A Geek Dream Come True

It looks like I’ve found it. The one thing in real life that gives me that same “just one more quest…” feeling of an MMO.

Swimming.

No, seriously.

Stop laughing!

I even wear a swim cap, googles, earplugs and a nose plug. Now you can laugh.

An accurate visual, but you’ll have to imagine all the splashing and gasping for yourself.

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I Am Not an Outdoors-y Person

The outdoors and I have a complicated relationship.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love natural light and talking a walk outside with someone. But once you get into the more strenuous and equipment dependent activities – hiking, snowboarding, even just running – my interest plummets. No, no, you go ahead. I’ll go for a run too, and even do some parkour in Assassin’s Creed. At least then I’m in 12th century Israel and get to dive off of buildings to assassinate people.

But something strange happened yesterday. I found myself feeling restless and ill at ease. It’s the feeling I normally associate with my semi-annual purges of my material and digital goods, but those areas are still relatively clean and left me with an unsatisfyingly small amount to tidy.

Then I noticed The Geek’s bike parked nearby. “I’m going for a bike ride!” I proclaimed, slipping leggings on under my dress and packing my keys and phone into one of his bags (I really should have just changed into jeans, but apparently it was very important to me to wear a dress).

As I got out the door and attempted to get on the bike, it suddenly occurred to me that I couldn’t remember the last time I rode a bike. I wobbled slowly down the sidewalk, and a neighbor popped his head over the fence to yell, “Whoa, whoa. You look like you’re going to fall!”

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