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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The First Week

It's been nearly a week since the big move. Things are going fairly well, our stuff finally arived yesterday. I found a martial arts club that I think I would like to frequent; it is SMO Muay Thai. I did their free trial class the other night, and it was torture. Halfway through I was ready to quit. However, I stuck it out, and made it through the night. I am, however, incredibly sore today. It has made me realize how out of shape I really am.
I am filling out job applications for two grocery stores... Extra Foods, and Safeway Grocerys. I would much prefer to work at Safeway, despite it's distance from my house. (for those of you who know Steinbach, Extra Foods is on the corner of Main St. and Reimer Ave, while Safeway is off of Highway 12.) Safeway just seems to have a cleaner and friendlier environment.
That is all for now, hope everyone is doing well.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I'm Here

Quick update... i'm writing you all from the Jake Epp Public Library in Steinbach, Manitoba. Seems like an ok place, thus far i've found a judo club and a guitar store. i miss you all terribly, i'll write a more thorough update later on.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Deep Sigh

People have been asking me to update, so here goes it. Things have been going fairly well here, aside from my crappy cough/throat/ear infection. I got it over a week ago, and it still hasn't let up. It's starting to get better, though. I've actually started doing some packing. Surprise. I actually cleaned all the crap off of my desk, and have all of the books that I want to keep packed. I took the rest down to the Book Worm and sold them for twelve bucks. Jujitsu has been going well, we have a table set up at Conestoga Mall, which is where we are practicing this week. Sensei has been trying to get us in as much as we can all week. Unfortunately, because of moving and school and saying goodbye to everyone, I have not made it out to the mall much. This week's schedule has been incredibly frustrating. I have been trying to schedule time with everyone. There is my girlfriend, "they guys," my jujitsu friends, and a myriad of other people who i will miss like hell and want to spend as much time with as possible before I leave. Sadly, all the time in the world is not enough time for me to spend with these awesome people. With regards to the schedule, this week has been incredibly frustrating for me and for anyone who has to put up with me as I go through this week of moving hell. The guys took me on a farewell hike on Sunday. It was great to hang out with them. We are discussing a camping trip, but I have my doubts that it will work out. More frustration. My schedule has been filled to the brim, which probably explains why I am not yet over this illness. Oh well. I will hopefully heal up on the car-ride out west. Either that, or I will just have fun passing on this virus to the rest of my family. I am sick, I am tired, I have schoolwork, and I have to be up tomorrow morning to go out for coffee with an old friend. I am calling it a night. I will see you all around.

Monday, June 05, 2006


<-muay thai guys kicking the crap out of eachother

My greatly anticipated martial-arts weekend has passed. This annual event of black belt testing was hosted by the Cambridge dojo on June the 3rd/4th. My good friend Laura got her full nidan rank in Shinki Ryu Jujitsu, with Laura, Kevin, Sara, Sensei Guenther, S. Calhoun and myself all receiving our shodans in Hiden Mugei Ryu Iaido. (all the stuff you probably couldn't comprehend was in Japanese. figure it out for yourself.) All in all, it was a great weekend. To celebrate, "team Waterloo" ate out at the Mongolian Grill after the promotion ceremony. It was a really great time. I realize that this will be my last test in Shinki Ryu, at least for awhile. I wouldn't have had the weekend any other way.

All in all things have been going well. Friday night I hung out with Iara. We finished a movie "The Brothers Grimm" then went for a walk. When we got back I read Iara's little sister "Something Good," by Robert Munsch. I hope my rendition was adaquete for a four year old's bedtime story. The aforementioned weekend went well, today was fine, too. School will soon be over for me, and then begins my summer. I looked online for martial arts clubs near the town I'll be living in, and I found a Muay Thai place down the road from me. Hopefully I find a place where I can continue my training and not lose my touch. I think Muay Thai would be a lot of fun. My friend Laura thinks I would be good at Muay Thai. She's a pretty good martial artist. I think she also watches UFC, so she would know. In any case, I want to keep improving and growing as a martial artist.

I realize that this post has been devoted nearly entirely to my martial arts. To those who were looking for something different, I'm sorry, I'll write something for you later. For those of you who happen to be my martial arts buddies who tested with me this weekend, WE FRICKING ROCK! see everyone around.