Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. tfm1973

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  2. McLovin

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    At this point, I believe it's just an innate tendency for him. It's like trying to teach a dog not to lick itself...
     
  3. JRstriker12

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    Thanks Xisbum.
     
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    my kind of woman. tell her i have sheets with ridiculously high thread counts in my spare rooms. i gave away all my baby holding pens, but i still have the high chair.

    X, please go back to snarking. i'm all about l'esprit critique. so far, i've called skiracer a tool, a blowhard, and a container of "fresh-feeling" inducing feminine spray. oh, and this morning, i couldn't stop giggling when i made the connection between jrk's knife debacle and the fact that he works for military intelligence. ha! i'm still giggling. i know, i know...it's game theory; not avocado control & domination, but it's still funny.
     
  5. JRstriker12

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    Auzzie - what did you think of those slick World Gate courts. Also, were you using the low roof to your advantage on the high loopers?

    And when someone ran into the verizon store window - I assume you mean with a car?????
     
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    That sounds amazing, its just I have a fundraising event all weekend at the restaurant, so I can only play outside of the 11-5ish time frame. I really want to do one of these ladder mini meets to get some matches under my belt.

    I am all about winning ugly, its actually my normal game plan. But this is different, it feels like it is not me playing. What makes it even worse is when I have spectators, and the idea always pops in my head that they probably are thinking that this is how I normally play.

    Appreciate the advice, I'll return the love when we play our ladder match :) I know I shouldn't change frames, its just I still haven't felt competition comfortable with the Gammas yet. So it unsettles me.
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    Thanks. Makes my job of closing the camp out deal much easier.

    If we camp out first week in June, looks like I'll be defending my Shiloh title too on the same weekend. Wow! I'll be busy.
     
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    You are speaking truth, but you have also found your go to frame for the next 5 years...

    I had the 4th court. Freezing, somewhat slick, patches of court missing, We actually lost 2 balls because they were shanked straight up and the ceiling consumed them. I couldn't use anything to my advantage, because I am having trouble hitting the ball in right now, but our match ended up being plenty of long points of just loopy sky balls.

    And no, a guy used his feet when running through the window...
     
  9. alice301

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    get in line, auzzie! i have dibs on hott tennis chick!
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    Hmmm.... I'm sensing inner conflict Auzzie - you usually win ugly, but now you are worried what other people think if you don't look like you are playing well?

    F- that dude. You're all good when you can walk off the court with a "W." Can those people watching do that? Don't think so.

    BTW- see my earlier question about the World gate courts.
     
  11. McLovin

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    Even more so after yesterday. I played my inaugural clay court match w/ the M-Comps and was very, very pleased. I took a hard fought 7-5 set against a 20-year old former Mason #3 (now going to VT and playing on the club team). Clay is his favorite surface.

    We'll need to setup a day when you have some free time & come out to Warrenton. The great thing about the courts is you can usually get 2+ hours w/o anyone bumping you.
     
  12. Xisbum

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    So you can't make it Sunday? I understand the previous commitment thing, but we will miss you nonetheless. You could work out the kinks in your game on us and still win 0&0. Maybe we can work on some mini-meet the following weekend (Memorial Day weekend) a bit closer in for you. Lady Topaz, guys, what say you? Let's put one together for the Auzzie.

    Wanna try 10 a.m. at either North Hills or Glade, as soon as Allie makes up her mind? Looks like she's taken the "snarl" curse off me, but I kinda like the "little boy smile with that slow Southern style" image. Think I'll keep it for a while and leave the snark to Allie; she's much better at it than I.

    *snarl factor 0, insert angelic icon here*
     
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  13. JRstriker12

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    Doubly strange - Dude just runs straight through a window? WTF?!?!
     
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    This is so wise, we should all frame it and put it on prominent display. You da man, Mr. Striker.

    Allie, are those sheets made with Acala cotton? Finest kind. And we need a decision on where you want to play Sunday - North Hills or Glade?

