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Indy Crisis Center, 7.26 07/26/2007 - 11:00 AM

Some of you may have noticed, perusing this website, that it is frequented by quite a large contingent of sexist, shallow, cliquish, hormonally-driven and lustful tennis freaks to whom, it often seems, Hottness is all. And the men who read this blog aren' always all that high-minded, either. . . But let's leave them out of it for now.Frankie

Ladies, here's your chance to lay all your cards on the table. I am asking each of you to step up and submit your Hott 5, in order of Hottness (hottest guy at No. 1). Feel free to add a comment to each of your choices, but keep it brief. Oh, and you men, you can talk Federer's slice backhand or something. . .

We'll do this in honor of Frankie, aka Tire Boy, who took out Juan Del Potro yesterday in Indianapolis.  I am due back from Newfoundland Sunday night, so have a great weekend.


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Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 01:54 PM

patrick-
I really really hope Dani wins another title. But Chaka's a tough customer. You think Patty will beat Mirza? Mirza seems to be coming around. She took Chaka to three sets in Cincy last week.

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 01:54 PM

hahahahaha ptenis. I only use that racket here or on the courts.

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 01:56 PM

re: deathly hallows
i was kind of surprised that hagrid didnt get a bigger treatment in the ending. unless i missed something.

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 01:58 PM

i think patti will beat mirza. mirza has a very straightforward game and she might have trouble with patti's guile and stuff.

Posted by temes 07/27/2007 at 02:01 PM

"All the "hott" talk is great fun, but I really hope some of your young readers don't get the impression that it actually matters."

Thanks for that, Sherlock. =D

Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 02:05 PM

temes-
did you watch the Serena tribute I posted for you?

Posted by Mark 07/27/2007 at 02:09 PM

Patrick -

You're right Dani/Chakvetadze will be a great match, but I too think Dani will pull through. As far as Patty/Mirza. I want Patty to win, but it's great to see Mirza play good tennis. She could potentially upset the lefty!

Posted by temes 07/27/2007 at 02:09 PM

Oh yes Andrea, it was great. Thanks. Those pictures were great, and the music suited them. I like how people make those and put them to Youtube. It's cool, I would like to make one too, lol, if only I knew how.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 02:20 PM

Wow ... a fun, superficial discussion about hotness turns into serious advice (nice job Tim, Sherlock, Highpockets, Flyer!) for young people about the importance of substance in a person. I love this place! Totally true ... someone ceases to be hot when they treat you like like dirt.

As for whether we would look twice at some of these guys in a restaurant -- maybe not, because we would be judging them solely on looks; like looking at a photograph, it's the only information we would have to go on. But we know lots more about our tennis guys/gals -- how they behave on court, off court, in interviews, what kind of person they are. So we're really not basing these lists solely on looks. How many people have mentioned Roger's movement/elegance or Rafa's spirit/energy? Many things go into someone striking us as "hot." If I just saw a photograph of Haas, I would say he's hot. But I've seen enough of his personality (a huge turn off) that it cancels out his looks.

Regarding Roger being boring because he's polished and the "marrying kind." Are you kidding me? What I would give to find a guy who's polished, articulate, well-mannered and mature enough to stay with the same woman for seven years despite being in a position where he's has countless opportunities to stray? Substance and depth would never be boring to me. His being cute and well-dressed is just the cherry on an already yummy sundae.

Roger Federer is THE definition of hotness for me. Period.

Posted by Tim 07/27/2007 at 02:25 PM

if we think there's a draught of hot tennis players, do we even wanna talk about golfers??

i think tennis is looking good, no?

yes Sam, the pecs were dutifully attended to at the gym, now if only I could get Rafa to follow suit!

*ducks and runs for cover from the RKNAS*

Posted by highpockets 07/27/2007 at 02:27 PM

For me ...

Roger is doing a crossword puzzle together on a bed in a five-star hotel, stealing kisses.

Rafa is on a beach, in the forest, on a table (you get the message) ... always giving his 100%, no?

