Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
You have no idea of Tmonk's long and sordid racket swapping hitstory :shock:
wookie! don't you have a village of baby wookies to take care of?
i'm older now. i can't be swapping out racquets like underwear. or having racquet threesomes or foursomes or fivesomes anymore. i'm a one racquet kinda guy now. i let downs and coolblue and auzzie and schap to carry on the tradition.
but oh the stories i could tell . . .
made white wine shrimp and tilapia fish stew last night. effing yum.
it plays really solid....kind of stiffer than the numbers say...i don't think that length is too terribly cumbersome...but it's a great baseline stick...
I really like the specs. I better stay away. tmonk will get on me if I don't commit to a racquet soon. I gotta be committed.
looks yummy. Did you use any hot peppers?
Ummmm yeah.... but I've been a one racket man for a long time. LOL!
Looks tasty BTW...
let me refresh the memory of some of the members here.. ~flash back~
tfm: after many attempts, i've made kai rabert.. finf yum
twmac: that looks tasty.
~flash forward to a meal in thai thai, makers of kai rabert, with downs, tfm's sis and myself.. ~
the sis: this is kai rabert? it's not even the same color as the one you made
downs + me: wtf..
You guys are such a bad influence. Two demos on the way. I'm on break (as soon as I take this d*mn pharmacology exam)...I'm entitled.
AQ, what do you use?
I presume you're talking about racquets.
I'm a one racquet kinda gal. Always have been.
I play with a Wilson nCode n5 Force 98, strung up with Sensation @ 55lbs. It's not leaded up or customized in any way. Nope, kinda like me: a plain jane who's never had any plastic surgery.
Don't know what I'll do when they both break. They don't make 'em anymore (I broke down and bought a spare when I heard they were breaking the mold)...and the few other sticks I've tried (usually because a friend raved over it)...just didn't do it for me. The few who've swung my racquet think it on the heavy side but invariably compliment its fairly large sweet spot and forgiving nature. I have never, knock on wood, had any wrist, elbow, arm or shoulder issues. At this stage in my (old) age, with that track record, I'd be a fool to fool around on my love.
Haha, yes...racquets. And you are not a plain jane...I have a picture to prove it!
I'm tempted by the reports of some extra pop with the new PD. And I threw a Yonex in there on the repeated recommendations of a friend. WTH.
I hope I hate both of them. I can't afford new sticks!
It is good that you've found The One. Some of us continue the search!
lol. be that as it may sappy, for being such a gourmand - your favorite meal is ham and lychee.
when the chef of the said meal is the SO.. i'd better fing love it. however in monkey style it'd be like..
made ham and lycee last night.. fing yum
lol i like how on a tennis forum we are bragging about out culinary prowness and nothing about tennis.
i can make a really good mac n cheese. oh yeaaaaaaaaa
and pasta. i win.
on a serious note my coworker is going through what we call a mid life crisis. so heres the options for poll-which would you pick:
A. 2005 M3 with 44K miles $25K
B. 2008 Evo with 11K miles $29ishK
C. 2006 Cayman S $33K forget the miles on this one
for reference hes got a gold big ford explorer right now
you can get a 2005 m3 with 44k miles for 25k?? sign me up. i'm going through a crisis.
^^ i'll post this a la monkey style for you.
i can make this mac and cheese..golden goodness. oh yeaaaahh fing yum
Hey Sup, so what's the plan for bar hangout today? Downs should be finishing his mixed match any minute now to join us...
is there a plan to get together tomorrow night? can someone txt me if it does go down?
i think we should have a meet while sup is in town
thats what i told him!!! but hes going through crisis, testing driving like hes demoing frames.
Paulman and downs.
Going to Lakeside Inn at south lake shopping center around 8, then heading downtown.
You got plans tonight? I'm thinking Chinatown. I am not sure the number I have is your current one. 202-sau-ceme.
Just put dinner on the grill: pork tenderloin, marinated for 30 minutes in Dale's sauce, plus a Tbsp of Tiger Sauce, then coated with rib rub and a touch of white pepper. Got the grill up to 500 degrees, dumped a cup of soaked apple chips on the coals, put on the tenderloins, split into 4 pieces. Temp dropped immediately to 350, cut back the air, smoke is pouring out like a chimney. I'll check the meat temp in about 20 minutes, after the smoke has died down.
Opened a nice bottle of an Aussie Shiraz, started the asparagus spears.
Good eatin' tonight!!
