Well, just finishing up on the first day of Toronto Trek (got to leave my post a bit early because I’m exhausted at the moment – going to bed pretty much as soon as I finish this post…).
Got to the hotel later than I originally intended, but in reasonably good time. Had the definite pleasure of seeing mickeyk there, whom I haven’t seen in person in over a year, due to various events and my strange work schedule; we had a pleasant (quick) takeout dinner in my room, and she’s going to be back on Sunday…
Then went to the Swordplay Workshop, and had a great time. It was only an hour, and we worked with sticks rather than bokken or shinai (partially because of the size of the room it was in), but it was great fun. Learned and practiced four attacks, a block, and a disarm, and were instructed on four or five other attacks and seven other blocks. All of which can be used with swords as well, as long as you’re careful not to touch the blade… Very enjoyable. Think I’m going to see if I can sign up for one of the other three (or possibly four) workshops that will be on this weekend (assuming I can get away from Ten Forward [the con suite] at any of those times). But even if I can’t, I really had a great time.
Then headed up and did my work at Ten Forward until exhaustion pushed me into needing to go to bed (which I still need to do… ASAP…). Going to be a big (and long) day tomorrow… (8:30am to 2:00am Sunday…).