Friday, January 18, 2008

For the record...

(my own record), I did practice today. At home, with Brian nearby watching Jimmy Neutron. He's been home all week, sick, if I haven't mentioned that, and as much as I love him, and as much as he loves his mom, it has been a real downer for both of us. Cabin fever.

And also for the record, I practiced up to Bakasana B. Despite that my hands were five inches away from my feet in Kapotasana (by Brian's measurement). That's not bad when you consider how far it's come and the fact that I have had exactly ONE Kapotasana adjustment ever in my entire life (during an Intro To Second class, to which all practitioners at the CT Shala are invited attend).

So, I'm practicing and out of the corner of my eye, on the tv, I see a mom putting bubble wrap around her kids' arms and legs and torsos. I look up to see what this is all about. I see that the kids are going outside to play in the fresh air. They have their skateboards with them. It's a gorgeous day in a picture-perfect suburban cul de sac. Next, we cut to the mom and kids in a MUCH safer environment, one in which they do not need to be bubble wrapped: Chuck E. Cheese. Ah, yes, "where a kid can be a kid".

So THAT's what they mean by that!

Hey, moms! If you hate the idea of your kids playing outside in the fresh air of your delightful suburban enclave because they might get a boo boo or whatever, guess what? You can finally relax because Chuck E. Cheese provides a gravel-free, sunlight-free, skateboard-free place for your kids to play. Take off that bubble wrap and get your kid's to Chuck E's!

And for future reference, just remember: Playing Outdoors = bad. Video Games and Junk Food at Chuck E's = good.

YC

13 comments:

laksmi said...

thank god you have a tv to teach you that important lesson

Yoga Chickie said...

Knowledge of pop culture is good for the stats.

Cody said...

don't be such a snob. chuck e. cheese rocks for getting the kids some exercise on a rainy day. The key is to avoid their crap pizza and limit the number of tokens they get.

laksmi said...

cody, you're clearly raising a fleet of tubby underpants wearing yogis that do half primary three times a week.

Cody said...

lax, don't you mean a fleet of tubby underpants wearing yogis that do half primary six times a week?

Yoga Chickie said...

It's not snobbery. Snobbery is writing in an overtly opaque manner, using words that 99.9% of the population need to look up in a dictionary and peppering one's writing with words of British etymology (yeah, look it up), like wanker and whilst. I am merely bitchy. Snobby not so much.

DebPC said...

Or simply pointing out the absurdities of our culture.

samasthiti said...

Never go to Chuck E. Cheese. Never,never,ever,ever,ever.
It's right up there with a Hannah Montana concert.

samasthiti said...

Oh, and I am bitchy. You are not.

eeyore said...

c. cheese sux. Hannah Montana is hott! and awesome, and could sing arias around krisna das. just because you love Wah! so much.

laksmi said...

no, they can't do half primary 6 times a week--it's too hard on their clogged arteries.

laksmi said...

snobby. totally.

Carl said...

Cody, how despotic of you to deprive your kids of Chuck E. Cheese pizza! And to limit their gameplaying experiences, too!

Lauren, 'Whilst' is a handy variation of 'while.' You haven't yet attained linguistic enlightenment so I'll generously explain it to you: Use the '-st' form when it'll improve the phonetic tempo of a turn of phrase or when a subtle suggestion of non-colloquiality is desired.

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