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Another weekend gone.

I woke up at 5 am this morning and could NOT get back to sleep, despite not needing to be up til 9. Suck. But I had plenty of time to chop up the watermelon I'd bought to take to my tennis match, so that's something.

We did not win. Overall, my team won 1 match out of 5. We've moved ourselves up a level this summer, & our opponents are not that much more skilled than we are but they are more consistent. But it is actually a lot more fun & we are all learning a lot, even only 2 matches in to the season. My partner & I lost 2-6,5-7 - we nearly took that second set! So that was 2 hours of tennis, & then 2 of my teammates wanted to play more after their match as it was over pretty quickly so we played for another hour or more with them.

All this to say: god, I am sore.
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So I had a lovely weekend.

Yes, I'm only just now getting around to telling you about my weekend.

Saturday I went with my friend S to see Amanda Palmer. It was a good show, and she sounded exactly as good in person as she does on her recordings. She did this really cool thing: she asked concert-goers to send in 7 pictures, each with a theme, to her website by each city. Then she used those as the background art projected onstage.

Here is some video footage I took of it:


Note the guy in the cowboy hat. In every single picture I took. Thanks for that dude.

Here's another one, of her doing a cover:

It was really fairly awesome.

On Sunday, I'd planned to hang out around the house and recover from being on my feet on a concrete floor for four hours. Instead I got a call at 10:30 because one of my tennis teammates had gotten stranded in Tennessee and couldn't make it back in time for our match that afternoon. I played line 3 doubles (out of five lines) and not only did we win but it was the first competitive match I've played where afterward my injured foot did not hurt at all. Now the rest of me, that's a different story.

So that was my weekend. It was a good one. I'm feeling a little under the weather now, possibly because I went for a walk with a friend last night and got caught in the rain. Oh! And I've signed up to do the One Direction Big Bang, so now I have to get back to writing that AU I started this summer.

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 Just read a Tumblr post that referred to Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" as "undiscovered indie gems."

Pardon me while I go put my head in the oven.

On the other hand, I also finished watching disc two, season 2 of Downton Abbey, and got to hear Maggie Smith say the really posh version of Spoiler )   So that's something.

In other news, I've played a tennis match today and yesterday, and I fully expect to be in a lot of pain tomorrow.  Oddly enough, it is not my foot that hurts, but my ribcage.  Apparently I haven't been serving enough lately.  Won both matches though!  We're currently in first place in our division, but it's early days yet.

And in two hours, I'm heading to the airport to fly to Ohio.  Whee.  Donwannagowannastayhome.  *pout*
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  • I played tennis yesterday and today for the first time in a month. I took the month of November off from it entirely, to try to give the plantar fasciitis in my right foot a chance to heal. It hasn't. :( But I was so happy to play again. Playing two days back to back was probably not the best plan. Drills (community co-ed open play*) are on Fridays, my team play time is on Saturdays, and practice is on Mondays. I hate to give up any of them, but I think I will have to pick two of the three going forward. Friday or Saturday, and then Mondays.


  • I have also joined the YMCA. I have been meaning to do more core strength training for a while now, and they also offer pilates, yoga, Zumba, and water aerobics classes. The Zumba is out for now, but the others - particularly pilates and water aerobics - let me exercise without putting strain on my foot. They also offer something they call Coach Approach, where you talk to a fitness person about your goals and they help you build a program to meet them. I had my first meeting today. I wasn't crazy about the woman I saw, but I am happy about the weight training program I will be starting.


  • I am going gang-busters on the craft project I started today. It's a cross-stitch wall hanging of this picture I found on the internet. I will post a picture of the finished product.


  • M is home, so hopefully no more crazy cat stuff.



