I haven’t found a lot of time to write this week, due to a few factors… Some productive like working late and social commitments, and other things less so, like staying up late editing 4 hours worth of a bootlegged Bruce Springsteen concert (9/19/1978 in Passaic, New Jersey OH MAH GOD IT’S INCREDIBLE). I meeaaann….. paaaayying the Apple corporation for my music……. ahem-hemmy-hem.
So here’s a really irreverent Yoga meme I made. Patanjali is shaking his fist at me right now but it could not be helped. I saw this picture in a book and this was all I could think of.
Howdy howdy! We are back from home sweet Pennsylvania for about 20 hours, and back on the road tomorrow to be with Jeff’s family in Florida through New Year’s.
I hope everyone had the happiest, merriest of Christmases and Hanukkahs!
See you in Two Thousand Twelve…
Still powering through with as much holiday cheer as I can muster but holy hambone I need a break. I do have a nice glorious 12 day one coming up, but if I don’t get caught up at work in the next 2 days, I’ll just worry about that the whole time…
Oh and I’ve procured three (3) gifts so far. So there’s that. Trying to remind myself of this reflection…
Christmas is not stressful. Christmas is holy. People are stressful. I am stressful.
Dear SARAH BECKER,
Thank you for contacting [redacted].
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced at our [redacted] club. We evaluate all comments received so we may better fulfill our members needs and expectations.
I have extended your membership as a courtesy to 01/06/12. Please send me your husbands name and member number and I can do the same for him.
We appreciate receiving your feedback and have forwarded your comments and concerns to the Market Manager’s office for investigation.
Member Support Center
Meh. I guess I’ll forgive a few missing apostrophes and accept it. I assume “extended your membership” means I’m not liable for further payment through that point? And that 5 weeks of free membership instead of the 4 I demanded is their way of fulfilling my second demand and compensating me for the rogue yoga instruction without actually acknowledging that this sort of ridiculous thing happened at their facility? Who knows. I don’t actually care. This was 0% about the money and 100% about psychological warfare. And the glory.
Still haven’t quite made the progress I hoped with the Yoga prep! Gah. And tomorrow afternoon we’re off to semi-rural Virginia for our weekend-long retreat! I am so excited but also dreading what could be a very poor showing for my blossoming teacher skills. Gah (again). Be back after the weekend. Send me happy, non-humiliating vibes!
I would have loved to have written tonight but I got sidetracked by wine and mozzarella with my sweet work buddies Kelly and Kelly. (Hi Kelly!)
With approximately 29 minutes left until I inevitably plummet face-first into snoozeland, I should probably utilize them to continue preparations for my first, full length, hour-and-fifteen-minute Yoga class I’m practice teaching this weekend.
Say it with me…
Back tomorrow maybe. But what sort of person would I be if I left you empty handed!? A TERRIBLE SORT OF PERSON OBVIOUSLY.
Jon Stewart’s commentary on Jerry Sandusky’s phone interview. 1) WHAT attorney thought this was a good idea?! 2) The level of absurdity and incomprehensibility of this entire exchange is…. incomprehensible and 3) Why does Bob Costas not age?! He is like freaking Richard Alpert from Lost.
Otter babies at the Miami Metroparks Zoo! If you pass up a link involving baby otters you have no soul. Click. Don’t deny yourself.
*Edited to Note!* As I posted this WordPress indicated it was my 100th post! Umm… yay? I wish I could say that I’ve come a long way since my inaugural post about the US Shitting the Debt Ceiling but the above material proves that no, no I have not. Nevertheless, THANK YOU for reading and maybe by #500 I will be more eloquent. Or something.
Tonight I seem to have the Eva Cassidy tune “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” in my head and it is so fitting! I keep wanting to find quality writing time but it is just not making itself apparent. (I am like 400 days behind on the October photo challenge and I haven’t even told you about the FDA spanish soap operas yet!)
Tonight at yoga class we had a SUPER enlightening chat on some of the classical teachings about what we now know as the “yoga lifestyle”. This one stuck with me…
…Eat foods that nourish. Practice good hygiene. Live in a clean space. Meditate to clean the mind. Read to nourish it.
AKA, get your act together and don’t be a sea cucumber. Struggling big time with this! I’m not doing the best job with the eating, “clean space” describes the house less and less each day, I definitely need to set aside more quiet thinking time, and I’m in a major reading slump. Boo! Although I do manage to both shower and put on deodorant most days, so I like to think at the very least I’m succeeding in the hygiene aspect of this. GO SARAH!
Nevertheless, I’m slapping a smile on my face and barreling bravely into another week. Make it a good one, friends!
Back tomorrow, hopefully!
A week after I did a jig to celebrate paying off the dent in our Amex balance made by 4 new tires, our battery craps out. Schweet. Although, again, I really can’t be angry since I am still overjoyed that I fell on my face on the sidewalk yesterday and no one saw. That is like an $1,000 value right there. Maybe more.
Also, if any parents or spouses of mine are reading… for Christmas all I want is an anti-night-chomping dental guard that my insurance doesn’t fully cover. Think about it? :-)
So, yea, household update:
- At this moment, we were supposed to be enjoying coronas on the deck of a beachfront house in the beautiful outerbanks of North Carolina…
- We are, in reality, sitting at home in the dark with no power (while I guzzle the remaining 54% of battery on the laptop to bring you this quality post)…
- The power being lost due to two trees falling on a live wire and creating a FIRE in our neighborhood. OMG. The power guys are in head-to-toe ponchos and working hard right outside our door (seriously I hope they are getting quadruple overtime right now)… come on Dominion!
- My family procured an alternate house in South Carolina which we will attempt to make a break for tomorrow…
- I survived my first two days of yoga teacher training! And learned four whole poses! Hold on bear with me let me practice my sanskrit… Tadasana, Uttitha Tadasana, Utkatasana, and Uttanasana! BAM!
I may queue some dumb posts up tomorrow (if power is restored), otherwise the blog will be cashing in its vacation leave OK, I’d love to hang out but Jeff doesn’t know what to do with himself without MLB network and is whining to be entertained. So stay safe everyone and pray we don’t lose our freaking minds on 95!