Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. tfm1973

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    definitely didn't disappoint me. if that's how you play with no sleep and hungover - then you've got game. you looked sharper and sharper after the first hour. plus Sup tends to make us look far more inept than we probably are because he's a real bastidge. i especially liked the novelty of the monica seles/jan michael gambill two fisted action on both sides that you punished. and even better because you didn't squeal or grunt when you hit it. really nice groundies.

    will let you know if i'm ever in the nyc area looking for a hit.
     
  2. auzzieizm

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    on for 11?
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    Game on Garth

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    Can I come, too?
     
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    That start me thinking... If that pizza uses "Real Cheese", then what type of cheese does other pizzas use? Plastic Cheese?
     
  6. Sup2Dresq

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    of couse.. bring safin too.. apparently he has some energy from his early retirement during last nights match.
     
  7. Xisbum

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    Thanks, Lady Topaz. You're a daisy.

    Okay, Sappy. We know where; how about when? Give us a rendezvous time. You're holding all the cards, er, tickets. :)
     
  8. hollywood9826

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    I plan to get there tommorrow around 3ish. depending on when boss lets me leave, and finding a suitable parking spot around the venue. Im hoping to cut outta work like 2 or 230 and get early enough to park decent.
     
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    I guess tahts what I get fo rmaking fun of Fognini about 15 pages back :)
     
  10. sapient007

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    there should be plenty of parking. i'll be roaming around the area but def be at the gates by 3:30PM

    gandalf: will you be metroing? driving or riding shadowfax to the venue? see you at 3:30??

    h-wood: sounds like you have time for drinks

    jrk: sounds like you have time for drinks

    tfm: get out of the woods and play. i know you are right up road from legg mason so why not pick a place by you to pre booze.. crisefield?? seafood bisque?
    you know you are coming to legg mason right /end sup voice

    sup: are you going to make jump out behind a puff of smoke? just so you know i may sit in random seats during each game.
     
  11. Topaz

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    If you plan to pay in the paid parking, it is 10 bucks. If you want to park in one of the satellite lots (in Rock Creek Park) that are serviced by shuttles, it is free. Make sure you check the website so you know where/when/what to do.

    Sappy, I'll just call you when I get there.
     
  12. hollywood9826

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    Sap i probably wont have time for drinks. It takes me a good 20 minutes to get to the exit over there. Im sure itll take me much longer than that to figure out where Im goin and to actually find the parking and stuff. I should be at the gates at 330 though.
     
  13. sapient007

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    do you think drinking in the parking lot waiting for everyone to arrive is a little too much?? like a small tail gate party??
     
  14. Xisbum

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    Metro all the way. Saving Shadowfax for when the docs starting cutting on my knee again. :cry:

    3:30 it is, then.
     
  15. sapient007

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    you have my directions on how to get there by metro right? pretty much get to 16st and catch anything that goes north
     
  16. Xisbum

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    Take the Shady Grove Red Line train to the Van Ness Station and grab a shuttle there, right? Any more complicated than that and my few remaining brain cells will explode. :)
     
  17. Topaz

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    Ummm, yes. There really is no tail gating at Legg Mason. Not sure it is really allowed...check the website.

    I think waiting in the parking lot to meet up with people is no problem, but the people taking shuttles will be dropped off at the gate, not in the parking lot.
     
  18. zapvor

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    someone please call me tomorrow when you all get there and we can try meeting up?

    edit-i cant believe lopez is out.
     
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  19. sapient007

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    zap: are you working the grounds for legg mason? ball boy? fluffer??

    topaz: how's your foot? if it's bad enough then i think it's time for us to play :twisted:
     
  20. TheJRK

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    Well, sorry to hear about the loss. I'm impressed you were able to poach off the capt's serve seeing as it goes about 10mph. Our opponents were literally teeing-off on it, I feared for my life standing at the net.

    Sorry I couldn't play last night either... I actually ended up having to stay at work until about 7:30pm so I wouldn't have been able to make the match anyway (go home, feed dogs, walk dogs, feed myself, build diorama etc.) A friend of mine came over 9:15pm and we hit for an hour though and I got to try out the new shoes. The cages felt pretty good, a little clunky, but overall pretty nice.

