There were two birthdays today
1) That of Andrew, my friend from the band Hey Geronimo.
2) My blog.
I successfully managed to completely forget it was my blog’s birthday (Heartdrops turns four years old today) because I just kept remembering it was Andrew’s birthday, and the rest of notes piled upon my head consisted of university forum posts, university assignments, university storyboards, work, vodka, cheese, more vodka, more homework, work… yeah, piece of shit. Happy birthday Andrew! 🙂 ♥️
It’s okay, I’m fine now. I took half a day off work today so I could go home early and work on my homework. I can’t believe I’ve been up until 2:00am for the past few nights, just posting stuff in the university forum. What constitutes forum posting as coursework? Especially when you have to provide references. I personally think it’s ludicrous. It is also the result of my Progress Report: Fail that I received the other week from one of my teachers. That’s why I’ve been making an attempt to crazily post everywhere, anywhere in the forums, so it looks like my participation is high. Hopefully that will up my grade. Thankfully in another one of my subjects I’m doing really well. I wish I was doing well in all of them, but I know I’m not perfect.
Yesterday I had a really good run in the evening. I tried to get home as soon as possible because I wanted to get home before dark. Daylight savings took place on the weekend, and we lost an hour, so we had to move our clocks forward. I am usually bothered by the fact that we lose an hour. In fact, on Sunday morning I technically got up at 11:00am, which didn’t feel too good. I really do love daylight savings in the summer though, because it’s really light and it doesn’t get darker until much later. I feel much safer outdoors (oh, I know it’s a psychological thing… heh, heh), and I guess it also gives me the illusion that the day is longer. The day is longer but it doesn’t mean there is more time. It’s just that it’s lighter for longer.
I got home just before dark, so I put on my running shorts and left my hoodie on and just ran. I ran around the sportsground near my house eight times, and around the streets a little. The highlight of my run was probably everything. I ran without stopping, and for the first four rounds I passed this middle-aged Asian couple who were going in the opposite direction. They were just dressed in tracksuits and walking. I don’t know why but I felt really good as I ran past them, as they moved to the side of the path to let me through. After a couple of rounds around the sportsground, they grinned at me each time I passed. It made me feel good and not want to stop.
It was getting dark but the lights around the sportsground lit my way. There were two guys sitting in a car talking to each other with the windows open and another guy talking to them at their window. They would look at me when I ran past, the guy leaning on the window would turn around. I felt like I was saying, “Hey look, I’m awesome, I’m running”.
As they say, starting is the hardest. Once you get into it, it’s easy to just keep chugging along.
I ran six kilometres that night without stopping. I felt really proud of myself. 😄
I’m insanely excited because the Homebake festival is going to be so full of bütz. I just found out that HEY GERONIMO (okay these guys are fucking honestly my favourite band right now), The Griswolds and Lime Cordiale are playing there. They were in the second lineup announcement today! I haven’t ever been to a festival, just gigs and shows… and this sounds amazingly awesome. Tickets are $99. I don’t care, if I have to pay that much to see those three bands as well as San Cisco and Ball Park music, who were already announced a couple of months ago.
James agreed to go with me so he can check out the food stalls and other fun stuff.
I honestly can’t wait for the next month to be over. Four more weeks of class and maybe-hard-work and I’ll be free for a few months. I can hardly wait. While those in the US are embracing the fall (or as we say, “Autumn”), bring on summer. I don’t think we had much of a summer in January because of crazy climate stuff… but please. Give me sun and good beach weather so I can wear shorts and miniskirts! ☺️