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Dissident
01-28-2003, 03:27 AM
RF, what did you ask about Guga Gfs? :confused:

I will go to bed now. Im tired. :wavey:
Good night TH and RF and whoever more might be around! :)

Lee
01-28-2003, 03:29 AM
Diss, first big OUCH about your ankle and here's a *hug*.

second, I believe Pete thanks his wife after he won USO2002. He climbed all the way up to the stand to his wife. He gave lots of credit to Bridget. I remembered people made fun of him reading notes from Bridget during match for his inspiration (can't remember exactly for his lost in FO or Wimbly) and was so glad that he finally won another slam.

Lee
01-28-2003, 03:31 AM
Goodnight Diss! I'll see if I can answer RF question about Guga's gf!

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 03:35 AM
Goodnight, Diss. Feel better.

On that note, I think I'll go as well :wavey:

Lee
01-28-2003, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Why do you say "supposedly"?? You know, I've never heard anything about Guga having a GF... curious! ;)

I just bump up a thread in Guga's forum on Leticia. "supposedly" cause Guga never admit she's his gf but she was seen (photoed) watching Guga with Guga's mom in Brazil Open. I never hear anything about her since then.

Lee
01-28-2003, 03:40 AM
Nite nite TH! :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 04:43 AM
:wavey: :wavey: :D

OK... so far, for the ATPworld Fellowship we have:

Frodo: TH
Aragorn: Leo
Legolas ( x 2 ): Layla & Diss
Gandalf ( x 2 ): DP & Becca

I hope I haven't forgotten anyone this time! :o :p

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 04:54 AM
This is my Pearl Jam song....

http://pearljammers.com.sapo.pt/img/giventofly.jpg

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 05:00 AM
:o :o :o :o :o :o

Just looked at the ATP manager results.... the only people placed below me are the ones who forgot to buy teams! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I suck. :(

Lee
01-28-2003, 05:08 AM
Hi Allan! Don't worry, it won't take long for you to pass me. As I said it the thread there, if (probably when) I miss FO and Wimbly this summer, I will take the bottom. But, this is for fun so really no big deal.

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 05:23 AM
:wavey: Lee! :D

Hope you're still online, sorry, I didn't think anyone would be on, and I was away doing work!! ( :eek: :eek: )

LOL, that's OK...I know it's only a game... I'm not really sad... just a bit embarrassed. :o

Have you done the LOTR test? We need more people in the Fellowship! :p :)

Lee
01-28-2003, 05:30 AM
If I have time, I will get on to those tests. But I am also posting on another board now (one that I ignore for quite a while during AO) and there are lots of thread I want to read in GM, so it may take a while for me to get to LOTR. I'll try!

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 05:35 AM
What time is it where you are now? It's 5:38 pm here... I should make something to eat... I only had a small lunch (LOL, leftover West Lake Duck from the local Chinese restaurant.... I love duck! :lick: )...

Lee
01-28-2003, 05:44 AM
It's 11:40pm my time here. You're way ahead of my time. :D :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 05:50 AM
LOL yeah...sometimes it's kinda creepy when I talk to friends from the US.... they're going to bed on Monday night, and I've just come back from work on Tues evening, things like that! :eek:

Of course... my weekend begins sooner :D.... but it also ends sooner :(.... and I always feel it more towards the end of the weekend... :(

Lee
01-28-2003, 05:58 AM
When my parents still lived in Hong Kong where it's 15 hours ahead, it's very difficult to call and kind of weird when I had to say good morning to them when it's late afternoon a day before in where I lived.

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 06:18 AM
Yeah... would be tough... lucky for me it's a 2-3 hour difference (depends on daylight savings) between where I am and where my parents are.

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:21 AM
Allan, we have another Frodo here. I can't believe that! :rolleyes:

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:25 AM
And I think I have to fight with Layla for this guy!

*clear throat* not you Leo!

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 06:32 AM
LOL, Lee!! :D

Will I have to fight anyone for Legolas? Remember, I am 'the personification of all evil', you don't wanna fight me! :p :p :p :p :p

So you got Frodo as well? OK.... so that means the ATPworld Fellowship is now:

Frodo ( x 2 ): TH & Lee
Aragorn: Leo
Legolas ( x 2 ): Layla & Diss
Gandalf ( x 2 ): DP & Becca

What a strange fellowship it would be!....2 Ringbearers, 2 Legolas' and 2 Gandalfs and 1 Aragorn.... not too much variety yet! LOL

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
LOL, Lee!! :D

Will I have to fight anyone for Legolas? Remember, I am 'the personification of all evil', you don't wanna fight me! :p :p :p :p :p



Legolas is a bit too pretty for my taste (according to the secret diaries, LMAO).

I definitely need to bring out the LOTR DVD and watch it now!

Vera
01-28-2003, 06:39 AM
I got Frodo too. But I DON'T have hairy feet!

I want to BE Legolas but I don't mind marrying him instead :o.

Good night :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 06:45 AM
Wow, now we have THREE Frodos! :eek:

:wavey: Hi and bye Vera! :)

LOL, you read the very secret diaries too, Lee? What did you think of them? I was laughing so hard I was afraid I would wake up the neighbours. :o

Actually, this is for Layla, apparently the person who did those Diaries also writes (novel-length!!!! :eek: ) HP fanfiction ... check out this site:

http://www.schnoogle.com/

and do an author search for 'Cassandra Claire'..... I've only read a bit of one of her stories, but she is good.

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:45 AM
Goodnight too whoever is still here! :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 06:48 AM
Goodnight, Lee! :) :wavey: :wavey:

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:48 AM
Allan, I have not yet finished all the diaries. Follow your instruction start from Aragorn and now up to Frodo but need to go to bed now. It's 12:45am here and TKD class tomorrow morning. Will check the other site if I have time tomorrow cause I not yet start selecting my players for this week! :rolleyes:

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 06:55 AM
:o I haven't even started thinking about picking my team yet! :o

Diss, when you read this, when is it due?

Goodnight again, Lee! :wavey: :)

Layla
01-28-2003, 11:44 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

:fiery: I'm royally fucked. :sad: The bombs just keep dropping and I can't even duck and cover anymore. My client called me today and moved the deadline by several days - on a text I haven't even gotten yet. Well, I got it now and I discovered it's TWICE as long as the previous one, and I thought that one was long. Now I basically have to do double the amount in half the time. Maybe I should just keel over now. http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/div276.gif

So my brief return was fun while it lasted. :rolleyes: I'll still try to drop by as much as I can, but it will take an inhuman effort to get this translation done in time. :(

And Olivier Rochus just lost to Ljubicic of all people. :sad:

Layla
01-28-2003, 11:47 AM
Dissident, great to have you back. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend but sorry to hear about your ankle. :( *hug* What exactly is wrong with it and how long do you have to keep that thing on your leg?

Layla
01-28-2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Hmmm... Ive been noticing that for quite a while now. I dont remember ANY player EVER saying any word on a girlfriend or wife when they win. Except for Guga in the Brazil Open, where he thanked a lot of friends and put "Le" in the middle, referring to Leticia, supposedely his gf at the time.
Why I wonder?!?!

Well, that's not exactly true. I'm pretty sure Johansson mentioned his pretty finacee in his speach. And Costa definitely thanked his wife and lovely twins at RG. And I might be wrong but I think Hewitt mentioned Kim briefly in Wimbledon. Don't know about Pete though, I wasn't watching, but I'd be surprised if he didn't give a nod to his wife. And that's just since I started following tennis religiously not that long ago.

Anyway, I like it when players acknowledge their loved ones in their victory speech and the role they play in their lives. :) I'll always be a romantic. :o

Layla
01-28-2003, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Celine is a shriek and Shania is a skank, but that's just my personal opinion ;)


Not just yours TH. ;)

Layla
01-28-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
All those tests now.
I got Legolas, and then Albus Dumbledore. LOL!

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE
As Albus Dumbledore, you are talented, intelligent, caring and a prominent leader. You have a full awareness of the distinction between right and wrong, and have a good and independant understanding of various moral issues. You are able to take leadership of a large group, and your conscientious and friendly nature makes you respectable to your peers.


Hello fellow Legolas! :wavey: ;)

And that description of you is exactly how I see you. :) They couldn't have been more right. So far I'm impressed by this test.

TH, Dumbledore is a very, very good character. As the principal of Hogwarts, the school of magic Harry Potter attends, he's the wisest and kindest of them all. And the goodness of his heart knows no limits. :)

Layla
01-28-2003, 12:29 PM
Thanks for that link Dissident. Not surprisingly (in many, many levels), my song is...

http://pearljammers.com.sapo.pt/img/black.jpg

These tests are beginning to scare me now. :o They are so accurate. Black is also in my top 5 PJ songs.

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 01:19 PM
:wavey: Morning! I don't have time to reply to all of the posts right now, so I'll have to come back to do that. Just wanted to drop by and say, "hi!"

:o I almost bought Olivier for my team, glad I didn't now (I've already turned it in . . .) I'm sorry that it just made your day worse, Layla. That really sucks :fiery: Did you tell them you haven't even received the text yet? ARGH!!!!

