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gemtiger ([personal profile] gemtiger) wrote on October 2nd, 2011 at 08:50 am
Writer's Block: Shhh… Don’t tell
[Error: unknown template qotd]Yes, by default. I tend to subscribe to a 'don't ask don't tell' policy about a lot of things. My old high school friends could find this if they cared enough to look, but I think they're the only ones. My blogs are completely isolated from my more public online profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)

For a long time I was also uncomfortable with the idea of mixing my online and offline lives. Since then I've relaxed a bit, there's a couple of you on here I've had offline interactions with, either through letters or forcing baked goods on you in person. It's no different from the "ahhh different friends in different social circles will they all get along if I bring them together?!?!" fear I have about throwing giant parties.

And now, for something completely different! My team has advanced to our divisional final in the intramural voyageur canoe race we have on campus. We had our division corrected from Undergraduate to Graduate: the thinking was there would be fewer grad teams and we'd be more likely to advance. They ran two heats for our division, top 3 in each go automatically, then 2 wildcards. As it turned out... we only managed to advance on a wildcard. Our heat was blazing fast; the times of the top four teams were in the top 20 of all teams (about 250), overall.

Really stoked about racing in the divisional final today. We're back up to full strength this afternoon, too, so hopefully we can go even faster! Wish me luck!

Somewhat related, but not really, I've kind of become a paddling fiend lately and I definitely want to join a dragonboat team next year. If we can, I'd love to race in the big festival they hold here in June! I'm kind of disappointed I didn't start on this earlier in the summer. I won't be paddling again until next year, but if the weather's nice maybe I'll head down to the water and rent a kayak or something.

I find my dragonboat training has been useful in the voyageur canoe race; same paddle, similar technique, but the canoe's a lot deeper. It goes a lot slower, too; could be the canoe's weight, or design, or our paddling technique... hmm.

Okay, and while I'm actually writing something here, what do you all think of wine as a wedding gift? I kind of want to combine it with some glasses and a set of wine charms (for keeping your glass straight during those degustations de vins). That way it's not just BOOZE, it's more for entertaining. I'm waffling because although I've known this couple since high school, we haven't kept in touch a lot since then (the Arts/Science split, then they moved across the country for school, I moved to France, etc.). I know them better as individuals than as a couple, if that makes sense---they got together at the beginning of Grade 12. They've also been living together for a while (though they've only just moved back to town a few months ago) so I think they have stuff, which is why I'm going for a consumable.

My ex has also made frequent appearances in my dreams lately and I really wish this would stop. I mean, isn't this the kind of thing "no contact" is supposed to prevent?
 
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