Relax!

Wow, my last post was about a toilet plant? I’m such a winner. Well, ¬†I’ve been dealing with quite a bit of stress in my life lately and am trying to find new ways to relax. Aside from listening to an Enya playlist (which oddly enough includes a lot of dramatic movie scores) on Pandora, I’m going to start taking some Yoga classes and indulging in my addiction to The Food Network. Nothing says stress relief like listening to Giada DeLaurentiis¬†overly describe everything she eats, or tuning in to the thrill ride that is Iron Chef! How they make a dessert with sardines work is beyond me. So, I’ve been doing some light research on different ways to relax. Here are some of my favorites….

I think the world would be a happier place if more people took the time for things like a mud bath, or a nice long session of flame staring. Don’t you agree? One thing I’ve found that definitely relaxes the soul is watching videos of Manatees on YouTube. I had quite the lovely time this morning drinking my green tea and watching animals just drift in water. Hmm, anyone else have any fun relaxation ideas? Share, please!

Long wait

I finally broke down and got myself my own Netflix account instead of continuing the months of leeching off my sister’s watch instant. Big steps here people. Well, boy am I glad I did. You see, at first I was all pretentious with my queue, adding all award winning movies off the top 100 blah blah blah list as if someone was judging movie picks. Then, I had an epiphany: I just really want to watch Space Jam. You know, that masterpiece of a film in which Michael Jordan gets sucked into the Looney Tunes land through a golf course hole to play some b-ball. Rated a 5.6 on IMDb, a 10 in our hearts.

So, I took my movie nose out of the air, put it in my queue, and ¬†prepared to watch some serious hoops go down in Looneyville. I know this probably isn’t worth an entire post, but here’s the kicker. I was not the only one to have this sudden urge for a Space Jam fix, as apparently there is a Space Jam fever a happening! There is a long wait for this gem! …and now I feel a great bond with my fellow Netflixers! Space Jam on, but don’t take to long to return because I wanna get my fix.

Spacily Yours

So, all you die hard fans of this blog (my mom) will remember my very first post about my obsession with book inscriptions…or you probably won’t. Anyway,I have one to share for you from my favorite author of the moment Mary Roach:

Yes, that doodle at the bottom is her signature! Granted, she wrote the same thing in my sister’s copy too, but my name is spelled right so I’m elated. This is in my copy of her latest book Packing For Mars which you should buy…because I said so.



 

Homeward Bound

In a week, I’m going home for Thanksgiving! Traveling across the country to a land far far away!

According to Google it would take me 40 days and 8 hours to walk. This actually sounds appealing considering the lack of walking I am able to do in LA. Sitting behind a desk all day has really taken a toll on my swagger.