October 3, 2003

A Happy Post

It's Friday, my ballot went in yesterday's mail (the Dem Ops never showed up depsite my invitation), so how about some fun Friday stuff?

What's a new song you're currently fond of? I'm liking Toby Keith ~ I Love This Bar

What fun thing would you like to do in the next five years or so? I'd like to learn to fence.

Are you going to see Return of the King opening night? YES!

What are you doing this weekend? Saturday, nothing. Sunday we're going to see PotC and then eat tri-tip at Dakota Jakes.

What's for dinner tonight? McDonalds.

What are you wearing? Rust coloured cords and a paisley shirt in tans and rusts from the GAP. Oh, and my funky Indian blanket Born shoes.

Posted by Ithildin at October 3, 2003 7:15 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Ith, good luck with fencing I never did any sports in my life, excluding water skiing which I did when I was an exchange student in the US in late 80's and had to give this one up unfortunately as my family's budget did not allow for such luxury back at home.

Then there was a huge pause until '93 and I started fencing when I was in second year of Film school and public transport was not that convenient due to an ongoing civil war around :)

I did fencing for two months twice a week intensively; I would probably still be at it if I haven't given up then due to the less than appealing facilities and general lack of time due to my studies and (Funny, you should see this as I am writing the comment Star Trek TNG "I Borg" is on BBC2 and Picard and Guinan are fencing!!!!!) aforementioned public transport...

If you do pick it up, it will give you a general increase in energy levels, flexibility, agility and speed up your reflexes.

Oh yes expect profuse sweating and major pain in the legs for the first month...

As far as what I am doing this weekend I've been invited for a dinner in Amsterdam at a countryman friend's place where her Scottish boyfriend is cooking so I expect a major hangover Sunday...


Posted by: Kshatriya at October 3, 2003 11:08 AM

I used to be a Scottish dancer, and a coworker who febces said fencing and dancing lend themselves nicely to each other.

Have a great weeekend!

Posted by: Ith at October 3, 2003 11:37 AM

I don't dance much, but aside from that I can attest that everything Kshatriya said is true. When I fenced regularly in college I was in the best shape of my life, and had a great time doing it. Have fun!

Posted by: Dave J at October 5, 2003 1:23 PM