Posts Tagged ‘Squash’

Of life, squash, and such

Posted: March 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Before I get into what is known as “serious business”, I have a confession: I was involved in demolishing the delicious cookies V made. Be jealous. They were ah-mazing.

Moving on. I’m just going to tell you right off the bat – it is 1:30 in the morning, and I’m getting all up in my head with the thinking and the stuff, and the things, and well, you know. You’ve been warned. I’m about to get all introspective on your asses, and in a very unapologetic fashion.

My weekend in Toronto has been a giant success in every way that was completely unexpected. My original plan for the weekend was to play squash, beat down some bitches, and read an assload of journal articles for all the lit reviews I need to get done. This list has been renamed “List of All the Things That Did Not Happen”.

I ended up just really not caring about my squash tournament this weekend. As a highly competitive person, this was an odd feeling for me. But other things just ended up mattering more, and I had a really wonderful weekend because I focused on those things. Friday morning I had life stuff to do, and I kicked some ass and got it all done, but as a result I got to Toronto a little later than planned. Going to a squash game directly off an airplane is not optimal for a sport in which you need to be COMPLETELY focused. But it was just a squash game, and losing ended up being a relief in the sense that now I could go out with my friends in Toronto and not be concerned with being home early to rest for the next day’s game.

As a result, I had a completely amazing weekend. Friday night I went out with a couple guys who are just wonderfully motivated and engaged people, and we had some drinks and some amazing conversations, and it was just really, really fun! I love nothing more than people who know themselves and have well developed opinions that they can discuss, and who are going places. And let me tell you, these two are definitely going places.

Today was another failure on the squash/school front, which may have a lot to do with the fact that I went out late and drank a little. That being said, another raging success in the spending time with people who matter category. My best friend from high school and I got together to catch up and stuff our faces with chocolate at Just Desserts. Chocolate Skor Brownie? YES. With ice cream, of course. Nom nom nom. But aside from the delicious food, we killed 3 hours talking and it felt like 20 minutes.

To sum it all up, here is a list of horribly cliche morals that apply to my weekend: Plans are good and all, but stay flexible and adapt to change. Make conscious decisions about the people you surround yourself with. Always make time for the people who count. Know what matters to you.

Everyone freaks out about the real world as they near graduation. But having people around you who believe in your ability to succeed makes life that much less scary.

I love you guys!
C

Before I get into the many things I have to talk about instead of reading journal articles, I need a favour. I need you, the internet, as my witness: When V and I move in together, and I gain like fifty pounds, it is HER FAULT. I’m pretty sure I gained ten as a result of looking at what she made, and then eating because of it. Biiiiitch

On the subject of food – for those of you who don’t know, Clif Bars are the most amazing food of all time ever. They are delicious, convenient, mostly organic, and proteiny. If you ever want to buy my friendship, Maple Nut and Chocolate Mint are my favourites. I’ve been known to substitute multiple Clif Bars as meals – fortunately, I get them for cheap at my work. I bring this up because I recently discovered that there are like TEN FLAVOURS of Clif Bar that we don’t have around here. Pumpkin Spice! Lemon Poppyseed! Blueberry Crisp! YOU HAVE FAILED ME CANADA. I mean, wtf? No White Chocolate Macadamia Nut? Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!

In other news, I return to Toronto this weekend! This time for a squash tournament. Exciting? YES. Terrifying? ALSO YES. Why? Well last year, I entered the Canadian University and College Squash Championships as a Women’s D player – D being the lowest division humanly possibly. It was my first tournament ever and I didn’t know what to expect. Based on winning that division last year, and beating a girl from C, and improving since then, this year I got ballsy and entered B. A little scary, but not out of the question, right? Except yesterday I got an email with my start times informing me that due to lack of players, Women’s A and B have been combined. Moral of the story: things are going to be INTERESTING. And by interesting, I mean those bitches better watch themselves, cause I’mma be kickin’ some ASS.

Other quick updates:

1. This is the bicycle I plan on riding this season. She needs a name! I am open to suggestions/I can’t think of any. Link is to specs, for those who are interested.

2. I’ve been watching bouldering videos, and Dave Graham, if you ever read this, I have a crush on you. Call me? I don’t really know how else to reach you, so you’re going to have to take the initiative here. I’m totally serious here.

3. I get some of V’s cookies tomorrow. SUCKERS!

4. I looooove this video. Hehehehehe. ALLAN! ALLAN! ALLAN! AL! ALLAN!

C, out!