The "So You're Saying It's A Party In Your Pants." Thread 01 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

The "So You're Saying It's A Party In Your Pants." Thread 01

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Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:20 PM
Let's see if this works :p

And yes, Angele, the board is being stupid, hence my 4-peat post :p

star
01-03-2004, 09:22 PM
:bigclap: Marly.

But, now the other one seems to be working fine. :)

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:24 PM
Murphy's Law, dude :p

star
01-03-2004, 09:26 PM
I think it was that "look biatch, you can be replaced" attitude that kicked it's behind. ;)

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:29 PM
Who knew threads could channel my personality? :p

Angele
01-03-2004, 09:30 PM
This one seems much better, thanks Marly!

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:32 PM
From your lips shall it be done, Angele :hatoff: :p

Mm. Butterscotch pudding.

Angele
01-03-2004, 09:32 PM
In response to your post in the other thread Christina, I think Kim's going to keep playing for Belgium until she retires but that when she does retire, she'll no doubt be moving to Australia. She'll probably have dual-citizenship, as I imagine she'll have no trouble getting that once she's married, but she'll actually live in Australia. What do you think?

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:36 PM
I think Texas is going to be renamed Australia, since apparently we're in the same season.

Yesterday and today, January 2nd and 3rd, the temperature has been 80 degrees. IN JANUARY.

Angele
01-03-2004, 09:39 PM
What's normal for January in Texas?

star
01-03-2004, 09:39 PM
I don't know. I think maybe they will go back and forth, but when they have children they will settle down. No matter what Kim says about Belgium being home, it seems clear to me that Lleyton would never be happy living in Belgium.

star
01-03-2004, 09:40 PM
What's normal for January in Texas?

Not 80!

Maybe more like 50-60. With a few cold snaps thrown in.

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:44 PM
Ditto what Christina just said, in both her posts :p

It's a record high temperature; hotter than it's ever been here at this time of year since people have been recording temperature :p I'm sitting here in my summer pj's: boxers and a sphagetti-strap top. With the air conditioner running at 74.

Angele
01-03-2004, 09:47 PM
I don't know. I think maybe they will go back and forth, but when they have children they will settle down. No matter what Kim says about Belgium being home, it seems clear to me that Lleyton would never be happy living in Belgium.
Yeah I think that sounds about right. I think that while they're still playing, they'll keep on doing what they're doing, i.e going to Belgium after Wimbledon and to Australia at the end of the year. I think Kim will continue to play for Belgium though. Once they have kids, which will no doubt be very soon after Kim retires, I agree that they'll call Oz home :)

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:48 PM
Oh, and it's damn humid too. It usually is here, but again, not this bad in January. Like breathing through a bloody wet blanket.

But it's supposed be back down in the 50s by Monday, thank God.

Angele
01-03-2004, 09:49 PM
It's been unsually warm here as well, although not Texas hot :p But the temperature has been hovering around zero for the last couple of days and the week of christmas, temperatures were up past 15 degrees :eek: :eek: I went out for almost a week without a jacket :eek:

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:51 PM
Global warming! :eek: :p

Ugh. Go away, Ray Lewis.

Angele
01-03-2004, 09:56 PM
Ray Lewis? :confused:

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 09:58 PM
NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens.

Whilst you and your fellow Canadians are focused on the junior world championship and whatnot, I am spending my time on college basketball and the NFL playoffs :p

Go Dallas! :bounce:

Angele
01-03-2004, 10:01 PM
Football is a sport I never could get into :o I watch the superbowl and that's it.

Angele
01-03-2004, 10:02 PM
That hockey tournament is over in a couple of days btw so you'll only have to put up with us for a little longer :p

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 10:21 PM
I love football. I love just about every sport. I don't care much for golf or rugby, and I only watching curling during the Olympics for some laughs, but just about everything else I can think of I watch. I was the sports editor at the school paper; I've written about football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, and track. I like to think I know a little something about them all :p

Angele
01-03-2004, 10:23 PM
Well I'm a big fan of tennis, golf and curling, those are the sports that I always watch. Then I also watch a little basketball, hockey, volleyball, figure skating, gymnastics, swimming, diving and track. And during the Olympics I watch pretty sure everything that's on. I might be forgetting some sports but I think that's pretty much it!

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 10:43 PM
Ah, I just popped in to visit GM. This thread (and all the previous ones, of course :p) are so much nicer.

Angele
01-03-2004, 10:47 PM
I hardly ever visit GM over here :o I assume I'm not missing much? :p

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 10:49 PM
You're missing a lot, actually, but nothing good :p It's just the usual suspects, doing what they do best :p

Angele
01-03-2004, 10:55 PM
The last few times I've gone in there, it's been like attack of the polls so I just voted and left :p

star
01-03-2004, 10:57 PM
I hate the polls.

Hey. U.S. Figure Skating Championships are comming up what? this week?

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 10:57 PM
Generally, I don't go in there at all, but someone told me there was a nice little argument involving an old friend going on in one of the Attack of the Polls :p threads so I made an exception :p

I wasn't disappointed :p

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:01 PM
I don't read fight threads because i'll just wanna get involved :o

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:03 PM
Ooh, Antiques Roadshow is on tv :D

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 11:06 PM
Well, this doesn't have anything to do with Lleyton, so there's no reason for any of us to get involved. As far as we're concerned, it's for entertainment purposes only :p

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:07 PM
I don't know how entertaining it would be to read a fight between two fans of players I don't like :p

Murkofan
01-03-2004, 11:12 PM
The players don't have anything to do with it. It's all about the condescending, antagonistic personalities of the posters.

But either way, if it's not interesting to you, it's a good thing you have Antiques Roadshow :p

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:16 PM
I LOVE Antiques Roadshow :D I could watch it all day long I think. But only the American version. CBC (canadian channel) shows the British verison and it's not as good :confused:

zanychick
01-03-2004, 11:26 PM
:wavey:

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:27 PM
Hey Clare :wavey: How are you?

zanychick
01-03-2004, 11:29 PM
I'm good, you?

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:33 PM
I'm good, a little tired even though it's still early :confused: :yawn:

Peridotpixie
01-03-2004, 11:33 PM
oh my god! oh my god! I just got back from vacation and saw the news! Someone tell me EVERYTHING!!!!

zanychick
01-03-2004, 11:36 PM
lol, hey :wavey:

its after midnight here, I just got back from 5 hours babysitting :(:(

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:38 PM
Wow, what a great welcome home surprise :D

Ok well Lleyton proposed on December 23rd ( I think) on a Sydney Harbour cruise :hearts: :hearts: The ring is HUGE, it's really nice. So far we haven't gotten many details though. Lleyton, of course, isn't willing to talk :p All Kim has said ( through her diary ) is that it was really nice, that Lleyton really outdid himself :angel: He got her the ring ( obviously ) and earrings as well. As far as the wedding goes, we don't know anything. Not the date, the location or anything else.

zanychick
01-03-2004, 11:40 PM
we know that Cherilyn was really happy, lol

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:40 PM
Here's the ring:

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,311184,00.jpg

You should check out the picture thread though, there are some new Lleyki pics. Nothing too gooberish but new none the less :)

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:42 PM
lol, hey :wavey:

its after midnight here, I just got back from 5 hours babysitting :(:(
Not too happy about that? At least you made some money though, I assume you did anyway!

