Full Frontal, Full Throttle, and Smelly Carpets. Not What You Think.

Helllllooooo and Happy New Year! You were starting to think I abandoned my post for 2014, didn’t ya? I’ve spent the last few days in total gluttony, but today I woke up early and cleaned up my act. This year is going to do what I say, and I say it’s time to full throttle every aspect of life. Anyways, I was kind of busy today taking my husband to the airport, trying my first Bikram Yoga class, picking up my husband from the airport when his flight was canceled, navigating treacherously untreated roadways, eating healthy food my Mom made, and napping.  That’s right, I napped, and it was probably the best sleep I’ve gotten in at least three weeks, so I’m not sorry.

I want to talk to you real quick about the Bikram Yoga. I wrongly assumed it was just like the Moksha Yoga I fell in love with in Halifax. I was wrong. With the exception of a few similar poses, Bikram was 90 militant minutes of very high expectations in 105 degree heat. Nowhere was the focus on centering yourself or experiencing your breath. I think the worst part for me was the rug. Yes, the RUG. Why is there carpeting in a hot yoga class? I know what you’re wondering, and the answer is yes. I still feel like I can’t shake that smell from my brain.

Anyways, I did it and I intend to use the majority of my 10 class pack, despite my desire for a more spiritual experience. Did you already blow your resolutions today? I hope not. I’m watching you.


Make a New Kind of New Year’s Resolution (CNN) – Yes, yes, we know that out of 10 people standing in a line, only 1.75 of those people will keep their resolution longer than February. What if you could BE that one and three quarters person? This article actually made me think about it a little differently.. what about adding something positive to your plate instead of taking away/making yourself sad every time you deny yourself something negative? Just an idea.

Khloe Kardashian Reportedly Pregnant, but Probably Not. (Huffington Post) – This was such a bizarre rumor that I felt like posting it, because as I mentioned, 2014 is doing what I SAY, and I say we’re going to think about this one for a minute. There is no real evidence anywhere, but the same website that broke Kim’s pregnancy 3 days before anyone else, MediaTakeOut, is pretty insistent about it, and I find that intriguing. It’s more interesting to think about than all the email that’s waiting for you upon your return to work this week or next.

Jamie Dornan Prepared to Show it ALL in 50 Shades Movie (Classicallite.com) – I don’t know how this first post of the year took such a raunchy turn but, here it is. I’ve wondered (not that much,) about how the director of the 50 Shades of Grey movie plans to fully translate all the sexy romps to the big screen, but it’s sounding more and more like Jamie Dornan might just go full throttle, (it’s so 2014) and bare it all. Time will tell.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld (Canadiansincarsgettingcoffe.com) – I just heard about this site last week, which is a little embarrassing. Even being the only one on the planet that wasn’t a Seinfeld fan, I definitely appreciate Jerry and everything he’s done since. And Curb Your Enthusiasm. I’m not sure how I like one and not the other, either. You’ll find Mr. S. engaging in coffee talk with the likes of Louis C.K., Chris Rock, David Letterman, and Don Rickles, among others.

Larry + Jerry 4Eva

4 thoughts on “Full Frontal, Full Throttle, and Smelly Carpets. Not What You Think.

  1. thefoodandwinehedonist says:

    I tried Bikram here in A2 and can attest to the nasty carpet. 8 classes a day with 30 smelly people sweating on it – and not enough time to shampoo it. There were a lot of hippies there (it being A2 and all) so there was a good dosage of patchouli in there as well. I tried it 2 more times after that to see if I could get over it. I couldn’t…

    We’ve done vinyasa a lot and that’s awesome – may want to try to find that. It’s a flowing type with music so you’re constantly moving. Get a lot out of it…

    1. The Daily Sampler says:

      Hey- so the carpet is a common thing? I thought it was just some weird deal at this particular location in Buffalo. Gross. The Baptiste style and Moksha I mentioned that I’ve done recently both had hardwood or bamboo style floors. Just seems to make a lot more sense for clean up and oh, I don’t know, sanitary reasons!

      I love anything that has a spiritual component.. if I wasn’t interested in that I’d stay bored on the elliptical.

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