FAQ’s… (part 1)
I do have an FAQ page, but here are some more questions that I get a lot. I’m only going to tackle a few of these today, because I want to elaborate on #2 🙂
1. What is a kabocha?
2. How did you and Bobby meet?
(Ithaca, NY – November 2005. He’s going to kill me for posting this pic. He needed a haircut.)
Bobby and I met in September of 2005. We were both sophomores and lived in the same dorm on the same floor. The first time I saw Bobby I thought he was ridiculously cute. Kind of exotic looking (he’s half Japanese), tall, and lanky. We were playing this terrible card game (Phase 10) and I was so bored that I left after 10 minutes. The only reason I stayed those 10 minutes was because I wanted to flirt with him.
A few weeks later, Bobby and a few friends were going around knocking on doors to see if people wanted to go to a party. So I went. We ended up drinking and partying together for a few weeks, and developed a close friendship. We would stay up late in the lounge, just talking and hanging out, and we’d fall asleep out there and wake up the next day sprawled on the couches.
On December 3, 2005 we had our first kiss, and we’ve been together ever since. What’s cool is that my younger brother, Rob, and Bobby’s younger sister, Tina, share that same birthday – December 3!
We lived in the same dorm again as juniors, and then senior year (I graduated early, in December of that year – 07) we shared a teeny 2-room suite in Collegetown. I moved out to California in February of 2008, and he joined me in June. We had a crappy apartment for the first year, but we just moved into a much nicer place last week. Our 3.5 year mark is coming up in 1 month and 2 days!
3. How long have you been practicing yoga?
This is a tough question! The first yoga class I ever took was at a summer camp I did back in high school (I was probably a freshman? 2001?). I did a few random classes over the next 6-7 years. Sometime in fall 2007 I downloaded an hour-long yoga video that I started doing sporadically (1-2 times a week, then not for a few weeks, etc…).
It wasn’t until this past fall (2008) that I started doing yoga regularly (almost every day). The video that got me into it was Tom Morley’s Cardio Yoga on Exercise TV. Then I found yogadownload.com and it snowballed from there. You can find more of my favorites on my yoga page.
Prior to being a yogi I was a ballerina (10 years) and I also dabbled in tap and jazz. I’ve done pilates off and on since the beginning of high school as well. I think all of these factors contributed to my flexibility and how I was easily able to jump into yoga. If you’re not flexi yet – keep trying! Yoga is really amazing and it does wonders (body and mind).
To actually answer the question – I have done yoga occasionally for 8 years (since 2001), but regularly for only about 7 months (since October 2008).
Keep the questions coming! I have a few more lined up, but I’m always game to answer more.