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Hey okay...!

March 17th, 2012 (05:05 am)

Current song: Anneke van Gierbergen - Hey, okay!

I've been away for quite a while, a lot of that having had to do with my current personal life - a mite of garbage right now, I might as well admit. Don't worry to much about me - if you ever felt like that eh? - I'm a lawyer and eventually all will be fine. I'm taking care of things... oh bloody well yeah.

In other words: I've been busy and haven't found time to update this blog lately.
Hope you don't mind.

I did see a couple of concerts lately, namely The Jayhawks and Long Distance Calling in Utrecht, but that was quite all of it, and I didn't managed to post a review of those, sorry about that.

One slight thingie I'd like to share with you - I visited the ABN AMRO tennis tournament in Rotterdam, and guess what happened?

Yep, I somehow managed to meet Roger Federer aka *HIM*, not in an environment with tons of rabid fans reaching out for him at all of his practice sessions - but just late night, outside at the exit of Rotterdam Ahoy's rather deserted parking lot. WOW!

It was some two hours after his semifinal against Nicolay Davydenko. Which I was sure he was happy to have won, as he was down and out, one set and a break down, but still managed to get the win after all. No wonder he was in a rather good mood this night!
Fortunately Peter and Valerie, as well as Diane were as wonderful to make pictures of that meeting, YAY!!! Thank you so much for that, you dear folks!
This said: my THANKS to all of the wonderful fans I met that week. Fortunately, most of them being appreciative, positive folks, being able to cheer for their fav's opponents just the same - and that is what I like to see!

It was a pleasure I can tell you.
What a lovely person he is. Yep. He's sooo 'normal'. I can adjust to that from personal experience.
Notice that pink T-shirt I'm holding? That was from the "Match for Africa"-exho Fed did with Rafa Nadal in 2010 in Zürich. I said to Roger that now that I had his autograph on that tee, I'd do *whatever possible* to get Rafa's as well - hopefully in Halle this year.
He smiled at that, the dearie, and wished me best of luck!

There was a lot more about the ABN AMRO tennis tournament to tell this year, and maybe I will, soon, if time allows me.

Just one remark for now: DORIS - I promised you in the hospital that you'd get your casted foot signed, and I cannot express how happy I am that it indeed happened!!!
LOVE you, dear lady - thanks for everything, the pleasant company, etc!!!

It was a fairytale coming true.

"No fear, no shame, we play this game!"


Posted by: kinski76 (kinski76)
Posted at: March 17th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)

Just popping in to say I love the pic. Who am I kidding - I adore it, it should be framed.
I'm both literally and figuratively recuperating from an "annus horribilis" myself. Hope things will improve for you soon.

Posted by: Servant_Solarfall (solarfallsrealm)
Posted at: March 17th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)

Thank you so much!

This was a genuine fairytale. I only joked to Doris when I said that she'd have to get that cast sgned, and it happened!!!

Roger is a lovely person. So friendly, so genuine, asked her all about how that accident of hers came to be, etc.

I'm a bit in an "annus horribilis" myself, due to some nasty troubles in my private life as well, but I'll manage. ;-)
Hope all will be well with you soon!


Posted by: carolina30363 (carolina30363)
Posted at: March 17th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)

Go you for the pic with Federer!!!!!

Missed you hugs

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