12.15.2014

Nick's Sumi Otoshi


Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Zydeco's
Aikido

Saturday:

Blueberry pancakes
Aikido
Work at the rental
Dinner at El Centinela's with K

Sunday:

Paid bills, taxes, charity stuff
Work at the rental
Football
Corn bread

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 12/13/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Mario, Marvin, Dan, and John

Ukemi:

Watched over the others

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Marvin and Dan, Mario and John

Techniques:

We gave the guys the opportunity to take the releases and see which techniques they could get out of them

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 12/12/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Mario, Marvin, Gail, and John

Ukemi:

Got in a single set of warm-ups.  Watched over everyone else.

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Marvin and Mario, Gail and John

Techniques:

We spent a good amount of time on releases with Marvin and Mario.

Gail and John did some work on 11-14

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 12/11/14

Aikido players:

Mario, Marvin, Dan, Kim, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

Dan and Kim worked on 11-14

Mario, Marvin, and John worked on 11-14

Aftermath:

None of note.

Volleyball, 0-3

Got manhandled again

Weekend update - SMOFcon timeline

Dec 4

Caught the bus from work and drove straight over to the airport to catch a 7:30 flight out to LAX.
Watched some of Thursday Night Football on the flight thanks to free access from Dish
Caught the greenline bus at LAX and then the rail to Douglas Station
Walked around the around and finally made my way to the Marriott
Crashed

Dec 5

Caught breakfast with some other folks from Texas at the hotel restaurant
Spent the day in the Facilities workshop
Lunch at a nearby pizza joint with R.
Worldcon Art Project panel at 5 some good things out of the panel
Dinner at Cozymel's
Ice Breaker where my team one of the two prizes in a Lego building competition

Dec. 6

Breakfast at Uncle Bill's pancake house near the beach (about a 2 mile walk each way)
10 a.m Convention timelines - Attempted to put 5 lbs of info in a 1lb time slot
11 a.m. User interface of conventions
Lunch at the same pizza joint
1:30 Timely decision making - Got distracted by one of the panelists verbal tics
2:30 Handling contentious events
3:30 skipped
4:30 Things Venues can't tell you
Dinner at a nearby BBQ joint
8:00 Fannish Inquisition
11:00 Statistics and Probability - Got knocked out around 1 a.m.

Dec. 7

10 a.m. Managing volunteers
11 a.m. Sasquan meeting
1:30 Ambassadors for Fandom
2:30 Can we fire folks from volunteer committees
4:00 shared a cab ride to LAX
8:00 caught my flight home

Dec. 8

1:00 a.m.  Arrived at my home airport
1:45 a.m. Arrived home

12.03.2014

Volleyball, 0-3

We played "Deep Corners" last night.  We were not up to snuff.  Manhandled fairly easily.

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 11/29/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Mario, Marvin, Gail, Dan, Kim, and John

Ukemi:

Demonstration day

The Walk:

The 4 folks did their walks.  We then did it again, as the first one was very rough

Releases:

Marvin and Dan, Gail and Kim

Techniques:

All four folks ran through their demonstration sets.  Most did very well.  They all received their promotions.

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 11/28/14

Aikido players:

Marvin, Gail, Dan, and Kim

Ukemi:

No opportunity for me to take warm-up tonight.  Watched over everyone else.

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Marvin and Dan, Gail and Kim

Techniques:

A variety of pairings, trying to get everyone a number of repetitions of the demonstration sets in

Aftermath:

None of note.

12.02.2014

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Sunday, November 30, 2014


Saturday, November 29, 2014

11.28.2014

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11.24.2014

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Saturday, November 22, 2014


Friday, November 21, 2014

11.22.2014

Aikido Friday Night - 11/21/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Mario, Marvin, Gail, Dan, John, and Kim

Ukemi:

Got to the mat early tonight.  Had a nice stretch and got in a double set of ukemi.  Watched over Gail.

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

John and Gail, Mario and Kim, Dan and Marvin worked together.

Techniques:

We kept the same pairings for techniques.  Each pairing had at least one person getting ready for a demo.

We had a 10 minute breather of class and Trey talked about everyone not just going through the steps of a technique, but trying to figure out whether they "had" the technique.  Talked about the roles of uke and tori.

Trey and I then did a little live action embodiment of that desired goal.  I'd spotted a video from Nick that showed Sumi Otoshi and wanted to work with it.  My first off-balance was not right, and Trey corrected it.  We then, slowly, made our way through the technique, correcting as we went.  The process ended with a gorgeous fall.

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 11/20/14

Aikido players:

Mario, Marvin, Dan, and Kim

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

Dan and Kim worked on their demo

Mario and Marvin worked on Marvin's demo

Aftermath:

None of note.

11.20.2014

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Monday, November 17, 2014