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Self-Portrait 3
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Well.

This has been an absolutely capital vacation.

Wednesday was my first full day off, and on Wednesday I did absolutely nothing but go to Kung Fu that night. We went over First Tiger with some of my fellow newbies, and with Daniel's help, I think I managed to finesse out the left-hand chuck uppercut. I also got to show one of the new new people the stance and kick drill, which was pretty cool. Given my seeming inability to properly execute a roundhouse kick (the mind is knowing and the spirit is willing, but the flesh is clumsy and improperly assembled), it may not have been the best idea, but we shall see. I was also introduced to push. Which I suck at.

I spent Thanksgiving with Sam and April, which was a lot of fun. Take this: Eating, playing video games, watching cartoons, and reading comic books. Now stretch that out over an ENTIRE DAY. That was Thursday.

Friday was fairly entertaining. I went and saw Revolutions for the third time, since Sam and I had to take April's 11-year-old nephew with us and I couldn't talk them into going to see Bad Santa. Sam and I wandered around Books-A-Million while April and her two sisters went shopping, and I stumbled across the Boondocks treasury edition (it's entitled "A Right to be Hostile", which I dig), so I bought that. We went and ate dinner at Joe's Crab Shack and not Stix, like I figured we would, and then came back home. Lots of fun. But, Friday was also terribly disappointing because I thought I was going to get to see Bess, but alas, it was not to be.

Today's been the kicker. Today I saw Master and Commander, which was very, very good. I highly recommend it. I went back to the bookstore and picked up a Christopher Golden book I've been meaning to get for a while, and since I had an hour to kill before the movie I went to the only interesting place in McFarland Mall, the Sam Goody. Turns out the Sam Goody is going out of business, so they're having a sale. For the not-at-all princely sum of $45, I picked up the restored and remastered Full Metal Jacket, the 10th anniversary edition of Glengarry Glenn Ross, and the Central Park Media Collector's Edition of Grave of the Fireflies, which I've been meaning to buy on DVD for at least two years, even tho' it's a movie that I fully intend to never watch again.

Ah, sweet vacation, I cherish you. Fifteen working days remain until you and I shall meet again. Keep thee well.