How Many Pieces Of Gum Do You Go Through A Day?
Personally I think I go through like one and a half pieces a day which translates to three separate pieces since I split my gum in half when I chew it. I'm just hyperconscious of my breath and also I picked up the splitting gum habit from my sisters so it all adds up pretty nicely. Anyway, but also vaguely on the topic of my sisters, over winter break I played a decent amount of volleyball and at one point was really feeling it in my hips. So, with my oldest sister being a chiropractor, I asked her to adjust and stretch out my hip flexors so I'd be back at it without my hips popping so much lmao. Like the 40 year old adults I was playing volleyball with did not have perpetually cracking hips but for some reason I did? This was obviously a problem for a defensive specialist/libero like myself!!! The benefits of having a medical professional as my sister is incredible because I am just getting basically full treatment in the comfort of my living room at no cost so she basically told me I have absolutely horrible hip mobility. One way to check this is to stand up and raise your leg so that your thigh and calf make a 90 degree angle and then try to open that up by rotating it outward. Very bad description but I'm not the one cracking backs for a living so I'm not required to be any better at this than I am. So, I was not able to do that very well and was sent back to school with a couple of hip stretches to really loosen up and ultimately increase my range of motion. I've been doing most of them but it's been like a month maybe and honestly I really only remember two of the five she gave me. So one night I decided to travel into the fitness and health side of youtube to find a really good hip warm up and let me tell you the market is saturated. I had way too many options which only made the process more difficult. Ended up getting a lost for a little bit and watched some chiropractors in like Minnesota or something tell me why rolling out your IT band is an ineffective practice. I eventually found a widely praised hip stretching routine and now I'm obsessed!!!!!! I fucking love stretching my hips so much I feel so limber after!!!!!! At any point of the day now I am probably thinking, can't wait until I stretch out my hips, or maybe, I should take a break and stretch my hips. It's like your sense of morality in your head telling you right from wrong but instead it's just my weird fixation with hip mobility telling me to stretch all day. If anyone has some great hip stretching techniques feel free to hit me up cause ya boy is on a mission to infinitely increase my hip mobility.
On the same vein of volleyball injuries actually, I have this one scab on my elbow that has probably been there for like three weeks now lmao. The first time I got it was when I got a sick dig up and then rolled but since I'm not actually a good defensive specialist I roll and my elbows make direct contact with the floor. I really wish I had a real coach to teach me how to roll but that's besides the point we all can't learn sports in a controlled environment it's time to move on. Anyway, the scab. So got that sick dig, got some floor burn to go with it which at first seems like it wouldn't scab over or anything but in a couple days I had the the crusted dried blood hanging out with me at all times. Idk fast forward to some other time where I was playing and got another great dig, just read the shit out of that ball like took her to the library and back, and also ended up rolling cause it was a good swing and lo and behold I lost my fucking scab lmao. So it had stopped hurting by then like the minor pain from the floor burn had subsided but after that dig it started hurting again and also felt a little damp which is gross. The dampness immediately signaled the bleeding and when I rolled up my long sleeve shirt the wound was no longer protected by the scab. In fact, upon rolling up my sleeve the scab fell out which is like, more gross if anything lmao but it happened and I moved on. So I get another scab there and like, I'm not thinking anything of it when I play like it's not something I'm hyper aware of at all and I fucking lost it again on Sunday. This time it's not even worth it like I read a tip and was probably two steps too far back and so I dove for it and just fuck my elbows up some more!!!!!! So lmao I'm currently dealing with the aftermath of that and like this time it oozed a lot more when I lost the scab so I put a band aid one because runny blood is okay with me but blood that's kind of too thick makes me uncomfortable. It just reminds me of the blood that clots in your nose after a bloody nose and fuck that makes me so uncomfortable. So currently there's no scab and I think it's been through too many traumatic experiences and this time it'll just scar which is fine. Whatever. Like my right elbow will just always have a bruise or scar on it now so long as I play volleyball and also never learn to roll correctly. But I thought that was funny but also kind of gross but now we all know about my fucked up elbow.
Yesterday was Monday which always means it's gonna be a long day but mine was a special kind of long because my planning applications class took a field trip two hours up to see the site we're planning for. Being a capricorn I volunteered to drive obviously lmao like driving fast is a necessity and also I can't trust that everyone else was going to drive fast enough so I had to take things into my own hands. The stars, they tell you how to live your life. It's fine. Anyway, none of that is the point but one thing that happened during the trip is that this white grad student I drove up was talking about dinner after and was like listing a couple options. She's from like a rural-ish area. Like probably 45 minutes to an hour outside of DC so very white, and she was listing the options she knew of on the way back near her hometown but we were in a place with better food than that so I don't know why she even suggested any of those. In the end she said that the driver, me, should pick the place and I was like oh if I'm picking I'd choose a pho place nearby because I can never have anything nice at school i.e. a pho restaurant. And you know what she said in response??????? This is so white like I cannot believe but she was like oh that's fancy ramen right? Like lmao!!!!!!!!! I guess it is if you don't know anything but what rural America can feed you!!!!!!! I would've fought her if I had like allies of color to also be like ???????? but it was all other white people in the conversation, in my car actually, and I just... I was like well like the broth is much more complex and the ingredients are... I mean I had to trail off just out of pure shock like how do people live their life like that? I'd be angry if like I didn't expect all white people to be so uncultured but wow. That was just so brazy. Class starts in like ten minutes so I'm gonna stop the story here but that's the gist of it. I didn't push it any further but I probably spent the next seven minutes of the trip trying to completely unpack what she said to me.
Also happy valentine's day lmao I kind of forgot about it not in the sense of like I'm so alone but in the sense of like time??????? So hope that's going well for everyone!!! As always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.