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Re: Monster
« Reply #900 on: December 08, 2008, 06:32:57 AM »
I'm heading to my first Christmas party of the holiday season tonight at the guy's house who caused me to storm off  :whistle:.  Again, this was many years ago and time has a way of healing old wounds.
At the moment, my intent is to never set foot on the same court as this fellow.
How could I ever trust a person so lacking in personal intergrity?

There's no difference between what he did and lifting a $100 from my wallet.

Even in this season of holiday cheer, it would take me much time. I just tend to avoid characters like this for a long while, following the general philosophy that people don't change much once they hit 21 years  :\
" 'The worst thing about dishonest people is what they think of as honesty,' he said.  'I know a woman who's never held to one conviction for three days running, but when I told her she had no integrity, she got very tight-lipped and said her idea of integrity wasn't mine;  it seems she'd never stolen any money.' "

I had to laugh when I came across this passage while reading last night.  I think it's fascinating how a book written over 60 years ago could so aptly describe a situation from my daily life.

When I stopped laughing, I was sad.
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« Reply #901 on: December 13, 2008, 11:40:39 AM »
Finally made it back on the court this morning with DG.
We were short on time so we got right to the competitive play foregoing the 2-3 hour warmup which WAS my lame excuse for not being able to hang with him. :(
First set was competitive though I felt even slower than usual which probably means I wasn't moving at all. :mad1: 
I served big but not big enough and went down 4-6.  He broke me twice and I got him once.
Was going down in flames 0-4 in the 2nd set when I got a sharp twinge on the inside of my left ankle while lunging for a FH volley.  Thought I was done but hated to bail on DG and rob him of the bagel.  I took an 'injury timeout' and sat for a few minutes, pain disappeared and we resumed play.  Final score 2-6, a real mercy killing.

We then moved on to doubles as some follows scheduled for 9 a.m. invited us to join them.  DG & I continued our streak of miserable play together dropping the first set to BN & PS  3-6.  Silly me for having expectations. :whistle:   They were both playing lights out giving up only a few points to UFE's and the harder I hit, the better they seemed to do!!! :mad1:  My serve really came alive tho' as I had 4 aces and no double faults.  However this was not enough.

We decided to soften our game up a bit in the 2nd set with some success.  I backed off on my serve which sent the percentages through the roof and gave DG time to poach some and create some confusion for them.  As we eased up a bit, DG connected on more returns which got us 2 breaks and we took the set 6-3.  Unfortunately we had to stop prior to playing a 3rd set or TB. :(   I returned very well on the BH side alternately driving and slicing the BH with 2 nice lobs mixed in for good measure.  Any serves to my FH (3 in 2 sets) received a severe thrashing. :))

All in all an excellent outing despite the less than stellar play on my part. :king:

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Re: Monster
« Reply #902 on: December 13, 2008, 09:44:34 PM »
2-3 hour warmup?  You are unbelievable.  I played 2 hours of doubles today and then I had a nice date with an ice bag on my knee for 30 minutes.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #903 on: December 14, 2008, 05:38:29 AM »
2-3 hour warmup?  You are unbelievable.  I played 2 hours of doubles today and then I had a nice date with an ice bag on my knee for 30 minutes.
Not bad for a fat, old, fart, eh? ;-()

There are 4 of us who are absolute hogs when it comes to court time.   :gleam:

Bailey's shots in frozen chocolate seemed to work well for the aches and pains last night..... :whistle:

Heading out shortly for another morning of tennis.
Will hit the wall for 15 min. , take  some serves and then have another go at DG for 1.5 hours.
After that, we've got some dubs scheduled with CF and a mystery guest.  An alleged 5.0 from back in the day.
I wonder if it's DMast? :))
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« Reply #904 on: December 14, 2008, 11:20:51 AM »
4 hours on court today, life is good. :king:

1 hour practice with DG mostly volleys.  We are getting better at the RDC drill tho' the shots aren't strong.

2 hours of dubs with CF and SK.  What a pleasure to play on the same court as SK!  A solid 5.0+ player, he has the skill and the desire to push all the players on the court to play their best tennis (and still win of course!).

Then SK and I played a set of singles.  I managed to hold twice and found myself down 2-5.  During the 8th game he eased up just a bit on his serve and let me crack 3 FH return winners to get the break.  I then held once more before he dusted me 6-4.  Realistically, I was only dictating play about 10% of the time tops. ::))11
I'd like to have a go at him sometime while I'm fresh to see if I could actually win 3 or 4 games.  Sadly, I think for me to win 3 would be pushing it... :(

Good fun, with good friends. :))
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Re: Monster
« Reply #905 on: December 15, 2008, 08:38:02 PM »
Good stuff MT!    What is the RDC drill?   

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« Reply #906 on: December 15, 2008, 10:04:33 PM »
Good stuff MT!    What is the RDC drill?   
Romanian Davis Cup drill.
Here is a clip of me and my buddy demonstrating the drill.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH2l9khi5RU[/youtube]
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Re: Monster
« Reply #907 on: December 16, 2008, 04:29:06 AM »
That's a good one, MT. I'd need it in slower motion!

