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

  1. Sup2Dresq

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    Hw,

    The good news is that the most peeps say you'll lose some weight after surgery as well.

    Internet search says the the sucker weights around 2.3oz. Maybe Paulman can tell you what your body balance will be and your new swing speed. Lol.

    Get better buddy!
     
  2. McLovin

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    Hey downs/Topaz, have you determined your schedule this weekend? What matches/days are you playing? Where are you staying?

    I've got two on Friday (12:30 & 5), then one on Saturday (5), and then I'm done, barring injury/sickness/hangover to one of the other 4.5s.
     
  3. hollywood9826

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    I havent got on a scale but I think ive lost at least 15lbs from not being able to eat for 2 weeks. So another 2.3 oz would be welcome.

    Im taking this as a sign its time for me to get drop some weight.

    I told my buddy I bowl with if I get down to 225 ill average 225. Since I only average 195 now thats asking alot. But it can olny help with balance and stuff. Also If I got down to 225 I would be a monster on the tennis court. My scamperabilty would be off the charts. Then I may actually be a legit 4.0 player and not a 3.0 with a 5.0 serve and 4.5 forehand.
     
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    Here's my diet so far: (4 meals)

    I am on a 6oz (2% fat) cottage cheese and a slice of toast breakfast.
    Lunch is just soup from the mess hall.
    2pm snack is usually a small salad with croutons and peas.
    Dinner is just a bowl of rice and alittle meat.

    And drink warm water. Notice I said warm water. Seems like it keeps the stomach full.
    This is only my 2nd day. But so far so good. =)
     
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    my diet last night

    checked out bistro cacao and was pleasantly surprised. the decore was romantic and the food surprising good considering it's tourist heavy location.

    side track.. make it romantic in here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nx1cYcrBR0

    we hit their $5 happy hour at the wine bar and carried our drinks to the table. for food, thumber got the seafood bouillabaisse while i got the seared scallop over mushroom risotto. overall food quality was very good. the scallop were huge and they weren't stingy on the lobster either. overall i'd give it a solid 4 out of a yelp 5..

    woot carry on.
     
  6. Angle Queen

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    Quick tale on Sunday night's Chinese Delivery.

    I tell hubs I want something special. I select beef w/snow peas but only if they can make it spicy. I leave the actual ordering for him whilst I get the kiddies bathed and in-bed.

    He says, the place will make it spicy...but they're not sure. Will send extra "hot" sauce.

    Food arrives, timely and still warm. But sooooo not "hot." Even the "extra" sauce had barely any kick. Had to pull out a sauce from the fridge.

    Will say, though, the meat was tender and snow peas were cooked to perfection. Just a shame that so many of the Asian eateries around here have dumbed-down to a dull American palate.

    What's for lunch, peeps?

    I'm having said left-overs for a large, late-morning snack before playing in a new 12n in-house club league.
     
  7. downs_chris

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    i think i'll be stay at another hotel...not the host hotel...sheraton a few miles away? and i'm playing friday @2pm and sunday @11am for sure...
     
  8. tennismonkey

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    sappy and i had lunch last week at a thai place. we order thai floating market noodle soup. i ask for medium level of spiciness. at the table next to us are two older pale skinned ladies. they also order a dish medium spicy.

    our soup arrives and it's so spicy sap can only eat a few bites. i ate the whole bowl of soup and i paid for it all weekend. a lot of sitting on the throne followed by a shower followed by diaper rash cream.

    the ladies next to us - "oh isn't this a treat betty? quite a lovely dish gertie." okay fine i don't know their names. but it's a close approximation. and that's how two mediums don't make a wong.

    i have no idea what my point is.

    I HAVE AN IDEA THOUGH!!

    let's do a TWMAC team weight loss. we all put in our starting weight as of today. and in 2 months we add up how much weight we lost as a team. i have no idea what we get as a prize though.
     
