Sunday, June 29, 2008

Twist & shout

Yoga House in Pasadena was the first yoga studio I started studying yoga at. So this weekend when I attended a workshop there it was like old home week.

But a strange thing happen this week. The teacher has is do a lot twists and during the last half hour of the workshop I had to go to the bathroom to throw up and I couldn't stop vomiting! I was so dizzy friends of mine had to drive me and my car home.

Feeling better today. Been drinking tons of water and Gartor Aide, the dizziness is gone. Going to the doctor this Monday.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

To infinity and beyond!

Isn't this the coolest photo? Glass behind mirrors at the Boston museum of Fine art.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Is my butt as big as hers?

It finally cooled down; bliss!

There are still some yoga moves I can't do. Like chatarunga or upward facing dog but still doing yoga. Don't want to get a big butt!

Photo taken at Boston Fine Art Museum.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cool down...

At last the heat wave has broken off for a feel days, maybe I'll be able to sleep tonight without sweating my brains out! This weather has been a killer for my stomache as well, been throwing up plus major diarrhea, charming! But at least a cool Strawberry Maragrita hits the spot!

Due to not being able to sleep throughout the night I've been reading a lot! I just finish reading Rudolfo Anaya's great novel ,"Bless me Ultima". If you love mystic, magical, coming of age stories this is the book for you!

This photo was taken while at Big Sur. I would love to take a shower in that fountain!
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Shake & Bake....

Damn, it's hot out here! I start sweating just walking from my car to the yoga studio! My right arm is still killing me, so after yoga class went to have some sushi and ice cold beer! Yummy. Didn't have the Ninja Roll though, thought it was a cute name for sushi though.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lights, cameras, ACTION!

There are still talks about an actor's strike but not with the same sound and fury as the Writer's Strike.
Today while driving to the yoga studio, I saw film trucks and trailers parked along Larchmont. And throughout South Pasadena and Pasadena I've seen film trucks and trailers parked on many neighborhood streets. It's wonderful seeing that things are being back on production again. That people are back to work again!
I hope it keeps up and no one goes back on strike again and gum up the works!
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Belated Father's Day Greetings!

Well, I hope all you big daddys out there had a great Father's Day.

Yesterday after shopping at the Larchmont Farmer's Market in West Hollywood, I stopped by one of my favorite Sport's Bar for a quick cool cocktail and while there I saw a fellow bar fly who I know is a family man.

"Hey Spin;" I asked "What are you doing here on Father's Day, isn't you family doing anything for you today?."

He told me he had to get away for some quiet and to watch the "American Open". He said this brothers and brother in laws were over his place and brought their children. The total number of children running around his home were eight and they were all using his wide screen TV to play video games! So much for happy father's day for him.

Then this other guy remarked ;"Father's Day isn't the same as Mother's Day!".
Then most guys said that Father's Day met dad cooking dinner for everyone on his barbecue.
Well, I hope you dads had a great day anyway.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

I feel pretty

Yesterday morning I was watching one of those mindless morning shows whose target audience are women! This morning they showed two little girls who were just nine years old and already were obsessed with what clothes they wore and full on make-up! They wore make-up and spend more time blow-drying and flat-ironing their hair then I do! What nine year old needs to wear foundation for crying out loud!?

I blame the mother's for these over, self absorbed, beauty princesses! If my little girl told me she could only wear designer clothes and full make-up I would tell her "Not on my watch!". These mothers were both very over weight and didn't wear as much make-up and not at all designer clothes. It seem to me that these women were living through their daughters. They claimed that they were concerned about there daughter's self-absorbed obsession with outward beauty but they seem to me like drug dealers supplying their daugthers with their daily fix.

Why do these little girls think they need make-up in the first place? To attract male attention? What nine year old boy is going to get turned on with a nine year old girl who wears more make-up than their mothers!

They ended the program stating these little girls were starting to obsess about their weight!

