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Up&comer
12-23-2011, 05:56 AM
At least for the east coast. Christmas is going to be sunny and 60.

Feņa14
12-23-2011, 06:34 AM
Yup, same here.

Last Christmas was the coldest recorded here at around -19, this year looks like being the warmest up around 15. Give me -19 anyday! It doesn't feel very festive like it is at the moment.

Sentinel
12-23-2011, 06:38 AM
Yup, same here.

Last Christmas was the coldest recorded here at around -19, this year looks like being the warmest up around 15. Give me -19 anyday! It doesn't feel very festive like it is at the moment.
I take it you are talking Celsius while the OP is talking that other funny unit that goes beyond 100!

It's 13 C where I am right now (8 pm), and the lows are around 5C this week. Awfully cold for us people without heated homes. I am shivering all day!

Snow is messy ! I've seen it once or twice in my life.

Up&comer
12-23-2011, 07:10 AM
^^ You know us Americans have to go and make everything complicated.

thug the bunny
12-23-2011, 07:26 AM
As an American, it's embarrasing that we can't or won't make the change to metric. Even the English abandoned the English system. It's so ********. Whenever I meet someone who defends the English system, I ask 'Quick, what's bigger, 9/32" or 5/16"?'. The answer is always, 'uhhhh, ummmm...' With metric, you KNOW that 6mm is bigger than 5mm.

MichaelNadal
12-23-2011, 07:34 AM
Good, I can't stand being cold :)

mikeler
12-23-2011, 08:32 AM
High of 83 here today.

sureshs
12-23-2011, 09:01 AM
As an American, it's embarrasing that we can't or won't make the change to metric. Even the English abandoned the English system. It's so ********. Whenever I meet someone who defends the English system, I ask 'Quick, what's bigger, 9/32" or 5/16"?'. The answer is always, 'uhhhh, ummmm...' With metric, you KNOW that 6mm is bigger than 5mm.

I still like the British system for people's heights. Never got used to the centimeters measurement.

Up&comer
12-23-2011, 09:09 AM
High of 83 here today.


Yikes.
Christmas

ollinger
12-23-2011, 09:10 AM
Perhaps for length we should abandon both the English and Metric systems and use the tennis racquet system of points. For example, the distance to the moon would be just over a billion (1,216,512,000) points.

sureshs
12-23-2011, 09:18 AM
Some things have historically been in British units because they were the inventors.

The net is 36 inches high at the center. This comes from a 27 inch racquet length + a 9" head length, the way net heights used to be verified.

Grip sizes are 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 etc (leaving out the 4)

Court dimensions are 78 feet.

GRANITECHIEF
12-23-2011, 10:37 AM
Going to the beach and surfing on Christmas, should be upper 70's.

Feņa14
12-23-2011, 10:54 AM
I take it you are talking Celsius while the OP is talking that other funny unit that goes beyond 100!

It's 13 C where I am right now (8 pm), and the lows are around 5C this week. Awfully cold for us people without heated homes. I am shivering all day!

Snow is messy ! I've seen it once or twice in my life.

Yeah, celsius.

It doesn't have to snow for it to feel festive here, but a nice frosty, crisp morning is pretty essential for giving/receiving presents on Christmas morning :)

It will be weird doing it with it being mild, dark, rainy, windy etc.. outside. That's what we usually get in summer over here ;)

Where is it you're from?

Ronaldo
12-23-2011, 11:03 AM
Heatwave, 31 F or -0.5 C. Time for platform tennis, http://blogs.napervilleparks.org/image.axd?picture=Hinsdale+platform+courts.jpg

Andreas1965
12-23-2011, 11:15 AM
Thank god no snow this year!
Last year we drowned in the white crap, it was freezing cold for almost a month... terrible!

Right now there's +10°C outside, very good!!

thug the bunny
12-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Yeah, after 2 nasty winters here in NE US, I wouldn't care if it never gets below 0 deg this winter. Got in 18 holes yesterday, 64 deg F, and loved every minute.

