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Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
No catsuits for Anna.
Her new outfit is a mix of this shirt

http://www.smh.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1041566273000_2003/01/04/5anna-rhs.jpg

And the blue skirt in here
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,228444,00.jpg

oh good news. Anna looks terrific in that outfit. :)

Lee
01-05-2003, 10:05 PM
Hi Vera! :wavey:

Bye! Need to entertain my son now!

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:06 PM
I think Fabrice withdraw with an elbow injury. I saw it on the draw sheet. Well, sorry to hear that he has an injury, but not sure of the severity, probably just a precaution, hopefully not so serious that he will be ready for AO.

But I'm glad. Now Juanqui can smooth into his first match of the year. It's tough to jump in after a month off and face a tough opponent. Though I don't know who's that qualifier guy, but he's Aussie, home-court advantage, I hope he won't give Juanqui too much trouble. BTW, with the time difference, his match is just about 7 or 8 hours away. Good luck, Juanqui baby :kiss:.

Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:06 PM
good news about Monica:

Seles outslugs Rubin in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG - Former world number one Monica Seles warmed up for her Australian Open campaign with a gritty victory over Chanda Rubin in an exhibition event.
Seles ensured she will head Down Under next week in good heart - albeit nursing a sore foot - after outlasting world number 13 Rubin 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 to win the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge.

"Ill go to Melbourne and rest my foot a little," said Seles, who said her foot was "acting up a little again. Ive practised a lot on it this week but I just need to take care of it."

Nagging injury aside, Seles said she was pleased with the way she had performed after losing the opening set.

"It was a great level of tennis out there. It could have gone either way. We were both hitting the ball so hard," said a delighted Seles, who will be chasing her 10th Grand Slam title in Melbourne.

"She was too good in the first set but I think I raised my game in the second," said Seles, who has never lost to Rubin, defeating her in their last meeting at the Madrid Open last year.

Although Seles has been in devastating form en route to the final, sweeping aside Chinas Peng Shuai and rising Russian starlet Maria Sharpova, Rubins heavy groundstokes caused her problems throughout.

After an early exchange of breaks in the opening set, both players missed chances to capitalise on break point opportunities before Rubin secured the crucial breakthrough in the 11th game after forcing Seles to net a weak forehand.

Seles typically hit back with a barrage of winners to break Rubin three times to clinch the second set and swept a total of nine straight games as she raced to a 5-0 lead in the third.

Rubin gamely broke Seles as she served for the match and pinched another, but the American clinched the title with a searing crosscourt backhand.

"I started off pretty well. I had some good shots early on and then kind of tripped up a little and she stepped up her game and the result was a lot of games in her favour," said a disappointed Rubin.

Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:sad: Thomas :sad::sad::sad:

Now everyone thinks he's a fluke.

only the idiots think Thomas is a fluke. real tennis fans know better. ;)

Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:10 PM
:wavey: bye Lee.

:wavey: hey Vera. yeah, that's too bad about Santoro. i hope he will be okay for the Aussie Open. but this definitely makes things easier for Juanqui. good luck, chavalito! ;) :bounce:

TennisHack
01-05-2003, 10:13 PM
:wavey: Hi Vera, thanks for the news on Fabrice. I too hope he's better from the Australian.

Thanks guys for believing in Thomas :)

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:sad: Thomas :sad::sad::sad:

Now everyone thinks he's a fluke.

I don't think he's a fluke. I'm surprised that he beat Safin. But I also remembered seeing him winning Toronto a few years back, and he was impressive.

But I guess I have a different opinion than everyone else. Cos I don't think Thomas nor Costa are flukes. Albert is a great claycourter and even if Juanqui didn't blow it, Albert won't give him an easy time. Though, I think Lleyton was lucky to win Wimby since his draw is unbelievable. Not that I think he couldn't win without the draw's help but it wouldn't have been so easy if he wasn't as luck to not face a name like Krajicek or some real grass courter.

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Layla

My internet connection didn't really get any better yesterday. It was coming and going all day. :( It took me ages just to log on to the prediction game site so I could post my predictions, but thank goodness it worked in the end (past midnight :rolleyes: ). It seems to be working fine today, so fingers crossed. But as long as it's not a problem with my computer. :D

I've been quite busy these days. I'm writing a heap of horoscopes so I can have some free time during AO. Of course with my luck, I'll get some long text to translate just before it starts. *sigh*

Layla :wavey: I'm glad that you are back. I was beginning to worry that your computer is failing you again since you weren't here for the past couple of days. I hope everything will be fine from now on. I can't imagine not having a computer for the Aussie Open. (I was also thinking about taking my computer to the shop to repair that soundcard but am afraid that I will miss my computer too badly since now Juanqui will be playing for the next 3 weeks).

Anyway, best of luck to you for a better performance from your computer:).

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I have a cold and a sore throat so I'll be going... :angel:

Oh, sorry to hear that. I hope you feel better soon (just don't go out to play with the snow for a couple of days).

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
lol you all adopted the Ken Doll nickname. Good! :D

Maybe it will be as famous as the Potato one. ;)

Ken Doll sounded just like him:D Did you just pick it out of the blue, or does that mean something?

Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:26 PM
hey Layla! your great predicting skills this week have propelled you to co-#1 with Moshe! looks like going with your fave Koubek was the right idea. ;) CONGRATS! :bounce:

get well soon, RF! ;)

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Ooops, I missed Buffy talk. :o Vera and Leo, I love Spike and I think him falling in love with Buffy was a great development. I don't think it makes him a loser at all, at least I've never considered him to be a loser. There's nothing loserish about being hopelessly in love with someone. It only proves you are passionate and are not afraid to give your heart away, even if it is immediately broken. The real loser is Buffy for treating him like shit throught, no matter how much he helped her and for acting all disgusted when he reveals his feelings for her. She is the one who is afraid to love again, thereby striking up a relationship with someone like Riley :rolleyes: because it was a safe thing to do.

Spike remains by far the most interesting character in Buffy since Oz is not around anymore and he is the main reason I still enjoy watching Buffy. :)

That Spike falling in love doesn't make him a loser. I in fact think that they are meant to be. But lately, Spike just wasn't the same anymore. The wittiness is not there and his character is making a turn for the worse. But then, I can't really imagine him to be like that forever. What's the point of having Spike without his spikiness. So I'm waiting for him to turn around soon :) .

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
obrigado :D;)
just incase anyone cares Liverpool won their 1st match in 11 :bounce:

Congrats, Emma. Hey, it's a brand new year and Liverpool is going to turn it around, just believe in them.

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

And I thought my 8 hour tapes were a find!! I've never seen a longer tape than the ones I use. Most of what's sold in the US are 6-hour.

I just bought a 10 packs 160mins tape, they are as common as 120mins. I also have a bonus tape of 180min from the package but that's the longest I've seen.

300mins:eek: :eek: :eek: that's unheard of! So that you can tape 15 hours non-stop :eek: :eek: :eek:? But then, I'll be lucky to get 5 hours of non-stop tennis coverage in any give day :mad: .

Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Lee
*hug* RF *hug*

I'm finally in the last leg of my cold (more than 4 weeks already). Hope you will be better than I do.

i'm surprised the cold hasn't gone away yet. 4 weeks is a really long time. :eek: glad you're starting to feel better tho. :)

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
omg guys! omg!

The rumours are correct - Rick Leach (Jon's brother) will be coaching Lindsay Davenport this year.

COACH
· Recently split amicably from coach of seven years, Robert Van’t Hof; now working with her fiancé Jon Leach’s older brother, Rick.


New coach to Lindsay...what's wrong with the old one? Anyway, hope the partnership will work out great for her. Please, Lindsay, wins some Slams this year and stop the boring domination.

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
good news about Monica:

Seles outslugs Rubin in Hong Kong

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
HONG KONG - Former world number one Monica Seles warmed up for her Australian Open campaign with a gritty victory over Chanda Rubin in an exhibition event.
Seles ensured she will head Down Under next week in good heart - albeit nursing a sore foot - after outlasting world number 13 Rubin 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 to win the Hong Kong Ladies Challenge.

"Ill go to Melbourne and rest my foot a little," said Seles, who said her foot was "acting up a little again. Ive practised a lot on it this week but I just need to take care of it."


Congrats to Monica. But, oh no, please, no more injury for Monica. She needs to be in good health and top form in Melbourne. She came so close last year. She can still win it, I believe.

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I'm sorry Francine but Juanqui is still blonde. At least its more natural looking. Check out the picture thread to see some more recent pictures :)

I wonder though, why is he insisting in blonde? Anyway, he looks pretty good in this one. My favorite Juanqui hair color is between blonde and brown, sort of like light brown with blondish highlight, i.e. Wimby. But I think it's fun that he keeps changing the color and keeps us guessing :D. Just hope the dye job won't hurt his hair too much.

Vera
01-05-2003, 10:53 PM
So, are you guys still around? I think I'm talking to myself. I guess I'll be back later then, probably to check the livescore when Juanqui's match is on, hopefully someone will be watching and kind enough to post the score here.

(BTW, thanks Layla for your livescore link, I'll check that out too).

:wavey:

Leo7
01-05-2003, 10:58 PM
:wavey: hey Vera. i'm still around. but i'll prolly be leaving soon.

i wish i could stay up for Juan Carlos live scores but i have to go to bed earlier tonite b/c i have to go back to school tomorrow. :(

TennisHack
01-05-2003, 11:01 PM
I'm still here :wavey:

Leo7
01-05-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Vera
That Spike falling in love doesn't make him a loser. I in fact think that they are meant to be. But lately, Spike just wasn't the same anymore. The wittiness is not there and his character is making a turn for the worse. But then, I can't really imagine him to be like that forever. What's the point of having Spike without his spikiness. So I'm waiting for him to turn around soon :) .

first of all Spike doesn't even have a soul, unlike Angel, and being a vampire he is supposed to be incapable of love. and i am disappointed with Spike's charatcer because his attraction for Buffy has become obsession, and now Buffy is all that he can think about. i just think it's sad how the writers have turned his character into a pathetic Buffy-slave when he used to be so strong-willed and witty.

RogiFan
01-05-2003, 11:47 PM
:) Hi guys!

Anyone around?? I'm feeling a little better today, thanks! No more sore throat but a lot of sneezing and now coughing fits -- great! [I WAS in the snow yesterday and Fri.--shovelling and brushing a foot of snow off my car! -- didn't help my cold, did it?!:mad: ]

Oh well... Sydney is about to begin!

I hope my faves do well: Rogi, Juanqui, Carlos, Maratski, Tommy R, Max...

Does anyone watch "Becoming..."? The guy who did Ricky Martin w his GF as C Aguilera reminds me a bit of Juanqui!! :p but Juanqui is WAY better-looking!! Wonder if Juanqui could imitate a rock star?

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 12:05 AM
Hi, RF :wavey:

LOL, yeah I saw that episode but I thought they were total strangers? :o Damn I need to pay closer attention next time, LOL.

I'm glad you're feeling better, even just a little helps. Chug the decongestant and get it all out of your system ;)

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 12:07 AM
Oh, Layla:

I'm listening to Maladroit :D First time through was great and now I'm on the second spin. They included lyrics in the liner notes this time :eek: so I'll have to check those out.

The CD is also enhanced, with 6 "mini-movies", mostly live performances but also something called "The Cobo Challenge" that I'll have to check out and report back on ;)

Oh, Rivers :hearts::hearts::hearts:

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:08 AM
Mrs. B stopped by again :)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
omg guys! omg!

The rumours are correct - Rick Leach (Jon's brother) will be coaching Lindsay Davenport this year.

COACH
· Recently split amicably from coach of seven years, Robert Van’t Hof; now working with her fiancé Jon Leach’s older brother, Rick.

:eek: :eek: :( i'm gonna miss Robert

Damn it! :eek:

I learned to respect long time partnerships on coach-player, and Lindsay-Robert were one of my big examples.
Too bad they couldnt work out anymore. :sad:

I hope Rick can do a good job. :)

Leo7
01-06-2003, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi guys!

Anyone around?? I'm feeling a little better today, thanks! No more sore throat but a lot of sneezing and now coughing fits -- great! [I WAS in the snow yesterday and Fri.--shovelling and brushing a foot of snow off my car! -- didn't help my cold, did it?!:mad: ]

Oh well... Sydney is about to begin!

I hope my faves do well: Rogi, Juanqui, Carlos, Maratski, Tommy R, Max...

