Pandemic Diary #67 – sailing? yoga? mango lassi? (22 Oct 2021)

sooo relaxed about covid lately, still not eating indoors, but is it so different than outdoors less than 6 feet, which is always the case

it’s hard to not normalize to whatever everyone around you is doing (where everyone is a set of like 10 people)

did a sail to spectacle. it was pretty, but rushed T^T people and their real life schedules, wish had more of a chance to enjoy the view. I’m logically sure people had a good time but emotionally I’m certain everyone was upset lol. Also, had first (only?) powerboat incident of year, on the third docking of the day. Turns out in the dark it’s a lot harder to judge how fast you’re going!! and therefore how soon to make the final turn. I think I made the turn at roughly the same distance, but was coming in hot so it just didn’t respond in time at all. Think nothing bad happened, and my lesson there is that I need to practice docking in the evening. Undocking at spectacle was also a challenge, due to the strong waves pushing against the dock — I struggled to even move the boat forward a cleat, though I was pretty tired.

also something unavoidable with sails with large group inexperienced people — it’s actually much more difficult to communicate clearly! since you have to simultaneously explain to 3 people at once in a way they’ll understand, when something unexpected is happening, that it’s hard to communicate anything at all. I always imagine I’ll just tell everyone except one person to sit their butts down, but that’s a lot easier when you have at least one person you’ve done docking/undocking with before lol. But yea, way easier with just one inexperienced person to slowly and calmly explain what they should do differently to help out in terms that they’ll understand.

But mostly my inexperience docking in the dark.

started a 1000 piece puzzle.

me to 2nd roommate: “you missed out on the puzzling yesterday!”
2nd roommate lifts up felt to look at puzzle: “Seems like I’ll have plenty more chances to puzzle”.


what else, made mango lassi. hadn’t made in a while.

and it’s fall now. apple picking? maybe i’ll look some hiking place up, excuse to drive somewhere, look at the view with the leaves.

leaves changing color

went to yoga, have only been maybe 4x nearly 10 years ago or something. (PE class). it was great to sit under the trees in the park, watch a bird flitting around above us.

my friend’s yoga class materials !

thought we got 3d printer working. not actually (can’t print my yoyo for the persistence vision of yoyo project!), but did manage to print this cleat. I’ll make an board for sailing and practicing knots over the winter (I’m sooo bad at knots)

much PLA printed cleat, from thingiverse

just contemplative lately. being grateful for all the opportunities i have and trying not to focus on how other things could have been. two cool collaborations right now, one even paid, (the other I should take advantage of a lot more!), learned some theory (at least I know what “that large U” aka union is lmao I remember trying to search that my first semester T^T), have some big nameish things on my resume, have friends who send contract work my way (?! really grateful, having income is great lol), in good physical/mental health overall, lovely roommates (we’re starting on a robot arm project together!)

I’M AN ADULT, XMAS IS ANYTIME I WANT – is how I felt opening that box. and mmm dat bearing grease in the bottom right corner