This is my favourite new title for a book. And there are several dozen books called Jane’s Fighting Ships, so I’m a pretty happy person right now. It really just has pictures of military ships, but the title is great. I’ve started work at the MMA Library! I like to imagine it’s actually a mixed martial arts library. Really, it’s the Maritime Museum on the Atlantic Library, where I am spending a few weeks hauling and unpacking boxes after their renovations. The boxes are all labelled MMA Library, and that excites me terribly. Now I really want to start a library dedicated to cataloguing sweet, badass moves. I think I would be uniquely qualified!
The job is fun! I get to tour the museum for free, which proves that I will take the least logical route to touring a museum (I toured the Art Gallery for free when I did library work for them, too). I also get the inside scoop on ghost stories! I learned that I know, like, way more about maritime issues than I thought I did. And now I know more! Sweet~
Moving boxes and hunching over books is invigorating, but hard on the back. I’ve been taking a few breaths to do Wheel Pose in the stacks when I start feeling too caved in. A quick stretch during physical work it totally legit, but it occurred to me that Wheel is probably one of the stranger looking poses to be potentially caught in at work.
Kickboxing update! I learned a sweet new kick on Tuesday. It’s a jump-back kick, or something, I didn’t catch the name. Basically you stand right in front of your opponent, touching him, then you leap back on your front leg and use that force to propel your back leg forward into a really hard kick. It feels great to do, it’s fast, and it works from punching range. It’s a little hard to control and definitely needs more practice, but I love it to bits. I was doing a snap kick, which was easiest, but Ray was demonstrating that you can do it with anything up to and including spinning back kick. I think I need to practice just leaping up and spinning all the way around with one leg before I try to add a kick on there.
Because of the ways we were kicking each other, I now have a perfect, round bruise on the top of my wrist, right where my watch sits. Just thought you should know, because my bruises are my precious children.
After about a month of rain, I finally bought rain boots. It has now stopped raining. Ya’ll can send me whatever cookies you like.
I had a conversation a few days ago that made me laugh. Jill and I were complaining about how, in Nova Scotia, it’s impossible to find a bottle of wine for under $9, even the stuff that’s on sale, and doesn’t that suck? After a pause, Jill was, like, “This is a real ‘developed world’ problem, isn’t is?” Anyway, that cracked me up, and I wanted to share it with all of you. And now I have. Bam!