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Friday, July 31, 2009

a day in the life of a social yogini

well, actually something like TWO days in the life...

i hate to admit it, but it seems like all i do these days is spend the bulk of my time following everyone and everything on facebook and twitter. so much so that i barely have time to do anything else. like write.

so to kill two birds with one stone -- in other words, come up with a blog post without actually having to write anything -- i thought it might interest you to know what exactly it is that i've been putting out there in cyberspace. and if you find any of it useful, maybe you can become a fan of my blogpage on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/the-accidental-yogist/45445550576
or follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/ayogist

and that way you won't have to keep wondering what's happening to me between blog posts :)

ok, so what does someone who's obsessed with yoga, kirtan, riding her bicycle, and now chasing food trucks do all day? here's what the past 48 hours of social networking generated...

it all started late wednesday afternoon, after i had insanely helped myself to dessert at two different food trucks which were parked a few blocks from each other:

i couldn't help myself -- stopped at TWO dessert trucks today: @coolhaus and @getshaved! now must hide my stash of chocolate...

soon after, i received a phone call from BDB:

my "heart attack" friend is back in the ER with an irregular heartbeat. on my way to check on him...

once back home from the hospital, i logged on to see what had transpired during my absence. i decided to pass along an event i had received before calling it a night:

as always, i'm passing along the fundraisers :)
Donation Yoga Benefit for the Kids in Nicaragua
2 class options for you to help the kids in Nica
Location: Bay Street and the beach on the grassy area( Sunday) & Yoga Co Studio (Monday)
Time: 6:30PM Sunday, August 2nd

i also posted a photo of my green bike parked by yet another food truck, in this case, the chef on wheels BBQ truck (my photo album shows that my bike's been to eleven trucks so far!):

random bike sightings
there's soy sauce shrimp, ketchup shrimp, hot and spicy shrimp, shrimp scampi...

early thursday morning, i was back online, checking people's tweets:

RT @LAWeeklyFood: It is Nat'l Cheesecake Day. 1/2 off slices at Cheesecake Factory. Whoo-hoo. What's tomorrow? Nat'l Mudpie Day?

i then sorted through my list of event invites to figure out what ones i would go to... and shared the ones i thought were of interest to all my friends:

today's agenda: need to do chores for heart attack friend, who's still in hospital. but will be at yogaco party tonite, as planned!

the fact that this has only ONE confirmed guest makes me think they forgot to send this out... add it to your calendar NOW, because it's for THIS WEEKEND!
Summer of Bhakti
get pranafied!
Location: Exhale Center for Sacred Movement
Time: 6:00PM Friday, July 31st

fundraiser yoga classes @ new yogaco, 1408 3rd st promenade SM: SAT 8/1 8am eden goldman, SUN 8/2 7pm terra gold, MON 8/3 10:15am jay co

i'll be there!
Jai Uttal at Bhakti Yoga Shala
Bhakti Yoga Master Jai Uttal
Location: Bhakti Yoga Shala
Time: 8:00PM Saturday, August 1st

sounds like a great back-to-back event... yoga+music flow w/ toni and michael, followed by kirtan w/ jai!
Bhakti Yoga Flow
Pre Jai Uttal- Yoga Flow with Michael Thomas & Toni Divincenzo
Location: Bhakti Yoga Shala
Time: 6:00PM Saturday, August 1st

joni is attending 2009 LACBC Clothing Now Available!.

one more fundraiser i forgot to post...
Mark Whitwell fundraiser for teaching Yoga in the Middle East at Yogaglo
Advanced Yoga for everyOne with live Sacred Music by Josh Brill
Location: Yogaglo
Time: 7:30PM Sunday, August 2nd

tonight... and saturday/sunday, too!
Yoga Co. Grand Opening Party
Plus Two Charity-Inspired Classes on the Opening Weekend!
Location: 1408 3rd Street on the Promenade
Time: 6:00PM Thursday, July 30th

also tonight! i think i'll be all over the place again... as usual :)
Poses for Paws
Saving Animals One Downdog at a Time!
Location: Lululemon Santa Monica
Time: 7:30PM Thursday, July 30th

then i checked the RSVPs for the yogamonth meeting at yogaglo that i posted the day before. at least i got some takers:

