i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
1:19 AM: moonlight sonata
so i'm taking a water aerobics class because i really need to get moving before i try biking again this summer and they totally enticed me by calling it "water aerobics by moonlight." moonlight! they wrote about the big windows and it doesn't start until after dark (8:45-9:45 p.m.). but i was crushed to discover it was all a ruse: they keep the big harsh overhead lights on through the whole thing.
but tonight i finally got my moonlight! the lifeguard forgot her key so we were locked out for at least 15 minutes till someone came with another, and then they didn't know how to turn on the lights for the pool. there was enough light from the office and a storage space for people to see each other, so we did it in the dark -- and it was great! others seemed to like it, too, and if we're lucky, they'll keep doing it on tuesdays (on thursdays they have a public swim before us so they'll already have the lights on).