||[Nov. 28th, 2004|12:09 am]
My treat now on Saturday is to go to the open-air market there, with lots of small stands, some being little food stalls, and take one egg roll with a hot chocolate and stay there listening to people and watching. Well, I did it thrice, not always on a Saturday, but let us stay it is now a habit *oh horror, habits, I am getting into habits!*
Got my hair cut today (well, I let it grow, this was only to refresh the sides) and went to a gent’s barber. I like it a lot better when it is a guy who cuts my hair. It is quick and done without hesitation; for some reason, girls are slower and shyer. This is probably because when I go to a general hairdresser, those are cheap ones, and the girls are novice, while gent’s hairdressers, which are always cheap, have long-term professionals. This may also be because, quite simply, guys are more used to handle things with authority. And hairdressing is a matter of handling people. This therefore links into the passive-active analogy, i.e. cutting hair = having sex, oh! I just had sex with my hairdresser!
In the same line of thought, but a bit apart, I am sure also, women’s hairdressers are much better with women than with men. This time, it is a matter of anticipating tastes in hair cutting. So there is a bit to say for each side.
What else? Oh yeah, bought a yoga matt, purple because purple is my favorite color, and it is associated to yoga in my mind. In the UK, not only do you get the matt and its protective “housse” (cover?) to carry it, but you also get an other, plastic cover, in case it rains!!! Oh, the English are so practical… I also bought a deck of yoga cards, because I am tired of drawing Iyengar’s programs on a sheet of paper and following based on this. I am unsure I will really use this though, but they are nice, and this could help in devising new programs. I am not sure they have a sufficient number of poses; it is more for beginners. But well… that might get me to practice more… more probably not.
OH! Forgot to say. My deal on the house on the border of the river is finalized, so I get it when I come back after the Christmas vacations on the 3d of January. Oh boy. This is why, BTW, I am buying some things, just so as to provide an atmosphere. I will make of one of the rooms my “empty room”, one in which there will be nothing but the floor. A room to exercise and create new things. I have always held the theory every houses should have an empty room where nothing stays but ephemeral projects. Could never apply my theory as I never had a house, only apartments (but my apartments were always quite empty anyway).