    *snarl factor 0, insert angelic icon here*
     
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  15. JRstriker12

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    10 am sounds good - I just need to get clearance. Guess I need to work on getting my Reston Tennis pass too.
     
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    catfight over playing topaz??

    Agreed about caring about what other people think. Its not my strategy in question. Its the way it looks when I hit the backstops regularly when I am just trying to play safe. Doesn't normally happen to me.

    Shoot, I'd love to play on your home courts. Indoors or clay outdoors, almost preferably the latter. Keeping this on the backburner.

    I'd def. appreciate it, Xisbum
    yeah and having to wait for the fire rescue workers to clear everything before starting a match up again mid-match was even better.
     
  17. alice301

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    was it north hills that you preferred? that's fine. are there showers at your club? i have pick up my mom at the airport, and i'd like to be freshly showered to welcome her home, rather than reeking of sweat and defeat.
     
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    sappy/tfm - could you guys possibly send me the video that tfm took of me hitting yesterday? i want to see how bad i look.
     
  19. Sup2Dresq

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    Check out Nugent's Bronco! *drool*

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    This is the california baja version I was telling you about. I could of gotten this a couple years ago in Blue *shakes first*

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    p.s. is your scout running?
     
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  20. Xisbum

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    Houston, we have a problem. Uh, Allie? Reston doesn't have an indoor club. There are swim facilities with showers next door at both places, but they don't open until Memorial Day. My club is in Fairfax, at least 30 minutes from where we'll be in Reston.

    Would you prefer that I get some indoor time at Fairfax Racquet Club (no clay courts, unfortunately, but showers galore) Sunday? Not sure I can get more than an hour if we go that route.

    Striker, Lady Topaz, hold on while we work out these logistics.

    *snarl factor 0, snark factor .5, do not insert angelic icon*
     
  21. datsveryinterestin

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    Auz,

    sorry i am not able to come out right now so you can whoop up on me for a couple hours. that always seems to improve the confidence.

    my suggestion, FWIW, would be to try some poly at 57-60lbs in the Gammas.
    if you don't wanna spend a lot of money experimenting with ALU...
    you can try the Enduro Pro 17/16 hybrid that is in the Extremes.
    it should give you a lot more power and spin.
    you might have to change the way you bang that one BH down the line, put a little more spin on it, but it was like a lazer beam anyway that seemed to have an eye for the tape when we hit w/ Sup.
    i am still waiting to try it on the TF320s cuz i don't wanna waste the Red Code and by the time i am playing, maybe the Red Code will loosen up a bit.

    but full ALU @68lbs is crazy high in a 95" frame. combine that with a low powered frame and it is like bringing a knife to a gun fight.

    sigh.. why am i even talking about tennis now.. sniff. good news is when i roll over in bed now.. it has gone from EXCRUCIATING pain to just pain. I think something is healing "up inside themz janks"! plz heal! plz plz heal!
     
  22. alice301

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    x, no problem...i'm an asian grrrl. which means that my body is not only incapable of metabolizing alcohol, it's also incapable of emitting foul odors. besides, i just found out that i have to attend another philanthropic function that evening, so i'd rather hold off on my grooming until i get home anyway.
     
  23. Xisbum

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    *Biting tongue* Great, so we'll count on North Hills. Do you directions or anything? We'll be more than happy to send them along.

    Got that, Striker and Lady Topaz? North Hills it is.

    *snarl factor 0 (with effort), snark ditto, insert angelic icon here*
     
  24. Topaz

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    I was planning a new beefcake every day, but plasma's response in my eating thread made me laugh so much, that I obliged his request to go back to...well, me!

    I'm sure something could be put together, but that's way too far out for me to even think about right now! LOL One day at a time!

    Got it!

    Has anyone looked at the weather for Sunday?
     
