Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving for myself.....

Holidays...hard to avoid for pretty much everyone. You can usually tell when they start, people tend to get a bit ruder to deal with, they become less patient whether in stores or on the road. It's also a time that many gather with their families, and if you have an awesome family, that's a positive, but when you don't, it's a huge challenge. As I have gotten older, I have become less involved with the "traditional" when it comes to Thanksgiving. I don't go anywhere. I stay home, surrounded by my wonderful little dogs, I watch silly musicals, eat what I want, and generally, really enjoy my day. I do this because I refuse to be surrounded by people that generally do not care about my happiness, or well being, they care about the "tradition" of having to get together, eating a lot of food (of which I don't participate, being vegetarian) and have forced conversation. I don't do this on a day to day basis, why would I spend one of my precious few days off doing it? Does this make me selfish? Perhaps to some people, but to many others, I am commended for standing up for myself, and doing what is best for me, not only mentally, but emotionally....It isn't for everyone, but it works for me....Life is about choices, and I am choosing to enjoy Thanksgiving on my own terms, my own way, and if you don't agree with it, that's your choice as well.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Do the right thing..even when nobody is looking....

It never ceases to surprise me how many people make a conscious effort to NOT do the right thing. A few examples: going thru a red light when they think nobody sees them, eating food from the bins at the grocery store, littering, speeding...you get the idea. Anyway, while I have been guilty of speeding, littering and going thru the red light, those are in the past, and have been for quite some time. You have a choice in life, do the right thing, or not. It shouldn't matter if people aren't looking either. How much of a douche do you think you would be considered if you got caught red handed with your hands in the food bin, essentially stealing? Why is it okay if you think nobody sees it? People should know the difference between right and wrong, yet many of them seem to forget what they are when they are "alone"...Now the other people I don't get are the ones that only do the right thing when people ARE looking. As if to point out, look how awesome I am, I held the door for an old person, or I picked up my towel and put it away after using it at the gym...Seriously? You want an award for that? Those are just common sense, but seeing as how everybody thinks they should be rewarded for doing the basics, it seems pretty pathetic, at least I think so...I think it makes it easier to look yourself in the mirror and KNOW you are doing the right thing on a day to day basis, rather than lying to yourself in the same mirror day after day about how awesome you THINK you are....I got news for you, when you think nobody saw you steal that food, or drop that candy wrapper or fly thru that stop sign, I did see you, an you pretty much became douche number one in my book for the day.....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Feeling unwelcome at the gym....

I am starting to feel unwelcome at my gym. I went in yesterday to do my deadlifts, and lo and behold the bumper plates were missing. I asked a trainer I know where they went, and he proceeded to tell me they hid them, because the CEO doesn't want anyone doing "olympic lifting"...hmm.....I then go to use a kettlebell, and find out they are locked up. I am then told they don't want people using them, because they aren't using them correctly....again...hmm...Interesting thing is they have 2 trainers that are powerlifters, and several people, myself included, train for powerlifting meets. And while many people may not understand why I am upset, it's because I wasn't aware we were turning the gym into another Planet Fitness, where lifting heavy is frowned upon, no squats cages can be found, and they serve the members pizza once a month....WTF?! As for the kettlebells, interesting thing about that, is most of the trainers I have seen using them are using them incorrectly, then passing that info on to their clients...so really...shouldn't the trainers be kept away from them as well? I pay the same amount for use of the club as many of the other people, in fact we were just informed our rates were going up next month, not by much, but to have those increased, and then take away the tools that I use and need for my training? That's pretty ass if you ask me....The sad thing is, the gym that catered to powerlifters and bodybuilders just closed, so really, I don't have another option, believe me, I would leave if I could...Perhaps it's time to invest in our own equipment and start stealing clients who want to work out seriously, rather than hanging around a place that caters to zumba followers and skort wearing housewives......

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just an opinion from "yeehaw" MN......

First...a disclaimer...this is all my own opinion...so, with that out of the way, here I go on my latest rant or whatever you want to call it: I am apparently from the "yeehaw " state of MN. That term comes courtesy of Kim Kardashian. What might surprise Miss Kardashian, is that people in the state of MN actually have brains (well, a few of us) and opinions, and aren't afraid to speak them. So here comes mine: I don't like you. Granted I don't know you personally, only had one conversation with you in the gym one morning while you were working out with your then future, now soon to be ex- husband, Kris. Of course, even with only a snippet of an answer from you, I knew you weren't intelligent. First, who brings a Berkin bag to the gym? And based on what I saw of your workout, you really need to step it up, your age is starting to show.. You are vapid. You are uninteresting and I really don't know how the hell you have actually made a business out of it. It saddens me that you think the people in this state are somehow beneath you, when most of us aren't the ones out there with a sex tape made with Ray-J years ago....we seem to be smart enough NOT to do that... and Ray J? Come on, ICK!!! And now, here you are 72 days later filing for divorce, saying how hard of a decision it is for you, and you thought this was going to be forever...All the while your future ex has no fricking idea what is going on....So glad you were able to continue tweeting and giving interviews during this trying and emotional time in your life, anything to keep the "brand" going I suppose....The way I see it, somebody, perhaps your handler, I mean your mother, told you this marriage was bad for the "brand", and to cut ties now or perhaps you realized that you aren't that interesting if you're married, whatever the case dearie, perhaps it's time to look in the mirror and question whether or not you have EVER been interesting, or if all you have is just an illusion, one that will continue to deteriorate as the lines in your face deepen, your ass continues to sag and your dating prospects run to the hills..This person from "yeehaw" MN is sensing a lot of cats in your future....SO good luck with that one.....