Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. Angle Queen

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    Howdy! Welcome to TT and the TWMAC group. Sadly, most of us/them are up in the Northern VA area. I'm in Richmond.

    Wats up everybody else?

    Lunch was the usual: sandwich, fruit, chips&salsa and my one soda for the day.

    But the main attraction: My kid will have her very first tennis lesson today. I am nervous :shock: but I shouldn't be. It's definitely a no-pressure deal. A short 5-week course through our county's Park & Rec department with a coach I know quite well (he handled my 3.0 team back in the day :p ). Costs and commitments are minimal: $28 for the lesson, courts are within biking distance and I picked up a decent kid's racquet at the local Goodwill for $1.25. Yep, that's a buck & a quarter.

    Even though we're members of a club that has a decent kids program, I thought this might be a better, lo-no-pressure situation for her to try.
     
  2. Angle Queen

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    Yum, Downs. Unless I'm in Baltimore, where my motto is seafood at every meal....it's PIG at every meal. Can't say I've ever had ribs in the morning, but I'd try it. Those look luscious.
     
  3. sapient007

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    downs. that's a nice set of racks youve got there
     
  4. downs_chris

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    plus the deviled egg salad, and the baked beans were really good...the beans had a great smokiness to them...mmm
     
  5. coolblue123

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    downs: you are one mean *beep* *beep* !!! How can you entice us like this?!
     
  6. coolblue123

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    In that area, it depends on what you are looking for?

    If you are looking for Crab Cakes and the BEST white Choco Moouse Cheesecake. You should goto G&M Seafoods. They have hands down, the best and cheapest Crab cakes. No Joke.

    Otherwise, if ur into chinese, I heard Grace's Garden is really good. (i haven't tried before). I heard they make this Braised Pork Belly Dish. It's like one of those dishes that only 3 people in the world knows how to make well. I believe it's called "Chairman Mao's Pork Belly," named because it was the former Head's fav dish. I heard they deep fry the pork belly, then braised in this soy bean sauce for hours. Due to the time it takes to make it, u have to reserve one 24 hours in advance and u better show up. Or else if ur a no show, something bad will happen to you like getting a unlucky fortune cookie, or something similar. They have some other stuff too which i forgot, I have to ask around.
    But Ellicott City has some really good Korean places as well.

    If you go up alittle more in Baltimore City, I can go on and on! So many great places to eat there!
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    I've grown fond of their BBQ pork sub. Also like their pizza.
     
  8. NiteFly

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    Grace Garden is near my house. It is very good! Honey Pig in Ellicot City? I'll have to try G&M seafood myself.
     
  9. NiteFly

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    The Speed Pro is very comfy, just pretty heavy. The new Speed IG MP 315 is also pretty comfy so far. I use full poly stringbed.
     
  10. downs_chris

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    i've heard good things about their subs...and i heard the pricing is right too...maybe i'll check it out tomorrow...

    where can i get legit chinese food around here?
     
  11. JRstriker12

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    Uhm.... wow!!!
     
  12. JRstriker12

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    Watch for their daily specials. Special Half-subs are about $3.50. Every once in a while you can get a whole sub for the price of a half. They say the whole subs are 1 ft long but they seem to be bigger than that.
     
  13. coolblue123

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    if u goto G&M just get their 2 crab cake special. $30, 2 fist sized crab cakes, 2 sides. And finish off with their white chocolate moouse cheesecake. There's only three things that get me to spend $50 on a meal. Steak, Sushi, and this.

    i heard it's in the same HMart Grocery Store. I bet they have some good food courts in there too.

    Since Columbia is mentioned, I remembered way back, there's a really good Indian place there. It's off of 32, I think?
     
  14. coolblue123

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    I remember Harris T's bcz i always drop by there on our way to our annual OC trip. I didn't care for their bread so much, but the meats were pretty tasty and they used their store brand too.
     
  15. sapient007

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    one of the better crabcake deals.. clydes happy hour. they offer a crab cake burger (their regular crab cake + bun) for 7 bucks at the bar between 5-7.. comes with fries.. the bun is even nice and light so it doesn't kill the crab cake.
     
  16. coolblue123

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    is this at all Clydes? sounds like a good place for twmac happy hr.
     
  17. sapient007

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    think it's different at diff locations. . i've been hitting the one at chevy chase on a weekly basis these days. the only complaint is that they don't have any happy hour drinks.
     
  18. Xisbum

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    Just signed up for my first (gulp) age division tournament in May. Singles, too, but no other entries in my age group yet. Hope I don't tarnish the TWMAC rep. :eek:
     
  19. sapient007

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    can't you just sign up both as ganalf the grey and white??
     
  20. Xisbum

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    There is a wonderful play on words hidden in your quip, Sappy, but even I would blush to use it. :)
     
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    If nobody enters you win the tourney. I think said tournament you entered has 128 possible entrnats so I think thats like 6 wins. Id say a 6-0 with a 100% win pct is great and would allow you to win more than one bet with TFM
     
  22. Xisbum

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    Almost made a bet with a traveling salesman once, but my Uncle Bubba on my momma's side told me never bet with a man who disappears for a living. ;-)
     
  23. JRstriker12

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    Get'em Xis!!!! Have you outfit picked out yet?
     
  24. Xisbum

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    Not yet; it's at a La-di-Da place called Memphis Country Club, so I'm sure collars will be required. Not sure if tennis duds have to be primarily white, but I'm in trouble if they do.

    Doesn't look like there's anyone else old enough to enter my age bracket, anyway. Guess if I get a default trophy, USTA will bump me up to 5.0. :shock:
     
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    Good luck X!

    I have never been to Wegmen's. They need to open in Alexandria!

