Some random shit incoming.
It’s gotten really hot recently. I played basketball yesterday. I got some new high tops and a street ball. The ball is goddamn awesome. I don’t have to work to bounce it like my old Nike ball. It’s a spalding, I don’t think that matters. I think the street ball part is what matters. I can actually do a crossover with this thing. So I’m playing around, think I’m all cool, I take my shirt off because it’s hot as crap. Isn’t nothing but soccer moms at the playground, I’m just shooting free throws glad I’m not in the 6:30pm traffic that’s stopped up all to hell. I get home and there’s nothing but gnats on my back from the buggy heat. Dude. I’m not weirded out by gross stuff but I was like some kind of bug zapper out there. Bzzt.
So I timed myself at the track. 400m in 72sec. Not cool. I figured I had the long game still. Apparently I don’t. I’m going to have to work at it a bit. I have been benching more though. I’m working out with 130-140 instead of 90-110. I’m doing a bit less reps but if I came in fresh I think I could manage 5×15@130 (or close). So that’s good. Everything else has been a whole lot of no progress.
I finished a collaboration project for a band. They sent me a bunch of .WAVs and I laid down some weirdo synth stuff behind it. Really subtle. They said they liked it but I haven’t seen them play live yet to meet them in person etc.
Still cranking on FFXIII. I’ve hit the part where it opens up and I’m grinding a bit. Some weird MMO itch creeps up but the “I’m going to do something crazy” feeling has left. I know if I started again I’d feel like shit. It’s a good game but goddamn is it any way to live?
Have deck contractors coming out to give me estimates. I have splinter boards out back that are gray and see-through. It’s going to be ex-pen-sive. I took a deck building class and everyone was there learning the VA code even though they were hiring contractors. That kind of sunk my DIY spirit. There’s just too many rules about lighting, joists, type of nails, type of wood preserver, depth of footers, handrails and minimum gap on the railing posts. It’s crazy pants and I’m bailing on DIY.
Great Day by SNL has my vote beyond all the “I’m on a boat” etc memes. If nothing for the “3 days ago or was it Satan face”. Horror.