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LindsayRulez
Apr 9th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Okay, I got to see Lindsay at Amelia Island last year, saw her win in Stanford and got a picture with her, but this one takes the cake!

After her HUGE win over Venus, I waited in line to get her to sign the awesome shirt I made. Lindsay normally signs for everyone but when she came out, the director guy handed her this Rotweiller puppy that she is thinking of adopting (good photo op!) so she walked down the aisle holding him, but she said she'd come back out to sign. The faithful, me included, went outside of the player's lounge to wait for her, and sure enough she came back out. I had made a shirt with a bunch of Lindsay's pictures on it from throughout the years and a lady that was waiting with me said to Lindsay, "you have to see what this young man did for you." So Lindsay comes over to me, she looks at my shirt, says "oh my god, that's so funny!" Then she strestches it kinda so she could see all the pictures, then I turned around so she could see the rest; she kept saying "oh my god, thank you so much!" I was like "no way, you're so welcome!" She asked where I wanted her to sign it, and I was just so happy she was talking to me I said "anywhere you want! but how about here (pointing to a big photo in the middle of her holding the Amelia Island trophy from last year)!" I told her it was from when she won here last year so maybe it would be good luck, and she said "yeah I know!" So she went on to sign for other people and before she left, she looked specifially for me(!) and said "again, thank you so much!" I ALMOST MELTED I was so happy!

Lindsay is BY FAR the most popular player at Amelia Island (hence the parade!) lol And let me tell you, there was Lindsay-Davenport-bobblehead-MANIA when it was time to give them out. Everyone lined up and started chantng "bobble heads, bobble heads....!" Unfortunately I could only get one because they marked our tickets. I wanted to get more to share with you guys but I couldnt, I'm sorry!

I'm going to post my pictures later on. I wasn't able to get too many of Lindsay herself because I didn't get to see her on the practice court this time (maybe I will on Sunday, if she's in the final ;)) and I was paying attention to the match instead of taking pictures. But I did get to see Lindsay's mom and Adam Peteson walking around. Oh yeah, I took a picture of the puppy that Lindsay might adopt!! He's ADORABLE, his name is McGilly or something like that. They have a booth from the Humane Society there doing adoptions and I hear that Lindsay has fallen in love with him throughout the week.

I'm so excited for Sunday (if Lindsay's there!). I didn't have my sign with me yesterday but if she's there on Sunday, I'll be there with my shirt and sign for sure! GO LINDSAY!

Elldee
Apr 9th, 2005, 02:19 PM
:D So cool.... random question, how tall is Lindsay's Mom? She looks barely 5ft.

RayRob
Apr 9th, 2005, 04:19 PM
WOW, sounds like you have a great Lindsay experience!!! Hopefully when TOp's turn up to Wimby in force, Lindsay will like that. :lol:

Go Lindsay!

-Rache

lindsayno1
Apr 9th, 2005, 04:20 PM
WOW i hate u!

Elldee
Apr 9th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Can you repost your Stanford picture? I remember seeing it before but I don't know where.

Kelly
Apr 9th, 2005, 05:51 PM
kyle....u are so lucky. come to wimby with us ur like a lindsay magnet lol

foreva lindsay
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:47 PM
omg thats sooooooooo good :yeah: im so happy for you :D

LindsayRulez
Apr 9th, 2005, 08:37 PM
a few more pics, I'll definitely get some better and closer ones after the final on Sunday!

lindsayno1
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Awwwwwwww

foreva lindsay
Apr 9th, 2005, 11:22 PM
aaww at the doggy!!! and argg i want a bobble head :sobbing: ;)

Kelly
Apr 10th, 2005, 12:06 AM
OMG how adorable is that puppy...lindsay u must adopt him.

your tshirt was cool by the way.....did u take it to a printers to get it done or did u do it your self cos apparentley you can get special paper that u print onto then iron it on ur tee...cos i need to sort somert out for my wimby tee.

LindsayRulez
Apr 10th, 2005, 12:22 AM
OMG how adorable is that puppy...lindsay u must adopt him.

your tshirt was cool by the way.....did u take it to a printers to get it done or did u do it your self cos apparentley you can get special paper that u print onto then iron it on ur tee...cos i need to sort somert out for my wimby tee.

I ironed it all on by myself! And considering I had never used an iron before in my life(!) it was relatively simple LOL

Kelly
Apr 10th, 2005, 12:28 AM
hmmm......so do u just use normal printer ink?? then iron it right on. sounds simple enough even i couldnt screw it up........could use that for the lettering on my flag. ill have to try and find some.

LindsayRulez
Apr 10th, 2005, 01:13 AM
hmmm......so do u just use normal printer ink?? then iron it right on. sounds simple enough even i couldnt screw it up........could use that for the lettering on my flag. ill have to try and find some.

yeah you just use your inkjet printer to print it on this special paper, which I found at a crafts store. You have to remember to flip the images on the computer before you print. Then iron it right on! :)

lindsayno1
Apr 10th, 2005, 08:19 AM
aaww at the doggy!!! and argg i want a bobble head :sobbing: ;)


id settle for the cardboard box with her name on!

Elldee
Apr 10th, 2005, 09:48 AM
Your T shirt is so cool, fist pumping and trophies... very inspirational!

foreva lindsay
Apr 10th, 2005, 10:59 AM
i need to find somewhere to get my letters for my flag :scratch:

LindsayRulez
Apr 10th, 2005, 11:38 AM
i need to find somewhere to get my letters for my flag :scratch:

can you just print them out on this transfer paper and then iron them on? it should work!

Kelly
Apr 10th, 2005, 12:19 PM
i was planning on painting on my flag....using white paint then doing a black outline...or using a big black marker pen......i did a search for that special paper and staples sell it for like £14 for 12 a4 sheets....

oh yeah what do mean by flipping?? is it like the 'L' would have to be the other way round for it to read properly?

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 12:35 PM
did u see lindsay yesterday?!

jacs
Apr 11th, 2005, 02:42 PM
OMG, I want that shirt.

and I am sooooo jealous.

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 02:48 PM
cool shirt. when she signed my postcard she only half signed it!! ha ha mite take it to wimbledon and ask if she can finish it off by signing davenport! lol

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 02:56 PM
I think i might have

LINDSAY DAVENPORT
She came...
She saw...
She aced your ass off! (well some thing like that - it sounds a bit suggestive even though i dont mean it in a rude way!)

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 03:20 PM
"she aced your ass"?

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 03:20 PM
i wish i was that doggy....

RayRob
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:00 PM
i was planning on painting on my flag....using white paint then doing a black outline...or using a big black marker pen......i did a search for that special paper and staples sell it for like £14 for 12 a4 sheets....

oh yeah what do mean by flipping?? is it like the 'L' would have to be the other way round for it to read properly?

I'm sure you can get T-Shirt Transfers cheaper than that. Try WH Smith or Stationary Box. I'm sure I bought mine for cheaper than £14

I just checked and WH Smith do 5 sheets for £6.99 but this is special stuff, you can actually use this on Darker T-Shirts - hence it's a little more expensive.....this is probably ideal if you wanted to iron on your flag.

When priinting, you would have to flip everything. For example, wording would read "tropnevaD yasdniL" (that is Lindsay Davenport backwards)...only difference would be that the L and other non-symetricle letters would be back-to-front, so it would truely look wierd!

When i did T-shirts for Jan and (I think) Nikki a few years ago, I just ironed on all the letters seporately. It worked great! It really is easy too!

-Rache

Elldee
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Americans: what did Lindsay say in her interview with ESPN?

LindsayRulez
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Hey everyone!

Yep I was there for the final. Here's a recap of the day: as I was walking onto the grounds, I saw Silvia pull up in her Porsche lol I got there about 2 hours early to see if I could find them practicing, and sure thing! Lindsay was practicing on the grand stand; for about 30 minutes I saw her work on her return of serves and serves. Since I was so close, I got a bunch of really good pictures (which I'll post soon when I have time). I also took a few video clips with my digital camera! The funniest thing was that when Adam was serving to her, he mishit one but it kinda slid in and he goes "Dementieva isn't in the draw next week, is she?" LOL Lindsay laughed out loud and said "yeah I think she is!" I just thought that was hilarious, but nobody else was laughing haha

Then I saw Silvia do her whole workout routine and practice session. She really is a great person and player!

I got to my seat about 30 minutes before the match started, and I had my huge Lindsay sign. One of the ESPN cameramen asked me to move so he could get a shot of me, so I'm hoping they showed me on ESPN - my dvd recorder crapped out so I don't have a copy of it. Attention: to any Americans here that have the full match, please let me know!

The final was great, you all saw it so I won't bore you with the details. I was so glad she won, and so was she. She gave a great speech, she even almost started to cry! She said that when she got there last week and she found out about the parade, she asked what it was for and they told her, "oooh, it's just because of you." She said she was very emotional because she hadn't had anything like that before. She was so sweet and said great things about Silvia.

After the match, I got her to sign something for you lindsayno1(!), it's a bio kinda sheet from the Stanford program. Some of the stats are old now that she's won more titles, but it's still her and her signature! I'll send it when I can! And Kelly, sorry I wasn't able to give her your letter :( She was heavily guarded as you can imagine lol so she only did autographs. I was able to get one nice closeup pic of her smiling and another closeup, but its actually a little TOO close lol

After the match I saw Lindsay's mom walking toward the player's lounge. Someone asked how tall she is, and she is actually about my height which is 5'11 so she's no midget! Someone told her "we love your daughter!" and she said "thanks! it was a tough match out there today..." I also heard from one of the volunteers earlier that day that Lindsay was definitely taking the puppy (named Magill, not sure how to spell it) and Lindsay's mom had to switch car rentals so they'd have a bigger one to accomodate the new dog! :)

Lindsay also said in her speech that she urges people to adopt from local humane societies, what a spokeswoman!

What an amazing weekend...

LindsayRulez
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:45 PM
I'll be adding more as I have time, I have an interview in about an hour so I gotta get going but here's one of my favorites I took!

Elldee
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:26 PM
I am so jealous. SO jealous! Why are the only British tournements in Lindsay's last year when I have the most important exams of my life?!?

Lindsay's Mom is taaaaaall... she really doesn't look it. Someone posted in GM asking for a pic of Lindsay's mom; someone called them a masochist and someone else posted a fridge. Rude.

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:41 PM
After the match, I got her to sign something for you lindsayno1(!), it's a bio kinda sheet from the Stanford program. Some of the stats are old now that she's won more titles, but it's still her and her signature! I'll send it when I can!

oh my GOD! You did that for me?!! :O thank you SO much!

foreva lindsay
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:14 PM
can you just print them out on this transfer paper and then iron them on? it should work!

oooh il try it!! thanks!! :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:17 PM
The funniest thing was that when Adam was serving to her, he mishit one but it kinda slid in and he goes "Dementieva isn't in the draw next week, is she?" LOL Lindsay laughed out loud and said "yeah I think she is!" I just thought that was hilarious, but nobody else was laughing haha

THATS TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

i love him!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:17 PM
fit adam! lol...

foreva lindsay
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:19 PM
hell yeah!!! did u see him at the final PWOAR!!!

foreva lindsay
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:20 PM
I am so jealous. SO jealous! Why are the only British tournements in Lindsay's last year when I have the most important exams of my life?!?

and mine and mine...but you know what lindsays worth it!

lindsayno1
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:24 PM
he has such a cheesy smile thou!

foreva lindsay
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:30 PM
sooooooooooo hes fit!!! lets resurrect his thread!!!

jacs
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:39 AM
I wish someone would send me an autographed something from Lindsay :sad:

bis2806
Apr 12th, 2005, 10:22 AM
yesss! Adam's smile is so cheesy and funny and cute!!! hahahahha i love that guy.

*timtams*
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:09 PM
hmmm......so do u just use normal printer ink?? then iron it right on. sounds simple enough even i couldnt screw it up I bet i could :smash:
Must remember to buy nice new flag and shove letters on, or cheaper option could attempt to spell with a black marker pen and hope i dont get distracted and star writing andy on it :confused:
The problem with getting autographs at wimby is there are soo many god damn people who just get under your feet/in MY WAY. Eastbourne=too much wind! But the plus side, you do see the players wandering around going out for meals and stuff! Which is pretty cool :bounce:
I SSOOOOOOo WANT ME A BOX OF BOBBLE HEADS, COULDNT YOU JUST HAVE NICKED A BOX (are my northern roots showing now) xx beckl (lene) Oh crap i forgot my lovely pink color