grappling pete

Entry #1360, Wed, September 01, 2004, 04:25 EDT (Life in General)
(posted when I was 26 years old.)
I joined the Yamasaki Academy tonight. I took a free introductory course in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there last Thursday -- my buddy Jason got me in. I was sore all weekend after that. Tonight was my second time, and this time I actually sparred. I imagine getting out of bed tomorrow morning will not be any fun. But right now, I feel good.

Jason told me to be prepared to be humiliated for about the first six months. I'm ready for it. It's very interesting, though. Especially the physics. Levers and moments of inertia and all. So yeah. It's sweet.

Saturday night, Meg and I saw Garden State, which I enjoyed. And I'm not even from Jersey!

Sunday night we went to the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. We got lawn seats to see BB King and Dr John. It was sweet. We brought a picnic and a bottle of wine. The full(ish?) moon was rising to the left of the stage, and the show was great. BB King was sure to let us know that he is 78 years old!

Also, this month has been good to me in a literary sense. I've been on a good reading kick. Of note are: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, and Kim by Rudyard Kipling. I also read some fun non-fiction, including something about a brief tour of human consciousness. I'm too lazy to go find the book right now to give you all details.

I've also got some exciting books in the pipeline: Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon by B. H. Liddell Hart, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, and Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges. If anybody has any good recommendations of books they've read and enjoyed lately, let me know!

I must apologize to Mr Moore, for I have not fixed the headers in my blog mailing script yet, and am much too tired to do so tonight. Soon, I promise!!

Much love to everyone, I'm going to go rest my weary bones.
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