Does anyone watch "Becoming..."? The guy who did Ricky Martin w his GF as C Aguilera reminds me a bit of Juanqui!! :p but Juanqui is WAY better-looking!! Wonder if Juanqui could imitate a rock star?

oh, poor RF. i hope you feel better soon. but at least you don't have a sore throat anymore. ;)

yes, good luck to all our boys in Sydney! :bounce:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Ken Doll sounded just like him:D Did you just pick it out of the blue, or does that mean something?

What do you mean??? Isnt JMG married to Barbie Doll????

OMG! Im shocked!


Lol, I think of him as that since a long time. But never said, because I dont talk about him that much... :p

Leo7
01-06-2003, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Damn it! :eek:

I learned to respect long time partnerships on coach-player, and Lindsay-Robert were one of my big examples.
Too bad they couldnt work out anymore. :sad:

I hope Rick can do a good job. :)

yeah, i thought Robert and Lindsay were perfect together. i was kinda hoping Lindsay would work with him until she retired.. but i guess that won't be happening. :(

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:39 AM
LMAO at hitman :D You should have mentioned it sooner and then everyone really would call hm KD :D

Although I have to say the few KD fans here don't seem to have the same sense of humor as the Lleykis.

Leo7
01-06-2003, 01:40 AM
:wavey: hey diss.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:41 AM
RF - Glad to know your throat is better. :D

Emma - De nada. :D
And congrats to Liverpool. ;)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LMAO at hitman :D You should have mentioned it sooner and then everyone really would call hm KD :D

Although I have to say the few KD fans here don't seem to have the same sense of humor as the Lleykis.

:p
Ken Doll
Mr Plastic Joints
Goofy (yeah, the disney character)
Mr Black Socks
Mr weird forehand
...

Many nicknames :p

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:44 AM
Hi Leo and Hackie. :wavey:

Does Juanqui play today?
Guga´s doubles should start soon. :D

Flavio Saretta won the Sao Paulo chalenger again. :D WOOHOO! I posted an article and some pics on Chicos Latinos. ;)

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:45 AM
Ooh, I like Mr. Plastic Joints too :D

but Ken Doll is the best methinks.

And while we're on the subject, do you know why Iraki Labadze is called "Freak Show"?

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:46 AM
Omg! Guess who is on tv????

LMAO!

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Does Juanqui play today?
Guga´s doubles should start soon. :D

Congrats to Flavio! :)

Yes, Juan Carlos plays today (since it's already Monday there). I don't know if I'll be up to do scores though because he's not first up on any court.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:46 AM
I know who Irakli Labadze is, but didnt know that nickname untill now...

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Omg! Guess who is on tv????

LMAO!

Mr. Plastic Joints?

LMAO!! Talk about eerie :eek:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:49 AM
Is there any live scores for Sydney?

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:50 AM
NARGH!! Apparently he's called "Freak Show" because of something he did in a match but nobody knows what he did, or when he did it.

Guess we'll never know :(

RogiFan
01-06-2003, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
RF - Glad to know your throat is better. :D



Obrigado, Diss! It's a quick Hi and Bye from me -- better go to bed and get some rest -- I hope to awaken to some GOOD results from all the tourneys this week! Hey, Guga's back eh? Do you say "Vamos" too?

Boa noite! :angel:

[still love the Ken Doll monicker!! hee hee! nitey nite Hackie! better take my medication!:p ]

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Is there any live scores for Sydney?

No idea.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
No idea.
Shit.

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 02:15 AM
Are you going to see Guga's matches live or on tape?

Leo7
01-06-2003, 02:27 AM
good news for Layla:

1 Srebotnik d. Wartusch 61 62 :)

hey, so the first match on center court in Sydney is done (Maleeva beat Farina Elia in 3 sets) so Juanqui is coming up pretty soon :D i'll be alseep though :(

Leo7
01-06-2003, 02:29 AM
well i'm gona go to bed. school starts again for me tomorrow, unless i get lucky with a snow day (it's snowing right now :D).

:wavey: bye.

and good luck to Juan Carlos! kick some qualifier ass! :bounce:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 03:30 AM
Sorry Hackie, didnt see that message before.
Im going to bed now, but Ill check the channel´s site before, so i can try to find that info out.
I still dont know if it´s gonna be live, though...

Dissident
01-06-2003, 03:31 AM
Oh, and attention everyone who is playing ATP Manager!!

You should have received a pm by now. Check it!

Layla didnt get one though, coz her box is full. :(

Lee
01-06-2003, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
good news about Monica:

Seles outslugs Rubin in Hong Kong



Here's a pic of Monica with her trophy

http://photo.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper5/20030105/class000500004/image/img859496_1.jpg

She looks pretty good and good luck with AO!

Lee
01-06-2003, 04:42 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i'm surprised the cold hasn't gone away yet. 4 weeks is a really long time. :eek: glad you're starting to feel better tho. :)

The cold is sort of off and on. I am not suffering a lot but it's lingering and frustrating.

Lee
01-06-2003, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi guys!

Anyone around?? I'm feeling a little better today, thanks! No more sore throat but a lot of sneezing and now coughing fits -- great! [I WAS in the snow yesterday and Fri.--shovelling and brushing a foot of snow off my car! -- didn't help my cold, did it?!:mad: ]

Oh well... Sydney is about to begin!

I hope my faves do well: Rogi, Juanqui, Carlos, Maratski, Tommy R, Max...

Does anyone watch "Becoming..."? The guy who did Ricky Martin w his GF as C Aguilera reminds me a bit of Juanqui!! :p but Juanqui is WAY better-looking!! Wonder if Juanqui could imitate a rock star?

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Lee
01-06-2003, 04:46 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
What do you mean??? Isnt JMG married to Barbie Doll????

OMG! Im shocked!


Lol, I think of him as that since a long time. But never said, because I dont talk about him that much... :p

Nooooooooooo! Barbie can never marry and so as Ken! Don't spread the rumor Diss, you will hurt the tender little hearts of all little girls. j/k!:D :D

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi guys!

Anyone around?? I'm feeling a little better today, thanks! No more sore throat but a lot of sneezing and now coughing fits -- great! [I WAS in the snow yesterday and Fri.--shovelling and brushing a foot of snow off my car! -- didn't help my cold, did it?!:mad: ]

Oh well... Sydney is about to begin!

I hope my faves do well: Rogi, Juanqui, Carlos, Maratski, Tommy R, Max...

Does anyone watch "Becoming..."? The guy who did Ricky Martin w his GF as C Aguilera reminds me a bit of Juanqui!! :p but Juanqui is WAY better-looking!! Wonder if Juanqui could imitate a rock star?

Glad that you're feeling better.

What's "Becoming"? With Ricky Martin and Aguilera, sounds like a MTV? But I'm curious to know who you are talking about.

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
What do you mean??? Isnt JMG married to Barbie Doll????

OMG! Im shocked!


Lol, I think of him as that since a long time. But never said, because I dont talk about him that much... :p

LOL. Is that right? That's so funny:D.

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Here's a pic of Monica with her trophy

She looks pretty good and good luck with AO!

Nice pic :) . Thanks Lee. I hope Monica does well this year in AO.

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:39 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Nooooooooooo! Barbie can never marry and so as Ken! Don't spread the rumor Diss, you will hurt the tender little hearts of all little girls. j/k!:D :D

Oh wait, now I'm confused. Is there also a doll called Ken??? I've never owned a Barbie so I'm not familiar with the wonderful world of Barbie doll. There's Ken the doll :confused: ?

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:40 AM
I think Juanqui's playing his match at this moment. Just can't find any livescore. I hope there'll be some result by the time I go to bed :mad:.

Lee
01-06-2003, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Oh wait, now I'm confused. Is there also a doll called Ken??? I've never owned a Barbie so I'm not familiar with the wonderful world of Barbie doll. There's Ken the doll :confused: ?

Ken is the male version of Barbie. I guess it's sort of a boyfriend for Barbie.

Lee
01-06-2003, 05:41 AM
Hi Vera! :wavey:

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Ken is the male version of Barbie. I guess it's sort of a boyfriend for Barbie.

OMG, there's really such thing :D . Ooooops, didn't know :o.

Hi Lee :wavey:, how's it going?

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:44 AM
Hey, Canada just lost to Russia in the Junior World Champ :sad:.
They've beaten so many times by the Russian team in the past 5 years.

Lee
01-06-2003, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by Vera
OMG, there's really such thing :D . Ooooops, didn't know :o.

Hi Lee :wavey:, how's it going?

So far so good! How's your Canuck? They are pretty impressive last time I checked. The Flames finally has a new coach but I'm not sure whether Darryl Sutter is such a good choice but the management seems to like those Sutter brothers.

Lee
01-06-2003, 05:46 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hey, Canada just lost to Russia in the Junior World Champ :sad:.
They've beaten so many times by the Russian team in the past 5 years.

:sad: :sad:

Vera
01-06-2003, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by Lee
So far so good! How's your Canuck? They are pretty impressive last time I checked. The Flames finally has a new coach but I'm not sure whether Darryl Sutter is such a good choice but the management seems to like those Sutter brothers.

I thought you would like Sutter. The Flames were unbeaten after Sutter took over. I don't think they can make it to the playoff since the Western Conference is really super competitive. But I'm glad that they are at the right track. Hopefully, it'll get better.

My Canucks :D. What can I say, they are a dream, great dream. The Canucks was the best team in 2002, with the highest winning percentage in the league in the calendar year. And Bertuzzi and Naslund as the best scoring in the league in 2002. I think we are finally breaking thru, it's been a long wait but it's worth the while.

So, do you get to watch Hockey on TV?

Lee
01-06-2003, 05:57 AM
Don't watch much TV these days. Other than Gilmore Girls, I hardly watch any. Also, the only teams that's constantly on TV is Coyotes which is not a surprise.

Talking about surprise, I remembered somehow there is a local channel here have live coverage of a game you can never guess in September last year. Want you try?

Lee
01-06-2003, 05:59 AM
I should add it's not a hockey game.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:03 AM
Well, in the Seattle area, they actually get CBC on their cable, so my sister watches HNIC every saturday, so I was just wondering if you also get that.

Okay, I think it must be something really canadian since you ask, my guess is, curling :D:.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:07 AM
In my dreams!

People here care only about baseball and football. The game is the CFL Labor Day Classic between Edmonton and Calgary. On that day, all the other sports channel and major network already loaded with all leagues of football in US and that little channel had to take up CFL.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:10 AM
Originally posted by Vera
And Bertuzzi and Naslund as the best scoring in the league in 2002. I think we are finally breaking thru, it's been a long wait but it's worth the while.



I guess ppl in Vancourver don't like Mark Messier very much but he is very good in looking for talent. The other day I read about his comment on Bertuzzi when Mark was still a Canuck and Bertuzzi was a nobody. Mark said all Bertuzzi needed is to believe in himself and I guess big Todd finally get the message.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:11 AM
Oh right! Wow, you mean there's actually ppl watching CFL outside Canada :eek: :D? Hehehe, I'm not the biggest fan of Football, I don't even care when the BC Lions won the Gray Cup. But I'm glad that they were watched by some ppl somewhere.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Oh right! Wow, you mean there's actually ppl watching CFL outside Canada :eek: :D? Hehehe, I'm not the biggest fan of Football, I don't even care when the BC Lions won the Gray Cup. But I'm glad that they were watched by some ppl somewhere.

Well, Calgary produced two of the most well-known quarter backs in NFL, Jeff Garcia and Doug Flutie. Garcia is very well known in the southwest region since he play for San Fran. He has a chain of Mexican Restaurant (probably francise) in the region called Garcia.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by Lee
I guess ppl in Vancourver don't like Mark Messier very much but he is very good in looking for talent. The other day I read about his comment on Bertuzzi when Mark was still a Canuck and Bertuzzi was a nobody. Mark said all Bertuzzi needed is to believe in himself and I guess big Todd finally get the message.

Nope, Mark is as evil as Mike Keanan. We boo them both when they come into our building. Well, I must say, Bert is a great player, kinda unexpectedly. But Canucks fans are very loyal to our players. I love them no matter what, so Keanan was the most hated man when he traded Trevor Linden, who is the soul of our team. I think Burke is smart enough to get Linden back, eventhough Linden is not as good as he was, but we just love him as our own no matter what.