But that's no big surprise. Most women's mantra seems to be "I have to lose weight!". When I worked for the City of _________ all the women ever talked about was their kids (never their husbands) and what diet they were on or going to start and what they were going to eat for lunch.
My ex boss made losing weight and staying thin the great quest for her life. She was obsessed with exercise and more important what she didn't eat. This woman was tiny! A small , mean-spirited, jealous, petty woman who's ears were always open to the latest gossip that put another person down. But I always wondered why she was so concerned about her body image since she made it clear she didn't like sex. She was married and always stated she didn't liked to be touch! She even stated she even didn't like being hug by her own two daughters! I always thought that she must had be abused as a child for she made it clear she didn't like men. Okay, bad stuff happens so, if you don't like men why do you do everything to have a slim , lean body image and why was she so jealous of women who did receive male attention? It was maddening .

Okay, if you go by what's on the news racks were appear to be a shallow world .

But I was wondering. What is the true worth of beauty?

If you had a wizard or a fairy Godmother come down and say to you, "I am going to grant you the gift of great beauty but there is a twist." You can be seen as the most beautiful woman in the world but will never be loved for who you are and all your lovers will leave you or you can look beautiful ONLY to the man you love, who will love you passionately, always be faithful to you and you alone, and even in your old age see you as nothing but beautiful and never leave you, what will you choose?
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Red China

The acupuncture seems to have worked, I was able to sleep last night without riding in pain! My shoulder is still not 100% but much better. I was told no excise or even teaching yoga for at least two days. I'm very hands on with my adjustments and don't have the strength to aide my students correctly, so today I took my mom and I for a long drive up PCH. A beautiful day for a beautiful drive up the coast line. The surfers were happy for the swells (waves were huge) makes me nervous. Storms or earthquakes can cause such high swells. Let's hope it's just due to rain storms.

After enjoying breakfast at Paradise Cove drove up the coast to Camarillo Premium Outlet stores. Lost a lot of weight during my trip to Boston, I was already thin but now smaller. I bought some real chic sexy clothes at the Max Studio, usually prefer colorful clothes but they had some real cute lacey black dresses bought one that makes my wasit look tiny and my breast huge. Hey, a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

Then went to the Waterford Wedgwood store and bought a beautiful Wedgwood teapot and two Waterford wine glasses. I love fine china and glass ware. Now, I a member of three California wine clubs feel I must enjoy my rich, tasty wine in a fine beautiful glass.

The photo is from the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Needles and pins, needles and pins

I couldn't bare the pain in my right shoulder any longer so today I went to have acupuncture. Now I have a real fear of needles but I was in so much pain I didn't care. The acupuncture was completely painless! Due to the fact that the needles they use are so thin you don't feel them. However, the deep tissue massage was murder! First massage, then the acupunture and then with needles in shoulder and legs and feet I lied under a heat lamp. Felt great but very tired. Think I'll take a hot shower and just zone out! Night!

Photo taken at Boston museum of Fine Art.
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Monday, June 9, 2008

A small snack?

While in Boston, I stopped by a sports bar for a small snack. At least I though and got this huge plate of nachos! Needless to say I didn't finished it.
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Where everyone knows your name and everyone glad you came

What's a trip tp Boston without going to a sport's bar? Bars here were fun !
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Friday, June 6, 2008

On the river Charles

One reason I loved about staying at the Sharton Hotel in Black Bay was I had a wonderful view of the River Charles and could walk down there in a few minutes I loved walking along the beautiful river park!Below is a photo I took of myself one day I was walking along the park.
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Take me out to the ball game

If only I had longer arms, impossible to take a photo of myself but here I am before I went to a Red Sox game.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Shop till you drop

I'm not a fan of the all American Mall. My hotel was connect to their major mall where they had very chic-chic expense stores such as Saks Fifth Aveneue and Needless Mark Up (my name for the over price store) but living in Los Angeles high end stores or malls is no big deal. What I enjoyed was walking down Newbury Street and finding delightful cafes, coffee shops, book stores and cute shops along the walk.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Paul Rever's Ride

"He springs to the saddle, the bridle, he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns.
A hurry of hoops in a village street,"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One fact I learned on my tour through the Freedom trail was the fact that he was married twice, his first wife died and he had 16 children! Busy man!
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Monday, June 2, 2008

Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere

"Of the North Church tower as a signal light-
One if by land, and two if by sea:"

Interior of the old north church.
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