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Leo7
12-05-2002, 07:35 PM
i better go.. have to make use of this extra time to study for my math test

:wavey: bye everyone!

and congrats Lindsay :) can't wait to see the pics :)

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 07:35 PM
:) LOL Lee! You're SO right! As for me, I'm not overly concerned about being unattached... I'm used to it too! It's been a while since I actually went out w someone! [can I remember what that's like??]

Anyway, enough of this stuff -- better not to think about it so much. Hackie, when you least expect it, love will come knocking at your door... just cos it hasn't for me doesn't mean it won't for you!!

Hey Vera, we can be friends over the net!

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Lee
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 the 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.

Pardon my ignorance, what's codene?
What? The sweetness in choc makes me cough, but it's a cough suppressent:confused: Anyhow, I just have bad gums so the sweetness causes pain in my teeth, that's so sad. I went to London drugs yesterday and see all those X'mas choc, that huge triangle one (forget the spelling), is my fave but I don't dare to buy one bcos I'm afraid that will cost me a trip to the dentist:o .

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Lee


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.

Haha. Long story here. I was born in Malaysia and am a Malaysian citizen. Malaysian society is still very racially polarized, and on my birth certificate and other government documents, they have a 'Race' entry which says 'Chinese', which reflects my ancestry. I don't really identify myself as being very 'Chinese' though, since I wasn't born in China, and I have never been there, and I don't speak the language. Ironically, I feel more Australian than Malaysian, but I have spent a significant portion of my life (from age 13 till now) in Australia.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i better go.. have to make use of this extra time to study for my math test

:wavey: bye everyone!

and congrats Lindsay :) can't wait to see the pics :)

Bye Leo! :wavey:

:bounce: Good Luck with your test :bounce: Go and nail it Leo:bounce:

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Pardon my ignorance, what's codene?
What? The sweetness in choc makes me cough, but it's a cough suppressent:confused: Anyhow, I just have bad gums so the sweetness causes pain in my teeth, that's so sad. I went to London drugs yesterday and see all those X'mas choc, that huge triangle one (forget the spelling), is my fave but I don't dare to buy one bcos I'm afraid that will cost me a trip to the dentist:o .

I probably spell it wrong. It's the main ingredient in Tyrenol 3. A very strong pain killer itself.

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 07:40 PM
:) I just thought of sth... when I was studying in Europe, my friends and I noticed that European men definitely paid more [or some] attention to you -- unlike in Canada. I know I'm generalizing but that was our experience... so think on! This was particularly noticeable in SPAIN.;)

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Lee


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


LMFAO! :D That's prolly why girls don't think of me 'that way'... I'm the sorta guy their parents would approve of! :p

Also, I think the fact that I want to remain teaching in a university, instead of going for an MBA and a big fat salary in the private sector, kinda pushes me down a few rungs on the desirability ladder (with regards to Malaysians and Singaporeans anyway). :p .... not that I'd want an arranged marriage, I'd be terrified of marrying someone my mother approved of. :p




:wavey: Leo!

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:41 PM
Codene is a painkiller, most commonly found in Tylenol. In its pure form it's a narcotic and can only be obtained through a perscription.

I think that's the correct spelling, as well.

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) LOL Lee! You're SO right! As for me, I'm not overly concerned about being unattached... I'm used to it too! It's been a while since I actually went out w someone! [can I remember what that's like??]

Anyway, enough of this stuff -- better not to think about it so much. Hackie, when you least expect it, love will come knocking at your door... just cos it hasn't for me doesn't mean it won't for you!!

Hey Vera, we can be friends over the net!

Geez, RF, we live similar life!
Hey, we are friends indeed! It's great! Now, tell me more about Spanish guys:p :o :D.

Leo7
12-05-2002, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Lee


Do you place near Holmdel?

i've heard of that place, but sorry i've never been there.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy


Haha. Long story here. I was born in Malaysia and am a Malaysian citizen. Malaysian society is still very racially polarized, and on my birth certificate and other government documents, they have a 'Race' entry which says 'Chinese', which reflects my ancestry. I don't really identify myself as being very 'Chinese' though, since I wasn't born in China, and I have never been there, and I don't speak the language. Ironically, I feel more Australian than Malaysian, but I have spent a significant portion of my life (from age 13 till now) in Australia.

Although I was born and raised in Hong Kong, China, I felt myself more Canadian than Chinese now.

My son was born in Canada and now being teach as American, but I still want him to know his Chinese ancestry.

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) I just thought of sth... when I was studying in Europe, my friends and I noticed that European men definitely paid more [or some] attention to you -- unlike in Canada. I know I'm generalizing but that was our experience... so think on! This was particularly noticeable in SPAIN.;)

LOL, I can see it now: everyone booking a ticket to Spain to pay a visit to our favorite boy's hometown :D

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) I just thought of sth... when I was studying in Europe, my friends and I noticed that European men definitely paid more [or some] attention to you -- unlike in Canada. I know I'm generalizing but that was our experience... so think on! This was particularly noticeable in SPAIN.;)

Hehehe, you beat me to it before I even ask. So what do you mean? Bcos you are a foreigner that they pay more attention? Or just in general, male pay more attention to female in European countries than in Canada?

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy



LMFAO! :D That's prolly why girls don't think of me 'that way'... I'm the sorta guy their parents would approve of! :p

Also, I think the fact that I want to remain teaching in a university, instead of going for an MBA and a big fat salary in the private sector, kinda pushes me down a few rungs on the desirability ladder (with regards to Malaysians and Singaporeans anyway). :p .... not that I'd want an arranged marriage, I'd be terrified of marrying someone my mother approved of. :p



I'm not thinking about arranged marriage :rolleyes: but you will have many chances to meet girls. It's just will be more subtle these days.

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Geez, RF, we live similar life!
Hey, we are friends indeed! It's great! Now, tell me more about Spanish guys:p :o :D.

Vera, you already know about Spanish guys! Juanqui, Alex, Carlos, Feliciano, Tommy... what more is there to say? Just watch and enjoy, mi amiga!! :hearts:

Let's just say that Spanish guys are not so timid and they wear their heart on their sleeve... I told you I left a guy in tears in Valencia, didn't I?? And no, it's not because I'm so charming. He was "enamorado" I guess!

Vera
12-05-2002, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LOL, I can see it now: everyone booking a ticket to Spain to pay a visit to our favorite boy's hometown :D

Great idea:D
*very busy planning my next vacation to Spain at the moment*

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Let's just say that Spanish guys are not so timid and they wear their heart on their sleeve... I told you I left a guy in tears in Valencia, didn't I?? And no, it's not because I'm so charming. He was "enamorado" I guess!

Two points:

1. SO GLAD I hooked up with Juanqui ;)

2. European men are sounding better and better . . . I already wanted to go to Europe anyway, but now I have another reason, LOL :D

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) I just thought of sth... when I was studying in Europe, my friends and I noticed that European men definitely paid more [or some] attention to you -- unlike in Canada. I know I'm generalizing but that was our experience... so think on! This was particularly noticeable in SPAIN.;)

Most Canadian male I came across who paid more attention to female are red necks.:(

TennisHack
12-05-2002, 07:51 PM
I must be off :wavey:

Thanks for the extra reassurances, and the wonderful stories of Spanish boys!! You must continue in my absence so I can come back to more good things :)

See you guys later!

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:52 PM
Bye TH! :wavey:

Good luck with your works.

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Lee


I'm not thinking about arranged marriage :rolleyes:


LOL!! You weren't? :o Just what you said about the girls' mothers (but not the girls themselves! ;) ) wanting me.... :p

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 07:54 PM
:wavey: TH! :)

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


i've heard of that place, but sorry i've never been there.

It's a suburb so I don't think you will visit there. My brother-in-law lives there and that's why I ask.

Lee
12-05-2002, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy



LOL!! You weren't? :o Just what you said about the girls' mothers (but not the girls themselves! ;) ) wanting me.... :p

It's just that the mothers are more desperate.:D :D

BTW, I have quite a number of nieces at their 20's living in Hong Kong. j/k :D

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Lee


It's just that the mothers are more desperate.:D :D

LOL!!! So true!!! Some cultures place more overt importance on getting their children married off. Thank God my mother never pressured me... mind you, I probably w/be married by now...

You guys are hilarious! In general, European, well Spanish anyway, men pay more attention to women, in general, but yes, to foreign women too -- sometimes unwanted attention. The culture is very different to our N American [which I'd say is closer to British or N European]. As for Italians, well, ask Hackie. Although where I live, Italian guys are interested mostly in Italian girls -- Ginos and Ginas, we call them! [they call themselves that actually]

:)

One more thing... Spanish people are very attractive... men and women, but you all know that already! :p

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by Lee


It's just that the mothers are more desperate.:D :D

BTW, I have quite a number of nieces at their 20's living in Hong Kong. j/k :D

LOL! :D Well... when my mom gives me the 'settle down and give me grandchildren' talk, I'll get in touch with you! :angel: :p

Lee
12-05-2002, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy


LOL! :D Well... when my mom gives me the 'settle down and give me grandchildren' talk, I'll get in touch with you! :angel: :p

See, you're such a good boy! But don't wait too long. A few of them were claimed already. Actually, one will be married in coming March.

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 08:08 PM
:) Hmm... with all this talk of luscious Spaniards, it's a wonder why I covet a special place in my heart for a Swiss boy... :hearts: Someone said he looked kind of Spanish in a photo of him w Juanqui in Monte Carlo... I guess that's the reason!

Vera
12-05-2002, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

One more thing... Spanish people are very attractive... men and women, but you all know that already! :p

That's about the only thing I know about the Spanish. Too hard not to notice that:D.

RogiFan
12-05-2002, 08:13 PM
:) Well guys, I have to leave for a bit so I may catch up later! Hope cheered up Hackie with our "boy" talk!! Hasta luego, chicas y chico [Dr. Peedy!]!

You never know what could have happened if I didn't leave that Spanish guy...

Puss-in-Boots
12-05-2002, 08:13 PM
Anyway, it's past 5 am here now :o and I ought to go to bed.... was nice talking to you all :)

:wavey: Hope to be able to get back on soon! :) Good night! :wavey:

Vera
12-05-2002, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hmm... with all this talk of luscious Spaniards, it's a wonder why I covet a special place in my heart for a Swiss boy... :hearts: Someone said he looked kind of Spanish in a photo of him w Juanqui in Monte Carlo... I guess that's the reason!

