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SUKTUEN
01-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Richard start to play next week!!!

lisaplenske
01-01-2009, 01:19 PM
Happy New Year, everyone! :aparty:

Haven't been around here much and it'll probably be the same this year but we'll see. :lol:

Hey silver!:):wavey:

i think you will be obliged to come and post more often here because richard will kick ass in 2009:devil::angel:;)

tennis lover
01-01-2009, 02:45 PM
And Jo, whose touchy now?! :angel: :lol::haha:
:ras: you should be sticking up for the blondes too! :p

Happy new year everyone, I hope you will all have a wonderful 2009. :D :hug:

Did everyone have a good new year's eve? :dance:

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 03:16 PM
I did:D! In Holland it's tradition to watch stand up comedians, who look back on 2008. Was great fun:) What did you do??

I was wondering, here we actually light our own fireworks. Almost every household spends around 60 euros on fireworks each year. Is that something that only Holland and Belgium (perhaps Germany?) do, or do you also do that? I don't think I've ever heard someone outside of Holland of Belgium talk about buying fireworks :confused:

reggie1
01-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Hello girls, I had a quiet night in with hubby and kids and we watched the film "Chocolat". I'd never seen it before and I really liked it. I love anything with Johnny Depp anyway. I drunk Baileys and overdosed on Maltesers! :devil: Today, I am trying to be healthy to lose all my Christmas weight.:worship: (I'm hoping one day of abstinence will be enough :lol:) I feel like a right heffer at the moment! :o
Tess, quite a few people here buy fireworks now for New year's eve, we didn't though, too cold to go outside. Brrrrrrrr! I want to be in Australia!

~*BGT*~
01-01-2009, 03:51 PM
I did:D! In Holland it's tradition to watch stand up comedians, who look back on 2008. Was great fun:) What did you do??

I was wondering, here we actually light our own fireworks. Almost every household spends around 60 euros on fireworks each year. Is that something that only Holland and Belgium (perhaps Germany?) do, or do you also do that? I don't think I've ever heard someone outside of Holland of Belgium talk about buying fireworks :confused:

We love fireworks in the US. :banana: We can only use them around New Year's and Independence Day though. It sounded like rockets going off in my neighborhood. :lol:

Brownie
01-01-2009, 04:03 PM
I had a nice night.:) Went to a hockey game, then out for Mexican food with another couple and then came home to watch the ball drop in Time's Square (it looked so cold in NYC last night!).

I think in the US it depends on the state whether or not you can buy fireworks and set them off. In Maine, it's illegal, but in the next state over (New Hampshire) you can buy fireworks. I'm pretty sure some people bring them back to Maine though:lol: However, for 4th of July or New Year's Eve, towns in Maine can get permits to do a fireworks display...I guess it's just individual people that can't buy them and set them off:scratch:

Brownie
01-01-2009, 04:42 PM
Oh, I also found out last night that one of my college roommates and I are going to be co-maids of honor in our other roommates wedding:D

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 04:47 PM
Yeah lots of fireworks here as well:lol: I really love it!

You can have two maids of honor?:scratch:
But that's cool! :hug: When's the wedding?

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 04:49 PM
Do any of you brits watch darts or snooker as it is really british?

Brownie
01-01-2009, 05:17 PM
She's really indecisive, and since it is only us two girls in her bridal party, she decided to make both of us maids of honor:lol: It is in October. She said she's super flexible about dresses. She's pretty much letting us pick them out, just told us what color she wanted:yippee:

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 05:23 PM
that's good:lol: You sometimes see these shows on tv where the bride is like a freakin monster :scared: I think the programme is called Bridezilla:lol:

~*BGT*~
01-01-2009, 05:49 PM
She's really indecisive, and since it is only us two girls in her bridal party, she decided to make both of us maids of honor:lol: It is in October. She said she's super flexible about dresses. She's pretty much letting us pick them out, just told us what color she wanted:yippee:

Look at Jim Hjelm Occasions. (http://www.jimhjelmoccasions.com/dress_db_occ/index.php) I'm a future wedding planner and Jim Hjelm has the most beautiful bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses.

These are my fave gowns :inlove: I love lace :)

http://www.jimhjelmbridal.com/jim_br/images_detail/jh8858_x1.jpg
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And my #1 fave :hearts:

http://www.jimhjelmbridal.com/jim_br/images_detail/jh8810_x1.jpg

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 05:59 PM
I'm not a huge fan of lace tbh... let me try to find a dress that I really like:D

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 06:05 PM
hmmm... couldnt really find one that I really liked. I kind like this one. A bit more my style I guess...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Tikva/trouwjurk.jpg

~*BGT*~
01-01-2009, 06:42 PM
I never was a fan of lace until I saw it on these gowns. They just have a really antique, romantic feel about them that I like.

reggie1
01-01-2009, 07:06 PM
Those dresses are gorgeous. I'm not a big fan of lace either but I like those.
Tess, I sometimes watch darts and snooker, one of my friends loves it and watches it on sky all the time. It gets more coverage than tennis! :lol: Or at least it feels like it :confused:

Venle
01-02-2009, 12:31 PM
Lovely dresses :wavey:

Hey guys :hug:

RFK
01-02-2009, 02:02 PM
Oooo lovely dresses! I especially like the last two.
Tess, I have to say I don't watch snooker or darts, generally the players are fairly old and large!! Not up to my tennis player standards! But I bought my dad a dartboard for his birthday so I do occasionally play - well, attempt to play. I've made more holes in the wall next to it than actually on the board!
Hope everyone is enjoying '09!

SUKTUEN
01-02-2009, 03:04 PM
beautiful dress!!!!!!!!!!

reggie1
01-02-2009, 03:40 PM
Afternoon girls. Amira, thank you for sticking up for me on GM.:worship: I'm still getting the P**s ripped out of me over the whole Barca thing! Even on non-tennis! :o :lol:

tennis lover
01-02-2009, 04:33 PM
I did:D! In Holland it's tradition to watch stand up comedians, who look back on 2008. Was great fun:) What did you do??

I was wondering, here we actually light our own fireworks. Almost every household spends around 60 euros on fireworks each year. Is that something that only Holland and Belgium (perhaps Germany?) do, or do you also do that? I don't think I've ever heard someone outside of Holland of Belgium talk about buying fireworks :confused:
I stayed at a friends house and we just ended up going to a bar near her house and then stayed up drinking and chatting until 6am. It was really good fun though, probably my best new year's ever! :D I think it's because it wasn't planned so we had no expectations and we didn't have to pay ridiculous amounts of money just to get into a club or anything. :dance:

You can buy fireworks here but I never do. I like to watch organised displays (although I didn't see any this new year's eve). :p
Oh, I also found out last night that one of my college roommates and I are going to be co-maids of honor in our other roommates wedding:D
awww, that's really nice! I love weddings. :dance:
Do any of you brits watch darts or snooker as it is really british?
I hate darts. :o I don't mind watching snooker, I will never go out of my way to watch it but if I'm in and there's nothing else on tv I'll watch it and once I start I actually get really into it. :lol: but I'm a big sports geek and I enjoy watching most sports. :shrug:

lisaplenske
01-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Afternoon girls. Amira, thank you for sticking up for me on GM.:worship: I'm still getting the P**s ripped out of me over the whole Barca thing! Even on non-tennis! :o :lol:

you're welcome vicky, I think it is nothing that "scandalous" not be interested nor knowing on football teams or what especially on a tennis forum:smash:
the contrary appears to me as very weird:o

PinkFeatherBoa
01-02-2009, 05:36 PM
Happy New Year everyone, hope everyone is having a nice 2009 so far. ;)

As for snooker and darts, I don't like watching darts at all but watch snooker occasionally (self-confessed sport freak who'll watch anything- I even was watching Figure Skating earlier). Both are really sports that are more fun to do than watch though, I like playing snooker. :)

Brownie
01-02-2009, 10:22 PM
I stayed at a friends house and we just ended up going to a bar near her house and then stayed up drinking and chatting until 6am. It was really good fun though, probably my best new year's ever! :D I think it's because it wasn't planned so we had no expectations and we didn't have to pay ridiculous amounts of money just to get into a club or anything. :dance:

That's exactly how I feel about new year's eve. Not too much planning and it will be so much more fun and laid back:) I'm happy you had a great time!
I never was a fan of lace until I saw it on these gowns. They just have a really antique, romantic feel about them that I like.

I do think I prefer not so lacey wedding gowns, but those are really pretty Danielle:) The bridesmaids dresses on that site are beautiful too!

reggie1
01-03-2009, 09:14 AM
Hi Lauren, what's you friend like? is she likely to turn into Bridezilla? My friend is getting married in february, i'm not a bridesmaid but haven't a clue what to wear as it's still likely to be freezing.

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 11:13 AM
Yesterday I was watching darts cause there were 2 dutchies playing eachother... Raymond threw a 9-darter and it was the first 9-darter at a World Championship. So we were all excited (cause we pissed Phil Taylor off :ras:). But Raymond didn't give any reaction at all! He was just like yeah whatever:o Anyway, I was cheering for the other guy (Jelle) but he lost 5-1 :(

Venle
01-03-2009, 11:16 AM
I've never wathced darts. Should I? :p

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Not really interesting for people from Finland:p It's pretty much a British and Dutch thing:lol: I enjoy it though!