    If anyone want's to hit today/tonight let me know.

    ***Side Note*** What's up with you peeps hitting at 11am?!?! I envy people who are retired (Sup), have flexible work schedule (Auzzie) and jobless (Vitaly). ;)
     
  21. JRstriker12

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    They were clocking up on his serve, but they kept going cross court. I only got burnt DTL once. So since they kept going cross court, I kept poaching. Didn't always get the ball, but it made them think a little bit and miss a few returns. FWIW - On match point I poached, it was a little too far and glanced off the tip of my racket. Anyway, we were getting beat and were weren't going to do anything just standing there, so the only option is to poach. I guess they were too nice and decided not to aim for my head.

    Don't worry about playing last night. Looked like the other guy didn't come through anyway, so odds are even if you came, the capt would have been sitting on the side or playing canadian dubs.

    Met this one new player last night - Army dude - he had a good game and played with the Dunlop McEnroe Maxply racket - the one that HW was trying to get TFM to buy.
     
  22. sapient007

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    JRK, lets play tonight. i haven't touched a racquet all week. should i give you a ring later? you want to play on lynch gate (ft McNair) or by your condo? maybe even towers?
     
  23. ahem....
    i prefer "retired" too, JRK.
    or at least "consciencious objector" ... to cubicles and bosses.
     
  24. auzzieizm

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    Vitaly, How much is left of that 12 pack of Miller Lite you took home... I guess I have no grounds to jest being as though I made more errors than you and I was only drinking water.
     
  25. my previous idea that i play better after a few cervezas has been shattered.
    weird, a month ago after 5 beers i played lights out.
    now i can't play at all after 1or2. maybe if i chug them... must find out.

    i was worried after warming up with the pink spheres that i was going to suX, (sorry about spraying balls everywhere but in the court),
    but once we started the set, i played pretty good today. go RQisT1L !
    thanks for meeting up Sup,Auz,ShcMad,&Topaz.
    good times!

    another Wakefield classic moment:
    "you play just like adam federer" :shock:
     
  26. TheJRK

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    We can do towers if you want or my condo courts, which ever. Gimme a ring... I won't be off until about 530-ish.

    Also, if anyone wants to hit tomorrow (before I head over to the tourney) let me know.

    Sup - Did you get that gut you strung my rackets with from planet Krypton? Those bamas still haven't broken... last night I was hitting rocks, knives, etc. and it just bounced right off.

    Vitaly - Yeah that's right, you're like the main dude from Office Space.

    ***Side note*** I forgot to mention I saw this http://www.kegbus.com/
    when I was stumbling around Clarendon last Thursday. All kinds of people were stumbling off it, it was hilarious! We should've hired one of these bad boys for the tourney. :mad:
     
  27. sapient007

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    Brilliant!

    I was just talking to Vitaly today about inventing the next "velcro". This is the kind of stuff. Being an kegbus owner means i have to mingle with the customers.. right? right? right?
     
  29. TheJRK

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    Haha... that looks like the shuttle that takes people from Crystal City to the Pentagon. No wonder I always see dudes chasing after that thing.

    ***Side note*** Do you think I could get a Sunny D bottle, drink half the Sunny D and fill the remainder up with vodka and then bring it into the tourney? It will still look like Sunny D, just a little lighter... it worked in high school and college. :)
     
  30. dammit, kegbus was my next idea
    (i might have to wait at the last stop to wait for the drunk girls to stumble off... like animal planet.. stalking my prey... grrrrrr)

    time to guzzle a few more beers and get some ideas flowin!
     
  31. sapient007

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    here's my next big thing. you've heard it here first


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  32. Sup2Dresq

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    I saw that already. Its from a website.

    Sappy.. you should just create more thumberlands. Make one blonde and you can get major $$$ from Shcmad.
     
  33. ShcMad

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    It was nice playing with you, too.

    I like that Adam Federer quote. I also laughed when one of the dudes yelled "You look like Michael Phelps."
     