Maybe Swiss are Spanish descent:p Just kidding, my academic weakness is history:o. And I just read in some old TIME mag saying that Abraham is father of all ppl. So Swiss are probably cousins of Spaniard:D .

Vera
12-05-2002, 08:16 PM
Bye Peedy, Hackie and RF. :wavey:

And everyone is gone (and where's Lee). Anyway, I should go too. Be back later. Ciao. :wavey:

Lee
12-05-2002, 08:22 PM
LOL! I just went to General section for a little while and everyone is gone!

Bye! :wavey: I am leaving to pick up my son soon.

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:21 PM
Howdy folks! :wavey:

So many posts! :eek: :D It'll take me a while to read them, but I'm glad the place is busy.

Wow, some of you have snow already! I'm so happy for you. :) I wish I could say the same. :( It's been raining here for days. http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/div279.gif And the biathlon race that was supposed to be held in Slovenia next week (and which I fully intended to attend) has been cancelled and will take place in Sweden instead.

As you might have noticed (or not ;) ) I wasn't really able to be here much in the last week or two. :sad: And I just recieved a new text to translate from another client, on top of the old one which I'm working on now, so it doesn't seem likely that the situation will change much. :( I'm not really complaining, I need the money, I just wanted to let you know why I won't be around much.

Ok, and now to happier topics. Other than constant work, I actually feel quite good. Of course, I'm listening to Weezer :hearts: and my currents favorites are Undone (a killer chorus, I really love it), O Girlfriend and Slob, but the faves are on rotation, so I'll probably come up with different ones tomorrow. :D So you see, I'm having fun while I'm working as well. And from time to time I look at a video of theirs (on Windows Media Player of course, I haven't been able to tape any from MTV yet, I have to wait for the next Alternative Nation).

Ok, that's pretty much all the news from Layla Land, now I'll go check out the posts before I crash into bed (which will happen sooner rather than later I fear). ;)

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

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 :)


That's how I feel too. :) LOL, perhaps I should stop agreeing with everything you say. :o :cool: But it's true. I consider you guys my friends. I know a lot of people on the net think that's pathetic and that you can't (or shouldn't) care so much about names on the internet board, but they can say whatever the hell they want, I do care about all of you. :)

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by xxfrancine
: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!


I think that's St. Nicholas, we celebrate that in Slovenia as well. Well, the kids do mostly, they get chocolates and oranges and the like. And there's usually a parade, sort of like a Santa Claus parade. So it's all really confusing, there are 3 guys that are pretty similar. First, there's St. Nicholas, then Santa Claus and then there's Father Frost (I think that's his name) whom I personally know best because he comes around New Year's time and wears a sort of greyish beige fur coat.

It's great for the childern (and for adults :o ) to have so many holidays. :D

I hope you got great presents Francine. :)

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
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


Wow, you have a healthy lead over me TH! ;) I've been slacking. :eek: Now that just won't do. :p I better haul my ass in here more often, who cares about work. LOL, the dork race. :D

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B

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!!! :)


Awwww, thank you. Your words really worm my heart. :) You're quite amazing yourself, but then your hubby already know that. :D I will miss you so much while you're on your holiday. :( But I know you'll be having a blast, so it will make your absence a bit more bearable.

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i hate John Leach i hate him i hate him i hate him :fiery: :sad:

Oh come on Leo, don't be sad. :( Aren't you happy that she found someone who really loves her? She's not going to retire just yet anyway. ;) She still has a couple of brilliant years ahead of her, although I must say I don't blame her for wanting to start a family at some stage. For now, that point is still far away though, so don't worry about the future, which is not set in stone anyway. Enjoy watching her play now, while she's in her prime. :)

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Lee


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

In 1996, the Sun changed signs on January 20, at around 7 pm GMT (greenwich time, 00). I'm not sure what time zone Vince was born in, but there's no doubt he is an Aquarius if he was born on the 21st. :) And his moon sign is also Aquarius, which means he was born around New Moon. How exciting! :D

Layla
12-05-2002, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Thanks everyone! :) It's much appreciated.

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.

Hi Allan! :wavey:

Great to hear from you. :D

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. :sad: My condolences. Wow, she certainly had a full life. :eek: She sounds like an amazing woman for bringing up so many kids. :) Sometimes I envy people who come from big families. It must be so great to have many relatives and close family members.

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hey, guys. Just taking a bit of a break from work, my brain is fried :(

I know how you feel. :( Here, have a Rivers break. ;)

http://www.weezed.com/pics/rivers01.jpg

http://www.weezed.com/pics/rivers09.jpg

http://www.weerez.com/pictures/rivers/rivers14.jpg

http://www.weerez.com/pictures/rivers/rivers66.jpg

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:09 PM
One more. ;)

http://www.weerez.com/pictures/rivers/rivers107.jpg

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:17 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.

Brrr *shivers* I hate rejections. :( They're always cruel no matter what the other person acutally says, but it's worse if they make up some crap excuse imo. A simple I'm not in love with you would suffice. Of course I would like nothing more than to just once not be rejected. :rolleyes:

Like you, I've only been in one relationship in my life, except there was nothing unorthodox about it. ;) And it didn't last long at all, but I did learn more about myself during those 3 months, then I had in my entire life and that's worth something. :) I want to evolve as a person, and being single doesn't exactly further that goal. I feel that a love relationship is like a great catalyst for psychological processes.

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Except they view we as one of the boys, so they tell me about the girls they like and it's all very strange.


Ouch, that's the worst. :( I remember one time I met a really gorgeous guys at the park, we talked for a long time and really got along. It was summer and there were a lot of events going on, so he mentions he's kind of a recluse (which I was immediately attracted to ;) but at the same time didn't quite believe) and do I know about any happening. I told him about the free festival I always go to during the summer. They have something going on every night. He asks for my phone number so I give it to him, but I didn't really expect him to call me.

Anyway, call he did and he asked me if I wanted to go to this festival with him, that he felt like going out. I was really happy about that. As I said, I was attracted to him. So we arranged to meet there and I thought this would be sort of like a date, although no one really dates in Slovenia, as I mentioned before. We end up on a balcony overlooking the venue and then he drops the bomb. We were looking at the people below and he asked me if I knew any attractive women I could hook him up with, or which ones I thought were worth dating form the group below. :eek: :eek: :eek: Talk about being sucker punched. :fiery: I reacted well, but I was really crushed. I just felt incredibly ugly at that moment. It was so humiliating. :o

So creeps like that are part of the reason I'm still single. ;)

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


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

Yep, same here. *more agreeing with you :o * I will go to my grave before I accept that it's my fate to be alone.

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i better go.. have to make use of this extra time to study for my math test

:wavey: bye everyone!

and congrats Lindsay :) can't wait to see the pics :)

Congrats to Lindsay! :bounce:

And good luck on your math test. :) http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/div280.gif

Layla
12-05-2002, 10:44 PM
I can't believe I missed a conversation about Spanish men! :drool: They really are gorgeous, I'll vouch for that. And everything else RogiFan mentioned.

But a general warning about European men. They can't be considered as an entity. What you said about men paying more attention to women only holds true for Mediterranean and Balkan men, the rest certainly don't wear their hearts on their sleeves. Slovene men, for instance, are famous for being emotionally challenged (a pc word for heartless jerks who can't deal with any sort of emotion, either coming from them or from the woman; they cringe in terror and run like hell). Basically, most of them are emotionally unavailable, which might be fine for some women, but not for me. For illustration, see the story above. ;)

Maybe it really is time to move to Spain. But I found the same to be true when I arrived to the States, RogiFan. For the first time in my life, men were actually paying attention to me - frequently. And I even met a really sweet guy from Colorado, who had a crush on me. We even kissed, but I had to go back to Slovenia the next day. :( We still talk through e-mails sometimes and he often tells me that I'm beautiful. :o Something that has never ever happened to me before.

Ok, I'm done talking to myself here. ;)

Goodnight wherever you are! :wavey:

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy



: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:
My condolences Dr Peedy.
If she was sick, maybe this was better for her. :(
Wish you all the best. :)

Lee
12-06-2002, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Layla


In 1996, the Sun changed signs on January 20, at around 7 pm GMT (greenwich time, 00). I'm not sure what time zone Vince was born in, but there's no doubt he is an Aquarius if he was born on the 21st. :) And his moon sign is also Aquarius, which means he was born around New Moon. How exciting! :D

So, if the intern didn't kick me out of hospital on Jan 20, Vince will be a Capricorn instead of Aquarius. Talk about fate!

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:26 AM
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.
Rush? Silly mistakes? Beat by more careful kids?

Omg, are you my twin or something?? lol

Lee
12-06-2002, 12:34 AM
Hi Dissident, I have questions about ATP manager but your PM box is full? I'm going to ask you the question in ATP manager.

BTW, how's Gabi's presentation today?

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by Layla


That's how I feel too. :) LOL, perhaps I should stop agreeing with everything you say. :o :cool: But it's true. I consider you guys my friends. I know a lot of people on the net think that's pathetic and that you can't (or shouldn't) care so much about names on the internet board, but they can say whatever the hell they want, I do care about all of you. :)

So true... Well, I guess I should say the same... If I got a dime everytime I agreed with you two, I would be a millionaire by now. :p

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Ouch, that's the worst. :( I remember one time I met a really gorgeous guys at the park, we talked for a long time and really got along. It was summer and there were a lot of events going on, so he mentions he's kind of a recluse (which I was immediately attracted to ;) but at the same time didn't quite believe) and do I know about any happening. I told him about the free festival I always go to during the summer. They have something going on every night. He asks for my phone number so I give it to him, but I didn't really expect him to call me.

