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TennisHack
01-22-2003, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Vera
And you get warning for speaking spanish to the um:rolleyes: :(

Of course :D You might be cursing, after all -- and apparently Spanish has the best curse words :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-22-2003, 11:11 PM
LMAO! Yes.... it's gone back to normal now! :D Good job telling it off, TH! :D

I was following the scores, but not cheering for either player, I was quite surprised that Andy managed to not lose his marbles and stay focused to win 21-19 in the fifth and I mentioned in the camel thread that I respected both players more after this match...

However... I was disappointed to find out later that he was insulting the umpire...:rolleyes: But enough about this... everyone's prolly tired to death of hearing about this match... I kinda am..

:bounce: Kim plays today! :D

TennisHack
01-22-2003, 11:16 PM
Yeah, I'm tired of it, too . . .

Kimmy plays, but the very last match :( So I hope I'm around for it :)

I'm going to try to do some of my work while I wait, so if I disappear that's what I'm doing ;)

Layla
01-22-2003, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
*shrug*

Well, like I said, if you people are so intent on being negative about this, I'm not going to stop you.

TH, I hope you didn't miss my post last night, because I'm on your side. ;) Well, by now I think almost everyone is. :) I would like to personally thank you for keeping the positive alive during that hard day. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif And Vera's long post was quite beautiful. :) Not to mention Dissident's comparison with Guga. :D I loved it!

I admit that I expressed my disappointment quite vocally during the match, but I would like to emphasize that even though I was disappointed with his performance, I never once thought that his future was suddenly gloomy. So if you hear me complain or criticize his game, I'm not referring to his whole future career. ;)

All in all, I think we've all calmed down rather quickly and are starting to see things from a different perspective. :)

Layla
01-22-2003, 11:22 PM
Hi TH and Allan! :wavey:

I have to go away for a while, but I'll be back later! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-22-2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Layla
TH, I hope you didn't miss my post last night, because I'm on your side. ;) Well, by now I think almost everyone is. :) I would like to personally thank you for keeping the positive alive during that hard day. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif And Vera's long post was quite beautiful. :) Not to mention Dissident's comparison with Guga. :D I loved it!

No, I didn't miss your post last night, and I thank you for giving me some support.

And my hunch was right: today I was reading an article by one of my professors that links hostile cynicism to coronary heart disease :eek: We weren't hostile cynics, but the negativity was weighing us down. One of the ways to try to change this violent behavior is to take the positive out of the situation. It lessens the stress on your heart and keeps your body from being in fight-or-flight mode :)

Just a little FYI ;)


I admit that I expressed my disappointment quite vocally during the match, but I would like to emphasize that even though I was disappointed with his performance, I never once thought that his future was suddenly gloomy. So if you hear me complain or criticize his game, I'm not referring to his whole future career. ;)

All in all, I think we've all calmed down rather quickly and are starting to see things from a different perspective. :)

Well of course I'm disappointed as well, but I could understand why he did it and I didn't think it was some career-threatening problem. Everybody needs to have a time when they can just be selfish and sometimes we can't choose when we express such emotions . . . .

And while we've calmed down, the Andymonium has done nothing to quell The Rage (tm) within. GM got so ugly, so fast that I'm still recovering :fiery:

Lee
01-22-2003, 11:24 PM
First the board is sooooooo sloooowwwww, then somehow my server is not working right and finally, my own computer act up. I have to reset my modem many times and re-boot my computers so many times today so I call it quit.

Bye TH, Allan & Layla! :wavey:

Good luck to Kimmy tonight. I can't say good luck to Justine cos she take Lindsay out but, just wear out Venus so Lindsay & Lisa can win the doubles later tonight.

Puss-in-Boots
01-22-2003, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
today I was reading an article by one of my professors that links hostile cynicism to coronary heart disease :eek:


Uh oh.... it means I'll be dead before I'm 40 :p More than one person has told me that I'm the most hostile cynic they know... add to that the fact that I've been told my blood pressure is 'borderline' high, even though I'm 22 and am about Hewitt's size.

TennisHack
01-22-2003, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Uh oh.... it means I'll be dead before I'm 40 :p More than one person has told me that I'm the most hostile cynic they know... add to that the fact that I've been told my blood pressure is 'borderline' high, even though I'm 22 and am about Hewitt's size.

But unless you go around, yelling and screaming at everyone for not doing things *your* way, and seriously have a herd of cows every time you open your mouth, I think you'll be okay ;) Plus you seem to have an equal time used to gush and do generally happy, positive things. One of the characteristics of the hostile cynic was not only the violent temper 24/7 but also the fact that they saw no need to be nice and loving to anyone (because they thought everyone in the world was a lying, cheating manipulator).

But heart disease does show up early in men, so watch yourself ;)

Puss-in-Boots
01-22-2003, 11:50 PM
:wavey: all who have left!

Puss-in-Boots
01-22-2003, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
But unless you go around, yelling and screaming at everyone for not doing things *your* way, and seriously have a herd of cows every time you open your mouth, I think you'll be okay ;)

Errm... I am kinda more like this in real life. :o :o Not that bad... but I will confess to being highly strung.... Which is prolly why I spend so much time here... I find the internet relaxing..

And I can, unfortunately, get VERY cynical/hostile/bitter.... don't get me started on experimental scientists or university bureaucrats. Long story....

Vera
01-23-2003, 12:06 AM
Hi Allan and Hackie :wavey:

Originally posted by TennisHack
But unless you go around, yelling and screaming at everyone for not doing things *your* way, and seriously have a herd of cows every time you open your mouth, I think you'll be okay ;) Plus you seem to have an equal time used to gush and do generally happy, positive things. One of the characteristics of the hostile cynic was not only the violent temper 24/7 but also the fact that they saw no need to be nice and loving to anyone (because they thought everyone in the world was a lying, cheating manipulator).


lol. I thought you are describing someone on this board who call Guga her man :p

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 12:07 AM
As long as you do something relaxing, that helps.

Would you like me to post from the actual article instead of just my feeble memory? :o

Vera
01-23-2003, 12:19 AM
I know you guys are tired of Andy. But I still want to say sth. Bcos I read it in another board that some ppl said what Andy did last nite, no one will be able to do :rolleyes:. I just don't agree. But I don't want to bring up a discussion about Andy in GM. Since that would mean adding the wood into the bonfire and there's be no hope of rain until the end of this century :p.

Anyway, I just don't think in that situation, there's be a player who will give up and give the match to his opponent, especially when you are at 19-19...No matter how fragile they are, they aren't going to give up. Like Kiefer in USO. He IS NOT a mentally tough player, but look what he did in USO. And when he was asked, he said, at that point, who would give up even if he can barely walk. I mean, all he can do is to put the ball into the court and he still thought he can win the match.

And Goran in Wimby. He could have folded a long time ago knowing him. But at 8 all in 5th set, you think he can live with himself if he gave up?

So I can only find it human nature that Andy didn't give up. I think even Safin or Rogi or Juanqui won't give up.

The thing about a long match is not how many games that you can make yourself to carry on. Cos if you've gone that far, they are in the zone to move on regardless of how tired they are. It is how you are able to raise a little bit above your opponent to take the match. Hence, Goran won that against Pat not bcos Pat gave up or play badly at the end. Pat was hopelessly at Goran's mercy. He just got outplayed at the last game. So it's Juanqui against Hewitt. And here, I don't know if Andy outplayed Younes, but he certainly outlasted him.

Anyway, that's all I want to say. :o

Vera
01-23-2003, 12:20 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
As long as you do something relaxing, that helps.

Would you like me to post from the actual article instead of just my feeble memory? :o

I am interested in that article if that's not much trouble for you :).

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 12:29 AM
:wavey: Vera!

Sorry I'm responding so slowly... I'm getting scattered all over the place... trying to sort out my participation in some games...:o

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 12:32 AM
Some interesting bits from the article:

"In the past ten years, researchers have establihed that one major component of Type A behavior--hostility--is strongly associated with (a) the pathological processes involved in the narrowing of coronary arteries; (b) coronary events such as chest pains (angina) and heart attack (myocardial infarction); and (c) substantially increased rates of death from CHD (Coronary Heart Disease). For example, a study of male physicians who attended medical school at the University of North Carolina in the late 1950s showed that those with high schores on a hostility scale were five times more likely to develop heart problems during the next 25 years. ven more poignant is the finding that 14% of the physicians with high hostility scores died before age fifty, as compared with 2% of those with low scores." :eek:

"According to Williams and his collegues at Duke, 'hostility' is a combination of cynicism, malevolence, and selfishness . . . Those familiar with Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development will recognize that cynicism is fundamentally an attitude of mistrust in the basic goodness of humanity and, by extension, the self as well. The cynical person believes in his or her heart that as a rule other people are mean and selfishly opportunistic."

