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I’m Not Dead

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Wow, I’ve been slacking with this blog the last few days, but with good reason. I had a very busy weekend and now I am ill.

This weekend I had my normal crazy work schedule, although the multiple viewings of Serenity did mess up my sleep schedule a bit. As an added bonus I went to one of the best parties I had been to in a while on Saturday night. It was the birthday party of my friend’s girlfriend and I had a blast. There was lots of lovely food, good wine, fun and interesting conversation. To round out the evening, some random naked guy wearing a clown mask hopped the fence and did a little dance in the yard before running off. I didn’t see him at first, I looked up to see him running away after people started laughing. Last I heard a dog was chasing him down Segoe Road, or it may have been the next guest who arrived shortly after. Opinions vary.

Of course, now I am sick with some type of minor cold. I still went to Aikido practice, which may have been a bit insensitive to my classmates, but I really felt the need to go since I couldn’t attend Friday’s class due to a minor knee injury I had to let heal. Although it was very productive today, and I think I am much closer to working out the problems that I had developed with my front rolls.

I promise more posts later with actual content to them after I recuperate.


“Oh, my User!”
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Articles Aikido Personal
Well, I went to the 6:00am class of Aikido yesterday. I wanted to make sure I got that practice session in otherwise I would have to wait three days to get back on the mat, although in retrospect it may not have been so wise to go when I was still so sore from the day before.
A Familiar Ache That Brings A Smile
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Articles Aikido Personal
I finally went back to Aikido today. I went and joined the local dojo and attended my first class there, and I am so glad I did. While my body has forgotten a lot of what it once knew, I felt a joy in the practice and exertion.
Gasp! My Secret Identity Is Revealed!
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Articles Announcements Personal
You observant folk may have noticed that my blog now identifies me by my real name. Now, those who know me might be a little surprised by this because they are familiar with what a private person I am, but I say screw that.