Quote of the Day:
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. -- Charles M. Schulz
For fucksake. If you are coughing and sniffling and sneezing, PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE GYM, and ESPECIALLY off the elliptical machine that is mere inches from the one I'm on. We're all doing heavy breathing, working out, breathing IN hard, and have you never seen those videos of water droplets and how far they travel after a cough or a sneeze? STAY HOME when you're sick, you stupid numskulls!
NEXT, if you've got intractable flatulence, stay the hell out of my yoga class. We know who you are! And we do not need to hear you toot your way through it, thankyouverymuch.
Speaking of wind, there is the infamous pose in Bikram yoga called the wind-removing pose. It took me about six months of regular classes, and a purchase of Bikram's book, to finally figure out WTF the instructor was saying. I've taken classes with about six different instructors over time, and every single one of them mumbles through that phrase so it's literally impossible to know what they are saying. "Next is winnimmmoommipose." I swear it's because they don't want us to know it's actually called that -- and they don't want to encourage folks (thank you) to actually DO any of that-there WIND REMOVING.
Now, by way of apology for putting that image into your head, here's a little offering of seasonal joy, courtesy of the new camera:
At night! No flash, no tripod! Unbelievable. They're not perfect, but for me -- a huge improvement.