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ILR
12-27-2002, 04:06 PM
Im so excited!already!:rolleyes: you going away next year?

Leo7
12-27-2002, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
its OK,nothing wrong with talking to yourself ;) yeah I thought Wimbly was in June!

yeah i know, i just have brain lapses sometimes. ;)

darn it, i have to go. we're going out for lunch. :wavey: :kiss:

Leo7
12-27-2002, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Im so excited!already!:rolleyes: you going away next year?

we're not sure yet.. maybe. i would love to go back to the Cayman Islands or Europe. :)

ILR
12-27-2002, 04:10 PM
OK :( I suppose I can deal with you having to leave me ;) have a nice time!:kiss: I wish I went out for lunch,all I had was turkey butties.....:(

Vera
12-27-2002, 05:28 PM
Hi Leo and Emma :wavey:

Well, I'm here by myself. It's likely that I will miss everyone again today since I won't be here long. I'm gonna bring the kids (my nephew and niece) to eat their favor meal, McDonalds...They have the same taste as Juanqui:D. And then I'll drop them off at my mom so she can babysit. Then I'll go to watch The Two Towers :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Vera
12-27-2002, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i just found out today that my two tapes from Sports Resources won't be sent out until the middle of January, which means i prolly won't get them until February. i don't know if i can wait that long. :( i think in the future i won't be using Sports Resources as much. it's too expensive and delivery takes too long, even though they have some great matches that i can't find anywhere else... okay i'm done talking to myself. ;)

Oh, that's too bad. Why's the delay, Leo? Was it bcos of the holiday or they just not keeping up their delivery schedule? There's not many choice out there though, since Tennistapes has limited selection and Videoarc's matches are mostly in Italian. Is there anywhere else to order?

Vera
12-27-2002, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
good :) I had a nice tme also I saw my Canadian auntie and uncle also and my cousins and it was nice and cozy but it rained and never snowed.Oh well,there is always next year.;) and my dad booked our holidays to Portugal!:D :bounce:

Great, Emma! Holiday in Portugal, when are you going?

Vera
12-27-2002, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Hey Vera!

Glad to hear you sound a little better than you were :)

A Canucks game, eh! That's wonderful - who is going with you? You must be thrilled at how they Canucks are doing this year :eek: When I checked a couple days ago they were tied for first in the entire NHL :eek: with rrr 44 or 45 points - but I just checked just now and see they are tied for Detroit with 47 points.

I cheer for Montreal and Toronto, but after those two it goes Canucks, Senators etc etc
Let us know how it goes :kiss:

How good are your seats?

Thanks Becca:kiss:

I'm much better now, the holiday spirit has healed me :D. And the presents helped too. I'm going to the hockey game with my sister and friends, 5 of us. We have some great seats, in the middle, behind the home team bench, at the front of the upper level. I can't wait, they will be playing against the Ducks.

I like the Habs, and then the Oilers (except when they play against us), then the Leafs (bcos of Pat Quinn). But I support all Canadian teams since they all have to struggle so much to remain in their cities. I mean, when they don't do well in the season, it gives the owners an excuse to sell the team to the South or sth, I hate it when that happens.

Anyway, I'll let you know how the game goes:).

Now, I have to go. So have a great day, everyone :wavey:

ILR
12-27-2002, 05:49 PM
Hi Vera :wavey:

I go on the 18th of July for 2 weeks :bounce: and have a nice time :)

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 07:11 PM
:) Welcome back everyone!

Hope your holidays were fun! Hope you all got neat presents too! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/flower2.gif

The new season starts in less than a week guys! :p

;)

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well those are mighty big compliments coming from you! ;):o I also asked for and received Sea Change by Beck, Abbey Road by the Beatles, Weezer's Maladroit, Nirvana's newest album of "greatest hits", the Elvis 30 #1 Hits (I really like that remix of "A Little Less Conversation"), U2's The Best of 1980-1990 (all those great political songs :D)

So I have a huge batch of music to take back with me :) including the concert I've already burned and the one I'm downloading. I'll be sure to keep an ear open for those songs and tell you what I think :) [/B]

Hi Hackie!

I just got that U2 CD too -- you're right, great political songs!

I'm serving up my cookies and chocs to guests now! ;)

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i just found out today that my two tapes from Sports Resources won't be sent out until the middle of January, which means i prolly won't get them until February. i don't know if i can wait that long. :( i think in the future i won't be using Sports Resources as much. it's too expensive and delivery takes too long, even though they have some great matches that i can't find anywhere else... okay i'm done talking to myself. ;)

Hi Leo!

Too bad about the tennis video delay! I hate waiting for cool stuff -- esp. matches I'm dying to watch! Are all the tapes the same price or does the price vary by match [length, etc.]?

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
OK :( I suppose I can deal with you having to leave me ;) have a nice time!:kiss: I wish I went out for lunch,all I had was turkey butties.....:(

Hi ILR!

Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Are your Canadian relatives still there? Turkey butties... :) I'm finished eating turkey now but I still have tons of cookies, chocs, other desserts, Christmas cake...

I'm out for din for the next couple of evenings -- I'm craving Asian food now -- to counteract the heavy stuff! Thai tonight!! :drool:

Your summer hols sound and look beautiful!! Your Dad sure booked early! the only tournament at that time is Stuttgart outdoor I think!! :p

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 07:44 PM
:) Hi Vera!

Enjoy your hockey game!! Nice present! I thought tennis tickets were expensive!! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/flowerface.gif ;)

Looks like it's my turn to talk to myself now!! :p http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/chicken.gif

ILR
12-27-2002, 07:54 PM
lol aww no Im here now RF!But I guess you've gone :(

well Ive been mithering to go away because it might be my last holiday with my family!:( yes my family are still here until the 13th Jan,I really wish my cousins Mike and Dan could come aswell,they are so cool :cool:

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 07:59 PM
:) ILR I'm still around! Just cleaning out some old junk from my files -- mostly travel brochures on France!! ;)

So where do your cousins Mike and Dan come from and how are they COOL? :cool:

I think my last family trip was out West to B.C. and through the Rockies!

ILR
12-27-2002, 08:04 PM
Hi!:wavey:

well they are cool because they just are!:cool: they have a great house on the lakefront and are rly nice and play ice hockey.They also come from Sarnia.

I was looking through all my saved documents before!Wow there was some great stuff and some things I dont remember saving!Can we still not post pics?:(

ILR
12-27-2002, 08:06 PM
a little less conversation Hackie?;) wow there was a great footy advert with that song in it!and it made number 1 over here a couple of months ago

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi!:wavey:

well they are cool because they just are!:cool: they have a great house on the lakefront and are rly nice and play ice hockey.They also come from Sarnia.

I was looking through all my saved documents before!Wow there was some great stuff and some things I dont remember saving!Can we still not post pics?:(

Well, no wonder they're so cool!! They're Canadian, like me!! Hee hee!! :p Yep, we all play hockey! Funny how we say just "hockey" but everyone else calls it "ice hockey"! We call other kinds of hockey by their name, i.e., field hockey!!

I can't post pix but some people can -- don't know why! Ask Diss -- he's posted pix lately!

ILR
12-27-2002, 08:12 PM
Hmm well they play hockey on ice then ;) Maybe I should try and post a few pics but I have no idea what of!:p

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 08:15 PM
:) Any interesting UK stuff? Some news? Some beautiful places to warm us up? It snowed on Christmas Day -- about 5-10cm. I had to shovel then drive through it! Now it's just dirty and dull out there! The weather's been so grey -- I need sun!! :p

ILR
12-27-2002, 08:18 PM
intersting news?nah UK isnt the most interesting of places ;) its rained here all the time!Im going to post a piccie or at least try

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 08:23 PM
;) okey doke!

I have to leave in about half an hour to go out for dinner with my sis and a friend!

ILR
12-27-2002, 08:28 PM
no such luck :( and it was a lovely piccie of Andriy Shevchenko in a suit ;) ah well.:p hmmm half an hour is a long time......;)

Lee
12-27-2002, 08:57 PM
Good afternoon everyone! :wavey:

Just pull myself out of bed cos I'm really hungry. Finally come down with the cold myself. Still have to make dinner though since I can't survive with my hubby's cooking.

ILR
12-27-2002, 09:03 PM
Oh dear :( a cold.You know touch wood Ive not had one this year damn Ive gone and jinxed myself :rolleyes: hope you get better soon :)

RogiFan
12-27-2002, 09:06 PM
:) gotta run now ILR! hope Lee gets better soon if only to be able to eat better! :p

Lee
12-27-2002, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Oh dear :( a cold.You know touch wood Ive not had one this year damn Ive gone and jinxed myself :rolleyes: hope you get better soon :)

Thanks Emma and bye RF! :wavey:

Family trip to Portugal, that's really nice! I hope I'll back to normal by Monday cos hubby, Vince and me will be spending 3 days in the mountain. As Leo said, time for sledding.

Lee
12-27-2002, 09:11 PM
Vera, great seats for Canucks game. I used to have seats like that to the Flames game from hubby's boss.

:bounce: :bounce: Go Canucks Go :bounce: :bounce:

ILR
12-27-2002, 09:12 PM
Bye RF :wavey: have a nice time!

hopefully it will be a great time,it might be my last family holiday.Wow days in the mountains,Ive been to any mountains really apart from Wales lol and its not like its a big one!

Lee
12-27-2002, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol the only things I can say are adeus,obrigado and oi y

You can bring Dissident with you. :D :D

Lee
12-27-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i just found out today that my two tapes from Sports Resources won't be sent out until the middle of January, which means i prolly won't get them until February. i don't know if i can wait that long. :( i think in the future i won't be using Sports Resources as much. it's too expensive and delivery takes too long, even though they have some great matches that i can't find anywhere else... okay i'm done talking to myself. ;)

That's why I hate ordering anything that needed to be shipped.

ILR
12-27-2002, 09:18 PM
lol yeah and he can teach me portuguese chat up lines ;)Im joking Leo!*cough* ;):kiss:

Lee
12-27-2002, 09:20 PM
Got to crawl back to bed. My head is killing me even I took pain killers.

Bye Emma!

ILR
12-27-2002, 09:22 PM
awwww :( ok then bye :wavey: get well soon!

Lee
12-27-2002, 09:24 PM
I think I see Leo and just to say Hi! :wavey:

Usually, there will be new eppies for GG when new years start. Just keep me fingers crossed.

ILR
12-27-2002, 09:34 PM
If Leo was here,well hes not now :(

Leo7
12-28-2002, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by Vera


Oh, that's too bad. Why's the delay, Leo? Was it bcos of the holiday or they just not keeping up their delivery schedule? There's not many choice out there though, since Tennistapes has limited selection and Videoarc's matches are mostly in Italian. Is there anywhere else to order?

i'm not sure what the delay is all about. i'm sure it partly has to do with the holidays, but they also said they were quite unorganized at the moment.

besides those 3 tennis tapes sites you mentioned, i only know of: http://website.lineone.net/~suepooley/index.html but that is only women's matches (mostly Steffi, Martina H, and Anna K). there must be some other sites out there...

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan


Hi Leo!

