Wednesday, April 26, 2006

My practice today was like a really great first date...

So good, so so good, that to talk about it would be, per chance, to jinx it. So, I'll leave it at this: something is very right about a diet high in fruits and green stuff.

On other fronts, I was outed today by an Ashtanga mate, for better or for worse...thus, perhaps you are reading Yoga Chickie for the first time. If so, it won't always be like this - usually, I can spend 1 thousand words or so obsessing over every posture, every bind. Usually I whine a lot about one of the Mari's, usually not B, often A or D. And I am counting my adjusted Supta Kurmasanas: I think it is at 8 or 9 today. But that's all I'm gonna say. Okay, maybe that's not all I'm gonna say. I do want to say that Xtina rocks, I mean really really, and hello Jose! You rock too. And I miss Sir. Yes Sir, I miss Sir. Please come back soon. Friday? Probably not. But Sunday then. Okay?

And now, onto some other random stuff, just to fill the ether with something, anything (!) since I am not filling it with obsessive compulsive yoga talk:

  • Sean Preston on Britney's Second Pregnancy: "Finally! Someone else my mom can drop on his head"...I saw in Susan's blog that Brit is pregnant again. Then I confirmed it via Google. Scary. You need a license to get married (and if you're gay, you can't even get that license), to drive (and if you make too many mistakes, you get your license revoked), to serve liquor in a restaurant, to dance in a bar, to give a manicure, to cut someone's hair, for pete's sake. But there's precious nothing to keep Britney Spears from popping out as many Federspawn as the wishes.
  • Let's see...we've got lithe, long-haired women, scantily clad, posing in their undies, working with balls, rings and other props...Is it a "Yoga Journal" Photo Shoot? OR could it be ... a Hanes Commercial?...Has anyone seen the Hanes commercial with the dancers from the Momix troupe doing yoga in their underwear? It is awesomely cool. If you haven't seen it, click here and look for the"Women's ComfortSoft video"
  • Distorted Body Image Defined. Keira Knightley is not fat. She is not double the size of anyone, except maybe the "anorexic" Olson twin (as if anyone could tell the difference between the anorexic one and the "merely ridiculously skinny" one) or this Top Model. Yet she claims to be "twice the size" of every other girl she sees at auditions. This is Keira; the photo was part of the "Thinspiration" section of an anorexic teenager's "pro-ana" website.
  • NOT minimally invasive breast cancer treatment, thank you very much: After 9 months of cancer treatment, none of which was defended as "minimally invasive" (as in Cheryl "I had a little breast cancer but they cut it all out and it was no big deal" Crow), Kylie Minogue (thanks Vanessa for pointing out the typo!) steps out with her rocking chemo-sprouts hair. Here is a photo of Kylie Before (before breast cancer). And here is a photo of Kylie After (after breast cancer). I think she looks WAY better now. Sometimes you can look back at photos of someone long before they are diagnosed with breast cancer and compare them to photos of the same person after they are all done with their treatment, with their hair and eyelashes growing back, and you realize that something was not quite right before, even though it only became clear in hindsight. For me, the photos of me at my sister's wedding in July of 2002 horrify The Husband. He can't stand looking at them, made me banish them. I look at them now and realize he is right. I just looked, somehow, off. And I was. The camera doesn't lie. Although sometimes it can be coaxed into tel.ling a fib.
I hope Lost is a new episode tonight! I hope the sun stays out! I hope I can take another day of Green Power, a/k/a the "Joint-Freeing Fast". Or at least that's what I'm calling it.

Bye Petri...have a wonderful world tour...thanks and Namaste...



liz said...

Ya, how skinny are those freaks?
I'd like to see them doing anything physical. So sad.

I don't like Supta K either. If my legs were about two inches long and two inches thinner than it would make all the difference! Oh well, gotta love what you got!

Vanessa said...

The singer with breast cancer was Kylie Minogue.

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