1.22.2020

Weekend update

Friday:

A couple of hours of work
Gym
Lunch at Nacho Nachos
Time in the workshop
Aikido

Saturday:

Time in the workshop
Nap
Dinner with K. at El Centinela

Sunday:

Bake Lemon/Blueberry bread and Lemon/Blueberry cheesecake
Bake two loaves of Kitchen Bread
Football


1.18.2020

Aikido Friday Night – 1/17/2020 – Wasabi Dojo/Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Willie.

Ukemi:

Basic slap and falls.

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

All 8.

Techniques:

Willie worked on Ude Hineri.

Commentary:

None tonight.

Aikido Thursday Night – 1/16/2020 – Wasabi Dojo/Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

No students.

Ukemi:

None.

The Walk:

None.

Releases:

None.

Techniques:

I ran through the first 7 or so of Omote in Jodo.

Commentary:

None tonight.

1.15.2020

Weekend update

Friday:

Gym
Haircut
Lunch at Hyde Park
A couple of hours of work

Saturday:

Jodo
Aikido
Harvest lemons
Football
Dinner with K. at El Centinela

Sunday:

Process lemons: 12 hours
Bake two lemon pound cakes
Football


Aikido Tuesday Night – 1/14/2020 – Wasabi Dojo/Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Willie.

Ukemi:

Basic slap and falls.

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

All 8.

Techniques:

Willie worked on Hiki Taoshi.

Commentary:

None tonight.

1.10.2020

Dining out - Hyde Park

Back in the NASA area with my job, I hope to be able to restart this occasional series of dining reports.  I plan on reporting on mostly restaurants I have not been to before, but the occasional old standby by may show up.

Today's lunch experience was Hyde Park, just east of the railroad tracks in Webster on Nasa Rd 1.  From the name, I expected a British pub.  the interior them and music had me thinking Jamaican.  The food is high-quality pub food.  They have a pizza oven for pizzas.  They also offer apps, sandwiches, and mains.

I walked in today around 11:15 and am the only customer in the place.  I grab a seat and a menu is promptly delivered.  It appears to be a moderately stocked bar, with a decent number of taps.  Nothing to compare to their sister restaurant next door, Nobi Public House, but still a good number.

I decide on the brie alfredo.  The kitchen is out in the open, so I got to hear conversation from the cooks and see them preparing the food while waiting.  It took a little bit of time for me to get my order, but they were making the pasta and sauces right then, so it was fresh.  And it tasted fresh.

The plate came with the pasta, sauce, spiced shrimp, tomatoes, andouille sausage, peppers, and bread for a little sauce sopping.  It was good!

I ordered bread pudding for dessert and it was fabulous, as well.

Poeple, try this place.  It's good.

Total for the meal came to just around $26, with the tea.  $15 for the pasta, $7 for the bread pudding, and $3 for the tea.

1.06.2020

Weekend update

Friday:

Aikido

Saturday:

Jodo
Aikido
Gym
Finished re-doing the deck
Football
Dinner with K. at El Centinela

Sunday:

Nap
Framing work on IlluxCon purchases and re-framing existing art
In the shop processing E.M's Osage orange stock
Broke band saw blade


1.04.2020

Aikido Friday Night – 1/3/2020 – Wasabi Dojo/Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Phillip and Willie.

Ukemi:

Basic slap and falls.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

Phillip and I worked on offensive and defensive jo sections of Koryu Dai San. Willie worked with us on Oshit Taoshi and Ude Gaeshi.

Commentary:

None tonight.

12.21.2019

Aikido Friday Night – 12/20/19 – Wasabi Dojo/Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Phillip.

Ukemi:

None tonight.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

We worked on offensive and defensive jo sections of Koryu Dai San.

Commentary:

None tonight.

Aikido Thursday Night – 12/19/19 – Wasabi Dojo/Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

David.

Ukemi:

Basic slaps, normal forward rolls.

The Walk:

Three times. Plus some repetition on selected sections

Releases:

None tonight.

Techniques:

Ushiro-ate.

Commentary:

None of note.