Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. PaulMan

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    Hey I've been thinking about those Prince pro stocks too! :shock: Liked how they responded and played. 58 on Sensor was a bit too tight tension for me though...haha
     
  2. datsveryinterestin

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    was auzzie still ripping backhand angle winners with that darn prince pro stock???
    my neck still has whiplash from watching him blast those by me about 20 times. SNIFF!
     
  3. PaulMan

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    Dats, luckily for me - no. When I arrived I had maybe 30 mins to burn. So he let me try his BBO pro stock one and he grabbed my Radical Tour to try. Then a lil later he tried out my original Toms Machine. Plus, Downs and I were on one side so he had less angles to play with. We were pretty much just hitting good 20 shot rally type shots, not trying for winners.
     
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    Auzzie was running down everything as usual too.
     
  5. zapvor

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    yes! it was totally the wind. i remember it too. thats why i lost. stupid wind. if it wasnt windy i'd have bageled you easy.
     
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    I made the Strikpiece Turkey Brine. Except I couldnt find Fresh Sage, Summer Savory, Marjoram, or any of that stuff. So I dumped a box of Bells seasoning in the mix. Added some J.O. (obviously) and am know waitin to wake up tommorrow mornig to start smoking.
     
  7. coolblue123

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    I'll probably just get a Fresh Sandy Brook Turkey. Since I brine, i can get almost any turkey. I think I'll brine and salt rub my turkey this year as well.

    I got a Giatt turkey once, Since it's min processed, I remember doing alot of feather plucking and even though they pre-brine, it wasn't brined enough.
     
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    Tennis tomorrow morning. Followed by nap. Followed by food. It's the only way.

    I need to go to the store. I'm procrastinating out of fear.
     
  9. PaulMan

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    If you brine, you really should only brine "natural" turkeys otherwise your risk it being way too salty or processed... Of course, it'll depend on how long you brine it or your brine mix concentration.
     
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    JRK - i like the idea of an annual tradition of playing tennis on thanksgiving morning.

    i will have to pass because my family is crazy and we are going to the beach and renting a house for thanksgiving. we were supposed to rent a mountain house in the woods but no - that would make too much sense. we are going to the beach in november. nothing says thanksgiving like the ocean, the sand and 40 degrees.
     
  11. TheJRK

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    Are you going to play volleyball like in Top Gun? Who's going to wear the blue jeans with no shirt?
     
  12. coolblue123

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    tmonk: Since you are on the roll for making sensable suggestions, will you be suggesting meeting on courts with a playground next to it so that our kids can play while we hit? =)
     
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    yep, that's why i getting a Sandy Brook Fresh Gobbler.
     
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    *insert Patrick swazye and Chris Farley chippendales snl skit*
     
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    I am so happy that TW's gift card offer expired. Was about to pull the trigger and get a $150 card.
     
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  17. datsveryinterestin

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    Jwowws family cant cook for sheet, although they did introduce me to sauerkraut with turkeyday dinner. i was scared at first but its really good with mashed potatoes and turkey etc.
    but guess wut they make for xmas dinner.... thanksgiving part deux! im already dreading a repeat. of the exact meal. i going to have to make up a "tradition" that my family always eats honey baked ham or bbq brisket on xmas. hrmmmm. too bad i am a terrible liar. her family can literally only make turkey di.ner and spaghetti and a turkey soup based on leftovers from previous turkey dinner. fark.
    As u can see im really getting in the spirit for the holidays!
     
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    Temps in the 70s here tomorrow, so will at least practice serves in the a.m. before mid-afternoon chow down. Can't get the kick or power ramped up, but at least I can hit the corners most times I try, a fault that the late, great departed TFM pointed out frequently. Gads, I miss that guy.

    Angle Queen, my Memphis Tigers are hooping against Shaka Smart's VCUers tomorrow. Should I be worried? We have one kid named Shaq and another named Adonis, so I don't have to pray to the basketball gods, do I?

    Everyone have a safe, happy, and calorie-laden Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for y'all's friendship during my brief stay in your country.
     
