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  1. JRstriker12

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    Hells - to - the - no!!!! LOL!!!
     
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    go all out
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  3. Sup2Dresq

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    JRS likes green or blue. He's not into yellow from what I remember.
     
  4. JRstriker12

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    No.... (10 char)
     
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    What about a wookie tattoo!

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    lets go rafa!!!
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    maybe - but it would have to be better than that.
     
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    Screw Rafa Im pulling Le Monf.

    Sup,

    I didnt know Fila was owned by SKOR. But Sergio Tacchini i believe back in 2006 was in the process of a two stage buyout from a chinese clothing supply chain. Basically the company was leasing ST until they decided they wanted to buy them out or not. I dont really know what happened after that. The few Sergio Items I got are pretty decent though also, but I think that was still under the original company when those items are made. The new ST stuff is kinda plain.
     
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    Geez. Sergio is owned by chinese investor Billy Ngok!

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    1. fila: don't have kim's red & black ensemble. i like pleats and camisole straps. but trying to hunt down flavia's mod, hot airline flight attendant dress, even though it lacks straps and pleats. my love for flavia knows no bounds.

    2. parked myself in a primo seat at armstrong stadium yesterday from 12-8. saw paes/dlouy doubles; del potro/ferraro (jrs, two for the price of...juan?); stubbs/stosur doubles (love, love, love betanie mattek's punky roller-derby vibe, with tube socks!); gonzalez/tzonga. that last match was sick. you could practially see gonzalez's inner fire.

    3. going back for day 2!

    4. sup, a crowd of faceless, robotic men in uniform? really? that's as exciting as an army of clone troopers. you can have it, thanks.
     
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    I wuvs me bier, I does, buth thewie, this thucks! Thanks, buth thno thanks. :shock:
     
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    Ill let you know tonight when I can watch the video.

    I should have a youtube video of me here soon from my high school days. Bascially I deliver one of the best boots in the history of backyard wrestling (or any wrestling for that matter). hopefully my buddy will have it digital shortly.
     
  17. JRstriker12

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a decent but not too expensive coffee maker???? I just need brewed coffee - nothing fancy.

    My need for coffee has sky-rocketed since school started again. I have a coffee press, but it takes too long to make two cups with that thing (grind, boil water, put in press, etc......).
     
  18. datsveryinterestin

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    mr jrs, you can spend from $5-$2500 for coffee. there is a thread
    about this somewhere on TT already. DO A SEARCH!!!! just kiddin!

    except for the fact that it requires some effort, my daily brew includes,
    an electric water kettle, Yergecheffe coffee beans, a burr grinder, and a
    manual drip:

    this would work:
    kettle:
    http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=397718&PartnerID=FROOGLE&BannerID=PD677
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    Starbucks Serena Organic, Peet's Major Dickinson's blend, local beanery's yergacheffe
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    grinder:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ogle-_-Coffee+Grinders-_-Cuisinart-_-96110050
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    Manual drip filter:
    http://www.homenaturalsinc.com/Meli...froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=froogle
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    milk frother:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10076320
     
  19. datsveryinterestin

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    oh... i just saw you were concerned about time...


    NEVER MIND!!!!!


    manual drip takes just as long if not longer than french press.


    :oops:
     
  20. Topaz

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    My morning cup of coffee (yes, for some reason I started drinking coffee, black, since the summer) consists of walking to the faculty room with my mug! :)

    I do want to get my own for my office though.

    At home I have this little contraption that actually brews coffee in the mug in the microwave. It is the Melitta Lilypod. Someone was giving it away (again, in our faculty room) along with the 'pods' of coffee. Works pretty well for my needs. Mug is kind cumbersome though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Melitta-ONE-LilyPod-Microwave-Brew/dp/B0016HFNZ8
     
  21. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Just joined the TW forum and would love to get together an drally with someone. I am about a 2.5 to 3.0 player, 48 yo and returing to playing after a 27 yr hiatus.
    You can email me at brenan61@yahoo.com. This is also my chat name on aol.
     
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    I forgot to mention that I live in Falls Church, right off of Lee Highway near Jefferson Park.
     
  23. JRstriker12

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    Tough Dubs match tonight. Me and Burgerflipr put up a fight but in the end, lost to two lefties (darn lefties!!!!! *shakes fist*) 4-6, 2-6.

    One of those dudes was like 6'9" - I"m not kidding, he would make JRK look short.

    No fair to be both TALL and a LEFTY!!!!!


    Wow - I"m getting my next coffee from DATS-Bucks....

    Yup - need quick caffeination - Can't lose valuable study time on coffee.

    Thanks Topaz, I'll have to check it out.

    Welcome..... keep track of this thread - we hold occasional tennis get togethers.
     
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    Thanks Striker...looking forward to meeting all the other folks from Northern Virginia!!! I have a lot to learn...
     
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    Thats too bad, but probably fairly common as well. I mean the dad is out there working to pay for these lessons and the mom is with the daughter all the freakin time around this coach guy.

    Hopefully the girl makes something of her tennis career to overshadow this stuff. But more than likely this result is the best shes gonna see at a major and all you will hear about when she plays is how her mom was banging the coach.

