Pain is your friend

I am a girl and I think that while pain is supposed to be my friend, I think it not. Today I was lying in a foetal position for most of the day and complaining and crying and wincing with every stretch of an arm… yeah, I hate periods.

Pain is supposed to tell us that something is wrong. I remember what I learned in biology, the second line of defence – inflammation… if we didn’t experience pain we’d never know we were bleeding or had a cut or stepped on a nail or just cut ourselves while shaving. But I really despise cramps and every time I get cramps I immediately start thinking about how I don’t want to have children because it must hurt a thousand times more.

Obviously later on, my views change, because I’m no longer in pain. I find that a lot of the time, if I am not confronted by what I don’t like, I’ll think it’s okay. It is when I’m in a situation involving something I dislike that it simply isn’t okay. I slept for quite a few hours during the day and right now I’m still feeling tired, and obviously bothered and still in a bit of pain.

I put a heated bean bag on my stomach. I hate taking painkillers because… for crying out loud, they rarely work.

I’m relieved, though, that I’m not awake as hell. Had that been the case, I would be up until 3:00am, a ridiculous time to be awake at, and would wake up tomorrow near noon and be annoyed at myself. I love my mornings. If I wake up past 10:00am I feel like I’ve completely wasted my morning. I am really beginning to love sleep.

The SLR camera I bought
The SLR camera I bought

I got my SLR camera yesterday! James and Mike were sweet enough to drop it off for me after they picked it up in the city. I gave them chocolate cookies (and hugs). β™₯️ I haven’t taken a photo of the camera or anything, but it’s a Canon EOS 300/Rebel 2000. Mike asked why I was going backwards to a film camera… it’s for my photography class which starts on Monday. I would like to own a digital version but this, for now, will do. Nicole told me that it separates you from digital camera fans who just think that pressing a button makes them a photographer. Ah, well. I do love the camera already… 😍 And it works fine, so I guess buying it online wasn’t a bad idea at all. It’s really silly how film and developing film is more expensive. These things are becoming bloody obsolete, I don’t know why everything old has to be deemed a collectible now. Last year I spent $40 on a brand new Arcade Fire vinyl record – that’s twice as much as a CD – and even though I don’t regret the purchase, that is a lot of money for a piece of technology that was around in the 80s and can now be bought for a dollar in a charity store. Perhaps it’s because the technology to make these things isn’t all that popular anymore, and people still need money. So sad.

We have a box of polaroid cameras somewhere in the spare room (classic, right?). We don’t have film for them. 😞

I’ve missed everyone’s blogs. I just realised, returning some comments today, how much I like catching up on how people are doing and interacting with them on their blog posts. I’ve noticed a lot of people haven’t been up to much or haven’t updated much. Maybe because it’s half-year and it’s the holidays for a lot of people (be it winter or summer). I wish the weather was getting warmer. I want to go fishing. I’ve never been fishing before, and ever since James and Mike mentioned it… 😚

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