Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. auzzieizm

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    going to get some Pro RD 70 longs 95.
    apparently your frames are sooo dialed in (like they usually are). may not be a reason to change
    that whole review says to me: IG Speeds ftw! I thought I left JWoww in charge of not letting you switch away from them

    Happy Holidays from Australia!!!
     
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    Exclusive first take on Genesis Hex Comfort. It is comfy but does not have the spin of Hexy Fiber. Still a darn good string.
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    Merry Christmas you filthy animals and keep the change (ala home alone movie).


    I hope you got everything you wished for;

    Tennismonkey: the holy tennis racquet grail
    Zapvor: ultimate hotdog and shampoo supply
    Sappy: ultimate buffet coupon
    Dats: a demo that is equally good for his forehand and backhand
    Topaz: tiebreak superiority
    Cool blue: the ultimate BBQ recipe
    Xisbum: to be mistaken for a young Tom select
    Jrs: 5 uninterrupted minutes a day at home
    Jrk: a guacamole free world
    Aussie: the donnay holy grail plus a jmu tennis shirt.
    Mclovin: to Fischer or not. Answer the question
    Downs: more sand and less bagging.
    Topaz again: merry, berry or what shot you want.
     
  4. coolblue123

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    maybe still worth it since even dental floss is more durable than hexy. what gauge does it come in?


    merry Xmas to u too. may we never have the opportunity to see bnt on the other side of the net..
     
  5. Xisbum

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    Merry Xmas to my TWMAC family. We had our excitement last night, as we turned grandson Alex into Farmer Alex:

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    We are now under an official blizzard watch, which down here means up to 6 inches of snow. HA. And brother Sup, my being mistaken for a young Tom Selleck would be like Tom Cruise trying to play Jack Reacher. Not. Gonna. Happen.

    And anyone needing a Yonnie for Zap's Yonnie meet, I have the following in my closet:
    Super RQTi 700 Long (2)
    Super RQTi 800 Long
    Super RQ 300
    Super RQ 300 Long (3)
    RQiS 10
    RDiS 200
    Ezone Team 100
    Ezone Xi 100 (2)

    Sticks available for rent with sufficient references. :)

    Again, Merry Xmas, my friends.
     
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  6. mikeler

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    16g is what I was sent.
     
  7. zapvor

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    merry christmas xis!
    we cant survive without all the farmers out there!
    and you have excellent taste in rackets
     
  8. zapvor

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    i can go for ahot dog right now actually lol
     
  9. coolblue123

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    kudo's to my local mcd's. I went to 2 in my neighborhood and it was closed. Thank goodness for the one 3 miles from me. Gotta get my McRib today. I was cooking and playing Kung Fu Impact with my son on the xbox. Now charged up again.
     
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    Just this once...and only for ~24 hours....here is the pic of AQ's family:

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    Merry Christmas, TWMAC!
     
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    AQ u have a lovely family!
     
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    Merry Christmas, X. Lovin' the John Deere thang!
     
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    my turn, here is a pic of my future two babies:

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  14. Angle Queen

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    Thanks, CB. I luv 'em. Even when I hate 'em. :p
     
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    Haha with the family but having a great time!
     
  16. zapvor

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    AQ you do have lovely girls! are they playing tennis yet;)
     
  17. zapvor

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    you just trumped AQ's babies.......i didnt post this!
     
  18. McLovin

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    Yes, they are lovely now, but give 'em a few more years. Once they hit that 12-15 year range, oh the drama...
     
  19. zapvor

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    they will outgrow it eventually!
     
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    Great picture AQ!!! Love the jammies!
     
  21. Angle Queen

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    Thanks.

    Again, thanks. Not playing just yet although the youngest got a new racquet from Santa. Eldest already has a second-hand Agassi kids one. You'd think I'd know all the specs on 'em...but I don't. Ha. :p

    Touche....and true! Those sticks are a whole lot cheaper, financially and emotionally. And when you're mad at "it" you can smash it in the ground or put it in the closet. Those'd get me sent to CPS. Worst I can do at mine is yell. And I find myself "yelling" a lot these days. See next comment.

    Who has to wait? There's plenty of drama here already.

    Good tennis buddy of mine with kids 15 years older than mine...we were on the phone once complaining of our various troubles. I was in the midst of potty-training one and nursing the other. She infinitely had more issues. But we both decided our real jobs were cleaning up ****. Me literally but she, too, was doing her share: her's just cost her a whole lot more than mine (sports teams politics, cars, proms, college apps, boys/girls).

    Thanks. I made the girls nightgowns myself. Last year, actually, but I made 'em too big and they refused to wear them. Fit just fine this year. Mine, on the other hand, make my backside look a lot bigger than it really is! But comfy. LOL.
     
  22. Angle Queen

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    Ugh. Merry Christmas. Present (gift) Hangover. And POed. The entire family got tablets. None of them play Flash as they were made after Adobe's August 15th deadline. Not sure I want to side-load it but I may have to. Store won't take 'em back since the seals have been broken; they say take it up with Samsung. So I have. After them repeating the standard line from Adobe, I pushed. Said (formerly sealed) "box" says it does...so we'll see what the "Executive Customer Relations" people have to say.

    Can't believe any of the reviews I read about them (Best Buy, Amazon, CR) didn't mention this...although the more I did, the more I find on community forums and such. Seems like everyone has just sort of rolled over and excepted it.

    I know it's really up to the various websites to get with the program, so to speak, and move on to some other video format, but they haven't. And now we can't do pbskids.org or Disney. And my kids are mad at me and their "device." Maybe that's a good thing. Turn 'em off to the technology.
     
  23. tennismonkey

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    *yawn* merry post xmas folks. AQ nice looking family. this year was decidedly retro for the tennismonkey family. instead of gadgets and tech toys we went with:

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  24. JRstriker12

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    AQ, I was going to suggest a PBS kids mobile app, but looks like the video app is apple only.... ugh.
     
  25. JRstriker12

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    Ghost Pepper Sauce - hope it's as hot as advertised.
     
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    Also X man be weary of the John Deere power wheels. We got mu nice one and she was flying all over yard in that thing. She staretd following beside my dad when he would mow the yard.

    Then she ran in into the fence and the front grill came off. It still drove and stuff just fine. But be prepared for the front grill to fall off.

    Also if he ever says its too slow just get another battery and runthem in series. It like doubles the speed. My buddy did that with a gator run at 24 volts instead of the twelve. get like 11 mph top speed out of the thing.
     
  29. hollywood9826

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    That would be the avacado pro.



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  32. Xisbum

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    Get Zappy to string up a stick either mains or crosses only, peel a 'nana and continue with your standard service motion. Voila - sliced 'nana and serve practice, check and check. :)

    Already got the second battery ordered. Young A already shows signs of the "lead foot syndrome" that runs in my wife's side of the family, but so far he likes driving in a circle. That should change. I, on the other hand, never, ever speed, unless you count my college years when I caught something called "Hops Toe." Only showed up when I was full of Falstaff, Pabst Blue, Carling Black or, when I was flush, Schlitz.

    AQ, beautiful family. Reminds me of us about 40 or so years ago.

    Happy New Year to one and all.
     
  33. TheJRK

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    Haha... dammit... I still have the scar too. It's my mark of shame. :oops:
     
  34. TheJRK

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    Nice... I still have a $50 Amazon gift card to use.

    If someone photoshopped a pool of blood instead of an avacado in that second pic, that's how my hand looked.
     
  35. hollywood9826

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    ^^^

    Sweet dude. When I got stabbed in 8th grade it was a pool of blood on the floor. I still got the scar as well.
     
  36. coolblue123

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    why not just use a paring knife and go around the guac fruit? by the time it's ripen, it's really soft already.

    btw, anyone know where I can find old/aged ginger? Trying to make a desert that calls for it. I went to the asian store and used the young kind, but it's not strong enough to make the milk solidify.

    Trying to find an cheaper alternative to micropanes as well. So far, i can't find anything as sharp as those $15 tools. =(
     
  37. coolblue123

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    JRStriker: I've master making this hot sauce. It definitely puts hair on anyone's chest.
    3 parts thai hot pepper (I've used a combo of green and red's)
    3 parts fresh garlic
    1 to 1.5 part rice or white vinegar
    1/2 part salt
    1/3 part sugar

    throw everything in the food processor and blend until fine pieces. Do not make into paste.
    I made the fatal mistake of putting my face on top of food processor chimney when I made this. *Did I mention i used to look like Brad Pitt before this accident*

    It keeps for almost forever in the fridge due to the salt and vinegar and gets more angry with time.