Well, Messier, IMO, is a waste of money in the first place. We were a young team then and I didn't see how Mark could fit in. And we were so short of money and his $7M salary were all wasted as the team didn't improve a bit when he was here. And bcos of him, they got Keanan as our coach. And Keanan almost drove Naslund off town. Nassy said he demanded trade when Keanan was the coach bcos he was treated like shit and he was so very upset. Thank God we got rid of Keanan and keep Nassy.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:24 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Well, Calgary produced two of the most well-known quarter backs in NFL, Jeff Garcia and Doug Flutie. Garcia is very well known in the southwest region since he play for San Fran. He has a chain of Mexican Restaurant (probably francise) in the region called Garcia.

I don't watch NFL, so I've never heard of them. But glad that there's Canadians in the NFL which are great. The only non-hockey player that I know that is famous in US is Steve Nash of the Dallas Mav. Since he's from Vancouver, we got him on the news almost everyday :rolleyes: . But I like him a lot, since he led the Canadian team to do so well in Sydney Olympics.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by Vera


Well, Messier, IMO, is a waste of money in the first place. We were a young team then and I didn't see how Mark could fit in. And we were so short of money and his $7M salary were all wasted as the team didn't improve a bit when he was here. And bcos of him, they got Keanan as our coach. And Keanan almost drove Naslund off town. Nassy said he demanded trade when Keanan was the coach bcos he was treated like shit and he was so very upset. Thank God we got rid of Keanan and keep Nassy.

I guess the management wanted Mark was because he would be a good influence on young players. He was an excellent leader but I thought the problem was Linden was so well loved by the players and fans that it caused big problem when Mark came aboard. Also, Keenan was no help. I still wondered how Mark and Mike can work together, both are too head strong.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Vera
I don't watch NFL, so I've never heard of them. But glad that there's Canadians in the NFL which are great. The only non-hockey player that I know that is famous in US is Steve Nash of the Dallas Mav. Since he's from Vancouver, we got him on the news almost everyday :rolleyes: . But I like him a lot, since he led the Canadian team to do so well in Sydney Olympics.

Both Garcia and Flutie are Americans but not successfully in NFL. They were signed by Calgary Stampede and when they won Grey Cup for Calgary, they caught eyes in NFL teams again.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:34 AM
I like Steve Nash a lot too since he is such a great guy even out of basketball court. He single handly brought the Canadian Olympic Basketball team to a new level.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by Lee
I guess the management wanted Mark was because he would be a good influence on young players. He was an excellent leader but I thought the problem was Linden was so well loved by the players and fans that it caused big problem when Mark came aboard. Also, Keenan was no help. I still wondered how Mark and Mike can work together, both are too head strong.

Well, the fans didn't agree with the mgmt at that time and we were right. And when Crawford resigned from the Avs, we all were hoping that we will grab him as soon as we can. We were right again. I think Burke knows that there's some truth to the fans' liking, we are pretty knowledgable hockey fans in Vancouver, I must say :D. I got to admit that Burke our GM is good. He's not really likable, very serious biz man and never see him smile ever. But his deal has turned out great and seems like he had picked all our missing pieces. I was upset that he traded Mogilny to Devils for Morrison, bcos I love Mogilny. But damn that he's right again. Mind you though, I think trading Mogilny to somewhere is inevitable.

Anyway, I'm sorry if I bored you with the hockey talk :D.

So Vince back to school tomorrow?

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:40 AM
I am not bored with hocky talk. It's so difficult to talk about hockey with anyone here.

Yes, Vince will be back to school tomorrow and I really can't wait.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:40 AM
BTW, Mark and Mike get along bcos they are both evils :D, two of a kind. And Mark like Mike cos Mike does everything for him.

And the other reason why Mark and Mike should never be in this town in the first place, is that the Rangers beat the Canucks in 94 final. You think we can ever forgot that :eek:. There's no way we will ever like Mike and Mark.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:41 AM
Here I mean Phoenix.

Good news for TH, Jarkko won his first match in Sydney.

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:43 AM
Originally posted by Lee
I am not bored with hocky talk. It's so difficult to talk about hockey with anyone here.

Yes, Vince will be back to school tomorrow and I really can't wait.

Oh great. You know I can talk Hockey all day :D.

Hehehe, you will have all the time in the world to watch tennis again starting tomorrow, right?

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:44 AM
Hmmm, so ppl watch the Coyotes at all? I felt bad for them since it's Wayne's team. I want them to do well. Sean Burke was back and won 4 in a row :eek:, he's pretty amazing. But bad luck that he's out for another 2 weeks again.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hmmm, so ppl watch the Coyotes at all? I felt bad for them since it's Wayne's team. I want them to do well. Sean Burke was back and won 4 in a row :eek:, he's pretty amazing. But bad luck that he's out for another 2 weeks again.

Not exactly, there are some fans here but not that much. Remember I talked about when the season begin, a radio show asked what's a hat trick and it took the third called to guess the right answer. I said guess cos the guy was not very confident when he answered.

It's interesting that you like Wayne but not Mark. Probably because Wayne was never a Canuck. I wondered if Mark had never came to Vancouver, will you hate him that much?

A great goalie is a must for all successful team and Sean is one of those.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hehehe, you will have all the time in the world to watch tennis again starting tomorrow, right?

Not neccessary! It's a nightmare just to file tax return in Canada and I have to do both Canada and US this year. I probably will find an accountant, actually two, in Canada and US but it's still a nightmare.

Lee
01-06-2003, 06:54 AM
Well, it's way pass midnight here! I have to get up at 7 tomorrow to send Vince to school.

Goodnight! :wavey:

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Not exactly, there are some fans here but not that much. Remember I talked about when the season begin, a radio show asked what's a hat trick and it took the third called to guess the right answer. I said guess cos the guy was not very confident when he answered.

It's interesting that you like Wayne but not Mark. Probably because Wayne was never a Canuck. I wondered if Mark had never came to Vancouver, will you hate him that much?

A great goalie is a must for all successful team and Sean is one of those.

I remembered that hat trick. So when someone in your team scored a hat trick, does anyone throw hat? Just wondering :D.

Well, who doesn't like Wayne. He's not only a great player but he's really a great person. He put Canada on the map :p. I still remembered how heart broken he was on the press conference when he traded to the Kings. (Though, most of the NHLers are very loyal, since they all cried in those press conference.) But Wayne has this super human image of a hockey player.

Mark is never in that status. Though, in real life, Mark is quite a nice guy. My sister bump into him after games, he was always very polite. So I don't necessarily hate Mark as a person. But the Mark Messier deal still left big bad taste in the Vancouver fans month, that's for sure.:)

Vera
01-06-2003, 06:58 AM
Okay, good night. Thanks for the hockey talk. See ya tomorrow.

:wavey:

Vera
01-06-2003, 07:04 AM
(2)J.C. Ferrero (ESP) d. (Q)J. Crabb (AUS) 57 75 63

Juanqui won his first match of the year. YAY :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

It wasn't easy but a win is a win.

And as Lee mentioned, Jarkko also won in 3 set, 7-5 in the third.

Now I can go to bed. Good night :wavey:

Francine
01-06-2003, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I'm sorry Francine but Juanqui is still blonde. At least its more natural looking. Check out the picture thread to see some more recent pictures :)

Hmpf...:rolleyes: Well at least he won.

vaiva
01-06-2003, 09:31 AM
Well done Juanqui ;)

Pretty close score and it is always dangerous to play a qualifier for your 1st match of the year.

Francine
01-06-2003, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:sad: Thomas :sad::sad::sad:

Now everyone thinks he's a fluke.

Hackie, Thomas rules. He won the Australian Open, you can't be a fluke then. John Wertheim listed him as one of the players who might retire this year :fiery: Thomas better make him eat his words.

Francine
01-06-2003, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Does anyone watch "Becoming..."? The guy who did Ricky Martin w his GF as C Aguilera reminds me a bit of Juanqui!!

Yep, I saw that and thought the exact same thing :D

vaiva
01-06-2003, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by xxfrancine
Hackie, Thomas rules. He won the Australian Open, you can't be a fluke then. John Wertheim listed him as one of the players who might retire this year :fiery: Thomas better make him eat his words.

I call him a fluke. I am one of those idiots :o But hey, what can I do? Marat lost to him in AO final. I guess, it's easier for me to blame Thomas than be angry with Marat for his poor performance then. I am very biased when it comes to my fav player. Shame on me :cool:

On the other hand, he was not very impressive in 2002 apart from the AO. No more titles, no more finals, no more big victories.

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:39 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

*phew* Thank goodness Juanqui won, that was a really tight match, not at all what I expected! :eek: Anyway, congrats Junaqui! :D

HIP HIP HOORAY! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

DiP lost to Mardy Fish in the final round of qualifiers. :sad: Such a shame! I haven't seen him play in ages. :( Well, I still have a two of his matches from RG 2002 somewhere on tape, including the 4th round match he lost to Marat. :D

LOL Zosse! :D But actually, Thomas really was injured for a better part of the year, unlike Ken Doll. :sad: I still believe in him and I hope he shows all doubters what he's made of this year and puts his injuries behind him for good. :)

I rarely consider anyone's victory a fluke in sports unless it's the case of that Australian speed skater who won a gold medal in last year's Olympics when the other skaters (who were WAY ahead of him) tripped over each other and fell, and he just skated past them and won. And the same thing happened when he qualified for the final in the first place. :D That guy has amazing luck! He basically won because he was the slowest and could thus avoid trouble in front. Now THAT is a fluke! ;)

Sorry I wasn't here yesterday. I was running behind on my scheduled work for the day and I had to keep on working. :( I had to bear with this pace for the sake of AO. ;)

Leo7
01-06-2003, 10:43 AM
congrats Juanqui! keep it going! :bounce:

vaiva
01-06-2003, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by Layla
LOL Zosse! :D But actually, Thomas really was injured for a better part of the year, unlike Ken Doll. :sad: I still believe in him and I hope he shows all doubters what he's made of this year and puts his injuries behind him for good. :)

I rarely consider anyone's victory a fluke in sports unless it's the case of that Australian speed skater who won a gold medal in last year's Olympics when the other skaters (who were WAY ahead of him) tripped over each other and fell, and he just skated past them and won. And the same thing happened when he qualified for the final in the first place. :D That guy has amazing luck! He basically won because he was the slowest and could thus avoid trouble in front. Now THAT is a fluke! ;)

Morning Layla :wavey:

Yep, I accept that I am wrong about Thomas. But I seem to return to my early teens (sometimes) when I support Marat, so my thoughts should not be taken too seriously :D.

I also remember that LUCKY Oz skater (Steve Bradbury or smth) LOL. That was too funny. And he really was a lucky guy. I remember the commentators were saying that he had had a really bad crash a couple of years ago and had, I think, over 100 stitches :eek: So he has tasted both good and bad luck. And it's nice when good luck comes during the Olympic Games :)

vaiva
01-06-2003, 11:17 AM
And what did I say about my bad luck during Grand Slams?

Today I've received my new task: ES regulations to translate. They are the worst! You will not believe how many editing and proof-reading you have to do before the final copy is approved :fiery:

First I have to translate it and make sure that all standard phrases are translated according to the approved wording in Lithuanian. Then I send my draft copy to the Lithuanian language editor to check my Lithuanian (we are very proud of our language and have a special commission monitoring the correct use of language. And it is such a pain in the ass (pardon me). These so-called language specialists have a very noble task to protect the language from barbarisms, etc. But quite often they just overdo it. E.g. about 5 years ago the commission decided that "floppy" cannot be called "diskette" in Lithuanian and came up with the following suggestion "flexible magnetic medium" :mad: :eek:. Can you imagine? Luckily, we are now again allowed to use the word "diskette").

Back to my point. I have to recheck the text after the editor to see if the corrections do not change the meaning of the text. Then I send the revised copy to another editor from another translation centre. After yet another revision the copy goes to some expert of that particular field and then it is returned to me again for final check-up :eek:. Now that's what I call bureaucracy! If translation is such a complicated thing in the ES, it's scary to think what do you have to do to pass any legal act or make a binding decision.

Anyway, it's good that I got this task well before the AO. Maybe I'll be lucky and finish it in time :D

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:34 AM
Ouch! That process sounds horrible and even downright stupid! :fiery: Luckily I don't get to translate such important and complicated text but I hate the editing and proof-reading part anyway. It's my least favorite part of the translating process. However, I do think you're probably lucky you got it now and not say next Monday. ;) I'm still praying they don't hit me with anything for the time being, I'm busy enough with the horrorscopes.

