Sunday, 1 March 2015

Time and Space

After a great day with some dear friends I threw on Dr. Who Adventures in Space and Time.  I'd never seen it before and had heard some wonderful things about so I figured it was time.  Also American Netflix wasn't available.

I am really glad that I watched it.  In case you don't know it is a docudrama about the origins of the Dr Who television show.  It is strange how many happy memories I have watching that show.  Growing up friday night my mom and I would make popcorn together and then both watch it on pbs transfixed by the television.  I remember both of us just hating the times when they would do their pledge drives,  I would be so tired by the end of the night that more then once I'm sure I fell asleep on the couch watching.  

Years later when the reboot happened, not really a reboot more of a continuation.  Tamile and I would watch the shows when they aired and talk about them.  We were both excited to see a classic show come back to the air.  Even the spin offs have been enjoyable.  

Most recently I've started trying to get caught up on the doctor and watched it with naivara who didn't have the history with the show that i did so we started from the beginning of the continuation and have been watching it together.  I think she's come to enjoy it as well.

Anyways it's late and I need to sleep but I just wanted to say that I heart heart the Doctor!

Monday, 23 February 2015

MAsT Meeting and Workshop

I had intended to do a blog post before last nights MAsT meeting, but life got in the way.  In a lot of ways I'm really glad I didn't.  The post I would have made before hand would have been very different then the one I'm working on now.  At the time I was super worried and nervous about the whole meeting.  There were a lot of things that could have gone wrong with the night;

  • First Meeting in a new space
  • Lots of new people coming out to the meeting
  • More people then we general get listed as attending,
  • Finally some very experienced attendees.
I'm not sure really why I was worried about the last point but I was.  I'll run through all 4 of them point by point. 

First is the new meeting space; Back in December basically all of the local community kink groups learned that our regular meeting space was lost.  The organization that had generously allowed a number of kink/pan-sexual groups to use the space had determined that they had to turn they focus inwards to there own groups.  That meant that a lot of groups had to find new places to meet, a prospect that is still causing problems for some groups.

We were able to arrange space with one of the local colleges.  The price was very reasonable and the space is wonderful.  Of course there were a few small surprises when we got there.  for example the fact that people had to be buzzed in to the building, It also didn't help that the building is something of a maze of hallways. Anyways in the end it worked out fine.  We did determine a few things that we will need to prepare before the next one.  

During the meeting we also put it to those in attendance about the space and asked what they thought off it.  All of the comments were very positive.

Lots of new people coming out to the meeting: It seems that we have had a turn over in membership in someways.  A few of the people we've had coming out since the beginning continue to come out but we have had a lot of new members.  Which honestly is a great thing, A lot of them are also fairly new to the whole lifestyle so they bring with them a lot of excitement and positive energy.  With so many new people it can be hard to predict how a meeting will go.  Will they be willing to take part in discussions or will they stare blankly at you when you try and engage them.

More people then we general get listed as attending: We had close to 67 people listed as Attending or Maybe Attending on Fetlife.  It is also difficult to judge how many people will be attending based on fetlife/facebook events.  You are often lucky to get half of the people listed as attending.  The problem is that you have to plan your event in such a way that you can handle things everyone does show up.

Finally some experienced attendees:  The topic of the night was Scene Designs, and one of those attending had was the author of one of the many blogs and articles that we read in preparation.  It is a little intimidating knowing that the author of some of the source material is in the audience.  I knew going in that they were not the type to interrupt of correct people and such but that didn't change how things felt.

Anyways things turned out great.  We had 38 people out and some amazing discussions.  Everyone got involved and added there own 2 cents to the discussion.  I can't wait for the next meeting.  MAsT as always renews my interest in the lifestyle and excites me.  Anyways it is late or early depending on your point of few and I should hit the sack.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

A night without Internet

Holy crap!! I hadno idea how much I have come to rely on my internet connection.  