    So far, I've used it as a dipping sauce with soy sauce and chopped up cilantro. It goes well with almost anything you want to hide the taste of. (Chicken, tofu, old shoe, etc etc.)
     
  38. JRstriker12

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    Thanks for the tip. Sounds tasty.

    I've done that blender mistake before when my wife or my mother-in-law make pepper sauce for Ghanian food. Feels like I just got maced. Did I mention I used to look like Denzel? ;)
     
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    i think the usta has it right.
    im supposed to cry for this former 5.0 player.
    sorry.. u used to be sooo good and now can't find a league nearby?
    probably cuz so few people around you have ever been as good as you!

    the author is exactly the type of player most usta teams try to recruit though.... ex college player... a few years of not playing. getting back into the sport. try to get low rating. a few matches and BAM... they are crushing their self taught twisted wrister opponents that only started playing when they were 25 and have enough bad habits and lazy technique that there is no way to compete with somebody that had proper techniqe engrained into muscle memory as a 7 year old thru college.

    jordan might not play like "air jordan" any more... but i wouldn't want him in my rec. basketball league either!
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    Yeah, basically your average sandbagging 5.0 cry baby....
     
  43. McLovin

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    Wow, talk about a shock to the system: 10 days in sunny Florida, playing tennis, hanging at the pool & beach, only to come home to 35 degrees, wind chills in the 20s, and work.

    I now know what I want to be when I grow up: retired.
     
  44. Angle Queen

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    Haha!!!! I joke with people all the time that I'm "retired." And, technically, I am. Because I left my job, after a 20-year career, to be a stay-at-home mommy. By the time my youngest goes off to college...I'll be over 60. Real Retirement Age, I tell ya. Despite what the SSA says. Married to a CPA, I hope we've managed our finances and parents' estates appropriately so that downsizing will be our Reality.

    Besides, some of the busiest, most active people I know are...Retired. LOL
     
  45. McLovin

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    So, the one place we went to that I want to mention is called 'Capt. Marcos Seafood' (http://captmarcosseafood.com). It is a 'hole in the wall' diner, but the food was excellent. Everything from the calamari appetizer, to the main course (I got the 'Seafood Rice for Two', and it was more like 'Seafood Rice for Three'), to the desserts (my wife got the flan, sister & brother-in-law got key lime pie & fried cheesecake) was plentiful, fresh, tasty, well seasoned, and well presented. My daughter got the beer battered shrimp, and they were colossal sized shrimp.

    And here's the kicker: Total price (6 adult meals, 2 kids meals, appetizer, 3 desserts, two beers & pitcher of sangria) was $160, including tax & tip.

    The owner (his name actually is Marcos) was there, walking around, serving tables, checking on everything. Highly recommend it next time you are in Naples.
     
  46. mikeler

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    Interesting location. I thought it would be west of the bay. Naples used to be one of my clients so I know the area fairly well.
     
  47. McLovin

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    Yeah, you would think it would be closer to the water, but maybe that's how they can provide such good food at reasonable prices: lower overhead.

    We also ate at a place on 5th Ave called 'Citrus'. The food was excellent, but for the price we paid, you would expect that. The atmosphere was nicer, though, as we ate outside & 'people watched'.

    Capt Marcos was a dive on the outside (the photo on the website is a flattering one), but again, the food & service was excellent.
     
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    It's been over a decade since I've been down there. I was going to take the week between Xmas and New Years off for a "staycation" 11 years ago. The boss said he needed me down there and put me in a room at the Cove Inn for a few nights. I worked during the day and my wife spent all my money shopping. The nights were fun though. It's really a great town if you can afford it. If not, then just visit on the company dime. :)
     
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    CB - you have a splitter on your MOCA set-up. I seem to be having occasional break-down of HD signals. Have any problem with this?

    Maybe I need a better splitter and cables?
     
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    Before the drinking sets in ..been drinking since 10am .. Wanted to say happy New Years to all of you.

    Also wanted to let Jrk know that he's lucky I didn't blow up his phone last night after the skins victory.

    Httr

    P.s. new castle j├Ąger bombs are good!
     

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