January 9th, 2017


my Sunday feeling

The weekend did not go as planned. For the second year in a row, our Twelfth Night party was fucked by snow. It wasn't enough to completely shut down the city like it was a year ago, but it was enough to convince most folks to stay away -- especially since it snowed all day Saturday. However, we extended the party to Sunday, and so we wound up with a few people Saturday, a few more on Sunday, and it was fun. More of an open house than a party, but whatever. Still good people, still good food, and we have leftovers, so all is well.

I also went to our dojo's annual new year's workout, Kagami Biraki, a Japanese tradition in which we have an intense workout to start the year off. We had 42 of our students -- mostly adults, but some teenagers -- of all ranks from white belt all the way up, and it was fantastic. We started with around 500 punches and strikes, then did tons of kicks, open-handed strikes, blocks, and, of course, pushups -- 100 all together over 90 minutes. The dojo mirrors and windows were fogged up, we were all drenched in sweat, and it was fantastic.

And then tonight I wrote a 1000-word article for a book of essays that will be out next year, which is fun, and then tomorrow is the TOS Rewatch, work on the soooper-seekrit project, teaching, and working on the thriller. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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