Well, it's a balmy 22F (-6C) here :eek: and its supposed to snow again today, which is good because I'm taking pictures of it :) I'll post a few here today if they turn out okay. The snow is really beautiful :)

Well, I'm going to PM Leo about the game, then it's off to class with me. So see you guys later :wavey:

ILR
01-28-2003, 02:25 PM
:wavey:

Ill be back later,just popped in to say hi whilst I was here!Under strict revision remember!;)

ILR
01-28-2003, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Layla
LOL, I think Emma might have something to say about that. ;)

:p lol no you cant marry him ;)

ILR
01-28-2003, 02:36 PM
:o could someone pllease tell me the LOTR test please?I have to go now and will do it as soon as I come back.Thanks in advance guys :) :wavey:

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 02:38 PM
:) Morning all...

Feeling a bit of a zombie today... couldn't wake up and there's more snow [to shovel!]... still pretty cold here too... was about minus 30 yesterday.

Already they're announcing who's coming to Barcelona to play the Godo tournament [in April]: of course Juanqui, Moya, Costa, Corretja [his hometown -- never wins there though], and Hewitt, Safin, Nalby, Gonzalez, Chela, Canas, Srichaphan, Malisse, Schalken, El Aynaoui. I don't think Rogi plays that tournament -- too bad! I passed by the venue for that tournament by error while wandering around Barca. It's the Reial Club de Tenis -- members only, pls!! ;)

Lee
01-28-2003, 02:49 PM
Hi Emma! Just pass by and you want the LOTR test site and here it is!

http://www.matthewbarr.co.uk/lotr/

Lee
01-28-2003, 02:56 PM
*hug* Layla! Wish we can share your work load but unfortunately, we can't. We will share it spiritually. *sending positive thinking to Layla*

Hi RF! Get the thread about Guga gf?

Phoenix had a record breaking warm weather yesterday. It reached 82F (27.7C) yesterday while previous high is 81F.

Need to go to TKD class now, Ciao! :wavey:

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:01 PM
Hi! :wavey: Thanks Lee! :)

Enjoy your TKD class. I'll be off to my own aerobics class soon. :)

Bye! :wavey:

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:p lol no you cant marry him ;)

Hi Emma! :wavey:

LOL, no worries, I only want to marry the "REAL" Aragorn. ;) That is if i win the fight with Lee. ;) ;) Given her TKD training, that's highly unlikely. :(

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Well, it's a balmy 22F (-6C) here :eek: and its supposed to snow again today, which is good because I'm taking pictures of it :) I'll post a few here today if they turn out okay. The snow is really beautiful :)


Hi TH! :wavey:

Can't wait to see your pics of snow. :) Especially now that our own is all but gone.

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:11 PM
Hi RF! :wavey:

I would love to see Corretja win Godo for once. :) But that's a pretty good turn-out.

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi RF! :wavey:

I would love to see Corretja win Godo for once. :) But that's a pretty good turn-out.

Hi Layla!

Nobody w love it more than I! I've been a fan of Alex for awhile now -- he may not be a top 10 player these days but he's a very smart player and a hard-worker. I just wish his impending fatherhood w inspire him to win more this year!

He's like Rogi -- doesn't win at home... too much pressure I guess.

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 03:21 PM
:) Oops I was going to post a pic of Alex...

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:22 PM
When is his baby due? LOL that's great! Another sports father. :) I just saw the pic of Fabrice's baby and I had no idea he had one. So adorable!

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:23 PM
LMAO, that is one funny pic! :D But also strangely sexy. :o Well aren't they all really. ;)

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 03:46 PM
:) Fabrice had another baby? I remember his baby in Montreal in 2001...

Yeah, pretty sexy, even w the warpaint... http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/muchlve.gif

I'm not sure when the baby is due... somewhere they said summer? Maybe Jul or Aug, which w be bad timing for Montreal cos I want to go and see him there for once! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/colflash.gif

Speaking of warpaint...

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

Layla
01-28-2003, 03:52 PM
Hehe, Pat reminds me of someone there, I just can't remember who. :confused:

No, Fabrice didn't have another baby (at least I don't think so), I just didn't know he had one in the first place. :o

ILR
01-28-2003, 03:56 PM
:wavey:

hi again :) thanks for posting the link :) and I know you'd much rather have the real one than Leo ;)

ILR
01-28-2003, 04:21 PM
Sam?:o who is Sam?Hmm anyway.....

Samwise Gamgee was Bilbo's gardener and the close friend of Frodo Baggins, whom he accompanied to Mordor after the breaking of the Fellowship of the Ring.

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 04:28 PM
:) Lee, thanks for the Guga GF update -- saw it in the Guga forum! She's quite the hot babe I'd say! She must be Latina!! ;)

And speaking of hot [an old pic]:

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 04:29 PM
:) here's an interesting DC pic from Florianopolis:

ILR
01-28-2003, 04:30 PM
:wavey: RF

hi!Do you know who Sam is?:p

Layla
01-28-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Sam?:o who is Sam?Hmm anyway.....

Samwise Gamgee was Bilbo's gardener and the close friend of Frodo Baggins, whom he accompanied to Mordor after the breaking of the Fellowship of the Ring.

And we have Sam! A new face in the fellowship. :bounce: :)

Sam is Frodo's best friend and he is very loyal to him. He never leaves his sight. He's also down to earth, very practical. He always tries to keep Frodo's spirits up. :)

Quite the opposite of Lockheart actually.

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:wavey: RF

hi!Do you know who Sam is?:p

No ILR I do not know who Sam is!! I'm not a follower of LOTR [eek, don't spread it around... :eek: ]

Looking at that Who has the most gorgeous woman... thread!!

ILR
01-28-2003, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Layla
And we have Sam! A new face in the fellowship. :bounce: :)

Sam is Frodo's best friend and he is very loyal to him. He never leaves his sight. He's also down to earth, very practical. He always tries to keep Frodo's spirits up. :)

Quite the opposite of Lockheart actually.

ooooh!:D Im unique!:p Im glad hes the opposite of Lockheart!I like the LOTR test more!;)

ILR
01-28-2003, 05:21 PM
Sam here is going for pepperoni pizza,catch you guys later :wavey:

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 06:16 PM
:wavey: I come bearing a few pictures of the snow! :)

They didn't come out too well (quell surprise) so I'll just post the good ones. It was snowing very lightly as I was taking the pictures, and we're supposed to get 3-5 more inches by tonight :eek:

It melted down a bit from yesterday, but there's still quite a bit ;)

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 06:18 PM
Since the walkways aren't clear, most people have taken to walking in the snow so they don't fall on their way to or from class. But here's some fresh, unbroken snow :)

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 06:20 PM
As I was coming home, one guy was joking they there should be a new Olympic sport -- snowdrift jumping :D Yesterday the snowdrifts were knee-high and today they are only ankle high but still awkward.

The plow was out, replowing the walkways on my way home. And this is my last good pic :o

ILR
01-28-2003, 06:33 PM
:wavey: Hackie

That snow looks lovely :) We are supposed to be getting snow tomorrow but Im not too sure.But it has been awful weather today,very windy,cold and hailstoning today.:(

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:34 PM
Hi TH! Those pic make me feel homesick again :sad: They look like University of Calgary in the winter.

Thanks for the pic.

ILR
01-28-2003, 06:35 PM
:wavey: Hi Lee

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:36 PM
Hi Emma! How's your pizza? I remember Sam can't swim or afraid of water, how about you?

ILR
01-28-2003, 06:39 PM
Pizza was,as always delicious to me!:D And no Im not afraid of water,I learnt to swim when I was 5 and I got the best swimming grade out of both PE groups at school.As long as Sam is nice ;)

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 06:39 PM
You guys are welcome for the reminders of snow :) Didn't mean to make anybody sad, though :( I'd send you some but I fear it would melt on the way ;)

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Layla
LOL, no worries, I only want to marry the "REAL" Aragorn. ;) That is if i win the fight with Lee. ;) ;) Given her TKD training, that's highly unlikely. :(

LOL! Layla, don't worry, my hubby will give you a hand! :D

ILR
01-28-2003, 06:40 PM
I needed reminding what snow looks like!:p havent seen it for a while now!

Lee
01-28-2003, 06:41 PM
RF, thanks for that great old pic of Rafter!

