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Dissident
01-29-2003, 05:14 PM
Oh, my ankle doesnt hurt, Lee. Its immobilized (sp?), so I cant walk. Therefor, as it just hurts when I walk, it doesnt hurt. :D
But I cant leave my home, so I feel like a Vampire in a coffin now. lol
But Ill go to the doctor tomorrow morning, so it will all be fine. Im almost sure he will let me out of this. ;)

And my team plays again tomorrow night. in about 30 hours from now. ;)
Against Cerro Porteño from Paraguay.
We beat Sporting Cristal, from Peru, btw.

ILR
01-29-2003, 05:17 PM
glad your ankle is getting better Diss :) have to go now :wavey:

Lee
01-29-2003, 05:19 PM
Great logic, Diss :rolleyes: I guess your immobility is the reason you're on board at this time of day, huh?

Lee
01-29-2003, 05:20 PM
So I have to say bye to Emma again :D :D :wavey:

Dissident
01-29-2003, 05:25 PM
You bet right Lee. :)
Ill take off to watch a movie soon.
I just finished to watch Richard take out the horse, thank god. I was afraid he might pull that off! :p 15-13 in the third set tiebreak?? OUCH! It was endless pain! lol

Bye Emma! Ill update you on Gavilan as soon as he starts playing, which I think might take a while.

And bye Lee and DP (if you´re still there). :wavey: Ill go watch my movie. See ya guys later on. ;)

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 05:25 PM
:wavey: if anyone's still around. Class was cancelled again (my prof cancelled because of the weather, yet the school can't? ARGH! :rolleyes: ) I see much to do here, but first and foremost -- YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Jarkko! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: He's in the quarters of Milan now. Love ya dahling :kiss:

vaiva
01-29-2003, 05:26 PM
Hi thread :wavey:

Finally my internet seems to be back to normal. I wonder if I ever have time to read all posts for the past few days :confused:

Lee
01-29-2003, 05:30 PM
Hi TH and vaiva! :wavey:

Class was cancelled again (my prof cancelled because of the weather, yet the school can't? ARGH! )

Prof is human being and school is a machine.


Finally my internet seems to be back to normal. I wonder if I ever have time to read all posts for the past few days

Vaiva, I have faith you can manage this small task.

Puss-in-Boots
01-29-2003, 05:33 PM
:wavey: all who have just arrived...

:wavey: Diss, hope your ankle is fully recovered soon! :)

:wavey: .... I have a headache, so I am going back to bed.

:wavey: :wavey:!

vaiva
01-29-2003, 05:38 PM
Crocodile is on his way home. Have to make dinner.

C u later :wavey: (so much for reading posts :o)

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 05:39 PM
LOL at DP!!

Feel better :wavey:

Lee
01-29-2003, 05:43 PM
Bye vaiva and Allan! :wavey:

Hope your headache will be better, Allan!

I have to take my beauty bath before Vince's home! I hate :fiery: those days they only have half day of school.

Bye TH! :wavey:

Vera
01-29-2003, 06:58 PM
My Harry Porter profile:

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.

Being in the Gryffindor house, you are likely to be conscientious, brave and have good leadership skills. However your intelligence may not rival that of a Ravenclaw.

Phoenixs are for the highly intelligent, brave, conscientious and born leaders of society. Those with this pet usually like to stand out and are spontaneous in nature.

Dumbledore 100
Percy 100
Remus 100
Snape 100
Cho Chang 96
Fleur 93
Hermione 91
Karkaroff 90
Voldemort 90
Muggle PM 89
Flitwick 87
McGonagall 84
Krum 79
Cedric 77
Arthur 76
Oliver 73
Harry 72
Vernon 71
Angelina 70
Ludo 70

I'm an old man :(. But he looks Gandalf :) ).

My PJ, I'm not a fan of sentimental kind of song like the description suggested. But maybe I should give it a try :)

Vera
01-29-2003, 07:03 PM
Colin Farrell on Leno: Errrrrrrrr, not what i thought he is. He made an impression on minority report :rolleyes: (maybe I was trying to pay attention to someone other than Tom Cruise cos I don't like Cruise very much). But he's on Leno and he's like a hyper kid. And he swears a lot and that "bip" sound made my ears ring. Somehow think that he does that deliberately, I mean, swearing a lot. Nonetheless, love that irish accent :D. And I'll still be watching his movie, althought I'm not interested in both the Daredevil and the Recruit.

Vera
01-29-2003, 07:03 PM
Lunch time :wavey:

Vera
01-29-2003, 07:04 PM
Also, can someone show me that color link again, can't find it. Thx.

vaiva
01-29-2003, 07:40 PM
Vera! :wavey:

ILR
01-29-2003, 08:02 PM
:wavey:

cant stay long just an update 1-0 down to Arsenal,its a good match very end to end stuff.And Layla might remember this,when I was talking about goalie Dudek dropped because of mistakes he made is playing again because other goalie got injured :( is out for the season :( I like him to but Im happy Dudek has his chance.Nobody knows what Im talking about :o lol

ILR
01-29-2003, 08:03 PM
anyway Im off to see 2nd half!bye :wavey:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 08:12 PM
Vera: http://www.emode.com/color

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 08:14 PM
WHAT! :eek:

Singles - First Round
D Sanguinetti (ITA) d (LL)G Galimberti (ITA) 62 64
(WC)A Gaudenzi (ITA) d (3)Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 75 63

Lucky Loser Giorgio Galimberti replaced No. 6 seed Fabrice Santoro, who pulled out citing general fatigue.


There go two more players on my team, following closely on the heels of Stepanek and Lopez. Christ, I really have lost the magic touch! :sad:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 08:17 PM
Santoro withdraws

Grand Slam doubles champion Fabrice Santoro has retired from the Milan tournament due to fatigue after a hectic fortnight at the Australian Open, organisers announced Wednesday. Replacing Santoro is Italian lucky loser Giorgio Galimberti.

Fabrice Santoro teamed up with Michael Llodra to win the Australian Open doubles title by beating the defending champions Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.

The French veteran along with his young teammate were runner ups last year and this year they finally pulled through in Melbourne. A two week effort that took the toll on the 30 year-old who has been forced to withdraw from Milan in order to take a well deserved rest and prepare for his country's Davis Cup 1st round clash against Romania.

Fabrice Santoro will once more team up with Michael Llodra for the doubles in the Davis Cup first round tie. They will be joined by Sebastien Grosjean and Nicolas Escude. The tie takes place from February 7-9.


Eurosport

Lee
01-29-2003, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
WHAT! :eek:

Singles - First Round
D Sanguinetti (ITA) d (LL)G Galimberti (ITA) 62 64
(WC)A Gaudenzi (ITA) d (3)Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 75 63

Lucky Loser Giorgio Galimberti replaced No. 6 seed Fabrice Santoro, who pulled out citing general fatigue.


There go two more players on my team, following closely on the heels of Stepanek and Lopez. Christ, I really have lost the magic touch! :sad:

:eek: :eek: Aynaoui thanks for at least showing up even though you lose. :mad: :mad:

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Vera: http://www.emode.com/color

Thx, Hackie. So...

vera, your true color is 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.

Oh, okay. I think it's quite right. I'm very much a problem solver. But I still like green better :) .

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:42 PM
Just realised that it's a match making site of some sort. lol. And no, those ppl they think will match me, are the farthest away from my type.

Lee
01-29-2003, 08:42 PM
Hi Vera! :wavey:

Originally posted by Vera
vera, your true color is Brown!


Can't imagine you're the same color as Allan! :p

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:44 PM
I expected Younes will lose in the first round, sorry Younes but thx for coming. Didn't expect Fab will pull out but i don't blame him. Melbourne to Milan is indeed a very long flight. And I'm still wondering why Rogi didn't play to defend his point. Now Pandy got to #5 :mad:

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Vera! :wavey:

Can't imagine you're the same color as Allan! :p

Hehehe, I'm pretty intellactual, you know :o :D !

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:46 PM
BTW, hi Lee :wavey:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 08:48 PM
Actually, Vera, emode is just a site with tons upon tons of various quizzes. I think the matchmaker stuff is relatively new. But then, I haven't been there in a few years until yesterday :)

Roddick may be #5 for the week of DC, but he won't stay there for long. He has already pulled out of San Jose and I expect more events to follow :D

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:48 PM
Intellectual, I mean, if I can only spell :o

vaiva
01-29-2003, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Thx, Hackie. So...

vera, your true color is 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.

Oh, okay. I think it's quite right. I'm very much a problem solver. But I still like green better :) .

Thanks for the link.

I'm brown as well. Not my fav colour. Far from that. And never tried to compose a piece of music. Maybe I should try? :rolleyes: j/k

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Actually, Vera, emode is just a site with tons upon tons of various quizzes. I think the matchmaker stuff is relatively new. But then, I haven't been there in a few years until yesterday :)

Roddick may be #5 for the week of DC, but he won't stay there for long. He has already pulled out of San Jose and I expect more events to follow :D

They showed those ppl's pix that would give me a match :rolleyes: They look like the Raiders defense team :p I mean bulky :D. But slim guy is what I like :) . But I should check it up again cos I like those psych test :o .

Is Roddick playing Memphis since he is the defending champ? If he isn't, he might not even win title this year :p .

Vera
01-29-2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Thanks for the link.

I'm brown as well. Not my fav colour. Far from that. And never tried to compose a piece of music. Maybe I should try? :rolleyes: j/k

Hi Vaiva.

I might have try compose some music once or twice in my life, but quickly realised something is better leave untry.

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by Vera
They showed those ppl's pix that would give me a match :rolleyes: They look like the Raiders defense team :p I mean bulky :D. But slim guy is what I like :) . But I should check it up again cos I like those psych test :o .

Is Roddick playing Memphis since he is the defending champ? If he isn't, he might not even win title this year :p .

All of my matches were your patented Creepy Old Guys *shudder* Think I'll stick to my #1, as well as my Finnish angel and my lovely Swissie :hearts:

No clue about that. Is Memphis coming up soon? He's supposed to sit out a few weeks, but will probably try to defend that title.

vaiva
01-29-2003, 09:02 PM
I found this on CNN SI Jon's mailbag. Quite funny:

James Blake issued the quote of the tournament, if not the year. Asked if he missed the intellectual stimulation of Harvard, Blake responded, "There are some pretty intelligent players as well: Todd Martin and ... let me think of a few more." ;)

... First runner-up comes from the inimitable Bud Collins. After Agassi destroyed Hyung-Taik Lee 6-1, 6-0, 6-0 in the second round, Collins said, "Andre, you realize he's from South Korea and not North Korea." :D

... Second runner-up is Marat Safin. When asked whether he was disappointed about having to pull out of the tournament with a wrist injury, Safin said, "Yeah. Kind of." ;)

... Applause is in order for the Houston Masters Cup promoters, who purchased national advertising spots during Sunday's Super Bowl. We can only hope they weren't produced by the same firm used by Caroline Springs. (If you don't get this reference, you don't know how fortunate you are.) (? what about it? I missed this one completely. Can anybody explain?)

... John McEnroe, hired to provide commentary for Australia's Channel Seven, was at his no-holds-barred best in Melbourne. After Schuettler defeated an injured Roddick in the semis, Mac asked the German if he could beat Agassi in the final. Schuettler's response was noncommittal at best. Mac persisted. "C'mon, Rainer, are you gonna kick his ass?" ... :rolleyes: *shrugs*

Vera
01-29-2003, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
All of my matches were your patented Creepy Old Guys *shudder* Think I'll stick to my #1, as well as my Finnish angel and my lovely Swissie :hearts:

No clue about that. Is Memphis coming up soon? He's supposed to sit out a few weeks, but will probably try to defend that title.

I uphold my standard with my spanish, french and swedish guys too.

Memphis is after San Jose, same week that Juanqui will be playing in Rotterdam. Pandy beat James last year:
(2)Andy Roddick d. (8)James Blake 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 09:04 PM
Hi everyone!

