Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
It's Muzzard time! 77 years since...
mclovin sighting...newport news...
Yes, team McDowns was slashed by the Bolivian Necktie and his "4.0 bump-up" partner (no, Sup was not playing Virginia Districts this past weekend).
Watching some of the matches this weekend, I can't help but think either (a) I'm not really a 4.5, or (b) the rating system is crap.
There was a guy on the court next to us who downs mentioned was a 5.0 bump-down. I looked him up this morning. In 2012, he played mostly mixed & combo, going 18-5 in those leagues.
But, he played in one 5.0 men's league, played the #1 singles slot four times, and lost all four matches. So he gets bumped down because his mixed & combo matches are not counted since he has a regular men's 5.0 league on his sheet. Tell me how that makes sense.
Need Tennis Bag advice.
I have a AeroPro 12 pack (circa 2nd gen) right now. It's a great bag and still holding up. However, when trying to put more than 1 racquet in each compartment, I have to take out all the racquet and put it all at once in order to avoid scratching it. Question is are there any other larger bags that let's me store and take out racquets more easily? Currently, I am just putting one racquet in each compartment to avoid scratching either other.
Team McDowns went 1-1 on the weekend...but we did had a 3-0 lead in the first against the Bolivian Necktie, but then they kind of turned it up...i feel like i played poorly all weekend...somehow went 3-1...
our team got a little screwed on the scheduling...in the 2 matches we lost - both times we were playing our 2nd match of the day in the heat...both times we played a team, playing their first match of the day...both times we lost 2-3...still a decent weekend...luckily there was no rain...
next weekend -- possible team, SchapDown in MD Districts...
mclovin -- i think part of the problem is that downs is really a mixed dubs specialist. he's probably a 5.0 mixed dubs player. but in men's dubs he's testosterone deficient compared to the super macho man bolivian neckties of the usta.
what's for lunch people?
prob a gyro at the mess hall. It's pretty busy today. Just got back from OC.
That shouldn't be an issue with the 3 racket policy in the CB house hold - right? :twisted:
Is scratching in the bag that much of an issue. I know I do more damage on the court rather than taking it in and out of the bag. LOL!
What's up TWMAC? Did I miss anything?
Back from the DR for a wedding. Traveled with the whole fam. The twins did surprisingly well, as they didn't cry much, but holding a wiggly 1 year old for about a 3 hour flight is not my idea of a good start/end of a relaxing vacation.
In fact I think we spent more time feeding and bathing the kids than we spent at pool side.
Still nice to get away for a bit.
DR was okay. I like Cancun and the Bahamas better. They did have clay courts on the resort but I still have a busted wheel. Tweaked my calf dancing at the wedding - ouch!
Problem solved. Put Each racket in Plastic bag like the pros do and seal it with rubber band like the pros do.
One other question is these babolat guys make the New aeroprobags with only ONE thermal protection compartment. I hate that. it used to have 2 thermal compartments
Where in the DR? We just returned from Barcelo Bavaro in Punta Cana.
Your mistake was not stopping for a Primanti Bros sandwich...
The Now Larimar in Punta Cana.... we went through the Barcelo on the way to our resort. Looked really nice and new. They also had some cool glassed in paddle ball courts.
Go and have a look in the big specialist in Balmer!
@JRStriker: Going to have a fire sale pretty soon on my BB NYC's. But currently I have 5 racquets. I have been told that I am probation until I sell 2 racquets. Probably keeping one.
@Nostradamus: thx for the advice on plastic bag protection but it'll be more of a hassle to put racquets in a plastic bag then putting it in the bag. I was thinking about putting two racquet in the bag and carrying two racquets by hand.
Primanti's is good. But I couldn't stand the bread. It's basic Italian Fluffy Bread. Their fries are good and so is that slaw they put there.
There was a diner near that Primanti's (original one in the Wholesale Grocery District) which has the best blueberry pancakes.
I was going to say Meat Packing District, I knew I was going to get giggles from half of twmac folks here.
1 -- wrap each racquet in one of those old school single racquet covers.
2 -- wrap each racquet in those newfangled cloth racquet covers like you get with some tecnifibre and yonex sticks.
3 -- if 5 racquets in a 12 pack bag is not enuff room for your sticks not to touch and get all scuffed up. get a larger bag.
cb-i got it. just carefully hand your rackets to me and i will keep them scratch free for you
NP giving to you. But you have so many racquets, how do I know which one is mine's? :?
Oh yeah, trying a new baby rib recipe. Bake then Grill.
It was on splendidtable.org . Will let everyone know how it goes.
um..... well.....damn it you got me!
I've heard the bake grill method also works with chicken. Let me know how those ribs turn out. I wonder if you get the same smokey flavor?
Baby backs don't need to spend 12 hrs in a smoker to cook at what the article said she cooked in the oven at 325F.