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« Reply #908 on: December 16, 2008, 07:21:39 AM »
That's a good one, MT. I'd need it in slower motion!
You do realize of course that it's the Bryan Bros. doing this drill!!!!

My buddy Dan and I are MUCH slower and rarely complete more than one cycle over and back.  We are improving tho' since our first time out we could barely hit 4-5 volleys! 
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Re: Monster
« Reply #909 on: December 16, 2008, 10:28:44 AM »
Wow Monster, you are looking good out there.... :gleam:
Lots of people make passes at me, I'm a tennis player!

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« Reply #910 on: December 16, 2008, 10:31:55 AM »
Wow Monster, you are looking good out there.... :gleam:
:rofl_2:
Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:
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Re: Monster
« Reply #911 on: December 16, 2008, 12:03:00 PM »
That's a good one, MT. I'd need it in slower motion!
You do realize of course that it's the Bryan Bros. doing this drill!!!!

My buddy Dan and I are MUCH slower and rarely complete more than one cycle over and back.  We are improving tho' since our first time out we could barely hit 4-5 volleys! 

Well, I was certainly impressed.  :))

Wow Monster, you are looking good out there.... :gleam:
:rofl_2:
Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Before I answer this one , are you left or right handed, MT ?   :)
It all comes down to the details with 3 guys as good as you are.

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« Reply #912 on: December 16, 2008, 12:14:20 PM »
That's a good one, MT. I'd need it in slower motion!
You do realize of course that it's the Bryan Bros. doing this drill!!!!

My buddy Dan and I are MUCH slower and rarely complete more than one cycle over and back.  We are improving tho' since our first time out we could barely hit 4-5 volleys! 

Well, I was certainly impressed.  :))

Wow Monster, you are looking good out there.... :gleam:
:rofl_2:
Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Before I answer this one , are you left or right handed, MT ?   :)
It all comes down to the details with 3 guys as good as you are.
I am ambidexterous, but throw and play tennis with my right.
I can eat and drink with both hands though! ;-()
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« Reply #913 on: December 16, 2008, 12:19:52 PM »
Monday  2.25 miles  32 min    interval 3.5 & 5.0mph  first jog on the calf ok.
Tuesday eve  5.1 miles     81 min.     jogged 1 mile 4.2-5mph     750 curls 100 lat/front/row  1311 cals.  149 max  131 avg bpm  499 vert.
15 min. Tri/bi/back
Wednesday  4.1 miles  66 min.  200 curls  1124 cals  144 max  123 avg  984 vert.
Wow, nearly 2 months! :(

4.6 miles 76 min. 1024 cals yesterday.
2.75 miles 38 min.  825 cals today.
Slow and steady wins the race.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #914 on: December 16, 2008, 02:05:07 PM »
Wow Monster, you are looking good out there.... :gleam:
:rofl_2:
Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Both of them put together!  Ouch.... 
Lots of people make passes at me, I'm a tennis player!

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« Reply #915 on: December 16, 2008, 02:06:27 PM »
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Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Before I answer this one , are you left or right handed, MT ?   :)
It all comes down to the details with 3 guys as good as you are.
I am ambidexterous, but throw and play tennis with my right.
I can eat and drink with both hands though! ;-()

You are like Mike. Twins always create problems  :;:-| ;;) . It's aways seemed to me that part of their success is probably that they think alike too.

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Re: Monster
« Reply #916 on: December 16, 2008, 04:26:03 PM »
Good stuff MT!    What is the RDC drill?   
Romanian Davis Cup drill.
Here is a clip of me and my buddy demonstrating the drill.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH2l9khi5RU[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH2l9khi5RU


Ah man that is awesome!  No wonder they dominate the doubles world.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Monster
« Reply #917 on: December 16, 2008, 04:50:40 PM »
Wow Monster, you are looking good out there.... :gleam:
:rofl_2:
Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Both of them put together!  Ouch.... 
:head-bash:


 :hysterical:

That was perfect Dude! :))
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« Reply #918 on: December 16, 2008, 04:56:31 PM »
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Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Before I answer this one , are you left or right handed, MT ?   :)
It all comes down to the details with 3 guys as good as you are.
I am ambidexterous, but throw and play tennis with my right.
I can eat and drink with both hands though! ;-()

You are like Mike. Twins always create problems  :;:-| ;;) . It's aways seemed to me that part of their success is probably that they think alike too.
Ah pooo, I was hopin' you'd say Bob.  I think he's the better player of the 2.

Undoubtedly, playing and practicing together for all these years has contributed to their success.
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« Reply #919 on: December 16, 2008, 07:26:37 PM »
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Which 'B Bros' do you think I look like? :rofl_2:

Before I answer this one , are you left or right handed, MT ?   :)
It all comes down to the details with 3 guys as good as you are.
I am ambidexterous, but throw and play tennis with my right.
I can eat and drink with both hands though! ;-()

You are like Mike. Twins always create problems  :;:-| ;;) . It's aways seemed to me that part of their success is probably that they think alike too.
Ah pooo, I was hopin' you'd say Bob.  I think he's the better player of the 2.

Undoubtedly, playing and practicing together for all these years has contributed to their success.

Bob is the lefty, so I guess you will just have to change hands, MT, to identify with him.  ..-)