Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pieces of Eight


I got eight carburetors and boys I'm usin' 'em all.
Bob Dylan

Yoga for Cynics is feelin’ the love as, just in the past few days, it’s been awarded honors by blogger friends Svasti, Juliet, and Tony the Acoustic Guitar Playing Red Panda, as well as being called upon by Samantha Grace (not her real name) to provide the following list (which also answers some frequently asked questions):

Eight Things You Might Not Know About Me:

1. After getting my PhD, I could hardly wait to be on a plane or somewhere and have somebody say “is there a doctor on board?” so I could reply “yes! I’m a doctor!” A month or so later, I was on a plane, and that very question came over the loudspeaker. I decided nobody’d think it was funny, though. So, I came up with the “can explain Faulkner while you die” thing, which people do think is funny (or at least that’s what they say).
2. I was once called “yoga faggot” in an online forum.
3. Ironically, enough, others have suspected me of going to yoga class to ogle women.
4. Much as I’m into the idea of being bisexual, I’ve sadly never actually met a man I was attracted to.
5. I know lots of places where I can see women without having to twist myself into gurudasana to do it.
6. Besides, as I am sometimes the only male in yoga class, I fill the quite necessary role of providing the low end on OM.
7. The quotes on this blog are mostly from memory, though I usually look up the exact wording. J. Krishnamurti wrote “if you quote some high authority, then you equally stop thinking,” and I agree with that...I mean I don’t agree with it...I mean....
8. No matter how perplexing you might find this blog, you’re still not nearly as confused as I am.

we must stand up and say “eight is enough.”
Barack Obama

16 comments:

Samantha Grace said...

I love the PhD thing. For the record, I could use the explanation of Faulkner at a time like that. :)

Amanda said...

Yes, I've always wanted to say that, too.

But I have to finish my PhD first!

PS. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my little blog so often.

I does mean something to me that someone else out there reads my mindless ramblings.

kikipotamus said...

What part of this post had to do with Zimmie?

svasti said...

Dr Jay, more than welcome. Your blogging inspires me, even when you're being cranky and cynical :)

Wonder Man said...

love the list

Lydia said...

#6 is my favorite thing that I don't know about you.

RBV said...

I want to be just like you when I grow up. Oh wait. I'm already grown up, you say? Does that mean I'm too late?

a mouthy irish-catholic woman said...

great informational list sir. enjoyed it alot :)

creativehealinggoddess said...

this is good made me smile

Lea said...

Hi dr.jay

I'm offering you a challenge. I've tagged you for the A-Z tag and you can get the information from my site. I'm extremely interested in seeing your responses and hope you take up the challenge. Have a great day!

FANCY said...

twist myself into gurudasana I nearly fall of the chair...*LOL*

I really appreciated your visit in my "cottage"...Hope you have nothing against that I have put a link from me to you on my site?

Suzy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog with your comment!

#1 here is my favorite!

with #5 a close runner up...
5. I know lots of places where I can see women without having to twist myself into gurudasana to do it.


Looking forward to reading your other posts.

Suzy

This Brazen Teacher said...

Whenever quintessential yoga guy is missing from MY class- the "om" DOES sound suspiciously high pitched.

Lana Gramlich said...

*LOL* Thanks for sharing. Nice to know a little more about you.

silent storm said...

Y'know how you sometimes can't think of a better smart arse reply when you realized too early that you're talking to someone who's a smarter arse than yourself?!? -- Again, I'm just enjoying myself too much to think of something poignant to say! Just thought I'd let you know :)

Kudos to you Dr. Jay :)

The Road Less Traveled said...

I do like when there is a low om in my yoga class. It creates another level of vibration in the room.

I could never refer to myself as a doctor, but when I received my M.A. I made all my loved ones call me Master for a while...