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

  1. PaulMan

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    Damn tm, I already had lunch but that pizza pic does look effing yum!
     
  2. PaulMan

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    tm, you want me to swing up Gburg, maybe with Downs?, or you coming to Endor for a visit?
     
  3. downs_chris

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    haha...that day i did have 12 brand new frames lying around - but those weren't for me!

    what's for lunch?
     
  4. Topaz

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    My gosh! You guys are cracking me up. I need that after the long day at the mental hospital!!!

    AQ, both my 7.0 and 8.0 teams are headed to mixed districts.

    Monkey, thanks, but don't hold your breath! ;)
     
  5. sapient007

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    how about you guys meet in DC, 1/2 way, at my house, so we can also settle

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    1. how do i tension my stringer?
    2. how to use my stringer..

    i'm serious. i think the tension is waaaaay off.
     
  6. Angle Queen

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    I put my youngest down for "Quiet Time" an hour ago...and wake up to another page on TWMAC. Daaaaannnnnng.

    Minnies are 5 AND A HALF (she'll pointedly remind you) and 3 (and a half :p ).

    Ok, so now completely taken out of context and with horrible editing, how :shock: is this statement:
    LOL

    Yes, but it'll have to be in Richmond. :p

    I could do a grilled salmon. That went over well for my father's birthday dinner which fell on the first Friday of Lent. Excellent. Excellent idea.

    :oops: No limit here, House Rules or self-imposed...I just don't have more than my two. Kids each own one; hubs one (all off-the-rack, unmod-ed out $19.95 specials). So since there's technically 5 sticks in the house, I can still keep my citizenship.
     
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    you can get a electric luggage scale to test what tension it's pulling at now, and off-set accordingly...
     
  9. PaulMan

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    Wait a minute! Sap, you said tension was waaaaay off? What exactly are you tensioning with your PROFESSIONAL close hanger?!! Do I wanna know??
     
  10. downs_chris

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    or you can listen to Paulman...haha, that's always safer...
     
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    No Downs - you're right - a luggage scale would work to calibrate or offset. The latter works cuz my luggage scale is not that great. That and I'm lazy! haha
     
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    tmonk; where did you get the pizza from? either the baker got the anchovies near the fu-kushima Nuclear District (where the nuclear accident happened) or that's a really small pizza.
     
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    yikes.
    Either AQ should be forensics expert or a Spin Doctor. Either or, remind me not to double cross her...
     
  14. Angle Queen

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    Hmmm, I think I could be a detective. Have the, ah, name for it. ROTFLMAO. Someday.

    But all in good fun. I just couldn't resist. I've had the AQ online moniker for awhile and you'd be surprised what some folks thought it meant. Actually, it was a nickname given to me by a tennis partner....'cause I loved hittin' an angle volley (winner!). Still do. And now I can do it from the baseline too. Sometimes. :|
     
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    Good point. I never bothered to check the other of your how-many teams. Hehe.

    So that definitely means there won't be much "hangin" with me...but probably lots of opportunities for me to see you play. :)
     
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    I don't think, I know. It's Linsane.

    http://tinypic.com/r/357jzh3/5

    /trololol
     
  17. Topaz

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    There's always time for hanging with AQ!

    Honestly, not sure how much 7.0 play time I'll see. I have really only one partner, and I share him with someone else. I'll be happy to play once for that team. Will probably play more 8.0.

    I better learn how to volley real soon!!!
     
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    It's got some power to it, but it never gives me the feeling like I have to hold back on my strokes. It's good, you should get 3 of them ;)
     
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    only if i can get a second home. then it is still 3 sticks in the house rule.
     
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    So your nom de plume or du jour or some fancy French phrase is Ellery??? Impressive.

    You hit angle volleys from the baseline? Wow. Most people I know would it go and claim the point. I applaud your sportsmanship. ;)
     
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    No. But something close. And 'tisn't fake. Go Scots, laddie.

    Touche, my friend. They aren't volleys from the baseline....rather...angle shots. ;) Although I know some, shall we say, older ladies, who can hit some very nice angle volleys from no-mans-land...for some nasty winners.
     
  22. coolblue123

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    no kidding. these folks who I called "more seaoned players," are masters of sharp angles and block shots. fell victim too many times. the harder I hit, the closer I got to losing. only thing I can do is what any other despicable dirty player do, wide angle topspin shot and the dropper. lets test them hips and knees.
     
  23. Angle Queen

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    ^^

    Ditto that.

    I'd never really played with, shhhh, older people until I joined the club I'm at -- not so much because its their/our demographic but because the opportunity was there. Two years ago, I was on a team with several grandmothers (all 60+ and one on the other side of 70)...and they can all kick my lil butt in doubles if we're not "on," e.g. have those droppers working!

    This year, we'll have my regular partner's...18-year old daughter on the squad. She's no ringer but shouldn't have too much trouble competing well at 4.0. All but one of those grannies...are still on the team too.

    It's teams like ours that I think USTA will destroy with its new age groups. As someone in the middle, I learn so much from the age-extremes: patience and placement from the vets, power & endurance from the younguns. It really is about a team.

    K. Rant over.
     
  24. Xisbum

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    Hmmmmm. When we both heal, I just might trek back to your area to let you test those wide-angle topspin shots and droppers on my knees and hips. However, I must give you a bonus point for political correctness in not calling us "old." Even though that is what we are - Oldies but Goodies. ;-)

    BTW, tested my ankle tonight in some spirited dubs - we won 4 & 5 - and it's sore as h3!! right now. But you do see the two vital words in the previous sentence, right?
     
