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RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:39 AM
Hey all
As our off topic/off season thread proved to be soooo popular - I thought it might be worth setting up a proper one for JJ forum posters as the season gets underway!

Basically - if it doesn't fit in any of the other threads (Important or otherwise!) then it can live here!!!

Enjoy!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:08 AM
So how was the New Year for everyone?

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:12 AM
Really good... went out to a swish ressy in Wandsworth and then had to leg it to a mate's place to see the fireworks on the telly! Champagne all over the place but oh - that glass of port at dinner was the killer!

Then got a pre-booked cab home for once with a cabbie who wasn't being a miserable git ...

So now just surveying the devastation that is Rozzie's flat just before a night out, stepping over clothes, makeup... boots and strewn coat-and-glovage!

What did u get up to? First-footing?

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:43 AM
Went to friend's party, music was super, got pretty drunk there... :D
Thankfully, no hangover ;) So, now breakfasting etc. :)

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:47 AM
heh - so it was worth us all sharing hangover tips!
Mind you - I knew as soon as I had that port, that I would wake up a bit woolly headed!

Just contemplating doing some brunch now... as I am STARVING!!!

Wayn77
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:47 AM
How is everyone this morning?!?! :lol: :lol:

Actually as far as New Years Day's go - this is a pretty good one, my head is only throbbing gently.
Had some friends around, we paced ourselves sensibly with the wine and champagne. It was nice and mild so we sat on the roof and watched the fireworks last night. I'm up in the mountains of North London - we have the panaromic view of the metropolis below us. Back to work tomorrow. :(

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:53 AM
How is everyone this morning?!?! :lol: :lol:

Actually as far as New Years Day's go - this is a pretty good one, my head is only throbbing gently.

:haha:

Had some friends around, we paced ourselves sensibly with the wine and champagne. It was nice and mild so we sat on the roof and watched the fireworks last night. I'm up in the mountains of North London - we have the panaromic view of the metropolis below us. Back to work tomorrow. :(

:( :hug:

Ian Aberdon
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:03 AM
In town, watched Travis & Sandi Thom, who helped provide the musical entertainment, then home by 3am.

Thankfully in Scotland we have Jan 2 off as well, back Jan 3.

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:04 AM
Oh Wayn... same here... Just debating whether to trudge to the "city" (well the South Bank, anyway!) or just drive to a closer office!

Seeing as I need milk and bread from tomorrow - driving home via Tesco is looking ... well as appealing as any trip to the supermarket I suppose!

Yasmine
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:01 PM
I didn't feel like going out, so I didn't celebrate much. Just a quiet dinner at home, and relaxed in front of tv. I had a fair deal of parties a couple of weeks back, so it's not like I feel frustrated :lol:

I was up at 8am today :eek: but nice to see the blue sky and sunshine first thing in the year :hearts:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:06 PM
I haven't even gotten round to drawing the blinds yet! :lol:

Just having some well needed stodge while watching the ATP coverage of Doha...

iheartjelenaj
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:35 PM
just got home from italy, went to sleep at like 6:30 p.m. with jetlag. it was like 11:30 in london and 12:30 in italy so i guess my body was still in european time. italy was quite an experience. got to use my italian :) i would seriously think of moving to europe in the future, or just stay there for like a year or so.

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:35 PM
I didn't feel like going out, so I didn't celebrate much. Just a quiet dinner at home, and relaxed in front of tv. I had a fair deal of parties a couple of weeks back, so it's not like I feel frustrated :lol:

I was up at 8am today :eek: but nice to see the blue sky and sunshine first thing in the year :hearts:


Heavy snow in Belgrade and -3C, with no prospect of temps going above 0C for at least another week :o

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:39 PM
So, this night watching JJ from 2:30am, and then going to play tennis myself from 10am :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:52 PM
just got home from italy, went to sleep at like 6:30 p.m. with jetlag. it was like 11:30 in london and 12:30 in italy so i guess my body was still in european time. italy was quite an experience. got to use my italian :) i would seriously think of moving to europe in the future, or just stay there for like a year or so.

Would you want to live somewhere in Italy? Or maybe be able to travel around?

Yasmine
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:56 PM
Heavy snow in Belgrade and -3C, with no prospect of temps going above 0C for at least another week :o
sun and blue sky don't mean high temperatures :lol: it's not gone over 5C.

iheartjelenaj
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:59 PM
Would you want to live somewhere in Italy? Or maybe be able to travel around?


mmm.... prolly live in italy for a couple of years and also travel around. it's just such a different, exciting feeling to be somewhere you haven't been before.

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:02 PM
sun and blue sky don't mean high temperatures :lol: it's not gone over 5C.

Well, here it's sub zero for over 20 days so far, disaster

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:02 PM
Cool - I am still (half) hoping that I land a job role which will see me in the Netherlands for most of the year - but have just put in an offer on a house, so now really ... if that came up it would be soooo stressful - even more stressful than my morning of working out how much money I would be borrowing!!!

But I really enjoyed being in Amsterdam a while back for a customer... if i could I'd love to carve out a really good European role for myself...

Wayn77
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
mmm.... prolly live in italy for a couple of years and also travel around. it's just such a different, exciting feeling to be somewhere you haven't been before.

I am surprised you decided to go this time of year, why not summer? The Med is absolutely beautiful - Italy, Greece. At the other extreme you have Scandinavia which is equally stunning. I went to Sweden/Norway in September when the climate is extremely pleasant. No snow on the mountains unfortunately.

iheartjelenaj
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
Cool - I am still (half) hoping that I land a job role which will see me in the Netherlands for most of the year - but have just put in an offer on a house, so now really ... if that came up it would be soooo stressful - even more stressful than my morning of working out how much money I would be borrowing!!!

But I really enjoyed being in Amsterdam a while back for a customer... if i could I'd love to carve out a really good European role for myself...


getting that job would prolly mean flying back and forth, huh. but the flight can't be that long, right? from london to italy was only 2 hours, so from london, or wherever you are in GB, to the netherlands is even less. and amsterdam....that place was soo cool! i especially liked the train station and the big wide street with lotsa shops on either side. i would def. visit that place again (when i have the money :lol:)

iheartjelenaj
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:17 PM
I am surprised you decided to go this time of year, why not summer? The Med is absolutely beautiful - Italy, Greece. At the other extreme you have Scandinavia which is equally stunning. I went to Sweden/Norway in September when the climate is extremely pleasant. No snow on the mountains unfortunately.


b/c it was cheaper to go during the off season. my mom tried to get tickets for may, june, or july, but the airlines were charging her $4000 a ticket. just the ticket! and she was like, heck no.

and also i hear that lotsa turists go during the summer, b/c that's when the weather is best. i woulda loved to go to italy during the summer, or anywhere in the mediterranean for that matter, but going during december wasn't that bad eitehr. just not as warm and sunny ;) but the people were great!

savitri
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:48 PM
b/c it was cheaper to go during the off season. my mom tried to get tickets for may, june, or july, but the airlines were charging her $4000 a ticket. just the ticket! and she was like, heck no.

and also i hear that lotsa turists go during the summer, b/c that's when the weather is best. i woulda loved to go to italy during the summer, or anywhere in the mediterranean for that matter, but going during december wasn't that bad eitehr. just not as warm and sunny ;) but the people were great!

happy to hear you enjoyed your trip in Italy :) which city you liked more?

Yasmine
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:52 PM
Well, here it's sub zero for over 20 days so far, disaster
well subzero hardly ever happens in here:p

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:11 PM
well subzero hardly ever happens in here:p

Oh thanx, that makes me feel so much better now :lol:

Yasmine
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:26 PM
Oh thanx, that makes me feel so much better now :lol:
Well I lived in the UK for 4 years, although I grew up half in Morroco and southern France. So it was kind of a weather shock when i went there. Then i came back here, thinking I'm used to cooler weather, I'll enjoy it down south again. It turns out i'm a real wuss now, I am really sensitive to the cold and now it's winter I sleep with a duvet, a blanket and a hot water bottle :tape: :lol:

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:50 PM
Well I lived in the UK for 4 years, although I grew up half in Morroco and southern France. So it was kind of a weather shock when i went there. Then i came back here, thinking I'm used to cooler weather, I'll enjoy it down south again. It turns out i'm a real wuss now, I am really sensitive to the cold and now it's winter I sleep with a duvet, a blanket and a hot water bottle :tape: :lol:

Yeah, I'm more of a summer person, too :cool:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:54 PM
getting that job would prolly mean flying back and forth, huh. but the flight can't be that long, right? from london to italy was only 2 hours, so from london, or wherever you are in GB, to the netherlands is even less. and amsterdam....that place was soo cool! i especially liked the train station and the big wide street with lotsa shops on either side. i would def. visit that place again (when i have the money :lol:)

No it isn't far away at all and thankfully I don't live far away from Heathrow airport so it's more the faff of being away from home continually and living out of a suitcase and constantly in and out of hotels... It's been a while since I've done that - in my day I was a dab had at having a suit carrier packed in the blink of an eye!

iheartjelenaj
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:06 PM
No it isn't far away at all and thankfully I don't live far away from Heathrow airport so it's more the faff of being away from home continually and living out of a suitcase and constantly in and out of hotels... It's been a while since I've done that - in my day I was a dab had at having a suit carrier packed in the blink of an eye!

yea, kno wat u mean. in and out of hotels, sleeping in planes, buses... nothing felt better than when i had a good night's sleep in my warm, cozy bed, when we got back. kudos to jj and other people who can live that kinda lifestyle.

savitri
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:15 PM
Yeah, I'm more of a summer person, too :cool:

you have to fly in Florida and not only cause you like the sun!! :)

ivanban
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:19 PM
you have to fly in Florida and not only cause you like the sun!! :)

OK, I would prefer Spain, but Florida sounds good too :D

savitri
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:25 PM
OK, I would prefer Spain, but Florida sounds good too :D

don't you like Bradenton?? ;)

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:26 PM
I dunno, I kind of hate Florida. But that may be because the only place I ever go is Orlando and it is so. boring. I mean, unless you like Disneyworld. Which I do not. :p

Last time I travelled with my mother (to Orlando, as it happens :)), she said it was absolutely depressing how used I am to living out of a suitcase. At one point I thought my Samsonite lifestyle was sort of funny, but now I'm beginning to find it depressing, too. :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:37 PM
Hey sonja! Happy New Year - how was that celebratory bottle of vodka last night?