Los Angeles Yoga Month Global Mala Ambassador Meeting
Play a major role in bringing the SoCal yoga community together!
Host: Johannes Fisslinger
Type: Meetings - Club/Group Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Yogaglo
Street: 1800 Berkeley St.
City/Town: Santa Monica, CA
Phone: 3106996051
Email: join@yogamonth.org

Please join us next Saturday Aug. 1 @ 3pm at the Yogaglo Studio in Santa Monica for our Yoga Month and Global Mala Ambassador Meeting.
Support the Sept. 20th Yoga Month and Global Mala Celebration in Los Angeles (near LAX airport) and play a major role in bringing the SoCal yoga community together.
The is once-a-year FREE EVENT will benefit Yoga Health Foundation and Autism Speaks.
We need your help spreading the word and distributing posters and flyers. Please join us next Saturday and help us create a fun, empowering and healing event. We can not do this without you.
~ Introducing the vision of National Yoga Month and Global Mala by Johannes R. Fisslinger
~ Pick up event postcards and posters and distribute them in your community/yoga studio

After the ambassador meeting, stay and explore an Integrative Practice with Felicia Tomasko at 4pm:
Join Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher and LA Yoga Magazine Editor, Felicia Tomasko, for an eclectic practice combining the principles of Ayurveda, philosophy, alignment and anatomy with vigorous and balancing asana sequences and a healthy dose of fun in a class to celebrate summer, stimulate the immune system and leave you energized for your Saturday night.
Suggested donation, $20 to support the following non-profits:
National Yoga Month 2009
Green Yoga Association
Karma Rescue
Shakti Tribe Foundation
Please park in free Yogaglo marked spots on Berkeley St. or metered parking on Nebraska St. Email Johannes Fisslinger to RSVP: join@yogamonth.org

to keep my followers up to date, i posted mirror updates on my blog fan page:

the accidental yogist events you might want to consider going to this weekend: yogaco open house TH 7/30 6pm, poses for paws fundraiser @ lulu SM TH 7/30 7:30pm, tantric reading w/ lorin roche+dave stringer+shiva rea @ exhale F 7/31 6pm, jai uttal kirtan @ bhakti shala SAT 8/1 8pm (if you take bhakti flow class @ 6pm, you're guaranteed a spot in kirtan!), kirtan and movement w/ donna delory+shiva rea @ exhale SAT 8/1 8pm...

the accidental yogist benefit classes at the new yogaco on the promenade: SAT 8/1 8am w/ eden goldman+masood ali khan for happy hearts fund, SUN 8/2 7pm w/ terra gold+marla leigh for rhythms in peace, MON 8/3 10:15am w/ jay co for kids in nicaragua -- and one more at lulu brentwood SUN 8/2 9:30am w/ rennie yabiku for kids in uganda!

the accidental yogist and yet another fundraiser this weekend: SUN 8/2 7:30pm mark whitwell+josh brill for heart of yoga (to teach yoga in middle east) at yogaglo

and when that was all done:

i just spent the past two hours trying to figure out my schedule for the weekend... omg

later in the day, i did a quick facebook check before biking over to the open house party at yogaco:

this is going to be amazing! hope you're planning on being there... and help spread the word :)
Bhakti Fest 2009
Be in the Bhav
Location: Joshua Tree , California
Time: 11:00AM Friday, September 11th

the accidental yogist just got this update from the bhaktifest organizers:
** Advanced Ticket Sales are Extended through August 15th - Only $150
on August 16th Tix go up to $200 **
so buy your ticket now at www.bhaktifest.com!
Source: www.bhaktifest.com
Come to the Bhav, Immerse yourself into the Devotion, leave everything behind and merge into a place of En-Chanting Kirtan and Yoga. This is the time, this is the place, this is the moment for you next evolvement

when i got back home later that night, i posted one last status update before hitting the hay... and got a few shoutouts from my night owl friends:

seems like all the westside yogis were at the grand opening of yogaco at the 3rd st promenade tonight. say "yeah!" if you were there :)

bright and early this morning (friday), i resumed facebook/twitter activity:

