before i relate my ass kicking (it's not as dramatic as it sounds ... or is it?), i'd like to note that it's really cool when a project comes together. recently matt broadstone put up a plasma developer wiki. after getting asked for the n'th time what easyish tasks there were to tackle, i decided to put up a tasks page that listed various things and announced it on the plasma devel list. next thing i know people are taking up tasks and throwing them down. wow! kudos pedro, michael larouche and matt for their work.. and wilco grevin, though he's just more self motivated i think than anything ;)
so, on to the ass whoopery. on sunday t. took me to a gym. not just any gym, but the space gym. the name isn't a reference to extraterrestrial areas of the universe, but to the interior of a building as an interior decorator would refer to it. it's nestled in the south of calgary amongst warehouses and when approaching you get the distinct feeling of having walked into a sylvester stalone boxing movie: the small alley way with quaint hand welded rebar window bars and exposed brick exterior. inside is just as rustic. well, at first glance, anyways. and then you begin to notice the mirrors which are either free standing or in really cool frames. then the various art installations start to hit you, like the 10 foot tall lenin head in the small courtyard just outside one of the sets of doors they leave open.
we started with a warm up consisting of a yoga session. we did this in a large narrow room with hardwood floors, sunlight streaming in two large windows that are yellowed with age and mirrors propped up against one of the exposed brick walls. behind a sheet of wood is large hole in the wall that opens up into an art gallery. but i soon lost track of the details of the space and was into full burn mode as t. led the way. she's been doing yoga for years and is, to say the least, pretty friggin good at it. i'm not.
then we did some bicycling, weight machines, free weights and then finished off with a yoga warm-down, after which she demonstrated some of the martial arts stuff she does. she kicked ass. we're going to do this every weekend, so i may end up transforming from aaron the geekweenie to aaron the fit. or at least aaron the not-getting-his-ass-kicked-in-the-gym. we'll see.
i finished up my presentations for aKademy today, bought a power adapter for the laptop and grabbed some euros. laundry, dishes .. tomorrow it's the final house cleaning before i leave, sometime around 34 hours from now.