Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Observations from the Gym

During the week I go to the gym after work.  On the weekends I go in the morning, usually 30-60 minutes after I get up.  Here are some observations I've had while I'm been there….

I’ve seen way too many butt cracks (male and female, but more male).  Yuck!  People, please pay attention to what is going on with your clothes.  Can’t you feel the breeze back there?

During the week six of the nine televisions are on news channels.  The remaining three are tuned to a sports channel, a channel showing 20 year old reruns of Seinfield (haven’t we seen them all at least 10 times by now?) and one that shows almost exclusively hip-hop music videos (enough with the Beyonce and Jay-Z already).

On the first Tuesday of every month they give away free pizza.  Boxes of pizza are stacked on a table for anyone to eat.  That’s just cruel.

I’ve seen women in full makeup wearing dangling earrings, several necklaces and they are almost always wearing designer workout clothes.  Honey, do you know where you are?

Even though there are several huge signs on the wall that say no cell phones, there is always someone talking on their phone (and it’s usually the woman who gets on the elliptical next to me).

The signs also say no grunting but almost always there is some guy grunting (yes, only the guys do this).

Monday is the busiest day of the week.  And with each passing day the crowds get smaller and smaller.

There are some people who don’t wipe down the equipment when they are done. Disgusting!

The New Year Resolutionaries will start filling the gym soon.  They usually last until March or April.

And lastly, if you don’t sweat you’re not doing it right and you’re just wasting time.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Book List - November 2012

34. When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald.  This was a collections of short stories about different types of betrayal.  I really like it better than I thought I would.  All the characters are intertwined in the stories. 

35. Broken Harbor by Tana French.  This author writes murder mysteries set in modern day Ireland (mainly Dublin).  The mystery parts are always well written with lots of detail and main character, always a cop, has issues as well (mostly related to the mystery).  This was a good book but I'd recommend some of her other books before this one.

36. My Mother was Nuts by Penny Marshall. I grew up watching Laverne & Shirley and I knew a couple of things about Penny Marshall. She started out in front of the camera and then went behind it. This was a entertaining memior of her life.  She knows everybody.

37. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown.  This a thriller about cryptology.  It was published in 2004 and reading it now in 2012 is dated.  If you can get past that it's not too bad of a read.