Sunday, March 26, 2006


Things learnt at the first day of the workshop:

-Midtown Lofts is not the Puck Building

-Arriving early for the 8am class means nothing, except missing out on precious sleep.

-The intensive is one week long, not two (no wonder so many people are there, including a large Chicago contingent).

-Guruji has lost some weight but otherwise looks fabulous.

-Sharath's back does pain him and he is indeed taking off the summer.

-Saraswati looks awesome.

-Guruji's count is slower than it was at 6AM in San Francisco.

-Practicing with wall-to-wall mats is kind of fun, except for the part where the guy behind you's big foot keeps getting in yo' face.

-Coming to NYC to see the family is never a bad thing.

-Before practice with Guruji, et al one can be full of piss and bile but afterwords it's disappeared and life seems to have both a rhyme and a reason.

-Perhaps one should extend one's stay in Mysore (May 8 to July 21) to July 31.

-Some people's lives actually move forward; Chris and Wendy's baby now walks, talks and makes sentences

-Chai is still $3

-The question of the day = "Where Miss Y?"

-The fabulous Indian breakfast of uppma has returned. It's served just down the street in a photographer's loft in what was once an historic olde hotel, and it's just as good as last year's.

-The $25 t-shirts are made in Peru and the large is kind of small.

-The last anyone's heard, my old teacher Eric -- the one who convinced me to start teaching -- is now teaching in Istanbul (not Constantinople).

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Dreyfuss reports>
    The 2006 Commonwealth Games conclude with Samaresh Jung of India as the Best Athlete, and Australia atop the medal standings with 221 total medals.

    The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26. It was the largest sporting event ever to be staged in Melbourne, eclipsing the 1956 Summer Olympics.