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So I am amuzed, and I have to say it publically. My ex-husband finally had a child. I have to say, "good for him". I'm actually very glad for him. Why you ask? Well having children forces you to face a few things if you haven't faced them already. Frankly I think he needed to face them...or at least I needed to know that he is facing them.

I'm at peace. I honestly hope he is happy, even though he's going through the 6-12 weeks of hell.

Me, I'm starting to realize more of what is 'me'... rather than what I thought was me compliments of the men in my life.

So what is me? Who is my identity....

Well I know darn well that part of my identity is Taekwando...or however you spell it. I passed by last belt test, and now I'm a blue belt decided. For all you lay people out there, that's the second blue belt.

I am 2/3 of the way to my blackbelt, and I began double songshabongs *that's the way it's said not the way it's spelled* this testing cycle. For you lay people... double knum-chucks...yes two, one in each hand. This time next year, I'll be testing for my first degree blackbelt if I stay on track.

Right now I'm trying to see if I can beg my instructor to let me break bricks for my board breaks. You see traditional board breaking really isn't that challenging for me.

I'm also working towards my first level test in Krav Maga--that's Israeli "kick your ass street fighting" self defense. I'm taking that one slow because it's incredibly intense. I did throw a 250 lb former Army special forces guy in a Kevlar suit across the floor, but i ended up getting a stress fracture in my foot from kicking him in the crotch.

Gives new meaning to the word 'hard on' let me tell you.

*and yes Ariestess you can use that line in a story*

Needless to say I enjoy going to class and beating the crap out of others (and getting the crap beat out of me)...

I also have to memorize 2 more forms, the hardest forms.... IKE!

The greatest thing is that my 'skinny jeans' still fit after a year. I'm the same size I was when I got divorced. I'd like to be smaller, but I have a heck of a lot of muscle now that I didn't have. I can do 22 sit ups in 60 seconds, and 34 pushups. I can also do over 140 round kicks (think round house) and about the same amount of power punches in sixty second bursts.

Hell yes, I know I'm bragging...and doing it publically....

But how often do I do that?

What else is me?

Another one of my 'projects' made the front page of at least three Oregon papers. It only made the fourth page of the D section in the Oregonian though. This lastest one I was in a meeting about will make the front page. That's obscure enough though for a public post because I never talk about work publically.

It's spooky though, to see your months work end up on the front page of a paper.

What else?

I won Nanowrimo last year... but I'm not sure I'll have time to do it this year. I'm teaching courses in addition to my 40 hour work week and 3 hour daily commute... not to mention TKD classes and being a full time single mom.

No, I don't watch that much TV... maybe an hour a week? I do read some, when I get a chance.

What else?

I still have a thing for the same man. Wonder when he will finally ask me out? Maybe never? Strangely it doesn't bother me too much. I'm not desperate. I can support myself, and my son. He's a great guy.
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
-- Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
-- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
-- Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."
-- Groucho Marx

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
-- Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
-- Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend....if you have one."
-- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one."
-- Winston Churchill, in response

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
-- Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."
-- John Bright

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
-- Irvin S. Cobb

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt."
-- Robert Redford

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him."
-- Forrest Tucker

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."
-- Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

Results of the "in house" tourney

Today I competed in the in hour TKD tournament, and walked away with a first place in forms and a second in one step sparing. You should see the trophies....

This means I have more points to add to my tournament totals. (woohoo!)... I have to start going to more tournaments if I want to get State Champ status. However, I'm not sure I want to do this yet. It costs $... in a serious way.

That also means I don't need to worry so much about my next belt test, which is on Will's birthday. I have my form down well enough that things will go well.

50,173 words....

I won, but it's not finished... Which sucks! I was hoping that it would be finished so I could start editing, but alas....

What to do? What to do?
http://news.aol.com/story/_a/hate-crimes-rose-8-percent-in-2006/20071119111309990001

I wonder what would happen if it did include GBLT-TI hate crimes? Incidently, the threat my mom found at Church is classified as a hate crime.

Hi new friends

Hi to the two people who recently added me. I'm sure your interest has been generated by my participation in Nanowrimo. :-)

Just so you know, all pertinent things related to this topic are publically postable, so you will be able to read any new developments. Generally my friends only posts are focused on my son. No offense, but I've adopted the rule regarding meeting in person and getting to know those people who I friend in this specific journal. I'll be starting a website starting at the beginning of this next year devoted to my fiction and other things you may be interested in.

I just didn't want you sitting out there in cyber-space thinking I was ignoring you.

58,000 gallons of Oil in San Fran's Bay

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/criminal-probe-opens-in-oil-spill/20071111161409990001

My poor sea-lions...

Poor Angel Island.....

When will humanity get a clue?

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WHY?

Damn it... Esther's demanding to be a non-breeder... I didn't want her to be, but she's demanding it. I really have to think about this one. She's going to have enough to deal with to realize she's a Selkie, but to also realize that she's a he in selkie form?

GRRR.......

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Nanowrimo: Dace's cameo appearence....

Shatterpath, can you take a look at tell me if this is okay? The location is Seattle, just to give you a little backstory.

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NaNaNo WriMo Update

So I think I'm coming through my writers block on Xerxes. It was really a humdinger. Now if I can just get over what's up my collective rear and get over my subconscious issues with writing femslash on Vashti, maybe things will really get rolling...

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