So I ended up going and am on my way home, no regrets:

やっぱりたまに飲みに行くのもいいですね。
特に何も気にしなくていい飲み会には。
自分のことだけを考えて呑めばいいので。
思いっきり飲めるというか気軽に何も考えず飲める。
周りが皆年上や自分より(色々な意味で)強い人だと他の誰も気にしなくてもいい気分です。
自由な気分でストレス発散。
毎週土曜日はストレス発散。
人を投げて刺して切って締めて留めて。

Yes, more than a few friends have told me that I am psychopathic and that I might snap one day and kill everybody in our department.
Or whoever just happens to be in the clubroom at the time that I snap.
Anyway, some ideas on how swinging a stick can have so many different styles.
In a conversation today with a fellow practitioner I learned about how he swings his five foot staff.
He claimed that pulling the staff is the way to go and that you should be relaxed as much as you can because the weight of the staff is enough to do damage.
Another person said that rotational movement of the muscles (such as rotating the staff about its longer axis when performing a thrust).
He claims people are more accustomed to linear movements in general so attempting to incorporate rotational movement into your actions will lead to time losses.
Unless you train yourself such that rotational movements to add to your power become second nature.
I agree with both and wonder why I hadn’t thought of that before.
But now I wonder, can I put what they say into practice?
There’s a long road ahead.

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セブン-イレブンからのおでん。
一回食べてみたかったんですよね、コンビニのおでん。
基本的におでんは好きなので結構良かったです。
色々と長く置いていたりの問題があるらしいですがそんなのを気にせず食べます。
死ぬわけじゃあるまいし。
辛子と柚子胡椒を頂きましたがそれぞれ適した具材があるようですね。