Yoga and Fast Typing

Today was my first yoga class of the semester. I didn't think we were actually going to do yoga (since it was the first class), but we did. Half of us in jeans, half in typical yoga attire. It was fun, and while breathing deeply is a bit harder when you're wearing jean, I managed to be pretty relaxed. I'm really looking forward to lengthening and stretching and centering and all that other peaceful/healthy stuff that ends in -ing. One sign that this is good for me is that upon coming home (I have a 2 hour break before illustration), I actually want to be productive instead of taking a nap. Shocking.

Caleb is on his way over...I think we might take a walk or go sit by the water while he eats lunch. Have I mentioned how glad I am that he's back for good? It's so nice. The long distance thing wasn't too bad, and I know that we accomplished a lot while we were apart, but it's good to be Team Crystal-Caleb again. Only better, because soon we'll be Team Jones! :)

[Endnote: I got the Pinwheel of Death right after I finished typing that, so I quickly did apple+shift+4 and took a screen shot, then retyped it from the picture after reopening Safari. I tried typing as quickly as I could, and I'm pretty sure I did both those paragraphs at about 120wpm, with only one mistake. Maybe I should start capitalizing on my typing skillz, cuz they're definitely getting better.]

Yesterday, the land went dry

Christmas is over, New Year's is past...and they were pretty darn good ones, I have to say. I travelled a lot for the holidays: Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York City, even Princeton (briefly). I loved spending time with my family and trying on wedding dresses with my best friend, but I have to admit that my favorite part was hanging out in NYC for two days with my brother and my aunt. She works for Bloomburg, and we got to take a tour of their (amazing) building. It felt so big, almost like a modern art museum. And it's exactly how I would picture a huge company in NYC. We also ate yummy thai food, bought out H&M (well, I did anyway), saw rockerfeller plaza, the NYPL, and ran around the East Village and SoHo. I love New York (corny, but true)! I don't think I could live there, but man is it fun to visit!

In other news, the wedding planning is going pretty darn well. I think I found my dress, which is a relief (I was having a crazy time trying to figure out what I wanted). We also booked the ceremony site and the reception site, and I'm really excited about both. Next on the list is working on our Save the Date's. I'm screenprinting the signs we'll be holding up (not becuase it matters or you'll even be able to tell in the photos, but because I needed something to start screenprinting). I'll let you know how it turns out, because this will be my first attempt. I've already burnt a screen for some of the words, and Tuesday I'll probably do the rest.

I'm trying hard not to get too caught up in all this wedding stuff. Which, I'm sure Caleb will tell you, I'm having a hard time with. There are just so many aspects of it, and we really want everything to reflect us as a couple and to be more than just the cookie-cutter wedding stuff. There are also WAY too many internet sites about absolutely everything wedding-related, which doesn't help. I think as long as I keep myself aware of how much time I'm spending on this, I can pull myself away and focus on other things.

School, for instance. This will be my first full week of classes (we started last wednesday). I have Typography, Yoga, Illustration, and Art History II. I'm really enjoying all of them so far (not like I've had any real homework), although my Art History II teacher makes me nervous. Anybody else seen the psychologist on the WB's old show, "Felicity"? I swear it's her crankier, bi-polar twin. Creepy.

I'm going to bed, but I'll leave you with a list of things I'm loving right now: The new iPhone; fulllock.net; raspberry sorbet; new yoga pants; mail; and leggings (sad but fashionably true).