"People with a 'mistrusting heart'--let's call them 'hostile cynics'--are easily aroused to anger, animosity, resentment, and disgust. In fact, they often experience and express farcical levels (although you dare not let them know this) of righteous indignation over other peoples incompetence ('Can you believe it? She was going 55 mph in a 55 mph/hr zone!') or even another person's physical appearance ('It just burns me up to see a person get fat like that.). Their expression of these feelings is often blunt, direct, and hurtful: "You went to that fucking fancy university, and you can't even put the fucking toilet paper on so that it comes off the front of the roll instead of the back. What the fuck is wrong with you?" "

"Although it is not yet known exactly how hostile cynicism damages the heart, collaborative research by psychologists and cardiologists points to some likely mechanisms. In order to meet the body's constant and often intensive demands, the heart itself requires a good deal of oxygen and nutriments. These are supplied by the blood flowing through the arteries lying atop the heart, the 'coronary arteries.' If a coronary artery is obstructed to a large degree, the disruption in blood flow greatly increases the cahcnes of cardiac irregularities or even a heart attack. Williams, working with Theodore Dembroski of Eckerd College in Florida, found that 80% of hostile men ages 30-45 have at least one blocked artery, whereas the figures for non-hostile men are 20% (age 30) to 40% (age 45)."

Vera
01-23-2003, 12:38 AM
Thanks for the article. Hackie :). I heard that too that negativity does bad to your health, but I don't know the biological explanation. I don't think I'm that hostile cynical (I hope I'm not). But I'm terribly impatient. I think it's also not good. Do you know any study on that?

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 12:47 AM
Thanks, TH... was an interesting read...

Vera
01-23-2003, 12:52 AM
Lleyton's Chick's avatar. How cute :heart:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 12:53 AM
By the way, it was written by one of my psychology professors, hence all of the references to psychological factors :)

Here is the last part of the article, a kind of test-yourself bit:

"For research purposes, hostile cynicism is measured with a subset of true-false items from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) or with a structured interview designed to provoke both malevolent attitudes and actual hostile behavior. To consider your level of hostile cynicism, answer the following questions honestly and then have someone who knows you well answer them about you without your interference:

*When you lookin the mirror, do you see a face characterized by a set jaw, tight mouth muscles, and belligerent eyes?

*Is your laugh flat, sarcastic, and jarring?

*Do you frequently punctuate your speech with obsenities (eg, 'I told that fucking next door neighbor not to let his fucking dog into our yard')?

*Are you easily irritated when other people don't conform to your opinions, your habits, your way of doing things?

*Do you believe that other people are essentially ignorant and incompetent and therefore bear constant watching, coaching, and criticizing?

*Do you believe that most people would and do lie to get ahead?

*Do you frequently find yourself scowling or unable to laugh at things that people around you enjoy?

*Do you regularly bring conversations around to the errors of family, friends, coworkers?

*With respect to your children and other loved ones, do you find it difficult (or worse, unecessary) to put your arm around them and say, 'I'm sorry, I blew it when . . .'?

*Did you find it difficult to let your spouse or friend answer these questions without your interference? Did you just 'know' that this person was going to judge you unfairly?"

con'd . . .

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 01:05 AM
Hrmm... interesting.... I'll note where this is and answer the questions later....

Gotta go now and cook myself some lunch... :wavey: everyone! :)

Vera
01-23-2003, 01:09 AM
Thx for the test, Hackie? Is there more? Anyway, so far, I'm not a hostile cynic yet :). But of course that needs to be confirmed by a friend who would dare to fill out the questionnaire under my evil eyes :D. Kidding, my eyes are lovely :o.

I'm heading for dinner myself. :wavey:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 01:10 AM
"The more of these to which you answer -- or the other person answers -- a definite "yes," the greater your tendency toward the type of hostility that could put you at risk for heart disease -- or kill you if you already have heart problems."

"Here are some effective ways of reducing hostile cynicism. For more information about the nature and elimination of hostile cynicism, as well as its association with coronary heart disease, consult these 2 books: Treating Type A Behavior and Your Heart (M. Friedman and D. Ulmer, Knopf, 1984) and The Trusting Heart (R. Williams, Times Books, 1989).

Revise Hostile Beliefs. Are you convinced that hostility is necessary to be successful? Do you insist upon getting upset when people are late or when family members are incompetent? Ask yourself, and then as your spouse or a close friend, exactly how high levels of irritation and aggravation, as opposed to empathy and humor, enhance your life.

Cultivate doubt and uncertanity. "Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond all doubt that they are right" (Laurens van der Post). The habit of angrily defending absolutist opinions, whether it be that "shirts must face the left in the closet" or "all environmentalists are idiots," can be dangerous to your heart. These contentious demands and their harmonics of hostility are based on insecurity. Thus, learning to admit uncertainty and errors makes us more human, not less.

Find more ways to give and receive love. Do you believe that loving and being loved are signs of weakness? Do you believe tolerance and compassion for children makes them disrespectful and sloppy? Do you really have to be told by a psychologist writing in an alumni magazine that love nurtures your heart and hate destroys it?

It is hard to eliminate habits of silence, suspicion, and criticism, but some sipel acts can start a healthy process. Several times a day, tell your spouse and family--directly and out loud--that you love them. Every now and then, buy an unexpected gift for a close friend. Practice smiling warmly in front of a mirror and then try it out on strangers you pass in the street. "Smooth the brow, brighten the eye . . . pass the genial compliment and your heart must be frigid if it does not gradually thaw" (William James).

Search for Beauty and Joy. Delete profanity from your speech. Make a habit of stating out loud nice things people do for each other. Seek the beautiful and magical, whether it be in a gorgeous countryside, in music, in museums, or in the good works of a churchor synagogue (or beautiful tennis players? ;)) Nurture your heart by nurturing a garden or a pet. As Goethe wrote, "One ought, every day at least, to ehart a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it was possible, to speak a few reasonable words."

These activities are not "simplistic" solutions to life's problems -- remember, you don't need such simplicity, given your capacity for tolerating uncertanity and messiness. Rather, beauty and joy literally sustain life by reducing the complex interplay of psychological and biochemical factors that compromise the heart.

Consciously develop a healthy set of principles for living. Makea commitment to "heart healthy" values by assembling principles that reflect the points made above. Renowned cardiologist Meyer Friedman encourages his patients to research and write down aphorisms. One that I find particularly meaningful was written by Samuel Johnson: "To let friendship [and I add 'love'] die away by negligence and silence is to voluntarily throw away one of the greatest comforts of this weary pilgrimmage."

--(my prof)"

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 01:16 AM
OMG at my spelling errors :o:o:o:o

Oh, well, I think you know what I'm talking about ;)

:wavey: to everyone that's left

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 01:18 AM
Where has Leo been lately? :(

Layla
01-23-2003, 01:41 AM
Thanks for the article and the test TH. :) Very interesting. I've always believed that the body, the mind and the heart are inextricably linked, so it doesn't surprise me when scientists prove a correlation between mental attitude or emotional profile and habits, and physical problems and characteristics. If someone has closed his or her heart to love and surrounded it with an impenetrable wall (i.e. the hostile cynic), it's only natural that the veins become constricted as well. If you're hotheaded, you're prone to high fevers. If you're depressed, your body lacks energy as well. You can change one to influence the other and it works both ways. Sometimes you can beat depression by working on your body's energy level, for instance by working out and taking care of proper nutrition. And you can prevent potential heart problems by changing your attitude to a degree.

LOL, I took the test and I answered sometimes to some of them. Perhaps the question I could relate to the most was

*Do you frequently find yourself scowling or unable to laugh at things that people around you enjoy?

Apparently I don't have the same sense of humor as most people. Maybe I'm too serious sometimes, but I just don't find a lot of things funny, especially lame and insulting jokes. And the things I find funny, others don't. :p This is most obvious at the cinema where I sometimes don't appear to be watching the same movie at all. Oh well... I'll always have Monty Python and the studio audience is laughing so... ;)

Layla
01-23-2003, 01:53 AM
Excellent! That's sound advice. I do try to follow it as much as I can, especially the beauty and joy part. :)

And here's something positive for my heart. ;)

Santoro and Llodra won their semi-final match! :bounce:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:04 AM
:bounce::bounce: Yay Santoro & Llodra! :)

Hmm, if Justine & Venus don't hurry it along a little more, I won't be able to follow Kimmy's match :( But on the upside, I finally finished all of my boring reading for tomorrow.

It doesn't surprise me either that our mental attitudes and our emotions have effects on our phsyiological behaviors. You are right on target with your observations, Layla, and after years of being negative and down on myself I'm trying to find the good in things. One step at a time, of course :) and I don't always succeed, but it's a start :)

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:23 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hi, all!

