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  1. zapvor

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    what did happen to Chem??
     
  2. JRstriker12

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    Things must be getting back to normal for CB with the food talk. We have to meet up soon for some lunch.

    I packed my lunch be forgot it. Where I eat depends on how cold it is outside and whether I want to walk in the cold. Roti is only about 20 ft from the front door of work. Au Bon Pain, Food trucks, Harris Teeter or Star Backs are a half-block walk.
     
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    mclovin, i have your pacific frame....but no time to string it...

    you playing tonight?
     
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    wow. u have food trucks, HT, and Au Bon Pain's in front of work? You can set up your very own green zone and we won't be able to see you for 20 years..

    working at home for the next couple of weeks. Trying to get things settled, hopefully we'll go out to lunch and get to hit outside. Still dying to hit with my newly acquired mod'ed less lead filled NYC.

    Free any Friday's? It seems like only gov'ies like Sap and I are able to play on Fridays. Although I heard that's a strong chance that we may get an extra day a week for the next 22 weeks. 20% pay cut for the next 6 months is going to feel like gloves after hemorrhoid surgery.
     
  5. zapvor

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    i am off this friday. but it varies.

    so on a star 5 i am dropping my string time even more! doing all poly bed under 20min now....
     
  6. coolblue123

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    will count you in zap to play in March then.
     
  7. zapvor

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    haha i kind of want to join to see where you guys go for yummy yummy food:)
     
  8. JRstriker12

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    We usually have one Food truck show up daily and HT and Au Bon are about a block away, though the street to Au Bon is like a wind tunnel.

    My remote work day rotates every week so I usually have a Friday once a week, but time away is limited as I gotta be logged in.

    At least they will keep you govies, us contractors will get axed.
     
  9. zapvor

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    i hear there is a giant hiring freeze
     
  10. Topaz

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    iRad, I'm in my last semester of nursing school. Fridays I'm at Sibley in clinical rotation all day.

    Zap, I'm not sure there is anyone else I would take a food recommendation from other than Sappy. TMonk is a very very close second.
     
  11. iradical18

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    @Topaz Congratulations! I'm doing the Army's LPN program at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Heading into our Peds rotation in about a month. When you graduate perhaps you'd like to join the dark side and commission as an Officer!
     
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    my +10% body fat from everyone should automatically place in front of the pack
     
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    yeah. all the agencies don't know if the sequestration will happen and if so, how bad will it be? So everyone is on a hold and wait status. All the politicians point to a flat 10% cut across the board. But anytime when anyone gives a percentage, it leaves room for negotiations.

    Alot of the plans are pretty much drawn out already as many agency heads have dusted off last contingency plans when the last govt shutdown was adverted. I have a feeling it's going to be another kick the can for another 3 months scenario again. It's going to be interested how furloughs will be implemented if it happens?
     
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    As you already know, I played tonight. Tough match, but we pulled it out 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. My partner, one of the local high school players, was a bit nervous in the beginning, but once she loosened up, she ripped some nice shots. We were the only 7:00 win for CFAC.

    How'd you do? Ed has a killer server & a nice forehand. I've always joked with him that he's "a backhand away from being a 4.5", although he did get bumped this year. He'll be on the 4.5 team.
     
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    good comeback win tonight! even if it was at the expense of our team...haha, you were the only court to go the distance! i like that they play out the 3rd set...that's how it should be!

    but yeah, that Ed guy is pretty good! he burned me a few times up the line with that big forehand and his serve is definitely 4.5...but yeah, i went after his backhand -- especially when i was serving...i've been feeling "on" lately and my partner was solid at the net...so yeah, we won...6-3, 6-1...

    do you play tomorrow?
     
  16. Topaz

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    I've given it thought before...but I may be too old? Also, I will have a AD RN...this is a second (really third) career for me. I think military wants you to have a BSN. But, I think I'm only two more courses from that once I graduate. I haven't investigated it further yet.

    We actually don't get a peds rotation. Kinda sucks. I'm in telemetry right now, and we do float to ICU. What are you in now?

    Or your discerning palate??? Unsurpassable wit? Blazing fh?
     
  17. McLovin

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    Yeah, playing the 3rd set is much better than that 10-point TB crap. We spotted them 4 games in the 1st set, but I just kept telling my partner that it was a marathon, not a sprint. Whether we lose the 1st 6-0 or 7-6 makes no difference: They have to win 2 sets. I also kept cracking jokes throughout the match to keep her loose. She's got some of the most fluid strokes off both sides, and once she gains confidence, lookout.

    How was Ed's partner? He was supposed to play w/ Derek's partner (another high school girl), but there was a last-minute lineup change. I've never seen her before tonight, and my wife said she was a bit nervous.

    My next match is Sunday @ 2, although I'm playing tomorrow before the matches w/ my wife for fun.
     
  18. McLovin

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    Oh, and on a side note, my demo order has finally shipped. It consists of:
    • Yonex VCORE Tour 97 (310g)
    • Yonex VCORE Tour 97 (330g)
    • Dunlop F 3.0 Tour
    • Donnay Pro One (16x19)
    So downs, if you want to hit over the next week, let me know. I've got high school practice throughout the week, but can definitely get time free on the weekend for a hit.
     
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    Oh ok, there are a few states that will let you Comission into the National Guard with an ADN so long as you get your BSN within 24 months. For Active Duty the age cut off is 42 I believe. Nice, I can't wait until our critical care rotation, right now we're in classroom mode unfortunately. Endocrine test on monday.
     
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    wow endocrine. all I remember back in physio class is remember them ducts.
     
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    If you go service, you gotta go Navy. Those other outfits are pretty good, but USN is just a tad better in every way you can measure. And you would look good in Navy blue.

    Just sayin'.

    Congrats on all you have accomplished, BTW, both in the classroom and on the court. Shows you have a singular commitment to excellence. Proud of you. :)

    Captain my first match in 4.0 55+ tomorrow; wish us luck. (We stand a chance to win a match since I'm not in the lineup. LOL)
     
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  22. iradical18

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    Psshhhhh Go Army!
     
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    Go where without ships and airplanes? Tupelo, Mississippi? Sure can't get to Europe or Asia or anywhere else withour us or the AF.

    Unless you guys have a submarine tank we don't know about.

    LOL, all in good fun, of course. All service branches are special in their own way.
     
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    Of course! My Dad was Air Force and we talk mess to each other constantly haha. I had never worked with the Navy or Air Force before coming to the Naval Hospital here for nursing school but it is really fun working with the other services. The Navy puts out some outstanding nurses and the corpsmen great as well.
     
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    Full reviews for each please :)
     
  26. zapvor

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    ooo. i guess i should be happy i am a poor tennis player? hah
     
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    what are you people eating for lunch? i'm thinking wegmans...
     
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    want a gyro. but nothing around Gaithersburg area.

    edit: okay, broke down to 2nd choice. Korean Noodle Soup at Han Kook's in Lotte's. Besides Noodles, should I get them fake Bonchon's? It's like $13 for around 20 wing sections. $13/20 wings is like 65c a wing. Not that bad, right?
     
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  29. McLovin

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    If I had a Wegmans nearby, I'd be all over it, but all I've got is Safeway.

    On a side note, stocking shelves at Wegmans was my first job...almost 30 years ago...
     
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    CB -- the ganpoongki is probably the best in the area. ask for side of steamed rice. goes great with the peas and carrots that are cooked with the fried chicken. they give you pickled radish and kimchi. you could also go to the viet place next to it and get some pretty good banh mi.

    when is the weather going to warm up enough for me to hit outside again?
     
  31. downs_chris

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    yeah, wegman's is about 3 minutes away from me...a little dangerous...
     
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    thanks tmonk. Learned a new dish. I guess its not even close to bonchon's afterall. Speaking of banh mi's went to eden got the buy 5 get 1 special. It's at Banh Mi So. They bake their breads there too.

    heard Wednesday is going to be 55 but I have to work late. =(
     
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    paulman. thinking about picking up a pair or 2 of vibram fingerlings for myself and thumber.. what type should i get? this would be mostly for light jogging/walking. unlike you, i actually value my knees.
     
