Um...yeah. So that GIGANTIC FUCKING ADULT FUCKING COBRA was found at the tennis venue at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Oh, and they found another snake in one of the athlete's rooms, too.
I would make a really unnecessary Snakes on a Plane reference except that I really do hate snakes and I would prefer not to deal with them in any way, and that would include having to continue to stare at this blog post as I come up with additional witticisms.
Rafa gets all cute and spiritual in Bangkok with a bunch of Buddhist monks.
You can see more pics here.
If I had a nickel for every picture my parents had of of me in this pose, I could buy Honey Deuces for the world. THE WORLD.
So I'm sitting here catching on a month's worth of Tivo and I started going through my files. Sometimes, as you're surfing the interwebz, you just see funny or interesting photos and you save them, not having any idea if you're going to actually have a reason to use them in the future.
So here's me unloading a few randoms on you.
Vania and Shveddy at the Wimbledon Champions Ball.
I...don't want to talk about it.
If there's one thing we know about Igor, it's that he likes pretty things.
Ah. A classic.
Masha, about to eat her dinner.
Robbo and one of her two pooches.
Leather brings out the best in everyone.
Ana's in Seoul and is supposed to play her first round match today against Dushevina but it's forecast to rain all day. So here are some pictures with my favorite member of Ana's team.
You just keep doing what you're doing, Leather. We loves it.
"Hey Maria? What means the term 'man hands'?"
More pics from the tourney here.
Someone on Twitter said that Davis Cup pwns all other tournaments in pictorial awesomeness.
I have to agree.
Davis Cup Hoss.
This week on Broadway: Guy Forget as Monsieur Thenardier!
Oh, Stanley. Sadz.
Spongebob is a Sod fan. This explains...so much.
*Everyone's* obsessed with what's between his legs.
Meh. Not so much.
PUT THE SUNGLASSES BACK ON, YOU ALIEN!
Oh put a ill-fitting extra-large sock in it, James.
Stop taking fashion advice from Rausa, Christy.
Where was I?
Oh, right. I realized this afternoon that I never did a proper Pic This entry for the USO. Shame on me.
So here we go....
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Finally saw Fernando practice today. And really, the only reason I saw him is because Sam was practicing next to him. So again, thank Sam.
And Daveed, actually. Even Team Stosur had to stop and watch some shirtless Spanish action. They were actually quite riveted, particularly by Daveed's footie skills.
Thankfully, Fernando was shirtless.
Not so thankfully, he was rocking a samurai look. Blech.
But it's not like I was looking at the hair anyway, so I guess it works out.
It was a toasty one today in NYC. I know this because Aunt Pimmy told me so. Also because I finally ditched the jeans and t-shirt look and went with shorts and a tanktop. A wise move, I think. But between the heat, the crowds, and the size of the grounds, I've come to realize that you have to really want it to win it here at the USO, and I don't mean the players.
Typically when I go to a tournament I like to just wander the grounds and pop in to see whatever match tickles my fancy, or I'll stick around the practice courts to watch random players. Not so here in NYC. Nope, there better be a damn good reason for me to haul my ass out of the somewhat tolerable shade and stand/sit in the sun for the better part of an hour. Even today, I could barely get it up to stick around to watch Sveta, MaKiri, FeVer, or Elena for anything more than five minutes. To the extent I have pictures of any players or matches it is a reflection of my love for them. I thought I was going to go blind when Nole, Sam, and Dani were practicing, what with the Iguacu Falls-like deluge of sweat that was running into my eyes. At one point I looked down and realized sweat was just running down my legs. Which could have been weird if anyone who knows me, knows FD, and knows my love of all things Corgi had seen me.
IT WAS SWEAT! I PROMISE!
There is no wandering here at the USO. If you wander, you must do so with intent. And a lot of water. And sunscreen. And...patience.
Vika and Sergei Bubka Jr., who, according to Boyfriend Jon, is her man friend. No word on how long his pole is.
Today, Sunday, was awesome. With qualies done the players took to all of the courts to practice for extended sessions, and I got to see a lot players from up close. It was relatively quiet around the grounds but concessions were still open (ahem, beer, ahem) and I highly recommend coming to the grounds (still free!) on the Sunday before play starts. This was absolutely my favorite day so far. Saw some Sod, Flavia, Nenad and Daniel, Rafa, Errani, Rodionova, Corretja, Pico, Nico, Aravane, hell, we saw a lot of people and made drunken fools of ourselves. It was fantastic.
The "sexy" USO pick, Vika, grunting her way through her session.
Vika was practicing next to Venus, who kept looking over at the grunter.
Courage, nee Believe, was out on court hitting with Snooki.
You could see those things from space.
Because I can.
Dinara hitting with Agnes.
Aaaaaaand Aga, who can't get a sponsor but refuses to be silenced.
Masha doing interviews. She left without giving any autographs, which led the crowd to boo and whistle, which I thought was a little unfair, though understandable.
Dima. Checking his awesome Twitter, probably.
T-Gabs, trying to ignore the DoucheBro behind him.
Ana and Dinara continue their viral marketing tour for the US Open in San Diego.
It must be love.
Check out their FB page for more pics, including a pretty awesome one of Kleybs and Bepa chowing down. Well, it's either Bepa or a lumberjack. Hard to say.
Aw. Look at Dinara showing she cares. All bitch-facing and shit.
Though, to be honest, @sblily and I couldn't decide whether or not they were concerned for Ana or utterly confused by Kleybs. I mean, the head jerking, the sweating in 55 degree weather, the ponytail wringing (yes, it happened). There are a lot of questions, very few answers.
Even Jay-Z, the Ana Ivanovic of China, snuck a peek.
LET'S ALL BE FRIENDS!
Dani hit the courts on Sunday and she was rocking a pretty amazing tan. She may or may not have rolled around in baby oil as part of her pre-match routine, too. Unfortunately my media access does not allow me to confirm or deny this.
Seriously, I have to think that she spent her holiday on the beaches of Miami drinking Pina Col-baby-oils for two weeks. Inexplicable.
Lanky. But we knew that.
Jay Z back there.
"Oh, shit, she's coming towards me..."
Yeah. This one got awkward.