    At least henin was the one doing the actual banging :)
     
  27. JRstriker12

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    There needs to be some ethical standards for coaches, regardless of whether this is true or not. I've heard about this same situation happening with chess teachers. Instructor goes for a student's parent, and all hell breaks loose.
    I really don't care who is sleeping with whom. We have enough hypocritical sexual standards to go around. But the difficulty here is that there is a great potential for an adverse impact upon the student. And that is a betrayal of the teacher-student relationship, whether the student is fine with the relationship or not.
     
  29. Xisbum

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    Not to mention the impact on the other two young girls in the family, who apparently aren't potential tennis superstars.

    BTW, I live in Vienna, so we should get together sometime this fall and hit. I'm not far from Nottoway Park.
     
  30. JRstriker12

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    Good article on "Sliderman" Monfils vs. Rafa:
    http://tennisworld.typepad.com/thewrap/2009/09/the-monfils-trap.html


    If anything, Monfils made Nadal look even more impressive. The Spaniard is the product of two forces working at very effective cross-purposes: His pro-athlete genetics and a lifetime of stoical discipline from his uncle Toni. His shots were every bit as spectacular as Monfils’, his celebrations every bit as infectious and smile-inducing, but there was substance behind the style. Where Monfils was aiming for the line, Nadal was putting the ball 2 feet inside it with topspin and following the ball forward. Where Monfils was playing to the crowd with his exhortations, Nadal was using his, as he always does, to reinforce his own desire to win the match. The difference can be boiled down to this telling little observation: From the start of his career, Monfils has made eye contact with people in the crowd. From the very beginning of his, Nadal has played as if there’s nobody watching.

    Nadal has made himself the future of the sport because he has submitted to something we often think of as a thing of the past: discipline. Monfils submits to nothing but the joy he gets from jumping high and hitting a fantastic shot. Every tennis player knows that it's an addictive feeling, and it's also a joy for every tennis fan to see. But it’s the sport's version of a recreational drug: It's ultimately an ephemeral pleasure, because it’s not tied to any accomplishment that we recognize as meaningful—i.e. winning. Nadal’s four-set victory, in which he played some of his finest tennis of the year, in which he pushed himself to an emotional peak for the first time in months, in which he may have flipped his switch back to overdrive for the rest of this tournament, was the much more satisfying entertainment. Let’s hope that Monfils was watching his opponent in his moment of triumph. Rafa's drop to the court and quick-step to the net was the most joyous celebration of the evening, because it was the only one that mattered.
     
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    I saw that too. But not much in my size and Im sure the Value Added Tax and shipping aint cheap.
     
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    TheJRK,

    I'll be at the club tonight until 9pm if you want to get your racquet.
     
  35. TheJRK

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    I had to fly to Dallas at the last minute... I'll be back in DC on Saturday.
     
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    Sup - was at Skyline last night. After we finished up, they have have had the USTA 130 sq-inch Women's league. I swear, I've never seen so n1 rackets in a single location. Every fly was swatted for sure....LOL

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    afternoon TWMAC. lazy thursday afternoon and food coma setting in.

    JRK -- ran into your better half last week. she's a lot cooler and easier on the eyes than you are. i don't think she can crack 100mph on her serve though. so bonus to you.

    JRprostaf -- thanks for coming out to hit over labor day weekend. you're easily one of the best hitters and friendliest guys i've met from the TWMAC. you aren't as easy on the eyes as say Xisbum but not many are.

    Sup -- let me know when you're free for lunch / tennis / beer. need to pick your brain for ideas about taking over the world. also my sticks are broken. me no likey. adidas rules. TFM out.
     
  38. Topaz

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    *eyebrow* Tread carefully JRS.
     
  39. JRstriker12

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    Truth is stranger than fiction, three courts full of Wilson n1's......
     
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    And why does that matter?

    Your designation of the 'USTA 130 sq-inch Women's League' is less than flattering. Probably some darn good players on those courts.
     
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    Great! You can email me at Brenan61@yahoo.com.
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    So is my comment of "slumming it with 3.5's."

    It's all meant in good fun.
     
  43. datsveryinterestin

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    i've seen some guys using Super OS fly swatters that could lob onto the baseline every time and slice the ball using wicked angles.
    never judge the marksman by the size of the arrow...
     
  44. JRstriker12

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    Never said they were bad players either - just that everyone had then same extremely huge racket....
     
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    <cue porn music>
     
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    Hey tmf, when are you free next. I am willing to hit anytime this weekend. Just shoot me an email if you want to hit.
     
  47. Topaz

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    Hey JRS, didn't mean to give you such a hard time...I'm quite cranky and that one phrase kinda rubbed me the wrong way.

    Edit...and speaking of Skyline, what is with the new speed bump on the descending parking ramp?!? WTH!? Grrrrr.....
     
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    Yeah saw that speed bump - maybe people were going too fast down that ramp. There's a pretty tight turn at the bottom.
     
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    Who turned on the wind machine at the US Open????
     
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    I think I saw Alice being blown across the screen by the wind ;)
     

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