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Trip Start Nov 23, 2007
19Trip End Jan 23, 2008
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on monday the 21st, i will finish class, put a bunch of geraniums wrapped in a banana leaf on Saraswati's desk, give her a nod and a 'namaste,' and hopefully see her some day again soon (not too soon). so, in Golden Globes fashion (you've apparently realized over the past 9 weeks that i have no writer to go on strike), a final thank you to our sponsors--to my teachers saraswati, sharath, and guruji; my landlord Bala Krishna and his crazy family (photo on blog); my books (eat, pray, love; the milagro beanfield war; the new testament; the plague; the cave; sherlock holmes and the hound of the baskervilles; sherlock holmes and the valley of fear; and currently Thich Nhat Hanh's old path white clouds, walking in the footsteps of the Buddha) for helping me survive awkward transportation moments; Ganesh the internet guy for having great internet service (and smoothies), so that i could send these letters (and keep tabs on the Timberwolves run for the championship[cue the sarcasm]); to you all (even if there are only 4 or 5 of you that haven't 'blocked' my emails, and those 4 or 5 only because you didn't know there was such a thing as 'blocking' (instead of a writer strike, it's a reader strike, until ted learns how to use punctuation such as parenthesis)) for giving me a reason to get the voices out of my head; to Chocobars, when i needed you, you were always there; to a strong, easily adaptable stomach, so that i never had to write that blog entry about diarrhea (knock on pepto), although i'm sure it would have been a goody; to the st
and to all the yogis out there...
it's time to talk a little shop. i arrive home on January 23, and as much as i'm sure i'll need it and want it after 30 hours of travel, but contrary to prior speculation, there will NOT be an impromptu yoga class next to baggage carousel number 6. don't get mad at me, Homeland Security has enough issues with me and my hippy haircut (i just got red flagged for writing that, didn't i? tack on another "random search" for ted). anyway....because i was gone for so long from Lifetime they had to officially terminate my contract, so i will not actually start teaching classes there again until i finish wading through the paperwork, which will probably be the beginning of February (unless my background check turns up information that i've been critical of Homeland Security...), at the Ford Pkwy, Minneapolis, and St.Paul clubs. but, if you're really anxious and a little disheartened to hear that there will be NO baggage claim yoga. i will be subbing for a good friend, who is on maternity leave at Three Smooth Stones (www.threesmoothstones.com) in the Seward neighborhood on Sundays from 4-530(or there abouts) starting Jan.27 for an 8-week session ($96 for the entire session, $15 for drop-ins). i am no longer at 360 Yoga. It is no longer there itself
Well...that's MORE THAN my 20 rupees worth...
the next newsletter you will receive from me in the next few months is for an India 2008 photo opening at my studio (so practice up on your skills of eating with your fingers, because there's always food).
i love and miss you all and i'll see you soon (forget the egg nog, please have dark chocolate and a glass of red wine ready (as magical as india is, it doesn't have everything)),
(my landlord says that i look like the spiritual and humanitarian leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (not the sitar player) i've attached a photo of him to the blog for you to make the final call).
This week's pose of content: Urdva Mukha Paschimattanasana (if your were wondering the names of my unborn children that i mentioned in my previous letter? you now know one.)
one last, last thing (forgive me it's the final letter, i've gotta fit it all in). i read on startribune.com last night that it was 3 degrees and "dreary" at home. somebody needs to make a phone call, because that simply won't do (i haven't seen a cloud in 2 months).