Monday, January 15, 2007

Love Is In The Air!

No...not that kind of 'love'....although I am breathing deeply in valiant but vain attempts to capture its magic and am reluctant to exhale. However, I'm not referring to love between a man and woman, a mother and child or a love of ice-cream. My focus here is on the tennis, the Australian Open.

Prior to the first day's opening events yesterday morning, love wasn't in the air, because opposing groups of 'yobbo's' (idiots/clowns) comprised of Croatian, Serbian and Greek youths in search of a brawl rather than an entertaining fun day of tennis watching, caused an embarrassing disturbance. Violent scenes like yesterday's have no part in Australian sporting events. All who were involved in yesterday's embarrassing, angry, offensive ruckus should be banned for the rest of their natural lives from attending, not only tennis tournaments, but all sporting events in this country. Enter them in a 2000km cycling race along the Great Barrier Reef!

With all the sport going on at the moment...the tennis and the cricket...I'm as fit as I've ever been! No sooner do I finish a game against Serena Williams, I'm away to bowl against the English! Then I have to face-off against Sharapova! Without a moment to lose, I've had to toss away the racquet, swiftly change my outfit, put on a new outfit with all the extra bits, pieces and padding, grab my cricket bat and belt the hell out of the Kiwis! Whew! It's a hectic, tough life at the moment! You should see my blisters! On my hands...don't be rude!

24 comments:

  1. Lee

    O/T again- Help me with some language here. What is a "masher" when referring to people?

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  2. One of my LST friends (who I have never met in person), emailed me and wanted to attend a BrewHaHa in order to meet all of us. He said his wife thought it was a bad idea and that all those internet folks were "mashers" and she didn't want him to attend. I just told him to bring her along!

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  3. Yes...tell him to take her along...she will see that her assumptions are incorrect...obviously, she doesn't use the computer/internet much. You've had first-hand experience at the Brewhaha's...I'm sure he will heed your advice. :)

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  4. Tell him to ask his wife, seeing 'mashers' are guys...if she thinks the guys are going to hit on him! ;)

    Perhaps that's why she is hesitant to attend! lol

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  5. Lee,
    Blisters huh?
    I'm surprised you have time to sit and partake of cafes and croissants. ;-)
    rel
    p.s. I'm in Tuscany at the moment.

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  6. Grrrrrr...did you have to tell me that, Rel? I would rather Tuscany any day to a cafe in France! Stay there...I'll be there in a shake! ;)

    I've so many books here on Tuscany! When I win the lotto...you'll find me there enjoying the culinary delights of the locals....I love day-dreaming!

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  7. That near riot at the open should never happen in Oz Lee, our immigration laws have been too lax me-thinks.

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  8. Lee,

    Whatever. Some folk just are too skeered to do anything! He will be the one missing out if he doesn't take my advice. We don't have horns or anythin! We were mashers, but we got bettah!

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  9. I agree with you, Peter...that is not our "Aussie-way" at all. It was disgusting and so, so disappointing.

    For goodness sake...it's sport...only sport...sport is to be enjoyed, whether being spectator or competitor.

    Ship them all off to a remote island somewhere, like they used to do with lepers. As far as I'm concerned these kinds of elements are far worse than lepers...they should abandoned and forgotten way away from the rest of us. Let them fight their battles and kill each other there...not here on our shores!

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  10. lol Neocon...as you say, his loss and her loss...they're the ones who will miss out on all the fun. It would probably do them good to meet new people, particularly the wife, by the sounds of it! ;)

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  11. Lee, exactly! I think they are older folk. That's probably the reason she isn't more computer savvy.

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  12. Or people savvy! ;)

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  13. Lee,

    Sorry, I didn't mean to highjack your thread today! I'm used to an open comments thread, but that is no excuse. Do you really play tennis and cricket? BTW, what's cricket?

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  14. You didn't hi-jack my post, Neo...not at all. I've enjoyed 'chatting' with you.

    Tennis and cricket! No!! lol I've got it playing in the background in my tv! ;)

    Cricket is a game played with a bat and a very hard ball...and 11 men per side...the pitch is a long, rectangular strip and he who hits the ball has to run along the pitch to the wicket at the other end...his mate at that end runs down to the batter's end for his turn to bat. If the batter hits a 'four' or a 'six'...they don't have to run that many runs...but they are scored accordingly...the opposing side is out in the field to stop the ball or catch it as the case may be...are you confused now? lol

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  15. Lee,

    I think I've got it, old girl! The bat is kinda flat, no? You only have so many balls? I guess I'll do some homework tomorrow! Now that would be cricket, right?

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  16. Lee, probably should give a disclosure to your Aussie friends that I'm a GRIT (Girl Raised in Texas!) It is just that I find other cultures very interesting and am always trying to learn something.

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  17. I do like the sound of entering the idiots in a 2000 race along the Great Barrier Reef. You just crack me up.Justice would be well served .
    On a serious note that poem was great.
    Cheers Margaret

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  18. Hiya Margaret...glad I caused you to giggle! ;) Thanks about my poem.

    I hope you're feeling a lot better now.

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  19. I deleted my earlier comment because of a typo...so here is my corrected comment...even if out of place/order! Neo knows what I mean!

    "A 'masher' is a guy who is a 'wolf' a guy who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women....in other words, a bit of a slime-bag, Neocon...why do you ask?"

    9:46 PM

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  20. I reckon those idiots at the Aus Open should be tossed into the Coral Sea to outswim the sharks! Hopefully, we might get some Olympic swimmers!

    I'm for Tuscany, too. Croissants and coffee and some good friends, yeah?

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  21. Naaaa, Robyn...forget the croissants...I want Schiacciata al Ramerino (Italian flat bread with rosemary.....and Patrizio Buanne if he would like to join us!) followed by Arista Di Maiale Al Finocchio (Roast Pork with Fennel)...topped off with after a little while with Crostata Di Pere Al Cioccolato...(Chocolate Pear Tart)..followed by much Frangelico and good brewed coffee! ;)

    We are in Tuscany, after all!

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