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By gzt (Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 01:12:27 PM EST) gzt, snatch (all tags)
weddinating the peasants. Went to a wedding this weekend. Was decent.

Teh Wife was stressed by the choir rehearsal. We had a little bit of time to kill between the wedding and the reception, so we sat in a bar. We had hoped to avoid the game. The end of the game was on and the bar wasn't too crowded. It didn't get too noisy, so we were happy about that. Reception was decent. We got put at a table with a bunch of strangers, so we snuck off to a different table. Much better. Quite good to see some people I had not seen in a while, good for Teh Wife to meet them.

Had that non-sanctioned meet on Saturday. Good times, but judging was lenient. Somehow missed my opener at 75kg in the snatch, which should have been something I can hit in my sleep. Hit it on my second and my third at 80 was easy. I'm just not very stable at the catch. I have the strength for a lot more, but the technique is a little lacking. Clean and jerk was surprising. 100kg opener was too easy, I almost hit my chin on the clean. 105kg second attempt was also not a problem. 110kg third attempt I power cleaned and had no difficulties with the jerk. This was surprising, because I hadn't been able to jerk anything over 104kg in training and had to full clean anything over 105. The ease of the attempts indicates I should have gone higher, but, well, my training indicated otherwise. Anyway. Good foundation for future improvement, good experience. Next time, will be more adventurous. Now I need to decide whether to continue training like a weightlifter, go back to general strength and power training, or start training like a powerlifter. This week will be light dicking around. Okay. Maybe I should make it my goal to add 40kg to my total. Just 20kg on each lift.

I'm pretty hungry.

I have about 200 pages left of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. I am very fond of the book.

In the wedding, they forgot the, "You may now kiss the bride," part, as it is not a part of the service. I would greatly prefer that to have been forgotten at my wedding. There are plenty of opportunities on the wedding day to demand that the bride and groom kiss each other in public; it seems slightly wrong to me to demand a kiss in so formulaic a fashion in the midst of the church. Perhaps on the steps of the church on the way out would be better.

A man was rambling to me about strength training at the bar, I'm not sure what exactly his point was. He was trying to talk about the effects of aging on your body or something, the sort of crap he does now, etc etc, seemed to be trying to vaguely discourage me. Whatevs. Most of the people I pay attention to aren't young bucks like me, they're people older than this guy and have done serious training for years and discuss frequently what you have to change as you age.

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no kiss ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 03:19:06 PM EST
so which parent presented the bride ? What'd the invite say ? Did you RSVP ?

they had a response card by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 03:22:54 PM EST
I grudgingly filled it out instead of writing my own response because it had a dinner order on it. I got the fish, but regretted it at the meal because the beef looked a lot better. The fish was fine, but the beef looked very good. I don't recall the invitation wording, it was pretty innocuous.

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