Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sandy needs...

Last week, my gal pal and fellow yoga-goer, Abby Thompson got pressed (ah, the benefits of blogging on Wordpress) with her post What Do You Need? A riff off of a Facebook meme, Abby googled her name followed by needs and posted the first ten results.

When I read through her explanation and then her list, I immediately went and did the same thing. I googled Sandy needs, and here's what I got:

  1. Sandy needs a girlfriend
  2. Sandy needs to decide if she's happy or not
  3. Sandy needs a spliff
  4. Sandy needs pitches
  5. Sandy needs a ride
  6. Sandy needs a reconstructive surgery
  7. Sandy needs some nurses
  8. Sandy needs protection
  9. Sandy needs 83 stitches
  10. Sandy needs to blog
The first one, and the third one too, had me laughing out loud. But the last one hit home... Yes, Google, I do need to blog.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Driving to Florida and Back

--or Why I'm Giving Up Coffee--

Recently, I drove from my home just north of Boston, all the way to Tampa, Florida. I have family there. I also had heard a rumor that it's generally warmer there than in the Bean. So I hit the road.

The Black Bomber very rarely gets out on the open road. My 1995 Volvo 850 came to me with very few miles and aside from driving from this yoga studio to that one, I haven't added many myself. She's a tank, and a champ, and she loves the open road.

So do I.

Growing up out west, with a long, straight stretch of open road. Driving was always freedom for me...

Until you have to stop every hour or so to use the bathroom or get a fix. There's something about the addiction to coffee itself and the frequent but necessary bathroom breaks that feels anything but freeing.

So after spending 52 hours total in the car in one week, I've decided I'm cutting coffee again.

Photo by Selma60 via Flickr.

Friday, June 18, 2010

This Week: By the Numbers

2 - press releases written since Monday

- yoga classes taught since Saturday
7 - classes taught in the last two days

392 - unread emails in my inbox right now
19 - unread emails on my phone

0 - cups of coffee consumed
5 - cups of tea

32 - times B.O.B.'s song Airplanes (featuring Hayley Williams and Eminem) has played on my iTunes since downloading it this week

26 - cherry pits to my right
4 - cherries left in a bowl to my left

184 - miles on my tripometer (since filling the tank Sunday morning)

It's been a crazy week... I need a nap