Did I mention in my last post that my legs stopped working after the run on Friday? Well they did. They are fine when I’m using them but when I sit for a while they seized up and I’m like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. I’ve been a bit worried cos I had problems with piriformis syndrome a few times last year. Hopefully it’s nothing major. I’m kinda hopeful because it’s the same pain both sides (upper hamstrings and butt) so seems more like DOMS than an actual injury. Anyway I’ve taken it easy the last few days which has been a shame since the weather was so moderate today.
Since I haven’t been exercising, I spent the day organising stuff. Then I rearranged the furniture in my bedroom. I have a huge Ikea bookcase and last time I moved it, it wouldn’t budge, then I realised I’d left all my dumbbells on the bottom shelves! Oops! I have a bad habit of trying to move furniture without taking stuff off it (cos that’s the hardest bit about moving stuff).
Before I had the bookcase dividing the room so I had my sleeping area and computer area separate but decided that was bad Feng Shui cos the energy in the room was getting blocked. Well maybe not but the whole room looked cluttered because the bookcase is really open and full of crap. Now I’ve got it sitting against the wall and the whole room is opened up (I’ve got a huge amount of floor space — I think some sock skating will be done shortly).
The only problem with the new arrangement is that if I sit at my computer with my bedroom door open, there is no barrier between me and the housemates. They seem to think it’s okay to stop in the doorway for a chat. Honestly, if I wanted to chat to my housemates, I’d go live with people I liked. I’m going to go to one of those discount shops and get some cheap beaded curtains to put up.
Damn housemates. We were watching the X Files in the lounge room. We rarely use the lounge but it’s the coolest room in the house so one of the housemates kept coming in chatting. I would have said – “look mate, who do you think we want to spend our Saturday night with – you or David Duchovny?” except I didn’t think of it until today.
He’s also started bumming stuff off me (the housemate, not David Duchovny). He asked to use my washing machine and I really didn’t want to let him but couldn’t think of a way to say NO without looking petty and mean. Maybe I am petty and mean but I hate other people using my stuff. Now he’s taken to bumming cigs off me. Well he did the other night and I have him some then he never paid me back and asked me for more today. Phht, as if I’m an idiot.
It really shits me because I’d never ask my housemates for a thing. Ever. I don’t believe in borrowing things off anyone (except family and close friends) and hate loaning stuff. Next time he asks, I’m going to tell him no and that I’m really uncomfortable with him even asking me. Hopefully that’ll shut him up.