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Friday, 29 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Grumpy pants

I've been a bit of a grumpy pants lately, and a lot today. I got so miserable that it turned into a big cry when Jerall got home :-/ It's the same stuff: lack of job, lack of my own money which turns into guilt when even buying something I need like shoes, pcos and not having my license. The pcos stuff is horrid; I have a months worth of prescribed meds left so I need to.find a doctor here, and it's stupid expensive just to see one, not including the scan that'll likely happen. So all of that got me grumpy to such a point that just having someone gchat with me got me all annoyed.

Added to that kung fu on Monday was frustrating, I couldn't seem to get anything right and my back hurt the entire class. It all just made me one into one big miserable ball. Fortunately the cry and a good class this evening helped a lot, and so does writing this post :-) Exercise ftw.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Five for Friday

Before I get into the points just a reminder that the idea comes from this lady.
  1. Saturday past, I bought a pair of size 34 pants :) Sure they were stretch, but the point is that the bigger size was massive. I think a woo hoo is in order, so woo hoo :)
  2. Sevruga's winter special is amazing, and a very good deal.
  3. We're going to Gaansbaai tomorrow, it should be fun :)
  4. I'm looking forward to the I Love Coffee Festival next week. It should make finding a good local roaster much easier for us.
  5. Should I link back to KA every time I use the Five for... idea? Is twice enough to make it clear that I'm not trying to claim it as my own? I find it tricky because I don't want to be accused of trying to appropriate the idea, but it does hurt the flow of the post to always have the disclaimer at the top. I'm afraid if I move the disclaimer to the bottom, that someone might just see the title and go "Hey, you stole it" without bothering to read the entire post and see that I acknowledge where it came from :-/ Any thoughts on what might work?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

My first kung fu class

Last night I went to my first, ever, kung fu class. I was really nervous about it for most of the day yesterday, and it didn't help that Jerall thought my being nervous was funny. I'm not even that sure what possessed me to agree to go in the first place, exercise and I aren't the best of friends.

The first part of the class went well enough, it was stretching, but some of the stretches were familiar from my brief fling with pilates. There were some stretches that I couldn't do like the instructor, but I kept up and did a bit better at that than Jerall ;) Then we got onto technique, and it wasn't really tough, but not easy either. Of course the boy did really well in that part, he got "Well done" a few times for the instructor. It seems that slow controlled movement sequences aren't for me, yet, not to mention the balance and kicking - I'm going to blame the stretches for my weak, not fully extended kicks. The class ended with knuckle push-ups :-/ I could barely do three normal ones, I'm hoping that next week I can do four in both classes.

It was a small class, there were only six of us there, and I was the only girl. Which of course added to my frustration with my slow going, it took a few times for me to get some of the moves. That said, I'll go back, partly because I want to get fit, but mostly because of my competitive nature; I also want to get a "Well done" or two from the instructor like Jerall and our friend J :0

Friday, 15 July 2011

Five for Friday

The idea of Five for Friday comes from Kayla Aimee's blog. Hers is funny, mine not so much - but it is a much better title for a random post than random ;)

  1. I've been sick this week. And it's my sister's fault. I told her not to come visit when she was sick, but she did anyway. Fortunately I didn't pass it on to anyone that was at our flat warming on Saturday.
  2. Saturday was fun. I finally have people who enjoy playing Lips :)
  3. So it seems that despite being me, I'm a bit reserved. Strange I know, but a friend of about a year and a half now, has never heard me swear till Saturday. Admittedly, it might have something to do with the four glasses of wine, but I didn't really think I was that reserved, or rather self censoring. It's a bit odd.
  4. I'm starting to worry abut what summer will be like in our flat. We've had/ are having great weather this past week and a bit; as a result the flat is warm enough for shorts and t-shirts, and have the fan on 0_o
  5. We have a Five for Friday today, cos I figured it's something easy to use for a new post, and I do keep on meaning to post more often - it just doesn't happen. I digress, I'll be using the Five for ... concept more on a Monday. I like documenting the weekends that were fun, and I stopped doing that because someone told me it was a bit vapid. Yay, for me I got to the point of just not caring. The blog is for me, and whoever decides to read it, and given that I don't have a journal this is where I sort of journal.
A bonus point. Any ideas on the best way to sign off from a post? It seems rude to me to not have some form of signing off. Should it be a catch phrase or just a smiley?

Friday, 8 July 2011

Geek cred +1

There should be some sort of geeky merit badge system. If there was then I'd be getting a new one today ;) I finally watched Firefly. The funny thing though is that I did watch Serenity, just not the series that came before it. All in all, it is a fun show and seems to have some great fans. Check out The Browncoat Anthem, via The Mary Sue.

Monday, 4 July 2011

On being competitive

A friend had a boardgames and cake day for her birthday yesterday. It was fun and the cake was yummy :) There is a boardgame that I don't enjoy playing, and I have lost all 13 games that I have played. After the 13th game - I know, why do I keep on playing it when I don't like it? Well my friends and husband like it, and sometimes you do things for others to be happy - the discussion turned to definitions of losing. My friends say I didn't lose, I beat two other people. Me: losing is not wining and winning is coming in first.It didn't go down well. They then told me that I'm very competitive - a big revelation to me.

I know that I can be competitive, but they made it sound like I'm a rage quitter. I just happen to like winning, but knowing that I'm unlikely to win doesn't stop me from playing games. I game because it's fun, and something I can do with friends. If I happen to win, it adds to my fun, and yes, it does make losing the rest of the time easy to deal with.

Is being competitive that bad?

Friday, 1 July 2011

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