Guess what my colour is??? It's a colour I love, actually:

Red

Your color is red, the color of racy sportscars, blushing cheeks, and luscious roses. Red symbolizes passion, romance, and love. So, since you're ruled by red, you probably trust your feelings more than your brain and tend to act spontaneously. If you see something you want, you go for it without thinking twice — impulsive is your middle name. You don't wait around for people to make decisions, either; you dive right in. Quite the romantic, you pay close attention to your emotions. In fact, if your heart isn't in what you're doing, you won't be satisfied. Of course, even when you do pour all your energy into the projects you tackle, your impetuous nature means your passions can shift as frequently as the wind. That's why some reds have trouble with commitment. Our advice? Next time you're feeling fickle, think before you act, if possible. You might be surprised at the results. Overall, though, it's great to be red. No one lives life more completely than you do.

I don't know about the racy sportscar but I once hitch-hiked home from uni and a guy in an E-Type Jag picked me up [and let me off where I wanted him to -- no more!]!!

If I make decisions it's only because I'm quite impatient... no hanging around for me! I'm SO romantic it's almost impossible for me to have a REAL lasting relationship... Think before I act? Kinda difficult sometimes esp if I'm emotionally involved!! :p

That was fun! I s check the other colours that you guys were!

vaiva
01-29-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hi Vaiva.

I might have try compose some music once or twice in my life, but quickly realised something is better leave untry.

So true. I wish everybody would realise that before asking if my dog would bite them if they kicked me :D

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:06 PM
hey RF. here is an article about the TMC Houston ads:

TENNIS MASTERS CUP HOUSTON Jan. 25, 2003

Houston Joins Super Bowl Fever
Tennis Masters Cup Houston Ads Appear During the Big Game

Houston Tennis stepped into the national spotlight Sunday with three network spots running during Super Bowl XXXVII promoting the 2003 Tennis Masters Cup, to be held at Westside Tennis Club, November 8 - 16.

The Tennis Masters Cup is the season’s final showdown in which the eight best players and eight best doubles teams of the year compete for $3.7 million in prize money and valuable points in the ATP Champions Race for year-end World No.1. The event, which is jointly run by the ATP, ITF and Grand Slams, returns to the United States for the first time since 1989, and will be held in Houston for the first time since 1976. The event will be held in November at Westside Tennis Club, the site of the US Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston and the recent Davis Cup tie against Spain. An 8,500-seat stadium will be built around a hard court surface and the stadium will be lit for night play.

The first spot ran in the last break before kickoff, the second in the 4th quarter during the game and the final spot ran in the first break after the game is over.

Jim McIngvale, tournament promoter and owner of the Westside Tennis Club in Houston, said, ”We are excited that the huge number of sports fans that watch the Super Bowl will learn about the Tennis Masters Cup coming back to the U.S. and Houston. We felt that running the three spots in the big game would help to brand the Tennis Masters Cup as the same caliber of event in the tennis world as the Super Bowl is in Football.”

The Tennis Masters Cup is the culminating event of the professional tennis season and is jointly run by the ATP, ITF and Grand Slams. The world's top eight men's professional tennis players and top eight doubles teams compete in round robin tournaments for $3.7 million dollars in prize money and the chance to end the year as World No. 1.

if you want to watch the actual commercial, you can check it out at atptennis.com. :)

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Actually, Vera, emode is just a site with tons upon tons of various quizzes. I think the matchmaker stuff is relatively new. But then, I haven't been there in a few years until yesterday :)

Roddick may be #5 for the week of DC, but he won't stay there for long. He has already pulled out of San Jose and I expect more events to follow :D

Hey Hackie!

Glad to hear that news of Pand... who knows why Rogi didn't play Milano? Probably because he planned on doing better at AO. He's just trying different tournaments I think -- slightly different sched also. So is Pandy REALLY injured that badly that he has to w/d from some tourneys??? If so, GOOD!!!

vaiva
01-29-2003, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Guess what my colour is??? It's a colour I love, actually:

Red

No one lives life more completely than you do.

*turns into green with envy*

Holla RF! :wavey:

Vera
01-29-2003, 09:11 PM
Hi Leo, so you said that is just the same commercial they were using in TMC last year? Cos I remembered Juanqui's wink shot :). But in Canada, we didn't get those commercial, instead we got the very annoying buckaday.com ad. I did watch that one from the footage my sister taped for me.

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I don't know about the racy sportscar but I once hitch-hiked home from uni and a guy in an E-Type Jag picked me up [and let me off where I wanted him to -- no more!]!!



Why he drive a racy sportscar????

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 09:12 PM
Hmm, interesting -- Roddick might be out for Memphis, then :D Yes, he has severe tendonitis in his wrist after his QF at the Aussie Open -- apparently he was told to not even pick up a racquet for two weeks! :eek: But I think he'll be foolish enough to try and defend his points that week.

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:14 PM
Hi RF and Leo! :wavey:

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:15 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Vera
[B]Hi Leo, so you said that is just the same commercial they were using in TMC last year? Cos I remembered Juanqui's wink shot :). But in Canada, we didn't get those commercial, instead we got the very annoying buckaday.com ad. I did watch that one from

yup, it was the same commercial as the one ESPN played last year during the Shanghai coverage. btw, that wink shot was when Juanqui defeated James Blake in the 2nd round of Cincy last year. :)

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:19 PM
:wavey: hello.

Richard won today in a third set tiebreak, and he saved 3 match points! :bounce: he's up next against Jarkko in the Quarters, so it looks like i'll be at odds with Hackie. ;)

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:22 PM
did you guys see this? Boris Becker has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. :)

NEWS Jan. 28, 2003

Becker Chosen for International Tennis Hall of Fame
Former World No. 1 to be inducted into Newport during ceremony on July 12.

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/other/becker_200x150.jpg
Becker won 49 titles during his 16 years on the ATP circuit.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that former World No. 1, Boris Becker of Germany, will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer.

Joining Becker for induction are Francoise "Frankie" Durr of France and Nancy Richey of the United States, and Brian Tobin of Australia.

During his 16 year career, Becker captured six Grand Slam singles titles - two Australian Opens (1991, '96), three Wimbledons (1985, '86, '89) and the 1989 US Open. Becker was ranked in the year-end Top 10 eleven times (1985-1996). He finished his career with 49 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. He was a singles winner in the 1988 Masters event (a finalist in 1985, '86, '89), winner at the 1988 World Championships Tennis event (finalist in 1986) and winner of the 1992 and 1995 ATP Tour World Championships Finals (finalist in 1994, '96).

Born November 22, 1967 in Leimen, Germany, Becker was the redheaded teenager that took the world by surprise in 1985 by winning Wimbledon - then the youngest male ever to win a major at 17 years, 7 months. (In 1989 Michael Chang, at 17 years, 3 months, won the French Open.) He was the first German champion and the first unseeded player to win the Men's Singles Championship. In 1986 he successfully defended his Wimbledon title, stopping Ivan Lendl in the final. At 6 feet, 3 inches, Becker's game featured a big serve, heavy groundstrokes and penetrating volleys. A crowd favorite at Wimbledon, he reached the finals seven times in 10 years (1985-'95). In the 1995 Wimbledon semifinal, he defeated Andre Agassi from a set down and behind 2 service breaks to win 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-4, 7-6(1). But in the final, he couldn't overpower another young American, Pete Sampras.

Becker played Davis Cup for Germany from 1985-1999, leading his country to victory in 1988 and 1989. His career Davis Cup win-loss record stands at 54-12, including an impressive 38-3 in singles. In 1985, he was named the ATP Most Improved Player of the Year, then four years later in 1989, he was named the ATP Player of the Year. Becker also earned Olympic Gold in Barcelona, Spain (1992) where he partnered with Michael Stich to win the men's doubles title for Germany.

"I am very delighted and feel the great honor, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," Becker said. "It has always been my dream to be a part of this honorable institution and I will treat my membership with great respect."

Other inductees

Francoise "Frankie" Durr was the World's No. 3 ranked player in 1967. She holds 12 titles in Grand Slam events (11 in doubles, 1 in singles), with 26 career singles titles and over 40 doubles titles. She was ranked nine times in the World Top Ten from 1965-1976.

Nancy Richey was the World's No. 2 ranked player in 1969. She holds 6 Grand Slam titles: 2 career singles Championships (1967 Australian Championships, 1968 Roland Garros) and 4 Doubles Championships (Australian 1966, Wimbledon 1966, and US 1965 and 1966).

Brian Tobin has devoted over forty-five years of his life to the game of tennis. He has been a member of Tennis Australia since 1964, serving as President from 1977 to 1989, overseeing the building and opening (1988) of the current stadium for the Australian Open.

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 09:23 PM
:) Hi Leo!

Thanks for the TMC ad info! I tried to find the ad on ATP but couldn't... will try again.

Yes, as Vera and Lee mentioned all we got was that freaking annoying ad!!!

Vaiva, what were the GREEN characteristics then??

Why was the guy driving a racy sportscar, Lee?? I don't know -- he was probably British too... I always have a soft spot for Brit guys... that's why I have seen a ton of theatre in the UK, w Brit actors, some of whom I've met, several times, i.e., Ralph Fiennes. Now is that impulsive or what???:p I do like those Mazda Miata cars too and Minis! And MGs!

Vera
01-29-2003, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

yup, it was the same commercial as the one ESPN played last year during the Shanghai coverage. btw, that wink shot was when Juanqui defeated James Blake in the 2nd round of Cincy last year. :)

Aha, I always think that's a match worth watching :hearts::D .

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

Richard won today in a third set tiebreak, and he saved 3 match points! :bounce: he's up next against Jarkko in the Quarters, so it looks like i'll be at odds with Hackie. ;)

Indeed, I was sooooo happy that Jarkko won through to the quarters that I didn't think to look at his opponent until later -- Krajicek :eek: Going to be a toughie and you're right, we will be at odds ;) I won't be too peturbed if Jarkko loses because I like Richard too. But of course I want him to win :bounce:

Being swept off to dinner, so see you guys later :wavey:

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Why was the guy driving a racy sportscar, Lee?? I don't know -- he was probably British too... I always have a soft spot for Brit guys... that's why I have seen a ton of theatre in the UK, w Brit actors, some of whom I've met, several times, i.e., Ralph Fiennes. Now is that impulsive or what???:p I do like those Mazda Miata cars too and Minis! And MGs!

I think most guys driving a racy sportscar want to pick up gals but may be for guys? :p

Miata is the car I want. When I was looking for my first car, I wanted a Miata but my hubby said no and end up I have a , *sign* 323. But, the next car will be a Miata!!!!!!!

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:29 PM
Bye TH! :wavey:

Leo, you probably didn't see my previous post but would you please update me with what happened in last night GG?

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Indeed, I was sooooo happy that Jarkko won through to the quarters that I didn't think to look at his opponent until later -- Krajicek :eek: Going to be a toughie and you're right, we will be at odds ;) I won't be too peturbed if Jarkko loses because I like Richard too. But of course I want him to win :bounce:

Being swept off to dinner, so see you guys later :wavey:

Swept off to dinner... now that sounds intriguing! Is there a racy sportscar involved here?

Have fun!

Glad for Jarkko, btw! Go for it!

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Indeed, I was sooooo happy that Jarkko won through to the quarters that I didn't think to look at his opponent until later -- Krajicek :eek: Going to be a toughie and you're right, we will be at odds ;) I won't be too peturbed if Jarkko loses because I like Richard too. But of course I want him to win :bounce:

Being swept off to dinner, so see you guys later :wavey:

and i won't be too upset if Richard loses b/c i like Jarkko too.

it's too bad that Fabrice Santoro had to pull out of the tournament but i thought he had to be tired after all the tennis at the Aussie Open. i guess buying him for my team this week was a big mistake. :( but fortunately this opens up Max Mirnyi's draw. David Sanguinetti in the 2nd round is much easier than Fab. GO GO MAX!! :bounce:

Vera
01-29-2003, 09:34 PM
See ya Hackie :wavey:
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Gosh, my arm is still sore. What's going on? I think it's complaining that I spent too much time in front of the computer, so when I rest my arm on the mouse, that's the most uncomfy position. I even have to eat with my left arm these days cos I have difficulty holding my arm up. :(

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Leo!