Oh and the same thing is happening in the Slovene language. They are coming up with these ridiculous terms for computer-related words. It makes me sick and I can't use them. But we do still call floppy "disketa" so that's ok. My edition of Windows is in Slovene and I just hate that because I'm having a hard time figuring out what is what.

Good luck with your work!

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Lee
NO WAY! The Bond character is more like Ken Doll these days! Clive, don't even think about it, let Robbie Williams have it.

Pierce Brosnan is much better in his Remington Steele character than being a Bond. (For ppl don't know what Remington Steele is, this is a TV series that lead those Bond film makers to Brosnan. He was considered as a Bond after Sean Connery but he was tied up by the contract to the series)

Yeah, you might be right about that. I just want something to make James Bond movies more interesting to me, since my mom always drags me to the cinema. ;) Yep, I'm that selfish. :D

I remember Remington Steele (vaguely) and you're right, he was more interesting there.

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

:bounce::bounce: Yay!! Free time for a Slam is always good because it's such a madhouse. And the time difference is :eek::eek::eek::eek: so I'll be following most of it via live scoring probably. Luckily my schedule is very good next semester so I should be around a lot as well :)


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: That's great news! :D I can't wait!

Layla
01-06-2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LMAO, I'm the same way. If I've developed a routine during the summer (last summer I could find work :rolleyes: so I built my schedule around daily trips to the gym) I totally and completely drop it for Roland Garros. I make sure to go to bed especially early before the very first day so I can get up and be coherent at 7 am or whenever it starts. I'm online almost all day following scores, as well as taping matches that are televised.

Man oh man, I can't imagine this thread during the RG fortnight -- it's going to be so much fun :D:D

For me, RG is really easy because I'm in the same time zone, so I just watch it all day, from around noon until it gets too dark to play. :D

I thought you didn't like exercising. :confused: Since I got a new computer and cable modem, I've been soooo bad. Sure I still go to aerobics classes 2 or 3 times a week but I've been doing that for years. It's not enough though. I used to exercise practically every day. I miss the time when I was a member of a fitness club, but it's too expensive and I don't have that much time anymore. I also have numerous contraptions at home that I used regularly in the past but are just gathering dust now. My muscles are definitely not what they used to be. :( I want them back! :sad: I think I need to tear myself away from the computer long enough to lift some weights and do some push-ups. My aerobics classes usually don't take care of the arm and shoulder muscles, which is a real shame. That's my favorite part of the workout. :) I put on great music and pretend I'm a body builder for a while. :o ;)

Layla
01-06-2003, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:eek: Well, I don't want to overtake you, you're our Queen. It'd be like shifting a paradigm or something.

Well, I think it's inevitable. :( But I don't mind really. You deserve to be the Queen more than I do. :D

Layla
01-06-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
Which is why I get really confused when I actually meet people who fervently hate him. I frequent another board and there are about four people who just root against Juanqui and call him all sorts of obnoxious names. It pisses me off because all I can see that Juanqui has done wrong is beat their favorites sometimes or just perform better than their faves. Grr! Losers! :fiery: It just makes me mad when people simply ignore or write off Juanqui but when people openly celebrate when he loses, it's even worse! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Really? :eek: That's strange. I didn't know there were fervent haters of Juanqui out there. There aren't any on this board that I know of. Which board are you talking about? Don't let them get to you, but I know that's easier said than done. I certainly couldn't contain myself after that TMC final. :o

I've also always wondered about the universal hatred of Henman. Now there's another guy that definitely doesn't deserve all the shit that's continuously thrown his way. Everybody seems to hate him. Oh well... *shrug*

vaiva
01-06-2003, 08:59 PM
Yay, the board is back :bounce:

Would be difficult without it during the AO ;)

ILR
01-06-2003, 09:06 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

quick post before I go to bed.:) board is back lol

Thanks Hackie and Vera on behalf of my scouse boys :):):D we play again tomorrow,lets see if we have turned it round.Diss,I thought De Nada(sp?) was Spanish :o lol

Well done to Juanqui :bounce:

I hate school lol,more pressure :( wish me luck tomorrow on my maths test,which if I fail,I get a 2 hour detention :(:mad:

anyways,goodnight!:wavey:

Vera
01-06-2003, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi everyone :wavey:

quick post before I go to bed.:) board is back lol

Thanks Hackie and Vera on behalf of my scouse boys :):):D we play again tomorrow,lets see if we have turned it round.Diss,I thought De Nada(sp?) was Spanish :o lol

Well done to Juanqui :bounce:

I hate school lol,more pressure :( wish me luck tomorrow on my maths test,which if I fail,I get a 2 hour detention :(:mad:

anyways,goodnight!:wavey:

Hi Emma, Liverpool is going to kick ass this year (that's my spell), hope it'll work :D )!

Good luck to your math test too. And what, if you fail, they cage you for 2 hours, jail time? What are you suppose to do during detention? just wondering.

And good luck to your Rogi on today's match too.:bounce:

Vera
01-06-2003, 09:29 PM
Hackie and some of you have been talking about Juanqui and claycourter not getting much respect. I of course agreed totally. I don't know, I have an impression that the term claycourter is being used to belittle some players :mad:. But I somehow thinks that Juanqui had done a good job last year to try to get some recognition from the field. Though, those articles today that mentioning his win still opens by mentioned his biggest career success was on clay :rolleyes:. Fine, they'll see.

But regardless, I don't think he will ever get the recognition he deserves. I mean, look at Guga, and everyone just think JC is as best a carbon-copy of Guga. And Guga, with all his achievement, still no respect. I just read this from Wertheim's column:

I'm a fan of Gustavo Kuerten, and I think he's a great player and an all-around good guy. Yet he does not seem capable of going one step further -- achieving the consistency of Lleyton Hewitt, for example. Is it Kuerten's nagging injuries? Or is he a head case like Marat Safin?

This so called Guga fan :rolleyes:. Remember 2000, how many tourneys Guga won in 2000 and 2001? To me, he's pretty consistent, if not bcos of the injury.

Vera
01-06-2003, 09:36 PM
Okay, that's my rant for the day. From what I read (at least in the tourney thread), I believe that some of the Aussie posters got to watch Juanqui's first match and said that he played badly. Okay, the rust, and the non-familiar territory of Australia :P (he hasn't been there for 2 years!), first match after a whole month and a half, and alien surface (Rebound Ace as opposed to Green Set). That's enough to throw him off :D.

Hehehe, I'm not making excuses for him, just want to rationalize the situation so I don't have to go panic :). Anyhow, let's focus on the next one and hope it will be smooth sailing from now on :D.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Nooooooooooo! Barbie can never marry and so as Ken! Don't spread the rumor Diss, you will hurt the tender little hearts of all little girls. j/k!:D :D
:o

BAD BAD BAD me! :eek:

LOL!

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:31 PM
Good luck with the Maths Emma! :D

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:31 PM
YAY!!! The board is back! :bounce: I've been trying all day. They interrupted me in the middle of replying to posts. :(

Emma, good luck on your test. Of course you're not gonna fail. You're too good. :)

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Layla :wavey: I'm glad that you are back. I was beginning to worry that your computer is failing you again since you weren't here for the past couple of days. I hope everything will be fine from now on. I can't imagine not having a computer for the Aussie Open. (I was also thinking about taking my computer to the shop to repair that soundcard but am afraid that I will miss my computer too badly since now Juanqui will be playing for the next 3 weeks).

Anyway, best of luck to you for a better performance from your computer:).

Thanks! :) It seems to be holding up for the time being. I would freak out if I didn't have it during the AO. :eek: The reason I wasn't here in the past couple of days is really simple - work. ;)

So you haven't fixed your soundcard yet? :( That's too bad, but you're probably right. Now might not be a good time to undertake that project. ;)

Lee
01-06-2003, 10:34 PM
Hi Layla! :wavey:

It's been awhile we are here at the same time!

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
Oh, and attention everyone who is playing ATP Manager!!

You should have received a pm by now. Check it!

Layla didnt get one though, coz her box is full. :(

Yeah, sorry about that. My PM box hates me. :sad: It's all taken care of now though. :)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:35 PM
Hey Layla!

I sent all the ATP Manager players a pm, but couldnt send one to you. Inbox is full. :(

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:36 PM
Hi Lee! :wavey:

You're right about that. :( It's getting pretty late for me too. How are you? How's Vince?

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:37 PM
Hi Dissident! :wavey:

See the above post. ;) I've deleted several messages so it should be good for a while. Is the deadline today?

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:38 PM
LOL!

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:41 PM
No, the deadline is not today.

I will send the message to you now. Just a second.

vaiva
01-06-2003, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Okay, that's my rant for the day. From what I read (at least in the tourney thread), I believe that some of the Aussie posters got to watch Juanqui's first match and said that he played badly. Okay, the rust, and the non-familiar territory of Australia :P (he hasn't been there for 2 years!), first match after a whole month and a half, and alien surface (Rebound Ace as opposed to Green Set). That's enough to throw him off :D.

Hehehe, I'm not making excuses for him, just want to rationalize the situation so I don't have to go panic :). Anyhow, let's focus on the next one and hope it will be smooth sailing from now on :D.

I think you have to take some (many) posts on boards with a pinch of salt. I believe that many things you read on the net would never be said in an eye-to-eye conversation. People often tend to exaggerate their feelings when they post about players. How can you hate someone you have never met :rolleyes: ?

As regards media reports or some comments about certain players, there are too many cliches that the reporters use. The Spaniards and South Americans are almost always labelled as "clay courters" irrespective of their actual performances. Think of D. Nalbandian in 2002 - one title on clay, a Wimbly final and a title indoors (carpet). I bet you'll find many articles still calling him a clay court specialist. Or another label - Marat is a headcase. Media kept repeating this even when he was losing matches because of his injuries (pains in the back) :mad:

And do not be afraid if Juanqui loses in the next round or so. I think he needs a couple of good and competitive matches under his belt before going to Melbourne. I believe it would be just enough to play in QF or SF, have a couple of days of rest and start the attack on GS title :) (btw, I wish the same luck to Marat and hope he does not lose the first round :cool: but I do not want him to stay too long in Sydney as well :D)

Lee
01-06-2003, 10:44 PM
Hi Diss!

Layla, I am fine. Vince is having a tantrum and his daddy is entertaining him. First day of school and he's a bit tired. Unfortunately, he has lots of homework at the beginning of the week together with TKD class and R/E class. So Monday and Tuesday are usually tough.

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey Layla! your great predicting skills this week have propelled you to co-#1 with Moshe! looks like going with your fave Koubek was the right idea. ;) CONGRATS! :bounce:

get well soon, RF! ;)

I AM?!? Wow, wow, wow! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I had no idea. I thought my predictions were dreadful. Well, to be honest, they where, but the finals saved my ass. ;)

Wish you were there with me though. :( Maybe next week we can change places. :D

Lee
01-06-2003, 10:45 PM
Dissident, what's your time now so I have a brief idea on the time difference without checking all the time zone thing?

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:47 PM
For Vera... ;)

http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_b00365277a9a59c442d9360ec06f1a6d/i-1.JPG
http://www.gambill.freeserve.co.uk/imagesjmg/JM-iw24-2002-32a.jpg
"Damn, aren´t them right?? I really look like that doll!"

:D

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:48 PM
LMAO Dissident! Too funny. :D

Lee
01-06-2003, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Vera
And Guga, with all his achievement, still no respect. I just read this from Wertheim's column:

I'm a fan of Gustavo Kuerten, and I think he's a great player and an all-around good guy. Yet he does not seem capable of going one step further -- achieving the consistency of Lleyton Hewitt, for example. Is it Kuerten's nagging injuries? Or is he a head case like Marat Safin?

This so called Guga fan :rolleyes:. Remember 2000, how many tourneys Guga won in 2000 and 2001? To me, he's pretty consistent, if not bcos of the injury.

It's incredible! How can someone say Guga is a head case like Marat? He was so consistent until his injury. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by zosse
I think you have to take some (many) posts on boards with a pinch of salt. I believe that many things you read on the net would never be said in an eye-to-eye conversation. People often tend to exaggerate their feelings when they post about players. How can you hate someone you have never met :rolleyes: ?