Sherlock's right though. This is all fantasy stuff ... substance matters (and I'm not saying these guys DON'T have substance).

Mod Squad, I'm done. Please don't banish me.

Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt) 07/27/2007 at 02:29 PM

ptenisnet - I read an interview with JK and she evidently wrote a detailed ending - giving much more info on everyone but decided it wasn't as good as simply giving less being more.

She did say Ron and Harry are Aurors and Herm is high up in Magical Law Enforcement - ended up a lawyer after all. Luna is a naturalists traveling the world looking for new species but accepted her father did believe in nonexistent creatures. Neville was professor of herb and there was something going on between Luna and Neville -

Hagrid was happily back at Hogwarts working with children.

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 02:31 PM

"Rafa is on a beach, in the forest, on a table(you get the message)...always giving his 100%, no?"

I flove you highpockets!

Posted by Sam 07/27/2007 at 02:31 PM

Sherlock: Great post at 1:08. Love (flove?) your perspective on things.

Andrea: What I said to Celia at 12:50 applies to you too.

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 02:33 PM

Are you having me on TT?
Cuz, unlike some others I know, you dont have a reputation for unneccessary flippancy.

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 02:33 PM

tt- then why didn't she put that in the book? I get the whole less is more thing, but in this case less is... well, less.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 02:36 PM

One other thing ... I just met my nephews' (ages 24 & 18) new girlfriends (same ages) and they're proof of what my nephews have been telling me they want in a girl -- someone down-to-earth, real, low maintenance, comfortable with who she is and not obsessed with her looks. Neither girl wore any make-up. I just found it interesting (and refreshing) because it's the complete oppostive of the look we're constantly fed in the media -- toothpick glamour girls in stilettos w/huge chests.

Samantha, Celia ... don't give up! Hold out for someone who deserves you. Most (well, many) guys/girls grow up eventually. And if only perfect-looking people got married, most of the world would be single! Plus, marriages in Hollywood rarely last long, proving that looks, fame and money don't ensure happiness.

Posted by highpockets 07/27/2007 at 02:40 PM

*hugs Celia*

Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt) 07/27/2007 at 02:41 PM

true -- she has a pretty clear idea where everyone is and what they are doing going forward but felt that the detailed version was almost like starting a new book so did a rewrite that ended up in the book.

Victoire who was snogging Teddy (Lupin & Tonk's son) was Bill and Fluer's daughter.

Evidently the death of her mother after a ten year bout with MS and the fact she never knew about the books was a driving force behind the fasination with death in all the later books as a central theme. Wishing her mother could have experienced the books and traveled with her, etc. She also said her experience of losing her mother and that longing and sadness allowed her to create and have a strong empathy with Harry and the notion of loss.


Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 02:43 PM

nicely done Tangi.

Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 02:48 PM

Thanks Sam.

Tangi-
There's hope after all then!

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 02:48 PM

*hugs highpockets back*
tt- I wondered who that Victoire was!

Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 02:49 PM

I haven't read Deathly Hollows yet, but who does Draco end up with? Pansy Parkinson?

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 02:51 PM

Hi DMS,

Thanks! You're always so sweet.

I can't wait to read your Top 5 WTA list. Care to give us a preview?

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 02:55 PM

Andrea-in the book it doesn't say.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 03:01 PM

Hi Andrea,

There's always hope! I remember being so excited about starting college because there would be "grown up" guys ... until I got there and realized they were only three months older than when I left them in high school! LOL! What was I thinking? Just hang in there and be patient.

All good things come to those who wait. Or at least I hope so, as I'm still waiting!

Posted by 07/27/2007 at 03:04 PM

"Regarding Roger being boring because he's polished and the "marrying kind." Are you kidding me? What I would give to find a guy who's polished, articulate, well-mannered and mature enough to stay with the same woman for seven years despite being in a position where he's has countless opportunities to stray? Substance and depth would never be boring to me. His being cute and well-dressed is just the cherry on an already yummy sundae.