Sorry no can do tonight Sup. Momma's night out, which means I'm playing kindergarten cop with my 3 young'uns... lol :shock: Have fun!
went to east pearl tonight at rockville. canto chinese style. not bad. I think they just opened 3 weeks ago.
someone told me of a bun bo hue place in gburg. its next to the costco there. had anyone tried b4?
i think i need to go eat with you. forget tennis
Heading to dogfish now for a drink. Don't be like old fart sappy and out dated android. I'll be there at 9
need to get more ppl to drill with me. like I said, can't get to them drop shots like I used to.
so lets drill and eat!
are u going to the one on gburg? dang I am like 15 mun away from there. too bad I have to work morrow our else I will be there.
sup txts at 8-9ish about drinking... i drag thumber out for some food and arrive just before ~10pm... orders fries and beer.. ~looks around ~ calls sup.. hey dood where are you we are here, (we didn't want to bug him in case he was eating with fam so we were at the bar).. ~sup.. hmmm. we are leaving va. hang in the bar, be over in at 11~ ... ~there's no way he'll get from reston to dc, park, get to bar in 20mins.. ~thumber and i finish up and out... = old fart
Edit: sup said Reston then downtown. Texted sap that I would be there at 11. He gets there at 10. 10:23pm text: hey (android) and I are a bit tired, we'll finish our food and go home. We are old farts.Have fun.
Sup and sis make it to place at 11pm. Ended up there, then midtown.
Ackbar was right about sappy meet up.
1. did not deny old fart
2. that critical piece of info of 11 would of been great at 9pm or even 10pm..
the problem as i see it is that you guys didn't have zapvor organize your little get together. he would've gotten you center court at legg mason and bottle service.
also i had this nasty purple toenail on the piggie that went to the market i think. been thinking it was gonna fall off months ago. last night i had enough and thought i'd cut it out myself. after a little bit it starts to fall off on it's own. and underneath it? kindof a baby toenail. so it was a full size toenail with a baby toenail underneath. i think my wife nearly threw up.
question for all of you-i am trying to set up a tournament probably around May. would anyone be interested in playing?
is there a bounty system?
Haha says the man crawling out from under his rock...lol
taking paulman out of a match with a leg injury is probably worth about $10. taking auzzie out of a match by breaking both his ankles is more difficult and worth about $100. i tore sappy's calf muscle and i did it for free.
lol come on guys
i'm guessing you don't follow football...
Is the auzzie value so high beciase he always wearing the atmoic ankle braces on both legs? If so we need to up that so I'll pull a Vilma and chuck in 10gs to anyone who takes out brett favre. and 25gs to anyone who gets me naked pictures of jenn sterger.
I dont play in tournaments unless they garunteed 3 matches in a stadium court that seats 5k + spectators, but I dont want any spectators thier. Just an empty stadium.
tennismonkey, I'm quite taken aback and fortunate you'd think I'd be worth $10. But honestly, that's a cheap shot - it wouldn't take any skill to give me a leg injury. You wouldn't even need to try...lol I could really just stand there, lean on my bad leg at an angle and the knee might pop... :shock:
lets give credit where credit is due..
i tore my own calf muscle and i did it for free.. talk about a manly act
i believe after you tore your calf you walked yourself to a chinese buffet and after 10 plates - you then took yourself to the emergency room. true story.
confucius say man eat tendon to repair tendon
I shall return in about a month perhaps.
Thanks dats for the hit. The skyline folks for being super cool. Sappy for being an old fart but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he tried. Paulman and downs, next time for sure (my people will call your people). Jrk, nice catching up with you, like old times....texts and missed calls...the mrs looks great (saw her at skyline). Topaz was hitting on the court next to me and dats (wave goodbye). Jrprostaff, enjoy florida on your business trip. Shcmad, enjoy Michigan, hopefully she doesn't make you wear a kato outfit while you drive and she sits in rear. Pure prestige....I don't know how to say goodbye in Bigfoot. I know how to say it in wookie 'growl waffles gone'. Tennis monkey, may your toenail grow back, and 'may you die and go to heaven half an hour before the devil realizes your dead'.
P.s. I was freezing this entire trip.
Safe travels Sup.
Demos are here!
I still owe you beers
Well don't they say put rice on an injury? Oh, wait, that's ICE. My bad.
Besides, I ran him so much one day he was coughing his lungs out. Now that's a real injury, woth at least a C note.
Now with interest.
I thought you'd take care of both ankles that last time we played- running me ragged all over the court!
P.s. found my own keeper 18 main strings O3 frame. this could be the one!
What's the bounty if anyone can catch the king of scamperability!
P.s. anyone want to ship me a stringer?!?
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