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Bunnee.

Posted by tennisplanet on April 1, 2008

BUNNEE

tee hee, i just found this “mailbox” thread… how my profile has changed! why i never even mentioned that second to federer, i loved the clinical playing style of ivan lendl! soundz like a cool guy too.

other updates: my musical preferences: lots of upcoming indie bands, jazz, classical…

who i look like? i could flatter myself & say yes to vivien leigh but might get laughed at (i don’t see it myself)!

physical activities: cycling, tennis, running, hiking, yoga

food: papayas, strawberries, organic meat, hazelnuts, greens, lemons, seaweed, tofu — french, chinese & italian food!

i am:

* canadian
* play some tennis
* food: hazelnuts, strawberries, lambchops, zabaglione, sushi
* music: rolling stones, the fall, sigur ros, ween, belle sebastian, gorky zygotic mynci, broken social scene, radiohead, apartments, the carpenters
* actors: gary oldman
* peeves: walmart (read “the walmart effect”), bush, people who say “funky”
* fav tennis players: federer, gasquet, ferrer, youzhny, roddick, williams sisters, mauresmo, henin. use to watch borg, navritalova & becker & macenroe (thought post serve&volley tennis was boring, so stopped watching. until 2006… prior to wimbledon ‘06, never even heard of nadal & federer. now i am all caught up. voraciously read everything i get my hands onto regarding the atp tour & federer. hey, i even know the jockstrap size of practically all top 100 players! (jk). have met federer, tursunov, djokovic, nadal, kohlschreiber
*
* authors: hermann hesse
* also like: painting, industrial design, nature, running, eckhart tolle, cycling, boardgames, reading, photography
* don’t own: cellphone, car, pharmaceuticals, bandages, tv
* have: new 24″ imac, nad & rotel stereo system, a simple life.
* happy to see the sun rise & set

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4 Responses to “Bunnee.”

  1. Gracie said

    In response to yours, Bunnee… I played a bit when I was younger, but not that seriously. An old flame, back in my early 20s, was an avid fan and got me interested in tennis. Mid 1970’s, so I saw Everet, Billie Jean, I watched Navratilova come up and dominate, Graf come into her own…Borg, McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, etc…then Sampras. I do admit, I did love McEnroe’s tirades, growing up as a New Yorker too…I kind of understood that kind of outlet for one’s frustrations. He had a beautiful game and was an astonishing shotmaker. Always one of my favorites. I still follow the Champions tour a bit, to see him play… There’s some good players on that Outback tour.

    Anyway, I guess I found my way into tennis during the time of all those ‘great rivalries’ they point back to today, once Open Era was in full swing. And tickets were easy enough to get, plus year-end championships used to be played at Madison Sq Gdn in NY, so we saw them play often. That person who introduced me to tennis is LONG gone from my life, but my addiction to tennis has hung on strong. After the first year or so, I was finally able to make myself stop watching the ball, as I realized how many pieces have to come together in motion for that beautiful game to happen. And I appreciated the One-ness of it. The nerve-bending dynamic of a match-up between two people, not a team sport. And ‘gentleman’s rules’ somehow still apply today. I like that they still shake hands at the end… I also had a bit of a hard time when the serve and volley game came to an end. It seemed boring, as you say. I still miss it. I like when I see Roger or some of the other guys trying to do more at the net these days.

    Like you, I read a lot of stuff about tennis online and elsewhere, and I read about players and shotmaking, and strategies and equipment. I set my alarm early or stay up till all hours watching tennis when it’s on. I spend all our big ‘holiday weekends’ here watching tennis, because all the tournaments fall during those times. My friends always laugh when we watch together, because I have a habit of doing a bit of my own commentary about some great shotmaking, or whatever. And all too often, a second after the words come out, the TV commentator says almost the very same thing. So I guess after 30 years I’ve picked up a lot about the sport. Heh. Enough for my pals to say, ‘Hey, you should do commentary”. Yeah. Don’t I wish!

  2. chieko said

    Dear Bunnee san, I am Chieko and I am also a fan of this site. I am writing to let you know that Gracie san’s sister is very sick ( please refer to her answer to me at Question). So I am writing for you to also please pray for her. I believe in prayers and I do not know if you do. But please pray for her if you do. Thank you
    Chieko

  3. bunnee said

    tee hee, i just found this “mailbox” thread… how my profile has changed! why i never even mentioned that second to federer, i loved the clinical playing style of ivan lendl! soundz like a cool guy too.

    other updates: my musical preferences: lots of upcoming indie bands, jazz, classical…

    who i look like? i could flatter myself & say yes to vivien leigh but might get laughed at (i don’t see it myself)!

    physical activities: cycling, tennis, running, hiking, yoga

    food: papayas, strawberries, organic meat, hazelnuts, greens, lemons, seaweed, tofu — french, chinese & italian food!

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