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Not Running Yet
updated: Jul 21, 2012, 10:00 AM
By Nicole Buchanan Freire
Having been thrown off my usual running (ok, walking briskly, running for three minutes) schedule is
messing with my head, and not in a good way. Stupid bronchitis. Stupid lungs.
Turns out that I actually liked my exercise routine. I know, I know, I give you free rein to say "I told you
so!" I should clarify that. I did not enjoy the physical part, but oh, it turns out I really liked how I felt
afterwards. I really loved coming home, taking off my shoes and stretching. And knowing that I had
done yet another workout, one more step closer to my goal.
I also really love this:
Everybody should be using this, I see you in your flip flops around town and you totally need to get a
pumice stone and scrape at your nasty dry heels and then rub the heel cream all over your feet before
you go to bed. You can put socks on too, I do and sometime during the night I take them off and fling
them across the bedroom.
(And I do this while snoring mightily; or at least that's what my children tell me.)
Anyway, I'm still waiting for my doctor to clear me for exercise again. Meanwhile I sleep and sleep and
HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST EPISODE?
Are you all enjoying "Breaking Pointe?" Or is everyone still freaking out about "Breaking Bad?"
I hope you're watching reality ballet, because in the latest episode, Super Macho Ron refers to going
onstage and dancing as 'throwing down,' and perhaps Ron should lay off the steroids (for real, his upper
body looks slightly freakish) because while dancing is many things, nobody has ever referred to ballet
dancing as THROWING DOWN.
Of course Ron also said these words: "One of my goals this year was to party hard, and party more."
Ooookaaaaaayyyyy RON. And Ron throws a going away party for Katy (who has giant bangs, and as one
of my friends remarked, "She must use her yearly allotment of bobby pins to pin those suckers back."
Something like that anyway.), and he was the only person in the entire room who had his shirt off. Also,
his sister She'Ron was wearing a leather bustier to the party and whoa Nellie, I might too if my name
was SHE'RON and my brother could not keep his clothes on and his hands off every single female within
a 50 foot radius.
Maybe we should all just start using the term "throwing down" in equally ridiculous contexts.
"Hey Nicole, where are you going?"
"Oh, I'm headed off to the grocery store and man, am I going to THROW DOWN while shopping, I might
just buy non-organic milk instead of organic, because I am cray cray!"
"I'm off to work now guys, just going to THROW DOWN at the office because I'm taking my job to the
limit! I may pour a little coffee out on the ground for my fellow work homies!"
I actually suspect that BP is so bad because ballet dancers spend so much time dancing, they don't have
any time to sit around watching too much reality television, and as a result, they are wooden and stiff.
So when the producers stage 'relationship discussions' between Allison and Rex the result is painfully
awful. And I learned that Rex and Allison have been dating for three years, which is crazy beyond crazy,
especially given that Allison constantly talks about her long lost love, Jonathan. I think Rex broke up
with Allison in the last episode; it was hard to tell, because he was equally worked up about walking her
dog for her without so much as a thank you from Allison.
Oh, these people are the worst. But the dancing is pretty! Not enough dancing, in my opinion, but hey, I
take my ballet where I can get it.
OOH LA LA, CINEMA SOCIETY!
My best birthday present this year (to cushion turning 43) was from my parents; membership for a year
in the Cinema Society. Earlier this week I attended my first Cinema Society event, a lecture on film
appreciation, given by Roger Durling. You may have heard of Roger in association with the Santa Barbara
The class was taught at SBCC, which is where Roger teaches mostly 18 year olds, so I think he was
happy to teach to a bunch of grownups. It was a crash course; we covered in an hour and half what
takes Roger weeks. But we weren't getting ready for an exam, which made it much more pleasant.
Anyway, now I know about camera angles and proxemic patterns and intrinsic interest and how to
properly pronounce 'mise-en-scene.' I also wish that I could go back to school and major in film
studies, that's how much I love movies. I wonder if Roger teaches a night class?
I'll be seeing some interesting films over the next few months as part of the Cinema Society and I'll do
my best to cover some of them here.
After the lecture there was wine and cheese and I stood there for about four minutes before succumbing
to an anxiety attack because I didn't know anyone and sprinted for my car. Don't take it personally CS
members! I just got freaked out.
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