Anyway, call he did and he asked me if I wanted to go to this festival with him, that he felt like going out. I was really happy about that. As I said, I was attracted to him. So we arranged to meet there and I thought this would be sort of like a date, although no one really dates in Slovenia, as I mentioned before. We end up on a balcony overlooking the venue and then he drops the bomb. We were looking at the people below and he asked me if I knew any attractive women I could hook him up with, or which ones I thought were worth dating form the group below. :eek: :eek: :eek: Talk about being sucker punched. :fiery: I reacted well, but I was really crushed. I just felt incredibly ugly at that moment. It was so humiliating. :o

So creeps like that are part of the reason I'm still single. ;)

Oh GOSH!
Its for things like that that we men as a class get attacked all the time.
I DECLARE WE ARE NOT ALL ASSHOLES!!
Its hard to fight for the "good men" associates when pricks like that are around.
Im glad you were lucky to find out soon enough what an asshole he was. :fiery:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 12:44 AM
:wavey: Hey, Lee & hitman! I see you two are here, at least ;)

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Dissident, I have questions about ATP manager but your PM box is full? I'm going to ask you the question in ATP manager.

BTW, how's Gabi's presentation today?

Hi Lee. :wavey:
Oh, Ill go clean it up now. Sorry. :O

It was fabulous. She was great. I got a 40 minute film, and took pictures of all her works that were exposed there. :D
She was nervous before, and with a terrible mood, but it was all great by the end.

Thanks for asking. :)
Hows Vince doing?

Lee
12-06-2002, 12:46 AM
Hi TH! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
You guys are hilarious! In general, European, well Spanish anyway, men pay more attention to women, in general, but yes, to foreign women too -- sometimes unwanted attention. The culture is very different to our N American [which I'd say is closer to British or N European]. As for Italians, well, ask Hackie. Although where I live, Italian guys are interested mostly in Italian girls -- Ginos and Ginas, we call them! [they call themselves that actually]


LMAO, don't ask me!! :o I wanna marry a European, but not necessarily an Italian. I've never really been attracted to the stereotypical Italian, I'm more for people of Slavic descent (who are just everywhere in Europe ;)).

Anyway, yes, RF, you guys do cheer me with your boy talk!! I want a Swiss man's heart too (at least at the moment) :hearts: so we'll have to chase them together! ;)

Lee
12-06-2002, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by Dissident


Hi Lee. :wavey:
Oh, Ill go clean it up now. Sorry. :O

It was fabulous. She was great. I got a 40 minute film, and took pictures of all her works that were exposed there. :D
She was nervous before, and with a terrible mood, but it was all great by the end.

Thanks for asking. :)
Hows Vince doing?

Vince has been a little bit too hyper these days. He keeps on getting into trouble in his Tae Kwon Do class (the class extremely emphasize on discipline). Other than this, he is an :angel:

Don't tell me the presentation is 40 minutes!!!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Of course, I'm listening to Weezer :hearts: and my currents favorites are Undone (a killer chorus, I really love it), O Girlfriend and Slob, but the faves are on rotation, so I'll probably come up with different ones tomorrow. :D So you see, I'm having fun while I'm working as well. And from time to time I look at a video of theirs (on Windows Media Player of course, I haven't been able to tape any from MTV yet, I have to wait for the next Alternative Nation).

That sucks that the race was moved to Sweden! :( LOL, well, my smattering of snow is already melting and it's kind of depressing :( It was only maybe an inch or two, not really enough to be too excited about.

Undone is a fucking awesome song. Have you read the story behind it? One of the spoken parts was put down by a girl who was very close to the band and who later died in a car accident :( Rivers wrote a special song to commemerate her and her sister (they both died, I believe), because they were the original fans of the band.

It's also great performed live, with improvised speaking parts. It's such a sad song in that Weezer vein (LOL, if you couldn't tell, I'm still listening to DMB so I can't fully comment).

My all-time fave Weezer song is Buddy Holly, followed closely by Say It Ain't So, both on the Blue Album. I haven't heard anything from Maladroit other than Dopenose, so I'm eagerly awaiting a chance to hear the whole album :)

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:55 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hey, Lee & hitman! I see you two are here, at least ;)

Hi Hackie. :wavey:
How are you this night?

Its hot like hell here today. I felt terrible all over. :(
The good news is that I finished school, and I am officialy on vacations. :D:D:D:D:D:D

Lee
12-06-2002, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LMAO, don't ask me!! :o I wanna marry a European, but not necessarily an Italian. I've never really been attracted to the stereotypical Italian, I'm more for people of Slavic descent (who are just everywhere in Europe ;)).

Anyway, yes, RF, you guys do cheer me with your boy talk!! I want a Swiss man's heart too (at least at the moment) :hearts: so we'll have to chase them together! ;)

Does this mean you no longer struggle between Michel & Jarkko?

Dissident
12-06-2002, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LMAO, don't ask me!! :o I wanna marry a European, but not necessarily an Italian. I've never really been attracted to the stereotypical Italian, I'm more for people of Slavic descent (who are just everywhere in Europe ;)).

Anyway, yes, RF, you guys do cheer me with your boy talk!! I want a Swiss man's heart too (at least at the moment) :hearts: so we'll have to chase them together! ;)

A cool italian to indicate to you: The one who ripped Liam Galagher´s teeth out of his nasty mouth.
That guy is my idol from now on! ;)

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Layla

then there's Father Frost (I think that's his name) whom I personally know best because he comes around New Year's time and wears a sort of greyish beige fur coat.

In Russia, that's Ded Moroz, Granfather Frost. He comes by and brings presents, sometimes with Snegorichka, the Snow Maiden.

I thought it was interesting. In America we have Santa Claus, who slips down the chimney on Christmas Eve to leave presents for the children, then goes back on the roof and heads off in his sleigh, led by 8 reindeer.

I think, though I'm not sure, that most of the Santa traditions are all ascended from the same saint, St. Nicholas from the 8th century. It'd be interesting to know how it split into so many different traditions.

Lee
12-06-2002, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Dissident


Hi Hackie. :wavey:
How are you this night?

Its hot like hell here today. I felt terrible all over. :(
The good news is that I finished school, and I am officialy on vacations. :D:D:D:D:D:D

You're on vacations now but then why you said you won't be in Florianopolis soon.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Wow, you have a healthy lead over me TH! ;) I've been slacking. :eek: Now that just won't do. :p I better haul my ass in here more often, who cares about work. LOL, the dork race. :D

LMAO, you're still the leader of the overall race, though, with that nice pad of about 1000 posts, so you can slack off more often ;)

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Lee


Vince has been a little bit too hyper these days. He keeps on getting into trouble in his Tae Kwon Do class (the class extremely emphasize on discipline). Other than this, he is an :angel:

Don't tell me the presentation is 40 minutes!!!
Yeah, 40 minutes, all the kids were singing and reading small life stories on some famous paintors. After that, we all went to the giant "office" for the "vernisage". So they uncovered their paintings and we could see them.
Lots of the other works were on the walls, so we could walk around and check the whole year production. ;)

Im glad Vince is having fun. :D

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Here, have a Rivers break. ;)

:hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts: :drool: LOL.

Lee
12-06-2002, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

Yeah, 40 minutes, all the kids were singing and reading small life stories on some famous paintors. After that, we all went to the giant "office" for the "vernisage". So they uncovered their paintings and we could see them.
Lots of the other works were on the walls, so we could walk around and check the whole year production. ;)

Im glad Vince is having fun. :D

OK so it's not just Gabi doing the whole show for 40 minutes, right?

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Lee


You're on vacations now but then why you said you won't be in Florianopolis soon.
Because mom went to spend just these days, from wednesday to saturday. I was still working on school stuff.
Now Im on vacations from school, but I still have to work there.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Layla

I want to evolve as a person, and being single doesn't exactly further that goal. I feel that a love relationship is like a great catalyst for psychological processes.

This is another reason I believe we as human beings feel this need to share ourselves with someone. We act and react to each other in new and interesting ways.

And as is obvious in this thread's last few pages, when one goes too long without such an intereaction, one turns within to find the problems and only exasterbate them.

Layla, I'm sorry that guy was such an idiot. He could have at least said something. People usually know when they're leading someone on :rolleyes: UGH!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by Layla

Yep, same here. *more agreeing with you :o *

Layla, I'm starting to think we are the same person :eek:;)

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by Lee


OK so it's not just Gabi doing the whole show for 40 minutes, right?

no, lol, poor girl.
Her solo part was something like 30 seconds.
The whole majority of it was all the kids singing some songs. :D

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by Layla
And I even met a really sweet guy from Colorado, who had a crush on me. We even kissed, but I had to go back to Slovenia the next day. :( We still talk through e-mails sometimes and he often tells me that I'm beautiful. :o Something that has never ever happened to me before.

First of all, ::whew:: I picked the right kinda guys to like ;)

Secondly, WHAT!! :eek::eek::eek: You're holding out on us!! You have a line out there ;) If you like him and he's available, run with it! :bounce::bounce:

Leo7
12-06-2002, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Oh come on Leo, don't be sad. :( Aren't you happy that she found someone who really loves her? She's not going to retire just yet anyway. ;) She still has a couple of brilliant years ahead of her, although I must say I don't blame her for wanting to start a family at some stage. For now, that point is still far away though, so don't worry about the future, which is not set in stone anyway. Enjoy watching her play now, while she's in her prime. :)

thanks for trying to keep me optomistic. :) i know i overreacted before.

i can't wait to see Lindsay kick ass in 2003! :bounce:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

If I got a dime everytime I agreed with you two, I would be a millionaire by now. :p

:D Would you share your fortunes with us?

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:D Would you share your fortunes with us?
Of course! ;)

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
It was fabulous. She was great. I got a 40 minute film, and took pictures of all her works that were exposed there. :D
She was nervous before, and with a terrible mood, but it was all great by the end.

Aww, sounds wonderful :) You're such a great brother :) I'm glad things went well.

How about your project?

Leo7
12-06-2002, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Layla


I know how you feel. :( Here, have a Rivers break. ;)

http://www.weezed.com/pics/rivers01.jpg

http://www.weezed.com/pics/rivers09.jpg

http://www.weerez.com/pictures/rivers/rivers14.jpg

http://www.weerez.com/pictures/rivers/rivers66.jpg

looks like someone's becoming obsessed. ;) :p

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Hi Hackie. :wavey:
How are you this night?

Its hot like hell here today. I felt terrible all over. :(
The good news is that I finished school, and I am officialy on vacations. :D:D:D:D:D:D

Hi, dahling, I'm doing okay. Thanks for asking :) LOL, still procrastinating :o but overall, okay.