Too bad about the tennis video delay! I hate waiting for cool stuff -- esp. matches I'm dying to watch! Are all the tapes the same price or does the price vary by match [length, etc.]?

all the matches are the same price. i forget the exact cost in pounds but it's about $30. this is more expensive than some of the other sites i have found..

btw, although most of the videoarc matches are in Italian, i did find the Hong Kong 2002 final on tape in English! i will have to get that match one day :D

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:05 AM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Got to crawl back to bed. My head is killing me even I took pain killers.

Bye Emma!

that's too bad, Lee. :( i just hate colds. i hope you get better soon. sleep is usually the best medicine when you feel sick and have a headache. ;)

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:10 AM
:wavey: Lee! feeling better yet?

Hewitt questions Rusedski

World number one Lleyton Hewitt has described Briton Greg Rusedski's withdrawal from the Davis Cup tie against Australia in February because of a foot injury as "very weird."

"I struggle to see how a guy can pull out and say he is injured and he is playing in Doha on Monday," Hewitt told reporters on Friday.

Rusedski, 29, is set to return to tournament play after foot surgery with the Qatar Open in Doha starting on December 30 and the Australian Open from January 13.

However, he has made himself unavailable for the Davis Cup first round tie against Australia in Sydney from February 7 to 9, fearing his foot will not last out on the clay surface.

But Hewitt said: "It is very weird and I am sure the British people are a little shocked with it all and I am sure the team is very disappointed.

"Potentially it could be a fantastic week of tennis if we have myself and Mark Philippoussis playing against Rusedski and (Tim) Henman.

"When the draw (for the first round) came out, I thought it was the toughest draw you could get."

Rusedski has said he made the decision because he did not want to unsettle the team with a last-minute withdrawal.

Reuters

Lleyton makes a good point here..

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:13 AM
i hope you're right, Lee, about Gilmore Girls. i'm getting sick of all these repeats on almost all of my favorite tv shows :rolleyes: but thank god tennis will be starting again soon :D

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
:wavey: Lee! feeling better yet?



Yes, thanks Leo. It's amazing that somehow coffee work better than motrin IB on my headache.

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:17 AM
lol good. keep drinking that coffee ;)

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:18 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Hewitt questions Rusedski

World number one Lleyton Hewitt has described Briton Greg Rusedski's withdrawal from the Davis Cup tie against Australia in February because of a foot injury as "very weird."

"I struggle to see how a guy can pull out and say he is injured and he is playing in Doha on Monday," Hewitt told reporters on Friday.

Rusedski, 29, is set to return to tournament play after foot surgery with the Qatar Open in Doha starting on December 30 and the Australian Open from January 13.

However, he has made himself unavailable for the Davis Cup first round tie against Australia in Sydney from February 7 to 9, fearing his foot will not last out on the clay surface.

But Hewitt said: "It is very weird and I am sure the British people are a little shocked with it all and I am sure the team is very disappointed.

"Potentially it could be a fantastic week of tennis if we have myself and Mark Philippoussis playing against Rusedski and (Tim) Henman.

"When the draw (for the first round) came out, I thought it was the toughest draw you could get."

Rusedski has said he made the decision because he did not want to unsettle the team with a last-minute withdrawal.

Reuters

Lleyton makes a good point here..

Well for someone deflect one's country for another because the pasture is greener (i.e. money is more), you cannot expect loyalty. And Davis Cup is more on loving your country and represent her than individual success. I doubt Britain ever has Mr. Rusedski's loyalty.

I just glad he no longer represent himself as a Canadian since he's a disgrace.

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:18 AM
i see Hackie :wavey:

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
lol good. keep drinking that coffee ;)

Well, I am struggling whether I want some sleeping or having a monster headache now.

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:23 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i hope you're right, Lee, about Gilmore Girls. i'm getting sick of all these repeats on almost all of my favorite tv shows :rolleyes: but thank god tennis will be starting again soon :D

Most of the TV shows have less than 20 new eppies each year. I think GG has even less, from 10-15. That's the way they try to stretch it over whole year.

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:25 AM
Has anyone notice that we don't even have an avenue to complain to the admin. in this board now? The forum to report any thing that's wrong is gone.

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:27 AM
Hi TH! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 02:29 AM
:wavey: Hi, guys! Just wanted to check in and say that I'm infinitely jealous of those of you who get to take great vacations (Portugal, the Grand Canyon, Europe?!?!) *wishing there was a jealous smiley*

I also won my first random map game in Age of Empires!! It only took . . . five and a half hours :o:o:o It took my mind off my troubles, anyway.

Lee, I hope you start feeling better. It's never fun to be sick over the holidays :( Sledding in the mountains, now that'd definitely help :D

Leo, I'm sorry you're having such problems with Sports Resources. I ordered the DC tape at the same time as they received tons of orders for US Open matches, so it took them about a week longer to send mine. I'm surprised they're so unorganized :( I'd use them again, but I guess I'd pick a time of year that wasn't so busy. When you get your matches (which ones did you order again? :o) you'll be ecstactically happy, I'm sure ;)

Well, I'm going to run. Sorry I can't stay and chat :( I'm going out with one of my friends tomorrow, so I'll come back tomorrow night.

Bye! :wavey:

PS What happened to the bugs/questions forum? :confused:

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:34 AM
Goodnight TH! Have fun tomorrow!

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Leo, I'm sorry you're having such problems with Sports Resources. I ordered the DC tape at the same time as they received tons of orders for US Open matches, so it took them about a week longer to send mine. I'm surprised they're so unorganized :( I'd use them again, but I guess I'd pick a time of year that wasn't so busy. When you get your matches (which ones did you order again? :o) you'll be ecstactically happy, I'm sure ;)

Well, I'm going to run. Sorry I can't stay and chat :( I'm going out with one of my friends tomorrow, so I'll come back tomorrow night.



i ordered the Roma 2001 final between Juanqui and Guga and the Wimby 1999 final between Lindsay and Steffi. :D after i get these two matches (may take a while but i can be patient) then i have to order one of Mary Pierce and Pat Rafter.. but i also really want to get that Ferrero/Arthurs match from the Open to see if i was on tv :D

have fun with your friends, hackie :wavey: btw you have a pm ;)

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:37 AM
omg you're right, that bugs/questions forum is gone! i guess that means i can't bug the admins anymore about getting a max mirnyi forum! :eek: :confused: :fiery:

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:40 AM
Leo, you are really busy at Gotennis! :) :)

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:44 AM
lol yeah, i've been posting alot of articles there. i'm trying to keep it alive.. how come you only browse the gotennis boards instead of actually posting? we would love to hear some of your opinions. ;)

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:46 AM
hey Lee i just read your post on my new charity topic! glad you posted! :)

Leo7
12-28-2002, 02:48 AM
well i'm gonna hit the sack. it's been a long day and i'm pretty tired. goodnight Lee! :wavey:

Lee
12-28-2002, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey Lee i just read your post on my new charity topic! glad you posted! :)

I will try to do some posting there as much as I can but that board is not my priority. But since the coffee keep me awake and there is actually some good articles there thanks to you, I will put more there.:D :D Probably, make myself at least a senior member.

Lee
12-28-2002, 03:26 AM
Leo was so tired

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper215/60/class021500001/image/img853594_1.jpg

and he really need to rest on Emma's lap/shoulder

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper215/60/class021500001/image/img853592_1.jpg

but he was cruelly awaken by a very annoying friend

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper215/60/class021500001/image/img853561_1.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
12-28-2002, 04:45 AM
LOL at the bugs forum being gone.

Why am I NOT surprised.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

OH yeah, and I forgot LOL

Too funny - these peeps crack me up.

Anyhow - it was there this afternoon has I pointed out to someone that they were wasting their time posting in it since the admins and mods don't read it anyhow.

The only one who read it was Scott.

LOL Again.

Chloe le Bopper
12-28-2002, 04:46 AM
By the way - cute story with the pics Lee :)

ILR
12-28-2002, 11:24 AM
:wavey:

omg I crawled out of bed at 12:05 :o thats really bad!I slept throught the whoe mnorning!Maybe it had something to do with me going to bed at 2:30am :o I never noticed the bugs forum had gone either,weird.

Aaaaagh thats such a cute pic of me and Leo,Lee!:);)

RogiFan
12-28-2002, 09:09 PM
:p Did you read this?

Perfectly paced open surface to negate Europe's boring baseliners
By Linda Pearce
December 24 2002

As we brace for the next of the now-regular Australian Open withdrawals, Peter McNamara has attributed the men's injury glut to slower conditions internationally, while claiming the Melbourne Park courts are defying the trend by playing 10 per cent faster this year than last.

McNamara, the former world No7 and current coach of Mark Philippoussis, believes the quicker version of Rebound Ace will suit not only his own charge but also three-time champion Andre Agassi and title favourite Lleyton Hewitt, at the expense of the more grinding baseliners raised on clay.

"The Spaniards will say 'it's not like last year, it's a little quicker', and so it should be. This is much better for Lleyton Hewitt," McNamara said after a practice session with Philippoussis yesterday.

"I mean, who are we looking after here? Carlos Moya or Lleyton Hewitt? Carlos gets looked after enough. But the thing is that it's not too fast, so the ball comes on to the racquet. It's not that you have to generate [all the pace], like last year and the year before when it got a bit slow here.

"The year before that was a bit too fast, and you've got to get a happy medium. I think this is the perfect court speed. The guys that like the ball to come on to the racquet are going to, I would think, do fairly well."

McNamara said the official balls were also superior this year, if not necessarily faster. "They just don't fluff up as much, and they don't go bald like before, either. They're fast enough, they're slow enough for everyone. There's no excuses."

But there is blame. McNamara attributes the trend towards heavier balls and slower courts, particularly in the late-season indoor stretch in Europe, for the problems that have weakened the men's Australian Open field.

"The end-of-year tournaments are played in the slowest possible conditions, and they wonder why these guys are breaking down. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to figure it out: everything's gone slow motion," McNamara said.

"The balls have got bigger and fluff up, and the courts have got slower. It's catering for who - the South Americans, Spaniards? Who else? The guys like Tommy Haas and Tim Henman, who have big serves and can play on all courts, they're the ones that are getting hurt.

"I think we need to be very careful. The season's very long, the points are getting longer, and the courts have slowed down so much in Europe that it's ridiculous. And they wonder why these bodies are fading away."

Pete Sampras is taking an extended break before resuming in February, while others out of or in doubt for the open include Haas, defending champion Thomas Johansson, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Goran Ivanisevic, Arnaud Clement, Wayne Arthurs and Greg Rusedski.

McNamara said the other factor in the high rate of absenteeism was the grand slam's timing, as players needing surgery after the European stretch often had inadequate preparation time for demanding best-of-five sets tennis in the new year.

Philippoussis, who has recovered from his latest minor knee injury, will leave for Chennai on Boxing Day to play his first tournament in three months.

