My instructor actually said that the stripes just come off all the time and you have to put new ones back on yourself.

One of my instructors mentioned sewing them on, so I think I’ll try that!  I just assumed I was being gi-inept, since I am inept in every other aspect of my gi-wearing.  Like, one day I’ll learn to tie a beautiful knot that actually holds, but that day is going to be a long time coming…

Hey people on tumblr, I have a kind of not-serious but still embarrassing jiu-jitsu problem, and I’m hoping someone here might have an answer.  Every time I wash my gi and belt, my stripes come off.  So I keep furtively reattaching them but that’s way too much effort in the long run.

Is this because of the type of tape I’m using?  Is there something I should be doing differently when I wash?

I cannot turn my feelings down
Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
Expressed in every word I will ever speak.
Brighter than all the stars combined
More than the waters, earth and sky
All that I wish and all that I dream.

In a mood as per usual.  I can be more than I’d expect of me.

Been really lazy about posting art to tumblr…sorry :X.  Here’s some drawings I did while I was up in Vancouver for a conference.  Very pretty city~!

Been really lazy about posting art to tumblr…sorry :X.  Here’s some drawings I did while I was up in Vancouver for a conference.  Very pretty city~!

tastefullyoffensive:

[tomgauld]

Me: I like buddies and existential best, but that’s probably a given… Jeff: *shocked face* Me: Now if only I can combine the two… Jeff:
Me: YESSSSSSSSSSS
This encapsulates 80% of my interests.  The other 20% is robots and combat sports.

tastefullyoffensive:

[tomgauld]

Me: I like buddies and existential best, but that’s probably a given…
Jeff: *shocked face*
Me: Now if only I can combine the two…
Jeff:


Me: YESSSSSSSSSSS

This encapsulates 80% of my interests.  The other 20% is robots and combat sports.

(Source: myjetpack, via lipstickmata)

lipstickmata:

sharky-chan replied to your post: one thing i’ve never learned how to do…

Yup, welcome to grad school XD. I found it got better after the first year, but yeah, it’s pretty rough. Still, nothing quite as great as being surrounded by really awesome, interesting people all day…

ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shark i don’t like having feelings i’m not in control of make it stop

I dunno if this’ll be helpful to you, but what I tell myself (and incoming grad students) is basically “you’re neither as smart or as stupid as you’ll ever feel.  Everyone’s struggling with the same insecurities that you are, and some days are good days and some days are bad days, but try not to take either as a personal triumph or defeat.

Remember that it’s not a competition, and no one’s here to show off (and if they are, they’re silly and you won’t have time for them anyway), and the point is to learn and to study cool things and to meet awesome people.  That’s the only thing that matters in the long run.  No one cares about the rest.

I certainly wouldn’t have made it this far if other people hadn’t helped me through the rough patches, and that’s not because I’m not smart enough or not good enough for grad school.  This was never a zero-sum game, and we can only benefit from helping each other.

So don’t ever feel too insecure to ask questions — if you have one, someone else does too.  And remember you got into this program for a reason.  Do your best to ignore the negative voices and keep working hard on the things you love.  I promise you’ll get there.”

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chostett:

Look, it’s sharky-chan getting up in the morning.

Accurate!

(Source: crossbeams)

New hair cut plus new rashie :D.

New hair cut plus new rashie :D.

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chostett replied to your photo “Drew this for a co-worker…although it turns out he is playing Spec Ops…”

Sh-should I be rethinking my life?!

I can always play through it for you too, so you don’t have to ;).

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Quiche with fig, beet sprouts, and Gruyere and Parmesan cheese.
I’m out of town for the next week, so I needed to use up a bunch of perishables quickly :P.

Quiche with fig, beet sprouts, and Gruyere and Parmesan cheese.

I’m out of town for the next week, so I needed to use up a bunch of perishables quickly :P.

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Broken homeless veteran android Dom.  I only hurt him out of love <3.

Broken homeless veteran android Dom.  I only hurt him out of love <3.

Arm is too badly injured to play it :(

I’d be happy to play it for you next time I see you XDXDXD.

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Drew this for a co-worker&#8230;although it turns out he is playing Spec Ops now, so I guess I&#8217;ll just mock him for his other poor life decisions instead :P.

Drew this for a co-worker…although it turns out he is playing Spec Ops now, so I guess I’ll just mock him for his other poor life decisions instead :P.

Dom and Wraith furries.  I don&#8217;t know and I don&#8217;t care.

Dom and Wraith furries.  I don’t know and I don’t care.

Basic Judo throw&#8230;as interpreted by a jiu-jitsu person :P.

Basic Judo throw…as interpreted by a jiu-jitsu person :P.