“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Chakras” seems like a mismatch between marketing hyberbole and the inner peace yoga is supposed to provide.
Lore and I returned to yoga a couple of weeks ago after a hiatus of several years.
I went back to yoga for the first time in a couple of weeks. Some classes are harder than others. This was one of the hard ones. The bike store has a service clinic I want to take. I’m trying to sign up. I hope they have room.
Somebody in my yoga class mentioned he has weimaraners. I thought, weimaraners are the kind of dogs people who are really into dogs have. You never hear anyone say, “My dog’s a weima-something.” Weimaraners.
I’ve been in a bad winter funk lately. I’ve just been indoors way too much. The weather sucks. My job has been way too sedentary and slow-moving for my tastes. I’m gaining weight again after losing a bunch of after the holiday. My bicycle is outside rusting because I don’t have room for it in […]
I started the “Level 2” class tonight, and actually broke a sweat for a change. I can’t even describe the ways I was trying to contort myself, but they all have names in Sanskrit. This class is much different from the Level 1 class. It’s smaller, for one. Some of the people in that class […]
Yoga tonight. I hung upside down from a pair of ropes and cantilevered against a thin wooden board. I’m going to move up to the Level 2 class, which I start tomorrow.
I’m glad the weekend and that event is over with. Man, was it cold this weekend. It was about 20 degrees yesterday afternoon. I spent part of it on a street directing traffic. The evening before I spent three straight hours on a horse-drawn wagon. It was even colder. The event was well-attended. It’s funny […]
Since I don’t have to go to work until 10:30 on Sundays, I decided to go to yoga this morning. Sunday mornings are the full Ashtanga series, something I’ve never done before. It was brutal, especially because I didn’t eat anything until after class. I was beat all day. The ferry was cancelled again because […]
At the grocery store tonight I saw a guy with a swastika tattooed on his forearm.
For the second time this week I had to swerve my car to avoid death. This time for a jackass who started to make a left turn right in front of me. Not only did I deftly evade a collision, but I managed to share my thoughts with him (“Fucking idiot!”) as I did it. […]
I am moving to Iowa on May 14. This weeks some design specialists are in the park. They are going to help us replace all of our wayside exhibits, plus design some new ones. I was looking forward to this, but it is pretty tedious. I’ll be doing the same thing in Iowa. The weather […]
Yoga tonight. I felt pretty good. I hope I can find a good yoga school in Iowa. A couple of former volunteers visited us at work today. They’re from Illinois. When I said I was moving to Iowa, one of them went into this diatribe about how awful the weather was: steamy hot in the […]
I’m going to yoga tonight again for more punishment. I polished off my basil pesto for lunch, too. Darn.
Yoga tonight. I just keep running out of steam. Teach me to get lazy. For dinner I bought some fresh basil and made a pesto sauce for the first time. Pretty good! I think… I would like to volunteer to help Michelle Kwan with her groin.
Still no mail. I went back to yoga class today and ran out of steam about halfway through. I haven’t practiced in a couple of weeks and I’ve been pretty lazy in general since I came back home, but I’m suprised at how exhausted I am. I still feel crummy.
More yoga tonight (ouch). Then… I made a successful hummus for the first time, using the new mini-food processor I got for Christmas. It was obscenely delicious.
Frontline is airing its monthly diatribe against Wal-Mart. Imagine being Wal-Mart. You discovered that China has millions of low-paid workers who are forbidden by law and by the threat of violence to unionize, vote, or criticize the government. What would you do? Yoga tonight. I am sore.
I actually had a pretty good day. What’s going on? My boss gave me a good year-end evaluation and I now have a work plan for the next year. This is the first real direction I’ve gotten from work since August 27, 2005 when they said, “evacuate.” Went to yoga this evening. I am sore, […]
We’re starting to put our temporary visitor center together. It’s still a mess. I’m not looking forward to months of boring hell in there, and I don’t feel like I’m busting my ass to get it done. I misread the yoga schedule and showed up for the Ashtanga (the really hard) class. It wasn’t too […]