Monday, February 27, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
My bike and I used to have a rather close relationship. We used to go out 3 or 4 times a week. But over the last 6 months we've been drifting further and further apart. 3 or 4 times a week turned into once a week and then once every two weeks and then suddenly I wasn't taking my bike out at all. Do I have an excuse for this? No. It was because of total laziness on my part that the relationship has fallen apart. Well, this morning for the first time in, I don't even want to count how many weeks, I took my bike out. We headed to our usual spot in Mill Creek. There is nothing like snow covered, hill filled trails on your bike to get your blood pumping. The best part about going out in the winter is that there are very few other people and so you don't have to show any restraint when going down the hills. Going down hill in the snow is lots of fun. Of course going up hill is a lot harder. My legs and lungs have forgotten what working that hard feels like. But, and this is very exciting for me, my chest didn't hurt afterwards. I know that seems like a strange thing to be excited about, but ever since my pole vaulting accident in gr.11, oh so many years ago, my chest has tended to hurt whenever I do any really hard physical activity in the cold. So the fact that it doesn't hurt at all is awesome. I'll have to go out tomorrow to see if this is true or if it was just an anomaly.
The wanting to take my bike out again has started as my attempt to get back into running. A couple nights ago I couldn't fall asleep for hours and as I was lying awake my mind wandered back to the good old days of track and cross-country and I realized how much I miss running. I knew that if I just went out running that my first run would be my last run. So I figure I will bike for a while first and then start running. It would sure be nice to have a running partner. Anyone want to join me:) Or anyone know anyone who runs.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Reading week has started!! I'm so relieved. I did very little yesterday. But that included watching Canada's Women hockey team win gold in the "ice hockey". That was exciting. The men need to take note. But at least they just finished beating the Czechs.
This morning I was once again woken up because someone was in my house. They keep getting stuff done upstairs and so people have to come downstairs into my apartment to do stuff. I really wish I would be informed ahead of time when there will be someone in my house. I went over this with my landlady last week. There are now 22 tiles missing from my ceiling. They keep getting taken down and never replaced. I chucked them outside and put them beside the old stove and dishwasher from upstairs that have been in the back yard for 2 weeks now. I was tired of the pile being in the way. (Sorry that was a bit of complaining)
There is a new old washer and dryer in my house now. Someone upstairs broke the nob on the dryer and for some reason it resulted in the washer and dryer being switched around the three houses (?). I'm doing my laundry right now and it is the most bizarre sounding washing machine I've ever heard. It's not loud, it just makes strange noises. It sounds like a robot at some points and as if it's going to lift off at other times. The cats were sitting starring at it for a while after I first turned it on. They think it's strange too.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
That horrible time of the semester is upon us once again. Midterm week has arrived. I start tomorrow. And write for the next three days. Then comes the glorious arrival of Reading Week:) Only three days of school left until freedom. My electromagnetic theory professor made our assignment due on the Monday of Reading week. I wonder if he realizes that that day is Family Day and the physics building, where we have to hand in our assignment, will be closed and locked up? I have a key so that's not a problem for me but who knows other members of my class will do. Not that I care, since we get graded on a curve (mahaha).
Here is a picture of my formula sheet for my partial differential equations midterm. Isn't it beautiful!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Here is the mural on a building in Essex that my Dad is on. It shows all of the people who were president of the Essex Rotary Club (my Dad is president right now). It was painted to celebrate some anniversary of Rotary, I don't remember which one. Essex has this thing with murals, they are all over the buildings downtown. Some of them look really nice. It gives a definite small town feel to the place.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
And here is a picture of the cookies I baked today. They are delicious. They are chocolate with Skor bits and chocolate chips in them.