6.18.2018

Aikido Thursday Night - 6/14/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie and Laura

This is a placeholder to record attendance.  It's been a rough stretch with allergies

Aikido Tuesday Night - 6/12/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie and Laura

This is a placeholder to record attendance.  It's been a rough stretch with allergies

Aikido Thursday Night - 6/7/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie and Laura

This is a placeholder to record attendance.  It's been a rough stretch with allergies

Aikido Tuesday Night - 6/5/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie and Laura

This is a placeholder to record attendance.  It's been a rough stretch with allergies

6.16.2018

Strider, RIP, 2009-2018

Kim found Strider this morning when she checked on him at 2 a.m. 
He'd had a rough couple of weeks after we discovered a very swollen toe. The vet amputated the toe about 3 weeks ago and we thought he was healing. But, about a week ago, he stopped eating much. We took him to the vet yesterday afternoon and they gave him an antibiotic and appetite enhancer, but it was apparently too late.

I spent every night for the past 3 weeks sleeping in the same room as Strider, to keep him company while he healed. I'm not much company while I'm asleep, but I hope he knew I was there to keep an eye on him.

We picked Strider up from League City Animal Control in late 2009, I think. (He was known as Traveler at the pound.) I think as a companion for either Mercuri or Vlad. We brought him home and into our household, but shortly thereafter he had to spend some time at the vet because of kennel cough or pneumonia.

He was an even-keeled cat, not a real loverboy, but, as you can see by the picture, he liked to keep Ella company. He would also ride on my shoulders on occasion. I would also toss him onto the bed for a gymnastic workout from time to time.

On weekend afternoons, as I napped on the sofa, he could often be found on the window ledge behind the sofa, asleep. I'd reach up and give him a good belly rub from time to time.

His other names around the house were: Strider-Bug, Bug, or Bug-Bug.

I wish his last day had not been so stressful. He was the angriest at the vet that he had ever been. He actually hissed at the vet and the tech, something he'd never done before. He got two shots and a pill and was not happy.

I wish we'd known.

Kim and I are devastated.

He's buried in the backyard.

He was, and is, loved.

6.15.2018

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6.11.2018

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6.07.2018

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6.03.2018

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

5.30.2018

Aikido Tuesday Night - 5/29/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Jeremy

Ukemi:

Not tonight

The Walk:

Multiple times.  Worked on getting Jeremy through the entire walk before he goes off to New Jersey for military stuff for a month..

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Not tonight

Commentary:

None of note.

Weekend update

Friday:

Dinner with some former coworkers at El Centinela

Saturday:

Up at 3:55 to catch a flight to Denver
Landed, picked up a rental and drove to Colorado Springs
Helped out at a family reunion for a branch of the family with which my branch has not been in touch for about 140 years.

Sunday:

Up at 4:30 to drive back to Denver for the flight home
Back home at 2 p.m.
Mowed the charity house
Pizza for dinner

Monday:

Up at 4:45 to go pick blueberries
Picked 30 pounds of blueberries
Nap
Baked angel food cake and Garlic Knot Rolls
Steak for dinner
Watched the first half of the Rockets game

Aikido Thursday Night - 5/24/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura, Willie, and Jeremy

Ukemi:

Warm-up slaps and intro to rolling

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Jeremy worked on the first four releases. And Laura and Willie did theirs

Techniques:

Did some more intro into Shomen-ate with Jeremy.  Laura and Willie worked on 14-11.

Commentary:

None of note.

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Monday, May 28, 2018


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