Another "selection of random things" post, then.
I went climbing yesterday & had AWESOME FUN, despite (or perhaps because of) falling off several times & sustaining a splendid bruise to the elbow. (Falling off is kind of good for you, though, because hey: you fall off, no major harm done, more inclined to throw yourself into it next time.) There are at least two things that I really love about climbing: the meditative nature of it (not thinking about anything other than what you're doing at the time); and the fact that it's about both physical ability (being able to do particular things) and mental puzzle (how can I get from A to B?). The physical exertion/exercise part helps, too. Anyway: I now have a decent pair of shoes (thank you doop
) & a harness (thank you Mum & Dad), both for Xmas, which obviously commits me to going a lot & making use of them :)
This has led me to a certain amount of contemplating about the sports/physical activities that I enjoy & what it is that I get out of them; as opposed to the ones which I'm still not remotely interested in. I still have this mental image of myself as "not very physically inclined" from school sports, which these days is kind of out of date; but of course basically everything we did at school fell into the second category, and I hated it.
I've also been writing a lot, which is cool but a little scary so I will not say anything more about that. (Although I will put here links to the two things I wrote
for the Yuletide fic exchange.)
On the subject of making things: someone on my FL linked to an auction to help Haiti
, so if you want a pair of hand-knit socks
, wander over there to make a bid.This CGI video
is seriously beautiful, and v hard to believe that it's all CGI.
I could have sworn I had other things to say here, but apparently not.