While I'm here I'd like to say thanks to kagur, who made a very nice congratulatory post for me that made me all mushy inside. *^.^*
I would also like to send out a virtual hug to spikedpunch, who had a really crappy day yesterday and didn't deserve one. :( Yer good people, Spiked, and don't let anybody convince you otherwise!
Regarding the belt test, I wasn't actually expecting to take it again so soon. Between being busy, being wiped out by the Unbearable Augustness of Being, and staying at the hospital with my dad, I've been out of class a lot the past couple of weeks. I figured I'd do some more reviewing and have my test either early next week, or after Dragon*Con.
Thus, I didn't even realize Sifu was administering the test again at first. He took me over to the punching bag and told me to do various maneuvers, and I thought we were just doing review. Then he started asking me questions about the practical applications (including the stuff I missed last time); when he had me pull out the floor mat and start doing the rolling and falling, I was sure. "Yeeks! He's testing me again! But I haven't done enough review, argh!"
I didn't exactly ace the test -- but I did get correct the stuff I missed the previous time. More importantly, when Sifu said, "That's incorrect, think about it and try again," I would realize what I did wrong and do it right on the second try.
So now, I've got to go back and work on getting right on the first try. ;) I've also gotta work on scrunching those stances down, too, I'm still riding too high in them. But great googily-moogily, it's hard!
Anyway, I'm gonna go draw until I'm drowsy now. See you in the morning, all. *groooan* :P