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jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Who will finish our story?

My Biology teacher in highschool proposed us a theory that said we would evolve into The Greys. My teenage mind was blown, and I still think about it these days.

But he also believed in the "Ancient Astronauts" malarkey, so I can't really account for his sanity. :p

This is great, honestly I'm all for it.

It makes more sense to unload the gun instead of relying on a bulletproof vest.

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Show Hubski: Notebooks

Repetition mostly. Pages and pages of the alphabet, numbers. Loops and circles, too. It helps to draw out the letter shapes using your whole arm in the air, if that makes sense. It helps build muscle memory.

I've been going through and highlighting the sets I like the most and try to recreate them.

Biggest piece of advise I've found online -- and something I struggle with -- is to slow down. When I'm on a roll I can't even decipher my own chicken scratch. Lol

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Show Hubski: Notebooks

I have a thing for notebooks, I never throw them away, like ever. I still have some workbooks from preschool and kindergarten.

Call me weird, but lately I've been trying to improve my penmanship, and relearning cursive.. Its a slow process, but I'm kind of enjoying it. :p

Very true. I suppose I got a little too liberal with some word usage there.

I, myself, will opt for midwives when my time comes (heath permitting, of course) The few midwives I've talked to around my area love that they connect with their ladies more than the OBs do/can.

They are permitted to take on 60 women a year in B.C., that includes prenatal care, birth (home, hospital or birth centre) and up to six weeks of neonatal care (though that load is often shared between the head midwife and a couple part time midwives, the size of birthing centre -or working out of hospitals- changes that number).

But it just makes sense to be able to make a lasting bond, and its a lot easier when there's only a few other women vying for their attention, as opposed to hundreds.

And thank-you. (:

I definitely believe there have been a large increase of c-sections in the U.S. and Canada due to impatience. I know that there are definitely a need for them, when medically necessary for sure, but a third of all births is just plain ridiculous. That's exposing mum and baby to un-needed, hard and painful surgery for no reason other than the doctors want to go golfing on the weekends. (Maybe that's a bit over dramatic, granted, but it is the easiest and quickest way for doctors to deliver a baby. I can't say that OB-GYNs don't know what they're doing, but natural births do scare them, as unpredictible as they are.)

Here in B.C., Canada (unsure of the rest of my country) expecting mothers have the choice of an OB-GYN or midwife (if they want both -and its not medically necessary- the mums can pay for the other as extra support) and it is covered by the Ministry. Its quite a lovely system. Midwives here often have special permissions with local hospitals and OBs just in case, but for the most part it is still a new and unknown profession.

I currently work at a maternity store and am upgrading my diploma in order to attend UBC for... Midwifery! Haha. Its really exciting and I'm very much looking forward to what's in store.

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I'm not totally upset with it, though. It was a little school (~300 students 6-12) in a really small hick town. I enjoyed karate much more than weights anyways.

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I tried to join my school's weight training class. It was an extra cirricular that would've replaced my gym credit so I was all for it and the trainer Miss Anders was thrilled. But the boys essentially laughed me out and I didn't try to go back. I went into karate instead, and that was a blast.

Good luck with your biking!

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I've always been self conscious, no matter what the situation.. I haven't gotten to the point where anyone could walk in on me and I'd be okay with it, but hopefully soon!

I did track as well, even placed silver and bronze in a few provincials back in my day. It was great, but I fell in with the wrong crowd and did the whole "cool kids scene" as well. Looking back though, I could have gotten scholarships for that shit, man. It kinda irks me, and I'm rather hard on myself about it, but I live with it.

Edit: 20 minutes was a very generous estimate.. I imagine 15 was spent picking it up. :B

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Totally get where you're coming from. I hate getting tired and sweaty, if I can't get a pose right or keep my hoop up for an extended period of time, I can get down on myself.. But today I didn't! And my roommate actually came into the living room while I was doing yoga and I didn't stop from embarrassment. I'm quite proud of myself.

I've always started and never continued things. I think that's my biggest de-motivator, really. Gymnastics, track, karate, dance, sports.. Nothing has stuck for me. Maybe I was too young to appreciate it, but oh well. Better late than never I suppose.

Really loving the jello feels right now. Its a head rush, definitely. And congrats on the 9k/h! Keep it up.

jinxedlinxed  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I was in Karate for about 4 years in my youth. I know it's not as intensive as Judo, but martial arts in general are definitely good for the mind and body. I learned quite a bit of self dicipline and structure back then, and I am grateful for that.

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