I'm soooooooooooooo jealous! :eek: You're already on break?! I still have two weeks! :(

Lee
12-06-2002, 01:17 AM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

You guys have a good time here tonight. I need to attend to my full time job, i.e. cooking dinner.

Bye! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Does this mean you no longer struggle between Michel & Jarkko?

Well, no . . . . it's still a struggle. But I figured if RF was going to chase Rogi, I might as well go along for the ride and take a swipe at his friend! :)

And if that doesn't work out, I'll head to Finland ;)

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Aww, sounds wonderful :) You're such a great brother :) I'm glad things went well.

How about your project?
I finished it in time.
We did a quick presentation, and it sounds we went well.
I wasnt happy with my part of the work, but I am never satisfied with what I do. The other people on my group loved it, though, so I guess it was ok.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
A cool italian to indicate to you: The one who ripped Liam Galagher´s teeth out of his nasty mouth.
That guy is my idol from now on! ;)

LMAO, that guy could very well have been one of my relatives, we all have that hot Italian temper!

Lee
12-06-2002, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, no . . . . it's still a struggle. But I figured if RF was going to chase Rogi, I might as well go along for the ride and take a swipe at his friend! :)

And if that doesn't work out, I'll head to Finland ;)

My choice will be Michel.

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Hi, dahling, I'm doing okay. Thanks for asking :) LOL, still procrastinating :o but overall, okay.

I'm soooooooooooooo jealous! :eek: You're already on break?! I still have two weeks! :(

Yeah, school shit is over.
We go back just in midst-February 2003.
Next semester will be a MAJOR headache, though. LOTS of work awaits me. :eek:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

Of course! ;)

YES! :bounce::bounce:



Originally posted by Dissident

I finished it in time.
We did a quick presentation, and it sounds we went well.
I wasnt happy with my part of the work, but I am never satisfied with what I do. The other people on my group loved it, though, so I guess it was ok.

You sound just like me. And a great example of that would be the story. I'm never quite satisfied with the installments but you guys rave about them. I've just come to accept it ;) but the perfectionist in me has to be beaten down first.

Leo7
12-06-2002, 01:23 AM
:wavey: Bya Lee!

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Leo! :wavey:

You guys have a good time here tonight. I need to attend to my full time job, i.e. cooking dinner.

Bye! :wavey:

Bye bye Lee! :wavey:
Good night!
And regards to our pal Vince. ;)

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Lee


My choice will be Michel.

Any particular reason why? Just curious ;)

Lee
12-06-2002, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Any particular reason why? Just curious ;)

Oops I should be gone but one last post.

I like Swiss more than Finnish for no particular reason.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Yeah, school shit is over.
We go back just in midst-February 2003.
Next semester will be a MAJOR headache, though. LOTS of work awaits me. :eek:

WHAT! :eek::eek::eek: Your break starts before mine and ends after mine?!?! LMAO that doesn't seem very fair! I only get 3 weeks before I'm back to the grind :(

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:26 AM
Hi Leo! :wavey:
Good evening. :)

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


WHAT! :eek::eek::eek: Your break starts before mine and ends after mine?!?! LMAO that doesn't seem very fair! I only get 3 weeks before I'm back to the grind :(
Well, I guess it has something to do with the fact that its your winter break and my summer break... :p

;)

Lee
12-06-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack



You sound just like me. And a great example of that would be the story. I'm never quite satisfied with the installments but you guys rave about them. I've just come to accept it ;) but the perfectionist in me has to be beaten down first.

Oh just one more! I was a perfectionist until my boss was very close to kneel in front of me to beg me be a little bit not that perfect.:D :D

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Lee


Oops I should be gone but one last post.

I like Swiss more than Finnish for no particular reason.

LOL, I'll let you go ;)

The Finns are most closely related to the Russians (believe it or not) than the Swiss, but then, Michel is actually of Czechoslovakian descent (not sure whether it's Czech or Slovak, Mrs. B might know), and both Czechs and Slovaks are *really* close to Russians!! LMAO, so you see my dilemma.

Damn, I should just date a Russian and get it over with.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

Well, I guess it has something to do with the fact that its your winter break and my summer break... :p

;)

God, that's just so weird to twist my mind around! December, January, February . . . those are winter months, dammit! ;)

But yes, that would account for it. I'll have mid-May to mid-August off for my summer break.

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


You sound just like me. And a great example of that would be the story. I'm never quite satisfied with the installments but you guys rave about them. I've just come to accept it ;) but the perfectionist in me has to be beaten down first.

Its a major part of dealing with art for me... I have to draw and paint, and thats very hard to judge between good and bad.
Sometimes I look at stuff and say "Gee, it sucks", and the teacher and coleagues say the same.
Other times, I think it sucks even worse, but everybody loves it! :eek:

Anyway, I love what I do, so when I think it sucks Im not afraid to start it all over again. ;)

RogiFan
12-06-2002, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, no . . . . it's still a struggle. But I figured if RF was going to chase Rogi, I might as well go along for the ride and take a swipe at his friend! :)

And if that doesn't work out, I'll head to Finland ;)

Am I going to chase Rogi? OK! Sounds good to me! You can have Micha. I think he's Czech [Mirka is Slovak]. Is this in real life or in your musical??

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Its a major part of dealing with art for me... I have to draw and paint, and thats very hard to judge between good and bad.
Sometimes I look at stuff and say "Gee, it sucks", and the teacher and coleagues say the same.
Other times, I think it sucks even worse, but everybody loves it! :eek:

Anyway, I love what I do, so when I think it sucks Im not afraid to start it all over again. ;)

The exact same for writing with me. (LOL, another mirror of a conversation I just had with my friends.) I've been writing for a long time, and quite like my style and the way I use words, grammar, syntax. I don't want to take creative writing or something like that because I don't want someone to tell me what to do. I think my standards are high enough as it is ;) I've always gotten excellent grades on essays and the like, so I'm doing something right.

I usually don't put words to paper until I've got a clear idea of what I want to do, and I'm not afraid to chuck it and start again, but I'm not one of those people who writes a lot of drafts. I like getting it (mostly) right the first time I do it, only having to go back and correct little mistakes, like spelling errors.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Am I going to chase Rogi? OK! Sounds good to me! You can have Micha. I think he's Czech [Mirka is Slovak]. Is this in real life or in your musical??

In real life, silly! ;) I have different plans for the musical's direction :D

I think he's Czech, too. But I'm not completely sure.

RogiFan
12-06-2002, 01:44 AM
:) But RF would like some involvement w Rogi in the musical [cos it will NEVER happen in real life!]... ;) If this is to be a fantasy, let's go all out and pull out all the stops. :D

I know what Layla was saying re: other European men... although I find Russian men very emotional. I can't vouch for Scandinavians [although a guy of Estonian background took a fleeting fancy to me once -- another organ-playing musician type] or Germans. As for Frenchies, oubliez-les! They're not even goodlooking [to me].

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:45 AM
RF, here's an interesting tidbit. In 2000, Michel played his first Grand Slam at Roland Garros, where he qualified, then reached the third round, where he played Rogi. He lost 8-6 in the fifth set :eek: I bet that was a great match!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:48 AM
LOL, we'll work something out in the musical, I promise :) That's about the only way any of us will have a chance with any of these guys, so why not keep inlcuding our friends? ;)

Eh, I consider Estonian very close to Russian. I mean, they've only had independence as a country for 43 years of their entire history :eek: I don't know anything about Scandanavian people either, but Jarkko seems very open. I imagine him to be pretty easygoing :) though I could be totally wrong.

Dissident
12-06-2002, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


The exact same for writing with me. (LOL, another mirror of a conversation I just had with my friends.) I've been writing for a long time, and quite like my style and the way I use words, grammar, syntax. I don't want to take creative writing or something like that because I don't want someone to tell me what to do. I think my standards are high enough as it is ;) I've always gotten excellent grades on essays and the like, so I'm doing something right.

I usually don't put words to paper until I've got a clear idea of what I want to do, and I'm not afraid to chuck it and start again, but I'm not one of those people who writes a lot of drafts. I like getting it (mostly) right the first time I do it, only having to go back and correct little mistakes, like spelling errors.

:eek:
I do the same. I usually sketch and the first idea on the paper is the best Ill ever have for that solution.
Just a matter of adapting to the needs. ;)

Its the same with exams and tests. I sit down, read it and go for it. I read a question, and I know or dont know.
Usually it doesnt take longer than an hour to take an exam. Sometimes 1 hour and a half, rarely over that.

RogiFan
12-06-2002, 01:50 AM
:) Indeed, it must have been! I can imagine us sitting there, each cheering on our respective player!! In the end, one would be crying and the other would be jumping up and down for the Swiss who won! ;) Lucky Mrs. B. -- she can see these Rogi and Micha in her country. All I have is one lousy tournament and next year it's in Montreal -- oh well, might as well go, I don't have the money to fly off to Gstaad or Basel or Mallorca or Monte Carlo or Rosmalen or Wimby or RG or Vienna... damn! I don't know if I'd go to a tournament in the States. It's even hotter and more humid in the summer than it is here... Miami might be fun but I don't know. Indian Wells? At least I could see Calif. Washington, L. Island??

I need a tea break now!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 01:58 AM
Eh, Indian Wells is right outside LA, I don't think I'd want to go to that tournament. I think the best idea when planning to go to a US tournament is to pick one of the Masters Series or the Open. That way you're more or less assured of seeing your guy, especially if he's a top player, and they are prestigious enough to have the players on the next rung of the ladder try to get in.

But I'll never forget the first round of Indian Wells this year. To his dying breath Patrick McEnroe can never take back the disparaging words he said about Micha during that match :D

Mrs. B is indeed lucky, especially if she goes to Roland Garros next year! :hearts: That's my ultimate dream.

Maybe my twins and I (Layla and hitman) can arrange a trip together before all of our boys permanently retire from professional play :D

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Maybe my twins and I (Layla and hitman) can arrange a trip together before all of our boys permanently retire from professional play :D

I am all for being you girls´ twin, but dont count me on the "our boys" part... It would sound weird.