Roger Federer is THE definition of hotness for me. Period."

Whoo..hooo GO Tangi!!! Not to say the readiness to go shopping for 8 hrs with his woman....LOL

Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt) 07/27/2007 at 03:05 PM

Oh and Neville's parents never recover but remain in St. Mungo's as she says the damage inflicted by some forms of dark magic can never be undone. She also said the ministry is a changed place and a nice place to work.

There was incredible pressure from many directions to push the story this way or that for a better feel, but that the story really did appear on that famous train journey fairly complete right down to the ending. That scar was for the longest time, going to be the last word in the last book - the idea only certain people at certain times would be able to see traces of it, but changed that to the current ending as well.

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 03:05 PM

Malfoy ends up with Anagramma Goyle.

Posted by 07/27/2007 at 03:06 PM

Just out of curiosity, which do girls prefer?
Hottie with a body or cutie with a bootie?

Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 03:08 PM

Anagramma Goyla...wow, what an unromantic name.

*hugs tangi*

anonymous at 3:06-
LOL!! That's a tough one...

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 03:09 PM

cutie with a bootie. But he has to have nice abs.:-)

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 03:12 PM

Tangi, you are awesome. Loved your last couple of posts.

Yes, but Tim, golfers are great athletes, remember? :) Gotta love the media.

"Roger is doing a crossword puzzle together on a bed in a five-star hotel, stealing kisses.

Rafa is on a beach, in the forest, on a table (you get the message) ... always giving his 100%, no?"

Highpockets, that was soooo funny. :)

Thanks, Sam. Feeling's mutual. As this is a man love post, we can flove each other's perspectives. :)

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 03:13 PM

Anyone here understand italian?
I think the passage below suggests that Voldemort's name is Tom Orvolson Riddle which scambles to Son io Voldemort. Although it doesn't really.

II suo vero nome è Tom Orvolson Riddle, anagramma delle parole Son io Voldemort. Grande mago appartenuto alla Casa dei Serpeverde, discendente di Salaazar Serpeverde. Capace di parlare il Serpentese (la lingua dei serpenti), passa dalla Parte Oscura e diventa il più perfido e potente mago della storiai II suo regno del terrore crolla di colpo quando non riesce a uccidere Harry ancora neonato.

http://www.potterlandia.com/Pagine/personaggi.htm

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 03:13 PM

Who is the anonymous poster at 3:04? Was that you, FoT?

Posted by Jenn 07/27/2007 at 03:13 PM

My favorite features are (in order): cut arms, good hair, a nice round butt, and athletic legs (no skinny/chicken legs!). Do we know anyone out there like that? hmmmmm
I am actually very lucky that my husband has 3.5 out of those 4.

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 03:14 PM

Tangi: she will be on the list...(and sam's and sherlock's).

http://tinyurl.com/53qz3

Posted by Another Perspective 07/27/2007 at 03:14 PM

Here are lots of hot shirtless male tennis players for you females to watch and consider....
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AhlzQcd_Fd8

And one shirted one....
http://tinyurl.com/3cocf4


Hah: "Obviously there's no need to make a post like this for guys who read this blog because it seems the only reason guys follow the sport is to watch what outfit Sharapova will wear to the next GS."
Ivanovic and Kirilenko over Sharapova, anytime. No need to watch the outfit.

Posted by 07/27/2007 at 03:15 PM

"Who is the anonymous poster at 3:04? Was that you, FoT?"

no, long-time lurker. *still hesitating to de-lurk*

Posted by Mark 07/27/2007 at 03:15 PM

Tim

It is sort of bizarre that Rafa's arms are mega-huge, but his chest is not really defined. That being said everyone has different parts of their bodie that respond faster or slower to weights. With Rafa, obviously his chest is responding much slower than his arms, or he's simply doing no chest workouts?

