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4.22.2011

Second chances

I went to my second Bikram yoga class today. I think the further away from the first class I got, the less excruciating it seemed to have been. Let me tell you, it was just as difficult, sweaty, and hot as I first deemed it.

With that said, I'm now looking into yoga studios in my area that offer Bikram classes. You know, in case in the future I start to think it was easier than I remembered, then I can take myself down a notch or two by attending a class. When I asked Billy if I was crazy to be looking into this, he said something along the lines of "No, all of the people at the top level of hotness do Bikram, and of course you want to get to that level and you see this yoga as your means". Thanks babe. I'm thinking of trying out all the studios in the area that offer Bikram, and just doing their introductory offers of 10-30 days for whatever price, then picking which one I like best after I exhaust my new students deals. I think that should get me through a couple of months of yoga for a lower price, right?
I HATE this pose, it hurts my elbows SO bad! When does this get easier?
Something else I am giving a second try {sort of} is a book! I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last month. It was really good, but I wasn't sure it was ever going to get good.
I had a hard time getting into the book, it took me 200 pages for the story to really start, but then I couldn't put it down. I am now reading the second book in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and it's alright. I think Steig Larsen does a great job of setting up the storyline and giving background on characters and the storyline, it just takes a long time. I watched the Swedish version of Dragon Tattoo, and thought they did an incredible job of casting Salander. I'm looking forward to watching Fire once I finish the book. Because I'm a purist in that sense.

I am also reading The Time Traveler's Wife which I am loving, but because that's a borrowed book, while Girl who Played with Fire is from the library, and thus gets precedence in my limited leisure reading time. I also can't wait to watch Time Traveler's wife once I get around to finishing the book...

which comes after I read Deja Dead by Kathy Reich's, which the TV show Bones is based on, since that is ALSO from the library ;) Can you tell I just love the library?
I really like the show Bones. I watched all of the seasons to get caught up with the current one in a very short period of time, and I got my hubby totally hooked too! Although it wasn't that hard, as he is a HUGE David Boreanaz fan from back in the day when Buffy and Angel and Faith ruled his TV watching. Eliza Dushku is STILL one of his favorite TV/movie girlfriends. 

5 comments

  1. Love, love, love the book The Time Traveller's Wife. So good! The movie wasn't as good as the book, but that's how I find most movies that were made after a book.

    I tried to get into The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and couldn't either. We watched the Swedish version of the movies and they were pretty good!

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  2. I just finished the Time Traveler's Wife. And while I cried like a baby at the end {it was really embarrassing, trying to explain to my husband what happened and sobbing...}, I wasn't really impressed. I guess it just wasn't what I thought it would be.

    I haven't tried the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yet, but I don't really think it's my style. I'll definitely go see the movie when it comes out though!

    Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic weekend my dear! And come link up for Happy Hour, if you're interested!

    xoxoxo,
    Joelle

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  3. I've been doing yoga for about 6 months and it's just now getting easy. Stick with it, I can definitely tell the difference in my body, I am so much stronger and leaner than before.
    I LOVED The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books. I've read the first 2, Justin has read all 3. I liked the first one so much and the second one was just ok and by then I lost interest and never read the 3rd one. The movies were both pretty good too (I also watched the Swedish movies right after reading the books). I can't wait for the American version.
    Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorite books and the movie is pretty good too! Hope you enjoy it :)

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  4. Maybe if you go to regular yoga class for a month or so, then try Bikram? Might make it less uncomfortable for you.

    I did not enjoy The Time Traveler's Wife. I hope you have better luck with it than I did!

    Has Billy watched the show 'Dollhouse'? It was one of Tim's favorites. It's on Netflix On Demand!

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  5. I really fancied Bikram yoga but no where does it where I am so have to settle for normal yoga. I did a session on Miami Beach when I was on holiday and that isn't as hot as Bikram but it was nice in the sunshine heat :-)

    I love Bones!!! David Boreanaz is also a huge fvaourite of mine from Buffy and Angel days. I used to want to be Faith (Eliza)...I just loved her. She was in a show called Tru Calling which was good but cancelled booo!!!

    Just stopping by from Monday Mingle! I love your bog and now following :-)
    Missy

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