;) lol

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
I am all for being you girls´ twin, but dont count me on the "our boys" part... It would sound weird.

;) lol

LOL, well, I was thinking of Guga when I was thinking of you. It doesn't have to be a sexual thing :D

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LOL, well, I was thinking of Guga when I was thinking of you. It doesn't have to be a sexual thing :D

Oh well, good then. ;)
hehehe

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:13 AM
Quotes quotes quotes!

:D

After Eddie said stone was gonna sing one at Jones
Beach, Stone steps up
and says in that way stone has a way of saying things:
"Is my band ready
to kick it"

:D

Also heres an eddie joke from an interview:
Q:How many pearl jam members does it take to change a
light bulb?

A: Change? Change? We're not gonna change for anyone.

LOL!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:14 AM
LMAO!!! You guys have to see this! Click me! (http://www.frozenfire.com/signs/) My roommates and I just spent the past five minutes laughing so hard we attracted people from the hall.

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:15 AM
eddie: "my favorite line in it (referring to satans
bed) it relates to who ever said that love comment
before (read above post). you know i'm already in
love, i can't stop to... in fact tonight is me and
beth's... it's our nine year and eleven month
anniversary. and i meantion that because it is the
longest of anybody in the band, except for actually
stone and jeff. (stone and jeff proceed to grind there
guitars together in a very vulgar manner to the
delight and screams of the crowd).

stone: we know what you were thinking. disgusting.

eddie: in fact the first band they were in, you saw
two of the memebers tonight if you were watching
mudhoney, that was green river. see how it all fits
in. i just want to meantion the nine year, eleven
month thing because i know i ain't going to be playing
on our ten year anniversary. fuck that.

Btw, Beth is Eddie´s guitar name. :p

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:17 AM
I thought of another one. Eddie and stone are talking
about the singles movie. Eddie says how he plays the
drums in the movie and the drummer is amazing.
Then Stone Says, " NO hes not, the drummer is a hack.

Eddie:"Yeah, but hes a great hack" or something like
that.

:D:D

" So I think the radio stopped brodcasting so we can
start fucking around now" followed by huge crowd
response
"actually they are still brodcasting, well fuck it,
anyway we´re gonna fuck around

The singles movie quote is great. lol!

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:18 AM
The link doesnt work, Hackie. :(

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:19 AM
Oh no! :sad: If the link doesn't work, I think it's because it has spread over my campus and we've totalled its bandwith :( In other words, too many hits forced it to go down.

I hope it comes back cause it was pretty damn funny.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:23 AM
Okay, new site! :D This has most of the signs on it, so try me (http://www.headlinehumor.com/signs.htm).

Meanwhile, I too like that Singles quote :D

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:28 AM
lol @ college and weed one. :p

The wheelchair one I knew already. :D

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:39 AM
*on the floor*

http://www.headlinehumor.com/images/signs/s40.jpg

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:41 AM
Also a classic . . .

http://www.headlinehumor.com/images/signs/s19.jpg

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:44 AM
lmao
Thanks for the laughs Hackie. :D

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:45 AM
Heh heh. Heheheheheh.

http://www.headlinehumor.com/images/classifieds/c15.gif

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:45 AM
You're welcome, dahling :) Figured I should repay my debt someway :D

Dissident
12-06-2002, 02:46 AM
Lyrics for today, before going to bed...
Its from another great song, called Crazy Mary.

She lived on the curve in the road in an old tar paper shack.
On the south side of the town on the wrong side of the tracks.
Sometimes on the way into town we'd say, "Mama can we stop and give her a ride?"
Sometimes we did but her hands flew from her side.
Wild eyed crazy Mary.

Down a long dirt road past the Parson's place.
That old blue car we used to race.
Little country store with a sign tacked to the side.
Said 'NO LOITERING ALLOWED.'
Underneath that sign always congregated quite a crowd.

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it around.
Take a bottle drink it down. Drink it... Pass it around. Pass it a...
A-take a bottle drink it down. Pass it... Pass it a... Pass it around.

One night thunder cracked. Mercy backed outside her windowsill.
Dreamed I was flying high above the trees over the hills.
Looked down into the house of Mary.
Terrible thoughts. Newspaper covered walls. And Mary rising up above it all.
Oh... Oh... Oh...

Next morning on the way into town saw some skid marks and followed them around.
Over the curve, through the fields, into the house of Mary.
That what you fear the most could meet you halfway. (x2)

Take a bottle drink it down. Pass it around.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:50 AM
Somebody had a 'duh' moment :rolleyes:

http://www.headlinehumor.com/images/headlines/h11.gif

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:52 AM
Mm, more wonderful songs. Thanks :)

Have a good night! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 02:53 AM
Thanks for the clue, pal :rolleyes:

http://www.headlinehumor.com/images/headlines/h16.gif

Lee
12-06-2002, 03:09 AM
Hi TH! Those signs are hilarious!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 03:18 AM
:wavey: Hi, Lee! There are more, you should check out the rest of that website ;)

Lee
12-06-2002, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hi, Lee! There are more, you should check out the rest of that website ;)

Thanks! I am doing it right now.

RogiFan
12-06-2002, 03:25 AM
:) Hey you guys still around? I'm off now after checking the last few posts! Good night! See you tomorrow!!

I just read that Conchita Martinez will be playing doubles w Tommy Robredo in the Hopman Cup instead of Arantxa... buena suerte!! No Rogi though... too bad.

Lee
12-06-2002, 03:28 AM
Bye RF! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 03:37 AM
Nightynight, RF!! I must be going myself. After translating 'Sleeping Beauty' into Russian, I'm ready for a good night's sleep. The weekend can't get here fast enough.

Goodnight :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 12:41 PM
Hallo, thread :wavey:

TH's Temperature Watch: 19F/-7C with a wind chill of 9F/-13C

A bit of confusing news--Lily posted in GM that the channel TBS would broadcast part of the Davis Cup final. This is strange to me because TBS doesn't usually show tennis (or many other sports, for that matter), and it seems to operate on a regional basis. Indeed, when I tried to find the listing, I couldn't :( So I don't know what's going on, exactly, but I went to bed hopeful to see some of the final without having to pay for it.

Well, since no one's here, I'll just say have a great day, everyone! :)

Francine
12-06-2002, 04:03 PM
Yevgeny Kafelnikov Not Ready to Retire
9 minutes ago

MOSCOW (AP) - Yevgeny Kafelnikov isn't quite ready to quit.

The two-time Grand Slam tournament champion said Friday he's putting off a decision on whether to retire, even though he said repeatedly that he would walk away if Russia won the Davis Cup.


Russia defeated defending champion France 3-2 last weekend to win the title for the first time. The 28-year-old Kafelnikov lost both of his matches in the final, and was replaced by a younger teammate for the deciding singles match.


Kafelnikov had surgery on a leg vein after the final.


Speaking at a ceremony where he and the other Davis Cup team members were feted Friday, Kafelnikov said he will try to get back in shape.


"The injury and the surgery which I had may affect my decision to continue or not," Kafelnikov said. "Too little time has passed since Sunday's final, so I haven't had enough time to think it over, weigh pros and cons."


He won the 1996 French Open and the 1999 Australian Open and was briefly ranked No. 1 in 1999.


But he had a rocky 2002, with a 34-26 match record. He lost in the second round at the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open, and in the third round at Wimbledon.


After losing at the U.S. Open in August, Kafelnikov said that winning the Davis Cup would mean there "would be nothing to accomplish for me."

Good for him :D :bounce:

Lee
12-06-2002, 04:35 PM
Hi thread! Mighty quiet this morning! Anybody here?

I read about TBS with Davis Cup too but I searched the whole day schedule on Dec 20 and nothing close to sport.

Vera
12-06-2002, 06:31 PM
TBS? I have it too. It would be great if they show DC on TBS. It's a superstation and I don't think they show different programming based on region (I mean, it's just one station showing the same thing to all regions). Anyway, pls let me know too if you guys have any news of the boardcast. Thanks.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 07:38 PM
Wow, this place has been truly dead :eek: :(

I just read in GM that Zhenya's not going to retire! :bounce::bounce::bounce: I'm not really surprised ;) but very pleased he has confirmed he will still play. Hopefully he will play on a modified schedule and peak at the right times. Maybe even take home an elusive Masters title -- the possibilities!!

Anyway, TBS as Vera said is broadcast out of Atlanta so there is a lot of Atlanta fare, as well as old series, movies, and baseball. I have never seen them show tennis and it would be very strange for them to show it now. Not only is it a "foreign" event (the US isn't playing), why in the world would they just show an annotated version of the final in an event that they never, ever show?

It's all too weird. :( I hope Lily has mistaken her channels or something, because I really want to see it and not have to pay for it.

Lee
12-06-2002, 07:40 PM
Hello TH!

I just wonder whether the TBS Lily saw was some foreign TV station. I search 'tennis' on TV guide and come up with garbages.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 07:40 PM
The Zhenya article:

(from Eurosport)

Kafelnikov scraps retirement plans

Yevgeny Kafelnikov has scrapped his retirement plans and will now try to regain the form that made him the first Russian world number one tennis player. The 28-year old had earlier vowed to quit if Russia won their first-ever Davis Cup which they did last week in Paris.

"Hopefully, my physical conditioning will allow me to regain my top form to be the player that I was not so long ago," the 28-year-old said on Friday.

Kafelnikov had repeatedly insisted he would retire if Russia won the Davis Cup this year. They achieved this, beating France in a dramatic final last week, but Kafelnikov contributed little to the victory. He lost his opening singles match, lost the doubles and was dropped for his second singles.

Davis Cup captain Shamil Tarpishchev replaced him with 20-year-old newcomer Mikhail Youzhny for the decisive fifth rubber and Youzhny beat Paul-Henri Mathieu to give Russia a thrilling 3-2 victory in Paris.

Russian media reported that Kafelnikov, who almost single-handedly has carried the country's Davis Cup hopes for a near decade, was disappointed with his substitute's role and that it was that which prompted him to postpone his retirement. But Kafelnikov said: "No, not at all. I'm fully satisfied with what I have done prior to and during the final and I was really happy for Mikhail, who was able to overcome the pressure and win the last match.