Posted by Sam 07/27/2007 at 03:16 PM

"As this is a man love post, we can flove each other's perspectives. :) "

LOL Sherlock

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 03:19 PM

DMS, that's a, uh, nice picture of Ana. *searches for a fire hose to cool off*

Sam's going to like that one, too, I think. :)

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 03:22 PM

Sherlock:... It's an egg. Hold it like an egg.

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 03:23 PM

LOL!!!!

Trust me, I would.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 03:25 PM

Sherlock,

Awww, thanks. You're on my top 5 list of fave guys on TW. Now, if only I could transform you into a passionate Fed fan, you'd be perfect! But hey, if I can turn Sam into a fashionista, anything's possible, right?

DMS,

So you have excellent taste in women! Ana is becoming one of my faves, and I LOVE the fact that she's pushing Shriekapova aside and becoming the new "it" girl on tour. Love it. Makes my day.

DMS and Sam,

You're also on my Top 5 list! And we all like Ana. How about that.

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 03:26 PM

oooh ana.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 03:28 PM

Long-time lurker @ 3:04,

De-lurk immediately! You clearly have perfect taste in men, and we Fed adorers could use the support. (Lots of Rafa salivating on this blog).

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 03:34 PM

*hugs Tangi* you are a sweet girl, feeling is mutual....but I would venture I like Ana for things other than good game..lol.

Posted by tennis lover 07/27/2007 at 03:35 PM

I give not two sh&^S about P Mac's opinions. That man irritates me to no end, and I simply can't stand to listen to his tedious commentary. That said, go Lleyton!

Liron, PMac used to be a good commentator in the past. It's sad how tedious and tiresome he has become. And he's so ubiquitous, what a shame.

Hey, Alista! Good to have you and Tari for company regarding Lleyton. He looked magnificent on his awesome run to the finals at the Oz open.

Tim,as for Fed - maybe he better start some crack picking if that's what creates the biceps. His left arm is, as Andrea said, positively sickly looking. I find it hard to have to look at it every time he serves, so skinny and WAY too hairy. Ew - not a nice combination. And when Roger takes off his shirt it is NOT a pleasure for the viewer. Personally, I think Rafa's pecs are fine as they are. He doesn't need to lift weights. The natural look is great. His arms are developed from tennis and that's as it should be.

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 03:37 PM

Thanks, Tangi. :)

"Now, if only I could transform you into a passionate Fed fan"

LOL. Well, I am a Fed fan, just not passionate. Yet. Once he starts his descent, I may get there. Though Siggy will have killed me by then through her voodoo. :)

Posted by tennis lover 07/27/2007 at 03:39 PM

It would be a plus if Roger were the marrying kind but I don't see how we can say that until he at least gets engaged. So far he's the shacking up type.

Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 03:39 PM

DMS, Sam, Sherlock, Tangi-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeD97c_Amw
Enjoy!

Posted by tennis lover 07/27/2007 at 03:40 PM

And Lleyton is the marrying kind. Big plus for him!

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 03:41 PM

back after a tennis workout in the hottest sun to date in california - I almost melted out there.
see the hot debate still rages on
Andrea - I am glad I continue to surprise you - I would hate to be boring and predictable. Just because I am a mom does not mean I am dead.
And for the record - my husband would qualify as a bad boy - I stook true to form - and I find him hot. still -after 22 years of marriage .
Jenn - I love those physical characteristics as well - and how funny - Mark has all of those things - plus a great personality and a tremendous intellect and an enthusiasm for life that is wonderful. See, everyone , I am not completely superficial.
Andrea and Celia - trust me there are good young men out there - who will appreciate you for all that you have to offer. You have to be patient. And may i humbly suggest that you will not meet them sitting in here talking to us. If it is important to you - I suggest you find some activities you like - tennis , movies , a local pool , school teams - anywhere you will meet boys your own age - so you can show them how much fun you really are. We will still be here when you come back - and you can tell us all about it.Boys do like girls who are out there having fun - a sense of fun and humor are very contagious and attractive.
Now - as for Rafa's pecs- yeah - his chest is not super built up - I agree a few push ups could make him better - but bench press is not a good exercise for tennis - tight chest does not help your game and that lose feel you need to have a good swing or serve. Very few tennis players have great pecs. Rafa is not alone there.
And while this is national stereotype week - have we decided that all beautiful women must be stupid and therefore unworthy of love - cause I have seen some true beuaties on the TW pictures - and I don't think that really applies.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 03:47 PM