Thanks for the TMC ad info! I tried to find the ad on ATP but couldn't... will try again.

the article and ad is under "More Headlines" on atptennis.com. it's the 2nd one down, below the Boris Becker article. btw, i think you need to have realplayer on your computer to watch it.

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Vera
See ya Hackie :wavey:
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Gosh, my arm is still sore. What's going on? I think it's complaining that I spent too much time in front of the computer, so when I rest my arm on the mouse, that's the most uncomfy position. I even have to eat with my left arm these days cos I have difficulty holding my arm up. :(

Do you have any support on your wrist? Both with the mouse and keyboard?

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:37 PM
:wavey: Hackie.

oh that sucks, Vera. it's strange that your arm would be so sore just b/c you put it in that position. do you have an soft arm pad?

Vera
01-29-2003, 09:40 PM
I don't know if it's bcos of that position that caused the soreness but it hurts more when I place my arm there. I don't have a arm rest. I've spent a lot of time in front of the computer anyway, my past jobs are all in front of the computer the whole 10 to 12 hours working day. So I'm surprised if this soreness is due to the computer use. But then, I guess it's cumulative anyway. :(.

Vera
01-29-2003, 09:46 PM
Well, time that I rest my arm a bit. See y'all later, Leo and Lee :wavey:

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:47 PM
At least you said it's your arm that's sore, not your wrist so it's not the ?? tunnel syndrome.

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:49 PM
Au revoir Vera! :wavey:

RogiFan
01-29-2003, 09:52 PM
:) I'm off too! Bye Vera! My arm hurts after clicking too many times -- I try not to use the mouse too much but it's sometimes impossible... w my work too!

Dinnertime!

See you later! Thanks again Leo!

Was a lovely sunny day out... snow is melting a little now... getting slightly warmer too... only about minus 10!

Lee
01-29-2003, 09:55 PM
Bye RF! :wavey:

I hope I'm not on Leo's ignore list!

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Bye TH! :wavey:

Leo, you probably didn't see my previous post but would you please update me with what happened in last night GG?

in last night's eppy, Lorelai went out on two dates with her new boyfriend (i forget his name). on the first date they went to a coffee shop to try out different kinds of coffee (the guy is planning to manage a coffee shop) and of course Lorelai loved that. on the second date they went on an outdoor trip and did some fishing. Luke helped Lorelai to learn how to fish before she went on her date b/c she was didn't even know how to hold the rod lol. as far as i know, Lorelai and this guy haven't kissed yet.

unfortunately Luke has a new girlfriend also, so that means we'll have to wait even longer for Lorelai and Luke to FINALLY get together (i'm convinced that they;re soulmates :D). she's Taylor's lawyer and she needed to get Luke's signature so that he could become official business partners with Taylor (remember he is using Luke's property to build that ice cream shop). she started flirting with Luke and eventually he asked her out. this is his first girlfriend since Rachel.

anyway, Lane asked her mother if she would allow her to go to the he's not Korean. :( also, Lane's cousin got married and they had a wedding at her house. Paris and Rory are still fighting and Paris doesn't want to make up. imo, she's totally overreacting and should really be mad at that red-haired bimbo. :rolleyes:

Leo7
01-29-2003, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Bye RF! :wavey:

I hope I'm not on Leo's ignore list!

lol no, you're not on my ignore list. i just didn't see your post about GG right away. anyway, i have to go right now but i'll be back in 10 -15 minutes.

:wavey: Vera and RF.

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the update! :eek: Luke ask a girl out :eek: I saw Lorelai's new boyfriend in previous eppy and I didn't like him. Paris overreact cause she is very sensitive when involving her boyfriend but they will make up and the bimbo will know what a big mistake she made.

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
lol no, you're not on my ignore list. i just didn't see your post about GG right away. anyway, i have to go right now but i'll be back in 10 -15 minutes.

:wavey: Vera and RF.

I'm just joking! ;) But I was desperate to know what happen. If you read my other post earlier you will understand how desperate I am! :o

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:09 PM
i'm back. :wavey:

did you forget to tape GG lasty nite or something?

i know, i was shocked about Luke too. i think part of the reason he asked out that girl (she seems pretty nice, btw) is b/c Jess was bugging him about how he hasn't been out with a girl in months.

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:18 PM
I scheduled the VCR to record the eppy every week but it's my studid digital converter. It must be on for my VCR to receive any signal and I guess Vince turn it off. To make matter worse, I think it's again Vince rewind the tape so I lost the first eppy (Dean declare war on Jessi) too when my VCR start recording blanks on top of that eppy.

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
WHAT! :eek:

Singles - First Round
D Sanguinetti (ITA) d (LL)G Galimberti (ITA) 62 64
(WC)A Gaudenzi (ITA) d (3)Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 75 63

Lucky Loser Giorgio Galimberti replaced No. 6 seed Fabrice Santoro, who pulled out citing general fatigue.


There go two more players on my team, following closely on the heels of Stepanek and Lopez. Christ, I really have lost the magic touch! :sad:

same with me, Hackie. Lopez, El Aynaoui, and Santoro were all on my team. :(

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by Lee
I scheduled the VCR to record the eppy every week but it's my studid digital converter. It must be on for my VCR to receive any signal and I guess Vince turn it off. To make matter worse, I think it's again Vince rewind the tape so I lost the first eppy (Dean declare war on Jessi) too when my VCR start recording blanks on top of that eppy.

that's too bad Lee. that Vince is a troublemaker. ;)

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:22 PM
Just watch the commercial on ATPtennis. It use Window Media to play and even I have high bandwidth, the images are quite blurry and very fast. I can hardly recognise the player there, not to mention what happen.

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
that's too bad Lee. that Vince is a troublemaker. ;)

The problem is I have no solid proof he did this. My hubby never dare to touch that TV/VCR and I sure know I won't do it, so the most logical conclusion is Vince.

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Lee
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

well then i have to say GO JESS GO. he is a much better boyfriend and more intellectual. :)

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Swept off to dinner... now that sounds intriguing! Is there a racy sportscar involved here?

Unfortunately, not :( Just the usual crowd, nothing special. Guess I was just feeling particularly literary when I wrote that post.

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:31 PM
hey i see francine has a new avatar of Johansson and Hackie has a new Russian flag. looking good, girls. :)

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 10:33 PM
LOL at you guys and your Gilmore Girls fights :D I liked Dean but haven't seen very much of this Jesse character. Is he still a troublemaker or have they tamed him down a bit?

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Just watch the commercial on ATPtennis. It use Window Media to play and even I have high bandwidth, the images are quite blurry and very fast. I can hardly recognise the player there, not to mention what happen.

yeah, it was blurry for me too. but i was still able to make out the players.

have you checked out that new "Play of the Week" thing on atptennis.com? the new one is for Davydenko and Lee, b/c they both won their first career titles in January. and they also have ona short video of Guga from Auckland. :)

:wavey: Hackie.

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:35 PM
yikes, so many typos today! :eek:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey i see francine has a new avatar of Johansson and Hackie has a new Russian flag. looking good, girls. :)

Nyet, nyet, ne Russki. Eta Horvatski -- potomy shto ya lyublyu ochen kracibomy Horvatomy :hearts:

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL at you guys and your Gilmore Girls fights :D I liked Dean but haven't seen very much of this Jesse character. Is he still a troublemaker or have they tamed him down a bit?

i don't think Jess is as wild and crazy anymore. he hasn't gotten in any serious trouble on the show recently. and they haven't said anything about him skipping classes or starting fights so i think he is more tame than last season.

i hope there is a Dean/Jess showdown soon! :D

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Nyet, nyet, ne Russki. Eta Horvatski -- potomy shto ya lyublyu ochen kracibomy Horvatomy :hearts:

:confused: :confused: :eek:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
:confused: :confused: :eek:

LOL, it's in Russian, silly ;) (Probably totally butchered, but it's a simple enough structure).

Horvatski = Croatian. The rest you could probably get from the context (HINT: :hearts: )

Leo7
01-29-2003, 10:50 PM
lol Hackie, it looks like you're getting pretty good at Russian. :)

anyway, i have to go. i'm being "swept off to dinner". :D :wavey:

TennisHack
01-29-2003, 10:51 PM
:wavey: Leo.

Thanks for the compliment :) I'm more comfortable with it, I guess you could say.

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
well then i have to say GO JESS GO. he is a much better boyfriend and more intellectual. :)

He is getting obnoxious and only want to keep his hands on Rory!

Lee
01-29-2003, 10:59 PM
Bye Leo! Half way through my Jess blashing, I was pulled away and had a very *sign* intense discussion with Vince *sign*. Anyway, now I have to give up the computer so he can play games.

Bye TH!

vaiva
01-29-2003, 11:16 PM
Sorry I had no time to post, was busy working :o

Hackie, your Russian is impressive :eek: Just you have to say "ochen krasivovo Horvata" ;)

See you guys tomorrow! I hope Richard (my boy) and Hackie's boy will be on Eurosport ;)

nite, nite :wavey:

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by vaiva
Hackie, your Russian is impressive :eek: Just you have to say "ochen krasivovo Horvata" ;)

See you guys tomorrow! I hope Richard (my boy) and Hackie's boy will be on Eurosport ;)

nite, nite :wavey:

Da, da -- damn genitive case :mad: It's the hardest one for me to remember. :o

If Krajicek & Jarkko is on Eurosport, you have to tell us about the match :bounce: Another Jarkko match was on today -- don't know if it was today's or Monday's. Did anybody catch it?

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 12:09 AM
For you Richard fans . . .

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030129/capt.1043877244milan_indoors_xmil105.jpg
Richard Krajicek reacts after beating The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in the Milan Indoors ATP tournament, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Jan.29, 2003. Krajicek won 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (13)
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Layla
01-30-2003, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

If Krajicek & Jarkko is on Eurosport, you have to tell us about the match :bounce: Another Jarkko match was on today -- don't know if it was today's or Monday's. Did anybody catch it?

Hi everyone! :wavey:

I'm just gonna chill for a few minutes. Today's match was live, Jarkko against Dupuis. I had the tv on, but I couldn't watch it on account of work. :mad:

Didn't watch Krajicek's match either, only the string of match points on both sides in the tie-break. Really glad Richard won. :) But tomorrow (or whenever) I'll be cheering for Jarkko.

Fabrice withdrew. :sad: There goes my tournament now, I don't have anyone left now. Oh wait, I have Max. :)

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 12:57 AM
:wavey: Layla!

Well, you were soaking up the good Jarkko vibes, that's good enough for me. I'd *love* to see his matches! I haven't seen him in action in so long :(

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:00 AM
By the way, quarters are on Friday :)

Dissident
01-30-2003, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by Vera
They showed those ppl's pix that would give me a match :rolleyes: They look like the Raiders defense team :p I mean bulky :D. But slim guy is what I like :) . But I should check it up again cos I like those psych test :o .

Is Roddick playing Memphis since he is the defending champ? If he isn't, he might not even win title this year :p .

Im sure you would match just right with Bill Romanowski. :p
LOL!

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by Vera

My PJ, I'm not a fan of sentimental kind of song like the description suggested. But maybe I should give it a try :)

Pearl Jam don't make sentimental songs. ;) That's a fine song from one of my favorite albums.

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:06 AM
:wavey: Diss

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:wavey:

cant stay long just an update 1-0 down to Arsenal,its a good match very end to end stuff.And Layla might remember this,when I was talking about goalie Dudek dropped because of mistakes he made is playing again because other goalie got injured :( is out for the season :( I like him to but Im happy Dudek has his chance.Nobody knows what Im talking about :o lol

Yeah I remember that conversation. I'm glad he's getting a second chance. :) But what happened to the other goalie? :(

Dissident
01-30-2003, 01:18 AM
Hullo :wavey:

*listening to Smile*

Dont it make you smile?
Dont it make you smile?
When the sun dont shine...
Dont it make you smile?
Dont it make me smile?
When the sun dont shine...
Dont it make you smile?
I miss you Allllreaddddddy!! Yeah!