Afro Funke' Thursdays @ Zanzibar
1301 5th Street @ Arizona, Santa Monica
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm - 2am / $7 before 11pm - $10 after
featuring DJ DREZ, MC YOGI & special guests
Zanzibar - Santa Monica - California
Source: www.zanzibarlive.com

joni became a fan of Lulu Bandha's.

joni is attending Ojai Yoga Crib 2009.

i'm going this year! so excited!
Ojai Yoga Crib 2009
Take Flight
Location: Lulu Bandha's
Time: 8:00AM Friday, October 23rd

joni is attending Jai Uttal @ Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica CA.

hope i make it in the room because i can't get there too early...
Jai Uttal @ Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica CA
Location: Bhakti Yoga Shala
Time: 8:00PM Saturday, August 1st

Opening Friday at The Landmark is the real-life thriller THE COVE, in which activist Richard O'Barry works to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan with the help of an Ocean's Eleven-style team of experts. A provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery that adds up to an urgent plea for hope. SPECIAL APPEARANCE: Captain Paul Watson from TV’s “Whale Wars” in person on Friday, 7/31
Films Now Playing & Coming Soon
Source: www.landmarktheatres.com

found in today's yoga loft MB email update: So, the Annual Manhattan Beach 6-Man Volleyball Tourney is this weekend, bringing, as always, joyful chaos to our downtown neighborhood... As the Chinese Proverb goes, "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Or, as we say in downtown Manhattan Beach, "It is better to ride a bike than to curse the street closures." :-) yay gen! bikers rule!!!

RT @elephantjournal: Have u seen the plastic "island" the size of Texas in the middle of Pacific? Vice Magazine has. http://bit.ly/5CN1O

with the morning now gone, i decided it was time to get on with my day:

will be at cedars to visit friend who's still being evaluated... checking for food trucks in the miracle mile area...

and posted some of my favorite tweeters for twitter #FOLLOWFRIDAY:

#FF foodtruck friday! @boolbbq @calbibbq @chefonwheelsbbq @coolhaus @fishlips_sushi @getshaved @green_truck @kingkonela @marked5 + @kogibbq

#FF LA yoga studios: @bhaktiyogashala @blackdogyoga @exhalevenice @goldenbridgeLA @karunayoga @risinglotusyoga @santamonicayoga @stillyoga

#FF more LA studios: @thehubwestLA @Ustudioyoga @YASfitness @yogaglo

i'd been slacking off my running because i didn't have a marathon planned any time soon. but once i read this article, i knew that i just had to run the latest incarnation of the LA marathon scheduled for march 2010:

you know this means i'll have to start training again... soon...
Cities approve 'Stadium to the Sea' route for L.A. Marathon - Los Angeles Times
Source: www.latimes.com
Santa Monica joins L.A., Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in signing off on the new route, which will begin at Dodger Stadium and end at the ocean.

i then retweeted a few things that interested me before heading out:

i've heard the eateries are starting to complain :( - RT @kogibbq: ... where to park it... Must be 200 ft away from a restaurant...

uh-oh! RT @kogibbq: sorry, not aLLowed to park in Burbank, Pasadena, Century City, w/in 500 ft of a schooL, MaLibu, Santa Monica near beach

RT @NutoneMusic: Don't miss Jai Uttal tomorrow night in LA! http://www.bhaktiyogashala.com/

finally, after spending the day retrieving BDB from the hospital and getting him home, this pretty much summarized how my day went:

friend out of hospital. now on his way to LAX to catch plane to norway. yeah, you read that right. anyway, i'll be housesitting. party!!! :)

there's never a dull moment for me, is there?