Come in Threes is a i pick me up initiative dedicated to motivating myself to focus on the more positive aspects of life.
Aug 13, 2012
Wished a high school friend happy birthday and loved that despite all the time that had passed since we last spoke, we still talked as if nothing had changed since high school. Name calling, poking fun, sarcasm, and such things.
Spent some time catching up with another friend over the phone. It had been a while since we had had a good simple conversation. Very very enjoyable.
Finally managed to find new work shoes and a wallet that was within my budget and that I liked. There were actually another pair of shoes I liked but they didn’t have any more in my size.
I asked a friend I regularly give lifts to “Can this chauffeur offer any services tomorrow?” She declined and I responded with “You’re putting me out of business! =P” I felt like I used normal humour and not my weird, morbid humour… or am I just kidding myself?
For the first time in a really long time, I felt somewhat accomplished and competent today. I thought about all the different things I’ve tried and done, despite not coming from a privileged family, not being the most eccentric or brilliant student, not having any experience in the professional services industry, or a smooth talker. It felt good to forget my own insecurities about myself and actually feel comfortable with myself, if only for a day. Now I know what I am working towards. =)
I walked past some broken blue glass on the way to the station last week and when I was going to the station again this morning, the glass was still there. I really like that broken glass. I think it looks pretty, especially in the light. I liked it so much that I actually collected a couple of shards. I am so weird.
There is a local park that I always walk past and think “wouldn’t it be funny if I saw my friend who lives behind the park actually walking through the park”. Of course, on the one day that I am distracted my newly collected blue jewels and didn’t have that thought, I actually bump into him. I think we were both very thrown off by the bump-in so had a very strange and somewhat forced conversation.
There was an announcement at the train station today and the announcer said “thank you.” at the end. A random customer listening to the announcement responded “you’re welcome”. "hehehe. I get your humour and your coolness."
Went to watch Dark Knight Rises with a friend. It’s been so long since I last went to the cinemas so watching a movie at all and with a friend too was a highlight. The movie itself was pretty good, though I thought some of the acting was a bit wooden.
I was parked in a carpark for much longer than I had originally intended and was worried about having to pay more than $50 for parking, but it turned out to be just $10 for a whole day of parking. Finally, some luck!
Was amused by the options for withdrawal amounts at an ATM in a “higher end” shopping centre. Instead of withdrawal amounts increasing, they decreased. So instead of it being $20, $40, $50, $100 then $200 top to bottom, it was $500, $200, $100, $50, $20. Really says something about the people that shop/live in the area. =P
I was complimented on my skiing and turning technique for someone who had only been skiing for two days. Actually, I just never learned how to turn on skis the beginner way properly, i.e. keeping the pizza wedge and pointing your toes in the direction you want to turn. I just copied what the more advanced skiers were doing (skis in parallel and shifting weight to outer leg).
Was pleasantly surprised by the tastiness of the pizzas we had as part of a free group dinner tonight. This is coming from a person that doesn’t usually enjoy pizza.
I drank a lot tonight, but didn’t do anything stupid. A friend was telling us a very sensitive story and I responded appropriately by giving him a hug. I may have petted his head excessively, but I don’t think he minded.