Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
Which kabob place?
Grilled meats FTW!
It's in Crystal City. If ur in DC, must visit for lunch. It's around the Crystal City Resturant (for the record, I haven't been in CCR b4, if anyone asks...)
They use a charcoal grill and their sides are awesome! These are not your usual Moby Dick Kabob's. It's got some really good spices in there (afgan style). If you ever had goat haleem, this place is the place to go! (they make it on Wed/Fri as sides). Bread is awesome as well as it's made on their clay tandoor.
Their Kubieh is good and has great spices, Chicken (bone in) is good, but their lamb chops is one the best around.
Forgot to post this for lunch last week. Whole plate costs $2.50!
MEGA DITTOS!!! Good to see all that hard work pay off. Hope you keep the streak going.
i went back to the plaka grill for lunch...mmm...chicago style with french fries inside of it...soo good...
Congrats Topaz. Have you been to districts before?
Did you know Kimmy was the runner up at the 2000 Wimbledon championship for mixed doubles.
The power of the PD. I remember mine fondly from college?
Will you be switching to Fila now?
Hey, thanks for the congrats everyone! Singles districts was definitely a goal of mine this year and something of a personal accomplishment since it has been a sometimes painful transition from playing mediocre doubles to wanting to be a singles killer! :twisted: Well, at least at 3.5!
Sup, I have never been to singles districts, no. 'Regular' districts and sectionals, where I played singles, yes...not sure how the competition may vary. And no, I didn't know that about Kimmie, but it doesn't surprise me. Didn't she play mixed with Lleyton back in the day when they were engaged?
I was wearing a Fila top last night! But Nike skirt.
Downs, that plaka place sounds heavenly!
I hope to see some other TWMAC members at singles districts as well...domination time!
Dang. Do I really have to?
Congrats, guys. But tell me this, how'd ya'll snake out a forfeit at #1 in your last match? That's strictly verboten around here. I did see where Downs had a walk in the park. (Want some good olive oil & vinegar for those breadsticks?).
Now about Mixed Districts. I think it's the weekend of June 9th. I will not be playing in it. But I think we'll be around. Weekend team has a match but no tellin' if I'm in it or what my Mommy duties might be for that timeframe. As it gets closer, let's talk.
As for any tips on the Richmond teams, eh, they're still doing some goofy flight playoff. Since we're not involved, I don't know the format or even how many teams will go. When that dust has settled, I'll look 'em up and see if anything pops out at me.
On where to stay, there should be plenty of places over on Southside (where Midlothian is) but since that's almost ~45mins away from me, I don't know much about it. But definitely stay on that side of the Rivah. It's over in the middle of a very, very large Planned Community so there won't be anything within walking distance but it's not far from the main "drags" of Midlothian Turnpike and Hull St Rd.
Feel free to shoot your captain my off-TT email if they/you don't like the info your league provides.
Congrats, again...and I will come to watch (with Triple Chocolate Mousse Pie/Cake in hand!).
Actually, Kim is/was a very accomplished doubles player. I used to love watching her and Ay play. They complimented each other so well.
As for mixed w/Hewitt, she carried him. :twisted: (But then again, he's not really a bad dubs player either. He and the Gooch just took out Fed and Stan in Davis Cup last fall.)
Yayyyy, that's the *real* motivation for going to districts...hanging with AQ!
The default was because the opposing female was over 15 minutes late.
Now I do remember, she played with Ai Sugiyama right?
Kimmy's doubles record
Career record 131–54 (70.81%)
Career titles 11 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (4 August 2003)
P.s. Will miss her when she retires this year.
i was actually posting for a friend... he ended up getting the warrior. that thing is sweet!!!
back to my roots!
i don't have a ton of trades right now, i whittled down my collection to include only bare essentials before i started traveling. but just in case, what racquets do you like? and what other racquets are you trying to get rid of? how's the spin on the bastcore?
I got a old Prince Graduate that has been exempted that Iam trying to get rid of as well. I am willing to trade a dingo's dingleberry for this. That's how much I think it's worth.
BC30 is nice if you're after a flexy frame with nice spin. Very open string pattern. I still think spin is mostly genererated by the player, but it's got that 16x19 skips at 7&9 pattern. But I'll bet that you can't find a racquet with a RA46 rating. But it depends if what racquet you're playing with. I'll say the power is equivalent to a PDGT. If you're looking for less power than the BC20 maybe worth taking a look as well.
But how much is shipping to AU? Maybe it may not be economical for both us as well.
Speaking of the warrior, TW playertesters kept of complaining about the feel on the racquet? Is it really muted?
