D

And since we're doing stats, let's have a check on our overall board standings, shall we?

Top 50 Posters
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5. Layla
7. TennisHack
8. IluvRogi
9. Leo7
10. Rebecca
13. Mrs. B
16. Dissident
17. Dr. Peedy
22. Vera
27. RogiFan
28. Lee
40. zosse
56. Nacho
93. jcsting
245. xxfrancine


LOL, I think that goes to show who has a life and who doesn't ;)

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
it workeed! it worked! it's snowing! no school today! hip hip hooray! :bounce: :bounce:

Yay for you! :bounce::bounce:

Leo7
12-05-2002, 02:47 PM
Lindsay and Co will show no mercy

LINDSAY DAVENPORT last night insisted that the USA won't be tempted to show any mercy towards a much weaker European selection in the three-day women's tennis spectacular which gets under way at the RDS tonight (7.0).

"It's definitely not in the nature of the Williams's (Serena and Venus) to take their foot off the pedal, no matter whether it's a Grand Slam or an exhibition match," said former world No 1 Davenport, who will also be joined by Jennifer Capriati and Monica Seles in the awesomely powerful American line-up, priced at 1/14 compared to the opposition's 6/1.

"And myself, Jennifer and Monica will also be doing our utmost to ensure that the USA come out on top," added the three-time Grand Slam title winner and 1996 Olympic gold medalist, who plays in another exhibition in Baltimore on her way home.

With world No 9 Jelena Dokic being replaced yesterday by Russia's world No 26 Elena Bovina because of an ankle injury, the European side, also comprising world No 8 Daniela Hantuchova, and three world sub-30 players in Iva Majoli, Anna Kournikova and Barbara Schett, compares even more unfavourably with their adversaries.

But Davenport (26), sidelined this year from January to July after knee surgery, and priced at 1/4 for tonight's opening showdown against Schett (5/2), argues that the seven-match tie won't be a pushover for the Americans.

"The Europeans are young, talented and enthusiastic, so we'll get nothing easy," said Davenport, who will followed on court by Seles (1/5 odds) and Kournikova (3/1).

But while the Newport Beach, California native wouldn't predict the scorline at about 5.30 on Saturday afternoon, she had no hesitation in insisting that the Ballsbridge battle will serve up a feast of high quality entertainment for the fans.

"It often happens that you see a much higher level of tennis in exhibition than in serious play, because the players are much more relaxed," explained Davenport.

It was last July that the 6ft 2ins right-hander first heard about the Dublin extravaganza. "I was immediately very enthusiastic about the idea, particularly as I had never been to Dublin, or Ireland before," she pointed out.

On a personal level, Davenport is delighted with her form since returning to court action in July.

"In early September I got to the semi-finals of the US Open and stretched Serena to two tight sets. Obviously I was very pleased with that."

Although she won't be 27 until next June, Davenport gives herself a maximum of only two more years before she hangs up her professional racquet.

"I've been a full-time pro since I was 16, and I've packed a lot of travelling into that time. I'm also engaged and getting married next year, and I'd like to start a family as soon as possible."

:eek: :sad: :sad: :sad: don't retire Lindsay :sad: :sad: :sad:

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Although she won't be 27 until next June, Davenport gives herself a maximum of only two more years before she hangs up her professional racquet.

"I've been a full-time pro since I was 16, and I've packed a lot of travelling into that time. I'm also engaged and getting married next year, and I'd like to start a family as soon as possible."

