Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm a celebrity...get me outta here!!!

....not really. i just can't wait to watch the season premiere in june. sanjaya, heidi & spencer and other circus characters? I can already feel the drama brewing...

My friend, Keri at LOL (, referred Amy (KOMO) to me and we chatted over tea and crumpettes. Nah, we spoke for a few on my blog and the general state of the economy. Check it out - here is the article that she wrote! Enjoy, my friends. And thank (yoga) god it's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Week 5 - almost halfway!!!

Ahhhhh....all rested from having Memorial Day off? Hope it was relaxing and you guys ate a ton of bbq food!

Over here, Bikram's reaction to Monday was, "What Holiday?!" Needless to say, we were going full force on Monday. Monday AM yoga is always a little creaky for me but Diane from Boston taught and she's really good. Is it good that we get Sunday off? There are lots of people here that can't wait to take the makeup classes that are on Sundays. Rumor has it that they go to the Palm Springs Bikram studio to practice on Sunday (and pay $10!) That's hard core. Me, on the other hand, am stuffing my pie hole with angel food cake (yup, finished off an entire cake), sour patch straws, 100 grand bars, and chinese food. That's my idea of a day of rest!!!

Monday was the last day that Dr. T taught. He was so sad to leave. He said we are his favorite group ever! His wife is funny...she grabs the mic and sings, tells jokes and stories. Even funnier is that she's always wearing bright green pants and shirts (did she not get the memo?)

I did better on my anatomy test. Just missed 2 questions. No more anatomy tests - yay! Then we had posture clinics in the afternoon. My group is super anxious...anxious to deliver dialogue, that is. You have to claw your way to deliver dialogue. I didn't get to deliver Standing Bow Pulling Pose but oh well...I guess I'll live.

Evening lecture was Bikram talking about the different types of yoga. It was hot again in the lecture room and I struggled to stay awake. They shut off all air from escaping into the room. No air. Dry heat. Sometimes I feel like I should bring a brown paper bag. After Bikram made his 4 important points (in 3 hours), we had MOVIE NIGHT! Now I know what "midnight showing" means. Except this was more like 12:30am showing.

So today is Tuesday and guess who is visiting? Jeremy! He is a familiar face around the Renton studio. He teaches at the Redmond and Seattle studios, and subs at the Renton one (I think). It was nice to see someone from my 'hood. Jeremy is here until Thursday. I recommended he go visit Living Desert to see the cool wildlife there. Here's a pic of me and Jeremy before tonight's yoga class.

*Favorite Bikram Quote of the Day*

(During middle of tonight's yoga class)
"Men need excitement in life. They don't like the same thing all the time. Women need to cook something different, change your face, keep men interested or else it's boring." (Or something to that effect)

PS) Tomorrow is officially the halfway point!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Week 4 - Done and Over With!!!

Wow, I was sure excited when I typed the Title of this blog. Week 4 done, we are almost at the halfway point!!! HOORAY!!! I'm jumping for joy because the sleep deprivation doesn't jive with me. For those that know me, I have two very basic needs in life: 1) SLEEP 2) EAT

After that, I don't need anything else. I've been making up for the first basic need by doing more of the second. I'm sure my roomie loves images of me walking into our room and me grabbing the nearest chocolate type substance and going to town until I'm just left with chocolate remnants on my fingers and mouth. It's a lovely sight.

To continue from my earlier Week 4 blog...remember that Tues was movie night until 4:30am, Wed was movie night til 2:30am and again Thurs night til 2:30am. I really try hard to sleep on the hard floor but somehow I can't get comfortable to sleeping on concrete stone. My joints don't like it very much. You see, when the lights go out and movie starts, bodies hit the floor for some good sleeping space. I manage to get a spot...and then toss and turn, which to me is a waste of floor space. My roomie, however, has no problems and is typically the one snoring up a storm. She has the thick thermarest chair that rolls out into a "bed." I'm jealous. All I have is my hotel pillow and blanket from home. (I told my bf this already) One time, I was shutting my eyes tight hoping to conk out...and when I realized I wasn't hitting REM anytime, I opened my eyes to find a rather large man's butt 2 inches away from my face! AHK!!! Scary mental picture I'm trying to erase from my mind.

Oh, and to make matters better...I came down with a cold on Thursday. I was miserable. I've been popping throat drops like candy. Dr. T recommended a Vit C drink that I've been making that supposedly cures evils like the common cold. It's lemon, ice and blueberries. You remove the yellow part of the lemon, chop up the rest and throw it into a blender w/the rest of the ingredients.

On Friday night, we got let go early from posture clinic at 10pm!!! It was tooo goood to be true. An hour of freedom! yay! During PM Yoga, we had a senior teacher from Texas. She was all about the "YEE HAAW" sit up. At the end of class, she played Bikram's techno hit and said we had to spring off of our mats and dance because it was Friday night. YOGA RAVE! All I have to say is that I wish I had my camera with me.

On that note, I'm off to study for another anatomy test tomorrow and more postures! Until next time...

*Funny Bikram story of the week*
During the middle of class, Bikram looks at a girl that has a tattoo of Chinese characters on her arm. He said, "Why does white girl have chinese character on arm? You like Chinese shit?! Chinese have small balls. I have atom balls! Chinese only good for fixing shoes and laundry!"

(pic of me and Hannah from England before yoga class)