I think I'd pass out before making it to midnight tonight :o

Peridotpixie
01-03-2004, 11:45 PM
oooh! I'm soooooo excited! Yay!
Thank you, QG!

zanychick
01-03-2004, 11:45 PM
lol, I made £25 so that was alright

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:46 PM
lol, I made £25 so that was alright
Sounds good :yeah:

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:46 PM
oooh! I'm soooooo excited! Yay!
Thank you, QG!
Anything else you'd like to know? I'll try and answer whatever questions I can!

zanychick
01-03-2004, 11:48 PM
well I was planning to stay up for Lleyton's match but I am far too tired for that, I'll catch up tomorrow

:wavey:

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:50 PM
Cya later Clare, hopefully you'll wake up to a good result and a nice interivew ;)

:wavey: Goodnight :kiss:

Peridotpixie
01-03-2004, 11:50 PM
Have either of them done any interviews yet where the engagement has been mentioned?
On a sidenote, I read John McEnroe's book while I was away and really enjoyed it, much to my surprise.

Angele
01-03-2004, 11:53 PM
At the hopman cup site (http://www.hopmancup.com.au ) there's an interview with Lleyton, the first interview either of them has done since the engagement. Lleyton's asked about it but he doesn't give away too much.

Angele
01-04-2004, 12:11 AM
Ah, my brother just got home with American Wedding so I am off to watch that :D

:wavey: Later!

Scotso
01-04-2004, 02:01 AM
That's not a ring, that's a boulder.

Eric will be home Wednesday :bounce:

Scotso
01-04-2004, 02:06 AM
I don't like diamonds because they're a lie. It's a monopoly owned by one company, so they only let out a few and that's why they're so expensive. They're not rare at all. CZ is actually really more valuable, they're a lot more rare. Canadian diamonds are the only ones really worth anything because they're rare and they have so few flaws. Anyway, enough about that. It's traditional for some and I understand. I'm a miser :p

Scotso
01-04-2004, 02:09 AM
Off to work :wavey:

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 05:58 AM
aww new thread..I was all comfy in the last one :ras:

*moan*

*pout*

*complain*

:p

Angele
01-04-2004, 12:44 PM
Anybody here?

Angele
01-04-2004, 12:45 PM
Sorry Ileana, the old thread was painfully slow :p

Angele
01-04-2004, 12:45 PM
Any Aussies watch the Hopman Cup tie yesterday? Was Kim there?

zanychick
01-04-2004, 12:57 PM
:wavey:

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:02 PM
Hiya - anyone around...

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:06 PM
:wavey: Jessica, I don't think I've ever talked to you, I'm Clare

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:08 PM
:wavey: Jessica and Clare! How are you ladies today?

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:08 PM
Hiya I'm Jess - and at the moment I'm currently incrediably bored and stuck in an airport waiting lounge! It's just *lovely* (not)
How are you?

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:09 PM
Hi angele

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:12 PM
I'm good thanks, what airport are you at?

:wavey: Angele, well this lady is fine, you?

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:13 PM
i'm good :)

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:14 PM
I'm in Los Angeles - got here from London about an hour ago... and am now waiting for a connecting flight to Auckland ... there's a long wait between connecting flights anyway but it's even longer because there's some mysterious *problem*.
Could be a long wait!

Where are you?

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:16 PM
Problem like security problem? That could be a while :( Hopefully it's nothing though and you won't have to wait too long til your flight. Are you traveling by yourself?

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:17 PM
:( sorry about the wait

I'm in good old rainy Belfast :)

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:18 PM
Yeah I'm by myself which isn't great. I think problem is something mechanical with the aeroplane (just fills you with confidence doesn't it!) Someone's meeting me when I get to Auckland though so I shouldn't get too lost! I hate aeroplanes.

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:19 PM
Just looking at pics of Lleyton's HC tie though. That's cheering me up nicely - lol

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:20 PM
Don't worry, I'm sure they'll make sure the plane is 100% fit to fly before they let anybody on it!

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:21 PM
I used to like aeroplanes but when I was flying home from Austria my plane sort of stopped half way down the runway and we had to change planes because of a mechanical fault - I was so scared because we were like 5 mins from take-off!!

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:24 PM
I've never been on a plane before :o

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:24 PM
That's awful! I don't think I'd get back on the thing if that happened to me!
Unfortunately my family, friends and boyfriend all live in New Zealand and I live with my parents in England. It involves a lot of using aeroplanes so I have to put up with them. Horrible things.
Looking out of the window I can see the plane and there are people crawling about underneath it.... they'd better know what they're doing....

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:26 PM
Really? You're not missing much. First there is the terror that it won't take off.... then something could happen in midair and then there is the horrror of landing.... not to mention the hours in the middle where it's just really boring.

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:27 PM
I hope they do to :(

I had no choice - I was on a school trip so I had to get back on the plane!!

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:27 PM
I'm the nervous type so I don't think I'd deal too well with an airplane :o

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:29 PM
lol, I like take-off but landing is always a bit weird

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:30 PM
And I have to go through this whole awful thing again in just over a week on the way back... all this way for three university interviews. Just hope they offer me a place after all this!

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:32 PM
I'm sure they will

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:32 PM
I reckon the take offs the worst bit.. There's like this enourmous jumbo jet with all those people on it and it weighs sooo much. It doesn't seem possible that it can just glide up into the air.

tournesol
01-04-2004, 01:33 PM
:wavey: ladies

(belated) happy new year and happy new thread

anything exciting since THE big news?

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:34 PM
Ooh their driving the truck thing away from the plane... not sure if this is a good sign or if they're just sending for reinforcements.... nobodies telling us anything.

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:34 PM
:wavey: same to you

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:35 PM
can they not just let u on a differnet plane?

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:35 PM
Hey Danielle :wavey: Happy new year to you as well :kiss: No news but a lot of new lleyki pictures :) Nothing too gooberish but there are some nice pictures of them arriving at the airport!

tournesol
01-04-2004, 01:37 PM
Hey Danielle :wavey: Happy new year to you as well :kiss: No news but a lot of new lleyki pictures :) Nothing too gooberish but there are some nice pictures of them arriving at the airport!


yes i saw the pics, 1000 thanks to all of our pics provider

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:38 PM
There isn't another plane to let us onto. If they decide they can't let us on this one then it's like a 17 hour wait while they fly another one in.

tournesol
01-04-2004, 01:40 PM
There isn't another plane to let us onto. If they decide they can't let us on this one then it's like a 17 hour wait while they fly another one in.

ooh that's sound awful

can't you have your interview by 'teleconference'?

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:42 PM
so its the choice between a 17hr wait or a plane that might not be entirely safe? mmmmm not the best of options there

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:42 PM
can't you have your interview by 'teleconference'?