:eek: :sad: :sad: :sad: don't retire Lindsay :sad: :sad: :sad:

Aww, it will be okay, Leo! She's not retiring this year--she's going to play until at least 2004. That's another Olympic year, so maybe she'll go out with a bang, a Golden Slam :D

Mrs. B
12-05-2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hallo, thread :wavey:

TH's Temperature Watch: 28F/-3C with a wind chill of 20F/-8C. That's the warmest its been all week, LOL, and I think because it snowed last night :)

Happy Sinterklaas, Francine! :) Hope you get lots of great presents. It's a lot of fun to learn about the different holiday traditions around the world :)
-3°C is warm. Right, i'm out of here soon... ;) I was loading and unloading some things from my car and that cold has given me a headache now. Hope it doesn't get worse tomorrow. :mad:

First & foremost, congrats to Emma for her 5000th post, and congrats to Becca who's heading for her 4000th pretty soon.

As for Layla & Hackie--you girls worry too much about nothing. Believe me, you are beautiful human beings, you share so much warmth & good energy here and it's such a priviledge to know you both here and i'm sure the guys that deserve your loves are somewhere out there and you're gonna meet them and when you do it's gonna hit you both out of orbit!!! :)

Sinterklaas in Holland. :) Here in Switzerland they have something similar, Samiklaus, the guy comes with a donkey and he's also dressed in brown, and he's got a sack full of peanuts, chocolates and mandarins that he hands out to the children here in the old city. I think it's tomorrow. I'm still hoping to see some snow before i leave, it would be a whole lot better than just cold gruesome cold...yuk!

Anywayz, :wavey: to all, perhaps i'll catch u all later if i'll finish my work earlier...
:)

Leo7
12-05-2002, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Are you trying to say something? ;) LOL, we're just following your original instructions, dumping the majority of our posts in here :D

And since we're doing stats, let's have a check on our overall board standings, shall we?

Top 50 Posters
-------------------
5. Layla
7. TennisHack
8. IluvRogi
9. Leo7
10. Rebecca
13. Mrs. B
16. Dissident
17. Dr. Peedy
22. Vera
27. RogiFan
28. Lee
40. zosse
56. Nacho
93. jcsting
245. xxfrancine


LOL, I think that goes to show who has a life and who doesn't ;)

i'm ranked in the top ten? :eek: geesh, gotta get me a life :p

Leo7
12-05-2002, 02:54 PM
i hate John Leach i hate him i hate him i hate him :fiery: :sad:

Leo7
12-05-2002, 02:56 PM
:wavey: Mrs.B. hope you come back soon. :)

Mrs. B
12-05-2002, 02:58 PM
Hi, Hackie & Leo!

Good for you, Leo, u got snow! The only thing that's reminding me of Xmas coming is playing carols on my cd.

:)

Leo7
12-05-2002, 03:07 PM
oh yeah i have tons of those christmas carol cd's too :D

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 03:11 PM
:) Hi Leo7!

Where are you that you got so much snow? Iwonder if it's coming my way... we're supposed to get snow today I think.

Snow days... I remember those!! :p

I didn't have a chance to congratulate ILR on her 5000th and will congratulate Rebecca in advance of her 4000th. :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
12-05-2002, 03:16 PM
Oh I didn't really mean anything by it, I just noticed it when i checked it today that was all. I remember back when we were just a few pages and I had the most ;) oh How times change.

I'm nearing 10 000 on wtaworld LMAO

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hi, Hackie & Leo!

Good for you, Leo, u got snow! The only thing that's reminding me of Xmas coming is playing carols on my cd.

:)

:wavey: Hey, Mrs. B! Thanks for your kind words before :)

It snowed here as well, last night. It's rather uneven, LOL, because the grassy areas have nary a dusting but the streets & sidewalks were covered, a good inch or two I think.

I love the snow :) Haven't broken out the Christmas carols yet, I guess because I won't allow myself to think it's Christmas until after my year is over ;)

Lee
12-05-2002, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Aha! I wasn't far off. ;) Hey, is he a capricorn like me?

I'm not sure. He's born on Jan 21. The marginal dates in horoscope just like I's born on Nov 22.

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 05:46 PM
:) Hi Lee!

How are you today? Pretty quiet on the boards... just as well since I have tons of work to do and I better do it too!! Can't tear myself away from the forums though... :p

Leo7
12-05-2002, 05:49 PM
:wavey: hey guys!