EDIT: WOW! It's already on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wmuvQj2n9o&feature=channel

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 11:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9mhJ-EVq8&feature=channel_page

This is how you should react:D Okay, I'll stop spamming darts:lol:

reggie1
01-03-2009, 01:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9mhJ-EVq8&feature=channel_page

This is how you should react:D Okay, I'll stop spamming darts:lol:

Miss Gray, me thinks you need to get out more ;):lol:
I'm watching Nadal v Murray at the mo, hubby and kids have gone to the park so it's all peaceful here and I'm watching tennis, I'm in my element! :D

tennis lover
01-03-2009, 01:34 PM
That's exactly how I feel about new year's eve. Not too much planning and it will be so much more fun and laid back:) I'm happy you had a great time!
yeah. NYE is always so hyped up and it's always a let down so it's definitely better not to get your hopes up too much! :lol:
Hi Lauren, what's you friend like? is she likely to turn into Bridezilla? My friend is getting married in february, i'm not a bridesmaid but haven't a clue what to wear as it's still likely to be freezing.
surely the wedding and everything will be inside though? so as long as you take a warm coat to get you from A to B you can probably get away with wearing anything. :shrug: :p My brother is getting married this summer and I have no idea what I'm going to wear. Whenever I shop for a dress I can never find one I like. :sobbing: Plus I need to stop eating first! :lol:
Yesterday I was watching darts cause there were 2 dutchies playing eachother... Raymond threw a 9-darter and it was the first 9-darter at a World Championship. So we were all excited (cause we pissed Phil Taylor off :ras:). But Raymond didn't give any reaction at all! He was just like yeah whatever:o Anyway, I was cheering for the other guy (Jelle) but he lost 5-1 :(
I have no idea what a 9-darter is but I am worried about you. :hug: as Vicky said, you need to get out more! :p ;)
I've never wathced darts. Should I? :p
No. :)
I'm watching Nadal v Murray at the mo, hubby and kids have gone to the park so it's all peaceful here and I'm watching tennis, I'm in my element! :D
I'm jealous of you and your sky! :ras:

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 02:15 PM
There's a livestreaming Jo! Check on GM:)

I so do NOT need to get out more :o Darts can be very exciting you know:o I'll be watching again tonight, supporting "Barney" and again sunday night when he is going to kick Taylor's ass... So :ras:

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 02:18 PM
http://stream.m3.livetv.sk/STV3live?MSWMExt=.asf

This is the one I have Jo. Works great. :D (If you are still around and still want to watch it:lol: They're in the deciding set now.)

tennis lover
01-03-2009, 02:27 PM
There's a livestreaming Jo! Check on GM:)

I so do NOT need to get out more :o Darts can be very exciting you know:o I'll be watching again tonight, supporting "Barney" and again sunday night when he is going to kick Taylor's ass... So :ras:
I figured there would be but I was just about to shower so I didn't bother looking. (I am being unbelievably lazy today but I think I'm getting ill!) Might watch it now though. :dance:

I just turned on my tv and guess what is on...darts! I thought of you briefly and then changed the channel! :p

reggie1
01-03-2009, 02:34 PM
There's a livestreaming Jo! Check on GM:)

I so do NOT need to get out more :o Darts can be very exciting you know:o I'll be watching again tonight, supporting "Barney" and again sunday night when he is going to kick Taylor's ass... So :ras:

Well, just you make sure you don't get too excited, we don't want you to have an apoplexy do we? What with the cut and thrust of professional darts! I know I'm on the edge of my seat whenever I'm FORCED to watch it round my Nan's house! I'll get you a t-shirt with Tess "Phil the power" Gray written on it! :lol::haha:

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 02:37 PM
Hell NO:( No Tshirt with Phil Taylor on it will get into my house.
Barney all the way :banana:
Jo it's very sweet of you to think of me haha. :awww:

*Martolina*
01-03-2009, 02:39 PM
Good afternoon dear friends! How's it going? You have well past the holidays? I hope it for you..I during the Christmas day I was staing with my family and for celebrate the arrival of the new year I went dancing in disco with friends. Kiss..- 2 to Brisbane!

Brownie
01-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Hi Lauren, what's you friend like? is she likely to turn into Bridezilla? My friend is getting married in february, i'm not a bridesmaid but haven't a clue what to wear as it's still likely to be freezing.

Definitely the opposite of a Bridezilla. She's one that wants to please everyone:) Brrrr, February...I don't think I've ever been to a winter wedding.

Hi Martolina:hug:

Haha, I've just read through the thread...I've never heard of people watching darts on TV before! Such a random sport! The only experience I have with darts is playing in my friend's basement when we were kids.

reggie1
01-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Hell NO:( No Tshirt with Phil Taylor on it will get into my house.
Barney all the way :banana:
Jo it's very sweet of you to think of me haha. :awww:

Tess, I think there may be a support group for people like you! If not I'll start one called "Pretty dutch girls who are far too young and trendy to be watching old person's darts!" And Venla, the answer is a big fat NO, no sweetheart, you should not be watching darts. Don't let Miss Gray corrupt you! :devil:
Hi Martolina :wavey:

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 02:58 PM
:sobbing: I feel an outcast here.

And I usually feel that way with my friends when talking about tennis. So maybe there's a forum for darts:D

Isn't it funny that whenever you'll see darts from now on, you'll think of me :cool:

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 02:59 PM
Guess what I found after typing "darts forum" :D

http://www.dartsforum.co.uk/

:woohoo: :lol:

tennis lover
01-03-2009, 03:19 PM
:help:

Brownie
01-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Guess what I found after typing "darts forum" :D

http://www.dartsforum.co.uk/

:woohoo: :lol:

:secret:I think you are a little too excited about a darts forum:lol:

Tess Gray
01-03-2009, 03:47 PM
You think? :awww:

Well to be honest with y'all, I only watch darts once a year and that happens to be in January so, :lol: I'm not that bad

lisaplenske
01-03-2009, 05:38 PM
lets be serious 1 Minute guys nd talk about tennis:p:D

what do you all think on murray obvious great form??he beat blake,,federer and nadal to win abu tennis exibition
can he win the AO and do a 2009 djokovic?

Brownie
01-03-2009, 06:19 PM
Judging from his off-season workout blog and his performance last season, I would say Murray is set up to have a very good season.

reggie1
01-03-2009, 06:36 PM
Just before I get serious Amira, I can't resist having one last pop at Miss Gray! :lol:
I had to tune in to see what I was missing and I saw Barney! He's like the Nadal of the darts world. He actually seemed really nice when he was interviewed, but enough now Miss Gray, step away from the darts! No more darts for you else I will be contacting Dr Phil on your behalf.
As for Murray, I have to say I was really impressed with him today. I'm not a hater but I'm not really a fan either but I do admire him and the way he is prepared to take on anyone. He is fearless and would rather lose a limb than lose a match. I do find myself rooting for him in matches now so much more than before. I also think he has calmed down a lot and grown up. I prefer him to Novak and think that the top 4 spots will be hotly contended this year. I don't see Roger staying at no 2 tbh. I think the other younger guys are just too hungry. Murray has realised that if he wants to take on Nadal he has to take his fitness and his mental strength to a whole new level. I must admit it is exciting for me as a Brit to have a really decent tennis player to watch who is also British. I think he has a real chance at AO.

~*BGT*~
01-03-2009, 06:36 PM
well on eurosport they predict richard match to start at 12 oclock tomorrow

danielle is really korolev that cute?perhaps I Watched one match but cant remember him:p:o

;)

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reggie1
01-03-2009, 06:38 PM
With his short hair, there's something "Maratesque" about him. I wonder if Richie looks all ripped like that now?

~*BGT*~
01-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Here's a short interview

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~*BGT*~
01-03-2009, 06:39 PM
With his short hair, there's something Maratesque about him.

YES!! I thought I was the only one who saw that!! I agree he looks like Marat. :)

lisaplenske
01-03-2009, 06:47 PM
If I ask that it is because I thought he probably is the most "beatable" player in the top4 TO draw but seems like its not the case

how things can turn quickly. His physical work payed off and i'm wondering how richard will show this year to make the same.
Impatient to see his first match of tthe year to see if there is " a new richard" much more offensive and sure about his forces.

I'm just stressed now sorry:help:

reggie1
01-03-2009, 06:49 PM
Can you girlies tell me what websites you use to download matches and watch them later if that makes sense. I was just thinking I won't be up at 2am to watch Richard and want to watch the match later, is it called a "torrent?" I'd never even heard of it before I went on GM :o

lisaplenske
01-03-2009, 07:03 PM
oula danielle you show us some sexy photos shirtless:eek:

it was an "innocent " request when i said i cant remember him but now IM sure I will not forget him!:lol:
you're right, he's attractive but prefer the real marat though;)

vicky you can be proud of murray cause he is proving that he is an elite player and a real contender to win slams this year.
I dont like his game but he deserves some credit and respect.
Its on richard hands to make the same.He has to prove now.

Schu
01-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Looks like I missed something over the past few days - Kovolev - pretty ripped. When I opened this thread just the bare chest of Kovolev was the first thing on the page and for a milli second I thought, OMG - the new ripped Richie but alas I scrolled up and saw the face - Guess it will take Richie another year or so to get to that.

Does anyone know of a livestream for Brisbane that we in the US can see? I can't get the betfair stream and I am guessing it is because its a betting site which is not available in the US. I tried to make my computer appear to be from another country but no luck. I am rather "technically challenged" so there might be a very simple way to get that site but it would be beyond me. Well guess its not likely I'll be watching in the middle of the night anyway but if there was a chance to see Richie I could very well do it.

Well the 2009 tennis year is starting out disappointing for me - Murray winning. While I have to respect his rapid improvement and obvious committment to getting to the top I will never be a Murray fan so seeing him beating Fed and Nadal just KILLS ME!! Guess IT's up to Richard to give me something to look forward to this season cuz if I have to see Murray in all the finals I think I'll find another sport.

I'm not expecting miracles from Richard this year but I just hope he has a committment to play aggressive, continues to work on his fitness and ENJOYS playing - results will come in time and in the meantime I'll just enjoy his breathtaking game.

reggie1
01-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Looks like I missed something over the past few days - Kovolev - pretty ripped. When I opened this thread just the bare chest of Kovolev was the first thing on the page and for a milli second I thought, OMG - the new ripped Richie but alas I scrolled up and saw the face - Guess it will take Richie another year or so to get to that.

Does anyone know of a livestream for Brisbane that we in the US can see? I can't get the betfair stream and I am guessing it is because its a betting site which is not available in the US. I tried to make my computer appear to be from another country but no luck. I am rather "technically challenged" so there might be a very simple way to get that site but it would be beyond me. Well guess its not likely I'll be watching in the middle of the night anyway but if there was a chance to see Richie I could very well do it.

