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  1. sapient007

    sapient007 Semi-Pro

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    do brunch at hanks oyster bar for brunch. their food is da bomb.. no JO served..
    i give up, i'm going to urban bbq for lunch
     
  2. NiteFly

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    I'm disappointed! I thought this was some obscure movie reference or something.
     
  3. Topaz

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    Ahhh, the Cherry Blossom 10 miler? I volunteered for that one year...and it was pretty much windiest day in the history of wind.

    I just signed up for the Army 10 miler...does your wife run a lot?
     
  4. hollywood9826

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    My friend did the great aloha run in Hawaii. I think ti only 10k maybe even 5. He and his pals walked it with one of those coolers with the offroad wheels. They each had one with 2 cases of beer, the run took them 6 hours :)

    If thats what the cherry blossum run is im in dudes :)
     
  5. tfm1973

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    yeps. she's signed up for the Army 10 miler too i believe. before baby she used to run a lot more and ran the marine corps marathon. she also used to be a lot less rotund. she's almost back to her pre-baby fighting form though. go wife!

    i'm looking to find a Navy 1-Miler but don't see any listed. :confused:

    hollywood -- you should talk to Sup. in some other thread it appears he's quite fond of heineken. :)
     
  6. peter

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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. I've seen 70+ year old guys around here that will run all day around a tennis court and hit smashing winners forever...
     
  7. tfm1973

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    that is true. if he's in shape now . . . then he would probably stay in shape well into his 90's.

    hollywood - your ego may be writing checks your body can't cash.
     
  8. hollywood9826

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    Linkoping, is that in west virgina?

    Nah dude jk :)

    That is a very true, plus when im 50 22 years and counting i will probably be on my 3rd shoulder surgery, at least have tommy john once. I will also probably be walking with at least 1 plastic hip, and be on my 6th or 7th knee surgery. My grandfather was destroying me in golf when he was in his 80 (shooting in the 80's) after he would rub some WD-40 on his knees. But I'm alot better at tennis than golf, so I will garuntee that i beat that guy when im 50 :)
     
  9. peter

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    Nope. More like Northeast Virginia. Faaaaaaaaaaar Northeast :)
     
  10. sapient007

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    this is depressing me as i re-eat the left over pulled bbq pork pieces stuck between my teeth during my 1st sitting..
     
  11. Topaz

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    Really? So, come October you guys are all going to come down and cheer for us, right? ;)

    I registered for the Cherry Blossom one year, the year after I volunteered, and had every intention of doing it, did all the training, and ended up doing a tournament that weekend instead. Priorities, you know?
     
  12. tfm1973

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    yeps. i'm not much on running if you haven't guessed, but there is a running culture just like there's a tennis culture.

    it's nice to see people cheering complete strangers on. i'll be down with baby and a bunch of others so yes if you are running - i'll be yelling for you to finish strong! oh and you may want to get familiar with this stuff:

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    just energy/carb thingy. good for tennis too on a hot summer day. helps prevent cramping and gives you quick energy.
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    *slaps forehead* Okay - now I know where that avitar if from - Run Lola Run - Correct?
     
  14. JRstriker12

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    I tried that stuff once when I played soccer - and was a ton lighter - I just couldn't choke down that thick gell. It just seemed to gum up my mouth. I usually stick to water, gatoriade, and post game burgers.
     
  15. hollywood9826

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    Yep after my baseball games a few of would go to this place in hawaii called the shack and get a double shack burger. Which was 2 1/4lb patties and either louisiana hot link or portoguese sausage (I always went hot link) and plenty of cheese. Man what a post game burger that was :)

    If you like running so much Topaz are you aware of the Has House Harriers a coworker of mine in SD did alot of running and stuff with her hashing friends. She seemed to enjoy it.
     
  16. Topaz

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    I've done the ATM before, a few years ago. I wore a Philadelphia Eagles t-shirt, and had many people cheering me on! One would have thought it would have been more likely that people were throwing tomatos or something like that, but I guess there are a fair amount of Eagles' fans down here.

    I've never really done the 'gu' or energy gel stuff...even when I ran it previously. Just not my thing, I guess, plus they always have plenty of food at the end.

    You are correct, sir!

    Well, the running is kind of a side hobby...tennis comes first. I'm also much more likely to do fall races than spring, since USTA season is spring time. I have no problem doing the occasional 5-8k, and 10k with a bit of training...but the 10 miler is my version of a marathon!
     
