If you've never heard of it, it's a fighting style from Israel. I'm not a fan of Israel but really Krav is the only self defense class you can take in the springs. It's the hardest workout I believe I have ever had. I wanted to puke a few times during class but I'm getting better.
What I really like is the feeling of hitting someone... not the hitting so much as the feeling of it all connecting. I guess a little background... I got into a "fight" at a restaurant the other day. I said some stuff to a woman about her kids (who were running around). I admit I used language that I should not have. It was one of those moments where I thought something and noticed half way through that I was saying it... Any way she left and later during our dinner her man came back and start some trouble. He basically devolved to a 8th grader and wildly swung his arms hitting me 4 times. By the time I stood up from my table he was out the door like the flash. While this incident when looked back on is quite funny it did get me thinking.
What if he had a Gun / Knife
What if he was a psycho and wanted to bash my head into the wall
What if Melissa and I were somewhere and something bad was to happen
For all these reasons I decided to take the plunge.
Classes are costing $70 per month but it's well worth it. It's by far the best work out I've ever had. Sam's going with me so we get to hang out and have fun. And I'm learning how to do new things.
The oddest thing for me to get over is the standing in the "fight" position. I've never been one for dancing and guess I don't have a good sense of how my body fits in space (if that makes any sense). So I have to stand there in a non-standard position (though it is quite comfortable) in front of a lot of people and I feel silly. It's a good thing the instructor doesn't let us stand around. We are always punching or kicking or trying not to get hit by either of the former.
I guess another thing I'm not a big fan of is that is basically a cop shop. Our instructors are cops and I'm very certain 60-80% of our class is either cops or military. but who cares right? Cops are never there when you need them so let me learn from them and take car of shit myself.
I'm now hoping that if/when I learn to defend myself much better I don't start staring people back longer, or other stupid teenage shit that people do to start fights. I wanna be like that guy in the movie who tries everything to get out of the fight but would destroy the other guy if needed.
Speaking of that I've read that some Krav Maga classes even teach you how to verbally defuse a argument before it turns into a fight.
Here's a quick video of what I hope to learn
The Objective is to end a fight quickly and get away
Yep, $678.00 for the whole thing with case from Apple.com.... I looked elsewhere to buy it with no tax but couldn't find what I wanted so I bit the bullet...
2-3 weeks in shipping doesn't bother me at all.... Also Apple offered to give me 2 lines of engraving on the back of the unit at no cost... I turned it down because I don't want to hurt the resell value when I upgrade to a iPad 3!
So The cost of upgrading from the iPad to the iPad 2 cost me a total of $178.00 not to shabby in my opinion.
Yep, no ciggys in 2 weeks and 2 days. I'm starting to not cough up so much crap like I used to. Also, people say that you can smell and taste things better after you quite smoking... I'm not sure sure about that though I can smell peoples breath more now and it's gross... I should start smoking again!
The worst part of any day is right after I get off from work and get home... In that first hour I really want a cigarette. The cravings are getting better though... this back monkey is licked!
I had 4 puffs off a ciggy about 4 days after quitting and I'm so glad I did. It really showed my again why I was quitting! Yuk, 15 minutes of dizziness, followed by a hour of craving another puff... pathetic!
It's much easier now. I still crave every hour or two but there really short and easy to deal with.
Really all one has to do it take in a deep breath and hold it as long as you can.... it feels (somewhat) similar to inhaling a cigarette... helps with the cravings.
It's a good thing I sold my about 3 weeks ago. I lost about $100 of retail but it's ok. It was worth it!
Now the new iPad will have a few new features. The only one I care about is the rear facing camera. Now I can incorporate the camera into my grow software. This should make the iPad version of my software much more attractive.
But that's not what I'm writing about. I'm writing about the liar, cheat, piece of shit Obama.
Yes I voted for him, as did many others. Why? Well First and foremost for me was his stance on the Bush era's 4th amendment crushing tactics.
He stated over and over in the campaign that he would mark down and destroy any sort of law that would lessen citizen's privacy.
Well, Mr. Obama, We have received your Big "fuck you" to the country. Today I learned that you have again extended on increased unlawful wiretapping of Americans.
So shame on me. I will never vote again as it seems to not really matter. If the people who are running for office don't have to stand behind there campaign promises then what the hell good are they?
So lastly, I would like to say that I was wrong. I was wrong in believe his "change". I don't think McCain would have done any better and I guess I'm glad that that stupid soccer mom Palin never stepped foot in the white house as a VP.