Well the 2009 tennis year is starting out disappointing for me - Murray winning. While I have to respect his rapid improvement and obvious committment to getting to the top I will never be a Murray fan so seeing him beating Fed and Nadal just KILLS ME!! Guess IT's up to Richard to give me something to look forward to this season cuz if I have to see Murray in all the finals I think I'll find another sport.

I'm not expecting miracles from Richard this year but I just hope he has a committment to play aggressive, continues to work on his fitness and ENJOYS playing - results will come in time and in the meantime I'll just enjoy his breathtaking game.

Hi Schu :wavey: how have you been? I'm hoping Richie will look like that too! What other players are your faves besides Richie?

~*BGT*~
01-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Looks like I missed something over the past few days - Kovolev - pretty ripped. When I opened this thread just the bare chest of Kovolev was the first thing on the page and for a milli second I thought, OMG - the new ripped Richie but alas I scrolled up and saw the face - Guess it will take Richie another year or so to get to that.

And he's just 20. :eek: Yes, Richard will look like that. :lick: Who knows? Maybe he already does and is waiting for his big reveal when he beats Murray. :devil: Murray lifted up that arm last time. Richard will rip off his clothes and throw it into the crowd like Llodra did in 2007. :lol:


Does anyone know of a livestream for Brisbane that we in the US can see? I can't get the betfair stream and I am guessing it is because its a betting site which is not available in the US. I tried to make my computer appear to be from another country but no luck. I am rather "technically challenged" so there might be a very simple way to get that site but it would be beyond me. Well guess its not likely I'll be watching in the middle of the night anyway but if there was a chance to see Richie I could very well do it.

Check GM. They had a thread with links. :wavey:

Well the 2009 tennis year is starting out disappointing for me - Murray winning. While I have to respect his rapid improvement and obvious committment to getting to the top I will never be a Murray fan so seeing him beating Fed and Nadal just KILLS ME!! Guess IT's up to Richard to give me something to look forward to this season cuz if I have to see Murray in all the finals I think I'll find another sport.

I'm not expecting miracles from Richard this year but I just hope he has a committment to play aggressive, continues to work on his fitness and ENJOYS playing - results will come in time and in the meantime I'll just enjoy his breathtaking game.

It's even worse when you've got an obsessed Muzza fan rubbing it in your face. Here are a few gems. :o

Wow i know Murray won,but there not much chat after this.Whats happenrd here are people in shock

Roger won once only since Bangkok 2005 v Murray.Andy @ 5-2 up v Roger has to be getting into his head now.

BGT Roddick did not even make the list (of best matches of 2008)

There was so much talk of the Big 3 + 1 that I started a thread called, "Please don't discuss the top 4 here"... and this idiot goes on to post over and over again, "Djokovic and Murray". I could have killed him. :o He's started, like 5 Murray threads this week, but on really unsubstantial stuff like "Murray signs with a new agent", "Murray ready for GS success", "Murray might switch to Kswiss." He even started a thread on frickin' Rotterdam only because Murray will be there! :shout: he makes me want to :explode:

The thing is, all the top players have their on thread in a seperate subforum where you post articles, pictures, and quotes from him. Like for fans only. The threads he's posting should go in Murray's thread. I was so happy, the last time he started one of those threads, the mods closed it and told him that stuff belonged in Murray's thread. :lol:

~*BGT*~
01-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Here's one more. I handled him after this one though. :p He's mad at me now, but I have too much experience from MTF to get too riled up at his pathetic excuses for insults. :lol:

I know why BGT made this thread,none of her players are doing as good Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,M urray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Mu rray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Mur ray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murray,Murr ay

reggie1
01-03-2009, 08:31 PM
Is this Clydey again Danielle?

~*BGT*~
01-03-2009, 09:03 PM
No, this is an idiot named sid on my other forum.

Brownie
01-04-2009, 12:35 AM
Danielle, your boy Korolev won today (easily)!:yeah:

I wonder if Richard's match is starting later:scratch: I don't think Kirilenko's match (the one before his) has even started yet.

~*BGT*~
01-04-2009, 12:39 AM
Danielle, your boy Korolev won today (easily)!:yeah:

I wonder if Richard's match is starting later:scratch: I don't think Kirilenko's match (the one before his) has even started yet.

I know, I was following the live score from point one. :lol: :tape: He played pretty well, I think. He usually hits a low serve percentage and a lot of DF. He hit 5 DFs in his first 2 service games :help: but he didn't hit any for the remainder of the match. :bigclap: I know he's upset. He has to play three matches to even get into the MD while some players are gonna be in round 2 today. :o

Yeah, I am curious as to why that WTA match hasn't started yet. Doesn't make any sense.

case
01-04-2009, 12:48 AM
kirilenko withrew -sick. gasquet follows the delic match\

hi bgt! great election huh!!!

Brownie
01-04-2009, 12:51 AM
Just saw that too. Thanks case!

~*BGT*~
01-04-2009, 12:52 AM
kirilenko withrew -sick. gasquet follows the delic match\

hi bgt! great election huh!!!

Oh, thanks for the update. :) I hope DELICious wins. :drool:

Election? You talking about Obama/McCain?

case
01-04-2009, 12:56 AM
been a while since i was here (obviously!)
yes , obama-mccain
if i remember you were leaning towards obama. i didnt get that wrong did i ????:confused:
i get a lot of things wrong:sad: oh well!!!!!;)

~*BGT*~
01-04-2009, 01:01 AM
been a while since i was here (obviously!)
yes , obama-mccain
if i remember you were leaning towards obama. i didnt get that wrong did i ????:confused:
i get a lot of things wrong:sad: oh well!!!!!;)

Oh, yeah. Great, Obama won. :)

Venle
01-04-2009, 08:25 AM
Hey :hug:

I had a dream that Andy Murray hit me :scared:

Tess Gray
01-04-2009, 09:38 AM
IWL... he actually touched you in your dream Venla? Poor girl :hug:

Just before I get serious Amira, I can't resist having one last pop at Miss Gray! :lol:
I had to tune in to see what I was missing and I saw Barney! He's like the Nadal of the darts world. He actually seemed really nice when he was interviewed, but enough now Miss Gray, step away from the darts! No more darts for you else I will be contacting Dr Phil on your behalf.

:ras:I'll watch darts 1 more day. Final Barney vs The Power :armed: You brits are going DOWN.

I had never seen Korolev before, but he is HOT! I'll be fangirling with you from now on Danielle :D

~*BGT*~
01-04-2009, 03:03 PM
Hey :hug:

I had a dream that Andy Murray hit me :scared:

I had a dream that Murray beat Korolev in a match. :sad: And then Evgeny gave me $50 from my dad. :lol:


I had never seen Korolev before, but he is HOT! I'll be fangirling with you from now on Danielle :D

Yes, he is very :drool: You should visit his forum sometime too. :p

~*BGT*~
01-04-2009, 03:07 PM
OMG everyone, go to the ATP site and look at the photoshoot of the Big 4... or as I call them, the Big 3 + 1 :o

reggie1
01-04-2009, 03:22 PM
Oh Danielle, Bolleli's nickname is "Bolelli the Beautiful". He is apparently a really nice person and very funny in interviews.

~*BGT*~
01-04-2009, 03:34 PM
That man is gorgeous. I love looking at him

tennis lover
01-04-2009, 05:55 PM
:wavey: how is everyone today? I am tired, didn't go to bed until 2pm this afternoon! :o good job Richard isn't playing tonight because I think I need to have an early night! :lol:

I have been saying for a couple of months now that I think Murray is possibly the favourite for the AO. I don't have a problem with it, the more I watch him the more I like him actually! :dance: It's weird for me to actually like a British player for once! :o Although there a few players I'd cheer for over him. ;)

reggie1
01-04-2009, 06:14 PM
:wavey: how is everyone today? I am tired, didn't go to bed until 2pm this afternoon! :o good job Richard isn't playing tonight because I think I need to have an early night! :lol:

I have been saying for a couple of months now that I think Murray is possibly the favourite for the AO. I don't have a problem with it, the more I watch him the more I like him actually! :dance: It's weird for me to actually like a British player for once! :o Although there a few players I'd cheer for over him. ;)
Hi Jo, are you O.K? :wavey:
I feel the same about Murray. I'm gaining a grudging respect for him as I couldn't stand him at first but kind of like him a little bit now and it does make it good as a British fan, to have a British player who doesn't tank. I did like Henman but you know he would only ever get so far, there were certain players he was just never going to beat whereas Murray on a good day, can beat anyone.

reggie1
01-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Girls I don't know if any of you are Dimitry Tursonva fans but Crazy girl on GM told me to look at his picture thread last night. There are phtos of him with a topless girl in a car! OMG If there was a vomiting smiley, I'd add it to this post :o Not real classy pics!

RFK
01-04-2009, 06:44 PM
Oh dear! I might just have to have a look at them now!
And about Andy Murray, I will admit that he is becoming/has become a great player, but I'm never going to like him. Although his attitude has improved recently, I think that he just doesn't seem like a nice guy. I know it's not a reason to not appreciate his tennis, but I don't think I can ever be a fan of his because of it. Like the match agaisnt Richard (I guess I am still bitter on some level :lol:) but he was not a gracious winner - the bicep showing etc. was just really off putting to me.
Sorry, i'll stop now.
Ooo and Bolelli, i've only seen him playing once or twice, but he plays nicely (that sounds strange) and I have to agree, he is pretty gorgeous!

tennis lover
01-04-2009, 10:47 PM
Hi Jo, are you O.K? :wavey:
I feel the same about Murray. I'm gaining a grudging respect for him as I couldn't stand him at first but kind of like him a little bit now and it does make it good as a British fan, to have a British player who doesn't tank. I did like Henman but you know he would only ever get so far, there were certain players he was just never going to beat whereas Murray on a good day, can beat anyone.
yeah, I'm really good thanks, just a little tired. :) How are you?
I prefer Murray to Henman. I always hate the hype that surrounds British players but in Murray's case it's deserved. I always thought Henman played nicely and was talented but I never thought he was going to win Wimbledon (or anything major for that matter) and I just found him a bit boring. :shrug: at least Murray shows a bit of personality on the court (although I know not all of you like it! ;) )

PinkFeatherBoa
01-04-2009, 11:50 PM
Hey

I had a dream that Andy Murray hit me :scared:

I had a dream that Murray beat Korolev in a match. :sad: And then Evgeny gave me $50 from my dad. :lol:


:lol: The only time I've ever dreamed about Murray that I can remember; he handed me a large UK flag so that I could go and celebrate a Henman Victory at Wimbledon (only in my dreams :tape:) and then I sarcastically (I guess) told him "well done" even though he'd lost. :angel:
I'm sure he'll get me back for this dream this year by winning Wimbledon. :( Hopefully Richie will stop him this time.