:o

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:20 AM
I'm listening to the West Side Story soundtrack. At the moment, "Mambo" -- which is just an amazing piece of music. Bernstein & Sondheim are AMAZING talents :eek:

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by Lee
:eek: :eek: Aynaoui thanks for at least showing up even though you lose. :mad: :mad:

Yeah but El Aynaoui wasn't out there playing in the final and all the matches in between. He was able to go home earlier.

Dissident
01-30-2003, 01:21 AM
Off he goes on now. :D

I saw Richard play the horse. Woohoo for him... Mr Horse was his usual self. Staring at Krajicek everytime he won a point, and pumping fists, jumping and pretending to be an airplane... :rolleyes: He reminds me of Andy sometimes...... :p

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Hullo :wavey:

*listening to Smile*

Dont it make you smile?
Dont it make you smile?
When the sun dont shine...
Dont it make you smile?
Dont it make me smile?
When the sun dont shine...
Dont it make you smile?
I miss you Allllreaddddddy!! Yeah!

:o

Awwww, one of my favorite songs. :hearts:

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Off he goes on now. :D

I saw Richard play the horse. Woohoo for him... Mr Horse was his usual self. Staring at Krajicek everytime he won a point, and pumping fists, jumping and pretending to be an airplane... :rolleyes: He reminds me of Andy sometimes...... :p

LOL, I'm glad someone else can't stand him. I thought I was alone. :o I couldn't even look at him in this match. Seriously, when the camera zoomed in on his face, I turned away. :o:o

Dissident
01-30-2003, 01:26 AM
If there is someone in this world that cant stand his attitude, that one is me. :o ;)

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Just realised that it's a match making site of some sort. lol. And no, those ppl they think will match me, are the farthest away from my type.

I was brown too, but I don't think it suits me at all. I think this color test is a bit dodgy. The other ones were much better matches.

And when I saw the guys the matched me up with, I cringed in horror. :eek: Seriously.

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:29 AM
:o bought him for my team :o

He really is ugly, though. Saw some pictures on Yahoo and was amazed.

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by Layla
And when I saw the guys the matched me up with, I cringed in horror. :eek: Seriously.

Did you get patented Creepy Old Men, too? *shudder*

Dissident
01-30-2003, 01:36 AM
Sharing something with my friends.... :)
This song is so touching!

Know a man... his face seems pulled and tense
Like hes riding on a motorbike... in the strongest winds
So I approach with tact... Suggest that he should relax
But hes always moving much too fast

Said he´ll see me on the flipside... of this trip hes taken for a ride
hes been taking... too much on... off he goes
with his perefectly... unkept clothes... there he goes

Hes yet to come back... but I see his picture
Doesnt look the same up on the rack... we go way back

I wonder about his insides... its like his thoughts are too big for his size
Hes been taken... where? I dont know... of he goes
with his perfectly... unkept hope... there he goes

And now I rub my eyes... for he has returned
Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned
for he still smiles... and hes still strong
nothings changed but the surrounding bullshit... that has grown

And now hes home and we´re laughing
Like we always did... my same old... same old friend

Untill a quarter to ten... I saw the strain creep in
He seems distracted and I know just what is going to happen next

Before his first step... he is off again


Damn, this makes me remember everytime I catch myself talking to my dad on some dreamland. :eek: How come these lyrics ALWAYS have something to do with my life. Gee!

Lee
01-30-2003, 01:37 AM
Hi TH, Layla & Diss! :wavey:

:D :D Layla, I was making all kinds of excuse for Santoro when I posted that. I understand he's probably tired. At first I think he should withdraw earlier and then I excuse him that he may really want to try.

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Did you get patented Creepy Old Men, too? *shudder*

Kind of, yeah. They were more middle aged than old, but creepy nonetheless. :eek:

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi TH, Layla & Diss! :wavey:

:D :D Layla, I was making all kinds of excuse for Santoro when I posted that. I understand he's probably tired. At first I think he should withdraw earlier and then I excuse him that he may really want to try.

LOL, I understand. :D I wasn't blaming you for anything, just trying to put things into perspective. ;) I'm terribly disappointed that I won't be able to see him this week. :( And that Sanguinetti got off easy. :rolleyes:

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:44 AM
That was beautiful, Diss :):sad:

Damn, this makes me remember everytime I catch myself talking to my dad on some dreamland. :eek: How come these lyrics ALWAYS have something to do with my life. Gee!

You are irrevocably linked ;) Spooky, but comforting at the same time?

Lee
01-30-2003, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by Dissident

Damn, this makes me remember everytime I catch myself talking to my dad on some dreamland. :eek: How come these lyrics ALWAYS have something to do with my life. Gee!

Speechless.

Just want to hold hands with you Diss so I can talk to my dad in my dream too.

Dissident
01-30-2003, 01:46 AM
Hackie, you got Live on Two Legs, didnt you? That song is there. ;)

It is spooky, yeah. Comforting too, to know someone is in the same boat about all the time. lol :p

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Hackie, you got Live on Two Legs, didnt you? That song is there. ;)

It is spooky, yeah. Comforting too, to know someone is in the same boat about all the time. lol :p

*whips out CD*

Which one is it?

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:54 AM
That really was beautiful Dissident. :) But that's one of the reasons why I love music so much. It helps me connect with parts of myself, my life and my loved ones. It IS comforting to know someone else has been throught that, and more often than not, they (the songwriters) can express it much better than I could have and that helps immensely.

Layla
01-30-2003, 01:56 AM
I have to go to bed now, so goodnight everyone! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 02:05 AM
Goodnight, Layla :wavey:

Lee
01-30-2003, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
yeah, it was blurry for me too. but i was still able to make out the players.

have you checked out that new "Play of the Week" thing on atptennis.com? the new one is for Davydenko and Lee, b/c they both won their first career titles in January. and they also have ona short video of Guga from Auckland. :)

:wavey: Hackie.

I found the on e for Davy & Lee but not Guga?

Puss-in-Boots
01-30-2003, 06:03 AM
:wavey: Good evening, Lee! :)

Layla
01-30-2003, 08:49 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

I see not much happened after I left. :p Ok, I'll just go back to work then. (I'm on my coffee break). Or maybe I'll check GM.

Have a wonderful day! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 01:07 PM
:wavey: Good morning, all.

Personally, I'm just waiting for this week to end so I can crawl into bed and sleep for 8-10 hours straight. I'm just a little bit tired of everything at the moment and don't want to have to deal with it anymore.

This place was dead last night :eek: so I'll just leave with some thoughts & hugs for Diss -- hope your visit for your ankle goes well :)

vaiva
01-30-2003, 02:07 PM
Hi all, if any :wavey:

Pretty quiet lately ;)
Not so much of tennis and too much work to do, I guess.

vaiva
01-30-2003, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
By the way, quarters are on Friday :)

My bad :o. I woke up this morning being pretty sure it was Friday. Though I am glad it's Thursday and not Saturday. Still I'm falling behind my work schedule :mad:. I guess Layla also might spare some thoughts on this subject.

vaiva
01-30-2003, 02:17 PM
Guess what, Lina Kras just had the biggest win since her comeback beating the big Lena Bovina 6-7(10) 7-6(7) 6-2 :eek:

Elena D. also def. S. Cohen Aloro (FRA #166) 62 62 ;) I never thought I would be so happy for her to win 2 matches in a row one victory being over a girl from a second hundred :o

And last, but not least Richard K and Zhenia are into the quarters in Milan :bounce:

Pretty good tennis week for me.

Back to work :wavey:

vaiva
01-30-2003, 02:19 PM
Oh, and congrats to Lindsay :bounce:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030130/capt.1043917750japan_pan_pacific_tennis_xits108.jp g

Lindsay Davenport of the U.S. reacts after the line judgement in her second round match against Croatia's Iva Majoli in the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003. Davenport won the match 6-4, 6-4.
(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Chloe le Bopper
01-30-2003, 03:46 PM
I already asked, but I can't be bothered to go back pages and pages to see if anybody responded *sorry I'm lazy*

Does anybody have anything they want me to change the thread title to?

ILR
01-30-2003, 03:52 PM
:wavey:

hi everyone

had a bit of a lousy day.I had no hot water this morning the wind had blown the boiler out.I gave up had a cold wash and washed my hair in the sink with freezing cold water :eek: then I poured myself some cereal and there was no milk,so I put some toast in and ended up burning it.Forgot most of my school books and I was so cold walking to school,it realy just put me ina abad mood for the day!

Layla,Im glad you remembered!Chris Kirkland tore his cruciate knee ligaments in a tackle with a Crystal Palace player last sunday.He will be out for the season.:( get well soon

ILR
01-30-2003, 03:53 PM
oh yeh Liverpool ended up 2-2 it was a great game and I could go on for ages ;) but we scored equiliser in last minute!:bounce: and Dudek was great!

ILR
01-30-2003, 04:27 PM
and now I have to go to my college meeting!bye :wavey:

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Guess what, Lina Kras just had the biggest win since her comeback beating the big Lena Bovina 6-7(10) 7-6(7) 6-2 :eek:


:eek: WOW! Go go Lina!!

ILR, I'm in a lousy mood, too, but for different reasons :( Guess its just one of my off days, but I hate them :( *sigh*

Zhenya :) Jarkko :hearts: I want a semifinal that looks like this, boys!

Good luck at your meeting, ILR :wavey:

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 04:43 PM
Just checking the scores from Milan today:

Results for Thursday, January 30, 2003


Singles - Second Round
(Q)J Varlet (FRA) d (4)X Malisse (BEL) 26 75 76(6) saved 2 mps
(5)Y Kafelnikov (RUS) d K Pless (DEN) 64 63
(Q)J Bjorkman (SWE) d (WC)A Gaudenzi (ITA) 62 61
D Hrbaty (SVK) vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
D Sanguinetti (ITA) vs M Mirnyi (BLR)

Doubles - Quarterfinals
Aspelin/Hrbaty d Krajicek/Verkerk W.O. (Krajicek elbow)
Luxa/Stepanek vs Pala/Suk
Cibulec/Vizner vs Haarhuis/Schalken

Also, it looks like the Dutchies are going to use Haarhuis/Shalken as their doubles pair in the DC tie next week.

So glad Jonas won :D

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 04:51 PM
More gossip, this time from Eurosport.com:

No Fed Cup for Dokic

Jelena Dokic said on Thursday that she had "better things to do" than play for Yugoslavia in the Fed Cup when she becomes eligible to do so next year.

The 19-year-old, who switched from Australian citizenship in 2001, insisted that she had no interest in the Fed Cup, blaming her decision on schedule clashes and alleged mis-treatment by Yugoslav authorities.

"It's definitely not something I want to look into and play right now. I don't think it's the right thing to do and I think I have better things to do than focus on the Fed Cup," said Dokic after winning her first match of 2003 at the Pan Pacific Open.

A report in a Belgrade daily earlier this week quoted her father and coach, Damir Dokic, as saying she would snub Yugoslavia at the Fed Cup and the 2004 Athens Olympics after being "let down" by the new leadership.

"That was a true report," said the world number eight after her 7-6 6-4 win over Indonesian Angelique Widjaja in Tokyo.

"I think it will pretty much stay like that. First of all, it doesn't fit into my schedule, the Fed Cup. It's right between tournaments."

Dokic, who represented Australia in the 2000 Fed Cup, went on: "Second, I don't think I want to play for them, you know. I wasn't treated that greatly. It's not in my mind to do that right now and just doesn't fit in."

The Dokic family emigrated to Australia in 1994, but Jelena reassumed Yugoslvian nationality two years ago, saying she did not feel welcome in her adopted country.

