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dory's diary Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-29-2005 12:43 PM
a true description of my thoughts (and pain threshold)
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Status: Public
Entries: 29
Comments: 18
Views: 84,451

In General dory quits smoking Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #29 New 05-22-2006 06:10 PM
yes its true.
my 12 yr habit is being broken.
and its killing me!
Ive had the WORST chest infection followed by an EVIL build up of weight.
Im huge. They'll have to crane me in to the dojo. ... and as for gi ... well i might as well go and get a sheet and wrap it around myself!
so will have to do extra training to get the aggression back under control!
... Anyone wanna volunteer to be uke?
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In General DORYS BACK !!!!!! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #28 New 05-10-2006 06:14 PM
hey hey hey dory fans!
I truely have returned from the disorginised chaos of spectator ville and back in to the land of participation!
but DAMN .... i hurt. Its amazing how quickly your body returns to a slushy pile of blurrrrgh if left to its own devices ..... in a bar .... with 24hr drinking times ....
so Im taking severe punishment for sins .... ahhhhhh its like a kind of purgetory ..... (so why does it feel soooo good?)
Sensei, I believe, has missed me and my own special way of doing things .....
(well he always said he liked a challenge!)
so there it is people ... im back .... and I plan on remaining on the mat, cuz if we close again I may be forced to take up karate!!!!
take ye all care
till the next thrilling installment!

ps .... liberty (me bratt) ... is being assessed for aspergers syndrome .... anyone with information/experiance feel free to pm me!
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In General Dory Returns from the Dead Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #27 New 02-14-2006 07:28 PM
Go on ya missed me like no-bodys business didnt ya!

Well nothing new to report .. Im still outta training ... I could cry ... I really could ... Ive got all fat and blob like .. .. ... .. ok ... I was fat and blob like before but thats not the point .. its worse now!
so Im still waiting to pay and get training again .. the mini me is causing a concern as shes being assessed for autism ...
so all is NOT well in dorys part of the ocean
Ive gotta run ... will post again when I actually attend a class ...
take ye care
em x
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In General Disaster strikes dory Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #26 New 11-18-2005 04:54 AM
it looks like we might lose our dojo...
Sensei is looking in to another place ... but it means that we cant use it during the day .....evenings and weekends only.
and that means dory can no-longer train!!!!
my aikido life cut short before its prime!
the real problem is ... I work nights .. and am a single mum ... so, what do I do with the mini-me when I want to train? ... shes ADHD and wouldnt sit in the room (without trashing it or running on to the mats to wrestle me or sensei!
*weeps in a corner*
watch this space dory fans ..... it might be the last active post!
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In General still no aikido Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #25 New 11-17-2005 06:11 PM
I havent been for ages now ....
neeeeed to traaaaaaain!!!!
Im gunna hurt like hell when I get back on them mats arent i!!!
its no good guys and girls .... how will I ever earn the pink hakama if Im not training???
well .... back to the virtual dojo ....
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In General Dorys a lazy fish!!! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #24 New 11-06-2005 07:33 PM
good lordies .... its been ages since I actually attended an aikido class .... ive been up pleanty to help with the rangers ... but havent done a class myself since my grading .....
so im getting lazy ..... and I KNOW that sensei (the wonderus marvellous man that he is!!!) will inflict much pain on me ....
so ... need to mentally get back in the zone .... and physically get my ar*e on the mats!!!
Im a lazy lazy girl ....
*wimpers pathetically at the thought of nikkyo*
ohhhhhhhh lordy lordy lordy!