*There was no way to type that to not sound a little dirty.
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So today I played tennis. It wasn't a great game - our opponents had some serious issues with calling the ball out when it was clearly NOT. It's frustrating, because the game works on an honor system and you cannot challenge a call. I will never understand people who feel the need to cheat at an amateur level. Everyone makes a bad call now and then, but this was a pervasive pattern. Ugh. But anyway, I am tired, grumpy, and sore tonight. I can't remember if I've mentioned it on here, because I haven't posted as much lately, but I've injured my foot. It happened at the end of August - it's plantar fasciatis, or arch pain. I have cut my playing down from 3-4 times a week to only playing once a week in our matches. Unfortunately, it seems to not be enough. This season ends on this coming Sunday, and I think I am going to take a month off. In the meantime, I am going to look for a gym to take yoga and weight training. I hate it, because there's really not much you can do athletically that doesn't require you to use your foot. Except swimming but I don't really like it, and the last time I went swimming I ended up with a month of vertigo.

Apparently I'm falling apart.

Exercising less combined with eating more has lead to my weight going back up, completely erasing the progress I'd made in the first half of the year. Sigh. I'm trying not to hate myself for it, but it is hard not to get upset. I wish food was less of an emotional crutch for me, and that I thought things that were good for me tasted good.

To add to my mental disquiet, I've been working West coast hours for the last few weeks. It really disrupts my routine and isolates me from the outside world. I stay up too late, and then don't leave my house because it's too late to meet anyone after work.


Ok, so that's all my moaning. Now for the bright side: I have ordered new boots. I am working Central time for the next two weeks. I am looking actively for a gym (I even made a spreadsheet!) I am going to dedicate myself to eating right between now and my vacation. IT IS ALMOST TIME FOR MY VACATION. In 11 days, I will has a [personal profile] krazycat. Two days after that, I will be off of work for 10 days (including weekends.)

Writing

Sep. 15th, 2011 02:54 am
vixalicious: (I Can Fly - Amanda Palmer)
I used to write a lot. All the time, every (or nearly every) day. I don't really do that now. I'd like that to change.

At Dragon*Con, I went to several of the writer's track panels, as I do every year. I whinged a lot to [personal profile] zillah975 about how I wish I was writing, like I do every year. Tonight, I went through all the notes I'd jotted in my iPod (yay technology) and I bookmarked all the sites they'd talked about and...

I didn't write anything.

I could have. I totally didn't need to watch those episodes of Criminal Minds (which I'd already seen), Monk (which I don't even like), & Without a Trace (what the hell am I still doing up at this hour?) I could have spent that time being far more productive. Except for the tennis I went and played, and then the drama tennis email waiting for me at home (LSS: we are probably kicking someone off the team for attitude issues.) Those were productive.

I have given this a lot of thought, and I have come to the conclusion that I don't know how to write at home. I did most of my writing in airplanes, airports, hotel rooms, etc. I was alone by circumstance and I had a large block of unfilled time with few other options for distraction. I also had a laptop with a lot longer battery life than I do now - at 45 minutes, I don't even bother to turn it on during the few trips I take these days.

When I was thinking about this entry (which I should have written hours ago instead of now, when it's closing on 3 am and I should be ASLEEP,) I thought the latest thing I'd written was earlier this year. I looked it up, and turns out it was last November. BTW, I never posted a link here; it's AI8 Kris/Adam fluffiness over on DW if you want to check it out. It's only 3500 words.

Anyway, I have decided that I need to work on finding a way to write at home. So I am going to try some writing exercises, to get myself back in the habit and to train myself to write at home. I have found a website with several prompts, and a podcast that is led by one of the panelists from Dragon*Con. So expect to read some weird things from me in the coming months!

OH, and [personal profile] zillah975 - remember when we were drunk and I told you that I once wrote cloud slash? here. And here.
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I meant to come on earlier and update, but oh, how the evenings just slip away!

I had a very nice weekend:

Friday was tennis but no going out after - everyone else was out of town, injured, or not there. I could have met up with friends, but honestly after playing in the humidity & heat I was happy just to get takeout and go home. I'm making a mix for bandombigbang, so I worked on that.

