July 23rd, 2003

smirking half-hawk

busy week


Busy week. Barely time to read LJ/e-mail, let alone respond to it.

Not, understand, that I'm getting a lot done. It's just taking a long time to do very little.

I keep opening windows to write quizzes and e-mails and repsonses to people's posts, but then it's time to go home/to sleep/to work and there's no time to write...

Also, I could use more sleep...
smirking half-hawk

(no subject)

1 If you could light any one monument in any nation on fire, which would it be?
Atlantis. Because, hey, it's really hard to burn a sunken, lost city.

2 What smell would you declare a national treasure, and forbid it being smelt except on holidays?
Gun powder. And the only national holiday it would be smellable on would be "stay home and don't open your doors day".

3 Who is the scariest person alive?

4 What is the nature of darkness?

5 You vs Descartes I: Is it possible to doubt your own existence?
Yes. It's possible to doubt anything.

6 Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Both see a great deal. Also, both are dead.

7 Which major corporation would you like to see brought to justice the most?
The major U.S. political parties.

8 How many times have you raised your eyebrows today (each eyebrow counts once)
A few dozen

9 You vs Descartes II: Why are (xyz) coordinates called Cartesian when he only described the coordinates of a plane?
Because "Cartesian plus Z" is cumbersome.

10 You've heard of it. You've probably had beer there. You may have even gotten kicked out of there once. Twice. But what, in your opinion, does the word "Slainte" *mean*?
"Cheers", roughly.

11 You vs Descartes III: Chainsaw or Shotgun? (he gets the other one)
I want the chainsaw.

12 What is Conrad's favorite Irish myth?
The one about the bard and the kid and the fish?


When I got to kung fu tonight, I saw one of the older teachers who'd been around since J. resigned the club, putting up a sign. It seems that the Jing Mo kung fu club is closed, for good, as fall out of the political mess that's been going on.

So, I now find myself without a place to study martial arts, for a minimum of two months; there's no point in finding a new school before I move. I guess I'll be hitting the gym more often, and there's no longer any point is staggering my schedule so that I'm at work late every other day for kung fu.

I'd been considering leaving Jing Mo since J. left in any case, but I'd not planned on doing anything about it until after the move. I'll likely end up back in jujutsu somewhere once we've moved. I found that I liked J.'s flavour of kung fu more than the more "traditional Jing Mo Hung Gar" that the other instructors did. J., who also holds a black belt in jujutsu, also teaches at the jujutsu club I used to go to in Oakville.

It might be nice to finally get my black belt, which is possible if I end up in jujutsu again, after a year or two of re-learning what I've lost over the past few years.

Feeling a bit down over all this. First, J. leaves, then we get kicked out of our appt., then Jing Mo closes. Next, I'll have to figure out if I have to leave my gym (depending on where we end up, I might stay at the current joint). And there's always the job spectre. Lots of changes, mostly out of my control.
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