Twitter Detritus (02-10)

Another month’s worth of mental flotsam and jetsam in tweet-sized bites:

  • 01 – Choice between cabbage rolls and hot yoga. Culinary bliss won out over karmic bliss. Maybe I’ll do 2 classes Wednesday night.
  • 02 – The temp job is kinda mindless and repetitive but I’m OK with that right now. Doing it for a living? Probaby not. (No, not yoga stripper)
  • 03 – Great hot yoga class this evening. The yoga fairy smiled upon me tonight. Everything flowed, culminated by a near perfect shoulder stand.
  • 04 – Good yoga class tonight. Parsva Bakasana still unattainable. Salamba Sarvangasana was pretty good though.
  • 05 – So far the worst part of this “snow storm” are the idiots who still haven’t figured out how to drive in this crap. OMG! Snow in Ohio? WTF?
  • 05 – Can’t I rant in the privacy of my own room? Ignore anything you hear coming from there. Let me let off steam, OK?
  • 06 – Driveway is cleared. Heavy, wet snow. I’m good until more snow falls or a snowplow comes by. I didn’t miss this in Hawaii.
  • 08 – Is Matt Groening a nudist? I like Futurama’s positive treatment of casual nudity. Would love to visit the Nude Beach Planet.
  • 09 – Cleared drive & sidewalk after work. Will I have to do it again in the morning? Better to go to the snow than have the snow come to you.
  • 09 – According to Yoga Journal quiz the right form of yoga for me is Kundalini Yoga. I’ve tried it but didn’t seem a good fit. Take another look?
  • 10 – Just drifting snow in the drive. No point in shoveling it yet. The wind will just fill it up again. Sis, send some 64° weather my way.
  • 10 – Good hot yoga class. Small classes are great.
  • 11 – Good yoga class. Full back bend wasn’t happening but I did a rather nice headstand. Had a good chat with the owners too.
  • 12 – If you half-ass half-assery is it quarter-assery? Inquiring minds want to know.
  • 13 – Had a pretty good class this A.M.. Good workout, good sweat. Tired but refreshed. Famished too.
  • 14 – Quality time together today. Brunch at Fairborn Family Diner and grocery shopping. Who says romance is dead?
  • 15 – Long ago, in a faraway land, we ate pizza naked in the wee hours of the morning. Why? Because we were hungry.
  • 15 – Not much snow this AM. Cleared the driveway in anticipation of the next round. I do hope hot yoga is on for tonight.
  • 16 – Shoveled the driveway again. The mountains at the end of the drive are getting too high to throw the snow over. Had enough snow, thank you.
  • 17 – Didn’t have to shovel any snow today. Temps may get above freezing in the next few days. That would feel so wonderful!
  • 17 – Great hot yoga tonight. Towel helped keep the mat dry but need a longer one. Maybe I can put my sewing skills to use here.
  • 18 – Good yoga class. Some areas resist the natural yogic state a lot more than others. Some of that may be mental blocks I need to let go of.
  • 19 – I don’t know why Tiger Woods owes me an apology but if it will help him move on with his life then I forgive him. Now, Tiger, sin no more.
  • 19 – @gymnosophy I question clothing, I question authority, I even question my sanity.
  • 20 – Like I needed another blog. Adho Mukha Svanasana, getting down with the down dog.
  • 20 – Great class today. Even core work wasn’t too bad. Warrior poses still getting protests. I’m very tired, thirsty and hungry now. Lunch!
  • 20 – Why does it take so fargin’ long for my tweets to migrate to Facebook? Do they have to go through airport security or something?
  • 20 – Spent a lovely evening with my grandchildren. We had spaghetti, popcorn & hot cocoa (not all at once). Fun times, I treasure them.
  • 22 – RT @nakedjen: Life requires peace. Peace requires balance. And balance requires a certain amount of get-over-yourself. Amen.
  • 22 – As usual, installing a simple ceiling light is not as simple as it should be. Builders half-assed everything. Curse you, Mr. Huber!
  • 22 – Success! New kitchen light fixture installed despite half-assed electric box. Made it work. I am freakin’ awesome. Major self-esteem points.
  • 22 – Looking forward to B.K. Power Yoga tonight. Hope I can leave my ego at home so I can be in the moment and just let go.
  • 25 – Bryan Kest Power Yoga was awesome. Like his perspective. Asana portion left me sweat-soaked and tired. It was good, all good.
  • 25 – Good yoga class. Still seems to be a lot of resistance to my natural state.
  • 27 – doesn’t see much snow in his driveway but it still needs to be shoveled. Shouldn’t there be an app for that?
  • 27 – 1st instruction for bathroom shelf: “Assembly should be carried out by a qualified person.” Did it anyway. Never let that stop me before.

Tiger Woods, Apology Accepted

Another meaningless Facebook poll: After Tiger Woods’ apology, do you forgive him?

I have two questions regarding this. One, why does Tiger Woods owe me an apology? Second, does he really need my forgiveness?

Tiger Woods has done nothing to cause me harm, grief, or offense. Yeah, he was unfaithful to his wife and slept around with some women. He’s not the first man to commit adultery and he probably won’t be the last. I don’t approve of adultery but I’m not going to hold it against him.

Since he has not caused me any harm, grief, or offense, he doesn’t specifically need my forgiveness, not that he’s ever asked for it. But if it will make him feel better and help him get his life together, here it is — “Tiger, I forgive you. Now don’t let it happen again.”

No Apology Required

dixie chicks“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. … It is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Patriotism means being loyal to your country all the time and to its government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain

An office or position has my respect due its authority, however, the person occupying that office or filling that position has to earn my respect. I respect the Office of the President but those who have held that office have not always earned my respect. When I was in the military, I had to show respect to the officers above me. Ideally, I was supposed to respect both their position and their person. It didn’t always work out that way but I always respected the position. I saluted the brass on their collar and, if deserved, the person wearing it.

Since I was spending a lot of time on the porcelain throne earlier this week, I found it was a good opportunity to catch up on my reading, particularly the stack of Time magazines that have been accumulating on my coffee table. A recent issue featured The Dixie Chicks on the cover. As country music goes, I’ve found them quite tolerable and I’d heard they had a new CD out, their first since the infamous “Incident.” That they are pleasing to the eye doesn’t hurt either so I was moved to read the article. In the article, Natalie Maines said that she regretted her offer of an apology for disrespecting the “office of the President.” I honestly don’t think she had anything to apologize for, particularly concerning the office of the President.

Disrespecting the Office and disrespecting the man occupying the office are two totally different things and I can’t see that she insulted either. She just stated her opinion, as any citizen has a right to do. As far as I’m concerned, the opinion of a celebrity carries no more weight than my own humble opinion. Just because she was in the land of George’s homeboy Tony, doesn’t take away her freedom of speech. She pissed off a lot of people but maybe they had minds that were too small to form opinions of their own. I recall Larry the Cable Guy saying that considering the “patriotism” of their country music fan-base, she may as well have walked into a trailer park with a megaphone saying, “Wal-Mart sucks.” (Well, Wal-Mart does suck. I still shop there but I don’t have to like it.) Only in a totalitarian regime are we required to publically agree with the leader of the nation. The last I heard we were still a democracy, at least in theory.

The fact that The Dixie Chicks dumped Sony as their record label also raises them in my esteem so, if their CD contains no DRM or hidden code, I might very well buy it.