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16 November 2007 @ 11:31 am
 
So I realized that despite my posting recently, I havent actually talked about whats been going on in my life.  Which is kinda a lot, when you think about it.

First, I'm officially a yellow belt and have been for a few weeks.  There is a lot to learn at yellow... I've learned a lot of the one steps and the self defense, and I've been shown all of "Flying Tiger Comes Out of the Cave", although whether I've learned it remains to be seen.  I havent had the chance to play with my bo staff, but hopefully I will learn soon enough to scare my family with my mad skillz over christmas.  Although im REALLY excited for a seminar coming up the week after Thanksgiving in which I will learn to be a formidable sparrer, and also in which i will learn the 7 sectioned chain whip.  If you want to see what it looks like, go here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iSt_6cUHLYU

Granted, I imagine most of the seminar will be focused on doing basic swings in a way that doesnt kill either me or anyone within a 5 foot radius.  As an added bonus, see that pretty scarf in the end of the chain whip in the videos?  Thats a really heavy REALLY pointy sharp spear.  And I get to play with it.  Sweet.  Now I just have to make sure I keep it hidden from Drunk Manning, who likes to play with dangerous things.

Also, today is my last day at my old job.  Its sad, I'm going to miss the people I work with here, but I am really pumped to start my new job.  We are having a nice lunch today, I got to choose the restaurant (Buca de Beppos- bruschetta craving).  I baked brownies asI get my own phone extension and laptop, because I am going to be going back and forth to client sites.  I spent an obscene amount of money on clothes (that I dont even particularly like, go figure) so I will look professional.  I've been spoiled by the low key casualish dress code here.  I start bright and early Monday morning at the L'Enfant Plaza office, which makes transportation super easy.

Lastly, we now have a ferret, which Bridget brilliantly referred to as a "rodent worm baby".  Thats exactly what they are.  They are what worms would look like if they were rodents, and they are as high maintenance as babies (Sasha lives in her habitat unless under STRICT observation, which Seeby usually helps provide.  She has been destankified, and is cute as a button.  I got home last night, walked in the door to hear anna yell "Watch out!" and feel something crawl up my leg.  I look down, Sasha looked up with her little ferret paws on my knee, and we decided to be friends.  Only Domino (the supposed "brave" one) doesnt like her, she is too scared to even be in the same room. Sasha and Seeby were even sharing a water bowl.  She is quite the cutey mccutersons.  We just have to make sure she doesnt get out unsupervised... they can do more damage than a rampant 2 year old.

Anyway, thats all for now.

OH and i officially own ALL of twin peaks, so if anyone needs your David Lynch fix, hit me up.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on November 17th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
You know the reason the Chinese put pretty scarves and puffy feathery pom-poms on the ends of their spears and other such weapons?

Because it's REALLY distracting when it comes flying at you. Makes it harder to see/block the sharp pointy bit.