SO... I'd like to know what the Armada et al. has to say about this! :p :rolleyes:

RogiFan
12-28-2002, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


all the matches are the same price. i forget the exact cost in pounds but it's about $30. this is more expensive than some of the other sites i have found..

btw, although most of the videoarc matches are in Italian, i did find the Hong Kong 2002 final on tape in English! i will have to get that match one day :D

Thank you Leo for that info! The HK Final, that sounds like a good match! The English one, where did you find it? I sure hope you get your tapes sooner rather than later! :)

ILR
12-28-2002, 09:17 PM
Hi RF :wavey:

you havent gone have you?

ILR
12-28-2002, 09:23 PM
awww Mark is back :D I hated seeing how he got injured at US Open :(:sad: just the way he fell,it looked so awkward :(

ILR
12-28-2002, 09:47 PM
I see Lee ;):wavey:

do you feel any better?

Lee
12-28-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi

Aaaaagh thats such a cute pic of me and Leo,Lee!:);)

By the way - cute story with the pics Lee

Thanks!

*bow* *bow* *bow* *bow*

Lee
12-28-2002, 09:51 PM
Good afternoon/eveing Emma! :wavey:

Lee
12-28-2002, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
I see Lee ;):wavey:

do you feel any better?

A little bit but still have the running nose, coughing, etc, etc....

ILR
12-28-2002, 09:56 PM
Hiya Lee :wavey:

lol second one definately,its 11pm here ;) and do you feel good today?You do find nice pics!

ILR
12-28-2002, 09:57 PM
sorry I didnt see your last post,:o glad you're a little better

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hiya Lee :wavey:

lol second one definately,its 11pm here ;) and do you feel good today?You do find nice pics!

It's just 4pm here so I have to say afternoon.

There are lots of cute pix with animals from where I pick that 3. I got the idea cos I just finished talked to Leo here and he was so tired he left. I went to the site where I found those soccer pic for you and see that lion yawning and you know Leo means lion.....

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:10 PM
yep I do because I am also a Leo the lion because I was born August the 21st the same day as Leo who is a Leo.:confused: confused,so am I!lol:p

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yep I do because I am also a Leo the lion because I was born August the 21st the same day as Leo who is a Leo.:confused: confused,so am I!lol:p

No, I'm not confused. So both you and Leo are Leo.:D :D :D

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:12 PM
yep,same birthday :eek: how weird is that!

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yep,same birthday :eek: how weird is that!

No, it's not weird. My bro's wife and I have the same birthday (although I'm a few years older), her name and mine are very similar both in Chinese and English.

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:19 PM
well its certainly a bit strange,but come to think of it,my friend not a close one,was born on the same day and another boy in my year at school :)

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:23 PM
I once had classmates in elementary/primary school who were born on 19,20,21,22,23 of November in the same year. (I am the one on 22).

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:25 PM
lol and you have the same birthday as my dad!Its like that with our people a school in March,19,20,22,23 and 24

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:27 PM
See, this world is full of coincidence.

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:30 PM
yeah it is!Its crazy :)my auntie and my brothers birthdays are only 1 day away,my brother on 18th Jan,my auntie 19th

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:33 PM
and Vince is on Jan 21. :D :D

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:34 PM
lol what a crazy world we live in!I have to go to bed soon,I was anughty last night,I went up at 2:30am :p:o

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:34 PM
oh and michael Owens birthday is on the same day as my friends!lol

Lee
12-28-2002, 10:36 PM
Good night Emma! :wavey:

My cold medicine makes me drowsy too and I think I need to lie down and rest.

ILR
12-28-2002, 10:37 PM
maybe I can make a few more posts ;) but Im bad my mum told me to be up 2 and a half hours earlier

Layla
12-28-2002, 10:49 PM
Hello! :wavey:

Remember me? :D :D :D I have some good news at last. It seems that my computer problem has been resolved. Im not entirely relieved yet, Im still waiting nervously to see what happens, but Ive taken it for a test drive and it appears to be working. :) I dont want to get overly excited just yet, because my hopes have been crushed before but for the moment, Im blissfully happy. :D

My friend had the flue which is why he didnt show up for so long. I did try to find a solution myself, but I only managed to create a terrible mess. I wont go into too much detail, but I tried MEs special feature (I think it might be recover or restore, Im not sure because my edition is in Slovene), which basically restores the computer to a state at a chosen time while keeping all the recent documents intact, but it all went horribly wrong, which is precisely why I wanted someone else to be there when I do it. :o I wanted to restore it to the way it was a week ago, before it began to freeze. The first attempt was successful but the computer continued to freeze. Then I tried to take it back two weeks and then all hell broke loose. I think the problem occurred when the comp froze when I tried to download something and it apparently lost Nortons virus definitions. Its really my fault because I forgot to turn off the auto-protect option, which scans the computer when it is switched on. When the computer downloaded the state from two weeks ago and went into automatic reboot like its supposed to, there was a message that it couldnt initialise auto-protect and so it refused to run, messing up the process of recovery, then it went into the secure mode. None of the subsequent recoveries (I tried several dates) worked and I couldnt even undo the first recovery, which is also supposed to be an option.

To make a long story short, it took me 5 or 6 nightmarish hours of trying things and freaking out, just to get it back to the way it was before I started the whole thing. :rolleyes: I reinstalled Norton and downloaded all the updates. After that I was even more sure that I didnt want to try anything on my own. And its a good thing too, because the reinstallation of my ME windows was riddled with problems too. The program refused to save the backup copy which would enable me to go back to the way it was if anything went wrong, presumably because of the previous mess I mentioned. We all decided to take a huge chance and install the windows anyway, but we were far from certain that the computer would be able to finalize the installation. Luckily, it did! :D I didnt even have to lose any programs and files. :) In fact, a really bizarre thing happened. I gained 2 GB of free space!!! :confused:

Anyway, hopefully it will hold up. Oh and I also switched off my MSN messenger, which was really stupid of me because now I wont know what was the real cause of my problems, but I was just desperate to have my computer working again. :o I had a sneaking suspicion that the messenger was causing the problem even back in October when I first experienced it. But because I didnt dare to log on since I got it to work the first time, I forgot all about it. Its been active in the background though. I will try to use it again but not until after the New Years and holidays lest something goes wrong again. ;)

Anyway, enough about computers. :p Tennis is only 2 days away now! :bounce: And Eurosport is covering Doha, one match a day starting Monday. :D

I cant stay long, because its 1 am and Ive had a really busy day, I just wanted to let you know that youll probably see a bit more of me from now on (fingers crossed).

How is everyone?

Layla
12-28-2002, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:sad::sad::sad:

This is horrible :( Ugh, at any rate, at least you have options. Running recovery on your system won't make you lose any documents, so I don't think reinstalling Windows would, either. If you could switch to XP, I would suggest you do. I've not really heard good things about ME, well, ever. And if you could get the second edition of XP, even better. That's what I have now and it's great :) Basically, don't ever get a first edition of an operating system is my advice there ;)

But, and this sounds pretty bad I know, you can't work without a computer or the internet, since you receive your assignments through email, no? So I'm pretty confident you won't ever have to leave us completely. I sure hope not, I really miss you and I'd really hate it if you had to leave :(


I think I might be able to get a pirate copy of XP if anything else goes wrong. My friend knows the right people. ;)

As for the internet, I'm afraid I can't really claim it is essential to my work. :( I only got it less than half a year ago and I managed just fine without it. Of course that was back in the days when my library was still there. But my aunt lives just a 10 minute walk away from me and we often work together, so I could easily send and recieve work through her, just like before.

But of course now I can't live without the internet, so I was even considering buying a new computer, if all else failed. Not that I could afford it, but I'd be willing to sacrifice the trip to Tuscany I've been planning (or to Scotland, don't know yet, I just have to go somewhere) at this point just to get internet back. I cannot be helped. :o

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:11 PM
Is this an illusion?! Do I see Layla here with me??!?!

:wavey:

Layla
12-28-2002, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by Lee


Window 2000 is actually for computers hook up to a network, like those in offices or libraries, its predeccessor is Window NT. It's better than NT but still not good enough.

According to my hubby, USB ports actually don't need IRQ so there should not be any problem with your ethernet card and USB ports with same IRQ number.

Your computer is about 6 months old so it is reasonable that you don't think you have similar problem as mine. The only think I can suggest is try to find a pattern (other than using after how long). e.g. are you running any other programs like MS outlook, MS word, etc. when you are surfing. I assume you use MIE as browser. Do your monitor has energy saver function, do you set up to auto dim, etc. My computer has this funny thing that once I bring up MS outlook, if I close it and leave the computer on, when the energy saver function kick in, it freeze. So I have to always leave my MS outlook on.

Thank you so much for all the info. OK, I know I said no more computer talk, but I just want to reply to this. There is/was no pattern. Whenever the modem was hooked up, it would freeze no matter what I did. I could just switch it on, leave it be and come back 10 minutes later, try to open anything and it would freeze on me. Or I would open one lousy word document and work on that and it would freeze. So basically, I didn't even have to run the Internet Explorer and surf the web, it would freeze anyway. :confused: This problem resurfaced when I connected the camera's optical reader into one of the USB ports and downloaded my dad's photos. After this operation I immediately lost the connection with my internet provider and I rebooted the modem. 10 minutes later the computer froze and the rest, as they say, is history.

Layla
12-28-2002, 11:16 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

No, it's not a mirage! ;) It's really me. :D

Oh and I forgot to say how much I missed everyone during the holidays and how great you guys are! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Layla
12-28-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hallo, thread!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I received Age of Empires for Christmas and spent all day yesterday playing it :o Now I know how people become addicted to games so easily :D I would have come earlier but I had an appointment at two, though I didn't get to see the doctor until almost four :rolleyes:

So now I'll catch up on posts.

Oh-oh. It's a miracle you even made it back here. I've seen very severe cases of Empire addiction. :eek: I guess I don't have to ask if you're enjoying it? ;) Is it everything you hoped it would be?

I love games! :bounce: I'm so happy I can still play my adventure game now! :D

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i ordered the Roma 2001 final between Juanqui and Guga and the Wimby 1999 final between Lindsay and Steffi. :D after i get these two matches (may take a while but i can be patient) then i have to order one of Mary Pierce and Pat Rafter.. but i also really want to get that Ferrero/Arthurs match from the Open to see if i was on tv :D

have fun with your friends, hackie :wavey: btw you have a pm ;)

Ooooh, if you get that Roma match we might have to orchestrate another tape copying deal :D

I have parts of that match from the Open and I couldn't see anyone in the crowd :( So if the copy you get is from USA you won't see yourself. But maybe other countries' coverage had better camera angles ;)

I saw my PM, thanks, LOL :D And I had fun, my friend and I just kinda bummed around and I burned a CD for her (and unsuccessfully tried to burn another :(). I've also been watching MTV's Most Talked About Moments of 2002 and some of them were quite funny. I kinda wish I'd seen the VMAs this year, apparently Jimmy Fallon as host was pretty damn funny. He was the #1 moment.

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:p Did you read this?

