Sorry y’all, things have been super busy around here lately. My dad, who has been working in Indiana- which means he has to fly out there every Sunday, and doesn’t get back until Friday night-had the week off, so we’ve all been really lazy this week. We’ve spent the whole week like a weekend, just hanging out. It’s been really nice! We all really enjoy having him home, everything goes so much better when he’s here. Anyways, here’s what’s up in my life lately.
I have a job now! I work the front desk at the gym were we take Krav. This means I’ll have to skip Krav every once in a while but I’m totally ok with that. I’m pretty sure I have the coolest boss in the world. Only thing is I have to answer the phone now, that’s one thing I never did at my other job. I hate answering phones, especially if it means talking to a stranger. I don’t like phone calls anyways, but when I have to talk to someone I don’t know, it makes it even worse. I’ve only actually had to answer the phone once so far, and it’s actually not as bad as I thoughtit would be. I still don’t like it, but it’s not torture. Overall, it’s pretty awesome.
I finally saw Thor 2 a few weeks ago. I loved it! and we saw Frozen, but I liked Thor 2 better. Especially since it had Christopher Eccleston in it. He played the Ninth Doctor, the first one when they rebooted the show in 2005. He’s my favorite doctor of all. In Thor he plays Malekith, the dark elf. I really liked his character, and I’m not totally convinced he was evil. I think he had the right to try to take the universe back. His people had it first after all. But that’s an argument for another day. I drew this picture of him. I actually changed it quite a bit after I took this picture, but I lost my camera, so I can’t take another picture.
I’ve been doing pushups regularly for about a month now. When I quit for nearly three months, I lost a lot, but I’m slowly gaining it all back. I’ve also been consistently been doing 10 pull-ups every night once I finish my pushups. I can finally do a full pull-up from a dead hang. The pull-up bar in our TV room is high enough that I can’t touch the floor when I’m holding on to it. I’ve always been able to do a few pull-ups and chin-ups when the bar is low enough that I can reach it without jumping, or standing on the tips of my toes, which means I was probably cheating and jumping a little when I did them, it’s amazing how much difference a few inches can make.
When I started up again back at the beginning of February, I was doing 200 in 10 minutes, now I’m up to 300 in 15. Next week I’ll add another 100 push-ups, and I’ll only have an extra 5 minutes to do them. I’m trying to work my way back up to 1000 or 1200 in an hour. It’ll take a few months, but I have to set that record, I spent way to much time doing push-ups last year not to.
I haven’t been able to run much for the last two months. Hopefully that’ll change next week. Remember how I hurt myself after running 5 miles back in January? well, turns out, I really messed up on of the tendons in my leg. And I thought I was better last month but I pushed myself too far to soon. I’m going to slowly start running again on Monday. Hopefully this time I’ll be able to keep running. I hate not running. I’m probably one of the only people in the world who actually enjoys it while I’m doing it. Most people I’ve talked to say they hate it while they’re doing it but once they’re done, they’re glad they did it.
And my scarf STILL hasn’t come! I’m going crazy waiting for it. The cold weather is pretty much gone, so I probably won’t really get to wear it until fall now. -.- I’m not very happy about that. I think everyone will be happier once it comes. I think I’ve driven everyone crazy by obsessing over it. Seriously though, it’s been a month and a half since I ordered it!
I found a new favorite band. Bastille. Their most popular song is called Pompeii, it’s all over the radio right now, it’s really good, but it’s actually not my favorite. My favorite song by them is called Icarus. I went out and bought their debut album just a few days after I heard Pompeii, and I have to say, I think that was one of the best impulse purchases I’ve made in a long time! I’ve been trying to learn Pompeii on the guitar, but I’m having a lot of trouble with it. Partly because I’m not much good at guitar but I really want to learn the more complicated, but very recognizable version, instead of the easier, plainer version. I’m kind of under the illusion that I’m a master guitar player even though I can only play a few songs. I can play Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Greenday, and Even if it Breaks Your Heart by the Eli Young Band all the way through, I can play about half of Wonderwall, bits and pieces of You Were Meant for Me by Jewel, Emmylou by First Aide Kit, and Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show, and that’s pretty much the extent of my musical abilities.