Leo7
12-05-2002, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Leo7!

Where are you that you got so much snow? Iwonder if it's coming my way... we're supposed to get snow today I think.

Snow days... I remember those!! :p


i'm in northern New Jersey, around New York City. right now we have somethin like 3 inches of snow.. maybe 4.. the snow fall is supposed to end around 9 tonite!

Vera
12-05-2002, 05:55 PM
Hi Leo, Lee and RF :wavey:

Very sunny day out here today, and pretty warm.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Top 50 Posters
-------------------
5. Layla
7. TennisHack
8. IluvRogi
9. Leo7
10. Rebecca
13. Mrs. B
16. Dissident
17. Dr. Peedy
22. Vera
27. RogiFan
28. Lee
40. zosse
56. Nacho
93. jcsting
245. xxfrancine



:eek: :eek: I made your list! *is so touched* Thanks :)

:wavey: thread! Well... greetings from hot and humid (:mad: :fiery: @ the weather!) Malaysia. It's been a while since I have posted here so I thought I'd let you know what's been going on. I got here late Thursday night. The purpose of my trip was to visit my sick grandmother. She passed away on Monday night. :sad: It is sad, but I guess in a sense it was not totally unexpected, she'd just turned 91, and she's had health scares in the past too.

Anyway, the burial was today, and I'll be here for another 3 weeks to get some other things sorted out. But I'll be due back in Australia just after Christmas.

:wavey:

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 05:56 PM
:) Leo!

We usually get more snow than you, don't we?? A friend from NJ said they used tohave sth like 60-70 degree temps around Christmas!

Snow makes everything look so nice and festive!!

Leo7
12-05-2002, 05:58 PM
yeah, last year winter we barely got any snow.. this year it's alot colder.. absolutely freezing the past couple of days.. and finally some more snow :D

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:02 PM
:wavey: Dr. Peedy

so sorry to hear that about your grandmother. that's awful news. :sad:

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Well, I'm young, too, but it's really difficult when you're like me: not good-looking, too shy for your own good, and somewhat intelligent.

Exactly like me many years ago.



The problem is that I don't open up very easily to complete strangers. I have to know someone first, be friends with them. When I become friends with boys, they don't want to date me, for whatever reason. But how else can I do it? I'm so paranoid and anxious that casual encounters are difficult.



It's just you not yet met the right guy. You don't date with boys who are your friends. When you met the right guy, you'll just fall into it. That's why ppl said 'falling in love'.

When I met my husband, I had the feeling that this is the 'ONE' and if he showed any sign he's interested in me, we will be a couple. Within a year and a half, we were engaged and married.

It took me many years to find the right guy so just be patience. You don't want to end up with the wrong one just because you want a relationship. Not long before I met my hubby, I was terribly depressed. I fell in love with a guy but was rejected simply because I have a higher education and earn more money than he did. And now think about it, my hubby is much more better than him.

Vera
12-05-2002, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy

:wavey: thread! Well... greetings from hot and humid (:mad: :fiery: @ the weather!) Malaysia. It's been a while since I have posted here so I thought I'd let you know what's been going on. I got here late Thursday night. The purpose of my trip was to visit my sick grandmother. She passed away on Monday night. :sad: It is sad, but I guess in a sense it was not totally unexpected, she'd just turned 91, and she's had health scares in the past too.

Anyway, the burial was today, and I'll be here for another 3 weeks to get some other things sorted out. But I'll be due back in Australia just after Christmas.
:wavey:

Hi Allan :wavey:

Sorry to hear about your grandmom. She had a long life and she got to see you become an accomplished young man/Dr. I'm sure she's pleased. I hope you don't get too sad. I always think ppl move on to a better place (heaven) so we should be happy for them. Anyway, hope you feel better.