I wish they would do that! Would be so MUCH easier! Maybe I should have suggested it.... at this rate I'll miss the first one anyway.

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:50 PM
Don't worry about your interviews Jessica, I'm sure if you miss the first one because of flight trouble the university will be more than happy to re-schedule for you :)

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:50 PM
Oh my goodness - they're loading bags on this looks promising.....

Jess
01-04-2004, 01:51 PM
Anyway I'm going to go now and try and find out what's happening!
Thanks for chatting -
oh and good luck with your operation angele hope it all goes well.

Speak soon - bye.

Angele
01-04-2004, 01:56 PM
Thanks Jessica :) Hope you can get on that plane soon!

:wavey:

zanychick
01-04-2004, 01:58 PM
bye:wavey:

star
01-04-2004, 02:00 PM
I don't like diamonds because they're a lie. It's a monopoly owned by one company, so they only let out a few and that's why they're so expensive. They're not rare at all. CZ is actually really more valuable, they're a lot more rare. Canadian diamonds are the only ones really worth anything because they're rare and they have so few flaws. Anyway, enough about that. It's traditional for some and I understand. I'm a miser :p

Yeah, well, you aren't a girl. So you wouldn't want to be wearing a huge honking diamond in a pretty setting on your finger just so you can show everybody that yea!! you're engaged!!! and your fellow has enough money to get you a BIG ring!!! :)

That's what engagement rings are all about anyway. It's like a bride prize. :)

I like diamonds now better than I once did, but I think emeralds and rubies and saphires are very pretty, although I understand that it is difficult to be sure you are getting a real saphire and not one that has been colorized with a heating process.

zanychick
01-04-2004, 02:00 PM
well I should probably go as well, I have far too much work to do for tomorrow and I've avoided it for too long, bye :wavey:

Good luck in your op, we'll have Lleyki pics a plenty for your return :D:D

Angele
01-04-2004, 02:01 PM
I need to be off as well

:wavey:

Angele
01-04-2004, 02:01 PM
I hope so Clare :)

star
01-04-2004, 02:04 PM
Really? You're not missing much. First there is the terror that it won't take off.... then something could happen in midair and then there is the horrror of landing.... not to mention the hours in the middle where it's just really boring.


Jessica!! I hope we hear from you again soon. We'll all be on pins and needles. But I guess if a plane goes down on its way from LA to NZ, we'll be hearing about it in the news.

*goes to check the news.

star
01-04-2004, 02:05 PM
:wavey: to anybody who is still around. :)

Murkofan
01-04-2004, 03:35 PM
aww new thread..I was all comfy in the last one :ras:

*moan*

*pout*

*complain*

:p

Suck it up, biatch :p

zanychick
01-04-2004, 03:48 PM
:wavey:

Zoecrick
01-04-2004, 05:43 PM
hello everyone!! Was Kim watching Lleyton's match?

star
01-04-2004, 06:22 PM
Good question. I don't know.

zanychick
01-04-2004, 06:42 PM
:wavey:

Jess
01-04-2004, 08:18 PM
Jessica!! I hope we hear from you again soon. We'll all be on pins and needles. But I guess if a plane goes down on its way from LA to NZ, we'll be hearing about it in the news.

*goes to check the news.

Well nine hours later I'm STILL HERE! We got on a plane then got all excited and thought we were actually going to take off but then we all got sheparded off and back into the waiting area. Because we're only supposed to be changing planes in America we're not even properly in the country so just in a crummy holding area where there's a restaurant and about two shops.... people are getting very short tempered! The latest is the flight *will* be leaving at 6pm LA time (a mere five hours....) I've given up beleiveing a word they say.
Oh what fun......

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:24 PM
Jessica :hug: That's so annoying that they're making you guys wait so long :( Hopefully the problem will be fixed soon!

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 09:24 PM
Hello everyone!

I sympathise Jessica - I was once in transit in LA for just 4 hours and it was easily the worst air travel experience I've ever had! It was the middle of the night so even the 2 shops weren't open.

Jess
01-04-2004, 09:26 PM
lol - well I've flown around a fair bit and this is definitely the worst expereince ever... I'm also really needing to sleep and they only have the most uncomfortable chairs in the world.
I've also had to phone my gran in Auckland to get her to ring the university and try and postpone my interview as I'll certainly miss it now.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 09:28 PM
I didn't see Kim there and I'm guessing Aussie TV would have shown her if she was there. She probably has to be discreet seeing as she's a competitor.

There was an article in the SMH (I'll try to find a link later) which had a picture of some fans with a poster which said "Bugger Kim, Marry us Lley Lley". Wasn't anyone here was it?

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 09:30 PM
Don't worry I'm sure the university will reschedule seeing as you are keen enough to fly half way around the world!

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:30 PM
:wavey: Jane! How are you?

I didn't see Kim there and I'm guessing Aussie TV would have shown her if she was there. She probably has to be discreet seeing as she's a competitor.

She was out cheering last year though. I remember a pic of her sitting with Alicia!

There was an article in the SMH (I'll try to find a link later) which had a picture of some fans with a poster which said "Bugger Kim, Marry us Lley Lley". Wasn't anyone here was it?

:lol:

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:31 PM
My parents are letting me come home from school tomorrow at lunch time to watch the gold medal game of the world juniors :D :woohooL

star
01-04-2004, 09:33 PM
Yea!!! They're feeling sorry for you.

Milk it! ;)

Jess
01-04-2004, 09:35 PM
Thought you weren't at school this week because of going to hospital....

star
01-04-2004, 09:36 PM
lol - well I've flown around a fair bit and this is definitely the worst expereince ever... I'm also really needing to sleep and they only have the most uncomfortable chairs in the world.
I've also had to phone my gran in Auckland to get her to ring the university and try and postpone my interview as I'll certainly miss it now.

:hug:

Jessica! Awful. I've only been stuck in an airport for something like seven hours and it was awful. And, of course, they can't let you all go into the regular airport because you might escape and run amok in America. lol........ like anyone wants to do that!

star
01-04-2004, 09:37 PM
I think she's leaving monday night or something like that.

Jess
01-04-2004, 09:38 PM
:hug:

Jessica! Awful. I've only been stuck in an airport for something like seven hours and it was awful. And, of course, they can't let you all go into the regular airport because you might escape and run amok in America. lol........ like anyone wants to do that!

lol - I know I'm not quite sure what we're going to do in the main terminal. But the security guy on the door (with what looks like an loaded machine gun).... is not someone you would argue with.

star
01-04-2004, 09:42 PM
I was stuck in a snowstorm that shut down the whole airport. There were people sprawled out everywhere, and finally when they put us on the plane at 3 am, I wasn't keen on it. We sat on the runway for so long, and they kept de-icing the wings.

