June 18th, 2006

kenshikai

a good day....

Had a good karate class, that inlcuded board breaking in preparation for the tournament next weekend (I broke two boards with a shuto strike, and broke one with a side kick), got some more work done on the rewrite of The Mirror-Scaled Serpent, and wrote up the character descriptions for the artist of the comic book. Also watched most of the agonizing Yankee game, and the first three episodes of I, Claudius.

Oh yeah, did a load of laundry, too. Should probably go down and get that out of the dryer.....
  • Current Music
    "The Witch's Promise" by Jethro Tull

memories of grandfathers

On this father's day, I find myself thinking about my grandfathers. One of them died in 1976, the other in 1987.

I posted a remembrance of my mother's father on my web site in 2001 (right after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode where Joyce died aired), so rather than repeat myself, I'll just link to that.

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I end this with the words of the great philosopher, President Josiah Bartlet:

"C.J., let me tell you something, don't ever, ever underestimate the will of a grandfather. We're madmen, we don't give a damn -- we got here before you and they'll be here after. We'll make enemies, we'll break laws, we'll break bones, but you will not mess with the grandchildren."

Again, happy father's day, all. *grin*
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    "Further On Up the Road" by Eric Clapton & The Band

I'm such a geek

Last week's premiere of The 4400 had a bunch of cool guest stars: Garrett Dillahunt, Peter Coyote, Jeffrey Combs, Kavan Smith, and Tippi Hedren. But who was I most excited about in that guest list?

Ian Tracey. One of the stars of DaVinci's Inquest -- he plays Mick Leary -- played the head of a 4400 terrorist organization. I hope it's a recurring role; he's not in tonight's episode....
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    tonight's The 4400