I just took a belt test for the next taekwondo rank. And I totally hosed it up. I am pretty sure I passed, but I think that ONLY because I didn't get the third try I would have been permitted on the form if I'd done it wrong twice already. So the second try must have been good enough.
My son (the one with Aspergers Syndrome) was taking the test and standing next to me, and he took off like a rocket at the beginning ... which made me think "oh god, he can't be chambering for those strikes if he's going that fast ..." and that's the last thing I remember about doing the form. It totally went out of my head, and I was operating only on muscle memory. I didn't know what I was about to do; my body just moved into the next position. And apparently I had it down well enough to do it on autopilot like that, but with no technique whatsoever.
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked. I am never going to test standing next to my son again -- it's too distracting because I worry about how he's doing instead of concentrating on what I'm doing.
Anyway, apparently my cerebellum learned enough taekwondo to get me through when the cerebrum shuts down, but I suspect that this was the raggedy-assed D- of all time.
What really annoys me is that I'm actually really, really good at this form. I can do it in my sleep. Which is basically what happened.
Sorry for the non-gaming post; I had to vent.
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