To do many things at once. This morning it's all about the following:
1) Find images of what has been called "body art" from the 1960s. Google, of course, presents a hundred thousand images of what is NOW called body art (the, as a friend used to put it before moving to Boulder, CO: "pierced and painted"). Body art in the 1960s and 1970s means art made with the bodies: a guy who intentionally sunburns a square on his belly. Bodies as bridges. Performance art (and not the 1980s Karen Findley covered with chocolate variety).
2) I am showing a wonderful short films called "Fuses" today in my academic class. Go here and hunt around in "Film and Video." It'll be good for your head.
3) Shouldn't I be practicing today? Yes, later. Time demands that it be so. BUT I'm also free tonight (no movie screening for my classes) and so I will be at a 5:45 "Yoga for Strength and Endurance" vinyasa class which I LOVE. The room is often full (and I mean FULL: 12 people, 18 people, 20-something sometimes!) and the energy is good and the long standing series often ends with some really fun advanced poses (arm balance series, full splits, backbend adventures, that sorta thing).
Ashtanga? I may tuck some in before my 1:30 class or else after, at 3. BUT
4) I still have job application letters to write; yes, I did send off the first 10 which are due on Thursday, but there are 3 more for the 5th, 2 more for the 9th, and six more for the 15th.
Much of November will be like this. Luckily there are fabulous Mysore-style practices being posted about here and also there .