Monday, November 23, 2009

Couple things going on...

So, first, Bullshido published the investigative report on Larry Sanders, which I contributed to... and he's now invited to respond. You can see the report here. Cool!

Second, I'm off to Houston at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning for work, to attend a brief hearing in court, but should be back in the office in the afternoon. I hope so, since I am working on a big brief and hope to have it off my desk before Thursday so that I can enjoy my Thanksgiving.

Ahh, turkey day... when some 25 or so friends will bring foodies and their friends to my house... where I finally was persuaded (thanks to my husband) to allow a pot luck Thanksgiving to take place (last year was the first!)... where I am only responsible for the turkey/gravy/stuffing... until at least I freak out that there won't be enough food, and so add on salad, biscuits, and even now I'm toying with making a side dish..

It's funny, everyone thinks of Thanksgiving dinner always including cranberry sauce, yet for years I've been dutifully making it and just as methodically tossing it down the drain in a couple weeks. It's not my recipe's fault either.. I've tried the standard back-of-bag version... the fancy versions (with orange, with pineapple, with ginger, with pears, with currants...) the unusual (the curried, the maple syrup one, etc.) and even canned (berried, and the sliceable jelly one). No one ever really eats cranberry sauce! Maybe this is because I always brine my turkeys and they're uniformly juicy as heck... who knows. Anyway no one volunteered to do cranberry sauce so this year might be the first without it.

I am damn frustrated with how little I'm training lately. It sucks; my body is totally accustomed to 2-3 times a day and at least 9-10 times a week... I'm getting FAT. *grumble grumble* I can't wait to get this work deadline off my back and get back in the academy morning and night. If I am serious about even considering competing in December, it would be nice to be comfortably under the weight limit. However, damn Thanksgiving and damn Christmas party season.... grrrrrr!

I tweaked my back in class Sunday... we were first working on Daniel's attacks from side, a selection of variations on chokes and cranks from the inverted arm triangle position. Then I think during open mat, I was grappling with a friend who is virtually the same size as I am (except whoa, right now, I might be a pound or two heavier, sigh) and I tried to reverse him from bottom side. I bridged hard into him and then tried to capitalize on the shift in his balance and roll him the other way-- but now my longisimmus thoracis is feeling both tight and stretched out, if that makes sense. Oh well. Be sitting on a plane tomorrow morning, RESTING IT instead of being in class.

7 comments:

A.D. McClish said...

Yeah the holiday season is going to kill all the weight cutting I did over the last several weeks. I don't know if I would have your willpower to last through November and December! Just think of all the skinny girls you're going to sweep and about all the fatties you;re going to avoid!! ;)

The Part Time Grappler said...

Sorry to hear that about your lat. Hope you recover soon :)

leslie said...

How fun, to be part of the investigative team! :P

We always do the sliceable jelly cranberry stuff. It does actually get eaten... probably because the turkey is too dry...

Meerkatsu said...

Can't guys like Larry Sanders (I initially thought you meant the TV actor!!!) be prosecuted for false advertising or some trading standards violation?

jo said...

You talking about the Fight To Win on Dec 6? I can't decide if I should drop the 5 lbs to make the under 120 bracket or eat and train like crazy to be solid for the 120-140 bracket. I'm afraid they will just end up combining weight classes anyway because there won't be enough girls to have multi-classes and all the cutting would be for naught.

Have you found there is a lot of combining the classes? (I'll be doing white belt Gi and 1-3 year no-gi I think)

Georgette said...

No, I'm not doing that one, it's the day after a big party for me... I'm talking NAGA in Ft. Worth, Dec 19th.

Charles said...

Well done on your Larry Sanders report.