But, what really gets to me at times like this is that you cannot get the straight story from the airlines. They won't tell you what is REALLY going on. But this is crazy to be held up nine hours on a mechanical.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 09:48 PM
I remember those guns! I was not very old at the time, travelling alone for the first time, and had never seen a machine gun and was freaked out. Plus, there was really thick (bullet proof) glass in the lounge which looked over a US flag the size of a ballroom. It was surreal. But clearly it's those NZers in transit running amok who cause all the problems in America, not the 35,000 Americans who shoot each other annually (or whatever the stat is!). LOL.

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:51 PM
Thought you weren't at school this week because of going to hospital....
Turns out I'm only leaving tomorrow after school. My first appointment is early tuesday morning so there's no rush to leave tomorrow. My dad needs to be at school to prepare his classes for the week and stuff.

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:54 PM
Yea!!! They're feeling sorry for you.

Milk it! ;)
I'm not having to work too hard for that though ;) I've been totally spoiled the last week :o I've gotten my favorite meals/snacks for the last couple of days since I won't be able to eat for weeks :(

Jess
01-04-2004, 09:54 PM
lol - I think if that happened to me I would almost refuse to fly. De-icing the wings that really does not sound safe....

It is crazy and people are starting to get really annoyed. The airline are hardly telling us anything, we have no idea how serious the mechnaical fault is, if the aeroplane that is here will be flying or if we're waiting for another one to arrive. It's so badly organised.

I'm just glad they have internet access here or I would have actually died of boredom by now.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 09:56 PM
Hi Angele,

Make sure you have some vitamin-C rich liquids around after the operation. I was advised to do this by a surgeon starting 24 hours after because it helps your body heal AND recover from the anaesthetic, especially if you can't eat.

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:57 PM
Are you having to get into fights to be able to use a computer? :p

Angele
01-04-2004, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the info Jane :yeah: I'll send out my parents to buy me some orange juice :cool: I assume I'll be on an IV at the hospital though so I should be getting whatever nutrients I need! Or at least I hope I'll be getting them :unsure:

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:00 PM
Are you having to get into fights to be able to use a computer? :p

No, I have my laptop and there is wireless connection here so at least that works.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 10:02 PM
Yeah I'm pretty sure they'd put all thos things in a drip. Interestingly, the same surgeon told me never to take vitamin C within the 24 hours BEFORE an anesthetic because it's so effective at getting the drugs out of your system that it can make you need more anesthetic! Yikes! I had digestive tract surgery a few years ago, so couldn't eat for about 3 weeks either but I'm sure the hospital will give you advice on what you can have to make you feel OK without eating. It's boring but not as bad you might expect.

Good luck! I'll be sending virtual hugs.

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:03 PM
No, I have my laptop and there is wireless connection here so at least that works.
That's good then :yeah: At least you won't be completely bored... talking to us must be better than just looking at the wall ;) :p

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:04 PM
That's good then :yeah: At least you won't be completely bored... talking to us must be better than just looking at the wall ;) :p

DEFINITELY!!! lol

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:05 PM
Yeah I'm pretty sure they'd put all thos things in a drip. Interestingly, the same surgeon told me never to take vitamin C within the 24 hours BEFORE an anesthetic because it's so effective at getting the drugs out of your system that it can make you need more anesthetic! Yikes! I had digestive tract surgery a few years ago, so couldn't eat for about 3 weeks either but I'm sure the hospital will give you advice on what you can have to make you feel OK without eating. It's boring but not as bad you might expect.

Good luck! I'll be sending virtual hugs.
Thanks Jane :kiss:

My operation is on Wednesday and I've got an 8 a.m appointement with my doctor on Tuesday so I'm sure he'll let me know what I should/shouldn't do but thanks for the info cuz you never know what he might forget to tell me :o

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:05 PM
Lleyton would be so proud of me, I downloaded a Jimmy Barnes song today :cool: It's actually pretty good :dance:

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:06 PM
DEFINITELY!!! lol
That's good to hear! *sigh of relief*

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 10:08 PM
You just need to ask drs a lot of questions to get all the info you need, I think. They must see a lot of people and I think they just forget things sometimes! But I'm sure you'll be fine.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 10:10 PM
Yes I'm glad we're more interesting than a wall - or a guy with a machine gun, LOL.

Looks like Lleyton is playing pretty well for the start of the season. Woohoo! Actually, that reminds me to make an Aussie Open sig.

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:12 PM
You just need to ask drs a lot of questions to get all the info you need, I think. They must see a lot of people and I think they just forget things sometimes! But I'm sure you'll be fine.
I'm planning on asking every question I can possibly think of, operation related and not ;) I'm intent on finding out if the hospital has internet access :o

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:16 PM
I'm planning on asking every question I can possibly think of, operation related and not ;) I'm intent on finding out if the hospital has internet access :o

Well it's very important to get your priorities right - lol!

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 10:18 PM
Good plan, Angele. If you were a little closer I'd drop by with a laptop! I would think most hospitals do have patient access somewhere nowadays -although it might get crowded!

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:19 PM
Well it's very important to get your priorities right - lol!
lol :p

I'm sure there won't be any but I'll be kicking myself if I find out in 2 months that there actually was internet access :o It would make my hospital stay so much more pleasant if I could get online and at least see pics from the lleyki doubles match!

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:20 PM
Good plan, Angele. If you were a little closer I'd drop by with a laptop! I would think most hospitals do have patient access somewhere nowadays -although it might get crowded!
I'll wait out whatever crowds I have to wait out if it's possible for me to get to a computer lol

I wish somebody I knew owned a laptop :(

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:26 PM
you'll be ok. when do they let you out?

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:28 PM
you'll be ok. when do they let you out?
Friday, Saturday or Sunday :unsure: I'm crossing my fingers for Friday but it'll probably be Saturday. The last time I talked to my doctors, they said I'd have to stay in the hospital 3 or 4 nights. The letter I got though said 2 or 3 nights so I'm assuming that it's gonna be 3 nights.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 10:33 PM
Definitely decide along with the doctors and nurses when you should go home. You don't want to hang around, obviously, but you should definitely not leave before you're ready.

star
01-04-2004, 10:35 PM
I'll wait out whatever crowds I have to wait out if it's possible for me to get to a computer lol

I wish somebody I knew owned a laptop :(

I guess you will have to get one in a couple of years when you go to University.

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:37 PM
Definitely decide along with the doctors and nurses when you should go home. You don't want to hang around, obviously, but you should definitely not leave before you're ready.

Very true - when I was in hospital I was determined to get out as quickly as possible but it was stupid and I probably should have waited a couple more days as the doctor recommended. Even though it's boring it's normally the best thing to do what the doctors say....

