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July 14th, 2004

Awww!

I love you guys! Group hug! ^.^

-TG

Paneling

Well, I've sent off notes to the MFF and FC panel organizers, offering my services as a panelist yet again. I wonder what kind of response I'll get. I love doing panels; I don't know why. Makes me feel useful, I guess. When I see all the volunteers and staff running around making conventions great, I feel like I should be doing something to help out instead of just sitting behind my dealer table sketching like a maniac.

I'll have to pull out my last paycheck to see how much vacation time I have, and do some serious mental math about the possibility of Conifur; Kerry was throwing hints the size of a Mac truck at me, and I'd love to go, but I'm worried about over-extending myself.

I also want to try to do a piece of original art for the MFM charity auction. Their pet charity is Tiger Haven, for whom I am a complete sucker. Since I can't be at MFM myself, the cameo auction there doesn't draw as much of a response as it does at other cons, so I sorta feel like I have to put in something else to compensate.

Also, a bit of inspiration hit me today and I now have SJ scripts through the end of July -- woohoo! Keep it coming, muses, keep it coming! This is what makes life good!

-The Gneech

YES!

Finally went through Shaolin Chuan from start to finish in Kung Fu tonight. I need practice still, but -- and this is the important bit -- I know all the first level curriculum!

White belt, end of summer, oh yeah, I think that's doable. ;) I am so jazzed!

One of the advanced students was teaching tonight, and he commented several times about how good my form was. I need to get lower into my stances, which I've known all along and I am working on constantly. For one sequence of moves (gungbu stance with front snap kick), he bestowed on me the highest compliment a teacher can give a martial arts student:

"Hmm ... really I couldn't see anything wrong with that."


May not sound like much to the casual observer, but to a dedicated student, it's a big deal. :)

So yeah, I'd say it was a good class tonight. ;)

-The Gneech

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