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Gee, I’m a Groupon Groupie

1 Dec

It’s true. Well, Groupon and LivingSocial groupie.  I am on board the daily deal wagon, and I’m lovin’ the ride.

A few weeks ago, I invested in my first daily deal through LivingSocial: 20 hot yoga classes at Southern Om for only 20 BUCKS.  Each individual class is normally $12, so if I only go twice, I’m still a winner.  It’s insane, to say the least.

Some of the deals are not so enticing (i.e. the featured shooting range package a while back), but they change every day so I’m bound to crave at least one a week…but I keep it in check.

My mom and I got sucked into the Nordstrom Rack Groupon last week: $50 in store credit for just $25.  Let’s just say when I arrived home to Baltimore for Thanksgiving break, we did some damage.  And it was heavenly.

In these times of economic struggles and high unemployment rates, deal sites are big business.  You know you’ve struck gold when Google wants to scoop you up…kudos, Groupon!  I can’t wait to see how these sites evolve in the coming weeks/months/years.

Gee, Yoga’s Pretty Cute…And Furry?

8 Aug

Five years ago, I took my first yoga class and never looked back.  While I don’t get to practice as regularly as I would like to, I relish in the experience every chance that I get.  This summer, I have been particularly immersed in the yoga routine.  I attend classes at least once a week at Charm City Yoga, and I walk out feeling like a whole new human being.  I become aware of muscles that I never even thought that I had in my body, and my mind floats in a sweet sense of calm.  The journey to this point is not always easy, but it is always so worth it…

While I love yoga, and I adore animals, I never would have thought to pair the two.  But photographer Dan Borris did just that.  In his famous “Yoga Dogs” calendars, Borris features a different dog in a different position for each month…and I think that the concept is absolutely brilliant.  Don’t worry – the dogs aren’t actually forced into these obscure and awkward positions.  As explained in an article on Express.co.uk, Borris works with his wife Alejandra and uses computer editing to make the poses look authentic.  In 2010, they even branched out to include yoga kittens!  This witty and inspired concept is a top pick for me.  I can’t help but smile when I catch a glimpse of a real dog finding his upward dog.

Actual yoga classes with your pet as featured in an article on MSNBC.com?  Not so sure bout that concept…