Sunday, June 11, 2006

tennis, plants, and the monster

so - the french open are over. i'm very pleased that justine henin-hardenne won the women's title. when she plays her best tennis, she is just marvellous to watch. i was probably not the only one who could not believe that roger federer took the first set 6-1 today against rafael nadal - he was brilliant. i don't think i have ever seen him play that well on clay before. but then, whatever happened, he lost his game, and nadal woke up. he *really* woke up. i think he deserves the win, he is the best clay courter at the moment, and has been for a while, but i still would have liked to see federer win and attempt the grand slam within the year. maybe next time. ;)

here's a visual update on the "garden", the plants on our balcony. they are getting more sunshine now, and it's warmer, so there should be a lot of progress shortly.

first marigold!

sunflower, still small, but growing

all sorts of plants

i have always wanted to know what kind of monster i am (i am sure you have, too), and fortunately blogthings has the answer:

My Monster Profile

Hungry Killer
You Feast On: Beer
You Lurk Around In: Olive Gardens
You Especially Like to Torment: Your Evil Twin

the funny thing is: i HATE beer, and cannot stand olives! *L*

song of the day: i burn today by frank black.


lorguru said...

You don't seem like much of a KILLER either!
I enjoyed the Open today, too. I started to want Nadal to win at some point, which ws unusual because I usual get bothered by his clam-digger pants and wedgie picking. Anyway, I think it may have something to do with having heard him speak Spanish from Spain. I'm a sucker for that.

Your plants are looking happy!

jenni said...

the garden looks great! I have little peppers now! woo-hoo!

Arlene said...

i am, as always, envious of your ppants.

my monster profile is undead midget.
i feast on: fried chicken (yummy!)
i lurk around in: olive gardens (must be europe)
i especially like to torment: hicks (what the heck are *that*?)

yay for hating beer. never could drink it. still reminds me too much of vomit -- my siblings', when they overdrank. hee.


michi said...

lauren - *L*. i said to sepp that nadal will have to talk to nike about his pants - i like them alright, but they seem too tight in ... err, places. but isn't federer magic to watch when he's at his best? and spanish could never win me over - i don't like the sound of it.

jenni - mine are growing, my tiny little pepper plants.

arlene - hicks are stupid, uneducated people. but i assume it takes more than not knowing what hicks are, to be one. *LOL* yay re beer!

and it is nice of you to envy me my pants. it would never do to leave the house without them. *giggle*

m x

SarahJane said...

Hi Michi -
So nice to have plants to look after, wonderful to watch.

ich bin der...
Grim Vagabond

I Feast On: Snow Cones

I Lurk Around In: Wal-mart

I Especially Like to Torment: Lawyers

go figure...

michi said...

aw, sarah, torturing lawyers sounds like so much more fun than torturing my evil twin, whom i actually adore. she is so much nicer than me. really. hm.