2.07.2016

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Friday, February 05, 2016


Thursday, February 04, 2016

2.03.2016

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 1/30/16 - East Houston Aikido Club

Aikido players:

Phillip and Marvin

Ukemi:

Got in a full set

The Walk:

Once

Releases:

Worked with Marvin and Phillip.

I was watching them work on the first few releases and was making comments and corrections about the 2nd and 4th releases.  Phillip and I got into discussing what you can transition into if someone stops you from doing the 4th release.  He tends to want to go into the 8th release, I tend to think the 7th will show up as well.

We eventually made it into the 6th release.  He was using Marvin as uke and extended Marvin's arm so far laterally that he put strain on the shoulder joint causing Marvin to wince.  I made a comment about that and we segued into discussing that release.

Phillip then said he wanted to feel how my 6th release feels. I then attempted to do the 6th release, which he stopped me from doing.  I attempted a recovery from that and he stopped me on that as well.  At that point I knew he was being dishonest in what he wanted to accomplish with me, so I bowed out, left the mat and went home.


Techniques:

Not today.

Commentary:

I've determined that if someone I'm working with no longer has my trust, if I no longer feel they're going to keep my safety in mind as I help them explore aikido, I'm no longer going to work with them.

More succinctly, if I would not trust them to have my wife's safety in mind when she's on the mat and working with the, I will no longer work with them.

Phillip had slightly injured me, come close to injuring Trey, and come close to injuring Marvin.  All within the 10 sessions or less I'd worked with him out in Baytown.

It is not worth my time, money, physical, or mental well-being to feed an energy monster.  I'm going to put the effort into working with Trey and Tim at my place until I manage to get a new location going.

Volleyball, 2-1

Opponent:Notorious D. I. G. , 6 p.m.



We lost the first game, but came back to win the last two.

Dining out - Rudy & Paco's

Last week was Restaurant Week in Galveston and since Kim and I were off for MLK, we, and the in-laws, went to Galveston for lunch.  There were 3 restaurants in contention as a destination, I made the choice of Rudy & Paco's.

They opened at 11 a.m., we were there about 11:10 a.m.  We were seated quickly and had a chance to peruse the menu.  I asked for the Restaurant Week menu and they brought out the only copy they had at the moment.

The restaurant week menu had 2 soup/salad course choices: poblano soup or a house salad.  The entree had three choices: salmon, red snapper and a chicken dish, iirc.  Three of us chose the Snapper and Kim chose the Salmon.  Two options for dessert: Tres Leches cheesecake or banana pudding.  I chose the pudding, everyone else chose the cheesecake.

Service through the meal was impeccable.  All courses were served simultaneously to all diners.  With four people at our table, they had four waiters bring out the course so they would be placed in front of all diners at the same time.

The food was fabulous.  My snapper was well-cooked and flavorful with a nice sauce.  The salmon, with a mango habanero sauce was great.  The habanero lent just a smidgen of heat to the experience.

The cheesecake was well-received.  The banana pudding could have stood a couple more slices of banana, but was good nontheless.

The total bill came to $115 with tip (4 meals @ $20 plus drinks).

We've discovered a new favorite restaurant.  We will be back.

Rudy & Paco's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Monday, February 01, 2016


Sunday, January 31, 2016

2.01.2016

Weekend update

Friday:

No lunch out
Worked on Armadillocon Art Show stuff

Saturday:

Blueberry muffins
Aikido
Met Trey and Tim in Texas City to look at potential properties

Dinner at El Centinela with K.
Texas Hold 'Em with K, D, and C

Sunday:

Read some in and Ed Greenwood book
Worked out in the creek removing loose stumps and digging out unwanted trees
Nap

1.30.2016

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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

1.26.2016

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Sunday, January 24, 2016


Saturday, January 23, 2016

1.25.2016

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Market Street Bar and Grill
Worked on Armadillocon Art Show stuff
Sourdough starter

Saturday:

Blueberry muffins
Armadillocon Art Show stuff
Met Trey and Tim at Curtis' to extract two more mats
Sourdough bread
Dinner at El Centinela with K.

Sourdough bread

Sunday:

Oatmeal Creme pies
Football
Sourdough bread
corn bread
Football

Aikido Wednesday Night - 1/20/16 - East Houston Aikido Club

Aikido players:

Phillip,  Marvin, and Dan

Ukemi:

Did none tonight, trying to avoid aggravating poison ivy rash.

The Walk:

Once

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

We had the guys work on Hiki Taoshi and Ude Hineri.

I didn't get out on the mat and do any work, but tried to instruct without laying hands on anyone.

Commentary:

There are real issues with the approach Phillip is taking with these techniques..

Volleyball, 1-2

Opponent:Young Ballas, 9 p.m.

We got manhandled on the first two games, but managed to squeak out a win in the third.

1.22.2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Tuesday, January 19, 2016