Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: You’ll Grow Out of It

by Jessi Klein

  • midcentury emotionally withholding
  • “take care of your own bird”
  • into men who would best be described as consistently horrible.
  • you have a tape that’s playing in your head. You need to decide to stop playing the tape.
  • want to be sexy and comfortable and I want men to want to unwrap me like I’m a Christmas gift, but I also want to be left alone and take a nap
  • At this point in the monologue, I had the sudden realization that the completely illogical circular argument I was building was not unlike what men must tell themselves as they plan to murder their wives.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: A Conjuring of Light

by V. E. Schwab
Shades of Magic #3

  • It doesn’t matter what someone is. Only what they think they are.
  • Dawn to dusk
  • A fresh start. A good end.
  • Progress was a process, change took time, a winter before every spring.
  • “Do you miss me?” His gravelly tone seemed to linger in the air. // “Like an itch,” she murmured.
  • She was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

by David Wong

  • Then one day he’ll find out his life is all wrapping paper and no gift.
  • I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to forget I ever met you.
  • There’s just slamming your head into the wall, refusing to take no for an answer.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Lifestyle

Natural Born Killers killed it!

On Saturday I competed in my first crossfit competition, it was also a partner competition, and the anniversary BBQ of my box. One of my gym friends asked me to be her partner for it, of course I said yes – someone wants me to be their partner? Me? I’ve only been doing this for 4 months and you want me? – and our coach gave us the name Natural Born Killers and we were placed in the Women Scaled group.

We were asked to come for 8:30am, with the first heat in the first wod starting at 9am. I came a bit early because of course the TTC was down this weekend and I had to take an Uber (I could have biked there but biking home would have killed me, the walk home did). A couple others had also arrived early, so we went to grab coffee to help wake up more. I didn’t sleep the night before, I was too nervous. Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Four Months of Crossfit

July 14th will mark four months of crossfit and a lot about me and my love of crossfit has changed in that time. I now go 5-6 times a week, usually Monday to Friday, and Sundays. I’m not big on partner workouts so I tend to skip Saturdays and run or just lift instead. Here is a wrap up of how my four months have gone!

My coach has gotten me over my fear my box jumps and I’ve stopped doing step-ups, unless my legs have gotten really tired from thrusters. I actually know the name of almost all the lifts/components! My front squat has gone from barley considered a squat at 55 lbs to ass-to-grass at 115lbs. I actually know how long it’ll take me to run 1000m (with a hill) and row 2000m. My shoulders have gone from weak (training bar only, 15lbs) to strong (100lb push press). I’m still working on my overhead squats, jerks, and snatches, I can get to about 75lbs and then I bail out.

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Lifestyle

Crossfit Foundations

I’ve been watching the Crossfit Open the last couple of weeks and have been getting bored at the gym doing my own thing so I wanted to give this a try, everyone looks like they are having fun but that it’s super challenging, which is totally my kind of thing!

After looking at the different gyms (boxes?) in Toronto I picked one that is semi close to my place, I still need to take transit, but they offer a variety of class times and a foundations program to help people get started. I really liked this idea! Also their Instagram account showed me what the gym looks like, what their athletes are doing, and what they offer – which is great for someone with social anxiety that needs a little bit more information to get themselves doing something new, and alone. Continue Reading

Lifestyle, Reviews, Videos

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Lifestyle, Travel

Camp Counsellor

Once again it is Thursday and here I am finally getting around to commenting on my weekend. There is no vlog from this, although that would have been interesting. Only a couple of photos and memories to share.

This past weekend, sort of my official last weekend of the summer as I have gone back to school and started this week, I went with a friend to be a camp counsellor at the camp she went to as a kid. The weekend was called Women’s weekend and it was for older women, most looked between 40 and 80, many of who had kids attending the camp in the summer or friends who did.

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