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  1. Sup2Dresq

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    Hello Everybody... I'm back!

    Geez its cold outside. I enjoyed Miami with great weather except for Sunday. Lots of pics but most will surely derail my chances for future presidential nominations.. so no posting on a public message board. Maybe via messenger.

    Anyways, I'm back at work.. yuck. So I will sum up my vacation with some quick bullet points.

    1- Arrived at Airport and decided to get a rental. So worth it.. GPS Navi systems rock but the bells and whistles will haunt me a for a couple days "left turn at 1.5 miles.. ding"
    2- Arrived at Ritz South Beach and did not like it. Moved hotel to the Mandarin Oriental (5 star baby). I'm spoiled for life.
    3- South Beach rocks at night.
    4- If you don't know spanish you get no "soup".
    5- Ran into Bette Midler in the hotel lobby. No joke.
    6- Recommend Versailles to eat Cuban Food. Yeah the name doesnt make sense, but you are smack in the middle of Little Havana.
    7- If you think you are in shape, you definetly get a rude awakening on Miami beaches. Beautiful people.
    8- Cuban Pete's can drink their fair share of booze.
    9- We have pigeons here, they have parrots there.
    10- Hotel pools are the best places to meet fellow travelers and get a big group to go downtown later. Room 713 won't forget me now!

    Some pics to share.

    Asked the girl next to me to let me borrow her fruity drink to couple with my Mojito for a picture. Yeah i know I drank most of my drink.. darn bartender couldn't make them fast enough for me.

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  2. Topaz

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    That's SUPERFABULOUS!!!

    And, what...you take a vacation once every...month?!?
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    No complaints! I need it. I spend way too much time in the office to ignore pampering myself.

    Next couple will be fun as well. Sunnyvale, CA mid Oct, then back to Florida early Nov for a tennis. Ugh haven't hit for a week now. I'm rusty.

    Whose with me for the Australian Open!? Come on people. Pete, Drak, Topaz, CC, Sportsfan...?
     
  4. Topaz

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    No, not complaining...it was the green-eyed monster getting out of hand a bit. I believe she is contained now!

    Oz hunh? Hmmm, unless I win the lottery, that one will be tough, however I have already discussed the possibility of taking time off to see a grand slam with my principal (a former college player) and she was all for it! I had a witness to the conversation, too, so I can hold her to it!
     
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    Yes. Ironic, green eyes, cats.. kryptonite. Just saying.

    So, funny story. Maybe some of you can help. Sitting by the pool and drinking way too much to be sitting under a hot sun.. I came up with a funny question. If a tennis star was going to be on a reality shot, what would be it?. The answers i had so far:

    Roger Federer- Dancing with the stars (And i think he could win it)
    Marat Safin - Big Brother (He would sleep with every female)
    Andy Roddick & Blake - MTV Real World (They'd get into a fight day #1)
    Andy Murray - Meerkat Manor (He would get beaten up by Flower)
    Tommy Haas - The Bachelor or the next Ace of Love
    Rafael Nadal - Celebrity Boxing (Maybe Soderling can participate)
    Bryan Brothers - The amazing Race (they would win)
    Daveydenko and Nalbandian - Rob & Big (need i say which is which)
    Fernando Gonzalez -Dog Whisperer
    Maria Sharapova - Americas Top Model (would get annoying to see her staring into the camera every second)
    Djokovic - Angel Mindfreak (I believe he can hide a whole rabbit in his mon chi chi hair.... )
    Paradon Schrichipan - Beauty and the Geek

    I just double checked.. think that was it. Obviously those around me passed out long before I did.. so i had time to reflect and didn't look like a lobster on day #2 (thanks to being a brownie).

    Any others?
     
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  7. Sup2Dresq

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    Hey Drakulie!

    So I'm going to book my flight to Fort Lauderdale in the next day or so. Nov 2nd is the target date. Can you recommend a good hotel?

    I heard the Atlantic Resort & Spa was good.

    Anyways hit me up .. Sup2dresq@aim.com

    P.S. I tried to send you an email via your TW profile but it won't allow me.
     
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    Ferrer wants to know when he can have tea with you?

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    AND....ILC want's to know when she's getting the Moya photos from the Open that you've been promising...hands on hips and tapping foot........
     
  12. Sup2Dresq

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    I gave you some.. which ones? Message me and I'll give you all the photos I got.

    In the meantime. Carlos wants to know how you like your Pad Thai?

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    yes - must figure out at least once a quarter. dang man. nice. very nice. or rather - SUPERFABULOUS!
     
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    ANY TIME HE'D LIKE. Gonna hook that up too? ;)

    Glad you had a great vacation and have started a new game on which tennis start could be on what reality show. Nice laughs....

    What are you doing in Ft. Lauderdale?
     
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    You must get on messenger again!

    I was in Florida relaxing and looking at some condos. It's warm there and cold here.
     