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 06:52 PM
Official Davis Cup team nominations:

The Official Nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round ties, to take place February 7-9, have been announced:

Romania v France
Romania
Andrei Pavel
Adrian Voinea
Gabriel Trifu
Victor Hanescu
Captain: Florin Segarceanu

France
Nicolas Escude
Sebastien Grosjean
Michael Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
Captain: Guy Forget


Netherlands v Switzerland
Netherlands
Paul Haarhuis
Richard Krajicek
Sjeng Schalken
Raemon Sluiter
Captain: Tjerk Bogtstra

Switzerland
Roger Federer
Michel Kratochvil
George Bastl
Yves Allegro
Captain: Marc Rosset


Australia v Great Britain
Australia
Lleyton Hewitt
Wayne Arthurs
Mark Philippoussis
Todd Woodbridge
Captain: John Fitzgerald

Great Britain
Arvind Parmar
Alan Mackin
Miles Maclagan
Alex Bogdanovic
Captain: Roger Taylor


Sweden v Brazil
Sweden
Thomas Enqvist
Jonas Bjorkman
Magnus Larsson
Andreas Vinciguerra
Captain: Mats Wilander

Brazil
Gustavo Kuerten
Andre Sa
Flavio Saretta
Ricardo Mello
Captain: Ricardo Acioly


Croatia v USA
Croatia
Ivan Ljubicic
Mario Ancic
Lovro Zovko
Goran Ivanisevic
Captain: Niki Pilic

USA
:confused:


Spain v Belgium
Spain
Alex Corretja
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Albert Costa
Carlos Moya
Captain: Jordi Arrese

Belgium
Xavier Malisse
Olivier Rochus
Kristof Vliegen
Christophe Rochus
Captain: Steven Marten


Argentina v Germany
Argentina
David Nalbandian
Guillermo Canas
Gaston Gaudio
Lucas Arnold
Captain: Gustavo Luza

Germany
Rainer Schuettler
Lars Burgsmuller
Michael Kohlmann
David Prinosil
Captain: Patrik Kuehnen


Czech Republic v Russia
Czech Republic
Jiri Novak
Radek Stepanek
Martin Damm
Cyril Suk
Captain: Robert Krechler

Russia
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Mikhail Youzhny
Nikolay Davydenko
Igor Andreev
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

:eek: No Marat!!
:eek: No Thomas Johansson! :sad:
:eek::eek: The Great Britian team is especially bad!!

ILR
01-28-2003, 06:56 PM
you're telling me!:eek::o We are going to get severly hammered :( by Hewitt and Scud :hearts: oh well,theres always next time.....

vaiva
01-28-2003, 07:05 PM
Hi thread! :wavey:

Finally, I can post here. My internet connection has been so lousy today, I could not post or load pages until now :mad:

So I got curious about the tests you've been taking. Took myself one, though the resut tells me nothing :confused:. Is that a LORT or something test?:

You are Aragorn

Also known variously as Strider, the Dunedan and Isildur's Heir, Aragorn son of Arathorn was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, charged with the task of seeing the Ring and its bearer, Frodo Baggins, safely to the Crack of Doom. Following the War of the Ring, Aragorn took his rightful place as King.


Am I completely hopeless?

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:09 PM
France will come out on top of Romania.

Difficult to predict the Dutch and the Swiss and I think it really depends on how good Rogi will play. But I think the Dutch is better in double so the other Swiss player (probably Michel) need to win one match.

Sorry Emma! Can't imagine GB come out with one match unless an Aussie retire.

I will definitely cheer for Brazil but Guga has to win all his single and double.....

Even Goran is injuried, there is still hope in Croatia but need a little bit help from above.

Spain and Belgium, probably Spain will win. Better luck next time in the draw, Belgium.

Argentina vs Germany and Russia vs Czech. Good luck to Russia.

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:09 PM
Hi :wavey: Vaiva

you're not as hopeless as me,I cant swim apparently!:p

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:12 PM
no need to be sorry Lee,its the truth!Lleyt and Mark will have a great time!

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Hi thread! :wavey:

Finally, I can post here. My internet connection has been so lousy today, I could not post or load pages until now :mad:

So I got curious about the tests you've been taking. Took myself one, though the resut tells me nothing :confused:. Is that a LORT or something test?:

You are Aragorn

Also known variously as Strider, the Dunedan and Isildur's Heir, Aragorn son of Arathorn was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, charged with the task of seeing the Ring and its bearer, Frodo Baggins, safely to the Crack of Doom. Following the War of the Ring, Aragorn took his rightful place as King.


Am I completely hopeless?

No, you're not, vaiva! Layla and I are fighting for Aragorn. :D :D

vaiva
01-28-2003, 07:12 PM
LOL, ILR :wavey:

vaiva
01-28-2003, 07:16 PM
TH, where did you get the teams from?

Yesterday, Russian websites published an announcement that Marat was included into the official team for their tie with Czechs, even though he had 50/50 chances to play :confused:

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 07:22 PM
I got that list from DavisCup.com. I read an article from Jan 24th about some countries annoucing their teams early, and it said also said that Marat would be on the team :confused:

Here's that article:

1/24/03

Nations Begin to Announce Teams for First Round

Some nations have elected to announce their squads for the upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round ties ahead of the deadline for official nominations on Tuesday 28 January.

Daviscup.com will carry the official nominations on Tuesday, but below are the announcements as made by the respective national federations. Under Davis Cup rules, any of these nominations may be changed until Tuesday; and once the ITF has received the officially nominated team ten days before the tie (Tuesday), up to two of those nominations may be changed up until one hour before the draw on the eve of the tie.

Australia vs Great Britain

Tennis Australia have named a strong squad of Lleyton Hewitt, Mark Philippoussis, Todd Woodbridge and Wayne Arthurs. Hewitt and Philippoussis are likely to play singles, Woodbridge and Arthurs doubles. Hitting partners will be Scott Draper and Western Australia's Jaymon Crabb.

The Australians will be hot favourites after Great Britain's LTA announced a squad missing Greg Rusedski and also Tim Henman, who has failed to recover from his shoulder operation. The team will be Arvind Parmar, Miles Maclagan, Alex Bogdanovic and Alan Mackin, while David Brewer and Guy Thomas, who have been playing in the Australian Open juniors, will be attached to the squad in Sydney.


Sweden vs Brazil

Brazil have chosen 22-year-old Ricardo Mello to replace Fernando Meligeni. He has been selected along with Gustavo Kuerten, Andre Sa and Flavio Saretta.


Netherlands vs Switzerland

Captain Tjerk Bogstra announced that the Netherlands would welcome back Richard Krajicek to their squad, which also includes Sjeng Schalken, Raemon Sluiter and Paul Haarhuis. (Don't forget that we have an exclusive interview with Sjeng Schalken by David Law here on the site.)


Spain vs Belgium

Spain named Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moya, Albert Costa and Alex Corretja in a strong-looking squad for the match against Belgium in Seville.


Czech Republic vs Russia

Russia have elected to name Marat Safin in their team even though he may not be fit in time for the tie due to a wrist injury sustained at the Australian Open. The hero of the 2002 Final, Mikhail Youzhny, has also been chosen, along with the yet-to-retire Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Nikolay Davydenko, the winner in Adelaide at the start of the year.

Further announcements will be posted here, and please check back on Tuesday for the full list of official team nominations. Please also check out the Ties section for information on all ties, including - where available - schedules, ticket information, TV schedules and squads.

So I'm just as confused :(:confused::( and wondering who the US team is since it wasn't on that list . . .

vaiva
01-28-2003, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by Lee
No, you're not, vaiva! Layla and I are fighting for Aragorn. :D :D

But I assumed that Aragorn is a male? So I can hardly take it as a compliment, unless I decide to change my sex... which, apparently, has not been included in my plans yet :D

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 07:24 PM
LOL at Paul Haarhuis :D From the last tie, against Finland in September

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_787_gallery.JPG

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:27 PM
Well speaking of sexes,Im Sam :o;) do I have to change sex?:p

vaiva
01-28-2003, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
So I'm just as confused :(:confused::( and wondering who the US team is since it wasn't on that list . . .

I think they were to make the decision tonight. Ah, so here's the latest news:

Roddick left off U.S. Davis Cup team

NEW YORK (AP) -- With Andy Roddick sidelined by a wrist injury, James Blake and Mardy Fish will lead an inexperienced U.S. team against host Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup on Feb. 7-9.

At 23, Blake is the veteran of the group. Fish and Taylor Dent are both 21, and Robby Ginepri is 20; that trio has played a combined total of one Davis Cup match, in doubles.

"A changing of the guard with our Davis Cup team is complete," nonplaying captain Patrick McEnroe said Tuesday. "This is an opportunity for our guys to step up, and it will make us a better team down the road. When Andy comes back, we will be stronger."

Roddick has severe tendinitis in his right wrist, which he landed on during his 4-hour, 59-minute Australian Open quarterfinal victory over Younes El Aynaoui. Doctors told him not to pick up a racket for at least a couple of weeks.

"He's very disappointed, but it's something he needs to take care of now, or it could be an ongoing problem for a long time," McEnroe said. "He's part of American tennis for now and the future. He just wasn't going to be able to be ready to play next weekend."

Blake and Roddick were a combined 12-0 in Davis Cup heading into last year's semifinal against France. But both Americans lost their opening singles matches and their team lost 3-2.

Fish teamed with Blake to beat Slovakia in doubles last February in the competition's first round. That's the sum total of Davis Cup experience for Fish, Dent and Ginepri.

McEnroe indicated he's leaning toward using Blake (career Davis Cup records of 4-1 in singles, 3-0 in doubles) and Fish in singles and doubles against Croatia.

The United States has won the Davis Cup a record 31 times, but the last title came in 1995.

Croatia's squad for the best-of-five series indoors at Zagreb will be 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic and Lovro Zovko. ;)

Ivanisevic has been trying to get over shoulder problems.

"He could maybe get himself ready to play either singles or doubles. We're preparing for that," McEnroe said.

"We've got a tough match on our hands no matter what -- if Goran plays or not. It certainly didn't look like he was 100 percent healthy, from what I saw."

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 07:33 PM
:wavey: Good morning!

