beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Every time I read something about cultural appropriation I start thinking
maybe going to Bollywood dance lessons with only one asian person, who is not the teacher, is kind of tacky
and I conclude
yes, yes it is
but I'm going to keep going anyway because it's the only sort of exercise I've ever been able to stick with,
and other dancing involves like looking at each other and holding hands and stuff.
which, no.
so.

Like, I'm not saying my need for exercise make it somehow shiny
I'm just going to go.

this is an unsatisfying conclusion
which is why I have this thought loop a lot.
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I went Dancing.
Dancing is good.
I did a lot of sitting down too, because most of it was practicing to perform at a handfasting, which I don't do, and I hadn't learned most of the dances.

Also I do not do the stick dance because too much potential for crunching.

But then we went shopping and I found a cute top for super much money off, so I think I win at today.
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I went to dancing :-)
It didn't hurt :-)
Until somewhere in the cooldown stretches when it hurt all the way from the top of my hip on down, which was nasty, and I swore a bit out loud in class, which obviously one tries not to do.
It's weird though, everything is fine until it isn't, and it's hard to figure when it isn't, except getting in and out of the car. Maybe my sitting down hurts. boo.

But the shopping worked good and I have four movies because they were a fiver each and most of them said Classic. So they probably won't be very good by current standards but I've heard of them whenever other things copy them, so they'll be interesting.

now I'm going to eat real food with vegetables, because I rather forgot all day.
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Dancing was good and we learned some more dance and are now precisely half way through
yaay

Mr P was there for the first time in aaaaaaaaages so everyone was :-)
but then he sat too close to my employee because trying to be friendly but she would rather he was friendly from an arms length away so she was not smiles.

he remembered me to say hi to though
and we remembered the dances
so those bits were good.



shopping also worked and I have fifteen five alive :-)


now i get to eat food and all is good.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I did dancing, including attempting to learn part of a dance a lot more quickly than usual, and I got quite a lot of it. I like dancing :-)

And then there was shopping. Not enough juices so I substitued ribena, which maybe might work. But Sainsburys has new clothes season sales, so I got another nice plain black top for half price, and it was already pretty cheap.

Also I bought Rogue One, though it was sold out in its right place on the shelf, because someone had put one where Game of Thrones ought to be. Also there were many on a display later, but I thought finding it was funny.



... my life so fascinate...

I like Thursdays
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I went to the dancings but it did not work out very well.
I was dizzy and did sitting down dancing instead, which doesn't work very well.
I think being awake since 0530ish is not compatible with dancing.

but it should be, because dancing usually makes feel better.

I did shoppings and bought a yoga mat as well as the usual foods. I have put it under all the exercises I have taped to the bookcase. It will make me feel like I'm making progress towards this exercise thing.

I tired now.

But I did all the things I set out tom albeit slowly and feeling blergh, and that's the best some days get.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I went to dancing lessons again. Today there were Many of people so I couldn't stand in my usual spot and ended up in front of the reflecting surfaces so I could see me dancing. I do not look like I think I look. And I do not like watching me dancing, then I'm watching and not dancing. But I did the dances more or less correctly, so that part was nice.

Then there was shopping, but in reverse order because the A47 was closed so we had to go the back way past ASDA. I don't know how long it usually takes to do all the things but today it took 3.5 hours, which was at least half an hour more than I wanted to be awake.

I woke up at midnight and have had only a couple hours sleep before the dancing. Not optimal.




I was thinking about Legends of Tomorrow, and in order for the writers to payoff the story they've set up, the saving the world at the end of the season has to
be Mick
being trusted
by the team
and by his partner, who he talks to and communicates with like he said before
and hopefully talks around into something approaching heroism
so they do Mick's plan that he thought of with his brain.

Whether or not he survives it rather depends on the writers attitudes to heroism and happy endings, so I am a teensy bit tense.

If they resolve it without those ingredients we will be grumpy. Because we will have had all these feels for Mick set up and then not paid off.

But that might happen, because you never know whose story writers think it is.



I'm also not optimistic on people getting their loved ones back, because while it is a time travel show kicked off by Rip wanting his loved ones back, it seems to be more about embracing time's arrow and moving on. Like with the Flash, bringing people back is not the desirable goal, being okay without them is instead.

