Foil was a good class.
I got an epee private lesson from Sally in taking the blade. This was great and highly unusual. We do not fence weapons other than foil on foil night. ( Barring some really big tournament coming up.) Perhaps I got the lesson because I am going to miss epee so much this month. I was booed and hissed by foilist. They worked on anti-Jim techniques while I was in another room with Sally.
I was soundly beaten by the bug lady....Tinkerbell. (If I was a bad sport I would say "Stinkerbell." Cheating fairy kept blinding me with fairy dust!) Actually, she just kicked my butt, fair and square. I was proud of her ...you know...in a grudging way.
Even with a defeat from the tiny creature, it was a good class. I measure myself lately, by how I fence Tommy. I did well and I felt more like a foilist.
Sandy has really let her hair down. She is a lot of fun. I bruised her last time. I need to be more careful. She wants the over twenty-one crowd to go out and have a drink after fencing sometime. That is most of the class. Things have really changed, Two years ago it was mostly kids with a couple of adults. Now it is the opposite. If we go have a drink, I will bet Sandy is a hoot. I don't see many of the foilist doing that, other than me.
Woody is now on my "marked for vengeance list" thrice! He was already there for leaving me alone with little kids at the "Fence for Food" thing. Then he was part of the people who ragged me about when I fenced Kathy. Now he has brought this up again, given anti-Jim coaching and snickered WAY to much for a GOOD coach at my traumatic defeat at the hand of the small creature!
I am starting to have fantasies about bug collecting. You know those guys that have thousands of bugs and butterflies that are dry and mounted with a pin through them on a tiny board. So far my collection will have only two.......... the fairy and Woody!