Friday, January 29, 2010

An Update, It's Needed

It's been an eventful week or so, but I just haven't had the inspiration or inclination to write about any of it in detail.  I may need to up my coffee intake...

Here's a quick summary of what's going on in my world, and I'm sure I'll be writing longer posts on a few of these shortly.
  • I'm moving.  I'll be leaving San Francisco, my home for the last 2.5 years, and moving back down south.  The actual move will take place between April 1st to June 1st, depending on work stuff.  I'll be in the LA area, and some of the places I'm interested in are Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, Marina Del Rey, Miracle Mile, and Downtown LA.  If anyone has suggestions on those areas, they would be appreciated.
  • I got my eyes tasered.  On purpose.  Having dealt with contacts and glasses since the 5th grade, I finally had enough.  While I had been toying with the idea for years, the final decision came like a flash of lightning.  I scheduled the appointment to meet with the doctor and signed up for the first available opening.  Because I went with the PRK version of the test compared to LASIK, my recovery time is longer.  I am probably at about 20-40 vision right now, but with no pain or discomfort, and my eyes will slowly stabilize to 20-20 (or better).  The upside of the PRK is that my eyes will heal back just as strong as before the test, an important consideration if one engages in contact sports.  And speaking of contact sports...
  • I am scheduled to fight in San Francisco on February 26th.  At 155 pounds. Hunger, I will have it.  Don't know anything about my opponent yet, but will get to fight in my own city, which is always a plus.  Only point of concern is that the eye surgery leaves me with only 10-14 days of hard sparring beforehand.  It should be plenty so long as I get in boss shape in the meantime.  I plan on being intimately acquainted with the many hills that San Francisco offers.  Joy.
  • My good friend Susan thought my chili recipe sounded good, so I got an offer from her to cook it for her and her friends this coming Sunday.  I am proud of my culinary skills.  I hope they like fire.
  • Going to do a kickass night hike and navigation course up Mt. Tam tomorrow night with my friends Clara and Ted.  Night hikes give me an opportunity to use my head lamp, and therefore, they rock. 
I suppose that's it for the major news.  A few of those events deserve a more detailed look, but I just don't have it in me at the mo'.


Lorien said...

If you end up in Santa Clarita or El Segundo, visiting you will become very easy!

Alison said...

WOOHOOO FIGHT FIGHT!! And in your home town too, thats ace. Join my hunger club, its not fun but i like it when other ppl are sharing my pain.
I had to turn a fight down for 7 Feb whilst i fix my various injuries. These are REALLY annoying me but in the long run i need them fixed. I am trying to be sensible and train around them but it goes against my nature.
And you love the hardcore fight training, i can hear it in tone of your (internet) voice!!

Ms. C said...

dang, you couldn't even finish typing "moment"...hehehee

head lamp. this i gotta see.

Amanda West said...

Good luck with the fight and the chili!

souljane said...

night hike's may be my greatest love.

thanks for sharing :)

Wkonsunshine said...

Sounds like your chili went over well. Congratulations. Does Bobby Flay have something to worry about?

Martin said...

Lorien - Even if I don't move to those places, I don't want to hear any excuses.

Alison - You're right. I DO love how training changes when you have a fight coming up. Everything matters more. And good on ya for being smart about your injuries. I could learn from you.

Ms. C - OK, I'm going to add some head lamp pictures.

Amanda - Thanks!

SoulJane - Yep, they are pretty cool. I want to do more...

Sunshine - Let me google "Bobby Flay" so that I can say for sure, but my initial reaction is that, yes, yes he should.