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Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2009 at 7:41 pm

Trying new things

For a while now there are three things I've never done (or only tried once or twice) that I've been thinking about doing. I know there are three things that I've been thinking about. Unfortunately, I can only remember two of them at the moment. Either I really am that tired, or the third one must not have been that important.

The first new thing I've wanted to try is rock climbing. I've done lots of hiking and bouldering, climbing up anything I thought I could fall from without gear and not kill myself in the process, but never actual rock climbing. The Rec Center on campus has a rock climbing wall open to student use for free so I went over there yesterday evening. In somewhere around about 15 minutes, I made it all the way up the easy path and about 3/4 of the way up the next easy path. By that point, my arms were shaking because I don't really use them and I'd almost fallen and been saved by the ropes a couple of times so I packed it in. It was a lot of fun and I want to do it again. Today was nice out so I went for a three-mile hike and I didn't get much sleep last night so that tiny bit was enough to make me feel exhausted. I don't think I should rock wall on top of that. Tomorrow I've got too much to do, so Friday may be my next chance.

The second new thing I want to do is archery. I've actually done a bit of archery before, but not a lot and it was a long time ago. I want to really get into it. I know where there is an archery range I can use, but I can't find any place in the area where I can take lessons. I could just go buy the gear and give it a shot on my own, but that seems like too much money to invest if I'm not going to be able to have someone to help me actually get good at it rather than just fooling around. Hopefully I'll find something soon and get this one off hold.

As for the forgotten third thing... how about bonus points to anyone who can come up with an awesome or hilarious suggestion and even more bonus points to anyone who comes up with a suggestion that triggers my brain and makes me remember what it actually was? Don't ask what the bonus points are good for though because I've never figured out that one.


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mrstater at 1:01 am on 19 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I think you should get a bull whip and learn how to do cool stuff with it. You know, like lasso things, or wrap it around tree branches and use it to swing yourself out of harm's way.
bratty_jedi at 12:30 pm on 20 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
A bullwhip sounds like fun, especially the swinging from tree branches part. I think I'd have an even harder time finding someone to teach me that than I am with archery, though.
labellerose at 2:28 pm on 19 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
How abour fencing?(Going from Indy to Mutt)
Lots of fun,a great workout, you meet some fascinating people...
bratty_jedi at 12:31 pm on 20 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Sword fighting would be cool. I wonder what types I could find people to teach around here.
labellerose at 3:16 pm on 20 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
college may have a fencing club?
bratty_jedi at 5:39 pm on 20 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
The college has a Society for Creative Anachronisms group that looks like it might offer fencing and archery. I don't really want to join a SCA group, though. I haven't looked into general campus fencing, yet. I'm still trying to work out the archery.

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