Overcooked

New vegan project close to completion

New vegan project close to completion

I’ve come to the conclusion of pauses. The voodoo has dropped a mountain on me the last few weeks but I trudge on… bent double… like old beggars under sacks, knock-kneed coughing like hags we cursed through sludge (Dulce Et Decorum Est – Wilfred Owen). I have the remnants of the mustard gas attack making occasional nuisance. I fight the kaisers because the kaiser tries to roll me.

As it is, a couple more cloves must be chopped and the spice must flow so that the funky worm can return strong to the sands of Arrakis. Muad’dib, Mentats and Bene Gesserits prepare your Gom Jabbars and skin suits because time and space is folding to test your humanity.

Oh, it's a multi-trick pony!

Oh, it’s a multi-trick pony!

So despite mixing references from Jimi Hendrix, World War One, Dune, and The Ohio Players, I am babbling, rambling but still in focus on finishing this vegan cooking show. I don’t believe I’ve let the internet cat out of the bag until now. It’s been a bit of a badboy couple of weeks given the stolen vehicle, the extremely rare cold, the bout of leprosy, diphtheria, mange and lava cooties. I’m estimating 2 more weeks to make the cold debut. I should prep the PR more but I’m more concerned about completion than hype. Right now, completion is one of the few things keeping the coco from going completely loco in the pressure cooker.

So boogie on, boogie chillen’. John Lee Hooker made a song for you so you’d best stomp your feet and make that juke joint jump. Wall of fatigue! Wall of fatigue!!! Intermittent verbiage assault arc-factor 1!!! Forsooth!

Crane vs Guillotine

Most recent round of MMA WIP (work in progress)

Most recent round of MMA WIP (work in progress)

On the court yesterday I was asked why I continue to play basketball if I have bad knees. The question came from a dude who looked like he was preparing to water birth an adult panda next week. I imagine that he wouldn’t understand my answer. To be “fair”, my answer is un-understandable anyway. I can make no sense with the best and worst of them.

MMA has become a regular fixture in my life. It’s my son’s second favorite sport/activity so I naturally sought more information and entrance into its world. I recall the closet thing to anything branded as mixed martial arts when I was a kid was Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do. My interest in martial arts was not sport involved. It doesn’t lessen UFC, Bellator, etc. style competition in my mind; It’s just a noticeable difference in intent and approach. It seems that if you only do MMA you miss some of the things that can give you a different base. Eg. There are different steps and allocation of weight and breathing when you do Tai Ji vs Kung Fu vs Karate vs Boxing, etc. But I’m seeing the effectiveness in attacks that I really only had seen prior in Judo.

I initially shot the above shot last year in a park and extended the background. Too boring. Ironically enough, the Megafunk World Ranger was stolen by some misanthrope (My son’s mouthpiece and other materials were minding their own business in the glove compartment.). My between-wheels time gave me the opportunity to take another pass on the shot. I’m still considering it a WIP as many of the elements are FPO (for position only) but I feel better about it thematically and energy-wise.

punch 'em and kick 'em then punch 'em and kick'em again

punch ’em and kick ’em then punch ’em and kick’em again