I'm stupid levels of competitive, so I've been doing this week's wisdom quest for Fitocracy in a way that seems to be eroding any actual wisdom I have. I want to get at least my share of the 20,000 points the group is accumulating, and that means heavy working out, lots of weight lifting (group weights of 100,000 pounds), tons of DDR, other dance or martial arts, and smaller exercises that I haven't tried yet like box jumps and burpees.
So, this weekend started off right. I did some awesome things.
1. Played in 2 D&D games. One of my characters leveled and has picked up her prestige class. The other character went from celebrating beer o'clock during a festival to having horrifying crap happen and now has an insanity point. Yippee!
2. Wove in ends. I finished weaving in all of the ends for the blanket on Friday. Now, I've been concentrating on Fitocracy so much that I haven't taken the time to block the remaining squares. Hopefully I'll get to that this weekend.
3. Biked from home to MIT and did the first "jogging" I've done in months. I'm slow and really out of shape and run much better on the treadmill.
4. Started a red scarf for the red scarf project. It is 100% baby llama in a wonderfully warm red. It is a staggered rib pattern and it will probably take 4 balls of yarn.
5. Made butternut squash linguine. This mostly resulted in the pasta having an orange color. I do not think there was enough squash in the pasta to do much to affect the flavor. It was still good. I need to make ravioli, because I made filling but did not turn any of the pasta dough into raviolis.
6. Washed Victor with both deskunking shampoo and a mix of hydrogen peroxide, water, dawn dish detergent and baking soda. Of course, I think he went back to the area where the spraying happened, because the smell isn't gone and I still have to figure out how to get it out of furniture.
7. Read a book. More like reread a book (for the umpteenth time). A passing comment has me back at the Tamora Pierce books.
8. Went to the knitters brunch and talked with a number of new people and a few regulars including a woman with the most gorgeous embroidery (she uses a water soluable fabric marker to draw out her pattern and goes from there. It is awesome).
9. Raked. My husband and I have started our annual combat the frisking leaves that fall all over the lawn. In 50 minutes, we didn't even get a third of the back yard done. Sometimes I think we have too much yard. Mostly when we are in the middle of yard work projects like this.
10. Sang. The poor people on the train have been early morning captives of my rehearsing strategy. Thankfully the train is loud and most people wear headphones. Otherwise, I'm sure someone would complain about hearing With heart and with voice over and over and over again. I did figure out how easy it was to make a playlist for my iPod on the fly, so now I'm just listening to songs that involve the men's chorus.
Randomly, theater is dangerous. When I did Sweeney Todd, some people were hurt on the slide for the barber's chair. This time around I am trying to see how much bruising I can get in a single blocking session. My record appears to be this:
Apparently my knee is no longer used to kneeling. Stupid knee. Of course, I bruise really easily so it isn't the only bruise I have. Just the biggest.