Wushu West 2007 06 19

2007-06-19 | #wushu

Well, around 4:30 Michele called me to say that she would get the kids from my Mom’s place, and she then encouraged me to go to wushu. YAY! So, I got there a few minutes after 6, Peter was there with the kids so I did the warm up with them. Jogged around, did a little jump rope, and then really tried to stretch out my very painful right leg. Jane has a similar injury, so we did as much as we could to loosen up our right side.

Wushu West 2007 06 14


I didn’t go, there was no wushu for me on Thursday. I got caught at work finishing a task for someone higher up the food chain, and I didn’t really want to delay the task any longer. I started that without thinking at 4:30, and I ended up having to do a lot more work than expected. So I finished with that around 5:30, but the next day (which is today) I had to upgrade the firmware on a Storedge raid array and I wanted to be prepared for that.

Wushu West 2007 06 12

2007-06-12 | #wushu

As you guessed, it was a small class tonight. I didn’t have ANY coffee either, no headache’s but I also wasn’t moving around as fast as I think I should. I felt very sluggish and heavy. As before, we did 25 front/outside/inside/snap-kick punch/heel–kick & push-palm non stop, and this time it didn’t hurt so bad. I mean, we all felt it in our legs, but we could finish alright enough. John, or as Pierre insists, “EA Guy” wanted to know what they did in China and asked for preparations.


2007-05-02 | #Geekyness #HTPC

HTPC = Home Theater Personal Computer NG = Next Generation. But, I’ve used the NG moniker for the second time, but whats after next gen? Voyager? I’m not that dedicated to Star Trek so it stays at next gen. Some number of months ago I was tired of the loud cpu cooling fan, so I went the way of water cooling. It’s been pretty nice, you can still hear the water pump but at least when the processor is pegged the cpu fan doesn’t spin up to 5000 rpm’s and drown out the audio.

Wushu West 2007-05-01

2007-05-01 | #wushu

Really the highlight of the class was James latest injury: One of the links on his chain whip has a rough edge, the dart itself just popped him, but the link is what made the cut. Not much else though, but I am writing about it two days later. Work has been too busy to do this sort of thing the day after. Oh, Kenny has the SOFTEST legs I’ve ever felt.

Wushu West 2007 04 24

2007-04-24 | #wushu

I’m really tired, so this will be short. I spent half the day in Santa Clara for work ( Splunk is a cool log tool!), got back to my office around 2pm and Patti had called. She bought a new laptop and was wondering if we could setup a time for me to get it up and configured. Well, since I blew it last Thursday, and this Thursday I wont make it to class due to a dinner thing, I decided to blow off work :)

Wushu West 2007 04 17

2007-04-17 | #wushu

Class started off a little different, we did a quick jog inside, VERY litle warmup stretching, and right into relays. They were nice, we had to jump over 3 staff’s ( they were resting on 2 chairs ), then crawl under, then hop with one foot over them with a medicine ball. It was actually pretty exhausting, and my legs were still sore from Sunday’s weight lifting session. The we did the drop-stance combo around the room twice, the the 5 stance combo.

Weightlifting With George


I went back to Golds Gym in mountain view so I could work out with George, my muscle bound co-worker/friend. Last time we worked on arms and chest, so today was shoulders and legs. We deduced that wushu is better at building leg muscsles than weights, at least in my home environment. I don’t have a large leg press machine, and that was the most challenging set I had to do there.

Wushu West 2007 04 05

2007-04-05 | #wushu

I took Tuesday off to be with Caralyne, so I was happy to come back. Isao had told me that on Tuesday they had worked on a lot of basics. No forms, just basics. So we told Patti how nice that was, to focus on basics, and she agreed that we would do that again tonight. After a jog outside, warm ups, jogging again, we played dodge ball. Lots of fun, pretty brutal too, and I managed to smash my pinkie finger somehow.

CMAT 2007


It was nice to just be a spectator this year, instead of being nervous for 11 hours straight, I got to kick back and enjoy a few hours of it. I got there later than I wanted too but it was un avoidable. Michele had to go to a seminar on child development (sort of like a 1 day conference actually, with a bunch of workshops), and my Mom wanted to take Caralyne to a babyshower anyway ( she was sorry that was on the same day as CMAT, she wanted to see it and take Caralyne for me).