And X'mas in Australia, or in Malaysia, I always think it's kinda weird to spend X'mas in a warm place. But then if your X'mas has always been warm, then it's not weird at all.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 06:11 PM
Thanks everyone! :) It's much appreciated.


Originally posted by Vera


Hi Allan :wavey:

Sorry to hear about your grandmom. She had a long life and she got to see you become an accomplished young man/Dr. I'm sure she's pleased. I hope you don't get too sad. I always think ppl move on to a better place (heaven) so we should be happy for them. Anyway, hope you feel better.

And X'mas in Australia, or in Malaysia, I always think it's kinda weird to spend X'mas in a warm place. But then if your X'mas has always been warm, then it's not weird at all.


LOL, it's true, I've yet to spend Christmas at a place where it is cold in December!

Yeah, 91 is nothing to sneeze at, I'd be happy to get that far. Grandma had 13 :eek: kids (my dad was one of the younger ones), 28 grandchildren, and to date, 9 great-grandchildren. So definitely a big legacy in that regard.

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
At this point, I can't even find anyone. Unfortunately, I chose a college where the grand majority of the guys are gay, or assholes. The few nice ones in the bunch are taken. I'm dead serious, not exaggerating. So I'm going to spend the rest of my college career in dating exile, and then what? Fate and destiny are nasty bitches.

TH, because you are intelligent, that's why most of the unattached guys are assholes to you. Fate and destiny, when you look very close, are nasty bitches, but, after some time and you look back, they are not bad.

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:18 PM
:wavey: Vera!

wow Peedy, your grandmother definitely left a great legacy behind her. she accomplished so much in her life. she must have been an incredible woman. :)

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 06:20 PM
I did find out some odd tidbits about my family... for example, my great-grandfather ran an illicit gambling den in Singapore :o ... and had five wives :o ... simultaneously. :o

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:22 PM
lol Peedy :o

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:25 PM
hey guys! Lindsay is on court right now in the Collins' Cup (Europe vs. USA) in Dublin, Ireland! :D

she's playing the first match of the competition against Barbara Schett.. Schett leads 3-2 with a break and serves at 0-15.. break back, Lindsay! :bounce:

Vera
12-05-2002, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
LOL, it's true, I've yet to spend Christmas at a place where it is cold in December!

Yeah, 91 is nothing to sneeze at, I'd be happy to get that far. Grandma had 13 :eek: kids (my dad was one of the younger ones), 28 grandchildren, and to date, 9 great-grandchildren. So definitely a big legacy in that regard.

You should definitely try to experience a White X'mas some day. It's beautiful, very poetic.

91 years is too long for me, I like to put myself out of misery sooner than that.

But your grandmom was amazing. Must be tough to bring up 13 kids. But the fruit is she got to see all those grandkids and great-grandkids. Did your family have gathering once in awhile, like New Year, must be really fun to have a big group of family and relatives like that. :)

Vera
12-05-2002, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
I did find out some odd tidbits about my family... for example, my great-grandfather ran an illicit gambling den in Singapore :o ... and had five wives :o ... simultaneously. :o

:eek: :eek: :eek: 5!

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:28 PM
Hi Leo, Vera and Dr. Peedy! :wavey:

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:29 PM
she breaks back for 3-3!

15-0 winner
30-0 FH winner
40-0

Davy leads 4-3! :)

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i hate John Leach i hate him i hate him i hate him :fiery: :sad:

Leo, what happen?

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:32 PM
hey Lee! :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Vera


You should definitely try to experience a White X'mas some day. It's beautiful, very poetic.

91 years is too long for me, I like to put myself out of misery sooner than that.

But your grandmom was amazing. Must be tough to bring up 13 kids. But the fruit is she got to see all those grandkids and great-grandkids. Did your family have gathering once in awhile, like New Year, must be really fun to have a big group of family and relatives like that. :)

Well, I was told she was actually quite active, dashing around doing housework and cooking and taking care of a disabled aunt of mine, up till about 2 years ago. She had a bad fall then and I guess that was the beginning of the end.

