I have been unemployed for the last two weeks (which is less scary now that I've signed my next contract) and trying to get things organized in my life. I did my taxes, have a garbage bag full of clothes to give to Goodwill, and actually bagged and boarded all of my comics from the last six months that were still stacked on my floor. I haven't done everything I wanted to, but that 's okay. I have a few more days off here to get stuff done, and then on Thursday J and I are flying to WI for a long weekend. He's never met my family before. I am nervous and excited all at the same time.
Speaking of J, he and his roommates got a Wii fit last weekend. I've been enjoying exercising playing with it so far. The yoga stuff is making me a little crazy, because I am trying to think about all of the things I usually worry about when I'm in half-moon pose, for example, and all the board can really test is balance. I wonder what it would be like for someone who had never done yoga with a live instructor to try it after having the Wii as a background, because they're fairly different. Though knowing the poses has been helpful, because I don't have to watch the screen so much. The really good thing about it for me is the strength exercises - the one thing I really need to do (and keep failing at) if I want to keep getting faster with my running is strength work. I was sore after going through all the exercises earlier this week which feels wimpy, but it also means that this is probably a good place to start. The balance exercises are just plain fun, and I am determined to beat J at hula-hoop. Soon.
The Oscars are tomorrow and none of my friends who usually host shindigs have decided to this year. Once again I have been on a movie watching spree (it is a timely time to be unemployed) and am about as close as I can get to seeing everything. I didn't see any of the foreign films, only two of the full length documentaries, and none of the short docs. And I am missing three movies that were each nominated for only one thing but other than that I've seen them all. So I have opinions about most things, and think that mostly my favorites will not win. I took the BART up to Berkeley earlier this week to see all of the animated and live action shorts, there is a theatre that shows each set as a movie. The theatre was also tricked out with plushy loveseats and lovesacs up front for sitting which was very cozy. Though I did wonder what would happen if you went to the movies alone there and it was sold out, you'd end up very friendly with someone new.
Today it is grey outside, I already played with the Wii fit and have done my voting for LJIdol. I think it's time to read, or maybe nap. Yay for lazy days.