Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. hollywood9826

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    There are probably parts of it that are good for you then. But I dont think of those, I only think about myself.

    As I saids before Im so rich I will have to pay another .9% on my taxes. So instead of paying 35% i will now have to pay 35.9% (even though I'll still end up paying about 25% regardless). Meanwhile all these less fortunate schlubs who cant go out and real job making at least 150K/yr (which is so easy to do).

    What if you were a major shareholder in an insurnace company and you could just drop and pickup whoever you wanted whenever you wanted. Som body like you is not good for bottom dollar. We dont poeople like you up in using our insurance making us pay out and only make 100 million a year instead 101 million. We want everyone to pay us 5K a year and never go to the doctor once in thier lives that way I can play golf at pebble beach (500 per round) and ferraris instaed of playing Bulle Rock (125 a round) and drive a corvette.

    So once again

    Eff this health care reform
     
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  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    One issue not addressed at all with healthcare reform is tort reform. I come from a medical family and when you combine malpractice insurance prices with the paltry fees paid by Medicare, it is not worth being a doctor.

    Become a lawyer kids. They run Washington and will never have government pre-determine fees like it does for doctors and engineers.
     
  3. downs_chris

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    what's for lunch people?
     
  4. hollywood9826

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    Eff tort reform, Eff your paltry fees, Eff lawyers, and Eff you

    Eff Lunch
     
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    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Happy Friday.
     
  6. tennischemist

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    ‎"she can't have everything, there's got to be a little bit of a chink there"

    Chris Evert on Sharapova playing Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan.


    i'm not going to work today

    radek stepanek is ugly

    blacksalt?
     
  7. tennismonkey

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    i wanna go out for lunch but it's hot and i'm elderly and i have been warned to stay inside.

    plus there's a lot of bitterness and disatisfaction in the twmac lately. i think we've forgotten what's important. it's not health care reform or what knot is better to tie off a racquet or why JO is superior to old bay or even how the heck nadal loses to a guy ranked 100th in the world. most important: what's for lunch?
     
  8. hollywood9826

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    Whats wrong with that?

    One or both of them have a little bit of chink somehwhere. Its fininding that little bit of chink and exploiting it into a bigger chink that is the key to victory.

    Nadal had a little bit of chink and Rosol went ace-ace-ace to blast a hole right through any armor that was left around that chink.

    Doesnt Stepanek bang like super hot tennis player chics though. I think a bunch of those broads have mental problems. Trust me I have a few myself I know these things.
     
  9. hollywood9826

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    Eff Lunch.

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    Now thats important
     
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  10. tennischemist

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    you'd think ESPN would have learned after the "chink in the armor" Jeremy Lin fiasco to avoid that symbolism when describing sporting events involving east asian people
     
  11. tennischemist

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    has anyone ever been to "DC Boathouse" on MacArthur blvd a little bit east of Sibley?
     
  12. coolblue123

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    blast u HW! there goes my data plan. although it was good use if it, but I digress..
     
  13. hollywood9826

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    I can see your point.

    So there is somethign wrong with one of these senatnces?

    TFM (god rest his soul) had a huge chink chink in his armour and that was his appetite kepping his fitness level at a sub par level.

    That HW just eats too much and is out of shape, If his fitness was better he would elimate that huge chink in his armour and probbaly hit better volleys and backhands becasue he would be not tiresd and in better postion all the time.

    I also like saying huge in front of chink becuase a chink by defintion is a small crack that can prove fatal. By saying huge chink I am pretty much saying its not a chink at all but just a regular hole or crack. But I have to use adjedtives at a 6th grade level whenever possible.
     
  14. hollywood9826

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    It wasnt that big on my screen. Ill re edit it.

    get spirint
     
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    i think i have leftover fireworks pizza...

    anyone know if the courts at college park have AC in them? I have a match there tomorrow afternoon...normally it looks like they just open the side and let the air in...but that's at night...hmm
     
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    Whatas fireworks pizza? Does it got old bay on it?
     
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    I believe it used to Fletcher's Boathouse. I've been there.
     
  18. tennischemist

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    i wanna go hit at either gw mt vernon or hardy rec but it's way too hot
     
  19. tennischemist

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    chris fowler sucks
     
  20. downs_chris

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    this place near me...they opened another place in arlington...

    http://www.fireworkspizza.com/
     
  21. TheJRK

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    I've been there before it was called that. This was years ago, can't even remember what I ate... some kind of sandwich.

    Kerber looks like she could squat 500 lbs.

    This girl Watson looks like my youngest cousin.

    Yes I have black cousins.

    I just finished shooting at the NRA range, stepped outside into the 105 heat, and had a flashback to my time spent in the Horn of Africa.

    Yes, the Horn of Africa is just like Black Hawk Down except it was in the 140's.
     
  22. coolblue123

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    u mean tccp? quite comfy there. I believe its temp control there. Its not AC, but temp control.
     
  23. hollywood9826

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    I thought it was a kind of pizza and not the name of a joint.

    Its tough to go wrong with the wood-fired ovens though.

    In northern PA they have a couple joints that have coal fired ovens. Thats scares me for some reason.
     
  24. Sup2Dresq

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    Dats,

    What's the name of that pizza place we went to a couple times? The guys there would giggle at our beer consumption during the middle of the day. Good pizza.
     
  25. coolblue123

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    they have a place called coal fire near our place. they charged $22 for a pie. Its a fancy place. looks like a good date place. but going out in a dinner date in a fancy pizza parlor? don't know about that.

    btw anyone watching the fed match? he's about to be down 2 sets.

    yes i, too, have put old bay on pizza. its quite good.
     
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    When I was still with the FBI, we would go to Pi for pizza. The pizza was okay but they have a pretty good beer selection.
     
