Last night I went into the city because I wanted to find somewhere air conditioned. We’d planned to go to a 8.20 session at the movies but, because of late trains and other faffing about problems, decided on the 11.30 session instead. Only after we bought the ticket did we realise the movie finished after last tram home. Public transport sucks – I remember a while back there was a big “go us” from them because they were putting on later trams but they still only run until about 1.00 am or some such shite. Why can’t we have all night public transport? The people need to get home.
Anyway we went to a sushi train because food always tastes better if it comes on a train. It was pretty awesome sushi. We even had crab balls which were very tasty even though I rarely eat seafood, and I tried squid. So 800 plates of sushi later, we finally left. But it’s sushi so that’s okay, right? Even if the crab balls were deep fried. I mean it comes in such tiny portions.
We still had over an hour to kill before the movie and everything in the city was closed except for bars, so we lolled around on the grass outside the big library watching (and quietly mocking) people. That was really nice. I rarely spend time in the city and, when I do, it’s running around shopping and getting stuff done, never just lolling on the grass.
We saw The Golden Compass. My sister’s choice not mine because I don’t love fantasies but I did love the bears.
I walked up to the gym yesterday arvo. The little gym near me is only $4 for a casual visit but I’m a bit slack about going. I always feel like I should go do weights and yoga and pilates and all that kind of stuff. So I decided to buy a monthly pass to push myself into going more often.
When I do weights, I always struggle with lat pulldowns. No matter what I did, I never got any better at them. Usually when I’m doing weights, I notice the results pretty quickly but after years of doing lat pulldowns (intermittently of course), I’ve never been able to increase the weight or seen any change at all.
Yesterday I finally worked out how to engage my lats when I’m doing them. I’m excited about that beyond what is normal (and of course no one I know cares). It’s so easy once you work it out. This is just like a few years ago when I worked out how to use my abs for doing crunches. It’s not one of those big, quantifiable changes but it’s definitely a moment.