Friday, May 9, 2014

Missed Connections


You know those "Most Likely to..." pages they do for the senior class in your high school yearbook? My friend, Ethan, and I were voted "Most Talented" by our class. I'm pretty sure I disappointed my classmates. But Ethan now writes for the New Yorker.

This most recent humor section column was laugh-out-loud funny. I had to share. Best quote:
"At a bar celebrating my friend’s birthday in midtown. You were wearing Google Glass. I tried to mouth, “You look like a moron.” Did you record that?"
Just thought I'd add a little funny to your Friday. :)

P.S. My all-time favorite of the humor section in TNY: Ask Ayn.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lovely Album


I've been loving Rhye's music so much. Cannot believe it came out over a year ago, and I've only discovered it recently. Makes me wonder what else I am missing out on...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mindful

photo via soliroma

Tonight I'm taking a ballet class with a friend. (I am so so happy to finally have a ballet buddy again.) I've been getting back in ballet shape with ankle weights and pilates at home. During class I'll be keeping in mind this spot-on advice:
"Focus: Practice concentrating on a skill, a technical moment, an artistic line or a detailed body placement. You must learn to engage your brain as you dance. Some dancers don't even realize they have very little active signals being sent to their limbs, head, standing leg, core. [...] Have extreme focus and apply your mind." -ballet foundation
It is so easy to coast off muscle memory for combinations, fumble through the transitions, only pay attention to the working leg. I'm going to make a conscious effort to be mindful of the little things tonight.

Sore everything, here I come!