    AQ, good luck with your little one. Hopefully she'll just have a blast and in a few years you will have a practice partner. A few more years after that and we'll be seeing you sitting courtside on tv! Haha!


    I achieved a bit of tennis vengeance last night and lo, it was good!

    Cramming for my OB final now. Soon to be followed by cramming for my psych final. Psych has given me a lot of insight to not only the twmac but the whole board! Hahaha!

    I can vouch that the Clydes in Georgetown is different in menu than the one in MD (Bethesda?). Those are the only two I've been to, the one in gtown is across from work. They have a good Sunday night wine special!
     
  27. sapient007

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    plez indulge us....
     
  28. downs_chris

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  29. Topaz

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    Shall we play match the member with the personality disorder(s)?

    And I'm not excluding myself at all.
     
  30. Sup2Dresq

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    I believe is xisbum
     
  31. Sup2Dresq

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    Got a demo of the PDr in my hands. Channeling moya *burp*
     
  32. Sup2Dresq

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    Or topaz * soapbox*
     
  33. datsveryinterestin

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    i've been playing pretty well and serving ok, but my 1st and 2nd serves all have a loud smack and go pretty fast instead of being spinny. fortunately my serve percentage is still pretty high, but it bugs me not to be able to hit a kicker.
    ......
    soz, i used my dads volkl 8 300g to hit some serves.
    why is it that i cant hit a kick serve with the yonex 95D (12.1oz, 310sw) but i can hit one (well a serve that clears the net by a few feet instead of a few inches) with the volkl 8? (11.4oz 330sw).

    of course this happens right as "the season" is about to start. i am wondering if i should just play my game as is or if i should go back to a lighter, more powerful racquet and go back to being mini-rafa instead of mini-soderling. hrmmm.

    guess i need to look for a yonex 98D to see if i can spin it in more. i tried sups on a few groundies and it definitely felt less solid than i prefer, but i dunno maybe id used to it? sigh...

    gotta find someone to buy my rdis200s and other old gear. hrmmmm
     
  34. sapient007

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    sounds like a great idea.. you want to start?
     
  35. Sup2Dresq

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    Indulge yourself. Per Wiki.. (wiki wiki wiki)

    Cluster A (odd or eccentric disorders)

    Not to be confused with Type A personality.

    Paranoid personality disorder: characterized by irrational suspicions and mistrust of others.
    Schizoid personality disorder: lack of interest in social relationships, seeing no point in sharing time with others, anhedonia, introspection.
    Schizotypal personality disorder: characterized by odd behavior or thinking.

    Cluster B (dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders)

    Not to be confused with Type B personality.
    Antisocial personality disorder: a pervasive disregard for the law and the rights of others.
    Borderline personality disorder: extreme "black and white" thinking, instability in relationships, self-image, identity and behavior often leading to self-harm and impulsivity. Borderline personality disorder is diagnosed in three times as many females as males.[13]
    Histrionic personality disorder: pervasive attention-seeking behavior including inappropriately seductive behavior and shallow or exaggerated emotions.
    Narcissistic personality disorder: a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.

    Cluster C (anxious or fearful disorders)

    Avoidant personality disorder: social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation and avoidance of social interaction.
    Dependent personality disorder: pervasive psychological dependence on other people.
    Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (not the same as obsessive-compulsive disorder): characterized by rigid conformity to rules, moral codes and excessive orderliness.

    Appendix B: Criteria Sets and Axes Provided for Further Study

    Appendix B contains the following disorders.[14]

    Depressive personality disorder – is a pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors beginning by early adulthood.
    Passive-aggressive (negativistic) personality disorder – is a pattern of negative attitudes and passive resistance in interpersonal situations.

    Other

    Some types of personality disorder were in previous versions of the diagnostic manuals but have been deleted. This includes two types that were in the DSM-III-R appendix as “Proposed diagnostic categories needing further study” without specific criteria, namely Sadistic personality disorder (a pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning and aggressive behavior) and Self-defeating personality disorder (masochistic personality disorder) (characterised by behaviour consequently undermining the person's pleasure and goals).[15] The psychologist Theodore Millon and others consider some relegated diagnoses to be equally valid disorders, and may also propose other personality disorders or subtypes, including mixtures of aspects of different categories of the officially accepted diagnoses.[16]
     
  36. Xisbum

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    Methinks I be this. :neutral:
     
  37. Topaz

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    Sure, ~now~ you post that. Would've been much more helpful before my last psych exam. At least you're in time for the final.

    We have a saying in my psych class...the DSM, we're all in there somewhere!

    We could just narrow ourselves down to clusters.

    I couldn't play any of these games with you guys during OB. (save for AQ)
     
  38. coolblue123

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    can we belong to 2 of the 3? :)
     
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    Those are all disorders though. Everyone doesnt have a personility disorder do they?
     
  40. sapient007

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    sup.. i'm sure most of the TWMAC are normal so no need to bin folks in the different personality disorder category.

    this is the 16 i found that we should pick from

     
  41. sapient007

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  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Topaz said disorders. She also says the wta is pretty good.
     
  44. downs_chris

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    hungry already...what's sappy and TM eating for lunch?
     
  45. tennismonkey

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    burgers from BGR. sappy we're gonna order and pick em up and bring back. place your order if you want sumthing. you can ask the oompa loompa if she wants sumthing too.
     
  46. sapient007

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    ^^

    no thanks. i've been gaining weight through all the chevy chase happy hours..



    back to personality thang..

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  47. JRstriker12

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    So what's the verdict on the new PDR?
     
  48. downs_chris

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    stiff...

    10advils...
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    LOL! 10char
     
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    It has less vibration. Rep says the new ones have a continuous shaft (insert joke) instead of a two piece. Still bulky and I'm not a fan of the woofer. Is it pretty? I don't think it would have problems getting a date.
     

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