Well, I played squash for the first time tonight. Was it ever a blast. I’ve played plenty of tennis, table tennis, and badminton before, so I’m pretty familiar with my racquet sports. Well, I had always been slightly afraid of squash to be honest. Think about it, a small, hard rubber ball whizzing around an enclosed space with two people on the same side of the court sort of thing. Well, there’s no sides, but you know what I mean. I’ve always wondered how people didn’t hit each other repeatedly. Well, while there and playing, I definitely nourished some of those thoughts, but luckily, I didn’t hit anyone. One thing that I did have to adjust for though was the big tennis swing. You see, there are a lot of walls in a squash court and many times, the ball comes right down the wall. A big swing usually means you hit the wall instead of the ball. That usually doesn’t work out very well.

I think I did okay for my first outing; the swing definitely changed from my tennis one. But most importantly of all, I feel great. Shamefully, I haven’t really been doing much physical exercise these days and going out there and playing hard for 2 solid hours was definitely tiring and rewarding at the same time. I know for sure my legs are going to be sore tomorrow. It didn’t help that the person I went with is quite the seasoned squash player.

There was also quite the coincidental event today. A friend here bought a pair of Shure E2c earbuds. Now if you know anything about music, you’ll know that these are very nice earbuds. I had also had my mind set on getting a nicer pair of earbuds for my iPod or any future audio playing device. However, I hadn’t really found anything I liked for a decent price. So I never bought anything. But I was on the phone with my parents when surprisingly, they asked me if I wanted to get a pair of earbuds. They remembered that I had wanted a pair earlier and were going to buy me a pair if they could find something. And to top it all off, Rene, tells me he wants to get a pair of good earbuds. Talk about weird eh? Three earbud-related purchases/potential purchases in one day.

Clearly being as tired as I am right now, I can’t do any PDEng. Even though I finally finished my final module assignments, I failed a couple previous ones, which I was supposed to complete for tomorrow. Well, I submitted a request for extension so we’ll see how that goes. I actually want to think over this resubmit since it pertains to my work report, which is still teetering on the edge. I’d like to do a good job and see the feedback they give me. I plan on working on my work term report starting this weekend so the PDEng assignment should get done in the process. At least that’s the plan. 🙂


4 Replies to “Squashed”

  1. Tuition fees are up on Quest.
    You should’ve joined Dragonboat. Good exercise!

    I’m paddling with Paddlers Anonymous this season. Come out and watch our races.

    and no, it’s not that i dislike ottawa… actually gonna miss it a LOT. but im anxious to get back to waterloo and have fun.

  2. Yeah, saw that. Sweet, I can hardly wait to give them $7700 … I plan on doing much more exercise in the summer. You should come play ultimate frisbee with us in the goose-poop-filled fields.

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