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Offline wissywig

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another new person
« on: May 31, 2009, 06:48:59 PM »
Hi all, just wanted to say *wave*...  I'm new here and sort-of new to the game, don't know much so I'll probably be more of a lurker with occasional stupid questions, lol.

Anyway, nice to be here.  And so many cool smilies!  :fishie: :rim shot: hee.

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Re: another new person
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 06:55:24 PM »
Awesome, feel free to join in anywhere you like!

Welcome to the forums!
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Re: another new person
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 07:58:36 PM »
Welcome :) Awesome forum; nice people.
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Re: another new person
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 08:33:46 PM »
Big welcome from here too.
Please post as much as you wish  :)) .
Do you play?

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Re: another new person
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 08:34:10 PM »
Welcome here WW!   :)

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Re: another new person
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 08:52:50 PM »
Great to have another newbie!!!  :)

Any favorite player(s). 

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Re: another new person
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 03:00:06 PM »
Thank you all, good to be here. :)

Do I play?  HAHAHAHA  :rofl_2: Good grief, don't I wish!  No, I'm afraid I was born with what they call "poison  grace," and not "poise and grace".  Alas, I live vicariously through others.  Not really fair because my dad was a tennis champ in his day...the legend has it that he was playing a tournament while my mom was  in labor and delivery, and into the second set (during which it was tied) the announcer came over the PA system and told the audience, "Mr. Wissywig...it's a girl!"  At which point the crowd cheered.  My father's trophy has my birthdate on it. :)  So it's in my DNA but you wouldn't know it to see me pick up a racket.  :\

Favorite players...hm.  After perusing the French Open thread, I think I'd be best to keep my zipper zipped on that one!  :zipped:  :))  I will say this: I enjoy the sport itself, and don't tend to idolize any particular player over another.  I am a bit partial to Djokovic, admittedly...and how can you just NOT love to watch Nadal and Federer?  Two totally different players with totally different styles and approaches to the game, and two classy guys to boot.  Nadal makes it look hard (I get exhausted just watching him) and Federer makes it look easy!  I should also say that I grew up watching guys like Jimmy Connor and Boris Becker and John MacEnroe as well as Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (-Lloyd, as we knew her then) and does anyone remember little Tracy Austin??  I wonder if I'm the oldest one here...  :Confused:

My goodness there's a lot to read.  Getting to work now...

Cheers, thanks for the welcome  :))

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Re: another new person
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 03:19:02 PM »
Not by a mile.  :hell-no:
I'm even older than Dallas  :Blush: .
I enjoyed your story. Your Dad was evidently allowed to play his match!  :lmao:
Unzip! We clearly agree about most things, including Andy Roddick's game  :thumb-down: .

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Re: another new person
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009, 03:30:16 PM »
Not by a mile.  :hell-no:
I'm even older than Dallas  :Blush: .
I enjoyed your story. Your Dad was evidently allowed to play his match!  :lmao:
Unzip! We clearly agree about most things, including Andy Roddick's game  :thumb-down: .

Yes, I can vouch for all he said... :))

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Re: another new person
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 04:03:00 PM »
Welcome Wissywig, that's an awesome story you have :not worthy:

Hope to see you around, don't worry none of your questions will be looked at as stupid ;-()
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Re: another new person
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 04:10:01 PM »
Not by a mile.  :hell-no:
I'm even older than Dallas  :Blush: .
I enjoyed your story. Your Dad was evidently allowed to play his match!  :lmao:

Ha, yeah, those were the days where I don't think it even occurred to men to be near the delivery room (if they were even allowed)!  ..-)  :)~

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Unzip! We clearly agree about most things, including Andy Roddick's game  :thumb-down: .

Yeah, I hate to say bad things about anyone, especially since it's not like I can play...but mostly it's just disappointing.  :\

Unfortunately I don't get to watch a lot of tennis...I live in BFE where there are literally one-and-a-half channels without cable.  I was lucky enough to catch the weekend coverage on NBC.  (Boy am I glad Serena won after that unforgivable mess in the first set.  :mad1:)

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Re: another new person
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009, 04:11:58 PM »
Not by a mile.  :hell-no:
I'm even older than Dallas  :Blush: .
I enjoyed your story. Your Dad was evidently allowed to play his match!  :lmao:

Ha, yeah, those were the days where I don't think it even occurred to men to be near the delivery room (if they were even allowed)!  ..-)  :)~

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Unzip! We clearly agree about most things, including Andy Roddick's game  :thumb-down: .

Yeah, I hate to say bad things about anyone, especially since it's not like I can play...but mostly it's just disappointing.  :\

Unfortunately I don't get to watch a lot of tennis...I live in BFE where there are literally one-and-a-half channels without cable.  I was lucky enough to catch the weekend coverage on NBC.  (Boy am I glad Serena won after that unforgivable mess in the first set.   :mad1:)

Well, I see we're going to get along just fine!  Go Serena! :))

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Re: another new person
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2009, 04:21:32 PM »
Well, I see we're going to get along just fine!  Go Serena! :))

You know, I have to admit I wasn't a fan of the Williams sisters for a long time.  First of all, women's tennis often gets on my nerves because of all the SHRIEEEKING, but there's been none of that of late.  Also, something happened, can't remember what, I think it might have been that business with Henin, and I didn't know the whole story and all I saw was Serena talking to the umpire and heard a lot of booing from the crowd, and it seemed that people were under the impression that Serena was being a prima donna...then I read the whole story and saw the footage and realized that dang, she got a bad rap on that one, didn't she?  :confused1: Then of course the media took off with it and had a field day with the "will they bury the hatchet??" crap.  

I know a lot of people believe that the only thing that matters is the how the players handle themselves on the court, but I feel that their off-the-court behaviour is just as important.  I had been under the impression that Serena was a bit of a diva, but I'm wary of media bias, so I keep an open mind about such things.  Now I root for her. :)

I think she out-and-out said that Sanchez was cheating. :laugh-bounce: (I agree.)
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Re: another new person
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2009, 04:31:00 PM »
Yes, I agree too. Serena doesn't have a lot of fans, but I've always been one of them.

I'm glad to see you're jumping right on in the forum and keep posting away!

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Re: another new person
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2009, 05:18:55 PM »
Why doesn't Serena have a lot of fans?  :confused1: You'd think so, wouldn't you? Hmm.

It's true, nobody's ever accused me of  being shy or short-winded.  ..-)

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Re: another new person
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2009, 05:48:09 PM »
Why doesn't Serena have a lot of fans?  :confused1: You'd think so, wouldn't you? Hmm.

It's true, nobody's ever accused me of  being shy or short-winded.  ..-)

For a long time the Williams sisters have been my nightmare doubles opponents.  :lmao: :lmao:

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Re: another new person
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2009, 10:20:02 PM »
That's a great birthday story!
Sounds like you have a great appreciation and understanding of the game.
That's all that's needed to pitch in here!
Have fun and enjoy the forum!
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Re: another new person
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2009, 10:24:51 PM »
Thanks! I can't wait for the weekend so I can watch some more matches.  :grind dance:

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Re: another new person
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2009, 10:30:25 PM »
Please enlighten me as to where BFE is?
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Re: another new person
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2009, 10:35:30 PM »
Oh, it's an, er... umm...eep...here: BFE  It's an acronym for Bum F*** Egypt.  It basically means "out in the middle of nowhere".  aka The Boonies.  :)