Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Blahs

I'm mostly writing today to say that I probably won't be writing much for a while. Whether it's the heat, the winding down season, or just one of the other billion things on my brain, fencing is just not one of my top priorities right now. That's not to say it's absent from my life; I plan on two practices a week, every week, all summer, and I will be at the State Games this weekend, but I am currently lacking the required level of fanatic fencing devotion to blog about it.

That said, I did want to comment briefly about this past weekend when the other club in our city graciously invited us to an just-for-fun team competition at their place. We were sorted into teams after arriving so that the teams would be as equal as possible. I was the middleweight for my team and I think I did my job fairly well. The best part was that it was a lot of fencing and a lot of fencing different people that I don't get to fence much or ever. I won a couple of hard bouts and I got my butt handed to me in a couple of bouts. It was a good warmup for next weekend I think and a good way to focus my mind on the things I need to work on at practice.

Lastly, I just want to say that I really REALLY want this shirt, but I'm afraid it's not appropriate for a 30 year old contributing member of society. What do you think? If you saw an otherwise respectable looking woman wearing one of these at Target or wherever, would you think "Geeze, what a poser"?


Anonymous said...

Sometimes the fencing's got to take a back seat to everything else. Glad to hear you're continuing to practice.

FWIW, most of the Firefly fans I know are in their 30's and wouldn't hesitate to wear that shirt! You are aware of the "Companion Academy Fencing Team" shirt, aren't you?

epeechick said...

I hadn't seen that, thanks for the link! Shindig is one of my favorite episodes.

"Are you in pain?"

"Absolutely! I got stabbed ya know. Right here."

lighting gal said...

Thank you for the good information. I am eager to go fencing now. I usually go on Monday's.