Thisnmorning tamile woke up and Discouvered that we had no connection. Since she had errands to run for the business and personally it wasn't a big deal. This afternoon it was still down.  I did some basic trouble shooting without success. Called tech support, as expected he told me to do all things I had already done.  Surprise surprise no change.  So now we have a tech coming out tomorrow afternoon.

No internet means no access to drop box for shared files.  No access to Netflix for entertainment, no access to the play station plus account for gaming, 

Anyways I'm whining and want to stop.  Good night.  Ps this post was written from my phone

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

WSL Update

One of the first things I've learned in my WSL journey is that they have their own lingo.  WSL stand for weight loss surgery and there are a ton of different options for it.  Even the different types of surgeries have there own nicknames. Anyways lets get on with the update.

So October 22nd was when the journey began with the orientation meeting.  As over that day I weighed in at 413.4 lbs.  A 118 days have passed since the orientation and I currently weigh in at 402.2 lbs a drop of 11.2 lbs. All in all I don't think the weight drop is that big of a success, but I'm proud of it none the less.  If I had the time I would post and share a graph or something showing the weight roller coast I've been on for the past year.  This drop is at least consistent downward motion and that is what I want to see.

Since the orientation and the interview I've attended all for Craving Change courses and had my second interview with them. I don't really know what to make of the second interview over all.  I really only meet with 2 of the 4 people I met with the first time.  The dietitian was away sick that day, I have a phone interview set with her for Wednesday afternoon. The exercise person, They have a technical name for the field but I don't remember if off the top of my head, isn't part of the second interview.  Apparently that is going to be the norm going forward.  So far the biggest issue they had was that I wasn't achieve the goal for exercise.  They are looking for 150-200 minutes a week.  I've been really pushing to get more out of the stationary bike.  Gods I can't wait for it to be summer so I can get outside.  Winter SUCKS!

Anyways it is getting late and I need to get some sleep.  Work comes early in the morning.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Relaxing Valentine's Day

Yeah it has been a while since I've posted, and once again I will try and keep up a more regular posting schedule.  I keep finding myself getting distracted but a friend recently pointed out some of the benefits to regular blogging.  So I'm going to hold to a more regular schedule.

This Valentine's was a lovely long weekend. It started off with a nice dinner at Boston Pizza.  It was the first time in over 30 years that I had their pizza.  I had an awful experience with them as a child that left scars that are still visible today.  If you've ever seen me eat pizza, well Boston Pizza is the reason I use a knife and fork.  It is one of the naivara's favorite places to eat and we hardly ever go there so that made it something special.

Wow, its been a long time since I've blogged.  It must have been since I honestly can't remember if I've talked about naivara on here before or not.  She is my girlfriend/babygirl/housemate  We've been together for almost 6 years now.  In case you are wondering the wife is well aware of everything as we are what is called Poly.  Anyways it was a nice dinner together, and one I hope we can repeat again sometime soon. Sadly the desert that came after dinner was less then stellar. It made naivara sick to her stomach so we ended up calling it an early night.

Saturday was party day so we had some cleaning to do. Thankfully it wasn't all that much.  We had a few close friends over to help celebrate V-day.  It was a nice laid back party.  Lots of visiting and chatting.  One of our friends brought over a suspension rig and was able to put naivara up in the air for the first time.  tamile was going to go up next but when they started to lay her down the rope slide up and ended up around her neck.  So that was the end of that.  The rest if the night was spent chatting, drinking, and waiting for a taxi.  I ended up crashing before the last of the people left, it is a good reminder for me to remember to take a nap before our parties.

Sunday was spent with tamile and a couple of wonderful friends from Brandon who had coming for the party.  We hit a couple of vaping shops, I'm trying to get tamile to vape more instead of smoking.  It is a slow process but I have a lot of support from friends, including a person who works in a vape shop.  We also visited a local book store and then the 2 couples headed out for a late lunch.  It was a nice way to end the day and to get to know them both better.

Anyways that was my weekend,  I need to get back to working on the up coming MAsT discussion for next weekend.