relaxation and chillness

It has been a most wonderfully relaxing and chill week. My mom came into town and we wandered north to land of spas and wine and olive oil. It was true mother/daughter bonding time in a way that neither of us ever remembered doing before. If anyone ever needs a break from the chaos of the city, northern California is wonderful. Of course, we ended our little journey by spooking ourselves out at Bodega Bay where The Birds was filmed. ::gulp:: Gotta love Hitchcock!

I’ve also been on a hiking and dancing kick – making up for the laziness of months spent in front of a computer. It feels *so* good to get out, bounce around, relax, be goofy and chill out before admitting to summer responsibilities and intellectual challenges.

Oh, and i actually read a book! One that had (almost) nothing to do with work. I read Pattern Recognition because everyone kept telling me about the apophenia. I love the idea of being allergic to brands and i’m so sad that she lost that at the end.

And i saw a movie! I saw Super Size Me. I have to admit that i ended up craving McDs afterwards which made me feel *super* guilty. This is why i want brand allergies. I understand intellectually how badly i treat my body, but i really am a sucker for the blazing colors, fake smells and immediate feedback of cravings appeased. Ah yes, my weaknesses…

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4 thoughts on “relaxation and chillness

  1. thejeffcho

    Funny that you mentioned Gibson’s latest. That book was what brought me to your site in the first place. I came across the word apophenia, couldn’t find it in MarriamWebester, googled it and linked to your blog. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

  2. sean

    RE: “I love the idea of being allergic to brands and i’m so sad that she lost that at the end.”

    Oh how that spoils Pattern Recognition for your readers!

  3. Irina

    hehe… come bounce and hike around Portland!!! 🙂 its grogeous, if a little rainy here 🙂

  4. Julie Leung: Seedlings & Sprouts

    More than the mind

    A friend of mine recommended the homeschooling book Teaching the Trivium by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. I think what she appreciated the most was the authors’ emphasis on later learning – an idea that originated with Raymond and Dorothy Moore…

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