Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. tennischemist

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    it's delicious i make it all the time

    when the coconut milk starts to bubble, turn the heat down and put in your meat. i typically use chicken thighs b/c i find chicken breast tastes like nothing

    but it's honestly almost restaurant quality - i made it one night when my roommate and a friend ordered thai food and the dude who delivered walked in and smelled it and was like "what'd you need us for?"
     
  2. tennischemist

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    it is also gluten/casein/lactose/whatever free
     
  3. downs_chris

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    anyone else playing tennis in this heat?
     
  4. tennischemist

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    i went out and hit some serves a little while ago

    it is really hot
     
  5. datsveryinterestin

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    i think im gonna try cooking a bunch of vegetarian indian food.
    Saag - spinach and cheese
    Chana Masala - chickpea dish cooked in a spicy tomato gravy
    etc....
    i dunno... it is either that or i start juicing tons of veggies, but id rather eat my food than drink it.

    so NAMASTE my friends!
     
  6. coolblue123

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    nice dats! do share your recipes! I always do chana masala. Very easy to make especially if you have either a pressure cooker or a slow cooker. I prefer the later because the flavor is alot deeper.

    i also do Rajma as well (Red Kidney Beans), a friend from Delhi showed me. I used a slow cooker instead.

    I make this Cabbage and Pea dish as well. Trying to learn how to make Bindi Fry. (Okra) But it's alot of work. Also perfected my Aloo Methi dish (potato with Fenugreek) as well.

    It's really healthy and no oil. Serve it over rice or Chapatti's. I always have a blast visiting the Patel Bros or the Indian Bazaar. Love the atmosphere there and they pretty much recognize my face as I ask so many questions there.
     
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    wookie, watching tsonga match. when he nets the ball... his reaction is just like yours,
     
  8. tennischemist

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    i'm playing at some courts on Newark street NW behind the Giant by 2 amys at 3.. anyone been there?
     
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    Tsonga needs some nair men shorts to be like the wookie. I wonder when he takes a pic with isner or ivo, he asks to be closer to the lens or asks them to sit in a drain ditch.
     
  10. datsveryinterestin

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    geez coolblue... sounds like you are the "guru". if you have links to recipes, i'd be really interested. i think i'll use the crockpot too.

    i think ill get inpired by going to: Indaroma for food and then visit the market next door.
    http://www.indaroma.com/
    http://www.gingerandspicemarket.com/

    my goal is to buy a bunch of spices and then only shop in the produce department for a few weeks.
    tired of corn syrup and preservatives. wish me luck, i have zero self-control so i might not get too far.
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    anybody want to hit tennis balls in 105F heat tomorrow? comeon.. i wanna try my Wilson Pro Opens again!
     
  11. TheJRK

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    Okay, all this talk of food is making me hungry. And we need to have a MAC meet so I can figure out who is Asian... I thought PP was our honorary "egg".
     
  12. tennischemist

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    i could probably hit tomorrow, i just got back from hitting and i'm not dead
     
  13. coolblue123

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    most of my Indian recipes are from friends and Co-workers from India. I mostly have it on paper. need to transfer to google docs. Pls send me your email, i'll add your email for google doc share. tonytony24 at gmail.com
     
  14. TheJRK

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    Well today was only 100 degrees... tomorrow 105. ;)

    Living right next to a popular running trail I have to laugh when I see all the dumb @sses running at high noon in this heat. Or worse, running with their dogs in this weather.
     
  15. tennischemist

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    i went to see moonrise kingdom, by myself, at the movie theater in shirlington

    never been in that neighborhood before, it was pretty nice
     
  16. TheJRK

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    Oh damn, you were right down the street from me. The wife and I are going to see that tomorrow.
     
  17. coolblue123

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    Just came back from my first full hit. Ankle feels soft, otherwise, I feel great! I think I am going to pay for it later.
    @tmonk: next time we hit, you have to try the NYC. I am about 80% sold. Now, I too realize, I can have my very own, food processor slicer now. I just need your endorsement. =)
     
  18. JRstriker12

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    The JRS family has expanded. My twin daughters were born Friday. Mrs. JRS is doing okay, but one of the twins had to be taken to Children's in DC for critical care.

    On a lighter note, I think Radwanska is the TennisMonkey of the WTA. I think I can hear giggles.
     
  19. Topaz

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    JRS!!! Congratulations! And our thoughts are with the twin at Children's. I'm sure she will have great nurses! ;)

    On a hotter note, played a two hour singles match last night. I think I lost 20 lbs. Next round is at high noon...I think the tournament officials are trying to kill us all to make the scheduling easier! Playing TCCP...
     
  20. JRstriker12

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    Thanks Topaz. Signs so far have been very encouraging for the little one at the Children's.

    Been there with the hot court temps at the tourney in DC. Don't skimp on the water and a Gatorade- pre-hydrate!
     
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    congrads JRS! You and Fed have more commonality now!

    Children's, @ Georgetown, has awesome care. I've been through it before and it was a stressful 3 weeks.
     
  22. PaulMan

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    Congrats JRs and Mrs. JRs!
     
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    Congrats striker! The MAC v2.0
     
  24. tennischemist

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    wooooooooo babies
     
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    Way to procreate JRS!
     