Under ITF rules a player must wait for three years before becoming eligible to play in the Fed Cup for different country.

ASYLUM

The Vecernje Novosti also reported on Monday that Damir Dokic said his family would seek political asylum in London during Wimbledon this year because of a dispute with Serbian authorities.

"Quite simply, Jelena feels she has been let down. The new Serbian authorities stood in line to take photos with her when they needed it and stabbed us in the back when they should have helped us," he was quoted saying.

"We want to stay in Serbia but we will have to leave again if things don't change. My intention is to ask for political asylum during Wimbledon and move my family to...London."

The Vecernje Novosti said the trouble began when authorities allegedly refused to sell land to Damir Dokic to build tennis courts and for agricultural purposes.

The paper reported that Damir Dokic had accused the Serbian leadership of adopting a policy of "zero tolerance for political opponents" and treating them unfairly because of their support of the Serbian Radical Party.


Reuters

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 04:54 PM
and some Goran news :)

Ivanisevic ready for tie

For the third time in his Davis Cup career Goran Ivanisevic will not play in the singles clashes. The Croat star is still in pain after recovering from surgery and cannot withstand a full three set singles match. However, he is keen on defending his country's colours and will participate in the doubles.

The big serving Croat underwent shoulder surgery last May and made a more or less successful comeback last week by entering a challenger tournament in Germany. He made it past the first round but was forced to withdraw form the next match complaining of unbearable pain.

"I couldn't make an impact in my match with Sluiter because of the pain," added the Croatian who only lasted 20 minutes against the Dutchman.

Ivanisevic has been the key to Croatia's Davis Cup success amassing a 47-15 win loss record since 1988 (playing for Yugoslavia) allowing his nation to go as far as the quarter-finals in the World Group in last year's edition.

Ivanisevic began his Davis Cup career in 1988 in the doubles alongside Slobodan Zivojinovic leading Yugoslavia into the semi-finals of the World Group where they where humiliated by the Germans 5-0 who where led by Boris Becker.

The following years the Croat star participated in both singles and doubles clashes. In 1998 and 1999 he did not take part in the Davis cup and last year he led Croatia into the quarter-finals of the World Group.

Unfortunately the Croats fell to Argentina 3-2 in the final reverse singles. Ivanisevic did not play in the singles as his shoulder had already begun to give him trouble.

Despite his injured shoulder Ivanisevic is keen on playing and will do his best to defend his country's colours next week-end.

"Doctors examined him and agreed his condition has improved but he is still unable to endure best-of-three-sets singles matches," a national tennis association official told Reuters. "He will, however, play doubles."


Eurosport
As 30/01/03

Dissident
01-30-2003, 05:06 PM
Dokic is alive :eek:
I had TOTALLY forgotten about her existance...
Xavier keeps on his mini-slump....

Im also very happy for Lina K and specially Jonas. I really considered buying him, but figured Domi´s draw was a little easier... :mad: I should. :( Hrbaty is tied 1 set a piece with Ljubicic, both in tiebreaks. :eek:

Also, Im working on the rules for the game, and will try to make them look reasonable for the week after Davis Cup, when we will need them again. Thanks for the tip, Lee! :)

Also, I have some sad though expected news: my granddad passed away late last night. He was very weak and suffering, and stopped breathing somewhere around 1 am. The night was pretty tough and I slept all of 3 hours.
But I also have good news on my ankle, since theres nothing serious with it. I had some little damage, and should just keep it resting for a week, and do some exercises on warm water. But he took the godamned cast away, so that was great. :)

TennisHack
01-30-2003, 05:16 PM
*hug* for your grandfather, but :bounce: for your ankle! :) Very happy its okay and you can resume some semblence of walking :)

Vera
01-30-2003, 05:48 PM
Sorry to hear about your grandfather, Diss :( . My condolences to your family.

Glad your ankle is getting better though.

RogiFan
01-30-2003, 06:16 PM
:( My condolences go out to you Diss and to your family. If this is any consolation, your Grandfather is now resting in heaven. My thoughts are with you.

vaiva
01-30-2003, 09:38 PM
My condolences to you Diss. And your family. No words can ease the pain when you lose someone close, but at least your grandfather is no longer in pain.

vaiva
01-30-2003, 09:44 PM
Hackie, I think you'll find this interesting. At least, I hope ;)

US dependent on unaccomplished Davis Cup squad

By Sandra Harwitt
tennisreporters.net

It's a good thing that the current US Davis Cup Captain is Patrick McEnroe and not his older, more illustrious brother, John, who begged for the position a couple of years ago and then begged out of the role after a year.

The reason being for this opinion is that John sees the world in black & white – in tennis terms, that's win or lose. Patrick is a more realistic individual and sees situations a little more abstractly, in shades of gray. That will be a very serviceable trait for Patrick McEnroe when he takes an unaccomplished, if enthusiastic, squad of young Americans – 23-year-old James Blake, 21-year-old Mardy Fish, 21-year-old Taylor Dent and 20-year-old Robby Ginepri – to play Croatia, in Zagreb, in the first round of Davis Cup action, Feb. 7-9.

Any which way you turn things, the US will be the underdogs in this tie and it's not because they are the visiting country who will be without a great many fans on their side.

The real reason that the US will need a miracle to survive is that their leading man Andy Roddick is unavailable for action with severe tendinitis in his right wrist that is reportedly moving up to his forearm, superstars Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras have sworn off Davis Cup action, and the Croatians have what appears to be a more formidable team.

"A changing of the guard with our Davis Cup team is complete," said McEnroe, always able to think the glass is half-full as opposed to half-empty. "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."

McEnroe had hoped that Roddick, who re-injured his wrist during his historic five-set quarterfinal marathon with Younes El Aynaoui at the Australian Open, would heal fast enough to be ready to join the Davis Cup team in Zagreb. Unfortunately, McEnroe did not hear the good news he hoped for which left him scrambling to put together a viable team.

"I spoke with Andy last night as soon as I returned from Australia," said McEnroe. "He had just come from seeing a doctor in Los Angeles. They suggested to Andy that he not pick up a racket for at least a couple of weeks. He's had ongoing problems with the wrist over the last year and a half. He's very disappointed, but this is something that he needs to take care of now. He needs to rest it and get it back to a hundred percent health, or the doctors, as they told me and told him, it could be an ongoing problem for a long time. So certainly we all don't want that to happen with Andy. He's a huge part of our Davis Cup team. A huge part of American tennis for now and the future."

GAMBILL CALLED BUT NOT ON TEAM
When Roddick informed McEnroe that he would be unable to play, the American captain did put in a call to Jan-Michael Gambill, a player with some amount of Davis Cup play on his resume, but the two could not work out arrangements on such short notice.

It also doesn't hurt the Croatian cause that they have the presence of Wimbledon champ Goran Ivanisevic, who is just returning following shoulder surgery last May and might be relegated to doubles-only duty, to boost their luck. On top of that they have talented youngster Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic and little-known Lovro Zovko.

McEnroe understands that it will be a monumental task for his squad to pull off a win and move into the quarterfinal round in April. Only Blake comes to the table with Davis Cup experience of value, although Fish has performed in doubles once, last February, when he teamed with Blake to beat a Slovak duo.

McEnroe also understands that his options were limited so you take the players available – the players that are destined to comprise the US Davis Cup player pool, along with Roddick, for years to come.

Of particular note is the arrival of Dent to the team, a player that the Australians tried to court to their side. Dent's father, Phil, was an Aussie Davis Cup star, but Taylor's mother is American and he was born and raised in this country. Dent possesses a power game that's based on his titanic serve and some more experience should lead to his being a force to be reckoned with on court. But heading to Zagreb he's been out with an injury pretty much since the US Open which leaves him less than prepared for Davis Cup action.

At this point in time, Dent, along with Fish and Ginepri, are raw talents and cannot be depended upon to come through in the crunch, although they certainly will have their hearts in the right place. While Fish's recent victory over Carlos Moya at the Australian Open certainly will work in his favor, Davis Cup is a very emotional charged and pressure situation, a feeling the young Floridian has not yet encountered.

Nevertheless, it is to McEnroe's credit that he is heading off to Zagreb with a positive attitude. And there's one fact that American fans can count on – McEnroe is a born motivator and he will provide his neophyte squad with every opportunity possible to come through the tie winners, even if that doesn't mean actually winning the weekend, but coming away with a feeling that winning could be in the future for this squad.

RODDICK PULLS OUT OF SIEBEL OPEN
Siebel Open officials confirmed that Roddick has not only sent his regrets to the USTA about being unable to play the Davis Cup, but has told them he will not be ready for action at their event in San Jose, Calif. the week of Feb. 10. Other events, such as the Delray Beach, Fla. tournament the week of March 3, where Roddick is slated as the top seed, will be sitting nervously awaiting word whether their marquee name entrant will be fit to play.

Puss-in-Boots
01-30-2003, 11:25 PM
:wavey: thread! :)

Just passing thru cos I am behind with work. :(

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather, Diss. :sad: My condolences to you and your family.

:wavey:

Lee
01-30-2003, 11:45 PM
Diss, :sad: My condolences to you and your family.

Glad the cast is off your ankle.

Lee
01-30-2003, 11:55 PM
Hi Allan! My internet went dead last midnight (day for you) when you said hi! It's a scheduled maintenance but it's not up this morning and took a long time for it to come back. :fiery:

Emma, sorry for the lousy day you have, hope it'll be much better tomorrow. :) And I considered it's good news that Liverpool tied the game at last minute.

Dissident
01-31-2003, 01:23 AM
My team won again, 1-0 against Cerro Porteno from Paraguay. And Gavilan (new player) was presented to the crowd. I couldnt go yet, since the doc said I need to take it easy. :(
Remember I told you one of our players die some time ago and stuff? :sad:
Well, the team payed some tribute to him, and no player held the number 7 shirt (the one he used), and they stopped the match on the 7th minute for a minute of silence. And guess what? We had a penalty for us EXACTLY on the seventh minute. :eek: The referee whistled, and then stopped the match. All the tribute was held, and then our new striker, Andre, kicked the penalty and scored our goal. Freeky!! :eek: And yet so cool!

http://www.clicrbs.com.br/rbs/image/329053.jpg
Andre (left) after scoring. :D

http://www.clicrbs.com.br/rbs/image/329058.jpg
Players hold a banner with the saying "Librelato, we will never forget you", as the player who died two months ago was called Mahicon Librelato. :sad:

Dissident
01-31-2003, 01:24 AM
Thanks to everyone for their feelings. :)
Im taking this one a lot better, since I knew this would happen, and that it would be better for him to stop suffering. :(

Im going to bed now, Im very tired. :wavey:
See ya all tomorrow! :)

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 01:29 AM
Argh, just missed you :(

Time heals all wounds, however slowly. Plus I guess you don't want to listen to me drone on again, LOL :o;)

Have a good night, Diss :wavey:

Leo7
01-31-2003, 02:26 AM
Mad Max lost :sad: Richard injured :sad:

Leo7
01-31-2003, 02:31 AM
hey, looks like the guy who beat Juanqui in Vienna last year was on steroids :fiery::

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Czech tennis player Bohdan Ulihrach tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone during an ATP Tour event in Moscow in October.

Ulihrach issued a statement announcing the result and adding: "I can't explain how the banned substances could get into my body."

The positive result came on the "A sample" of the test. He won't be punished unless a second — or "B sample" — also turns up positive. Ulihrach, who would be subject to a two-year ban in that case, said he expects to learn the results of the "B sample" in the next few days.

He said he passed a drug test in New York on Aug. 28, and in Vienna on Oct. 11, a week after the positive test.

Czech tennis officials refused to comment Thursday.

The 27-year-old Ulihrach has won three ATP Tour singles titles, and his highest ranking was 22nd in 1997. He's never been past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament and lost in the first round at all four majors last year.

Ulihrach said he was injured in December and that's why he won't play for the Czech Republic in next week's first-round Davis Cup match against Russia.

