Month: October 2010

This Week…

I have been so restless. I left work to go home early literally every day this week. I mean I did work at home on most of those days but I spend so much time in front of the computer doing literally nothing that I just see no point in being in the office. I may as well go home. I could literally work entirely from home since the office has no use except to print, fax, and copy  (and the printing barely works). Yesterday I had to go to work in the morning for a “how to flatten your abs” seminar. I mean it wasn’t terrible or anything, just long. I didn’t get home until 4 pm and the seminar was supposed to be from 11:30 to 1:30 and I left my house to get there at 9:30 AM. Interestingly, on the way home, there was a man in the subway playing the drums, but his hands were malformed and he couldn’t actually hold the drum sticks except with his thumbs, but he was tearing …

Samba in NYC

This was my samba teacher today, and that literally was the pace of the class and many of the combinations that we did. She slowed it down in the beginning but only to show it like 4 times before full speed. But I loved it, every minute of it. My feet and ankles were burning for some of it and I was dripping sweat like everyone else. Afterward all I could think about was a bowl of açaí like I often had on hot days in Brazil, or after a capoeira class. I almost bought this açaí sorbet at whole foods but decided not to get the $6 sorbet and instead get some coconut water (which I really didn’t like to drink while in Brazil, but it’s slowly growing on me, and it’s definitely preferable to gatorade). Then, as if to round out my evening, I drank my coconut water on the subway platform waiting for the L listening to the same two men who are always (pleasantly) there playing the djembe and the marimba …