Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. coolblue123

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    yeah. i haven't touched since DI. Doubt I'll get a chance to get back in with a baby on the way.

    True way of knowing if your engine needs an oil change is an oil analysis through companies like Blackstone. I think they charge $15 and they will give you a total analysis of used motor oil sample (i.e. heavy metals, visocity left, etc etc.) Then u can gauge how often to change oil. They will send you a container and you send it back along with the check.
     
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    are you saying you are shane? and will knee cap me?
     
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    You're fast enough not to be Otis. The only Asian on the show still survives, still sent alone into Zombie towns for supplies, got the farmer's daughter, and gets tied up like a worm on a fishing hook to attract zombies.
     
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    just randomly saw the space shuttle piggy backing on the back of a 747 as i strolled into the office today...apparently i didn't get the memo on this...there were thousands of people parked on the side of road...
     
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    Ever notice T-Dogg doesn't do much running???

    Here's hoping he gets a few more lines next season.
     
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    I had some frinds that ran in it last year and said it was awesome. I drove through darlington that day and there were easily 10,000 people. My friens said were running waves of like 500-1000 people every 30 minutes. If you got all your flags snatched you were then a zombie and had to swipe the other flags.

    If you guys decide to do this I will get up early and throw a pork shoulder or some ribs or something in the smoker. Im only like 10 minutes from that place. You can even park in my driveway and Ill shuttle you to the camp so you dont have to park in the cow pasture and take the bus.

    Also at that camp in may is the MD faerie festival.

    http://www.marylandfaeriefestival.org/


    I think most tell you 6 months or 5,000 now. But isnt that considered preventative maintenance. Id rather change the oil evry 5K instead of not chaging it and having my engine blow up. Just liek Id rather go to denstist every 6 moths or once a year and if there is a problem its resolved before it escalates.
     
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    For old times sake.
     
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    The line may be 'we've got a bleeder'

    Seems like he always gets cut, gets rescued or complains that people think that he's the weakest link.

    Saw that a new lady is being introduced and shes brings a can!
     
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    Yeah, they do tell me that, right after they tell me my teeth will fall out if I don't floss regularly. Same stuff dentists have been telling me for the last 40 years. I just smile, point, and ask just when that's supposed to happen.
     
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    Is there a meet this coming weekend?

    And my new wheels for all you car buffs:

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    that is awesome.. i want one.

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    my cellphone has to be charged up constantly too. cars like the volt should come with spare battery packs that you can toss into the trunk for emergencies.
     
  13. hollywood9826

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    Nitefly that is probably the perfect car for you to drive to the train station and back.

    have you had it long enough to drive it somehwere and losse charge and gas takes over? What the mileage like when you run out of charge. I think for me and my highway driving the Jetta TDI is my best bet.

    Did Downs Chris get a TDI? They rule. If I was richer I would probably get an Audi A3 TDI they seem to look cooler.
     
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    HW, yea I have used 1.3 gallons so far in 420 miles. I still take one of my old cars to the train station for now. My wife drives this all over the place during the day, so I guess to say it is my car is a stretch :mad: I get to drive it on the weekends though. It gets 35-41 mpg on gas. I test drove the Jetta TDI and really liked it. One of each would have me covered! I would get the sportwagon though. Im going to keep an eye on the Tesla Model X next. Im really enjoying the electric side of the car.
     
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    oh nice car! how does it drive?

    HW, I did get a new 2012 Jetta TDI (so now we're really twins)...so far, so good...on my trip to work (mostly highway), it's averaging right at 50 mpg! i missed having a manual...
     
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    Nice looking wheels; Maytag or GE? :)
     
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    i want this...
     
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    i believe leno and seinfeld are ahead of you on the waiting list downs.
     
  19. NiteFly

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    Haha! (10 chars)
     
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    I'm like, dang, he's got his own freakin' gas pump at his house. Ya know, just like my great-grandfather did down on the Farm.

    Then I realized it was an extension cord. LOL (at myself!)

    Nice ride, NiteFly.
     
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    Hey JRS. Can you give us an update on the MrsJRS? How's that morning sickness thing going?
     
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    Thanks. I had been driving a 12 yo Dodge Stratus... I was due!
     
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    Nitefly,

    Go Caps.

    They are not making things easy!
     
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    Caps are done. My Red Wings are done.

    But at least the greaseburger was good
     
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    Exciting, but painful. What a series though! Backstrom, the most mellow guy in hockey, cross-checking people in the face after the final horn! I reallllllyyy hope he is still playing on Thursday. Feel free to text me if you need to commiserate during game. How is Florida treating you?
     
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    Wow! My daughter is inheriting that car in all its duct taped seat glory. I should throw in this t-shirt... ha!
     
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    Yup - the new character with the sword. Seriously badass.
     
  29. Sup2Dresq

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    I know! Backstrom going nuts. Hope they don't suspend him.

    I got a new phone. Can you email me your phone number. sup2dresq@aim.com

    Do you own an iphone.. or had that not been upgraded?

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    Sup, how does so many Twmac ers owe u stuff. What's the secret? I want to be on that wagon. I'll trade u for some lipsticks
     
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    Tell you what.. you go down the well and put a noose around uncle eddy's head and we'll call it even.

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  32. coolblue123

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    I think i owe somebody some shampoo and hot dogs.
     
  33. Angle Queen

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    Here's what we had for dinner:

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    Nothing fancy but on a day when I did 2 loads of laundry, reconciled 2 bank statements, played a Ladies-Who-Lunch match and took both girls to separate dance classes at opposite ends of town...

