my music taste says high waisted shorts and crop tops but my fashion taste says gingham button ups and tailored chinos
- man as soon as I get home I'm going to stretch and shower and be clean I can't wait
- *sits on floor for 1 hour on tumblr without showering or moving*
FOMS + DOMS = FML
So I’ve decided FOMS (fast onset muscle soreness) is a thing after how my quads felt yesterday. Then last night I started getting the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Woke up this morning to full blown body shutdown. Every major muscle group hurts. I can barely walk. I have legitimately no idea how I’m going to drive to work. Yesterday I managed because I didn’t have to brake much, and then on the way home put it in park at all stop lights. But holy crap. Everything hurts. So many tiny tears in my muscles.
FOMS? Fast Onset Muscle Soreness?
Is this a thing? I know about DOMS - I’ve cursed it when I couldn’t sit/stand/walk up or down stairs like a normal person the day after a hard workout. BUT IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING. It started basically as soon as I finished working out. Even though I stretched. What is this witchcraft?!
Also hella skeptical about the new trainer
She doesn’t believe in running. She thinks it’s bad for you. She didn’t believe me when I told her my (nearly) 60-year-old mother runs basically every day, because apparently running will always destroy your joints and cause injuries?
I have discovered the truth about Professor Snape
I’m going through papers that earned a grade of HD last semester - 80 or above - to find examples to share with students next term. And they’re embarrassingly bad. I mean truly, truly awful. So many grammatical and spelling mistakes. Wrong words used. Sentences unfinished. Run-on sentences. These are things I expect from early high schoolers, not uni students.
And in my moment of disgust, I remembered: “Professor Lupin gave this eight out of ten? I wouldn’t have given it three…”
SNAPE WAS JUST A GRAMMAR NAZI, FRUSTRATED WITH THE HORRIBLE WRITING SKILLS OF HOGWARTS STUDENTS.
I am Professor Snape, and he is me.
So last Friday was Independence Day - the birthday of the USA. I made a post on Facebook saying something like “can’t believe I’m in a country that still has the Queen today, but America: you party for me.”
Some background: My ancestors fought in the American Revolution. I thought my post was harmless, and, given my family history, truthful and a bit funny. I was disparaging Australia, just pointing out that for me, it’s still weird to love in the monarchy after my family fought for independence.
But now one of my (massively passive aggressive) friends here keeps posting shit like the opening scene from The Newsroom with a comment saying “Too right, leave my country alone, it’s awesome here!” And today, a link to the awful, shocking story about the number of shootings in Chicago over the weekend saying “So glad I live in the monarchy!!” Then the friend she was out with on July 4 comments backing her up and slamming America.
Am I being paranoid? Maybe. But given that the first post was just a few minutes after mine, and how this girl is, I wouldn’t be surprised.
I’m just so pissed. Can’t I acknowledge the most important American holiday without getting attacked/made to feel like shit? I’m an expat, and certain times of year I get super homesick. I could be living in a beachfront mansion is paradise and I’d still miss the States, my friends and family, and our traditions. I don’t think that makes me a bad person worthy of being ridiculed and picked on by a bunch of overgrown teenagers who don’t realise that 30-year-olds should behave a bit better.
Heated up my lunch in a plastic container and it tasted totally funky/weird/chemically. I made the food fresh last night, so it was definitely the container. All I can think: did I just give myself some horrible disease?
In other news
I signed up for the 10 week challenge at my gym today. It starts July 14. I’m stuck with the new female trainer, but I’m trying to go in with an open mind. Maybe she’s awesome. But in those 10 weeks I get 20 one-on-one sessions, 10 group training sessions, workout plans, nutrition advice - all that good stuff. And if I lose the largest percentage of weight and get closest to my goal, I get prizes! Definitely good motivation to stick with if, and I’m going to need that given how hectic my new job is.