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:41 PM
I was so lame, I didn't even crack it open. :lol: I just sat on my couch and watched an America's Next Top Model marathon.

savitri
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:51 PM
I dunno, I kind of hate Florida. But that may be because the only place I ever go is Orlando and it is so. boring. I mean, unless you like Disneyworld. Which I do not. :p

Last time I travelled with my mother (to Orlando, as it happens :)), she said it was absolutely depressing how used I am to living out of a suitcase. At one point I thought my Samsonite lifestyle was sort of funny, but now I'm beginning to find it depressing, too. :lol:

don't know florida. mine was a joke for the fact that ivan likes summer and is a JJ fan. putting the 2 things together..... :)

sorry for my english

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:52 PM
I was so lame, I didn't even crack it open. I just sat on my couch and watched an America's Next Top Model marathon.

:haha: Excellent!

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:57 PM
Never say I don't know how to party! :lol:

Yasmine
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:58 PM
I was so lame, I didn't even crack it open. :lol: I just sat on my couch and watched an America's Next Top Model marathon.
you were not alone, except i was watching Ally McBeal's DVDs with a hot chocolate and a hot water bottle :rolls:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:59 PM
Never say I don't know how to party! :lol:

Wouldn't dream of it mate - not while I'm trying to figure out how to get you to the UK for interior decorating tips!

Funny - you and all my other mates I emailed the house pics to all recoiled in horror at the plastic conservatory chairs with the fetching green coverings!! I tell ya - it fair put me off even thinking of buying plastic garden furniture!

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:02 PM
Wouldn't dream of it mate - not while I'm trying to figure out how to get you to the UK for interior decorating tips!

Yeah... wouldn't want me to decide to delve into the vodka while I'm redoing your bathroom or anything like that. :angel:

Funny - you and all my other mates I emailed the house pics to all recoiled in horror at the plastic conservatory chairs with the fetching green coverings!! I tell ya - it fair put me off even thinking of buying plastic garden furniture!

:lol: But it was so horrific! :eek: I couldn't believe someone would actually put that in their house. :tape:

Yasmine
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:13 PM
I wanna see those green plastic chairs :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:15 PM
I remember when I first bought the flat - my mum and dad had collected old wardrobes and chairs for me to use until I could afford to buy stuff... and as... umm... thrifty as they were - even THEY stopped short of plastic furniture! Hell we (as a residents association) refused to have plastic tables and chairs for our garden furniture!!!

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:19 PM
I wanna see those green plastic chairs :lol:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-6925494.rsp?pa_n=2&tr_t=buy

I think (but I could be wrong) the placcy furniture is actually white with rather fetching green coverings!!!
Good job I can visualise my proper dining table and chairs in there instead.

And try not to have a fit at the living room carpet and gas fire!!!

Seriously Yasmine - EVERYTHING needs doing in this place - but for my area of London, it is a whole lot of house for potentially very little money!

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:22 PM
Oh... the carpet! The carpet! :haha:

I was teasing myself by looking at houses in my neighbourhood yesterday. It's too bad I can't afford anything because with the housing market the way it is, it's probably the best shot I've got. :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:31 PM
Oh... the carpet! The carpet! :haha:

I was teasing myself by looking at houses in my neighbourhood yesterday. It's too bad I can't afford anything because with the housing market the way it is, it's probably the best shot I've got. :lol:

And to be honest - I went to see another house - similar style of build two roads away from this one... it was pristine and going for about £20K more... but with no extension and no chance of a driveway as it was at the end of the cul-de-sac... like I said - whole of house...
BUT - we'll see what a full structual survey says.

Edit: If this all does go through OK etc... I'm gonna have to do a full before and after photo thingy - I did it for the flat when I got the bathroom and kitchen done - I'll make sure they're downloaded on flickr or something...

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:39 PM
Oh, you'll have to.

My idea: buy the first one, and send me the extra £20K. I could make a real dent in my student loans! :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:46 PM
Oh, you'll have to.

My idea: buy the first one, and send me the extra 20K. I could make a real dent in my student loans! :lol:

Now let's see... 20K in pound sterling would be what exactly in dollars???

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:53 PM
With the current exchange rate, approximately $1 gazillion. :p Or $39,583.53.

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 06:02 PM
With the current exchange rate, approximately $1 gazillion. :p Or $39,583.53.

Uh huh .. ok so back to your original suggestion... errr.... (and if I may quote our girl)... Nooo Nooooooooo!

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 06:10 PM
Ah well. Back to begging from the relatives. :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 06:17 PM
Ah well. Back to begging from the relatives. :lol:

Oh I've been doing that too - highly recommend it...

Oh well i suppose I'd better think about something for tea now...

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 06:19 PM
Tea? Lord, I just finished breakfast. It's not like I really even slept in, though, I'm just on my last day of holiday schedule. Trying to make myself work while really listening to the Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks of 2007 for new stuff to put on my iPod... aka, my usual rate of productivity, actually. :lol:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 07:15 PM
Sigh - well being of weak port-addled mind - I ended up being co-erced into a GIANT pizza by my neighbour... gym tomorrow!

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 07:23 PM
I'm actually really excited to get back to the gym. :lol: Alas, it won't be tomorrow because tomorrow I'm skating... sure to be stellar, since he will still be hungover from New Year's and I'll be lucky to be conscious after staying up until God knows when watching the Serbia vs. France Hopman Cup tie. :p

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 07:33 PM
GAH! You can watch it??? That's NO FAIR! GAHHHH!

Michael27
Jan 1st, 2008, 08:00 PM
Ros we can watch it tomorrow on Sky Sports Extra 7 00pm to 10 00pm (Highlights, Not Live)

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 08:09 PM
GAH! You can watch it??? That's NO FAIR! GAHHHH!

:smug:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 08:24 PM
:smug:

I could, of course, do a deal with house owner as he's so desparate to leave a load of stuff ... for a nice line in 4 plastic chairs, a plastic table and some very tasteful green patterned coverings, which I'm sure can be shipped to Washington DC, courtesy of moi truly as a gift to you :lol: :devil:

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2008, 08:31 PM
That's fine, we have landfills here too. :devil:

RFS
Jan 1st, 2008, 08:41 PM
That's fine, we have landfills here too. :devil:
:haha:
Ah mate... that was GENIUS!

Bruno71
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:52 AM
I have a gross hangover and I burned my hand. Not a great start to 2008...kind of like JJ's match today :lol:

redsonja
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:57 AM
Well, it's up to you which hangover remedy you want to go for. Aspirin and water vs. more alcohol. :lol:

I'm really sorry JJ's match went the way it did, but sort of relieved I'm not going to have to try to stay up until 3 in the morning. :p

Bruno71
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:00 AM
Nothing much works for me...actually some Advil sinus might help but I don't have the energy to go out & get some. I reap what I sow...I've been sick for a week so I knew it was a dumb thing to drink. But it's New Year's dammit!

Hopefully JJ & I will both bounce back soon :)

redsonja
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:17 AM
Pretty much the only thing that works for me is sleep. I could eat a botle of Advil and it wouldn't do me that much good. I prefer the Tylenol PM in those situations. If it doesn't take care of the pain, at least it'll knock me out. :)

RFS
Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:10 PM
I have a gross hangover and I burned my hand.
Oh ouch - how did you do that ... (The burnage of the hand... I can figure out the hangover bit myself!)

Well - it has been a day of fraught negotiation with the seller of the house-of-dated-furnishing...
He rejected my offer of £310K or £315K with the driveway done.
He then rejected £315K without driveway
He then rejected £317.5K and all of this with a tantalising "she's close, but not close enough"...
and he's FINALLLLLLLLY - accepted at £320K

:bounce:

Ian Aberdon
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:07 PM
Sounds like he played "hardball" with you Ros, pleased you got there in the end though!

RFS
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:36 PM
Sounds like he played "hardball" with you Ros, pleased you got there in the end though!

Yeah - although I always had 10K below as my best and final offer position!
So I suppose it turned out OK

redsonja
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:49 PM
Congratulations!

When should I be there? :lol:

Sleepwalker64
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:13 PM
weird stuff...I wonder, does anyone have problems with google.com right now?

~Kiera~
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:24 PM
It's working fine for me. You could always try google.co.uk, see if that helps.

RFS
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:27 PM
Congratulations!

When should I be there? :lol:

Well... let's see... 6-8 weeks to try and get a Buy-To-Let mortgage sorted out on my flat and the residential mortgage sorted out, with the Solicitors in Colchester doing the conveyancing and the moody pr*ck of a financial planner trying to get me to up my life assurance...

So... any time would be good!

Sleepwalker64
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:33 PM
It's working fine for me. You could always try google.co.uk, see if that helps.

No, even .uk don't work for me. Strange

дalex
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:39 PM
No, even .uk don't work for me. Strange

It's not working for me either, so...:(

~Kiera~
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:00 PM
Might be an issue with your ISPs/servers in Serbia, then.

You could try something like http://www.the-cloak.com/login.html I found I was able to access sites such as Yahoo through this when my ISP had problems with them.

дalex
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:05 PM
Thanks Sarah, I got it back and I guess Sleepwalker got it back too :)

Sleepwalker64
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:37 PM
Yeah...it came back. In cases like this, I can see how dependent I became.
I don't know if u knew it already, but I recently discovered those little tricks for google search, like "index of" (mp3,mp4,avi,doc,pdf) etc...
Thanks Sarah

RFS
Jan 2nd, 2008, 04:37 PM
Blimey O'Reilly - I don't remember it taking so long to sort out mortgages "back in the day" ... it's just taken a full hour to do the residential one... and now we have to go do it ALL again for the Letting Property (i.e. my original flat!!!)

Just as well the rest of the workforce are fully back yet!

RFS
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:49 PM
OK ... sooo There's a Figure Skating exhibitiony thing on TV and that other famous Scottish sibling duo (John & Sinead Kerr) were whizzing about on Skates... in kilts...

Nooo NOOOOOO!
I thought Kenny Logan was funny enough on Strictly...

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:37 PM
John Kerr has been known to show up to official receptions at events wearing his kilt in proper Scottish style. We have all been witness to it on the dance floor. :bolt:

I had thought that the Australian tennis season would completely ruin my ability to get to work on time, but I think it's going to work out okay. Like, this morning I woke up and the radio was talking about the Iowa caucus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucus), just like they have every day for the past year, and I hit the snooze button... and then I remembered that I'd left the Hopman Cup feed up overnight and I should get up and watch it! :bounce: So I got up at 6:15 and made it to work by 8:15, and now I'm the only one here so I can watch the scoretrackers from the 8 billion matches going on right now in peace. :lol:

RFS
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:42 PM
John Kerr has been known to show up to official receptions at events wearing his kilt in proper Scottish style. We have all been witness to it on the dance floor. :bolt:
It reminds me of the batch of photos that my mate had after her scottish wedding from the little cameras left on the tables... it became a pass-time of people visiting them to then look at the big group picture and guess ... ummm... what belonged to which kilty-wearing person!

I had thought that the Australian tennis season would completely ruin my ability to get to work on time, but I think it's going to work out okay. Like, this morning I woke up and the radio was talking about the Iowa caucus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucus), just like they have every day for the past year, and I hit the snooze button... and then I remembered that I'd left the Hopman Cup feed up overnight and I should get up and watch it! :bounce: So I got up at 6:15 and made it to work by 8:15, and now I'm the only one here so I can watch the scoretrackers from the 8 billion matches going on right now in peace. :lol:
Yeah - I woke up to Iowa caucus stuff - made me wish I'd payed more attention to West Wing!
I was going to set up my dad's PC in my room the other day so I could perhaps have livescore going in the comfort of my room for the Aussie swing...now I'm just looking at it sourly as one other extra thing to move!

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:53 PM
It reminds me of the batch of photos that my mate had after her scottish wedding from the little cameras left on the tables... it became a pass-time of people visiting them to then look at the big group picture and guess ... ummm... what belonged to which kilty-wearing person!
:lol: I was really afraid he was actually going to try to skate like that this year, but I guess he decided the potential humiliation from the shrinkage factor wasn't worth the Scottish authenticity. :lol:

Yeah - I woke up to Iowa caucus stuff - made me wish I'd payed more attention to West Wing!

Really? It makes me wish it was February 2009. :lol:

I was just going to write how nice it was having the office to myself and how I was sure someone would come in and ruin it any moment and my Nazi boss totally did. :p But she brought me caffeine, so kudos. :)

RFS
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:59 PM
soooo... if I offer you endless cups of coffee... THEN will you come and save me from dire carpet-ry and plastic chairs???

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:11 PM
Probably. I'm cheap and easy. ;) At least when it comes to caffeine bribes.

Seriously, if I had any guts I'd give it up for Lent, but I know I'd end up a pathetic sobbing mess. :p

RFS
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:03 PM
Oh hey I'm right with you - I once tried a complete detox which included absolutely no caffeine for 2 weeks ... I almost died...!

OK - so when I first moved from digs to this flat - me and mates did it in hatchback cars!

Somehow I can's see that working this time!!! BUT - time to start going through the rooms and ditching what I don't need... New Year cull... coming about!

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:13 PM
I'm crashing. It's only 10:15. Maybe this thing where I sleep 4.5 hours a night for a month isn't going to work out so well after all. :lol:

RFS
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:15 PM
10:15 am, right?

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:29 PM
Yes. We are 5 hours behind you. :)

RFS
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:54 PM
Oh man - I'm more tired than I thought - I made myself a coffee and wondered why it tasted so strong... then i got to the end where all the sugar hadn't been stirred in!!

Oh dear... and yeeesh, in equal measures!

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Ewwwwwwww.

This is why I drink my coffee black. No, um, flavour layers.

Michael27
Jan 3rd, 2008, 08:38 PM
I haven't been able to get on this site for about the last two hours. Has any one else had the same trouble?

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 10:12 AM
OH MY GOD!
I was out last night at the mates-of-the-freebie-Wimby-tickets and they bought a Nintendo Wii for Xmas... I have SOOOOOO got to get me one of those!

We played bowling and tennis all night - SUCH fun!!

Michael27
Jan 4th, 2008, 12:56 PM
We seem to be very popular today. 36 going up.

Ian Aberdon
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:22 PM
You could lose plenty Xmas fat playing with your Wii...

NOT that I'm suggesting anything dear Rozzie! :angel:

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Honey ... nothing that wasn't being said last night!!!
Especially as I had a piggy chinese takeaway!

redsonja
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Aren't you supposed to be off takeaway now that you're buying the house? :devil:

Ugh, my hair looked really good when I left the apartment this morning. Then after two hours in a rink, there was no rescuing it. :o I think I need a "sick hair day". :p

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Aren't you supposed to be off takeaway now that you're buying the house? :devil:
I am - so thankfully my fine Wimbledon-ticket-supplying friends treated... although I think Jason persuading me to spend my Christmas money (and flat rent reserve funds) on a Nintendo Wii possibly negates that fine act. Still he also agreed to help me put blinds up in the new place using his big-boy drill - so I'm not doubly if not tripley indebted to them!

Ugh, my hair looked really good when I left the apartment this morning. Then after two hours in a rink, there was no rescuing it. :o I think I need a "sick hair day". :p
Jesus - that must make Jamie's postively terminal then!!!

Hurrumph - my noisy neighbour upstairs is in a foul mood - she's one of the directors of our residents' association and she's just sent out a STINGING note about the bins being filled up ... ahem... I am keeping a low profile as I've just put 3 bags of video tapes that are not coming with me in there!!!

redsonja
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Jesus - that must make Jamie's postively terminal then!!!
Oh, well... like, on a natural disaster scale (the only one I'm really familiar with is hurricanes :p), I'm at maybe a Category 3. Jamie is a full-blown, Katrina-esque Category 5.

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:19 PM
I hear ya... (Hee! and this coming from people who actually like him!!!)

Well having bought my mum a fancy Windows Vista laptop that even I don't have yet - imagine how well my evening started when she just rang me to tell me it doesn't work (and ironically the credit card statement came in with it on this morning... why do these companies wait until the very last minute before doing their statement run JUST when you've been spending lots? Why? How do they know??)

Turns out she took our advice about letting the battery life run down a little too literally ... hadn't plugged it in for a week and wondered why it went dark in the middle of a game of solitaire!

Sheeeeesh!

redsonja
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:26 PM
:haha:

Ohmigod, I'm so hungry. Oh. It's totally past time for lunch. Christ. Some days I'm surprised I can find the floor to get out of bed.

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:32 PM
I am going to be a good Rozzie (having just been reminded of this by my mates last night) to basically start noshing my way through the contents of the freezer so that I don't have much to try and pack/take!!!
I was all set to be uber healthy (last night's treat notwithstanding) and cook fresh veggies... and they wisely pointed out I can do that nearer the time... nosh the full freezer-worth of stuff first!!! Dammit - WHY in this frickin' full freezer are there NO tubs of ice-cream???

redsonja
Jan 4th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Contents of Redsonja's freezer:
Assorted bread
Grapefruit sorbet
Vodka

I wonder if the grapefruit sorbet and vodka would go together well?

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Oh I think so - certainly should be tried at least?

redsonja
Jan 4th, 2008, 07:09 PM
I think so. Experimental. Where would the world be without science?

RFS
Jan 4th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Ummm... sober, without an ice-cream headache?

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 12:45 PM
GAH!!!
Waiting for a builder to come - highly recommended by family friend who is also in the property business... alas his SatNav is probably the cheapest model and directed him to somewhere else... so I sent him my address again... and just checked my previous text to him... which was exactly the same in full!!!

Morale of this story - NEVER buy the cheapest TomTom available...!!

Mind you - on the plus side - I managed to blag my way to 4 new PS2/3 buzzers having realised way long after initially buying them that one didn't work... the "I got this for Christmas but we found one wasn't working... and they didn't have the receipt" line is oft heard in the early weeks of January!

However - it does mean that editing JJ/Nole matches may have to wait while I play Who Wants to Be A Millionaire... I will win it without help one day, I will!!!

redsonja
Jan 5th, 2008, 04:15 PM
My God. I feel like the last person in the Western world who's never so much as touched a PS2/3 or a Wii. :lol:

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Well I am now totally flummoxed at the attitude of The Merry Widow (aka my mom!)

The builder offered me a GREAT price to tart up the flat because it's been 6 years since it was decorated and he's quoted me £1500 for ALL the painting incl. woodwork.

Mum is now all "take it - wow" when yesterday she was all "I've lent you enough... starve, child damn you until you come visit me more"
Hmmm still don't think I ought to tell her I'm going to use my Xmas money to by a Wii.

BUT hey sonja - look at the bright side... come over to help with the interior decorating and you too can play on both... ok - I might be able to feed you but...

дalex
Jan 5th, 2008, 04:23 PM
My God. I feel like the last person in the Western world who's never so much as touched a PS2/3 or a Wii. :lol:

Well I haven't either but I'm not considered to be in the Western world yet :lol:.

redsonja
Jan 5th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Well I am now totally flummoxed at the attitude of The Merry Widow (aka my mom!)
Do mothers ever make sense? Mine doesn't. :lol:

BUT hey sonja - look at the bright side... come over to help with the interior decorating and you too can play on both... ok - I might be able to feed you but...
Oh, well, I'm an ex-ice dancer. I don't eat that much. :p You could probably afford it. ;)

Well I haven't either but I'm not considered to be in the Western world yet :lol:.

Precisely. :lol:

Sleepwalker64
Jan 5th, 2008, 06:31 PM
What a awful weather in Belgrade...incredible. I went outside to buy some chinese food...Ice-rain, -2 C (real feel -12), roads are like mirrors...I was lucky to come back without falling. I wonder how some older people are managing...hospitals must be full with people that broke heaps, legs or hands...

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Well they predicted snow in our nation's capital(!) and there was not a flake to be seen - but boy is it cold - the flat feels freezing!
I'm now regretting having the builder come round to do the back door ready for letting the flat out... it is gonna be mighty cold on Monday to be having the back door wide open, waiting for paint to dry!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 5th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Saw some photos of Belgrade in the snow - looked deep & crisp & even.

We've had the odd flake, but nothing like that so far this winter.

Wrap up well!

Sleepwalker64
Jan 5th, 2008, 07:07 PM
When was the last time you saw snow in London?
I just saw on TV...hospitals are full.

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Probably about this time last year, Sleepy!Actually - I think it might have been some time in Feb - there was a dusting of snow that crippled the London airports and i was supposed to be flying up to Aberdeen. They had more snow and were still receiving flights!

London is pathetic when it comes to weather!

Sleepwalker64
Jan 5th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Oh, both of you music fanatics are here:)
Ok ...I need a honest opinion...what do you think of this serbian band?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEt2XdN_TbQ&feature=related

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Oooh takes me back to my early EARLY days in work where we all used to go to an Irish pub - in fact even as far back as student days where there was an Irish pub on the corner of our road.
Not bad... I quite like the music...

Sleepwalker64
Jan 5th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Singer is quite good friend of mine, we used to work together in one radio station, and he is quite crazy fan of Celtic FC...I couldn't understand it...than he told me some strange things about celt's culture here in Serbia...for example...that we have more than 600 toponyms with celtic origin...

redsonja
Jan 5th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Not that you asked me, but I love Irish music, so I'm totally digging it. :lol:

My Lord, is there anything, anything more pathetic than a sick man? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: The Russian has caught (an admittedly bad) flu, and you'd think he was dying of the Bubonic Plague. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Ian Aberdon
Jan 5th, 2008, 08:28 PM
I'm away to have a listen......

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Not that you asked me, but I love Irish music, so I'm totally digging it. :lol:

My Lord, is there anything, anything more pathetic than a sick man? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: The Russian has caught (an admittedly bad) flu, and you'd think he was dying of the Bubonic Plague. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

MAN-FLU - it's WAYYYY more serious than anything ever, BUT EVER!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 5th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Reminds me of the Pogues, or maybe the Chieftans.

:)

RFS
Jan 5th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Reminds me of the Pogues, or maybe the Chieftans.

:)

More Chieftans for me I think...

Ian Aberdon
Jan 5th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Yeah, the guy's a bit better-looking than thon Shane McGowan!!! :lol:

*aaaaachoooooo*, sniffle....

дalex
Jan 5th, 2008, 11:16 PM
Hey Sonja hon' maybe I should have told you about tennis coverage in Serbia long ago - you'd have time to run for president :lol:.
Talking about elections what's with this primary votes in Iowa that you had last week, what does it mean?

redsonja
Jan 5th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Hmmm, the Iowa caucus... how to explain...

Okay, so, in the States the way we pick our presidential candidates is by having delegates vote at the national conventions (each party has one the summer before the presidential election). The primaries are really a way of selecting the delegates who will vote to select the nominees at the conventions. So, when you vote in a primary (or in a caucus, like in Iowa), you vote for a candidate and then the candidates are given delegates to the national convention of their party according to where they finished in the primary.

So, in Iowa, Barack Obama won the caucuses (for the Democrats), so he gets more delegates from Iowa than any of the other candidates. Same with Mike Huckabee for the Republicans. Candidates who finish lower can also get some delegates (John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney), but the rules for how much lower you can finish and still get delegates are (naturally :p) different in every state.

I think each state has a primary, but it's possible that some states select delegates not through public vote, but through the state branch of the Democrat or Republican party. I'm not sure.

When all the primaries are over, you pretty much know who the nominee for each party is going to be, because you'll know how many delegates everyone got. I think in the past it was possible for the people who serve as delegates to independently choose who they would vote for at the convention, but now I'm pretty sure that's not legal unless two candidates are tied going into the convention.

This year some of the primaries actually won't count and there are states whose delegates won't get to vote at the convention (I think Florida and Michigan for the Democrats?), but that's too complicated to get into. :lol: Anyway, those are the basics. I hope it makes sense. :confused:

дalex
Jan 5th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Yes it does. I really wondered how Democrats and Republicans elect their nominee...
So now how did Obama actually win Iowa caucus 'cos I thought Clinton was the favorite amongst the Democrats?

redsonja
Jan 5th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I think everyone's trying to figure out how Obama won in Iowa, and Clinton didn't even come in second. :lol:

I was listening to a debate about it today, and maybe the general consensus is that the Democrats are having an internal debate about whether to run on "experience" (Clinton) or "change" (Obama), and Iowa decided to go for change? Also, there was a lot of talk about how Obama spent a lot of time at colleges and really got young people to go to the caucuses (and he won with voters under 30 by a 5-to-1 margin). Young people don't usually vote in these things, so that also could have made the difference.

Another thing about the Iowa caucuses is that you can't just go when it's convenient for you, you have to go at a specific time and it can take hours. So a lot of times people don't go because it's night and the kids are home from school, and you can't take them to the caucus and you can't leave them at home. :) I heard, although I don't know if it's true or not, that Obama's campaign paid to set up child care at a lot of the caucuses, and that would also have freed up people to come who usually don't, and they would probably all vote for Obama.

Clinton's poll numbers had been coming down for a while, and Obama's going up, anyway. New Hampshire is next Tuesday. Should be interesting. :)

Bruno71
Jan 5th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Yes it does. I really wondered how Democrats and Republicans elect their nominee...
So now how did Obama actually win Iowa caucus 'cos I thought Clinton was the favorite amongst the Democrats?

2 words: Oprah Winfrey.

Well obviously it's a number of things...I never really bought into this "Hilary is the frontrunner" business. She seems to have so many detractors. But I could see her catching up in the more liberal-oriented states. I expect Obama to do well in the midwest and the south, while Hilary may take the coasts. Should be an interesting race.

On a side note, if this Huckabee guy were to get elected, which I think probably (hopefully) isn't possible...I'll need to find someone overseas willing to take me in. Cause I'm not gonna live in a country run by someone WORSE than Bush.

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Re: Hillary-- I agree, Bruno. I mean, I'm really excited that there's finally a woman taking an actual, serious run at the presidency, but I do not believe she can win an actual election. Way too many people just hate her (for reasons I can never quite figure out). I'm actually afraid of what the campaign would devolve into if she won the nomination.

I also agree re: Huckabee. Actually, since I'm allowed to in the state I vote in (VA), I'm going to vote in the Republican primary instead of the Democrat. I'm not terribly excited about any of the Dem candidates, but I know that unless something huge that I can't even imagine happens, I'm going to vote for whoever they throw up there. For the Republicans, though... two of them think they're taking their orders from Jesus (Huckabee and Romney) and one is just batshit insane (Giuliani), so my primary vote is going to John McCain. It's only the second time in my entire life I'm going to vote for a Republican, but if this country is going to be crazy enough to elect another Republican, I'd at least like to to be the one who-- at minimum-- agrees with me on the evils of waterboarding. :p

Then again, I've been trying to get out of the country since Canada sent me back to the States. :lol:

дalex
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:23 AM
2 words: Oprah Winfrey.

On a side note, if this Huckabee guy were to get elected, which I think probably (hopefully) isn't possible...I'll need to find someone overseas willing to take me in. Cause I'm not gonna live in a country run by someone WORSE than Bush.

:haha: Oprah you say...

Isn't that Huckabee guy the one who lost ALL that weight? Gotta love that guys' dedication :lol:.

And Sonja - how did you get that impression about taking advice from Jesus himself. Are they THAT delusional? :lol:

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:40 AM
:haha: Oprah you say...
Hey, never underestimate the power of Oprah. :lol:

Isn't that Huckabee guy the one who lost ALL that weight? Gotta love that guys' dedication :lol:.
Huckabee is the guy who lost ALL that weight. If we were electing a president of Weight Watchers, I'd totally vote for him. :lol:

And Sonja - how did you get that impression about taking advice from Jesus himself. Are they THAT delusional? :lol:

Well, I don't think they think that Jesus is talking to them, but I do think that they think that the teachings in the Bible should be the most important guiding principles in governing the nation-- instead of the Constitution or anything silly like that. :rolleyes: Huckabee had a campaign commercial over Christmas reminding us all to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour (I guess he doesn't want any Jews or Muslims or Hindus or anyone weird like that voting for him :rolleyes: ) and Romney gave a speech saying that there's no room for secularism in the United States. :bolt: I don't care if people are religious, I'm not irreligious myself, but their God has no place in my government. :mad:

дalex
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Hey, never underestimate the power of Oprah. :lol:

:haha:
I seriously hate her show, but her life story is indeed amazing and worth of admiration. Good for her.

Huckabee is the guy who lost ALL that weight. If we were electing a president of Weight Watchers, I'd totally vote for him. :lol:

Yeah I see where you're goin' with this :lol:

Huckabee had a campaign commercial over Christmas reminding us all to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour (I guess he doesn't want any Jews or Muslims or Hindus or anyone weird like that voting for him :rolleyes: ) and Romney gave a speech saying that there's no room for secularism in the United States. I don't care if people are religious, I'm not irreligious myself, but their God has no place in my government. :mad:

:haha: Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz :lol:. But I heard Huckabee say he wasn't trying to impose his religion to anyone and that he respects other religions (he just thinks they're wrong :lol:). That other guy clearly is delusional :lol:

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:54 AM
:haha: Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz :lol:. But I heard Huckabee say he wasn't trying to impose his religion to anyone and that he respects other religions (he just thinks they're wrong :lol:). That other guy clearly is delusional :lol:

Yeah, I've heard that line about respecting other religions before. Like 8 years ago... when another southern governor was running for President... oh, the halcyon days when we still could have gotten it right. [nostalgia] :p

дalex
Jan 6th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Heh! It's 2am here and I'm finally going to sleep, but this is not over - I'll have more questions in following weeks, months... I mean coming from Serbia I really need to know my politics - it's a national pastime over here :lol:.
Thanks for all your answers Sonja and Bruno.

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Anytime. :) I'm sure I'll have plenty to bitch about. :lol:

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:10 AM
On a side note, if this Huckabee guy were to get elected, which I think probably (hopefully) isn't possible...I'll need to find someone overseas willing to take me in. Cause I'm not gonna live in a country run by someone WORSE than Bush.

So Bruno... how are you at decorating/interior design?

I tried to explain to my very nice and highly recommended builder about the "new" house and its dated look - and in the end I showed him pictures... he almost died laughing!!!
That seems to have been a common reaction!

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Well, if you showed him the plastic chairs and the carpet... I mean, it's only to be expected.

And please, no offering quarter to other politically beleaguered Americans. I'm already coming!

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:17 AM
Oh please honey - there is room a plenty!
Alex can stay in the workshop outside :p and you and Bruno can fight over the large and small room!

Hell one of you can even sleep in most tasteful of bathrooms if necessary!

My mum was pissing her sides last night - I sent her the pics and then had to talk her through clicking on a link (yes really!) and going through them... when she saw the bathroom, I thought she was gonna expire altogether, she was wheezing so much!

I spent heaps getting the kitchen and bathroom done up here at the flat and she was postively tickled at the thought of my having to endure that bathroom for quite a while before I can afford to get it completely redone!

Sleepwalker64
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Yeah, the guy's a bit better-looking than thon Shane McGowan!!! :lol:

*aaaaachoooooo*, sniffle....

Well, Shane IS his idol...and Pogues his favorite band. So any similarity is intentional:lol:

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:25 AM
Achhooo, sniffle, Rich?

You nursing a touch of Man-Flu too?

Bruno71
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Re: Hillary-- I agree, Bruno. I mean, I'm really excited that there's finally a woman taking an actual, serious run at the presidency, but I do not believe she can win an actual election. Way too many people just hate her (for reasons I can never quite figure out). I'm actually afraid of what the campaign would devolve into if she won the nomination.

I also agree re: Huckabee. Actually, since I'm allowed to in the state I vote in (VA), I'm going to vote in the Republican primary instead of the Democrat. I'm not terribly excited about any of the Dem candidates, but I know that unless something huge that I can't even imagine happens, I'm going to vote for whoever they throw up there. For the Republicans, though... two of them think they're taking their orders from Jesus (Huckabee and Romney) and one is just batshit insane (Giuliani), so my primary vote is going to John McCain. It's only the second time in my entire life I'm going to vote for a Republican, but if this country is going to be crazy enough to elect another Republican, I'd at least like to to be the one who-- at minimum-- agrees with me on the evils of waterboarding. :p

Then again, I've been trying to get out of the country since Canada sent me back to the States. :lol:

I used to think I could really go for McCain as president (maybe like 6 years ago). Recently though I feel like he's been kowtowing a bit too much to the religious right for my tastes, and the upshot is that a Republican will always to some degree or another be answering to them. It's an interesting concept though you voting in the Republican primary. I somehow wonder if Huckabee winning the Republicans wouldn't be the best thing to assure a Democrat in office.
So Bruno... how are you at decorating/interior design?

I'm a very experienced "Changing Rooms" watcher. Honestly though, if you saw my place, you'd be laughing so hard right now. We are probably the least design-oriented gay couple in the world, it's just...frightening! :eek:

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:31 AM
I'm a very experienced "Changing Rooms" watcher. Honestly though, if you saw my place, you'd be laughing so hard right now. We are probably the least design-oriented gay couple in the world, it's just...frightening! :eek:

uh huh... ya ok - so it's the plastic furniture room for you then ... maybe I can do a deal with the owner for the furniture of chintzness!

Bruno71
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:38 AM
uh huh... ya ok - so it's the plastic furniture room for you then ... maybe I can do a deal with the owner for the furniture of chintzness!

A TV and an old sofa and I'm good to go. Or a TV and a bean bag chair. Or a TV and a plastic chair...

Wayn77
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:38 AM
My word: wot an absolutely gorgeous Sunday morning here in London town.

Blue skies, sun, WARMTH, birds singing (I can see a new nest in the tree outside my window). I've got the windows open, music blaring and just about to prepare breakfast. What do you all fancy?

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Oooh well I was just going to do scrambled eggs, home made hash-brown potatoes, beans, sausages... maybe a bit of bacon and a fresh cafetiere of coffee... but if what you're offering beats that - what time do you want us all over?

BTW - I had to defrost the car for frickin' ages before heading off to Tesco... send some of that warm sunshine over here!

Wayn77
Jan 6th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Yeah, well I have only just switched the heating off after 3 hours full furnace, to warm the place up. :lol:

Let me see now: fried eggs, tomato and some rather nice spicey Mexican CHORIZO sausage which I bought yesterday. And more steaming hot coffee - lots of it.

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Well healthy starts tomorrow for me... besides I LOVE doing a sunday breakfast - especially in winter. When the weather gets warmer it's normally pancakes or banana-bread and the Sunday times outside... with of course the lashings of coffee!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 6th, 2008, 12:42 PM
I once had a full English breakfast at a guesthouse in Hessle (nr Hull or Kingston-upon-Hull, if yer posh):

Bacon, Black Pudding, Tomatoes, Beans, Lorne Sausage, Toast & I think there was some mash as well!

No wonder they call it a FULL English!! Must have put on over a stone after it! But I had it again the following morn!!! :lol:

дalex
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Oh please honey - there is room a plenty!
Alex can stay in the workshop outside :p and you and Bruno can fight over the large and small room!


OK now Rozzie, what have I done to deserve such a treatment?! Is it because I'm Eastern European :lol:? You Westerners...as thick as thieves :lol: (see how I'm quick to learn).

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:08 PM
well sweetie - let's see...
r-sonja... lots of ideas for interior decoration
Bruno.... lots of ideas potentially (although by the sounds of it, a little weak on the execution, eh??)

So I guess - in this age of east-west equality - how good are you with a paint brush and roller?

And just to redress the balance, the builder recommended to me (and in fact the people who did my bathroom and my kitchen) are in fact Polish...!
The builder guy has just refitted a house bought by a family friend for his two kids, and they can't speak highly enough of the work he did - so he's coming to sort out the boiler casing and back door ahead of letting the flat out... he's also talked me into actually getting the flat given a complete new work over (walls, woodwork, the lot) ahead of letting as it's all a bit old now...

I reckon I'll be using him to help knock off the rooms in the house too - so hey Alex - maybe you could be his apprentice? Might get you an upgrade to.... the study maybe?

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:12 PM
I once had a full English breakfast at a guesthouse in Hessle (nr Hull or Kingston-upon-Hull, if yer posh):

Bacon, Black Pudding, Tomatoes, Beans, Lorne Sausage, Toast & I think there was some mash as well!

No wonder they call it a FULL English!! Must have put on over a stone after it! But I had it again the following morn!!! :lol:

Black pudding :unsure:
Lorne sausage - mmm - i remember having that in Scotland ... nice!

дalex
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Good to see you thinking of equality but still Easterners are only good for manual jobs. I'll think about it though, that study does seem rather inviting :lol:.

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Good to see you thinking of equality but still Easterners are only good for manual jobs. I'll think about it though, that study does seem rather inviting :lol:.

Oh god - I can't come out of this well can I!!! :worship:

I do have an air bed you can use if I haven't gotten round to gettign the sofa bed up there! So many things to do, so little bank-balance!

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:53 PM
You nursing a touch of Man-Flu too?

Ughhhhhhh... I'm beginning to feel like I'm getting the Man Flu. I told him I'd kill him if I caught it. And I will, just as soon as I'm up to it. :p

I used to think I could really go for McCain as president (maybe like 6 years ago). Recently though I feel like he's been kowtowing a bit too much to the religious right for my tastes, and the upshot is that a Republican will always to some degree or another be answering to them. It's an interesting concept though you voting in the Republican primary. I somehow wonder if Huckabee winning the Republicans wouldn't be the best thing to assure a Democrat in office.
Well, clearly I'd never vote for McCain in a general election (unless the Democrats hit their collective heads and nominated G. Gordon Liddy or something), but I know way too many people in the religious right to trust that Huckabee could lose an election. These people are way more fervent about their "conservative social values" than Democrats are about anything. :p

We are probably the least design-oriented gay couple in the world, it's just...frightening! :eek:
:eek: Admitting to putting plastic and/or beanbag chairs in your house? :eek: It's just like being a straight guy! ;)

OK now Rozzie, what have I done to deserve such a treatment?! Is it because I'm Eastern European :lol:? You Westerners...as thick as thieves :lol: (see how I'm quick to learn).
Oh, don't worry, Alex. We'll see if we can't get you a space heater for when you're not in the house with a paint roller. Just be careful you don't burn the place down. ;)

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Hey and Alex - when my mom saw the picture of that workshop thingy at the bottom of the garden - her first thought was "Granny-flat" (That's a small apartment for old folks who want to live with their kids!!!)...
My first thought was.... well frankly unprintable... but the idea of an Alex-Annex has its advantages... Serbian tuition AND Paint roller... multi-talented, our boy!

Michael27
Jan 6th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Moi srbin prijatelj

vrlo Srecan Bozic

Molim izgovor moj gramatika

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Wow impressive - and for those of us who have been lax with our homework???

Princeza
Jan 6th, 2008, 07:49 PM
:wavey:

Sleepwalker64
Jan 6th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Michael:) Thank you my friend...
I hope that u don't mind, but I'll corect you, it should be...
"Mojim srpskim prijateljima: Srećan Boić."

I'm not sure what's your trying to say in your last sentence..is it "sorry for my grammar"? Than it should be "Izvinite zbog moje gramatike"...you actually wrote "Please pronounce my grammar". Anyway, you're doing great, you made me smile, but you'll have all my support and help if you need. Keep on going!


to my Orthodox friends: Mir Boziji, Hristos se rodi!!! Srećno i berićetno vam bilo!
to all of you: Merry Christmas, The Christ is Born

Michael27
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Thank you Sleepwalker64. I am delighted to be corrected. This is my first try to put something on paper. I thought it was appropriate. I am enjoying learning Serbian.

Bruno71
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:56 PM
:eek: Admitting to putting plastic and/or beanbag chairs in your house? :eek: It's just like being a straight guy! ;)

In actuality we've never had either. We do have a nice sofa and matching loveseat...but that's about it. We're pretty spare. That's why the key component to our happiness is the TV. :)

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Thank God for small favours. ;)

RFS
Jan 6th, 2008, 09:12 PM
No No... don't put him off the chairs of plastic - I had high hopes of donating those to a worthy home!

Sleepwalker64
Jan 6th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Thank you Sleepwalker64. I am delighted to be corrected. This is my first try to put something on paper. I thought it was appropriate. I am enjoying learning Serbian.

You are doing great my friend. If it's of any support...when you learn Serbian, you will understand Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrinian too:lol:, and Czech, Slovakian, Slovenian, Polish are quite similar..it's the same branch, if you learn cyrilic letters, you could manage with Macedonian, Bulgarian or Russian..so Slav's world is open for you:wavey:
I'm glad you are enjoying.

Michael27
Jan 6th, 2008, 09:46 PM
You are doing great my friend. If it's of any support...when you learn Serbian, you will understand Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrinian too:lol:, and Czech, Slovakian, Slovenian, Polish are quite similar..it's the same branch, if you learn cyrilic letters, you could manage with Macedonian, Bulgarian or Russian..so Slav's world is open for you:wavey:
I'm glad you are enjoying.



In the words of one young lady........."Having Fun......Enjoying..........

iheartjelenaj
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:29 PM
i see there are quite a few newbies that are reading the forums. some have been members for a while but i guess they're a little shy to post comments. i hope we're giving them some entertaining stuff to make them wanna come back.

kudos to all the ppl who post here (and make me laugh and smile in the process) and of course kudos to miss Golden Girl herself, jj :kiss: :)

Bruno71
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:32 PM
i see there are quite a few newbies that are reading the forums. some have been members for a while but i guess they're a little shy to post comments. i hope we're giving them some entertaining stuff to make them wanna come back.

kudos to all the ppl who post here (and make me laugh and smile in the process) and of course kudos to miss Golden Girl herself, jj :kiss: :)

This is the singly most entertaining player forum on WTAWorld in my opinion. Others have more viewers and possibly even more posters, but not one is as organized, funny, or involved as this.

Michael27
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:36 PM
This is the singly most entertaining player forum on WTAWorld in my opinion. Others have more viewers and possibly even more posters, but not one is as organized, funny, or involved as this.

Bruno we care...........and Jelena's sense of humour bodes well to our sense of humour.

redsonja
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:36 PM
No No... don't put him off the chairs of plastic - I had high hopes of donating those to a worthy home!

I'd hate to think who could be lowly enough to be "worthy" of the plastic chairs. :lol:

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:28 AM
OK OK - the plastic chairs will be no more... with any luck the owner will give them a decent sending off...!

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:40 AM
First of all - Merry Christmas to all celebrating today! Hristos se rodi! Sretan Boić!

Oh god - I can't come out of this well can I!!! :worship:


No :lol:


Oh, don't worry, Alex. We'll see if we can't get you a space heater for when you're not in the house with a paint roller. Just be careful you don't burn the place down. ;)

You know I might do just that 'cos "accidental" burning down of workshop might get me to small room. :devil:


My first thought was.... well frankly unprintable... but the idea of an Alex-Annex has its advantages... Serbian tuition AND Paint roller... multi-talented, our boy!

Oh with my ways I'd be in large room in no time as you can see. Hey Rozzie maybe I can help you get rid of that plastic chairs and table, I like playing with fire :lol:

Ian Aberdon
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Merry Christmas To All Our Serbian Friends!!! :)

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:57 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our Serbian friends....

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Sod it - I don't care if the door sticks - I'm shutting it before the paint dries!

Now I have to try and figure out exactly how to pack and move stuff about from room to room while the flat is painted while I am in it!!!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:21 PM
*HELP...LET ME OUT...I'M TRAPPED!!!!* :lol:

Ros - is that YOU? :lol:

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Help me Rich... help me!!!

Still could be worse... could be sitting on them plastic chairs!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:27 PM
I'm coming Rozzie...might take me 7hrs, but I'M COMING!


















Um...where'd'ya stay again? :lol:

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Oh Rozzie stop it already...I know you liked those plastic chairs...that's British thing , isn't it? :lol:

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Shudder! Oh Alex - it's DEFINATELY the workshop for you my boy!!!

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Umm - I know it's in the J&J thread but in an effort to move it to general bantery... I know what you mean about the Russian song now - I couldn't remember it but yeah - it was really good!

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Heh! At least I won't be seen in those chairs :lol:

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Umm - I know it's in the J&J thread but in an effort to move it to general bantery... I know what you mean about the Russian song now - I couldn't remember it but yeah - it was really good!

I found it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNgnyeB-fqc

But the lyrics are indeed funny bunny :lol:

...Oh, don't call me funny bunny
I'll blow your mind and body
I'll get you to my bad ass spinning for you
Oh, I'll make it easy, honey
I'll take your money, yummy
I've got my bitches standing up next to me...

Ian Aberdon
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:40 PM
So THAT's what Jamie was saying to Jelena...:haha:

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Rich stop doin' this, I'm chasing you all over the forum...Come on man...:lol:

Ian Aberdon
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:43 PM
I blame Ros! :lol:

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:44 PM
I blame her too :lol:

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:46 PM
So THAT's what Jamie was saying to Jelena...:haha:

Since I don't understand the word of it I guess it's only fair to presume Jamie's English is better than that so I conclude with saying that it must've been Jelena singing this to Jamie :lol:

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:07 PM
You blame me for what now???
Good find Alex!!!

Pity I can't remember any of the others!!!!

Oh and Rich - ref Bardo... and lyrics... so Ding Ding a Dong is more gramatically favourable? Really?

(although to be fair - I don't actually remember that one!!!)

But for bonus points - what won in 1982 and where in the UK was the Eurovision held?

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Like you don't mention Molitva every other day...you know that one all right!
Here's my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvXq_0_Zl0M

Ian Aberdon
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:17 PM
1982...UK...without googling, was it Brighton? I seem to think it was held there one year, but maybe years before that!

As to who won, A Little Peace? ;)

Sing Ding-Dang-Dong!

Alex: Yeah, probably more sense the other way about!

дalex
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Oh I loved these as a re: to that clip ihjj posted earlier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms2Sv2m672g&feature=related

This other one is Spanish but it has nice audio effects :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iY0EVqIaT4&feature=related

RFS
Jan 7th, 2008, 10:04 PM
1982...UK...without googling, was it Brighton? I seem to think it was held there one year, but maybe years before that!

As to who won, A Little Peace? ;)

Sing Ding-Dang-Dong!

Alex: Yeah, probably more sense the other way about!

Harrogate :haha:
I mean - who holds ANYTHING other than a bag of chips in Harrogate!!!

Well gents - i am going to take my cold little self off to Beddie-byes and I'm going to TRY to set the alarm as if I was going to the office so I can LS my socks off! I need to look into that Sony Ericsson cock up of a poll and be lured into it by JJ's eyes...

JJ: Look into my eyes and set your alarm clock early just in time to watch me retire first ball of the first game
Ros: {hits snooze button} ... yawn... stretch....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bruno71
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:14 AM
What time is this match starting anyway? I'm hoping it's after I go to bed. I need to resist the live score temptation. Live score following of JJ drives me absolutely bonkers.

redsonja
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:39 AM
Hmmmm... I was trying to figure that out myself to see if I could be up in time to catch it. I was guessing it'll start 4-5 a.m. my time, but I don't have any particular basis for that. :p

Bruno71
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:55 AM
I hope it's later than that...that way you could be sure to be up for it and I could be sure to be asleep for it ;)

redsonja
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:58 AM
It'll have to be no earlier than 6 for me to even realistically have a shot at being up for it. :lol:

Let's see, right now it sure as hell looks like Ana and Virginie Razzano are going to a third set... then there's two more matches and then JJ and Tatiana's reenactment of their Hopman Cup match. Yeah, unless someone tanks or withdraws (Nicole? Step on up. :lol: ), there's no way I'm going to make it. Ah well. :)

ninanina19
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:49 AM
I need to do my math. I was kind of hoping Ana lose so she doesn't surpass Jelena.

redsonja
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Me too. Ah well.

redsonja
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:33 AM
It is January.

Last night I slept with the heat off, a window open and two fans on.

I live in the Northern Hemisphere.

There is something seriously, seriously wrong with this picture. :p

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:40 AM
A touch of sonja-flu? Or general delirium ahead of a JJ match?

redsonja
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:59 AM
.... or I just checked the weather and it is actually going to be 23C here today. :p

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 12:01 PM
uh huh... yeah... and I'm just about to head out into the gale force winds and driving rain to get packing boxes, and I think I'll swing a visit to the chippy too for comfort food!

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Oh bollocks! The packing boxes are just to small for the collection of monopoly sets I seem to have accumulated through out the years/my travels... and they were my PRIME candidates for dumping at mum's at the end of the month!!!

Should be Ok for DVDs/boxsets/CDs etc and books I guess... sigh...

Maybe some clothes too I guess

Michael27
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Be careful Ros, Mums and Dads have this habit of looking at objects in the future and saying "That's not mine, what's it doing there" and then throwing the object away without even thinking it might belong to their sons or daughters. I have the scars.

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Be careful Ros, Mums and Dads have this habit of looking at objects in the future and saying "That's not mine, what's it doing there" and then throwing the object away without even thinking it might belong to their sons or daughters. I have the scars.

Oh god - well after dad died, mum's OVER-efficious friend helped her clear out the loft and she almost binned LOADS of my stuff... I ended up binning the stuff anyway... but thankfully I will just PACK the boxes... SEAL the boxes, DUMP the boxes and then a month or so later, RELOAD the boxes and bring 'em on home to the new place!

redsonja
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:41 PM
My father is always bugging me to come home and look at all the books and things I still have in the attic. He called me a few weeks ago and asked if he could throw out my Calculus books from university. :lol:

I told him he could burn them. :p

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:44 PM
It was sweet actually - I was gonna take all my certificates (even like Preliminary Swimming Certificates from when I was about 10 but mum wanted to keep them... wanted something to remind her of all of us as she was getting the house COMPLETELY redecorated.
God if you thought the link I posted of the new place was dated - you should have seen our place - we moved in when I was 6/7 and it hardly changed!!!

Mind you - the woman got taste - I might adopt her 3 walls neutral, one feature wall plan for my place!

Michael27
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
My father is always bugging me to come home and look at all the books and things I still have in the attic. He called me a few weeks ago and asked if he could throw out my Calculus books from university. :lol:

I told him he could burn them. :p

Just a phone call, that would have been really user friendly for me and my sisters.

Ian Aberdon
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Funny, I have a couple of Monopoly sets as well! Old Kent Road REALLY as cheap as chips in reality?

Sleepwalker64
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Oh, god...I haven't played Monopoly for at least 20 years...anyone played Risico..or Risk or...whatever you are calling it on english? I ruined two or three of my summers on the coast with that:(

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Yeah - i've started to get into it because my boyfriend is a huge fan of the game...

Haven't really played it much though...

Ian Aberdon
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:48 PM
HANDY HINT:

Ros, the ickle green things are the houses, the large red ones hotels.

Oh, & TRY & stay out of the jail! :lol:

RFS
Jan 8th, 2008, 06:51 PM
HANDY HINT:

Ros, the ickle green things are the houses, the large red ones hotels.

Oh, & TRY & stay out of the jail! :lol:

I meant learning about RISK! You muppet, you :haha:

I have a wooden one with gold hotels and silver houses... that might have to be moved in the comparative safety of my car!!!

Hey - saw your message to JJ on her Fanbook!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:11 PM
:haha:

My JJ message was quite restrained...I WAS going to ask:

WELL BUCKO, WHAT ABOUT YOU & OUR JAMIE!!! (NO it wasn't!! :lol: )

I could never get the hang of Monopoly...I always ended up in the jail & tried to buy it........:rolleyes:

iheartjelenaj
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:39 PM
:sigh: i just got home from orientation. i'm transferring to another college for this spring semester and it's a big pain in the arse. and now i think it's too late for me to place a pick in jj's next match against vaidisova. :sigh:

Michael27
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Ros I've seen your message in the fan book as well as Richard and Kampi (Markus).

RFS
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:31 AM
Urrrrgh - ok Boyf's idea of a brisk 10-15 min walk to the station from his and mine are VERY VERY different! Especially when lugging a laptop, and what we've come to term as "Ros-in-a-bag" - one of those handy Eagle Creek Fold-it Packing thingie's that is suit-sized! I even managed to find an old Nike Courier bag big enough to house the laptop and the fold-it thingy... but 10-15 mins... more like 20 mins and feeling like a pack-horse!!!

Still could have been worse... it could have been chucking it down with rain...!

Anyway - now installed in the basement of my office, watching people walking by on the Embankment... and waiting for LS to put up JJ's match....

дalex
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Hee! Just seeing reports on CNN that Clinton won NH primary...Damn her human side :lol:

redsonja
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:27 PM
My brother is really pissed, too. :lol: I'm pretty pleased, not because I think she's actually a good candidate, but because a woman has never won a presidential primary before. :bounce: Yay!

Ugh, I am so tired. I don't know how I'm supposed to make it through the rink and work today. I'm gonna need a nap come, oh, 11 a.m. :p Stopping coughing would be nice, though. :p

дalex
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:32 PM
I just wanna see some drama and Hillary showed it to us with her human side :lol:. Damn! That woman close to tears...what's wrong with that picture?

Good for her :yeah:, but Obama was really close!

RFS
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:35 PM
WOW - I was NOT expecting Hilary to win - the press here seemed to think her time had come and gone already!

Bruno71
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:43 PM
I was talking about this in Non-Tennis but I'm really pleased with Hillary's win. Not because I'm decided on her as a candidate, but because the media handling of the primaries has been absolutely astonishing in the last week. Hillary is double digits ahead of Obama, Obama miraculously wins Iowa easily...2 days ago they're dead even in New Hampshire...one day ago Obama has a double-digit lead, Hillary cried, and her campaign is dead. There's no sanity in it. The media, which is controlled by corporations that I believe are run by Republicans who want to see the less-electable Obama snipe the nomination, made a play for Hillary's downfall which backfired. Now hopefully this race can start over on a more even keel.

redsonja
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Oh Bruno. Even keel? Last night MSNBC was calling it a "Titanic upset"? :lol: Now when Hillary loses in South Carolina-- which she's almost guaranteed to-- it's right back on the roller coaster. :p

Bruno71
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Oh Bruno. Even keel? Last night MSNBC was calling it a "Titanic upset"? :lol: Now when Hillary loses in South Carolina-- which she's almost guaranteed to-- it's right back on the roller coaster. :p

It's a hope...maybe more of a pipe dream? :lol: I think (or hope) the public will be less influenced by these polls, i.e. won't trust them.

дalex
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Hmmm that's what I thought is strange, now I get it. So the media really is swinging Obama's way. I saw there was even talk that Edwards might do better than Hillary in NH :rolleyes:

redsonja
Jan 9th, 2008, 04:30 PM
It's a hope...maybe more of a pipe dream? :lol: I think (or hope) the public will be less influenced by these polls, i.e. won't trust them.
You are a true optimist. :lol:

I saw there was even talk that Edwards might do better than Hillary in NH :rolleyes:

Well, he did better than her in Iowa, so it wasn't so ridiculous. :lol:

Ian Aberdon
Jan 9th, 2008, 06:58 PM
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

Apparently twitchers are flocking (I believe that's the right word!) to a garden in the UK, to see a white-crowned sparrow, a rare bird, that has alighted here - its normal home (so I'm told) is in USA.

Some radio presenters are SO STUPID with their questions:

Interviewer: HOW DO YOU THINK IT GOT HERE....?

Interviewee: ERR............................

(a clue, it's got a pair of W I N G S !!!!!!!!!!!!!):lol:

Ah well, made me laugh!

дalex
Jan 9th, 2008, 07:07 PM
That's a brave sparrow with a damn strong wings? :lol:

It's a long way from US to UK...I'd probably ask the same question. :lol:

redsonja
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:53 PM
I would say it just hopped on the jet stream, but I think the jet stream flows the other way. ;)

Ian Aberdon
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:57 PM
I agree Sonj, I think it's a tad WINDSWEPT.

It had better watch, apparently a neighbourhood CAT is watching it!!!

Recall a similar episode with another rare bird that twitchers went to see, by the time they got there a SPARROWHAWK had had it for dinner!! :lol:

Cat123
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:14 PM
I'm watching an old episode of 'Mock the Week'. They were just doing "Things you wouldn't hear from a Wimbledon commentator". some were quite amusing! :lol: David Mitchell said "Why does the pretty one always lose to the Moose?!" :lol:

Who could I possibly be thinking of... :rolleyes:

RFS
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Arf!!!

Bruno71
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:16 PM
I'm watching an old episode of 'Mock the Week'. They were just doing "Things you wouldn't hear from a Wimbledon commentator". some were quite amusing! :lol: David Mitchell said "Why does the pretty one always lose to the Moose?!" :lol:

Who could I possibly be thinking of... :rolleyes:

Is it bigger than a breadbox? Does it rhyme with Fartoli?

RFS
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:17 PM
So I'm guessing - there's gonna be quite a few of us up for this draw then!

Ian Aberdon
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Nadal losing to Federerererer?




;)

Ian Aberdon
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:18 PM
OK I know it was Bartoli! :lol:

Cat123
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:21 PM
:lol: I'm such a bitch!!!!

(the pretty one being JJ of course. *NOT* Justine...)

iheartjelenaj
Jan 11th, 2008, 03:32 AM
hey guys, i don't know if it's too late to join (i think sometime during the 11th you can freely make adjustments) but there's this fantasy tennis league that's just about to start. it'd be nice to get more jj fans in on this. check it out if you're interested.

http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=328204
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Sleepwalker64
Jan 11th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Never thought about it earlier...but JJ reminds me of this girl very very much. What do you think:). Her name is Aleksandra Radovic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59xkjiiLXfY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBMkkX-sRdM&feature=related

~Kiera~
Jan 11th, 2008, 02:07 PM
She does look a bit like her, especially when you get those quick flashes of her from the side.

You know, you've made me end up listening to that "Nisi Moj" song a few times now :lol:

Sleepwalker64
Jan 11th, 2008, 03:19 PM
:lol: and "Nisi moj" means?:lol:

It's a strange thing...that I found some singers in Serbia that really have Asian look, like JJ. I never thought about it before...did Chinese or Japanese..concurred Serbia some centuries ago that we don't know about it?:lol: Look at this...she looks Japanese completely:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cJmpUIX2Lk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBsDUaeD6OI&feature=related

RFS
Jan 11th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Lord in heaven - do people actually WANT business these days - I arranged for 3 quotes for removals...
First people were literally people with vans and some insurance - no quote received in a week
2nd was a national company - so quite expensive but cool with the fact that I might pack some stuff myself and want other stuff done professionally
3rd - another local firm - and the guy was totally uninterested ... and it was HIS company!

At this rate - it's looking like the National firm ... sigh!

~Kiera~
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:08 PM
:lol: and "Nisi moj" means?:lol:

It's a strange thing...that I found some singers in Serbia that really have Asian look, like JJ. I never thought about it before...did Chinese or Japanese..concurred Serbia some centuries ago that we don't know about it?:lol: Look at this...she looks Japanese completely:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cJmpUIX2Lk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBsDUaeD6OI&feature=related

I think nisi means something like (you) are not. I can recall (ti) si = (you) are, and SS says you can put ni in front to form a negative.

I haven't a clue about moj though :lol:

Perhaps those women have the same postman father? ;)

redsonja
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:14 PM
"Nisi moj" = You're not mine, etc. I'm not sure about literal translations, but I think that's the gist.

And as far as the Asian looks go... well, you know what they say about those galloping hordes of Mongols back in the day. :lol:

How is it 11:15 and I'm the only one in my office? It is Friday, right? :p

дalex
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:18 PM
And as far as the Asian looks go... well, you know what they say about those galloping hordes of Mongols back in the day. :lol:


:lol: I like that Miss South Carolina more than you now!

redsonja
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:22 PM
That's cool, as long as you like girls who won't believe that the place you come from is actually a country.

Sleepwalker64
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:35 PM
I think nisi means something like (you) are not. I can recall (ti) si = (you) are, and SS says you can put ni in front to form a negative.

I haven't a clue about moj though :lol:

Perhaps those women have the same postman father? ;)

Bravo! Improving...good logic:worship:
"moj" is mine...so "you're not mine".
Than there must be a bunch of japanese postmans in here:lol: I have a sister...that we call japanese girl...it's a rarity...but hm...kind of weird

Nisi moj" = You're not mine, etc. I'm not sure about literal translations, but I think that's the gist.

And as far as the Asian looks go... well, you know what they say about those galloping hordes of Mongols back in the day.


:worship: You said you speak Russian? There must be a similarity in words.

дalex
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:36 PM
That's cool, as long as you like girls who won't believe that the place you come from is actually a country.

Sorry, I was possessed by Mongolian (:lol:) evil spirit for a sec...Of course I like you more! Duh!

redsonja
Jan 11th, 2008, 04:55 PM
:worship: You said you speak Russian? There must be a similarity in words.

There's a lot of similarity in words ("moj" is exactly the same). Not 100%, obviously, but enough corrolation that I can understand about 60% of what I hear or read in Serbian. Um, as long as it's not singing. Sometimes I have a hard enough time picking out song lyrics in English. :lol:

Sorry, I was possessed by Mongolian (:lol:) evil spirit for a sec...Of course I like you more! Duh!

That's more like it. :lol: