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  1. Voltron

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    Good news everyone! My backhand works again, I finally have the 1HBH down, and I'm starting to be able to hit winners with it. Drinks for everyone! :D:D:D:D
     
  2. DueSouth

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    Wooo congrats voltron...Magners please!!!!
     
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    Pictures please! :)
     
  4. CanadianChic

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    Excellent Volt, and Magners it is (especially since I now know what they are). ;)
     
  5. Voltron

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    Anything good happed to anyone else?
     
  6. Voltron

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    Of what? My backhand?
     
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    Nothing particularly exciting happened to me today...but if you havnt posted on it yet comment on the thread about Diegaa becoming an uncle!!!!
     
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  9. Voltron

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    I have posted on that, and I like the name. The downside of my new backhand is that my coach drilled me really hard for two weeks, and now my feet are covered in blisters. I can't even walk now. :( But I DO have a backhand, and that's what matters. :)
     
  10. Voltron

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    If I do, I want to wait a week or two, so I can improve it more. (and hopefully walk well)
     
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    Yeah, I can relate to that feeling. I've been working on my backhand the last year or so and it too is starting to work now (my 1H backhand). I still totally flunk it sometimes though...
     
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    I know how that feels, I had a fantastic 2HBH, but one day I HAD to mention. "I think my 1HBH is my natural stroke, maybe we should try that." He responded as follows. "OK, for the next two months you can only hit a 1HBH, if I see you use two hands, you have to run." I was a little scared so I asked how much running, he literally said "enough", which I later found out was a 7 minute mile. :p
     
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    Hehe!

    Time for some coffee! Make it Swedish though...
     
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    i didnt know the swedes made coffee!!
     
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    Kaffekask baby!!!!:D
     
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    Yeah. Well, no vodka today though. Just pure coffee :)
     
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    Wasn't it SoBad that asked for a photo of me popping a blister? If he still wants it, I've got a gruesome one. :p
     
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    Urgl. Well, SoBad can have it. Just as long as the rest of us don't have to see it :)
     
  19. Voltron

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    Don't worry, it won't get posted.
     
  20. Fee

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    Hey everyone
    I'm finally alert enough to type a little bit more about IW (just barely though, today was pretty hectic at work).

    I left home Thursday night around 8 pm, planning to drive to a place called Buttonwillow to sleep and finish the trip in the morning. I picked the worst motel and my window faced right onto Interstate 5. I think I got about 25 minutes of sleep. :mad: I got a free breakfast in the morning, so that kind of made up for it. I was an hour late getting on the road, but I somehow made it to IW by 12:30 pm anyway (because I was speeding, basically). I met up with my two friends (here from England) and wandered around the grounds watching practices and such. I saw the huge crowd around the Safin/Haas practice session, walked by to check it out, and decided to keep going because I didn't want to deal with that many people. I did see Tommy for a split second after that practice session, he was walking toward me so I poked his arm and said 'hello stranger' and he said 'hey, what are you up to?' So I said 'great blog in memphis' and we kept walking in opposite directions.

    Eventually, it was time for Justin's match so I headed over to Stadium 3. I was standing outside the court when he was dropped off and he gave me a smile and a wave. I had a ticket in the 'box seats' with assorted other people that he had invited along, but we were all scattered around. It was great to see him on court again, and he started out serving 3 aces and playing pretty well, but he hurt his back in the 5th game of the first set. I tried to convince him to stop playing (using assorted hand gestures), but he kept going. It was kind of hard to watch. We didn't talk after the match, but we exchanged text messages all night long. He offered to get me into the Ginepri-Kendirck match but I was already back at my room showering and stuff, plus I didn't really have the right clothes to be outside in the cooler weather.

    Saturday I was able to sit and watch Haas practice for an hour. I hadn't seen him in person since Sept 2005 and I had kind of forgotten how much I really do just like to watch him play. His practices are less stressful than his matches because he wasn't being all mental, so I could just enjoy his footwork and the smooth way he plays. It was more fun than I expected it to be. I spoke to Tommy after that for just a few minutes, when I said hello to him he said 'where have you been?' I joked with him that I had been in San Jose, he kept missing it, and then told him that I agreed with his decision to skip tournaments the week after Davis Cup. The rest was just a little bit of chit chat, but it was great to see him again and say hello. Sadly, I left on Sunday morning so I never actually got to see him play a match.

    That's about it. I saw some matches too, but I have a horrible memory for stuff like that, so I can't go into detail. My trip was mostly about seeing my two friends again, and seeing Justin (we hung out for a few minutes before he left town Saturday afternoon, he introduced me to John Lloyd!). My pictures of Tommy are all blurry, and I have a few pictures of Justin. We took one together, its on my myspace page. Thanks for reading this far. :)
     
  21. ShooterMcMarco

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    Thats cool Fee, sounds like you had a good time aside from the sleepless nights. I still haven't gone to a pro tournament yet. IW 2008 is my goal :)
     
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    I would strongly encourage it. If you can handle the heat, its a good tournament to go to. The grounds are mostly flat and easy to get around, there is a lot of awesome tennis the first five days (almost too much), and its pretty fan friendly (in my opinion). The ticket prices are fairly reasonable (I think), but the food is kind of expensive. Book your hotel room now, you can always cancel it later ;).
     
  23. SFrazeur

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    Okay, so I'm 14 years old. I'm watching Titanic and BAM! full on out nudity. Perhaps I have forgotten to mention that I was sitting between my mother, sister, and grandmother watching it on the biggest screen in the state. I should also add that I had never really seen nudity till that point.
     
  24. CanadianChic

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    Wow, my heart goes out to you. That is rough! That would certainly be an uncomfortable situation bud. lol. I don't remember the nude scene but was probably busy passing napkins to my sobbing "girl"friend. Hahaha.
     
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    LOL you guys are too much.
     
  26. heycal

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    Don't they have ratings in Canada? Today it's watching nude scenes you don't even remember, yesterday you were talking about seeing "Silence of the Lambs" when you were 10 years old and being traumatized by that. What's going on in that lawless land up there?
     
  27. CanadianChic

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    Just that Heycal - lawlessness. We are a violent group of vigilantes up north of the border. A little reminiscent of the Wild West days down in your neck of the woods. We like to band together in the dark hours while the moon is shining bright and check our buckets to see how the maple syrup is dripping. When that doesn't satisfy out carnal urges for entertainment, we grab our pitchforks and head on over to our neighbour's farm for an old fashioned barn stuffin'. Sometimes, as the early morning hours approach and our zest for carnage and mayhem has still not been satiated we start to sniff the air to the south and yell, "let's get us some Americans".

    Speaking of movies, I was actually expecting you to stop in the 300 thread earlier tonight. I was hoping you would see a polite disagreement in action - it was a beautiful thing really. A difference of opinion, and there was no name-calling, rude remarks, and..my-oh-my, nothing was deleted. But how could that be when Phil was involved in the conversation? I thought he made personal attacks on all the posters here. Hmmm........perhaps someone has a little humble pie to eat with his usual morning dose of crow.

    You make me smile Heycal. :)
     
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    hahahahahhahah :mrgreen:
    I knew it!Damn Canadians![​IMG]
     
  29. heycal

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    I missed this "300" thread, so don't know what it was about. But I'm not sure how the fact that "Phil made personal attacks on all the posters" and they weren't deleted has anything to do with me. He routinely violates the Talk Tennis forum rules without repercussions. This is like telling me you ran 20 red lights last night on the way home from Scotia Optical but didn't get a ticket.

    I have no idea what "an old fashioned Barn stuffin'" is -- but I like it! I'm going to try and work it into some conversations today if possible.
     
  30. heycal

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    As per your request, Chess9's wisdom. (Note to mods: hope you'll allow this classic to stay. Seems pretty harmless...)

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    "24 is way too old to be thinking about marriage. Your sperm count is
    so low you'd probably be lucky to dribble out ONE. :) On the other hand,
    if you must, you gotta' quit feeling guilty about all that masturbation.
    It ain't healthy, cause you'll never find a girl as tight as your
    forehand grip. Just be satisfied you aren't a quadriplegic.

    No woman will be as satisfying as a million bucks either. I've been
    there. I'd rather have another million or sixty myself. So, keep working. On
    80g's without any kids you can scrape by and maybe save a few thousand
    a year if you don't go crazy for the K racquets and chic tennis shoes.
    When you are 50, and are worth a few million, lots of women will
    think you are attractive. You'll be Mr. Perfect.

