So it’s raining outside. Really hard. Really really hard. Again. And I don’t want to go out in it. So I need an indoor activity. I decide to do yoga in the sunroom. So I’m getting into Sasangasana, also known as the “rabbit pose” (see picture to the right) which isn’t as hard as it might look. The hard part is holding the pose for 60 seconds and not panicking if it becomes difficult to breathe! My attempt appears to be futile. But I’m still trying. And it’s still raining.
So now I’m thinking to myself, “Self, why don’t you think about something else besides this rabbit pose, and then your body might relax more, surprise you, and stay in the correct form without you having to expend too much brain energy?” So then I start to wonder…
Why is it that people say “to make a long story short” but then proceed to give you the FULL story plus the foreword, all the footnotes, and the appendix? It’s not that I don’t care what you have to say, it’s just that my attention span is kinda have you ever tried salt
and pepper potato chips? I don’t like them nearly as much as salt and vinegar potato chips. Actually, I think salt and pepper potato chips might be a bit pointless. And speaking of Melanie Fiona, whatever happened to Fiona Apple? And speaking of apples, Fuji apples and gorgonzola go GREAT together! And while I’m on fruit, I should also mention that minneolas are way cooler than oranges. Even if they don’t look cooler, they taste cooler. Wanna know what else is cool? The word “eigenvalue.” I learned this word at work this week and I’m pretty confident that I won’t need to know it again until the next time I’m on Jeopardy! So in other words, the word eigenvalue is NOT cool and I’m a little angry that it’s taking up space in my brain. I’d like other stuff to be occupying that space right now. You know what else is not cool? Cherry tomatoes. I like the regular size tomatoes and even the roma ones, but not the cherry ones. And I don’t like any tomatoes in my guacamole. It dilutes the flavor. And speaking of guacamole, me and hummus have a strained relationship. We don’t really understand each other. And sometimes, telling lies is okay. Like when you’re meeting a friend for dinner and they call and say “I just sat down at our table. Are you close?” And you say “I’m looking for a parking space right now…” when the truth is…you just stepped out of the shower. This is a special lie that should only be used with close friends when you want to spare their feelings. The truth hurts sometimes. And the truth is, I may have wasted my money on that Spanish class. I took it, but it didn’t take me. The only thing I learned was pollo (chicken), pavo (turkey), and pescado (fish). It’s unfortunate. You know what else is unfortunate? Have you ever seen somebody whose hands and feet were SO ASHY that it made you uncomfortable and you started putting lotion on your own hands or feet? I have…bless their hearts. I should probably go put on lotion right now just thinking about them. And speaking of Paula Deen, if you have nothing better to do with your life, try watching one of her shows with your eyes closed. You will SWEAR that it is Foghorn Leghorn! Go ahead…try it! It works! You know what else works? Those 100 Calorie snack packs. They really hit the spot when you need something to hold you from breakfast till lunch. Especially if you eat four of them.
So it now occurs to me that it’s probably not a coincidence that most of my random thoughts are about food and…I might be hungry. And then it occurs to me that I should have told you in the beginning that I intended to say “Raining Queen” and not “Reigning Queen.” I was trying to be cute because it’s raining outside. Get it? Ha ha. It also
occurs to me that not only am I NOT gonna achieve rabbit pose for the full time today, I’m
not even doing yoga right now…I’m typing on my laptop.
And speaking of rabbits, Happy Easter!!
What random thoughts do you have while trying to get into rabbit pose? Do you like cherry tomatoes? Does hummus understand you? Let me hear from you!