Archive for February, 2008

02.28.08

Namaste Yoga images

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Okay… I’ve been fighting it for a long time. I tried it back in high school but couldn’t get through it without giggling. No, I’m not talking about what you’re thinking about; I’m talking about Yoga. Typically my favorite workouts include fast-paced activity like kick-boxing, running, tennis, etc… and if i don’t break a sweat I don’t consider it a workout. However, I have chronic neck and back aches and I figure I can’t get a daily/weekly massage so I should figure something else out. Since I LOVE to stretch, I’ve considered trying out Yoga once more.

A few of my friends have asked me to attend Bikram yoga classes with them but I can never seem to find the time…shoot! Since my recent car wreck, I have been seeing a chiropractor quite often and occasionally a masseuse. *sigh* It’s been so lovely. (I highly recommend it!) The masseuse has suggested a few things for me to do like stretching, etc… in order to feel better and alleviate pain and one of the things he mentioned was yoga. He told me about this AMAZING tv channel, FitTV, powered by the discovery channel. A couple times of day they feature a series called “Namaste Yoga” in High Def. Wow… it’s been so good for me. I have already done 3 thirty-minute sessions in the past 36 hours!

It’s usually difficult for me to get motivated to work out in the mornings, therefore the afternoons/evenings are my favorite times to work out (as the sun sets), but now I can record/DVR these yoga series and do them on my own time! Yesterday morning I woke up, turned on Namaste Yoga, and did 30 minutes of it before getting ready for work. It is such a nice way to start the day!!! It is just enough of a work out to wake me up and makes me feel healthy, as well as, stretched for the day. The lady who does the voice-over for the show is so incredibly peaceful, along with the design of the show and filming locations. Each show is 3 women following the lady’s voice doing Namaste Yoga in some of the most calm and beautiful places. It will show them in one pose on a cliff next to the ocean, then transitions to the next pose of them in the red wood forest in San Francisco, and the next may show them in a giant windowed loft. The fact that it’s in HD makes it all the more beautiful, especially with the sun rising through the giant windows in my living room.

It’s also good to do before going to bed. I had taken my boyfriend’s dog on a jog after work and returned home to do some chores, but was still a bit wound up before going to bed. Doing yoga before bedtime is definately something I recommend. It calms you down and prepares you for a relaxing sleep.

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02.22.08

This blog entry is going to be a conglomeration of randomness… prepare yourself.

Craisins lady

Craisins

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I have gone CRAZY for Craisins! Apparently as a child I loved raisins although, I will never fess up to that sick lie. Recently I was walking through the grocery store and my eyes landed on a bag of Craisins. I thought, “Wow, that’d be a tasty snack at work… I will try them out.” So did and I fell in love. I went through a bag in a week and bought another one last night. It really is one of the “sweetest ways to eat a cranberry”! Thank YOU, OceanSpray! This does NOT mean I will venture back into the world of liking raisins. According to my coworker, Craisins are “just insane raisins”. Maybe they are, but I doubt it.

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Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down- movie poster

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Earlier this week I had a very relaxing night after work…right in front of my t.v. I’m not usually a big t.v. watcher, but I enjoy a good sit-com or movie. I ventured to one of my favorite channels that’s usually a hit or miss; the IFC, Independent Film Channel. I turned it on just in time as Igby Goes Down was starting! One of my artistic friends has suggested this movie to me before, so I was pretty excited to see it. It has an all-star cast, literally. Staring: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Ryan Philippe, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes, etc… The film’s theme: Insanity is relative. The film’s plot: A young man’s peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up. The movie is sprinkled with dark humor at just the right moments. I caught myself laughing out loud, by myself. That’s when you know it’s truly funny- when you laugh at something alone. Some keywords that may be used to represent the movie: drug abuse, dysfunctional, NY, vegetarian, prep school, growing up, wealth, East Coast, sex, affair, dark humor. “Igby Goes Down” and its cast was nominated for and won a handful of awards, especially Kieran Culkin. Not to mention, the soundtrack was pretty good too.

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Ellen Degeneres & Infomercials

Ellen & infomercials

Ellen & her infomercial items

The Hawaii Chair…. what tha-??

I have this slight obsession with infomercials… not that I truly believe them or think highly of them, but I LOVE making fun of/mocking them. Whenever I was younger I voluntarily made videos mocking infomercials (I know, a bit nerdy, but whatever). My favorite video I made was with my friend who received the “Revo Styler 3000”. It was this automatic-spinning round hair dryer/curling brush. You just simply plug it in and brush your hair while it does the rest of the work. Shazam! Now you’ve got the most massive knot of hair (and probably other household items it entangled in the process) wrapped around this appliance and battle wounds all over your skull as a consequence of trying to use the damn thing. Not to mention, my friend had extremely thick, tight-ringletly/curly red hair, which just added to the drama. God bless infomercials & their awesomeness.

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Tom Humes - Feb 22, 2008 at 04:02:01

I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

Tom Humes

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02.21.08

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