Happy Sunday, dear visitor. It’s a chilly, damp, gloomy Sunday in March.
I’m approaching the halfway point of this insane semester. It’s going well – I’m enjoying everyone very much, and the work, too. I haven’t been producing stuff to look at here, but I have been working hard. Revisiting the 12 principles of animation, walk cycles, rotoscoping, and using the Animator’s Survival Kit on the daily, not to mention exploring newish CSS and HTML5 goodies – it’s all good stuff.
I was informed this morning that I’ve been accepted into my third master’s degree program, this time with the University of Maryland Graduate School – Master of Library and Information Systems. I’m very grateful for all these opportunities.
Today, we had our annual St. Patty’s day 5k. We tried something different this time – we walked it. But we walked fast, and I feel the same as through we’d run it. We decided to try walking the races in 2023, and I really like it. I’ve also been swimming laps and doing Kung Fu along with walking, which helps balance everything else that’s happening.
I did something today that, before last month, I never thought of doing. We ran the Maryland Bay Bridge 10K.
I’ve driven over this bridge at least 100 times over the years – either visiting family or coming/going to college. I know people have walked the bridge during certain events, and I always thought it would be neat to do that. And it was everything I’d hoped it would be. The view was stunning. It was windy, but not brutal.
I’m getting better at this, and even a little faster. Speed, however, isn’t my goal. I know I slow my partner down, but she is very patient with me. I just want to finish each race we undertake, not get hurt, and I don’t want to be the last one. Today, we were solidly in the middle of the various heats/ranks for gender, age, and even total runners.
After the race, we visited Chestertown, as it wasn’t too far from where we parked for the race. This is the house I lived in for my last two years at Washington College.
We stopped in Annapolis on the way home. I took Beverly to Chick & Ruth’s “Delly,” a staple of my childhood. We walked in and put our names on the list after a group of Naval Academy midshipmen. I made a joke to the hostess about getting seated sooner, and she did! It was awesome.