Category Archives: health

Tango at Kensington Market

Kensington Market – the downtown center of hippie/street culture – has
monthly Pedestrian Sundays, and one of the things I try to catch is
the tango practica on the streets. I like tango, and I should get back
to doing that. There’s something about being able to listen to
someone’s movements and finding myself moving to the right spot. I
haven’t danced in a while, so I’m rather rusty. Still, it’s tons of
fun!

Peer Flach just posted pictures of the last time we danced in Kensington Market. Check them out!

Random Japanese sentence: ペルシャ猫に関連した古いおがあります。 There is a classic story related about a Persian cat.

Kensington poi video

My sister Kathy taught me how to do poi for fun. =) It’s a nifty hobby, and one I always joke about as an alternative career. I like being able to delight people with it, and it’s also nice losing myself in the music’s rhythm… Poi is quite a workout, too!

If you want to learn more about poi, check out Home of Poi. Have fun!

Random Japanese sentence: 犬か猫か鶏を飼うようにしなさい。 Try getting a dog, a cat or a chicken.

Who needs a gym when there’s laundry to be done?

Whew. Bushed. I’ve taken all my cold-weather clothes out of
vacuum-packed bags and hung them up neatly. I washed all my covers and
clothes. (More than half of my clothes are hand-wash only, but I’ve
figured out a neat trick for doing those quickly.) I’ve even
reorganized my drawers, adding canvas-and-masking-tape separators.

I wonder what the calorie burn rate for laundry is, and whether I can
do it fast enough to make it equivalent to cardio training… ;)