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The Black Sheep of Yoga June 27, 2008

Filed under: funny,humor,Laughter,Life,Rummy — Rummy @ 12:06 pm
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My latest sporting adventure is a little different from my usual extremes of mountain biking and kite boarding.  I recently took up Hot Yoga, which involves bending your body into all kinds of unusual positions in a steaming hot 105-degree room.  You may be wondering how this could possibly pass for fun but somehow in my mind it does.  I guess I enjoy it since it’s new, challenging, and good for your health.  In a 90-minute class I get strength training, aerobic exercise, stretching, balance, relaxation and sweating out gallons of toxins.  I’ve really enjoyed seeing my flexibility and balance improve over the past few months.  Plus I now have many vacation pictures with yoga poses in them, which makes the pictures more fun. 

Unfortunately my silly personality doesn’t quite fit with hot yoga.  It’s supposed to be a spiritual experience.  Right.  I think the “spiritual experience” is more a sign of heat stroke approaching.   My boyfriend and I like to act silly and so are developing a “black sheep” reputation in the class.  Just last class we got in trouble for playing footsie between postures.  Some people get recognized for doing a good job but we only get noticed for misbehaving.  Well I guess any recognition is better than none at all, right?

The instructors say the same thing every class.  There is one balance move that I just can’t seem to get and the instructor says every class “if you’re losing your balance, you aren’t kicking hard enough”.  So I’m thinking I’ll show him just how hard I can kick when I see him in the parking lot after class.  Or they don’t get the English quite right, like in “touch your knee to your exactly forehead”.  Which is different from my regular forehead how?  I do believe the postures are good for your health and internal organs but there is one position where they say “20 seconds in this posture is as good as 8 hours sleep”.  Yeah right.  Get a clue exactly guy, it’s probably as good as exactly 20 seconds of sleep.  Did I mention that the instructor doesn’t even do the moves with the class?  He just stands up there and tells us what to do.  Somehow that just doesn’t seem fair but at least he suffers through the heat too.

The class always ends with the teacher saying “Namaste” and the students repeating it.  I never knew quite what this meant, and I didn’t want to be saying “I will give you my first born” so I never said it.  My boyfriend looked it up and in short it means “I bow to you” and is just a respectful greeting.   So why can’t they just do what the Jamaicans do and say “Respect Mon”?  Anyway, my boyfriend then sent me an email saying “I bow to you – let’s come together energetically to a place of connection and timelessness”.  Hmmm I wonder what he exactly wants. 

Anyway, it’s fun and I’m glad I tried something new – you just never know.  And who cares if we “exactly” fit in?

Rummy “It’s Hot in Here” Runner 

 

 

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Friday…

Filed under: Cosmo,humor,Life,Work — Cosmo @ 10:16 am
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Fridays…

Today I’m totally dragging A**. I stayed up tooo late talking on the phone. Ya know how it goes; you start out with an innocent conversation. Then out of no where, the conversation starts to get intense and important. Suddenly you are talking about “Relationships” when you really wanted to just chat about laundry and then get off the phone…

Enough of my moaning.. I am starting my morning Friday routine. Which consists of doing the least amount of work possible. Looking at the news, shopping online, writing funny emails…everything except working. It is only 10am and I am already wish it was 5pm.

What do you do to pass the time of Friday? Are you like and begin your weekly “Motivate by socialization” around noon? (AKA Chat with everyone in the office, thus wasting two people’s time)

I think I need more coffee…..

Sleepy (Lazy) Cosmo

 

Supervising for Rummies June 16, 2008

Filed under: humor,Life,Rummy,Uncategorized — Rummy @ 5:06 pm
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My boss decided I needed some opportunity for growth and she suggested that I get some supervisory experience.  Since I’m on the technical side of things there was only one person that was suitable and he was already being supervised by another engineer.  So now we split the supervising duties which gives me the demanding task of supervising half a person.  I’m not sure if I want the top half or the bottom half.  If I get the bottom half I won’t have to worry about him mouthing back at me but there are worse bodily functions he could use.  Maybe we could split him into the left half and the right half.  But that brings to mind the old joke about the guy who got hit by a train and cut in half….he’s ALL right now.  I’m not totally new to the world of supervising.  I was a team lead and supervised three and a half people in my last job.  What is with all these half people?