Aaaaaah! Have people already sent their teams in? Newbie question, how can I quickly find out who's playing where? :o

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 07:37 PM
DP -- there's only one tournament this week, Milan ;) And one of my players already lost *sigh*

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Blake, Fish, Dent, Ginepri?!?!?!? Oh fucking hell, we might not get to see Spain in the next round with that horrible looking team!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Looks like I had no room to diss Great Britian!

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:37 PM
Well, so far, all the characters are male so Emma and vaiva, don't worry about changing sex.

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: Good morning!

Aaaaaah! Have people already sent their teams in? Newbie question, how can I quickly find out who's playing where? :o

Go to ATPtennis.com and bring up the single draw sheet or check the Milan post here.

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 07:39 PM
ATPworld Fellowship update:

Frodo ( x 3 ): TH, Lee & Vera
Sam: ILR
Aragorn ( x 2 ): Leo & vaiva
Legolas ( x 2 ): Layla & Diss
Gandalf ( x 2 ): DP & Becca

Have I forgotten anyone?

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:40 PM
oh well never mind about being male huh ;) and Hackie,stop dissing GB!:p but no,that team is still better than ours!

:wavey: DP,I see thats what you are being called now ;)

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
DP -- there's only one tournament this week, Milan ;)

:o :o :o
Ah! Thanks! :)

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
But I assumed that Aragorn is a male? So I can hardly take it as a compliment, unless I decide to change my sex... which, apparently, has not been included in my plans yet :D

Aragorn is gorgeous. Go back a few pages for his pic. :D

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
ATPworld Fellowship update:

Frodo ( x 3 ): TH, Lee & Vera
Sam: ILR
Aragorn ( x 2 ): Leo & vaiva
Legolas ( x 2 ): Layla & Diss
Gandalf ( x 2 ): DP & Becca

Have I forgotten anyone?

awwww Im the odd one out!:p:o

vaiva
01-28-2003, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Well, so far, all the characters are male so Emma and vaiva, don't worry about changing sex.

Lee ;) You saved me a fortune :D

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 07:42 PM
I'd rather be the odd one out than the most populous character! :o

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Blake, Fish, Dent, Ginepri?!?!?!? Oh fucking hell, we might not get to see Spain in the next round with that horrible looking team!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Looks like I had no room to diss Great Britian!

It will not be that bad if Blake and Fish play up to their potential. Fish better do good to redeem himself for those disgusting behaviour in AO.

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:wavey: DP,I see thats what you are being called now ;)

:wavey: ILR :) Some people call me Allan, some people call me DP....Yvonne and I are both learning Elvish and we call each other by our Elvish names :o ........

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 07:48 PM
James could probably win at least one singles, and maybe the doubles match (he's always done well with the doubles matches :)). I don't know about Fish. Yeah, he's been playing great but he's never played a Davis Cup singles match, in a country where the crowd is going to pretty much hate him. I don't know if he can handle that.

Dent and Ginepri I don't even want to talk about :o

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:48 PM
well I guess it makes me unique Hackie!:p and DP or Allan ;) well I have all of 2 names also that Im known by!

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:48 PM
BTW Allan, can you also put the English translation under Elvish in your signature.

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Dent and Ginepri I don't even want to talk about :o

Remember last year Australia is trying to talk Dent play for them? :D :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by Lee
BTW Allan, can you also put the English translation under Elvish in your signature.

LOL... that kinda takes away the whole mystique of it! Maybe I'll give the translation of everything, except the last sentence...which is a bit naughty. :o

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 07:54 PM
Well, I must be off.

See you later, guys :wavey: Enjoy the snow ;)

Lee
01-28-2003, 07:55 PM
Bye TH! :wavey:

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:56 PM
:wavey: Hackie

whilst we are all taking tests,try this one,a true colour test,Just thought it would be interesting!

http://www.emode.com/color/

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:57 PM
lol oops gotta be a member!

ILR
01-28-2003, 07:57 PM
or you guys can just use my emode password,I dont really use it much anyway,its not like you'll be reading secret stuff about me!:p

ILR
01-28-2003, 08:01 PM
Blue

You're blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:03 PM
Errm... another silly question... for ATP manager we're only allowed ONE player outside the top 50, right?

I'm kinda having trouble actually using up my budget this week! :o

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:04 PM
:wavey: Bye, TH! :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:08 PM
I already am an Emode member, LOL

I got brown :o :o :o :o :o :o .... doesn't sound exciting at all.

Brown

You're brown, a credible, stable color that's reminiscent of fine wood, rich leather, and wistful melancholy. Most likely, you're a logical, practical person ruled more by your head than your heart. With your inquisitive mind and insatiable curiosity, you're probably a great problem solver. And you always gather all of the facts before coming to a timely, informed decision. Easily intrigued, you're constantly finding new ways to challenge your mind, whether it's by reading the newspaper, playing a trivia game, or composing a piece of music. Brown is an impartial, neutral color, which means you tend to see the difference between fact and opinion easily and are open to many points of view. Trustworthy and steady, you really are a brown at heart.

Lee
01-28-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Errm... another silly question... for ATP manager we're only allowed ONE player outside the top 50, right?

I'm kinda having trouble actually using up my budget this week! :o

Yes and you're not the only one who has lots of money left this week.

Lee
01-28-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
I got brown :o :o :o :o :o :o .... doesn't sound exciting at all.


Allan, this is probably your odd week, try some other time. :D :D

I think you will have RED

ILR
01-28-2003, 08:15 PM
lol but if you wana know,my password is 12345 :p how original,I dont mind anyone using it :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Yes and you're not the only one who has lots of money left this week.


Baaah... I'll just stop now and just send my current list.. LOL

Thanks for clearing that up...

ILR
01-28-2003, 08:16 PM
hey just realised,thats 2 tests that say Im loyal ;) Im so not Lockheart :p

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:23 PM
LOL... I just read the description of Red, and I think it partially fits me at times..... perhaps the result I get depends what sort of a mood I'm in....

I like my HP test result the best. :p Go Voldemort! :p

Lee
01-28-2003, 08:27 PM
OK getting ready to pick Vince up and explain to his school's secretary about this embarassing phone call.

My cell phone was off until I went to Vince's TKD class last night and I had 2 messages from her on my cell phone. I listened to the messages, the first one she just asked me to call and the second one said she had a call from the phone number which left 15 minutes of kids' screaming. I checked the call log on my cell phone and it was Friday night. I forgot to lock the keypad of my cell phone and put it back to my purse. Vince's school phone was on my cell phone's phone book and somehow the phone called his school while we were eating in McDonald. :o :o

Lee
01-28-2003, 08:28 PM
Ciao! :wavey:

Layla
01-28-2003, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
hey just realised,thats 2 tests that say Im loyal ;) Im so not Lockheart :p

Emma, you must have answered that Are you vain? question with a decisive yes :o otherwise you would never end up with Lockheart. That's why I asked if you're sure you always selected the box you wanted. ;)

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:30 PM
:wavey: Lee! :)

Layla
01-28-2003, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Lee
OK getting ready to pick Vince up and explain to his school's secretary about this embarassing phone call.

My cell phone was off until I went to Vince's TKD class last night and I had 2 messages from her on my cell phone. I listened to the messages, the first one she just asked me to call and the second one said she had a call from the phone number which left 15 minutes of kids' screaming. I checked the call log on my cell phone and it was Friday night. I forgot to lock the keypad of my cell phone and put it back to my purse. Vince's school phone was on my cell phone's phone book and somehow the phone called his school while we were eating in McDonald. :o :o

Ouch, how embarrasing. :o But I'm sure she'll understand. :)

ILR
01-28-2003, 08:31 PM
oh :o I didnt mean to do that :p I think I am a bit concerned with what I look like but certainly not overly.Ooops!

:wavey: Lee

Layla
01-28-2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
But I assumed that Aragorn is a male? So I can hardly take it as a compliment, unless I decide to change my sex... which, apparently, has not been included in my plans yet :D

There are very few female characters in LOTR and if the test only takes into account the acctual 9 members of the Fellowship, then there are NO women at all.

And as far as males go, Aragorn is the best there is. :) So you should really be proud to bear his name. ;) He is a true hero.

Layla
01-28-2003, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
oh :o I didnt mean to do that :p I think I am a bit concerned with what I look like but certainly not overly.Ooops!

:wavey: Lee

I think you should retake the test. :)

ILR
01-28-2003, 08:46 PM
lol :o OK OK I'll retake the test ;) now let me find that link ;)

Layla
01-28-2003, 08:46 PM
The Brits will get slaughtered. :sad: And poor Tim put everything on the line and made his injury worse to secure their place in DC. Now it'll all go to ruin. :sad: Just so you know, Rusedski is now on my shit list. :fiery:

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol but if you wana know,my password is 12345 :p how original,I dont mind anyone using it :)

Maybe I'll try this test... back later! :)

Layla
01-28-2003, 08:49 PM
TH, thanks for those pics of snow. They're beautiful, especially the middle one, with unbroken snow. :hearts:

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Layla
The Brits will get slaughtered. :sad: And poor Tim put everything on the line and made his injury worse to secure their place in DC. Now it'll all go to ruin. :sad: Just so you know, Rusedski is now on my shit list. :fiery:

Well... anything can happen... after all, we Aussies had that home tie against Ecuador that we lost! :o :p

What was Rusedski's reason/excuse for not playing DC?

