This week was a mix of good and bad.

The good was yesterday afternoon. I haven’t been able to wear my contact lenses for weeks and have been stumbling around near blind or wearing my hideously huge and old glasses. I hit the mall yesterday and got a good price on some new contacts. Better still, they had them in stock and I put them in on the spot. Razor sharp vision can be taken for granted. I’d been having trouble being social… you lose all the subtlety of a conversation when you can’t see the nuances of someone’s face. I felt pretty crappy. Now, I’m back on top 🙂

The bad was yesterday night. I decided to head out and enjoy the city (with clear sight). The studio was moving furniture around and I set out for a night on the town. Problem #1- No one wanted to come with me, or they had previous plans. Problem #2- I didn’t know where the heck to go, even though I’ve lived here for a year and a half.

When Sarah and Lisa were out here during the summer, we only went out dancing once. I regret that now. I should have done more when there were people willing to party here 🙁

Going to a club by yourself is a painful experience. Meeting people at a club actually never happens unless you already know someone. You can’t just introduce yourself, otherwise people instantly think you’re hitting on them (even though sometimes, you want to)… and dancing by yourself is embarrassing and kind of hard to handle. If you don’t look relaxed, you’ll dance like crap, but it’s hard to relax when there’s no familiar faces. But, I danced anyways and things were slowly getting better…

Then, some of the students from the school showed up and I had to leave. My contract with the school is very specific about “no fraternizing with students”. They were very iron clad about that since I’m the same age as the people I teach… so I was forced to beat a hasty retreat and take the streetcar home. Yeesh.

The drawing thing is going okay. I’ve been drawing steadily and the improvement is there. I just have to keep it up. The crappy drawings still creep up, just less often.

Other interesting stuff may be in the wings for me. I’ll let you all know as I get closer to locking stuff down.

Thanks to everyone who e-mails me. I love hearing about everyone’s exploits 🙂

I’ll have to catch up on my clubbing and dancing when I come into Toronto for the holidays.

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