But it's comics so plenty of people come back eventually, so I want my favourites, obviously.



Shall see really soon now.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I had a nice Thursday with dancing but forgot to write it down, so here's a backdated entry.

There was a baby, being small and staring a lot. We must baffle babies often.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
we were so bad when we tried the newest dance at the start of class. so bad. it was hilarious.
the people we usually copy were not there and the teacher did not do the dance, so she could see how we did.
we did very little...

But an hour later we were back up to 55 seconds of correct dance, so that was big win. much learning.

my hip is doing something uncomfortable, orsort of over my hip, but my back is much better. so that's nice.


shopping mostly worked, but my apple trellis pastries was not there.
i think it is just as well
buying a packet of biscuits yesterday evening and eating them all by this evening is not behaviour to be rewarded.

but I have nice proteins and bread and vegetable soups and many nice meals for the week.
winning.

triumphant

Feb. 16th, 2017 09:22 pm
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
... I went to type this, the page jumped, I marked all my messages as read.
which is far from the worst thing that could have happened, but still. 83 pages, now all same.

ANYway

I win
I went to dancing, and while not speedy and a bit wobbly, I danced the whole time
and then I did my shoppings.

I'm kind of headachey
and my hallway smells a bit not good from some of the new stuff

but I did all the thursday things, so yaays.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I like dancing even though I'm really not very good at it.
I didn't remember the new dance, and there's a bit on the middle where even if I do remember my feet don't do the things, but I have a lot of fun anyway.
Also my back no longer hurts, pretty much, and I can do dancing for the whole length of the lesson with no extra sitting downs.

:-)

Shopping was also excellent. ASDA had twenty four juices again so now I have Many and shopping there is optional for ages. Sainsburys had the nice foods as usual, except for my breakfast teacakes, those were empty so I got a dofferent sort that might not be correct. Shall see.

:-)

I am in a plenty good mood.
Meditating and dancing seems to work pretty good.

Also I did a ton of laundry today and it mostly worked as intended. One set of drying did not in fact dry; I think it needs to cool down before the sensor knows what it's meant to do. But that set is in the dryer again now so with any luck it should work.

I don't think the laundry smells the same though, even though we made the packets match quite carefully. I dislike when things just get changes and there's no options about it.

I did laundry all afternoon while I also slept, so I woke up and changed the settings or took stuff out and put stuff in and then went back to sleep. Efficient ;-)


Pretty good day.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Thursday almost worked.
I had to stop at Morrisons to get Ribena cause i ran out of drinks slightly before shopping hour.
And then there was an accident on the a47 and it went all jam for a while
so I got to dancing one quarter hour late.
I am not very good at remembering dances and cannot turn them around in my head if i start from a different place
but i have fun.

asda had twelve of five alive, yaay
and sainsburys had food, though setting out to refill my fridge only ended up with half a dozen items.
i need more varieties of meals.

but now i have apple pastry and all is :-)

exhausted

Jan. 19th, 2017 10:35 pm
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I went to dancing and it was fun. I know more dances than I think, but not as well as I'd like.

I got all wore out though. All the way up to All Done without actually being done. It was weird feeling tearful and cheerful at the same time.

I finished the shopping though so that worked out. And then I made large food, because I forgot to eat today except biscuit, which probably explains a lot.

I am sooooooo tired. I was just on autopilot to finish eating.

Next I should sleep. But that involves getting out of this chair to go to bed...

Dancing :-)

Jan. 5th, 2017 10:05 pm
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Today I was going to do double dancing but my back hurt last week so this week didn't seem like a time to double my exercise.
But I did one hour of dancing lessons and it was fun. We started a new dance, and it involves quite a lot of traveling around the floor, which always leads to laughing and bumping and oops. But it stayed fun oops, so, that was fun.

Then it was shopping time. Asda had all of three Five Alive. I guess I bought all the juice that time I got twenty four. It would be nice if their computer could learn I want nine to twelve every week, but I guess it can't if there are not nine to twelve to buy every week, and I keep pouncing on twenty four. So.

