This Is Just a Test

“Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?”

I just finished a long night of karate and I’m not sure I’m ever going to stop sweating. It started in class, and it was Sensei’s birthday so he decided we’d get in a really good workout and do some sparring. Two and a half hours later, most of us were dripping (especially Sensei, who sparred everyone in class one at a time — and yes, he kicked my butt). But review is next week, so shortly after I got home I warmed up again, ran two kata, and started in on all of my wazas. I really want to be ready for review next week, so I ran them all normal speed, redid the ones I messed up, then ran them all slow for refinement and muscle memory.

So yeah, long night.

As I’m cooling down I’m composing this on my iPod touch. I found a WordPress app and so far it’s working like a champ (unlike the BlackBerry WP app). Writing in landscape mode on the on-screen keyboard is very quick, especially with the built-in word recognition. Faster even than on my CrackBerry physical keyboard. I really wish either AT&T would fix their coverage out here or that their exclusive contract would end because I’d buy an iPhone in a heartbeat. Evernote and WordPress on this touch could very well become my killer apps.

Enough rambling. Time to hit the shower. This weekend is bachelor weekend and I’ll need to be well-rested for the carnage.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. Noah L says:

    Sounds like a good time to me! You know, I beat Sensei Miller in sparring once. It was dark (candle-light) and he had just drank sake and sparred about 15 other people, but still :P. It’s always fun to spar your sensei, even when you know you aren’t going to win. I always made it my goal to score at least 1 point on Mr. Johnston

    • Mike says:

      It was a good time. Thinking back on it, I think that was the first time I’ve even seen Sensei Miller spar, much less squared off against him. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but as you say, I wanted to score at least one point, and I did.