Roland Garros day 12

4 06 2010

Wow, what a finale. Italy’s Francesca Schiavone against Aussie’s Samantha Stosur. While maybe before the tournament started, some people might have picked Sam as a dark horse, after her draw with first Henin and then Serena, most people probably picked someone else. And Schiavone is of course a total surprise, but what a happy one for me. Even though I like Stosur as well, I am definitely rooting for Francesca. She played a good match against Elena Dementieva, but not as great as against Wozniacki. Elena D had to give up after losing the first set 7-6 with a leg injury. She had been playing and winning a few matches in a row with it but yesterday the opponent and the injury just were too much. Stosur had no problem at all with Jankovic. With great serving and her beastly forehand she gave Jankovic no chance whatsoever. I wonder who will win the final?,I am going with Stosur but if it gets tight I think Schiavone is mentally the strongest one. We will see, I hope it will be a good match

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Roland Garros Day 6

29 05 2010

It was a busy day yesterday in Paris with both second and third round matches to be played. Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova both won their matches easy and will play each other tonight. I think Henin should win, definitely after the rain that makes the court a bit slower. But who knows, Sharapova on a good day… Both top chinese players lost yesterday, I do not like them at all so I was happy. Jie Zheng lost against Pivovarova in round 2 and Na Li against my fav Fran Schiavone in round 3. My other italian fav Flavia Pennetta also won her third round match and will play Wozniacki next. The 2 top russians both a hard day at the office. Dementieva played decent enough and fought very hard to beat Canada’s Wozniak 6-7 6-3 6-4. Title defender Svetlana Kuznetsova lost against Maria Kirilenko 3-6 6-2 4-6, and will be out of the top 10 for the first time in 10 years.





Transgender chicken??

11 05 2010

The Italian rooster Gianni from Tuscany started his life as a stallion, crowing at his farm surrounded  by his hens. When a fox raided the farm though and all the hens died, Gianni thought it was time for a change. A sex-change. Very shortly after the raid, Gianni started laying eggs and tying to hatch them. This has baffled scientist and they are studying his DNA to see what causes the change. They think it may be a primitive species survival gene, Gianni wanted his line ensured and that meant he had to become a hen. Very interesting.





U.S and Italy in Fed cup final

26 04 2010

The defending champion Italy played with 2 of my favorites Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone. They beat Czech Republic with Kvitova and Hradecka with 5-0 Italy’s top ladies always play and that is what makes them good, year after year.

From the other 2 semi-final teams you cannot say they had their best players. U.S beat Russia 3-2. The U.S missed the Williams sisters but both Melanie Oudin and Bethanie Mattek Sands won one single and great team Mattek/Huber on the decisive double. Russia had Dementieva who won 2 matches but Makarova and Kudryavtseva proved very weak.

Belgium on their play-off against Estonia with 3-2 and will stay in the world group. Unfortunately both Clijsters and Henin got injured though, Clijsters will likely be out for  6 weeks and might miss Roland Garros. Flipkens and Wickmayer would have probably won it without the 2 stars.





29-year-old Giulia from Napels, Europe’s youngest grandma

22 03 2010

At 15 she became a mother of Anna and her 14-year old daughter Anna just had a baby named Lucia. Both the daughter and the dad of the baby are moving in with granny to take care of the baby. What a classy story.





Steamed cat is delicious!

18 02 2010

That is what an italian tv chef said during his lunch programme on RAI. Beppe Bigazzi said it tastes best if you steam it first for 3 days. It rained complaints after he said this and he has been suspended. Bigazzi does not understand the commotion. People eat chicken en pigeon he says and eating cat used to be very normal in Italy back in the day. I dunno about this one, he is right that chicken are eaten and they are semi- pets as well for some, but a cat is a little different. I would not eat it.





GLBT News; Fred Phelps hates Lady Gaga, italian gays on hunger strike, View ladies on gays and monogamy

27 01 2010

Lady Gaga can be proud because she is the newest victim of the Westboro’s baptist Church aka the crazy Fred Phelps clan. Daughter Meghan made a parody of Poker Face in which she says Lady Gaygay, God hates Gaga and Gaga has a whorish face.(look it up on youtube, on Meghan Phelps lady Gaga) That coming from a girl with a face only the devil could love is pretty funny. If that church hates you that means you did something good. It is also pretty funny they call it satan’s music while to make this parody they must have listened to it millions of times.

Two Italian gays are on a hunger strike for marriage equality over there. One of them ended up in the hospital after being gay-bashed and they realized that they had no rights if one of them passed away. Back in November they walked into city halls with 23 other couples requesting to get married but were refused. The couple is streaming things live on the web. They have already lost energy to get out of the house and one of them has passed out a few times but they vow not to quit, even if it means death. Pretty brave but also a bit much. There are other ways.

The ladies of the View had a discussion about monogamy in gay relationships and according to Joy Behar the gays she knows were less bothered by infidelity than straight couples. Whoopie said the gays she knows do care about monogamy and even Elisabeth said she though gays care about that. I think it is for every individual different but Joy has a point. Definitely for gays from Joy’s generation cheating does not necessarily mean the end of a relationship. Men can separate sex and love better than women so I think it is a gay thing but only when there are 2 men involved. In a lesbian relationship it is a very different scenario. I also think for younger gay men with the possibility of marriage, civil unions and even having kids the views are more changing to a heterosexual relationship but it is still 2 men. Apparently most straight men cheat as well, they just don’t say it