Sherlock,

I remain perplexed by your underdog rule! You'll become passionate about my Rodgie once he's on the decline?!?! Explain yourself at once, young man! Remember, Roger does not equal the Yankees. (Have you given that theory from our Monday discussion more thought yet?)

BTW, where do you live? (See, that's why we need those TW profiles ... )

Posted by Samantha 07/27/2007 at 03:47 PM

Tim, I just read what you said, and it was very good about what's really important in choosing someone. Celia, it's not only the teenage guys who place a high priority on looks, it's alot of guys. With my boyfriend looks are very important, his ex used to work at Hooters which says alot. Anyway, thanks to everyone who replied to my question, it shows that not all guys are the same.

Posted by Andrea 07/27/2007 at 03:48 PM

Beth-
Thanks! Even though it seems like I'm on TW all day, I do have other activities, tennis team, movies, working out, MALL!, the pool, etc. It's summer vacation right now and NO ONE in Texas steps out until after 5 atleast. The heat is unbearable.
OK...I'm off to socialize for a couple of days!!

Bye everyone!

Posted by Mark 07/27/2007 at 03:49 PM

Beth,

I have great pecs and am pretty good on the tennis court as well.........lol

Gee, that sounds like a "come-on" line.....hehe!

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 03:49 PM

Glad to hear it , Andrea - and have a good time!

Posted by tennis lover 07/27/2007 at 03:49 PM

Celia, thanks for posting the Rafa link! Beautiful video!!

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 03:52 PM

Mark - glad to hear it -
I have read though that most pro tennis players - don't do too much - or too heavy in the bench department - cause it tightens up the chest and hinders their swing.
I mean - they are not gonna be like the guys in the NFL - seeing how many reps at 225 they can do - right?

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 03:54 PM

Well, unlike Andrea, I have no social life. You guys are the only people I actually have conversations with besides people I'm related to. It's pathetic, but true.

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 03:55 PM

thanks for the link Andrea.

Sherlock, be sure to give Tangi your SSN, DOB...as well, she wants a thorough profile...LOL.

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 03:55 PM

Your welcome tennis lover!

Posted by Tari 07/27/2007 at 04:00 PM

Tangi gets a hug from DMS?? Hmppf. :) All I got was a bottle of wine. *sips wine*

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 04:09 PM

*Hugs Tari* are we are good now? LOL...really, Sam and Sherlock are cheap like that, only buying a girl one GE at a time!

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 04:10 PM

Tangi, sorry for the confusion. :) The underdog thing is like a clamp on the passion sensors in my brain. :) Once the descent begins, the seas will part, the skies will clear, the symphonies will fill the chambers, I'll actually be able to know how I feel about Roger, and all will be clear.

Hmmm, I wonder if I'll start liking Tiger and the Yankees at that point? That'd be really gross. :)

For the record, I call Salem, Oregon home, in the lovely Pacific Northwest. An hour's drive from the peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the beauty of the Pacific beaches. Also home of the Mariners, who are ticking me off as they lost their 7th in a row last night. Grrrr. But I digress. Sorry.

Posted by Jenn 07/27/2007 at 04:13 PM

Celia - *hugs* again. Beth is absolutely right - you will not improve your social life sitting here as much as we enjoy your comments. Computers can be really isolating (as can reading so much, even though it is great to do that). You said you are a tennis player - could you possibly join USTA or a youth tennis league where you can play against others and meet people? And instead of working out by yourself, see if you can go to a gym and take dance classes or yoga or something like that where you will meet other people in the process.

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 04:14 PM

Ichiro! beavers or ducks?

