En Garde!

It’s felt like one challenge after another this year, and I’m starting to think I should’ve busted out the protective gear months ago. Something like this or this:

I like the idea of being able to lunge and parry with something sharp and stabby, but that heavier sword looks pretty good right now, too. Whack.

On the other hand, it’s probably a major hassle to go pee when wearing all that stuff. Maybe I should settle for this in 2015: