Saturday, October 26, 2013
I was aiming for fashionable, but evidently the line between that and "weather confused sleeze" in a fine one these days. I did get a couple funny looks, but coming from someone who rarely gets any looks, the nature of this attention is still unknown. Still fun to step out of your comfort zone here and there :)
Friday, October 25, 2013
Its interesting talking to people about perspective when it comes to aging. When I was a kid, I used to think my parents were old, and my grandparents were ANCIENT, (love you Grams!) and they were only in their sixties then. It's funny how now, only a handful of years later I hear about someone in their late fifties dying in car crash and my first though is, "gawd, they were so young!" It's even funnier talking to my grandma, who detests being called, "dear". Or even my uncle who said, "I didn't start to feel old until girls your age started calling me 'sir', then it hit me" Also how differently people age, how my active grandparents in their seventies look and act more youthful then people younger than them. This all coming from a 25 year old, who evidently looks younger than 19, with gray hair. Dad had it right, grow old, but never grow up.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
So a while back, a friend of mine from work and I decided to try out a new yoga that opened. We sauntered over after we work one night, met the instructor, laid out our mats and started the class. I considered myself to have been more than a beginner since I have a Yoga app on my phone which I set up a 14 minute program of all my favourite poses that I do once a month. Let me just tell you, this was more than challenging. There was a pretzel on the other side of the room doing everything as good, if not better than the instructor, and I'm thinking there's one of them in every class. The lights were off, the candles were on, the soothing music...it was all enough to inspire you to relax. As I stretched into child's pose though, a big loud fart slipped out, completely against my will. The instructor said, "mmmhmmmm" as if it was a compliment. I was mortified. I thought it couldn't get any worse, until we tried another pose and I fell over. I got up super quickly hoping no one noticed and I could shake it off, but no chance. Everyone was asking if I was ok, people started to come over to me. "I'm FINE! Moving on..." I haven't been back yet.