Oh dear! I might just have to have a look at them now!
And about Andy Murray, I will admit that he is becoming/has become a great player, but I'm never going to like him. Although his attitude has improved recently, I think that he just doesn't seem like a nice guy. I know it's not a reason to not appreciate his tennis, but I don't think I can ever be a fan of his because of it. Like the match agaisnt Richard (I guess I am still bitter on some level :lol:) but he was not a gracious winner - the bicep showing etc. was just really off putting to me.
Sorry, i'll stop now.
Ooo and Bolelli, i've only seen him playing once or twice, but he plays nicely (that sounds strange) and I have to agree, he is pretty gorgeous!

That pretty much sums up how I feel about Andy, he just rubs me up the wrong way and no amount of success is going to stop me being annoyed by him. The attitude improvements are directly related to the improved results anyway, I'll just say it's easier to be well behaved when winning is becoming a habit. Oh well, I'll leave it that too. I must say though that when I met him he was (of course) perfectally pleasant but I got over him again after that Wimbledon match. What can I say, I'm biast and far too bitter for a youth.

Simone Bolelli, now that's a lovely tennis player (in many ways) :)

Pepi.
01-04-2009, 11:59 PM
Hi guys :wavey:

Happy New Year to all :hug:

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 12:26 AM
OK, so how come none of you Frenchies have enlightened us about Jonathan Eysseric? :hearts:

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-07/17_8295568_1.jpg
http://i.eurosport.fr/2007/05/24/358963-2030698-458-238.jpg
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2008-05/26_7947445_1.jpg

tufani
01-05-2009, 12:31 AM
Jon is cute :angel: I hope he'll play more ATP tournaments this year :tennis:The great match against Murray at RG'08... :rocker2:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Jon is cute :angel: I hope he'll play more ATP tournaments this year :tennis:The great match against Murray at RG'08... :rocker2:

He is going out with (and there were rumours that they were engaged) to Richard's coach's step daughter, Camille Nevaire who is the ex of Baggy! Talk about a tangled web. ;)

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 12:51 PM
Girls I don't know if any of you are Dimitry Tursonva fans but Crazy girl on GM told me to look at his picture thread last night. There are phtos of him with a topless girl in a car! OMG If there was a vomiting smiley, I'd add it to this post :o Not real classy pics!

I saw that. :speakles:

He is going out with (and there were rumours that they were engaged) to Richard's coach's step daughter, Camille Nevaire who is the ex of Baggy! Talk about a tangled web. ;)

How do you know some much? :rolls:

tufani
01-05-2009, 01:21 PM
He is going out with (and there were rumours that they were engaged) to Richard's coach's step daughter, Camille Nevaire who is the ex of Baggy! Talk about a tangled web. ;)

What a small world we live in, huh? :lol:

http://s44.radikal.ru/i105/0901/ad/d438b9cdec51.jpg

I really like this pic :angel::

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 01:30 PM
He's a year and a month younger than I am. Oh, I feel like Mrs. Robinson. :drool: before anyone says anything, when you're a teenager, a year and a month is a lot. :lol:

Oh, I'm watching Andy in Doha right now and I LOVE what he's wearing. Why doesn't Lacoste give Richie something like that? :awww: Probably because Andy is Lacoste's main player, male or female, and he gets first dibs.

reggie1
01-05-2009, 01:42 PM
I saw that. :speakles:



How do you know some much? :rolls:

If I told you I'd have to kill you,:haha: lets just say I keep my ear to the ground and know the right people. :lol: ;)
I'm watching Andy right now too, just finished watching Gael's match, good result for him. He had a girl sitting next to Roger Rasheed, has he got a new girlfriend? There Danielle, something I don't know :angel:

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 01:55 PM
Not into Gael. :o

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Totally into Gael:lol:

This is supposed to be his latest girl...

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=188337&d=1229331657

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 02:37 PM
She looks like you. :lol:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 02:46 PM
Yep, she was the girl I saw at his match, very pretty and quite natural.

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 02:46 PM
Like me? :scratch: I dont see it...:lol: I'm not as skinny as her :o

reggie1
01-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Why do all young girls part their hair like Arthur Scargill? :lol:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Who the hell is that :lol:

I part my hair different every day... sometimes Arthur like, sometimes in the middle:lol:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 03:09 PM
He was the trade union leader who represented English miners during a very "bloody" strike in the 80's. He took on Maggie Thatcher and got crushed like a fly! She did that with everybody.:o That hairstyle is called a "combover" in England and really laughed at, like a "Mullet", have you ever heard of that one?

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:11 PM
Hi girls:wavey: How's everyone been lately?

Tess, are you watching Nadal's doubles match right now?

Haha, combovers and mullets...awesome hairstyles;)

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:15 PM
He's a year and a month younger than I am. Oh, I feel like Mrs. Robinson. :drool: before anyone says anything, when you're a teenager, a year and a month is a lot. :lol:
:lol: I know how that feels. :sobbing: I just met a guy and he's 2 years younger than me, I feel a bit weird about it! :o :sobbing: (not as weird as I felt when I thought he was 19 though, teenagers are a step too far I feel! :sobbing: ) this is why I feel old! :lol:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 03:15 PM
I just found this whilst searching for Mullets to show Tess, I'm crying with laughter. I might have to make this my next Avvie.
It's child abuse! How could you! :devil:

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:18 PM
Haha, combovers and mullets...awesome hairstyles;)
:speakles: awesome is not the word I'd use...:sobbing:

Vicky, that picture is going to give me nightmares! :o

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:18 PM
Isn't it funny how just 2 years can seem like such a big difference at this age! New love interest Jo?:aplot:

Oh jeez V, that's just wrong!:haha:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 03:19 PM
Mullet I've heard of;)


Trying to record my french presentation atm...:o No luck so far:lol: It has to sound like you actually know it by heart instead of reading it from a piece of paper:lol:

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:20 PM
Isn't it funny how just 2 years can seem like such a big difference at this age! New love interest Jo?:aplot:
it's just cos he's the younger one, if it was the other way round I would not have a problem with the age difference! :lol: :shrug: it's weird but that's how I feel. hmmmmmmmm, we'll see! ;)

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 03:22 PM
In high school, my friends made fun of me for liking a freshman while I was a sophomore. He was 14 and I was 15. They teased me so much. :lol:

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:22 PM
if it was the other way round I would not have a problem with the age difference! :lol:

So true, I know what you mean...

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:24 PM
I think I got you beat...when I was a junior in high school, I went out with a freshman:o...but he was only 1 year and 1 month younger than me:shrug::lol:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 03:29 PM
You girls all like younger guys...:o pff

reggie1
01-05-2009, 03:31 PM
The funny thing is the age difference will seem smaller the older you get, if you think of the difference between a 15 year old and a 20 year old, it's huge but the difference between a 35 year old and 40 year old isn't that big, I know that seems ancient to all you younguns!

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:31 PM
I usually don't like younger guys! :sobbing:

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:31 PM
My bf is older than me...same year in school though. I guess I'm not too picky when it comes to age (as long as it's a reasonable difference):lol:

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:33 PM
The funny thing is the age difference will seem smaller the older you get, if you think of the difference between a 15 year old and a 20 year old, it's huge but the difference between a 35 year old and 40 year old isn't that big, I know that seems ancient to all you younguns!
I know what you mean, I say that a lot to my friends. I don't even think 2 years is a big difference now, I wouldn't think twice about dating a 24 year old. :shrug:

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:34 PM
My bf is older than me...same year in school though. I guess I'm not too picky when it comes to age (as long as it's a reasonable difference):lol:
:ras: I'm jealous! :lol:

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:37 PM
:ras: I'm jealous! :lol:
:lol:

Vicky, you going to go on a posting spree and hit 1000 posts today? ;)

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 03:39 PM
No Lauren not watching Rafa atm... is he winning?:lol:

Lauren what's your bf's name?:) (If you want to share ofcourse)

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 03:42 PM
I'm watching. Rafa looks really cute in his regular sleeve polo. :)

Brownie
01-05-2009, 03:42 PM
Yup, he's up 6-3 4-1...pretty much destroying the other team:lol: His name is Al:)

Yeah, I'm liking the new look. I was skeptical that he'd actually make the changeover to sleeves and a collar.

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 03:47 PM
:awww:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/b0/fullj.4e5bf249753718cba3e013843e9a1ed3/4e5bf249753718cba3e013843e9a1ed3-getty-84106512xx003_2009_atp_worl.jpg

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 03:48 PM
I like the new outfit:) It was a little weird at first but I have decided that I like it:D

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 03:51 PM
I love Rafa in sleeves. :hearts: I've always thought that when he's done Nike photo shoots and stuff in them. :dance: I'm finding Rafa more attractive than usual this year. :scratch:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 03:55 PM
Yay :bigclap: A fellow rafa-fan:lol: Actually I'm not that much into him as I used to be... But he's still really cute imo ;)

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 04:00 PM
Rafa and Richie are like Djoke and Muz imo. They're just 2 weeks apart.

Schu
01-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Hi Schu :wavey: how have you been? I'm hoping Richie will look like that too! What other players are your faves besides Richie?

Richie #1, I also like Nalbandian, Baggy, Verdasco, Benneteau, Mathieu, Blake and Rafa. But for Rafa (and maybe Benny) there seems to be a common thread - A BUNCH OF HEADCASES!

