Sunday, April 19, 2009
CELEBRATE! CELEBRATE! DANCE TO THE MUSIC! Rafa has done it again, mis amigos! Now he has 5 Monte Carlo wins! And - he's also equaled Roger Federer with 14 Masters Series titles! Way to GO, Rafa! Vamos, Rafa! (Excusa para nosotros un minuto! *sonrojar* we are having a wee celebratory smooch.) I knew Rafa could and would win! Although the match with Novak Djokovic was not an easy won (making more errors than he usually does, initially, in thees opening game), but he rallies with his trademark forehand to help heem break to love in game 5 and from there he went straight out for another 4 games to take thees set! It was pretty hairy for me to watch Novak capture the 2nd set, but he didn't use his advantage to his best ability. Dear Rafa came back like a wrecking ball in the 3rd! Okay, okay! So, Contessa is committing hyperbole crime now. I make it all better on your anti-hyperbole boo-boo now, okay? To be truthful, Novak gave Rafa a run for his moneys and no one can call Novak a slouch. Hees not #3 for looks alone, you know. He has fairly hefty bag of tricks, too. Now - you boo-hoo feel better now I kiss it? All riiiiight! Whew! Now Rafa's off to Barcelona (with ChiChi, we theenk..;>) to compete for a fifth successive title win after wheech it'sa Roma for the Rome Masters! Wheeeeeeeeee!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Heh heh, I know who ees really making lots of bones and squeaky toys off thees "rescue dog" tale - and that would be my old furfriend - Amigo's New Hope - yah - kinda korny name, but Amigo is kinda korny. I know this - cuz BoAmigo is OldFriend of Contessa ChiChi, si? Now he's a stu-nod, too, for taking on the "role" of First Dog of the United States. FDOTUS. (Name sorta fits, hunh?) Wow. Makes me wonder what's in eet for heem. Better digs? Better orts? Better ticks? Better tricks? (Upside to being neutered?) Well, Bomigo, you sold yourself out. You've made your own bed. Now lie in it. Just don't go all ape-sh*t if you get up with fleas! Dona wanna hear eet! *paws in ears* I CAN'T HEAR YOU! NoNoNoNoNO! La-la-la-la La La. NO CAN DO! NO CAN DO! BO BO BAMA - THINKS HE'S A LAMA, AND BEGS FOR HIS MANNA! LASSIE WOULDN'T DO IT! RIN TIN TIN WOULDN'T DO IT! CONTESSA CHICHI SHOULDN'T, COULDN'T, WOULDN'T! NO! NO! NO! SHE SAY - NO CAN DO! NO CAN DO! GO, MAMA! BoBama, BoBama, bo-obama, Banana-fana fo-fama, Fee-fi-mo mama, BoBama! heh heh heh! No, no, no - don't feel bahd for BO, cuz he wasn't "rescued" by nobody, according to thees article. (How come we gotta go overseas to get the truth - about anything going on here?) He was raised by a breeder in Texas and registered under hees real name Amigo NEW Hope (vs. Clinton the OLD Hope? wassupwithdat?). Also, he apparently is named after Michelle Obama's granddaddy nicknamed Diddley after blues singer Bo Diddley. Whatamimissing here? According to that, shouldn't FDOTUS be named Diddley Obama? Lastly, BO doesn't know how to swim. Not good for a Portuguese water dog, no? I wonder what TOTUS feels about this infringement on his territory, huh? On no, Mr. Bill! I see some p*ssing contests wars a-comin'! Duck!
My one-of-a-kind sports marvel, Rafa Nadal, has been nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for winning the French Open, Wimbledon and Olympic gold medal to become tennis Numero Uno! Camino por recorrer, Rafa! Si, glad you asked. The sport's world has its own equivalent to the film industry's Academy Awards, in the annual Laureus World Sports awards ceremony. Sports media from 112 countries make the nominations and the winners will be selected in a secret ballot by 46 supersportstars, members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, including John McEnroe, Nadia Comaneci and Jack Nicklaus. The Awards are usually presented at an annual Awards Ceremony but this year's ceremony has been scrapped because of the global financial crisis, so the winners of this year's Laureus World Sports Awards will be receiving their Awards individually at a series of presentations during May and June.
"It seemed to us, with so many people suffering, that this was the wrong time to be staging this event," Edwin Moses, chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, said in a statement. "This is the responsible thing to do."Nadal goes up against the likes of :
- Usain Bolt from Jamaica, the first man to win 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic gold medals in world records.
