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Tai Chi & Other Misadventures
So, I'm sitting here in a faded Back to the Future t-shirt watching the next-to-last DVD of ST: TOS S3 episodes. There must be irony in this somewhere, but I haven't quite found it yet.

Last night, James and I went to investigate a Tai Chi class that's happening in the school hall less than a block from our house. I've attempted Yoga in the past, but it never quite clicked with me. This, on the other hand, seemed to sit well; I had little difficulty picking up the moves, and I didn't feel self-conscious (that was one of my biggest issues with the Yoga class we'd tried). Needless to say, we'll be going back next week!

Thanks to the prompts that alankria and briebribeez gave me on Midsummer's Eve, I have developed a viable short-story idea. It'll be the first since I finished "Answer Me" over a year ago. I've brushed up some of my older flash pieces in the interim and have been sending them around, but this looks like this'll be another 5,000-6,000 word monster at least.

(I've also made a few poetry submissions today. Productivity FTW.)

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I need to get back to doing tai chi again, though I did use the basic stance to balance myself on the Metro yesterday. I was originally taught the chen style, which has more martial applicability and is livelier--I like it better than the yang form that is usually taught. I need to find a local chen teacher. My dad practiced tai chi sword form and I'd like to learn that one day.

What we're being taught is the Lee style - it's on Wikipedia, if you want to look it up :) This is really my first exposure to Tai Chi in any form.

Out of curiosity, where are you submitting this round? (Tried the link on your profile, but seems to be broken.)

I'm submitting to Orbis, which is a UK-based publication, as well as Iota - although I didn't quite get that one out the door on account of its having to be paper, too. I also submitted to Chantarelle's Notebook, which is a side-project of Maverick Duck Press, which is putting out my chapbook this autumn. The first two are paying markets; Chantarelle's is not. But it's run by people I've almost come to consider friends, and they're hurting for subs right now, so I think they'd love it if you sent something their way :)

Chantarelle's Notebook? - Already did, *grins*. About a week ago, 5 poems. So here's to keeping my fingers crossed.

A Back to the Future shirt? Your level of awesome just increased. ;)

Congrats on the productivity and tai chi! Good luck with both--and the upcoming short story!

Dude, the BttF trilogy is one of my favorite things of all time. Kind of like Hot Fuzz. They're silly, fun, lovely movies containing surprisingly great acting that I can pretty much watch nonstop and never get sick of them.

I agree! I was enough of a dork to buy the collector's trilogy... XD

I haven't seen Hot Fuzz, though. I'll have to add it to the list!

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I do have your fiction, by the way - I'll get around to reading it tomorrow along with another friend's piece that I promised to edit!

BTTF for the win! ...that is all. :)

Tai Chi (The Grand Ultimate Fist) is one of the most mis-understood martial arts on the planet. What I love about Tai Chi is that your understanding grows as you study longer.

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