  9. Angle Queen

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    Got the chance to hit with a Juice BLX yesterday. Hitting partner had been swingin' an old (out-of-production) Yonex stick for a long-time and after lots of demoing decided on the Juice.

    I was surprised how light it felt and would've bet a string job that it was heavier than my nCode n5 98. Maybe it's the difference in a head-heavy vs. head-light but the tech specs on it show it ~ 2 oz. lighter.

    Lotsa pop, though, and plenty of spin with the string setup she had (not sure what it was but it was "soft").

    Only played one (long) receiving game with it so didn't serve or volley much with it. Still, it was good to hit with it. She and I often play together and will occasionally have the need to borrow a racquet so it was good to get a chance to hit with it in a non-competitive situation.

    Gladly went back to my tried-n-true, freshly restrung stick. It's a pure pleasure to serve....and volley with. Groundstrokes feel more solid after it's had some court time but it's all good.

    I'm so glad I don't have The Sickness.
     
  10. McLovin

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    Ah, gotcha. We're all staying right at the beach (many are staying at the Hilton). A little more expensive, but the nightlife is supposed to be better, which is usually what matters most to our team...

    The good news is, we'll all be sober for the two matches on Friday. Then, we'll have a decent idea on whether we have a chance going in to Saturday's matches, so we can drink accordingly Friday night.
     
  11. McLovin

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    How about one of Auzzie's many frames...
     
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    that's a good call. he's got some old azz donnay sticks. i think he can't even get replacement grommets for anymore. i bet he'd just donate them for our very worth cause.
     
  13. Angle Queen

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    That's alright. No point required.

    But just a thought, though. Different dishes, different ingredients responsible for the heat, different chefs in the kitchen?

    I'm also of the older, pale variety and find my peers in two broad categories: those that eat it bland mainly because that's all they know or are scared to try and those like me...who have either lost some of the sensitivity with their taste buds or have crossed over to the dark/hot side....and like it. LOL

    I'm in. I've got 5 to shed. Want to go from 113 to 108 lbs and loose a little belly fat in the process. Will be OK with the results if I accomplish the latter and wiggle on the former.

    And please don't laugh at the numbers. There are many (incl my doc) who think I can/should keep that weight on. It's just in the wrong place. Rather lose it, then add it back where in needs to be (arms & hamstrings).
     
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    lololol. that's actually a pretty good humblebrag AQ. i know that wasn't your intention but pretty funny.

    5 pounds = about 17,500 calories. so you somehow have to take in 17,500 less calories than your daily allowance and you're good to go. you could also just chase your kids around the park for an hour and i think they are equal. my math is fuzzy.
     
  15. Topaz

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    I've determined it as much as possible!

    I will be arriving Saturday morning, in time to watch our 'brother' team play at 12:30. We play our first match Saturday at 3:30pm. I may or may not be playing. I could tell you but then I'd have to 'take care of things'. ;)

    Then I'm there through Monday. Staying at the host hotel.

    I probably won't be drinking much this weekend...I'm still recovering from my bday weekend/combo districts.
     
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    curses! mess hall has only split pea soup. For some reason, when I see split pea soup, I think of "not so pleasant," surprises when I open diapers.
     
  17. Topaz

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    We had a great hospitalist at the last place I did my rotation.

    Lap is what I had. You end up with several 'punctures' in your abdomen, I have four...but my have really healed up and there is really only one that you can sort of see anymore.

    Be careful taking opiod pain killers...if you can manage the pain with something like aleve instead, go for it. If you take opiods, DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER. *eyebrow* Because things are going to slooooooowwwww dooowwwwwnnnnnn.
     
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    I have had a cup of coffee so far today. Which is unusual. My normal is ginger tea.

    Food will be later...
     
  19. hollywood9826

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    I musta just had some dud hospitalists then. The main problem was GI Surgeon would tell me one thing, then hospitalist would come in and tell me another. They just needed to talk to each other a little better.

    Pretty much the entore time I needed the dilaudid they were giving me 200ml/hr on the IV. Im not taking the stuff anymore. But I know what you are saying becuase i had those issues after i had my tonsils/uvula/whatever else they cut out of my throat removed. but that was hydrocodone/acetiminophen mix i guess.
     
  20. sapient007

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    Cava at Tyson mall today for lunch. Blahhh
     
  21. Angle Queen

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    :oops: The numbers are rather ridiculous but I'm very sensitive to that whole gaining weight in the middle thing (ya know, apple vs. pear shapes). My mom, who passed away at age 61, had way too much tummy and all too quickly slipped over into Type II diabetes.

    Hmmmm. I chase my kids already, almost all day long. Not sure how to add to that particular suggested exercise.

    Have been tacking on a 10-15 walk/run before tennis. Although I consider myself fairly quick out of the gate, warming up those muscles beforehand definitely gets me going, gets those feet moving.

    I'd love to add a fitness class but the times don't fit real well with the pre-school schedule. Don't mind lifting weights but I've struggled with the motivation for that for the past few years. Wish our club had a rowing machine. That's been one of my all-time fav "workouts."
     
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    how was it? any good?
     
  23. JRstriker12

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    Wasup peeps? I'm recovering from traveling with twins. Things really got fun when Out flight to Dulles from Charlotte got canceled. They put us in a hotel but dealing with three hungry cranky kids was no fun when you have to leave at 5am the next morning for a retuen flight.

    Also, it it me, or is anyone else offended that head put the "Prestige" name on a light weight tweener? Shame on you Head! http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_Graphene_Prestige_PWR/descpageRCHEAD-HGPPWR.html
     
  24. datsveryinterestin

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    Wow, impressive jrs! Still havent travelled with our baby yet....maybe march! Wont compare to your tribulations though! I want to go to a concert next month but struggling with finding a sitter. Basically i dont trust anybody witu my lottle baby! But i guess one day by necessity or my need to go drinking will outweigh my distrust of the human species! :p
     
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    Yeah, it's never easy to pick a sitter and you always second guess. Family is always best (Grand mother/father) but family isn't always there daily.

    Twins did well on the flight, we got many comments about how well behaved our kids were. Felt bad for one parent who got told that they would be taken off the flight if their 2 year old didn't get under control - stuff of nightmares.

    Also learned that even if an airplane has 3 seats in a row, you can't have 5 people (3 kids, two adults) in that row because they only have 4 masks for air. Made for an interesting flight.
     
  26. sapient007

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    you are such a fapple to trick me into looking up lottle
     
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    Thou art indeed brave, Striker. We've yet to attempt a flight even though both kiddies have passports. Any travel we've done has been in the automobile but I'll be venturing with the two littlest ones, myself, to go see their grandmother (my MIL) by train over their Spring Break. We're all actually excited by the prospect; even better that GOD (the Grumpy Ole Dad) will be left at home! LOL

    Funny, at first, he was like...yeah, if you wanna take 'em...you go right on ahead. Now that it's all actually planned, tix bought...and his mom & sis excited (esp that he isn't coming too)...he's, well, disappointed. :rolleyes:
     
  28. JRstriker12

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    My wife art braver than I. She took our first daughter one on a flight to Botswana when the little one was 2 months old. That's 18+ hours.

    I am also a sucker for punishment as we are doing it again later this year for another wedding. ;)
     
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    Sorry sapient! My phone is piece of sheeeet hso i will have many typos until i get new one. My apologies! Sick of he cold weather.too. dang it all! Oi, look at that last sentence....just terrible! lottle baby lottle baby
     
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    I was a little concerned taking our 3.5 year old boy at the time on a trip to Germany. He did great on the trip over since he slept most of the flight. The trip back was a little more difficult to keep him entertained but there were no meltdowns.
     
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    We drove our kids from Northern Virginia to Southwest Florida, once...







    ...once.
     
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    My parents drove us from Orlando, FL to Denver, CO once...only once...with 4 children.
     