  26. tennischemist

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    it's great and def a good movie to see w/ a love interest
     
  27. tennischemist

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    yesterday i hit with a dude who was about 50 and learned to play in the 60s and 70s

    meanwhile i learned to play in the 90s

    he had vintage form with a short takeback and meanwhile i'm making a big loop

    was interesting to see i normally play with people my age
     
  28. PaulMan

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    Yeah [SCREW] the one-at-a-time approach! Two-fors ftw!!! Haha
     
  29. coolblue123

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    JRS should teach a class on process optimization.
     
  30. downs_chris

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    Jrs congrats!!
     
  31. TheJRK

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    Got my first lesson in how to do a triangle choke. Also, it doesn't take very long to black out from being in a triangle choke.
     
  32. Xisbum

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    Compliments to Mrs. JRS and congrats to you both. We to take our daughter to emergency care, too, but it turned out to be a mistake in reading a test. Wife and I will be thinking positive thoughts for your newest addition.
     
  33. Topaz

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    X! Guess who I played today?

    Remember the gal with the bad line calls? Well, they haven't gotten any better. Took three hours (yes, OUTDOOR) to lose to her 3-6, 7-5, 0-1. The officials were totally freaking useless.

    Between that and my dubs match, spent about five hours on the courts today.

    VA districts is going on right now, too. A friend of mine who is there said they are pretty much dropping like flies. I'm ok...for the first time I really paid attention to taking in salt as much as water.

    Of course, I can't feel my legs, but I'm hoping that will change soon. :shock:
     
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    I remember her; she has to be the slowest player out there, and the most visually challenged. Sounds like you are right on her heels, though, and next time I know you will take her down.

    Good move on the salt; I got caught unprepared yesterday when I went to play what I thought would be indoor tennis. I didn't take the normal precautions for playing outside in the heat, and I paid for it. Got dizzy, disoriented, etc., and very dehydrated. Couldn't play normally under those conditions, and that pizzed me off even more. At the end, I couldn't even move for a ball 6 feet away. That's not me.

    You seem to be having a super year; keep up the good play and the smart thinking.

    BTW, did you catch any of Serena's match/postgame? That's the most gracious I've seen her after winning a title. And that high five from Radwanska when they crossed holding their respective plates was a nice touch. What a serving clinic from Serena!
     
  35. TheJRK

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    I liked Moonrise Kingdom... reminded me of when I was a kid and we used to play outside in the woods all day.

    Dinner beforehand... my eye was itching so I went to rub it, must've had wasabi on my hand.

    Most intense, burning, painful thing ever! It literally felt like someone was holding a flame to my eyeball and cooking it.
     
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    CB, she's at Children's National. It's a good thing as it's one of the few places that offers the treatment she's undergoing.

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    BTW-Thanks for all the well wishes from my TWMAC peeps!
     
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    LOL! Thanks for the laughs.
     
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    Thanks Xis!
     
  39. mikeler

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    Double cigars for JRS.
     
  40. Topaz

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    Awww, thanks for your kind words X, but really, I should have won that match.

    She was ridiculously slow. And she pulled the same crap in the semi. I knew her opponent and had warned her ahead of time. But the officials simply would NOT enforce the time limit. So frustrating.

    I wonder if that is how it feels to play Nadal!

    I probably should have retired, because I was also in the mixed draw. But I simply could not let her have it. And she kept saying she was going to be sick, she was injured, blah blah blah. On one changeover she says she was not going to come back and play the semi. I told her point blank, "Then stop now, because if you win and don't play the next match, I'll be p*ssed. We're not going through this for you to default the next round."

    One official did overrule her in our second set. Boy, she was mad. I was serving 40-30 at that point, and she tried to take the game. Ummm, no. Because even if she *had* won the point, it would be deuce!

    *shaking head*

    I haven't caught up on all of my recorded matches yet...but did get to see some of it at the club yesterday.
     
  41. Xisbum

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    Somehow, the universe seems at peace and tranquil for the first time in several years tonight. The Force is calm, and the heat wave just might be broken.

    Wonder why???
     
  42. Sup2Dresq

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    You beat me to it. should of heard the cheers on the courts when they heard who won.
     
  43. coolblue123

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    rejoice, all u fed lovers out there, in the meantime. for nadal will be back in the us open,.stronger than ever...
     
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    The Adidas shoe breakdown in the final was expected, but didn't expect the clip of Murray throwing his shoes in anger during the changeover. Time for some new Nikes.
     
  45. TheJRK

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    Every tournament I have Gulbis or Delpo to win it.

    Man I'm terrible at picking winners.

    July 28th Citi Open... who's going?
     
  46. Xisbum

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    Knew that would catch your eye. What was it - 3 times on the grass in one game? Wunderbar.
     
  47. Xisbum

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    That's funny; didn't see him on the court today. Did we miss something? :)
     
  48. TheJRK

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    Key to winning Grand Slams:

    1. Slice backhand
    2. Move to your left
    3. Hit forehand winner
    4. Profit
     
  49. tennischemist

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    Fed has twins
    JRS has twins

    this W was for all the twins out there
     
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    Big missed opportunity today - there's this cutie on my bus route (feelin so fly like a D6) and we were stopped at the light at Foxhall and Q and I noticed her sprinting across the street to get to the stop at that corner but the bus blew by her.. had a good 15 seconds to alert the bus driver

    would have been such a good in but I wasn't prescient enough to do anything. good news though is i live at most a couple of blocks away from her so hopefully we'll run into eachother... maybe she plays tennis??
     

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