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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Up, up and away
Today Grand Jury let us go and so I went to the office. What a mess that was. I am so behind!
After work I went to yoga class. That is that tyrannical yoga mistress I took from the other day. She has you stand forever on one leg, doing this thing and then another thing with the other leg. First you put the one leg in front of the other. Then you lift it up into Tree Pose, handily pictured above.
Next you extend the leg in front of you and stand there and balance. Surely it is not giving away too much of the inner workings of our legal system to reveal that in Grand Jury we learned that is one of the tests they give you if they stop you for DWI. They make the person stand there on one leg with the other extended in front. It does not hurt to practice this pose in case you are ever unjustly detained!
After you are through with that you bend the leg in back and grasp your foot with the hand on that same side. Then you push your leg back until you are in, ahem, Dancer Pose.
I am going to have to get some slinky yoga clothes so I look like the girl in this picture:
By this time you have been doing all this leg stuff for some time and the leg you are standing on is tired! That is when the teacher kicks in. She tells you to find the sweet spot where you are comfortable and could hold this pose all day. Then she tells you to smile!
That is when I crack up.
At the end of the class we had to imagine the most exquisite hot air balloon ever and imagine floating away in it. I caught myself thinking about Leonard Pennario and his Capitol Records sessionography. I would like to compare his way of working with other pianists of the time, and I am trying to figure out how to go about that. Also I was thinking of calling his record producer again because I have other questions to ask her. There is this one album called --
Oh, wait, I was supposed to be thinking about a hot air balloon.
An exquisite hot air balloon.
Am I allowed to bring my laptop in this exquisite hot air balloon? That is what I would like to know.