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

  1. Eightmarky

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    Speaking of sandwiches, you guys need to try the Pork n Fries at Earl's Sandwiches in Arlington. The fries are in the sandwich Primanti's style.
     
  2. auzzieizm

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    Haha, Monkey and Downs, play for the devil!!!!!!!:twisted:
     
  3. Topaz

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    In an ideal world....:twisted:
     
  4. coolblue123

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    wow. getting size and technique right is pretty challenging. Sounds like a DIY project.

    refitting to the desired pallet, although not sure if you can change out a Babolat.
    take advice on the internet. plenty of articles on technique such as FYB.com. Very instructional nowadays.
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    just pay someone to do it and get lessons
     
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  5. coolblue123

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    cool. always favored experience over age when it comes to sandwich making. do they have buy 5 get 1's there too? Any fav's? I heard their pate's are really good there.
    Never understood how subways can be so profitable. I guess capitalism has not reach viet sandwich business yet.
     
  6. PaulMan

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    No pallets on Babolats cb.
     
  7. tennismonkey

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    *yawn* we talk an awful lot about banh mi here.

    today's lunch with hot peppers and this unnatural neon green relish. i think they add green food coloring to make it that color.

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  8. JRstriker12

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    Left over relish from St. Patrick's Day? Wow, that's a serious green. Is that pickle relish or something else?
     
  9. hollywood9826

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    Thats a Chicago style Dog. most places simply dye the relish nowadays. But in an actual chicago style it is pickle relish with a ton of chopped mint leaves thats how it got the bright green color back in the day.

    This guy in South Dakota had a legit stand wehre he sold Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef sandwiches. I take the tomatos off thuogh.
     
  10. hollywood9826

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    •Andy Roddick picked up just his third victory in 24 attempts against Roger Federer, winning in three sets in the third round at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. The American fans in attendance were thrilled with the result, but their joy disappeared roughly six seconds after Roddick opened his mouth, at which point everyone was like, "Oh yeah ... he's Andy Roddick."
     
  11. schap02

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    yes I am alive and strung up some of Monk's leaded up noodles.

    Eggs is great food, a little bit pricey, usually only take clients for the write-off...my asian side coming out.

    Can someone turn the heat up.

    I may head to Pennang (sp?) later in the week....TWMAC is invited. Minus Sup.
    To clarify so I don't get 500 texts. Sup is not invited because he is in Florida riding in small boats with women who wear just enough clothing for PG-13 movies.
     
  12. tennismonkey

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    lol. i like andy's personality. i think he's a genuine a-hole but a nice a-hole with good taste in womenz and probably shampoo and hot dogs.

    surprised you know so much about that neon green relish. i know most places use food dye to make it that color but didn't know it was originally green with chopped mint. but yes the chicago style dog is pretty darn tasty.

    jrstriker? welcome to the TWMAC. email zapvor for a t-shirt and a bottle of shampoo. if you play tennis - you came to the right place. we love tennis and banh mi. heck even if you don't play tennis - you came to the right place. many of us don't play tennis. we just come to talk about banh mi.
     
  13. tennismonkey

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    try those super soft vantage sticks. they are noodles. the exo3 tours are al dente. and with lead to make it even better.

    penang is a go. beef rendang for the mother effing win. pick a day this week. anyone else interested in indonesian/malaysian lunch this week in bethesda?

    sup you're invited too but only if you bring scantily clad co-eds. auzzie you can come too but only if you bring scantily clad aussie lasses or vegemite covered lasses. coolblue you can come but only if you can walk - i ain't pushing your wheelchair.
     
  14. JRstriker12

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    LOL, yeah, I just mostly hand around an read the posts to get ideas for where to go for lunch.

    Speaking of lunch, did the Tasty Fried food truck yesterday. Their fried chicken and shrimp combo was decent.
     