    Good luck, and comb that palm hair buddy. Yipers!

    -Robert"
     
  31. CanadianChic

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    Heycal, If you have jeopardized this thread with your repost I will be a fairly miffed bunny. My only hope is that if they do find any offense, they edit the post and not the thread. You are more than capable to employ "your e-mail posters" function here, as you are not certain what was the exact cause of the deletion of the other thread.

    You missed my point - Phil did not in any way insult other posters in the 300 thread.

    You are welcome to come on up and help out in the next barn stuffin'. I would advise you keep your national identity a secret as these ruffians are a brutal lot. Not too sure if anyone will pass you a pitchfork though - that is a graduated right, but they are always looking for someone to tend to the manure and get water for the men. You just might be able to handle that. lol.
     
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    Wondeful!Thanx alot Heycal!:D

    CC,don't worry,I seriously doubt that this post was the reason for deletion,and it will lead to the deletion of this thread too.
     
  33. SFrazeur

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    It is getting rather vitriol in here. Loosen up, it's CC's Bistro. Harsh tones are not in the spirit of this thread. Have fun have a laugh, it's the Bistro, baby.

    Me saying "baby" just doesn't sound right does it?
     
  34. CanadianChic

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    Excellent SF, and I do suppose we need to lighten it up with a little humour and good times here. I worry sometimes as the bistro has been through a renovation in the past, but I believe that won't happen again.
    So how are you today SF? It sounds perfectly natural coming from you actually. Perhaps a different side is emerging in your new position. ;) I do believe I like it! lol.

    (Not that there was anything wrong with the old SF - you know what I mean to say).
     
  35. SFrazeur

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    As my farther would say when asked how he is "mean as ever". And your self?
     
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    LOL - nice as ever I hope. I suppose it really depends on whose perspective. I am enjoying another relaxing day here. Nothing stressful or strenuous happening.
     
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    Anyone up for an old fashioned barn stuffin'?
     
  38. SFrazeur

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    I've noticed that Drakulie has not posted much lately.

    Where is that damn drunkard. Ah, I know "FREE BEER!"
     
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    I'll have to do a search on that one. I will say that it does not sound very Amish.
     
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    I miss my sweet Drakkie and hope he can pull himself out of the racquet section and return to us. Not many Amish around here, although there are a fair amount of huds and mennonites. You need to get yourself a barn or have a friend with one Heycal - that would be the first step. :)
     
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    I officially hate barns,and anything that resemples dry cow food.
     
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    It's not the cow food that bothers me so much as the end result. Hahaha. I really am on a roll today, eh?
     
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    I am not sure why but this reminds me of a Texas song called "Big Balls in Cow Town", I swear that is the name of it.
     
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    I just looked over this thread you keep referring to. Phil only posted like 3 times in the entire thing, and personally insulted someone in 1 of those posts (post #39), for a respectable .333 batting average... It would be good to get some fact into YOUR STUFF, my sweet Cecilia.

    I think I've seen a barn once or twice. Does that count for anything?
     
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    Yeah, wipe that clear from your head as fast as possible SF. You don't need that kind of music occupying precious space. Now Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy should be there if you feel the need for a country song swimming around. lol.
     
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    Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy is not a country song, it's closer to a rockabilly song.

    A good true country music website: http://takcountryback.com
     
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    Oh SF, have you not listened to the links I put on the other site? I am trying to incorporate a little of my sad, earthy alternative on you - no more country for you.

    Yeah Heycal, I think we have different ideas of what an insult is. I have seen a pig, but that doesn't mean my pet is one. Or that I had ham for breakfast. Work with me here Sunshine.............
     
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    Yeah lol
    Imagine having to sniff cow food!!:/

    I am so happy!I found the perfect way to make the trip!!:D
     
  49. SFrazeur

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    I'm sure I did, I searched for every suggestion that I had not heard before.
     
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    Work with you to try and buttress your position using pork analogies? Um, okay, let's see... "Just because I've stuffed a few pigs doesn't mean I eat my ham in a pet barn, CC." Something like that work?!?:confused:
     

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