Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kenpo and metal

Passed the Kenpo test, hurt my ankle and wrist sparring. Not bad, the ankle basically feels like it needs to be "popped." The wrist is a little swollen from my upward blocking a front kick and hitting Sensai's heel pretty hard.

I need Epsom salt. ( A quick google to make sure I spelled it right revealed a variety of other uses besides sore muscles I was not aware of. Some pretty cool. Some pretty scary.)

My casting last week went well (still no pictures) and I am doing a second round of casting this Thursday. This of course means I need to spend tomorrow (nominally my day off) in the lab doing finish work on my waxes and investing for Thursday's burnout.

Now I am falling asleep and am going to bed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Minor update with flaming metal...

I wish I had thought to bring my camera to class as were are about to cast a mess of stuff.

For the record, I am severely sleep deprived and about to pour 200+ grams of molten broze... but no worries...



I pretty certain one of my classmates will have camera I'll get him to take some pictures.

*Edit* Oh and I did not pass my Kenpo test tuesday. But it was by s lim margin. Basically I hit the same 5 techniques (out of 40) that I always get jumbled in my head... and they got jumbled.

No worries I'll pass next tuesday.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Frikin cold!

So, yesterday I was complaining that it was only the 3 or 4th birthday I could remember snow free.

Mind you, I said this while sitting outside in 45 degree weather with a 5mph gusts on an otherwise clear day.

Today...it is now snowing, 29 degrees , with 15mph winds gusting up to 30mph.

I forgot my hat. (But remembered my gloves.)

I even got a relatively close parking spot to campus but walking through the campus core with the wind gusting between buildings was not a lot of fun.

Other News: Tonight C and I are having a combined (mine yesterday, hers today) Rock Band Birthday party. I'm excited.