Well I see "Andymonium" as Becca has termed it has begun in full swng!! Oh how I dread watching any tennis after this match, because not only are we going to be subject to every Andy match available, we wil be reminded of this match and its incredible score for the rest of our lives (and his career). Apparently ESPN is going to show the match this afternoon -- in ites entirety? :o I'm just thanking everything that I am not having this afternoon taped *whew*

I can only hope that after 5 and a half hours of play he's dead on his feet. I never thought I'd be cheering for Rainer but at this point, the only way this won't become the US Open all over again for me is the slim chance that it will be a Rainer-Wayne final. Besides, Rainer is the only one left on my team :D

Diss :eek: I can't believe you praised Andy!! Well I can, but I can't believe you'd add fuel to the fire in GM!! :eek: I don't think I've ever wanted someone to lose so badly as I want Andy to lose . . . which is a shame cause I used to like him. But just to have the chance to see those "Lovers" eat crow is too sweet a temptation to pass up :D

Well, on top of loving or hating anyone, I try to be reasonable.
There´s no way in life I wouldn´t praise a player for such a terrific effort. Younes was AWESOME as well. The match was really entertaining.
I used to piss all over Andy because he bored me. Now that he didnt, well, I feel I have to take the othe side and be fair.

Layla
01-23-2003, 02:27 AM
Yay, doesn't it feel good to finish all that boring work? :bounce: I've enjoyed my few hours of rest immensely, but sadly it's now time for me to call it a night. I'm taping Kimmy's match so I can watch it tomorrow.

You're right about one step at a time. I've had to work hard to overcome the pessimism and cynicism of my youth. Of course there's a part of me to which joy, optimism and love come naturally, it just had to be brought into the foreground more often. ;) And the cynic in me was sent on a long holiday. It did her a world of good. :p

Ouch, Venus just won the first set. :(

GO KIMMY!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif

You can do it girl!

And good luck to Wayne! ;)

Goodnight TH! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Well, on top of loving or hating anyone, I try to be reasonable.
There´s no way in life I wouldn´t praise a player for such a terrific effort. Younes was AWESOME as well. The match was really entertaining.
I used to piss all over Andy because he bored me. Now that he didnt, well, I feel I have to take the othe side and be fair.

LOL, I know, I was just teasing you ;) You are a very fair person, and obviously not bound by the lines of "love" and "hate".

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:31 AM
Goodnight, Layla! :wavey: Have good dreams yourself, and tell us how Kimmy plays (since I don't think I'll be able to see it, I don't know about anybody else . . .)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:36 AM
Dani & Kevin won the first set of their quarterfinal doubles match :) 7-6, though. Guess they both want to make it last as this is their last event.

I think Kimmy & Potatoman should play mixed again. Then the Lleykis could have their precious double, in the truest form :D

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:43 AM
Omg, Im half a cynic in the end of the day... lol
I answered to 5 of them YES, 2 of them sometimes, and 4 of them NO.
:eek:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:44 AM
I just came from the movies, where I watched "Femme Fatale" by Brian De Palma.
ooooooooooooooo :eek:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, I know, I was just teasing you ;) You are a very fair person, and obviously not bound by the lines of "love" and "hate".
Thanks :o :)

I try to be reasonable most of the times. But sometimes the bias is just WAY to big. :p

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:47 AM
Kimmeke will have to beat the Williams back-to-back if she wants to win this. Geesh, cruel destiny

GO KIM!!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Omg, Im half a cynic in the end of the day... lol
I answered to 5 of them YES, 2 of them sometimes, and 4 of them NO.
:eek:

Dare I ask which questions you answered yes to? :o

Just so I know when *not* to cross your lines, however blurry they may become ;)

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:50 AM
Venus having brain cramps!!!! :p

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:51 AM
One match at a time, Diss.

If she can defeat Serena . . . GO KIM! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Dare I ask which questions you answered yes to? :o

Just so I know when *not* to cross your lines, however blurry they may become ;)
1,2,3 and 5.
I said they were 5 I answered yes to. I was wrong. :p just 4

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 02:52 AM
Ouch, just let that one go, and Justine has another chance, albeit not a great one.

Dissident
01-23-2003, 02:56 AM
Why dont either of the Williams EVER need to play well to win?? :mad:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:00 AM
Justine :sad:

Ugh :rolleyes: I have no idea, Dissident. It's like the other players tremble before them.

C'mon Kimmy!!!!!!!!! Upset the balance!!!!!!!!!!

RogiFan
01-23-2003, 03:01 AM
:mad: What happened to Justine???? She didn't look too clever vs. Vivi at the beginning of her match so I'm not surprised Venus won today... woopdedoo!:rolleyes:

COME ON KIMMIE!!! Our only hope now!!!! You're playing brilliantly, the crowd loves you, your BF lost, and you're wearing the cutest outfit out there, so do your worst!!!!

Nite nite!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:05 AM
*When you lookin the mirror, do you see a face characterized by a set jaw, tight mouth muscles, and belligerent eyes?

No.


*Is your laugh flat, sarcastic, and jarring?

I honestly don't know, and I'd be afraid to find out... I always get unpleasantly surprised when I listen to recordings of my voice. My voice doesn't sound as nice as I usually think it does. :o


*Do you frequently punctuate your speech with obsenities (eg, 'I told that fucking next door neighbor not to let his fucking dog into our yard')?

Nope. Very rare. Well... is 'bloody' an obscenity? :confused:


*Are you easily irritated when other people don't conform to your opinions, your habits, your way of doing things?

Quite often, yes.


*Do you believe that other people are essentially ignorant and incompetent and therefore bear constant watching, coaching, and criticizing?

Yes. I was always such an ass during group projects. :o


*Do you believe that most people would and do lie to get ahead?

Yes.


*Do you frequently find yourself scowling or unable to laugh at things that people around you enjoy?

Yup.


*Do you regularly bring conversations around to the errors of family, friends, coworkers?

Not really... no.


*With respect to your children and other loved ones, do you find it difficult (or worse, unecessary) to put your arm around them and say, 'I'm sorry, I blew it when . . .'?

Oh yeah. Definitely.


*Did you find it difficult to let your spouse or friend answer these questions without your interference? Did you just 'know' that this person was going to judge you unfairly?

Not applicable. :p

Dissident
01-23-2003, 03:11 AM
Kim and Serena coming in. :)
GO KIM!!

I´ve seen The Others yesterday, The Godfather this afternoon and then left for Femme Fatale this night. Im in a movie run these days. :p
Anyone watched the Femme Fatale one?

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:12 AM
LOL at RF! :D

DP, really? I never knew you were such a tightass :D Seriously, though, how can you be so uptight? I mean, some of the questions are a bit ambigious (like looking in the mirror -- you can see that same expression when you're stressed out, for instance; or the one about your laugh -- how do you judge? I think I have a loud, obnoxious laugh but then I tend to be self conscious anyway . . .) but you had a lot of yeses.

Interesting . . . what do you think of the suggestions to revise your angry behavior?

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:15 AM
I haven't seen any of those movies :O but I want to see the Godfather quite desperately. Just don't ever have the time :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:18 AM
Dani & Kev in another tiebreak.

GO GO D & K! :D

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:21 AM
HI Diss & TH!

Actually, Diss, are you still around?

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:21 AM
Oh, I am a lot more relaxed on the net, because I try to be... and we don't talk about university stuff a lot...

I don't think many people here know the bulk of my story... I only spent a year in high school. When I was an undergrad, my professors were openly saying I was capable of getting a full professorship by the time I was 25. I started grad school when I was 17, and it was widely anticipated that I'd be done before my 20th birthday. But then... the rosy picture ends. :p I had a few early setbacks with publishing my research results, and had little help from my supervisors cos I'd drifted on my own into an area neither of them worked in (long story, I guess that's my fault, let's not go there). I basically developed an anxiety disorder and choked completely with my PhD... I'd done just about all of the research in it by mid 2000, but I just couldn't bring myself to write it up and submit. So I blew like 2 years becoming a HUGE party animal (heh, let's not go there too... have some skeletons in my closet :o ). There were so many times I was actually close to just dropping out... without the support of a couple of pretty good friends, I wouldn't have finished my PhD.

I'm quite sure I'm a bit messed up mentally.... but I'm hoping to sort out those problems later this year....

OK, have I scared everyone off yet?

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:22 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAY!! D & K through to the semifinals :)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:25 AM
DP, very interesting blurb on your life :) It seems to be a bit of a pattern with so-called "early bloomers". And really, it makes sense -- all of this emphasis on all academia all the time is going to blow gaskets somewhere. You needed (need?) time to be a kid cause it sounds like you didn't have much time to play as a kid.

But that would explain your reactions to some of the questions ;)

:wavey: Lee

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:25 AM
Kimmy leads 2-1 with serve! :bounce:

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:26 AM
Hi Allan! Read your very brief story and sound extremely familiar with other genius I know.

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Interesting . . . what do you think of the suggestions to revise your angry behavior?

Anyway.... I had a lot of anger towards 'the system' as a whole over the last few years, that I am only just starting to get over... the fact that the PhD is over and done with is a big help.. it's a huge monkey off my back. I've also switched areas and am working on projects that are more appropriate to my interests.

