Friday, June 1, 2012

It Was Almost Too Unbelievable For Words!

        Considering my poetically wordy self, when do you ever hear me say that ANYTHING is almost too much for words...huh?...huh?! ^_^ But I'm telling you, yesterday's goings on in the tennis world...and somewhere else too!....Shhhh! I'll tell you about it in a minute...almost was!
     It was the kind of day that made you wanna grab a Vanilla ice cream cone to beat the heat... grab a nap, so you could be rested enough for it...

(Card by sadshop grab something to eat after your bath, to be fueled for... grab a cup of coffee...or something to sip that you could get all the way through it...

     ...and to grab a keyboard, or a typewriter, so that you could record every single word of! :-)

       And I'm not just talking about the French Open Tennis Tournament either! ^_^ But first, a few words about that! 

**********          YAY! Rafael Nadal (you know..."baby boy" ^_^) won his match yesterday...Was there any doubt?! ^_^ ...He beat Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in just an hour and 50 minutes!.....Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also had a straightforward day’s work, finishing his hold over match from the day before against Cedrik-Marcel Stebe. He won 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.....and Ferrer and Gasquet also won their matches.
        Andy Murray, although hampered by a new back injury and could barely move in his opening games against Jarkko Nieminen, was still able to dig deep and pull out a win 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.

        On the schedule for today is the 1st Round of Mixed Doubles: Serena Williams and Bob Bryan vs. Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank.......And 3rd round play...Sloane Stephens vs. Mathilde Johansson (of France)... Agnieszka Radwanska vs Svetlana Kuznetsova... Fabio Fognini vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (of France)... Ayumi Morita vs. Maria Sharapova...Novak Djokovic vs. Nicolas Devilder... Victoria Azarenka vs. Aleksandra Wozniak...Nadia Petrova vs. Samantha Stosur...and Juan Martin Del Potro vs. Marin Cilic.
       Roger Federer is slated to play Nicolas Mahut today...The same Nicolas Mahut that holds a number of tennis records and awards for his performance in the longest match in professional tennis history against 6-foot-9 John Isner in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, where he also broke the record of most points won in a single match (502). He won 70-68 in the fifth, the longest set and match in tennis history.
      I don't suspect Mahut is gonna repeat any of those numbers against Roger Federer today! (He's probably still thankful he wasn't playing John Isner yesterday in that marathon match with Matthieu! ^_^)...but any game with Mahut in just never know! ^_^ He's been doing surprisingly well at the Open so far this year though. So I'll just have to watch and see!
      John Isner looked like he was trying to repeat that game yesterday! O_O He was involved in another loooooooong match that went for 5 hours and 41 minutes...{ The historic victory over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon two years ago went 11-hours! }...Yesterday's match into the books as the second-longest match, by time, in French Open history...Paul-Henri Mathieu needed eight match points to defeat the #10 seed John Isner, 18-16 in the fifth set.
       It was just before half past three when Paul-Henri Mathieu and John Isner started their match...and it wasn't until around 9 pm that their battle ended!...Phew!...I think John Isner might now have an idea how Mahut felt on that Wimbledon day two years ago....Mathieu’s eighth match point gave him victory in front of a roaring home crowd. With Philippe Chatrier cloaked in twilight, the Frenchman triumphed 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16. It was the longest match ever played at Court Philippe Chatrier.

       As I always say, You know where I'll be ^_^!...after a morning visit with my 'Tiggerific friend, that is!...but let's face it, even during her visit today I'll still keep one eye open toward the T.V. :-)) **********

       But as I said, it wasn't all about tennis yesterday! In other wonderfully 'wordy' news, Snigdha Nandipati won the Scripps National Spelling Bee!!! :-)

            Oh how I love a girl that loves words almost as much as I do! Her spelling was unbelievable!!!...CONGRATULATIONS  Snigdha Nandipati!!!!!! :-)And since she said her dad taught her to spell, I guess I should say CONGRATULATIONS to you too, Dad!!! :-)

          Now, a few words to the French Open winners, to the Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, to my Tiggerific friend, and to all of you who are patiently reading my posts still every day......

        Have a good day, Everybody!!...Talk amongst yourselves! ^_^

Living Are The Words

All Poets through the ages,
from Poe to Maya Angelou,
have known the power of a word
and what the written word can do.

Words, alone, or in a sentence,
camouflaged or on their face,
are living breathing things,
occupying time and space.

Left within the mind
no one can hear them swear and curse.
When you release them by your speech,
their jab can go from bad to worse.

A complement is like the carving
of a golden apple's peel.
Falling gently on the hearer,
making shiny words a meal.

Cutting words are like a dagger
seeking out the mind and heart.
of the innocent and sure.
Pulling confidence apart.

Living breathing, in and out,
causing havoc every day.
You could be their vehicle.
So, be careful what you say.

Let good words inhabit spaces,
(which inevitably they do.)
And in receiving minds and hearts?
Let them flourish in there too! 


  1. You have a wonderful blog and I thank you for letting be part of it. I love all these signs. I love letters

    1. Awww! Thank you! :-) And it was my pleasure sharing your watercolor print here!

  2. I love the look of that fruity soap.
    I really like your poem today. Words can be pretty powerful things :)

    1. Hi Jo!...Isn't that soap amazing?! I thought it was actual food when I first saw it! It would be so nice on the sink of a bathroom, wouldn't it?! :-) ... And thank you for the feedback about the poem today. You're very right. Words can be powerful!


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