Obviously…

… since I'm terribly behind on things, very busy and the like, I've started actually cooking (or otherwise assembling from somewhat fresh and less pre-prepared ingredients) lunch. Mostly this stems from the fact that I get hungry around noon-ish and JD is oftentimes trying to sleep. This combined with the fact that I rather like my selection of fitness games for the Wii, and I might actually get into better physical shape again. I'd rather like to in any case.

Lately I've been playing Just Dance, and ExerBeat, doing Wii Fit Plus tests and thinking about playing my other games. Mostly this is an attempt to get more fit — and the fact that I'm usually doused in sweat after a workout tells me that I'm doing SOMETHING right.

Recent meals include salsa, nachos, pasta with relatively homemade sauce, and I guess a bunch of other simpler meals. I enjoy chopping up ingredients with our Ninja blender! 🙂

So, I'm behind (what else is new though, this summer?)

And really most of my behind-ness lies in three areas: school related stuff, online related stuff, and cleaning/organizing related stuff. Obviously thesis stuff now that it has deadlines, and research assistant stuff (also with deadlines) will have to get dealt with in the short term.

What this means of course is that I'm not outside enjoying the outdoors, biking and/or Fringe-ing this year. Sad, really, but these are the sacrifices one makes for academics etc. And well, it's my own fault for working more hours than I ought to at the supermarket, but then again that does encourage me to get stuff done.

Recently, JD and I have bought a few things: new handsets for the phone at home, a new computer chair, some Wii games (I adore fitness ones among others. JD got Guitar Hero, which I suck at but we're playing anyway). It's hard to find the right combination of me-time and productivity. But I'm getting there, somehow.

Anyway that's a brief update as far as that goes. I'm rather looking forward to a bunch of upcoming things, but in the interm, work and school take priority.

Apparently this quiz thinks I'm in Ravenclaw :)

Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]…

Ravenclaw

56% Ravenclaw, 54% Hufflepuff, 41% Slytherin and 55% Gryffindor!

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

if you've a ready mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find their kind;

         The cardinal traits of Ravenclaw are intellect, wit and openness to experience. They are the most introverted house of the four. Ravenclaws are more likely to prefer small gatherings of like-minded individuals and require recooperation after stressful social interaction. These individuals are intuitive creatures, the quintessential researchers. They lack the stubborn, strict, and rule-abiding qualities that would inhibit intellectual growth—one can't be too set in their ways if they are to be open to exploring new ideas and paths of thought.In contrast to Slytherin and Gryffindor, Ravenclaws in general are much more emotionally stable. Their reactions seem dampened compared to the sometimes dramatic responses of the other houses—they're much less likely to get offended, they're more open to criticism, not particularly argumentative and interested in hearing different points of view. They can at times seem to be less interested in people and more interested in their own inner world, and appear to be disconnected from the rest of humanity.

          Ambition is secondary to them. Although they may strive to excel in school, knowledge and self-enrichment is the primary goal as opposed to simply wanting good marks. If they do happen to strive for excellence, it is because it fits with their other goals, not out of a desire to be superior or the best. Due to their intuitiveness and willingness to listen, Ravenclaws can be empathetic and make good advisors. They should generally leave leadership roles to people who are more extraverted and who would enjoy them more, however.

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Birthday musings…

I guess I never did post about my birthday… uh… week! I spent so much time responding to Facebook wishes, posting to Twitter and whatnot that I kind of never really mentioned the awesomeness that was my birthday. I honestly enjoyed myself: JD spoiled me with lots of little experiences, culminating with a trip to Jubilations Dinner Theatre on the day itself and the later gift of my new (to me) Motorola Atrix phone. Really, the week was awesome — I enjoyed my gifts from email lists, the personal wishes from friends, family and whatnot. But really, I'm happy to be where I am right now. JD is a fabulous person to be sharing my time with.

And although I'm rather behind on many many things, I am slowly getting caught up on at least some of them. So there's always that!

Thanks to everyone for the great day and week that I had!