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:38 PM
Definitely decide along with the doctors and nurses when you should go home. You don't want to hang around, obviously, but you should definitely not leave before you're ready.
Well I'm definetly going to find out why I could possibly have to stay overnight in the hospital for 4 days. When my cousin in law had a baby about 12 weeks ago, she spent 2 nights in the hospital and yet I should stay 4 nights because of some work on jaw? That doens't seem right :p I don't imagine there could be anything that they have to monitor for 4 days so the problem will probably be that I can't eat, but I'm sure I won't be able to eat for at least 2 weeks and I'm not going to stay at the hospital for two weeks lol

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:41 PM
Well I'm definetly going to find out why I could possibly have to stay overnight in the hospital for 4 days. When my cousin in law had a baby about 12 weeks ago, she spent 2 nights in the hospital and yet I should stay 4 nights because of some work on jaw? That doens't seem right :p I don't imagine there could be anything that they have to monitor for 4 days so the problem will probably be that I can't eat, but I'm sure I won't be able to eat for at least 2 weeks and I'm not going to stay at the hospital for two weeks lol

It can depend on how you react to the anesthetic. Sometimes you get side effects that they need to keep an eye on.

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:42 PM
Well I'll stay for however long they want me to stay but they'll have to tell me why :o I've never, ever been the type of person who accepted a "just because" type of answer. I need explanations :p

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:43 PM
lol - Explanations are very hard to come by around hospitals and airports.

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:47 PM
lol - Explanations are very hard to come by around hospitals and airports.
Unforetunatly I think you're right :p They better give me some explanations at the hospital though. If they don't talk to me, I'll send my dad ;) He's like me only more assertive and more persistent!

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:49 PM
Yeah they seem to respond better to parents and older people. Travelling by myself as a 17 year old I seem to be largely ignored. I think I should become more stroppy....

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:50 PM
It can depend on how you react to the anesthetic. Sometimes you get side effects that they need to keep an eye on.
I am so, so scared of that :o I'm a worrier to begin with and then about a week after I found out I had to have an operation I was watching a talk show and this woman was saying that she had had an operation and she was a bit nervous before going into the hospital because she had read that some person had been given anesthetic and they had an allergic reaction and died :unsure:

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:51 PM
Yeah they seem to respond better to parents and older people. Travelling by myself as a 17 year old I seem to be largely ignored. I think I should become more stroppy....
If you cried they might tell you :p

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:53 PM
I am so, so scared of that :o I'm a worrier to begin with and then about a week after I found out I had to have an operation I was watching a talk show and this woman was saying that she had had an operation and she was a bit nervous before going into the hospital because she had read that some person had been given anaesthetic and they had an allergic reaction and died :unsure:

You need to ignore stories like that. They're incrediably rare. I just mean you get more tired and can feel a bit sickey... serious reactions hardly ever happen.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 10:53 PM
Having a baby is a bit different from surgery because even though it can be a major trauma for the mother, it's a natural event which the body has mechanisms to cope with. Your jaw bones did not evolve with the possibility of being meddled with, and therefore might need more intervention to recover. However, provided your mum or someone is home to take care of you, you might be just as able to rest up at home after the first few days.

Jess
01-04-2004, 10:55 PM
If you cried they might tell you :p

Crying..... now there is a plan.......

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:58 PM
You need to ignore stories like that. They're incrediably rare. I just mean you get more tired and can feel a bit sickey... serious reactions hardly ever happen.
I know it's rare but it does happen and I just can't seem to get that thought out of my head :( I've got an appointment with the anesthesiologist (sp??) on tuesday so hopefully he'll be able to calm my nerves a little :unsure:

Angele
01-04-2004, 10:59 PM
Crying..... now there is a plan.......
I think even big men with machine guns are sensitive to crying women :p

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:01 PM
Having a baby is a bit different from surgery because even though it can be a major trauma for the mother, it's a natural event which the body has mechanisms to cope with. Your jaw bones did not evolve with the possibility of being meddled with, and therefore might need more intervention to recover. However, provided your mum or someone is home to take care of you, you might be just as able to rest up at home after the first few days.
I hope so! My mom can be around for whatever time is necessary because she's self employed so it's no trouble to be around to take care of me. My parents own a computer store and my mom does all the accounting/ordering/paper work but we've got a technician who works 5 days a week so my mom doesn't need to be in the store everyday.

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:02 PM
Maybe.... there are lots of crying children though and he looks like he'd just like to shoot them.... he doesn't strike me as the sympathetic type...

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 11:04 PM
Do not worry about bad reactions. That's why there's an anesthetist by your side for the whole thing. They have years of training literally just in what to do if something goes wrong. It's rare to have a reaction at all, and if you do they can almost always help you. You're a lot more likely to get run over on the way to the hopital than to come to any harm once you're there!

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:06 PM
Maybe.... there are lots of crying children though and he looks like he'd just like to shoot them.... he doesn't strike me as the sympathetic type...
I'd say scratch the crying idea then, just to be on the safe side :unsure:

star
01-04-2004, 11:07 PM
Well I'm definetly going to find out why I could possibly have to stay overnight in the hospital for 4 days. When my cousin in law had a baby about 12 weeks ago, she spent 2 nights in the hospital and yet I should stay 4 nights because of some work on jaw? That doens't seem right :p I don't imagine there could be anything that they have to monitor for 4 days so the problem will probably be that I can't eat, but I'm sure I won't be able to eat for at least 2 weeks and I'm not going to stay at the hospital for two weeks lol

Angele! *stern look*

Major surgery -- which is what you are having -- is much different than having a baby. It's more traumatic for the body. The only kind of sugery where you could go home the next day is laproscopic surgery. The doctors want to be sure the the bones in your face have stabilized and that there are no complications that are going to require immediate intervention. You live a long way from the hospital.

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 11:07 PM
Now Jessica, on the other hand, sounds like she is on danger! Lie low, Jessica.

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:07 PM
Do not worry about bad reactions. That's why there's an anesthetist by your side for the whole thing. They have years of training literally just in what to do if something goes wrong. It's rare to have a reaction at all, and if you do they can almost always help you. You're a lot more likely to get run over on the way to the hopital than to come to any harm once you're there!
I know all that but I can't help but worry anyway :o You guys know how I am, always worrying about stupid little things well this is like 100 times worse :o I'm so scared that something is going to happen. I'm going to be a wreck come wednesday.

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:10 PM
I'd say scratch the crying idea then, just to be on the safe side :unsure:

Yeah... I'm thinkning about fainting dramatically to get some attention... but then they might not let me on the plane at all as they'd say i was ill. If it's left much longer though I might well collapse as I haven't slept properly in far too long...

star
01-04-2004, 11:11 PM
Maybe.... there are lots of crying children though and he looks like he'd just like to shoot them.... he doesn't strike me as the sympathetic type...

Right. He's probably grouchy because think of how boring it must be to stand there all the time with the heavy gun guarding a bunch of dangerous New Zealanders. ;)

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:14 PM
Angele! *stern look*

Major surgery -- which is what you are having -- is much different than having a baby. It's more traumatic for the body. The only kind of sugery where you could go home the next day is laproscopic surgery. The doctors want to be sure the the bones in your face have stabilized and that there are no complications that are going to require immediate intervention. You live a long way from the hospital.
I don't feel like I'm having major surgery though. A double bypass, that's major surgery. The work I'm getting done isn't even really on my jaws. I'm not really sure how to explain it in words but ok, let me try. Just in between your two front teeth trace an imaginary line going to the back of your mouth. Right along that line, your upper, I dunno, palette or jaw or whatever is like connected and apparently, it's very easy to like disconnect it :scratch: My doctors are going to like seperate my mouth, jaw, whatever along that line and insert something, dunno what, to expand my upper jaw (?) a little.

star
01-04-2004, 11:14 PM
I know all that but I can't help but worry anyway :o You guys know how I am, always worrying about stupid little things well this is like 100 times worse :o I'm so scared that something is going to happen. I'm going to be a wreck come wednesday.

