Jul. 5th, 2009

marciadanielle: (Roger/Rafa)
I'm a bit disgusted with the Canadian media at the moment. They do not give recognition where recognition is due. It's annoying, and sad. Daniel Nestor (with his partner Nenad Zimonjic) won the Men's Doubles at Wimbledon this year. They won last year too. I only got to see some of the match (stupid work) but what I saw was good! I saw more of their semi-final match, where they fought back from being down two sets to love and went on to win the match in five sets. Amazing! Daniel Nestor is Canadian (he grew up in Toronto). He's been the world number one (in doubles), he's currently number two (although, maybe he'll be no.1 again on Monday?? I'll have to check), he's won all the Slams, and yet TSN (Canada's sports channel) doesn't even bother showing the match. The papers barely make mention of him. And while there are some articles today, it took winning Wimbledon for them to mention him. He's Canada's greatest tennis player ffs!!! Give him more credit!Are we so enamoured with love for the Americans that we forget about our own???

Anyways, moving on...today is the Men's final at Wimbledon!!! Federer vs. Roddick. This will be the third time Roddick has faced Federer in the final at Wimbledon. The previous times being in 2004 and 2005, both of which Federer won. Federer is 18-2 against Roddick. So I'm not too worried. Although Roddick has been amazing these past two weeks. So I hope Federer isn't feeling too cocky or confidant, but I doubt he is. He's too much of a gentleman to be cocky. I'm sure he's preparing to just play his best. Which will (knock on wood) win him his 6th Wimbledon final, and 15th Grand Slam, making him the absolute best ever in Men's tennis. Even my mother (who is one of those enamoured for the Americans - she's a wannabee) roots for Roger. And she likes Roddick. But she loves Roger more. The fact that's he's completely fluent in English and speaks with only the slightest accent helps (for her). Yeah, she's prejudiced. But she's my mother and I love her. Anyways, I will of course be rooting for Roger today. I have wine chilling in the fridge, and I'm going to go to Tesco's soon to pick up some snacks. And possibly a donut. Because even though it's not Tims, it's tradition, and I can't break with tradition!!

It's funny, but when Nadal dropped out of Wimbledon I thought there would be a huge gap missing these past two weeks. And while I've missed watching him for sure, I haven't felt like I've missed out. If that makes sense. There's been some amazing tennis these past two weeks. Wimbledon has always been my favourite of the Grand Slams, and it's been just as great as ever.

In other news I've spent the morning downloading music. The website I normally download from is letting people download all of Michael Jackson's music for free as a tribute. Which is amazing on two parts. Because one, awww, that's sweet. And two, free music!! Lots of free music! So I downloaded it all. Then I wanted some more Canadian content on my mp3 player so (the original reason for me going to the download site to begin with) I downloaded some Amanda Marshall and Stabilo (I own the cds, but they're in Canada and I want to listen to them now!) The site actually didn't have anything by Stabilo (though I would have been surprised if they did) and very little by Amanda Marshall, so I found some torrents. Amanda Marshall is funny to listen to these days. Because her music sounds very 90s (mainly because it is) and not like the music you hear today. It sounds very pop. I still enjoy it though. Stabilo has held up better imo. I still love them. I wish both of them would come with new material. I want more!! Aw man, I just found out that Amanda Marshall performed in Brampton on Canada Day! I so would have gone to that, despite it being Brampton, lol!

Canada Day!

Jul. 5th, 2009 12:22 pm
marciadanielle: (Federer C'Mon)
I felt this deserved it's own post. Mainly not to tarnish my tennis rants with some drunken fun.

Canada Day was AWESOME (despite not having Amanda Marshall, lol! But there was a cover of one of her songs - that's what started this all!). I met Jen and her friend Megan in Trafalgar Square around 3pm, got some beer and proceeded to get very very drunk. Like very drunk. Like swaying on the spot, slurring my words, making a COMPLETE ASS out of myself and befriending anyone and anything. It was awesome. We drank in Trafalgar Square and then went to the Maple Leaf and got even more drunk. I drank a ton of beer (all Canadian thank you!) and a shot of tequila at one point. I passed out as soon as I got home so there was no drunken post, but let me amuse you with some drunken texts that I sent:

The first one I sent to Amanda at 6:37pm:

"Enlay i'm so drunk. l.ke really really drunk. Happy birthdaym canada. But do't worry i'm with friends wim are vauling card of me. I love you. And miss you."

Sent to Amanda at 6:43pm after she replied to my first text:

"I wish yet were here! I love you!!! You should be per. Me're going to get this drunk during your laka And jill. I love you."

Then a more coherent one sent to Catherine (which I won't post, because it makes sense and therefore not funny), but then I sent this one after she replied to me (at 7:12pm):

"I'm having tons of me fun. Tons. It's the best. But i want a burger.bushes. Mmmm burger . Soon my friend jen says. You met jen. In scotland."

That was the end of the drunk texting. Sad I know. They make me laugh. It was a fun fun fun day. The best Canada Day I've ever had.

Now to watch the tennis!! Wooooooo!!! Okay, first I have to go to Tesco's, and then I'll be sat in front of the tv all afternoon! Yay!


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