As regards media reports or some comments about certain players, there are too many cliches that the reporters use. The Spaniards and South Americans are almost always labelled as "clay courters" irrespective of their actual performances. Think of D. Nalbandian in 2002 - one title on clay, a Wimbly final and a title indoors (carpet). I bet you'll find many articles still calling him a clay court specialist. Or another label - Marat is a headcase. Media kept repeating this even when he was losing matches because of his injuries (pains in the back) :mad:

And do not be afraid if Juanqui loses in the next round or so. I think he needs a couple of good and competitive matches under his belt before going to Melbourne. I believe it would be just enough to play in QF or SF, have a couple of days of rest and start the attack on GS title :) (btw, I wish the same luck to Marat and hope he does not lose the first round :cool: but I do not want him to stay too long in Sydney as well :D)

With David and Juanqui, the deal is the same...
people read their names and then see the Arg.. or Esp.. in there and that´s enough for a shout "Clay!" :rolleyes:

vaiva
01-06-2003, 10:52 PM
LOL @Dissident

You could send this to Jon Wertheim's long lost siblings :D

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
just incase anyone cares Liverpool won their 1st match in 11 :bounce:

Woohoo, way to go! Congrats! :bounce: But I had no idea it was that bad! :eek: :sad: This is the beginning of better times then. :D Didn't I say they would become invincible? One down, a thousand to go. ;)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:53 PM
It´s exactly 9:50 pm now around here. :D

Lee
01-06-2003, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi

I hate school lol,more pressure :( wish me luck tomorrow on my maths test,which if I fail,I get a 2 hour detention :(:mad:

anyways,goodnight!:wavey:

Good luck with your maths. You always come out your test with flying color Emma.

Also, Liverpool should finally come out of slump. It was my fav. football team too though that's during the era of Kevin Keegan.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 10:55 PM
We have fourteen people playing the game this year. :eek:
I hope I dont go nuts!

Btw, Layla, you should have received the pm by now. ;)

Lee
01-06-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
It´s exactly 9:50 pm now around here. :D

You're 5 hours ahead of me.:eek:

Layla
01-06-2003, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi guys!

Anyone around?? I'm feeling a little better today, thanks! No more sore throat but a lot of sneezing and now coughing fits -- great! [I WAS in the snow yesterday and Fri.--shovelling and brushing a foot of snow off my car! -- didn't help my cold, did it?!:mad: ]


Awww *hugs* That's horrible. Glad you're feeling better though. What were you thinking shovelling the snow though! :eek: Couldn't you find some boytoy/man-slave to do it for you? :D I know, I know, I'm nasty.

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:00 PM
:wavey: Hallo, thread! Good to see this place back.

And :eek: I have a ton to catch up on -- so I'll be reading!

Lee
01-06-2003, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Awww *hugs* That's horrible. Glad you're feeling better though. What were you thinking shovelling the snow though! :eek: Couldn't you find some boytoy/man-slave to do it for you? :D I know, I know, I'm nasty.

Layla, RF actually live in Canada and the Canadian male IMO quite lack in gentlemany manner. That's why Canadian women rocks! They have to depend on themselves.

Lee
01-06-2003, 11:02 PM
Hate it when everyone's around and I have to go. Vince TKD class is up next!

Au revoir!

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
We have fourteen people playing the game this year. :eek:
I hope I dont go nuts!

Btw, Layla, you should have received the pm by now. ;)

Indeed I did. :) Thank you. 14 players! Yay! I'm sure you won't go nuts. You're used to running the game by now. ;) But if you're ever in a jam and need some help, just say the word. :)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:04 PM
Bye Lee!
You wont see Guga´s match info then?
It will start sometime between an hour or two from now.
I get it live!!!! :D:D:D

Btw, Guga won the doubles with Andre Sa! :D

Vera
01-06-2003, 11:04 PM
Hi guys :wavey:

Just read those posts and you guys cracked me up. LOL @ Ken doll, thanks Dissident for the picture of the actual Ken Doll :D.

Vera
01-06-2003, 11:05 PM
Bye Lee :wavey:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:05 PM
Hi Hackie! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Good news for TH, Jarkko won his first match in Sydney.

:bounce: I know, and he got a bagel too :D

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:06 PM
This link is COOL! :D Anyone with heart problems should take care though. But it´s beautiful! ;)

http://www.geocities.com/ames_addiction1/

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Layla, RF actually live in Canada and the Canadian male IMO quite lack in gentlemany manner. That's why Canadian women rocks! They have to depend on themselves.

I see. :( I think independent women rock :D but I do like men who can be gentlemen. Seriously. Accepting and appreciating a gentlemanly gesture doesn't make you dependent anyway. ;)

Bye Lee! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by xxfrancine
Hackie, Thomas rules. He won the Australian Open, you can't be a fluke then. John Wertheim listed him as one of the players who might retire this year :fiery: Thomas better make him eat his words.

Everyone thinks he's a fluke BECAUSE of his Aussie Open win. :fiery:

Oh, I hope Thomas doesn't retire this year! :sad:

As for Juanqui's match, playing a qualifier nowadays is no gaurenteed win, that's how tough the guys are now :eek: I'm glad Juan Carlos got through it though, hopefully he found himself and will do better in his next round.

Vera
01-06-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by zosse
I think you have to take some (many) posts on boards with a pinch of salt. I believe that many things you read on the net would never be said in an eye-to-eye conversation. People often tend to exaggerate their feelings when they post about players. How can you hate someone you have never met :rolleyes: ?

As regards media reports or some comments about certain players, there are too many cliches that the reporters use. The Spaniards and South Americans are almost always labelled as "clay courters" irrespective of their actual performances. Think of D. Nalbandian in 2002 - one title on clay, a Wimbly final and a title indoors (carpet). I bet you'll find many articles still calling him a clay court specialist. Or another label - Marat is a headcase. Media kept repeating this even when he was losing matches because of his injuries (pains in the back) :mad:

And do not be afraid if Juanqui loses in the next round or so. I think he needs a couple of good and competitive matches under his belt before going to Melbourne. I believe it would be just enough to play in QF or SF, have a couple of days of rest and start the attack on GS title :) (btw, I wish the same luck to Marat and hope he does not lose the first round :cool: but I do not want him to stay too long in Sydney as well :D)

I know. I tried not to let them bother me. Afterall, I like my fave for his own qualities, not for what ppl said. Though I certainly do want everyone to love him but it's impossible.

Sure, Marat is not as good mentally as Hewitt, but he's definitely a great tennis player, no doubt. Don't worry, Marat is going to show the world what damage he can do. Did you read the article in the Aussie Yahoo site, Marat commenting on his blonde entourage? He's just lovely. If he's not a great tennis player, he's still a good person. I think he's pretty wise in his age.

I probably don't mind if Juanqui doesn't win this one, just don't want him to lose to Srichaphan, that's all :D.

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by zosse
On the other hand, he was not very impressive in 2002 apart from the AO. No more titles, no more finals, no more big victories.

Because he was injured for most of the year . . . hard to win when you're constantly getting hurt, and feeling the pressure to come back and play to prove your string in the beginning wasn't some crapshoot of luck.

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Oh, Layla:

I'm listening to Maladroit :D First time through was great and now I'm on the second spin. They included lyrics in the liner notes this time :eek: so I'll have to check those out.

The CD is also enhanced, with 6 "mini-movies", mostly live performances but also something called "The Cobo Challenge" that I'll have to check out and report back on ;)

Oh, Rivers :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Hi TH! :wavey:

How many spins now? ;) There are lyrics? Cool. :) I didn't get the part about mini-movies. What do you mean by that? :confused:

Rivers! :hearts::hearts::hearts: (I haven't done this in a while.)

Vera
01-06-2003, 11:18 PM
I got Maladroit too. I'm a newly converted fan, bought 3 Weezers CD during X'mas (bcos the sales is incredible). I like Maladroit the best, more than the blue album. I guess the diehard original fans usually like Blue better. Anyway, you guys with your Weezer talk has big effect on me :D.

vaiva
01-06-2003, 11:19 PM
Ahhhrrr ... I better go now before you start hating me :o

Good night guys :wavey:

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I thought you didn't like exercising. :confused: Since I got a new computer and cable modem, I've been soooo bad. Sure I still go to aerobics classes 2 or 3 times a week but I've been doing that for years. It's not enough though. I used to exercise practically every day. I miss the time when I was a member of a fitness club, but it's too expensive and I don't have that much time anymore. I also have numerous contraptions at home that I used regularly in the past but are just gathering dust now. My muscles are definitely not what they used to be. :( I want them back! :sad: I think I need to tear myself away from the computer long enough to lift some weights and do some push-ups. My aerobics classes usually don't take care of the arm and shoulder muscles, which is a real shame. That's my favorite part of the workout. :) I put on great music and pretend I'm a body builder for a while. :o ;)

Well, I'm not an exercise fanatic or anything, but last summer I made a promise to myself to get more fit so I could run around (literally) at college and not die trying to catch my breath. I started out going every day for an hour, but it eventually got down to three times a week for an hour (hafeta rest those muscles ;)). I do a combination of things, treadmill and weight machines. I can usually go when there's hardly anyone there and I feel like I have the place to myself :)

I don't go to the gym at school because I'm lazy :o and because I figure having to walk everyone is good enough. But since I couldn't find work last summer (and most likely not this summer either) I don't just want to sit around doing nothing for three months. And hopefully, since I'm taking lessons this year, I can find someone to play tennis with me over the summer and really have fun :D

Vera
01-06-2003, 11:22 PM
Good night zosse :wavey:

I'm going too. My 15 mins break is up and now I have to go back to my obligation (I promised myself I have to get this thing done today).

Good luck to Guga on his match, and Dissident, tell us how Guga plays today. Thanks.

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Well, I think it's inevitable. :( But I don't mind really. You deserve to be the Queen more than I do. :D

:eek::eek::eek::sad::sad::sad:

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I got Maladroit too. I'm a newly converted fan, bought 3 Weezers CD during X'mas (bcos the sales is incredible). I like Maladroit the best, more than the blue album. I guess the diehard original fans usually like Blue better. Anyway, you guys with your Weezer talk has big effect on me :D.

Oh Vera, that's great! :bounce: More Weezer fans. :) But I guess you don't heart Rivers like TH and me. :( Yeah, I definitely like Blue better but then I'm not a diehard fan. :o It doesn't matter which one you like best, as long as it's Weezer. ;) Enjoy! Is one of them Pinkerton by any chance? Probably not.

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:eek::eek::eek::sad::sad::sad:

Oh dear. Why are you crying? :( You should be pleased about this. ;)

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hackie and some of you have been talking about Juanqui and claycourter not getting much respect. I of course agreed totally. I don't know, I have an impression that the term claycourter is being used to belittle some players :mad:. But I somehow thinks that Juanqui had done a good job last year to try to get some recognition from the field. Though, those articles today that mentioning his win still opens by mentioned his biggest career success was on clay :rolleyes:. Fine, they'll see.

But regardless, I don't think he will ever get the recognition he deserves. I mean, look at Guga, and everyone just think JC is as best a carbon-copy of Guga. And Guga, with all his achievement, still no respect. I just read this from Wertheim's column:

I'm a fan of Gustavo Kuerten, and I think he's a great player and an all-around good guy. Yet he does not seem capable of going one step further -- achieving the consistency of Lleyton Hewitt, for example. Is it Kuerten's nagging injuries? Or is he a head case like Marat Safin?

This so called Guga fan :rolleyes:. Remember 2000, how many tourneys Guga won in 2000 and 2001? To me, he's pretty consistent, if not bcos of the injury.

Well there you go. If Guga can't get the recognition he deserves (for winning not only the Masters Cup but also a Masters Series title on hard) then the rest of our boys are doomed. The term "clay courter" is indeed used to belittle players and I don't know why. Most people who learn to play tennis learn to play on a hard court. Translating your game to clay can't be easy and really, it's an achievement :)

Guess somebody's just jealous PMac and the other Americans who wouldn't know clay if they fell into a pit of it

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:28 PM
Goodnight Zosse and Vera! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
"Damn, aren´t them right?? I really look like that doll!"

:D

LMAO!!! You rule, Diss! ;)

Vera
01-06-2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh Vera, that's great! :bounce: More Weezer fans. :) But I guess you don't heart Rivers like TH and me. :( Yeah, I definitely like Blue better but then I'm not a diehard fan. :o It doesn't matter which one you like best, as long as it's Weezer. ;) Enjoy! Is one of them Pinkerton by any chance? Probably not.

