Mar. 27th, 2018 10:25 pm
jetpack_monkey: Keyleth and Percy (of Critical Role) pretend to be monsters (Keyleth & Percy - Goofballs)
[personal profile] jetpack_monkey
It's been nearly two months since I made a post. Let's not do that again, huh? (I will totally do that again)

I've been making some changes, trying out new things, and I fell into something really good unexpectedly.

* I started going to a gym, Nerdstrong, which has these geeky Crossfit workouts. I don't go every week, but when I don't go, I try to do a little mini workout at home and then go for a brief run. I've found when I don't work out at least a little, my brain turns to sludge. Brains and bodies work well together, apparently.

* Cooking! I'm doing it. Really basic stuff. Pasta, porkchops, grilled cheese. I have the ingredients for a chicken parmigiana for when I'm feeling a little bolder.

* Movie Nights. I'm having friends over for a monthly movie night where I show something weird from my collection while drinks are had. It's gone over really well I think.

* Something Good Unexpectedly. I don't want to get into any details on this because it's still very amorphous and unsure. But if it works out, I promise I will say more. I really want it to work out. I'll know for certain in August.

Date: 2018-03-28 09:53 am (UTC)
lilly_the_kid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilly_the_kid
Oh, those movie nights sound like so much fun!! And yay for all the other good stuff :)

Date: 2018-03-28 11:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kass
I've been really digging cooking since I moved out of my ex's house. It has been one of the great surprises -- I didn't know I could do this, much less that I would enjoy it!

Date: 2018-03-28 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
This is all very inspiring! I hope you're feeling better for it, and I am glad you're taking care of yourself -- jetpack_monkey is my friend and I like it when you're nice to him.

Date: 2018-03-29 01:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
That gym sounds like fun! Good luck with picking up and keeping up with good things. :)

Date: 2018-03-29 04:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elipie
I've been starting to cook/bake recently too! Literally just made chicken parm tonight. :D If I can find the last ingredient, and if it turns out non-poisonous, I plan on bringing a little treat over to movie night!

I'm glad you're taking care of yourself and doing things that make you happy!

Date: 2018-03-29 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beerbad
This is all great, I'm proud of you! I've been doing the gym 3x a week for about a month now and it's amazing how much better I feel and how much more energy I have. Crazy that exercise is, y'know, so good for you... XD

I wish I could do the cooking thing! Kudos to you for that. I have not really crossed that hurdle yet.

My fingers are crossed for your unexpected good thing :)

Date: 2018-03-30 06:02 am (UTC)
diannelamerc: Animation of two cats on a bed, one bathing the other (cats bathing)
From: [personal profile] diannelamerc
Yeah, cooking's only really scary when you haven't tried it, or when you watch the Food Network.

Date: 2018-03-30 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] quixoticosis
YEAH FOR COOKING. Everyone should cook! All the cookings!

Seriously, though. The absolute worst thing that can happen is that you will catch your kitchen on fire, and as someone who does this regularly, I can assure you that it's not that terrible. You put out the fire, assess the damage, and call for pizza. The more likely bad thing is that you will make something not tasty, and then you call for pizza but do not need to weigh the cost of repairs versus how much you want your deposit back.

You were there when I first started cooking things. Making basic shepherd's pie and hamburger helper. It's all about practice. These days I'm making fancy fruit tarts, mini beef wellington, fancy sauces. You can do it too!

Also, I'm glad you're digging the gym. Crossfit is one of my favorite things.

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