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    i've played dubs many times with pman in his vibrams. he moves around like a cat. his back gave out last time we played so the rest of his body is falling apart but not his knees and ankles.
     
  36. PaulMan

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    Haha. You need to go to REI and try them all out but you can get them cheaper elsewhere. I like the Kangaroo leather KSO Treks most. They're the most durable and don't stink up your feet (leather) as much like the man-made materials do. You can jog and walk and do hikes in them just fine. Also, if you don't wanna go sock-less, get the Injinji toe socks. Usually 1 size difference max between no socks and Injinji.

    Still gotta pay and get that 20 yo Scotch bottle from you...if it's not already empty?!? :shock:
     
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    Haha monkey, thanks for being so kind but I shamelessly corrected you above! But monkey is correct - they won't hurt your ankles and knee any more per se but until you're used to them, your feet (sole/heel) will hurt running around at first.
     
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    tx paulman. cb. pick up some bikila for thumber. i didnt end up getting a pair in fear of stinky feet.
     
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    Well I have gall bladder anymore. The cuts from Lapro are healing pretty well. havent noticed anythign different yet as far as taste and digestion is concerned.

    Was in quite a biut of pain for about 4 days. Then its was tolerable pain. Now there is harly any pain at all. They hit me after surgery pretty hard withpain meds or they went extra hard on anestesia. It took me quite a while to be able to stand up and be comfortable after the surgery.

    Still cant do any heavy lifting or activity for another 2 weeks though.
     
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    A girl I work with and my father-in-law had the same surgery. Certain foods just pass through both of them. You'll want to be close to a bathroom anytime you try new foods until you figure it out.
     
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    hope u feel better soon. Since you won't be able to digest fats as well. Does this mean you can't have greasy burgers anymore?
     
  42. zapvor

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    hw! welcome back. so should i chalenge to that pong match now;)
     
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    for the gov workers, can you collect unemployment if furloughed? it'd be pretty sweet to bum it out in utah for a couple of weeks
     
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    Hope you feel better soon man, how old are you? I was 20 when I had mine taken out and recovered fairly quickly, the first couple of days were damn terrible as I remember them though but it was smooth sailing after that. I worked at Lowe's at the time and I want to say that I was lifting bags of concrete again in about 10-14 days. Pretty easy recovery if you're younger and in fairly good shape.
     
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  45. Topaz

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    HW that's the same exact surgery I had for it. Because there are multiple 'puncture' sites you will feel it in your abdomen for a while. They also pump you full of CO2 during the surgery to expand everything (so they can get inside! heheh) and it takes a while for that to completely leave your system.

    iRad and X, they are *both* options...but I have to say, since I've flirted with the Navy before (through the Navy Band) I'd probably go blue first. Xis, thanks for the kind words...it has not been easy. Tennis has definitely taken a hit, too. Kinda makes the bump to 4.0 pretty ironic.

    Just found out today I got a preceptorship for the second half of my LAST semester! Woowoot!
     
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    LOL...are you like my long lost twin brother? I worked at Lowe's back in the day too!
     
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    hungry...what's for lunch?
     
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    LOL what are the odds of two nursing students who play tennis that worked at lowes and had their gallbladders removed being on the same message board! Soooo weird :shock:
     
  49. sapient007

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    quick, both of you fill out the following questionnaire:

    1. racquet of choice
    2. tennis shoes of choice
    3. 1hbh or 2hbh
    4. net or rally
    5. federer or djoker
    6. 1 horse sized duck or 1000 duck sized horses
    7. now kiss
     
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    I know, that's what I'm saying! Makes me think I should join the Army!

    We have some students actually doing their preceptorships at Ft. Belvoir...which is interesting. I think they actually have to so some kind of background/security clearance before they start.

    1. Babolat Pure Drive GT (of course)
    2. Depends on day, alternate between Nike and Adidas
    3. Both...depends if I'm slicing (one hand) or not (two hands)
    3. RALLY
    4. Djoker
    6. 1000 duck sized horses!
    7. [​IMG]
     

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