YOu guys talk lots - too many pages to scroll through - did I read that RIchie's Tuesday match moved up because of a withdrawal before him? Not that it matters no show court anyway and maybe just as well, he makes me NUTS sometimes actually watching his matches.

Brownie
01-05-2009, 04:08 PM
Wow, it looks really cold in Doha (umpire's wearing a winter hat)...I would've though it was always pretty warm there:scratch:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 04:32 PM
Well it'd do a lot to have those kinds of temperatures over here...

Today it was 19°C (66°F) over there... Don't think it's that cold is it :confused:
My aunt used to live on Borneo and obviously it's really hot there all year round. So when she would get here she would be freezing, eventhough it was a pleasant temperature for us. Maybe it's the same way with the umpire :shrug:

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 04:36 PM
that is not cold in the slightest. Here it has been really cold recently, I was out the other night and it was not fun standing around waiting for my friends to decide where to go at 3am (considering it had been -1°C at 6pm). I felt like I was going to actually turn to ice. :sobbing:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 04:45 PM
Same here... Tonight it's supposed to be -15 :speakles:. And tomorrow during the day around -10... Not fun:(

At least y'all have cars. We have to go on our bikes:lol: So many people fall while they're riding to school cause it's so slippery...:p

Brownie
01-05-2009, 04:52 PM
haha, I guess I didn't mean "really cold" like it gets where I live. I just thought it would always be more than 70 degrees F there, so it surprised me to see a winter hat.

Oh yuck! Still riding your bikes around in the middle of winter? People are barely even riding motorcycles around here!

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 04:57 PM
we don't really have a choice:p

A bunch of French people came to our school last year in the middle of winter and they laughed SO hard when they saw 2500 bikes outside our school:lol:

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Same here... Tonight it's supposed to be -15 :speakles:. And tomorrow during the day around -10... Not fun:(

At least y'all have cars. We have to go on our bikes:lol: So many people fall while they're riding to school cause it's so slippery...:p
:speakles: -15/-10?!?!?!?!?! I would never get out of bed, ever! :o I thought -3ish was bad. :awww: you poor thing!

:speakles: :speakles: you cycle in -10 weather?! are you crazy? that's so dangerous. :hug:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Yeah I rather wouldn't be riding my bike either in -10, but like I said: we don't really have a choice:lol:

Just have to be wearing warm stuff: jacket, hat, scarf, gloves:lol: It's not that bad I guess. It just sucks cause it's also dark so you can't really see ice on the road. But when you do fall flat on your face (:o) at least you know you're not the only one :lol:. tons of people fall hehe ;)

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 06:07 PM
Yeah I rather wouldn't be riding my bike either in -10, but like I said: we don't really have a choice:lol:

Just have to be wearing warm stuff: jacket, hat, scarf, gloves:lol: It's not that bad I guess. It just sucks cause it's also dark so you can't really see ice on the road. But when you do fall flat on your face (:o) at least you know you're not the only one :lol:. tons of people fall hehe ;)
:hug: I wear a coat, scarf and gloves every day and I'm still cold! although I guess cycling warms you up. :dance: apparently it's going to be -7 here tonight!:scared:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 06:16 PM
OMG, that's scary Tess, you be careful Miss Gray! ;)
We've had snow here today and it's really cold and icy. Must admit other than doing the school run, I've not been out today. :o
And Lauren, I may have to hit GM to get to my 1000th post. Sometimes, I just post a word or a smiley on a thread as all part of my masterplan! :cool: I think the regulars on there think "WTH!" :(
Jo, really don't worry about that age difference, it's nothing. You can have a 50 year old man who acts like a 12 year old. Peter Stringfellow is a good example, we were watching him on "Cribs" last night and OMG, his 15 year old girlfriend (well she looks all of that :o) doesn't help. If you like someone and they are good to you and for you and act in a way that makes you happy and you both want the same things in life, nothing else matters (IMHO) :) Also, mums are usually very good judges of character!

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 06:38 PM
you had snow? aww, that's not fair! it never snows here. :awww: and :hug: we can always rely on you for motherly advice! :lol: :p

reggie1
01-05-2009, 06:38 PM
I'm watching Bolelli v Safin at the mo, Safin has got a real shiner.
I'm getting Sky Plus fitted thursday which means I can video matches (hours and hours of them!). I can't wait! I only really get to watch tennis when I'm on my own, my hubby and kids aren't really fans, despite my best efforts to convert them. :o
Lauren, how's your tennis channel?

reggie1
01-05-2009, 06:40 PM
you had snow? aww, that's not fair! it never snows here. :awww: and :hug: we can always rely on you for motherly advice! :lol: :p

Just think of me as the old girl in the rocking chair, apple cheeked, rug over my knees with glasses and grey hair in a bun, dispensing pearls of wisdom! :angel:
Are you going to try to watch Richie's next match on a livestream Jo, what one will you use? I'm a livestream virgin! :o

reggie1
01-05-2009, 06:43 PM
OMG Safin's actually been hit in both eyes, they just panned in really close on his face and both of his eyes show bruises that have gone yellow, whatever has he been up to? They call Richie a headcase but Safin wrote the manual!

Brownie
01-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Yeah, looks like Safin got in quite the fight!! Did you see any of the doubles match? It was on late for me, but the part I saw before I feel asleep was pretty fun to watch (especially the game that Dinara got 4 aces in!).

Haha, you make it sound like you are a grandmother.;) You are more of the cool, young mom:cool:

I don't think Richie will be on livestream for his next match since he won't be on center court:( But to watch other matches, this site seems really good: http://atdhe.net/. I even saw darts on there at one point Tess;)

The tennis channel is awesome! Lots of old matches, and tips for your tennis game. I got to see a day in the life of Querrey and also Tursunov (him and his friends act like teenagers:lol:). If Richie makes it to the final, I'll be able to watch him on it:) Very exciting that you'll be getting sky!! I know what you mean, it's really hard finding people that are as interested in tennis as I am...I usually end up watching alone:p

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 07:04 PM
I even saw darts on there at one point Tess

Please dont remind me :o
I still have to get over yesterday...


:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 07:05 PM
I didn't see the doubles match, I like mixed doubles though, it's fun. I saw a few hilites just now and Dinara and Marat lost.
I already have Sky but Sky plus is a bit different as you can video reams and reams of stuff.

Brownie
01-05-2009, 07:09 PM
Awwww, what happened yesterday?

Oh ok...so there are multiple skies...gotcha:) I love mixed doubles! I haven't seen many matches before this week. It's such a different atmosphere than other matches...shame it isn't on tv ever.

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 07:19 PM
The dutch guy lost 6-1 to Phil Taylor :o :ras: It was quite a pathetic performance:sobbing:

I love mixed doubles! There's so much fun on court. I want to watch Dina & Marat playing together. Dina is one of my fav WTA players so...:D I was excited when I heard she was also playing Hopman.


So you guys follow WTA?

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 07:29 PM
Richie #1, I also like Nalbandian, Baggy, Verdasco, Benneteau, Mathieu, Blake and Rafa. But for Rafa (and maybe Benny) there seems to be a common thread - A BUNCH OF HEADCASES!

On the Funny Fotos thread, a lot of girls were saying they were finding Murray more and more attractive. :o Karin said that success makes you sexier. I thought, "A lot of guys in my sig are big losers and I find them hot." :rolls:

YOu guys talk lots - too many pages to scroll through - did I read that RIchie's Tuesday match moved up because of a withdrawal before him? Not that it matters no show court anyway and maybe just as well, he makes me NUTS sometimes actually watching his matches.

I think the withdrawal was from yesterday when Kirilenko withdrew.

Brownie
01-05-2009, 07:30 PM
Bummer!!

I don't really follow WTA. I get most of my WTA updates from reading tennis blogs. I usually watch when Safina's playing and sometimes the semifinals/finals of tournaments. How about you?

Nope, definitely not finding Murray more attractive:lol:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Yeah I follow it just as closely as ATP! Only I dont post on WTA world funny enough:scratch: But i always watch it.


Danny, losers kan be hot:o Besides I don't think they're real losers if it makes you feel any better:awww:

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 07:38 PM
Tessa :hug: i have made peace with the fact that I am a fan of losers, headcases, and the physically and mentally weak. :p

Brownie
01-05-2009, 07:41 PM
Yeah I follow it just as closely as ATP! Only I dont post on WTA world funny enough:scratch: But i always watch it.


Who are your favorite players?

~*BGT*~
01-05-2009, 07:45 PM
Well, class starts next Monday. :awww: And it's gonna be cold and rainy. :banghead: Might buy those cute rainboots at my job that will be heavily discounted for me. :p Should I get the navy, black or lime green ones?

Brownie
01-05-2009, 07:50 PM
Boo, class starts Monday for me too:ras: Lime green! Just looked them up, the warm lining sounds perfect! Usually it's just rubber boots and your feet get all cold:p

Edit: Or maybe navy:shrug:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Tessa :hug: i have made peace with the fact that I am a fan of losers, headcases, and the physically and mentally weak. :p
:lol: Whatever makes you happy sweetie.

And I'd pick the black. But that's just cause I like black and it goes with anything.

Who are your favorite players?

Well, Dina. Been a fan of JJ's ever since I saw her play live few years back, before she was real big:) Obviously the dutchies. Well we only have 2:lol: Misa Krajicek and a new girl called Arantxa Rus. Daniella Hantuchova, Radwanska, Pennetta, Cornet, Cibulkova, Mauresmo, Szavay, Golovin, Mirza :):lol:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 08:00 PM
My class already started today so...:ras:

Brownie
01-05-2009, 08:04 PM
And I'd pick the black. But that's just cause I like black and it goes with anything.

Hmmm, true...didn't think about that...I am not the best style consultant:o:lol:

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 08:06 PM
Don't think we're much help. I like black, you like lime or navy :scratch:


Finally finished my maths & my French:o God I hate maths.