Puss-in-Boots
01-31-2003, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Allan! My internet went dead last midnight (day for you) when you said hi! It's a scheduled maintenance but it's not up this morning and took a long time for it to come back. :fiery:


:wavey: Lee! :) LOL, that's OK :) I just thought you went to bed straight away after posting, and I just missed you by a couple of minutes. Glad to hear your net connection came back eventually! :)

Hrmm... I've just submitted my first Sindarin exercise sheet...there was just one question, which asked to locate which syllable in several words should be stressed. So I did that, and put my answer in the 'your answer' section, but there were two other sections: 'your conclusions on finishing this exercise', and 'your notes on this exercise'. I left both blank. :o :o

I am still wondering if I should have at least offered some summaries and notes in those sections (sounds so 'freshman-like'! :p)... oh well, I'll do it for the harder exercises.. :o :p

Layla
01-31-2003, 08:46 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

Dissident, I'm so sorry for your loss. :sad: My condolences. I'm glad to hear you're holding up as well as you can.

And I'm relived that your ankle is ok, and the injury wasn't serious. :)

Also congrats to your team! Looks like someone is watching over them now. ;) That really was freaky! :eek:

*hugs* for everyone who had a bad day yesterday. Sorry I couldn't be here. I had to work round the clock. I still do, but I'm on my tea break (no coffee today).

Good luck to Jarkko and Zhenya! :bounce:

Well, have a better day everyone! :wavey:

vaiva
01-31-2003, 09:47 AM
Good morning all! :wavey:

Not much happening here, huh?

My girls Lina and Elena D. lost their quarterfinals :sad: But at least Lindsay won :) Dokic was beaten by Lisa R :rolleyes:

I should go back to work. I'd rather not. The sun is shining outside and it is quite warm. I'd rather go for a walk with my dog.

See you guys later. And have a nice Friday! :wavey:

Leo7
01-31-2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by vaiva
Good morning all! :wavey:

Not much happening here, huh?

My girls Lina and Elena D. lost their quarterfinals :sad: But at least Lindsay won :) Dokic was beaten by Lisa R :rolleyes:

I should go back to work. I'd rather not. The sun is shining outside and it is quite warm. I'd rather go for a walk with my dog.

See you guys later. And have a nice Friday! :wavey:

i know, poor Lina :sad: i liked Monica, but i was really hoping for Lina K to beat her and reach the semifinals since she hasn't had many good results recently :sad:

but fortunately Lisa Raymond and Lindsay Davenport won their quarterfinals in straight sets!! Lisa had a big win over Jelena Dokic 6-4, 6-2 and Lindsay beat Tanasugarn 7-5, 7-6. now it's an all-American showdown in the semis.. GO LINZI! :bounce:

vaiva
01-31-2003, 11:08 AM
Leo :wavey:

Eurosport is to show a semi on Saturday. I hope they'll select Lindsay's ;)

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 01:41 PM
:wavey: Good morning, thread!

Wow, we haven't been very chatty lately :( I need some chattiness to keep myself from going insane.

I'm soooooo glad its Friday. This week has been so long -- I already feel like I need a break :o Of course, paging through GM I had a good hearty laugh this morning, at Eggy's "Sampras: I Can Win Roland Garros" thread. Great stuff, that. :D

Still cold and windy here, but not as bad as it was last week -- downright balmy as it reaches the freezing mark :eek: We're supposed to get a little more snow next week, but we are still contending with the 6" from last week. LOL, the people who have tried to walk in it haven't even been able to reach the real ground -- they sink down to their ankles but pack the snow down with them :D Of course, I love the snow so I think it's great we have so much. I just don't like trudging around on icy sidewalks :( One of my friends told me yesterday that she's seen at least one person wipe out everyday :eek: I slipped and fell once, but it was more embarrassing than painful :o Glad there was no one around to see me :o

Well, I guess that's enough rambling from me for one morning. I hope everyone has a good day! :) GOOOOOO ZHENYA & JARKKO!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: I don't think either match will be on Eurosport, but if they are, please give us the details! ;)

See you guys later! :wavey:

Lee
01-31-2003, 02:43 PM
We were really quiet for the last 2 days! :eek: :eek:

It will be another balmy day in Arizona. The weatherman expects another record breaking days today and tomorrow but will cool down a bit starting next week. Today's high is expected to reach 82F (27.7C). The unfortunate part of this balmy weather is Arizona needs the rain. The average rainfall in Jan is .73" but we got about .52" only. We just keep our finger crossed that Feb will be better.

Lee
01-31-2003, 02:48 PM
Diss, forgot to cheer for your team, sorry, but they won. It's really freaky about the goal and I believe Librelato was watching his team from above.

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:19 PM
Got kick out of the computer cause the cable guy came. After an hour and told me my TCP/IP was not set up right in my computer. :rolleyes: It's their guys came in install everything in the beginning!

Now, I keep my fingers crossed that my internet connection will be OK for the rest of my life! :D

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Mad Max lost :sad: Richard injured :sad:

Damn!

Dissident
01-31-2003, 04:21 PM
Just watched Kafelnikov-Bjorkman.
I was glad to see both players on a very good performance. The match was really interesting, and Zhenya played the better tennis I´ve seen from him in some time. He loves the indoors, and knows how to play there. And also, he knows Jonas very well (wink wink), and knew exactly what to do to extend his win streak to 10 againt the swede.
Anyway, Jonas deserves the credit after sneaking through the quali, and his serve is good, as his net play seems to be still there. He needs more to go back to a decent level, but this was a good first step towards it. :)
Kafel won 3 and 4, btw, mainly because he was returning the serve really well, and was superb from the back of the court while Jonas was at the net. Many passing shots and low shots to stretch Jonas all the time.
Good performance. Kafel is the best indoor man in the draw. No doubt.

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:27 PM
Hi Diss! :wavey:

Is your ankle getting better?

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:30 PM
Good to hear Zhenya is playing better tennis. I quite enjoy his play although he said something stupid about Pete. :D

Dissident
01-31-2003, 04:32 PM
Also, this match made me think about Davis Cup.
I have this feeling the swede captain will put Jonas to play the first day, so he is the one to face Guga. They dont play each other since 1997, where they had a win a piece. Guga won in Roland Garros, while Jonas won in straight in the US Open.
As Bjorkman is one of those good indoor players, and have one of those serves that hurt Guga´s returns a lot (a la HorseNeck), Im pretty sure that will be the first match.
Also, I have a feeling our captain will play Saretta against Enqvist. Flavio is young, and as a match against Thomas is almost lost already, he better put the younger there, and keep Sa fresh for the doubles. ;)
The doubles will be probably Guga-Sa against Bjorkman-Larsson. That will be the key. Jonas is a wonderful doubles player, but he will feel the absance of his partner Johansson. It will be an even match, I think.
On the third day, Enqvist playing Guga, and Sa or Saretta playing Larsson or Vinciguerra, depending on the circunstances.

Yucks, I smell trouble. :( It can go either way... :sad:

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:33 PM
Today is Chinese New Year Eve, unfortunately here in Phoenix, there is not much going on.

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by Dissident

Yucks, I smell trouble. :( It can go either way... :sad:

I have to keep my faith in Guga. After losing to horseneck, he may find a way around those serves. ;)

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:41 PM
Is it my computer or the board is very slow?

Dissident
01-31-2003, 04:41 PM
Hey Lee. :)
I tried to drive a little yesterday, and ended feeling a little pain. :( But its all good now. I guess its going pretty well. :)
In a week I should be 100%. And then I can go play tennis again. Woohoo!

Dissident
01-31-2003, 04:43 PM
How is yours, btw? Is it good already?

Lee
01-31-2003, 04:51 PM
Well, I re-injured my ankle yesterday during sparring in my TKD class. I told my master that I don't think I can spar for a month or two and he agreed. He had ankle injury before and he know once its hurt, it takes long time to really heal and will easily re-injure it again.

It hurt a little bit when I drive but since I live in the more rural area in the city, I can put my car in cruise control most of the time so I don't have to use foot the gas pedal.

Dissident
01-31-2003, 05:31 PM
I hope it gets better! :)

I have to go now. See ya! :wavey:

vaiva
01-31-2003, 05:33 PM
Happy New Chinese Year Lee!!! Are you having any family celebration? What do you usually do on this day?

Sorry to hear about your ankles, Lee and Diss. You should be careful and let them heal completely. When I was young I played handball and used to dislocate my fingers repeatedly. Our coach was a very strict lady who would not let us skip many trainings so, as a result, I often feel pain in my fingers now (I should have been wiser and waited before they were completely OK). So take care of yourselves ;)

vaiva
01-31-2003, 05:37 PM
Today I bought myself a new mobile phone (I thought I have been working pretty hard and deserved it). It has a blue screen :hearts:

Now I'm going to play with it and then back to work. So much for Friday evening :o Make sure you'll have more fun tonight than me!

See you later! :wavey:

Lee
01-31-2003, 05:42 PM
Bye Diss & vaiva! :wavey:

Thanks vaiva. For Chinese New Year, not much going on here. I will be pretty busy if I am in Calgary but since I have no relatives here, everything will be really quiet.

Francine
01-31-2003, 06:57 PM
:wavey:

Happy newyear Lee! I go to college in Groningen, a city where a lot of Chinese people study as well and I share an appartment building with quite a lot of them, so I allready enjoyed some Chinese fireworks today :D

Didn't get a chance to watch a lot of tennis today, I saw a little part of Verkerk-Sanquinetti, but unfortunatly eurosport isn't broadcasting the match between Jarkko and Richard :(

Got my tv-guide for next week today and it seems like the Belgian channels I can watch here aren't showing any DC :mad: I'll propably get to see some summary's though.

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:07 PM
Thanks francine! Envy the fireworks!

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:13 PM
BTW, Thomas is so cute in your avatar! Actually, he is cute in all his pix.

RogiFan
01-31-2003, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by Lee
BTW, Thomas is so cute in your avatar! Actually, he is cute in all his pix.

Hi Lee and xxFrancine!

I see you got a new avatar too Lee -- why Tommy? You miss him? TOo bad Francine, you don't get any DC coverage!! I can't believe it! Not important enough?? I'm hoping someone here gets some coverage so they can report to us!

A lot of people will be celebrating Chinese New Year here this weekend... the year of the Sheep [Goat or Ram?]. What do they say about this sign, Lee?

Gotta run -- have a couple of urgent work requests I have to negotiate!

Dissident
01-31-2003, 07:38 PM
Passing by again. ;)

Francine, Groningen seems like a cool town. I know a woman from there, called Jolinda. She´s really cool! :D

Also, theres a museum there that rocks. ;) Coop Himmelblau, an architecture company that is among my faves, worked in a part of it. :)

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:45 PM
RF, you're right on, miss Tommy a little bit.

No idea about Chinese horoscope since I don't have any article here. See if I can dig up anything this weekend so I can say something about the year of the Sheep(goat, ram, or whatever).

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Dissident
Also, theres a museum there that rocks. ;) Coop Himmelblau, an architecture company that is among my faves, worked in a part of it. :)

Architect talk again, Diss! :D :D

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 07:49 PM
:wavey:

I'm back, and finally finished for the day! I'm in much better spirits than I was yesterday (relief for the weekend?) and am even enjoying GM again. Sjengster is a great addition to the board :)

Happy Chinese New Year, Lee!! A few of my friends are taking Imperial Chinese history and were ticked that the class wouldn't celebrate the new year ;)

LOL at you and your phone, vaiva :D Is blue your favorite color, too?

Francine, I can't believe they aren't going to show the DC tie :eek: I thought tennis was a pretty big deal in Belgium :confused:

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 07:51 PM
Apparently Krajicek pulled out of his match with Jarkko? Has anybody heard anything about this?!?!?!?