  15. tennismonkey

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    food trucks are so march 26th. i'm waiting for old ladies to post their address on twitter and then we show up and eat lunch in some old ladies home. home cooked meals and we keep little old ladies off the roads and productive and maybe they stop sucking up all the social security benefits. somebody help me make this a reality.
     
  16. JRstriker12

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    Why not just put the home-cooking grannies on a food truck so I don't have to drive over an wait on their plastic covered couches until the food is ready?
     
  17. tennismonkey

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    i like the way you think wookie. so we round up these old ladies from nursing homes and we put them to work. it's a win win for everyone. i betcha these ladies would be dying to get outside. that's seriously a good idea. think of all the great culinary talent we have wasting away in some retirement home.
     
  18. downs_chris

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    so what is for lunch?
     
  19. tennismonkey

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    granny grub on wheels. look for a location near you downs.

    wound up having sushi for lunch. well two chef creation sushi rolls called salmon hammock roll and spicy tuna poppers. both tasted kinda like buffalo wings with raw fish. interesting but only meh on the wow scale.
     
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    anyone want to try a bc30. Let me know. Just strung it with with some co-poly. Really comfy and arm friendly stick.

    tmonk: I think I will bring my wheelchair next time we drill. At least it'll help me get to your ground hugging slices.
     
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    Awaiting the half price buffet bar at my workplace. It starts at 2pm. ppl, like me, are vultures there. First goes the protein then the carbs then finally the veggies. It's just like a scene from The Birds. By the time it's 2:05, all that there's left are a couple of cherry tomatoes and half a baked potato.
     
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    i believe in wheelchair tennis you also get 2 bounces. i believe you are a 5.0 wheelchair tennis player with the types of shots i've seen you hit.

    food coma hitting now. losing consciousness. must. get . coffee. red bull. . .
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    You are one wild and crazy guy!

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    p.s. You are invited to South Florida. Can you pilot a small boat without it looking like this ?

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  24. auzzieizm

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    are the vantages really that soft? what do they play like??

    and I think they are only scantily clad when they are on this continent...
     
  25. Xisbum

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    ^^^That let's me out; here's the last boat I drove...

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    Just got through with the doc - acute achilles tendinitis, most likely caused by *gasp* my tennis shoes. :-( Rx = rest, mucho industrial strength anti-inflams, and DIFFERENT CUT OF TENNIS SHOE. Utter devastation. But no surgery.

    P.S. Any recommendations on replacement kicks welcome. Anyone like Yonex shoes???
     
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  26. auzzieizm

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    are the new Asics shoes cut higher in the back?
     
  27. Xisbum

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    I think it's that plastic thing they striped around the back. Doc said something wasn't giving my heel room to move or flex, and that's the only thing I know that's different with the 3s than eartlier models. I've just been hitting/playing in the 3s the last 3 weeks or so, and that's when the pain started getting progressively worse. It's always been there, but on a tolerable level before. I think the 4s also have that strip, so that pretty much pushes my feet out of ASICS and into something else. Bummer. At least nothing is structurally damaged, and he doesn't think surgery will be necessary.

    I'll miss those ASICS colors and cushion, though.
     
  28. PaulMan

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    Sup, you're drinking buddies with Rodman right? What's the REAL SCOOP? :confused:

    P.S. Actually I don't really care...just funny. lol
     
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  29. Xisbum

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    What shoes are you wearing now? How high are they in the back?
     
  30. Topaz

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    Schap, when/where is this Pennang???
     
  31. coolblue123

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    despite tw's bad review, I really like the Wilson topspins. their ankle support is pretty average but its really comfortable.
    but it wears out pretty fast.

    yes vantage bc30 has a 46 RA rating. really comfy but its so soft it has a unique feel.
    but question to all: does a really soft racquet cause tension to lose quicker than a stiffer counterpart? don't know why but my BC seems like the strings are looser despite stringing it tighter. maybe I need to tune my stringer?
     
  32. coolblue123

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    this is the one at Bethesda right? next to the Acura and Benz dealership? heard alot of great things but haven't had a chance to try yet.
     
