I have these really nice ceramic kitchen knives that a former roommate had and left with me. They're so good I'm sometimes afraid to use them. I actually split my thumb open maybe half a centimeter and had to go get stitches. Only they said, "naw, it's a clean cut, we'll put this medical glue on it and you'll be fine." And I was, eventually.
Yeah, a holiday is just what I need. I'm leaving in two days and everything around me is trying to make it difficult to leave, from my car engine going wonky, my cat getting worms, and my health taking a nosedive. So, I sorta get where you're at.
Speaking of food, I went to the Food Festival with my best friend and neighbours. To be honest it wasn't that great for what is a yearly event but I had a decent time regardless. Ended up having some Japanese style chilli chicken noodles for lunch. There was a knife shop selling overly expensive knives but I suppose if you're a hardcore chef, that's the kind of kit you need. Or hardcore serial killer
I'm going on holiday in a few weeks time and I got my competition coming up but I've trapped a nerve in my right shoulder and it hurts like hell. I think I have enough time for it to recover but I have to take it easy for a while which is frustrating because I want to train V---V
Ugh. Why am I reading this when I'm hungry again? I'm going to have to get something for lunch now. Or maybe dinner. I dunno. I think I'd like living in a place like where you do. Quiet. That's what I want. My place where I live is pretty quiet but sometimes the neighbors I share a wall with play music loud on the weekends and there are some high school kids who like to smoke pot outside and be kinda loud and that's annoying.
Yeah, human nature. Such a dangerous thing. I'm still waiting to get my robot body so I can transplant my brain into it and not deal with all that hoopla.
It was the chimichangas we had. Yeah they seem pretty cool, invited them over this evening as one of them used to play the piano. It was a nice evening but I think next week I'll naturally want to revert back to my more usual weekly routine. A creature of habit that I am.
The majority of my neighbours are the elderly as I live in an area where the flats are owned by the council. They are nice and quiet which is what I want really so it's a pretty good deal I think.
I believe it's a survival instinct. We're still programmed to want to reproduce to preserve humankind - but this instinct was honed back in time when our race was scarce. This is not the case in the current day and age but those old instincts still live on.
Ah, you had to mention Mexican food. Now I'm hungry. Was it quesadillas you had, maybe, or chimichangas? Sounds like you have nice neighbors.
I just don't get why some people love kids. It's gotta be a chemical thing in the brain. Someone I know said that she never wanted kids until one day out of the blue she was like "I want kids now, lots of kids". Scary thought. Betrayed by your own mind.
But yeah I'm not a great big fan of looking after kids either, or kids in general. I don't plan on having any kids, world is overpopulated as is anyway. I sometimes teach the kids class in karate and that can be draining / stressful to do, depending on how bad the kids are.
The neighbours I met over the weekend invited me and my best mate over for dinner on the Tuesday, had a pretty good time, much better than Saturday. She cooked some Mexican burrito things with melted cheese and chicken.
I was stuck almost all Sunday as an impromptu babysitter because some friends of mine, who are great, but terrible at making a plan and keeping to it, had their kids with them and, yeah, long story short I don't really like kids and it's so taxing having to deal with them. Nothing like coming into work on Monday and already feeling tired from your day off. (b'')b
And those woods are mostly private property so there are fences and things. It looks like it's out in the middle of nowhere, but there actually a town just a few hundred feet inland. Somewhere along the river there are places you can get up into the woods, but I don't know where exactly.
Looks very nice. Did you check out the woodland area as well?
I actually wore my karate trousers and a white sports jumper when I last played - I haven't played cricket in years myself but when I used to play for a club, I had the full kit.
My weekend was alright, finally got round to meeting the majority of my neighbours - even invited these two dutch ladies to my place but my god, I got so bored. I had my best friend with me and the three of them were talking for hours - like five hours of flowing conversation. I was sitting at the couch talking for a bit at times and such but geeeez my introverted mind cannot handle these sorts of situations very well. I would have much rather have played my PS3, surfed the web or whatever. Oh well, they were nice and stuff so that was cool and all.
Before yesterday I don't think I went swimming for a few years. I used to do it a lot when I was a kid but now, I dunno, it hasn't been as appealing. But I did like the place I went to. I'll probably go back.
That's the place, btw. It wasn't so crowded when I went there though, which was great.
And cricket? Do you wear one of those cream colored sweaters or whatever when you play?
With my martial arts, it works the whole body but when I do something different, like play cricket or attempt an obsticle course, i.e work my body in different ways using muscles I don't use as much, I get really sore.
We had this company day out doing a bunch of challenges and I got a tan. I was amazed because I didn't think I could really get one but yeah, I have a nice dark brown with a tint of red skin. Slightly demonic I think.
How often do you go swimming? I took lessons as a kid but haven't really swam in years now. There's a canal near where I live and I know some people do go swimming along it, maybe I should give it a shot, though you'd have to be careful of passing by boats.
I haven't had a chance to play Mario Kart yet. I hear it's fun. One of my friends who has it started a new job and I never see him anymore. :( Oh, well. Such is life.
I took a trip up to a river beach today, spent about two hours swimming and now my core muscles are all sore. I don't really work out those at all. Got a little bit sunburned, too. But it was nice swimming in calm, fresh water instead of trying to swim in the ocean like I would do otherwise. Or a public pool. Ick. Children. Urine. Ick.
At my university it was compulsory to do one but the year after I graduated, they made it optional and one could choose to do several mini projects instead.
I can relate, I exercise my creativity through music rather than writing these days though. I used to do a lot of role playing online and I think it improved my written communication skills quite a bit. I remember getting the highest score in one of my university classes for this essay we had to write.
Haha, being of South Asian decent puts me at greater risk of heart disease. You don't get more South Asian than Sri Lanka where my heritage resides. I abstain from alcohol but I'm going to try in taking a small amount once or twice a week because they say in small moderation, it can do the body good.
I only have a PS3 but Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U would be good. One of my neighbours has one so I might be able to play it on his or something.
Ick. Thesis. I somehow was able to get through college without doing one. I'm not entirely sure how. At the time I don't think I could have done one so props to you. And me, publish? Maybe self-publish, but that's a faraway thought. I do it because I need to do creative things to stay mentally healthy. And physical health? Yeah, you don't want my genes. Cholesterol I don't have, but heart disease I do. Or will, rather. Probably. I have a history of it in the family. Also alcoholism. ~Fun topics~
I don't play much with my games anymore, except I got a Wii U and Splatoon and that's been fun.
50,000 words is a hell of a lot - the most I've ever written is ~15,000 and that was for my university dissertation / thesis. But then when you say that only amounts to 100 pages, yeah it doesn't seem that much. You have any intention of publishing your work once it's finished?
Can I have some of whatever it is that keeps you healthy? Haha, my cholesterol is my one weak point when it comes to my health at the moment.
Do you still play your PS3 at all - I remember you saying you purchased one.
Not a wi-fi hand then? Ugh, responsibilities. I could do with fewer of them.
I have dozens of half-finished things I've written on a lot of different ideas and topics, but I've hunkered down to focus on one of them, a novel-length scifi story which I feel like I'm maybe halfway done with. Or not? Length is hard to measure, but I've already passed the National Novel Writing Month suggested length of 50,000 words. That's not a very long novel though. Like, maybe 100 pages when your average published book might be twice that or more.
High cholesterol is something I haven't had to worry about yet, but I'm trying to be preemptive and not have it become a problem. Luckily I've got something in me that gives me healthy blood pressure and all-around good physical health so it's been a bit of an easy ride for a while compared to what other people have to put up with. Just gotta get my weight under control now.