I would have hoped that the BC had a lot less power than a PD!
I'm not getting a muted feeling at all from the Warrior- but I have been using O3 frames recently. It has a solid feel to it. You can feel the stiffness without it being harsh at all. Great combination of specs. And the frame lets you just attack the ball. Really good controlled power.
Don't know how much "hangin'" there will be. LOL. But we'll see.
Yeah, it happens. But would you believe in the last captains meeting I was in, they emphasized that we shouldn't actually start any match play until (9:15am - in our case because all matches start at 9am, warm-ups, you know) so that if a player from one of the upper lines doesn't show, captains must shift the lineups up to play "legally." Yeah, right. :-?
Yeah, Kim and Ai played together a lot (sorry about my "i" to "y"). And I will sorely miss Kim too when she retires. She was a good role model as a tennis player, woman and mother. Ahhhh, those splits....I often wondered if they'd be the end of her but I think she's struggled more with ab and arm issues.
And dummy me, I was looking at our local 7.0 Mixed flight playoff...when ya'll are in 8.0. I know some of the folks in that group as well...one team is full of nothing but 4.5/3.5 combos. Hurumpf!
Glad to hear about the warrior. What's the power level like on the warrior?
I just have a fear of stringing 03 racquets. Maybe I just need a lesson from someone one of these days.
does your machine have a brake? or you could get the boomerang tool...or i think there's a way to use a pen cap too...
yep used that sharpie cap trick. It's also darn hard to mount. No gromments means no reference points to mount and hard to secure.
And I have to put the racquet on a particular side when mounting or else I'll be inverting the stringing pattern.
But O3 is a nice technology though and all the O3 racquets have surprisingly anti-bending properties. At first I thought the holes will make the racquet bend more. Glad I was wrong on this. Just wished they made temporary gromment sleeves so mounting will be easier.
what should i eat for lunch?
I checked out the yelp images at Plaka Grill. Their sandwiches looks really mouth watering.
I am going for either taco truck or Curry flavored Ramen and a fried egg. tough choices...
Just got my MRI results from the doc:
two torn ligaments. 1 full and 1 partial.
When it rains it pours...
Maybe I should take up golf for the next 6 weeks?
ouch, that sucks! you can focus on food now...
yep a advil wrap with liquid tylenol please! hold the cold pack!
Rest up and get health CB.
CB -- sorry to hear. two ligaments sounds excessive. i'm pretty sure i only popped one of sappy's ligaments.
JRstriker12 -- welcome to the TWMAC. we sometimes talk about tennis if you're into that sorta thing.
topaz -- congrats on your new relationship with PD. one of these days you should tell us his real name. maybe when you guys get serious.
downs -- was invited to play on another team. i can't do it but the idea of making districts or sectionals on a MD, VA, and DC team sounds fun. i want to be able to play myself in singles and see which monkey reigns supreme.
Dude! I've been posting. LOL!
ohh right...is that the singles league? haha, i'm already doing 4 teams in the spring (not including that singles team) are you doing that? is that in NOVA?
Ouch is right; sorry to hear the bad news, but don't think golf is in the cards for you, either. Not that I play that "old person" sport, but I hear that a real golf swing puts more torque on the ankle than a real tennis swing.
What's the recommended healing process? I'm taking copious quantities of generic Voltaren for my simple tendonitis, and it's still very sore. Did hit some serves yesterday with the Yonex twins, and even that caused a flareup.
Take care and beware of the lunch recommendations from this crew. Could lead to complications...
JRstriker12 -- i see you are a hall of fame poster. you have a long ways to go if you ever want to be a professional. i'm semi-pro but i have a wife and kids and a demanding job at a major fortune 500 company. let's just say it rhymes with NickDonalds.
downs -- singles league is in NOVA. once i know the schedule, i'll send it to you. in a way - with you and pork chop - it's like playing 2 against 1. you can't lose.
xisbum -- that's a pretty lass. but she's a little thick for my delicate frame. i prefer my ladies like my steaks -- filet mignon and not porterhouse.
anyone ever try a pure drive lite or pure drive 107 or aeropro drive lite? 12 year old niece needs a beginner's racquet. figured low 10 ounce-ish weight is a good start.
That stinks, CoolBlue. A full tear, huh? Forget the golf. Hit the weight room, work on the upper body, come back smokin' a FH.
Don't rush it though. Hang tough.