- Lewis Hamilton from the UK, the youngest ever Formula One World Champion at 23 years and 300 days.
- Michael Phelps of the US, who won 8 gold medals in a single Olympiad to overtake Mark Spitz's record.
- Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, FIFA World Player of the Year, scored 42 goals for Manchester United.
- Valentino Rossi of Italy, who beat Giacomo Agostini's record 68 500cc wins, and won 6th senior world title.
Andy Murray, looking good, after reaching your first semi-final on clay. Big day for Murray - wins match against Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-6 (13-11), 6-4 in morning game and then caps the day by winning the match with Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 late evening. Match set. Murray vs. Rafa. Tomorrow. Be there, or rawrrrrrrrr! VAMOS RAFA!
I was going to tell you some things I did and saw during my short hiatus, like visiting my friend Charo, then, how I know thees White House's new furkid on the block, Bo - but, now is come down to, "Oooh, Chich, have you seen thees Susan Boyle video?!" "Contessa, you gotta hear thees!" and "Lordy! I have met my Dream girl!!" Ay-yi-yi!! All ready! Of course, I've heard thees video! Poetmeister had to run it by me for approval, dontchaknow? Heh heh.. heh.. har. Just kidding, mistress. Ahem.. what I meant to say is, yah..... she's my new role model. If she can go onstage in front of Simon Cowell (t-t-tremolo) and be as poised and centered as she was with all thees tittering from the audience, then..well, I can get my voice on, too! RAWWWWWWRRRRRR!!! Trixie says I should make sure you have seen thees supercalifragilisticexpialidocious video, too, so here eet ees. Take note tho, how come noone have style her eyebrows (with thees paintbrush,si? I bad, really really bahd. Don't try thees at home..or your mother slap you up side thees head for making fun of my eyebrows, too! -oo- Don't do eet! Instead, cultivate your heart weeth luv for inner beauty, si?)
I toldya so! I toldya so! Rafa has secured his place in semi-finals at Monte Carlo Masters!! Will it be Murray or Davydenko? I don't know! Having said that - I'm going with Andy Murray. He looks primed. Mwaaaahahahahaha, cha cha ..si? Why, you ask? Davydenko played Nalbandian earlier today and I think he's pooped out. But, we'll see, no? Live Text this match over on BBC Sport Tennis here.
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First things first! You may already know my Rafa is through to the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals *grin* after beating Ecuadorian Nicolas Lapentti, 6-3, 6-0; this, after the match was held over due to rain Thursday. Pero, que vida! Rafa has now secured his 24th straight victory! Hurra! Look, I know he appeared a little out of sync coming into his previous round against Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela but you saw how he returned to form towards the end of the match. That'sa my Rafie, Oooolala. But that's not what I'm yapping about now - now it's about Rafa hammering Ivan Ljubicic as I speak (type, you goon!); 6-3, 5-2! World #66, Ljubicic, just came off a win over Italian Simone Bolelli, 7-5, 7-6, under 2 hours. Baaaaa, maybe he be tired and no match for Rafa. heeeeeeeya-haha..chichichi...si? Do I see a semi-finals!! Aye-aye-aye!
Si, Si! It's really me! Contessa ChiChi is returned to the Peoples! After a hairy escape from the winter doldrums to meet up with my Rafa at his matches these past weeks. Oh, my! Win some, lose some. He takes the good with the bad. He's always up and positive about life. He learns from his loses and just strives to do better the next time. And hey! Rafa is in good form - si, si - and raring to add many wins to his credit throughout the year. Okay! Okay! So much has happened to me since I last wrote you,, remember my Bro Rascal who almost died from congestive heart failure? Well, he acts like hee's brand new now. I mean, it's kinda creepy.. really. It seems like just yesterday that I had to grab and pull Rascal away from the Pearly Gates! Now he looks great. He can pretty much do what he feels comfortable doing, like going up stairs, jumping on the furniture, playing ball, although at a much less strenuous pace than before, and jazz like that. Except - wow - is he ever p*ssed over not being able to play Frisbee anymore. It's his most favorite thing to do, for cripe sake! I was really going nutz trying to do everything that needed to be done - and jeezes! I never saw so many pills in all my life. Ay-yi-yi!! Rascal's ranged from teeny-weeny to the size of a June bug. No, I swear! He takes 7 pills twice a day hidden in slabs of roast beef and chicken chunks. I was making homemade food for him, too. Rushing him to and fro, here and there, round and round I go! It got a little crazy there for awhile.. that's why I had to get away for a while... Photo by askcorran