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Keeping myself centred

After being really beat up by my thesis revisions over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been keeping myself centred by doing the little things that make my happy. I know what you’re thinking; no, it’s not a post about Drupal.

Now that the sun is out, the weather is warm, and the flowers are growing, I’ve picked up my camera and gone shooting a few times. It’s very relaxing to look at things 10 mega pixels at a time. The thing about Brampton is that there aren’t very many places I can go shooting. Anytime I’m down in Guelph I’ll take my camera with me and take some shots on campus. I attended a Guelph Storm game for the first time. I took my camera with me just to take some picture. I was told picture taking is not allowed. That was a bit of a bummer. Now it’s not so much about getting on explore, it’s more about taking pictures I think are great. If no one else likes them, too bad.


Washing my car is really relaxing too. I get to inspect the surface for new scuffs and scratches. Finding new ones is a bit depressing because my paint is so rare. I ordered paint through the dealership 6 weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. But when I’m done washing, my car looks so spotless! I pride myself on my auto detailing skills.


Fixing things on my car is also very relaxing. Mostly because I learn how my car works when I do the work myself, AND it’s cheaper! Most of the parts I changed were simple bulbs and bolts you can get at crappy tire, but the process of doing the fixing was very satisfying.

Sports! Raptors or Blue Jays. Mostly Raptors. I love love love watching Raptors games. I’ve been to a whole bunch this year, and I only missing 3 or 4 games that were on TV. Even the plates on my car are raptor plates. I’m a pretty hardcore basketball fan now.

Dancing is yet another thing I do quite a bit now. Back in October, I tore my groin. It’s been a long and painful recovery. Mostly because I kept dancing while I was healing. But now that I’m somewhat all better, I practice more frequently and much harder than I did in the past. My confidence with my dancing has gone up quite a bit too. I guess it’s because I’m not a nobody in the scene anymore. I practice in Mississauga a lot now, and I’ve even started teaching the younger folks on how to do some moves.

What I haven’t done in a while is hit the gym. I’ve been doing work at home with my push up bars. I’m sure I’ll be back at the gym soon.