Saturday was Ladies Brunch (G called it that once and now it's stuck that way in my head because I made fun of her for it), aka hanging out with my non-tennis friends. We tried a new restaurant in Buckhead, and I had the most divine breakfast sandwich - black forest ham, brie, and apples, with a maple syrup dipping sauce and a side of cheddar cheese grits. AND I DON'T EVEN LIKE HAM. It was amazing! Then after I did a little shopping, and found some great deals. I got a BCBG shirt that had originally been $140 for $10, and four packs of scrapbooking paper for about the cost of one if I'd gotten it at the craft store - I heart Marshalls. The only sad thing was I realized after I left that I had a card for instore credit from a return that I'd forgotten about, but I'll just use it next time. I also bought white pants. I haven't owned white pants in well over twenty years. We'll see how that ends up!

Saturday night, a friend invited me over to a dinner party at her house. One of her high school friends is a chef, and he cooked us a vegan meal - it was delicious! I can't remember now what all there was but dessert was chocolate mousse made from avocado and coconut.

Sunday was quiet. I'm working on finishing my 2006 photo album - I am through April totally, and through September without captions. I think I started working on it in June, so that's a pretty rapid pace. I'm hoping to power through this week and finish it by the end of the weekend.


And that's about it. I'm still not sleeping right, my neck hurts, but otherwise I am well. I've emailed the potential renter and am waiting to hear back; thanks to everyone for advising me this afternoon!
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*I've decided that when I can't think of a title, I'm just going to use whatever random lyrics are playing on my ipod at the moment. Prepare yourselves accordingly. Feel free to play 'Name that Tune' in the comments.

Friday:
I went to tennis drills, where we warmed up for ten minutes before the skies opened up. Then I spent an hour hanging out at the tennis center chatting with my team captain who works there in the summer when she's off from teaching school. Then I went out to dinner with friends, for our usual Friday night tacos.

Saturday:
I drove up to Vinings Buckhead to get my second laser hair removal. I liked the attendant better this time, I think I will request her next time. She was kinda trashy, but you could also tell she actually did something so that's a win. After running the rest of my errands, I went to see Super 8 with a friend.

OMG.

OMG, y'all. Whoever did the marketing for this movie should be fired! I was sort of on the fence about seeing it; we were originally going to go see Green Lantern but the timings didn't work out. So how this movie should have been marketed: someone drops the Goonies into the middle of a monster movie. Go. Go now! I laughed, I cried, I gasped, then I laughed some more because my friend screamed out loud in a crowded movie theater and I am a bad friend like that.

Sunday:
My partner & I kicked ASS in tennis! We won 6-0, 6-0. We were a well-oiled machine. We rock. :) And our opponents were nice, and fun, which trust me is NOT the norm. A lot of people take amateur tennis far too seriously. After I got cleaned up, I got my grocery shopping done and picked up Mexican takeout for dinner (I totes deserved guacamole!) Then I worked on my photo album from 2006 - I got through April, where I got to document my first ever face-to-face meeting with [personal profile] krazycat! ILU! Can't wait til November when we can hang out again. Why is November so far away?

Today:
TODAY WORK DID NOT SUCK. I nearly finished my installation in one day, which should give me plenty of time this week to finish up the training from last week. I know the idea of getting to do more work in the week isn't normally a positive, but I would really like to have everything wrapped up by Friday so that I can have the next two weeks (one vacation, one work conference) without old stuff hanging over my head. And then I went to tennis practice, and that also did not suck - although to be fair, it doesn't usually. It was soooooo muggy though. I was literally dripping by the end of it. Good workout though!


Today's Random Thought: My face looks thin again in the mirror. I like.
vixalicious: (Music Appreciation)
Going to the Gardens
I did end up going to the Botanical Gardens last night for their Cocktails in the Gardens event. It was nice - after threatening to rain all day, the skies cleared and we got to watch a beautiful sunset over downtown from a swing while sipping pineapple Flirtinis. And I finally had an excuse to wear the vintage 50s faux-pearl necklace my mom gave me a few years back. Win-win.

Drills getting rained out
I tried to go play tennis tonight, but we didn't make it ten minutes before the deluge began. It was a scary one too, lots of wind and thunder. But it blew through pretty quickly, and I still went out to dinner with my friends. Sad I didn't get to play though!