Before I go, want to answer that. Yep, I have Pinkerton. I didn't buy Green cos I heard it's not as good. I know Pinkerton is different, but I quite like it. In fact, I think they are pretty cool, 3 CDs all has a different taste, impressive. I have a very open taste in music so I kinda like them all :D. But I only buy CD if I like them a lot. My CD collection isn't that big, but they are all my loves.

As for Rivers, don't worry, it's all yours :D.

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:32 PM
Oh I forgot to bounce for Lindsay's victory! :bounce: The news about changing coaches is a bit disturbing though. Like you all said, I don't think it's such a good idea to have a brother-in-law for a coach. But who knows, it turn out to be the best thing that's ever happened to her. Maybe he's the person to help her change her mental attitude when she needs to. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and pray she has a brilliant year and gets back to the top, where she can reign with Kimmy. :D

Leo, thanks for the great news about Katarina Srebotnik. :) I didn't even know. Yay! Hope she goes far.

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:36 PM
FINALLY! LOL, hi everyone that's still here :wavey:

Originally posted by Layla
How many spins now? ;) There are lyrics? Cool. :) I didn't get the part about mini-movies. What do you mean by that? :confused:


The CD is an enhanced CD, so it contains movies as well as the album itself. This time there are 5 music videos (mostly live performances of songs) and something called "The Cobo Challenge". As you can tell, I still haven't looked at them yet :o and I listened to the album 3 and a half times before I was interruped (again).

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:37 PM
Done, just posted an article on Guga´s doubles win with André. :D

Now on to the singles. :D

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I got Maladroit too. I'm a newly converted fan, bought 3 Weezers CD during X'mas (bcos the sales is incredible). I like Maladroit the best, more than the blue album. I guess the diehard original fans usually like Blue better. Anyway, you guys with your Weezer talk has big effect on me :D.

WOOHOO! :bounce::bounce: That's great, Vera! Welcome to the family :)

I haven't listened to Maladroit enough to place it on the list of faves. I think as you listen to them more you'll appreciate each for its unique qualities. I like Blue because it was the first and for a long time only Weezer CD I had, so of course I became attached :)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:39 PM
3 and a half spins is good. :D

When i bought Riot Act, it spinned MANY times... Thank God Cds dont fade with use... lol

I know almost all the songs in that album by heart since a long time... But then again I know a huge deal of their songs.... :o

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Ahhhrrr ... I better go now before you start hating me :o

Good night guys :wavey:

Nope, no hatred, just call it . . . a difference of opinion ;)

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:40 PM
The Foos Cd came with a DVD.
I didnt check it yet either... :(

And I looked for Queens of the Stone Age again, and both their albums are sold out... :sad: Will have to wait till the end of the month.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:41 PM
Guga´s article was my post number 3333 :eek:
:D

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh dear. Why are you crying? :( You should be pleased about this. ;)

I should be pleased about usurping your throne? :eek:

I don't know if I can handle being a double-crowned Queen (still the reigning Queen of Grammar). I guess we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Before I go, want to answer that. Yep, I have Pinkerton. I didn't buy Green cos I heard it's not as good. I know Pinkerton is different, but I quite like it. In fact, I think they are pretty cool, 3 CDs all has a different taste, impressive. I have a very open taste in music so I kinda like them all :D. But I only buy CD if I like them a lot. My CD collection isn't that big, but they are all my loves.

As for Rivers, don't worry, it's all yours :D.

Yeah, all mine, I only share him with about a million of half-Japanese girls. :p I wasn't worried. I was hoping you would join us in the Rivers is hot talk. :(

But seriously, that sounds great! I'm glad you got Pinkerton instead of Green. It is a bit wierd and it took me a few spins to get used to it, but it's a very intense and very moving record. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. I can definitely understand the obsession behind it. People can relate to Rivers' messed up state which is evident both in the lyrics and in the music.

I like them all too. I even like the Green Album, but not all songs on it.

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
3 and a half spins is good. :D

When i bought Riot Act, it spinned MANY times... Thank God Cds dont fade with use... lol

Maladroit is the only one of my new CDs I've had a chance to listen to :o:o:o

Also, I meant to tell you guys, I finally got to rent videos today and they didn't have Almost Famous! :fiery::sad: They had it on DVD but not video, and I don't have a DVD player. Thank God I don't rent a ton of movies.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:48 PM
Oh that sucks Hackie! :sad:

And you said you wouldnt buy a DVD untill you could record from tv with it, right?

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Yeah, all mine, I only share him with about a million of half-Japanese girls. :p I wasn't worried. I was hoping you would join us in the Rivers is hot talk. :(

And me, don't forget me! LOL ;) Oh, well, guess we'll have to keep the Rivers is Hot talk going by ourselves. Maybe we can get her to cave in later ;):D


But seriously, that sounds great! I'm glad you got Pinkerton instead of Green. It is a bit wierd and it took me a few spins to get used to it, but it's a very intense and very moving record. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. I can definitely understand the obsession behind it. People can relate to Rivers' messed up state which is evident both in the lyrics and in the music.

I like them all too. I even like the Green Album, but not all songs on it.

Green isn't such a great record, I agree. Maladroit is a much better-suited follow-up to Blue's style than Green was.

So I'm the only one without Pinkerton, eh? I might have to reconsider that . . . . .

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
Oh that sucks Hackie! :sad:

And you said you wouldnt buy a DVD untill you could record from tv with it, right?

That's right. I use my VCR a ton, to record more or less ALL of the tennis coverage we get. DVD players are too expensive to just have one around and not use it very often.

Layla
01-06-2003, 11:53 PM
They didn't have Almost Famous?!? :eek: :fiery::fiery::fiery: That's a crying shame! Did you write a complaint? That should be illegal. Errr, this may sound like sarcasm, but it's not. I'm dead serious! :fiery:

Dissident, I'm also glad that CD's don't fade with use, or there'd be nothing left of my copy of Chris Cornell's solo album. :o Remember I spent a large part of my life listening to vinyl and I was damn careful about how many times I allowed myself to listen to something. Skipping is just not attractive.

I... NEED... SLEEP! Lol, can't keep my eyes open anymore.

Goodnight TH and Dissident! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:53 PM
I am pretty sure I saw a DVD Recorder from Panasonic with some features as TV recording, and you can be watching the start of the recording while it keeps on REC mode.

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:54 PM
Good night Layla! Sleep well!

And wish Guga luck! :D

Chloe le Bopper
01-06-2003, 11:55 PM
hitman - funny story.

I forgot one number in my PO Box.

So if you are still around, and haven't mailed it -log on msn so i can tell you!

If you have mailed it - don't worry it will get to me anyhow, it will just piss them off :p

TennisHack
01-06-2003, 11:58 PM
LOL, goodnight Layla!

Well, movies are increasingly moving to DVD format and DVD players are getting cheaper. But as a replacement for the VCR they still have a long way to go. So writing a complaint would do no good :rolleyes: I can watch it some other time, I'm sure. And it's not the only place in town.

Diss, that recorder is probably really expensive, too. My school uses combination DVD/VHS machines but they are way over my budget. Plus DVD-Rs are :eek::eek::eek::eek: even worse than blank CDs. So I'm going to stick to my guns on this one.

And I hate to leave you alone, but I have dinner duty so I have to go too. I'll be back to follow Guga's match with you (when does he play in relation to Michel? I haven't checked ANYTHING yet) afterwards.

See you later :wavey:

Dissident
01-06-2003, 11:58 PM
Hi Becca!
Im there. ;)

Dissident
01-07-2003, 12:02 AM
See ya later Hackie.

Gonzo is playing right now.. Guga is the next.
It should start in half an hour, or maybe an hour.

Lopez is leading Gonzo one set love. :eek:

Dissident
01-07-2003, 12:03 AM
And you´re right about the price of DVD-Rs. They are out of this world.
But then again, CD-Rs were too... Its just a matter of time. ;)
I´ll stick to the tapes as well.

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 12:03 AM
Aww, perfect. I'll be back in plenty of time, then :)

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by Layla
I see. :( I think independent women rock :D but I do like men who can be gentlemen. Seriously. Accepting and appreciating a gentlemanly gesture doesn't make you dependent anyway. ;)

Bye Lee! :wavey:

Hi guys!

I'm feeling a little better today -- but I STILL have the nasty cough and sneezing and wheezing!! Such a nuisance. But thanks for your concern and advice!!

If I could find a boy-toy/nice guy to shovel, I would! Sometimes a woman can be TOO independent... perhaps I could play the "helpless damsel-in-distress female" once in a while -- then some guy might help me! I try to do everything myself -- not always a good idea!

A little sun out there today -- helped me feel perkier. Still a lot of snow though -- great for skiiing!

Europe's been hit with storms, snow, flooding -- S of France and N Spain got hit, Paris, N Germany, Portugal is flooded, so are parts of France and Belgium -- how's Slovenia??

Ooh... when does my Rogi play?? Hope he wins! Juanqui got a bit of a scare but managed -- does he play Youzhny next?? If so, OJO, Don Juanqui!! ;)

Leo7
01-07-2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi


I hate school lol,more pressure :( wish me luck tomorrow on my maths test,which if I fail,I get a 2 hour detention :(:mad:



good luck on your math test, Emma. i know you'll do great. :D

but do you really get detentions for failing a test? that is ridiculous! :eek:

Leo7
01-07-2003, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by Layla
I AM?!? Wow, wow, wow! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I had no idea. I thought my predictions were dreadful. Well, to be honest, they where, but the finals saved my ass. ;)

Wish you were there with me though. :( Maybe next week we can change places. :D

lol no, you definitely don't want my spot in the rankings. i had an awful week of predictions - didn't get a single final correct. :( but hopefully i'll make up for it this week and then in the Aussie Open. i would love to share the #1 spot with you. ;)

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 01:49 AM
:) Just caught up w all the posts today! All that CRAP people spew re: "claycourters"! Such a load of crapola! What is wrong w people out there? I'm SO sick and tired of reading the same old broken record... that's why I don't usually check US tennis sites -- bad enough I have to watch US coverage... I'd like a different perspective for a change...

We informed tennis lovers know better. And excuse me, but Alex Corretja has won 3 US outdoor hardcourt tourneys incl. Indian Wells AND we all know he beat the grass king Petey last year in DC.

And Moya won Cincy... Don Juanqui -- well, need I say more? I think the Amer. commentators barely recognized Guga's achievements (not to mention the "fans") because he wins on clay -- didn't he win Cincy 2001?? he beat Rafter.

I give up sometimes.

Sorry -- my rant for the day!! :p

Now let's get back to the REAL point of all this... GOOD, no GREAT tennis -- by anyone who plays it, incl. those "flukes" Johansson and Costa...

I seem to recall that Pandy's yr ended in a rather lacklustre way -- but do the commentators mention this??? they conveniently gloss over it... and what about our over-rated over-hyped AA? I think they've all forgotten that he skulked away from Shanghai last yr... hmm... oh yes, he had a "hip" injury or sth like that... and he's all better from that already, just in time for Kooyong -- where he doesn't have to face his nemesis Petey??? V interesting indeed... :rolleyes:

Vera
01-07-2003, 02:23 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:)
Sorry -- my rant for the day!! :p
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I seem to recall that Pandy's yr ended in a rather lacklustre way -- but do the commentators mention this??? they conveniently gloss over it... and what about our over-rated over-hyped AA? I think they've all forgotten that he skulked away from Shanghai last yr... hmm... oh yes, he had a "hip" injury or sth like that... and he's all better from that already, just in time for Kooyong -- where he doesn't have to face his nemesis Petey??? V interesting indeed... :rolleyes:

lol, looks like your cold is getting better :D enough energy for you to rant passionately. But seriously, I hope you are feeling better now.

BTW, AA's "hip" injury is caused by a severe kick in the butt by some young spaniard:p .

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by Vera
lol, looks like your cold is getting better :D enough energy for you to rant passionately. But seriously, I hope you are feeling better now.