Now the semi I've been dreaming of -- Zhenya vs Jarkko :hearts:

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Happy Chinese New Year, Lee!! A few of my friends are taking Imperial Chinese history and were ticked that the class wouldn't celebrate the new year ;)


My sister teach Chinese school in Calgary and they have school on Chinese New Year Day tomorrow :rolleyes:

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:57 PM
Dig up some pix of Chinese New Year.

Beijing, what a drum :eek:

Lee
01-31-2003, 07:58 PM
Taipei. The sheep is made with flowers.

Lee
01-31-2003, 08:00 PM
Outside Paris Disney:

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 08:03 PM
This is probably going to be a fruitless venture, but I'll try it anyway.

Layla, Vaiva and anybody else who has any knowledge about Russian music, do you know where I could possibly find the words for this song?

Unfortuantely, I can only link to the soundtrack but the song isn't one available to hear :( It's #10. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000SLW/qid=1044046834/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/002-4181797-5060014?v=glance&s=classical)

Lee
01-31-2003, 08:08 PM
Fireworks from Hong Kong.

Lee
01-31-2003, 08:10 PM
Firework from Hong Kong 2

vaiva
01-31-2003, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL at you and your phone, vaiva :D Is blue your favorite color, too?

Hackie, Lee :wavey:

TH, blue beats all the colours for me. The salesman was really good and insightful at the store - we were analyzing advantages/disadvantages of different phones when he showed me my new toy and said: "Look at the screan. It's blue". My immediate reply was: "I take it" (Even forgot to ask about the price :o).

So when I was doing the colour test and had some expectations. Unfortunately, it did not go the way I wanted. Brown? Sheesh. Maybe :confused: At least I was not the only one who got this no-colour :D

vaiva
01-31-2003, 08:33 PM
Those pics are gorgeous Lee :hearts:

The sheep - I hope it's not the poor Dolly :D

Lee
01-31-2003, 08:35 PM
Hi vaiva & thanks!

No need to be embarassed! I am that impulsive too when I see something I really like!

vaiva
01-31-2003, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
This is probably going to be a fruitless venture, but I'll try it anyway.

Layla, Vaiva and anybody else who has any knowledge about Russian music, do you know where I could possibly find the words for this song?

Unfortuantely, I can only link to the soundtrack but the song isn't one available to hear :( It's #10. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000SLW/qid=1044046834/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_7/002-4181797-5060014?v=glance&s=classical)

Which song are you interested in Hackie? The link produced a number of different songs from this soundtrack. :confused:

Anyhow, tomorrow I'll try to do some search in Russian and ask some of my friends from Russia if they could help. Maybe this will not be such a fruitless venture at the end ;)

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 08:41 PM
Kafelnikov and Nieminen Meet Again
Jarkko Nieminen ends Krajicek's run and Yevgeny Kafelnikov scores tenth win over Jonas Bjorkman.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov needed only two sets to defeat qualifier Jonas Bjorkman 6-3, 6-4 at the Breil ATP Milano Indoors Friday. It marked the fifth-seeded Russian's tenth consecutive win over the Swede, and he is now in his first semifinal since Moscow last season.

No. 8 seed Jarkko Nieminen came back from being a break down in each set to score a 7-6(7), 7-5 win over wild card Richard Krajicek. The 21-year-old Nieminen meets veteran Yevgeny Kafelnikov in Saturday's semifinals. The two last played in the second round of the Australian Open, and the Finn won that match in five sets.

Martin Verkerk advanced to his career-first semifinal on the ATP circuit by scoring a 7-5, 6-3 win over defending champion and local favorite Davide Sanguinetti. In his three matches in Milan, the 24-year-old Dutchman has hit as many as 58 aces.

Ivan Ljubicic ended French qualifier Julien Varlet's run in Milan by winning 6-4, 6-1. The Croatian and in the process the Croatian lost only two points on his serve against Varlet and hit a total of 18 aces in the match. Ljubicic also won his 100th match on the ATP circuit when he defeated Varlet.

What the Players Said
Kafelnikov: "I've had a little problem with my confidence lately. It's been a while since I won a few of matches in a row."

"The difference today is that I played more consistently on the big points."

"I think this is a good surface, you can play from the baseline or serve and volley."

Verkerk: "It was a good game. There was a little bit more tension out there than in the first two rounds. (Despite playing an Italian) I though the supporters were great. I served well even if weaker than the first two matches. I'm just happy with the way I played and fought today."

"I practice with (Richard) Krajicek, (Sjeng) Schalken, (Raemon) Sluiter and that's helped me a lot. I have a lot of respect for Krajicek, he's had a lot of injuries but he's one of the best players. I try to learn from him, and he wants to help me, which is great."

Sanguinetti: "He played well. I'm disappointed that I lost but I played OK and I have more confidence for the rest of the year than I had last week."

Ljubicic: "I like to play in Italy, I communicate well with the people here. Croatia is No. 1 for me, then it's Italy and then the rest of the world…The crowd likes my way of playing, they clap when I hit an ace and they want to see how fast the serve was."

On his semifinal opponent Verkerk: "We both serve very well and it's a fast court. He beat me once easily in Indianapolis last year and I beat him once easily in Tashkent."

Nieminen: On coming back from a break down in each set against Krajicek "I have won a few matches this year so I am confident even when I am down. When I lost my serve tonight I concentrated real hard to break him back. I returned great and that's the key against such an opponent."

On playing Kafelnikov who he beat at the Australian Open "He knows my game now and he's been playing really well here. It will be a tough match."

SATURDAY PREVIEW
Ivan Ljubicic, who is competing in Milan for the second time in his career, meets Dutchman Martin Verkerk in today's semifinals. The Croatian last reached the semifinals of an ATP event in Gstaad last year (l. to Gaston Gaudio), while Verkerk is among the last four of an ATP event for the first time.

Yevgeny Kafelnikov is playing in his first semifinal since Moscow last year (l. to Sjeng Schalken). The Russian lost in the Milan semifinals in 2001 (l. to Roger Federer) and 1996 (l. to Marc Rosset) and captured the title in 1995 (d. Boris Becker in the final).

Eight-seed Jarkko Nieminen made a name for himself by appearing out of nowhere to reach to ATP finals (Estoril and Mallorca) in 2002. He competes in Milan for the second time and encountered an opening round loss last year.

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
Which song are you interested in Hackie? The link produced a number of different songs from this soundtrack. :confused:

Anyhow, tomorrow I'll try to do some search in Russian and ask some of my friends from Russia if they could help. Maybe this will not be such a fruitless venture at the end ;)

Well, it's called "At the Calvary Officer's Party" or something like that -- it's the #10 song in the track listing. That's why I called it a fruitless venture, because I don't think that's the real title of the song. It sounds like a folksong, too . . .

ILR
01-31-2003, 08:45 PM
:wavey:

had a better day today!Had hot water and it SNOWED!:D I was playing football in the snow!So by that you can tell it wasnt much,but all the same!

My college meeting went really well,it was very helpful.One of my ex teachers works there now so I couldnt wait to talk to her!:) Im thinking of heading into sports presnting or journalism so I will most likely be looking at the sports,media and english courses.:)

And Diss,well can only echo the others. I know how you feel about your grandad :( :kiss:

vaiva
01-31-2003, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi vaiva & thanks!

No need to be embarassed! I am that impulsive too when I see something I really like!

Being impulsive actually helps me, Lee. This is how I choose things that I HAVE to buy because there are so many things I WANT to buy. So if my heart is not beating like that big drum ;) when I see something, I know I should not be too greedy and leave that thing where it is because it is not something that I really need :)

My previous mobile fell down to the floor and went to pieces a few days ago. So that was a forced decision to buy a new one. My blueish toy :lick:

Lee
01-31-2003, 08:51 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey:

Talking about mobile, my hubby had a motorola which he left on top of his car. It probably felt off when he made a turn and someone picked it up, sent it to police and my hubby got it back from police station and miraclously, it still worked. It was still working when we just dumped it in garbage can.

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 09:02 PM
:wavey: ILR!

Sounds like you had a better day as well!! Football in the snow ;) and exciting choices for college. You'd be a great journalist or sportswriter -- you seem to practically soak up knowledge about football and tennis, for starters! ;) And if we could read your reports at least they wouldn't all be about American players :rolleyes:

Speaking of media and tennis, I finally received my latest gift to myself -- the 2003 Media Guide. New pictures, stats, and all kinds of great stuff!! If I can figure out a way to get the images here and not completely ruin them, I will. There are several of Juan Carlos :)

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:06 PM
Hi Lee and Hackie :wavey:

Well I certainly hope to get the grades especially in english but to be honest if I revise a lot,I know Im capable!:) wow it'd be really cool if you could all read my reports one day or watch me on TV presebting Wimbly :D lol.Soak up knowledge :o,I think thats true,I can remember allsorts of crazy sports info to be honest!

RogiFan
01-31-2003, 09:12 PM
:) Hi ILR! Hackie! Vaiva!

So Hackie, you got your semis, then!

ILR -- sports journalist -- sounds good to me!! One day you might get to interview Rogi!!

That Russian song -- do you know what it sounds like?? I guess if you had the Russian title, that w help, Hackie. Is it a gypsy song perhaps?

Like the Sheep, Lee! So cute!!!

Gotta check my e-mails, guys! :p

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 09:14 PM
RF -- it sounds like a folksong, and if I had the Russian title I would have given it :( It seems that the listings on the soundtrack go by the plot of the novel, only rarely giving a hint as to what piece it is. And I have a burned copy so I can't look in the CD booklet :(

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:14 PM
Hi RF :wavey:

sure maybe I could interview him one day!:D wow Id have to tell him about the amazing people on this board and get him to pass a message on to Juanqui too ;)

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
sure maybe I could interview him one day!:D wow Id have to tell him about the amazing people on this board and get him to pass a message on to Juanqui too ;)

And Micha, Jarkko, James, Zhenya, Fabrice -- need I go on? LOL ;)

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
And Micha, Jarkko, James, Zhenya, Fabrice -- need I go on? LOL ;)

no,you need not go on :p I get the picture;) sure OK I'll try send as many messages out as possible!

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 09:21 PM
I'm off to dinner, so I'll be back later :wavey:

Hopefully I'll get to see my kracivii Horvat, tozhe! :o

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:22 PM
:wavey:

see ya Hackie!

RogiFan
01-31-2003, 09:23 PM
:) and Alex and Carlos and Tommy and Tommy and...

Hackie: who wrote the song?? Can you search by composer/lyricist or whatever? I have a "Russian Song-Book" in Russian but if this song was written specifically for the movie, then I doubt it w be in my book -- has more traditional songs, like Kalinka, Podmoskovnyie vyechera [I don't know how to do transliterations!!], etc.

:p

Lee
01-31-2003, 09:26 PM
Bye TH! :wavey:

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:35 PM
nice new avatar btw Lee!:) I was only thinkng,mine is a little old now!:p aww but I might get a new Rogi one,Ill see what I can find!

RogiFan
01-31-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
nice new avatar btw Lee!:) I was only thinkng,mine is a little old now!:p aww but I might get a new Rogi one,Ill see what I can find!

But yours is so cute!!! OK, go find another one! Delight me! ;) I think I'll hang on to mine for another week...

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:39 PM
I will try and delight you ;) Ill see what the world has to offer!:D

Lee
01-31-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
nice new avatar btw Lee!:) I was only thinkng,mine is a little old now!:p aww but I might get a new Rogi one,Ill see what I can find!

I was thinking about changing to another Guga avatar but saw Tommy's olympic silver medal pic. Really miss him so here comes the Haas avatar. I was thinking about putting Pete on too but since he is not very welcome here, so, his pix have to lay low. :D :D

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:50 PM
hmmm cant find a good one!:(:( might have to change person!

Lee
01-31-2003, 09:52 PM
The one before this avatar (the one with towel) is pretty good, Emma. He looks real sexy.

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:56 PM
lol the towel one?;) well I decided on Ale :D Hes a great footballer and hot too ::hearts: although its not the best pic but.....oh well!