Yeah, bringing up 13 kids in postwar-Malaya would have been rather trying. I actually was not aware myself :o that she had 13 kids until the list was read out at the service :o I knew I had lots of uncles and aunts, but I could never work out the exact number.

LOL... we do have a very large family, but I don't think it was ever possible to get everyone in the same place at the same time. I have relatives scattered all over the place. A cousin of mine is a cardiac surgeon in London, I also have a handful of cousins in Australia, I think one or two are in the US at this very moment... and also, if you have a family of this size, you'll know that there's also always gonna be cases of 'Uncle X not being on speaking terms with Aunt Y' :o etc. etc.

But that being said, usually the majority of the family would get together during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Lee!

How are you today? Pretty quiet on the boards... just as well since I have tons of work to do and I better do it too!! Can't tear myself away from the forums though... :p

Hi RF! I was too immersed in the old posts and missed everyone.

I am pretty good considering how bad I felt yesterday.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 06:38 PM
:wavey: Hi Lee! :)

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


i'm in northern New Jersey, around New York City. right now we have somethin like 3 inches of snow.. maybe 4.. the snow fall is supposed to end around 9 tonite!

Do you place near Holmdel?

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:41 PM
Sorry about your loss Dr. Peedy! She lived to 91 and having all those grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That itself is a blessing.

Vera
12-05-2002, 06:43 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy

Yeah, bringing up 13 kids in postwar-Malaya would have been rather trying. I actually was not aware myself :o that she had 13 kids until the list was read out at the service :o I knew I had lots of uncles and aunts, but I could never work out the exact number.

LOL... we do have a very large family, but I don't think it was ever possible to get everyone in the same place at the same time. I have relatives scattered all over the place. A cousin of mine is a cardiac surgeon in London, I also have a handful of cousins in Australia, I think one or two are in the US at this very moment... and also, if you have a family of this size, you'll know that there's also always gonna be cases of 'Uncle X not being on speaking terms with Aunt Y' :o etc. etc.

Oh, the misery part, I only mean me. Your grandmom seemed very active and happy, I'm sure she's really happy to live til 91. In fact, my grands are at their 80s and they are very active too. But I don't know how old they are exactly, even my mom can't be sure:o.

And my dad has a lot of siblings too and I only met a few. My dad don't mention them too much.

Hey, you have lots of accomplished relatives, must be something that runs in the family :).

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:45 PM
I come from a big family too and sometimes, dealing with so many relatives are pretty taxing.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 06:47 PM
:wavey: Hey, guys. Just taking a bit of a break from work, my brain is fried :(

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 06:48 PM
Originally posted by Vera

Hey, you have lots of accomplished relatives, must be something that runs in the family :).

:o Well... kinda a mixed blessing, yeah, I have stacks of academically high-achieving cousins on both sides of the family -- more doctors than you could poke a stick at. However, the pressure from my parents was quite intense.... I remember coming home from school as a kid saying I got 98% for math, mom's very first reaction was 'Did anyone score higher?'

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 06:49 PM
:wavey: TH :)

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 06:54 PM
:) Hi Dr. Peedy:

I've never "formally" met you but I am sorry about your Grandmother. When my Grandfather died at 88 I felt regret because we didn't speak the same language... he could have told me SO much about his long and adventurous life.

Interesting what you said re: academics. I think most Asians place top priority on education for their children.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by Lee
It's just you not yet met the right guy. You don't date with boys who are your friends. When you met the right guy, you'll just fall into it. That's why ppl said 'falling in love'.

When I met my husband, I had the feeling that this is the 'ONE' and if he showed any sign he's interested in me, we will be a couple. Within a year and a half, we were engaged and married.

