2008-08-02 18:26:33 ET

The most frustrating thing about jiujitsu is that you can't even try to practice by yourself. At least in stand-up arts I can shadow box, but there isn't really a way to systematically flail around on the floor by yourself now is there?

Back in the game
2008-08-01 15:11:17 ET

I've been doing martial arts off and on (more off than on) for the past eight or nine years. I figured it's about time to get back in on the game and so now I'm adding Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai to my lengthy martial resume. There's a place not very far from my house that trains both and is the home gym of Alan Belcher, a fairly successful UFC fighter. So far the classes are good but I need to buy a gi for some of the classes and a good gi online can run upwards of $130. Oh well, at least I'm having fun.

New Orleans
2008-07-27 09:42:06 ET

Well, I'm back from Louisiana. It was awesome, at least the french quarter. There is just so much culture there, it blows my mind. I got drunk the first night there, threw up in a ritzy restraunt before the sun even went down, went on the Vampire tour still drunk and hungover feeling. The next day I only had one drink and Suzy and I went dancing at a place called Razoo's. It was cool, but I'm pretty sure I dance like a woman. I only ever learned how to samba and even with the men in samba there's a whole lot of ass shaking, and so that's how I dance. Oh well. Eventually I just got tired and went back to the hotel to crash. When we got back I noticed that I got the tea I ordered from Adagio and have so far had three cups of wonderful green tea. All in all, a spectacular birthday.

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