Here's a trick I use when I start obsessing about something: I decide when I begin to think of a certain thing (X) I will in my mind insert another thing (Y). Y can be anything at all. It should be something that you like though and something calming. Like sometimes I think of a particular tree or whatever. But as soon as the obsessive things comes into mind you have to say TREE. You don't have to say it aloud, but you can if it helps and you are alone (he he he). It might not work for you, but it might. :)

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:16 PM
Right. He's probably grouchy because think of how boring it must be to stand there all the time with the heavy gun guarding a bunch of dangerous New Zealanders. ;)

If it's left much longer they will become dangerous...

The loud speaker just announced (in a far too cheerful voice) that the plane is unfirt to fly and the new one will be arriving at approximately 8.30pm I actually think I am going to cry. That is another FOUR AND A HALF HOURS.

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:17 PM
If it's left much longer they will become dangerous...

The loud speaker just announced (in a far too cheerful voice) that the plane is unfirt to fly and the new one will be arriving at approximately 8.30pm I actually think I am going to cry. That is another FOUR AND A HALF HOURS.
Jessica :hug: :hug:

I wish there was something we could do to help.

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:18 PM
Oh dear.... someone is standing up and shouting loudly at the Air NZ offical threatening to sue the airline etc.....

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:18 PM
This may or may not be comforting but at least you'll know that the plane you're eventually going to take will be safe!

Lisbeth
01-04-2004, 11:18 PM
I have to go for a while now. If I don't "see" you again, good luck Angele and try not to worry.

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:19 PM
When does the tennis start... could always watch that online I suppose....

star
01-04-2004, 11:19 PM
I don't feel like I'm having major surgery though. A double bypass, that's major surgery. The work I'm getting done isn't even really on my jaws. I'm not really sure how to explain it in words but ok, let me try. Just in between your two front teeth trace an imaginary line going to the back of your mouth. Right along that line, your upper, I dunno, palette or jaw or whatever is like connected and apparently, it's very easy to like disconnect it :scratch: My doctors are going to like seperate my mouth, jaw, whatever along that line and insert something, dunno what, to expand my upper jaw (?) a little.

Ok -- They are going to widen your jaw, right? I thought they were going to make your upper jaw longer... but this makes more sense.

And to do this you will be under full anesthetic?

See, that's major surgery.

Non major surgery is when they don't put you out completely.

I've had laproscopic surgery where I got out the same day although I was completely under. I sort of wish I had stayed in because I had a reaction to the demerol and puked the entire night. But don't worry about this happening to you. There's hardly ever a reaction to pain meds the first time you get them. I've just had so many and now I get nausea just thinking about pain meds..... Hey..... there's an idea! everytime I think about eating, I could just think about demerol. :lol:

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:19 PM
Here's a trick I use when I start obsessing about something: I decide when I begin to think of a certain thing (X) I will in my mind insert another thing (Y). Y can be anything at all. It should be something that you like though and something calming. Like sometimes I think of a particular tree or whatever. But as soon as the obsessive things comes into mind you have to say TREE. You don't have to say it aloud, but you can if it helps and you are alone (he he he). It might not work for you, but it might. :)
I usually do that too. Guess what my calming thing is? ;) But I'm afraid that's not going to work this time :( I was fine until about two days ago but now that they day is getting close and closer, I'm become more and more of a wreck :o

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:21 PM
I have to go for a while now. If I don't "see" you again, good luck Angele and try not to worry.
Thanks Jane :hug:

Cya later :wavey:

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:21 PM
When does the tennis start... could always watch that online I suppose....
Um, in an hour and 40 minutes perhaps? :confused:

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:22 PM
Bye

star
01-04-2004, 11:22 PM
If it's left much longer they will become dangerous...

The loud speaker just announced (in a far too cheerful voice) that the plane is unfirt to fly and the new one will be arriving at approximately 8.30pm I actually think I am going to cry. That is another FOUR AND A HALF HOURS.

Oh my god, I hate airlines! Like you all figured out all ready that if they couldn't fix it in NINE hours that it was unfit to fly!

I think the problem is that airlines are so strapped, they can't just have extra airplanes sitting around on standby for mechanical problems. That would seem to be the logical way to handle these things.

star
01-04-2004, 11:23 PM
I thought tennis begins in 40 minutes........ but I guess not. Let me check.

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:23 PM
Um, in an hour and 40 minutes perhaps? :confused:

Will pass some time....

I just can't believe these people they actually have the nerve to get up and take our names so that they can offer us "compensatory vouchers" for future travel with Air New Zealand.

I don't think anybody here will ever choose to travel with them ever again.

star
01-04-2004, 11:25 PM
Nope. 1 hour and 40 minutes.

At least you will be able to get some of it online, Jessica.

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:26 PM
Ok -- They are going to widen your jaw, right? I thought they were going to make your upper jaw longer... but this makes more sense.

And to do this you will be under full anesthetic?

See, that's major surgery.

Non major surgery is when they don't put you out completely.

I've had laproscopic surgery where I got out the same day although I was completely under. I sort of wish I had stayed in because I had a reaction to the demerol and puked the entire night. But don't worry about this happening to you. There's hardly ever a reaction to pain meds the first time you get them. I've just had so many and now I get nausea just thinking about pain meds..... Hey..... there's an idea! everytime I think about eating, I could just think about demerol. :lol:

Yeah, they're widening my jaw. Just a little bit though. My sister has ( actually had) the same problem that I do but our dentist caught her problem MUCH earlier than mine ( like 6 years :rolleyes: ) so she just had some kind of device put into her mouth for a couple of months and that fixed the problem. So it wouldn't of been a major problem had my dentist noticed my problem earlier. And yes, I am pretty bitter/upset about that :o

I don't care if I throw up or whatever because of the aneasthetic, as long as it doesn't kill me :o :unsure:

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:26 PM
Oh my god, I hate airlines! Like you all figured out all ready that if they couldn't fix it in NINE hours that it was unfit to fly!

I think the problem is that airlines are so strapped, they can't just have extra airplanes sitting around on standby for mechanical problems. That would seem to be the logical way to handle these things.

Yeah - I'm trying to be rational about it and beleive the crap about the airline doing all they can.... it's just getting a bit difficult all this time later.

There's a BA flight leaving for Heathrow in an hour. I wonder if there's any places going spare. I am very tempted to just give up and go home...

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:32 PM
Nah don't give up now Jessica. I know the wait is horrible but you'll be glad to be in New Zealand whenever you get there. Just think about the sun :cool: And of course about your relatives, boyfriend, friends etc... that you'll be able to see!

star
01-04-2004, 11:32 PM
Yeah - I'm trying to be rational about it and beleive the crap about the airline doing all they can.... it's just getting a bit difficult all this time later.

