7.03.2015

Books read 1/1/2015 - 6/30/2015

31 books read in the past 6 months.  I've finally finished off all of the books I've received by attending World Fantasy Conventions in the past.  I now have to purchase books.  My next set of books are going to be Nebula award winning novels.  Darwin's Radio is the first of those.

As you can tell from the list below, I'm catching up on some series: Campbell and McCaffrey

Asimov, Isaac - Adventures of Science Fiction
Asimov, Isaac - New World Science Fiction
Bear, Greg - Darwin's Radio
Brust, Steven - Hawk
Burroughs, Edgar Rice - The Cave Girl
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Stars: Imperfect SwordCampbell, Jack - The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Steadfast
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier:Guardian
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier:Dreadnaught
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier:Invincible
Campbell, Jack - The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier:Leviathan
de Lint, Charles - The Dungeon : Volume 3

Dowling, Terry - Antique Futures
Durant, Alan - Vampire and Werewolf Stories
Gould, Steven - Exo
McCaffrey, Todd - Dragon HarperMcCaffrey, Todd - The Skies of Pern
McCaffrey, Todd - Dragon Girl
McCaffrey, Todd - Dragon's Time

Portis, Charles - True GritRoberson, Jennifer - The Lion Throne
Scalzi, John - Redshirts
Stross, Charles - Equoid
Turtledove, Harry - Upsetting the Balance
Turtledove, Harry - Tilting the Balance
Willis, Connie - Blackout/All Clear
Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - SustenanceYarbro, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro -Night Pilgrims



Aikido Thursday Night - 7/2/15

Aikido players:

Mario, Mavin, and Kim

Techniques:


Shomenate was the technique for the evening.  I spent 20 minutes with each person, correcting minor details.


Aftermath:

None of note

Volleyball, 0-3

Played Recreational Buffet in a close match, but lost all 3 games.  19-21, 18-21, and 13-15.  The last two games we had a lead, but blew the last 3 or 4 points in a row.

7.02.2015

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Monday, June 29, 2015

6.29.2015

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Table 7 Bistro
Aikido
Made Chicken and Sausage gumbo for the reunion
Made cheesecake for the reunion
Made rolls for the reunion
To bed around 1 a.m.

Saturday:

Up around 5:45 a.m.
On the road for New Corn Hill at 7:10
Arrive at New Corn Hill at 11 a.m.
Left reunion at 3:30
Arrive home at 7 p.m.
Sleep

Sunday:

Awake at 8 a.m.
Back to sleep at 11
Up at 4

Aikido Friday Night - 6/26/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Mario, Marvin, and Dan

Ukemi:

Got in my full set

The Walk:

Three times. 

Releases:

Worked on releases 5 and 6, as based on the Walk, all evening.

Techniques:

None tonight

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 6/25/15

Aikido players:

Mario, Mavin, Gail, and Dan

Techniques:

1 - 4 were the techniques for the evening.


Aftermath:

None of note

6.28.2015

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Friday, June 26, 2015


Thursday, June 25, 2015

6.24.2015

Volleyball, 1-2

Played last night at 7:00 p.m. (finally a non 9:00 p.m. game)against "Fun Size".  We lost the first game, probably 13-21 or something similar.  We won the second game 22-20 and lost the third 14-16, I think.  We played pretty well, overall. 

I managed to get my first decent spike in a couple of seasons.  No issues jumping, or raising my right arm.  It's nice to be fully functional again.

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Monday, June 22, 2015


Sunday, June 21, 2015

6.22.2015

Weekend update

Thursday:

Lunch at Hubcap Grill
Travel to Memorial City Westin for ApolloCon
Help set up Con Suite

Friday:

Set up Art Show
Convention

Saturday:

Art Show

Sunday:

Tear down Art Show, Con Suite and the rest of the convention
Pack up vehicles

Monday:

Up early, to hed home.  K. stayed behind to do some final cleaning and move stuff to storage

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Andiamo's
Aikido

Saturday:

Blueberry pancakes
Banking
Aikido


Sunday:

Blueberry muffins
Mowing the rental

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 6/13/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Mario, Marvin, John, and Dan

Ukemi:

Just warm-up slaps today

The Walk:

Not today

Releases:

Not today

Techniques:

Today was John's Nikkyu demonstration.  He and Mario warmed up a bit and then went on to the full demonstration.  Nicely done!

After that, open mat for questions comments, etc.

Aftermath:

None of note.

6.20.2015

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Thursday, June 18, 2015


Wednesday, June 17, 2015