Hello. Hi there,
it’s actually me this time, not just an update to do with science or pods or even casts. It’s been a while since I updated with something other than the droning buzz of my weekly forays into science communication, so with the Easter weekend currently happening* I figured I had the time to sit back and reflect on the past couple months.
So what’s been happening? Not a tremendous amount, really. I’ve fallen into a nice rhythm of work and football and not much else in between. The advantage of the former being that I’ve finished up paying out all my debts in a little over four paychecks. It’s a comforting thing, to know that there’s a bundle of money that will be hitting your bank account at regular intervals. And thankfully in my case, the workplace that’s providing the money is a supportive and happy one. Small business for life, yo.
The football has also been a major positive influence. It had been almost eight years since last lacing up the boots; I quit my last club, Kalamunda United, when I started university as it was taking up too much of my time. But getting out on the field and getting the feel of the ball, getting my touch back, smashing my toenails and lacerating my heels with blisters…well, perhaps not those last bits, but the exercise and commitment is great. Plus it’s allowed me to lose the ten-or-so kilograms that I put on while being unemployed. Well, football and also the twelve kilometres I ride every day to get to and from work. And not eating a shit-tonne of snacks during the day while I browse SEEK and feel awful about my life. Yeah, it’s nice to feel healthy.
As for writing and such; I’m still looking to find that balance that will allow me to maybe get up earleir and write, or find a nice comfortable place in the evening and get some words out. I’ve been having a bunch of ideas though, carefully and immediately archived in self-sent emails. I think it’s about time I started using my laptop a bit more, rather than trying to write on my main desktop. It helps to keep me from getting distracted by the shinies that it can do.
Oh, and I shaved my head to raise funds for cancer research. I’ll leave you with a pic of the gang after the shave:
*They pay me for not being at work. This fact is still blowing my mind.