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  1. Sup2Dresq

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    Multi quote. Like asking Jrs for a hit in new jack city.

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  2. JRstriker12

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    So wrong..... LOL!
     
  3. tennismonkey

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    sapient would definitely berate you for not knowing something AFTER he googled the appropriate response. the tennismonley does not do such things.

    what's for dinner people?
     
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    i haven't had kai rabert in a while...
     
  6. JRstriker12

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    Whole Foods rotisserie chicken and PF Chang leftovers.
     
  7. sapient007

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    thursday wakefield. who's going? forecast calls for 74 with 5mph winds
     
  8. sapient007

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    p.s spotify is awesome.. i'm ditching all my mp3s
     
  9. Topaz

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    Well done JRS!

    A friend of mine may be joining the nite owl thing at frc...you seem to be a big fan, yes?
     
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    i read a review for this indian restaurant in rockville. some guy on yelp said on his review -- "it's not authentic indian food. it's PF Gandhi's".

    downs i'm obsessed with making the perfect penang curry now. i've tried a few different recipes. even the worst one was great. i think it's almost idiotproof.
     
  11. zapvor

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    lol come on JRS. i was hoping you humor us. although reading the quoted reply is still funny
     
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    Spotify is blocked for me. :( WTF FBI, I'm fighting terrorism and you don't let me listen to music?!?!

    I'm gonna see if Groove Shark is blocked...
     
  14. Topaz

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    I'm a spotify fan as well...but I wonder how much longer it will be free.
     
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    i'm paying to get the streaming on the phone.

    also downs, paul, dats, wakefield? tonight? sparta!
     
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    hey peoples. I have a hall pass from the wifey on Saturday. Any MD peeps looking to enjoy the supposed good weather and get out for a hit during the day?
     
  17. sapient007

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    curious whats on topaz's fav play list?

    my guesses:

    topaz: amadeus on continuous repeat, no pause

    jrk: strokes, radio head

    dats: "they don't have my band yet as i don't listen to anything mainstream"

    schmad: korean club 24/7

    puremayo: korn, bullet for my V-tine, death cab for cutie <- all while in EMO eye makeup. (p.s that should your your h-ween outfit. see pic for ref http://moviescreens.tripod.com/clockwork/clock01.jpg)

    t-monkey: anything 80s

    sup: its a secret

    gandalf: flint stones sound track on repeat

    JRS: colplay
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Sap,

    Ac/dc, led zep, Tom petty, and the theme to superman the movie.
     
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    Ha, you are right. I just got the new Strokes album "Angles". <hollywood please insert masturbation joke here>
     
  21. Topaz

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    Sappy, I've really only uses it to listen to friends' playlists to get some 'new' music so far. One of my friends is a writer and I've found her writing playlist to be very good for studying.
     
  22. sapient007

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    ^^

    turntable.fm is pretty good for that stuff. blocked at my work tho.
     
  23. Topaz

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    Really? Cool, good to know. I've also used last.fm too. I liked that as well and I used it quite a bit with my students.
     
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    can't tonight...no skins game, sunday?
     
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    i used to listen to metal. megadeth metallica etc.
    then grunge: PJ, Nirvana, Pumpkins
    then listened to alt-country: son volt, wilco,
    some folk country: kelly willis , kathleen edwards
    now listen to beard rock: band of horses, national, bon iver

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    p.s. - is anyone a bassist? i've got a drummer and i play bad guitar but would like to be the singer if my voice isnt too shnitty.
    lets get the band back together.

    start practicing these songs:
    Supernatural Superserious R.E.M
    Beercan Beck
    Bad U2
    The Great Salt Lake Band of Horses
    Would Alice in Chains
    Is There A Ghost Band of Horses
    Float Bush
    Bush - Machinehead Bush
    Detlef Schrempf Band of Horses
    Otherside Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Mysterious Ways U2
    What's the Frequency Kenneth? R.E.M.
    NW Apt. Band of Horses
    The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary The Cult
    American Girl Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    diary-love song A Perfect Circle
    Resignation Superman Big Head Todd and the Monster
    My Favorite Game The Cardigans
    Heart Shaped Box (Unplugged) Nirvana
    Abel The National The National
    The Funeral Band of Horses
    Judith A Perfect Circle
    Weed Party Band of Horses
    Refugee Tom Petty
    Compliments Band of Horses
    On A Plain Nirvana
    Where Is My Mind? Pixies
    ode to lrc Band of Horses
    A Girl Like You The Smithereens
    California Stars Wilco
    Mistaken For Strangers The National
    Baba O'ReileyTeenage Wasteland The Who
    Faithful - Pearl Jam

    sap- dunno if i can make tennis today. im vury vury busy and dont want to be embarrased by 5.5 level macers. havent picked up the racquet in a month and played twice in 3 months. tennis is O.L.D. what's next? pickleball?
     