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 04:14 PM

"Sam and Sherlock are cheap like that, only buying a girl one GE at a time!"

eh tu, DMS? :)

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 04:16 PM

Tari - I did not even get a hug OR a glass of wine - "pouts"

Celia - while i am happy to chat with you - and I know that goes for others as well - I do want to encourage you to get out and mingle with young people in your area. No young man will ever know how truly special you are - until you go out there and show him. :)

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 04:16 PM

Ichiro is flat out amazing.

"beavers or ducks?"

Would you believe, both? :) I'm more of a Beaver fan, but my son fell in love with the Ducks when Harrington was there and they finished #2 in the nation, so I'm sort of stuck.

Posted by Tari 07/27/2007 at 04:19 PM

Yeah, we're good now, DMS. Nice hug, btw. :)

Aww...Sherlock and Sam are my beer buddies. Plus, I think they would spring for a pitcher at some point! Does good beer come in pitchers?? :)

*hugs Beth*

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 04:19 PM

Jenn-I know I should be more social, but I'm an introvert when it comes to being around a lot of people. And I don't think there is a USTA tennis league where I live. Tennis isn't really big here.

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 04:22 PM

*Hugs Beth*...*passes bottle of wine, TGIF*...we good now too? LOL.

RE: Ichiro, every time at plate...Well, he really hit the [deleted] outta that one, didn't he?...last one today Sherlock, I swear. Kudos for not dissuading young sherlock to only root for beavers..."its more democratic"...LOL...ok, now i am really done.

Posted by AmyLu 07/27/2007 at 04:22 PM

*waves hello*

Does anyone know when the rain is going to stop in Indy? I am home early from campus (yay to actually producing something other than frustration in the stat lab today), and I was hoping to watch tennis!

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 04:23 PM

Tari - yes good beer does come in pitchers! just depends on the bar - as to what they have on tap. um - why do I know all the bar and nightclub answers?
thanks for the hug!

Posted by Sam 07/27/2007 at 04:24 PM

I can't get to tinyurl from work - it's blocked. :-( But the youtube link was nice ...

"You're also on my Top 5 list! "

Yay!

Tari: Yes, good beer comes in pitchers :-)

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 04:25 PM

DMS - cheers - "clinks" glass - yes we are good now too.

Sherlock - very ecumenical of you - how can you cheer for both?

Posted by zola 07/27/2007 at 04:26 PM

Tim,
*dont u agree with my statement zola?? i dont get your point, sorry..*

its oK Tim. You can reply when you get it!

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 04:26 PM

Sam:
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-03-27/U354P6T12D1473288F44DT20050327165430.jpg

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 04:27 PM

AmyLu, weather.com seems to say 50% chance of thunderstorms through the evening. For what it's worth.

Posted by Sam 07/27/2007 at 04:28 PM

Celia: When I was in high school, I was quite the introvert. I became more extroverted in college, then more after college when I entered the "real world".

Posted by Sam 07/27/2007 at 04:31 PM

DMS: No luck w/ that link either.

"Sam and Sherlock are cheap like that, only buying a girl one GE at a time!"

If we buy them too many, they'll think we have ulterior motives for getting them drunk!

Posted by ptenisnet 07/27/2007 at 04:31 PM

BTW, sherlock. No money changed hands.
It's just that I am precious like that.

Posted by Sherlock 07/27/2007 at 04:31 PM

"why do I know all the bar and nightclub answers?"

LOL, Beth. :)

"how can you cheer for both?"

Well, I do root for the Ducks when playing anyone other than the Beavers. When it's Civil War time, I fake it well. Last year, the Beavers won a nail biter. I should have won an Oscar as my son was in tears.

DMS, LOL. I never, EVER realized how well Bull Durham could be used in real life. Bless you. :)

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 04:37 PM

Celia - Sam is giving you good advice.You can develop confidence in meeting people over time - but , you have to give it a try. Comfort in social situations is something you learn through experience. The more you put yourself out there - the easier it becomes.
Now don't think I am trying to throw you out of here - cause I am not - I just want you to have fun - and i am picking up a little bit of a lonely vibe from you - that maybe we can help you get over.