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    According to WAPO Web site, Saturday, high 79, sunny. Sunday, high 66, partly cloudy. Tolerable both days.

    *snarl factor 0, insert angelic icon here*
     
  26. Sup2Dresq

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    umm.. that just applies to the girls, right?

    *points over shoulder at sappy*

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    hahaha. it's even more fun than waving cookies under topaz's nose during lent.

    way to give'em what they want, hott chick! maybe i could take enough pictures of you on sunday for you to have days-of-the-week hott chick pix.
     
  28. ShcMad

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    Sup, for your reference:


    This is Hyori

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    This is Yoona (the girl in my icon)

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  29. Sup2Dresq

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    ^^^

    Hello! *insert Xisbum reply*
     
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    Hyori looks cute.

    yoona potentially looks like a man with short hair = denied
     
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    Oy! That's not nice!
     
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    p.s i think schmad has a stuffed animal fetish where he fantasize about any woman posing with a stuffed animal

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    ^^ name the movie
     
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    Sup family vendetta sign?

    Oh I mean Godfather
     
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    North Hills around 10am Sun? Cool - still have to double check with Dee to make sure there are no other plans.
     
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    Pivate stock from the Sch-pizorn colection?
    Schwing!

    I think Sappy would be #1 on the best images in a thread ladder - LOL!!!!
     
  36. datsveryinterestin

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    Sappy.. stop harassing the model/ball girls in Madrid! :shock::confused::twisted:

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    ok, i've been trying to be patient, but c'mon...sappy/tfm/anone, ask "what's for dinner?"
     
  38. JRstriker12

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    Okay - what's for dinner?
     
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    miso...hungry?

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    whew! thanks for asking.
     
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    burgers/kielbasa on the grill
    tomato/feta/jalapeno salad
    rice
    beer

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    CAPS CAPS CAPS

    OVECHKIN 10 goals tonight!
     
  41. Xisbum

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    Nat gonna do it; wudn't be prudent, so nat gonna do it. Nat gonna succumb to the temptation.

    Do I get an A, teacher Allie? Huh, Huh, Huh?

    *snarl factor 0, snark factor 1.0, no angelic icon here*
     
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    Haha, you should've seen the wife and I watching the game on Monday. I was jumping out of my seat with every shot on goal and every time it scared the **** out my wife and my dogs.

    The three of them were giving me the "WTF" look. :)
     
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    Xis and Alice...just found out I'm scheduled to play for my indoor team Sunday...thought I was in the clear since I hadn't heard yet...but they just said they needed me.

    On the off chance that they are using me to fill doubles, I may still come out. But if it is singles...sorry...gotta save my legs.
     
  44. JRstriker12

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    Adjusting subscription - Can't check e-mail at work and I get about 2 million TWMAC notices when I get home.
     
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    holy cabbages.. were we at the same match???


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    My wife made chicken burgers with spinach, turkey bacon, feta cheese, and AVOCADOS last night. I was watching my wife take the seed out of the avocado (properly) and my eye started twitching. I think I may have PTSD or PTAD (post traumatic avocado disorder). :cry:

    BTW, who told you I was in the intel business? I'm a male model and in my spare time I sell fruit on the side of the road. :confused:
     
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    LOL. I shouldn't say this but the Shc-Pizorn collection only contains videos. No pictures. keke, I'm just joking!
     
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    Geez Sappy, can't you see that the ballgirl isn't liking it by the look on her face? (but that wouldn't stop you from doing it) :)
     
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    you want trauma? c'mon. ask "what's for dinner" again. oh hell, i just may need to start my own thread.

    stop baiting me...i'm not strong enough to resist. military "intelligence" indeed. so. want to beat me in a singles match? now you won't feel so bad when you beat me 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 etc...
     
  50. JRstriker12

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    Xisbum,

    Have an ACTA match Sunday, so I won't see you out in Reston. Acta season is nearly over and I haven't even played once for that team. Great use of $90.
     

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