"Of course, it's difficult for me right now to find another goal for myself to carry on," added Kafelnikov, who won the 1996 French Open and 1999 Australian Open titles as well as the 2000 Olympic gold.

The player, who earlier this week underwent surgery for varicose veins, said he would delay his comeback until the European indoor tournaments in early February.

"The way it looks right now, I don't think I will be able to play in the Qatar Open in Doha nor in the Australian Open," he said. "My plan is hopefully to get back into action later next year, during the indoor season in Europe."

supplied by Reuters

Lee
12-06-2002, 07:41 PM
It's good news that Zhenya is back. He still has lots of tennis in him. I think his pride keep him on. He probably wants to win a match or 2 in DC finals.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 07:41 PM
Hi, Lee! :wavey:

Ugh, that would suck royally :(

Lee
12-06-2002, 07:45 PM
It's mighty quiet today. Well Mrs. B is busy with her catering. Emma probably has her relatives from Canada. Layla? Is she busy with some translation?

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 07:46 PM
Yes, Layla is buried under her own ton of work :(

It's kinda eerie . . . so quiet . . .

Lee
12-06-2002, 07:51 PM
Well the whole ATP world is quiet, even the hewitt forum.

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 08:05 PM
Where's hitman? Since he's not in school anymore and all ;)

Well, I'll be working on my site in the meantime . . . .

Lee
12-06-2002, 08:10 PM
I stumbled into the Swiss Open web site and the pix there are pretty good.

ILR
12-06-2002, 08:27 PM
Hi! :wavey:

omg loads of pages,wont be long hopefully!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 08:34 PM
Hey, ILR! :wavey:

The Swiss Open? :confused:

ILR
12-06-2002, 08:37 PM
Hey Hackie! :wavey:

I have 12 pages left to read,Ill be here fully,soon :)

Lee
12-06-2002, 08:39 PM
Hi Emma!

Yes, it's old but I like the pix. there. There are a few pix of Michel which are pretty cute.


I am now browsing the US open and looking at Pete's pix and suddenly have the feeling that he won't be back playing. I know lots of ppl want that but I hope my intuition is wrong this time.

ILR
12-06-2002, 08:46 PM
Hey Lee :wavey:

Dammit,I missed the boy talk!Can I cach up?;) Europeans :hearts: and my link didnt work either!Damn that also!

RogiFan
12-06-2002, 08:49 PM
:) Missed ya, ILR! Yeah, we were talking about "boys", Spanish boys mostly!! You could have joined in!! ;)

ILR
12-06-2002, 08:51 PM
Hi RF :wavey:

I know I could have :( Im going to have to find picture of Andriy Shevchenko :):) Ukrainian :) Did I hear Italians and Czechs also?;)

Layla
12-06-2002, 08:56 PM
Hi gals! :wavey:

Another busy day for me, but at least work is proceeding nicely. I see the place has been really quiet today. But there are plenty of posts from last night I have to read, so give me some time. ;)

ILR
12-06-2002, 08:58 PM
Hey Layla :wavey:

Good old Sheva,a tennis fan ;)

http://shevchenko.ukrainiansoccer.net/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Off_the_pitch&image=Sheva-tennis.jpg&img=4&tt=

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:00 PM
Hi Layla! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:03 PM
Hi, people have shown up! :)

Ah, okay, Lee. Yeah, I found another photo source and was finally able to find another picture worthy of being by his bio on my site ;) I've almost finished updating the biographies :bounce::bounce:

ILR, we do we not talk about boys? :o I'm sure it will come up again, our boys are particularly beautiful and they will never go out style ;)

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Dissident


Oh GOSH!
Its for things like that that we men as a class get attacked all the time.
I DECLARE WE ARE NOT ALL ASSHOLES!!
Its hard to fight for the "good men" associates when pricks like that are around.
Im glad you were lucky to find out soon enough what an asshole he was. :fiery:

It's ok Hitman, I know not all men are assholes. ;) And some women can be pretty damn brutal themselves. There are plenty of good men around, except they're mostly in relationships.

But yeah, it's always better to discover that immediately, before it's too late and you're already in love. :p

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:06 PM
I know we do Hackie,Im just in the mood for that kind of chat now ;)

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Layla

There are plenty of good men around, except they're mostly in relationships.

Truer words have never been spoken.

Well, who do you wanna talk about, ILR? ;) You have to start us off somehow :D

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by Layla


It's ok Hitman, I know not all men are assholes. ;) And some women can be pretty damn brutal themselves. There are plenty of good men around, except they're mostly in relationships.

But yeah, it's always better to discover that immediately, before it's too late and you're already in love. :p

If I get the chance to meet that guy, I will give him my best 'round house kick' I learned in Tae Kwon Do class.

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:09 PM
I will talk about anyone!:D and we still cant post pics unless its on images?:(

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

ILR, we do we not talk about boys? :o I'm sure it will come up again, our boys are particularly beautiful and they will never go out style ;)

Hehe, that' so true. Our boys are always a hot topic. :drool:

Emma, is Shevchenko your new crush? I don't remember you mentioning him before. Hmmm, don't know anything about him.

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:12 PM
hee hee :o I havent ;) I think he could be :) :o:drool: I need to find some good pics :)

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Lee


If I get the chance to meet that guy, I will give him my best 'round house kick' I learned in Tae Kwon Do class.

LMAO, I'd love to see that! :D Because Tae Kwon Do is so graceful. ;) But of course that's not the only reason.

Are you enjoying your class by the way? Or do you have any regrets. I once considered joing a Tae Kwon Do class myself, but unfortunately, I'm one of the least flexible people in the world. :(

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:14 PM
Well he's Ukrainian,26 and plays for AC Milan.I noticed a hot piccie of him the other day and now.........well

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:17 PM
You can't go wrong with a Ukrainian, ILR ;) They are very close to Russians, LOL!

RogiFan
12-06-2002, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


ILR, we do we not talk about boys? :o I'm sure it will come up again, our boys are particularly beautiful and they will never go out style ;)

So true, Hackie!!

But now I have to leave!! Damn!! :p Have to catch up later!

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:18 PM
cool :) I know I cant ;) bye RF :wavey: and we're talking about my new crush here!:olol

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Dissident

It was fabulous. She was great. I got a 40 minute film, and took pictures of all her works that were exposed there. :D
She was nervous before, and with a terrible mood, but it was all great by the end.


Great to see you're putting the camera to good use. :D Gabi sounds adorable. I hope she had as much fun as you obviously did. :) And like I said before, I wish my brother was more like you when I was a little girl. You're a wonderful brother.

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Layla


LMAO, I'd love to see that! :D Because Tae Kwon Do is so graceful. ;) But of course that's not the only reason.

Are you enjoying your class by the way? Or do you have any regrets. I once considered joing a Tae Kwon Do class myself, but unfortunately, I'm one of the least flexible people in the world. :(

With your aerobic classes, you'll be in much better form for Tae Kwon Do than I do. Also, it's very good for self-defence.

I enjoy my class immensely. Vince & I will have the test to advance to yellow belt before Christmas and I think there shouldn't be any problem for both of us.

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:20 PM
Bye RogiFan! :wavey: Take care.

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:21 PM
Bye RF! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:21 PM
Bye, RF! :wavey:

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Lee


With your aerobic classes, you'll be in much better form for Tae Kwon Do than I do. Also, it's very good for self-defence.

I enjoy my class immensely. Vince & I will have the test to advance to yellow belt before Christmas and I think there shouldn't be any problem for both of us.

True, I'm in good shape, but I saw some very high kicks, where you almost have to do a split! :eek: I'd never be able to do that. I think a Slovene guy was the world champion (not sure that was the title) in Tae Kwon Do last year (or the year before last).

Wow, you're already up for a belt! :cool: That's great, you're really progressing quickly.

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:26 PM
http://web.tiscali.it/shevchenko/shevamania/pictures/varie.html

this better work if so,then look at the 4th pic from the right on the bottom row.Check out that tattoo!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:30 PM
Ooh, somebody's in love! ;) And I have to agree, he's not too hard on the eyes.

Argh, sucks you can't put up the individual pictures . . .

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:31 PM
lol um is that supposed to be the piccie?;) me?In love?:o No!

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:35 PM
http://web.tiscali.it/shevchenko/shevamania/pictures/varie/v001.jpg

Oooh, the first one is him playing tennis!! How appropriate! ;)

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:36 PM
http://web.tiscali.it/shevchenko/shevamania/pictures/varie/v005.jpg

:hearts: Whoa!

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:37 PM
lol I tried doing that before ;) I know,thats why I posted it ;) He knows whats good ;)

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
http://web.tiscali.it/shevchenko/shevamania/pictures/varie/v005.jpg

:hearts: Whoa!

which piccie is this 1???

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:38 PM
http://web.tiscali.it/shevchenko/shevamania/pictures/varie/v012.jpg

Heehee ;)

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Undone is a fucking awesome song. Have you read the story behind it? One of the spoken parts was put down by a girl who was very close to the band and who later died in a car accident :( Rivers wrote a special song to commemerate her and her sister (they both died, I believe), because they were the original fans of the band.

It's also great performed live, with improvised speaking parts. It's such a sad song in that Weezer vein (LOL, if you couldn't tell, I'm still listening to DMB so I can't fully comment).

My all-time fave Weezer song is Buddy Holly, followed closely by Say It Ain't So, both on the Blue Album. I haven't heard anything from Maladroit other than Dopenose, so I'm eagerly awaiting a chance to hear the whole album :)

Yeah, I read about the story of the death of two of their greates fans. :sad: Their names were Mykel and Carli and they died on their way to or from a Weezer show. So sad really. Weezer organized a charity concert in their honor to help their family. They are good souls. :)

Buddy Holly is a classic :D but Undone is fast becoming my all-time fave (perhaps it's a bit too early for that, but nevertheless). I agree that it is a sad song (but most probably don't). It features my favorite kind of lyrics, unbearably sad, yet deliciously hilarious at the same time. Pain and a sense of irony, what could be better. ;) The chorus keeps playing in my mind, because it's so brilliant.

If you want to destroy my sweater
Hold this thread as I walk away
Watch me unravel I'll soon be naked
Lying on the floor, I've come undone

Incredible, just incredible!

And yeah, I forgot to mention Say It Ain't so. That's also an awesome song, very catchy.