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  17. PurePrestige

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    Hey hey, Hollywood, I know The Shack!
    Went there when I was visitin my dad, who resides in Honolulu. :-D
     
  18. hollywood9826

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    the shack was sooooooooooo good dewd
     
  19. TheJRK

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    What's up everyone??? Got out of my conference in PA early, haha! Nothing like driving 3 hours to something, getting there and realizing you have no business being there, and then driving back home. :???:

    What's this talk of a USO trip? I'm down... my wife just informed me she's getting deployed for 6 months, so I think it's my civic duty to go for both of us!

    Just found out I have an ACTA league match on Sunday... does anybody wanna hit before then? I need a good warm-up before I go out and embarass myself. It's a 3.5 league so one of three things is gonna happen:

    1. I play terrible but still win because it's 3.5

    2. I play well, win easily, and get accused of being a sandbagger.

    3. I manage to hold serve easily but shank all my groundstrokes everywhere and I end up losing 7-6, 7-6. :(
     
  20. tfm1973

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    TheJRK - welcome back. i'm playing a TW forum member on Sunday in Reston at 2:00pm. i can probably hit with you afterwards if you are interested. PM me.
     
  21. magmasilk

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    hey, small world, i played & am playing this year at 3.5 -- what line are you playing? mens dbl, 1st mixed, 2nd mixed? some of the taller older dudes are pretty good but generally not quite usta standards. you shouldn't have any trouble. what's your captain's name or if you prefer just the 1st few letters of their name.
     
  22. TheJRK

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    I'm on team 3, "D" division. I don't know what that means though... and I'm not sure if I'm playing mixed doubles or what. I guess I'll find out this Sunday.

    Are you playing on Sunday as well? That would be funny if we were playing each other or even funnier if we were on the same team. :)
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    I got no word that TFM was entering my hood. I need to revisit my early detection warning system. Please hide the BBQ!

    TFM, if you want to hit that day, let me know. Whoever it is, I can push them aside. I have such powers!

    Sup
     
  24. drakulie

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    Where the hell is the rest of the days story! Very dissapointed in you Sup!!!
     
  25. Sup2Dresq

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    Slave Driver! I'll finish it.. patience! *sings like axel rose*
     
  26. JRstriker12

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    Played one of my buddies in singles today out in Reston. I lost 3-6, 1-6, 5-7.

    I took me two sets to realize to stop hitting short to give myself a chance in the points. He was also hitting crazy top spin lobs from everywhere when I came in to the net.

    I'm not too upset though, we always have a good match and he's a good indicator of where my game is at. Right now it needs work and a removal of about 50 lbs.

    However, I felt it was a set up as Sup called me before the match and said he lent the guy the whole Jimmy Connors instructional video set on crystal from the Fortress of Solitude. Now he has the all the tennis knowledge from Krypton - it's just not fair! ;)

    Anyway, I hit a few balls long, so I'm going to do what any rational player does - not practice but blame the strings. Might be time for a new set of blue gear.
     
  27. Xisbum

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    Hey, dude, I don't push too easy.:twisted: And unless you have Memphis BBQ, it ain't worth saving. :)

    Why not come hit with us? This is pretty informal, no big challenge match or anything like that.
     
  28. tfm1973

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    Sup -- i wasn't aware you lived out there. you are pretty secretive. i have a theory that you are really some sort of secret agent leading a double life and using tennis to travel to your "assignments". i think that's the plot line for I Spy - the original TV show anyway. is that too old a reference? does anyone even know that show?

    JRstreaker -- i can't believe Sup's helping the enemy. . . . or is he? maybe he's gunning for you since you made ALL of us look shorter than we really are. how many chewbacca yells did you unleash?

    xisbum -- we're still on for sunday. i have to focus all of my mental faculty because i don't wanna lose to a Super Senior. even overweight midgets have their pride.
     
  29. sapient007

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    or maybe his a professional assassin that plays tennis by day and kills at night
     
  30. Sup2Dresq

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    I did give him advice.. and he took it. He hits a cleaner heavier ball. Not being pushed around or "slapping the ball" like before. I should of charged him for all that customization and hitting practices.

    I still have a set of blue gear and Big Ace. ....

    P.S. Good luck with your match.
     
  31. Sup2Dresq

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    My double life is like the First rule of Fight Club!

    I know both of those guys.. so no one is an enemy. I've played them both numerous times, and I now must cut back on the carbs (hehehe).
     
  32. Sup2Dresq

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    BTW, guys. Don't forget your tennis pass/guest pass. I bet the association will be on the courts to enforce it this weekend.

    I have a guest pass to make sure TFM isn't booted.


