Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tournament, Bra Shopping, and Drunkenness....

....Yes, in that order. No, I didn't compete drunk. *winks*

....the day was a long one yesterday. I got down to the East Side in plenty of time for a chanbara (padded sword) demonstration, led by a really neat man from Arizona. I learned some actual technique, which was quite exciting for me. Then, I spent the next few hours ambling about, watching people compete. Yesterday, people did their kata with weapons (which I won't get until black belt). I find it very interesting to watch. Then we also had our chanbara competition. There were four women again.... and I got first! Quite excited about that....., feeling the high that comes from winning, I decided to tempt the fates and attempt to find a bra for my ever-disappearing chest. ALL of my bras are too big. Not sure if any of you ladies (or men, for that matter, hehe), have been afflicted by this, but it's NOT FUN. Your clothes just don't look right if you have a too-big bra on. So I spent about an hour and a lot of money at Victoria's Secret in the mall on the east side. You see, I thought that they still had a Kohl's on the same street. Nope. Has been replaced by a Marshall's and something else. Was disappointed, too, because they had a good sale.

....So after that harrowing experience, I decided that I had plenty of time to drink before driving myself home. So I went back to the hotel that the tournament was at to see about getting a drink. Even if it meant drinking by myself. This tells you how bad off my mental status was from the shopping! What's nice is that I found one of my newfound friends in the lobby and convinced her to drink with me. She introduced me to another karate-ka, and we sat drinking until the banquet. By the time the banquet rolled around, I'd had three beers, and was LOOPY to say the very least. I then realized that I'd had a granola bar and a roast beef sandwich all day. After we ate, they gave out the awards, and by the time it was time to go home, I had pretty well come down off my buzz. So I drove to Matt and Nay's, where the party was still in full swing. is the biggest day of the tournament, and the events will include kata and sparring. EEEEEE!!!


Blogger Auntie said...

You go girl! With the tournament...not the bra shopping and the drunkenness....LOL!!

3:16 PM

OpenID ispeakbeanish said...

Congrats on getting first in that part of the tournament. I hope today goes well.

Re: Bra shopping. Go to Dillards. They'll fit you for free. I had just about given up finding a bra that fit after 14 months of pumping milk following The Bean's birth. That woman found me a great bra that fit better than any other I've ever had. Definitely worth it!

3:53 PM

Blogger Judy in Indiana said...

Too bad we don't have a Dillards around here. I think Victoria will fit you too, though.

What kind of awards do you get? I am guessing not a crown. So sad about that. Maybe you get big trophies? Trphies could be good.

8:33 PM

OpenID ispeakbeanish said...

Girl, Yes! 14 months of pumping. The Bean didn't have enough endurance to nurse until just as my FMLA leave was up, and I had to go back to work. So that pretty much shot any chance of us getting nursing established. Anyway, I had so much milk, I figured I'd just keep going. I'm glad I did it, but I was really glad to be done with it in the end. I'm really hoping that I'll be able to nurse if we're blessed with another.

10:05 AM


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