I hope you get to hear Maladroit soon. It's rockin'. :D

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
which piccie is this 1???

Can you not click on the link to see? :eek: LOL, if you just want to know, it's a profile shot of him in a suit :)

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:40 PM
the links dont work!Oooo the suit one!:hearts: now Im warning you now,stay away!!;):p

TennisHack
12-06-2002, 09:40 PM
Well, I'm being ushered to dinner, so I'll wait until I come back to answer that Weezer post. I've finally moved away from DMB so I can analyze better :D

See you guys later! :wavey:

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:41 PM
Bye Hackie :wavey:

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:44 PM
Goodnight TH! Sweet dreams! :wavey: (I'll go to bed soon, probably before you come back.)

Emma, he's really cute (and sexy :drool: ). But no, TH's links don't work for me either. It says access forbidden.

LMAO TH, I just spent the whole day listening to DMB songs I downloaded. :D They're awsome!

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:44 PM
Bye TH!

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:46 PM
Emma, that guy is a hunk! His eyes look so sad to me though.

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:46 PM
So at least you guys think he's cute aswell as me ;) so Layla is going to bed also soon.Less and less people to chat about guys with :(I love his tattoo :hearts: but Im not in love,I have far too many people to concentrate on.

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:47 PM
I know how to pick em Lee ;) AC Milan have some real hotties!:hearts: Hes sad,he needs love!;)

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Layla, I'm starting to think we are the same person :eek:;)

LMAO! I was thinking the same thing. :D (Figures.) I didn't realize I was a split personality. :o But was there ever a case of split personality, in which both personalities would be so very similar? Probably not, huh. ;)

Layla
12-06-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


looks like someone's becoming obsessed. ;) :p

Errr, could be, could be! :o :o :o But it's a fabulous obsession! :p

Lee
12-06-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
So at least you guys think he's cute aswell as me ;) so Layla is going to bed also soon.Less and less people to chat about guys with :(I love his tattoo :hearts: but Im not in love,I have far too many people to concentrate on.

I only in love with one guy but I enjoy looking at guys like Guga, Haas, Rogi, Juanqui, Clement, Blake,.... :D :D

ILR
12-06-2002, 09:55 PM
mmm I am terrible,I have so many obssessions :o:o

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:03 PM
I have all these tennis players,all these football players,Wes...etc :o:o

Lee
12-06-2002, 10:04 PM
Emma, have you seen a pic of Rogi with dog sledge? He is very cute in that pic.

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:04 PM
yeah with the Huskies?

Lee
12-06-2002, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yeah with the Huskies?

Yes

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:06 PM
yeah Ive seen that one,although I dont think its very big

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

I know what Layla was saying re: other European men... although I find Russian men very emotional. I can't vouch for Scandinavians [although a guy of Estonian background took a fleeting fancy to me once -- another organ-playing musician type] or Germans. As for Frenchies, oubliez-les! They're not even goodlooking [to me].

Oh, but Russians are so different from the other Europeans I was talking about, as far as emotions are concerned. They are indeed more emotional, and I like that a lot. The same goes for southern Slavs, like Serbs and even Croatians to a lesser extent. But when you come to the north of former Yugoslavia (which is my very own Slovenia), the emotions become diluted and repressed. We are the coldest bunch among the Slavs. I don't know about the Czechs though. They seem to be more outgoing and open than the Slovenes. Germans and Austrians are not really my type, they are similar to Slovenes regarding their character. The French can be adorable and charming sometimes though :) but I do admit that they're often stuck-up pricks. I also like the Brits! Their sense of humor is superb. I don't know much about the Scandinavians, but they seem to be more emotional than the more southern Germans and Austrians. They have a darker character though (more pessimistic, prone to depressions) because of the lack of daylight, but I'm drawn to that anyway. And they do know how to celebrate the light. :D Jarkko seems different though. He also strikes me as an easygoing, friendly guy, not pessimistic at all.

So there you have it! Europe according to Layla. :p

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Maybe my twins and I (Layla and hitman) can arrange a trip together before all of our boys permanently retire from professional play :D

YAY!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Count me in! That would be super cool! :D

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:09 PM
very nice Layla!Well Im glad ya like my sense of humour!;) Well I dont really know much about the people of Europe.....Czechs,Czechs,Czechz,well they are all different,we have 3 at Liverpool and all 3 of them are different so.....

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:15 PM
LOL Emma, I was talking about guys. ;) But of course the sense of humour bit applies to women as well. :D

Yep, the Czechs do seem to be a heterogenous group, not easy to classify. I guess cause they're sort of in the middle.

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:17 PM
oooh of course we were!How could I forget?Honestly.....:rolleyes:

Yeah I guess the Czechs are difficult!You'd never believe I had a crush on a Czrch footballer would you?:o:p

Lee
12-06-2002, 10:19 PM
You girls continue with the boys/guys talk. I seems my computer wants to freeze up on me any minutes so I better restart it.

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:20 PM
Wow, did I make some sweeping generalizations tonight! :eek:

Disclaimer: please note that I still believe in individuality. :p There is a certain truth about the national character as a prevalent type of personality, but an individual can be as different from his particular national character as day and night.

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
oooh of course we were!How could I forget?Honestly.....:rolleyes:

Yeah I guess the Czechs are difficult!You'd never believe I had a crush on a Czrch footballer would you?:o:p

No, I'd never ever believe that! :eek: ;) Who was it?

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:23 PM
heh heh Ill show ya ;)

http://mujweb.atlas.cz/www/patrikberger/Image23.htm

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:33 PM
Why doesn't it surprise me that he has long hair. ;) He looks very passionate. I like that. :)

Errr, sorry to leave you Em, but I'm signing off. I desperately need to get a good night's sleep. I still have a week of non-stop work ahead of me.

Night night! :wavey: Sweet dreams of footballers! ;)

And sweet dreams to Lee as well, if she manages to get her computer up and running again.

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:33 PM
Im wottied now,you're not talking!I have to go to bed soon ..........

Layla
12-06-2002, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Im wottied now,you're not talking!I have to go to bed soon ..........

lol, I was brushing my teeth. ;) And now I'm off to dreamland! :wavey:

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:35 PM
Doesnt suprise you hee hee you know me too well.;) passionate,if only I could ever find out. Goodnight Layla :wavey: I might be off in a min :(

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:35 PM
brushing your teeth lol.Dreamland indeed :)

Lee
12-06-2002, 10:39 PM
Goodnight Layla and Emma! :wavey:

Lee
12-06-2002, 10:40 PM
Oops, Emma not yet go to dreamland!

ILR
12-06-2002, 10:45 PM
well I am now ;) just popped back to say I might not be here tomorrow night because my friend wants me to go babysitting her cousins with her,you know,to make it more interesting ;) so Im warning you now!:wavey: g'nite

Lee
12-06-2002, 10:47 PM
Goodnight Emma! :wavey:

Vera
12-07-2002, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Oh, but Russians are so different from the other Europeans I was talking about, as far as emotions are concerned. They are indeed more emotional, and I like that a lot. The same goes for southern Slavs, like Serbs and even Croatians to a lesser extent. But when you come to the north of former Yugoslavia (which is my very own Slovenia), the emotions become diluted and repressed. We are the coldest bunch among the Slavs. I don't know about the Czechs though. They seem to be more outgoing and open than the Slovenes. Germans and Austrians are not really my type, they are similar to Slovenes regarding their character. The French can be adorable and charming sometimes though :) but I do admit that they're often stuck-up pricks. I also like the Brits! Their sense of humor is superb. I don't know much about the Scandinavians, but they seem to be more emotional than the more southern Germans and Austrians. They have a darker character though (more pessimistic, prone to depressions) because of the lack of daylight, but I'm drawn to that anyway. And they do know how to celebrate the light. :D Jarkko seems different though. He also strikes me as an easygoing, friendly guy, not pessimistic at all.

So there you have it! Europe according to Layla. :p

Ahhhhh, more boys talk! Too bad I miss it. Thanks Layla for giving us an overview of European men. I don't know many of them personally. But I really love Brits, maybe bcos of their sense of humor. I used to go out with a Brit, he is extremely charming, however, he's also a jerk. But I don't see him as a typical Brit bcos I have lots of friends from England and they are great. French are passionate. And I love their style but I think they are not emotionally attachable. I know some Eastern European, Romanians are conservative, Polish are, well like Romanian. Greek are pretty good looking and interesting, but they are only interested in Greek girls.

I think Canadian men are boring, maybe I haven't find any interesting one yet. American men are too aggressive (those I met). Spanish guys are the best, but of course I don't really know any, that's just too bad:( .

Okay, enough of my men's view. :)

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Layla
LMAO TH, I just spent the whole day listening to DMB songs I downloaded. :D They're awsome!

Woohoo! :bounce::bounce: I love introducing people to my favorite music. Too bad I don't pay tons of attention to it anymore . . . :(

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Buddy Holly is a classic :D but Undone is fast becoming my all-time fave (perhaps it's a bit too early for that, but nevertheless). I agree that it is a sad song (but most probably don't). It features my favorite kind of lyrics, unbearably sad, yet deliciously hilarious at the same time. Pain and a sense of irony, what could be better. ;) The chorus keeps playing in my mind, because it's so brilliant.

If you want to destroy my sweater
Hold this thread as I walk away
Watch me unravel I'll soon be naked
Lying on the floor, I've come undone

Incredible, just incredible!

And yeah, I forgot to mention Say It Ain't so. That's also an awesome song, very catchy.