Funny... I totally agree with the suggestions, and I've unconsciously already embarked on some self-therapy... I've talked in here before about, for the first time in my life, doing silly juvenile things like buying Harry Potter books, and Legolas posters.... and collecting Legolas pics from the net.... and gushing over them like a hormonal teenager... :o But I'm having fun, I guess.

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Where has Leo been lately? :(

Buried in exam I guess. He has exam. in English and Chemistry this week but he will be free by Thursday afternoon.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Anyway.... I had a lot of anger towards 'the system' as a whole over the last few years, that I am only just starting to get over... the fact that the PhD is over and done with is a big help.. it's a huge monkey off my back. I've also switched areas and am working on projects that are more appropriate to my interests.

Funny... I totally agree with the suggestions, and I've unconsciously already embarked on some self-therapy... I've talked in here before about, for the first time in my life, doing silly juvenile things like buying Harry Potter books, and Legolas posters.... and collecting Legolas pics from the net.... and gushing over them like a hormonal teenager... :o But I'm having fun, I guess.

All very good progress, though I'm sure you don't need to be reminded ;) You're not the only person I've heard complain about the PhD. It just seems to suck the life out of everyone I've ever talked to about it (subsequently, I'm not looking forward to the process myself . . .). So I'm glad you are finished with it and moving on, tailoring your work to your interests :)

Aha, just as a I suspected -- no time to be a kid when you were a kid ;) It's a lot of fun revisiting childhood, isn't it? We're pretty close in age and I do the same things -- drooling plays a big role in my faves here (the guys, at least) as well as other things. It's a good, healthy form of release. Keep doing it ;)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:33 AM
3-2 Kim. She's letting Serena get into the match, but has protected her serve so far.

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by Vera
lol. I thought you are describing someone on this board who call Guga her man :p

If I don't know how old she is (may be she lied), I will think she's reach menopause.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:38 AM
NOOO! :sad:

double break point

Kimmy, don't let your guard down!

But she does. Dammit.

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:40 AM
Kim :sad:

Keep fighting! It's still early...

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by Lee
If I don't know how old she is (may be she lied), I will think she's reach menopause.

If we are speaking of the one who calls herself his wife, she is young. Younger than most of us. Just went to uni and is discovering life as her own leader.

Dissident
01-23-2003, 03:41 AM
DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy fuck!!! :(

break back! please :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:42 AM
YES! double break point back! :D

Dissident
01-23-2003, 03:43 AM
YAY!!! :D:D:D:D

I have powers towards her. :p

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:43 AM
She breaks back for 4-all!!!

*big sigh of relief*

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:43 AM
Dissident -- then tell her to hold and break for the set!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:44 AM
Well done, Kimmie!! :D :bounce: That's the spirit!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:48 AM
double faults . . . saves a BP . . . Serena starts hitting UEs . . .

Kimmy holds for 5-4!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 03:49 AM
Well done.

Now break! please! :)

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:50 AM
Diss, can you check your response in Guga's forum? The last paragraph?

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
If we are speaking of the one who calls herself his wife, she is young. Younger than most of us. Just went to uni and is discovering life as her own leader.

I know, she said she's 18. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Vera
01-23-2003, 03:55 AM
Originally posted by Lee
If I don't know how old she is (may be she lied), I will think she's reach menopause.

I just posted my response in the GM directed to her bcos I had enough of her BS. Man, that's one angry post I wrote maybe she will think I'm in my menopause too :p. Okay, for your infomation, I'm still not reaching that stage yet :D.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:55 AM
YES!! YES YES YES!!!!!

I was thinking at deuce, "Why doesn't Serena hit a double fault already?!" and then she does!!!!!

Kimmy 6-4 and will serve first in the second!!!!
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Vera
01-23-2003, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
If we are speaking of the one who calls herself his wife, she is young. Younger than most of us. Just went to uni and is discovering life as her own leader.

I can tell that she's not very mature, and her argument about everything is weak.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 03:57 AM
GO GO KIMMY!! GO GO KIMMY!!!

Vera
01-23-2003, 03:58 AM
Sorry, I'm too high and forgot to say hi to everyone :wavey:

I'm also going now to watch the tennis on TV to see how Kim fares. I hope she beat Serene. Good luck Kimmy.

Bye everyone :wavey:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 03:58 AM
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY kimmy!!!!

:bounce:

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by Vera
I can tell that she's not very mature, and her argument about everything is weak.

Not mature is one thing but just swinging at everyone without really understand what people are talking is another.

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:59 AM
Kimmy!!!! :D :bounce: :bounce: That was wonderful!! You're playing well... now keep up the high level for the rest of the match! :D :bounce:

:D You can do it!!! :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 03:59 AM
:wavey: Vera! :)

Lee
01-23-2003, 03:59 AM
GO KIMMY! No more Williams vs Williams final, PLEEEAAAAASE!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 03:59 AM
dammit! :(

break back! please! :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:00 AM
DAMMIT! Broken in her first game :mad:

Break her back!

Lee
01-23-2003, 04:01 AM
Bye Vera! :wavey:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:03 AM
Woohoo!
On fire!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:03 AM
TRIPLE BREAK POINT! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

She breaks back!!!

Serena hasn't won a first serve in this set :o:D

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:06 AM
:D:D

Now break again! please! :)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:06 AM
AWWW YEAH!!! :D:D:D:D

2-1 Kimmy holds. She was right in her post-win interview in LA -- you have to take your chances when the Serena game drops. Looks like she's coming off a dip now, but those two games were very crucial.

Kimmy's fighting like a lionness :D

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:08 AM
:bounce::bounce: LOL! :bounce::bounce:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:11 AM
Pammers saying that Serena is not covering the court well. I thought she did cover pretty much all the court just by being there.... :o

Lee
01-23-2003, 04:15 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Pammers saying that Serena is not covering the court well. I thought she did cover pretty much all the court just by being there.... :o

Looks like those movies make you in a really good mood!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:16 AM
ARGH! DAMMIT!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:16 AM
fucking shit!

break back! please!!! :sad:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Pammers saying that Serena is not covering the court well. I thought she did cover pretty much all the court just by being there.... :o

:eek: LMAO!!

Yeah, on the netcam, Serena was getting pissy in the first set. Why can't she get pissy now? :( Kim's got to break her back :mad:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:17 AM
It was a mean joke. But anything to help Kim!
CMON! break her back NOW!!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Pammers saying that Serena is not covering the court well. I thought she did cover pretty much all the court just by being there.... :o

LMAO!! :D

Break back, Kim! FIGHT! FIGHT!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:19 AM
Just hit the one hour mark.

Kim's got to win more of her first serves. She has very few errors and even fewer winners, but that's okay cause Serena can beat herself. But Kim's got to hold onto her serve and take every chance she can get . . .

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:22 AM
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK! :fiery:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:23 AM
FIRST SERVE KIM! DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:23 AM
WHAT THE FUCKING HELL?!?!?!?!?!

Is Kim having a brain cramp or what?!?!?!

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 04:24 AM
Kim... :sad:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:25 AM
JESUS! Talk about giving your fans a heart attack! :eek:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:27 AM
Serena will feel it now. :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 04:27 AM
:o What happened?

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:27 AM
I mean, shes gonna feel the pressure and fold. :)

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:28 AM
Serena had four UE in a row.
But now shes coming back. :mad:
DIE already god dammit!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:29 AM
DIP IN THE WRONG PERSON'S GAME :rolleyes::mad:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:29 AM
Kim lost the intensity. :sad:
Serena is not playing well, just put her out of her misery!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:30 AM
I wish you were right, Diss. For the love of all that's good you've got to be right . . .

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:31 AM
GET IT TOGETHER, KIMMY!!!

Pleeeeeeeeeeeease save my AO from total destruction :sad:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:32 AM
Kim is playing dumb...
:(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:33 AM
ARGH! :fiery::fiery::fiery:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:34 AM
What's wrong with her? :sad: Did she not feel comfortable being up against her or something? :mad: Well now she really will have to play from behind! :fiery:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:35 AM
REALLY dumb.

Now get it together, for God´s sake!!!!!!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:38 AM
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now hold! please! :)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:38 AM
She breaks! :)

NOW HOLD!! for the love of all that's good in this world!!!!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 04:38 AM
C'mon Kimmy.....C'mon Kimmy......

*nervous*

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:40 AM
2-0 :D

Is she playing with a vengence like the scoreboard would indicate?

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:40 AM
Serena is in love with the net. :D Especially the Kia sign in its side. lol

Woohoo! break her again! please!

Put her to sleep now!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Serena is in love with the net. :D Especially the Kia sign in its side. lol

Woohoo! break her again! please!

Put her to sleep now!

It's like she's trying to throw this thing :eek:

Take it, Kimmy! That rash of UEs won't come again soon!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:45 AM
:rolleyes: She holds.

But Kim's still got the break, and all she has to do is hang on to it. That's all, Kimeke! :bounce:

GO GO KIMMY!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:46 AM
Alright, lets make the bets...