There's a BA flight leaving for Heathrow in an hour. I wonder if there's any places going spare. I am very tempted to just give up and go home...

:lol: I don't blame you. I'm imagining you're feeling that the fates aren't really wanting you to go to NZ.

But, I would have thought that planes going from london to NZ would go eastwards rather than westwards.......

I know somebody who is working in Antartica. He goes down there for the summer and then they drop him off in Wellington when it's over. He bummed around NZ for several months. He liked it quite a bit.

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 11:36 PM
uh Jessica..I feel for you :hug:

I do believe air travel was invented to try peoples patience :p

star
01-04-2004, 11:36 PM
This is sort of off topic. Ok. way off topic, but our mountains are beautiful today. They always have a lovely shape.... all pointy and beautifully angled, but for the last 3 days they've been getting snow. It finally cleared today and they are fuzzy with snow. You can tell even from here that the snow is on the branches of the trees because the mountain looks all whitely furry. When it is clear like this it catches the light from the sun as it sets (they are in the east) and they glow lavender/mauve/pink

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:37 PM
:lol:

But, I would have thought that planes going from london to NZ would go eastwards rather than westwards.......

I know somebody who is working in Antartica. He goes down there for the summer and then they drop him off in Wellington when it's over. He bummed around NZ for several months. He liked it quite a bit.

:lol: Oh it will be worth it when I get there. Haven't seen my boyfriend in about 12 weeks which is far too long!

You can go either way from London as it's pretty much totally the other side of the world. BA fly eastwards via Sydney but Air NZ is cheaper (due probably to the fact they're useless and totally unreliable) and they fly via Los Angeles.

But it is a lovely country when you manage to get there. I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else!

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:37 PM
That sounds beautiful Christina! I'd snap a picture if I were you :)

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:38 PM
:wavey: Ileana :hug:

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:40 PM
mountains are beautiful today. They always have a lovely shape.... all pointy and beautifully angled, but for the last 3 days they've been getting snow. It finally cleared today and they are fuzzy with snow. You can tell even from here that the snow is on the branches of the trees because the mountain looks all whitely furry. When it is clear like this it catches the light from the sun as it sets (they are in the east) and they glow lavender/mauve/pink

Aw that sounds really nice. The scenery is lovely where I live in NZ - have you seen Lord of the Rings - some of that was shot not far from where I live. But back where I live in England there are no mountains anywhere near. I live in Essex and it's about the flattest place you could think of!

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 11:41 PM
Hey QG :wavey: Cool about getting to see the World Juniors tomorrow :D

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:43 PM
Hey QG :wavey: Cool about getting to see the World Juniors tomorrow :D
Are you gonna be able to watch it? I hope so! And I hope I won't be skipping school for nothing :o

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:44 PM
Hey QG :wavey: Cool about getting to see the World Juniors tomorrow :D

What sports this? (I'm so tired my brain is not working properly - you've probably already told me!)

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 11:44 PM
of course I'll be watching :D I might have my friend over as well cause he doesn't have cable :o

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:45 PM
What sports this? (I'm so tired my brain is not working properly - you've probably already told me!)
Hockey!

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:46 PM
of course I'll be watching :D I might have my friend over as well cause he doesn't have cable :o
Ah that's too bad :( Definetly have him over then. Watching the game with somebody else is always more fun anyway!

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:47 PM
Ah right.... in England if it's not football, rugby or cricket we don't get to hear about it....

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 11:49 PM
In Canada if it isn't Hockey, Football, Baseball or Basketball we likely won't hear about it either :p

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:50 PM
In Canada if it isn't Hockey, Football, Baseball or Basketball we likely won't hear about it either :p
Don't forget about curling :cool: :p

Danni
01-04-2004, 11:51 PM
:wavey: hey peeps!

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 11:51 PM
Curling :p I don't need to hear about it..Give me tennis instead ;)

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:53 PM
Don't forget about curling :cool: :p

We had a thing about curling a couple of years ago when the british team won gold at the winter olympics.... but it's forgotten now...
Rugby is very big at the moment. They won't get over winning the world cup for several years at least.

Danni
01-04-2004, 11:55 PM
I don't even know what curling is...:o

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:55 PM
:wavey: Danni!

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:55 PM
Curling :p I don't need to hear about it..Give me tennis instead ;)

Ah yes, tennis - that's a sport that is played for two weeks in the summer around Wimbledon featuring the worlds only tennis player - Tim Henman... :p

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:56 PM
Hi Danni

Danni
01-04-2004, 11:56 PM
Whereabout in NZ are you staying Jessica? (I'm half Kiwi)

Chesty Larue
01-04-2004, 11:57 PM
I don't even know what curling is...:o

Hey Danni :wavey:

You're not missing much :tape:

It's really more of a game than a sport..especially considering being athletically fit isn't a real requirement :p

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:57 PM
Curling :p I don't need to hear about it..Give me tennis instead ;)
Well I prefer tennis but I love curling as well :D

Angele
01-04-2004, 11:58 PM
Ah yes, tennis - that's a sport that is played for two weeks in the summer around Wimbledon featuring the worlds only tennis player - Tim Henman... :p
:haha:

Jess
01-04-2004, 11:59 PM
Whereabout in NZ are you staying Jessica? (I'm half Kiwi)

Really? Where abouts are you from? I'm from Dunedin (though at the moment living in London... :rolleyes: ) I'm going for uni interviews this week though so am going to Auckland and Wellington first.

Danni
01-04-2004, 11:59 PM
Hey Danni :wavey:

You're not missing much :tape:

It's really more of a game than a sport..especially considering being athletically fit isn't a real requirement :p
well that explains a bit :p

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:04 AM
well that explains a bit :p

It's a very odd sport that is a bit like bowls only on ice.... :rolleyes: You sort of throw big stones at smaller stones and use kind of broom things to make them go faster.
Its very strange.

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:06 AM
It's a very odd sport that is a bit like bowls only on ice.... :rolleyes: You sort of throw big stones at smaller stones and use kind of broom things to make them go faster.
Its very strange.

Hey we're good at it, but by no means invented it :p

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:07 AM
It sounds an English invention but I don't know if they're responsible for it... but then again they did invent cricket so they are renowned for their ridiculous ideas...

Danni
01-05-2004, 12:09 AM
Really? Where abouts are you from? I'm from Dunedin (though at the moment living in London... :rolleyes: ) I'm going for uni interviews this week though so am going to Auckland and Wellington first.
I've never been to the south island, but I'd like to cos I know it's meant to be very beautiful. I was born in Hamilton, but when we go back we are mainly in Palmerston North.
Why are you living in London?

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:10 AM
It sounds an English invention but I don't know if they're responsible for it... but then again they did invent cricket so they are renowned for their ridiculous ideas...

If you say cricket over here you're talking about a bug not a sport :p

I'm pretty sure the Scottish invented curling..I imagine some alcohol was involved :p

Angele
01-05-2004, 12:11 AM
Hey, stop all the curling bashing :p

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:14 AM
I've never been to the south island, but I'd like to cos I know it's meant to be very beautiful. I was born in Hamilton, but when we go back we are mainly in Palmerston North.
Why are you living in London?

My Dad's job has moved around a lot :rolleyes: We're in London at the moment but also lived in Japan, Hong Kong various other random places :p .
I'm going to uni next year though so can live back home in NZ again which will be really good as most of my family and friends are there.

South Islands really nice - I've never been Palmerston though is it nice up there?

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:14 AM
Aww..but it's fun :angel: :p

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:15 AM
I'm pretty sure the Scottish invented curling..I imagine some alcohol was involved :p

It seems likely! :lol: Alcohol appears to be involved in most scottish activities.

Danni
01-05-2004, 12:15 AM
It's a very odd sport that is a bit like bowls only on ice.... :rolleyes: You sort of throw big stones at smaller stones and use kind of broom things to make them go faster.

how....interesting

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:16 AM
how....interesting

:lol: You really need to see it to understand it ;) My favorite part is when they scream 'Hard!!' :D :p

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:18 AM
:lol: You really need to see it to understand it ;) My favorite part is when they scream 'Hard!!' :D :p

:lol: it's not intended to be a comedy sport is it.... they seem to take it very seriously :p

Danni
01-05-2004, 12:18 AM
Palmerston North's okay, the weather's pretty good, but not as hot as Melbourne.
My dad's job is meant to move around, he gets at least 2 or 3 job offers a year but so far we've only moved once. :)

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:21 AM
Palmerston North's okay, the weather's pretty good, but not as hot as Melbourne.
My dad's job is meant to move around, he gets at least 2 or 3 job offers a year but so far we've only moved once. :)

Yeah the weather's not great in Dunedin - nearly as bad as England... We used to move around nearly every year :rolleyes: but that's stopped now thankfully.

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:25 AM
oh my I just went to the new wtatour.com..the Layout is a little different..but I don't like the colouring :( Far too dark..

But yay for Kim being in the main logo :D

star
01-05-2004, 12:26 AM
Yeah, they're widening my jaw. Just a little bit though. My sister has ( actually had) the same problem that I do but our dentist caught her problem MUCH earlier than mine ( like 6 years :rolleyes: ) so she just had some kind of device put into her mouth for a couple of months and that fixed the problem. So it wouldn't of been a major problem had my dentist noticed my problem earlier. And yes, I am pretty bitter/upset about that :o

I don't care if I throw up or whatever because of the aneasthetic, as long as it doesn't kill me :o :unsure:

The anesthesia is no problem for me. It's the pain killers that make me sick. :)

Danni
01-05-2004, 12:26 AM
Yeah the weather's not great in Dunedin - nearly as bad as England... We used to move around nearly every year :rolleyes: but that's stopped now thankfully.
Poor you! I'm really scared that we'll have to leave once my older sister finishes school (end of this year) and i really don't want to, but that's all my parents talk about :sad: We've been in here for nearly 15 years but in my dad's field of work your not really meant to stay for more than 12.

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:29 AM
Poor you! I'm really scared that we'll have to leave once my older sister finishes school (end of this year) and i really don't want to, but that's all my parents talk about :sad: We've been in here for nearly 15 years but in my dad's field of work your not really meant to stay for more than 12.

It's quite scary when you think about it but once you actually move you get used to it. Do you know where you'd have to go to?

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:30 AM
Ange did you see this..From the WTA site

2004 International Broadcast Partners

Canada - CTV Sports Net, TSN

What the hell?! :confused:

Danni
01-05-2004, 12:31 AM
Nuh, where ever we get a "call" to. But apparetly there's a vacancy in auckland and I know that my mum would love to go back to NZ so I wouldn't be surprising if we went back there.

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:33 AM
Auckland's nice.

star
01-05-2004, 12:33 AM
Aw that sounds really nice. The scenery is lovely where I live in NZ - have you seen Lord of the Rings - some of that was shot not far from where I live. But back where I live in England there are no mountains anywhere near. I live in Essex and it's about the flattest place you could think of!

I live in a valley that has cliffs on both sides. On the west they are 1.000 feet high so the twilight comes to the valley while the mountains are still in full sun. It's impossible to get a picture of how this really looks. Here everything is up and down. Very steep cliffs of red rock. But not much greenery except for here in the valley. There are no lush grasslands. It's mostly sage and rabbit brush and junipers and pinions.

In LOTR RTOK, when they lit the beacons from the mountains.... I was like......... This is so great. And I loved where they put the horse kingdom... you know who I mean... can't think of the name at the moment.

I think that there are also few people in NZ. I like wide open spaces with no people. For a long time at work my wall paper was a picture of a lake with mountains in the background. It was taken at twilight. I was so beautiful and peaceful. There were probably buildings and things around the lake, but because of the lighting they were obscured.

Angele
01-05-2004, 12:33 AM
Ange did you see this..From the WTA site

2004 International Broadcast Partners

Canada - CTV Sports Net, TSN

What the hell?! :confused:
Hmmm :scratch:

I'm not gonna get my hopes up though because I can't imagine that Sportsnet would start showing tennis again and CTV has never shown tennis, at least not that I know. They don't have RDS listed though, that's weird :confused:

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:35 AM
Hmmm :scratch:

I'm not gonna get my hopes up though because I can't imagine that Sportsnet would start showing tennis again and CTV has never shown tennis, at least not that I know. They don't have RDS listed though, that's weird :confused:

It was CTV that had me confused but I just figured it out..TSN shows the Rogers Cup all week and then on the weekend CTV has the coverage.

Angele
01-05-2004, 12:37 AM
It was CTV that had me confused but I just figured it out..TSN shows the Rogers Cup all week and then on the weekend CTV has the coverage.
Doesn't CBC have weekend coverage??

Jess
01-05-2004, 12:37 AM
I like wide open spaces with no people. For a long time at work my wall paper was a picture of a lake with mountains in the background. It was taken at twilight. I was so beautiful and peaceful. There were probably buildings and things around the lake, but because of the lighting they were obscured.

It sounds really nice where you live... If you like open spaces and no people there are hundreds of miles of mountains and waterfalls and stuff in New Zealand. It's amazing. I miss mountains back home

(In fact I'm beginning to miss fresh air and the outside altogether - but that's just because I've been stuck in an airport for approaching fourteen hours now...)

star
01-05-2004, 12:39 AM
God. 14 hours. That's unbearable. I mean, the flight itself is long enough without all this interminable waiting. 8:30...... It's only aobout 5:30 there now...... and if they say 8:30, what are the odds that will happen?

Everyone who has been to New Zealand raves about it.

Chesty Larue
01-05-2004, 12:39 AM
Doesn't CBC have weekend coverage??

That's the only thing it can be though..we all know Sportsnet isn't covering any wta tennis.

I would email them to ask but I'm sure I won't get a reply :rolleyes: