Blog - August 2003

also, trains

i was reading some book the other morning, and a sentence in it just made me desperate to be outside, and even just a little bit away. so i took the commuter rail to gloucester. got off the train, and said “well, the ocean is this way” and walked. did in fact find the ocean, and saw some kids playing on a structure with a big “do not climb” sign painted on. then found the visitor’s center, and grabbed a couple of maps. these maps showed me where dogtown commons were, which is where there used to be some houses

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karate has been mostly it.

karate has been mostly it. i went to an aikido class. in the small rolls at the beginning, i managed to catch my toes and pull them up very badly. this hurt quite a lot, but i went through the class nonetheless. it hurt more the next day. talking to my mom that day, i found out i still had health insurance, so i went to the hospital and spent 2 hours and whatnot getting xrays taken. fortunately, nothing broken. but i have some nice bruising, which is always such a joy when you know it is all due to

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well, yeah

i’ve been incredibly lame about working out and/or doing anything outside lately. which, surprisingly enough, means that all i’ve been doing has been going to karate three time a week. good shit. yesterday was just me and steve (dave was originally there, but one of his bunnies has died :{ ) anyway, steve is moving to florida, and i’m obviously going to california, so we had the interesting interlude of getting the discussion of “what do we do with our training now?”. also, given that there were just the two of us, and we are both sort of intermediate ranks,

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