Monthly Archives: May 2015

Angel Oak Tree

I had a friend from college come visit me this weekend, so I needed things to do. One of my coworkers recommended we check out the Angel Oak Tree.

I know what you’re thinking. A… tree? Yes. A tree. A tree that looks like this:

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Reaching Fitness Goals Part 6

I enjoy running. I really do. Even when it’s hard, even when I’m out of breath, even when I just want to quit, running is a positive activity for me. I often find when I’m stressed, angry, or upset, my first reaction is to go for a run. And the feeling of accomplishment when I go faster or further than I could before is incredible.

But sometimes, I still don’t make it out the door.

Aerial, on the other hand, I love. And I consistently have no trouble making it to class four, five, or even six days a week – sometimes twice a day. I feel like I could spend all day, every day in an aerial class and I would never get tired of it. Well, my muscles would get tired, but my brain wouldn’t! And that’s what brings me to Part 6 of my indefinitely long series of reaching fitness goals:

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Poi

The people I’m learning aerial from don’t just teach – they also perform professionally, mostly at corporate events. They also have a performance mentorship program through which their students can perform professionally with them. You’re allowed to join that program once you’ve performed in a showcase, but there’s a requirement that for at least your first event you can only be a ground performer.

So I’m leaning poi!

Now, what are poi, you ask? This:

Though of course, I’m not lighting mine on fire.

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Business Travel 3.0

I’m traveling again!

Except this time it’s way less exciting – partly because with all the traveling I’ve been doing to visit boyfriend in Wisconsin I am beyond sick of airports and airplanes, partly because I think the initial “wonder” has worn off, and partly because I’m not traveling with any of my teammates this time so I anticipate it being a bit lonelier than my past travels. Which is fine, really, cause it means I get to spend more time in my room practicing poi (more on that later this week), but it’s still a very different experience.

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New Vacuum

Ok, guys. This is going to sound ridiculous, but I bought a new vacuum yesterday and it’s so awesome that I just have to talk about it.

First of all, I got this baby on sale. I had seen reviews for this particular vacuum and it seemed to be the gold standard of somewhat reasonably priced vacuums, but at $200 it still felt a bit steep. So I headed to Target intending to buy a different, lesser vacuum for $120. I was about to grab that one when suddenly I turned around and saw it:

THIS vacuum, the Hoover Windtunnel Pro 3, was on sale. For $140. And at that moment I knew that it was meant to be.

But let me back up a moment.

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