Eaten alive!
In the ten minutes I was outside, I seem to have gotten at least two new bug bites. Between that, last night at the gardens, and tennis last weekend, I am a bug buffet. And since I have such pale skin, I don't just get bites, I get welts. Good times. :( Must buy bug spray.

Things I need to do this weekend
Buy bug spray. Get my next laser hair removal treatment. Buy a box of white adhesive labels for scrapbooking. Go grocery shopping.

Also...
Yay, New York State marriage equality! 1 down, 44 more to go. I'm pretty sure you can count on Georgia being somewhere toward the end of that.

Oops.

May. 25th, 2011 11:49 pm
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So I just realized twittinesis is down and not posting tweets. I'm trying to switch back to LoudTwitter, but it's not working so far. I'm still alive though :) You haven't missed much:


  • I've been painting the office again and again - it's finally done.

  • I went to see some local musicians do covers of The Kinks' Lola vs Powerman album on Sunday.

  • My tennis tournament is done; our last opponents canceled on us at the last minute. We came in third in our division with a record of 5-1, but I think we'll still make the playoffs because of the small number of teams in the league.

  • I mowed the lawn today and weed-ate my leg a little.

  • I am starving. Starving! But I'm trying to eat less :( Food, why so good?


And that's about it.
vixalicious: (I Can Fly - Amanda Palmer)
Ok, so more concert thoughts from Wednesday:
*I got to hear Gerard say 'mothafuckas' live.
*Mikey Way's bass is a sparkly, sparkly thing.

I took Wed-Fri off. Thursday I ran errands and then went to a laser hair removal appointment. I can't remember if I mentioned it on here, but I got a Groupon deal - 6 sessions for $400, normally a $2500 value. So I am giving it another go, we shall see. After that, I came home and started my major project, painting the panelling in my office. I got the deglossing treatment done on 3 of the 4 walls that night.

Friday, I went and got more deglosser and finished the fourth wall, then painted one coat of primer on the other 3 walls. It looked like crap. Like "oh my god I'm going to have to pay someone a lot of money to come fix this" levels of crap. I took a break to go play a tennis game (we won, yay!), and then came home and put a second coat of primer on the 3 walls.

Saturday started off with another game of tennis - we won again, but it took 3 sets. It really should not have, we were better players, but we couldn't quite get it together in the first set. Then I came back home and... you guessed it! Painted. By the end of the day, all four walls had 3 coats of primer on them. They looked pretty good!

Today, I slept in! After lunch, I went down and painted the trim and the door white, and then put the sample paint on the wall. I have learned that no matter how much you think the color you've picked out matches everything, it's best to try it out before you commit to purchasing a whole gallon. So far, I think it looks lovely, but I am going to live with it for at least another day to be certain.

As a reward, and to get out of the house, I went to see Thor. It was so-so. I was distracted by:

a) the guy who plays Thor sounds just like Heath Ledger
b) Loki is played by Johnny Weir's evil twin. No, really, look:Pictures or it didn't happen )
c) the completely unsubtle product placement. This movie brought to you by Southwest Airlines.
d) the lack of AC/DC. How can you make a movie about the god of Thunder, and NOT PUT THUNDERSTRUCK ON YOUR SOUNDTRACK????

And that was pretty much my weekend. OH! And another one of my plants is blooming - my mini rose! Apparently it's been all about the amount of sunlight, who knew?
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Ok, so looking at my journal, it's been ages since I really posted here. On the bright side, my twitter to facebook connection is working again, so I am tweeting more which lets you know things like I went to the ER last weekend. That was fun.

So let's see. Last weekend - Friday night, tennis. Saturday, tennis. Sunday, walked a 5K in 53 minutes. This was my first 5K and I was happy that it was pretty easy for me. Of course, it's not like we walked super fast or anything but hey. It was fun. Actual fun, not the sarcastic fun from the previous paragraph. Then there was my little DIY accident. Lesson learned: never set power tools above you, they might fall. The major thing I have to say about that is that I was really disappointed with the ER at Emory. Since I moved here, people have always told me that if I need to go to the hospital, I should go to Emory. I think they must mean the one downtown, because the one at the campus hospital was tiny and dingy. And I had to wait for 3 hours to get an x-ray.

