In which I give myself the Giant Hairy Eyeball

Posted on Jun 10, 2008. 7 comments

Wii Fat Yoga
Just when I get comfortable in the saddle of my supremely tall horse, I get knocked out again. I was reading Desiknitter's thought provoking post on Yoga and remembering how much I disliked the it. But it turns out I'd rather do yoga in the privacy of my own home, directed by a cold and clinical insulting machine than by a blonde, crystal-hoarding, wispy new ager. The most vivid memory I have is of the teacher clutching my thigh, asking me to please wear shorts so she could see my leg while she was speaking and breathing mere inches from my face. It wasn't long after that me and my yoga panted legs stopped attending. I'd much rather practice yoga at home where no one can see me (or touch me) even if Wii Fat sometimes throws insults me (Hello couch potato! Do you sometimes fall down while walking? You are as wii fit as a 50 year old, Congratulations!) I've been doing my research to share other wii fat experiences. My favorite can be found here.
Speaking of Knitting
I spotted an enormous monstrosity yesterday in the parking lot at Kid's Club. It was the front end of a diesel 18 wheel truck with an averaged sized truck bed attached, perched precariously on John Deere sized tractor wheels. It had Orange Diesel Works emblazoned in 3 feet halloween-orange letters. If I had my wits about me I'd have snapped its photo along with the current priced of diesel per gallon, but I was too busy laughing hysterically at it's existence. To it's owner I'd say perhaps it's time to stop watching the Transformer Movie. And stop throwing good money after bad.
So it seems every time I go shopping with La we see one buffoon or another driving their enormously sized carnival mobile around town. I'm just saying.
In retrospect that one time the buffoon was me. La looked out of the corner of her eye when we were in the yarn shop while I was showing her my sport weight (6 st per inch) Nature Spun. I didn't really notice because my eyes glazed over as I talked too fast about the vest/sweater I was designing based on the icelandic lopi vests (3.5 st per inch). I have approximately 2,800 stitches before I can try on the sadly malformed design. Honestly I'd rather spend a thousand hours with hippie dippy crystal crazed yoga instructors who arrive in giant mutant diesel trucks.


  • Posted by Kuky on Jun 11, 2008

    I can understand not going back to that yoga teacher. Just reading your description makes me shudder in revulsion.
    And oooh wii, how fun. I must go around and look now to see how it’s working for people.

  • Posted by Carrie K on Jun 12, 2008

    I’d rather do yoga from poses dredged up from memories in the distant past (when I was both younger and thinner) in the privacy of my home, sans mirrors and companions.
    Well, Hez. But she’s a show-off.
    (Side note: Why do I immediately want to see/own that monstrosity you described? I owned a Geo Metro and put 297,000 miles on it. And boy, do I miss it w/gas at $4.45 a gallon.)

  • Posted by desiknitter on Jun 10, 2008

    Hey, I have to check out this Wii Fit. Does it really yell out at you???
    I joined a yoga class here in India and am looking forward to blogging about it. I am laughing out loud at your description of the truck.

  • Posted by Michelle on Jun 10, 2008

    The Wii Fit trainer has said the things I’ve talked about but it’s more matter of fact than yelling. Couch potato is still my favorite.

  • Posted by Andria on Jun 10, 2008

    The first time I did Wii Fitness, my age was 74. I was not surprised.
    Is there really yoga on Wii Fit?? I’m deciding if it’s worth it for me to commandeer my mom’s Wii (dad bought it as kitschy Christmas gift, she played it once, hasn’t touched it since) and try that one out.

  • Posted by Michelle on Jun 10, 2008

    Yes there is yoga and you should take the wii from your Mom. Your Mom.

  • Posted by La on Jun 10, 2008

    Andria – give eet to meeeee!
    Hey Mishi. Guess what hoar’s now a mod on RR?
    I’m sure if I ever resorted to getting a Wii, and then getting Wii fit, it’d yell “oh hell no! Methuselah, get back in your grave!”

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