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    Man, that's a haul. Bathroom breaks must have been a b!tch...

    On a side note, did you (or anyone else) catch the 'once...once' reference? Being my age, you should know the movie, which is one of my favorites from the 80s.
     
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    Sigh, unfortunately I'm old enough to have gotten that reference. :(
     
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    insanity dog obviously...

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    Thats pretty bad.

    I guess if I used them I would be a little more heated. I always thought prestige were players frames, heavier and flexier. Now they put out this turd of of a racket to confuse people.
     
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    Something tells me once is enough! LOL!
     
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    My point exactly. They release the 25th anniversary version then they call this fly swatter a prestige?!?!
     
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    When we flew back to Hawaii to show Rio to family we purchased 3 seats. I don't like the idea of just putting kids on laps because of turbulence etc., plus I wanted Rio buckled into her car seat. We were able to upgrade to first-class on the way out which was nice because of the extra room considering all of the extra **** we had.

    On the way back mommy and Rio were in first-class while I had to sit in coach since they only had 2 seats available. They ended up sitting next to Jennifer Hudson (the girl from American Idol/Dreamgirls). I was in the back with her band which was pretty cool.

    The funniest thing I saw was this mom flying alone with her 4 boys who looked to be 3 years old up to like 7 years old. She had them all line up in a row at the gate and then she gave all of them Benadryl, lol.

    My sister's wedding/family reunion is this July in Hawaii. Now we'll have to purchase 4 tickets (probably won't be able to afford first-class as even coach tickets are around $1,500 a pop).
     
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    My first plane flight with the little guy he was not quite 2 years old yet. He flipped out for the first half hour of the flight screaming like crazy. I was sweating the whole time.

    A buddy of mine had the same experience as me but even worse. It was an overnight international flight and his kid had 2 separate screaming bouts of 2 hours each in the middle of the night.
     
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    Ah Johnny dangerously ..."you ice hole " (quote from movie)

    That mafia guy with the accent from India had that one liner and thanks to you for bringing up this movie ..I may subconciously use the quote in a drunken bar fight exchange.
     
  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Bought a racquet.

    Let the teasing begin. I'm going old school.

    Bought the yt radical os which will be leaded and customized by Geoff custom works. Going 12.6oz. Agassi specs because I can, I have, and I want too.

    To help get to legend status an order of 14 more are in the works.

    Next racquet will be a weed! No ....put down the bong... The racquet brand. Now eat your brownies.
     
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    LOL! One of my supervisors recommended the Benadryl trick, but I'm not going that route.

    Couldn't imagine dragging the car seats seeing as my wife has a strict no checked luggage rule. We looked like nomads - LOL! Bri was pulling her Disney princess wheelie bag, I had a backpack and a large-ish bad that could still go into overheads, the Mrs. was pushing the double stroller, had a backpack and the diaper bag.

    Wow! Thinking about that happening gives me cold sweats.
     
  45. datsveryinterestin

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    Interesting choice sup.. how many hands is ur backhand these days?
     
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    After seeing your backhand and buffalo wing sauce mustache, I've gone back to the two hander. I could do either but this form restricts me from holding a beer while playing ( don't mention the beer hat..)

    When are you coming back to south florida? Ill baby sit but if you get back and she's sewing Nike threads next to a chained ppl then you can get a family discount. (Sappy joke)

    Who wants to play a nationals doubles tournament. They have all age groups and surfaces.
     
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    What's she wearing? Pretty snazzy kicks, and sturdy, too. No, wait...

    I'll play with ya, Sup. Can you play 65s? Lots of drops and lobs there.


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    Honestly that shoe saved her ankle. She got up. Retaped and won. Otherwise the fat lady was going to start singing.

    If it was Adidas they would have to bring out the stretcher.
     
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    Thats why McIlroy is going to win three majors this year. Just wearing nike makes that much difference. Dont know about clubs and ball though.
     

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