But anyway, thankfully it turned out to be nothing. It didn't even hurt really, just a lot of swelling which is now turning into a lovely large bruise with still just a tiny bit of swelling. Luckily the organizers of the 5K had included a sample of Arctic Ease so I tried it out. It feels weird because it's all clammy, but it was much more convenient than the bag of ice. Also, unlike the bag of ice, my cat didn't try to attack it and eat it.

I had to take a few days off from tennis on the doctor's recommendation, so I missed practice on Monday and had to postpone the match I had planned for Tuesday. I did finish the shelves though, and over Thursday and Friday I managed to deep clean the bathroom and get everything back in the closet. It's so nice to have a place for everything instead of having stuff piled up in a jumble. Other than that, I didn't accomplish much this week though.

Thursday night, I played a THREE HOUR TENNIS MATCH. Long match was long. I won though, so that's something. Then last night, it was the usual - tennis drills and tacos after with friends. Then I had the make up match from Tuesday today. Sadly, my legs went "Bitch, do you think you're an athlete or something???" and then replied "Um, no." I totally lost the will to live in the second set. I'd planned to come home and mow the lawn, but as tomorrow is our Spring ALTA season opener, I felt I owed it to my partner to rest up tonight and try to be fresher for tomorrow. We shall see.

So all of that is to say that if you were to ask me what I've been up to, I would say: playing tennis.

Tonight I have:


  • Sat on my couch.

  • Eaten candy.

  • Watched the movie Brothers and cried.

  • Worked on my iPod playlists.

  • Took pictures of the Super Moon.

  • Packed for my work trip to (near) Chicago tomorrow.

  • Written you a long, fairly boring LJ post.

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Day 27: This month, in great detail

December 17:

Last day of work for the year, woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! And it went reasonably well, I think. At least, until I get back and realize all the things I forgot to do, I'm sure. Oh well. C'est la vie. After work, I went to tennis drills, and then out to dinner with friends. Then home to pack and fret about forgetting things in the morning. I think I have everything in a giant pile now though. All I have to remember to do tomorrow is turn the thermostat down, make sure to pack the cat's bowls, and pack my eyeshadow and wrist braces. We shall see. And now to bed, because the alarm is set distressingly early.

I am going to keep up with the posting while I'm away, but probably not everyday as my internet access there is spotty.


Day 28: This year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy
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Day 27: This month, in great detail

Today was all about the tennis. Well, and the hangover, but hey.

*Woke up at 7 am. Had aspirin and water. Tried not to drown in my own mucus - am super over being ill. Went back to bed.
*Drug myself out of bed at 11. Got ready for tennis match. Got into car. Realized food for tennis match was sitting on kitchen counter. Got back out of car.
*Made it to the match with my portion of the food. Had super excellent chili cookout with my team - we are the hostesses with the mostesses.
*Cheered team on.
*Played my match - beat opponents 6-0, 6-1, total Beth Squared victory! (My partner's name is also Beth)
*Cheered on our last line. We won the match 3 lines to 2.
*Went over to a friend's house for match post-mortem and to help her with her new scanner.
*Came home with the best intentions of getting stuff done, sat on couch and watched "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" instead.

Day 28: This year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy

vixalicious: (Cat - I Need a Drink)
Day 27: This month, in great detail

Ok, so I need to preface this entry by saying I've had 3 margaritas. Caveat emptor!

Soooooooo. This morning I got up, stumbled downstairs. Worked. Worked some more. Finished my stupid project that I probably shouldn't have finished. Pre-emptively called in sick for Monday because I have nothing scheduled and I will either get some medicine from the doctor or do this other thing that probably isn't going to happen but would make me stupidly happy if it did. (hi, still a tease.)