  16. Topaz

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    How about....The Biggest Loser? Who should be cast in that? (this should be good)
     
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    Marion Bartoli......Serena Williams....and ah...David Nalbandian and Marcos Baghdatis if you listen to "some people" that refer to them as the "teletubbies of tennis":confused:
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Del Potro - Iron Chef!

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    P.S. Del Potro gets high scores for having a good sense of humor. It would be hard pressed to take a photo of me wearing that. Good work Potro!
     
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    Janko Tipsarevic -Miami Ink

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    Djoke- He needs his own reality show. Man is crazy!

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    Someone stop me!

    I keep visiting this site. Camera at the Naples beach and tennis resort where the Sanchez tennis academy has courts. They tend to have the adult programs at Boca, but the camera is live and interactive! It looks a little wet on the hard tru, but they are still playing! I am watching some guy get service return lessons.

    http://209.60.195.142:8080/home/homeJ.html

    FYI- Drak! Send me an email or an IM.
     
  22. Topaz

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    Why wouldn't you wear it? Because it isn't Nike? ;)
     
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    Ahahahahaha....I was called to the asst. principal's office today!!! UH OH! :)
     
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    Troublemaker!

    Speaking of trouble maker.. Sani! only a couple more days and i get my Avatar back!
     
  25. Topaz

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    I actually was NOT in trouble. But you know, when you hear your name called over the intercom, it does take you back for a minute!

    I miss the avatar.
     
  26. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm curious. Did they anounce your full name or just call you Ms. T*** .

    We know how you teachers like to promote dominance (kidding.. sort of).
     
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    Rule #1 Do not make bets with Kosty unless you wish to lose.....
    Rule #2 Do not make bets with Sani unless you wish to lose.....
     
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    bah, i own those 2
     
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    Oscar Babe...you don't make dumb bets like..."if x doesn't beat y then I can't post for a month!";)
     
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    *smacking forehead* ARGH! How did this happen? How did I get roped into playing for THREE teams?!? And that's not counting the team I said I would sub for. I think I have a problem...we may need to stage an intervention.

    Meanwhile...soooo quiet here without the kids! :)
     
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    Calls a meeting of Bistro members....sssssssh...we must stage an intervention.....our friend Topaz is over extending herself and is not showing up for the sangria specials until very very late....Sup...any suggestions? Ms Fee? SportsFan? Do I need to call in a specialist? When oh when will CC be back? She'd know what to do.......WWCCD? What would CC do?
     
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    hey betty what happened to your signature?:mad:
     
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    I do have suggestions. First.. have the intervention at a happy hour. She is more likely to show up even if she knows the intervention is coming. Second, lots of sangrias. Once she is good and toasted.. make her call one of the three teams and bow out. Im sure she will be gracious.
     
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    Hey, what are all you guys doing, huddled over in the corner like that? Whatchya talking about?!? Hey...is that a sangria?!? :)
     
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    totally agree. he's hysterical.
     
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    Ahem...you've been a little BUSY lately....tapping foot...hands on hips...ignoring certain people....still tapping foot....will give you a second chance Babe...and oh Oscar...what's with spelling my name WRONG?
     
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    If by a couple of days you mean 12 then yeah,you're right.:)
    He makes even dumber.;)
     
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    shhhhhhhh that belongs to the past!
     
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    nice that you have learned from your mistakes and you won't bet with me again.:) :p
     
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    u tricked me but i am a gentleman and kept my word my lady.
     
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    I found decent sangria and decent paella tonight, within walking distance of my residence. Woo hoo!!!!

    (yes, I'm a wee bit tipsy at the moment)
     
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    Yes, I do remember a cute little pony now that you mention it....;)
     
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    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
     
  45. Sup2Dresq

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    Moya lost on 9/6/07. I had to hunt you down for my new avatar, but regardless.. the bet was for a month if he lost. 31 days = 10/7/07. Now if we go by the day you gave it to me.. i would agree.. but come on.. i had to hunt you down for it.

    10/7/07 Superman returns.
     
  46. Topaz

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    Hey! Where is everyone? It is TGIF!!! Place should be hopping! ;)

    Anyway, I just had a really wacky day. First off, there is a piece of wall missing from my bedroom wall. Don't ask, long story...it is the leak that never stops and can never be found. In discussing the wall with management this morning found out that creepymaintenanceguy was in my bedroom. ACK! Creepymaintenanceguy then appeared and followed me out to my car. ACK!

    I had an all day long meeting, but still got to go in later and got home earlier than I would have with a regular day. Kinda funny.

    After the meeting got propositioned by a married man. Always fun.

    Bought a succulent at Trader Joes! Maybe this I won't inadvertantly kill!

    Now, it is time to run!

    See 'ya!
     
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    it's not my fault,you weren't logged in when I was in.But if it's sooooo difficult for you,to keep it for 30 whole days,then I guess you can change it.ppppffffttttttttttttttt


    (CHEATER!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] )
     
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    the 12th???I thought 17th!!:mrgreen:
    Nah,it's ok!Change it back,got no problem.;) though I don't like much Superman..:p
     
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    IMHO I think the avatar looks better with glasses and blacked out teeth...heheheheh
     

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