It took me many years to find the right guy so just be patience. You don't want to end up with the wrong one just because you want a relationship. Not long before I met my hubby, I was terribly depressed. I fell in love with a guy but was rejected simply because I have a higher education and earn more money than he did. And now think about it, my hubby is much more better than him.

Oh, I would totally date some of my guy friends. Unfortunately, the feeling is just not mutual :(

I've gone through cycles of being totally depressed about the whole ordeal, and it being so far under my radar that I didn't even think about it. More or less, I've come to accept that I'm alone, I just don't like it at the moment.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: those of you who have found your significant other, you guys are in a great place and are incredibly lucky. I enjoy hearing about your "stories" and wish you all the happiness in the world, but I just find it really hard to believe it's going to happen to me as well.

Lee
12-05-2002, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy


:o Well... kinda a mixed blessing, yeah, I have stacks of academically high-achieving cousins on both sides of the family -- more doctors than you could poke a stick at. However, the pressure from my parents was quite intense.... I remember coming home from school as a kid saying I got 98% for math, mom's very first reaction was 'Did anyone score higher?'

I understand you 100%. That's why I always remind myself that I will never put the same kind of pressure on my son although sometimes I did slip.

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by Lee


Leo, what happen?

nothing happened, but John Leach uy will be the reason that Lindsay retires prematurely :(

from the article:
Although she won't be 27 until next June, Davenport gives herself a maximum of only two more years before she hangs up her professional racquet.

"I've been a full-time pro since I was 16, and I've packed a lot of travelling into that time. I'm also engaged and getting married next year, and I'd like to start a family as soon as possible."

i'm very happy that Davenport has found someone she wants to spend the rest of her life with, but women's tennis just wouldn't be the same without her :(

Leo7
12-05-2002, 06:59 PM
Lindsay leads 7-5, 2-1 :) :bounce:

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy

:o Well... kinda a mixed blessing, yeah, I have stacks of academically high-achieving cousins on both sides of the family -- more doctors than you could poke a stick at. However, the pressure from my parents was quite intense.... I remember coming home from school as a kid saying I got 98% for math, mom's very first reaction was 'Did anyone score higher?'

Wow! But maybe pressure is good, since you turn out just great in terms of academic achievement;), (and I'm sure you are as great in other aspects of life). So, did anyone score higher:p ?

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Dr. Peedy:

I've never "formally" met you but I am sorry about your Grandmother. When my Grandfather died at 88 I felt regret because we didn't speak the same language... he could have told me SO much about his long and adventurous life.

Interesting what you said re: academics. I think most Asians place top priority on education for their children.

Thanks for sharing :) Actually, I am in exactly in the same situation. My Grandmother couldn't speak English and I can't speak Chinese, so we've actually never ever had a conversation together. :o So, I also do feel a twinge of regret when I hear from my uncles and aunts about her past.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:01 PM
Hey, Allan! :wavey:

My condolences on your loss. Family get-togethers for such a thing are usually . . . interesting, to say the least. Hopefully more people get along than not.

LOL, I was just speaking yesterday with one of my friends who wants to study in Australia next year. She'd get to leave in the summer, have the Australian summer while she was there, and then return again in our summer months. It made me realize that I think it's weird to be out of school for "summer vacation" over the Christmas holidays!! And that'd be really weird, not having a winter for an entire year :eek:

But maybe that's just me ;)

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I've said it before and I'll say it again: those of you who have found your significant other, you guys are in a great place and are incredibly lucky. I enjoy hearing about your "stories" and wish you all the happiness in the world, but I just find it really hard to believe it's going to happen to me as well.

When I was rejected by that guy, all my best friends are getting marry or planning to get marry. I didn't believe it will happen to me too then.

Leo7
12-05-2002, 07:04 PM
:wavey: hacks.

Lindsay leads 3-2 on serve

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:04 PM
Hi Hackie:wavey:, hope you are feeling better today.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy


Thanks for sharing :) Actually, I am in exactly in the same situation. My Grandmother couldn't speak English and I can't speak Chinese, so we've actually never ever had a conversation together. :o So, I also do feel a twinge of regret when I hear from my uncles and aunts about her past.