Perfectly paced open surface to negate Europe's boring baseliners
By Linda Pearce
December 24 2002

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SO... I'd like to know what the Armada et al. has to say about this! :p :rolleyes:

:rolleyes: Asses. Taking care of the hometown boy, eh? Now I really hope Hewitt never wins the Aussie Open. If only for the reason that it's been groomed perfectly for him :mad:

OUT IN THE FIRST ROUND AGAIN!!!! Nothing would make me happier :D Except of course if Agassihole pulled out again :D

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hello! :wavey:

Remember me? :D :D :D I have some good news at last. It seems that my computer problem has been resolved. Im not entirely relieved yet, Im still waiting nervously to see what happens, but Ive taken it for a test drive and it appears to be working. :) I dont want to get overly excited just yet, because my hopes have been crushed before but for the moment, Im blissfully happy. :D

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Anyway, enough about computers. :p Tennis is only 2 days away now! :bounce: And Eurosport is covering Doha, one match a day starting Monday. :D

I cant stay long, because its 1 am and Ive had a really busy day, I just wanted to let you know that youll probably see a bit more of me from now on (fingers crossed).

How is everyone?

WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

This is fabulous news!!! I hope everything is in working order because I've missed you (perhaps I can speak for everyone? ;)) It's also quite perfect, I've been itching to start a new installment. We're going to Russia, no? :bounce:

And you're getting Doha? Wow :drool: I have to wait until the Aussie Open, which starts the same day as my classes for next semester :rolleyes: So I'll have it taped for me again. I still have tapes to watch from this year, and I can hardly believe tennis starts again over the weekend :eek: It seems like just yesterday the Masters Cup final ended. It's been nice to have a place to talk to the same people during both the on and offseason :)

Layla
12-28-2002, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Anyway, to comment on what I quoted -- I would hate, hate, HATE to see people leave this board, but if everyone left I would follow them. To me, it's not so much "ATPWorld" as "you guys" for the reason I come here and participate. I like most of the people here, and of course I consider you guys a great group of friends :) so if you left, then I'd follow wherever you went. Breaking onto a message board can be a big deal sometimes which is why I'm hesitant to move. I don't really consider the stuff that happens on WTAWorld to affect the goings-on of this board unless one of you is involved, personally. WTAWorld is shit, I rather regret going against myself and joining, and I rarely ever visit there.

But whatever you guys decide, just let me know and I'll follow . . .

I agree with everything you've said. :D So I guess nothing has changed in the 10 days I was away. ;)

I'll go wherever you guys decide to go. I'm not too apprehensive to break onto a new message board, but I'd also hate to lose this forum with all its posts and articles and pics. I just wish there was an easier way navigate a long thread like this one, a way to jump to a specific page. It would take me a day if I wanted to find say page 300.

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I think I might be able to get a pirate copy of XP if anything else goes wrong. My friend knows the right people. ;)

As for the internet, I'm afraid I can't really claim it is essential to my work. :( I only got it less than half a year ago and I managed just fine without it. Of course that was back in the days when my library was still there. But my aunt lives just a 10 minute walk away from me and we often work together, so I could easily send and recieve work through her, just like before.

But of course now I can't live without the internet, so I was even considering buying a new computer, if all else failed. Not that I could afford it, but I'd be willing to sacrifice the trip to Tuscany I've been planning (or to Scotland, don't know yet, I just have to go somewhere) at this point just to get internet back. I cannot be helped. :o

Ooh, goody! I see hitman and I have corrupted you :o;)

Tuscany? Scotland?! More grand vacations to be jealous of!

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh-oh. It's a miracle you even made it back here. I've seen very severe cases of Empire addiction. :eek: I guess I don't have to ask if you're enjoying it? ;) Is it everything you hoped it would be?

I love games! :bounce: I'm so happy I can still play my adventure game now! :D

Well, I used to be a video game freak. I especially loved war games and Tetris (this was like the first incarnation of Nintendo).

I knew there were such things as people addicted to Empire, but I didn't think (and I don't think now) that I'd be hooked to a degree where I couldn't do anything else. Keep reading and you'll see what happened last night ;)

I'm hoping to get a tennis game now, but I will definitely leave that home when I go back to school or I'd never get work done :o I could never play Empires at school because it takes so long, and you really lose track of the time. But yes, I am very much enjoying my game :)

Layla
12-28-2002, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

This is fabulous news!!! I hope everything is in working order because I've missed you (perhaps I can speak for everyone? ;)) It's also quite perfect, I've been itching to start a new installment. We're going to Russia, no? :bounce:

And you're getting Doha? Wow :drool: I have to wait until the Aussie Open, which starts the same day as my classes for next semester :rolleyes: So I'll have it taped for me again. I still have tapes to watch from this year, and I can hardly believe tennis starts again over the weekend :eek: It seems like just yesterday the Masters Cup final ended. It's been nice to have a place to talk to the same people during both the on and offseason :)

Hehe, I wanted to bounce too, but decided against it. I'll bounce if I make it trough the holidays. ;)

So Russia here we come! :D Can we take DiP with us? :drool:

Awwww, can't you skip the first week of your classes? :cool: But you're right, the offseason went by so fast it really does feel like only yesterday we were all here cheering during the Masters Cup. Or maybe it's just because I had so much work I didn't even notice there was no tennis. And the fact that we were all here talking every day made a huge difference. I wonder what happens to other tennis boards during offseason? Shoot, I haven't visited gotennis in over 2 months. :o I'm baaaaaad. :angel:

TennisHack
12-28-2002, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by Layla
So Russia here we come! :D Can we take DiP with us? :drool:

Awwww, can't you skip the first week of your classes? :cool: But you're right, the offseason went by so fast it really does feel like only yesterday we were all here cheering during the Masters Cup. Or maybe it's just because I had so much work I didn't even notice there was no tennis. And the fact that we were all here talking every day made a huge difference. I wonder what happens to other tennis boards during offseason? Shoot, I haven't visited gotennis in over 2 months. :o I'm baaaaaad. :angel:

Of course DiP is coming along!! Isn't he your new beau, anyway? ;)

Other tennis boards die. The groups I belong to for individual players are practically dead (my group for Micha as well) and have always been that way, because we don't chat about anything other than tennis. Leo said GoTennis has been rather dead as well, so ..::shrug::..

I just hope we can attach pictures again! :(

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:01 AM
Ooh, the Doha draw is out!! :)

R. Federer (Switzerland)
J. Gambill (USA)

M. Kratochvil (Switzerland)
S. Khalfan (Qatar)

R. Sluiter (The Netherlands)
D. Ferrer (Spain)

I. Heuberger (Switzerland)
G. Rusedski (United Kingdom)

Y. Kafelnikov (Russia)
F. Vincente (Spain)

Qualifier ()
K. Carlsen (Denmark)

R. Stepanek (Czech Republic)
F. Lopez (Spain)

D. Sanchez (Spain)
M. Youzhny (Russia)

F. Santoro (France)
F. Mantilla (Spain)

Y. Allegro (Switzerland)
Qualifier ()

H. Arazi (Morocco)
Qualifier ()

J. Boutter (France)
Y. El-Aynaoui (Morocco)

N. Escude (France)
S. Koubek (Austria)

V. Voltchkov (Belarus)
H. Lee (Korea)

Qualifier ()
K. Alami (Morocco)

A. Gaudenzi (Italy)
A. Costa (Spain)

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:08 AM
LOL, bye Layla :wavey:

Layla
12-29-2002, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, I used to be a video game freak. I especially loved war games and Tetris (this was like the first incarnation of Nintendo).

I knew there were such things as people addicted to Empire, but I didn't think (and I don't think now) that I'd be hooked to a degree where I couldn't do anything else. Keep reading and you'll see what happened last night ;)

I'm hoping to get a tennis game now, but I will definitely leave that home when I go back to school or I'd never get work done :o I could never play Empires at school because it takes so long, and you really lose track of the time. But yes, I am very much enjoying my game :)

LOL, I'd love to find out what happened last night, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow. It's now 2 am and I'm in dire need of sleep.

I never played video games, but I can be addicted to even the simplest games, let alone a complicated adventure. I remember drawing elaborated maps for all my games, and one game had 64,000 locations (of course I only discovered a fraction of them). I still play some of them. You probably don't remember the zx spectrum computers, but you had to load the game by playing it on a tape. And the volume and sound had to be just right or it wouldn't load. So if the tape is even slightly damaged, you can kiss your game goodbye. :( And those tapes are over 15 years old by now. Most of the games still work though: :D

There was a game called Travel with Trashman that I loved. You had to pick up all the trash as soon as possible, because you were losing money all the time, and every piece of trash you picked up (it could be anything from coconuts to empty beer glasses depending on the location) was worse a certain amount, so you had to make money faster than you were losing it. And when you picked up everything in one location you needed to have enough money to fly to another one. There were always 3 options. Adorable! :) Oh and there were people around and when somebody touched you you lost money in a hurry, so you had to avoid them at all costs. But there was this one location (Madrid) where you had to pick up roses thrown into a bull-fighting arena while the bull was chasing you. And that bull still gives me nightmares. I just couldn't shake him and invariably ended up dead. And when he got me, I would just sit there shaking. It always took me several minutes to calm down lol.

In the game I have now you can't die :D and that's a big plus. But yeah, I was considering buying a tennis game, but they're too expensive.

Oh and I can even lose track of time playing solitaire. :rolleyes: It's always just one more, I just want to win one more. But I play the difficult one, I think it's called spider solitaire, or arachnid or something like that. Very difficult to actually win.

Anyway, before I lose track of time babbling about computer games, I better say goodnight. ;) I'll continue replying to old posts tomorrow. :p

Good night TH and whoever else makes it here tonight! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

Layla
12-29-2002, 12:13 AM
Oh shoot, did I just miss you? :( Thanks for the draw, something to look forward to. :) I hope to see Michel play. And Santoro of course.

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:15 AM
No, I guess you got kicked off there, but I'm still here, looking at pictures from Qatar.

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:17 AM
Mmm, too bad he's not playing there again :(

http://www.qatartennis.org/men/gallery/albums/2002/Players/Nieminen01.jpg

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:21 AM
Layla, aren't you a big fan of Rainer Schuettler?

Relive the memories, then :D

http://www.qatartennis.org/men/gallery/albums/2002/Players/Schuettler01.jpg


http://www.qatartennis.org/men/gallery/albums/2002/Players/Schuettler02.jpg


http://www.qatartennis.org/men/gallery/albums/2002/Players/Schuettler03.jpg


http://www.qatartennis.org/men/gallery/albums/2002/Players/Schuettler04.jpg

Layla
12-29-2002, 12:21 AM
Kicked off? I opened a separate window because I didn't want to go back and forth between old pages and this one, maybe that's why. I thought you were gone too. LOL, so confusing.

Is Jarkko playing this week? I haven't checked any commitments yet and don't even know which tournaments are played this week. :o I'm really out of it.

Layla
12-29-2002, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Layla, aren't you a big fan of Rainer Schuettler?

