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Oct. 30th, 2015

10:26 am - Shorts

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* I can almost handspring-to-ayesha. When I can do it, it'll look like this:




I'm getting a moment of suspension! It's not the sort of thing you can practice for long because *hard*, but yay!

* We bought a ute. It's got a big deck. We called it Tonka. Vis:

Tonka


Silly gender-normative pics to follow.

* Last night I went to a beginners hip hop class. Now I know that I should actually be attending pre-beginners class (which I don't think actually exist). I am pretty much the most unco person in the world once the beat goes past about 150bpm.

* We are actually getting quite good at acro. We can chain crocodiles for about 6 in a row now. We're doing a whips workshop on the weekend. Whips involve timing. Timing isn't our strong suit, so I expect much laughter and some bruises.

* I like that commentary from those who see us practicing is that we always look like we're having a good time. I see so many acro partners arguing with each other and getting angry about who needs to fix what to achieve the goal. Seems like our goal is mostly to enjoy ourselves, and that makes it far more fun.

* Planted the vegies a couple of weeks ago and it stopped raining. I'd just given up on my beans coming up when we finally got a good soak and now things are popping up all over the place! Yay!

* This means we're mowing the lawn weekly. Boo.

Does someone want to come mow our lawn?

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From:clevermanka
Date:October 29th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's an amazing physical feat! I'm so excited for you to be able to do that!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 29th, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC)
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I have always been super impressed by people who can do it and am utterly amazed that I'm so close to being one of those people!
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From:randomdreams
Date:October 30th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
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Totally envious. That's a neat move.
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From:m_danson
Date:October 29th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
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That was impressive.

My first thought at seeing crocodiles and whips in a paragraph probably wasn't what you meant.

If it is sunny and warm there I might volunteer to mow your lawn. It isn't quite winter yet but it is so very grey and chilly.
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From:tatjna
Date:October 29th, 2015 09:50 pm (UTC)
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I think it depends on your concept of warm. Right now it's 12 degrees. I think it got over 20 last weekend for a while.

Crocodiles:


You can chain them by moving to the other foot and stepping back up to the starting position on the other side.

Whips:


That's not the only kind but you get the idea - I can see flailing in our future.

So not actually this at all:


Edited at 2015-10-29 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From:m_danson
Date:October 29th, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Yeah. That is what I was picturing. The reality is cooler.
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From:tatjna
Date:November 1st, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Compared with how we do it, probably the cowboy whips.

Cooler still would be doing whips with cowboy whips in each hand. But I doubt Happy would be up for it. Can't think why.
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From:sight
Date:October 29th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm always amazed when you post yourself doing this kinda stuff. Fantastic!
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From:tatjna
Date:October 29th, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I'll make sure to post a pic when I finally achieve it! ;-)
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From:fbhjr
Date:October 30th, 2015 12:58 am (UTC)
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That's quite the move to work on!
I hope all goes well with it!
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From:warriorsavant
Date:October 30th, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
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1. Acro stuff, very cool, and very impressive. Great physical conditioning, and I'm glad you have the attitude that you're all doing it for fun, therefore have fun, and likely get better at it.

2. Mowing lawn. Don't you live in the sheep capital of the world? Rent one. :-P

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From:tatjna
Date:October 30th, 2015 02:01 am (UTC)
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I am working on owning a lawn large enough to feed a number of sheep. Probably about 50.
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From:warriorsavant
Date:November 1st, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Will you then get the 50 sheep? And if so, will you decide to relive your formative years and shear them yourself?
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From:tatjna
Date:November 1st, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Yep. And I'll breed them so there ends up being more than 50!

I like that about sheep, they're self-replacing.
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From:randomdreams
Date:October 30th, 2015 03:16 am (UTC)
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I'm somewhat actively working on a remote-control lawnmower. Not an autonomous one, because that's too scary for even my low regard for safety.
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From:tatjna
Date:November 1st, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Lawn Roomba!
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From:randomdreams
Date:November 1st, 2015 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I bet cats wouldn't ride lawn roombas.
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From:meathiel
Date:October 30th, 2015 06:25 am (UTC)
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I admire anybody who can do pole ... it looks so so hard!!!

Yay car ...
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From:tatjna
Date:November 1st, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Pole is hard, but it's also the sort of thing that has an easy entry level, so you can work up to the hard stuff and still feel like you're making progress. It's pretty much the ideal sport for non-sporty women!
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