ILR
01-31-2003, 09:58 PM
and the towel one,I cant see his face close up ;) but I still got it saved!

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:00 PM
Can you post that towel pic?

ILR
01-31-2003, 10:03 PM
this is the full size:

http://www.tennis7.net/fans/j8_03.jpg

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:08 PM
Thanks Emma!

ILR
01-31-2003, 10:10 PM
lol no problem!not planning to use it as an avatar?;)

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:12 PM
No but it will be in my collection of Rogi's pic. :D :D

ILR
01-31-2003, 10:14 PM
I wanna see your collection of Rogi pics!:D do share please!:)

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:16 PM
Not much and mostly you can find in Rogi's thread here!

ILR
01-31-2003, 10:17 PM
oh well there is quite a collection isnt there!:D I remember posting many a time in there!

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:21 PM
Yes, I just went through a few pages today!

Working hard toward my 3000 posts!

ILR
01-31-2003, 10:24 PM
oh yeah!Go for it!You can make 3000 :) I really should look back at some of the older pics,you know,just for fun!:D

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:32 PM
A little bit of hockey talk! None of my fav is in this year's all star game and Iggy is the closest one!

Iggy is actually Jarome Iginla and he was the top scorer in NHL last seaon!

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:43 PM
And here is my fav hockey player. (Sorry Vera, just skip this post)
He is 42 now and is still playing in NHL.

Mark Messier, nickname, the Moose!

ILR
01-31-2003, 10:43 PM
dont know much about hockey :o my brother and I play on NHL 2003 on playstation 2 and its good :D anyway I have to go to bed now nite!

:wavey:

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:45 PM
Nitenite Emma!

Lee
01-31-2003, 10:52 PM
I like Mark in his blue uniform more!

ILR
01-31-2003, 11:47 PM
came back because this is to Layla and Hackie so sorry guys :mad: I recieved a virus over msn and because you two are on my contact list you have it :fiery: fucking viruses.heres how to get rid but remember dont open:

A virus has been passed on to me by a contact. My address book in
turn has been infected. Since you are in our address book there is a chance
that you will find it in your computer too. I followed the instructions
below and eradicated the virus easily.
The virus (called jdbgmgr.exe) is not detected by Norton or Mcafee
anti-virus system. This virus sits quietly for 14 days before damaging the
system. Messenger and the address book send it automatically, whether or not
you send emails to your contacts.
Here's how to check for the virus and get rid of it:
1. Go to start, Find or Search option
2. In the file/folders option, type the name: jdbgmgr.exe
3. Be sure you search your C-drive and all the sub-folders and any
other drives you may have.
4. Click: "Find now"
5. The virus has a grey teddy bear icon with the name jdbgmgr.exe-
DO NOT OPEN IT
6. Go to edit (on the menu bar) and choose SELECT ALL to highlight
the file without opening it.
7. Now go to the File (on the menu bar) and select DELETE. It will
then go the recycle bin.
8. Go to the Recycle Bin and delete it there as well.
IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS, you must contact all the people in your
address
book, so they can eradicate it >in their own address books.
To do this:
1. Open a new email message
2. Click the icon of the address book next to the "To"
3. Highlight every name and add >to "BCC"
4. Copy this message, enter subject and paste to email, and send
Remember you have to do this very quickly.

sorry guys :( im off again

Vera
01-31-2003, 11:48 PM
Mark :rolleyes:

I was gonna stay away from the comp, cos my arm still hurting and using the mouse and keyboard makes it worse. But couldn't resist :D. Lee, I have no idea that Messi is your fave. Sorry that I've bad month him before :p. He's one of the most hated in Vancouver though :). And he was hurt and media said maybe he should take this opportunity to just start coaching the Rangers :p and skip the retirement part.

We have 3 going to all stars, Nazzy (Naslund), Bert (Bertuzzi) and Jovo (Jovanovski). But All-Star game is a big snore usually. Canucks aren't doing so well in 2003, only won 4 out of 11. I hope we'll get the momentum back after all-star. Also hope Nazzy will get the Rocket this year. He was runner up last year and the year before he was leading the lead most of the time until he broke his leg. He's very consistent in the scoring department now so i hope this will be his year.

Vera
01-31-2003, 11:50 PM
Ouch, Emma. Hope you guys comp will be okay. Stay away, virus :mad:.

TennisHack
01-31-2003, 11:53 PM
ILR -- It's a HOAX:

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/jdbgmgr.exe.file.hoax.html

Jdbgmgr.exe file hoax
Reported on: April 12, 2002
Last Updated on: November 21, 2002 10:24:24 AM




Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause unwarranted concern.


Type: Hoax




This is a hoax that, like the SULFNBK.EXE Warning hoax, tries to persuade you to delete a legitimate Windows file from your computer. The file that the hoax refers to, Jdbgmgr.exe, is the Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java. It may be installed when you install Windows.

NOTE: Recent version of this hoax take advantage of the recent outbreak of the W32.bugbear@mm worm, and the fact that the Jdbgmgr.exe file that is mentioned in the hoax has a bear icon. The actual W32.bugbear@mm worm file is an .exe file and does not have a bear icon.

The Windows Jdbgmgr.exe file has a teddy bear icon as described in the hoax:



CAUTION: Jdbgmgr.exe, like any file, can become infected by a virus. One virus in particular, W32.Efortune.31384@mm, targets this file. Norton AntiVirus has provided protection against W32.Efortune.31384@mm since May 11, 2001.

NOTE: If you have already deleted the Jdbgmgr.exe file, in most cases, you do not have to reinstall it. The following is quoted from the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Virus Hoax: Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java (Jdbgmgr.exe) Is Not a Virus (Q322993):


"The Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java (Jdbgmgr.exe) is only used by Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 developers.

If you follow the e-mail message instructions and delete this file, you do not have to recover it unless you use Microsoft Visual J++ 1.1 to develop Java programs on Windows XP, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 98, or Windows 95."

If you do need to restore this file, follow the instructions in Virus Hoax: Microsoft Debugger Registrar for Java (Jdbgmgr.exe) Is Not a Virus (Q322993):


Hoax message
This hoax has appeared in several languages. Some are as follows:

English
I found the little bear in my machine because of that I am sending this message in order for you to find it in your machine. The procedure is very simple:

The objective of this e-mail is to warn all Hotmail users about a new virus that is spreading by MSN Messenger. The name of this virus is jdbgmgr.exe and it is sent automatically by the Messenger and by the address book too. The virus is not detected by McAfee or Norton and it stays quiet for 14 days before damaging the system.

The virus can be cleaned before it deletes the files from your system. In order to eliminate it, it is just necessary to do the following steps:
1. Go to Start, click "Search"
2.- In the "Files or Folders option" write the name jdbgmgr.exe
3.- Be sure that you are searching in the drive "C"
4.- Click "find now"
5.- If the virus is there (it has a little bear-like icon with the name of jdbgmgr.exe DO NOT OPEN IT FOR ANY REASON
6.- Right click and delete it (it will go to the Recycle bin)
7.- Go to the recycle bin and delete it or empty the recycle bin.

IF YOU FIND THE VIRUS IN ALL OF YOUR SYSTEMS SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS LOCATED IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK BEFORE IT CAN CAUSE ANY DAMAGE.

TennisHack
02-01-2003, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Hackie: who wrote the song?? Can you search by composer/lyricist or whatever? I have a "Russian Song-Book" in Russian but if this song was written specifically for the movie, then I doubt it w be in my book -- has more traditional songs, like Kalinka, Podmoskovnyie vyechera [I don't know how to do transliterations!!], etc.

:p

If you follow the link I gave, you'll see that the name of the song is "At the Calvary Officers' Party" -- which gives me nothing, because its a plot point, not the name of a song. And like I said, I don't have the CD booklet cause its a burned CD so I don't know who really wrote the song or anything like that.

Puss-in-Boots
02-01-2003, 12:12 AM
:wavey: Hi everyone! :)

TennisHack
02-01-2003, 12:20 AM
:wavey: DP! :)

Puss-in-Boots
02-01-2003, 12:23 AM
Hello TH! :) :wavey: How's your weekend so far? After such a long time without a TV, I finally have one! :D My boss lent me his spare TV... it's a bit old... you change channels with a DIAL :o, but it works great! Ah, I've missed the Simpsons and music video shows. Also, once the FO comes, I can actually follow the matches on TV! :D I'm sure it's gonna be a lot more exciting than online scoreboard! :p

TennisHack
02-01-2003, 12:29 AM
Well, my weekend hasn't really started yet, but you have a TV now! :bounce::bounce::bounce: That's so great :) Watching the matches is definitely better than a scoreboard because you can tell what's going on, not just having to stare at numbers on a board and wonder.

Puss-in-Boots
02-01-2003, 12:39 AM
Yeah... I can sit in front of the TV with my hands in front of my eyes, instead of studiously trying to avoid refreshing the scoreboard because I'm nervous. LOL

It's been such a long time since I've had a TV... I'm not even sure how much tennis Australian free-to-air TV covers.... sports coverage here tends to be BADLY hogged by Aussie Rules footy, cricket, motor racing :rolleyes: and golf :rolleyes:. In fact, cricket is on the TV at the moment.

RogiFan
02-01-2003, 01:32 AM
Hi DP, Hackie, Vera and Lee!

So quiet on the boards lately... eery... :p

So no more luck on the Russian song??

Who do you cheer for in the semis -- Jarkko? I will! [I think Jarkko's a better choice than poor Micha these days... has Jarkko won any tourneys?]

Who are in the other semis???

Vera, how are you doing??

Anyone seen Rebecca? Her PM box is FULL!!! Pls tell her!!

Puss-in-Boots
02-01-2003, 01:33 AM
TH? Still here? :o I'm sorry, I haven't abandoned you! :( I was actually breaking from usual practice and reading both threads simultaneously today.

I have to get off for lunch anyway... so catch up with you (and everyone else) later! :)

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :)

Dissident
02-01-2003, 01:37 AM
SHIT!!!

They are covering the Milan tournament here in Brazil, as I told you...
Well, guess what semifinal match Im getting tomorrow?

Lee
02-01-2003, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Mark :rolleyes:

I was gonna stay away from the comp, cos my arm still hurting and using the mouse and keyboard makes it worse. But couldn't resist :D. Lee, I have no idea that Messi is your fave. Sorry that I've bad month him before :p. He's one of the most hated in Vancouver though :). And he was hurt and media said maybe he should take this opportunity to just start coaching the Rangers :p and skip the retirement part.

We have 3 going to all stars, Nazzy (Naslund), Bert (Bertuzzi) and Jovo (Jovanovski). But All-Star game is a big snore usually. Canucks aren't doing so well in 2003, only won 4 out of 11. I hope we'll get the momentum back after all-star. Also hope Nazzy will get the Rocket this year. He was runner up last year and the year before he was leading the lead most of the time until he broke his leg. He's very consistent in the scoring department now so i hope this will be his year.

Vera, sorry to hear your arm still hurts. Give it more rest.

No need to sorry! I never told anyone here Mark is my fav and I understand why Canucks fans don't like him. If I can't stand ppl criticizing my fav, I don't think I can stay in ATPworld and chat with you guys here since most ppl here dislike Pistol Pete. :D :D

Iggy said he felt like crushing a party in all-star game. Honestly, he is not playing that well this year (although much better after his return from injury).

Lee
02-01-2003, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Hello TH! :) :wavey: How's your weekend so far? After such a long time without a TV, I finally have one! :D My boss lent me his spare TV... it's a bit old... you change channels with a DIAL :o, but it works great! Ah, I've missed the Simpsons and music video shows. Also, once the FO comes, I can actually follow the matches on TV! :D I'm sure it's gonna be a lot more exciting than online scoreboard! :p

LOL Allan, you have an antique TV :eek: :eek:

Lee
02-01-2003, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
SHIT!!!

They are covering the Milan tournament here in Brazil, as I told you...
Well, guess what semifinal match Im getting tomorrow?

I guess not the match Zhenya vs Jarkko.