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    Best of Broderlands 2. Theres this guy named Loggins that is mad the pilots wont let him play volleyball. You have to go steal the volleyballs and burn the net down. These dudes come out with no shirts on, just jeans and aviators you kill them and Loggins is happy,


    We usually do Ham on XMas only turkey to TGive. But Spagetthi sounds good, especially when you mix J.O in the sauce.
     
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    yeah, added a little lead to 3 and 9, and it livened up the string bed. more power and spin. does it pass the Pman test???

    you were keeping up in the backhand rallies. check the footage!! there's evidence!

    yeah we were having some good rallies. fun times even if it was only for 15 min!

    I know if I run shots down, it's a guarantee that I'll win the point. You're shocked to see me go!
    if not for wind, you'd be on tour I'm guessing :)
     
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    xisbum -- happy turkey day to you and your clan. 70 degree weather sounds awesome. i think you need to take the little ones to the tennis courts and grow the game.

    dats -- welcome to my world. i grew up in a home where my folks couldn't cook their way out of a wet paper bag. turkey for thanksgiving. dry, tasteless turkey. and then turkey for x-mas. dry, tasteless turkey. ugh.

    i would love to get whole roasted duck for thanksgiving this year. just have to find a chinese restaurant that is open on thanksgiving. oh good -- all of them.
     
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    I'm playing indoors today with a neighbor's...mother. Ha! She's also a 3.5 but on the way down, mostly due to her age. Still, she plays well and is a fun person. We both swing nCode sticks and have the exact same New Balance shoes. It 'twas karma.

    I'm not a Ram Fan (we are a UR household, pissed atm that they didn't get a post-season bit despite an 8-3 record). So I really don't know what VCU's got. But never underestimate Shaka. He always seems to find a way to motivate his players. He won't be in Richmond long. :cry:

    I will gorge myself silly...then go out and play outside on Friday (predicted temps in the mid-60s)...with same said neighbor's mom. :)

    Best of the Holidays to everyone.
     
  23. TheJRK

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    That was a funny mission... lot's of Top Gun quotes thrown in too. The mission where you have to get the dude for the tea party is funny as well.
     
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    All those Tina missions are pretty good.
     
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    Any recommendations for a premium Gin?
     
  26. PaulMan

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    Classic London Dry? Gotta go with Beefeater.
     
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    vietnamese turkey sandwiches?!
     
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    Was that Dats or HW scoring 138 pts in a basketball game yesterday??! :shock: ssshhiiiiiiiiiiieettt!
     
  29. JRstriker12

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    Sup,

    I see you've been pimping out your camaro. ;)

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  30. Angle Queen

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    I know it's bad form to quote/reply from a different thread, but I thought trash talk might translate better in here.

    This. I'm quitting USTA if your sandbaggin' *** is still at 4.0 next year. :p

    Topaz, you too.

    But it'd be in USTA's best interest to not bump ya'll. That way they'll get your money for teams at both levels. Hahahaha......
     
  31. Angle Queen

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    On a completely different subject. Oh wait. Food.

    We're invited over to neighbors tomorrow for a fairly traditional turkey day. Wonder what they'd think at me bring my best version of Pad Thai...or Lo Mein (from another neighbor's 1st Gen Vietnamese mom).

    I want somethin' Spi-say!
     
  32. Topaz

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    What? You're quitting if I'm still at 4.0 next year? ;)

    Unfortunately, I overplay, and that leaves me tired, and when I'm tired, I lose matches I shouldn't. I think I'm 50/50.

    I'm attempting a pumpkin chai cheesecake!
     
  33. Angle Queen

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    Touche. And you know what I meant. :p

    I think your chances are better than that. I put 'em at 70/30. Mine are very hit-or-miss. I lost a (doubles) match at 3.5 (at the very end of the rating period) that we probably should have won...and big. But, eh, it is what it is. I've actually told both my captains (weekday and weekend...which happen to be 4.0 teams so it doesn't matter what my YE NTRP is) that I'm "iffy" at best, in terms of commitment for USTA next year.

    Oh....that sounds lovely. I love "chai" just about anything. And I luv cheesecake (even though my #1 kiddo can't indulge). Where's the recipe?
     
