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Headlines for Sunday:

  1. Made it across the monkey bars! (280 words)

Tasks

    roast beef, skateboard fun, tea party - Nigel, Ian, Gabriel
    Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated.
    AX@1300 Mel, irc.freenode.net
    AXBalance books
    AXDoublecheck paperwork for work permit
    AXWork on paperwork for permanent residency application
    BXReply re book : E-Mail from Bill Pollock
    BXConnect Joe Whitney and Stephen Perelgut - IBM CAS, virtualization
    BXConnect Mike Tsang and Will Pate - technology and preventing the spread of infectious diseases

Notes

1. Made it across the monkey bars!: 14:16

Last Friday, I successfully made it across the monkey bars!

Yes, go ahead and laugh. It seems like such a simple goal. Kids can do it. Heck, J- very handily does so without thinking too much about it. But last Thursday, it was a big deal to me. I made it across the monkey bars for the very first time.

I don't remember really playing on the monkey bars before. Sure, I'd clamber up them, but I never swung from bar to bar like, well, a monkey. And at 24 years old, faced with the jungle gym at Lithuania Park, I simply couldn't make it across no matter how much I wanted.

I was afraid that if I let go with one hand, the elbow of my other arm would lock. I was worried that my weak grip meant that my fingers would slip off the bar. I couldn't think of how to reach the next bar, especially if it was above the current one. Heck, I couldn't even hang there for a few moments without my hands hurting. I couldn't make it across. I couldn't even reach for the next bar.

Then I decided to stop making excuses. I watched J- do it and tried my best to do the same. Here's what I learned: Don't pull, just hang. Don't stop. Just keep going, and use your momentum to swing you over.

I did it! =) My hands hurt like anything and my palms were still sore that evening, but I finished it!

Next: figure out how to climb up the pole...

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Contact

  1. Reply to Bill Pollock - sent 2 days ago
  2. E-mail to Joe Whitney, Stephen Perelgut
  3. E-mail to Mike Tsang, Will Pate
  4. E-mail to Winston Damarillo, Mallory Chua
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