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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    Last night, I dreamed that I was at Roland Garros and had courtside tickets to Nadal's match, but he was scheduled to play on Court Zero. I was disoriented, because I had never heard of Court Zero, and wondered if it was just built.

    As I was looking at a map of the Roland Garros courts, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was Elena Dementieva, and she was wearing her match gear. She told me to look after her dog.

    I said that I was really busy, and she sternly respnded that her match was about to start and that I had to look after her dog. I glanced down and her little dog was looking at me. When I looked up, Elena was gone.
     
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    Chico is losing to Makarova right now :)
     
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    Does anyone love Midori like I do? :)
     
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    Not that I drink that much only on special occasions lol
     
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    Just read that John Nash died in a car accident along with his wife. He was 86, she was 82.


    RIP.

    (A Beautiful Mind)
     
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    123132531543 / 464536365463 = 0.265065
     
  8. Mike Bulgakov

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    Table tennis can make you look funny.
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    I cringe whenever I enter my passcode at the storage unit gate because I have to punch the # key, making me think of our beloved Hashtag Angie.
     
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    ^ Oh noes, that's de-pressing.
     
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    Finally my phone gets 4G connection.

    Awesomeness.

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    Actually I want to try an iPhone just for fun. I never touch one all my life.
     
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    Only now I realize how much I miss one of my old friends. From working together to barely talking at all, it actually hurts. It makes me very glad that we've booked an appointment this summer.
     
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    Switzerland has too many mountains for my taste, but Norway is okay with me.
     
  16. Mike Bulgakov

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    I have never seen video of people surfing in Florida, except when a hurricane was approaching. Is there a surf culture in Florida?
     
  17. Sentinel

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    I've been an Apple user for a decade now. Used an iPhone for several years but i hate forced obsolescence. I cannot use any app now since they all require ios7, and i am advised not to download ios7 on an iPhone 4. The iPhone 5 costs a packet here in India and i refuse to spend that much money when i hardly even use it.

    I was just using the Nike+ running app. All the alternatives require ios7.

    My next phone may be some other make, if there are cheaper phones and don't need to be junked every other year.
     
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    A 25-year old Chinese, Bingtian, is the first Asian born person to run 100m under 10 seconds. He ran 9.99 in a race which Tyson Gay won in 9.88.
     
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    Always something magical about mushrooms in a soup with dill and garlic bread.
     
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    All apple customers should boycott the next apple iphone product unless apple makes all its old and ancient phones 100% usable. Will be good for this planet.
     
  21. Mike Bulgakov

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    Fly Lucie, fly!
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    I always found it amusing when Apple fanboys and evangelists tell me to "buy a Mac" or "buy an iPhone" because they're superior products to PCs and Windoze, considering that I've been using my old Dell XPS from 2007 to 2014, while the majority of Mac users I know have gone through two to three "superior" computers in that same timeframe.

    And yes, it's ironic that I'm posting this from an iPhone, and that my laptop looks like a black and green MacBook Pro, but I needed 128 GB of storage, and my laptop does have a beast GPU for its form factor!
     
  23. Mike Bulgakov

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    Some might say that Oracle Arena is very loud.
     
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    Birds that nest in the northern hemisphere tend to migrate northward in the spring to take advantage of burgeoning insect populations, budding plants and an abundance of nesting locations. As winter approaches, and the availability of insects and other food resources drops, the birds move south again.
     
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    Tax return week begins tomorrow here in Sweden.
     
  26. Mike Bulgakov

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    Strange dream about Maria Kirilenko

    When I woke up this morning, I was having a strange dream about Maria Kirilenko. I was eating this really delicious mushroom pasta at a bar high in a building near Westwood, and could see the Hollywood Hills in the distance.

    The mushrooms and mushroom sauce were amazing, and I was thinking about ordering another plate. I looked around for the waitress and it was Maria Kirilenko, who wore a really short, puffy red skirt.

    I almost always dream in English, but this was in Russian. Maria came over and told me that I have already had enough. She said her crew was watching me and that I had better leave. There was a table of big "Moscow" guys in leather coats watching me.

    I started to walk away and they followed me. When I opened the door to the stairs down, they began chasing me. To get away faster, I jumped from stairway rail down to the next one below, grabbing each one with an arm, and swinging my way down. This is all that I remember.
     
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  27. Mike Bulgakov

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    TW once sold "The Boris Becker Line" of tennis shorts from an obscure company called Balle de Match. I made the mistake of buying some that looked just like Stan Wawrinka's French Open shorts, but even more like boxers.
     
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    Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg in Göteborg, but finished the show.
     
  30. Rock Strongo

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    I punched a steel door due to stress yesterday.

    Though I am glad that I saw my ex-girlfriend with a much worse looking new guy than me.
     
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    Is Sweden a place where you can get hot gf ? Is that why Assange went there?
     
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    Head users and head cases like Goran, Marat, and Dmitry had an unfair advantage when it came to breaking racquets, as they wielded unusually soft, malleable, and easy to warp and break racquets.
     
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    The coach of the Indian hockey team is some European named Paul van Ass. Nice name.

    http://sports.ndtv.com/hockey/news/243876-attack-from-word-go-coach-van-***-to-indian-hockey-stars

    (Sorry, link won't work since TTW stars out the name !)


    In other news, the former Pak cricket captain Salman Butt confessed to spot-fixing.

    http://www.indiatimes.com/news/spor...ses-to-spotfixing-but-is-too-late-233710.html

    I once looked but could not find any images on Google of him wearing his vest with name across it. You chaps would have loved it. BUTT written across the back !
     
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    A Carlsberg Hof at the bar in Lund I'm currently sitting at costs 6,4$ which is comparable to bars where I live.

    That was actually useful information I think...
     
  36. Mike Bulgakov

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    Lund is a very nice city, especially in the summer.
     
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    I like Lund but having lived in Helsingborg all my life I see it as almost a suburb to Malmö.
     
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    It's kind of a tradition with me and my sister, but after going 20€ up playing Blackjack when I've only bet 4€ I've covered the cost of my cigarettes and then some.
     
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    I was disturbed by the news story about the flight from Johannesburg to London where one or two men traveled on the outside of the underbelly of the plane.
     
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    I put SSSS on ignore, but then had to reinstate him as i found a fantastic exchange between him and FOD !
     
  42. Mike Bulgakov

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    I was just thinking that I would like to find a pizza full of an amazing mix of wild Russian forest mushrooms drizzled with quality extra-virgin olive oil, wild onions, dill, and a creamy fresh garlic sauce.
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    Helsingborg is the city with the most restaurants and bars in all of Sweden per capita, believe it or not. The best thing about working in the industry myself is that I get massive discounts in almost every bar I visit.
     
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    Yummmm.

    But aren't russian forest mushroom contaminated by radioactive from meteorites and chernobyl ?
     
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    That’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as Russian forest mushrooms are concerned. There is also the issue of contamination with hairs and fibers from the white and brown bears that roam those forests, not to mention the criminals that have been multiplying exponentially in the forests over the past 15 years or so. Furthermore, note that the forest mushroom gathering babushkas often spend hours in lines for blue jeans at the Red Square while the mushrooms inside their avoskas get spoiled.

    There are many more issues with produce from that so-called country that just grabs lands like Crimea that have historically been the property of London and Washington. Do we really need to go into detail though?:lol:
     
  46. Mike Bulgakov

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    My biggest problem with restaurants and bars in Sweden is that they are so expensive. This really encourages people to eat and drink at a private party before going out. If you know people who can cook and, maybe, someone's grandfather distills vodka, this is the way to go before going to a club.
     
  47. Mike Bulgakov

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    When traveling by car between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, it is important to remember that the I-5 is a very boring drive.
     
  48. Mike Bulgakov

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    I like the sound of seagulls at Eastbourne.
     
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    This is from the test forum. Check out the title under my handle. YEAAAHHH !!!
     
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    I missed the test forum. Was your identity revealed by a rare disruption in the Talk Tennis space-time continuum? Is it possible to become an "Extraterrestrial Poaster" on the new forum? Do they serve Stolichnaya on the extraterrestrial flights between Talk Tennis forum incarnations?
     

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