 

I’m not sure supervising is for me.  I like to act silly and it can be hard to command respect and admiration when everyone considers you the ‘office clown’.  But like everything else in life, I just look at it as a new experience and a challenge that will help me grow as a person.  I hope I will be a good supervisor and his left half will be very happy!

 

Rummy “The Delegator” Runner

 

Pee to run your car? June 13, 2008

Filed under: Cars,Cosmo,humor,Life — Cosmo @ 10:07 am
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Leave it to me to turn a great innovation into something dirty & discussting.

A friend sent me this link (Thanks Plant guy!)  of a car running on water.

Here is a quote directly from the newscast “Any water will do, even tea”.

Here is my question, if you broke down, because you ran out of “gas” (water) and you had to pee, could you fill your tank up & go on your merry way? Talk about recycling .

Crazy Cosmo

 

NPR and Peens

Filed under: Cosmo,crazy,funny,humor,Laughter,Life,naked,Sex — Cosmo @ 10:01 am
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Stiffies

Today on NPR, Yes I do listen to NPR sometimes. They were talking about how bookstores return books to publishers. And how it drives up the price of books due to shipping costs…ect…ect. Now for the good part.

A friend just sent me this link that chats about Peens & size of.  Besides the fact that I MUST read (or at least browse) this book, I doubt this one will getting returned anytime soon.

Funny, NPR didn’t mention that to decrease book returns, more books could be about Peens.

Wacky Cosmo

 

Road Trip June 12, 2008

Filed under: Cosmo,Drinks with the girls,Life,Road Trips,Travel,women — Cosmo @ 10:14 am

Road trip

I’m soo excited. ALL of us Drinks with the girls are going to Atlanta GA this weekend! It’s a VERY quick trip that entails lots of chatting, eating (of course), maybe some shopping & auditioning for a TV show.

Of course, I can’t take the credit for organizing it, Tini has been the road trip leader!

We are leaving Friday night. You know that that means…jumping on the beds in a swanky hotel room. Hmm is motel 8 swanky? Maybe in a supernatural hotel room, kind of way. (Have you ever seen the hotel rooms in the TV show supernatural…Lets just say they are Retro)

Wonder what kind of trouble we will get into & people we will meet? Strangely enough, us girls, don’t get to spend a lot of time with each other. We are SOO busy doing kite boarding, car shopping, and socializing that it’s hard to get together.

So watch out people in Atlanta, GA! Here comes Drinks with the Girls!

Travelin’ Cosmo

 

Look! Up in the Sky – It’s a bird, It’s a plane…it’s a kite board! June 9, 2008

Filed under: humor,Laughter,Life,Rummy — Rummy @ 5:17 pm
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I’ve always thought I was special and my mom has always confirmed this but I’m not sure I fall into the elite top 1%.  I’m referring to my newly attempted hobby of kite boarding.  My friend/trainer who excels at kite boarding describes it as “absolutely positively the wrong sport for 99% of the population”.   In case you don’t know about kite boarding or kite surfing it involves a big kite that uses the wind to propel you on a board through the water.  You will probably see someone attempting this if you get to the beach on a slightly windy day anytime soon.   Plus you can kite on land and ice so you may see the big colorful kites on non-beachy areas as well.  I’ve wanted to try this sport for years so I was happy when I finally met someone who could teach me.  I usually don’t need lessons when I take up a new sport but this one seems more complicated than most.  So far I’m falling into the 99% category since I’m a bit scared of all the power you can get from the wind and the weather never seems to be quite right when I finally make the hour long drive to the beach.  But I haven’t given up yet.  I have a dream…that one day I will be able to get up on a kite board for at least a few feet.  I’ll keep you posted.  But even if I never get up on the board it’s still been a positive experience.  I’ve had fun learning to fly the kite on the beach and getting dragged in the water, I’ve made some new friends and I’ve learned to pay more attention to wind speed and direction.   I recommend trying a new sport or hobby to everyone as a good way to learn something new and keep life interesting and challenging.  Perhaps just not kite boarding.

 

Rummy “Not Flying High” Runner