  33. Sup2Dresq

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    All I know is that the majority of bartenders agree. He skips out on the check.

    Which to them makes him worse that No Tippin Scotty Pippin. Who apparently admitted he is a financial disaster.
     
  34. Sup2Dresq

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    Going tomorrow night to the Sony. Marketing director gave me VIP tickets and locker room access. It's pretty cool to see what happens behind the scenes. Tomorrow night is Victoria and Nadal night. Sweet! No? no.. noo? no?
     
  35. Xisbum

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    ^^^Sweeter than wine.
     
  36. Sup2Dresq

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    Xisbum,

    Sorry about your injury. I have faith you shall return as Xisbum the white (bearing all colors). If you need a shoe, perhaps it's time to revisit Nike.

    I also heard good things about Wilson (have a pair that came with my Wilson package) and Prince shoes.

    Just do it. *wink*

    p.s. Some of the nike shoes are Nike ID's. You can go to nike.com and order in.. wait for it.. wait for it... Any color you want. *bell rings.. fireworks erupt...*
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    Xisbum,

    Watching Delpo and Ferrer? Ferrer rocking yet another nice Lotto outfit.
     
  38. zapvor

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    lol coolblue fell for sappy's antics, and i fell for coolblue, not realizing he was basing it off sap. coolblue never believe anything he says on here.

    oh hi meg:)
     
  39. zapvor

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    xisbum-i was thinking about getting yonex shoes next time too. maybe you can be my guinea pig:)
     
  40. sapient007

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    megacedu. i speak the truth.. don't ever get into zap's room. a few have entered but they never leave.. just saying.


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  41. Xisbum

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    Nah, wife is watching some chick cop show and I'm too lazy to move to another room. What's the color scheme?

    Used to be a dyed-in-the-wood Wilson shoe guy, til I met the original ASICS Resolution. May end up back there. Tried Nike tennies once, and they just didn't fit right. Loved the running shoes back when I was a 10K freak, but for some reason the tennis shoes didn't fit quite as well. May look into them again, especially with the custom option.

    I like the way the Yonex SHT line looks but can't find anyone who has worn them. Hard to find a bricks-and-mortar place to try on shoes anymore, so I'm kinda shoe shy, I guess.

    Think you will make it to HW's Greaseburger pig out? I plan to order tix to the Saturday nite baseball game soon and need a prelim head count. Hope you can make it.
     
  42. zapvor

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    lol
    see sap coolblue doesnt know you like we do. he fell for your honeymoon comment
     
  43. datsveryinterestin

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    perfect form!





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  44. auzzieizm

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    If you can get a hold of original Asics shoes, buy them all and be happy for the rest of your life! I loved/love the original Resolutions (besides the durability), but didn't get along with the generations that followed.

    Yonex SHT's could be a good fit. Dats might be able to chime in on Yonex shoes. I think he has owned a couple pairs of them. I've only tried them in store once. For me they felt pretty nice in store, but I ended up going for Babolat shoes. I've been wearing Babolats since (for a couple of years now). I wouldn't recommend them for you though. They are a good fit for me for the durability and support, but the cushioning and comfort can't compare to what Asics puts out.
     
  45. coolblue123

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    sorry guys I am still a padawan in TWMAC. I have much to learn. Didn't know zap has nightime sniffles? At least that's what I think that box of tissues is for? =)
     
  46. sapient007

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    hold the vietnamese sandwich talk and lets discuss viet mail ordered brides. the price point seems to be about right.

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  47. coolblue123

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    wow.. iam surprised the human rights police is not on them.
     
  48. sapient007

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    hitman.. Kamado grill at costco for 550 bucks. seriously thinking about picking one up. any feed backs on the puppy?? i saw it in the NJ/NY costco.

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    wow.. iam surprised the human rights police is not on them yet. wonder if they need to be married?
     
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    i'm guessing your a doubly surprised.
     

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