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Indian Wells

michelleg
03-15-2004, 07:47 PM
Salut! I just dropped off the film and am home from the geriatric capital of California, Indian Wells. Aside from the lack of late night entertainment, I managed to have a lot of fun and actually got to meet Seb in the elevator...we talked about Boca and Naples. I wished him luck and asked how he was feeling. He is so wonderfully soft spoken and nice.

I'll post the pics here from his practices, as I watched him with Moya one evening and another with Nono. Very entertaining!

Have pics of Nono shirtless, also :-) He was in pretty good spirits, but I didn't see his match, I was on a plane home :( Saw him around the hotel, watched him golf (he is a pretty awful golfer, sad to say.)

Better run and pick up the film, will have pics posted here later on :)

Bises a tout l'forum...you're all such sweet girls and it is much appreciated. :worship:

Marine
03-15-2004, 08:01 PM
Oh thanks you lucky-Michelle-who-meets-Seb-in-the-elevator !! :eek:
I'm eager to see your pictures !!!!!!!! :worship:

Via
03-15-2004, 08:29 PM
aaahhh... indian wells not the best tourney for nono, but i am sure michelle makes the most of her opportunities!!!!!!! ;)

and elevator is lift? the enclosed type? lol

michelleg
03-15-2004, 09:38 PM
Yes, elevator = lift. Poor thing he couldn't run :) Turns out we were on the same floor!

Sammy
03-15-2004, 11:51 PM
Oooh! Michelle!!! That must have been so terrifying! Standing in the same elevator as Him. How could you have spoken to him? I would have been shaking something shocking! I would've had to hide my hands. And there's no way I would have been able to speak. My face would've been red as. My tongue all thick and stupid. I woulda looked like an absolute idiot!

And staying on the same floor as He! *sighs*

Sammy

irishface
03-16-2004, 12:44 AM
Hello, mate. Glad you had a good time.

I think I'm pleased Nono is a bad golfer. ihategolf....wait, that looks familiar. ;o)

Ah, no, Sammy. Séb is so nice, you wouldn't be scared. He gives out hugs and everything. :o)

Mel
03-16-2004, 12:58 AM
geriatric capital of California? lol, not the best tourists drawing description. Happily, the young are on the tennis courts these days... Thanks for the anecdotes, Michelle!

Already drooling over your photos

michelleg
03-16-2004, 01:23 AM
In case anyone wanted to know why I actually saw Nono golfing...(I was NOT stalking him!)

My room had a balcony overlooking the 18th fairway of the golf course at the Esmeralda. I just happened to walk out with a glass of wine and to have a smoke when I noticed them there....I was very very quiet until I watched him shank the ball. I made sure I laughed quietly, but it was pretty hard because the wine came out my nose. I'm relieved it was five stories up or I would have been found out for sure :)

And the old guy that they had him paired up with on the course was sooooooo old and could barely even swing. Aiiiiiieee how funny it was.

But he did look very cute :)

esther
03-16-2004, 05:28 AM
u met seb in the ELEVATOR?!!!!! *shocked*
that is sooooooo cool

esther
03-16-2004, 05:29 AM
sounds like u had a fantastic time Michelle!! sounded like u had heaps of fun and looking forward to photos :D

Via
03-16-2004, 07:09 AM
are there more stories to come, michelle?... love to hear more about arnaud. why didn't you stalk him? lol...

arnaud isn't that naturally talented with any type of ball games, i'm afraid.... but he'll be very determined to do better !!!

i think i could confidently talk to seb too, as long as he's willing to speak english. but i don't live in florida so there's less 'common ground' (speaking of the ground to stand on, lol)

Via
03-17-2004, 10:36 PM
according to marine (who's got the livescores).... the french twins have just defeated the bryans twins in the doubles!!!!!!! :D

michelleg
03-17-2004, 10:40 PM
What, beaten the Ritalin Poster Boys????????? :eek:

ALLEZ, ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so very happy for them!

Marine
03-17-2004, 10:45 PM
ARNAUD AND SEB WONNNNNNNNNNN !
They beat the Bryan's twins !!!! Good result !
I guess they can thank you esther ! ;)

:bounce:

Via
03-17-2004, 10:56 PM
see, marine, i just said 'french twins' and michelle already knew who. i am right......... ;)

they will be up against damm/suk next, one of the many doubles specialists en route to ..... the title. it doesn't look easy but i hope for them. arnaud wants so much a doubles title with seb, and a masters one too....... hmmm

wilma
03-18-2004, 07:43 AM
:cool: They beat the nr 1 seeds???? Excellent!!!

Michelle, your story about watching Clément and his octogenarian golf partner was extremely funny! Hope you weren't drinking red wine and wearing sth white (those stains won't easily wash out ;) )

And please, some more details about what Seb said to you during the Elevator Adventure.

irishface
03-18-2004, 10:24 AM
Well done Nono and Séb! I'm very impressed that they beat the Bryans without too much difficulty. I hope they're enjoying playing together.

WHY don't they show doubles on tv?! :(

Via
03-20-2004, 03:07 AM
you know, part of my enjoyment of their success comes from knowing that arnaud wants to play with seb so much..... so i'm happy that they can play together, day after day. lol.. there shouldn't be much pressure on them.