You know you're hooked on aikido when....
- The first word out of your parrot's mouth is KIAI! and you teach
your cat how to do mae ukemi.
- You have more bruises than a roller derby queen, and you still go
back for more.
- You shut the refrigerator door with a shomen-uchi.
- You shop for clothes based on whether you can practice in them.
- The only clothes you'll wear are gis.
- You actually crave a beach workout.
- The books on your night stand are by authors like Morihei Ueshiba,
Morihito Saito and Miyamoto Musashi.
- The Twelve Days of Christmas becomes: one iaito, two bokken, three
gi's, four rolls of adhesive tape...
...twelve cases of Tiger Balm.
- You look for a place to live based on the amount of practice space
- You refuse to wear shoes.