    It'll work!

    For the record, it's pork chops & potatoes with a sherry mushroom gravy (from the crock pot!).
     
  34. PaulMan

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    AQ, you took Downs' cut-down frame and made it into that delicious looking dish??!! :shock: Wow, I'm super impressed!!! Aren't you Downs? haha
     
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    very nice!!!!!!!!! i think my favorite part of Maison Nitefly is still that huge huge screen with the string machine next to it:)
     
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    Oh oh nitefly.Maybe you should call adt, or at least set this up with a pic of megacedu as bait.

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    lol sup i wont lie his set up is pretty nice
     
  38. coolblue123

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    AQ: looks yummy! is it cream based?
    looks perfect with some German seedy mustard.
    so how much do we owe uncle sam tonight?
     
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    Nah, there's no way anyone would confuse me and Downs. He's a he. I'm a she. He likes scotch; I drink bourbon. He kicks *** at 4.0. I get mine kicked. And my idea of stick customization...is the new overgrip I put on today. In neon green. :p

    Yeah, I yielded to the ugh! Cream of Mushroom soup crowd. But I dress it up with some sherry, sage and real garlic. Haven't yet figured out how to get the "sauce" to thicken up in the crock so I just pull it out, let the meat rest and gravy it up on the stove top.

    As for the mustard, hmmmm, that might have to make it in the next iteration as it is a work in process. And I'm a mustard fan. ATM, there are six different kinds in my fridge; they even have their own "shelf."

    But Uncle Sam, eh, he owes us this year. I am constantly after my accountant (who, BTW, I'm having a raging affair with :twisted: ) that I want to owe 10% of our total liability (just enough to keep them from coming after us for not paying enough on the quarterly schedule). I mean, I know interest rates are low, but darn if I give the feds an interest-free loan. 'Sides, never know if they'll be too damn broke to pay me at the end.

    We're still too new at the Parent Game to play the Child Tax Credit just right. And, since the accountant's also the parent, you'd think we could get that right. LOL
     
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    I heard you should never marry your accountant. Both parties lose too much leverage, whatever that means. :)
     
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    AQ, you misunderstood my joke. Downs calls his cut-down Pure Storm Tour Plus "Pork Chop" as he trimmed some of the fat off to make it more maneuverable...
     
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    ^^ Nah, I knew what you were referring to. I just couldn't resist the dig at Downs. And myself. :p

    Maybe someday, I can actually make a meet-up...have you guys critique my (admittedly awful) strokes...and utterly plain stick.
     
  43. coolblue123

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    couple of ways you can thicken the sauce. Depends what you like:
    1. you can always create a ru (butter and flour) then pour some of the liquid into a saucepan and heat up then throw the sauce back into the crockpot. Or better, mix in sherry then put into crockpot.
    2. slurry: just mix some cornstarch and water. But make sure your crockpot is cranked up really high or else it won't thicken.
    3. heavy cream: My fav and least healthy but if you put in the crockpot, don't cook for more than an hour or the milk protein will break apart leaving you with a liquidity mess.

    I love mustard too (except yellow hot dog mustard which I find too tart). I love brown mustard, and grey poupon (cuz it always makes a great sauce base).
     
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    my commute to work, 25 miles...

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    averaged 58.3 mpg! loving the TDI so far...
     
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    Alas, Cool...you've hit upon my difficulties although I may try the roux route next time. I use one of those for my jambalaya although we go the oil and flour route since my oldest can't do milk/butter/etc.

    And since I'm cooking all day at low heat in the crock...the slurry just won't thicken and the duration kills the cream plus, eldest's issues aside, none of us are particularly fond of cream sauces. We tend to prefer a brown gravy or tomato-based sauces.

    How did you end up being such the cook? Although my mom was a good cook, she didn't really learn how to do it until she got married and, even then, it was very basic (but delicious) stuff. She rated my boyfriends by how well they cleaned their plates. She loved my husband. LOL A decade married, and I'm still trying to replicate her delicate gravies.

    Most of my passion for things culinary comes from the tube. Love the cooking shows, especially the old ones like The Frugal Gourmet and Cookin' Cheap.
     
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    Haha that's awesome AQ. Nicely played - you got me!

    Nahhh, I bet you have great game and anybody who consistently wants to go to net can't be awful! That's my take especially if you're playing dubs. And if you found the perfect stick for your game without doing anything to it - that just means more time to play and less time to mess with it. Just ask Auzzie what the flip side feels like...
     
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    Wow AQ, you and I have alot in common. So when I was growing up, I can watch all the OTA TV I want. Unfortunately, it's either local channels or PBS. I chose the PBS route. I love Frugal Gourment (wonder what happened to him?), and Julia Child & Jacque Pepin (they had a show together). And everyone remember's Martin Yan. Just picked up things here and there. But I think believe the quality of shows in PBS is superior to the Food Network (except for Alton Brown, I think he's still one of the best out there. Great communicator)
     
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    Fly ride NiteFly!

    Random though - There's a restaurant around my way "Stone's Cove" that has a volt charging station in the parking lot.
     
  49. datsveryinterestin

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    what is SUP gonna say bout this????

    poor pico!
    Monaco Forced To Retire In Monte-Carlo With Ankle Injury

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    dang this is pretty sad. He was doing so well. Can anyone stop Nadal? Vamos!
     

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