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  26. sportsfan1

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    Hey JRProstaf9, where are you located and looking to hit?
     
  27. tennismonkey

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    i don't remember you being married. congrats?

    it might not take a lot of convincing for me to hit this weekend. mini-meet anyone?
     
  28. hollywood9826

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    If its in MD somewhere at like 9 or 10AM then I can make an appreance. I got some stuff I gotta do later Sat night so would have to leave NLT 2PM. Last time when I went to Xiz deal that DC crap scrfewed me for time so I cant risk it.

    I still probably hit 4.0 forehands. But the rest of game is pretty much done for.
     
  29. sapient007

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    oh i forgot:
    hwood: melissa etheridge and alanis morissette mix tape
     
  30. Angle Queen

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    Ok, so I'm a bit disappointed, Sap. I know I'm new here...but thought you might take a shot a me too.

    I'll give you a hint: it's none of the guesses you've made for any of the other TWMACers...and I don't recognize a single title on Dats' practice list. :p

    Oh...and I don't own an iPad. Do have a playlist or two in my freebie Windows Media Player but that's about it.

    If you can guess any two titles of the 500+ CDs I own, you'll be a winner.
     
  31. Xisbum

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    My new work cube backs up to cubes where two ex-Marines work, both of whom have the Marine Hymn as ringtones on their cellphones. And they get a lot of calls through the day.

    Yesterday, I downloaded Anchors Aweigh to my iPhone, and everytime they get a call, I punch it and blast it full volumn. All the sailors and ex-sailors in the office gave me a standing O first time I did it. Ha. Nice to know you can still make waves even if you can't pull the oar.

    Sap, other stars on my iPhone playlist = Avett Brothers, Cat Stevens, The Civil Wars, David Allen Coe, Doors, Eurythmics, Everly Brothers, Handel, The Highwaymen, Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, Joe & Eddie, John Hiatt, Johnny Cash, Journey, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Kingston Trio, Marcy Playground, Old Crow Medicine Show, R.E.M., Scott Biram, Steve Earle, Talking Heads, Thin Lizzy, Tom Petty, U2, Uncle Kracker, and, of course, THE KING.

    My MP3 list is really diverse, but it's past my bedtime. *YAWN*
     
  32. hollywood9826

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    Are they lesbians or something? Morissette had some good songs. Maybe the other chic did to. The name sounds familar but dont remember any of her songs. The CD player in my car gets switched between, NWA, Eazy-E and Freddie Gibbs. Its been that way for a couple months now.

    Dats really likes Band of Horses I think.

    Can I take a guess at some of the songs you have.

    Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
    Some song off some Kids Bop CD
    Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
    Waterfalls - TLC
    Rumpshaker - Wrex and effects
    Carolina in my Wind - James Taylor
    Find em Fcuk em and flee - NWA

    did I get any of them?

    Ow wait we need a metal song too.

    Ill go with Holy Diver - Dio
     
  33. JRstriker12

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    LOL! Too funny Sappy.
     
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    Anyone trying to hold a mini-meet on Monday over the Columbus day holiday? I I'm available between 2pm and 4pm. Can't do it earlier as I have to throw some gutter balls at a company bowling event...
     
  35. JRProstaf9

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    I'm up in Fred-neck, MD but usually don't mind comming down to Mo-Co or even out towards b'more to hit.

    yep yep, got hitched this past spring... so after all that plannin and celebratin and honeymoonin we're finally settling into married life (or so people tell me). So now I'm trying to make sure I still carve out time for tennis before it gets too cold.
     
  36. sapient007

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    AQ: considering you have kids

    at least 1 cd on some christmas stuff
    and one more should be sarah brightman


    consensus please. both days are good for me but i need time.
     
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    Great, I am in MoCo, can you let me know your email id for the logistics, or email me.
     
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  38. JRProstaf9

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    I actually got pinged by a friend of mine that used to play D3 ball up at Wellesly near Boston. Think we might head to either CabinJohn park or someplace closer to her in DC since she doesn't have a car and can only metro. Will definitely keep you in mind next time i get a hall pass!
     
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    no problem, didn't necessarily mean tomorrow. enjoy the hall pass!
     
  40. tennismonkey

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    i can hit monday during the day. anyone interested in hitting? bueller?
     