  34. Topaz

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    Yes, but if you looked at some of my opponents, I think you would lower that. Most of my 4.0 wins were against 3.5s. My last few singles matches were wins but nothing spectacular. My last singles loss was actually against someone who had won only one other match...the entire year. (she was on fire against me though!)

    Singles districts was a win, but again, 4 and 2 against another average to weak 3.5. The second match I didn't actually play. LOL. My friend Kim played, and somehow they screwed it up putting it in (I signed off on a correct scorecard). It has me winning 4 and 4 against another average 3.5. My friend didn't care so we didn't change it.

    So, it really isn't as impressive as it may look. Yeah, I went to sectionals, but all my scores, wins and losses, were close. I went last year too, and actually had a bigger singles win, so I have no clue which way it will go. I didn't really beat anyone big by a big margin.
     
  35. Topaz

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    Oh! And it is 'paleo' cheesecake!

    So a bit of an experiment. Backup desserts have already been procured in case it is a bust.

    Recipe is here (but I'm subbing prunes for the dates):

    http://fastpaleo.com/pumpkin-chai-cheesecake/
     
  36. coolblue123

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    @AQ no matter what you bring I am sure they will enjoy. ur an awesome cook

    got tired of folks fighting over the bottom of the stuffing pan. for some reason everyone loves that crunchy bottom. morrow I will making the very first corn bread stuffing galette. I figure I am going to be frying bacon anyways, so why not use the oil for something else?
     
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    its my annual cheesecake making festival. just made 2 baileys cheesecake, 6 more to go.

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    Haven't put in the white chocolate flakes on top yet to cover my crack. (oh gosh, let the jokes roll in *roll eyes*)
     
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    It most definitely passed! Really nice frames - send 'em my way when you're finished with them... :twisted:
     
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    happy turkey day from piazza del duomo.. valuable lesson not written is any guide book is that one can find wine dispenseries with all sorts of vino for ~2 euro/litre.. one should not drink it as sub for water...

    also i can't eat anymore... hope you all can't eat anymore soon.
     
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    don't forsee that happening! but if i do, they are totes yours!! but i won't, even if perhaps my track record isn't great. :)
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
    I am thankful this year I got my ankle and knees back so i got to play with everyone here. Also, I am thankful this year to get to meet so many on TWMAC and reassuring to find out I am not the only middle age dad with tennis, video gaming, and food OCD.

    @sap Hows Italy? How many Maserati's do you spot there?
     
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  42. Topaz

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    AQ, the 'cheesecake' came out great!!! Why can't your little one indulge? This recipe may work then...as long as she can do nuts and coconut.

    Happy Turkey Day everyone! Gobble gobble!

    Time for some tennis!!!
     
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    I had to google & wiki "paleo." Never heard of it. I so out of touch. Really, I mean it. I've got a flip phone w/no txt. :???:

    And after reading the recipe, I'd have to revise my earlier statement. Eldest child could eat it....and neither I nor my youngest could. Youngest is highly allergic to cashews (and a few other tree nuts) and I am rather intolerant of coconut (upchucking generally doesn't go over well at a guest's house).

    Glad it worked out for you! I'm doing a family-favorite sweet potato pie. Easy and always gone.
     
  44. Xisbum

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    Sorry for the dub post.
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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    @wookie: you got mail. $35 xbox live gold deal @ flea bay
     
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    also, what's for lunch?
     
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    there's a major city in Turkey named Batman. learn something new every day.

    hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving weekend. i realized this thanksgiving that i'm kinda over turkey for thanksgiving. i'm ready to move onto some other animal to eat. maybe that's what should be done. the president every year on november 1 spins an animal roulette and that's the animal that gets eaten for thanksgiving. can you imagine the effect it would have on the economy?

    now i'm hungry. i haven't had breakfast yet. brb.
     
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    Busted.

    Me. Downs. Topaz.

    All got the heave ho. No more sandbaggin' for us. :p
     
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    oh snap...the ratings came out...haha

    TM!!! 4.5!!! i knew it...haha
     
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