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  1. Upset special

    Odd night at practice. College kids weren't there (leaving early for tournament tomorrow), I was late because my train home was late, and the D vet who sometimes comes to Friday practice was there. Missed most of drills so I just warmed up and bouted. Split two bouts with the teen (who made use of a good tip from the D). Then the Y12 lefty beat me, though it was probably due in part to to my fencing with a #2 blade while he used a #5. That took away my reach advantage and forced me to use more ...
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  2. Aimless thoughts

    How many of you got to spend Valentine's Day evening with 30 women??
    (I had a women's hockey game to referee tonight)

    #10 yellow (holding out a piece of tape she picked up off the ice): "Hey ref, you got any pockets?"

    Me: "I'd let you check them out, but I'm married."
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  3. Notes 13 Feb 2015 : Unemployed and Sick

    After a running battle with my old company's HR / HCS (Human Capital Solutions what a name..) department, my resignation date was moved to 12 Feb. Along the way, multiple VPs were involved and HR / HCS policies about when you can take floating holidays are being thoroughly reviewed. I was told that I could have kept my voluntary termination original date of 16 Feb, but by the time I found out, my exit process was already underway. For the first time in over 25 years, I am officially "unemployed". ...
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  4. Tweaking the lunge

    Lioness not feeling well, so vet night this week was a one-on-one. Coach looking closely at my footwork, doesn't like the wobble in my back knee when I lunge and hold. Meanwhile, I'm feeling too far out on my front leg, which makes it harder to recover quickly from the lunge.

    After a few different attempts to stabilize my back leg, I notice two different muscle groups contributing to the push. Most of it is with my hamstring, which is pretty well developed from skating. I try ...
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  5. Notes 8 Feb 2015 FAP Div 3 Epee

    I've been hearing about FAP's new space in Wyncote. Some good and some less-than-good. This event looked fun. Results, https://askfred.net/Results/results....ament_id=28768, are less than I expected but what I deserve. On the plus side, I saw many fencing friends. It was great!

    Pools were Ok I game in right in the middle of my pool and above mid for the ranking. Indicators were barely positive with three victories. My two D's were from fencing too close. Regretable. Fencing ...
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