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  1. Did my job

    by , 12-09-2011 at 03:09 PM
    Vet 60 WS 9 people : Aher, Hiatt, Evens, Mannino, Brynildsen, Dunn, Offerle, and a new girl from California, Melody Lowman. Lost one to Annie Mannino in our pool of 9, double stripped with Brad Baker, Ben White, and George K refereeing. Seeded first because others lost more bouts. Fenced Brynildsen, Dunn, then Offerle in the gold. Felt crappy and out of shape all morning but what else is new? Tripped over my own feet in the bout with Dunn. Have a gold medal and the neeeded team points. Annie ...
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  2. Downpour

    by , 12-08-2011 at 12:02 AM
    I scurried off to fencing in the pouring rain and stepped into a deep puddle when I got out of the car. Bleah.

    We had a good group tonight. Two guys, Alex and (I think) Justin, were there, both Vassar grads and both sabre fencers. They were decent and it was nice to have them around. Dick, Frederick, and Mike were also there. I fenced all of them except Frederick, and then fenced qatet for a while. I was sucking suitably, and couldn't really feel my feet.

    Ahren ...
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  3. It's almost showtime

    by , 12-06-2011 at 01:23 PM
    For six very long years, my goal has been World Team WSV60. Every time I failed, I reminded myself that the long term goal was WSV60 so I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and worked harder and longer.

    Friday morning, I fence.

    Please God, don't let me screw this up.
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  4. Losers Rule

    by , 12-06-2011 at 12:57 PM
    Alexandr Romankov is often remembered for his ten World Championships and five Olympic medals, and is generally considered one of the greatest fencers in history. However, what is often overlooked--and, perhaps, is far more interesting--is that Romankov's early fencing career was unexceptional. He spent many years without any great success in the sport. He loved fencing, however, and had a coach that insisted that, with diligence and patience, Romankov would eventually excel, so he continued to ...

    Updated 12-13-2011 at 09:08 PM by Jason

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  5. Charm City

    by , 12-04-2011 at 09:48 PM
    I decided to use a Zipcar instead of my Jeep Wrangler to drive down - an expensive proposition, compared to renting a car for a day, because I was using it for enough hours that I had to pay the 24-hour rate. But it was convenient - the nearest Zipcar location is about six blocks from my house - and I've driven the car, a Prius, before. That doesn't mean I remembered which side the gas cap was, or how to open the gas cap, or how to get the odometer to display, so I took a while to get started. ...

    Updated 12-05-2011 at 06:59 AM by Peach

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