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:10 PM
Tessa :hug: i have made peace with the fact that I am a fan of losers, headcases, and the physically and mentally weak. :p

I think we all are, it's what bonds us.:lol::hug:
And Tess, about the darts :hug: Notice how I didn't even mention it, no gloating this end. Now don't read this next bit Tess, (Lauren and Danielle,:secret: I didn't even know about the darts because I'm just too cool for it and couldn't care less, whereas Miss Gray on the other hand ................... :lol: :o)

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:12 PM
I like some WTA, jsut watched Cibulkova and Shaunessy play, Cybl won! I quite like her, I admire the fact she's only 5 ft 3 inches but keeps up with the bigger girls.

Brownie
01-05-2009, 08:13 PM
(Lauren and Danielle,:secret: I didn't even know about the darts because I'm just too cool for it and couldn't care less, whereas Miss Gray on the other hand ................... :lol: :o)
:haha: :secret: I didn't know that it was possible to follow darts (or that people even played it professionally) until a day or two ago;)

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 08:15 PM
vicky.... WHATEVER:o

I was actually thinking: I don't hope Vikcy happens to read it somewhere:lol:


You seriously didn't know that Lauren?! Wow... unbelievable:lol:

Brownie
01-05-2009, 08:30 PM
Seriously, I didn't:lol: Are there even American "players"?

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Don't think there are :scratch: :lol:
It's basically the Dutchies vs the Brits :lol: There was an Aussie a few years back... Haven't seen him in the last few years.

But I wouldn't laugh too loud if I were you. I mean some of these players are multi millionairs :o

I'm off to bed now:) Early and cold day tomorrow. Have a nice evening everyone:hug: :kiss:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:36 PM
Lauren did you look at it and thought "oh, silly fat not very attractive European people throwing tiny little spears into a badly made, dull looking board with funny numbers on it in no particular sequence!" And also, "how on earth is this a sport?" Yep, that pretty much sums darts up. :lol:

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:37 PM
Just aswell La gray is off to bed, I'll get her wrath tomorrow for my last comment!

Brownie
01-05-2009, 08:38 PM
Wow, millionaires! Night Tess:hug:

Nope, I didn't check it out...only saw that it was on:lol: And I know what darts is...but I thought it was only for recreational purposes;)

8 more posts until a faaaaaabulous partay!

reggie1
01-05-2009, 08:45 PM
I know!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm off to bed now too, take care and night night Lauren xx

Brownie
01-05-2009, 08:46 PM
Good night:)

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
Just think of me as the old girl in the rocking chair, apple cheeked, rug over my knees with glasses and grey hair in a bun, dispensing pearls of wisdom! :angel:
Are you going to try to watch Richie's next match on a livestream Jo, what one will you use? I'm a livestream virgin! :o
:lol: hey, you're not that old! :hug: it depends what's around at the time. www.justin.tv is usually good but I'd check the livestream thread in GM just before the match, it usually says which streams are working at the time.
Yeah, looks like Safin got in quite the fight!! Did you see any of the doubles match? It was on late for me, but the part I saw before I feel asleep was pretty fun to watch (especially the game that Dinara got 4 aces in!).

I know what you mean, it's really hard finding people that are as interested in tennis as I am...I usually end up watching alone:p
aww, I wish I could've seen it. I enjoy watching doubles but rarely go to the effort of finding a livestream for it, I usually don't even bother for singles unless my favourites are playing. :)

me too. :sobbing: my friends think it's funny how every time they come into my room I'm watching tennis or something! :o
Please dont remind me :o
I still have to get over yesterday...


:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:
:ras: gloating not because I care but because you were cocky before the match. :angel:
Oh ok...so there are multiple skies...gotcha:) I love mixed doubles! I haven't seen many matches before this week. It's such a different atmosphere than other matches...shame it isn't on tv ever.
I think Sky+ is our equivalent of TiVo. :p (unless I am completely mistaken about what TiVo is! :o )

tennis lover
01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
The dutch guy lost 6-1 to Phil Taylor :o :ras: It was quite a pathetic performance:sobbing:

So you guys follow WTA?
wasn't it 7-1?! :angel:

I don't really, I'll watch the occasional match at Grand Slams and I'll usually watch the women's final but I generally don't bother too much. I'll have a quick look at the results but I don't really have any favourites which makes it harder to get interested. I like Dina, JJ, Ana and a few others but I don't really like them in the way that I like some ATP players. I mean I would never get up in the middle of the night to watch WTA. :shrug: and I find most of the women quite annoying. (Sharapova :o )
Tessa :hug: i have made peace with the fact that I am a fan of losers, headcases, and the physically and mentally weak. :p
it makes life more interesting! ;)
Finally finished my maths & my French:o God I hate maths.
you're in denial. Give in to your love of maths, you know you want to! ;)
I know!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm off to bed now too, take care and night night Lauren xx
I'm in shock that you went to bed with only 5 posts left to make! and also that you go to bed so early! :sobbing:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 04:32 AM
Oh-em-gee, Ernests is beating Nole!!

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 05:17 AM
OMG... Ernie won!! :woohoo: Not, necessarily a fan but I called the upset on the 3rd. :D Look at l_mac's sig :haha:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/Gulbissig.png

reggie1
01-06-2009, 08:24 AM
wasn't it 7-1?! :angel:

I don't really, I'll watch the occasional match at Grand Slams and I'll usually watch the women's final but I generally don't bother too much. I'll have a quick look at the results but I don't really have any favourites which makes it harder to get interested. I like Dina, JJ, Ana and a few others but I don't really like them in the way that I like some ATP players. I mean I would never get up in the middle of the night to watch WTA. :shrug: and I find most of the women quite annoying. (Sharapova :o )

it makes life more interesting! ;)

you're in denial. Give in to your love of maths, you know you want to! ;)

I'm in shock that you went to bed with only 5 posts left to make! and also that you go to bed so early! :sobbing:

I'm slipping! I will go into overdrive later. :devil:
I have to get up early for the school run (well, I call it early!) SO I go to bed quite early. Anyway, I'm old, I need my sleep. :lol:

Wow, great win for Ernie, he keeps getting really tough draws and difficult first round opponents. This may be the breakthrough that he needs! I like him. :cool:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 08:49 AM
my 1000th post :D:):bounce::clap2::bigclap::dance::yippee::music: I threw myself a little party as I knew you would be asleep now Lauren :angel:

lisaplenske
01-06-2009, 09:26 AM
Hello everyone:wavey:

richard match not started yet?:confused:

congrats vicky for your record of posting:worship:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 09:35 AM
Thanks Amira! There isn't a livestream is there for this one?

reggie1
01-06-2009, 11:34 AM
Richard won, 7-5 6-3 Yes!!!!!!!!!

reggie1
01-06-2009, 11:37 AM
He faces Jo next! eek!

Brownie
01-06-2009, 11:43 AM
I stayed up late to watch Hopman...then I had a dream that people on GM were bashing Richie for his "typical" loss:(, so I woke up because I just had to know the score in real life. He was down 5-2:sad:. I stick around for a while, he breaks back 5-5:yippee:, then I realize how exhausted I am and try to go back to sleep. Well, I just have to know if he won the set, so I check again, and he did!!:D I went back to sleep and wake back up to see that he won in straight sets:banana::banana: YAY RICHIE!!:worship:



Vicky! I was sleeping:lol: Here's a party anyway
:music::rocker2::banana::aparty: :dance::woohoo::banana::rocker:
Sorry, not my best effort, but I'm still really sleepy, hehe

Brownie
01-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Oh, and Mario won too!! :yippee::banana::yeah: What a good night of tennis I couldn't watch:lol:


Wow, time to face Jo already? Bring it on I say!:armed:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 12:12 PM
I feel nervous for him, he gets extra stressed when he has to play against his friends. It should be a great match though.

reggie1
01-06-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the party Lauren, you must be, to coin an english phrase, knackered!

Brownie
01-06-2009, 12:21 PM
Absolutely knackered...I feel a nap coming on already, and it's only 8:20:lol:
:zzz:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 12:23 PM
you need to have a few little power naps throughout the day! ;)

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Y'all, Jo has to win his 2nd round match first. :p

reggie1
01-06-2009, 12:49 PM
Do we know who Jo is playing next?

reggie1
01-06-2009, 12:51 PM
Just looked, Jo plays Jaarko Niemienen

Venle
01-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Jarkko won't win :lol:

tennis lover
01-06-2009, 03:39 PM
I'm slipping! I will go into overdrive later. :devil:
I have to get up early for the school run (well, I call it early!) SO I go to bed quite early. Anyway, I'm old, I need my sleep. :lol:

Wow, great win for Ernie, he keeps getting really tough draws and difficult first round opponents. This may be the breakthrough that he needs! I like him. :cool:
you really did go into overdrive, you have way surpassed the 1000 mark! :o
well I tried to go to bed at about 2.30 last night and I was still wide awake at 4! :o I hate myself at times. :sobbing:

aww, I like Gulbis but I also like Nole. :awww:

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 04:02 PM
Ernests beat Nole... wow! I also like both players so it'd be a bummer either way.. but great job from Ernests:D:yeah:

(yes to whoever said it was 7-1:o typo)

I am so not in denial about maths. If there is one thing is this world I am quite sure about... it's my hatred towards maths:o

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Oh Venla... a friend of mine, his grandparents are from Finland and he knows a few words of Finnish. He said something and said I had to ask you what it meant:p
Pretty sure it's a curse word... it was "perkele". Hope I remembered that right :lol:

And I had to ask if you knew any more useful curse words:shrug: Boys :o

PinkFeatherBoa
01-06-2009, 04:04 PM
you really did go into overdrive, you have way surpassed the 1000 mark! :o
well I tried to go to bed at about 2.30 last night and I was still wide awake at 4! :o I hate myself at times. :sobbing:

aww, I like Gulbis but I also like Nole. :awww:

Awww, you're still too much of a night owl- I know that feeling- I stayed up until 6am to watch Nole/Gulbis. :o Oh well, I'm not back at Uni until next week anyway. :lol:

I like Gulbis too but prefer Nole, so the match was pretty disappointing for me. Nole was really lacklustre, too.

Brownie
01-06-2009, 04:05 PM
Yeah, that was one match that I wanted both players to win (Gulbis is still growing on me:lol:)...anyone think they'll watch Gulbis-PHM tonight? I can't remember if I've seen PHM play before, is he interesting to watch?

