See, yesterday I took a yoga class. And I really quite loved it. It wasn’t one of those intense ones that will ever give you Madonna arms or anything like that. It was a stretch and breathe-type class, which is ideal for a beginner, I believe, and especially a beginner like me who can’t touch her toes and occasionally loses her balance just standing on an escalator. (I think it’s the stripes that do it to me.)
The problem isn’t yoga itself though, it’s yoga plus all these other things that make me me. And I’m starting to fear that when you put all those things together, I am a serious cliché of a certain human being type. I’m going to write a little list here. You be the judge.
- I am a vegetarian.
- I do not and never have owned a car.
- I do not have a TV.
- I recycle. I compost. When I went to Vegas, the sin that shocked me the most was people’s willingness to litter.
- I wear ballet flats, almost exclusively.
- I usually end up voting for the Liberals, but would totally vote Green if I thought they had the slightest chance.
- The laptop I use to write this blog is white and it has an apple on it. (Also some pretty sweet rhinestone stickers.)
- For that matter, I write a blog. That almost no one reads. And it’s not even really about much.
- I call people out if they are being racist or sexist. I’m pretty sure others find it annoying.
- I buy organic milk in reusable glass bottles from a local dairy and free-range eggs because it makes me feel less guilty.
- I have a weird obsession with farmers’ markets.
- At various points in my life, I have studied photography and art history. I also taught ESL for a while.
- I have an orchid in my living room.
And now, apparently, I also do yoga.
So tell me folks, and please be honest – have I become a cliché? I have, haven’t I? I’m straight out of a sitcom, aren’t I? God, this is depressing.
Oh, and just because, here is another photo of me pretending to do yoga in my living room five minutes ago. Yeah, it’s a fake action shot, but trust me, this is pretty much exactly how graceful I look doing yoga.