Posted by Celia 07/27/2007 at 04:38 PM

Bye guys! I guess I'll try to work on my social life...*goes off to read somemore* I'll try tomorrow.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 04:39 PM

Sherlock,

I saw a show on the Animal Planet about beavers. They are incredible engineers, are very family oriented and stay monogamous forever. Badgers on the other hand, are mean, anti-social and thoroughly unlikeable.

So based on the mascot characteristics, I think my Wisconsin Badger would crush your Beavers. Which is OK, because you like underdogs. *hugs Sherlock* I came away from that special really liking beavers.

Re: the Mariners, I think our minor league baseball team is a farm club for the Mariners. I'll have to check on that.

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 04:41 PM

Sherlock - that is a good explanation. I am kind of like that with the LSU Tigers.
I went there - but as my whole family are USC folks - I have become an adopted Trojan. Thank goodness they have never played each other. There were some awkward moments a few years back when both laid claim to part of the national championship.

Posted by Beth 07/27/2007 at 04:43 PM

Have fun , Celia! we will talk to you again soon
gee - hope I did not sound too much like a nagging mom - I really just want her to get out with folks her age and have some fun in the summer time.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 04:44 PM

DMS,

Boy, you're fickle! You cheated on me in a hurry. (I'm telling Ana on you.)

At least it was with another Fed fan *hugs Tari* I'm flattered to be lumped together with Tari and Ana! LOL!

Posted by AmyLu 07/27/2007 at 04:46 PM

Thanks Sherlock. Now I don't have an "excuse" for why I'm not actually working right now...stupid rain.

Sherlock, I understand on split loyalties...being a PSU grad and a die-hard Ohio State fan is not the most easily of explainable to others. Although I have to admit a rivalry exists more on the Penn State side than the Ohio State one.

Posted by Tokyo Tom (tt) 07/27/2007 at 04:47 PM

nothing wrong with sounding like a mum - and no nagging I could detect and you have been there after all =

and tangi = on a tennis court - a beaver or a badger then ?

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 04:47 PM

Sam,

Where do you live and how old is your son?

(I've got the scoop on DMS and Sherlock, so now it's your turn.)

Although DMS refuses to tell me what kind of consultant he is. Hmmm ... maybe he really works for the CIA ... and he's posing undercover as a Fed fan.

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 04:50 PM

Tangi: ahem, fickle schmickle, i am not the one giving out hugs to sherlock...you never gave me one! :)

Posted by Sam 07/27/2007 at 04:51 PM

tangi: I live in Mt. Laurel, NJ, which is about 20 minutes east of Philadelphia. It's a nice suburban town. I don't have a son (or any kids for that matter).

Posted by Tari 07/27/2007 at 04:55 PM

Hi ptenisnet.

Posted by tangerine popsicle (tangi) 07/27/2007 at 05:03 PM

Hi Tokyo Tom,

I'm sorry -- I'm not sure what you're asking me. Which one do I think would win on a tennis court or which one am I? Well, I'm definitely neither mean nor anti-social, so I wouldn't make a very good badger.

Oddly, I've developed a real affection for rodents (well, some rodents) ever since I moved to a neighborhood that had squirrels and chipmunks. They're very entertaining to watch and I enjoy feeding them. Really, watching a chipmunk eat a grape is the cutest thing ever!

Anyway, I digress. I guess the point of my original post is that if the purpose of a mascot is put some fear into your opponent, a mean animal would seem to be a better choice than a sweet, docile animal.

Posted by DMS 07/27/2007 at 05:04 PM

Tangi: according to mrsclause I am an underachieving consultant :).

But since you must know IT stuff mainly/research & stats stuff in the past...just when I feel like it...although one fell in my lap recently and I may use it to finance a AO, Wimby, maybe IW trip next year...one can hope.

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