Tess, what subject of math are you learning this year?

tennis lover
01-06-2009, 04:16 PM
(yes to whoever said it was 7-1:o typo)

I am so not in denial about maths. If there is one thing is this world I am quite sure about... it's my hatred towards maths:o
:wavey: 'twas me! :angel:

aww, maths is awesome though. I'm sure you must like it really, how can anyone not like it?!?! :p
Awww, you're still too much of a night owl- I know that feeling- I stayed up until 6am to watch Nole/Gulbis. :o Oh well, I'm not back at Uni until next week anyway. :lol:
I am indeed but so are you! :ras: I didn't even think about watching tennis because I'm trying to sleep at more normal times! :o I'll probably watch tonight though! :sobbing: I'm still not really in tennis mode, it's weird. :shrug:

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 04:16 PM
Not a big fan of PHM... so don't think I'll watch. You?

It's different every Chapter. Right now it's... I dont know the right word in english. Right now I'm only in the beginning of the chapter, but this is what I am working with right now :)

http://www.wiskundeforum.nl/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?%5Csum_%7Bk=m%7D%5E%7Bn-1%7D

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 04:19 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/d/f/7/df7a60661653f9ce76ede1affe6a8006.png

And this, but it will get more difficult the more you get into the chapter.

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 04:19 PM
Yeah, that was one match that I wanted both players to win (Gulbis is still growing on me:lol:)...anyone think they'll watch Gulbis-PHM tonight? I can't remember if I've seen PHM play before, is he interesting to watch?

Tess, what subject of math are you learning this year?

Paulo is cute. :) He's a nice player to watch. Nothing really spectacular about his game though. :secret: he is known as a choker though. :o

Brownie
01-06-2009, 04:20 PM
I'm still not really in tennis mode, it's weird. :shrug:
I am in tennis mode overload right now! I think I need to slow down so I don't get burnt out:lol:

I might check out the match since it's on at a reasonable hour for me. Hmmmm, maybe you are doing calculus?

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 04:20 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/d/f/7/df7a60661653f9ce76ede1affe6a8006.png

And this, but it will get more difficult the more you get into the chapter.

Derivatives? I dropped calculus in fall 2007 but I have to take it this semester. :o

tennis lover
01-06-2009, 04:23 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/d/f/7/df7a60661653f9ce76ede1affe6a8006.png

And this, but it will get more difficult the more you get into the chapter.
Fourier series? :scratch: I definitely didn't do that until uni though. or just ordinary summations?
I am in tennis mode overload right now! I think I need to slow down so I don't get burnt out:lol:

I might check out the match since it's on at a reasonable hour for me. Hmmmm, maybe you are doing calculus?
It just hasn't properly clicked in my head yet that it's started again because I haven't been able to watch any of my favourites play yet. I'm sure I'll soon be up all night watching though and then napping all day instead of working. :o

PinkFeatherBoa
01-06-2009, 04:24 PM
It's been so long since I did Maths that I don't remember anything vaguely Maths related (and I used to be good at it :o). Must be just out of practise.

Yeah, that was one match that I wanted both players to win (Gulbis is still growing on me:lol:)...anyone think they'll watch Gulbis-PHM tonight? I can't remember if I've seen PHM play before, is he interesting to watch?


I'm biast but yes PHM is interesting to watch, so it will be another late night for me. :lol:



I am indeed but so are you! :ras: I didn't even think about watching tennis because I'm trying to sleep at more normal times! :o I'll probably watch tonight though! :sobbing: I'm still not really in tennis mode, it's weird. :shrug:

Hey, I don't deny it. :p

I try to sleep at more normal times generally too because at some point I have to get back into Uni sleep routine. Generally I can survive on little sleep though (and do so during the AO :)).
:secret: I actually didn't realise that our Andy had already played, so unused to seeing him on court this early in the season!

Brownie
01-06-2009, 04:27 PM
It's not ringing a bell about how you would use the equation you posted:lol: I guess that was too long ago!

I really like math, and then I took calculus II my first semester in college and it was terrible:o I think we had to visualize a lot of 3D graphs, and I'm not so good at seeing 3D on paper:shrug: After that I took a few years off from math, but then took linear algebra and differential equations, which weren't bad at all.

Ok, I'll check PHM out and let you know what I think;)

Brownie
01-06-2009, 04:28 PM
Fourier series? :scratch: I definitely didn't do that until uni though. or just ordinary summations?

Oh, series...that was another math thing I didn't like:lol:

tennis lover
01-06-2009, 04:34 PM
Hey, I don't deny it. :p

I try to sleep at more normal times generally too because at some point I have to get back into Uni sleep routine. Generally I can survive on little sleep though (and do so during the AO :)).
:secret: I actually didn't realise that our Andy had already played, so unused to seeing him on court this early in the season!
neither do I! :p

I usually cope at uni going to bed at 2ish but I'm fed up of people telling me I'm weird! :sobbing: I know, I think that's one of the things that's confusing me, the season seems to have started earlier than usual because Andy is playing and Richard has normally lost by now so I don't pay too much attention! :o
I really like math, and then I took calculus II my first semester in college and it was terrible:o I think we had to visualize a lot of 3D graphs, and I'm not so good at seeing 3D on paper:shrug: After that I took a few years off from math, but then took linear algebra and differential equations, which weren't bad at all.

Ok, I'll check PHM out and let you know what I think;)
I cannot figure 3d stuff out either so I stay well away from modules like that. I do mostly stats now which I love. :inlove: I am a big geek! :lol:
Oh, series...that was another math thing I didn't like:lol:
yeah, it got boring after a while. I liked Fourier series though, just hate studying the convergence of series and stuff like that. :(

Brownie
01-06-2009, 04:40 PM
I didn't ever take an official stats course, but my hydrology course last semester had a lot of statistics in it, and it didn't seem too bad. What do you study at uni Jo (I'm guessing you already said, but I forgot:unsure: )?

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 04:53 PM
Fourier series? :scratch: I definitely didn't do that until uni though. or just ordinary summations?

It could be, not trying to brag but my level of education is pretty high (for highschool material;))My teacher said that it can be compared to the first two or three years of the american "college". :shrug:

Anyway, maths sucks :lol:. Well I think it's really interesting, I just can't do it! If that makes sense:lol: But I haven't given up yet :D Still trying hehe.

Brownie
01-06-2009, 05:09 PM
My teacher said that it can be compared to the first two or three years of the american "college". :shrug:
I would say your teacher is right.

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 05:21 PM
I wouldn't know :p Never been to american college :shrug: All I know is that it is a good education, and that's all that really matters :shrug:

Lauren don't you also do college? Or do you do uni? What's the difference between the two?

Brownie
01-06-2009, 05:33 PM
The big schools are called universities and the smaller schools are called colleges (but it's all the same level of education). Like my undergraduated school had about 1800 students and is called a college. My graduate school (which also has undergraduate students) has about 10,000 students is called a university...it is probably on the small side of a university.

In any case, whether you are at a college or a university, you say that you are "in college". I don't think I've heard people refer to it as "uni", but that could be different in other parts of the country.

Do you go to a private school Tess? Do most people go to private schools in Holland?

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 05:45 PM
Okay. I thought it was actually something different. I don't believe they have colleges in the UK do they? :scratch: So it really is an american thing.

No no private school. Just a public school. Officially it's a catholic school, but I'm not religious myself and there are plenty of muslims at our school as well. Very few people go to private schools, and I mean VERY few people. Education is very well taken care of here. Ofcourse you have good schools and bad schools here, but in general it's pretty good.

Brownie
01-06-2009, 05:51 PM
That's great that your education system is so good! I wish I could say the same over here:p The UK might have colleges. I don't really know. It seems like I remember that some country calls either middle school or high school college...maybe France?

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 06:03 PM
yeah the French do... I think middle school ;)

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 06:05 PM
something completely different, what kind of music do you listen to? Who's your fav artist/band?

EDIT: Don't say "everything" because then I will assume you like everything from Britney Spears to Rammstein to Country:p

Schu
01-06-2009, 06:07 PM
All this Math talk is giving me a headache. Those equations are a DISTANT and horrible memory for me. I was O.K. in Math but really hated it except for Probabilty and Statisitcs which I could actually see SOME practical application for - I'm sure I would never have to deal with derivatives in real life.

Looking forward to seeing PHM and Tsonga tonight - midday and early afternoon matches in Australia are PERFECT timing for me, after work but not too late in the evening. If JO and Richie are a night match in Australia I just might have to either stay up all night or wake up in the middle of the night to see it.

RFK
01-06-2009, 06:18 PM
Generally in the UK a college is a sixth form college, so the last 2 years of school (ages 16-18) but it's optional at the moment. Most schools will have a sixth form, but you do get specialised sixth form colleges that are mainly referred to as college. Then you can choose again to go to university after that so 18+.
All the different school systems confuse me! I think everywhere should have the same and do the same exams as well.

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 06:19 PM
I won't be watching Jo & PHM, but maybe when Richie playes SF against Jo I will watch. I think that's definitely worth it. Australia is the most inconvenient time difference for me:( But oh well... lucky not many tourny's are played there :angel::lol:

Brownie
01-06-2009, 06:23 PM
Some things that I've liked for a long time is older stuff that my mom and dad listened to (mostly classic rock): Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Steve Miller Band, Queen, Eagles, James Taylor, Talking Heads, BTO, Beatles, Niel Young, R.E.M., etc.

Some things that I discovered on my own over the years and still like are: Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, U2, Keane, Green Day, Matchbox 20

And some things I've discovered in the last few years that I like are: Anberlin, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, The Fray.

I also enjoy a good hiphop/rap or pop song now and then (especially when I'm working out)...but I usually listen to my ipod or computer, so I'm not really up-to-date on new songs. Oh, and I like some musicals (but I guess I watch those rather that listen just to the music:lol:)

I absolutely do not like country

Sorry if that was way too in depth:lol: What music do you like?

Brownie
01-06-2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the UK explanation:) Do they do IB (international baccalaureate, i think) exams at your high schools? I remember a bunch of international kids from college talking about them, but I don't think many schools in the US use them. We take AP (advanced placement) tests instead.

