Thursday, June 5, 2008

Day 268

Today was a better day. Backbends were good, hamstrings were open, arms were VERY tired but I was able to get my feet off the ground on my pick ups nearly every time.

I'm actually pleased to feel the soreness in my arms. It's the feeling of progress!

So, I drink green tea every morning. This may not sound likes it's related to Ashtanga, but it *is* related to the meme I've been tagged on, by the lovely YogaMum. I usually don't do memes but I'm feeling at a bit of a loss today about what to write, so the timing is good.

And all of you will get a rare glimpse into my elusive personal life (yes! I do have one!)

I'm not going to post the rules of the meme because I hate pointless rules. There are no rules.

What were you doing five years ago?
I was training my puppy and working in a friend's new art gallery in a fancy schmancy historic district of the city. I had just left my corporate job and was doing daily yoga study with my teachers at a wonderful neighbourhood studio (which is now gone, run into the ground by a careless owner). I had already applied to and been accepted into a very well-regarded and competitive Yoga Teacher Training, which would start in the fall.

What are five things on your to-do list for today?
1) Laundry (didn't do)
2) Groom/clip/bath dog (didn't do)
3) Class prep for Friday youth class (done!)
4) Catch up on email (done!)
5) Ask cute redhead out on date (done!)

What are five snacks you enjoy?
1) Yogurt covered almonds
2) Carob covered almonds
3) Honey dates
4) Dried apricots
5) Walnuts (especially in combination with any type of dried fruit)

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1) Put enough money into savings and investments that I would never need to worry about money again.
2) Buy a house in my uber-expensive neighbourhood here in the city.
3) Create educational funds for all of my nieces and nephews
4) Create a scholarship fund for my youth yoga students
5) Open up a yoga studio

What are five of your bad habits?
1) Worrying about things that are completely outside my control
2) Chewing on my fingers when I'm nervous
3) Giving in to sugar cravings
4) Spending too much time on my computer
5) Procrastinating

What are five places where you have lived?
(Note: there are FAR more than 5)
1) Illinois
2) Colorado
3) California
4) Hawaii
5) Ontario

What are five jobs you’ve had?
1) Band Instrument Repair Technician (dent-work was my specialty!)
2) Jazz Musician (electric bass guitar - no joke!)
3) Professional Field Archaeologist (I have an MA in archaeology)
4) National IT Manager for a Big Evil Transnational Corporation (great money, but soul-sucking as hell)
5) Yoga Teacher/small business owner

Five people I tag (I hate tagging specific people too, so instead...):
1) Anyone who listens to Maddona
2) Anyone who likes to eat figs
3) Anyone who sleeps in the buff
4) Anyone who thinks that Celine Dion may actually be the anti-christ
5) Anyone whose middle name is 'Ann'

If you do the meme, please leave a comment and I'll go to your blog and read it. Because it's all about the sharing, ya know?! ;-)


Elli said...
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Yogamum said...

Oh, I love figs but obviously I've already done this one!!!

Nice to get a little glimpse into your life ;-)

chitta vritti said...

LOL! i was already tagged by Yogamum, but i would've been by you in four out of five! no. 5 does not apply...

thank you for sharing! you're much welcome to my place if you like :)

have a lovely weekend!