So you are Chinese too! This reminds me to try to speak Chinese with my son more frequent.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Wow! But maybe pressure is good, since you turn out just great in terms of academic achievement;), (and I'm sure you are as great in other aspects of life). So, did anyone score higher:p ?

LMAO! :p Quite likely, it is very possible to get a full score in math in primary school, and I was always prone to rushing and making silly computational errors, and getting beaten by the more careful kids.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Lee
When I was rejected by that guy, all my best friends are getting marry or planning to get marry. I didn't believe it will happen to me too then.

Oh, God, I don't even want to think about all of my friends getting married without me . . . which is exactly what is going to happen with my friends at home. At school, not so much--so far, none of us have paired off, or even come close :o That's another reason I haven't gone completely insane, because all of my friends are in the same boat as me.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:08 PM
:wavey: Hi Vera & Leo.

Yes, I am feeling better today, at least about my dismal love life. More pressing is this paper that I'm working on (and taking a break from). And the other work I have to do for tomorrow ::sigh:: My break definitely spoiled me.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

i'm very happy that Davenport has found someone she wants to spend the rest of her life with, but women's tennis just wouldn't be the same without her :(

It's definitely not the same without her. As long as she's happy, I'll be happy for her.

I feel so unfair that most male players can have a happy married life while they are still on tour but this can hardly happen to female players.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:11 PM
Well, TH if it's any consolation, it happens to guys too. I guess I am also in the same boat. Intelligent, shy, does not possess the looks that sends young women wild and hormonal. I'm also extremely uncomfortable with the thought of 'pursuing' a complete stranger. I feel like I have to make friends with someone first before getting involved with them, and when I have approached people in the past, I constantly get the 'but this could ruin our friendship' or the 'I just don't think of you THAT way' lines :rolleyes:

I have only ever been in one relationship in my entire life, and that was kinda.. errm.... unorthodox.

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy


LMAO! :p Quite likely, it is very possible to get a full score in math in primary school, and I was always prone to rushing and making silly computational errors, and getting beaten by the more careful kids.

When I was little, I remembered that once I got the highest score in class in math, a 96. And the reason why I missed 4 points was because I overlooked a question, so I didn't answer that at all:o. I guess one's not so brilliant when you are so absent-minded :) .

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Lee


It's definitely not the same without her. As long as she's happy, I'll be happy for her.

I feel so unfair that most male players can have a happy married life while they are still on tour but this can hardly happen to female players.

Sorry Leo, about Lindsey. But she said 2 more years...Pat also retired at 28 :( .

I guess that's why female players start at 16, or 14... so they can have a long career before they have to retire and have babies.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Lee


So you are Chinese too! This reminds me to try to speak Chinese with my son more frequent.

LOL, so you couldn't tell from the pics I posted of myself that I am of Chinese descent?

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Vera


When I was little, I remembered that once I got the highest score in class in math, a 96. And the reason why I missed 4 points was because I overlooked a question, so I didn't answer that at all:o. I guess one's not so brilliant when you are so absent-minded :) .

:D :D I think this always happen to great mathematicians. :D :D I was taking my grade 6 math. exam. (a public one which determine what secondary/junior high school you could choose), the test was 90 minutes. I finished the whole paper in 20 min. so I went through the whole paper again in another 20 min. I sat out the remaining 5 min. since no one dared to leave before times up. Once I walked out the centre, it hit me right there that I answered one of the questions wrong.

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 07:19 PM
:) Hackie!

Don't be so upset! This will make you feel as though there is hope out there...

I'm MUCH older than you and I've yet to find that right guy for me. I may never find him. Just think, at your age you have so much more time on your side. Yes, it's depressing -- tell me about it! One of my friends is desperate because she hasn't found someone. I just thank God I still have single friends to share part of my life with! I just need more single MEN! Who cares about their age!