RFK
01-06-2009, 06:35 PM
There are a few schools in the UK that do the baccalaureate I think, mostly not. It would make more sense if everyone did, then everywhere would have the same qualifications. We have GCSE aged 15/16, AS levels 16/17 and A levels 17/18! I wish they would get rid of some of them. We do not need external exams for three years in a row! Then exams every year of university too. You just can't escape!!

reggie1
01-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Good evening girls, God Tess, those maths equations. I've come out in a rash just looking at them!

Brownie
01-06-2009, 06:40 PM
Hi V:wavey: Have a nice day?

Wow, sounds like an overkill of exams!

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 06:47 PM
I really R'nB (Beyoncé, Usher, , Hip Hop, Regaetton ( NOT Reggae:p)anything with a good beat under it. The dutch Hip Hop scene is also pretty big. We have a few good rappers (Lange Frans, Baas B< Yes-R), so I listen to them as well. Also like French rappers and (obviously) american rappers.

The dutch also have a few good dutch singers who sing dutch but also in english (Marco Borsato, Anouk, Guus Meeuwis)

I LOVE stuff like Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Goth Rock...(Rammstein, Evanescence, Linking Park) I also love the more mellow rock like Pink, as I said before dutch singer Anouk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BytyXtiyeDU ).

And I do like country music :lol: Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood :yeah:

Some of my fav singers: India Arie, Christina Aguilera, Beth Hart (if you haven't heard of her, definitely check her out. Personally I think she is awesome), Stacie Orrico

Think this is about it:lol:

Brownie
01-06-2009, 06:51 PM
:lol: I would say we have very different tastes in music;)

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 06:51 PM
Hi Vicky :hug: * totally ignores the comment that you left right after I left yesterday*

Trust me, seeing my maths book doesn't make me happy either:lol:

How was your day?

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 06:53 PM
Well I do like some of the bands you named (Counting Crows, U2, Keane, Green Day, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, The Fray), just not really into the "old" stuff :p

Brownie
01-06-2009, 06:55 PM
ooooooh ok:)

I'm heading out...have a nice night:)

Tess Gray
01-06-2009, 07:03 PM
thanks! You too :):kiss:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 07:09 PM
My day was quite boring actually, I had planed to go out and hit the sales but it was really icy here so I didn't want to drive. I did all my "jobs" around the house fairly early on today, hence my crazy posting today. There were loads of good threads though and nothing on t.v so I thought why not? GM can be quite a good laugh but I'm not getting into the rowing and stuff that goes on there. I think most of the horrible people on there come out at night anyway! :lol:
And Miss Gray, about you and your darts, I'm sorry :o :smooch:

reggie1
01-06-2009, 07:11 PM
Ooh, I'm watching Simon v Bolelli at the mo. Bolelli's coach is so lovely,he's been interviewed a couple of times and he reminds me of Eric. (just an italian version)

reggie1
01-06-2009, 07:20 PM
Simon looks like a wild man. His hair has got really long and he needs a shave! He usually (well lately he has) always looked quite well groomed. Tonight he makes Richard look like James Bond. :o:lol:
Oh, Gilles is really shouting at himself and unravelling a bit! Bolelli is winning.

reggie1
01-06-2009, 07:33 PM
Bolelli won 6-3 6-3.
Danielle, you would have been in your element, they just interviewed Bolelli and his english is really good and he seems really nice, do you like tatoos? cos he' got quite a few. I can't imagine Richie with a tatoo! I found this pic of him on his chat thread which I thought may appeal to you http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=98306&page=56

tennis lover
01-06-2009, 08:02 PM
I didn't ever take an official stats course, but my hydrology course last semester had a lot of statistics in it, and it didn't seem too bad. What do you study at uni Jo (I'm guessing you already said, but I forgot:unsure: )?
I study maths! :p :lol: and a little bit of French. :dance:
Okay. I thought it was actually something different. I don't believe they have colleges in the UK do they? :scratch: So it really is an american thing.
Generally in the UK a college is a sixth form college, so the last 2 years of school (ages 16-18) but it's optional at the moment. Most schools will have a sixth form, but you do get specialised sixth form colleges that are mainly referred to as college. Then you can choose again to go to university after that so 18+.
All the different school systems confuse me! I think everywhere should have the same and do the same exams as well.
it's as Katie (I hope I've got your name right!) said really, but we also have some colleges for 18+. They usually aren't as good as universities though and tend to do more practical qualifications rather than degrees. So I personally hate it when people (from the UK) ask me how college is going because I find it quite insulting! :o :lol:

Venle
01-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Oh Venla... a friend of mine, his grandparents are from Finland and he knows a few words of Finnish. He said something and said I had to ask you what it meant:p
Pretty sure it's a curse word... it was "perkele". Hope I remembered that right :lol:

And I had to ask if you knew any more useful curse words:shrug: Boys :o

Oh yes, perkele is swearing ;) :p

:lol: The most common is "voi vittu" (English: Oh f*ck) I'm afraid I hear it every day :devil:

Paulo beat Ernests. Happy for PHM, sad for Erny :awww:

Brownie
01-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Simon looks like a wild man. His hair has got really long and he needs a shave! He usually (well lately he has) always looked quite well groomed.
But then Gilles smiles, and you say, oh, it's ok that he looks like a werewolf because his smile is :inlove::hearts:

I study maths! :p :lol: and a little bit of French. :dance:

Oh right, that rings a bell:lol: Now I understand why you actually like fourier series;)

~*BGT*~
01-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Clement is wearing the Creamsicle shirt. :drool:

Schu
01-07-2009, 05:57 PM
Clement is wearing the Creamsicle shirt. :drool:

NOOOO - That's Richie's (my second fav shirt)! But I'm sure Clement looks :drool: in it.

Speaking of important stuff like shirts and hair - did you see Baggy with his almost shaved head!! Not sure what I think of it. SOme guys I really like with very short hair but Baggy's locks were almost a trademark. Guess it's like Blake -I LOVED his "dreadlocks" and still liked that look better than bald on him but I imagine it is SOOO much easier - I know want to shave my mass of hair at least once a week!

Brownie
01-07-2009, 06:00 PM
Looks like he changed out of the cremesicle shirt and into blue...I think Richie would look good wearing the color Clement has on now (maybe a little different than the old blue shirt he had):

Brownie
01-07-2009, 06:02 PM
Shirts and hair, oh so important:lol: No I hadn't seen Baggy's hair...where'd you see that?

Schu
01-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Shirts and hair, oh so important:lol: No I hadn't seen Baggy's hair...where'd you see that?

On the ATP site - even has a video - why he did it:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/EN/MULTIMEDIA/DEFAULT_VIDEO.ASP?VIDEOID=946

Brownie
01-07-2009, 06:26 PM
Wow, 14 years! I don't think it looks bad though, just different. It will be cool to see what his hair looks like as it grows out

reggie1
01-07-2009, 07:13 PM
Hi folks, I'll have to have a look at baggy, I can't imagine him either without his lion's mane.

reggie1
01-07-2009, 07:17 PM
No. not sure, he looks like he has joined the army! Don't get any ideas Richard! I don't want you cutting your hair this short, you enjoy your hair whilst you have it as a few more years of that darned cup rubbing at your hairline and you won't have any hair left :help: For now though, the hair looks good :cool:

Schu
01-07-2009, 07:53 PM
you enjoy your hair whilst you have it as a few more years of that darned cup rubbing at your hairline and you won't have any hair left :help: For now though, the hair looks good :cool:

Wasn't going to say anything but was thinking exactly the same thing. In a few years we are likely to have to get used to RIchie with a "buzz" cut or maybe a "comb over" :help:. And yes right now it does look nice.

reggie1
01-08-2009, 08:38 AM
Wasn't going to say anything but was thinking exactly the same thing. In a few years we are likely to have to get used to RIchie with a "buzz" cut or maybe a "comb over" :help:. And yes right now it does look nice.

We are all fully paid up members of the hair police! :lol:

Tess Gray
01-08-2009, 11:43 AM
I like Baggy's haircut! Just don't hope Richie follows his example:lol:. It might look really good though... You never know;)

lamnathalie
01-08-2009, 11:52 AM
Hey, Tess:wavey:
I just found you on facebook. You are one of the members of the group I created LOL.

~*BGT*~
01-08-2009, 03:09 PM
Oh, man, I just took that French placement test. :banghead: The grammar part was pretty easy. Then we got to reading comprehension. The first story was easy, but then it moved to more advanced and longer essays, had words I'd never heard of, entire sentences I didn't understand. The last question had 10 sentences and you had to choose 2 of them that didn't belong. Well, to me, NONE of them belonged. :o

But I think I did pretty well, considering I haven't taken French in 2 years. :lol: I should get credit for 3 courses I think, which is my goal. :dance:

Tess Gray
01-08-2009, 03:15 PM
Nathalie :wavey: I joined your group?:lol: Which one?:p


Maybe you understood more than you think... When will you get the results??

~*BGT*~
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
I can know tomorrow.

Tess Gray
01-08-2009, 03:21 PM
That's fast! Usually you have to wait for weeks before you get the results...

reggie1
01-08-2009, 03:22 PM
I can know tomorrow.

Oh good luck :)

~*BGT*~
01-08-2009, 03:25 PM
That's fast! Usually you have to wait for weeks before you get the results...

Well, it's a scantron test (you have that?) so it's computer graded, not hand graded. And they want us to know how much credit we get so we can schedule a course in that class if necessary. :dance: Besides, I took it by myself, so it shouldn't take too long to grade. :lol:

Oh good luck :)

You mean, bonne chance? :angel:

Tess Gray
01-08-2009, 03:27 PM
You were the only one :confused: Well, it's better to have a grade quickly:p You don't have to be nervous for too long.


V :wavey:

~*BGT*~
01-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Tessa, people have a whole week to take it so I guess I was the only one who decided to take it today.

Tess Gray
01-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Oh right, forgot that.

But do you all get the same test?! I know in my school there would be sooo many people cheating on that test:p