ILR
01-28-2003, 08:56 PM
:eek: cant find link!Can anyone help me or else ill be stuck as Lockheart forever!:p

ILR
01-28-2003, 09:00 PM
in fact I wont have time to do it!I have to go to bed!:wavey: night everyone

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:eek: cant find link!Can anyone help me or else ill be stuck as Lockheart forever!:p

LOL!!

Here is the link:

http://www.jamiefrost.co.uk/whoareyou/

ILR
01-28-2003, 09:01 PM
oh thanks,just in time!;) Ill do it now :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-28-2003, 09:05 PM
OK, I have to get off and make a phonecall and get ready to go to work. :sad:

:wavey: everyone! :)

ILR
01-28-2003, 09:05 PM
hmmm interesting....sounds rather weak!:eek::p

GINNY WEASLEY
As Ginny Weasley, you are quiet and timid, but thoughtful and kind. Like most of the Weasleys, you are fairly average in terms of intelligence, and lack any particular talent, but although this can lead to false judgements when tackling moral decisions, good against evil takes a upmost precedence. However, you are prone to be possessed by evil books, so perhaps you are not too favourable with the chickens.

ILR
01-28-2003, 09:06 PM
bye Allan :wavey:

ILR
01-28-2003, 09:08 PM
I have to go also :wavey:

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 09:14 PM
;) Bye DP and ILR!

See you tomorrow!

Leo7
01-28-2003, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Hackie: I just read in the ATP site that they were going to show ads from TMC Houston but of course we would not have seen them up here anyway...

yeah, i saw one commercial for TMC Houston after the Superbowl game.

Leo7
01-28-2003, 09:25 PM
have you guys seen this?

Official Nominations - World Group
The Official Nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round ties, to take place February 7-9, have been announced:

Romania v France
Romania
Andrei Pavel
Adrian Voinea
Gabriel Trifu
Victor Hanescu
Captain: Florin Segarceanu
France
Nicolas Escude
Sebastien Grosjean
Michael Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
Captain: Guy Forget

Netherlands v Switzerland
Netherlands
Paul Haarhuis
Richard Krajicek
Sjeng Schalken
Raemon Sluiter
Captain: Tjerk Bogtstra
Switzerland
Roger Federer
Michel Kratochvil
George Bastl
Yves Allegro
Captain: Marc Rosset

Australia v Great Britain
Australia
Lleyton Hewitt
Wayne Arthurs
Mark Philippoussis
Todd Woodbridge
Captain: John Fitzgerald
Great Britain
Arvind Parmar
Alan Mackin
Miles Maclagan
Alex Bogdanovic
Captain: Roger Taylor

Sweden v Brazil
Sweden
Thomas Enqvist
Jonas Bjorkman
Magnus Larsson
Andreas Vinciguerra
Captain: Mats Wilander
Brazil
Gustavo Kuerten
Andre Sa
Flavio Saretta
Ricardo Mello
Captain: Ricardo Acioly

Croatia v USA
Croatia
Ivan Ljubicic
Mario Ancic
Lovro Zovko
Goran Ivanisevic
Captain: Niki Pilic
USA

Spain v Belgium
Spain
Alex Corretja
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Albert Costa
Carlos Moya
Captain: Jordi Arrese
Belgium
Xavier Malisse
Olivier Rochus
Kristof Vliegen
Christophe Rochus
Captain: Steven Marten

Argentina v Germany
Argentina
David Nalbandian
Guillermo Canas
Gaston Gaudio
Lucas Arnold
Captain: Gustavo Luza
Germany
Rainer Schuettler
Lars Burgsmuller
Michael Kohlmann
David Prinosil
Captain: Patrik Kuehnen

Czech Republic v Russia
Czech Republic
Jiri Novak
Radek Stepanek
Martin Damm
Cyril Suk
Captain: Robert Krechler
Russia
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Mikhail Youzhny
Nikolay Davydenko
Igor Andreev
Captain: Shamil Tarpischev

why hasn't the US team been named yet? :confused:

Layla
01-28-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
hmmm interesting....sounds rather weak!:eek::p

GINNY WEASLEY
As Ginny Weasley, you are quiet and timid, but thoughtful and kind. Like most of the Weasleys, you are fairly average in terms of intelligence, and lack any particular talent, but although this can lead to false judgements when tackling moral decisions, good against evil takes a upmost precedence. However, you are prone to be possessed by evil books, so perhaps you are not too favourable with the chickens.

Oh no, Ginny is lovely! And she has a crush on Harry. This is so much better than Lockheart lol.

RogiFan
01-28-2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
yeah, i saw one commercial for TMC Houston after the Superbowl game.

I just read in another forum that someone saw this ad... any good? Who did they feature besides Juanqui [and Hewitt I imagine, plus no doubt Agassi and even Pandy since it's in Houston and he did so f------ well in Oz!]?

The person said they showed Juanqui 3 times: FH winner, arms over face in disappointment and smiling w a cute wink!!

;)

Layla
01-28-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Well... anything can happen... after all, we Aussies had that home tie against Ecuador that we lost! :o :p

What was Rusedski's reason/excuse for not playing DC?

It's basically fear of possible injury. He's been injured a long time, something to do with his foot. But he's playing a tournament prior to that, so he might be ok. But because he didn't want to let the team down :rolleyes: in case he wasn't ok, he just let them down a month before. :mad: I mean Timmy was actually injured when he played that tie against Thailand, but he played anyway, 3 matches. And he won single-handedly. It really fucked his shoulder up for the rest of the year and for this year's AO. While the mere thought of not being able to perform well scares Greg shitless. :p Now he basically doomed them. That and I've had it with his big mouth. I'm tired of defending him.

Leo7
01-28-2003, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I just read in another forum that someone saw this ad... any good? Who did they feature besides Juanqui [and Hewitt I imagine, plus no doubt Agassi and even Pandy since it's in Houston and he did so f------ well in Oz!]?

The person said they showed Juanqui 3 times: FH winner, arms over face in disappointment and smiling w a cute wink!!

;)

yeah, i've seen this commercial on ESPN a couple of times also. i'm sure you saw it last year during the Shanghai coverage since they played it over and over and over.. i can't remember all the players that were in the commercial but of course they had Andre, Andy, Lleyton, Juanqui, Tommy H, Marat, Tim (i think).. and i can't remember the rest.

Chloe le Bopper
01-28-2003, 09:46 PM
Gidget is not a fan of the Andy Roddick spike ("It looks a bit long. I think Andy could do with a trim"), likes the James Blake-Younes El Aynaoui dreadlocks ("It makes them more individual") and thinks the Juan Carlos Ferrero 'shag' works. "He's got the regrowth, the wild and messy look. My sons liked the look of it."


oohh I missed this article.

Rahr! ;)

Leo7
01-28-2003, 09:48 PM
hey Layla, some good news:
Katarina Srebotnik Def. Amanda Coetzer 6-4 7-5 :)

Leo7
01-28-2003, 09:53 PM
oh shit Mary lPierce ost again. after winning the first set from Farina Elia 6-3, she went down 6-1, 6-0 in the last two sets. what's the deal with her? why is she losing these matches against players she should be beating? is it fitness (she certainly needs to get in better shape), or just mental? Mary :sad:

Layla
01-28-2003, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey Layla, some good news:
Katarina Srebotnik Def. Amanda Coetzer 6-4 7-5 :)

Thanks! :) I needed that. I like Amanda though.

Congrats Katarina! :bounce:

Layla
01-28-2003, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
oh shit Mary lPierce ost again. after winning the first set from Farina Elia 6-3, she went down 6-1, 6-0 in the last two sets. what's the deal with her? why is she losing these matches against players she should be beating? is it fitness (she certainly needs to get in better shape), or just mental? Mary :sad:

:sad: I'm willing to bet it's fitness. She's really, really out of shape. The scoreline says it all. From 3-6 to losing 1 and love. She just withered away. She needs to get back into shape asap.

Leo7
01-28-2003, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
If someone wants to take it:

http://pearljammers.com.sapo.pt

thanks diss. i'm Go:

http://pearljammers.com.sapo.pt/img/go.jpg

Leo7
01-28-2003, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Layla
:sad: I'm willing to bet it's fitness. She's really, really out of shape. The scoreline says it all. From 3-6 to losing 1 and love. She just withered away. She needs to get back into shape asap.

sadly, i have to agree. even her fitness in 2002 was much better than her current shape. i saw some of her AO match against Chanda and honestly it was hard to watch b/c she couldn't run down any balls and her movement was horrible. and she doesn't look happy on the court. :sad:

Leo7
01-28-2003, 10:28 PM
i'm gonna go and have dinner. :wavey:

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:wavey: Hackie

whilst we are all taking tests,try this one,a true colour test,Just thought it would be interesting!

http://www.emode.com/color/

Ooh, emode is of the devil! :o

Black

Your color is black. The color of night. Serene and mysterious, black conjures up images of elegant evening gowns, dashing tuxedos, and gleaming limousines. Traditionally a symbol of success, black also represents power and an uncompromising demand for perfection. Not surprisingly, you tend to set challenging goals for yourself and do whatever it takes to achieve them — your strength of character is second to none. This unfaltering determination, along with your natural elegance, impresses people. But keep in mind that your personality might be intimidating to some. Try to temper your demanding side with a little softness — trust us, it won't kill you. Overall, though, black is the color of professionalism and achievement, which means it's clearly the color for you.

