October 17th, 2003

wrestler

my life as a wrestler, week 14

practice went well. Learned how to give the Firemen's Carry. Its amazing how a move that looks so simple can be so hard to do. Took the class a while, but I think we all got it pretty good. Still need to work on it a bit. Like everything. Right now, so long as I go slowly and deliberately, but still fluidly (read: don't give myself time to think and fuck it up) it goes fine. Next week, hopefully we'll learn how to take them (as well as learning how to give the body slam, which we still haven't done yet).

did soem practice wrestling to end the class. Discovered that I can in fact reverse several moves into a drop toe hold. Did it from both the hammerlock and the wasit lock. I'm rather fond of drop toe hold, and I had been thinking about it this week and wondered whether or not I could move other stuff into it. Worked pretty well, I think. I need to learn the inverted one that my instructors use.

Screwed up a hiptoss by grabbing with the wrong arm. Practice a bit more and think I am ok with it now. Will have to work it into some wrestling in the next couple of weeks to make sure I have it well. May also walk through the motions on my own some this week. I also want to start using the snapmare more. Didn't use it at all today. Another move I should try to work on some more is the headlock takeover. Haven't thrown one in a couple weeks. Thought about that today, but there never saw a good chance to practice it. Need to look for it. Shiima has been doing the way cool hammerlock spinning reversal into the headlock. I need to figure that out.

Moves learned this week: Firemen's Carry (giving). 32 down, 969 to go.
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Valkyrie

on new technology

so, my aluminum Powerbook arrived today. Didn't mention it earlier, because I didn't want beststephi to know that I had ordered it and was giving her the iBook. Pretty happy with it so far. Things of note:

  • slightly smaller than the iBook. Didn't realize that, welcome surprise
  • very much faster
  • thus far have not experienced the "so hot you'll burn your dick off" phenomenon that xthlc and other reported. Perhaps they addressed that for the current revision.
  • soooo shiny.... sooooo purty....


many apps to install... Also need to get a digital camcorder so I can make wrestling DVDs. Hey wooble, do you still have the raw footage from when I borrowed your camera?
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