Genie is actually an anglicized Djinn, isn't it? Or is that just the D&D talking?
Recently I have been asked, 5 times, for "added material," from potential job offerers. This has on 2 occasions meant that I've had to compose additional imaginary syllabi for courses I "might teach in the future." And I find that having to do the processing involved in imaginging 15 weeks of coursework has really loosened my screws: I become more permeable to ideas, concepts become more fluid, links more important, everything becomes thematically linked. As certain comments on certain blogs demonstrate, I am ready and willing to flow out onto any topic which interests me, in deeply tangential ways.
Yesterday I had my most sustained practice of the past four days: up to balance poses, which, as they have been for a week and more of practices here, were incredibly difficult. Job search, anyone? Stress over interviews or, worse, no interviews? Conference paper? The future calls? The sword of debt drops a hair lower? It is totally obvious why I am challenged in balance right now. No mystery.
The practices in the Philly area were pretty good, but I am sore up toward the attachments of all hamstrings. This reminds me of John Belushi: they say that he overdosed on chemicals NOT because he took more than usual, but because he took his usual amount in a DIFFERENT LOCATION, which changed how he was able (or unable) to handle the intoxicant load. This, I think, is why my hammies are sore.
Anyway, to the title here:
Dear bottled genie, would you send me a led class? I'm left with practicing in the house, which, given that I job search here, means I don't practice. It's 59 degrees in the house, which with sunlight occasionally reaches 61. It's solitary, which I can handle, but which drains my energy, and I've just returned to Indianapolis, which always depresses me (because I know, with diss finished and quest underway, that I don't REALLY live here, I know keenly and with no doubts that I'm just temporarily here). So it has been all negatives in my practice incentives recently. If you can spare the time, bottled genie, ship me a led class. Mmmmm.
This afternoon I will turn _Eraserhead_ into academically palatable material. Many of my students had never seen it, so Tuesday night's screening was a first. Very very curious as to how this class will go.
And then maybe I will sneak down to Bloomington on Friday, just to reset my energy mechanics.
And then the bandhas workshop happens Saturday. It's my show, but I have NO idea how many or few people will show for it.
I lead my one-a-week Mysore-style class Sunday afternoon, and then Monday night I might, MIGHT, be able to play student in the intro to Second.
Tuesday I am free to hit Chris' power yoga class. Mmmm Mmmm good.