Em x

ps my luvvers .... sensei is talking about doing his own aikiblog .... (should be interesting to all that know and love me eh!!!)
so keep your eyes peeled for sensei Jason Birds Blog!!!
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In General Dorys Grading Day Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #23 New 10-30-2005 08:56 PM
Ok ... so tuesday I graded .....
But before I start ion that let me just set the scene for u ....
I worked monday night ... got in to the house ... (checked aikiweb naturally) ... then went up to my pit ..... settled down for a long kip .... only to have next door have builders in ..... DRILLING through my walls ... I could have screamed!
so I arrive at Dojo ... 30 mins early .... after having a total of 2 hours sleep!!!! (wow I felt so prepared for it!)
people came .... the dojo looked nice ... and Im sat on floor fighting urge to doze off .... battling myself back upright after the bow ......
.... so the grading ... I go up and Uke for Greg ( a junior) .. he does brilliantlty ... and Im stood (well lying being pinned) thinking ... "hey ... im not nervous at all!"
untill its my turn!
then I go up with my Uke (Kylie) .... and bow before sensei ... have a shot of Saki ..... (which was absolutly VILE!!!!)
turn and bow at my Uke .... only to discover ... I cant remember a DAMNED thing!!!!
not a jot ....
shihonage to start with and I find my feet .,..... I run through the next few ok ... then forget what Tenchinage is .... and have to restart ....
slowly working down the list ... and Kylie is making all my moves look suberb!!! (cheers mate!!!!)
im trying to pin a guy with shaking hands!!!!! (not an easy feat!!)
well the grading goes ok ... and i settle to watch the others ... all of which do fab job ... and Im calming down nicely ....
as it turns out .... I PASS ...More Read More
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In General Dorys Intense Day at the Dojo Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #22 New 10-21-2005 05:49 AM
ok ... its official .... I may as well move in the dojo ...
I was there in the morning .... then back for the midgits ... then stayed on for adult classes!
I cnt walk this morning ... or sit .... or stand ... infact breathing is a bit of a trial too!
although saying that ... i have to confess I managed to wriggle out of ukemi last night .... (bad shoulder u see!)
so in the mroning a run though of my grading ... and it wasnt horrific ...
then juniors .... which is always horrific! (im hoping that my daughter may actually manage 1 session on the mat! .... shes forever being sent off! .... any ideas?)
then the adult session
.. Im grateful for not being the only female up there last night ....
Lucy is possible the most flexible person ever ...
and it contains many shades of wrongness! .... im sorry .... should your arm bend that far??? ... NOOOOOOO its nasty and wrong ...
so lucy is a white belt .... and last night (bearing in mind that we've onli just mastered the rolling breakfall) ... lucy was flipped!
it was beeeeeeeaaaaaautiful!
and she makes more noise than me when doing it!
i feel better about this ! .... i think its a female thing .... if not ... then its definatly a dorset thing ....
I ran through my grading with Kylie (thats a fella!)
he makes me look sooooooo good! (and im gunna need it!)
im first up .. which is looooovely ... (that was sarcasm btw!)
and I'll forget everything!
.... so ... no accidents ... lots of lovely breakfalls .. ...More Read More
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In General Dory gets a Bokken!!! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #21 New 10-12-2005 04:57 PM
in the immortal words of PeterR .... "and the aikido world shudders!"

hey ,,,, Ive been here 5 months now!!! ....
and how much does holding that make you wanna say
"luke ..... i am ur father!"
hehehehe ahhhh man ... it rocked!!!
but im in pain! ..... much much much pain .... my back hurts .... apparently its new muscles being used!
but i hurt ....much to the delight of some chatters! ... lol who know who they are!
so ... i think im picking it up quickly ... im sure my form is sloppy .... but i was concentraing on not making booooosh noises and acting all darth vader-ish!
(i cannot explain just how much that took outta me!)

ok ... so did some bokken work .... and ran through my grading techniques .... which is all good ....
did the jo throw ... and i think im doing ok ...
(more nervous about do in the techniques in front of people rather than the techniques themsleves!!!)
Im shattered ... my body aches and my brain has died .... (no comments needed there thankyou!!!)
gotta run ...
take ye care
em x

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In General Another Dory Day Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #20 New 10-05-2005 09:06 PM
well all is going well .....
I have recovered from day of shame... and back doing my grading stuff ... somink like 20 days to go!!!!!
I know!
so I have my grading techinque of own choice .... sawari wasa Gyakyu katate dori Yonkyo its quite fun!!!
other than that no real news to report ....
I feel its quite a let down!
.... need some more comedy accidents ,,, admitt it ... thats why you read this!!!
anyway ... take care ....
dory x

PS .... Man in black skirt .... u no frighten me!!!
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