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« Reply #940 on: December 18, 2008, 11:45:58 PM »
What exactly is an Irish Coffee?   Please serve me one if it is what I think! 
Irish whiskey, brown sugar and heavy cream.  I prefer mine in the morning rather than before bed!  Unless of course the Rodeo is in town! :))

Here's yours........................................................................ :beer: :drinks:
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« Reply #941 on: December 18, 2008, 11:49:20 PM »
Perhaps you'll enjoy this pics of warm weather fishin' better than the others....



The Four Fishqueteers!  (also known as 'I hang with midgets')


Tres Hombres or How many coolers can you find in this picture?



How would you like your walleye cooked?  or The fish has more teeth than the fisherman!
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« Reply #942 on: December 19, 2008, 06:19:34 AM »
CHANGING OF THE GUARD

So last night, at 1030pm, 3 hours of dubs, the D1 player and the top player at the local club decide to play a set 'just for fun'.
Although I was exhausted, I decided to stick around for this one!!! :)
 
SK, the reiging club/city champ is a 50 year old all-court player whom I would rate conservatively at 5.0. 
He definitely plays 'old school' tennis, prefering consistency and placement over spin and power.  He comes through the ball with more of an eastern FH grip and can hold his shot forever and a day waiting for you to commit.  He is extremely consistent and moves with an economy of motion that is mesmerizing.  He also has the benefit of 45+ years of tennis experience stored in his crafty brain!

The young buck, JM, is an extremely fit athlete who came to tennis a bit late in life. 
He is quick.  He is fast.  He is strong.
He punishes the ball off the ground on both sides. 
His heavy serve has both pace and spin and is just lacking a bit in consistency and placement.  His 2nd serve is better than any of our 4.0 player's first serves.
Borrowing a phrase fro Euroka-  he seems to take a 'perverse pleasure' in swinging volleys.  I'm not sure if he's trying to obliterate the ball, the opponent, or just put a divot in the opposing court.

I figured this would be one hell of a match.
I was wrong.

Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi
The King is dead,  Long live the King.

The old lion had no answers for the raw power and physical game of the yute.
He tried S&V.
He tried rallying.
He tried short balls, soft balls, hard balls.
It didn't matter.
The only time SK was able to string together a few points was when JM had a mental lapse and made unforced errors.  3 in one game.  But, by then, it was too late.  The new King was swinging freely and savoring the moment.

In the post match 'interview', JM was both humble and gracious, stating that SK was 'taking it easy on me'.
Those in attendance knew better.
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« Reply #943 on: December 19, 2008, 06:42:27 AM »
CHANGING OF THE GUARD

So last night, at 1030pm, 3 hours of dubs, the D1 player and the top player at the local club decide to play a set 'just for fun'.
Although I was exhausted, I decided to stick around for this one!!! :)
 
SK, the reiging club/city champ is a 50 year old all-court player whom I would rate conservatively at 5.0. 
He definitely plays 'old school' tennis, prefering consistency and placement over spin and power.  He comes through the ball with more of an eastern FH grip and can hold his shot forever and a day waiting for you to commit.  He is extremely consistent and moves with an economy of motion that is mesmerizing.  He also has the benefit of 45+ years of tennis experience stored in his crafty brain!

The young buck, JM, is an extremely fit athlete who came to tennis a bit late in life. 
He is quick.  He is fast.  He is strong.
He punishes the ball off the ground on both sides. 
His heavy serve has both pace and spin and is just lacking a bit in consistency and placement.  His 2nd serve is better than any of our 4.0 player's first serves.
Borrowing a phrase fro Euroka-  he seems to take a 'perverse pleasure' in swinging volleys.  I'm not sure if he's trying to obliterate the ball, the opponent, or just put a divot in the opposing court.

I figured this would be one hell of a match.
I was wrong.

Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi
The King is dead,  Long live the King.

The old lion had no answers for the raw power and physical game of the yute.
He tried S&V.
He tried rallying.
He tried short balls, soft balls, hard balls.
It didn't matter.
The only time SK was able to string together a few points was when JM had a mental lapse and made unforced errors.  3 in one game.  But, by then, it was too late.  The new King was swinging freely and savoring the moment.

In the post match 'interview', JM was both humble and gracious, stating that SK was 'taking it easy on me'.
Those in attendance knew better.

Gee, good young player beat a good old player......been there done that.  ..-)
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« Reply #944 on: December 19, 2008, 04:17:46 PM »
Damn, that was a good story MT!  I love watching some good matches with high quality players.  The young dude sounds a bit like Scott to me at least with his speed.  Scott runs down literally everything so it is next to impossible to hit winners against him.  Thats enough compliments for Scooter........now back to making fun of his shortness!   :rofl_2: 
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« Reply #945 on: December 20, 2008, 12:51:32 PM »
Damn, that was a good story MT!  I love watching some good matches with high quality players.  The young dude sounds a bit like Scott to me at least with his speed.  Scott runs down literally everything so it is next to impossible to hit winners against him.  Thats enough compliments for Scooter........now back to making fun of his shortness!   :rofl_2: 
This guy's quickness is just plain sick, if Scooter is anything like this guy his nickname should be Flash instead of Scoot! ;-()
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« Reply #946 on: December 20, 2008, 01:05:14 PM »
I am as slow as a snail, I am not sure what these guys are talking about.

If you want a thrashing like you took last night on the court, you will accept my challenge, you know what I am talking about.  It awaits you my friend...
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« Reply #947 on: December 20, 2008, 03:49:46 PM »
A very brief outing today.
Warm up and 1 set.  Lost 1-6 to PS.
No energy despite nearly 9 hours of sleep.  Achey all over and very low energy. :mad1:

Am taking some "medicine" now to relieve the aches and pains.
Will then head out for more pong at my buddies house.  Yes, I am a glutton for punishment! :)~
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« Reply #948 on: December 20, 2008, 03:54:47 PM »
Man, wifey has you on a very long leash lately..........all you do is play pong, tennis, and hang with the boys!? 

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« Reply #949 on: December 20, 2008, 03:56:06 PM »
Man, wifey has you on a very long leash lately..........all you do is play pong, tennis, and hang with the boys!? 

Is there a wifey?  I have never heard mention. 
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« Reply #950 on: December 20, 2008, 04:14:56 PM »
Man, wifey has you on a very long leash lately..........all you do is play pong, tennis, and hang with the boys!? 

Is there a wifey?  I have never heard mention. 
Chief or Chieftan is the prefered term here! :))
She dictates 90% of what goes on here in the household and I call the shots on me free time! :king:

...as long as all my 'chores' are done! ;-()



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« Reply #951 on: December 21, 2008, 10:49:07 AM »
Behind every good man is an even better woman!   Hail to the Chief!   ;-()

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« Reply #952 on: December 22, 2008, 10:15:14 AM »
No pong or tennis yesterday, but did manage to sneak in about an hour of snowshoeing after the cleanup!
Man was it beautiful out there! :king:
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« Reply #953 on: December 22, 2008, 10:33:25 AM »
No pong or tennis yesterday, but did manage to sneak in about an hour of snowshoeing after the cleanup!
Man was it beautiful out there! :king:

I hope you enjoyed it...There will be times to play some pong or tennis.. :)
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« Reply #954 on: December 22, 2008, 11:06:33 AM »
Am heading out again this afternoon, not sure if I'll go with the cross country skis or the snow shoes.
Hoping to get some good pics!
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« Reply #955 on: December 22, 2008, 11:08:32 AM »
Am heading out again this afternoon, not sure if I'll go with the cross country skis or the snow shoes.
Hoping to get some good pics!

If so,can't wait for them  ;-()
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« Reply #956 on: December 22, 2008, 12:46:58 PM »
How many inches of snow and new snow are you standing on?   Can't wait to see the pics! 

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« Reply #957 on: December 22, 2008, 02:48:41 PM »
How many inches of snow and new snow are you standing on?   Can't wait to see the pics! 
Guesstimating 16" between the 2 storms!!!
Light and fluffy, easy to snowblow/shovel and loads of fun to play in!!!
Check out Euroka's journal for some quick pics!!! :))
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« Reply #958 on: December 22, 2008, 03:01:23 PM »
I saw them and commented on them.   That is awesome!   I actually wish I was in a northern area like yours where you get dumped on and it doesn't melt instantly. 

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« Reply #959 on: December 22, 2008, 03:04:49 PM »
I saw them and commented on them.   That is awesome!   I actually wish I was in a northern area like yours where you get dumped on and it doesn't melt instantly. 
There are so many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts here in the winter, it's like heaven!

I'm not an alpine skier but many of my friends are and go 3-7 times a week!
Came across a fellow on a sleek snowmobile today and my neighbor has 2.  I'd be dead if I owned one of those as I am a recovering speed freak.

It's just plain beautiful and provides a nice break from summer!
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