Relive the memories, then :D


Yep, that's me! :D Great pics! You don't often find pics of Rainer on the net. Thanks for that! I hope it won't interfere with my dreaming of Rivers though! ;) Yes, I still dream about Rivers. :o

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:25 AM
Hmm, that's strange :confused: Because it showed you as offline for a moment, that's why I said bye -- figured you were kicked off :o

No, Jarkko's not playing this week, only Michel & Mario Ancic are playing of my people. Next week everyone else kicks into gear ;)

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Yep, that's me! :D Great pics! You don't often find pics of Rainer on the net. Thanks for that! I hope it won't interfere with my dreaming of Rivers though! ;) Yes, I still dream about Rivers. :o

You're welcome :) The Doha site is really nice!! Tons of pics of Goran, too, from last year :D

Aww, Rivers :hearts: So handsome. I haven't opened any of my new music yet but Maladroit will definitely be among the first. I haven't really been dreaming about any of my boys lately, I guess just too much going on otherwise. But apparently I still talk about them a ton :o I'm sure I talked my friend's ear off today about Jarkko & Micha :o:o:o:o

TennisHack
12-29-2002, 12:32 AM
And now I really am being called away, so good night & sweet dreams!! So nice to have you back :wavey;

Oh, and DiP is playing in Adelaide next week, he plays a qualifier in the first round :)

Layla
12-29-2002, 12:41 AM
Rivers! :hearts: It's fortunate that none of my friends know who Weezer are, so I can't really talk about him. ;) You got Maladroit? Cool! :D Tell me what you think. I have to admit I'm getting more and more fond of Pinkerton. It grows on you. The songs are very powerful. Sure, they're a bit odd and not as polished as the Blue ones, but emotionally they're wide open, like a huge gaping wound. Irresistible. It's become my second favorite album after the blue one. :)

Right, now I'm really going to bed! I'd love to stay here and chat some more (it's been such a long time), but I'm gonna hate myself in the morning. ;) Big winter sports day tomorrow, there are two skiing events and ski jumping, plus I still have quite a bit of work to do.

Night night! :wavey:

Leo7
12-29-2002, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Leo was so tired

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper215/60/class021500001/image/img853594_1.jpg

and he really need to rest on Emma's lap/shoulder

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper215/60/class021500001/image/img853592_1.jpg

but he was cruelly awaken by a very annoying friend

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper215/60/class021500001/image/img853561_1.jpg

cute story, Lee. thanks for the laugh. :D

RogiFan
12-29-2002, 03:14 AM
:) Hi all!

Just a quick post before bedtime. Glad Layla's back! I echo Hackie's "Tuscany or Scotland"! Nice choice but so different! What do you like about these places? I'd love to go to Siena. I've been to Edinburgh and the Lowlands -- it's beautiful up there but the Highlands are supposed to be even better!

Leo and ILR have the same birthdays? Rogi's a Leo too! And ILR's brother's birthday is one week before mine, which is Jan. 25, two days before Marat's! [we're both flaky Aquarians!]:p

Hi Lee -- feeling better?

Gotta go to sleep -- went out for a BIG FAT GREEK dinner with friends in the Greek area [where MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING was filmed!]

Layla: lucky you -- you get Doha! Hope ROGI does well there!!Keep us posted if you can! ;)

Vera
12-31-2002, 06:18 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Quite a new look here :eek: but I like it. Don't have time to stick around but I'm glad that this board is back.

So, a wonderful happy new year for everyone here. And cheers, guys!

:wavey:

Dissident
12-31-2002, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I can't post pix but some people can -- don't know why! Ask
Diss -- he's posted pix lately!

I posted URL pics only. Not attachments. Im not sure if theyre working now... :p

Dissident
12-31-2002, 06:51 PM
Alright then, the board is back on a complete new layout.

I like orange, and I dont like blue, so I love the change. lol

Happy new year everyone! Im outta here now. BYE! :wavey:

Layla
12-31-2002, 06:57 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

And we're back in business!!! :bounce: Just in time!

HAPPY NEW YEAR VERA! Have fun celebrating!

Dissident! :bounce: Hello again! :D

Layla
12-31-2002, 07:01 PM
Ha! Everyone is leaving. Well, what else would you do on New Year's right? ;) Only 3 hours until I hit midnight! :bounce: Only I decided to have fun at home. :p

I like the new look of this board too, but it will take me a while to get used to it. I should check if we can post attachements. Let me try something.

Layla
12-31-2002, 07:09 PM
This is my home town during New Year's celebrations. :)

Layla
12-31-2002, 07:10 PM
Another one:

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:20 PM
Hi Layla. :)

Long time no talk. :wavey:

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:21 PM
Omg, what a gorgous town!
All those old buildings! :drool:

So beautiful!

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 07:28 PM
OHMIGOD this is so weird! :eek::eek::eek:

But I'm glad I can get a copy of the story to keep -- just in case.

Hallo anyone who's here :wavey:

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 07:30 PM
Oooh, what beautiful pictures, Layla! :)

And we can attach now -- great! :D

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by atp_amanda
As a token of our appreciation for putting up with our laziness through the end of 2002, were letting you start off 2003 with custom avatars. This will be offered on a limited basis and initially on a two-week trial basis. This is YOUR chance to get creative and choose something entirely different to the limited supply of avatars we rashly put together. What are avatars you might ask? Read the FAQ!


AAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:35 PM
Hello Hackie! :wavey: How are you doing?

Where did Layla go??? :o

Layla
12-31-2002, 07:35 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Check my avatar. ;)

Yes, the old town is quite beautiful. Here's another, more autumny one.

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:36 PM
Oh there you are.

LOL! How fast! :p

Layla
12-31-2002, 07:40 PM
LOL! I was searching for the right pic for my avatar. :D I'm so happy we get to use custom avatars. I hope it will stay that way even though it's just a trial period. I see you've found yours already! What is it?

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:44 PM
Hmmm a clue

Its a polaroid... And has to do with something we both like.
And we both have it now. :p

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 07:44 PM
Woohoo! :) Guess who won ;) (until I can find a decent pic of the other one, I guess).

Hi Dissident!! I'm doing quite well. I finished downloading the Lisbon concert last night and I've burned it (haven't listened to it yet). I'm really happy this place is back.

Layla, I love your avatar :D Rivers :hearts: though I'm surprised Juanqui was replaced. Oh, well, if we get to keep our custom avatars I guess there will be some switching.

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:52 PM
Oh good. Two concerts. :D
I have the following ones right now:

1990
20 Oct in Seattle

1992
18 June in Zurich (first time the Mamasan Trilogy was played in order)

2000
European Tour
16 June in Katowice
20 June in Verona

US Tour Leg One
12 Aug in Tampa
05 Sep in Pittsburgh

US Tour Leg Two
03 Nov in Boise
06 Nov in Seattle

2002
23 Sep House of Blues Chicago
05 Dec in Seattle (The Showbox)
06 Dec in Seattle (The Showbox)
08 Dec in Seattle (Key Arena)
09 Dec in Seattle (Key Arena)

:bounce:
But I cant burn any... :sad:

Layla
12-31-2002, 07:57 PM
Dissident, I couldn't find a match on the internet, but I'm guessing it has something to do with a Pearl Jam cd. :angel: It's not the cover of Riot Act and the concert cds all have plain brown covers, so maybe it's a photo inside Riot Act?

TH, so Jarkko won? Hehe, I bet I know why. ;) So how did you like Maladroit? I've already listened to Blue and Pinkerton while I was attaching glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling of my room. It looks gorgeous. And I made kick-ass mocha muffins to the sound of Riot Act!

Hmmmm, I should go back and reply to some of the old posts.

Dissident
12-31-2002, 07:59 PM
No Layla... But youre not very far...

Hmm, the BIG clue is the "We both have it NOW"...

:p

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:01 PM
LOL!
Alright, another clue.

"Im open to hail the mankind on present tense, here up in my tree" :p

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:03 PM
Why do you think he won? ;)

I'm making a copy of the story, by the way, so if I don't reply for awhile that's what I'm doing. I forgot it was long . . . and complicated :eek:

I listened to the No Doubt CD that houses most of the first songs I used yesterday and had a good time reminiscing. I'm quite glad its back nonetheless :D

And I still haven't listened to any of my new CDs. I'm been incredibly busy since I've been home, but I think it will slow down next week when all of my friends go back to school. It'll be nice to finish my tennis tapes and just basically do nothing for a week before I go back to school.

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:04 PM
Eureka! I got it! It's one of the photos from No Code! I remember reading that you got a bunch of fanatastic CD's for Christmas. I should go back and check which ones. How did you like it? I just looooooove Smile, even though it's such a corny and apparently Neil Youngish song (the harmonica and all that). And sometimes is one of my faves as well. Damn, all those songs are great!

TH, I changed my location too. ;)

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:04 PM
For the record, I got it before I saw the third clue. ;)

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


And I still haven't listened to any of my new CDs. I'm been incredibly busy since I've been home, but I think it will slow down next week when all of my friends go back to school. It'll be nice to finish my tennis tapes and just basically do nothing for a week before I go back to school.

Mmmm, sounds like heaven. Doing nothing for a whole week, I think I'd like that. :)

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:09 PM
Bingo! lol

I love smile too. :D It gets better played live. Neil Youngish songs are good! There are some of the songs they play as covers there are kickass! Take Fuckin up and Rocking in the Free World, for example. Or even The Whos Baba ORiley. Eddie kicks ass in it!!! :D

What is the set of polaroids that came with your cd? I got the E set, and that is the photo for the Hail Hail lyrics

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:15 PM
http://64.14.51.245/images/thumbnail/358662.jpg
Mike Ness, Beck and Eddie Vedder...

Too bad I cant access the full size pic. :(

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:16 PM
Take a look here if you like a Mohawk (sp?)

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=SRH&logsrch=1

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:18 PM
Errr, I don't know... *cough* pirate copy *cough* See, I didn't need corrupting, I've always been a bad, bad girl. :o I did see the original though, but I don't remember.

Yeah, their covers are incredible! :cool:

Only 2 more hours to New Year! Woooohoooo! I'm so excited! :bounce:

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:18 PM
Damn, the link doesnt work. Just type Eddie Vedder on the captions search...

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:22 PM
Already???
Omg! I have like 5 hours still...


You asked about the cds I got, didnt you?

I got No Code, Coldplays A Rush of Blood to the Head (which is fabulous) and Foo Fighters One by One.
Also, the Diablo 2 game, which I highly recommend you keep distance from! Serious addiction problems! :eek:

And yesterday I bought three new cds, two PJs and a best of Ramones. All these three for 30 reais, something less then 10 US Dollars.
The first three (No Code, coldplay, foos) were originals, though... :p

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:28 PM
Oh dear god nooooooooooooo! :eek: (that was in response to the mohawk) *still shuddering*

Yep, I love Coldplay's new album too. :hearts: Should I download Foo Fighters? I've heard some songs and they sound awesome! I also like that Queens of the Stone Age single. I just borrowed the CD from the library (they don't have any Foo Fighters, and would you believe it, they don't have any Weezer either :( they're just not popular in Europe), but I haven't listened to it yet.

By the way, Foo Fighters have by far the coolest vidoes around! They all make me laugh! Dave is such a goofball. :D

Which 2 PJ cd's did you buy yesterday?

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:32 PM
Yay! Santoro, Michel, Koubek and Max all won! :D But Yevgeny lost to Vicente! :eek:

Di Pasquale's match was postponed, so good luck to him tomorrow.