Pacific lefty
12-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Looks like its due to be really mild here in the South of Ireland near Cork City- around 53 degrees fahrenheit and hopefully nice and dry! Was coverred in snow and freezing this time last year...

mikeler
12-23-2011, 12:47 PM
Yikes.
Christmas


Played 2.5 hours of singles this morning. I'm wiped out. :(

Kenny022593
12-23-2011, 01:17 PM
Played 2.5 hours of singles this morning. I'm wiped out. :(

I played 2.5 of doubles and wish I could play more! :)

Here in NY it has rained the past 3 days... We were supposed to get a lot of snow, but it was just too darn warm.

Up&comer
12-23-2011, 01:24 PM
Played 2.5 hours of singles this morning. I'm wiped out. :(


That's how you celebrate Christmas.

sphinx780
12-23-2011, 01:51 PM
34 here and we had trace flurries this morning, guess the closest we'll get to a white Christmas here but after last year, I'm not going to complain. I can feel my fingers and toes this year :-)

Ronaldo
12-23-2011, 02:20 PM
That's how you celebrate Christmas.

2.5 hrs of tennis is just a start, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3193973285_f7b7970e86_z.jpg

Sanavan
12-23-2011, 03:00 PM
I am on Vacation in Brazil... It's 39C (102F), crazy hot!

sphinx780
12-23-2011, 05:42 PM
2.5 hrs of tennis is just a start, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3193973285_f7b7970e86_z.jpg


Wait a minute here, I thought this was the start and tennis came after.

Ronaldo
12-23-2011, 06:02 PM
Wait a minute here, I thought this was the start and tennis came after.

Nah, tennis doesn't allow a free hand to hold a brew. http://bookmaniac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/beer-hat.jpg

mikeler
12-23-2011, 06:45 PM
That's how you celebrate Christmas.


I have friends that are playing Xmas morning.

SoBad
12-23-2011, 07:44 PM
50F heatwave in NY, no complaints here.

TCTEN
12-23-2011, 08:19 PM
2.5 hrs of tennis is just a start, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3193973285_f7b7970e86_z.jpg

Just played for 2hrs followed by a couple of these,
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8Upi5jepM54/TcSFNyhw_cI/AAAAAAAAAJo/uNqDTQ-ap78/s1600/IMG_0275.jpg

It was great..... and the tennis was fun too!

TCTEN
12-23-2011, 08:23 PM
34 here and we had trace flurries this morning, guess the closest we'll get to a white Christmas here but after last year, I'm not going to complain. I can feel my fingers and toes this year :-)

Sure thing Sphinx, it looks like its gonna be a brown one this year. Just like you though I'm not going to complain.

r2473
12-23-2011, 09:16 PM
I'm going to watch White Christmas. One of my favorite holiday movies.

chrischris
12-25-2011, 03:12 PM
Dont even think it has anything to do whatsoever with 'you know what'

thug the bunny
12-27-2011, 10:02 AM
Dont even think it has anything to do whatsoever with 'you know what'


Ugh.

1. Who are you talking to?
2. What is 'it'?
3. What is 'you know what'?

sphinx780
12-27-2011, 01:19 PM
Ugh.

1. Who are you talking to?
2. What is 'it'?
3. What is 'you know what'?

I can't officially speak for chrischris, but I'm assuming:

1. Jimjim...he lives across the street from chrischris.
2. This (http://youtu.be/ERTT_sv8sV0) is it.
3. This one I had to do a little research on, so I decided to just go with the wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Know_What) entry.

Maybe this will stave off another 'tennis goes to the weather channel' episode. :twisted:

chrischris
12-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Anyone, warm temps and toxic levels of green house gases causing it.

El Diablo
12-27-2011, 02:35 PM
^^ are you going to walk around talking about this at a New Year's party Saturday. The "war horse" rides again.

chrischris
12-27-2011, 03:31 PM
Have no idea but if it feels appropriate, sure i will.
Thats not to say , which i can see you are maybe aiming at , by any means or stretch of the imagination the only subject i know.
The idea of exaggation and visionless complaining and whining is even worse as topics at any party incl. New years.


Its liberating and refreshing to be able to speak freely on topics that are important to our economy and freedom.
Try it , you will like it.

chrischris
12-28-2011, 05:51 AM
98 F today. Local warming.

Dedans Penthouse
12-28-2011, 03:11 PM
98 F today.
Well, you don't have a fever. Go play tennis.

chrischris
12-29-2011, 02:29 AM
Well, you don't have a fever. Go play tennis.

Ok Pa.
i will.