8.28.2017

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Saturday, August 26, 2017


Friday, August 25, 2017

8.25.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 8/24/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, Adam and Laura

Ukemi:

Normal slaps.

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Adam and Laura worked on theirs

Techniques:

I ran through Yon Kata as uke once.  Laura then worked as uke with Adam for a while.

Commentary:

Adam was not up to falling this evening, so we worked with him as tori.

Aikido Tuesday Night - 8/22/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie

Ukemi:

Normal slaps.

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Willie worked through his releases with me

Techniques:

We worked on Aigamae-ate and Ushiro-ate

Commentary:

None of note..

8.24.2017

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Monday, August 21, 2017

8.21.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 7/17/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

Normal slaps and I got in a full set of ukemi.  My first in quite a while

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Laura worked through her releases with me

Techniques:

We worked on Shomen-ate and Aigamae-ate

Commentary:

None of note..

Aikido Tuesday Night - 8/15/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam, and Laura

Ukemi:

Normal slaps

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Adam and Laura

Techniques:

I had the two of them work on 14 through 8 and then back up again.

Commentary:

None of note..

8.20.2017

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Friday, August 18, 2017


Thursday, August 17, 2017

8.16.2017

Volleyball, 0-3

Opponent: uncertain

We did ok, but still got slammed.  10-21, 11-21, and ?-15.  Our last match of the season, Probably ended up in next to last place.

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Monday, August 14, 2017


Sunday, August 13, 2017

8.15.2017

Weekend update

Friday:
Stopped by and picked up the riding mower.
Refreshed the sourdough starter
Paid bills
Balanced checkbooks (8 months worth)


Saturday:

Stopped by the bank to order checks/registers and deposit
 ArmadilloCon emails
World Fantasy email,buttons, and registrations
Entered in books from ArmadilloCon
Worked on roadie case
Dinner with K at El Centinela

Sunday:

Mowed
Baked sourdough and sourdough croissants
Re-inventoried the pens and put string tags on them all

8.12.2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

8.11.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 8/10/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, Adam, Laura, Willie, and Tabitha

Ukemi:

Normal slaps

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I worked through the following:  Yon Kata 1-14, San Kata (kneeling), San Kata (standing).  We both worked on them as uke and tori.  Adam had some really good work on Yon Kata.  There were some improvements made to kneeling (3, 4, 6, 7, and 8).  We worked on uke issues for standing 2 and tori issues for standing 4.

Commentary:

None of note..

8.09.2017

Weekend update - ArmadilloCon Trip report

Thursday:

Up bright and early to be on the road by 6:30.  No pit stops along the way (after stopping by Shipley's down the street for breakfast).  Made it to the hotel by around 9:30 or so, unloaded the truck (5 or 6 trips) and then chilled watching SportsCenter until about 11:05.

Headed off to Aikido of Austin for their 11:45 class.  I got there a little later than I liked, but managed to get on the mat before class started.

Headed back to the hotel, went for a swim, and then waited for dinner at Fonda San Miguel with the staff and guests of the convention.  I think this will be the last time I go to FSM with the group.  The meal takes forever, the enchiladas are at least $18, and the parking is atrocious.  The camaraderie is great, but I don't think it outweighs the rest.  I'll be hitting a dive close to the hotel instead.

After dinner, we set up the Art Show.  It went up in about an hour, so we were done by 11.

Friday:

Up early for breakfast at Kerbey Lane on Lamar, then back to the hotel and into the Art Show room to set up computer, printer, etc. and hang art.  Opened up the room a little later than I liked, but had good traffic.

Shut the room down for dinner at a local Tex-Mex joint and then back to the Art Show to be open during the meet the pros.

Saturday:

Up early for breakfast in the hotel, back to the Art Show and the grind.  Closed the art show at 6, had the auction at 7 (all 5 pieces), and opened the art show back up for a while to handle transactions for people not sticking around much on Sunday.

Laura and I went to Wholly Cow for burgers.  They were quite good, and the combination burger shop/convenience store provided and interesting vibe during the meal.

Sunday:

Breakfast at Magnolia Cafe and then back to the Art Show for close out and disassembly.

Dinner was the traditional meal at County Line BBQ.  Not worth the money for the food, but for chatting with folks from the convention.  I think I'll continue to go to this.

Monday:

Up later than I should have been.  Loaded the truck and left the hotel.  I attempted to ship out all of the mailin art before leaving town, but the rain and the hours of the shipping places (and the fact the Office Depot no longer does UPS) caused me to rethink that idea.

As a change of plans, I decided to ship the stuff out when I got home. 

The drive home was 3+ hours of non-stop rain.  Occasionally, I had to slow down to 45 mph on the interstate due to the heavy rain.  Once, even with the heavy load my truck had, I did a little hydroplaning (as did the car in front of me).  So, the drive was not the calm, quick trip it normally is.

My wife was worried about me as I'd texted her from Buc-ee's in Bastrop around 9 and I was not home by noon.  I was almost home at that time, I was dropping off packages at the Post Office and the UPS store for shipping.

Then home.  Unloading the truck before the skies opened up (I'd outpaced the rain at the very end of the trip), and then a nap.

I'll be doing something very similar in November.

Aikido Thursday Afternoon - 8/3/17 - Aikido of Austin

I normally hit this dojo's midday class on the Thursday before ArmadilloCon.  Laura D., one of my assistants in the Art Show at ArmadilloCon is a student here.

It's interesting going to a place with a completely different style of aikido.  I'm a complete beginner in this style and it causes my brain to really work to grasp the general basics, much less the finer points, of their techniques.  It's a good dose of humility, as well.

A nice hour-long class, and then back to the hotel for pre-convention stuff.

Volleyball, 3-0

Opponent: uncertain

We did very well for this match.  My serves were on.  In the third game we won 10 straight points on my serve.  I think we around 6 straight on my serve in the second game.

8.08.2017

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Sunday, August 06, 2017


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8.04.2017

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017


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