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:38 PM
The mohawk is gone by now, Layla. I guess he did that for the Ramones induction to the Hall of Fame. :)

I had a Coldplay special on MTV last night, and it was awesome as well. I love that band. :D In My Place rocks! And all the others songs are great too. They are gonna tour in the Us this first semester. I guess we should start to tell Hackie to go! :D lol

As for the Foos, the CD is great too. And I agree about Grohl. He is a riot. :p
I heard Queens of the Stone Age is wonderful as well. Mike McCready voted it in his top five for best cds of 2002. :) I havent heard it yet, since I cant find it anywhere. :sad:

The two PJs are pirate bootlegs. :o
Im always ashamed, because there are many pirate PJs out there because of their open policy to copies. They let their shows be recorded and TRADED. People use that to make cds to sell. :( But we cant find those songs if we dont buy them. So, its a check mate.
I bought two of those, very cheap. One is all live, and the other is a mix of live with some studio versions. One has Baba ORiley and Generation, the other has a Black version with a Hunger Strike Improv in the beggining, Light my Fire with Ive got a Feeling, and the great version of Better man where Ed unvealed the song
"This song... I dont think you ever heard it... its a new song, but it was written a long time ago, deticated to the bastard that married my moma."

:D

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by Dissident

Also, the Diablo 2 game, which I highly recommend you keep distance from! Serious addiction problems! :eek:


Don't worry, I'm quite happy with the one game I have. ;) Like I said (or was it on the other forum) I bought it over a month ago but I only play it for about 2 hours total. I was way to busy to indulge in computer games. I think I'll play it tomorrow morning, or rather afternoon. I don't intend to get up too early tomorrow. ;) I decided to watch a movie tonight or something, followed by Pearl Jam unplugged (I taped that on the VCR almost 10 years ago) and of course Weezer videos :hearts::hearts::hearts:

I'm really glad I decided not to go out. It usually sucks and I just come back tired and frustrated. If there was a good concert somewhere I'd go, but the music on offer is awful. :p

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:39 PM
Micha won?! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Did you see any of the match? What was the score? I just finished copying the first page of the story.

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:43 PM
FUCK YEAH!!

Michel won 6-0, 6-4 :D It was the Qatarian qualifier, but still. Bagel :lick:

Unfortunately, he plays Rogi next :( But I'm so very happy he started off with a win!!! Especially since he lost his first round doubles match in 3 tight sets.

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Micha won?! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Did you see any of the match? What was the score? I just finished copying the first page of the story.

The score: M Kratochvil (SUI) d (WC) S Khalfan (QAT) 60 64 :D Bagel! :bounce:

No, I didn't see the match. :( They only show one match per day and today's featured match was Rogi. Yesterday it was Younes! :fiery: I wonder what treat tomorrow will bring. ;)

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Layla
They only show one match per day and today's featured match was Rogi. Yesterday it was Younes! :fiery: I wonder what treat tomorrow will bring. ;)

Well, Michel plays Roger tomorrow, third match on Center Court. It might be too late to be on, but maybe they will surprise you ;)

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:51 PM
Woohoo!!
Im getting Auckland on TV!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

And even Doha, from January 2nd on :):):):):):)

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:54 PM
Woohoo, you can tell us about Guga's matches!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

This is great :) Unfortunately, the first coverage I get is the Australian Open. So I'll have to live vicariously through you guys for a few weeks!

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
The mohawk is gone by now, Layla. I guess he did that for the Ramones induction to the Hall of Fame. :)

I had a Coldplay special on MTV last night, and it was awesome as well. I love that band. :D In My Place rocks! And all the others songs are great too. They are gonna tour in the Us this first semester. I guess we should start to tell Hackie to go! :D lol

As for the Foos, the CD is great too. And I agree about Grohl. He is a riot. :p
I heard Queens of the Stone Age is wonderful as well. Mike McCready voted it in his top five for best cds of 2002. :) I havent heard it yet, since I cant find it anywhere. :sad:

The two PJs are pirate bootlegs. :o
Im always ashamed, because there are many pirate PJs out there because of their open policy to copies. They let their shows be recorded and TRADED. People use that to make cds to sell. :( But we cant find those songs if we dont buy them. So, its a check mate.
I bought two of those, very cheap. One is all live, and the other is a mix of live with some studio versions. One has Baba ORiley and Generation, the other has a Black version with a Hunger Strike Improv in the beggining, Light my Fire with Ive got a Feeling, and the great version of Better man where Ed unvealed the song
"This song... I dont think you ever heard it... its a new song, but it was written a long time ago, deticated to the bastard that married my moma."

:D

LOL @ Eddie! Guess he wasn't too happy about that marriage. ;) Mmmm, those CD's sound delicious. :lick: Don't feel guilty, especially since the band is ok with it. You know bastards will always make a profit of one thing or another. What matters is that music gets into your hands, or rather your ears. :D

Can't you download Queens of the Stone Age from Kazaa? I'll let you know what I thought of it when I listen to it. I also borrowed the new Tom Waits CD's (there are 2) but I doubt you'd be interested in that. :p

Yeah TH, listen to Dissident, he is a wise man. :cool: You should definitely go to a Coldplay concert and I'll enjoy it vicariously. ;)

Dissident
12-31-2002, 08:55 PM
And now Im really going.
Happy new Year you two.

And to all the other too! :)

Layla
12-31-2002, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
And now Im really going.
Happy new Year you two.

And to all the other too! :)

Awwww, that's too bad. :sad: But have fun wherever you're going!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Yeah TH, listen to Dissident, he is a wise man. :cool: You should definitely go to a Coldplay concert and I'll enjoy it vicariously. ;)

LOL, if they come by me and I can go, I most definitely will. Are you kidding me? Chris Martin is on my husband list! :hearts::hearts:

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 08:59 PM
Well, have fun hitman!! And happy new year if I don't see you before then :)

I'm going to keep copying our story over. I can't wait to start working on it again!!

Wow, this has just been a great day so far :D

Layla
12-31-2002, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, if they come by me and I can go, I most definitely will. Are you kidding me? Chris Martin is on my husband list! :hearts::hearts:

LOL, he is on mine too! :hearts: We seem to be sharing quite a few husbands! ;) Which reminds me, do you participate on Moby's board? They seem like a happy bunch. :)

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 09:12 PM
No, I've never participated on Moby's boards. I don't even read them :o Too much going on at the moment. But I know they sent him the "I <3 Eminem" shirt he wore on SNL :D

And LOL re: husbands. Guess great minds think alike ;)

Layla
12-31-2002, 09:30 PM
Hehe, they do, don't they. ;) And I think I'm gonna watch a Michael Vartan movie tonight! :hearts:

Hey, Happy Weezer New Year! ;)

http://www.j2x.com/images/weezer.jpg

Sorry it's a bit kitch but it's the only one I could find. :o

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 09:42 PM
LOL!! It's great :)

What movie are you going to watch? The only one that I've ever seen is Never Been Kissed. I really like Drew Barrymore.

Ooh, I see you only have 20 minutes to the New Year, no? Happy New Year, then!! :bounce: (Just in case I'm still copying, LOL :o)

Layla
12-31-2002, 09:53 PM
The movie is called Dead Man's Curve. I taped it from a TV channel a few days ago. It's probably crap but it does have Vartan, so that makes me happy. :D

What are your plans for New Year's by the way?

Layla
12-31-2002, 09:59 PM
At the strike of midnight!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/Fireworks/Fireworks-05.gif

http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/Fireworks/Fireworks-04.gif

http://www.umaine.edu/4hfoundation/fireworks.jpg

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 10:01 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

I don't do anything special on New Year's Eve. Tonight I've got to update my website (the only thing I hate about tournies in Australia) and other various things, and I might watch the WTA Championships or listen to my music or something. I don't know. I'm not a party person.

Tomorrow I'm going out with one of my best friends, before he goes back to school.

ferrerogrrl
12-31-2002, 10:07 PM
Yay for regular comp access! I'm back and hopefully I don't disappear again :D

Has there been any JCF news lately?

Layla, you're going to watch 'Dead Man's Curve'? Hehe, it is such a bad movie. . but you're right, then again Michael Vartan is in it. He is gorgeous!

Did anybody else find Tom Riddle in the new Harry Potter movie ridiculously attractive?? He reminds me of Jude Law but with black hair. . yumm, not a bad combo :p

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVERYBODY!!!

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 10:11 PM
Whew, finally finished copying the story!! It's 115 pages long in a Word document :eek::eek:

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 10:22 PM
Rogi is very sweet! :)

Federer, Costa Advance in Doha
Roger Federer now meets fellow Swiss Michel Kratochvil in the second round.

Top seed Roger Federer struggled in his opening match of the 2003 season, but came through with a 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4 victory over lucky loser, Andrei Stoliarov, who received a place in the main draw following Greg Rusedskis withdrawal. The Swiss couldn't convert on two match points in the second set, but held tough in the third to advance to the second round at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2003.

No. 2 seed Albert Costa had a much simpler match, defeating Andrea Gaudenzi 6-3, 6-4. The biggest casualty of the day was No. 4 seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who fell to Spain's Fernando Vicente 6-2, 7-5. The Russian is always dangerous on hard courts, but he struggled with spotty results in 2002. Nevertheless, he ended the year on a high note, helping Russia claim the Davis Cup title.


What the players said:

Federer
Obviously I would have preferred to have won in two sets and not risk losing in a third sets. I had two match points, I could have won in straight sets as well. Suddenly he held his serve, it went into a tie-break and it was 50-50. But its not getting to my head that I had to play three sets. I never lost my serve today, thats good for my confidence.

About playing Kratochvil on Wednesday
Its just more nerve wrecking to play a countryman. Theres a little bit of rivalry, Im number one in Switzerland and I want to show that Im still number one. He [Kratochvil] had a little bit of a disappointing season last year but I still think hes a dangerous player. Ill try to play my game, I want to do well here and win as many matches as I can.

Costa
"I was playing well, I was feeling comfortable. The first match in a tournament is always difficult and playing the first match of the new season is extremely difficult."

I never won a tournament on hard court. To win one is one of my goals of the year. I think its only mental.

About playing Vinciguerra in the second round
Tomorrow is another match, Andreas is a very good fighter. Hes a very good player, hes dangerous, young and hungry. And he wants to win but Im going to want the same on the other side of the net.

Kafelnikov
My leg was feeling ok. I think it was a matter of the lack of matches, Ive hardly played a match for one and a half months. All I need is to practice a bit more. I cant comeback after surgery and expect to play at the level I used to play at.

WEDNESDAY'S PREVIEW

Two of Morocco's top tennis stars, Hicham Arazi and Younes El Aynaoui, will meet up in second-round action in Doha on the first day of the new year. The No. 3 seed El Aynaoui is looking to win here in Doha for the second consecutive year. Last year, the Moroccan, who ended the year in the No. 22 spot of the ATP Champions Race, claimed a total of three titles (Casablanca and Munich, along with Doha). El Aynaoui goes into his second-round match with a slight edge, having defeated Arazi in their only previous meeting at the 2002 US Open.

