Sunday, December 23, 2007

My journey of a thousand miles...

Please forgive me for the cheesy attempt at a catchy blog name...I couldn't think of anything great in my opinion...I wanted to stress the long journey ahead of me and am reminded of the old saying,

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step."

That saying coupled with the cheesy gimmick of alliteration resulted in:

Stickgrappler's Sojourn of Septillion Steps

I looked up 'sojourn' on and this was its entry:

sojourn \SOH-juhrn; so-JURN\, intransitive verb:
1. To stay as a temporary resident; to dwell for a time.

So technically 'Sojourn' is not 'Journey' since sojourn is to stay somewhere for a time vs. journey which is travelling :-( Maybe I should view it this I study/research one area, I am staying with that topic until I decide to move on. Hmmm....I guess that is it!

Then I used 'Septillion' instead of 'Thousand'...I could've used 'Sextillion' but I imagine I may have disappointed surfers who search for 'Sex' and get my blog LOL

There you have it! Please accept my sincerest apologies for the cheesy alliterative blog name.

Like anything in Life, the martial arts is a long journey...I know I have to play catch-up given my late start. I am reminded of a Bruce Lee quote:

"If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying."

Well please take my word for it, I'm but a beginner. I am not lying about it and not just being modest.

That reminds me of a seminar I attended, as I walked into the place, the host said something like, "Stickgrappler's here." One of the seminar attendees (Hello ResuTudo!) heard the host...turned to look at me and said, "You're 'Stickgrappler'?" Apparently he was a member of The Underground forum of which I frequented. At the time, I wasn't sure if it was a comment coming from, "Dayum, you are not what I imagined!" or something else like he expected some expert given the 'fame' of my site. LOL



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Stickgrappler's Sojourn of Septillion Steps