I was better on the first day than I was today! I couldn't balance, I lacked the strength in my tired right thigh to go "flying", I lost my balance 3 times.
1) I watched CSI.
I wanted to be a CSI ages before the series came out. I took a criminal justice class in university. Knew all about sealing fingerprints onto objects with cyanoacrylate fumes, petechial hemorrhaging caused by strangulation, exsanguination, and rehydrating mummified finger skin in order to obtain a print.
In fact, I wrote a homicide report on a case study, and it was more fun than anything I had done in psychology!
Don't you all just love me more now?
2) A guy I knew at university used to joke about us joining the CIA. He wanted to be a field agent, I wanted to be an intel specialist. He called me Q, and used to tell me I'd save his life one day. (V, do you remember when he did a salsa move and flipped me over at The Mug?)
But then I tried to join the State Department and he tried to join the FBI.
He fell in love with Vanessa but she turned him down. He wanted to settle down, she didn't.
3) Come to think of it, everyone was falling in love with Vanessa. Like the cute US Navy recruiter who knocked on the door of our university house one day looking for the previous occupants. We were all in the midst of moving in, and Vanessa and I had been in our room trying to move the chest of drawers, so we "recruited" him instead. He spent the rest of the year hanging out with us, and Vanessa thought he was more comfortable with me. After I returned to London, he broke up with his fiancee and wanted to go out with Vanessa, which is the precise reason she refused him.
Oh yes, Bridget Jones 2.
LOL, when I watched the first one, I was dating a barrister.
But I've gone off 'em now. The BJ movies, that is, not barristers...
Don't watch romantic movies unless you are rolling in clover, otherwise you will be in danger of becoming a flaming cynic. I've locked up my matches, by the way.
5 weeks after Bridget's break-up with Darcy she checks her phone:
"You have no new messages. Not a single one. Not even from your mother."
(Ha, this is exactly what happens! Today, after weeks of silence, they all started coming out of the woodwork.)
Looking for a palm heart salad recipe today, I learned that coconut water is nearly identical to blood plasma. It is a good substitute in emergency situations....like when you're stranded on a tropical island.
It's also an electrolyte. Better-tasting fluid replacement than those nasty drinks.