In another battle of fellow compatriots, top seed Roger Federer takes on another rising Swiss Michel Kratochvil. The 21-year-old Federer, who came in sixth place in the ATP Champions Race 2002, has overcome the 23-year-old Kratochvil both times they've met. No. 2 seed Albert Costa, who like Federer was one of the elite eight to play at the 2002 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, meets qualifier Andreas Vinciguerra. This will be their first meeting.

Layla
12-31-2002, 10:37 PM
Yeah, a new year has begun for me! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

I was watching the fireworks, they're everywhere (and still going on). I have an 8th floor apartment with a corner balcony and a killer view. :D

Would anyone like to join me for a glass of champagne? ;)

http://www.knowine.com/assets/images/champagne.jpg

Happy New Year Ferrerogrrl! :D Yeah, Vartan is gorgeous, so the movie can suck all it wants! ;) Errr, no I didn't find Tom Riddle ridiculously attractive. I do find Snape irresistably attractive though. :o I adore Alan Rickman and those longish black hair... :hearts:

So you're not partying either TH? For a moment I thought I was the only one. There's plenty of fun to be had at home as well. ;) I'm gonna pour myself a glass of Port (I don't have any champagne actually) and enjoy the movie.

See you later! :wavey:

TennisHack
12-31-2002, 10:53 PM
:) It sounds wonderful, Layla!! Have fun with all that!

LOL, no, you're not the only one who doesn't party. I don't mind spending the holiday by myself, we've never really done anything special for New Years'.

See ya! :wavey:

Layla
01-01-2003, 12:49 AM
Hi, I'm back! :wavey:

Boy did that movie suck! :eek: Sooooooo bad! :p But I don't mind. Vartan was gorgeous, and after I've seen all the Weezer videos I'll be about ready to go to bed. ;)

http://www.concertcooperation.de/archiv/bands/weezer/weezer.jpg

Layla
01-01-2003, 01:35 AM
Right, I'm done watching the videos. :D Now I can go to bed and wake up to a brand new day and a brand new year. :)

And to everyone who will drop by later, once again...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! :kiss:

TH, I wish I could be there for your midnight too but I'm really looking forward to my warm and inviting bed. Thanks for being there though! :)

Good night and sweet dreams! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 03:06 AM
Oooh, Never Been Kissed just finished on TV. That's my favorite kiss of all-time, I think. Everything was so perfect, not only Michael Vartan but a Beach Boys song kicking in?! Perfect :drool:

That's okay that no one's around to celebate my New Year (T minus 1 hour). I live in almost the latest time zone so I understand.

By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR to my favorite Guga fanatic :wavey:

Here's my dream New Years kiss :hearts:

http://www.wchstv.com/abc/alias/michaelvartan.jpg

Vera
01-01-2003, 03:49 AM
Counting down with Hackie:D ! It's 10 mins away in the East. Happy 2003. I'm in the last time zone, so another 3 hrs and 10 mins.

Gonna get back to my hockey game, my team is doing great this year, but they haven't win a hockey game on New Year Eve for the past 10 years :eek:. It's a tie game with 20 mns to go, hope they get lucky this year.

:wavey:

Vera
01-01-2003, 04:44 AM
We lost:sad: Oh well, better luck next year. Now I can go to my New Year party.

Let's celebrate :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 05:39 AM
well judging by your new avatar Hackie, it looks like you chose Jarkko over Michel. ;)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 05:40 AM
I'm sorry Layla, but Richard Gasquet defeated DiP 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. He next plays #6 Alberto Martin and has a good chance to go deep :)

Happy New Year, all! It's officially 2003 for me & Leo :)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
well judging by your new avatar Hackie, it looks like you chose Jarkko over Michel. ;)

Well, for the moment at least :o;)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 05:43 AM
Vera, who is your avatar?

Leo7
01-01-2003, 05:54 AM
that's the guy from Shakespeare in Love, right Vera?

Leo7
01-01-2003, 05:55 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Happy New Year, all! It's officially 2003 for me & Leo :)

yeah, Happy New Year! :bounce:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Ooooh, if you get that Roma match we might have to orchestrate another tape copying deal :D

I have parts of that match from the Open and I couldn't see anyone in the crowd :( So if the copy you get is from USA you won't see yourself. But maybe other countries' coverage had better camera angles ;)

I saw my PM, thanks, LOL :D And I had fun, my friend and I just kinda bummed around and I burned a CD for her (and unsuccessfully tried to burn another :(). I've also been watching MTV's Most Talked About Moments of 2002 and some of them were quite funny. I kinda wish I'd seen the VMAs this year, apparently Jimmy Fallon as host was pretty damn funny. He was the #1 moment.

yeah, another tape copying deal would be perfect. you have some great matches on tape that i need to get my hands on ;)

btw, have you gotten my tape of Ferrero/Agassi in the mail yet? it should have gotten there by now..

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:12 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Leo and ILR have the same birthdays? Rogi's a Leo too! And ILR's brother's birthday is one week before mine, which is Jan. 25, two days before Marat's! [we're both flaky Aquarians!]:p

my sis is a flaky Aquarian also ;)

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:18 AM
Bad News!

Mary Pierce just lost to Paolo Suarez in the 2nd round of the ASB Classic! i was hoping she would get revenge after her loss to the Argentine in the 1st round of the US Open, but i guess it wasn't meant to be. :sad: :sad: but it was 3 tight sets - 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 - so at least she put up a good fight. i wish Mary could get in better shape and maybe shed a few pounds, but it's so hard for her to train when she's always injured. :(

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20021231/sge.iet87.311202025617.photo00.default-384x304.jpg

Good Luck in Sydney, Mary! ALLEZ!!!!! :bounce:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:21 AM
btw, i was happy to hear that Michel won his first match of the new season. :) and same with Mikhail, Mark, and Roger! :bounce:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Another one:

wow Layla your town is so beautiful with all those lights :)

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:28 AM
Good News!

Richard Krajicek just started 2003 off with a bang! he took out wildcard Scott Draper 7-6(4), 6-4 in his first tour match since August! :) keep it up, Krajicek! :bounce: i think i'll post this in the Dutch Den.. too bad about Sjeng Schalken pulling out with an injury though :(

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:34 AM
btw, Michel next plays Roger in the 2nd round! should be a tough match for both players! :eek:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Oooh, Never Been Kissed just finished on TV. That's my favorite kiss of all-time, I think. Everything was so perfect, not only Michael Vartan but a Beach Boys song kicking in?! Perfect :drool:

lol i liked that movie. actually i think my sis has it on tape somewhere...

Layla
01-01-2003, 01:13 PM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

I slept in today and now I'm enjoying a ski jumping event. Well actually tennis has just started on Eurosport. The featured match will be El Aynaoui :fiery: (again) and Arazi, but right now they're showing the end of Costa vs. Vinciguerra.

DiP lost! :sad: Not the way I wanted him to start the year, but I'm sure he'll get better.

Hope you all had lovely celebrations yesterday. :)

Leo, don't worry about Mary. At least she's back in action! :) The results will follow I'm sure.

Leo7
01-01-2003, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Leo, don't worry about Mary. At least she's back in action! :) The results will follow I'm sure.

that's true.. at least she's playing again and is healthy at the moment. :)

Leo7
01-01-2003, 04:18 PM
Misha won today over Stepanek in straight sets: 6-3, 6-1! :bounce:

but poor Max lost to Dupuis 7-6(3), 6-3. :sad:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 04:46 PM
sorry Hacks, Micha just lost to Roger 6-4, 6-4.

ILR
01-01-2003, 06:30 PM
:wavey:
Happy new year people!:bounce:

Hope you all had a better new year than I did!:( I spent mine babysitting but I watched Bring it on and Hannibal.So I guess I didnt do too badly,earning double fare ;)

ILR
01-01-2003, 06:30 PM
I also noticed the new avatars ;) although I love this one,might go and check some others!

ILR
01-01-2003, 07:01 PM
And the new look of atpworld is nice I think!:D

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 07:04 PM
Hallo, thread :wavey:

Yes, I just saw that Michel lost :sad: I don't think he'll ever be able to beat Rogi. But at least he's even on the year, that's better than being 0-1.

Leo, I like your avatar :D

ILR, I love Bring It On. It's like the ultimate guilty pleasure movie. Plus, I'm a big fan of Kirsten Dunst. I did nothing, as per usual for New Years, and my date with my best friend has been moved back until tomorrow. So today's the perfect time to catch up on tennis and mourn Michel's first loss of the season :(

ILR
01-01-2003, 07:06 PM
Hi Hackie :wavey:

I love that film also :D some of the cheerleading routines were so amazing,when they were throwing each other in the air!Kirsten Dunst is a very good actress :)

ILR
01-01-2003, 07:15 PM
:( try not to be too sad although its easy for me to say.A new year,a new start and like you said,at least he has won his first match.:)

At least you are doing something,even if your date with your friend has been moved back.

Leo7
01-01-2003, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Leo, I like your avatar :D

lol thanks. i love all the new avatars. this is so cool that we can choose our own. :D and i agree with Emma, the new look of ATPworld is very cool. it was time for a change. :D

ILR
01-01-2003, 08:07 PM
Hiya Leo :wavey::kiss:

I knew you'd agree ;)I love the avatar thing,lets just hope it stays :) how was your new years eve?

Leo7
01-01-2003, 08:53 PM
:wavey: Emma. you still here? sorry i left before. i had to eat dinner.

anyway, my new year's eve was nice. my family and i went out to dinner at a restaurant in town. good food, but very expensive. then i stayed up to watch the ball drop and for 2003 to begin! :D

Leo7
01-01-2003, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi Hackie :wavey:

I love that film also :D some of the cheerleading routines were so amazing,when they were throwing each other in the air!Kirsten Dunst is a very good actress :)

i like Kirsten Dunst also. she's been in some really good movies (like Spiderman). i never saw Bring It On though..

ILR
01-01-2003, 08:55 PM
Yes Im here ;)

Thats OK :) And it sounds like you had a nice time last night :)

ILR
01-01-2003, 08:56 PM
Bring It On is good if you like chicks in cheerleading outfits!;)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:( try not to be too sad although its easy for me to say.A new year,a new start and like you said,at least he has won his first match.:)

At least you are doing something,even if your date with your friend has been moved back.

Well, for whatever reason, I like him and I can only imagine that this year is going to be a roller coaster ride.

Of course, I also hope Roger wins so this loss is not in vain :D

Can't wait until next week when everyone is playing :)

Leo7
01-01-2003, 08:57 PM
:wavey: yeah i had a nice time. how about you?

:kiss: (our first kiss of 2003 :D)

ILR
01-01-2003, 08:58 PM
Of course you like him and I hope he does well for you :) Im excited bout Aus Open,our match scheduling will be interesting.

Leo7
01-01-2003, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Bring It On is good if you like chicks in cheerleading outfits!;)

of course, who doesn't? :D

:wavey: Hackie

Leo7
01-01-2003, 09:00 PM
so Emma who is your avatar? i don't watch football so i'm clueless :o

ILR
01-01-2003, 09:01 PM
wow!so it is ;) :kiss:

my new year consisted of sky movie max,Bring it on followed by Hannibal!