BTW, AA's "hip" injury is caused by a severe kick in the butt by some young spaniard:p .

lol! Vera!!! keep on kicking butt, Spaniards!!! and Swiss guys! and a couple of Russkies! ;)

Vamos, ROGI bear and Maratski! :D

Leo7
01-07-2003, 02:32 AM
:wavey: i'm going to bed.

good luck to roger, max, marat, and guga. :)

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 02:33 AM
Hi, girls! Just listening to some more of my new music and flitting back and forth to Dissident's live scores for Guga :) Micha is the featured match tonight :eek: so I hope he doesn't disappoint against Mr. Plastic Joints :D

Lee
01-07-2003, 02:49 AM
OMG:eek: :eek:

I just saw Rogi lost in the first round. :( :(

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 02:55 AM
:eek::eek::eek::eek: NO WAY!!

Oh, dear. RF will not be pleased :(

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 03:02 AM
The board is moving veeeeeeeeery slowly for me at the moment, so hopefully this will post.

I love the packaging for the PJ albums!! Especially Riot Act, with its booklet :) But here are the credits for Live on Two Legs:

"As a band we all agree that the 98 tour has been one of our most fulfilling and exhilarating to date. Our sincerest thanks to everone that attended and participated. The band also owes a huge debt of gratitude to our crew and manager who have not only given us outstanding technical and organizational support over the years, but who have also become our friends and loved ones, these are some of the faces that made this last tour possible. Thanks again.

and a PS to the Raleigh, NC and Hartford, CT police departments. Get a life. Leave those kids alone."

Needless to say, I'd like to know the story behind that :D

Lee
01-07-2003, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Oh, I hope Thomas doesn't retire this year! :sad:



Last I heard, he has no intention to retire.

Vera
01-07-2003, 03:08 AM
Yes, very slow, I think I'll going then.

Oh shit, so Rogi lost,
(LL)F. Squillari (ARG) d. (4)R. Federer (SUI) 62 63
(Q)H.T. Lee (KOR) d. N. Lapentti (ECU) 62 60
and Nico got bagelled :eek: :eek: :eek:

F**king unbelievable. Sorry. I hope Tommy kicks Pandy's ass, that will make me feel better. And also Michel kicks Ken Doll's butt.

Okay, bye. :wavey:

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:eek::eek::eek::eek: NO WAY!!

Oh, dear. RF will not be pleased :(

He didn't!!! Oh Rogi what's wrong??? Damn damn damn!! :mad: Did I jinx him by cheering for him tonight?? :sad: :(

This is NOT a good way to start the season... the last 2 years he won Milano, Hopman, Sydney... :( Rogi, Rogi, Rogi!! Wait til ILR finds out!

OK, time to go to bed now... [cry myself to sleep...]

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Yes, very slow, I think I'll going then.

Oh shit, so Rogi lost,
(LL)F. Squillari (ARG) d. (4)R. Federer (SUI) 62 63
(Q)H.T. Lee (KOR) d. N. Lapentti (ECU) 62 60
and Nico got bagelled :eek: :eek: :eek:

F**king unbelievable. Sorry. I hope Tommy kicks Pandy's ass, that will make me feel better. And also Michel kicks Ken Doll's butt.

Okay, bye. :wavey:

Dare I cheer for Tommy R now and Michel??? :(

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 03:28 AM
Cheer for them both, RF. They need all the help they can get :eek:

I found a picture of Michel from Doha :) C'mon doll!!!! Beat The Doll!!

PLEASE!

Lee
01-07-2003, 03:31 AM
OK! A big cheer for Tommy R and Michel!

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

Lee
01-07-2003, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
He didn't!!! Oh Rogi what's wrong??? Damn damn damn!! :mad: Did I jinx him by cheering for him tonight?? :sad: :(

This is NOT a good way to start the season... the last 2 years he won Milano, Hopman, Sydney... :( Rogi, Rogi, Rogi!! Wait til ILR finds out!

OK, time to go to bed now... [cry myself to sleep...]

RF! :(

Hope you feel back when you get up tomorrow.

Lee
01-07-2003, 03:56 AM
This one by Chrisie is pretty funny if guys here missed it in GM.

http://www.atpworld.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=172721#post172721

ferrerogrrl
01-07-2003, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Really? :eek: That's strange. I didn't know there were fervent haters of Juanqui out there. There aren't any on this board that I know of. Which board are you talking about?

Over at Worldcrossing. I'm known as the ferrero fan there but it just gets tiring after a while because they know that anytime anyone belittles Ferrero, a post from me is soon to follow!:rolleyes:

Leo7
01-07-2003, 10:56 AM
Roger :( Nico :( Krajicek :( Michel :( Tommy R :(

but at least Mad Max and Marat won :bounce:

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Roger :( Nico :( Michel :( Tommy R :(

but at least Mad Max and Marat won :bounce:

:( Hi Leo!

So sad for our guys... damn that Pandy and KD!!!!

;) At least some good news -- Max and Marat!!!

I heard that Rogi may have an injury -- adductor -- he felt in Doha!! :( :sad: I feel badly for blaming the loss on his mental... :( I hope it doesn't mess up his AO!!! As the French say OUAHHH!!!!

Who's playing today? Who do we cheer for?

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 03:23 PM
:wavey: A very subdued g'morning. :(

Only one of my players made it through unscathed yesterday -- Daniela beat Tamarine Tanasugarn 7-6, 6-1. Jarkko & Juanqui in Sydney face tough tasks in the second round -- Marat and Youzhny :eek::eek:

You guys are worried about Roger, I'm worried about Michel. He needs some mental fortitude and I wish he'd stop denying it and seek help. His ranking will plummet this week, but thankfully he doesn't have any more major points to defend until the clay season and I won't be having heart attacks every week for awhile.

TennisHack
01-07-2003, 03:33 PM
Wednesday's Schedule:

DAY SESSIONS START AT 11 am

Center Court
Kim Clijsters vs Patty Schnyder
Jarkko Nieminen vs Marat Safin
Janette Husarova vs Justine Henin-Hardenne
Srichaphan/Shimada vs Safin/Zimonjic

Court 1
Olga Barabanschikova vs Elena Bovina
Paradorn Srichaphan vs Max Mirnyi
Hyung-Taik Lee vs Andy Roddick
Wayne Ferreria vs Juan Ignacio Chela
Coetzer/Steck vs Kournikova/Rubin

Court 2
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Mikhail Youzhny :rolleyes:
Chanda Rubin vs Amanda Stevenson
Nikolay Davydenko vs Franco Squillari
Clijsters/Sugiyama vs Casanova/Dominikovic

Court 4
Damm/Suk vs Aspelin/Hill
Gaston Gaudio vs Rainer Schuettler
Magdalena Maleeva vs Amanda Coetzer
Irvin/Tarabini vs Martinez/Stubbs


NIGHT SESSIONS START AT 7:30 pm

Center Court
Carlos Moya vs Mardy Fish
Lindsay Davenport vs Lisa Raymond


"TO BE ARRANGED" :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Not before 1 pm
Dementieva/Husarova vs Panova/Reeves

Not before 3 pm
Boutter/Llodra vs Braasch/Schuettler

Ferrero/Robredo vs Bhupathi/Eagle

Knowles/Nestor vs Mirnyi/Voltchkov

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 03:58 PM
:p AA pronounces:

Asked if he felt he "owned" the first grand slam event of the year, Agassi replied: "I've got to be honest, I don't go into any tournament thinking about winning it."

yeah right... some "champion" he is saying such a thing!

I distinctly recall AA saying last year, towards the end of the year [can't remember which tourney] that every time he steps on the court he's there to WIN. :rolleyes: :p

Vera
01-07-2003, 05:39 PM
Morning everyone :wavey:

The server is acting up again? Took me almost 5 mins to get into the JCF forum. I think they are trying to discourage us from posting so much, afraid the traffic might crash the server again?

Anyhow, woke up to find that the undesirable results of yesterday didn't get any better, as KD and Pandy eliminated Tommy and Michel. And Srichaphan is still there (okay, I admit I don't like him and I hope he lost before seeing Juanqui in the 3rd). But I must say, the result are expected so I was just hoping for miracles:D .

Hackie, KD's probably in a roll, so don't feel too bad for Michel. I felt sad for Nico, I mean, bagelled by a LL:eek: , that's embarrassing. I hope he rebounds quickly. And pleeassse Rogi can't be hurt, it's AO time, he needs to be there to prevent those evil one from winning.

Okay, Juanqui playing Misha today, first match at 11 am, that's only 5 and a half hours away. I hope he has his rhythm back and give a good match. Then, it's Juanqui and Tommy's double match :hearts: :lick: :kiss:. Geez, like to see this one, I hope there'll be photos later :D.

BTW, AA is trying to cover his ass, RF. He knows his chance in AO this year is not good. In fact, his chance in any slams this year is not good. So why not play it down:rolleyes: .

Good luck to all my faves today. Now I'm going, be back later. :wavey:

ILR
01-07-2003, 05:54 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

thanks to you all for all the luck you sent me :):bounce::kiss: It is hard to believe yes we do get detention if we fail because our last test results werent too good and Vera,in detention,we have to do another test.:fiery: yup,very harsh.

:eek::sad: I certainly did find out about Rogi!What a shock :(:(:( I thought Id read it wrong,I couldnt believe it and yes,Nico got bagelled :sad: Oh dear!

Thanks again Vera,Layla and Diss for the good wishes on Liverpool,Layla,the run was worse than you imagined,it was our worst run for 80 years!:sad: Thats just how bad it is.

I knew I forgot to say something the other night,Im glad you feel better RF!:):):)

ILR
01-07-2003, 05:56 PM
:eek: has Carlos Moya cut his hair????I just saw him on the news even though it wasnt really a close up picture

vaiva
01-07-2003, 06:22 PM
Good evening everyone :wavey:

ILR, it seems that Carlos really cut his hear. Check the forum of Spanish players (Spaniards in Sydney) for the pic :)

ILR
01-07-2003, 06:30 PM
Hi Zosse :wavey:

so it seems he has!:( I also saw the post in the general messages and saw a small piccie on the atptour official website

vaiva
01-07-2003, 06:38 PM
I have to say that although I generally adore my job because it is never routine or boring, those EU translations are really killing me! Today I spent 2 hours :eek: proof-reading my own translation of just 5 pages before submission for its first revision. Grrrrr....

To make myself feel better I was fishing for songs of Laurie Anderson (does anybody here like her?) and was so disappointed to find that her mp3s are quite rear or usually of low quality (96, 56 or even 48 kbps :mad: ). So far, I did not have much success but maybe things will get better.

I hope my favourite players will bring me more joy tonight ;)

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by Vera
And pleeassse Rogi can't be hurt, it's AO time, he needs to be there to prevent those evil one from winning.

Okay, Juanqui playing Misha today, first match at 11 am, that's only 5 and a half hours away. I hope he has his rhythm back and give a good match. Then, it's Juanqui and Tommy's double match :hearts: :lick: :kiss:. Geez, like to see this one, I hope there'll be photos later :D.

BTW, AA is trying to cover his ass, RF. He knows his chance in AO this year is not good. In fact, his chance in any slams this year is not good. So why not play it down:rolleyes: .



Hi Vera!

No "evil ones" allowed to win this year!! We know who they are... those nameless ones!

Juanqui/Misha s/be a great match but I'm cheering for DON JUANQUI!!

As for Juanqui/Tommy dbles -- I w/also love to see that one!! Apparently they're lots of fun to watch!

AA and his ASS-- yeah I know what he's doing... he's good at it. Let's hope he has no chance to win a slam OR a TMS -- too many last year! :p

Zosse: Laurie Anderson -- she's not still doing stuff is she? v experimental artist she was

ILR
01-07-2003, 06:56 PM
Hi RF! :wavey:

I dunno if you saw it,but I posted on the Rogi forum also lol!:p

vaiva
01-07-2003, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Zosse: Laurie Anderson -- she's not still doing stuff is she? v experimental artist she was

Apparently she does. Can you believe it? Her newest project is "Happiness" and she's doing a tour in Australia in early 2003 ;)

"Happiness" - Solo Theater Tour - Spring 2003
(*Subject to Change - Current As of November 24, 2002)

Laurie Anderson will continue to tour "Happiness" in performing arts centers in the Far East & Europe. This solo work features stories and simple, mainly acoustic instruments. Like much of her work, this one will look at contemporary culture, through various filters: synthetic language, love songs, animal communication and techno burn out.

LAURIE ANDERSON: Happiness
http://www.pomegranatearts.com/images/proj_l_anderson-greenberg.jpg

For the past year I have been looking for ways to escape my own perspective by putting myself in weird situations. But shock in the form of terrorism propelled me into a different place. I imagine it is like this for a lot of people now, in uncertain times we find ourselves living more intensely in the present and asking the questions that have been lurking uncomfortably in the background, like what do we really believe in after all?