My lunch was uninspiring and dinner prospects only marginal: it's leftover night at our house. But gotta admit, there's a nice selection -- vension, chicken w/caper sauce, hoisin marinaded pork and homemade chicken caccitore. I'm still struggling with how much to make: 2 adults (one who sometimes has a Monster appetite, other times, consumes at a "normal" human male's pace) and two little kids, who like their Daddy, sometimes like to eat and other times, just push the food around their plate.
Not sure what to do for "Easter Dinner."
AQ - how old are your mini-me's? my two just got over pneumonia and their appetites have shot through the roof. i may need to get a second job to keep them fed.
At least your doctor cared enough to give you prescription better pain meds. My doc prescribed me some ibuprofen the size of horse pills and told me to suck it up.
He gave me a tighter soft cast and I have to keep my level 3 mcdavid ankle brace on for a couple of more weeks. This kinda explains why the back of thighs were straining as well. I guess the Achilles tendon connects up there as well.
yeah. since I haven't been exercising, i've been trying to keep myself on restrictions. I've been resisting sap's advances on buffet pitfalls and down's attempt to go greek in a sandwichpa'loza.
I have a feeling I'll be doing veggie delights at subways for awhile... *yawn*
Thanks for everyone's warm wishes.
AQ: Does this mean I can get a sympathy triple choco moouse cake in the next TWMAC meetup?
TMonk: You probably popped one of my ligaments last time too. You are now officially titled, "Official Ligament Popper of TWMAC section"
downs: Buy my BC30, since you are not subjected to the same 3 racquet rule in your home.
Xisbum: Does the ana pic come anymore supersized?
JR: don't listen to TMonk. he'll trick you into hitting with him and u too will succumb to his deadly slice...
Also, I've noticed that zap only posts at night now? Did he get bitten by a vampire? Or is he always out with all the TW gals nowadays?
part of me feels bad for your 3 racquet rule...what if you want to play doubles with friends - you'd need at least 4 racquets! see if you can get it bumped up...
Saw on today's washington post about poached salmon and a new zealand leg of lamb.
Ham and turkey is so old fashioned nowadays.
I saw on a website about a roasted picnic. it involved brining then roasting. It look good. Something about crunchy pig skin that's sooo good.
3 racquet rule??? That's not real is it?! :shock: You can't be on TT if that's true! haha
But seriously cb: do get well - injuries suck!
Guess I gotta sell a bunch more of my frames...too many...
downs: be truthful, more like the whole you is considering staying single for the rest of your life. =P
hopefully I can amass a good collection before i get married! i honestly don't even know how many racquets are in my house...haha
but yes - you need at least 4 frames! if you and some friends want to play doubles! use that reasoning on your wife...
Too late - JRs is still seeing tm's slice in his nightmares!
JRs, I will TRY to approximate tm's slice during tomorrow night's hitting session as to make things more interesting. No? haha
you mean three of the same racquet? or TOTAL? i have a solution because i'm a problem solver.
1 - get a 12 pack tennis bag. the bigger the better.
2 - paypal account.
3 - buy racquets on tw forums.
4 - use paypal for transactions.
5 - hide racquets in 12 pack tennis bag.
6 - repeat as necessary.
7 - buy another 12 pack bag if you need more space.
i've also used this one with the wife: "i'm going to save these racquets for my son to play with when he's older". i no longer have those youtek prestige pros. but the idea was sound at the time.
lol tm, we see eye to eye as above! #7 - rinse and repeat...
pman -- let's meet up next week. hit and giggle and scotch drinking. i need your insight. make my exo3 tours as pork chop-a-mother-effing-licious as downs. i don't want you to chop them though. i don't want no fricking dora the mother effing explorer kiddie sticks. but i need some customization and experimentationalism done professionalized and such.
he has a 3 racquet TOTAL limit...i mean, that's just wrong...un-american...
Sorry, I thought you were talking to me but then that last sentence and those words in bold made me realize you were talking to someone else!
Only works when your kid doesn't snoop around in your 12 pack. Unfortunately he is into tennis too and he keeps pulling out racquets while watching matches. (please don't ask where he learned that from...)
I remembered last time, my son said, "I like Nadal's racquet?" Mom goes, "I thought your dad sold his Nadal racquet?" busted.
tm, it's been quite a while since we hit. I'm not sure I wanna take a chance on you blowing out my bum knee or God forbid, my remaining good knee with those deadly slices of yours!
No kidding! Next time you ask me over for some Scotch and chop Downs, please make some room. Racquets were everywhere that I couldn't find a spot to sit! :shock: lol
pman - i'm still picking your brain. my sticks ain't fixing themselves.
lunch? pizza with achovies. effing yum.
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