Man, I totally discovered my scar buddy last night. Sasha from the club and I have the same surgical scars on our arms from breaking our arms in various gnarly ways. The scars are, like, two long straight scars, one either side of the forearm, where the doctors go in to put the stupid bones back together. I have seriously never seen anyone else with these scars, so I was pretty excited. Sasha broke his arm in a being cool in high school football, while I was an idiot child who fell off a hay bale. We also have similar knee scars. I’d say three scar match-ups make scar buddies. As such, Sasha and I are scar buddies. I think that’s only a thing you can have if you’ve lived a certain kind of life. A poorly thought-out life.
Oh, we had some fun exercising last night. Some switching from high knees (jumping-as-high-as-you-can-and-tucking-your-knees-to-your-chest) to squats (squatting). One day, I will get trapped in an old school Super Mario game, and I will rock the crap out of it, and it will be all thanks to my constant practice at jumping and squatting, courtesy of Gerald’s kickboxing class. “Oh yeah, here’s a block, I’mma jump up and break it. Now here’s a ledge, just let me squat down and slide under it. Not even breaking a sweat, hell yeah.”
We also did human leg presses, which I really love. These are like a normal leg press you would do with weights, but weights are hard to find, so instead you use a person! The funniest thing about these is, for me, I have a harder time being the weight than I do being the lifter. It’s a real trust exercise! You can’t actually have any of your weight on your feet, so you’re just barely balanced on the tips of your toes and trusting your partner won’t let you fall. I trust, I trust, but I’m a huge baby about that stuff! Another thing about this exercise is that is wasn’t designed for the ladies, so to speak. There is the possibility I had a footprint in my cleavage when I got home, is what I’m saying. It’s faded! Maggie also said she could feel my ribs shifting around, which is so delightfully weird. I kept getting told to engage my abs. I’m told that a lot. I think, really, I should just do that automatically, all the time. Kickboxing, yoga, at the grocery store, sitting in class. Just Shannon, engaging her abs.
We did a lot of Thai kicks, which I love and got some good pointers on so I’m better at now. Thai kicks are like a round kick, but with the shin contacting instead of the foot, and they are very fun. (I would find a video, but we’re getting into kickboxing/Muay Thai distinctions that the YouTube search algorithms are just not equipped to deal with.) Anyway, basically with a Thai kick you can kick a person from the same range that you can punch them from, and that is just gravy. Those Thais think of everything!
I have looking through my tags, and I noticed a lot of my entries are tagged “shenanigans”. If I were naming this blog now, I probably would’ve gone for some sort of pun, along the lines of “Shannon-igans”. Which is probably why it’s good that I’m not naming this blog now. I would’ve had my internetting license taken away right then and there.
Oh wow, in other blog news, I might start doing some sort of weekly linkspam of all those ridiculous links I put up on Facebook, since they are apparently a source of excellent time-wastitude and not everyone reading this on my Facebook and anything I can do to spread the link/timewasting love is cool with me. If I put them in a separate post, I’ll make sure they don’t post automatically to Facebook, just because a Facebook update that the blog post of all my links that I put up on Facebook last week is just too tedious for thought. Oh man, oh man, but I will value-add. I will tell you the best parts of the articles to read. “Just skip to the middle, that’s the cool part.” I’ve been holding off on that, but forget it, I’m just gonna do that from now on. “Paragraph three is where it’s at. Just past the picture.”
I have a week and a half left of this graduate degree, then I will be done! Done like dinner, stick a fork in me! So much homework, so I am blogging. No energy for shenanigans. Not even one shenanigan. Must finish projects.