14% emode members are Black
18% of the world is Black

LMAO at the "demanding side" -- I'm too meek to be demanding :o

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 10:54 PM
Leo -- DON'T FORGET YOUR TEAM!!! I tried to PM you but your box is full :(

The US team will be: James Blake, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, and Robby Ginepri. We had a little conversation about it earlier in the thread.

TennisHack
01-28-2003, 10:58 PM
Well, since no one's around I'll go do my work :wavey:

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:22 PM
i'm back and i took the emode color test..

You're green, the color of growth and vigor. Good-hearted and giving, you have a knack for finding and bringing out the best in people. Green is the most down-to-earth color in the spectrum — reliable and trustworthy. Read more about your true color...

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Leo -- DON'T FORGET YOUR TEAM!!! I tried to PM you but your box is full :(

The US team will be: James Blake, Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, and Robby Ginepri. We had a little conversation about it earlier in the thread.

omg thanks for the reminder! i was gonna forget again.. and i should prolly delete some of my pm's.

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:p lol no you cant marry him ;)

:kiss: Emma

Scotso
01-28-2003, 11:43 PM
Karol lost 1-6 3-6 :sad:

He's so up and down :sad:

Scotso
01-28-2003, 11:44 PM
He must have been hurt, he pulled out of the doubles :(

just my f**king luck :(

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:44 PM
I just sent in my ATP Manager team. i bought Mad Max so i really hope that he can have a great week and win me some points. :D

Scotso
01-28-2003, 11:45 PM
:o

wrong forum lol

well you guys and commiserate too ;)

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:45 PM
aww too bad Scott. he'll do better next time. btw, is your avatar a pic of Karol? i wouldn't know since i've never seen him before. :o

Scotso
01-28-2003, 11:47 PM
yup it's Karol :D

Scotso
01-28-2003, 11:48 PM
I'm going to go play Tropico :wavey:

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:51 PM
:wavey: bye bye. i'm gonna go soon and watch Gilmore Girls. :D

Layla
01-28-2003, 11:52 PM
Just came back to say goodnight! :wavey:

Leo7
01-28-2003, 11:53 PM
:wavey: sweet dreams Layla!

Dissident
01-29-2003, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Morning all...

Feeling a bit of a zombie today... couldn't wake up and there's more snow [to shovel!]... still pretty cold here too... was about minus 30 yesterday.

Already they're announcing who's coming to Barcelona to play the Godo tournament [in April]: of course Juanqui, Moya, Costa, Corretja [his hometown -- never wins there though], and Hewitt, Safin, Nalby, Gonzalez, Chela, Canas, Srichaphan, Malisse, Schalken, El Aynaoui. I don't think Rogi plays that tournament -- too bad! I passed by the venue for that tournament by error while wandering around Barca. It's the Reial Club de Tenis -- members only, pls!! ;)

Guga is gonna play there as well. At least he said so. ;)

Dissident
01-29-2003, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) here's an interesting DC pic from Florianopolis:

I was there, I was there!!!
That doubles match was unbelievable!!! :bounce:

Too bad we had to lose. :sad:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 12:25 AM
:wavey:

LOL, did I come just as everyone was leaving? :o

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
I was there, I was there!!!
That doubles match was unbelievable!!! :bounce:

Too bad we had to lose. :sad:

Ola Diss!

How's your ankle holding up?

Who was Guga playing dbles with? Meligeni?? Must have been a great match! How neat! I guess Guga was quite upset about losing, esp his sgles match vs. Lleyton! :p

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 12:57 AM
Where where you when the Challenger exploded? (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/23134)

Leo7
01-29-2003, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Where where you when the Challenger exploded? (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/23134)

i was only a few months old :o

Dissident
01-29-2003, 01:24 AM
Yellow

You're yellow, the color of joy and energy — two things you definitely bring to everyone around you. It's hard for anyone to be sad or lonely in your presence; your sunny disposition and cheery outlook just won't allow it. The warmth of your personality shines through in the kindness you show friends and family (and strangers, too). Always ready with a lighthearted joke or heartfelt compliment, you know how to make people feel good about themselves, so they can't get enough of you. Yellow is a warm and inviting color for a warm and inviting person — you!

Dissident
01-29-2003, 01:25 AM
lol, I wish :o

Dissident
01-29-2003, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Ola Diss!

How's your ankle holding up?

Who was Guga playing dbles with? Meligeni?? Must have been a great match! How neat! I guess Guga was quite upset about losing, esp his sgles match vs. Lleyton! :p

!Ola!
Im doing alright.
I guess Layla asked about my ankle earlier too, but I forgot to answer. :o sorry.
Theres something on my fibular ligments (sp?), on the outter side of my right ankle. I took some of those X-Rays stuff (lol at my complete lousy english at these times).
Ill have this thing on untill Thursday morning, when Im seeing the specialist. I got some movies to watch, and there are soccer and Milan Tennis coverage, so its all okay.

Yeah, Guga is a wonderful doubles player! You never seen him play? That match was the last one Jaime Oncins played for us. He was a wonderful doubles player as well. :sad:
Guga was devastated. :( He felt the pressure that one time. Hewitt played OUT OF THIS WORLD though. Cant take that away from him. That was the moment where I first looked at him as a clear shot for number one. :eek:
Here goes a pic I took there.

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
lol, I wish :o

LOL, well, yours is closer than mine. Or do I really have a demanding personality? :o LOL, told ya emode was the devil ;)

Dissident
01-29-2003, 01:32 AM
You see Pat to serve, Hewitt doing the "Aussie" next to the net.
Guga is all in white, and Jaime has the white-grey shirt. :D

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Theres something on my fibular ligments (sp?), on the outter side of my right ankle. I took some of those X-Rays stuff (lol at my complete lousy english at these times).
Ill have this thing on untill Thursday morning, when Im seeing the specialist. I got some movies to watch, and there are soccer and Milan Tennis coverage, so its all okay.

*extra hugs* I hope everything's okay. That sounds serious :( At least you have something to keep you entertained. Maybe you'll get to see Jarkko again? ;)

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
You see Pat to serve, Hewitt doing the "Aussie" next to the net.
Guga is all in white, and Jaime has the white-grey shirt. :D

Jaime Oncins, right? Thanks for your info and insight!! No I've never seen Guga play dbles since they NEVER w show such matches...

I have to say you get good coverage in Brasil! What station do you get down there? It's obviously NOT European nor American coverage... I tell you we get next to nothing unless you only like the American players... getting really sick of the biased commentary... it was really bad as the AO progressed or s I say digressed! :rolleyes:

Dissident
01-29-2003, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
*extra hugs* I hope everything's okay. That sounds serious :( At least you have something to keep you entertained. Maybe you'll get to see Jarkko again? ;)

Maybe, maybe....

Im getting mr horseface tomorrow. :mad:
At least I can hope that Rich will kick his ass. :p ;)

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 01:48 AM
Krajicek will probably work a number on him, and the second player on my team will fall.

Man have I lost the magic touch this year :o;)

Dissident
01-29-2003, 01:56 AM
RF

I went to the DC tie, as I went when we played spain here. I can brag about having seen Guga, Meligeni, Jaime, Corretja, Moya, Javier Sanchez, Hewitt and Rafter play. ;)

We are having great atp coverage, as usual. But NONE wta at all.
I wont complain, atp is my first choice by far. :D

I got Doha and Auckland already, and the Aussie Open.
Now Im getting Milan. Not one week without coverage.
Then these ones are scheduled:
5- Milan
6- DC tie
7- none
8- Rotterdam
9- Acapulco
10- none
11- Indian Wells TMS
12/13- Miami TMS
14- DC tie (if Brazil is in it)
15- Estoril
16- Monte Carlo TMS
17- none
18- none
19- Roma TMS
20- Hamburg TMS
21- none
22/23- Roland Garros
24- London Queens Club
25- none
26/27- Wimbledon

After this, we have the TMS and TMC scheduled, as well as the USOpen and the Lyon and Basel IS ones. But maybe they will pull some new ones later in the year. :)

Lee
01-29-2003, 01:56 AM
Hi Diss & TH!

more *hug*, Diss for your ankle. My ankles are still giving me troubles but definitely not as bad as yours. *hug*

I saw the commercial for WTA Scottsdale tourney and it said Serena, Lindsay, Kimmy and Daniela will be here. But my calendar is very busy during that period of time............

Lee
01-29-2003, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
We are having great atp coverage, as usual. But NONE wta at all.
I wont complain, atp is my first choice by far. :D


Envy! Envy! Envy!

