I like to consider myself a fairly sarcastic person.
It’s hard not to if you grow up in my family – my mom (and her whole family) is dripping with sarcasm and exaggeration..we’ve always learned to not take whatever mom says too seriously..we grew up with her telling us it’s 10a.m (when it’s only 6.30a.m), there are never any fish in the markets (and yes, we live on a peninsula) and how everything in life is extremely easy (esp. traditional cookies). my dad on the other hand is cynical. So yes, it was all fun.
Hence, sarcastic remarks fly among my family all the time and we never take each other seriously. Unfortunately, I keep thinking everyone has the same upbringing like me (which is of course, my mistake) and kept throwing sarcastic and ironic remarks to people but unfortunately not getting the responds that I’m hoping for – people are either offended or take me too seriously. Not good indeed.
So the older I am the more aware of I am of this. Nowadays it’s actually kind of hard to hear me say anything sarcastic/ ironic (okay, I still do but not as much I did when I was younger and cluelessless) but you do hear me say something totally wrong with close friends..haha.
Anyway, the point of my rambling is: I do love reading sarcastic.ironic/cynical things. My fav authors when it comes to this subject are definitely Oscar Wilde (I wanted to grow up to be him!!) and Saki.
Saki is fabulous! I love how witty and macabre his characters are and sometimes you just feel like cringing at what they are saying sometimes but oh so wicked!! I was so excited to find a Saki short stories book today. Actually, if you don’t feel like buying his stories, you can find them online since it’s in the public domain.
It’s cold, wet and raining – good time to curl up with a book!
I feel like I have to talk about my workouts (I promise it’s extremely short!):
1. I’m finished 8.1 today..that’s 28 mins non-stop..moi?! I know it’s only 3 mins extra and I did get into a groove after 5 mins but the last 7 mins was agonising! I felt like I needed to puke (I had oatmeal fr brekkie..but it was a couple of hours earlier! God, imagine if I did puke oatmeal on the treadmill..gross) and broke into a cold sweat. I don’t know why I felt so unwell..grr..nevertheless, i did finish the 28 mins on a much faster speed that my week 7s.
2. I still don’t like rowing…I start extremely fast and strong and after a couple of mins, I wanted to throw everything and stomp my foot and yell at the friggin’ machine. I don’t know if it’s my technique but while rowing my legs are sore as anything and after that it’s my neck that gives me spasms. Something is definitely wrong somewhere
3. I need fab new trek pants! I tell myself that i need to buy nice workout clothes to motivate me workout…and it does work! Of course nothing is more exciting than buying smaller and smaller ones everytime..haha
4. I need to find time to workout on working days!!