I did some more rearranging around the house on Sunday. First, I moved my single bed to the basement; it was sitting at Colin’s since I bought it in January and he was borrowing it for his mother and mother-in-law who came visiting after Nina was born (I was living with my then girlfriend since mid-January and then moved back to my parents’ house in March after the break-up). My cousin, Duncan, was finishing up the house renovations and he had his trailer there, so he loaded my bed inside and brought it over last week. Unfortunately, I had no place for it so I just left it in the living room for my mom to freak out over (hehehe) until I could make space for it in the basement. I’ve had a huge project planned to rearrange all my stuff in the bedroom, the main floor, and the basement. The bedroom is mostly done except Esmond’s graphic novels and sword need to be moved elsewhere in the room. The main floor is what I worked on this weekend. I built my desk and moved my ASUS gaming laptop to it on Saturday. Yesterday, I bought a smallish storage bin and a wooden folding tray (color coded, of course), moved all the clutter into storage bins under my desk, filled some paperwork away, and even fixed a couple computers at the same time (on the new folding tray; which I’m using as a desk “extension”). Once that was done, I went to the basement (which I rearranged last week) and made some room for the bed, which I moved down afterwards. All I have left to do is sort and put away my paperwork on the dining room table, which was originally my base of SOHO operations. I’ll probably take care of that sometime this week while watching TV shows. Thank goodness it’s sort of a no-brainer activity.
After getting my desk arranged just right, I took a “break” and did a Bodyrock.tv workout, which was difficult but fun. The last couple times I pushed myself during cardio workouts, I crashed hard with disorienting dizzyness and nausea. I sure learned my lesson! As a result, I found a free interval timer app for Android called HIIT Interval Timer, which I loaded on to my phone and tablet. It really helped me to keep track of where I was in the workout, so if I was feeling especially winded, I used an interval or two to bring my heart rate down a bit with a low intensity version; it was a great app that saved me money on an interval timer purchase. My cool down lasted a bit longer due to the high intensity of the workout, and aside from a tinge of nausea, I recovered fine.
After supper, Ian and I played a round of StarCraft II, but nostalgia caught up with us. We loaded up Diablo II and did some Tristram runs to level 14 from scratch. Not bad for a couple hours of nostalgic gaming!
So you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been microblogging regularly. I replaced my Facebook and Twitter updates with this ever since I got the WordPress app for Android on my phone and tablet. Updating on the go has never been easier!™ I decided to test out drafting a full blog post, and you are now reading the result of it. Eventually, I’ll be adding functionality to have microblog entries cross-posted on Facebook and Twitter, so that I won’t feel like I’ve abandoned those mediums; I need all the social media exposure I can get! 🙂
About the featured image for this blog entry, I chose this picture because I love the architecture but it’s mostly a figurative representation of how much junk I own; if I were to stack it all in a Jenga pile, its height could resemble these skyscrapers! Hence the project to organize my stuff; I’m using three categories to sort it all – keep, sell, and throw away. 😛