ILR
01-01-2003, 09:01 PM
aaaaahhh its the lovely gorgeous Finnish captain of Liverpool Sami Hyypia :D

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 09:03 PM
Hi, Leo :wavey:

Leo7
01-01-2003, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
aaaaahhh its the lovely gorgeous Finnish captain of Liverpool Sami Hyypia :D

very cool ;)

i love your avatar too, Hackie. nice pic of Jarkko. :)

ILR
01-01-2003, 09:07 PM
although he doesnt look that gorgeous on that pic,it was the best smallest one I could find at short notice ;)

Yours is a nice pic also :)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 09:10 PM
Ahhh, listen up Americans :)

ESPN TV SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 1/8/03
ESPN2 -- Raymond James-Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Classic -- 2-3 pm EST

Sunday, 1/12/03
ESPN2 -- Australian Open Tennis -- 11 pm-1 am EST

ESPN Classic ;)
2001 Semifinal, JCap vs Davenport -- 12-2 pm EST
1997 Quarterfinal, Sampras vs Albert Costa -- 2-4 pm EST
2002 Final, JCap vs Hingis -- 4-6 pm EST
2000 Semifinal, Agassihole vs Sampras :rolleyes: -- 6-8 pm EST

Leo7
01-01-2003, 09:15 PM
thanks for posting that Hackie. do you get ESPN Classic? unfortunately i don't but they're not playing any good AO matches anyway. :rolleyes: i'll watch that Celebrity Classic though. :D

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 09:16 PM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCHEDULE

Monday, 1/13/03
ESPN -- 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 9:30 pm to 12:00 am EST

ESPN Classic ;)
2000 Semifinal, Agassihole vs Sampras :rolleyes: 2 to 4 am EST
1997 Final, Becker vs Chang 11 am to 1 pm EST


Tuesday, 1/14/03
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 11:00 pm to 1:30 am EST

ESPN Classic -- 1993 Final, Seles vs Graf -- 11:00 am to 1 pm EST


Wednesday, 1/15/03
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 11:00 pm to 1:30 am EST



Ooh, one of my friends is here. Will continue in a moment :)

Leo7
01-01-2003, 09:19 PM
well i got to leave guys. my dad is kicking me off the comp so he can burn some cd's. :rolleyes:

au revoir :wavey:

Happy New Year! :bounce:

ILR
01-01-2003, 09:20 PM
bye Leo :wavey: :kiss:

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:08 PM
all right, to continue :)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCHEDULE

Thursday, 1/16/03
ESPN -- 3 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 11:00 pm to 1:30 am EST

ESPN Classic -- 1989 Final, Lendl vs Mecir -- 7 to 9 am EST


Friday, 1/17/03
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 11:30 pm to 1:30 am EST

ESPN Classic -- 1991 Final, Selves vs Novotna -- 11 am to 1 pm EST


Saturday, 1/18/03
ESPN2 -- 3:30 am to 5:30 am; 10:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST


Sunday, 1/19/03
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 10:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST


Monday, 1/20/03
ESPN -- 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 10:30 pm to 2 am EST

ESPN Classic -- 1988 Semifinal, Evert vs Navratilova -- 11 am to 1 pm EST


Tuesday, 1/21/03
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 10:30 pm to 1:30 am EST

ESPN Classic -- 1988 Final, Graf vs Evert -- 11 am to 1 pm EST


Wednesday, 1/22/03
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 9:30 pm to 12:30 am EST

ESPN Classic -- 1988 Final, Wilander vs Cash -- 11 am to 1 pm


Thursday, 1/23/03
ESPN2 -- 3:30 am to 6:30 am EST
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 -- 9 pm to 1 am EST (something about a two hour countdown?!?! :confused: )

ESPN Classic -- 1995 Quarters, Sampras vs Courier -- 11 am to 1 pm EST


Friday, 1/24/03
ESPN2 -- 3:30 to 6:30 am EST
ESPN -- 2 to 5 pm; 9:30 to 11:00 pm EST

ESPN Classic -- 1989 Final, Graf vs Sukova -- 11 am to 1 pm EST


Saturday, 1/25/03
ESPN -- 10 pm to 1 am EST

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:09 PM
lol hi again Hackie :wavey:

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
thanks for posting that Hackie. do you get ESPN Classic? unfortunately i don't but they're not playing any good AO matches anyway. :rolleyes: i'll watch that Celebrity Classic though. :D

Yes, I have ESPN Classic but I agree, no good matches. The Australian Open isn't really great for classic matches, because there's no buildup of the whole year of play or any of that :)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:13 PM
Hi, ILR :wavey:

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:14 PM
you seem busy!lol or have you finished now?

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:17 PM
Ooh, Davis Cup Schedule! :bounce:

Friday, 2/7/03
ESPN2 -- Arthur Ashe and the Davis Cup -- 10 to 10:30 am EST
ESPN -- USA vs Croatia -- 1 to 5 pm EST


Saturday, 2/8/03
ESPN2 -- USA vs Croatia -- 3 to 5 pm EST


Sunday, 2/9/03
ESPN2 -- USA vs Croatia -- 2 to 4 pm EST

I guess they think we'll win this one easily :rolleyes:

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:19 PM
I'm finished now :) That's as far as the ESPN schedule goes.

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:20 PM
ok :) free to talk?:);)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:25 PM
Sure. So what's up?

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:26 PM
not much with me really!Kinda boring :( thought Id have a new avatar and new sig to go with the new board!

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:30 PM
So I noticed :) Hehe, glad you've caught the Finnish bug too :D Scandanavians can be quite lovely :)

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:33 PM
Yes I did,Sami is lovely :):) althought hat pic is quite small,he is very handsome!:D That Jarkko pic is nice too :)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:35 PM
I could edit a picture for you if you'd like. I wouldn't mind :)

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:36 PM
lol Ill try and find a few nice ones :) he is more handsome I think rather than gorgeous you know?

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:39 PM
Well, what are your definitions of 'handsome' and 'gorgeous'?

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:42 PM
well I see Sami as more not drop dead gorgeous hearthrob wow look at him!kind of guy hes more handsome,manly mature its hard to explain!

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:43 PM
Costa Tumbles, Federer Cruises
Second seed Albert Costa fell to Swede Andreas Vinciguerra.


On the first day of the new year, No. 2 seed Albert Costa succumbed to Swedish qualifier Andreas Vinciguerra, who secured a berth in the quarterfinals at Doha with a 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-5 victory. Costa was 5-4 up in the third set, when Vinciguerra came back to win the last three games of the match. Vinciguerra, who was out with a hand and lower back injury for seven months last year, now meets Stefan Koubek of Austria.

Top seed Roger Federer, however, kept himself in the running for the Doha title, defeating fellow Swiss Michel Kratochvil 6-4, 6-4. Also on Wednesday, defending champion Younes El Aynaoui came through in yet another battle of countrymen, dismissing fellow Moroccan Hicham Arazi 6-4, 7-6(1). And France's Fabrice Santoro saved four match points in his match with Christophe Rochus, winning 7-5, 6-7(8), 7-5. Rochus was 5-1 up in the third set, when Santoro stormed back to win six consecutive games.


What the players said:

Costa
He was better than me today, he was playing a very good match. It was very difficult to play today, it was very windy. I didnt enjoy it but I tried very hard. I had 0-40 in the last game but I couldnt break him.

I had many chances to win the match, it was a tight match. Im disappointed but at least I tried everything possible. I was 100 per cent mentally today, Im happy about that. I think I played good tennis but you still need to get the rhythm back in the first tournament of the year.

Vinciguerra
I played very well today, I played better on the important points. I had nothing to lose, I just went out there and had fun. He [Costa] is one of the best players Ive ever beaten. Its one of my best wins.

I was out for seven months last year, I broke my hand and then had a fracture in my lower back. Ive never practiced as much as I have the last couple of months and Ive never been as well prepared for a new season. I want to reach my old ranking, then I can set some new goals. If I continue to play well I think I can get there pretty quick. Ill just continue to work hard. I think I can play even better than I am doing now.

El Aynaoui
I think I played well and better than in the first round. After the first break I felt confident, after that it was a one way match. I stayed calm and waited for the right moments. I wanted to win but I feel bad for my friend but I think I played better than him and that I deserved to win. I expect a tough match in the quarterfinals but Im feeling confident.

Federer
I think I improved from yesterday. I served better and I was solid today. I also felt better from the baseline today. Each match I win is good for me and a win against a countryman in the beginning of the year gives me confidence. I believe that the best tennis is still to come from me.

THURSDAY'S PREVIEW

Younes El Aynaoui is now three matches away from claiming the Doha title for the second consecutive year, but he next faces the tricky, spinmaster Fabrice Santoro in the quarterfinals. With his unconventional two-fisted groundstrokes, the Frenchman has toppled some of the game's best players. And after saving four match points in his second-round match, Santoro is brimming with assurance. Santoro and El Aynaoui have met six times before, with both players claiming three matches. The last time they met, last year in Hamburg, the Moroccan walked away a straight sets winner.

Top seed Roger Federer, meanwhile, will square off against American Jan-Michael Gambill. Federer has won all three previous meetings against Gambill, but the American plays his best tennis on hard courts and is intent on getting off to a positive start in 2003, having struggled with mixed results in the previous season.

Federer and Rusedski Take to the Desert in Qatar

Roger Federer took a test drive with a G 500 Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicle in the Qatari desert outside Doha. After climbing the sand dynes with the car Federer was joined in the desert by Greg Rusedski. They then rode together on Arabian horses as well as holding a falcon, a national symbol of Qatar.

It was fun. Ive never been on a horse before, never saw a falcon, and Ive never driven in the sand before. It was a little bit like driving in the snow, which Im used to, said Federer

I was riding on a horse in the desert here in 1999 and I also took some lessons in Spain during a riding holiday. I was actually more concerned about Roger riding on a horse for the first time, said Rusedski.

Federer was joined by his girlfriend Miroslava Vavrinec, while Rusedski was accompanied by his wife Lucy.

Kids Clinics in Doha

Several Kids Clinics were arranged at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2003 in Doha, Qatar. ATP Players Albert Costa, Fabrice Santoro, Martin Damm and Cyril Suk gave some local Qatari youngsters a chance to hit some balls with their idols.

ILR
01-01-2003, 10:53 PM
heres one

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 10:59 PM
Here's Edit #1

ILR
01-01-2003, 11:00 PM
lol ill keep these saved if I ever want to switch avatars which i think I will do frequently thanks :)

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 11:00 PM
And #2 :)

ILR
01-01-2003, 11:03 PM
:) I think most of the other pics are small :) but hes lovely :) hey we can post pics!maybe I can post those Shevchenko pics!:D in his suit :drool:

TennisHack
01-01-2003, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well I see Sami as more not drop dead gorgeous hearthrob wow look at him!kind of guy hes more handsome,manly mature its hard to explain!

Yeah, I understand what you mean :) My taste is rather underrated -- I don't like the so-called "hot" guys, especially those who are really pretty. I have a type, but most of my boys are rather ordinary looking.

I agree, I like maturity :)