March 8th, 2007


just keep bringing myself there

So swimming lesson #2 was rougher than last week. The instructor worked with us on gliding and kicking. Then we moved on to floating on our backs. I did not do so swell. I would glide a bit then thrash and kick and get water up my nose and coming back upright. We went on like this for quite some time and the hour flew by and I hadn't tackled it. I trudged back in to the showers well frustrated. As I was changing back into my clothes the two other girls from the class came up to me and told me I was doing really well. I didn't believe them at first, I knew I wasnt the worst swimmer ever but I didn't feel I was doing particularly well either. One of the girls, A, is swimming very well at the intermediate level and the other girl, S, is a beginner like me, but seems to be catching on a bit faster. Well it turns out S took the class in the last session and stopped coming after three lessons because she couldn't get past the point of putting her head under water. A (who only went into the water for the first time in September)says she also struggled a lot because she was very afraid of the water. They said the best thing to do was not worry just "keep bringing myself there" every week. I felt much better after talking to them. Next week I will do it.


In other news, I have been thinking a lot about ned_vizzini's post from a few days ago about friends(and potatoes) and how-- while I have a lot of friends who are different from me and bring a lot of new things to the game,--I have almost no friends who ARE like me and like to do the things I like to do (mostly go out drink, dance, chase boys, crack wise, and get in a little art), it's funny how hard it is to get that equilibrium. Ahh well. It's not at the top of the list of concerns but it's on the list and a contributing factor to some of the things higher on the list.


my new type (well not so much new, cause i have a weakness for curly hair but...)

After watching the Noel Fielding episode of (British game show) Never Mind The Buzzcocks (really one of the most game shows ever)and then watching the Amy Winehouse episode a few weeks later, Simon Amstell is officially my dream guy.If you happen to have a cute funny English Jew hanging around, please send him my way....just make sure he's single ---EDIT: and not gay, like Simon (thanks for cluing me in commonpeople!)--I don't need any more people in the Mark Ronson holy grail slot.