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I went to the dojo on Saturday morning to help with the children's class. They were really good and worked hard. I was asked to help them with their rolls. One little guy kept getting dizzy. After he would roll, his head would loll around and he would stagger and fall flat. Then he'd get up and stumble to the back of the line and wait his turn to do it all over again. I instructed him to do just two rolls, one on each side, but he kept doing three or four. Maybe he was getting some kind of dizzy high. I asked him if he was alright and he just smiled and nodded…sort of…it was more like a circular motion, complete with eyes rolling to the back of his head, as opposed to an up and down motion.
At second class, which is for adults, we did the techniques for 5th kyu. I need to know those as well as 4th kyu just in case Sensei tests me on them too. My shomenuchi ikkyo sucks. I don't step off the line enough and have a tendency to move almost straight in. The rest of the techniques were okay.
Mom and Dad came over on Saturday evening and helped me decorate my tree. My first tree in my apartment! The people who live across the road from me have hung icicle lights around their roof eaves, in both trees on their front lawn and along the top of their front wall. When I turn out the lights in my apartment I can still find my way around, by the light coming from across the way.
Yesterday I auditioned for that play, "Wake". I don't think I got the part though.