How many game untill the giant one starts to feel the "new injury"?

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:47 AM
LMAO! You wont believe me... The trainer is already there...

A blister. UGH! What a totally screwed and HUGE foot!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:47 AM
She fakes like Andy? :eek:

I thought she was better than that :eek:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:49 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
LMAO! You wont believe me... The trainer is already there...

A blister. UGH! What a totally screwed and HUGE foot!

:eek::eek::eek::eek:

That was eerie. I was wondering why they weren't starting back up.

She could've come up with something better than that . . . maybe she'll be like Coria and default :D but that's probably asking too much . . .

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:49 AM
EWW! It's on the netcam!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 04:49 AM
LOL, the giant one....

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 04:50 AM
It's on the netcam?! Gross.

Lee
01-23-2003, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
LMAO! You wont believe me... The trainer is already there...

A blister. UGH! What a totally screwed and HUGE foot!

ESPN make everyone has a very very close look on that blister! :eek:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:51 AM
Ugh, yes. Two closeups of it and four more of them dressing it. *shudder*

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:53 AM
Well, I wondered why the players taped their feet if they didn't have injuries . . . guess I know now. And feel rather dumb for not figuring it out before :o

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:54 AM
LOL @ Pammers.
"She needs a manicure ASAP"

The giant one is finally back.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:54 AM
Now there are people talking by the umpire's chair . . . . the suspense is killing me!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:55 AM
LMAO at Pam! :eek: She's really zinging them tonight :D

Dissident
01-23-2003, 04:59 AM
Well done Kimmy! now break her again! please! :)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:59 AM
Good grief, thought she was going to lose it there for a moment.

*huge sigh of relief*

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 05:00 AM
Oh my!

*relief* is right!!!

Keep fighting Kim!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:00 AM
OUUUTTTTT!!! 0-40

:bounce:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:01 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:01 AM
TRIPLE BREAK POINT! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

YEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!! 4-1 Kimeke!!!!!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:04 AM
OMFG -- 5-1!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:04 AM
5-1
:bounce:

Now terminate her!!! :)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:06 AM
UE's for Serena 60 :eek:

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 05:06 AM
C'mon Kim.... c'mon Kim.... just stay focused...you're close....

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:08 AM
5-2

Man, I LOVE that net. :hearts:

If you watch the match, you will understand. :D

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:08 AM
Eh, Kim gave her a pity game ;) so she wouldn't have to suffer a breadstick.

SERVE IT OUT, KIMMY!

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

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:09 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
5-2

Man, I LOVE that net. :hearts:

If you watch the match, you will understand. :D

I can't wait to see this match, if only to understand what you're talking about -- and apparently ESPN is going to replay it tomorrow! :D

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:11 AM
Match point!!!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:11 AM
wasted :mad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 05:11 AM
eeeek... c'mon Kim...

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:12 AM
match point two :bounce:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:12 AM
saved again. DAMMIT!!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:15 AM
great :rolleyes:

PUT HER OUT OF HER MISERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No choking allowed!

Break her back! NOW!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:15 AM
OMFG, I know that did not just happen :eek:

She did NOT just get broken after serving for the match! :sad:

Well, she's still up 5-3, so she'll have another chance if she doesn't break here.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:20 AM
WHY oh WHY did you let her back into the match?!?!?! :rolleyes:

Please serve it out! :mad:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:20 AM
oh god. dont let this happen :mad:

Terminate the giant!!!! please! :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:21 AM
OMFG!!! :fiery: WHAT!!!!!

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:23 AM
what a HUGE choke

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 05:24 AM
:sad:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:24 AM
*looooooooooooooong string of expletives*

From 5-1 to 5-5.

Now THAT'S choking :fiery:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:26 AM
Ok, get yourself together now and break the turbo giant bitch!!!!!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:28 AM
I wasted two hours of my time for this? :rolleyes:

Damn it all.

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:30 AM
Now this sucks.
What a TERRIBLE end of day. She is completely surrendered

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:31 AM
This cant get ANY worse at all. Ridiculous.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:31 AM
Q: What happened in the last set, when you were up 5-1?

KIM CLIJSTERS: I choked and went on to lose the next six games in a row.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:32 AM
Fuck all. This Australian Open is officially fucking over.

Goodnight.

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:33 AM
Im ashamed I even started cheering.

Lee
01-23-2003, 05:53 AM
Don't think anyone can put up a post with this speed!

Kim got too tight. When Serena serving at 5-5, I saw a close up on Kim and she was really nervous.

*hug* TH *hug*

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 05:56 AM
*sigh* my internet died just as the match was finishing and I only just got back... to this...:sad:

I feel so bad for Kim...

Sorry everyone..*hug* :sad:

I'm off too...:wavey: everyone..

Vera
01-23-2003, 06:01 AM
It's terribly slow to get in here :eek:. So I'm just gonna make one post.

:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:Kim:sad: :sad::sad::sad::sad:
*hugs to everyone*

Now, I don't need to watch any final.

Good night :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 08:36 AM
I went and had a nap (I usually do that when I am in a bad mood) and OMG, I just had the most BIZARRE dream (it wasn't tennis related)...

I've already forgotten so many fine details of it... but what struck me as really odd after I woke up was that I was dreaming in 'musical'/'opera', the characters (including a magical book :o )were singing LOTS, and there was a narrative, and at various times text flashed up, like I was reading the lyrics+narrative on a bit of paper...

I'm still shaking my head over it... I don't recall ever dreaming in 'musical'/'opera' before...I actually typed out a description of what I remember...but now I'm too embarrassed to post it...and it may not be a good time anyway, since everyone in this thread (myself included) is kinda not happy about today's tennis.

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 08:38 AM
:wavey: thread anyway...

*sigh* It's a shame she got an attack of the nerves when she was so close...all I hope now is that this loss doesn't affect her game or mental strength in the future. :sad:

Don't wanna talk about it anymore.. blah. :(

Am off to catch up with the camel thread...

:wavey:

vaiva
01-23-2003, 09:13 AM
Kim :sad: :( :sad:

When I left for work they were showing that ugly feet which, I feel, has never been exposed to the pleasure of pedicure. I had a bad feeling this is not going to end the way I like it. But to know that Kim wasted a 5-2 lead is just too painful.

The aussies must also feel pain. Here's what I found on the official website:

From Venus cruises, Serena persists
Thursday, 23 January, 2003
by Tim Brimblecombe

"Clijsters put on a brave face after the match but there's no denying she'll be rueing Serena's great escape. The loss ended Clijsters' 17-match winning streak in ATP tournaments" :eek: :eek: :eek:

Puss-in-Boots
01-23-2003, 09:20 AM
ATP tournaments!! :eek:

:rolleyes: at sports reporters... now if it were Serena they were talking about, then I could understand why they made that mistake...

Oooh *meow* ... saucer of milk for table me... :p

Leo7
01-23-2003, 10:53 AM
Kimmy :eek: :eek: :(

oh well, get ready for Sister Act Part V! :rolleyes:

Francine
01-23-2003, 11:03 AM
:( Kimmeke. Can't believe it'll be another Williams final. At least I have the whole weekend off and don't have to watch any tennis now.

Layla
01-23-2003, 12:02 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

:sad::sad::sad: Kimmy! :sad::sad::sad:

*hug* *hug* *hug* everyone!

What a crushing blow! I can't believe she let that opportunity slip. I was so sure she was going to win when I saw that first match point, because she seemed so calm and determined, and then it all went to hell. :mad:

Woohoo, we have another Williams final on our hands! :rolleyes: This is beyond ridiculous now.

LOL Francine! It's not like watching tennis is a chore. ;) I'm actually sorely disappointed that I won't watch an exciting final like last year. I was looking forward to staying up all night, maybe opening a bottle of Guiness and just enjoying myself. I think I deserved that after all that hard work. But it's not going to happen, unless Rainer wins his SF match. Hey there's still slim chance I might watch it after all! And if Rainer wins I will celebrate all over the board. ;) I swear I would turn GM from Andy Central to Rainer Schüttler Tribute. Oh well, a gal can dream. :o

Layla
01-23-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Oh, I am a lot more relaxed on the net, because I try to be... and we don't talk about university stuff a lot...

I don't think many people here know the bulk of my story... I only spent a year in high school. When I was an undergrad, my professors were openly saying I was capable of getting a full professorship by the time I was 25. I started grad school when I was 17, and it was widely anticipated that I'd be done before my 20th birthday. But then... the rosy picture ends. :p I had a few early setbacks with publishing my research results, and had little help from my supervisors cos I'd drifted on my own into an area neither of them worked in (long story, I guess that's my fault, let's not go there). I basically developed an anxiety disorder and choked completely with my PhD... I'd done just about all of the research in it by mid 2000, but I just couldn't bring myself to write it up and submit. So I blew like 2 years becoming a HUGE party animal (heh, let's not go there too... have some skeletons in my closet :o ). There were so many times I was actually close to just dropping out... without the support of a couple of pretty good friends, I wouldn't have finished my PhD.