  41. JRstriker12

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    Me! Me! I can hit before 10am or after 2pm and before 4:30pm.
     
  42. zapvor

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    last minute but does anyone want to hit tonight at rock creek? 8;30. we need 1 more!
     
  43. zapvor

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    nevermind we got shcmad!
     
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    Schmad's anti spin defy physics.

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  45. Angle Queen

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    Nope. None of the above. Used to have Marvin Greatest Hits CD but my sister permanently stole it almost a decade ago...so it doesn't count. Besides, it was a lark purchase anyway.

    Plenty of Christmas CDs in the collection. None of them related to the kiddos. Title, though, please (to qualify). And who the heck is Sarah Brightman? Jeez. Now I really feel like an old fart. :p
     
  46. Topaz

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    Sarah Brightman is Andrew Lloyd Weber's wife. She originated the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. You are not old!

    Hmmm...I'm wondering if I could get closer than Sappy, but I have a feeling your music collection would be surprising!
     
  47. zapvor

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    ok i am going to go with britney spears:D

    serious i say nat king cole. and frank sinatra. brownie points for me??!
     
  48. Sup2Dresq

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    USTA story..

    Men's doubles. Combo 8.5 I think.

    Topaz.. it's the twinkle in your eye... Kelly's team. kidding..

    Home team is our club. Court #1.

    Home team scrambles for drop shot. Barely gets to the shot and hits it over the net. Other team doesn't react and claims it was a double bounce. Away team says it was clear it was a double bounce. Home team says it's their call.

    Argument goes on for like 10 minutes. All why I sat at the club bar drinking a cold one.

    Away team grunts and goes to serve the next point. Serve goes in, Home team hits a lob. Lob lands 3 feet (...or better) inside the baseline. Away team says "out.. it's our call". All havoc breaks out. 5...10...15 minutes goes by. Home team loses after all is said and done.

    So does this kind of odd stuff happen a lot in USTA leagues?
     
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    Gotta tell this story.

    I'm not used to a lot of trash talk...amongst the women I play with/against. The guys, in Mixed, that's another story and I'm glad to trade throw-downs with them.

    But today, in the La-de-da Ladies Who Lunch league, I arrive a bit early to watch the singles contests conclude. Our #3 singles lady has her hands full with her opponent who played a bit like me, I must say. Didn't prefer to stay on the baseline, but could...and came in whenever the opportunity arose. My teammate luckily prevailed 8-6 in that one.

    So we're in the ladies room: my partner and I...and that opponent. I compliment her on the match, something on the order of "Nice match, lots of good points...I'm not looking forward to having to play you in doubles." (I'd gotten a quick look at the lineup and knew we were all in at the #2 doubles spot).

    No **** she says to me: "Well, guess I kinda made do in singles. But I Rock Doubles. Bad News for You." And then proceeds to walk out.

    Partner and I are dumbfounded, as was a fellow teammate who was in one of the stalls.

    We get out to warmups and Ms. Rock and her partner are indeed a handful. Rock's partner hits a heavy topspin FH, had plenty of slice on the BH and enough, ah, personal weight to make her OHs deadly. First game, we receive, get down a few points...but then fight back to get the crucial break. Switch sides, I've gotta serve, get down 0-40...fight back...to hold. Not really sure how it all went South for them; they tried to smoke me a few times down the alley...I swear I've never seen a team hit more DTL shots than them...but before we knew it, we were up 8-1 (it's a pro-set). We have a little mental lapse but then close it out 10-3.

    So much for Ms...I Rock Doubles. Has she even bothered to check out my (and partner's) USTA/doubles record? I Don't Think So. :p

    So we win a white glove match but the team loses overall 4-3. And to really bite the big one, one teammate on another court ends up a Patient First...with a broken wrist. Dam, dam, double dam. I'd much rather have lost to Ms. Rock than to have a teammate walk away from it all with a cast.
     
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    Hmmm, I actually had heard the name...but didn't know the connection. Weber is just plain weird. Wife has a good set of pipes though. Even if she's not in my collection.

    Sigh...Sinatra is a yes...but it's a compilation CD I bought for my (now) 80-yr old father...so I could put it on a cassette for him. :p But, OK. That's one.

    No to Cole although I do have one of his daughter's in there. Their video mashup of Unforgettable is/was...unforgettable.

    *scratches head*

    I'm not really that weird, gang. Fairly mainstream, I would have thought. Y'all just (thankfully!) forget how old I am. Many of my first CDs replaced cassettes, which replaced 8-tracks, which replaced albums...which were the Big Girl versions of 45s. :p
     

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