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 02:05 AM
Wow, I'm jealous, Diss :mad: America's coverage will go something like this (ATP):

Davis Cup
final (maybe) of San Jose
Memphis (regional Fox affliate might have the final)
last two days of Scottsdale
TMS Indian Wells
TMS Miami
TMS Monte Carlo (half)
TMS Roma (half)
TMS Hamburg (half)
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
last two days of Newport (regional Fox affiliate)
last two days of Indianapolis (regional Fox affiliate)
last two days of Washington, D.C. (regional Fox affiliate)
last two das of Los Angeles (regional Fox affiliate)
TMS Canada
TMS Cincinnati
final of Long Island (regional Fox affiliate)
US Open
TMS Madrid (half)
TMS Paris (half)
Tennis Masters Cup

Regional Fox affiliate means that not everyone will get matches -- depends on their region of the country, obviously. I know we get the last few days of all of the California hardcourt season for the ladies, and for some strange reason their half of the Moscow tournament :confused:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 02:06 AM
And we'll have whatever Davis Cup ties the US is participating in. If they get kicked out, so does our coverage :fiery:

Lee
01-29-2003, 02:07 AM
Thanks Diss! And this is MY song:

you are immortality!


http://pearljammers.com.sapo.pt/img/immortality.jpg

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 02:14 AM
Wow, Lee, we match up again (first Frodo, now this :o)

Lee
01-29-2003, 02:15 AM
Seems me and TH have more and more in common!

Lee, your true color is Black!

Your color is black. The color of night. Serene and mysterious, black conjures up images of elegant evening gowns, dashing tuxedos, and gleaming limousines. Traditionally a symbol of success, black also represents power and an uncompromising demand for perfection.

Dissident
01-29-2003, 02:16 AM
:eek:
are you twins? lol

Lee
01-29-2003, 02:17 AM
These tests are incredible! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Lee
01-29-2003, 02:18 AM
Should I do the HP test or just copy what TH has?

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 02:20 AM
:( Dammit!!

So much for being original :sad:

Lee
01-29-2003, 02:27 AM
I think finally there's a difference although it's pretty close. I can be Percy and there will be exact matches! :eek:

PROFESSOR FLITWICK
As Professor Flitwick, you are charming, compassionate, and have a passion to help those around you. Although timid, you make a good leader when the opportunity is right, and your friendly nature makes you highly respect among your peers. You have a wide understanding of moral issues, and you stand up for these views. However, be careful that your strong belief in pacifism doesn't cloud your judgement when appropriate action needs to be taken.

Ravenclaw
Being in the Ravenclaw house, you are likely to be loyal, intelligent and have a good understanding of ethical and political issues. Your studious nature partially takes priority over your adventurism.


Cat
Cats make an ideal pet for the academic and friendly, but also to those who prefer to stay within boundaries rather than be adventurous.

TOTALS

Flitwick 136 Sirius 69

Percy 131 Voldemort 61

Muggle PM 129 Weasley Twins 61

Hermione 127 Hagrid 58

McGonagall 127 Harry 58

Cho Chang 113 Neville 58

Dumbledore 113 Cedric 57

Remus 112 Vernon 57

Fleur 95 Ron 53

Arthur 91 Susan B 53

Ginny 86 Krum 52

Snape 83 Ludo 48

Colin 81 Wormtail 29

Dobby 74 Peeves 28

Angelina 71 Draco 27

Karkaroff 70 Lockhart 27

Oliver 69 Crabbe 22

Chloe le Bopper
01-29-2003, 02:45 AM
Well I never took the Harry Potter test, but there is no need.

According to the wonderfully well read and extremely mature folks over in the Hewitt forum, I am clearly represented by Voldemort.

Now, I have never read Harry Potter OR seen the movies.

But knowing how much they love me over there, and how they would NEVER insult people in their thread and make up lame nicknames for them then fall over in shock when they get nasty replies - I can only assume that this is their way of congratulating my on having such a strong character :cool:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 02:47 AM
LMAO at Becca -- it also means you'll die of coronary heart disease because of your raging hostile cynicism -- well, if our resident Voldemort (DP) is anything to go on, that is . . . ;)

Chloe le Bopper
01-29-2003, 02:50 AM
WHAT?!

They were insulting me?

NO!

IT CAN'T BE!

Lee
01-29-2003, 03:14 AM
Goodnight to whoever still here! :wavey:

Vera, miss you and the hockey talk! :D

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 03:23 AM
:wavey: Nightynight, Lee

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 04:13 AM
Eggy says Jarkko's match was on Eurosport about an hour ago. Anybody happen to catch it? :o Jarkko/Michel, I do believe, so an added incentive. If you did, please tell us about it :)

Goodnight, thread :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 05:27 AM
Originally posted by Layla
And as far as males go, Aragorn is the best there is. :) So you should really be proud to bear his name. ;) He is a true hero.

...not to mention the fact that Arwen gives up her immortality to marry him.


:wavey: thread! :)

Vera
01-29-2003, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Goodnight to whoever still here! :wavey:

Vera, miss you and the hockey talk! :D

:wavey: Lee :kiss:

Just finished watching the Nucks against the Wilds. It was a very exciting game at the first 10 mins as my team scored twice. Then the Wilds played a great road game of slowing down the whole tempo and bored our defense to dooz off a little and let them back in the game. Even the OT was as boring :rolleyes: which is very unusual. But I was awake the whole time and watching :rolleyes: . Well, has to suck up as much hockey as possible before the mid-season break this weekend :D .

Your new home team Coyotes beat your ex-home team, so that makes you happy or sad? Probably sad as I don't think you are used to the idea of calling the Coyotes your home team yet. It's a hard habit to break, eh?

Reading all your Harry Porter profiles but I really dont know much about them. Trying to decide if I should catch the Harry Porter movie in the theatre before it comes down or should I want for the video. I guess it's better to watch it on big screen, eventhough my screen at home is pretty big too.

And thanks Hackie for those snow piccies. It's pretty warm here in the West Coast and the ski hills are yellowish green since snow pretty melted on all slope. Too bad, cos we need the tourism here in the ski season. So I hope the snow will come to our mountains soon.

Well, goodnight :wavey:

Vera
01-29-2003, 05:37 AM
Oh hi Allan :wavey:

Did you give a translation of the elvish in your signature?

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 05:43 AM
:wavey: Vera! :D

LMAO.... most of you would have seen part of the translation before.....it's all in Quenya.... 'Aiya!' means 'hail! The next sentence means 'My name is Aldaron' (ok, so I now have an Elvish name :o :p) The next sentence is the standard Quenya greeting (it's actually in the book as well) and means 'a star shines on the hour of our meeting'.

The next two sentences are actually taken from the pickup lines that I posted in this thread some time back....

The third sentence means, 'I will love you for better or worse, till death do us part.'..... and the last sentence says, 'take off your clothes and lie down on the bed.' :p

So there it is, my entire signature translated... LOL

Vera
01-29-2003, 05:46 AM
lol. I see. So I haven't pick up a bit of Quenya so far :o :D.

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 05:48 AM
Speaking of the Harry Potter profiles... in a weird way, I'm thrilled I got Voldemort.... I want to go buy a Slytherin scarf and wear it around.... muahahahahahaha! :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 05:51 AM
Ah.... if you are interested in Quenya phrases that you can use in polite conversation, :p here is a link to some phrases

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/9902/q1mx.html

For some useful (non-explicit :p) Sindarin phrases:

http://www.councilofelrond.com/phrases.php

Vera
01-29-2003, 05:54 AM
Okay, I'll try. My spanish got stuck at the moment, maybe it's time to start a new language :p :D.

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 05:57 AM
LOL...if you want to have a go at it, the www.councilofelrond.com site also has free Sindarin lessons, if you sign up.... there are lessons and exercises and you can submit homework and it'll be graded....

I am going to work on the first couple of lessons today :)

Yvonne ('Legolas' on these boards, Elvish name: Tamurile) is also learning Sindarin on that site alongside myself, and I think a friend of hers has also joined in.... the more the merrier! We can start the ATPworld Elvish thread soon! :D :p

Vera
01-29-2003, 05:58 AM
Well, I need to watch the Sports Page to catch on all the hockey news :o :). Then I'll watch Jay Leno tonight bcos Colin Farrell is on. Does anyone here think he is hot :hearts:. I really like him. But I hate the fact that he's in that new Ben Affleck movie, Daredevil. I mean, not bcos of Ben, but the movie looks really stupid. Maybe Daredevil is a legendary cartoon character which I obviously don't know. But it's like a second grade copycat of Spiderman just based on the trailer. I hope the movie is actually better than the trailer. But Colin as the villian is not very appealing to me.

Okay, goodnight Allan :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 06:01 AM
Good night, Vera! :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 07:54 AM
Just popped back on to update my signature. :p Since I'm learning Sindarin first, I thought I might as well use Sindarin, and not Quenya, for it. For those who will ask for a translation (:p ), my current signature basically has a similar meaning to my previous one, minus the last sentence.

Still working on it! :mad:

Am off for dinner now!

:wavey: :wavey: :)

Francine
01-29-2003, 10:27 AM
:wavey:

Just a quick Hi, don't have anything interesting to say. Well, except for the fact that my LOTR character is Aragorn and my color is blue.

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 01:37 PM
:wavey: Good morning, all!