I'm quite sure I'm a bit messed up mentally.... but I'm hoping to sort out those problems later this year....

OK, have I scared everyone off yet?

No, Allan, you're not scary. ;) Like Lee said, a lot of genuises go through those experiences. It's tough when you don't have a chance to be a normal teenager, so I'm not surprised you needed a break. I'm glad you're finding your way back to the good things in life, even if they might seem childish to some (not to me obviously, I share a lot of them :p ). I think you're on the right track. And your friends did well to help you stay focused, otherwise that PhD would have continued to haunt you.

I almost didn't graduate from uni as well, especially when they changed the rules on me and made me pay for it (long story, but education is generally free in my country). The dream of going to America finally helped me finish my thesis and study day and night for the final exam (English, American and Australian literature from all periods, a huge exam that took 3 days but was acually quite enjoyable - a love literature). The very next day I started planning my trip. ;) Sometimes I just need an incentive that has nothing to do with the original aim of whatever I'm trying to achieve, especially if I don't particularly care for what I'm doing. With most of my work, it's the dream of a break or a day off that keeps me going, which is why I was so hard-hit when I heard that I wouldn't be able to have a break for at least another 3 months. :(

LOL, I've rambled on in a direction I had no intention of taking. Nevermind...

Anyway, my point was, I like you a lot and you haven't scared me off. ;) :)

vaiva
01-23-2003, 12:31 PM
This one is for Layla. ;) Again from somebody who has good knowledge of tennis:

Translation:
"Moreover, AR is in excellent physical condition but.... If he wins the SF, it will be either the miracle or the drugs or the burnout by Schuettler - otherwise he stands no chance against the fresh and very persistent German who plays without unnecessary risks."

Layla
01-23-2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Not mature is one thing but just swinging at everyone without really understand what people are talking is another.

LOL, she was the first person I got into a fight with on the ATPworld. :p I posted a slightly sarcastic response because she said something to the extent that Becca had no right to even read the Lleyki forest thread and I'm very sensitive about exclusions and forbidden territories on a public board. She questioned my intelligence and called me Rebecca's side-kick. I was shocked and confused by her response because she didn't seem to understand my post at all and just went for the throat. It upset me at the time because I've never been in an internet fight before, but looking back now it just seems silly. I've been tempted to respond to some comments in GM but I thought better of it. I don't even post in GM anymore, there seems to be nothing to do there but fight about Roddick at the moment. And the only Junaqui threads there are all negative. And it's a real shame because GM used to be an interesting place.

Layla
01-23-2003, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
This one is for Layla. ;) Again from somebody who has good knowledge of tennis:

Translation:
"Moreover, AR is in excellent physical condition but.... If he wins the SF, it will be either the miracle or the drugs or the burnout by Schuettler - otherwise he stands no chance against the fresh and very persistent German who plays without unnecessary risks."

Hi Vaiva! :wavey:

Thanks for those encouraging words. :) I'm not sure I agree with them, as Andre seems unbeatable to me, but it's true, Schüttler is on a roll. :)

vaiva
01-23-2003, 01:05 PM
Layla :wavey:

AR - I was referring to Pandy, LOL.

AA, well he seems very vulnerable as soon as he has to run. I wonder why other players were not making him take at least a couple of steps towards the tramlines.

But who cares, after ladies semis my AO has been finally finished :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 01:17 PM
:wavey: Morning, everyone.

The Rage (tm) lives on :( And as if that wasn't bad enough, it's -2F/-17C with a wind chill of -14F/-26C and they are not going to cancel to class. This wouldn't be so bad if you could get to class by some other means than walking, but no :mad: :rolleyes:

The end of this week can't come fast enough. I've got to find an outlet for my rage or else I'll be having coronary heart vessel problems along with DP & Diss ;)

So I guess Andre won his semi? Pity :sad: cause this is getting fucking ridiculous. Rainer has to win now. And if he wins the whole thing, I'll be on your heels with the celebration threads, Layla ;)

As for Mrs. G -- ever since she joined WTAWorld a few years ago she's become a total and complete moron. You guys probably don't believe me, but when she ran a Yahoo group for the players, she was reasonable, thoughtful, respectful -- more or less the opposite of what she is now. I just can't believe the transformation :eek: She totally took the WTAWorld bait and has become one of those pissers :rolleyes:

Ugh, postive thoughts TH, postive thoughts ;)

So I'll think *positively* about how *positively* cold it is and how I'll never get to class without some *positively* boiling hot tea.

See you guys later :wavey:

Layla
01-23-2003, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Layla :wavey:

AR - I was referring to Pandy, LOL.

AA, well he seems very vulnerable as soon as he has to run. I wonder why other players were not making him take at least a couple of steps towards the tramlines.

But who cares, after ladies semis my AO has been finally finished :(

Ooops, I misread that. All those A's make me sick. ;) Thanks for clearing that up. :)

Layla
01-23-2003, 01:26 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

LOL, that was a *positively* funny post, despite it's unhappy content. *warm hug for a cold day*

Maybe going to your classes holds a pleasant surprise for you and it will all be worth your while. ;)

Have a great day! :wavey:

Hehe, I'm so burned out from work I even went and posted in GM today. Anything to keep from going back to work. :p

RogiFan
01-23-2003, 01:44 PM
:mad: :( :rolleyes:

here we go again... just watched the last points of the Kimmie match on tape... damn!! She could have won, no???? Why didn't she? I said Serena didn't look herself vs. Meghann... and Venus, well, no comment...

ANOTHER BORING PREDICTABLE WOMEN'S SLAM FINAL :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No sense following WTA tournaments -- maybe that's why I don't. Until either Venus or "Giant One" [lol! I love that!] retire or get completely bored of winning with their eyes closed, is there ANY hope for the rest of the players???? It's GRAF and HINGIS all over again... [I really stopped watching WTA when Hingis was at her height -- I never liked her attitude... still don't care for her.]

If Rainer can pull it out, at least Pandy won't go to the final and win... but really Juanqui s/have beaten Ferreira [another hopeless one vs. AA is it 0-9 now?!]... what a JOKE!

All-American finals???? :mad: :p :rolleyes:

SO BLOODY BORING!!!

Maybe I can get some sleep now!!

Lucky me, I get Venus or Serena for my b'day gift!!

vaiva
01-23-2003, 02:13 PM
Isn't in cool to have such an unexpected present, RF?

Happy birthday RogiFan!!!! Let's have some celebration :bounce: http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/smokin.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/dazzler1.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/disney.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/rock_band.gif

Layla
01-23-2003, 02:15 PM
Hi RogiFan! :wavey:

When is your birthday, on Saturday?

vaiva
01-23-2003, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hehe, I'm so burned out from work I even went and posted in GM today. Anything to keep from going back to work. :p

Some threads in GM are too funny to take them seriously.

By the way, remember our small talk about spies? LOL, it seems we hit the right nail :D

Layla
01-23-2003, 02:18 PM
Hehe, look at this bit from Schüttler's interview. This is for you Lee. ;)

"Yeah, since two years I do little bit different, I have a Tae Kwon Do teacher, so I really practice a lot. That's why I'm always fit in the beginning of the year."

Lee
01-23-2003, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hehe, look at this bit from Schüttler's interview. This is for you Lee. ;)

"Yeah, since two years I do little bit different, I have a Tae Kwon Do teacher, so I really practice a lot. That's why I'm always fit in the beginning of the year."

Thanks Layla! Yes, those TKD teachers are really pushy. Now I do sit up, push up, stretch everyday.

Layla
01-23-2003, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Some threads in GM are too funny to take them seriously.

By the way, remember our small talk about spies? LOL, it seems we hit the right nail :D

What do you mean? :confused:

Layla
01-23-2003, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Thanks Layla! Yes, those TKD teachers are really pushy. Now I do sit up, push up, stretch everyday.

Hi Lee! :wavey:

But doesn't it feel good to be fit? :) I guess you have to be if you want to avoid injuries in martial arts.

Lee
01-23-2003, 02:30 PM
Anyway, don't have much time to chat. Just bring up the computer to check if we possibly have all American final in too in men's too. Well, what do you expect?

Now, I have to get ready to my TKD class :D :D.

Bye RF, zosse, TH and Layla! :wavey: Also bye to whoever is here, sorry if I miss you!

vaiva
01-23-2003, 02:35 PM
Layla, I referred to the thread "Wow Andy" and whining that many posters hang around in either Hewitt's or Juanqui's forum. I mean, how do you know that there are many people in our thread if you do not post here yourself? You know it because you do some spying :D

Cheers to the spies again :p

vaiva
01-23-2003, 02:37 PM
Hi and bye Lee :wavey:

Be careful not to get too many bruises during your class!