  34. ShcMad

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    How did you know I crave blondes? *surprised face*
     
  35. sapient007

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    b/c kim jong il does as well
     
  36. JRstriker12

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    You're so wrong Sap!!
     
  37. sapient007

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    how so? not drawing a direct correlation. just saying that kim jong il likes white women. it's well know that he has a fleet of sex slaves.
     
  38. sapient007

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    tfm: legg mason or not lets do late lunch tomorrow? ~1:30pm?? you know you want it
     
  39. Topaz

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    Hrm...uh, thanks for the *concern* Sappy!

    The word on me after my appt today is this:

    Possible tendonitis or stress fracture. Still swollen, and now a bit bruised, but because the painful area is right at the base of ankle/top of foot, doctor wasn't sure exactly what was going on. Doc wrote me an X-ray order, but said to wait two weeks, and if no improvement, then go get the X-ray, go back to her, and then figure it out from there. If it improves on its own, then just let it go on its own. Have to keep wearing my soft brace, keep icing, and taking ibuprofen. She said light stuff is okay, so we should be fine to play Sap! :twisted:

    Seriously, though, will be taking it easy. I would be up for hitting as long as peeps understand I'm not going to be running for any drop shots (hmmm, geeee, wonder how all this happened?).

    No open containers...I learned that the hard way yesterday. If you have some way to conceal it, then no problem. Do you have some of those small glass bottles? If so, that's the way to go!

    Vitaly...you still thinking of coming tomorrow? If so, I would call and get your ticket(s?) as soon as possible...when Roddick plays (and he is tomorrow) there is a possibility of a sell out.

    First up tomorrow is doubles at 4 (Isner/Goldstein is one of the teams playing), then Roddick no earlier than 6pm.
     
  40. tfm1973

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    *yawn* morning folks.

    i'm at the office but thinking bout kicking out early today. maybe 9 or 10. gotta run a few errands but should be free around noon-ish for tennis, lunch or legg mason.
     
  41. Xisbum

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    Hey, Sappy. Did you get my e-mail? Worst is confirmed; confined to quarters today and rest of the week. Bummer.

    See if Vitaly wants my ticket; I'll treat him to this one so he has to play dubs with me when my knee gets better. E-mail your address so I can send you the cash.

    You guys have fun. Wish I could be there.
     
  42. hollywood9826

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    We gonna have to cal this the

    "TW MacBailerton Chapter"

    Hopefully the knee heals for ya. Ever since those guys busted BALCO I cant get you the high test flaxseed oil that would heal ya right up. It would probably make you faster and stronger as well.

    Hopefully Vitaly can take yout ticket so It dont go to waste.
     
  43. sapient007

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    no owrries xisbum. we'll try to offload your ticket since i don't think vitaly is confirmed.

    tfm, you want to pick up gandalf's ticket?

    late lunch. lots of drinking and then legg mason. i'm putzing out ~1-2. lets get to a big place to watch some olumpics
     
  44. tfm1973

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    i'll pass on gandalf's ticket. i'm keeping an eye on the weather. 50% chance of rain today.

    gotta go take a drug test for my new job. wish me luck guys. i hope i pass!
     
  45. sapient007

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    well who ever wants to attend step up. we have an extra ticket
     
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    Topaz, Good luck with the ankle. I know mine has been a pain to deal with so far. Vitaly even called me slow yesterday :(.
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    Shcmad = kim jong il - hard to draw a correlation there........ does kim jong have more top spin??? ;)

    I'm just joking shcmad.
     
  48. Topaz

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    Thanks. I'm happy to say it feels even more improved today...so I'm thinking the X-ray will be unnecessary. Still not sure what I did, but I'm thinking investing in an ankle brace to play in or learning how to tape my ankle is on the docket for me!
     
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  49. ShcMad

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    Bahaha. Laugh it up, laugh it up, buddy.

    Yesterday, I played with Vitaly for the first time, and he admitted that I hit with good spin! So, there you go!

    And, Topaz, don't make me call la familia over the comments you made yesterday while you were behind that fence.
     
  50. Topaz

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    La familia? I'm not sure you can call la Familia.

    I was just joking around, but you seemed in an 'intense' mind set yesterday!
     

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