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Well, TH if it's any consolation, it happens to guys too. I guess I am also in the same boat. Intelligent, shy, does not possess the looks that sends young women wild and hormonal. I'm also extremely uncomfortable with the thought of 'pursuing' a complete stranger. I feel like I have to make friends with someone first before getting involved with them, and when I have approached people in the past, I constantly get the 'but this could ruin our friendship' or the 'I just don't think of you THAT way' lines :rolleyes:

I have only ever been in one relationship in my entire life, and that was kinda.. errm.... unorthodox.

:eek: You sound like the male version of me!!

I don't think I've ever intentionally made friends with a boy for the express purpose of dating him, more like I've developed feelings for them long after we've been friends. Except they view we as one of the boys, so they tell me about the girls they like and it's all very strange.

So I feel you, bro. Guess we're all on the same boat.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy


LOL, so you couldn't tell from the pics I posted of myself that I am of Chinese descent?

Sometimes its very difficult to tell for Asians. The reason is a lot of Asians are Chinese descendents but they preferred to be Malaysian, Singaporean, etc. My husband was mistaken as Japanese by a Japanese saleman in a tourist town.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hackie!

Don't be so upset! This will make you feel as though there is hope out there...

I'm MUCH older than you and I've yet to find that right guy for me. I may never find him.

Don't tell me stuff like that, LOL!! Just makes me feel worse. I mean, you'd think that you'd find someone eventually, and then people come along and say such things ;)

Anyway, just to reiterate, I'm okay again!! I promise!! ;)

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:25 PM
Can't imagine we are posting up a storm here at this hour. Usually, it very quiet.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:29 PM
Actually... I am starting to doubt I'll ever get married, myself.... but I am becoming quite comfortable with the fact.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:29 PM
Great news for chocolate lovers here. We have another very good reason to indulge ourselves with choc.

According to a research that chocolate is better than codene in suppressing coughing. Since I am allergic to codene, I bought 2 packs of Lindt white choc. to help me with the coughing caused by cold.

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hackie!

Don't be so upset! This will make you feel as though there is hope out there...

I'm MUCH older than you and I've yet to find that right guy for me. I may never find him. Just think, at your age you have so much more time on your side. Yes, it's depressing -- tell me about it! One of my friends is desperate because she hasn't found someone. I just thank God I still have single friends to share part of my life with! I just need more single MEN! Who cares about their age!

And RF, don't feel too bad. I'm just like you, really.
I've pretty much accepted the fact, so I never feel desparate. I've convinced myself that I can be happy on my own, though it's nice to have someone. And I don't have single friends, well, at least not those that lives in the same city.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Actually... I am starting to doubt I'll ever get married, myself.... but I am becoming quite comfortable with the fact.

Are you kidding me? A Chinese guy with PhD! There are hundreds of mom want to marry off their daughters to you.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Actually... I am starting to doubt I'll ever get married, myself.... but I am becoming quite comfortable with the fact.

Perhaps I won't get married, but I'll be damned if I'm ever comfortable with the thought of spending the rest of my life alone! That's definitely where I draw the line.

Just don't give up, okay? Keep the hope alive! :D

Leo7
12-05-2002, 07:33 PM
Davenport def. Schett 7-5, 7-5 :bounce:

Monica takes the court next. not sure who her opponent is.. maybe Elena Bovina, who replaced Jelena Dokic (withdrew with ankle injury).

Mon and Linds are gonna play dubs together tomorrow :bounce:

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Davenport def. Schett 7-5, 7-5 :bounce:

Monica takes the court next. not sure who her opponent is.. maybe Elena Bovina, who replaced Jelena Dokic (withdrew with ankle injury).

Mon and Linds are gonna play dubs together tomorrow :bounce:

:bounce: Lindsay :bounce: