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Old Apr 10th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #4846
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Am surprised,and grateful,at not having to puke...looking back now,I bought some sardines yesterday w/o checking the expiration date on the can...and that was likely the root of the problem
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Old Apr 11th, 2013, 04:18 AM   #4847
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Chris Evert apparently doesn't disapprove of the extent of Caroline's golf fanship......or maybe she's just getting soft in her old age and doesn't wanna be too critical anymore
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Chris Evert apparently doesn't disapprove of the extent of Caroline's golf fanship......or maybe she's just getting soft in her old age and doesn't wanna be too critical anymore
Or she herself was involved with a golfer.
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Old Apr 11th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #4849
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Or she herself was involved with a golfer.
Evert was a cold-blooded assassin as a player,but she's obviously much different as a human being.If I had to guess,I'd say that she heard Davenport's bitchy comments and disapproved......and that this was sort of a friendly gesture to Caroline
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Old Apr 12th, 2013, 04:12 AM   #4850
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Looks like a final count of ten rose blooms on the old woman's final gardening endeavor---I'm truly blessed
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Old Apr 15th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #4851
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I'm curious to know how many folks visit this forum just to look at the picture thread.

From time to time I look at the user list at the bottom of the forum and see a number of people who don't normally participate in this forum.
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Evert was a cold-blooded assassin as a player,but she's obviously much different as a human being.If I had to guess,I'd say that she heard Davenport's bitchy comments and disapproved......and that this was sort of a friendly gesture to Caroline
Well, she's definitely more modest about her achievements than many players who haven't achieved even 10% of what she has. I'd say that she's TOO modest in this regard actually. But I guess the record speaks for itself, and perhaps she also thinks about it like that. In her personal life she's made some mistakes. Perhaps that's why she isn't judgemental towards Caroline either. Not that Caroline IS making a mistake, but Chris must know from personal experience that the media is a monster that judges without even knowing half the story. I hear that she can be critical towards Caroline in her tennis commentary, but that's her job now. But she also says nice things about her on twitter and/or facebook. Chris Evert is far from a perfect person, but perfect people don't exist. I've never regretted for a minute that I've been lifelong fan of her. And current players should never forget that Billie Jean King isn't the only reason why they are earning millions these days. BJK may have created the framework that made such a thing possible, but it was Chris Evert who made womens tennis popular with the public at large. One of the slams should name a big court after her, preferably the USO. 40 years of WTA is not all about BJK.
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Well, she's definitely more modest about her achievements than many players who haven't achieved even 10% of what she has. I'd say that she's TOO modest in this regard actually. But I guess the record speaks for itself, and perhaps she also thinks about it like that. In her personal life she's made some mistakes. Perhaps that's why she isn't judgemental towards Caroline either. Not that Caroline IS making a mistake, but Chris must know from personal experience that the media is a monster that judges without even knowing half the story. I hear that she can be critical towards Caroline in her tennis commentary, but that's her job now. But she also says nice things about her on twitter and/or facebook. Chris Evert is far from a perfect person, but perfect people don't exist. I've never regretted for a minute that I've been lifelong fan of her. And current players should never forget that Billie Jean King isn't the only reason why they are earning millions these days. BJK may have created the framework that made such a thing possible, but it was Chris Evert who made womens tennis popular with the public at large. One of the slams should name a big court after her, preferably the USO. 40 years of WTA is not all about BJK.
Most importantly she is still pretty hot.
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Well, she's definitely more modest about her achievements than many players who haven't achieved even 10% of what she has. I'd say that she's TOO modest in this regard actually. But I guess the record speaks for itself, and perhaps she also thinks about it like that. In her personal life she's made some mistakes. Perhaps that's why she isn't judgemental towards Caroline either. Not that Caroline IS making a mistake, but Chris must know from personal experience that the media is a monster that judges without even knowing half the story. I hear that she can be critical towards Caroline in her tennis commentary, but that's her job now. But she also says nice things about her on twitter and/or facebook. Chris Evert is far from a perfect person, but perfect people don't exist. I've never regretted for a minute that I've been lifelong fan of her. And current players should never forget that Billie Jean King isn't the only reason why they are earning millions these days. BJK may have created the framework that made such a thing possible, but it was Chris Evert who made womens tennis popular with the public at large. One of the slams should name a big court after her, preferably the USO. 40 years of WTA is not all about BJK.
Totally agree with naming a court,a STADIUM court,after Evert
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Okay,if any of you Brits have come browsing thru here,you could help me out with a "translation".First of all,there's a sort of Q&A game that the British FC team plays with each other on video on the WTA website.You might recommend it to anyone who stereotypes Brits as snobby or overly-sophisticated.One doesn't have tremendously-high expectations of teenager Robson or 20-year-old Watson and,given that we're looking into the world of very shallow,spoiled rich girls,one doesn't expect too much from the slightly-older Konta,either.However,even the late twentysomething Baltacha and Keothavong...and even the MUCH-older Murray gal...show roughly the emotional depth and sophistication of horny 15-year-old girls,thus helping to dispel the aforementioned Brit stereotype.I counted three separate questions where they had to decide which named male made them wetter in their panties

....But as for the translation part,I normally can distinguish the British accent w/o too much difficulty,thanks to my enjoyable BBC viewing experiences.However,there's one spot in the video(you may save time by watching only one of them,about 1:15 in length,as they re-gurgitate the same babble)where I can't decipher WTF they're saying.They must choose between wearing a dress or "tracking bees",and I put the latter in quotes since that's the closest I can get to deciphering what they've said.If one of you could spell it out,that'd be much appreciated.Even if it's a colloquialism that's not in the dictionary,I can do a simple internet search to find out what it is.
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Probably tracky B's (tracking bottoms).
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Probably tracky B's (tracking bottoms).
Thanks,Angliru,that sounds correct and is also consistent with the superficial whims and moods of the dizzy,emotionally immature gals in the vid.

....But they DID bring me back to one of Burisleif's worthwhile prompts,Most Overrated Films.As for 'Love,Actually',it 'Sucked,Actually' and was 'Pretty Stupid and Juvenile,Actually'.In fact,I 'Walked Out of the Theater,Actually' and strolled around the good-sized shopping center and got some decent physical exercise for about 30 minutes before rejoining my family at the estimated end-time of the film.

Though I don't ever expect much from the worthless crap that the Americans produce(think 'AFIEWSAS')where,e.g.,two people see each other in an elevator for about 10 seconds... then get separated for a year...and somehow developed an intense bond of love with each other.....On the contrary,to paraphrase the rescuing officer from 'Lord of the Flies',I'd expect British boys to put up a better show of things
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Thanks,Angliru,that sounds correct and is also consistent with the superficial whims and moods of the dizzy,emotionally immature gals in the vid.

....But they DID bring me back to one of Burisleif's worthwhile prompts,Most Overrated Films.As for 'Love,Actually',it 'Sucked,Actually' and was 'Pretty Stupid and Juvenile,Actually'.In fact,I 'Walked Out of the Theater,Actually' and strolled around the good-sized shopping center and got some decent physical exercise for about 30 minutes before rejoining my family at the estimated end-time of the film.

Though I don't ever expect much from the worthless crap that the Americans produce(think 'AFIEWSAS')where,e.g.,two people see each other in an elevator for about 10 seconds... then get separated for a year...and somehow developed an intense bond of love with each other.....On the contrary,to paraphrase the rescuing officer from 'Lord of the Flies',I'd expect British boys to put up a better show of things
L A does have the redeeming scene where the floppy PM calls the cocky President a bully. It's an unceremonious soppy film, without pretence to be more than a Christmas flick, moreover, Claudia in Cameo looks hot, and Keira holds a mean Banoffee pie. Harmless fun
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Probably tracky B's (tracking bottoms).
Indeed, Tracksuit bottoms, or 'Chav Pants' as they are also known, not to be confused with 'Burberry Plaid Slacks', 'innit' (which chavs also wear with a missguided notion that anyone else wears them unless forced to by the golf commitee) or Trousers hung below the buttocks (which is infact is the dress code of 'saggers' derived from the forced absence of belts in prison).
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