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  1. ktownva

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    Do you need a live-in cabana boy? I can start immediately!
     
  2. drakulie

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    Thanks ilovecarlos! Bailey has yet to see her new pad>> but with a closed in little park right ouside the balcony, I'm sure she is going to love it! Unfortunately there is not a pet friendly pool, but she doesn't care too much about rules, so I'm sure she will be jumping in the pool anyways!

    Too funny about the Jefferson's theme song. Now I can't get it out of my head. I'll post some photos from the view of the balcony after I move in. Whenever it gets too cold in Cananda let me know! I have a spare bedroom. :)

    LOL. If I ever do, I will be sure to contact you. Do you have references?? :)
     
  3. ilovecarlos

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    Comes strutting into the Bistro...all smiles...looks around...anyone here to help share my joy???? Cocktails are on me tonight....let the bubbly flow for all legals and Shirley Temples for the young 'uns.....maybe I'll whip up a pan of paella for a dinner special tonight;)
     
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    There is something a little farmy about the cocktails in this establishment.

    -SF
     
  5. Topaz

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    Ooo, I'll take some of that paella!

    Um, my mom is coming in for a visit tomorrow, so is it too early to start drinking NOW?!?!
     
  6. ilovecarlos

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    No Honey, I think it's mandatory that you start drinking now!!! How convient that I'm buying tonight;) What would you like with your paella?
     
  7. Topaz

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    A pitcher of some fresh sangria should get me started nicely!
     
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    A pitcher of freshly made sangria for Topaz! Another bottle of champers popped...woo hoo! Happy, I'm so very happy tonight;)
     
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    ILC, I think I have some pictures that you might like... ;)

    I have taken a lot of them this week and I will do some sorting on my two flights back home. Hopefully I'll figure out some place to host them so that I can share the link here for anyone who is interested. I seem to have a lot of photos of Jamie Murray, I think I'm developing a bit of crush on him (it's the big hair he's sporting these days).
     
  10. DueSouth

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    Hey everyone.Diegaa asked me in another thread why i havnt been on lately and how im keeping,so i thought i would just post a reply in here.
    I was doing my exams like May/June time and then ive just been working and stuff recently and so i got out of the routine of coming on here lots. So I'm very good thanks and I also got my exam results today, I got 2Bs and a C so im really happy because its a lot better than i was expecting.
     
  11. ilovecarlos

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    Ooooooh that would be great Fee...would love to see them!! Thanks for thinking of me;) Stay cool
     
  12. peter

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    Sigh. I seem to continue my suck singles trend this season. Lost in R1 in my next tournament 3-6, 4-6 after being unable to hold serve most of the match. Really sucky performance.

    I WANT MY SERVING BACK!!!

    *Sigh*

    Bartender - give me a large scotch will you, pretty please...
     
  13. ilovecarlos

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    One very large scotch for Peter coming up...I'll pour myself a girlie drink and we'll go and look for your game;)
     
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    Perfect! Two must search better than one atleast.

    My singles set scores since last time I was in the zone:

    0-6, 0-6, 1-6, 1-6, 3-6, 4-6

    I wonder how that series will continue...

    My doubles set scores looks better though:

    0-6, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5

    But that's been the story of this year - I've sucked major time in singles but has played pretty OK doubles.

    *Sigh*
     
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    *Takes a sip of the scotch while listening to the rain that falls*

    Hmm..

    Starts singing the old song... "Raindrops keep falling on my head"...
     
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    Oh definitely The End of Innocence - great song. I thought you had forgotten about this. By the way I finished the book and dropped it off - thanks so much again. :p Two for you now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6goznLD7ls

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy6L_bt6Flk
     
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    Please don't go overboard.
     
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    TGIF! I repeat.. TGIF!

    I had a hard time getting motivated this week. Maybe its the fact that I have a vacation coming up and the US Open visit right after or that my birthday is around the corner.

    Either way. I know its 9:40AM but let me celebrate like I would at a certain Delaware Beach (Dewey).

    One Blood Mary please!
     
  20. ilovecarlos

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    One Bloody Mary coming up...Enjoy Dewey and your vacay!! I'm about to fix a pitcher of mimosas to prepare to watch Carlos and Lleyton...know that you join me in hopes that Carlos wins!!! Free drinks tonight, as usual, if he wins!!!!!!!;)
     
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    Charlie better win. He has the potential to get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T if he does well.

    Did you give him his advice again. Seems to have worked the last time *HINT HINT*.
     
  22. ilovecarlos

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    I did....he's obviously not listening....looks like blister issues:-(
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    Admit it he has one big ugly toe. That things was not human. Like a waffle iron with a blister on the side. I guess something had to be unattractive on him huh.

    He is still alive. Its not over!
     
  24. Topaz

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    OMG...I'm in so much pain!!! Why oh why do we do this to ourselves????

    It even hurts to talk, thus I will type!

    Sup, have a great vacation...never been to Dewey, but I used to go to Bethany all the time. And when is the big birthday? I'm sure this place does cakes!
     
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    Yeah, tennis players, like dancers, usually have pretty ugly feet...but hey, that can be overlooked;) Hey, he had a really good run and that makes me smile...thru my tears...sniff sniff sniff
     
  26. Topaz

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    Here, here ILC...do you want to share some of my jello?

    Carlos will do right by you in the Open!! Honestly, he's been doing great, and it is nice to see him playing so well of late. Is he playing Pilot Pen?
     
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    Thanks...I will share some of your jello.....yes, he's done amazingly well lately...got his ranking to 19 now....he started the year in the 40's...I'm happy and proud just bummed that things were so one sided with Lleyton...Not sure if he's playing pilot pen yet...haven't seen the draw yet....Hope he does well at the Open...counting the days...achhhh....nothing will get done in my house during those 2 weeks! I even prepare meals in advance so as not to miss the action:lol:
     
  28. peter

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    Marathon tennis

    Yes! I found my serve again! Just played a little tennis with a friend and for the first time in many *many* matches I beat him! And not just in one set... But four. In four hours :)

    My score: 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

    Best of 3 or best of 5 set matches are for wimps! :)

    And best of all, my serve started working much better again. Muahahaha!!!

    Rounds are on me! And I'll have a large beer to celebrate!
     
  29. sportsfan92

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    hello peoples! was on another vacation and just now getting back into the swing of things....and my home computer is um, having issues. so i'm on the one at work...

    anyway - hope all is well with everyone! bette - what a weekfor our babies! yahoo! may the weeks upcoming call for lots of highlights and coverage from them both.

    i'm just having an iced cold water please.

    Glad you found your serve Peter!
     
  30. dr_punk

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    sweet place, rick
     
  31. Sup2Dresq

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    *Burst into bar*

    Ugh! Had trouble with the tennis director of the biggest championship hardcourt event in my area. Rain and some mistakes, I had agree to play three matches on day #2 (USTA max is 2). I had to agree or take a forfeit in a Championship event. I won my matches until the last one of the day. I felt great and full of energy but unlucky me ran into one of those players who just couldn't miss. Net cords, shanks, reaching volleys, guessing right when I hit a couple of overheads, i threw everything at him except the kitchen sink and he had an answer! After a joyful discsussion after he suprised me with a 6-2, 6-2 loss, he said " you know how you just have one of those days where you just can't miss". I could of wrung his neck with his comment. I couldn't believe he survived the match by the condition of his sweating and panting. I was dry as a bone and felt like I could of played one more match.

    His luck must of run out as I just learned he lost in the semis due to a pulled muscle in the third set. Apparently hitting everything sweet against me doesnt mean i wont make you run for it *big smile*. Alas, what could of been. He played well.

    I need a miller lite follwed by a red bull and vodka to get the images of him returning every one of my "kill shots" back.

    p.s. My vacation and the US Open cannot come any sooner! Sorry for the vent.
     
  32. ilovecarlos

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    Oh bummer....the muscle pull couldn't have happened to a nicer person...heheheh....
    One red bull....one iced cold beer...and I'll pull the bottle of Stoli out of the freezer...we'll do some shots and you'll feel better soon...I promise;)
    Sounds like you had a good run...look on the positive side...your vacay and the Open are around the corner...your bday too!!!;) and remember, this is da place where it's ok to vent;)
     
  33. drakulie

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    What's up everyone?

    Sup, sorry to hear about your loss, but at least you got fairly far in the tourney. Great job and congrats!

    Anyway, I had one too many drinks last night in the Bistro :) Luckily for me, Bailey was designated driver and took care of me. Here is a snap shot:

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  34. drakulie

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    As promised, here are some photos of the view from my new apartment. This one is the view from the balcony:

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    This is a view of the apartment from outside the balcony. The apartment is two floors, so my room window can be seen on the upper left (although it is being blocked by the tree.

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    This view is the play ground for the dogs. Bailey is loving it! She was actually getting sun this weekend and watching a doubles match. It was so funny seeing her follow the ball back and forth. :)

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  35. ilovecarlos

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    There's my favorite little girl...what a face..she loves the camera dosen't she? But ah Drak..isn't she a little young to have her license? Maybe she's just got her learners...she is, afterall, driving with an adult in the car;) Great pics of the new place...I'm totally jealous...glad to see you can Bailey are adjusting nicely...looks like a great place for Bailey to hang out and be a doggy
     
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    I guess you could technically say there is an adult in the car, but he (me) is passed out. LOL Just kidding of course. :)

    Thanks! The place is great. I'm realy happy with it although I have not been able to play there as of yet> too busy moving and putting everything away. The entire playground is closed off and specifically for dogs. All the owners in this particular building are dog owners, and they had this area closed off specifically so that dogs could have a playground. She is loving it, and has made a bunch of friends already!

    That is awesome! Thanks for the link> I am going to order one today!
     
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  39. Sup2Dresq

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    Change of plans CC/Bette. I guess Moya inspired me to play tennis instead of getting "um drunk" at dewey beach. Going to Newport Rhode Island to play on the ITF grass courts and simulataneously they are having a seniors tour this weekend (http://www.tennisfame.com/). I have my match set for monday morning, so send good vibes. I'll try to take pics and restrain myself from a Boris Becker dive.. but no promises. Then off to the US Open for a day or two.

    Topaz, you have your tennis blog ready for my US Open trip. I have my camera ready and waiting to be guest blogger. On my hit list of people to see. Moya, Federer, Nadal, Gasquet, ... the list goes on.

    Any requests?

    Sooooo excited. How about Jager?
     
  40. ilovecarlos

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    Ooooooh Sup...I am massively jealous...have yourself a ball....
    Make sure that you give Carlos his "instructions" since I can't be there to do it...I know I can count on you to rmember them;)
    Instead of that jager can I interest you in a raspberry absolut and tonic? I'm just made one and I'd be happy to make another:D
     
  41. Sup2Dresq

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    That sounds kind of "girlie". But put it in a big beer mug so no one can see it. No straw or paper umbrella.
     
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    Hahaha..ok..it's actually very freshing...don't worry...your secret will be safe with me;)
     
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    David Ferrer please @ US Open. Not enough coverage here in the US on him. Was not happy to miss the quarter last week btwn him and Davydenko. You must catch the seniors event! that was one of the most enjoyable parts of Wimby (in addition to doubles live). Courier there please. :D Enjoy. How cool you get to play!
     
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    with me too. ;)

    bette - you're running the place this afternoon? any sweet tea today?
     
  45. Sup2Dresq

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    Ah yes Ferrer. I can use my spanish on him. Hopefully he is with Moya so i can knock out 2 requests at once.

    Courier is a nice guy (now), very intense when he was a teenager. I am sure to meet him since he is the head honcho of those senior tours.

    One person I will refrain from meeting (hopefully) is Johnny Mac. His commentary enough is torture. I can't imagine what he's like off camera.

    You can't be serious!!!

    p.s. Wondering if TW will give me something for wearing a tennis warehouse t-shirt during play. LOL. One can wish huh *hint hint*
     
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    LOL your dog is funny.
     
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    now see....mcenroe is someone i'd like to meet. if you do meet him, you will have to say "Hello!" from me. i was absolutely amazed how the brits seemed to LOVE this guy. have just started reading his bio.... too bad ivanisevicwill not be there. he was hysterical when he played with pioline vs. cash and krajicek at wimby. at one point after a bad shot, he handed his raquet to one of the ball girls and took someone's glasses from the crowd and took his spot as a ball kid. the girl actually got to hit at wimby with 3 former wimbledon finalists (2champs)!
     
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    Yay...my first guest blogger! I'm sure my principal won't mind me streaming the matches on my computer at school (and she probably won't...she's an ex-college player!). When are you going...the holiday weekend?

    Are you going to blog here on the TTW site, or do you want to send me stuff?
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    End of next week. I will send you something the closer it gets.
     
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    Ok! I just replied to you over on the MAC thread, too.
     

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