Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

Apparently I'm not supposed to sleep like a normal person anymore. I try to go to bed at a reasonable hour, but often I am awake until 12, 1, 2. Last night I fell asleep at 3. What do you do when you can't sleep at a good time? I like being awake early, but I can't get into bed early enough to make it easy. Oh well.

I'm trying to cut back on the amount of Destiny I'm playing. It's addictive. Every moment is filled with thoughts of objectives or tasks or plans for finishing something. I look up weapon stats and threads on Reddit. It's a problem because I don't think about much else and Destiny has little benefit beyond my immediate enjoyment. I am playing in the mornings and hoping that restricting it to that time will fix things.

I had to get groceries today. I am visiting a new grocery store lately because my usual one is closed because of the pan-am games. Well it's not actually closed but I can't park there and I can't imagine how I would carry all of our food home on transit. I am still learning what food is important and what should be forgotten. It'll get better in time. I didn't hit anyone's cart today so that's a plus.

As I was driving back to the apartment tonight, someone did a really dangerous and aggressive move around me. They pulled around me and then turned in front of me. For a moment I was incredibly angry because it so clearly communicated that this person thought that I was incompetent and that they knew when to drive better than I did. It didn't help that what they did was dangerous. I was frustrated. I honked. I had been trying all day not to let other drivers rattle me, but this one I couldn't let go. I thought of a plan for avoiding the same situation in the future. I could also just hope that people would not be reckless. That's too much to ask for though. If there's one thing I know about Toronto driving, it's that people will always be reckless no matter what you do.

July 30th, 2015

I woke up this morning to a message from my Destiny group that someone was running one of the raids a few times. I hummed and hawed, but no one had signed up so I joined in. This turned out to be a good idea because we ran through it quickly a few times and I got some more good stuff out of the endeavor. I am also becoming more comfortable with gaming with these strangers. It helps that I am getting more familiar with the activities in Destiny and the community (which has taken an excessive amount of work), but I also think I'm just moving past the barriers that commonly occur with talking to strangers. Playing games is helping me to be a more social and outgoing person.

I did some chores and updated our books this afternoon. I needed to do something productive. Between feeling sick and the sickening heat that's been present it's been hard to do much around the apartment. Here's hoping this heat wave breaks soon and we don't have to deal with it anymore. Things actually got so bad that I went and took a walk around the mall today because it was air conditioned. I paused for a moment to reflect on the fact that this is a thing old people do before I realized that old people are wise and this is a brilliant idea.

Amanda and I went to High Park for the evening. I suggested a pizza picnic in the park would lift our spirits. It did. It felt so good to be out under a tree eating pizza and enjoying the heat instead of hiding from it. I'll try to take advantage of it more as the summer goes on. We are going swimming tomorrow night which fits that theme nicely.

p.s. if you're confused about what this is, this is a high-school style blog. I won't be advertising these so I don't expect anyone to read them. If you're reading this it's probably because you're interested in the mundane things I'm doing every day. If so, continue to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

It was hot outside today. So hot that I opened the curtains for a couple of minutes and then immediately closed them because I could feel the temperature immediately rising. I spent the whole day indoors, like a vampire. It's funny how it gets hot like this every year, and ever year it somehow surprises me.

Since it was hot I spent pretty much the entire day indoors. I'm all finished school now so I did what any five year old on summer vacation would do. I played video games. I get that this was maybe not the most mature choice, but it sure was fun. I'm still up to my armpits in Destiny and I tackled the first raid ("The Vault of Glass") with some complete strangers. It went really smoothly and I had a lot of fun. I was nervous the entire time because I was afraid I was going to go and do something stupid, but we finished the whole thing without getting wiped once. I don't think I made any lasting relationships out of it, and I still have some more things in Destiny to tackle, but it was enough for now.

I didn't sleep very well last night, and I think it's partially because I haven't been getting enough physical activity, so I went for a walk this evening. We live really close to Queen's Park and the Univeristy of Toronto both of which have some beautiful scenery and some beautiful old buildings. For an hour I wandered around. My knees are sore now which is probably an indication that I actually got some exercise. I may repeat it again in the future. I also spotted some places where I could take some really great pictures so I'll have to go back and check it out again soon.