Layla
01-23-2003, 02:41 PM
Aha, now I get it. :D Well, conceivably you could read the number of posts in front of the forums. ;) But more than likely, those two forums attract their share of spies. It is after all where all the action is. :p

RogiFan
01-23-2003, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi RogiFan! :wavey:

When is your birthday, on Saturday?

Yes, it is. Two days before my flaky Marat!! ;) We're solemates, Marat and I!! :p [2 flaky Aquarians]

ILR
01-23-2003, 03:34 PM
Hi :wavey:

brcae yourselves for what happened to me today,not nice!:p

ILR
01-23-2003, 03:46 PM
Today I was in maths class,after school,catching up with some coursework.I was trying to rub something off t he board but because I wasnt tall enough I decided to jump up,not ask someone taller :rolleyes: At the bottom of the whiteboard was a piece of metal sticking out in which holds the boardmarkers.As I jumped up I caught my stomach on the side of the metal and made a lovely 4 inch slice in my stomach :eek: It really hurt and I felt drowsy and was almost sick!

RogiFan
01-23-2003, 04:03 PM
:eek: ILR!

Are you OK?? Did you have to go to the hospital or anything?? At least make sure your wound doesn't get infected!! Now I feel faint! These freak things happen!! I'll post more pix for you!! ;)

ILR
01-23-2003, 04:07 PM
RF :) I feel fine now but when I did it I went all pale and drowsy and felt like being sick!I went to the school nurse but it was my own fault!My maths teacher found it really funny that Id cut myself until I showed him the cut and he nearly fainted himself!:p He carse really ;)

Francine
01-23-2003, 04:15 PM
:wavey:
Originally posted by Layla

LOL Francine! It's not like watching tennis is a chore. ;) I'm actually sorely disappointed that I won't watch an exciting final like last year. I was looking forward to staying up all night, maybe opening a bottle of Guiness and just enjoying myself.

No Layla, you're right, but watching the Wiliams again and Agassi IS, to me anyway. I liked last year much better as well, Thomas winning it just kept me in a good mood for a whole week, I really regret that I didn't tape that match, since he's one of my favorite players. Ah well.

Layla
01-23-2003, 04:19 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey:

Ouch! :eek: That sounds horrible! :( So you're ok now? Do you feel any pain? *hug*

I used to do that a lot (jump up to reach the top of the board I had to wipe clean), because I was so short. It's a good thing there were never any sharp objects around, cause I'm the clumsiest of the clumsies. :o

ILR
01-23-2003, 04:23 PM
thanks for hug Layla ;) Im fine now,but I shouldve asked someone else to wipe the board for me!All I have now is a lovely sliced stomach ;)

Layla
01-23-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by xxfrancine
:wavey:


No Layla, you're right, but watching the Wiliams again and Agassi IS, to me anyway. I liked last year much better as well, Thomas winning it just kept me in a good mood for a whole week, I really regret that I didn't tape that match, since he's one of my favorite players. Ah well.

Oh I understand, that would be a chore for me too. ;) That's why I never watch the Williams finals. And if it turns out to be a battle of the A's in the ATP final, I won't watch that either. Only Rainer is still holding my interest. :)

Francine
01-23-2003, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


The Rage (tm) lives on :( And as if that wasn't bad enough, it's -2F/-17C with a wind chill of -14F/-26C and they are not going to cancel to class. This wouldn't be so bad if you could get to class by some other means than walking, but no :mad: :rolleyes:


The weather in the US has been a news-topic here in Holland, they showed New York an said in some parts of the country the temprature became below 40C :eek: And in this skate-fanatic country everybody is praying for a bit of frost so we can skate, and we get nothing :rolleyes:. Well, I've been able to skate for 2 days, thats more than previous years.

Francine
01-23-2003, 04:36 PM
Emma, hope you're ok, that sounds really painful :\

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:36 PM
:wavey: Hi, again, all.

Well, the day has so far only gone downhill -- I made my tea to take to class, and when I got there, I took the top of my cup off to take out the tea bag and tea went everywhere :o I didn't spill that much, luckily, but it was still a bit embarrassing. Thankfully only one other person was around and she was nice enough to help me clean it up :)

It's sooooo fucking cold here, and it would be my longest day :rolleyes: so I'm going to try to skip out on a few things if I can :o (Following your lead, Layla?)

I'll be reading posts now, for instance, instead of doing my work first and then relaxing. I'm still thawing out :D

ILR
01-23-2003, 04:40 PM
yes thanks Francine :) Still got the ugly cut though :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
No sense following WTA tournaments -- maybe that's why I don't. Until either Venus or "Giant One" [lol! I love that!] retire or get completely bored of winning with their eyes closed, is there ANY hope for the rest of the players???? It's GRAF and HINGIS all over again... [I really stopped watching WTA when Hingis was at her height -- I never liked her attitude... still don't care for her.]

The only tournaments worth following are the ones the sisters don't like (like Indian Wells). Why did Kim lose last night? Cause she choked, plain and simple. All she had to do was win one more game and she could have pulled off the biggest upset of the year. Instead, she choked and more or less handed Serena her fucking Serena Slam :rolleyes:


If Rainer can pull it out, at least Pandy won't go to the final and win... but really Juanqui s/have beaten Ferreira [another hopeless one vs. AA is it 0-9 now?!]... what a JOKE!

All-American finals???? :mad: :p :rolleyes:

SO BLOODY BORING!!!

Now Ferreira's 0-11 against Agassihole :rolleyes: Couldn't even take a set. Why even bother having the final? Save everyone a lot of crowing and just end it now :rolleyes:

Unless, of course Rainer defeats Andyman and I think he can :) Rainer's my last hope that this AO won't be a complete and total disaster. It already has been for my players, but someone has to be compassionate enough . . . .

Layla
01-23-2003, 04:45 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

It's a good thing you didn't scald yourself. (You didn't, did you?) :eek: Anyway, I don't think that's embarrasing. ;) I was forced to assume that attitude because like I said, I'm one of the clumsiest people around and I'd just have to be permanently embarrased then. :o

Well, I'm still working, just not as hard as I was the last week and a half. I'm writing horoscopes today and tomorrow, then it's back to my aunty's on Saturday.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:48 PM
OMG ILR!!! :eek: That sounds terrible! Thank goodness it wasn't a deep gash or anything, but sounds like it will leave a scar :o That'd be cool as long as you had a great story to go along with it! ;)

ILR
01-23-2003, 04:48 PM
:eek: bad day for both of us then Hackie!:(

Layla how do you come up with so many ideas for hororscopes?You clever person!:D

Francine
01-23-2003, 04:49 PM
Emma, the same thing happened to me when I was about 10, I climbed on the roof of my school and slided down the rainpipe. I slid my wrist against someting that was piling out and cut it really deep. When it healed it turned all read, but that has gone away, now I just got this really big scar on my wrist. My dad always used to call it my pirate-scare, because it makes me look really though and cool :D

ILR
01-23-2003, 04:50 PM
I dont want a scar!:eek::( well it wont be a deep one anyway,just quite long.:sad: but it is big!

ILR
01-23-2003, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by xxfrancine
Emma, the same thing happened to me when I was about 10, I climbed on the roof of my school and slided down the rainpipe. I slid my wrist against someting that was piling out and cut it really deep. When it healed it turned all read, but that has gone away, now I just got this really big scar on my wrist. My dad always used to call it my pirate-scare, because it makes me look really though and cool :D

that sounds painful!:eek: the wrist is somewhere Id hate to cut!I may aswell tell you all about my dodgy finger aswell ;):o

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi TH! :wavey:

It's a good thing you didn't scald yourself. (You didn't, did you?) :eek: Anyway, I don't think that's embarrasing. ;) I was forced to assume that attitude because like I said, I'm one of the clumsiest people around and I'd just have to be permanently embarrased then. :o

Well, I'm still working, just not as hard as I was the last week and a half. I'm writing horoscopes today and tomorrow, then it's back to my aunty's on Saturday.

No, I didn't burn myself. I was surprised the tea was still warm, actually (just made myself some more -- the lifeblood of the snow gods, I'm telling you :D). I managed to just get it all over the table and not on my or my things.

Well, it's nice to have you around more, again :) It's just not the same when you are only able to come by once or twice a day, so I'll be sure to enjoy it while I still can ;)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 04:56 PM
You'll have a scar, but it might fade. I cut my knee the last time I went white-water rafting and fell out of the raft on a Class IV (of VI classes) rapid :eek: but the scar has almost disappeared. I liked it though, made me feel cool :o Cause I'm such a dork :o

Francine
01-23-2003, 05:04 PM
I'm going to have dinner, bye everyone! :wavey:

ILR
01-23-2003, 05:05 PM
when I was 6 I was walking round the school playground with my hands on the railings :o why I have no idea.I wasnt looking where I was going and I reached the metal gate and 2 lads were swinging on the gate.Stupid me,carried on walking and had my finger cut off in the hinges!:eek::sad: only the tip though,its grown back,albeit a little demented :(

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:05 PM
Some bits from Kim's interview:

Q. It's an obvious question. You must be bitterly disappointed with that loss. Can you tell us what emotions or feelings were going through your mind at the time.
KIM CLIJSTERS: I don't know. Of course I'm disappointed because I was close to beating her. But on the other hand, you know, like I just said before, I just, you know, gave everything I had. And, you know, I was close, you know, really close to winning that. Like even on matchpoint she just came up with too good of shots.
It's disappointing, but, you know, I just try to keep my chin up and, you know, there's a next tournament, my next tournament is Antwerp. I'm really looking forward to go home and play that. I play in front of a Belgian crowd.


