Jogo da Vida

Capoeira
Classes have been going quite well and both my wife and I got to play in the rhoda for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We both mostly just did the ginga and threw some meia lua de frente, but it was fun. Last night, Mestre Nô (the Grand Mestre of Capoeira Angola Palmares) was at class. Despite the language barrier (he speaks only a tiny bit of English), things went well and I learned how to string together some of the moves I’ve been learning over the past few months into something useful. I’m looking forward to Wednesday and more training with Mestre Nô.

Family
Last night, my brother, Brent, proposed to his girlfriend and she said “Yes”. Congratulations, Brent! It’s a lot of work, but it’ll be worth it in the end! September and I will be praying for you and Alissa.

A good two years

Yesterday was my wife’s and my 2 year anniversary. I can’t believe that it’s been that long… time flew!! For our special day, I got her a Nikon Coolpix S6. She loved it and it also works with Linux! It can be used either as a USB mass storage device, or as a PTP device. The only problem I’m having is that F-Spot crashes when it tries to detect the camera in PTP mode, so I’m forced to use gThumb in PTP mode (this is on Ubuntu Dapper on PowerPC). Dear LazyWeb… are there any other photo managing applications for Linux out there that compare to F-Spot? gThumb is nice, but not so intuitive to a Linux newbie like my wife.

From my lovely wife, I received a Nintendo DS Lite with New Super Mario Brothers. Isn’t she the greatest? (Not only does she get me sweet gadgets, but she uses Linux!!) Dear LazyWeb… to continue my previous request, what other DS games are worth buying? I’m already borrowing Metroid Prime: Hunters from a friend, so I know that one is great.

Gifts aside, it’s been a great two years and I really truly love my wife more today than the day we were married! I couldn’t ask for a better partner in life.

Edit: I forgot to mention that my wife got Brain Age for the DS as well.  I played it today and it was pretty fun and interesting.  I was quite impressed with the voice recognition portion of it.  The things that gadgets can do these days…