#Jammer

This is my annual “please watch Playing House” announcement. Playing House is now on its second season and I have joined the completely benign online group of superfans for this show. We are collectively known as #jammers on twitter. As the A.V. club writes, “We are Playing House fans, we are legion, our bodies always be banging.”

-D

ASMR Yoga

I (D.) am moving. So all my habits are in flux. Perhaps the worst feeling a lady of habit can have. I am also moving away from all my fitness classes, and in particular Gregory–the Sarah Lawrence-trained modern dancer with a strong Brooklyn accent who teaches pilates. Not to brag BUT Gregory asked me this week if I am a pilates instructor. That is right. I have achieved all I ever wanted in life. I’m done. Mic drop.

But Gregory the pilates instructor, and Vincent the kickboxing instructor no longer will carry me through my week. Fortunately I have discovered Yoga with Adriene, the yoga instructor on Youtube who speaks in a soft, but but lilting manner, sending ASMR shivers through me as I downdog.

Most importantly, she is a very trustworthy instructor, achieving that perfect blend of Sanskrit word-dropping and physiological know-how.

-D

Amsterdam

W. and I went to Amsterdam! Here is what we learned:

1. The Netherlands have really weird national parks with free bikes.

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2. They stole amazing plants from all over the world.

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3. Club sandwiches are their national sandwich of choice and they have really perfected the form. Here are the club sandwiches I have known:

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4. Their canals don’t smell!

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5. They actually care about poor people. This is public housing from the 1920s (still in use):

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In conclusion, travel and vacations are great!

-D

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