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    great to hear about ur win. obviously ur opponents didn't give u enough wide topspin shots. make no mistake I will not make the same error and underestimate my seasoned enemies. I will bring plenty of seasoning. :)
     
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    how is that possible? is it even a home if there is fewer than 3 sticks in the house?
     
  27. Xisbum

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    Game on, dude. Hurry up and heal. I'll do the same. Can't wait to see what you got. :)

    Guys tonight didn't let me hit much; they got tired of the ball coming back, like a metronome - tick tock, tick tock. Tsk, tsk - they still lost.
     
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  28. Xisbum

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    Agree. I myself have 15, 6 currently in use. BTW, the Y Twins played pretty good tonight. Didn't try much on serves since slice was working pretty good - only dropped serve once, and that was because partner blew 3 putaway volleys. Groundies were fair, considering I couldn't run much and was hesitant to push off on right foot. They are growing on me. :)
     
  29. auzzieizm

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    What shoes have you moved to?
     
  30. Xisbum

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    Went back to Res 2s, which don't have that plastic wraparound on the heel. Can't find any stores around here that carry tennis shoes anymore, except very low end models, so haven't had the chance to try anything else. I also still have some Game 2s that haven't seen much action, so I'll also try those. I think they will be okay once I get this flareup under control. Don't think I'll be ordering any Res 4s, though; may try the Challenger, the tweener between Res and Game.

    How's Sydney? Australia is a tennis-loving place, I hear, something like Atlanta here in the U.S. The Atlanta Leaguea Tennis Association (ALTA) has more members than the rest of USTA's Southern section combined. Unfortunately, our local tennis association has abdicated its automony to the USTA gods; there are no local leagues/tournaments to speak of, and even the USTA tournament coordinator can't get more than one tournament a year scheduled. We used to have 8 to 10 week-long tournaments a year before USTA took over. Bummer.

    Take care, mate.
     
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    are you guys in dc on weekdays anyhow?
     
  33. Angle Queen

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    I'll bite.

    Spirited.

    Doubles.

    I'm taking that means some adult beverage was involved...and that you only had to cover half the court. My kinda game.

    We'll have a lively team practice ourselves this evening. And maybe some spirits afterwards. LOL
     
  34. PaulMan

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    Not sure where tm will be, but yeah I'm in DC during weekdays. Downs - he's usually dialing in while having half a bottle of Scotch... :twisted: haha
     
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    Gosh since you folks are getting secret weapons out. I am drafting Mr. Slice and Dice. Like me, he has no scruples (ahem, i meant very resourceful), and finds anyway to win.
    TMonk: If we lose, I am telling stivo about it!
     
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    i am working from home now but I work in DC as well probably next week. If you guys are going out to lunch, drop me a line.
     
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    sappy, is that a picture of you?

    DC? i'm usually working from home...bring the machine to thai by thai...and we can talk...

    haha...no drinking during the work day...whoa...haha

    how's the knee?
     
  38. Xisbum

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    LOL. No, to me, spirited dubs means competitive tennis, with good shots and strategy from both sides. And for once, I did cover only half the court, which was all I could handle at 50 percent of normal foot speed and some real hesitantcy to push off the sore ankle. Even under those restrictions, the stupid thing got pretty sore by the end of the match.

    When adult beverages are involved, I call that social tennis, which also tends to get a bit sloppy as the evening wears on. Tonight's mixed dubs match will likely fall in this category. And yes, I know I should stay off the ankle for a day or two, but I can be pretty dumb when tennis is involved. :shock:
     
  39. PaulMan

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    Haha, what you're worried someone from work might be monitoring these posts??!! lol

    The knee? We'll find out soon enough tonight. I told JRs he needs to take it easy on me... :oops:
     
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    Paulman - the Prestiges are packed. I'm ready to hit tonight!
     
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    this thread is relevant to my interests.

    hollywood and xisbum -- i demand pics of the grease burger. i think i saw it on travel channel or somesuch.
     
  43. PaulMan

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    Awesome! I'll pack amongst a few APDs, POGLB, C10 Fishnet, 6.6 95 S&S, pork chop, et al... haha
     
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    Zapvor hasnt posted in a while. He probably ran off to get some Esskay's with the Oriole bird on them and some Herbal Essence. He said when you get the cocoa butter butter Herbal Essence and get the friction going it smells like you are baking a cake.

    I leave that up to Xisbum or whoever else shows up. I dont take pictures
     
  45. coolblue123

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    for zap's sake, will someone be nearby to call 911 in the event of a fire? Maybe there's a correlation between getting some Esskay's and baking. Is he planning for a weiner roast?
     
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    Monkey, you dog! hahaha
     
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    Oh, dear, the PD and I went down in flames in 4.0 singles last night.

    Lesson learned, never play a singles match after getting up at 5am and spending half of your day in the mental hospital.

    (I'm soooo gonna miss being able to say that in a few weeks! haha)

    I blame the strings. (not my wild inconsistency)

    Time to restring!!!!
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    Make sure to bring some hot sauce for those pork chops - LOL!
     
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    so to speak.... LOL!

    Did anyone ever give you the background on this Zap meme?
     

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