Q. Thinking back on that match, it seemed from outside you either lost it instead of her win it. Was it nerves?
KIM CLIJSTERS: No, I wasn't nervous at all actually. No, not at all. No, I don't know. No, I think, like I said, I think she just started hitting the winners and much more than what she was in the beginning of the third set, where I went 5-1 up.


Q. Both Serena and Venus are getting a bit tired of the questions about the gap between the players.
KIM CLIJSTERS: So am I actually.

Q. Does today suggest the gap's not that big?
KIM CLIJSTERS: No, I think they probably know that as well. You know, it's just a matter of having to -- for you guys, you ask it once, but, you know, we have to answer it from each one of you, you know.
So it's -- because we were actually joking about it yesterday in the locker room after our matches, you know. She goes, "Oh, I'm so sick of all these questions." I said, "Well, so am I. Why don't we just boycott it all?" (Laughter).
No, but it's -- yeah, I mean, I think this match shows, and I think in other matches it's showed before that, you know, more players are getting close to them - not just me.


Q. There's suggestion about an Agassi-Graf team, what about Clijsters-Hewitt?
KIM CLIJSTERS: We've played before. I think we made the quarters of the French and the finals of Wimbledon once. But it's just, you know, I think if Steffi would have been playing singles still, I don't think she would have been playing both either.
I don't know. You know, who knows. Once, when our careers are maybe slowing down a little bit, we might just put some mixed doubles in it as well. I really enjoy playing mixed doubles. It's a lot of fun, very relaxing. Yeah, I have a good partner (laughter).


:( No mixed :(

Layla
01-23-2003, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:eek: bad day for both of us then Hackie!:(

Layla how do you come up with so many ideas for hororscopes?You clever person!:D

No, I'm not clever at all. :( Those horrorscopes must be getting more and more boring for the readers. I can't help but repeat myself now. I've been writing them for a year and half now and that's way to long for them to be original anymore. I've written over 2500 'scopes. :eek:

ILR
01-23-2003, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Layla
No, I'm not clever at all. :( Those horrorscopes must be getting more and more boring for the readers. I can't help but repeat myself now. I've been writing them for a year and half now and that's way to long for them to be original anymore. I've written over 2500 'scopes. :eek:

sure you are!If they had been rubbish they'd have got someone else to write them!You must be clever to have been writing them for one and a half years!:)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Layla
No, I'm not clever at all. :( Those horrorscopes must be getting more and more boring for the readers. I can't help but repeat myself now. I've been writing them for a year and half now and that's way to long for them to be original anymore. I've written over 2500 'scopes. :eek:

You should just start recycling them -- I mean, who's going to know? :o and if they do know, you could just change one or two little details, or maybe switch them up or something . . .

You work too hard to not deserve to be able to cut a few small corners.

Layla
01-23-2003, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
No, I didn't burn myself. I was surprised the tea was still warm, actually (just made myself some more -- the lifeblood of the snow gods, I'm telling you :D). I managed to just get it all over the table and not on my or my things.

Well, it's nice to have you around more, again :) It's just not the same when you are only able to come by once or twice a day, so I'll be sure to enjoy it while I still can ;)

Thanks. :o It feels great to be back in action for a bit. :) But not many people would agree with you. ;) My one foray into GM, and people already don't like what I have to say. :p Apparently, my thoughts are redundant and irrelevant. :rolleyes: LOL, why bother at all, that place is a freak house.

By the way, thanks for reminding me to get some tea. I'm fasting today and I usually get very cold on those days. Need something to warm me up from the inside.

Rainer's match is up tomorrow morning at the time when I usually have my breakfast, so that's working out swell. I'll watch that live and work later. So there's something to look forward to for tomorrow. :)

ILR
01-23-2003, 05:16 PM
Bye Francine :wavey:

Layla
01-23-2003, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
You should just start recycling them -- I mean, who's going to know? :o and if they do know, you could just change one or two little details, or maybe switch them up or something . . .

You work too hard to not deserve to be able to cut a few small corners.

Hehe, I do recycle some of them. ;) But still, I usually put them in the context of actual astrological phenomena. So I still have to alter them to fit the current constallation of planets and sometimes it just takes as much time as if I had written them from scratch. :(

Layla
01-23-2003, 05:23 PM
Bye Francine! :wavey:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:24 PM
Ouch ILR! :( Good to know you´re better though..

So, everyone ready for the final? The Big One vs the Giant One! WOOHOOOOO!!! Cant wait.... :rolleyes:

Im glad that Andre won. As I said, I dont mind him and I think he is fun to watch. And besides, Im dying to see that rebound ace whiped with Andyblood. :D

Im still REALLY mad with Kim. That was terrible! :sad:

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Thanks. :o It feels great to be back in action for a bit. :) But not many people would agree with you. ;) My one foray into GM, and people already don't like what I have to say. :p Apparently, my thoughts are redundant and irrelevant. :rolleyes: LOL, why bother at all, that place is a freak house.

By the way, thanks for reminding me to get some tea. I'm fasting today and I usually get very cold on those days. Need something to warm me up from the inside.

:rolleyes: GM is a crazy house and all those people are dumb. Don't let them get to you, they're just WTAWorld rejects :D

I forgot that Mrs. B told me tea is good for your digestion, so I've foresaken my vow to drink water everyday in order to not become a complete icicle :) It's bad for your kidneys, but that's okay, it all balances out :D

What's your favorite kind of tea? My Russian prof told us that one of their home remedies is to drink tea with raspberry. I adore Twinings of England myself :D and had some blackcurrant this morning, so hopefully I won't fall ill amongst all the rest of this . . . just finishing some Prince of Wales, which is my favorite kind :lick:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:25 PM
And we might have a men´s final between the Bald One and the Bitch One. :p

ILR
01-23-2003, 05:26 PM
thanks Diss :) Hackie,my fave kind of tea is Tetleys!:D you should try it!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:28 PM
:wavey: Hi, Diss!

I'm still pissed at Kim, too, but I think the tea has quelled my rage :angel:

And the only competition still alive to me is mixed doubles -- Dani & Kev are in the semis :) The rest of it I'm boycotting :rolleyes:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:30 PM
Or even better, ATP´s The Baldy and the Bitch. It could make to the movies!! :p

Note: It was supposed to be a parody of The Beauty and the Beast. :o

Lee
01-23-2003, 05:32 PM
Hi Everybody! Wow, we have a big party at this time of day?

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hackie,my fave kind of tea is Tetleys!:D you should try it!

I've only ever heard of Tetley's iced tea, and I don't like iced tea :( Do they make regular tea as well? :) I'll have to look for some.

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:35 PM
:wavey: Hi, Lee! Yes, I guess it's one of those magical moments when we're all here :)

Lee
01-23-2003, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Hi and bye Lee :wavey:

Be careful not to get too many bruises during your class!

Zosse, thanks for the warning but unfortunately, this time is worse, I have a twisted ankle and I'm icing it now.

Layla
01-23-2003, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
Or even better, ATP´s The Baldy and the Bitch. It could make to the movies!! :p

Note: It was supposed to be a parody of The Beauty and the Beast. :o

Hi Dissident! :wavey:

LOL, I thought it was a crack at The Bold and the Beautiful, a stupid American soap-opera. ;) Although I can hardly picture Andy as beautiful. :eek:

Dissident
01-23-2003, 05:41 PM
Anyway, Im off to see the Godfather again. And then Ill head to the movies. :wavey:
Have fun you all!

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:42 PM
:eek: You twisted your ankle! :( Sounds like none of us are having too good of a day :(

The board is going through another slow cycle, too :rolleyes:

vaiva
01-23-2003, 05:42 PM
Ouch Lee,

Will you take now an injury time-out and refuse to look after your son ;) j/k

I hope your ankle won't get swollen. Get well soon :)

TennisHack
01-23-2003, 05:43 PM
Oh, Diss, how I envy you :( So fun, so carefree, so warm . . .

Have fun :wavey:

ILR
01-23-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I've only ever heard of Tetley's iced tea, and I don't like iced tea :( Do they make regular tea as well? :) I'll have to look for some.

they certainly do make normal tea.:D I dont like iced tea either.And Hi Lee :wavey:

vaiva
01-23-2003, 05:45 PM
Tea... mhm... That's a good idea. Thank you, guys.

I'll have my favourite: Lipton Earl Grey ;)