    Let me know when you guys are playing. I may come out for a bit. I will have to scout for a ditch to take a picture near by. Also learn how to step closer to the camera before the picture is taken *chewbacca yelp*
     
  33. Xisbum

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    Or maybe he kills tennis by day and plays something else at night? :???:
     
  34. Xisbum

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    Getting my pass tomorrow; I have to get the out-of-town deal since I live in Vienna. Can I buy a guest pass, too?

    We're on for 2 p.m. at Lake Newport, if courts are available. Good weather might bring out the masses, but we'll see.
     
  35. Sup2Dresq

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    Just call Reston Association and ask them. I have one for peeps like TFM to come hit the courts with me.

    I'll see if i can squeeze you guys inbetween assisnations.. oh wait .. I've said too much.

    *marks xisbum on list*
     
  36. Xisbum

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    By the way, how do you guys get those cool photos under your screen names? Remember, I'm technologically stuck in the 1950s; you'll love my Jack Kramer racquet. :)
     
  37. tfm1973

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    i was just thinking the same thing. if sunday winds up being a beautiful warm day -- the tennis courts are gonna be filled with those couple time a year tennis players. you know those ones who bring an old ratty can of tennis balls and spend more time chasing after the ball than hitting it. good stuff.

    xisbum/sup -- let me know what i owe you for the guest pass. i'll bring a big roll of quarters for the toll road also.
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    The good news TFM. Reston courts are very efficient. They change on the hour for singles play and 2 hours for doubles. On the dot. I've kicked more 1/2 hour peeps than i care to count.. and all with a smile.

    You'll get an hour at the very least.

    Xisbum. There are a bunch of other courts you can try out before Lake Newport. They are the most popular. Try Ridgeheights. The courts are well maintained (4 of them), lots of space.. and hidden from the noobs.
     
  39. tfm1973

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    xisbum -- top of your page by the tenniswarehouse banner look for USER CP. click on that and play around. it's called an AVATAR. a mini representation of your deity-ness on the web.
     
  40. JRstriker12

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    TFM - No not the enemy. He's in Reston so we hit fairly often. We have close matches, but he usually edges me out. Most of our matches tend to go to 7-5 or to tie breakers.

    Sup - Yeah, he was definitely hitting bigger. He punished me for anything that didn't land deep. He ate it up if it landed near the service line. Overall good stuff. It was what I needed to get my behind in gear. BTW - I'll get that Blue gear off you at the next meet.
     
  41. JRstriker12

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    I also have the non-resident membership. Yes, you can buy guest passes from the Reston Office. You may want to buy a few to keep around when you pay for your membership - $5 each last time I checked.
     
  42. tfm1973

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    JRstreaker - you should come out sunday at 2pm if you are able to. figure the more the merrier. i haven't seen you since our collapse in annandale. i've been seeing a therapist and she says i'm making progress. she says i need to forgive myself for being a bonehead.

    speaking of bonehead i'm craving oxtail soup with a big side of rice. i'll have to wait til this weekend though. :(

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  43. mrHan

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    mmm.. my mouth is watering. Where do you get that from?
     
  44. tfm1973

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    well that pic is from a place in hawaii i think. my wife's friend is indonesian and she makes it at home. takes her all afternoon but it's to die for. i've never bought oxtail at the asian markets before but it's fairly pricey. she then chops up veggies tomatoes and hot peppers and we got the fried onions and steamed rice and since we're korean we gotta have some kimchi and panchan on the side. it's so good i can't think straight.
     
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    I may have team practice on Saturday - so sunday may not work for me. I've also been slacking big-time on my grad school work, so I have to get my behind back in gear and catch-up this weekend.

    I've never been too big on oxtail, all bone not too much meat - IMHO.

    Last weekend my wife went out to the rainbow cafe in gaitherburgh (off of diamond ave.) and got some Jallof Rice and plantains - so yummy! I could go for more.

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  46. tfm1973

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    uh yum. that looks damn tasty too. i love me some fried plantains. rainbow cafe - gotta remember that place. it's in my neck of the woods.
     
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    If you try it out, go for the Jallof rice with either beef, chicken or Fried Fish. I usually do beef or chicken as I hate picking out fish bones. If you like it hot, ask for pepper/****o - a sort of hot pepper/fish paste that you can mix into your rice.
     
  49. sapient007

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    hollywood: not sure if you are coming today but give me a ring. i've e-mailed you my number
     
  50. JRstriker12

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    TFM - up for a hit next Thursday???

    Annoying co-worker guy says his knee is jacked up and he can't play - so I'm trying to line something up for next week.

    I'm open for singles, doubles, or whatever.
     

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