Then I got ready and went to tennis drills. One of the girls on my team is leaving for at least six months to travel in Asia, so we all went to drills and then to Taqueria del Sol for lots and lots of margaritas. Was good times! Now I am tipsy and heading to bed shortly.

Day 28: This year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy

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So you know how you think to yourself, "Starting on X day, I'm going to do this thing." and then you realize that X day was in fact YESTERDAY?

Oops.

Ok, so I never finished that 30 day meme. You've forgotten about it, everyone has, except for me because things like that actually bother me. One of the many, many ways in which I am special.

Day 27: This month, in great detail

I stalled out on this one, because it's hard to go through your entire month in great detail. So instead I'm going to post every day this month. Except how I forgot yesterday!

So, ladies and gents, here is my December 1st:


  • Got up at the crack of dawn, dressed in my finest business casual, got breakfast at Sonic, and drove downtown to present myself for jury duty.

  • Sat in the jury room for four hours, entertained Law & Order fantasies. Got dismissed. Some day I'm going to make it to the part where they ask you questions. Atlanta has a lot of crime, and they are going to need me at some point. This is the 3rd time I've been summoned in 8 years; it's going to happen.

  • Went grocery shopping, got lunch.

  • Came home and sort of worked for a couple of hours.

  • Set out for my K-Swiss Sweet Sixteen tournament match. Had complete GPS fail - it wouldn't let me enter any info! Called a friend to help me out with directions. Halfway there (an hour away :( ) it started working again. I think it was too cold.

  • Which should tell you something about my tennis match. Jeez, it was COLD. I really didn't want to play, but it was the last day to meet the deadline. We were really well matched, but I have to say I entirely beat myself: 6-4, 3-6, 7-1 tiebreaker game. It was my first game in the cold weather and my lungs were not ready for it.

  • Came home, watched tv, and went to bed. Read until stupid late, then went to sleep.




Day 28: This year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles your fancy
vixalicious: (Music Appreciation)
Ugh, I'm tired. I think I've caught a cold - tomorrow I'm going to have to run to the pharmacy to stock up on Cold FX.

So... weekend. I went out to dinner with friends on Friday; slept, slept, slept on Saturday, then worked on my photo albums. Today was tennis, then a quick run down to S's house to make sure he wasn't dead since we were supposed to have lunch and he wasn't answering his phone (he's not dead, just spacey due to pain killers and lack of sleep from back spasms.)

You may recall some months back I made the decision to work on this year's photo album in "real time." The plan was that I would stay one month behind, ie in November I should be working on September. Yeah. I just finished April? Whee.

I'm going to try to finish May this week. We'll see!

Also this week I'm going to try to clean out my closet, and pot the plants I bought on Saturday to replace the cacti I killed. Yes, I killed two cacti - and NOT by overwatering. Plants that can survive the desert can't survive me.

Tennis was kind of weird today. I won, but it was a strange thing. She had a very unusual serve - it was basically a drop shot. It was easy enough to deal with that, but then I think it made me think she wasn't a good player, and then she got a lot of points on me by disproving that. It was the last game of my K-Swiss singles league (unless I make the playoffs, which I don't think I will, but you never know.) I really don't enjoy playing singles. It's great when it's with a friend and we still chat, but competitively it's just you out there, and some players take it a bit too seriously. I much prefer doubles - at least then you aren't in it alone. But playing singles makes me a better doubles player, and it's more exercise, so I'll probably keep doing it in the spring and fall seasons. I am pleased with my outcome this season: 4 wins, 3 losses, with no scores being below 8 (the highest possible score available when losing.)

Starting with a whine, ending with a whine. I can't stop sneezing and my throat huuuuuurrrts. :(
vixalicious: (Screwed)
Hope those of you who celebrated had fun, and that everyone had a good weekend!

I am worn out! But it was a fun weekend. On Friday, I went to the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse ( http://www.atlantazombie.com/ ) with some friends. They play it like you're a small group of survivors being led out of a hot zone by a military guide and zombies jump out at you from all over, then the military guys shoot them, and you run. It was good times. Then afterward they had zombie paintball, where you get to shoot at real people dressed as zombies. I was excited, as about five zombies into the first tour, I was all "I want a gun too!"

