8.31.2015

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Hubcap

Saturday:

Blueberry muffins
Close up the dojo
Mow the rental
Dinner at El Centinela
Texas Hold 'Em with D, C, and K

Sunday:

Lots of sleep catching up from Sasquan
Baseball
Football
Re-arrange some paintings

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - The End of an Era

Aikido players:

Tim, Phillip, Dan, and John

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Not today

Techniques:

Not today.

Commentary:

We had to clean out the dojo space as the building had been sold.  The owner, Curtis, had been losing money for a while and put the building on the market without letting us know.  We probably could have come up with the money to purchase it, had we known.  Whether we would have wanted to is a good question as it had all sorts of water issues.

Where we go from here is an open questions.  We're looking for space to lease or buy.  I'm not certain a lease is financially viable.  With a purchase, at least we'd have something of our own at the end.  Got to figure out finances.

Our first date at this location was 12/14/07, so we spent a total of 7 years, 8 months and 15 days at the Bonin Dojo.  My first day of aikido was 1/17/2006.  I thought I'd spent more time at the League City dojo.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015


Friday, August 28, 2015

8.28.2015

Aikido Wednesday Night - 8/26/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Dan, and John

Ukemi:

None tonight

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Dan and John worked together most of the evening

Techniques:

Dan and John worked on Shomen-ate


Commentary:

Found out our building has been sold (I wish I'd been told it was for sale, I'd probably have bought it), now we have to find a new place to practice.

Volleyball, 2-1

Opponent: Like We Give a Hit, 9 p.m.

First game we won handily.  Second by about 3 points.  Lost the third by about 4

Weekend update - WorldCon Trip Report

Tuesday:

Up at 3:55 a.m. for an early flight on Southwest. 
1st leg to Denver, got the extra leg room seat.  Second leg to Spokane, for the extra legroom seat.
In Spokane, grabbed my checked bag and hopped the city bus to the Davenport Grand Hotel.  They were able to check me in around 11 a.m.  I then headed over to the convention center to help the Art Show set up.  All of the spines were set up, so I helped organize the control area.
Picked up my registration packet.
Dinner was at the Saranac, nice beer, good food.

Wednesday:

Breakfast at Frank's Doodle a decent walk from the hotel.
Back to the convention center
Dinner at Hill's with Tomi and Kerry

Thursday:

Breakfast at the Satellite Diner.  Ben Yalow was eating there before the DH meeting.
Back to the convention center
Afternoon trip on foot to PaperPlus for some cardstock.  About a 3 mi round trip.
Changed into my Steampunk Samurai outfit
Chesley awards, where I presented the Gaming Illustration.  I also received a Hero award from LSC3.  The award is a bronze sculpture by Vincent Villafranca.  Gorgeous.
Grabbed some food at the reception
Stopped by the Texas party afterwards.  Couldn't stay too long.  Too bloody warm in the room.

Friday:

Breakfast at the Satellite Diner.  Ben Yalow was eating there before the DH meeting.
Back to the convention center
Dinner at the Steelhead Bar with Kerry, Tomi, Gretchen, Jessica, and Dennis (Darrell? I'm not certain I ever got his non-fannish name).  Did not enjoy the dessert, gave up halfway through.
Stopped by the New Orleans party.  Too hot, but had a nice conversation in the hall with Debbie Hodgkinson.  Found out she lived in El Lago for a while

Saturday:

Breakfast at the Grand.  Satellite opened at 8 and that was too late for my schedule.
Back to the convention center
Auction Day aka Hell on Credit Cards
We managed to get out of there around 7:15 and managed to get the Bid Sheets sorted by then.
Dinner with the rest of the staff at O'Doherty's

Sunday:

Breakfast at the Grand.  Satellite opened at 8 and that was too late for my schedule.
Checked out of the hotel and reserved a shuttle to the airport
Back to the convention center for more sales.  Today was a steady pace, but no horrid rush.
Shuttle to the airport.
1st leg to Las Vegas, second leg home.  Arrived at 1 a.m.
Home at 1:30 a.m.
Up for work at 5 a.m.




8.27.2015

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


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8.23.2015

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Friday, August 21, 2015


Thursday, August 20, 2015

8.19.2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015


Sunday, August 16, 2015

8.17.2015

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Andiamo
Dinner with K. at 888

Saturday:

Blueberry muffins
Haircut
Banking
Off to Gill's to try to get a part - fail
Aikido
Military surplus for camo pants
Meeting with person about ASH usage
Back to Gill's for part
Dinner at El Centinela with K.

Sunday:

Repair mower
Load/unload at rental
Nap
Work on kolaches
Golf
Baseball

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 8/15/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Mario, Dan, and John

The Walk:

Twice, as usual

Releases:

Not today

Techniques:

We started off with Shomen-ate.  We did not get very far before we diverted into an afternoon about movement and falling instead of walking.

Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 8/13/15

Aikido players:

Mario, Dan, John, Mavin, and Kim

Techniques:

Shomen-ate: John/Me.

Ushiro-ate: Kim/Mario

Oshi taoshi: Marvin/Mario

Commentary:

None of note.

8.15.2015

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Thursday, August 13, 2015


Wednesday, August 12, 2015