Dusting off the cobwebs

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Why is it that things that I like to do seem like such a pain in the ass until I end up doing them? I'll give you a few examples of what I'm talking about:

I like to cook, but I haven't cooked more than a handful of times this year.
I like to exercise, but until recently I haven't gotten out much to do it.
I like reading, but I only get through an average of one book every two weeks.
I like making clay figures, but I haven't made but three last year, all of which suffered catastrophic structural failure when I fired them.
I like photography, but I don't shoot as much as I would like to.
I like snowboarding, but I haven't been on the slopes for over two years.
I like a clean room, but entropy takes control and matter goes from a state of higher to lower concentration, requiring ever-increasing amounts of energy to clean up.

Now that I'm doing these things (I still need to go boarding), I am enjoying them again, even if I've fallen out of practice.

Take cooking as an example: tonight I am making stew. It doesn't taste nearly as good as I'm capable of making it, but just getting back into the practice of cutting, peeling, frying, browning, simmering, and reducing, has been therapeutic in a way I can not fully articulate.

Now that I'm pushing past my resistance, I've already gained the motivation to do things that has been sorely lacking.

I think that this vacation was just what I needed. I've been back to work for only a day, and already I can't wait until my next vacation.

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Hey Adam, great blog. I'm heading out to Oita-shi in March for a year of studying so I've been enjoying your posts about the greater Kyushu area. Actually, your blog has me more excited than anything else I've seen! Thanks! And any additional recommendations for things to see (and eat!) are extremely welcome. (Oh, and I'm an Adam too!)

stop being lazy and get in the kitchen and make me some pie!

Kemek- I'd be more than happy to recommend some cool experiences to be had in Kyushu. When you get over there you'll probably get some specific questions, and I'd be more than happy to try and answer them.

You'll be arriving right in time for hanami, so it might be a good idea to start building up your tolerance to alcohol, hahaha!

@ butthead - you get in the kitchen and make me some pie! jerk!!!

Kemek- I'd be more than happy to recommend some cool experiences to be had in Kyushu. When you get over there you'll probably get some specific questions, and I'd be more than happy to try and answer them.

You'll be arriving right in time for hanami, so it might be a good idea to start building up your tolerance to alcohol, hahaha!

@ butthead - you get in the kitchen and make me some pie! jerk!!!

I just made a big wok of meat sauce for pasta, Awaji-style. Twenty five cloves of garlic, count 'em.

I hate to ask this, but is the last time you went boarding the time we almost threw down because we were arguing if T would get injured or not? Good times.

Hahaha, I think that was the last time I went. I hope that that incident won't deter you from going on another skiing trip.

I put a lot of garlic into my sauce, but it sounds like you have created a mutant bastard!

Thanks, Adam! よろしく!I need to get cracking on that tolerance. I've been sick for two weeks and it's really thrown me off my training regimen. ^_^

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