I did feel bad about shooting one guy because he was about five feet away, but the girl at the booth said I had to do it. I guess he knew what he signed up for!

Then on Saturday, I slept in (yay!) then did some shopping before I went for a walk with a friend. Then I got cleaned up and went out to a Day of the Dead gallery exhibit opening that a friend had an entry in, and then they invited me to go to the bar that one of them bartends at, and then before I knew it, I was crawling into bed at 4 am.

The next morning, I drug myself out of bed at 10 am to go play a tennis match. I was hurting! I really didn't have that much to drink, but I forgot to eat dinner! Oops! I lost the match, but I'm pretty proud of it - I took it to three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-7), and the last one went to a tiebreak. Not bad considering my state, and the last time I played this girl she beat me 6-4, 6-4.

I was going to spend the evening recovering quietly and handing out candy, but J&S invited me down to theirs for dinner and a scary movie. Way more fun, but I'm sure I wasn't the best company ever.

Today, I really, really wanted to call into work. Every muscle in my arms and legs are aching, even though I don't think that the match was that challenging. I'm guessing I was super dehydrated. Ugh.
vixalicious: (Love:Love)
So I didn't work at a cafe today.

I overslept, then I got stressed thinking about how I was going to swing being out and about and having to get myself to a tennis match at 6:30pm. Did I try to get back to the house in time? Did I take clothes with me? And by then it was noon, so instead I just ran to get my dry cleaning and grabbed some lunch and came back to the house.

I am going to go out tomorrow though. I already have my stuff gathered up and in one spot, and a list of cafes to try out. *determined face*

I'm worn out from my match though - it was my first singles match of the fall K-Swiss season. Singles is soooo much more work than doubles! Which is why I wanted to do it, and why I don't actually enjoy it as much. I had a lot of unforced errors, and I spent most of the first set trying to remember singles strategy. I lost, but it was a close game - 6-7, 6-7. However, it took FOREVER. We got there at 6:30, and then had to wait about an hour for a court to become available. And we didn't get done til about 9:45pm. So that was my whole night gone.

Now I'm in that weird place where I haven't eaten dinner, but if I don't eat I'll get hungry just as I go to bed. Plus according to the website I'm using to track my food intake, I am apparently dead even on calories - I've eaten the amount I'm supposed to for the day, but the tennis burned it all off. Maybe I'll have a pudding cup.

Zzzzzzzzz. Sorry, are you still awake. Boring entry is boring. :)
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I know, I ask that every Sunday night.

So this week... this week I let myself mope. That's done now. So this weekend I got up on Saturday and mowed the lawn, despite the ever-threatening rain which luckily never materialized (sorry Nashville, it's all yours.) I even learned how to change the oil in my lawnmower, go me! Now I just have to figure out how to sharpen the blade. Or at least what tool to buy to do so. However, that's a battle for another day.

I also started working on February for my 'scrap-as-you-go-2010' photo album. I'm a bit behind, obviously, but I hope to catch up this month, it's my new May goal. Goals are good. :) February is a big month for photos, since that's when K & I went to Charleston. Looking at the photos is surprisingly NOT sad-making; we had fun. Between yesterday and today, I got about halfway done mounting the photos, and got the labels written up but not printed. To catch up, I need to finish the page layouts for the rest of the photos, attach all labels, review March calendar, print labels for work and movies, gather and have printed all photos from March, and then do the layouts, mounting and labelling for March. And I really ought to go ahead and go through the Coachella photos and figure out what I want to print so I don't waste money on prints I won't use. Time-consuming hobby is time-consuming.

In other hobby-related news, my tennis team won our division this season, and today we played in the playoffs for the first time! We lost miserably, but I am hanging on to the positive: we've never gone so far, and the team that beat us has been playing for five years to our 1.5 years.

I am also thinking/planning on taking a yoga class this week. I haven't in ages.

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