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I’m lazy and since I haven’t been able to come up with a title or theme, I haven’t posted. Dad’s gone back to Jozi and Mum’s back this afternoon. Or now rather, since I started this post like two-three weeks ago, but haven’t really even finished it.
Anyways, for something a bit less mood-killing, here is this adorable video of dogs that my friend sent me:
It’s March! So I guess I didn’t do a post per week. I guess them’s the breaks..
I also won a doughnut on roll up the rim, so that’s pretty exciting. The only reason I got tea rather than hot water for my flask is because of the competition. I remember though, when a doughnut was equivalent to a muffin or fritter or whatever else you wanted with your winning rim. Oh well. I’ve got til June or July to decide which doughnut I want anyways. I ended up using them with my friend to get a dozen doughnuts like the greedy piggies we are. Also, I just get hot water now to save money, since I have to defend in May, which means I have to pay summer fees (at least in part), which sucks.
All I’ve really been doing is working on my thesis, I guess. I’m probably not complicated but just boring..
I’ve been wandering around. I made a friend on the bus, Nadine, who also goes to the university on Wednesdays. We planned to go together this week by car and share the costs, but unfortunately, I’m actually kind of going to England this Wednesday. Since Nan is in a home now, we have to clear out her flat since she doesn’t own it and the landlord probably wants to put new tenants in. Since mum can’t really do it on her own, I am helping her for a week until dad gets to England from Jozi. It’s going to be hard work for the whole time. Remembering how much I hate moving, this is probably going to be 100x more painful. I’m a bit sad. It almost feels as if she’s passed on… I’m not really looking forward to going for the most part, though I do want to see Nan and my cousins.
I’ve been at home most of the time, and since I can drive now (btw I passed my test no big deal or anything whatevs), I’ve gone out to cafés locally to work on my laptop. I find I can work better when I’m not as comfortable – home is almost too comfortable to get a lot of work done, to be honest. There’s too many distractions, and the cats are way too cute to ignore.
This cat, whose name I don’t know, but I do know that he is owned (and I know he’s a he because he still has his manhood, as they call it) by the neighbours up the street, is really friendly and loves me forever. He even lets me pick him up, which is pretty significant for a ‘stranger’.
This adorable little dog is the new dog at my old apartment in Toronto. I can’t remember how to spell her name but she is energetic and very, very soft. I want to visit her (and Ray, my old landlord!) again when I get back. She’s a bit bitey but maybe she’s grown up a little and is past that stage where she explores everything by biting it.
Last weekend I went to Toronto to see Kate and all my peeps (as they say). On Friday I went to Sabai Sabai for the second time and ate a lot of tasty food- Janette, Rey, and I shared the tapas plates and ate way too many squash fritters (so goood). I also had a milk iced tea slushie ($4), but was a little disappointed because the slushie part had separated. Next time I’ll just get it with crushed ice. It ended up being about $35 per person, but it was really good, and I was so full after.
I really miss training with everyone! Hopefully when I get back to Toronto we’ll manage to find a new gym to train at (since the old gym got bought out by Goodlife and all the classes cancelled…). After we had cake, Rey, Jesse, and I went to McDonald’s, because Rey was still hungry (!!) after Sabai Sabai and cake. We sat around chatting for about an hour and then at around 2:00am we walked back to Union so Jesse could catch his bus. Then I took the subway back to Kate’s, played with her cats, and then slept for like, ever.
The next day I went and got a pedicure because I wanted to have decent looking feet for England, but then I realised that it was over a week in advance and it’s already all chipped (thanks, jiu jitsu). After that I went to Bahn Mi Boys, which I haven’t been to for ages and ages and ages, and all the guys who work there remembered me and things about my life and I was like omg you guyssss.
Also I ordered the best thing that is not on the menu because it’s top secret and you can’t tell anyone ever and that’s why I’m posting it on a public internet blog so whatever anyways… Club Bao. Fried chicken with pork belly and spicy sauce and spicy peppers and vegetables and I didn’t take an obsessive photo of it because… I ran into David, who is one of our martial arts group! We haven’t seen him for ages since no one had his number, and it was really nice to see him and reminisce about Amir, our Muay Thai trainer who was gentle as a summer’s breeze.. if it were in winter. So we ate our food together and he generously gave me his seat (Bahn Mi Boys is always really busy). After we exchanged numbers so we can hang out when I’m back in town, or in case we find a new place to train.
After that, I went to go meet up with Alex to play chess at his studio space (spoiler alert: I lost). On the way I saw Toronto Spiderman, which is apparently a thing now.
We bought a dozen doughnuts and watched some Rick and Morty after our Seventh Seal level chess game. I remember one of my life goals (a little dream I guess) is to be better at chess so I probably should play more…
Rick and Morty is a pretty interesting cartoon, though sometimes it can be really silly:
This week I’ve been getting back into lifting and stuff since I’ve had a nasty cough for the past few weeks. You can’t really go into the gym with something that could be contagious like that, so my body’s atrophied. It’s basically like I went to space. Or something.
Hope to post again soon