June 13, 2003

Man, did we have a monsoon again today. All of the sudden, the sky went dark, everything had sort of a green cast to it, the thunder started right up, and a billion gallons of water fell out of the sky. Cousin Alex was in town, and stopped by while the storm blew over - you could hear several sirens heading to accidents caused by dumbass Texan drivers who can't handle a little precipitation. We also lost a couple of branches from the tree in the front yard; a few on the ground, a few still stuck up there, one or two sitting on the roof of the porch. No damage that I can see, but it'd probably be a good idea to get these garbage trees trimmed down before something comes through the roof and floods out the whole operation.

Tai Chi was good again yesterday. We got about a quarter of the way through this short form - real short, like 24 steps - so, we actually have stuff to practice now. The instructor also went into a lot more of the martial applications of the moves we were learning; Brian mentioned some wrist/elbow stuff the other day, and we learned exactly that. Nice little coincidence, plus, it helps me a lot to have a physical application of the movements while learning them. Instead of just making abstract motions with my hands, I know that this is how you block and pull someone off balance, or break their elbow, or whatnot. Fun stuff.

I had a weird dream last night, where I was at a New Year's Eve party at Organic, where a bunch of us used to work. Midnight rolled around, strange frivolity. Also, Li'kitty Split was working there, and she told me that she's been trying to coordinate some project work with Phil, but couldn't get in touch with him, because he's been in Sweden. Which he has been. I guess she didn't know that he works at WaMu now. Still, seemed pretty pissed about the whole thing.

Played a lot of Dead to Rights last night. Fun game. If only the Matrix game was as fun.

Bernie's making pizza for dinner, and then we might go check out the Friday the 13th in 3-D show at the Drafthouse. More fun!

(June 13, 2003 07:16 PM)
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