Sainsburys had my apple thing though, and bread and quorns and tea for mum, and also a silver top for half price that will do nicely for the convention next month. Also there's another set of china that I like the look of. It's like I've had for years only probably nicer. But now I am home I remembered I was planning to get two different colors this time, and this would be two of blue. But it is nice. And it has nice pasta bowls too, interesting shapes. I shall think on it.

Now I am tired.

But I have nice foods for eating. I win.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
The thing that bugs me about dance is how gendered it can be. I mean, a song comes on, the DJ says girls on one side guys on the other, and even if he is clear we’re just choosing sides for the length of the song and anyone can stand anywhere, it’s still sides. I stay seated. Cause otherwise I’d be dancing somewhere in the middle.

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I went looking on youtube and I found

official vid of sort of dance we're trying to do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9qfTdOQVcM Chammak Challo

video of actual people from dance class
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-eQ67fnZn8

and another one with a song I don't know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnGLx1NamxU

I worry sometimes about cultural appropriation but it's a sort of dance which so far I can so, so, is fun.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
It was the last dance class of the year so we did dressing up and trying lots of old dances. Teacher reckoned I wouldn't know them, because been away long and long. But I knew seven dances :-)
... not well enough to figure where my feet go. or where I should be moving around the floor to, so I did mostly sitting down dancing, but still, I have studied Many, and would only need to polish the memory up a bit.

I wore long gloves with the shinies down the side, and a waist scarf with jangly coins. I do not have xmas costume. Nut others were a nun or... well, one person brought a whole bag and changed between dances, over the top of a batgirl with a cape, so there was not really an overarching theme.

Teacher gave us all cards and presents :-)
I shall find out what present on present opening day.
but, present :-)



Asda was adequate, Sainsbury's had my foods, and I found the paper tablecloth I need for xmas, with gold stars.

Pretty good day.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Dancing again today. I couldn't quite concentrate. Also sometimes felt a bit like on remote control. Boo. I usually like dancing. But I didn't crunch anyone today so I still winning.

I was thinking what dance Mick Rory might get into.

Maybe morris? Big blokes, beer, and big sticks. Plus I found some on youtube calling itself a fire dance, but since they were just wearing black and orange tatter coats rather than actually on fire he may find that disappoint.


ASDA had only 3/12 the five alive I wanted, Sainsburys hadn't got my apple pastry though they did apologise plenty good, and they don't sell some of the first aid stuff I was look for neither. Also I forgot my penguin bag because driver was ten minute early so I didn't get all the freezer things neither. not a very successful.

but i'm home safe so that's okay.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
dancing was nice
we have learned the whole of the new dance and are now trying to be good at it
which takes a bunch of work.

shopping worked. five alive worked. apple pastry worked. plenty of pasta. And Sainsburys sell a sparkly loo seat, so hopefully this third one will go on and not be broken. loo seats are ridiculous.



I was so tired this morning I had to stop before the end of the fic, when they'd done the Daring Adventure and the Horrible Misunderstanding and they were ready for the Happily Ever After. So I have that to look forwards to.

but right now I get to eat apple trellis :-)
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I can do the dance to Twist and also the new dance we been working on since I turned up and I don't crash in to anyone and I mostly remember it and for bonus points I didn't need any extra sittings down.

I now appear to have done something slightly painful to my... side above my hip? maybe? somewhere slightly vague that only happens when I do an improbable sort of turn and lift. lovely.

and shopping didn't work very well. Five of five alive is only okay because I have a reserve built up, and there was no apple pastry put aside, which I am disproportionately :( about. also I didn't get the bread I wanted because it wasn't there. and a few other bits like that. silly frustrations.

but i have plenty of foods, yaays.

and I did dancing and I'm getting okay at it :-)
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I remembered the Twist dance I learned last time I went to dancing lessons. And that was many years ago. I danced it like everyone else today.

Winning :-)

I am slightly more of a muddle about the dance we are currently learning, because there's bits where you end up facing backwards and can't follow the same people. But I didn't crunch anyone so that works out.

Thursday routine takes 45 minutes longer when we have to do the shopping backwards and use the back roads :-(

But my juice was there and my apple things were there and I have many foods now, including everything for christmas if I don't eat it first. That's not very impressive, for christmas I cook quorn chunks and steamfresh vegetable bags, and maybe micro chips if mum doesn't want to do roast potato. But she has said she will do the potato and gravy this year so my half is ready.