Undone (The Sweater Song) is probably their most popular hit, collapsing across time. It was a cult fav after the Blue Album came out, precisely because of the reasons you mention there, very ironic, very bitter, cuttingly funny. It was the first song of theirs to be associated with "emo rock", I think.

http://www.weezer.com/info/tunes/siascover.jpg

Anyway, to analyze "Say It Ain't So", I should put up the lyrics:

Oh, yeah
All right

Somebody's Heiny
Is drowning my icebox
Somebody's cold one
Is giving me chills
Guess I'll just close my eyes

Oh, yeah
All right
Feels good
Inside

Flip on the telly
Wrestle with Jimmy
Something is bubbling
Behind my back
The bottle is ready
To roll

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a life-taker

I can't confront you
I never could do
That which might hurt you
To try and be cool
When I say
This way
Is a waterslide away from me that takes you further every day
So be cool

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a life-taker

Dear Daddy
I write you
In spite of years of silence
You've cleaned up
Found Jesus
Things are good
Or so I hear
This bottle
Of Steven's
Awakens ancient feelings
Like father
Stepfather
The son is drowning in the flood

Yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a life-taker



First of all, you can immediately tell, just from the words, that it's a sad song (that's that I meant by that "Weezer vein"). He makes references to being drunk, to his unhappy childhood (he called his brother Leaves "Jimmy"), to his inability to say what he feels. I know that when I listened to this song incessantly last year while going through a tough period, that I felt like someone understood exactly how I was feeling and it was of great comfort.

To me, this song goes perfectly with the last song on the Blue Album, "Only in Dreams." I'll spare you guys my thoughts on that one ;)

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by Layla

Oh, but Russians are so different from the other Europeans I was talking about, as far as emotions are concerned. They are indeed more emotional, and I like that a lot. The same goes for southern Slavs, like Serbs and even Croatians to a lesser extent. But when you come to the north of former Yugoslavia (which is my very own Slovenia), the emotions become diluted and repressed. We are the coldest bunch among the Slavs. I don't know about the Czechs though. They seem to be more outgoing and open than the Slovenes.
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I don't know much about the Scandinavians, but they seem to be more emotional than the more southern Germans and Austrians. They have a darker character though (more pessimistic, prone to depressions) because of the lack of daylight, but I'm drawn to that anyway. And they do know how to celebrate the light. :D Jarkko seems different though. He also strikes me as an easygoing, friendly guy, not pessimistic at all.

So there you have it! Europe according to Layla. :p

LOL, thanks for the quickndirty analysis! ;) I just quoted the parts I felt were most relevant to me--Russians, Czechs (since I think Michel is Czech, although his name is French . . . a mystery!), and Finns :D

My first favorite Europeans were the Brits. I love the accent (even the rough Cockney one) and I can understand the language, LOL. Their collective sense of humor is also great, very dry. And c'mon, any country that produced Monty Python is good in my book. :D

It's nice to know a strain of emotionality (LOL, is that a word?) runs in the Russian people. They get put down a lot in the West because of their screwed up history (and the little thing called the "Cold War"), and though not now, historically they have been cast as very cold, angry people with a streak of xenophobia that could get ugly.

It's interesting, I don't know how to classify Micha--he was born and raised in Switzerland, but his parents are Czech, so where does he fit in? One for the experts, I guess.

The fact that Scandanavians suffer from light-related psychological disorders is very, very interesting. I don't doubt it for a second (sometimes I wonder how people have managed to survive in such harsh climates) but it really arouses my psychological curiosity at the same time. Guess I'll have to plan a trip and do some research . . . :D

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by Layla

YAY!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Count me in! That would be super cool! :D

I say we should go to Roland Garros. All of my faves are great on clay (well, pretty good at least) and I really want to go there anyway :drool:

I can hardly wait for May to come around again! :bounce:

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
heh heh Ill show ya ;)

http://mujweb.atlas.cz/www/patrikberger/Image23.htm

Hmm, I think I see a striking resemblence to a few certain tennis players :D

LOL, did you realize you have a type? ;)

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 04:33 AM
For Leo, wherever he may be :)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021206/capt.1039215468ireland_tennis_xdub105.jpg
Lindsay Davenport, left, and Monica Seles representing the USA, celebrate after winning their Doubles match against Barbara Schett from Austria, and Iva Majoli from Croatia representing Europe in the Europe versus USA Trilogy Tennis event, The Collins Cup at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002. (AP photo/ John Cogill)

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 04:34 AM
And another ;)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021205/capt.1039123460ireland_tennis_xdub103.jpg
Lindsay Davenport, of the United States, during her match against Barbara Schett, of Austria, in the Trilogy Tennis event called The Collins Cup at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002. (AP Photo/John Cogill)

Leo7
12-07-2002, 01:02 PM
oooh thankyou Hacks! what a gorgeous picture! Lindsay looks adorable! :hearts: :hearts:

Leo7
12-07-2002, 01:03 PM
another one. thankyou Hackie :)

ILR
12-07-2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Hmm, I think I see a striking resemblence to a few certain tennis players :D

LOL, did you realize you have a type? ;)

Oh I certainly did notice!:D Hey :wavey: anyone around?Oh people tell mem I am very dry and witty.Cockney accents rule.The IT technician at our school is from London,he is so funny :)

ILR
12-07-2002, 02:17 PM
no-one here.Ill cheer for Liverpool all alone ;) :bounce: Hackie,I realised my type is,um long haired except for Andriy :drool:

Mrs. B
12-07-2002, 06:16 PM
:wavey:

Popping in for a quick hello & to say that my party service went well (if anyone's interested to know), they enjoyed the spicy Asian food (Thai chicken curry, prawns, noodles, some meat, perfume rice, salad), just wished that they drank more wine, nobody even asked for beer :mad: and half of the guests were these prim & proper lady bank employees so they stuck to one glass of red & their mineral waters!:rolleyes: And some left quite early. So my assistants and i hanged around the kitchen area and drank champagne and told funny stories while waiting for them to finish so we could clean up. And finally felt the stress factor last night when i got home...and i had loads more to clean today in my kitchen, i have leftovers and i don't know what to do with it...:(
Just had a wonderful bath with candles and meditation music (my reward for the job i did last night including the days of preparations) and now i'm off to bed. I'm going to watch "Down By Law" on video. Roberto Benigni just cracks me up...

Talk to you guys on Monday night...Ciao!

Vera
12-07-2002, 06:43 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

I'm glad that your party went well and you had fun eventhough you have to cook and do those dishes. It seems very successful though. Your Asian food sounded delicious.

Anyway, have a great weekend. Ciao.

Leo7
12-07-2002, 07:51 PM
hey Mrs.B! really happy that your party was successful. your food must have been delicious. :lick: too bad you have so many leftovers though. :(

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 08:08 PM
:wavey: Hey, Mrs. B! Sounds like everything went off without a hitch. I'm very happy it's all over and done with and you finally get to relax -- plus that means your vacation is getting closer! ;)

Too bad you can't put the leftovers on the net, because I'm sure we'd gobble them all up, LOL :D Everything sounded wonderful when you were telling us about it.

I hope you have a good night!!

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 08:11 PM
:wavey: Hallo, thread!

LOL, a bit later than usual ;) How is everyone's weekend going so far? Mine's pretty good -- just finished my last huge paper of the semester and boy does it feel great! :D The end is creeping ever closer, and that means that soon enough I'll be able to continue my tennis tape feast!

Hmm, this place has been kinda dead for awhile, I hope it livens back up soon :(

ILR
12-07-2002, 08:19 PM
Hi Hackie :wavey:

guess who's here now!;):D

RogiFan
12-07-2002, 08:27 PM
:) Hi ILR!

Been out all day doing stuff, some shopping... some eating...! Is there a lot for me to check today??

ILR
12-07-2002, 08:29 PM
Hi RF :wavey:

No theres not much at all I dont think.Shopping,please dont remind me!

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 08:33 PM
Hey, guys! Check the Rogi forum ;)

RogiFan
12-07-2002, 08:35 PM
:) Not much today either, I'm surprised! What did you do today? Stuff w your relatives?

I missed Mrs. B. I would gladly eat her leftovers, they sound very tasty indeed!!

As for a few posts ago re: British blokes, I've always loved the British sense of humour! At least they have one -- that's a start! Doesn't matter what class you're from, each has its own particular humour. From M Python to Britcoms to these English rock groups -- most of those guys are pretty witty -- I always liked John Lennon's wit. He once said of the Royal Box at some Command Performance that they [the Royals] can just "rattle their jewels" or sth to that effect [instead of applauding]!! The Spanish also have their sense of humour too, which is refreshing. What I really like about the Brits is that they are not afraid to poke fun at themselves. I'm not aware that the Germans have any sense of humour but I don't know them -- but if Steffi Graf is anything to go by... :p

ILR
12-07-2002, 08:38 PM
Checked Hackie!;)very nice indeed :)

RF,well I played football this morning and lost 4-2 :( but at least one of my passes set up a goal!:p Then I did nothing and ate a big KFC :o

Not only can I poke fun at myself,I can poke fun of anyone!:p

RogiFan
12-07-2002, 08:51 PM
:) Hackie!

Yep, saw the new thread and posted! Good stuff!! How you doing today?? Where do you study? Which institution, not that I'm familiar w any in the USA... just curious.

TennisHack
12-07-2002, 08:58 PM
RF, I'm okay. Just bought some gifts for my family. I noticed, while in the store, they they have replaced our yummy Lindt chocolate with German chocolate. They are selling Porta brand now -- not sure if anyone is familiar with that? I bought a strawberry chocolate bar, but I already know it won't be the same :(

And speaking of strawberry chocolate, hitman says hi :wavey: He's taking a little vacation (celebrating the end of classes and all) but promises to be back tomorrow :)

ILR
12-07-2002, 09:02 PM
Speaking of chocolate,did you know that in Turkish delight,there is Rose water.Yuk!lol.I decided not to babysit tonight,I didnt feel like going anywhere,Im feeling kind of ill :( You know Ive never tried strawberry choclate,but I dont like strawberries.

RogiFan
12-07-2002, 09:07 PM
:) German chocs??? Definitely NOT the same quality as Lindt! We just bought a nice Lindt Christmas box with neat new chocs including a tiramisu flavour -- was going to give it as a gift but I think we'll keep it for ourselves!! ;) We also have another Swiss brand -- I think it just says original or authentic Swiss chocolate or sth w a little Swiss flag on the label -- have to try it out after Christmas.

That's nice Dissident took a break.

Do you have far to go home at Christmas? It amazes me how much Americans travel within their own country -- does that mean their families are pretty scattered throughout the US?

No more boy talk today?? There was once a nice guy named Kostya who went to these Russian parties at university who seemed vaguely interested in me but it was too late when I kind of noticed... if only! I never knew what his REAL name was though -- we all had Russian names in class. Mine was ANNA -- exciting eh??