"Happiness" is my way of looking at some of the things that both interest and trouble me: the evolution of behavior, how we learn and what we remember, expectations, the meaning of justice and the effects of increasing speed; colored by the darker elements of doubt and fear.

Every story should have a beginning, a middle and an end but as Godard has said "not necessarily in that order". I have never really trusted traditional narrative and in this piece I am trying to move even further away from it and express the way my own mind actually works. In "Happiness" stories float and images recur in different guises. I am not looking for conclusions but for another way to look at the world.

"Happiness" is also in part a self-portrait. In my past work, I have often mentioned things that I have seen or heard. This is the first time I have used so many experiences from my own life, which in this case has become a kind of touchstone for thinking about deception and fiction, the stories we tell ourselves so that we can go on.

In "Happiness" the music is a pulse and a metronome. The sounds are a combination of keyboards, violin, and digital processing as well as several MIDI triggers. Finally, I get a lot of pleasure out of DJing these sounds which allows me to improvise. Unlike the technically more complex multi-media shows I often do, "Happiness" is meant to be flexible and in the moment.

- Laurie Anderson

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:01 PM
Hi guys :wavey:

Done my *homework* today! But I should work harder.

Hey zosse, who's your fave? Is it Marat? Anybody else? Just curious.

Carlos cut his hair, not bad but I like his old hair. What's up with everyone cutting their hair. Carlos' okay but Tommy's :rolleyes: he looks so weird, maybe I'm not used to him without a cap. And Juanqui's letting his getting a little longer, well, I like this length better than the really short like in Hong Kong. But this is the limit, don't let it grows any longer, ever:D.

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:04 PM
Hi Vera :wavey:

I dont know :( I like their hair long :( they are doing it just to spite me,will take a while to get used to will Tommy!

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:09 PM
Hi Emma :wavey:

So, did you do well in your test?

I donno about the hair, maybe everyone wants a new look, they said they need excitement in the men's tour :p .

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:09 PM
:) Hi Vera and ILR, this is where you've gone to!

Yeah, the hair thing!!:p By the time Tommy returns, his hair may have grown back to the desired length!! As for Juanqui, I doubt he'd have long hair -- too conservative and conventional is our Juanqui! And Maratski -- well, he doesn't care about his looks that much!! I liked his hair from 2000 USO final -- v nice!! :drool: He was so young and cute -- he's still cute in a sort of innocent way -- well... he is! ;)

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Vera and ILR, this is where you've gone to!

Yeah, the hair thing!!:p By the time Tommy returns, his hair may have grown back to the desired length!! As for Juanqui, I doubt he'd have long hair -- too conservative and conventional is our Juanqui! And Maratski -- well, he doesn't care about his looks that much!! I liked his hair from 2000 USO final -- v nice!! :drool: He was so young and cute -- he's still cute in a sort of innocent way -- well... he is! ;)

Hi RF :wavey:

Maybe Juanqui is conservative, I dunno. But he has long hair before and that's a disaster:p . He probably realised that he's not suitable for long hair. I just love his messy hair look so no long hair for Juanqui for me. Marat probably does care about his look. Didn't he realise that he's a hunk so he has a image to maintain:D ?

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:15 PM
I think I did OK Vera,time will tell!:);) Tommy!It looks a little strange at first,what is with cutting hair?maybe if I write to Rogi well then he wont ;) Course RF,Im either here or at the Rogi forum!

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:19 PM
Hey Emma. I saw this guy on TV last week, in an interview. And I immediately thought of you (not implying anything :) ). Just thought you might like him. So I find a pic of him to show you.

His name is Jose Theodore, a canuck (French Canadian). I like that he still speaks English with a bit French accent. And he plays guitar in his band (and he said he perform in front of 10000 ppl before. But his day job is a Goalie, a damn good one :D .

vaiva
01-07-2003, 08:20 PM
Hi Vera :wavey:

Good that you've finished your homework, I still have a couple of hours before I am done.

Well, you guessed right: Marat is my numero uno :kiss:. I have to admit that I was first attracted by his looks :o but then immediately fell in love with tennis. So I will always treat him in a very special way for helping me to discover this wonderful game ;).

Now I have so many favourites that I can hardly remember all of them. But to name just a few: Safin (could not resist the temptation to mention again ;) ), Moya, Federer, Juanqui, Gonzalez, Guga, Haas, Canas, Rios, Goran, (please come back soon), etc.

I am sure I've forgotten somebody ... I'm getting older and older :D j/k

Lee
01-07-2003, 08:20 PM
Hi everybody! :wavey:

Don't have much time to hang around today, just drop by and say hello! May be back tonight.

Hi zosse, haven't introduce myself! I am Lee, a Canadian living in US and my fav. is Guga but somehow I hang out with a bunch of Juanqui and Rogi fans.

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:21 PM
:) You know, our guys would look HOT no matter what hair or clothes or no clothes they wear!! I just hope that their sponsors don't come up with ugly outfits this year -- I have to say I hated that stripey Adidas thing Marat wore last year... they should let WOMEN design the men's outfits AND the women's... I wouldn't let a guy design Anna K's outfit... it would be so miniscule you'd hardly notice it. :p

You tell Rogi, ILR!

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:22 PM
lol awww you thought of me?:p thats sweet!:) well actually he does look kinda cute ;) you really should stop handing them to me on a plate!;):o thanks for the piccie!He sounds pretty cool too!And French Canadian,a sexy accent :D cool

Lee
01-07-2003, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hey Emma. I saw this guy on TV last week, in an interview. And I immediately thought of you (not implying anything :) ). Just thought you might like him. So I find a pic of him to show you.

His name is Jose Theodore, a canuck (French Canadian). I like that he still speaks English with a bit French accent. And he plays guitar in his band (and he said he perform in front of 10000 ppl before. But his day job is a Goalie, a damn good one :D .

Vera, finally I can see Jose without his goalie mask. I like those Canucks speaking English too.

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:24 PM
:) Hey Lee!

I was just wondering where you were! How are you today? I think my cold is mostly gone now, thank God! Gets in the way of anything... esp. my work.

Zosse -- a pretty good bunch of guys you like there! Where are you from? You do translation like Layla? Neat -- some of my best friends are translators!

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:25 PM
HI Lee :wavey:

and RF,course Ill tell him!:p

Lee
01-07-2003, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Good evening everyone :wavey:

ILR, it seems that Carlos really cut his hear. Check the forum of Spanish players (Spaniards in Sydney) for the pic :)

At atptennis.com, there's a pic of Moya surfing and he's very cool.

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:28 PM
yeah I saw that piccie Lee.He does look good though still ;) I like his tattoo :) I guess I have a thing with them also :o;)

vaiva
01-07-2003, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi everybody! :wavey:

Don't have much time to hang around today, just drop by and say hello! May be back tonight.

Hi zosse, haven't introduce myself! I am Lee, a Canadian living in US and my fav. is Guga but somehow I hang out with a bunch of Juanqui and Rogi fans.

Hi Lee :wavey:

I have not introduced myself either. See, we, the lions, think that everybody should know everything about us :o :D. I'm a freelance translator, living in Lithuania with my beautiful dog and lovely crocodile (aka my boyfriend).

I know, Lee, why you hang out here. Because this is the best thread on this board ;) And we can cheer for Guga together here as well

Gotta go now! My crocodile is about to return from his basketball session ;)

c u guys later :wavey:

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol awww you thought of me?:p thats sweet!:) well actually he does look kinda cute ;) you really should stop handing them to me on a plate!;):o thanks for the piccie!He sounds pretty cool too!And French Canadian,a sexy accent :D cool

Hehehe, welcomed, Emma:D . Now, wants some Alka Seltzer:p ?

Lee
01-07-2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hey Lee!

I was just wondering where you were! How are you today? I think my cold is mostly gone now, thank God! Gets in the way of anything... esp. my work.


Mighty busy today!

Have TKD class this morning and after inactive for 3 weeks, Master JT put everyone through a drill that I can guarantee everyone will be mighty sore by the end of day and also clear up my cold.

Bring the car to a car wash, I keep ignoring it since returning from the trip, have lunch with hubby, pick up photo from the trip, touch up the front of the car cause it seems like went through sand blasting during the trip (took me 30 minutes :eek: :eek: ), order a printer on-line, etc, etc, etc. :D :D

Now I have to run to pick up Vince and drive him to his R/E class so another night with take out food as there's no time to prepare lunch tonight. :( :(

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Vera, finally I can see Jose without his goalie mask. I like those Canucks speaking English too.

It's a waste that he has to be behind those Goalie mask!
His accent is really minimal. But still Francophone accent :) and I like it. He was on the talk after HNIC last sat and apparently, he's quite humorous too, talk about a guy who has everything :rolleyes: :D :) .

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:37 PM
Alka seltzer Vera?!:p lol!!you suggesting that I have had way too many!:eek::p lol omg Im terrible :o Bye Zosse :wavey:

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by Vera
It's a waste that he has to be behind those Goalie mask!
His accent is really minimal. But still Francophone accent :) and I like it. He was on the talk after HNIC last sat and apparently, he's quite humorous too, talk about a guy who has everything :rolleyes: :D :) .

He has everything??:D:D and you thought of me??:D lol!:p

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Hi Lee :wavey:

I have not introduced myself either. See, we, the lions, think that everybody should know everything about us :o :D. I'm a freelance translator, living in Lithuania with my beautiful dog and lovely crocodile (aka my boyfriend).

I know, Lee, why you hang out here. Because this is the best thread on this board ;) And we can cheer for Guga together here as well

Gotta go now! My crocodile is about to return from his basketball session ;)

c u guys later :wavey:

Bye zosse :wavey: good luck to your faves (since they are pretty much mine too :D )

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:41 PM
The best thread on the board!:D very much so!;)

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:42 PM
:) Just reading all your posts, guys!! Zosse -- crocodile, lol! Lee, I bet your photos are lovely! Mmm... the desert! v cool! :cool: Vera: you're a real Canadian -- you love hockey [I'm afraid I don't follow it but I am aware of the players somehow...] ILR, do you like French-Cdn accents? Do you see any N Amer hockey in UK?? Cdns are as crazy about hockey as the Brits or Europeans or Latinos are about football = soccer to us!

I used to follow baseball but I've given up on the Blue Jays... so I'm back to tennis again! Tennis guys are hotter! ;)

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
He has everything??:D:D and you thought of me??:D lol!:p

LOL, Emma! He has everything since he doesn't know what he's missing yet :p. So you planning a trip to Montreal, where he lives?

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:45 PM
I like Fench accents lol so Im guessing it sounds good ;) we dont get much hockey no,but I did stay up and watch USA V Canada in the winter olympics :) 2:30 am I was up until!

ILR
01-07-2003, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Vera
LOL, Emma! He has everything since he doesn't know what he's missing yet :p. So you planning a trip to Montreal, where he lives?

so what would he not know about then huh?:p Montreal,will have to remember that Vera ;)

RogiFan
01-07-2003, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Vera
LOL, Emma! He has everything since he doesn't know what he's missing yet :p. So you planning a trip to Montreal, where he lives?

Hey yeah, ILR, you can come to Montreal to visit the hockey player Jose, and then you can go to the TMS Montreal at the same time and catch all your faves! Sound good? Shall we meet there in August then? Vera, you coming too? Let's make it a party and set up our own live cheering thread for Juanqui, Rogi, Carlos, Marat, Alex [he has to come], and the list goes on... don't forget your flags! :bounce:

Vera
01-07-2003, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Just reading all your posts, guys!! Zosse -- crocodile, lol! Lee, I bet your photos are lovely! Mmm... the desert! v cool! :cool: Vera: you're a real Canadian -- you love hockey [I'm afraid I don't follow it but I am aware of the players somehow...] ILR, do you like French-Cdn accents? Do you see any N Amer hockey in UK?? Cdns are as crazy about hockey as the Brits or Europeans or Latinos are about football = soccer to us!

I used to follow baseball but I've given up on the Blue Jays... so I'm back to tennis again! Tennis guys are hotter! ;)

I know, I'm crazy about Hockey (as much as tennis), my guy friends :rolleyes:. But they all want me to be their girlfriends so they can watch as much hockey as they can :D. But hockey players are hot too, well, some of them and mostly those Europeans, or maybe some Francophones :D.