Must make some sort of remuneration, whether in cash banknotes or service, to the unbelievably patient Bettina. She joins the ranks of Friends Who Have Not Killed Me Yet, and in fact has taken on the unenviable role of Jane Keeper. Thanks to Bettina I haven't been late to class, lost my sandals, missed a turn in traffic, or forgotten to pick up towels on the way in to the hot tent. When Bettina says she'll come by at 8:00 to practice dialogue, you can set your watch by her. She's also blogging this teacher training phenomenon, as are many of my new friends. I must set up a side list of great yoga blogs. No doubt Bettina will remind me to get my ass in gear about this.
Rich in friends, getting richer by the day, that's been the biggest payoff of training so far. I know I growled about twits yesterday, but they are the rare exceptions in this community of outstanding human beings. Did I mention that I utterly lucked out in the roommate department? Jayna is from Washington, D.C., is erudite and extremely funny, and comes from a loving Greek family that showers her with care packages. That annoying clanging sound you're hearing? That'd be the horseshoes up my ass.