  28. downs_chris

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    you don't miss booz? haha
     
  29. Topaz

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    Downs, TCCP can and does get quite warm. Be ready for it tomorrow. Even with the sides open, the courts get hot.

    Played a tournament match inside during the afternoon...it was hotter than outside than outside.

    You in MD playoffs? My team is too...have one tonight and one Sunday.

    Good luck!
     
  30. Topaz

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    HWood, perhaps you should move to another country.

    I hope you never care about another person who isn't a 'millionaire' like you.
     
  31. TheJRK

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    Haha, no. I miss the old Booz... before they were bought by Carlyle Group.
     
  32. downs_chris

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    it's...different...now...
     
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    Gotta luv parody. But damn, it is fn hot around here. Got in the car from taking the kiddies to the pool this morning. Car thermo read 107F. Uh-huh!

    But speakin' of parody...this one's making the rounds here in hot-as-hell Richmond: I'm Farmin' and I Grow It LMAO.....Water, water, water, water, water, yeah!
     
  34. TheJRK

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    Before... lunch at Ruth's Chris Steak House and happy hour at The Ritz Carlton (all paid for by Booz).

    After... lunch from Chipotle and happy hour nowhere (must buy your own drink from Chipotle, wtf).

    :(
     
  35. coolblue123

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    tccp is like an igloo compared to Fairland Bubble. really gets hot there when I played there a couple of years ago.
     
  36. coolblue123

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    I heard Booz is a pretty cool place to work for. don't they have that live where u work, work where u live policy? I heard that's one of the reasons why a lot of the tysons Booz bldg closed. most WAH.
     
  37. Topaz

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    Couldn't finish our playoff match due to the lights going out in Wheaton bubble. This has the potential to be a mess! Kinda like my drive home!

    Stay safe Mac'ers!
     
  38. coolblue123

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    everyone safe? I heard 420,000 household outage in just mont county alone. seems like most north of gaithersburg was spared.
    FACTOID of the day:
    pepco prioritizes repairs based on reported outages. their nbr is
    1877 737 2662

    yes I am using my data plan.
    HW: pls no big pix. =P
     
  39. Xisbum

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    My tennis buddy, ex Memphis State U. playing lady who made the men's team, asked me to be a sub with her today at a place called the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. Turns out it's one of those "old money" clubs so exclusive there isn't even a sign on the street showing where it is.

    One of the tennis-playing members is Fred Smith, founder and CEO of FedEx; his Memphis home is just around the corner. Didn't play with or against him today, but the members did ask me back to play again Tuesday and maybe on a permanent substitute basis. Imagine that.

    BTW, we played outside on clay for two hours, the last hour in 99-degree heat index. Then we moved inside for a final set. My team won all three sets. :)
     
  40. TheJRK

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    Lost power around 9pm last night... has yet to come back on. Checked into the W for the next few nights (or until the power comes back on). They allow pets.
     
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    Smart move; you guys without power take care out there. So far here, just heat, no power outages.
     
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    Power is on here. MD match was canceled for today. Make up tomorrow morning at 930. Ugh.
     
  43. TheJRK

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    I've seen at least 5 other people from my apt building at this hotel. I guess everybody has the same idea. Too bad this place doesn't have a pool.
     
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    if there are babies in ur hotel, I'd stay away from the pool...
     
  45. Topaz

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    Downs, are they sending you to Gaithersburg?

    They tried to do that to us for us to finish our playoff match. We couldn't do it, so the results are going in as timed when the lights went the lights went off. That means we lose. But we still get to play for third place and a spot at districts!

    And I'm noticing that I'm having lots of trouble closing out sets and matches. I was up and serving for the set at 5-4. When the lights went out it was 5-7, 2-4. :(
     
  46. coolblue123

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    topaz. where in gburg were u playing going to play at? only indoor courts I know is the quince orchard swim and tennis.

    going to try to hit at 10am. if I smell bacon after 15 min of playing, I am going to head back in to avoid frying.
     
  47. hollywood9826

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    Ms sisters power has been off as well. Mine must have went out for second.

    I had a tough day bowling yesterday. It was best of 5 match play so one on one.

    Bowled a 245 first game and lost because

    missed some easy spares 2nd game and lost

    Bowled a 278 second game and freaking lost

    Both games I actually shutout power but could couldnot seal the deal. First game went X X 6 in 10 when 9 would have assured me a tie.

    3rd game had first nine strikes then went 9 / 9 in tenth frame to leave the door open for him. had i threw the first strike I would have no worse than 280 and won. That guy still had to throw his 3 strikes to beat in those games and did. All in all that was my best 3 games in a row I ever bowled. And this is like would be like a 5.5 bowler compared to my 3.5 But the competetor in me is mad I did not get the job done.

    Hopefully you guys do better at tennis that when you get the chance you take advantage and run with it and seal the deal.
     
  48. TheJRK

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    Well, management sent out an email... power has finally been restored.

    That's good news but I was kinda getting used to hanging out at the hotel bar with my dog.

    For all you single guys, get a dog and hang out at a bar.

    Zap - I said dog, not hot dogs.
     
  49. coolblue123

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    Just got back from hitting with my NYC.
    tmonk: Found a new stick for you! This stick slices are sick!

    Groundies are good and plow great after mod'ed to put 0.7 oz of lead mods in 95 degree heat.

    Like I said, I smelled bacon and ran right in to avoid frying any further.
     
  50. tennismonkey

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    no new sticks for me CB. i haven't hit in 2 weeks and it feels glorious. plus the wife and kids are at the beach so i have the house to myself. being single is where it's at folks.

    i forgot wimbledon likes to take a break in the middle. it's annoying. i am watching serena/zie and even though i know she wins -- i keep hoping she doesn't.
     

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