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Here I Am, Plus Yoga

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few days on what it means to be me. This long weekend, at the first opportunity to jump back on the me-ness train, I did.

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Goodbye hair!

I got a pixie cut and donated 8 inches of my hair in order to get back to my roots, my more authentic self. The hair was a blending-in mechanism, make me like everyone else so I don’t stand out, don’t make any big waves.

But you know what, fuck that. Fuck stifling my voice, dampening my spirit and not being honest with everyone-including me. I got new nose rings, a shit ton of cheap jewelry at Claire’s and admitted to myself some important things about my own human nature.

I have friends again who aren’t bad for me. I have a lover who supports me 100 percent. I am growing beyond my self imposed prisons.

Deep breath. Release.

Good.

Now to the yoga!

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Second week of the yoga challenge did not go as planned (when does life)? My wellness center had free yoga classes all this week and I missed all of them. I had an appointment with a mobility trainer for 30 min, but I didn’t want to just count that as my yoga. So on Saturday night, I realize that I had not done a lick of yoga.

So I took out a new yoga anatomy book (I love anatomy books, never seen one like this!) and did the sequence they recommended for tight hips. Holy smokes, a full pigeon is practically impossible at this point, but I’m getting there. I didn’t get my full 30 minutes, but I did do as much as I could before midnight rolled around. I know I will get it this week!

In the land of podcasting, the GoodTrash Genre Cast covered 2014’s abysmal, yet fun, “I, Frankenstein.”

No, they don’t just turn into iPods and defeat the demon horde.

 

Speaking of demons and the afterlife, our “Nightbreed” episode has dropped, if you’re interested in crazy monsters and homoerotic subtext. Arthur blows it out of the water with his Queer theory reading, check it out for sure.

This coming Sunday, we’re recording “The Interview” after a fun communal watch after our “I, Frankenstein” show.

Finally, some reading for you that I picked up this Monday.

The New York Times discussed the power of writing to alleviate chronic stress, anxiety, and a host of physical ailments. I feel that’s what’s going on in this blog, so I must continue it!

A MyFitnessPal blogger discusses how to set good exercise goals. #8, Forgive Your Slip Ups, is super helpful for my tiny error on Saturday. I know I’m going to become more consistent in this yoga practice.

Roomie and I have been watching A LOT of Sailor Moon.

Calm determination.

Let me know your thoughts, goals, and dreams!

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A Day in Review as Told By Someone with Slightly Jumbly Thoughts

Today started as a sleepy day. The only reason I felt like I got out of bed in the first place was for coffee. Actually, I know that was the reason.  

I have an empty bag of Starbucks coffee in the car. I am too lazy to make coffee this morning. They will make it for me if I just give them that bag. I now have a purpose. Must attain.

I don’t even change out of my sweatpants and sleep sweatshirt. I pop on a gnarly baseball hat and I’m off to the local ‘bucks. I trade my wares in for some plain French roast, no room, and make my way–two blocks back, mind you–to my humble abode. Laundry and cleaning then occured, as well as listening to “I’m Blue (da ba dee)” on my circa 1997 tape player boombox.

Work starts at 11:00 today. And like what I’ve been doing for the past few days, I’ve been listening to this song on repeat. I just can’t get it out of my head:

For some reason, every time I listen to it, I feel like I’m on a catwalk, being a high-fashion model. I then strut myself across campus to my delightfully paper-pushy, cushy, workstudy job. Before I get to the University Center, I stopped to smell the roses.

Believe me, they look better than my megapixels can allow.

 It’s been raining off and on for the past few days here, and all the plants love it.  It’s like the world is in Technicolor.

After five hours of spreadsheets, I strutted myself back to my abode to nap for a couple hours before a movie screening that I wanted to attend for credit for my German class entitled “Dome of Heaven.”

The premise is that a Native American girl from a very rural town in Oklahoma has to overcome a fear of public speaking as well as her poverty-stricken homelife to make something of herself. Afterwards, there was a Q&A with the director as well as delicious free food.

Which leads me to now, drinking very cold coffee from the reception and typing this entry on a library computer. Why a library computer?  Because Apple called me to say that they still haven’t fixed my laptop. I’m starting to be beyond peeved at the situation, but what can you do at this point? If they bought me a new computer as an apology letter, I wouldn’t turn it down.

Next week I begin my training regimen for my half-marathon. I was going to start this week, to coincide with our cutting cycle, but none of the days have worked out at all and the aforementioned rain just makes everything wet and uncomfortable. Yes, a truly lame excuse.

Now to stop procrastinating from my blog writing class essay, and finish this entry.

There. Done.

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