Well, it's gotten quite balmy outside -- it's almost up to the freezing mark again :eek:;)

I see there haven't been too many posts so I'll just start responding :)

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Then I'll watch Jay Leno tonight bcos Colin Farrell is on. Does anyone here think he is hot :hearts:. I really like him. But I hate the fact that he's in that new Ben Affleck movie, Daredevil. I mean, not bcos of Ben, but the movie looks really stupid. Maybe Daredevil is a legendary cartoon character which I obviously don't know. But it's like a second grade copycat of Spiderman just based on the trailer. I hope the movie is actually better than the trailer. But Colin as the villian is not very appealing to me.

LMAO, Vera, these are the exact words my friends used when they were discussing this movie not two days ago :eek::D Colin is a collective crush of theirs (I have my tennis boys, they have their movie stars . . .)

http://www.online-shrine.com/farrell/images/colin_farrell.jpg

And he has his own website, apparently -- http://www.colin-farrell.com

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 01:45 PM
DP http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/notworthy.gifhttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/notworthy.gifhttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/notworthy.gif

Learning yet another language is very tough, but to have to do it online? Yikes, even tougher! So I commend you, sir, on your fine work :)

Vera -- I don't know anything about Harry Potter or LOTR either, so I'm depending on these guys to tell me if my characters are good or not. I think I completely missed the boat for these two series and I can't see myself getting on anytime soon.

ILR
01-29-2003, 03:03 PM
:wavey:

hi did the Pearl Jam test and Im one on my own again!:p

Lee
01-29-2003, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Your new home team Coyotes beat your ex-home team, so that makes you happy or sad? Probably sad as I don't think you are used to the idea of calling the Coyotes your home team yet. It's a hard habit to break, eh?


I think I will probably be happier if I call Coyotes as my home team now cos it's an amazing record but my new home team never lost to my old home team in it's 5 years francise history. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Somehow, Flames always find a way to screw up big with the Coyotes, like they were leading 3-2 in 3rd period and end up gave up a goal in the last 90 seconds last night, losing 4-3.

I just remembered that the Canucks practice in a rink in Burnaby but the GM place is in Vancourver, right? The 2 rinks are pretty far apart. It's the same here for Coyotes, they practice in Scottsdale's Ice Den which is on the east side of the valley (and is pretty close to my hubby's office and where I shop most of the time) but their new arena will be on the west side of the valley (I can't remember the city's name :o )

Lee
01-29-2003, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Then I'll watch Jay Leno tonight bcos Colin Farrell is on. Does anyone here think he is hot :hearts:. I really like him. But I hate the fact that he's in that new Ben Affleck movie, Daredevil. I mean, not bcos of Ben, but the movie looks really stupid. Maybe Daredevil is a legendary cartoon character which I obviously don't know. But it's like a second grade copycat of Spiderman just based on the trailer. I hope the movie is actually better than the trailer. But Colin as the villian is not very appealing to me.


Now I have to pay a little bit more attention to this guy's movie. I notice a few are showing on my Cinemax. ;)

Between Matt Daemon (?sp) and Ben Affleck, I like Matt much more and Ben go down a notch everytime he has a new gf and the last one make him totally down the drain.

And thanks for the pic TH!

ILR
01-29-2003, 03:54 PM
:wavey: Hi Lee

Lee
01-29-2003, 03:59 PM
Leo, I was totally crushed last night when I found my tape for GG was totally screwed. I have the 1st new eppy this year and was supposed to tape last night eppy. I don't know what happened, but my digital converter was powered off and the tape was rewinded, so when the VCR started recording last night, it wiped out the 1st eppy with totally blanks. :mad: :mad:

So, Leo, can you fill me in what happened last night, please? :(

At least I watched the new eppies first and I have to say

GO DEAN GO

He is a smart guy and I think he can win Rory back! :D :D

Lee
01-29-2003, 04:00 PM
Hi Emma! How's your day and your study schedule?

ILR
01-29-2003, 04:03 PM
my day has been OK.I got my report today mostly Bs and Cs.I want an A ot two!:( I will work hard to get there,even though I know I wont feel like it.My schedule,well at the moment Im doing french coursework and later Ill be revising something else.

Lee
01-29-2003, 04:05 PM
All those language experts here, do any of you know any website that you can learn Korean?

I am still struggling to count from 1 - 10 in Korean. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: My TKD master is a real pain about this. :p I also need to know those different kind of kicks in Korean too.:(

Lee
01-29-2003, 04:10 PM
Emma, you will do better next time. I hate studying for exam too but once you get into the rhythm, it will be much easier.

ILR
01-29-2003, 04:16 PM
The next time will be in college :) speaking off which,I have an open evening tomorrow night at the college I want to go to.I just go to look round and get an interview date and acceptance pack.Im practically accepted because the college is linked to our school,I just need the grades to get the courses I want to do.

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Lee
All those language experts here, do any of you know any website that you can learn Korean?

I am still struggling to count from 1 - 10 in Korean. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: My TKD master is a real pain about this. :p I also need to know those different kind of kicks in Korean too.:(

:wavey: everyone! :)

I'm no language expert.... but I find Google very helpful, that's how I found all my Elvish sites...

Would these Korean links be of any use to you?

http://www.jobmonkey.com/teaching/asia/html/korean_words.html

http://www.koreabound.com/eng/109.htm

I don't know of any sites with names of kicks though.. :o

I haven't learnt how to count in Elvish yet... LOL

ILR
01-29-2003, 04:28 PM
Hi Allan :wavey:

I like to use google too,can get some good pics using that ;)

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 04:32 PM
LOL! :wavey: ILR!

Hahahahaha, Google is my absolute favourite search engine... and yes, you can find all sorts of great things on the net ;) I just checked... I now have 13 different Legolas wallpapers :o :o

Lee
01-29-2003, 04:35 PM
Hi Allan! Thanks and I will check those sites right now. I know all those kicks name in English. I just need them in Korean, so hopefully those sites will help!

ILR
01-29-2003, 04:36 PM
:D I find most of my pics from that site its great!:) the one thing I do have trouble finding though,is wallpapers!

Lee
01-29-2003, 04:47 PM
OK! I feel I'm really dumb now. There are 2 different ways to pronounce numbers in Korean, according to the web site, one is for indicating and one is for counting. Can anyone explain the difference to me? I think I understand counting but indicating???

ILR
01-29-2003, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Lee
OK! I feel I'm really dumb now. There are 2 different ways to pronounce numbers in Korean, according to the web site, one is for indicating and one is for counting. Can anyone explain the difference to me? I think I understand counting but indicating???

:o:o sorry I have no idea what you are talking about!But Im off now for my tea!:wavey:

dont think Ill be back later because Liverpool v Arsenal is on TV :bounce: please please win:):) go my boys!:D

Lee
01-29-2003, 04:52 PM
Bye Emma! :wavey:

:bounce: :bounce: GO LIVERPOOL GO :bounce: :bounce:

Cheer for me too Emma!

Dissident
01-29-2003, 04:53 PM
Dont get me started on Matt Daemon (lol, loved this name. :p) and his little sidekick. :p
I loved them on Jay and Silent Bob stryke back, though, where they make complete fools out of themselves.
Actually, you can see some spoof on DareDevil here and there. lol
They are gonna ruin yet another comic classic putting a Hollywood doll as the main role. Oh well.... :o

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 04:55 PM
:wavey: Emma! :)

I also don't really have much of an idea what they are talking about....

Perhaps, counting as in 'there are three houses', and indicating as in 'Jack lives in the third house'.... but that's just a wild guess.

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 04:56 PM
:wavey: Diss! :)

Dissident
01-29-2003, 04:56 PM
My soccer team won their first match (a friendly) at our home stadium, but I couldnt go because of my leg. :mad: Anyway, the new players were pretty impressive. :D We won 3-0 with many players not being able to play.
Tomorrow we will have two young guys who were playing for the under-20s National Team, and a new midfieldier is coming soon from NewCastle United. :bounce:
Seems like we´re making a decent team. Now on to see if they will play up to their potential. Last year´s team definitely didn´t. :(

ILR
01-29-2003, 04:58 PM
Hi Diss :wavey:

had to add when I saw the Newcastle United bit ;) would that be Diego Gavilan?And glad your team won,I will cheer for you to Lee!

Dissident
01-29-2003, 05:01 PM
Gavilan it is. :D
Why?

ILR
01-29-2003, 05:02 PM
just checking my footy knowledge is up to date ;)

ILR
01-29-2003, 05:07 PM
plus,any type of footy talk catches my eye ;) and I wasnt too sure if it was Gavilan,but I thought it was.Ive never seen him play that much

Dissident
01-29-2003, 05:07 PM
Is he any good? I heard pretty good things about him from Paraguaian football writers. ;)

Dissident
01-29-2003, 05:07 PM
Oh, i see. you answered that already. lol :o

ILR
01-29-2003, 05:09 PM
lol post above.Im not sure really because he hardly ever played for Newcastle.I saw him once at the world cup,he seemed OK :) but you never know,they say that premiership football is much faster and more physical than others so maybe the style didnt suit him.

Lee
01-29-2003, 05:11 PM
Hi Diss! :wavey: Just let us know whenever your team is playing so we can cheer for them. Glad to hear they are doing better. How's your ankle? Feeling better?