I did 6 baby rack ribs over the 4th weekend on my smoker at 300-325F for about 3 hours and they were perfectly smoky and tender. Also did 2 pork shoulders for pulled pork at the same time - that took a lil longer though. haha
wow.. pretty quiet here for the past couple of days.
Did Sap make a encore visit to Kabob Palace? Just like last year during Ramadan? I remembered the comment he made about feeling just like being in the return line at Ikea.
Very quiet. Everyone on vacation?
When I want to go on vacation...I drive 5 minutes to the beach. Bam! Instant vacation.
Sup vacation specialist!
Sup and Mikeler - you may want to be careful posting to TW seeing as Florida just outlawed the internet
Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers, Smart Phones In The State Through Internet Cafe Ban: Lawsuit
I'm less concerned about that than the fallout from the Zimmerman trial 1 county over. Either way it goes, I am expecting trouble.
getting barricade 8 on fri for free! yay!
is that how adi's going to get rid of all their wimbledon shoes?
lol i hope so! i will take them all
if he's found innocent, i'm expecting lots of rioting and looting and destruction of property.
if he's found guilty, i'm expecting lots of rioting and looting and destruction of property.
there are times that i wish that florida was also on a fault line and in danger of falling into the ocean.
please, not before my kids reaches 10 yrs old. The thought of Mickey Mouse swimming will be too tragic.
what's the deal with the mannequin?
Who knows, maybe people will take the high road but I doubt it.
Mounting mannequins make court cases more interesting.
anyone's been getting any lunch lately?
No Lunch Mentions, No Racquet Demos, No Shampoos and Hot Dogs. What's been happening?
Has JRStriker's grip size been scaring everyone out?
lol i hit 3hrs today.
Barricade day yay!
by the way anyone have a 25yr limited prestige they wanna sell? i can get head frames for cheap if anyone is interested
C'mon, you're in Florida! It's not like you live near College Park and the Terps have just beat UNC:
You never see old ladies in riot pictures.
I've been exploring the fine eateries near the White House around G street. Plenty to pick from. The Lamb Piadine at breadline is tasty! G-Street Food's Spanish Omelet is really good too. Just saw the Wicked Waffles near 17th street. I"m in trouble!
No tennis with a busted wheel. Plus with the wife's new job taking her to Richmond very often, I'm doubting I'm getting out on a weekday to hit any time soon. I did hit the gym yesterday and I'm really sore.
CB, we'll have to line up some lunch next week - we'll have to invite PaulMan.
Just got back from 10 days in Hawaii (Oahu). I was there for a family reunion/wedding (sister).
Flights were long but the kids did fine, baby slept most of the time and the 3 yr old watched movies on the iPad. $1,200 a ticket x 4 tickets was a pain though. Back in the day that kind of money would let you fly first class.
Weather was great the entire time, high of 86 low of 73 with nice trade winds the entire time. Made me forget the reason I moved here. Food was great... I almost forgot how unhealthy the food was. Got a loco moco the first day and almost died.
When I was in the DR, I had to wonder why more places with great job markets aren't in tropical paradises?
Did a Hawaiian cruise over a decade ago and got to see all 4 islands. The most incredible place I've visited so far...
Sure, just let me know. I went on a walk around Metro Center and saw that line of food trucks again. I saw a sawama truck. One of my "must-visit," trucks.
Nice! We went there for our Honeymoon. I remember the Dole Pineapple Farm Maze, Ramen Places, and BY Hawaiian Cultural Center (for my 1st Luau). My fav eating spots was the North Beach Fresh Shrimp stands and L&L BBQ Fast Food Place.
I heard of plenty of online gambling places located in DR. Bet they are in need of IT folks there. =)
tennismonkey and hollywood know about L&L's. My brother was telling me that they have one in NYC and I asked him if people order the Loco Moco and he told me that people aren't that adventurous and only order the teriyaki chicken.
I would've thought all the hipsters would dig the loco moco.
I love L&L's. Their combo meals are so big that I have to stand on the box in order to shut it. Also, when I ordered vegetables as sides, they only give me 2 broc sticks and a piece of carrot and the rest is bbq chicken, and pork w/ rice. I can't imagine how much sugar is in that meal.
Wanted to make my PK15 match my Q15. So sad, I have to resort to using duct tape to put on the head to slightly increase it's swingweight. Lead weighs too much and is not distributed enough. Now my Q15 looks like it came from an episode of MacGyver.
hopefully it will remain quiet in Sanford, FL tonight.
I got loco moco once. Sat in chair at work for therest of the day. After that just got Chicken Katsu.
The got them in Reno and Vegas and up and down the west coast. Maybe Ill try to open one up in Havre de Grace.
My Firnd told me Big Kahuna Pizza moved down off of Kam Highway by the airport and sucks now. That place was great I think it was off of pualoa road. garlic Cheese balls and teriyaki chicken pizza (I think it was called the banzai). Not to mention those pipeline snadwiches.
There was alot of good places to eat out there for sure. Between Zippys, The Shack, Big Kahuna, and LandL you never ran out of non mainland options.
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