3.22.2017

Volleyball, 0-3

Opponent : Young Balla's

Lost the first game: 19-21

Lost the second game:  18-21

Lost the third:  11-15

All good, close games.  Disappointing that we did not manage to squeak out a win.  Did manage a good serving streak at the beginning of the second game.  And one good spike.

3.20.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Pick up traveller at airport
Lunch with K at Habaneros
Over at mom's to pick up tax stuff
Pen turning stuff in the shop
NCAA basketball

Saturday:

Pen turning stuff in the shop
Attempted meeting for WFCInternet work for family reunion
Yard work
Dinner with K at El Centinela
NCAA basketball
Sunday:

Yard work
Pen turning stuff in the shop
Nap
Pen turning stuff in the shop
NCAA basketballPen turning stuff in the shop

3.17.2017

Aikido Thursday night - 3/16/16 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, Adam, and Willie

Ukemi:

None

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

Adam and I spent the evening working together.  Koryu Dai Yon with each other as uke and with Willie as uke.  We also did the first 4 of kneeling Koryu Dai San.

Commentary:

None of note.

Volleyball, 0-3

Opponent : I'd Hit That

Lost the first game: 12-21

Lost the second game:  12-21

Lost the third:  7-15

All scores are approximate.  They had 5, we had six.  Disappointing

3.13.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Move mower over to rental
Drop off art at RevelCon
Visit Circle Saw to see if a motor is available for lathe
Visit Woodcraft and buy a new lathe
Bring mower back
Dinner with K at El Centinela

Saturday:

Video work
Email work for WFC
Dinner with K and D at Tookie's

Sunday:

Pick up art from RevelCon
Video work
Assemble Lathe
Clean up some of the wisteria and scrub trees from the hedge
Make calls for ALAMO meeting

3.10.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 3/9/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, Adam, Laura, Bao,  and Willie

Ukemi:

None

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

Adam and I spent the evening working together.  We worked on the bokken portion of Koryu Dai San and the the first 14 of Koryu Dai Yon.  We actually did fairly well.

Commentary:

None of note.

3.08.2017

Volleyball, 1-2

Opponent : Block Party

First time on the court in about 3 months

Lost the first game 18-21

Won the second game 21-16

Lost the third  8-15

Start of a new season

3.06.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Habanero's with K.
Refreshed sourdough starter
Started/finished a bench out of 2x4s

Saturday:

Grocery store for flour
Bank
Farmers' Market
Grocery store for more flour and beer
Made some rolls
Video editing
Discovered our oven was not working
Steaks grilled out by the in-laws.

Sunday:

Taxes
Various Star Wars films on TV
Got stuff ready for RevelCon

Aikido Thursday Night - 3/2/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam, Laura, Bao,  and Willie

Ukemi:

Warm up slaps and a portion of my ukemi

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Adam and Laura, Bao and Willie

Techniques:

Adam and Laura spent a good amount of time working on releases.  Willie/Bao worked on 8, 9, and 10.

Commentary:

None of note.

3.01.2017

Aikido Tuesday Night - 2/28/17

Aikido players:

 Laura, Bao, and Willie

Ukemi:

Warm up slaps

The Walk:

3 times.  Once with eyes closed and me walking around the mat counting

Releases:

Round robin

Techniques:

The manager to get through 6 and 7.  We then worked improving the skills for doing techniques at a 3 step distance.

Commentary:

None of note.

Weekend update - Killeen Seminar

Friday:

Head West right out from work
Miss the turn off for 36 in Sealy, continue on to LaGrange
Arrive in Killeen, hotel does not have my reservation.  They do have a reservation for me in March!
Get a room, grab a nap.
Dinner at a Mexican joint nearby
Seminar starts up
Groundwork with an instructor who used to work for Blackwater
Get thrown off the mat onto tile, get injured.

Saturday:

Breakfast at the Waffle Den
Off to the seminar to watch
Lunch at Galaxy Burger with Frankie and Tonya
Back to seminar
Dinner with the seminar crowd at a Mexican joint

Sunday:

Wake up at 2:30 a.m., hurting.  Debate leaving for home.  Fall asleep.
Ignore alarm at 5:15
Wake at 6
Leave by 6:30
Uneventful drive home
Bake banana bread
Discover the my latest OS upgrade has disabled my video processing software