May 23, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Remember Ron Mueck? If not, I first blogged about him right here.
I am absolutely fascinated by this man and his art. What a simple idea: make incredibly realistic sculptures of human beings, but just ENORMOUS. !?!? And again, I’m still so jealous that Andrew has actually seen one in the flesh.
May 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This was a perfect night for playing with the new camera lens…and I never miss an opportunity to sit on the Buick.
This is what happens when you leave the door to the laundry room that also houses the recycle open while you’re at work…
I know I always include photos of books I’m reading, but seriously this cookbook is GREAT. LOVE it! Love Daphne Oz!
Weirdest hotel room ever at Aloft — Nashville…was very nice, but totally bizarre…I kinda loved it.
After 10 years, these guys have been to hell and back with me. 4 years hiking and swimming hole swimming in Asheville, 7 weeks in Spain, 1 week in Rome, a summer at Camp Walt Whitman, 3 weeks backpacking across Europe, a year in the fjords, a year in drizzle, a year in sweltering madness, and two years chilling back home.
I’m shipping them off to be resoled and to get new straps. I love Chaco…they are an amazing company. Thank goodness I have two other pair here at home until the return…ha!
As I write this post:
And here we are again at the end of another month! And Thursday is my last day of work (day job) for the summer! What in the heck!?
May 19, 2013 § 2 Comments
Yoga. I’m planning on doing and teaching a whole bunch of it this summer. I plan to study as much as possible, i.e. read a bunch from these books and try to practice (in some form) every day.
I’m adding a couple new things to my schedule at the studio and I’m going to be teaching a couple classes in Louisville as well! What I’ve finally learned this year (especially since discovering YogaGlo) is that this practice is not linear. You have great days, okay days, and down right crappy days. Aches and pains (dang left hip!) can force you to focus on things you don’t naturally gravitate towards (backbending) and that is a good thing. I’ve officially left the Ashtanga vinyasa system for straight up vinyasa classes with Iyengar mixed in. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Ashtanga and would practice it regularly if I lived near this teacher, but I don’t, so my virtual instructors Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruikshank, Christina Sell, and Dice Iida-Klein along with various local teachers have taken over.
I look forward to a summer full of yoga with a little bit of Ashtanga thrown in there (I mean, come on Kino Macgregor is going to be at Yoga East again!) However, I am not going to give myself any specific yoga goals for the summer (I know, crazy right?!). I am just going to take it one day at a time.
If you’re a local reader and want to come practice with me, here’s my teaching schedule:
2nd & 4th Monday 5:45pm – 7:00pm Restorative Yoga
Tuesday 9:00am – 10:00am Yoga II *starts May 28th
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm Yoga for Healthy Living
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00pm Yoga II
Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 pm Yoga for Healthy Living
Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 am Flow Yoga
In addition to these ongoing classes, I’ll be offering three workshops, which will be $15.00
Strengthen Your Core Saturday, May 25 11:00am – 12:30pm
Upper Body and Arm Strength Saturday, June 1 11:00am – 12:30pm
Developing a Home Practice Saturday, June 15 11:00am – 12:30pm
Hope to see you soon if you feel like yoga-ing in Kentuckiana!
May 16, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Discovered Laura Mvula after hearing a review of her album on All Things Considered yesterday afternoon while driving home from…MY JEOPARDY AUDITION! Immediately loved everything I heard from it, so added to my Spring 2013 playlist, which is getting pretty long by now:
We had a great time in Nashville. Such a great time that I didn’t even bother to grab my camera out of the trunk! So, no photos come next Tueday…wahhhh. We had a fabulous night out with stops at The Silly Goose, Jeni’s Splendid ice cream, and this bar.
I had a blast at the audition. They try to make it tons of fun and there were lots of very nice people to laugh and chat with. Getting to use a real Jeopardy buzzer? Definitely a dream come true….hahaha. Overall I feel pretty confident about my performance on the test, but you never know. Now it’s waiting game…I could be called to play any time within the next 18 months!
May 14, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I love having librarian friends that write notes in the books I have on hold!
Still working out the kinks of this new lens
You’re about to pulverized into almond cream
I took a ton more photos this week with the new lens, but given that I’m manually focusing and getting used to it, I figured you wouldn’t want to look at a bunch of fuzzy, overexposed pictures. Ha!
Off to Nashville after work today for Jeopardy! Woohoo!
May 12, 2013 § 1 Comment
May 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Not sure any other 8 second video can better express my happiness today.
I know I seem to say this every Friday, but….holy crap thank GOD it’s Friday! I enjoy my job (very much), but whenever you have days like I did this week (inventory of 11,000 books, coming home to find Reuben shredded all cardboard recycling and distributed it throughout the house…TWICE…locking wallet in a walk-in freezer…I know, I know…don’t ask), Fridays are celebrated.
Coming straight home after work today to do some serious, serious yoga. I need it.