I don't like the coats on sale at the moment. They happen in too short, and too small, and far too many are too dark. They are not warm and waterproof at once. Most of them are for looking fashionable on the way to the car. What if you want something to function correctly? And why do only worker coats in the yellow have any reflective stripes? Everyone needs to be visible at night, it seems like they could incorporate reflective bits more widely and creatively.

I took a couple pictures of DVD sets I wouldn't mind getting for christmas too so I can tell mum those next time she asks. We're difficult.

I like Thursdays :-)
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
thought I wrote this when I got home, but nope
today I went dancings :)
which would have worked better in a larger area but the teacher found out three hours before class that the drama studio she booked now has a stage set in the middle. so that was fun.

I almost half remembered the dance I learned like five years ago.
Also I wore my gloves so when there was unexpected hand grabbing it was only funny and not argh.

the route home is currently closed for roadworks so we got back like half an hour later than usual.
but I have my foods and drinks so that works out.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
It was Dancing again :-)
Dancing on the opposite side of the room makes everything awkward again. Also I kept finding uppy downy bits and the floor isn't supposed to do that.

While I was dancing the security guy came in and said he'd found an exhaust and someone's exhaust had fallen off. Which turned out to be Employee's. Which, you know, was awkward.
It was only the bit at the back and apparently it works fine without that, as evidenced by our arriving home with all the shopping as per usual.
But that was not a good day for Employee.

I have as much Five Alive juice as I wanted :-)
Also I have nice apple trellis pastries like I wanted :-)
And ordered same again for next week so I can has next week too :-)

Quorn or Sainsburys have changed what is available though, so I do not have what I was planning to eat. If they've stopped making what I was planning to eat I shall be Very Annoyed. Again.

But today was a pretty okay day, unless you are Employee, who now has to fix the busted stuff.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I did Bollywood Sparkles dancing and did not have to have a sit down except when it was sitting down time
:-D

Then we did ASDA shoppings and the Five Alive was in stock, so I have twelve as intended
And Sainsburys shoppings worked too, because the food I ordered was indeed there, so I have apple thing to eat again :-D
Plus I maybe found a trousers. Trousers are difficult so I bought them but I'm not sure. They say Short because Regular went on the floor but I don't know if Short will be too short. I can take them back later if they don't work. But they're grey on grey pinstripe in an acceptable texture and autumn/winter weight, so they're pretty promising so far.

Pretty good day.
And plans for next week were made also :-)
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
Or a bit difficult, anyway. Today my back was hurting when I did one specific sort of twist move. It worked okay, just, not optimal.
And the shuffle jumps make me nauseous and dizzy, which is unhelpful, and then I have to have a sit down, and today wasn't the usual place so there was only one chair, and my employee had to keep getting out the chair so I could sit down until I felt more well.
But I still like dancing. When it works. Which is tricky.

They also did a stick dance today, which looks like more fun because going round in circles with sticks going CLACK. But that dance lesson is on Wednesday so I'd have to decide between that and talking about science fiction, and generally I choose talking about science fiction over anything, so.

ASDA click and collect only kinda worked, because even with a week's notice they only had 8 of my chosen juice, and one Ribena but by the time we got that home the lid was missing so it won't pour right or reseal. The silver seal held though so no sploosh. I think it got squashed when we stopped for the car stopping for the cat. That was a bit abrupt.

Sainsburys didn't have my chosen food but explained its because it's a one day food so they reduce the price at 5pm so they'll never have it by 9pm. But I can order one for next week. So I did that. That'll be good, hopefully, if I chose the right thing. And then that will work every week if it works at all. Improvement. The pasta twists however just didn't be there. *sigh* I have four left but I've been eating one every day so four is not optimal.

I took the books back to the library book drop. Library was closed but that'll still count okay. I didn't ever read them, just failed at Go To Library a lot.

I got the information I needed to set up another thing (Thursday afternoons maybe work)
And tried to set up a shoppings in next week, which only maybe might work, but might is better than nothing. I need to go to the shops and stare at washer dryers. Soon. They're tricky.

That's six tasks achieved since six pm. Including an hour of dancing. And talking to people in shops.

Guess I'm winning.

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